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Seventy Nine Minutes with Tory Lanez

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Seventy Nine Minutes with Tory Lanez

Versatile doesn’t even begin to identify Tory Lanez. From redefining the overlap of rap and R&B, to incorporating the seamless beauty of production through his beats, Lanez has been on the come-up since he first started underground in 2010. His latest reveal, the captivating studio album titled I Told You, does nothing but unravel the journey the artist has undergone to get where he is. Lanez has been en route to rising above the Toronto shadow of Drake for the past 5 years. And although it’s going to take a hell of a lot more for the...

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Interview: Hannah Holbrook of SHEL

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Interview: Hannah Holbrook of SHEL

At this year’s New West Fest, I finally had the opportunity to see, live, one of my favorite local bands, SHEL. Their performance was one of the few that has stuck with me. It became essential that I interview this talented quartet of sisters. And, back in September, SHEL passed through their hometown of Fort Collins in order to play a small show and release party at Bizarre Bazaar. My time had come. Hannah, the H in SHEL, is the piano and back-up vocals of the group. She called in for the interview from San Francisco. The interview below is...

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A Night of Storytelling with Blitzen Trapper

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A Night of Storytelling with Blitzen Trapper

With the weather cooling down (shortly before the Autumn Equinox), walking in to The Downtown Artery for a Blitzen Trapper show seemed more than appropriate. This rustic folk band is rooted in Portland, Oregon and The Artery was to host one of the many stops on their tour. This tour is appropriately named “Songbook: A Night of Stories and Songs”, where Blitzen Trapper would take longer breaks between each song to delve into the history of how it was developed. The stories told between each song brought the entire experience to a...

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Raven Rundown – Jenny Owen Youngs

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Raven Rundown – Jenny Owen Youngs

Active since: 2005 Discography: 3 Albums Last released material: Sadly she has not released new music since her third album came out in 2012, hopefully she puts something new out soon! Why she’s awesome: Her music is a great mix of sounds, each album feels both very different from the others yet still very much recognizably her.  The listener can map her progress as an artist easily across her three albums, from the twangy girl with a guitar vibes of the first, to the matured and sadder tone of the second, to the confident and at times...

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Interview: Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die

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Interview: Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die

Every Time I Die is a band that has aged like a fine red wine. With the release of the band’s eighth LP “Low Teens”, Every Time I Die has come back with a visceral right hook to the face of an album packed with a relentless track list that serves as a reminder of the volatility of life. Written primarily in the frigid winter months, Low teens exhibits ETID’s ability to constantly be evolving. Songs like “Petal” and “The Coin Has a Say” display the band’s usual spastic, heavy nature, while...

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Sur Ellz on the Loco Localz Show_test

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Diversity has now, more than ever, been a hot topic of discussion. With diversity, one can connect nearly every element of a society. Issues regarding diversity in the realm of social justice can tie in with the artistic community, and these connections go on. Many individuals perceive the topic of diversity as something very intimidating to address. To relieve this tension, CSU has been hosting a Diversity Symposium this week: with a ride range of panels presented across campus each day in order to familiarize students on the topic of...

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Album Review- "Love Lines," by The Maytags

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Album Review- "Love Lines," by The Maytags

It’s a truly remarkable experience when an album you weren’t expecting too much out of quickly shoots to the top of your favorites list after just one listen. The record, “Love Lines,” by The Maytags, is one such example of these glorious, diamond in the rough, hidden gem discoveries. With a basic album cover consisting of only a pink background and simple white and grey script, this record will probably not be the first to catch your eye. But The Maytags do not need any flashy ornamentation to draw you in, because their music absolutely...

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Pictures: Riot Fest

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Pictures: Riot Fest

All Friday and Saturday photos by Danny Steiner.  Sunday photos by Sam Bulkley Friday Death Cab For Cutie Nofx Deftones   Saturday Against Me! Leftover Crack Glassjaw   Sunday Microwave Hellzapoppin Side Show Me First & The Gimme Gimmes Flatbush Zombies Bad Religion Tyler, The Creator      Gogol Bordello Nas        ...

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What is That Mysterious Ticking Noise?

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What is That Mysterious Ticking Noise?

Last Friday, in the midst of the student exodus for The Rocky Mountain Showdown, a mysterious ticking noise began to pervade our air waves, here at KCSU-FM. And that’s never good. Being a student radio station means that technological issues are never exactly unexpected or shocking. But, this malfunction was uniquely challenging. Our radio adviser, Hannah Copeland, sent out a news update to the station’s staff and volunteers. In it, she explained what it was that turned our Friday into a story-worthy day: “The good news is...

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Riot Fest Sucks (But Less Than Our Football Team)

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Riot Fest Sucks (But Less Than Our Football Team)

It’s become popular humor within the fans that go to Riot Fest to say that the festival sucks. The festival even promotes itself by using #RiotFestSucks. Over this Labor Day weekend, some of the KCSU staff skipped The Rocky Mountain Blowout and Tour De Fat to experience how much Riot Fest does not actually suck. They bring large acts from a multitude of genres and get them all in one place at one time. This year’s Riot Fest was branded with The Original Misfits reunion. The band hadn’t performed together for over 33 years...

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