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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

BROODS

Conscious (Capitol Records) New Zealand duo Broods wants listeners to know they are no longer another moody electro band with their sophomore album Conscious. Following the imminent success of the group’s first album, Evergreen, Broods encompasses what it means to create a comeback. It’s more

OPTYCNERD

Naive (Unsigned) CU Denver alum,OptycNerd, released their latest EP, Naive, providing fans new tracks to blast at their summer parties.      This electronic indie-pop band incorporates many aspects of various genres into their music. The song “On The Low” best demonstrates their use of

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William Card: NOISE.FM

There’s something attractive about life’s most rugged struggles. They can seem aesthetically pleasing. However, I’ve found my experiences with rugged moments lead to the realization that my life isn’t the climax of a Disney Channel movie. I spent the summer in NYC, and  found myself

Baker Neighborhood Hosts UMS

GET READY TO SWEAT, MOSH, AND JAM OUT Nestled in between the streets of the Baker neighborhood found on South Broadway, the Underground Music Showcase called for indie, punk, and alternative music lovers to attend.  Local Denver bands, alongside small bands hailing from around the

Music journalism in a diverse Denver arena

JOURNALIST EMBRACE COMPLEX MUSIC SCENE The music scene in Colorado is a niche-filled landscape, pocketed with gritty punk rock, grungy synth-pop, the latest alternative indie-folk, and psychedelic EDM. Classical cellos fill the halls of the DCPA and the botanical gardens while hard metal bands shake

Witchcraft and Wizardry a Symphonic Event

MAGICAL MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER COMES TO DENVER Sounds of witchcraft and wizardry were fully dialed-up at the Magical Music of Harry Potter. On April 10, Boettcher Concert Hall hosted its annual symphonic celebration of one of the Potter franchise’s crowning jewels: the films’ illustrious

CBCG Influence Resides in Denver

DIRTY FENCES CHANNELS 1970S PUNK SCENE There will be nothing as gritty, rough, punk rock, and pure as CBGB circa 1977. But seeing Dirty Fences at the Moon Room on April 18 came pretty damn close to it. The band was supported by Denver’s hometown