Progressive Metal: Explore the Universe

A Gateway into the World of Heavier Rock By SAM IMHOFF If you’re intimidated or uninterested in metal, don’t let the name of this genre turn you off. Progressive metal is a gateway drug, opening […]

Trip Hop: Taking Experimentalism to Extremes

Fuse hip-hop instrumentals with dark ambience and you have trip hop, the seedy underbelly of electronica. Originating from 90s UK bands like Massive Attack and Portishead, trip hop (or “downtempo”) draws from funk, soul, rap, […]

Future: A Lean-Drinking, Chart-Topping Franchise

By now the refrain to the song “Mask Off” has become a meme, its own caricature of facile trap lyricism. Over a flute sample, Future raps, “Percocet, Molly, Percocet. Percocet, Molly, Percocet.” Critics say, “all […]

Making Music: Creativity, Talent, and a Ton of Work

Many people would identify with the following statement: “Though I’m not a musician, I love music and have a passion for discovering artists, curating playlists, and returning to favorite albums that have driven my life […]

No Silencio, and the Event Planning Process at CC

Last Friday, DJs Oli Ward, Mansour, and Berto hosted No Silencio, a Sounds of Colorado College event in Gaylord Hall. Running from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., No Silencio was a nonstop—with one notable exception—event […]

DJ OLI WARD: Curator of Good Vibes

Written by Sam Imhoff If you’ve been out this year, you’ve probably seen Oliver Ward DJ at house parties. DJ OLI WARD is recognizable by his beaming and genuine smile, his plain grey t-shirt, and […]

Live with Passion: PLEASURES

Written by Sam Imhoff It is rare that a concert experience moves you so deeply that you consider your life as you stand dancing among the crowd. PLEASURES gave an intoxicating performance of high-octane, dark […]

“Sunbather,” A Brilliant Dirge of the Sunny Dream

Written by Sam Imhoff “Sunbather” by Deafheaven, is an hour-long black metal album that crescendos in blast beats, screams, and walls of distorted guitar and ebbs to soft post-rock interludes. Before “Sunbather,” I’d entirely dismissed […]