Mar 042013

Author: Nicole Beale

Our very own Fort Collins venue, the Aggie, housed sell out disc jockey duo, Savoy, on Feb. 22, 2013. Last summer Savoy headlined their own Red Rocks show.  To have such a performance in the Aggie that holds only 650 people made this show a must see.

Savoy decided on a Live with Lasers tour, hitting several small venues around Colorado along the way. Savoy showed up in Boulder, Aspen and Fort Collins. Each of these venues holds less than 1,000 people. Savoy calls Colorado home and wanted to make this Colorado run special, according to their many posts on Facebook, getting everyone hyped for the sellout shows.

Keeping it as local as they can, Savoy had two openers, both from Colorado. Bass Physics kicked-off the night and got the party started. They consider themselves to be in the genre of “electronic-soul” music. They incorporated several different instruments into their set, including acoustic guitar, electric guitar and keyboards.

The next opener was J Flash, hailing from Boulder. J Flash is an electro/house DJ that set the tone for the rest of the night. J Flash got everyone jumping and on their feet. It was a bouncy style of music that everyone seemed to enjoy. He was successful in getting everyone hyped to see Savoy.

Anyone that knows Savoy knows Savoy’s lasers. During this Live with Lasers tour, they brought out some new, heavy laser machines that lit up the Aggie like never before. Savoy did something special for the Aggie that is not incorporated into every show. Savoy has DJ sets with two DJs mixing on stage, but they also do a live set with a drummer. It adds a whole new element to their shows and makes it that much more exciting.

Savoy came on with confidence and started the show off with a bang. They began the buildup and as soon as the beat dropped the lasers came on leaving everyone screaming and in awe.  Lasers lit up every inch of the Aggie, flooding it with thousands of colors going in every direction.  Savoy played several songs from their new EP, “Personal Legend,” but they also brought out some old school hits like “Automatic.” Savoy played until the wee hours of the morning, and when they were done, the people weren’t. The crowd brought them back for an encore.

Leaving the show, many people were discussing how awesome of a show it was and how they couldn’t believe that Savoy played at the Aggie. It was an amazing show for everyone who got to experience it. If you didn’t get to, check out the links below.!/SAVOY/app_178091127385!/jflashmusic?fref=ts!/bassphysicsmusic/app_178091127385

Colorado DJ plays at AV Dining Hall

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Feb 252013

Author: Nicole Beale

Any college student that eats at the dining hall knows the special theme nights are not to be missed. Aside from the rare, delicious cheesecake and the hot chocolate bar, there were a few other things that made this night at the good ol’ dining hall a great one.

Academic Village Dining Hall asked Colorado DJ and former employee Aaron Holsapple to play a set during the diner service. Holsapple plays under the name Cualli and has played several Denver venues including Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.

“I graduated from Colorado State University in 2010 for philosophy and English,”Cualli said. “I worked at AV during my years there. The mangers liked my music and asked me to play that night.”The music added a great feel to the dining hall and made it fun to eat there. The mood was upbeat and people seemed to truly enjoy themselves.

Cualli was set up in the middle of the hall so it was easy to see and hear his long guitar riffs mixed with electronic beats.

“I have never been able to categorize my music into a genre,”Cualli said. “I feel I can express myself deeper through music and it’s my own style that comes out.”

The beautiful guitar that Cualli was plucking at with precision is a Gibson ES 137.

“I love that guitar,”Cualli said. “I was a freshman in college when I received that one, but I’ve been playing since my parents bought me my first guitar in fifth grade.”

Holsapples’ main focus is his Cualli project, but he plays in two other bands. One is called the YuYu’s, which is a collaboration between Cualli and Omega, another Colorado DJ. The YuYu’s are a funky, mid-tempo-type group.

The other project Holsapple is involved is called Real Life Actual, which has a more rock-and-roll feel to it.

You can catch Cualli perfomring on March 15 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver.

Holsapple wants his music to be heard. So he offers a lot of his music  for free.





CSU students promote responsible fashion

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Dec 112012

Author: Lena Howland


What will you wear when there’s nothing left?

Fashion Group International students at Colorado State asked this question as they prepared for their recycled fashion show on December 1.

Students have been preparing for this show since August by creating designs, booking the venue, finding a DJ, choosing models, and more. A few fashion classes were required to submit designs to the show as class projects.

FGI received more than 85 submissions to the show this year alone.

This fashion show features sustainable fashion designs made out of recycled products.

The Lory Student Center Main Ballroom was home to the runway of the sold out show.

The next CSU Fashion Show “Destinations” is on March 8 at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins.

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