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Bern & the Brights: Swing Shift Maisies

October 20, 2010
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Bern & the Brights: Swing Shift Maisies

Here’s an indie band that’s been getting a lot of attention in their part of the world–which just happens to be New Jersey.  In fact, Bern & the Brights has been nominated locally for two Hoboken Music Awards, for Outstanding Band and Outstanding EP. The EP for which they’ve been nominated, Swing Shift Maisies, was released back in July. ...

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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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Carbon Choir releases new EP “Cut from the Cloth”

August 16, 2010
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Carbon Choir releases new EP “Cut from the Cloth”

I recently shared some music from Denver indie-rock band Carbon Choir’s recent full-length record High Beams.  It turns out the band thought four songs originally considered for that record would do better on their own–so this week they are releasing a new EP called Cut from the Cloth.  This record, though, is anything but a...

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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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Carbon Choir–No Carbon Copy

July 10, 2010
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Carbon Choir–No Carbon Copy

In the many attempts of indie music to break the mold created by the mainstream and come up with something new, I hear a lot of experimental rock that sounds more like chaos than anything else.  When you get a lot of these bands exploring all this new ground, ironically, they all tend to...

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Good, Bad, Ugly, Modern, Retro: The Hollyfelds

May 21, 2010
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Good, Bad, Ugly, Modern, Retro: The Hollyfelds

I don’t know if there’s an official genre called retro-country.  (If there isn’t, I’m sure we could just make it up.  You can do that these days, you know.) Anywho…if retro-country is a genre, that’s the best way to describe the sound of Denver locals The Hollyfelds.  (That’s FELDS, not FIELDS.)  Hearing their music...

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Snow & Voices: A Beautiful, Quiet Storm

May 15, 2010
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Snow & Voices: A Beautiful, Quiet Storm

Hailing from LA, Snow & Voices is the creative partnership of vocalist Lauri Kranz and multi-instrumentalist Jebin Bruni. Their third effort, Anything that Moves, is set to release on May 25. Downtempo, atmospheric and haunting, Anything that Moves is a keyboard-heavy collection of songs, carried by simple drum and bass and overlaid by Kranz’s beautifully understated...

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