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Sufjan Stevens demonstrates the limitlessness of the holidays

Matt Campbell December 16, 2019

Few Christmas songs stretch past the two minute mark. If they do, it’s for a good reason: say, to accommodate a gripping violin solo or to meet the standard time needed to light every candle at a Christmas...

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‘The Singing Saw at Christmastime’ challenges classics

Matt Campbell December 9, 2019

Christmas music was founded within the aesthetic of tradition; simple melodies and timbres are pleasing to the ear and invoke warmth, hospitality and kinship. The most accessible Christmas music comes...

Vocalist Austin Getz of Turnover sings and plays keyboard during the bands set at the Gothic Theatre in Denver Dec. 4. (Megan McGregor | The Collegian)

Turnover’s engaging set brings Gothic Theatre ‘Altogether’

Matt Campbell December 9, 2019

Earlier this year, Turnover graced the stage of the Gothic Theatre with the Portland-based synth-pop band Reptaliens and hardcore heavyweights Turnstile, whose shows tend to be loud, energetic and...

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‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ brilliantly composes holiday cheer

Matt Campbell December 3, 2019

There are few albums in the holiday genre that can be enjoyed outside the season, and there are arguably even fewer that can be enjoyed inside it as well. Some shudder when they hear the sultry crooning...

Snow piles up on tree branches in the Winter. (Collegian file photo)

8 albums to help get you through the winter months

Matt Campbell November 12, 2019

The air is cold, the skies are either too bright or depressingly gray and our skin is dry and itchy. To help you get through the season of runny noses and embarrassing slips on the way to class, here are...

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Turnover shows a clear concern for aesthetic on ‘Altogether’

Matt Campbell November 7, 2019

For the last 10 years, the Virginia-born band Turnover has dominated the world of pop-punk with their diverse catalogue. On “Altogether,” Turnover continues to experiment with dream-pop and shoegaze,...

Jimmy Eat Worlds lead singer, Jim Adkins, on stage during the bands Surviving tour, named after their latest album. The band performed at Washingtons on Saturday, November 2nd. (Skyler Pradhan | Collegian)

Jimmy Eat World unites fans for a one-of-a-kind performance

Matt Campbell November 4, 2019

Jimmy Eat World, a staple in pop-punk music since the early 2000s, gave their fans a performance to remember this weekend, reminding audiences of the era we all remember so fondly.  For the first...

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Danny Brown shows maturity, diversity on ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’

Matt Campbell October 15, 2019

On his fifth studio album, Danny Brown delivers a record that feels calculated, mature and familiar. Brown has always been something of an anomaly in the hip-hop world. The Detroit-born rapper quickly...

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Wilco practices vulnerability, empathy on ‘Ode to Joy’

Matt Campbell October 9, 2019

On their 11th studio album, Wilco returns from their hiatus more mature, refined and prudent than ever. With fall comes a quiet feeling, as leaves fall to the ground and the earth becomes more vulnerable...

Larry Booger Holgerson preforms during Slamogadro at Avogadros Number on Sept. 29th. (Megan McGregor | Collegian)

Avogadro’s Number brings the beat with Slamogadro

Matt Campbell September 30, 2019

On the last Sunday of every month, Avogadro’s Number, a staple in Fort Collins culture and cuisine, hosts Slamogadro, an evening of poetry open to the entire community. Within this space, poets...

Singer-songwriter Dodie performs at the Gothic Theatre on her North American Human Tour Sept. 27. (Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

Dodie’s Human Tour boasts empowerment and individualism

Matt Campbell September 29, 2019

Hundreds of eager and brightly dressed fans stood in a line that stretched down the block from Denver’s Gothic Theatre on Friday night, each one waiting to be a part of a sold-out audience for dodie’s...

Skating Polly multi instrumentalist Kelli Mayo performs Sept. 1, 2018. (David Lee via Flickr)

Skating Polly proves the future of punk is now

Matt Campbell September 24, 2019

Fort Collins' alternative rock venue Surfside 7 hosted Oklahoma City's ugly-poppers Skating Polly this past Friday. Supported by local bands Plasma Canvas and Señorita Sometimes, Surfside 7 was brought...

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