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Pyramid Vritra's new album "Indra"

Review: Pyramid Vritra’s new album, Indra

Review: Pyramid Vritra’s new album, Indra

  There seems to be an attraction to a sort of ‘DIY’ aspect when making hip-hop lately. One artist on stage rapping over his or her own simply created yet powerful beats seems so much more attainable and relatable than the work produced by the hip-hop giants that dominate the music industry now. Los Angeles-based

Juan Pieczanski of Small Black plucks his bass April 2 at the Hi-Dive. Photo by Michael Ortiz • mortiz26@msudenver.edu

Small Black electrifies the Hi-Dive

Juan Pieczanski of Small Black plucks his bass April 2 at the Hi-Dive. Photo by Michael Ortiz • mortiz26@msudenver.edu     A nearly sold-out crowd at the Hi-Dive welcomed Brooklyn-based electro-pop outfit Small Black to one of the Denver’s best stages April 2. “I love Denver, I’m always excited to get back here,” said guitarist/synth

Review: Difference by StaG

On March 13, the Los Angeles-based quartet StaG released its brand new full-length, Difference. Noted in the “about” section of the group’s Bandcamp page, this album is about self-acceptance. Although accepting yourself can be, well, challenging, embracing this 14-track epic is much easier. From the effortless, sequencer-driven opener, “Too Late Now,” to a synth-laden cut

Ryan Longenecker, founder of the non-profit Rainless Records.Portrait by Philip B. Poston • pposton1@msudenver.edu

Rainless Records takes flight

When Ryan Longenecker founded Rainless Records, he never thought it would provide a foundation for Denver’s independent music scene. Rainless Records is a nonprofit label that supports local artists looking to build on the already strong musical community in Denver. Longenecker moved to Denver after graduating high school eight years ago, at a time when

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