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Cavalcade (201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita) will host an all-ages variety show on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students.

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Colorado Mesa University’s wind symphony will perform at the Moss Performing Arts Center (N. 12th St., Grand Junction) on Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students. The concert accommodates all ages.

Celiene Romero will perform at the Moss Performing Arts Center on Monday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 for seniors and students. At the door, tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. The concert accommodates all ages.

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Copper Club (233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita) will also host an acoustic jam night every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Bring the mando, banjo, or guitar to jam with friends. If you don’t play an instrument, just sit back, relax and listen to the music with a brew. All musical levels are welcome.


A weekly blues jam is set every Tuesday night at Charlie Dwellington’s (103 N. First St., Grand Junction) from 7-10 p.m. It includes open-play sessions and performances by the host band. The event is free.

For more information, contact Troy at 970-314-7004.


Bittercreek will perform at Cruisers Bar (715 Horizon Dr., Grand Junction) on Friday, March 13, at 9:30 p.m. The show is 21+.

Desert Moon will perform on Saturday, March 14, at 9:30 p.m. The show is 21+.

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Pennywise will play with A Wilhelm Scream and Teenage Bottlerocket at Mesa Theater & Club (538 Main Street, Grand Junction) on Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance at the box office. The show is open to all ages.

Ryan Hiller will perform at Mesa Theater and Club (538 Main St., Grand Junction) on Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m. The concert is open to all ages and ticket cost is determined by “rolling the dice.” If you roll a six, you get in for free; for every number below six, you pay depending on your roll number.

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Bobbie Walker will perform at Rockslide Brewery (401 Main St., Grand Junction) on Saturday, March 14, from 10 p.m. to close. It is open to ages 21 and older.

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Augmented will play at Sabrosa Restaurante (122 S. Fifth St., Grand Junction) on Sunday, March 15. The show starts at 9:30 p.m., and it is open to those aged 21 and older. Drink specials will be offered throughout the night.

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Suds Brothers Brewery (127 E. Aspen Ave., Grand Junction) will host Tony Rosario after Western Slope on Tap at Mesa County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 14. Music is set to start at 7 p.m. Persons 21 and older will receive $2 drinks with a wristband.

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Jay Ketchum will perform at Thunderstuck Valley (436 Main St., Grand Junction) on Friday, March 13, at 8:30 p.m.

Led Stetson will perform on Saturday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m.

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The Oxymorons will play at the Palisade Brewery Company (200 Peach Ave., Palisade) on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. There is no cover charge and the event is open to those aged 21 and older.

The Ghost Inside released their latest album, Dear Youth, on November 17, 2014.

If you’ve been a long time fan of The Ghost Inside, then you will love this album as much as their other releases. Teaming up again with Jeremy Mckinnon of A Day to Remember and Andrew Wade—front man Jonathan Vigil dug deep to let out some serious emotions on this album.

If you don’t know who The Ghost Inside is, they are a hardcore band based from Los Angeles, California; they are one of the best hardcore bands in the scene. They never fail to disappoint on singles and albums. Hardcore music is like a pineapple; it’s hard on the outside, yet sweet on the inside.

“Mercy” is one of the best songs off this album, starting off with chiming bells, almost making you feel like you could be listening to Metallica. Then Vigil hits it with the opening, “For whom the bell tolls!” and here come the intricate guitar riffs. This song has a catchy chorus, and will make you channel your inner hardcore kid and make you start to two-step.

If you want a faster, more angry and dirty song, then go with “Wide Eyed.” If you know who letlive is, then you will notice that Jason Butler collaborates with them on this song. This is your typical “hit everyone in the crowd as much as you can” song.

This album is full of emotions, and you will recognize it when you listen carefully to the lyrics. Even if you’re new to the hardcore screaming scene, you will have a hard time trying to figure out what in the world he is saying, but read the lyrics, listen to the album over and over, and you will realize what makes this band as great as they are.

Jess Kelly, Writer, KMSA

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social life

Ask Em

Q: Emily, I feel disconnected from my friends, family, and my social life because I’m so busy all the time! How can I fix this?

Finding time to have a social life is something you really have to work hard at. You aren’t in high school anymore where you had an amazing, fun social life. You’re an adult now, meaning you have so many more responsibilities than when you were young. Recognize this and move forward.

Use my de-stressing tips from my last column, but this time make sure to bring your friends along with you! Take them hiking with you or invite them over to your place for movie nights on your day off from work or after school. Get together and form a study group with people from your class and make new friends! Use every chance you have to send a quick text to a friend and together for coffee! FaceTime or Skype friends who are far away.

social life 2It is very important to make an effort to be close to your friends. You need friends to keep you laughing and stress free. Say goodbye to those friends who cause drama and stress. They are toxic. Keep a small group of easygoing friends who are simply just a lot of fun to be around. This will ensure your happiness.

Keeping in touch with your family is something I cannot stress enough. Your family needs to hear from you and be kept in the loop! Now, this does not mean calling them once a month. Call your parents. Regularly. As in once a week or more.

They want to know how you are doing and how your life is changing. Plus, hearing reports of how things are back home are simply comforting. Just the sound of your parents voice will be a de-stressor. Remember, they are adjusting to your new life too. Keep them updated! Tell them you love them!

In this day and age with cell phones that are practically permanently attached to us, there really is no excuse to not find time to keep in touch with friends and your family. A quick text takes no more than a minute, so let someone know you are thinking of them and that you miss them.

Emily White is a Junior at Colorado Mesa University majoring in Mass Communication with a minor in Business.