Album Review: Zoe- Programaton

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Zoé es una banda Latinoamericana formada por cinco integrantes. La banda tuvo su comienzo en la ciudad de México. Su establecimiento retrocede hasta mediados de los años ‘90. Su música originalmente fué influenciada por el pop británico sin duda alguna como los Beatles.

León Larregui (vocalista y guitarra), Sergio Acosta (guitarra), Jesús Báez (teclado) y Ángel Bosqueda (tambores) emprendieron Zoé en 1994. Casi veinte años más tarde, los mismos cuatro integrantes más la incorporación de Rodrigo Guandiola (batería) son a lo que llamamos Zoé. Hoy en día los podemos apreciar con un estilo de rock alternativo e indie rock que se podría clasificar entre más estilos. Continue Reading

Taxation Without Representation for Garden City Business Owners

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Tuesday, July 15th will be a day that will live in infamy for the small town of Garden City. Mayor Brian Seifried officially resigned at the town hall meeting on Tuesday leaving the business owners of the tiny town wondering what the future holds. Mayor Seifried (the owner of the Wing Shack) represented the only voice of the local business community to be involved with Garden City politics. He was the only businessman to reside within the geographically small town and therefore the only shop owner to be eligible to run for office. Continue Reading

Jimmy Angel: The Yankees, Mommy and the Mob

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Every dream 79-year-old Rock ‘n Roll idol Jimmy Angel ever had growing up was to be a New York Yankee, not a legendary Rock star. But when his baseball career with a Yankees farm team was cut short by an injury, the pressure to support his mother who he humbly referred to as Mommy couldn’t be solved by a simple day job. Continue Reading

Broken Plow Brewery

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Greeley is currently home to Crabtree Brewery, Wiley Roots, and Syntax, but those living near 8th Avenue might not be aware of another brewery located in town on West 10th Street. The place in question is Broken Plow Brewery, which opened up back in January, brews ten regular beers and two seasonal beers, and while a few restaurants have some of Broken Plow’s brews on tap, you can really only sample their unique beers at the Brewery, located at 4731 W 10th St. Continue Reading

Film Review: Snowpiercer

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For the past year or so, Captain America star Chris Evans has been stating in interviews that he’ll probably retire from acting after his contract with Marvel Studios is done, with plans to go into directing shortly thereafter. Looking at his resume, it might seem understandable: he’s been a few movies that leave much to be desired, such as the Fantastic Four films and stuff such as Push and The Nanny Diaries. Continue Reading

Album Review: Tv Girl – French Exit

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TV Girl started as a collaboration between Brad Petering and Trung Ngo before becoming Petering’s solo act in 2013. Petering casually refers to French Exit as a solo album “Depending on how you look at it,” which is an odd line considering this follows a 15-track mixtape a couple of years ago titled The Wild, the Innocent, the TV Shuffle. The album’s Bandcamp page goes on to advertise “12 songs about lost lust, too much love and not enough.” Continue Reading

High Art Hip Hop: Lyrics Born Rock With Chali 2na

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As we all know, hip-hop has a revolving door of rappers. With contemporary artists being chewed up and spit out faster than you can say Lil Jon, the probability of a career spanning multiple decades is highly doubtful. Notable East Coast emcees such as KRS-One, Mos Def and Talib Kweli are among the few that can claim years of longevity. Lyrics Born (real name Tom Shimura), however, has been at it since the early ‘90s and is still going strong with his latest release, As U Were. Growing up in Berkley, Shimura had a hard time getting his hands on good hip-hop. Fortunately, he crossed paths with future label mates, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and Lateef the Truthspeaker (Latyrx) while attending school at UC-Davis where the idea for Quannum Projects was born. In addition to putting out their own records, the three entrepreneurs started putting out material by artists like DJ Shadow, Lifesavas and Pigeon John under the Quannum moniker. As Lyrics Born, Shimura has reveled in plenty of success with his funk and soul-infused hip-hop, something he learned as a college radio DJ in California. Continue Reading

Album Review: Ty Segall – Manipulator

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Laguna Beach native Ty Segall has exploded with popularity since he started popping up in lo-fi garage rock bands around Orange County in the early 2000’s, and now, Segall’s solo career is on fire after releasing 2008’s self-titled debut. With an affinity for fuzzed-out guitars, surf rock and ‘60s-inspired psychedelic garage rock, Segall has proven to be on the front lines of the recent garage rock surge. Fortunately for Segall, he made the move to San Francisco before MTV’s reality show, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, landed on his front door. It transformed his hometown into something unrecognizable to him. Fortunately, that’s beginning to change. Continue Reading