Best of Denver Locals 2011 (part 2)

December 21, 2011
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Best of Denver Locals 2011 (part 2)

Continuing our recap of some of the best music to come out of Denver this year…here are a couple more of my personal picks for this year’s standouts. Take to the Oars: “Bar Talk” After rocking Denver for several years under the moniker “Vonnegut,” indie-rockers Take to the Oars took a risk and lunged...

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Best of Denver Locals 2011 (part 1)

December 20, 2011
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Best of Denver Locals 2011 (part 1)

It’s no secret that while I spotlight music from all over the world on this blog, I’m a particular fan of the Denver music scene. I’ve covered the music scene here for Examiner.com for a couple of years, and I’ve become friends with a lot of the local talent–and we do have some great...

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St. Leonards from Around the World

November 28, 2011
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St. Leonards from Around the World

I love these hidden gems. St. Leonards is an alt-rock band from Sydney, Australia, whom I’d never heard of until a couple of days ago when I was catching up on my email. Listening to the title track from their recently released EP World Alone, I was instantly riveted. Literally with the first breath...

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The Rachel James You Haven’t Heard (Yet)

October 31, 2011
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The Rachel James You Haven’t Heard (Yet)

Back in April of this year, I got the chance to do a profile piece on Denver artist Rachel James for Examiner.com. During that interview, James talked about the difficult year she’d had, and how it was deepening her as a songwriter. Then, a few weeks ago, she sent me a copy of her...

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Sleeper Agent’s Surprise “Celebrasion”

October 11, 2011
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Sleeper Agent’s Surprise “Celebrasion”

Okay, I’m gonna be honest: I wasn’t too big on reviewing Sleeper Agent‘s debut record Celebrasion. I first heard this indie-rock act when they came through town on tour last spring with Cage the Elephant. Their set was energetic, but really sloppy, like they had just came out of the garage. I remembered wondering...

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Help Stephanie Mabey “Wake Up”

October 9, 2011
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Help Stephanie Mabey “Wake Up”

So before I tell you about singer/songwriter Stephanie Mabey, a bit of a disclaimer… Just so you know, I’m a huge believer in crowdfunding projects and sites like Kickstarter, and I’m even down for throwing some money at them myself. But I’ve had some misgivings about promoting artists who are doing Kickstarter campaigns, simply...

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