Tag Archive for rock

Bop Skizzum Gets “Coloradical”

If you’ve hung around the Denver music scene much, you’ve probably heard of rock/funk band Bop Skizzum. Founded by former Flobots member Andy “Rok” Guerrero, this band has been rapidly making a name for itself, not just for their niche…

Ballet Nouveau Colorado Rocks the Ballet

Here’s something to consider. If you: a) live around Denver; and b) like classic rock; and/or c) you like the ballet; then you need to see Ballet Nouveau Colorado perform “Rock Ballets.” I have had the opportunity to see two different…

Palomino: Ponte Vecchio

One of the things I love about music blogging is when I come across “hidden treasures”–bands with a unique vibe and memorable sound that not many people know about–but should. In my view, Brooklyn-based Palomino is one of those bands.…

Afterlife Parade: Death to Life

When you hear of a rock band called Afterlife Parade releasing an EP called Death, it might be easy to get the wrong idea–like something dark, macabre, gothic.  But that’s not the case at all with this band. It actually…

Music for Animals

Hailing from San Francisco, Music for Animals has been gaining traction on the west coast for the past few years. Their hooky, danceable pop/rock vibe has drawn comparisons to The Killers. As a songwriter, I’m always looking for the “hook” in songs or in…

Honey from an Open Hand

Open Hand, an indie rock band from LA, is exploring new territory with their album Honey. While their previous work tends toward straight out jam-band rock, this record seems to venture into a more atmospheric, progressive, experimental vibe–even incorporating some hip hop…