School(s) of rock: Studying music in Colorado
Do you live in the great state of Colorado and want to study music? Check out these universities that offer a large number of music programs that cater to a variety of career aspirations:
University of Colorado at Denver
The Music and Entertainment Studies major is geared towards students looking to make it big in the business. Students can choose from four different areas of concentration, including Performance, Recording Arts, Songwriter and Music Business.
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Hidden treasures: Famous Colorado record stores
Sorting, sifting, and searching; these are all things you get very familiar with when you decide you want to visit a record store. Personally, the idea of going to thrift stores anymore looking for prized records has become an obsolete activity to me. I go right to the local record stores. I love being able to enjoy the convenience of going to a specialized store that will know what the fair market prices of what I want will actually be. They will not give me some inflated prices just to make a profit.
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Interpunk: an online punk paradise
When punk rock first shocked the nation, finding the fashion was difficult at best. Finding the music was even harder. Getting punk rock music and merchandise has never been so easy thanks to Interpunk. From the hardest to find albums from the 1970s to current mainstream punk and emo, Interpunk has it all. There are hundreds of pages of T-shirts, hoodies, bags, posters, CDs, vinyl, buttons, patches, and more.
With nearly 100,000 items for sale, Interpunk has anything even the most discerning punk rocker could ever need. Stop by for a simple CD and you’ll find Keep on reading!
More trendy dining options for Colorado music fans
Are you planning a trip to the Colorado area, and you want to make sure it is filled with plenty of good food and great music? Or, are you a native of Colorado who is tired of visiting the same dining spots over and over again? No matter which category you fit into, be sure to read about these trendy dining options for Colorado music fans!
- Bistro De Pinto
This quaint little venue is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The menu features a wide range of bistro Keep on reading!
How to start Colorado’s next great band
One of the great American Dreams is starting a great band. The music world is extremely cutthroat and vicious but if one manages to survive the rewards will be endless. To start a band one needs to have all the elements. The first one obviously is a stable of outstanding musicians. Technical prowess and skill is important to a band, one needs an individual who is master of his instrument. While technical skill is a key element Keep on reading!
The Best Music Venues in Denver
If you happen to find yourself in Denver you won’t want to spend time searching around your http://get.wildblue.com internet to figure out which music venues are most likely to have the shows. Here are our favorites that never let us down –
Bluebird Theater – This quaint joint is over on Colfax and it’s always got some kind of low-key artist. There have been a lot of notable locals in and out these doors and the vibe is decidedly old school.
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Popular Colorado groups of yesteryear
Colorado has been a state plentiful with bands and performers that provide the world with memorable music.
The Fray is from Denver, Colorado and they came together in 2002. School companions Isaac Slade along with Joe King started The Fray and in 2005 their debut album How to Save a Life went double platinum. The band stands out with its piano use and Isaac Slade, the vocalist, has a strong distinctive sound.
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Club etiquette for your next night out
A night out at the local club can be a great way to spend a Friday or Saturday night but it is important to keep club etiquette in mind. First and foremost research the nightclubs dress code policy. Many clubs have a no jeans policy so plan accordingly and follow the venues dress code protocol. Always be courteous and polite to the bouncer working the line as they are the once who ultimately hold your ticket to the inside.
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Grab dinner before the show at one of these restaurants
Rocking on an empty stomach is never a good idea. Don’t count on every bar having food, either. Whether you’re in the band or a fan, there are plenty of great (and affordable) restaurants in Denver to give you that fighting edge you need.Strings: This uptown restaurant offers innovative flavors for affordable prices. Head Chef Lance Barto and chef/restaurateur Noel Cunningham focus on unique American dishes. Check out entrees like Cashew Crusted Sea Bass or the Steak Cardone Sandwich, or enjoy a pasta or salad dish.Pint’s Pub: Pint’s opened in 1993, and while its fame rests on its British ales and whiskeys, the food isn’t half-bad either. Tuck into some Bangers & Mash or honey-mustard-marinated Highlander Chicken, and you’ll be ready to jig the night away. Keep on reading!
15th St. Tavern, resurrectedsort of
If you ask experienced local music fans in the Denver area about the 15th St. Tavern, you’ll run into some interesting paradoxes. For example, while they may describe the holes in the wall and the overbearing smell, they’ll do so with such an air of reverence that it may sound like they actually enjoyed it. There’s a simple reason for that: they did. The 15th St. Tavern was renowned for its chaotic punk shows, full of fire hazards and questionable behavior. For those who remember, there’s good news: the bar is back (sort of) in the form of the new Rockaway Tavern. Keep on reading!