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Roger Waters performs at Barclays Arena in May in Germany. Waters is the co-founder of Pink Floyd and has recently released a redux version of the album The Dark Side of the Moon. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP, file)

Roger Waters saga reaches new low

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | October 10, 2023

Before diving into the content of former Pink Floyd bassist and songwriter Roger Waters’ “The Dark Side of the Moon Redux,” it’s important to figure out why this album exists in the first place. In 2022, Waters released an album titled “The...

Vinyl records and turntables take the experience of listening to music to a whole new level.

Vinyl records are a musical lifestyle

By Parker Otto | January 13, 2022
Listening to a vinyl record is something else. You can’t mix up the order and it’s not portable. You have to make a conscious effort to put on an album and listen to it. Just listen and let your imagination take you places.
The tribute group Think Floyd USA will perform the songs of Pink Floyd including the entire album The Wall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Think Floyd USA to make Egyptian ‘Comfortably Numb’

By Parker Otto | November 6, 2019

The tribute group Think Floyd USA will perform the songs of Pink Floyd including the entire album "The Wall" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Blast From The Past: The Wall

By Parker Otto | May 29, 2019

At the height of their career, progressive rock band Pink Floyd released their most ambitious project in 1979. After concept records like “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “Wish You Were Here,” Pink Floyd turned their aspirations to rock opera or...

Blast From The Past: Meddle

By Parker Otto | May 15, 2019

Pink Floyd is well known for their early efforts such as 1967’s “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” and their commercially successful years of the 70s but between these two periods came an album that is not only underrated but also saw the band’s...

Pink Floyd tribute Think Floyd USA hit the Egyptian Theatre stage Friday.

Think Floyd USA captures essence of Pink Floyd

By Parker Otto | November 4, 2018

Pink Floyd tribute Think Floyd USA hit the Egyptian Theatre stage Friday.

Wooden guitar.

Editor’s choice playlist

By Sam Malone | April 13, 2017

Wooden guitar.

Rock tribute group captures ‘dark side’

By Carl Nadig | January 12, 2014

If you didn’t hear the news yet, Pink Floyd was in town ... almost.If you’re into tribute bands, you would have enjoyed the recent English rock invasion of Echoes of Pompeii Saturday at Otto’s, 118 E. Lincoln Highway.Based off its Saturday night...

Pretty Lights to shine tonight

By Alex Fiore | October 5, 2011

Turn up the lights in here, baby. Extra bright, I want y'all to see this. That's the motto at 8 p.m. tonight when performer Pretty Lights hits the Convocation Center with MacBook and headphones in tow. Fort Collins, Col.-based DJ and producer Pretty Lights...