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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…