Music Blog

Plaza Voices: The Universal Language

Yasmine Hamdan's "Ya Nass," available from DPL

The poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called music the "universal language of mankind," an old idea with some new scientific backing.

Music, like all languages, is constantly evolving, mixing ideas, identities, and cultures. Globalization and the internet have enabled more and more of us to listen to and create music that crosses the borders between languages, ethnicities, and nations. 

TEDxMileHigh: Are you going?

TEDxMileHigh

The fifth annual TEDxMileHigh is this Saturday, June 13, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and the good news is we can help you get that TED Talk fix even if you are not lucky enough to attend this year, or if you go and you love it so much you just gotta have more!  Not only do we have computers available for public use at all of our locations so you can watch previous TED Talks online, we also have

NEW TUNES TUESDAY 4/28/15

Greetings local music enthusiasts!

Today we have five more awesome additions to Volume Denver

New Tunes Tuesday 4/21/15

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Today we're releasing five new titles just added to Volume: Denver Public Library's free local music project. Volume features Colorado bands from a variety of genres, and allows our customers to download and stream this great local music for free.

These Software Amps Go to 11

Marshall Amp Photo

I can’t remember the last time ideaLAB’s recording studio went unused during Open Lab. Along with 3D printing, it’s definitely our most popular offering. The studio has a slew of software, a couple of microphones, a MIDI keyboard controller, digital turntables, a drum machine, and two guitars (one electric and one acoustic/electric).

Stevie Wonder...The Legend

Since I was a little girl, I have been a fan of Stevie Wonder and his music. I grew up on Stevie Wonder and have always wanted to experience the live version of his musical genius.

The British Soul Brother

On January 26th at the First Bank Center, the diverse crowd eagerly awaits for the man of the hour, English singer and songwriter Sam Smith to take the stage. As the First Bank Center goes dark, the screaming pierces my ears and the moment I have been waiting for months has finally arrived!

New Tunes Tuesday 12/30/14

Volume Denver drink coaster

Greetings, ravenous music fans who are athirst for locally sourced music!

We have four new additions to the VOLUME website this week!

First up we have Dragondeer with their EP 'Don't That Feel Good'.
'Don't That Feel Good' stomps it's way out of the gates with the fantastic song of the same name setting the pace for the album to travel on through many fine permutations of the Blues genre.

New Tunes Tuesday 12/23/2014

(Note: This is a guest post from Ian Gassman, a Denver-based journalist and musician. Ian is one of Volume's external music reviewers - his insights are invaluable. Enjoy!)

I hate to go all “holiday cliché” with this post, but there is nothing better than opening a present before Christmas. That’s why, today, Volume will be giving out five local albums to any Denver Public Library cardholders.

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