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Fearless, Taylor Swift re-recording history

Singer slowly gains control of masters A few weeks ago, the astute music lover and average fan alike might’ve noticed that Taylor Swift was trending on iTunes and Spotify. “But didn’t ‘You Belong With Me’ come out like 15 years ago?” they might’ve asked themselves.

WTF are NFTs?

How NFTs may change the music industry It’s no secret that the world of music has been digitalizing faster than the industry can keep up with. Since the correction of Napster’s global music heist at the turn of the century and the idea of listening

A collection of nocturne ambient lullabies

Music for avoiding insomnia Life is stressful; and while the solace of sleep provides some respite, it can also feel like chasing the sunset. So, get comfortable and listen to any of the following albums to calm the mind and sink back into slumber. Nocturnes

A grand reopening 

Live music making a comeback with vaccinations With the likelihood of herd immunity approaching this summer, venues are posed with the daunting task of safely reopening—and the task isn’t the same for every venue. While some outdoor festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury have cancelled for

Children invade college students homes

High school tour groups visit Zoom university Campus closure/partial closure has disrupted the lives of college students worldwide. However, the adjustment has brought on some unexpected benefits, principally, the absence of high school college tour groups in students’ lives. Innocent class-goers have been unburdened by

Queer folks and women of alternative music

Diverse artists for any alternative playlist As a loosely defined genre, alternative music implies -a diversion from the mainstream culture. Even before the title existed, artists like Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees or Gwen Stefani from No Doubt made names for themselves as pioneers of

Daft Punk announces their end

A cyber conclusion French electronic duo Daft Punk—composed of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter—have officially broken up. The group released a video titled “Epilogue” on Feb. 22. The first portion of the video is in complete silence, as the duo heads out helmeted across

Local band proves resilience and malleability

Waxcat thrives in local music scene Waxcat radiates malleability; through their transcendent dimensions of music and within the band itself, a new year begins, and the group continues to thrive. Based in Denver, Colorado, the trio consists of Nick Nord on guitar, Jobe Wagner on

The legacy of longstanding Denver venue

El Chapultepec is gone, but not forgotten After more than 80 years, famed Denver jazz venue El Chapultepec closed its doors last December. While the final owner, Angela Guerrero, says that many reasons contributed to her decision, this venue joins a long list of local

How a black-created music genre became country

Black history in country music Think about the term “country music.” What images or concepts pop up when hearing that? For many, it’s pickup trucks, beer, God, and blue jeans. People like Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, or Johnny Cash. More recently, the person who could