Bad Veins and The Mess They’ve Made–Or Not

May 6, 2012
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Bad Veins and The Mess They’ve Made–Or Not

Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, indie-rock duo Bad Veins is one of those acts that doesn’t necessarily sound like you’d expect them to. Perhaps part of the reason is that this “duo” is more like a “trio”: there’s lead vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Benjamin Davis; there’s drummer Sebastien Schultz; and then there’s “Irene,” a reel-to-reel tape recorder the...

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Dan Craig: In Dust Bowls

April 16, 2012
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Dan Craig: In Dust Bowls

It’s rather surprising that Dan Craig even has time these days to put out a new record. Besides being one of Denver’s premiere singer/songwriters, he’s also a med student, a husband, and recently a new father. Actually, though, this gem of an EP, In Dust Bowls, already had the groundwork laid for it. According...

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Palomino: Ponte Vecchio

February 20, 2012
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Palomino: Ponte Vecchio

One of the things I love about music blogging is when I come across “hidden treasures”–bands with a unique vibe and memorable sound that not many people know about–but should. In my view, Brooklyn-based Palomino is one of those bands. Citing influences from late 70′s/early 80′s post-punk, this 3-piece band has a raw, sparse...

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Escape the Armada: Good Monsters

January 21, 2012
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Escape the Armada: Good Monsters

When the Fairfax, VA-based band Escape the Armada hit me up to listen to their recent release Monsters, I have to tell you that I didn’t know what to expect–but I didn’t expect this. It’s a great blend of powerpop, rock, electro, dance and even rap–pretty much everything that makes pop music “popular” these...

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Best of Denver Locals 2011 (part 4: Top Picks)

December 24, 2011
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Best of Denver Locals 2011 (part 4: Top Picks)

Playing catch-up? Read part 1, part 2 and part 3. Okay, okay. I know I said the Top Picks would be announced yesterday…sorry about that. It’s the holidays, and I do have  a family. ‘Nuff said. As I mentioned before, I’m listing some of my favorite Denver acts and songs for 2011. Up until...

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Best of Denver Locals 2011 (part 3)

December 22, 2011
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Best of Denver Locals 2011 (part 3)

  Wait! Read part 1 here… …aaand part 2… I’m continuing to share my personal faves of 2011 from bands and artists in the Denver scene. These are in no particular order, except for the Top Picks which I’ll reveal in the next post. Meanwhile, here are a couple of additional contenders.   My...

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