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FoCoMX Review: Mike Nickels

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FoCoMX Review: Mike Nickels

Artist: Malai Llama      FoCoMX’s diversity of sound was exemplified throughout Malai Llama’s set Friday night at the Aggie. Their songs ignited through a range of sounds, with epic progression throughout the set. This free form jam band brought fire to the Aggie, with songs evoking a high paced dance party into slow and groovy melodies. The combination of the guitar shredding, bass slapping, drum rocking, and keys groovin’ created a rollercoaster jam experience, complimenting the already stellar jam scene present within Colorado.     The set...

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Weatherbox Interview

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Weatherbox Interview

“Tripped out the devil spoke to me/Through my high fingertips/Which were in the ground/The same beneath you now/Which means I’m alive/Which means I’m not dead.” are lyrics from “Trippin’ The Life Fantastic” which is one of Weatherbox‘s fan favorites. The almost six minute long, thrashing depiction of religious views and drugged induced visions can mildly represent what Weatherbox is all about.  The spectacular imagery in the majority of all the songs and under the table insights about religion and life in...

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Sorority Noise Interview

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Sorority Noise Interview

Fierce, blunt, heart-wrenching lyrics combined with intense guitar riffs and catchy harmonies. That’s how I would describe Connecticut based band, Sorority Noise. Spinning off of his initial project, Old Gray, Cam Boucher created Sorority Noise with friends who figured they were a band after two practices. Touring with Citizen, Turnover, and Milk Teeth, I got to talk to Cam before the show at the Marquis Theatre. How’s tour been going so far? It’s been good. It’s been one of the most mentally tolling tours for me, I think. At the same...

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The Innovators: Dr. Amy Prieto

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The Innovators: Dr. Amy Prieto

You could look up interviews with Amy Prieto on Popular Mechanics and the BBC. You could search for her feature in The Smithsonian Museum. You could read the press release from her presidential award in 2012. And in a matter of minutes, you would know quite a bit about the battery science that she is working to develop. The battery in your phone, for example, is called a 2D Lithium Ion battery, one of the most popular in the world. But, as most of us know, after about a year or two, that phone battery doesn’t hold much charge. The same thing...

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Review: Aprilis by Seaons

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Review: Aprilis by Seaons

Artist: Seaons Album: Aprilis Genre: Indie Rock Recommended if you like: Led Zeppelin, Fleet Foxes   Get ready for one of the more unique records hitting the indie market today.  Aprilis is a beautifully-constructed mix of songs that spans several different styles of indie rock. In a time when the music termed “indie” has grown increasingly predictable, this record offers a refreshing sense of newness and unknown. While many young bands like to claim that they have a sound all their own, Seaons stands apart as one of the few...

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Five bands you don’t want to miss at this year’s Warped Tour

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Five bands you don’t want to miss at this year’s Warped Tour

This year’s Warped Tour was announced early Tuesday evening via a live stream. The tour is complete with performances and tons of excitement. Though the list of bands was leaked three days beforehand, not much could be done to contain the amount of hype surrounding this year’s lineup. Many heavy hitters will be hitting the road this summer, including Sum 41, Sleeping With Sirens, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!. Here are some bands that you do not want to miss when Warped Tour comes to Denver on July 31: 1. Four Year Strong Massachusetts based...

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MC Lars and Mega Ran Interview

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MC Lars and Mega Ran Interview

Nerdcore: A  sub-genre of hip-hop music that is characterized by themes and subject matter considered to be of the general interest of nerds. MC Lars and Mega Ran joined together to create the Nerdcore Tour. A quick sprint of tour dates, but nonetheless covering the majority of the country. Lars and Mega Ran played at the Bluebird and we got to talk to them after the show.   You started releasing songs on Patreon recently, can you talk a bit about that? Lars: I learned about Patreon from my friend Mega Ran because he’s working with...

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Mishawaka Amphitheatre: 100 Years In and A Century To Go (Collegian Feature)

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Mishawaka Amphitheatre: 100 Years In and A Century To Go (Collegian Feature)

In commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Mishawaka Amphitheater, music lovers donned their best 80’s get-up, packed their camping gear and took the 45-minute journey up the Poudre Canyon Friday, March 25th,  to participate in the celebration. Commonly known as the Mish, the amphitheater started out as a simple homestead built by motorcycle venturing musician Walter S. Thompson in 1916. Although it was no easy process purchasing the land from the government, Thompson was persistent. While it took him nearly three years to complete, the...

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Ramchella Showcases Student Talent (Collegian Feature)

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Ramchella Showcases Student Talent (Collegian Feature)

Friday, March 25th, the Student Center’s Grand Ballroom came alive for CSU’s very first student-run music showcase, Ramchella. Unlike past concerts held at CSU, this one was created by the Young Producer’s Organization (YPO), a student organization with a history of creative projects. This year they decided to take on a massive project highlighting a mix of genres with music groups including at least one current CSU student. Funding primarily came from ASCSU. Additional sponsors included Up ‘N’ Smoke and Hood Life.The five-hour event grossed...

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The Innovators: Dr. Matt Shores

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The Innovators: Dr. Matt Shores

You don’t need to have studied any amount of Chemistry to know that our world is made up of molecules. But, to know the properties of those molecules? Well that’s a little different. More than one professor on the show has brought up that part of science is understanding the connections between what something does and what that something is made of. Maybe this relationship exists in the form of polysaccharides, our cell language. Maybe this relationship exists in the form of proteins, another component to how cells communicate to each other....

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