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Denver Local: Meet Laura Brehm

October 5, 2010
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Denver Local: Meet Laura Brehm

For a young singer/songwriter barely 20 years old, Denver local artist Laura Brehm is already somewhat of a veteran in the indie music field.  With two full-length recordings already to her credit, Brehm has been playing the Denver local music scene for nearly four years now.  Growing up in a musical family, she says...

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Eric Forsyth Lays It On Thick. Or Thin.

September 8, 2010
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Eric Forsyth Lays It On Thick. Or Thin.

The Thin of Thick Things.  Say that five times fast. No, don’t. Boulder pop-folk singer/songwriter Eric Forsyth is releasing his second project on September 21, a six-song EP called The Thin of Thick Things.  My advance copy has been in my ipod shuffle rotation for a few weeks now, and when one of Forsyth’s songs comes...

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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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Album Review: “Mirror the Branches” by Gabrielle Louise

August 12, 2010
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Album Review: “Mirror the Branches” by Gabrielle Louise

Gabrielle Louise is a best-kept-secret kind of singer/songwriter: not widely known, but when you hear her, you wonder why more people don’t know her. A young artist with an old soul, her jazz-infused folk style reveals a maturity that belies her years. Coming from a musical family, and with several DIY recordings already to her...

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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 4

July 26, 2010
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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 4

Well, I suppose it was bound to happen. I commented here on Friday about all the roots-acoustic-indie bands at the UMS, and quipped how I was surprised nobody pulled out a washboard.  You know what’s coming, don’t you? During Ayo Awosika’s solo set Saturday night, she announced that she and singer/songwriter Megan Burtt had...

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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 3

July 25, 2010
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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 3

Day 3 of the UMS started off with some panel discussions in a church basement. I caught the last few minutes of a discussion with three members of local bands who have had some experience with record labels. I learned more in those few minutes than any of a number of books I’ve read....

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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 2

July 24, 2010
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Underground Music Showcase Diary–Day 2

The UMS got into full swing Friday as more bands played in more venues. If you’re into this kind of thing (like me), it’s akin to being a kid in a whole row of candy stores.  All you have to do is walk down South Broadway, and music of many different kinds pours out...

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Underground Music Showcase Diary, Day 1

July 23, 2010
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Underground Music Showcase Diary, Day 1

So this weekend in Denver, over 300 indie bands (both locals and passers-thru) are gracing 20-plus stages along South Broadway in the Underground Music Showcase. Often billed as Denver’s version of SXSW, it’s a great deal for music lovers.  Forty bucks for four days of music.  Not bad.   I have a lot of...

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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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