Posts Tagged ‘ rock ’

Bop Skizzum Gets “Coloradical”

October 3, 2012
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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 fusion of rock/funk/soul, but simply by making great music. I’ve seen them play around...

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Ballet Nouveau Colorado Rocks the Ballet

May 27, 2012
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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 shows by this innovative Denver-based dance company, which has gained a reputation for putting...

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Palomino: Ponte Vecchio

February 20, 2012
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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. Citing influences from late 70′s/early 80′s post-punk, this 3-piece band has a raw, sparse...

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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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Afterlife Parade: Death to Life

May 24, 2011
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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 started as a project by Nashville singer/songwriter Quinn Erwin who was trying to process...

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Music for Animals

May 6, 2010
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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 a sound.  I also look for the balance between creativity and accessibility. I don’t...

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Honey from an Open Hand

April 24, 2010
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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 elements. Additional contributors to the record are Matt Talbot of Hum and Christopher “Kid”...

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