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Avenhart’s Sublime and Brisk Ascension

CU DENVER STUDENT & ALUMNI BAND CHARTS COURSE While Avenhart was born only last year, the band is already seeing tons of success. With an upcoming EP, a battle of the bands victory, and an opening slot performance at Lynxapalooza on Sept. 17—an annual festival

CD REVIEW: Dinosaur Jr.

Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not (Jagjagwar) Dinosaur Jr.’s latest album, Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not, dropped on Aug. 5. Despite a couple stand-out tracks, the album’s overall tone rings in as monotonous and dull. The first track, “Goin Down,” is a

CD REVIEW: FRANK OCEAN

Blonde (Boys Don’t Cry) The hysteria surrounding Frank Ocean began four years ago with the release of his Grammy-winning solo album Channel ORANGE. Fresh from his time with the LA hip-hop collective OFWGKTA (commonly known as Odd Future), Ocean was on top of his game.

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CD REVIEW: YOUNG THE GIANT

Home Of the Strange (Fueled by Ramen) Young the Giant is arguably one of the most underrated bands out there. With two Top 10 albums under their belt, the band should be rubbing shoulders with Coldplay and The Acid. Now they have the chance to

CD REVIEW: SUICIDE SQUAD SOUNDTRACK

Atlantic Records Since launching on Aug. 5, Suicide Squad: The Album has become one of the rare movie soundtracks that has the merit to match its record-breaking sales. Unlike the film it represents, Suicide Squad: The Album offers audiences a coherent brand of chaos: its

New Urban Fest Highlights Changing City

RINO MUSIC FESTIVAL BARES NEW OPPORTUNITIES Four years ago the RiNo district (the area north of the Platte River) was home to the only two places any sane person would dare venture to: the beloved DIY venue Rhinoceropolis and The Source, a trendy artisanal food

Ryan Adams’ Triumphant Return to CO

ADAMS BLASTS THROUGH 4.5 HOUR RED ROCKS SET Red Rocks Amphitheatre is regarded world-wide as one of the most premier music venues. It’s basically the nirvana of musical performances, only a step ahead of Madison Square Garden. With so many musicians yearning to play at

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William Card: NOISE.FM

I grew up in a town of less than 2,500 people year round. I’ve seen family-owned grocery stores, husband-and-wife pharmacies, a combined video rental and twin screen movie theater, and local eateries with foods as diverse as the places their owners came from. In 2006,

RUSSIAN CIRCLES

Guidance (Sargent House) There are very few musicians who can create an album that perfectly balances the elements of lightness and darkness. The three-piece instrumental group, Russian Circles, released their sixth album Guidance on Aug. 5, creating a very new breed of instrumental noise, separating

MUMFORD AND SONS

Johannesburg (Island Records) Mumford & Sons has never been a band to stay in a predictable position for long. Since breaking their waist-coat and banjo-laden sound in Sigh No More and Babel for a more mature arena rock sound in Wilder Minds, the arrival of