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On their way through Fort Collins, The Brazen Youth, an indie group from Connecticut, stopped by the station to play and discuss music. With a fresh EP released earlier this year, the band has been touring the country since July. Throughout the session they played three songs from their latest EP. We discussed the influences of Connecticut and the reactive nature of music- you can hear the full session below. — Support local...

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Choir Vandals, an alternative band from St. Louis was passing through the state last week, and while they were here they stopped by KCSU. They played four songs throughout the set, and between songs we had a tangent filled conversation. We started the conversation with how the band name originated from an anxiety filled camping trip, and ended up discussing Evelyn McHale’s suicide. There was also quite a bit of discussion about...

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Live In-Studio: weareforests

Live In-Studio: weareforests


Posted By on Dec 10, 2019

A few weeks ago weareforests, a local ambient folk band, came to our studio to perform live music. Among the double bass, ambient vocals, and focused drums was a random conversation waiting to happen. Between weareforests’ original music, we discussed their stage plot’s ‘existential dread zone,’ how nature influences the band and ended up with a sporadic conversation involving mustaches. Listen to the full...

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Not every artist can be a charismatic and dynamic leader to a crowd of introverts like Conan Gray. On Dec. 2, Conan Gray took the Odgen Theatre by storm and delivered an emotional rollercoaster of laughs, tears and rage to an audience consisting largely of teenagers and young adults, anxious to see their favorite Twitter persona and singer-songwriter. Conan Gray, 20, is midway through his second U.S tour before the release of his...

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KCSU Top Albums of 2019

KCSU Top Albums of 2019


Posted By on Dec 12, 2019

´╗┐ This year was about returning power to the artists. With the rise of DIY recording processes outside of the bedroom pop genre and the prominence of mental health, the music created in 2019 was more introspective than ever. Artists were not afraid to be experimental with their sounds and ideas, which made it so that their true voices shone through. Some artists changed the entire outline of a genre, while others put a full spectrum...

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Sitting in the bar area of Larimer Lounge in Denver, Will Taylor and Charlie Martin of the band Hovvdy sipped on tall cans of Montucky Beer. Taylor and Martin were getting ready to play the last show of their North American Heavy Lifter Tour and their excitement showed. Steeped in southern hospitality, Hovvdy is a Texas band focused on positivity and togetherness. Releasing their first EP on Bandcamp in 2014, Hovvdy has found...

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