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Churchill Makes National Television Debut on Jimmy Kimmel

February 27, 2013
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Churchill Makes National Television Debut on Jimmy Kimmel

Sometimes the best opportunities come from the oddest circumstances. While major news outlets were obsessing over Morrissey’s recent snub of Jimmy Kimmel because he didn’t want to share the show with Duck Dynasty, only a few were paying attention to the band quietly tapped to fill the opening slot on Kimmel’s show last night:...

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Science Partner Releases “Rocky Mountain News”

September 13, 2012
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Science Partner Releases “Rocky Mountain News”

Denver indie-rock outfit Science Partner is, by definition, a Denver supergroup, in the sense that it is composed of band mates who are part of other Denver bands. Lead vocalist/guitarist Tyler Despres and bassist Charley Hine, for example, were from The Dualistics; guitarist Luke Mossman plays in Achille Lauro; vocalist Jess DiNicola sings with...

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Bad Veins and The Mess They’ve Made–Or Not

May 6, 2012
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Bad Veins and The Mess They’ve Made–Or Not

Hailing from Cincinnati, OH, indie-rock duo Bad Veins is one of those acts that doesn’t necessarily sound like you’d expect them to. Perhaps part of the reason is that this “duo” is more like a “trio”: there’s lead vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Benjamin Davis; there’s drummer Sebastien Schultz; and then there’s “Irene,” a reel-to-reel tape recorder the...

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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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Zweng’s “Needle”–To the Point

September 21, 2011
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Zweng’s “Needle”–To the Point

When I took a listen to “Needle,” the opening track of Notes from Needle (Part 1) from L.A. indie-rock outfit Zweng, the first few notes instantly arrested my attention. (That’s a good sign.) The thing about indie-rock is not even that it comes in so many styles, but also that it comes on so...

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The Psych-Rock of The Sister Ruby Band

August 15, 2011
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The Psych-Rock of The Sister Ruby Band

I know it’s probably stupid, but sometimes I feel a bit of apprehension in reviewing a solo artist posing as a band. I dunno, maybe I feel like it’s cheating if one guy played all the instruments on the record–because how the heck is he gonna play all of them LIVE? And why can’t...

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Achille Lauro Does the Low Cha Cha

June 18, 2011
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Achille Lauro Does the Low Cha Cha

Indie-rock band Achille Lauro has been a staple in the Denver music scene for several  years, probably better known for their tongue-and-cheekness and their willingness to explore musically than for a particular sound. I (sort of) got to hear them play live once, and the live audio was so terrible, unfortunately (not their fault),...

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My Body Sings Electric (and Changes Color)

June 2, 2011
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My Body Sings Electric (and Changes Color)

After a bit of waiting, I finally got my hands on Changing Color, the debut full-length from Denver alt-rockers My Body Sings Electric. This is a band that has been playing a lot around town and gaining a lot of momentum and attention with their high-energy, indie-punk sound. I had the chance to talk...

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Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors: “Someday” Is Now

February 16, 2011
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Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors: “Someday” Is Now

Okay, so I’m a sucker for a great hook.  I admit it.  Don’t judge. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an up-and-coming indie-rock band, and hailing from Nashville, you can definitely hear the country sensibilities in their sound. But that’s not what won me over.  The opening track on their brand-new record Chasing Someday...

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Take to the Oars: New Name, Same Band–Only More So

February 13, 2011
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Take to the Oars: New Name, Same Band–Only More So

Indie music fans might actually find something familiar in the sound of modern rock band Take to the Oars and their recent January 2011 release American Volume. Especially fans of Vonnegut. Because it is Vonnegut. In June of last year, Vonnegut officially changed its name to Take to the Oars, essentially saying that their...

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