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Fresh local music to welcome the spring semester

Maddy Erskine, Arts and Culture Editor January 17, 2022
It’s a new year and a fresh semester, meaning it’s time to enjoy some new local music.
A green themed graphic, depicting the Grinchs hand with a CD ornament that reads songs to steal x-mas to

A holiday playlist for the Grinches of the world

Maddy Erskine, Arts and Culture Editor December 8, 2021
There is nothing that makes me hate Christmas more than Christmas music.
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Local music to add to your playlist for finals

Maddy Erskine, Arts and Culture Editor November 29, 2021

I could write hundreds of these local playlists, and I still would not have talked about all the incredible music coming out of Colorado right now. It never fails to amaze me. With finals week around...

David Dugan, José Chalit Hernandez, Jakob Mueller, Oliver Mueller and Steven Hartman perform at Chippers Lanes

Local bands cover throwback artists at Live on the Lanes

Maddy Erskine November 9, 2021

Nov. 6 was an opportunity for the crowd of Chipper’s Lanes' 830 North to travel back in time to the '80s and '90s with three local bands, each covering a different iconic group for a late Halloween...

Violet Visionaries band members pose for a photo during practice Nov. 7. They have two upcoming shows and an EP coming out early next year. (Milo Gladstein | The Collegian)

Greeley band Violet Visionaries prepares for 2 upcoming shows

Brooke Pippin November 8, 2021

Local indie-rock band Violet Visionaries is looking forward to breaking the stagnation the pandemic confined the music scene to.  The pause in live entertainment occurred when the band was...

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Fort Collins punk and rock songs to check out this week

Maddy Erskine October 18, 2021

Fort Collins has been fighting to make a name for itself as a music hub for decades. As NPR said back in 2010, “This university town is big enough for an assortment of music collectives to bloom,...

Miranda Fling, winner of the Sonic Spotlight Competition and Forrest Nelson, one of the top eight finalists for this years competition sit together in Old Town

Sonic Spotlight provides young musicians with big opportunities

Max Hogan October 4, 2021

Colorado nonprofit Sonic Spotlight announced its 2021 lineup of local musicians who will compete for a chance to work with industry professionals to create a music video, high-quality recording and...

Wesley Kenney, professor at Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, stands on stage in the concert hall in the Center for the arts building. Quote It has been almost twenty months since we have preformed in front of a live audience. We are so excited... it is who we are.

Wes Kenney apoya a la sinfónica al regresar a conciertos en vivo

Kota Babcock September 28, 2021

Nota del editor: Puedes leer la versión en ingles de este artículo aquí. Traducción de Sarahy Quintana. Mientras los músicos de todo el país se enfrentaban a la devastadora pérdida...

The members of the Crooked Rugs pose for a picture during band practice Sept. 22. Their album THAT! releases Sept. 24. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

‘Into the unknown’: The Crooked Rugs on forging their own path

Max Hogan September 22, 2021

Local indie-rock group The Crooked Rugs is set to release their sophomore album "THAT!" Sept. 24. The album combines a diverse set of influences from the jazz classics of the '60s to bluegrass and...

Wesley Kenney, professor at Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, stands on stage in the concert hall in the Center for the arts building. Quote It has been almost twenty months since we have preformed in front of a live audience. We are so excited... it is who we are.

Wes Kenney supports symphony in returning to live performance

Kota Babcock September 15, 2021

Editor's Note: Read the Spanish version of this article here. As musicians around the country faced the devastating loss of live performance, conductor Wes Kenney offered innovative solutions for...

Lady Denim is made up of four members: Matthias Mandl, Nick Lundeen, and brothers Nic and Chris Lubin. Photo by Jordan Altergott, courtesy of Lady Denim.

Lady Denim reflects on their humble beginnings and new EP

Kota Babcock September 12, 2021

Nick Lundeen and Nic Lubin started out as roommates with no idea they would create a band would or spend a weekend with indie legend Saint Motel just a couple years later. With their newfound success,...

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Satellite Pilot’s new album is a whimsical take on modern rock

Max Hogan September 8, 2021

Loveland, Colorado, indie-pop group Satellite Pilot recently released their sixth full length album, the self-titled "Satellite Pilot." The 11-track album shows the band flourishing in the era...

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