Summer Indie Playlist

Zoe Novotny

May 13, 2014

Filed under Music

Just imagine, the warm air against your hand as you drive through the Garden of the Gods with your best friend. Short shorts, loud outdoor concerts, excessive amounts of iced chai lattes, and long, beautiful hikes through the Canyon are what inspired this playlist. Replace a long sandy beach with massive...

Franz Ferdinand: All the Right Grooves

Franz Ferdinand: All the Right Grooves

Hannah Tooley

April 28, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

Last Monday night, I had an existential crisis, or maybe an existential breakthrough -- which was not what I planned when I stepped into The Gothic Theater, in Denver, to see Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand (no, not the Archduke). I’m a graduating senior, which means I’m supposed to decide my...

Djentle Tunes: An Introduction to Progressive Metal

Brandon McCann

April 15, 2014

Filed under Music

The term "djent" (pronounced like the 'gent' of gentle) is an onomatopoeia for the sound created by a distinctive high-gain, distorted palm-muted guitar sound originally employed by the Swedish band Meshuggah, who are considered the originators of the technique. The term is specifically derived from...

Ombré Playlist

Lily Reavis

April 14, 2014

Filed under Music

The last song on this playlist is one of the saddest things I've ever heard, but it's one of my favorites. Before you get there, though, this playlist will take you through a wide range of emotions. "Let it Go" by the Neighbourhood, which is the first track on this playlist, is honestly on here because...

The Smoking Section Mix

Phoenix Davis

April 10, 2014

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The question, "Would you like to sit in a smoking or non-smoking section?" is no longer used in restaurants. This playlist was inspired by the days of when puffing away on a cigarette while enjoying a meal at a diner was still socially acceptable. The first thing that makes me think of smoking sections...

The Swing of Things – Basketball Swing

The Swing of Things – Basketball Swing

Jon Harmor, General Manager

April 4, 2014

Filed under Features, Music, Showcase

The sounds of squeaking shoes and bouncing basketballs ricochet along the inner walls of the open gym and intermingle with warm saxophone riffs, screaming trumpets, and the intense battery of drums. The jazz band played a musical variety ranging from classics like "Barbara Ann" by The Regents and "Rockin' ...

Custodians Have a Case of the Broom Closet Blues

Custodians Have a Case of the Broom Closet Blues

Jon Harmor

February 27, 2014

Filed under Features, Music, Showcase, The Slideshow

Every Thursday, a number of students join FAIM instructor Sam Wachtler in music jam and theory sessions that have become known as 'Sam's Jam'. Recently, custodians John Mason and Peter Sheloski joined the jam to play the blues. Mason and Sheloski have played music in the SILC band room with students Seth Ke...

The Alternative Essentials

Zoe Novotny

February 20, 2014

Filed under Music

Listen to my playlist all the way through and you'll notice that every song sounds like it comes from a different musical country. Rap sounds like rap, country sounds like country, but alternative music is the melting pot of all genres. These artists use old school vocals, instruments, and sound effect...

Getting to Know The Unknown

January 29, 2014

Filed under Music

The Unknown started when seniors Seth Keul and Jon Harmor started playing music together after school in the SILC building over a year ago. Keul had previously been playing guitar for about 5 years, while Harmor just started learning the drums. Recently, the group was joined by freshmen Max Hexom and...

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