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Darden Smith’s “Marathon”: No Bull

September 22, 2010
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Darden Smith’s “Marathon”: No Bull

Just so you know…I’m not really intending to focus all my attention on just indie-folk or Americana  country projects.  It’s just that those are the titles that have been accumulating on my submissions list. Anywho…I got a listen yesterday to Darden Smith’s latest project Marathon, due to be released in the states on September...

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Send Us a Postcard, Elin

September 1, 2010
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Send Us a Postcard, Elin

Denver indie artist Elin Palmer is a multi-instrumentalist, which is becoming a common term, especially in indie circles.  However, “multi-instrumentalist” doesn’t do justice to what kinds of instruments are being played.  Palmer, for example, plays mostly violin and nyckelharpa (a traditional Swedish instrument similar to the hurdy gurdy).  If you can name five people who...

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What Is This Alchemy

August 21, 2010
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What Is This Alchemy

Maybe you’ve heard of Dan Craig, or maybe not.  If you are into the Denver local music scene, chances are you have.  He’s been building a following the past several years here in Denver with his indie blend of folk-rock that is reminiscent of Josh Ritter, or maybe Ryan Adams with slightly less twang. Last night...

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Two Bedroom Apartment from Danielle Ate the Sandwich

June 30, 2010
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Two Bedroom Apartment from Danielle Ate the Sandwich

Ft. Collins indie singer/songwriter Danielle Ate the Sandwich has gotten a lot of national attention from her quirky YouTube videos, her witty stage presence and her ukulele-folky sound. Tuesday, July 6 is the official release of her third self-released record Two Bedroom Apartment. It’s a definite expansion for Danielle, especially with the addition of several studio...

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Alternatives and Experiments–Sam Phillips

May 3, 2010
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Alternatives and Experiments–Sam Phillips

Okay, show of hands…how many of you hundreds dozens ten readers knows who Sam Phillips is? Hint: It’s not the guy from Sun Records.  He’s been dead for years. No, Sam Phillips is a girl.  To be more specific, she’s an eclectic singer/songwriter in a sub-genre some call “lo-fidelity”, kind of a raw, sparse sound...

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Gabrielle Louise: Musical Wanderlust

April 2, 2010
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Gabrielle Louise: Musical Wanderlust

This post complements my article on Examiner.com. Denver-based singer/songwriter Gabrielle Louise is an indie musician; but whatever sound or image that classification puts in your mind, don’t trust it.  Even if you’re correct in your assumptions about her music, you probably won’t be correct for long. Although Gabrielle has a distinct sense of identity as...

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Someone Come and Save My Life

March 31, 2010
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Someone Come and Save My Life

I love when a song so stirs (haunts?) me that I’m compelled to play it over and over. City and Colour is the solo moniker for Dallas Green, lead singer for Canadian band Alexisonfire.  The song below, ”Sleeping Sickness”, is off the solo effort Bring Me Your Love.  I first heard it as background music...

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Andrea Ball: “Dial Tone”

March 23, 2010
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Andrea Ball: “Dial Tone”

I first heard Andrea Ball play as one of the opening acts for Elin Palmer during her CD release party.  Now, she’s got a CD release party of her own. Dial Tone–both the record and the title track–carry the distinction to me of being both eclectic and catchy, a feat not easily attained. The...

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Joe Pug and the Music I Don’t Get to Hear Live Tonight

February 19, 2010
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Joe Pug and the Music I Don’t Get to Hear Live Tonight

Dang. I’d been planning for a solid month to catch this guy live in Denver.  Joe Pug.  He’s opening tonight for Justin Townes Earle, and weather and circumstances prevented me from going. So I guess the next best thing is to share some of his stuff with you. The first song below, “The Sharpest Crown”,...

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Oh…St. Vincent is a Girl?

February 12, 2010
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I know I just posted a vid by Feist, so I swear I’m not fixated on indie girls or anything.  I’m just posting this because St. Vincent is an interesting name for a female act, plus I just think the music sounds interesting.  Plus she is playing here in Denver this weekend at the...

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