UMS Preview: Rachel and the Kings

July 18, 2012
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UMS Preview: Rachel and the Kings

Continuing our preview of Denver locals featured at this year’s Underground Music Showcase (which starts TOMORROW! WOOT!)… Denver pop/rock songstress Rachel James has been quite busy lately. Since releasing some great new songs last fall (0ne of which made my top picks for 2011), Rachel has launched a new act called Rachel and the...

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UMS Preview: The Raven and the Writing Desk

July 18, 2012
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UMS Preview: The Raven and the Writing Desk

As the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase approaches, I’m highlighting a few of my favorite local acts that I think you should come out and see.   I first profiled The Raven and the Writing Desk here in January 2011, and their overall sound and vibe has continued to evolve since then. Loosely falling...

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UMS Preview: Take to the Oars

July 17, 2012
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UMS Preview: Take to the Oars

In gearing up for this year’s Underground Music Showcase in Denver, I’ll be previewing a few of my favorite local acts here over the next couple of days. I first wrote about Take to the Oars here in February 2011, reviewing their album American Volume. Since that time, I’ve seen had the privilege of...

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Underground Music Showcase 2012 Preview

July 15, 2012
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Underground Music Showcase 2012 Preview

Next weekend, the Baker district of Denver will be flooded with thousands of music fans who have come to see over 350 indie acts perform on over a dozen stages over a 4-day period. The event? The Denver Post Underground Music Showcase, which happens July 19-22. Hailed by many as Denver’s answer to SXSW,...

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Glowing House “Days Run Out”

June 14, 2012
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Glowing House “Days Run Out”

I first mentioned husband-and-wife duo Glowing House about a year and a half ago, when I reviewed a record that was two years old back then. After a long wait, this Denver folk act has released their new album Days Run Out–and I can tell you, it was worth the wait. I had the...

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Ballet Nouveau Colorado Rocks the Ballet

May 27, 2012
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Ballet Nouveau Colorado Rocks the Ballet

Here’s something to consider. If you: a) live around Denver; and b) like¬†classic rock; and/or c) you like the ballet; then you need to see Ballet Nouveau Colorado perform “Rock Ballets.” I have had the opportunity to see two different shows by this innovative Denver-based dance company, which has gained a reputation for putting...

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