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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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…