LOCAL NEWS

Spread The Word Fest To Hit Quixotes True Blue May 16

Spread The Word Fest To Hit Quixotes True Blue May 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Spread the Word Fest 2014 April 15th, 2014 (Denver, Colorado)–A-Mac DZ is pleased to announce the second annual Spread The Word Fest, happening this year at Quixotes True Blue on Friday, May 16th, 2014. Featuring 15 of Colorado’s premier up-and-coming bands on 2-stages, the night is sure to turn some heads […]

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Decorated Author Set To Release Book Themed Brew with Black Sky Brewery

Decorated Author Set To Release Book Themed Brew with Black Sky Brewery

Decorated Author Set To Release Book Themed Brew with Black Sky Brewery For Immediate Release: April 17, 2014, Denver, CO - 13-time award-winning sci-fi/fantasy novel The Bane of Yoto, published by FiXT, is setting its sights on beer lovin’ taste buds. Author Joshua Viola has partnered with Denver’s Black Sky Brewery to createThe Ale of Yoto, a blueberry wheat beer crafted […]

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Yo, Flaco!’s Neil McIntyre To Release Children’s Album

Yo, Flaco!’s Neil McIntyre To Release Children’s Album

Mr Kneel CD Release Party “He’s Not Little League Anymore” Featuring:       Mr Kneel with special guest Kurtis Blow Where:              Mercury Cafe (2199 California St., Denver, Co. 80205) When:               Saturday, May 10th, 2014   /  Doors @ 1pm  /  Show @ 2-5pm             Tix:                    $10 Adults  /  $5 Kids  /  All Ages Information:    http://www.mrkneel.com/ / #MrKneel / #KurtisBlow / EPK: www.ReverbNation.com/MrKneelHipHopForFamilies Facebook Event Page link:  www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/867837329909179/ Contact:           Suzy McIntyre  /  suzy@mrkneel.com / ph# 303.320.3505 In the past few years Mr Kneel has entertained kids and families […]

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LOCAL NEWS

The Other Black to Rock Lost Lake April 29

The Other Black to Rock Lost Lake April 29

Lost Lake announces the Other Black, Max Pain & The Groovies, The Kinky Fingers and Bloodhound will perform at the landmark dive bar/venue. The Other Black is Denver’s favorite musical mob, known for bringing the hip-hop, funkadelic grace to every stage, even if they all can’t fit onto it. The band recently stopped by the OpenAir CPR studios to […]

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White Fudge Writes Theme Song For Travel Channel Show

White Fudge Writes Theme Song For Travel Channel Show

Denver, CO The theme song used for season 3 of Travel Channel’s “Trip Flip” was written and performed by the Denver band “White Fudge.”  The song, “Mile High,” was recorded at Sleeping Brotherhood Studios by Kyle Jones, producer of “Handlebars” by the Flobots. The show, hosted by comedian Bert Kreischer, is set to premiere on the […]

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Rock For Youth 2014 Comes to Marquis

Rock For Youth 2014 Comes to Marquis

ROCK FOR YOUTH CONCERT Annual benefit for Metro Denver & Douglas County Partners, and GRASP (Gang Rescue & Support Project)                                         Where: Marquis Theater                                                   2009 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado 80205                                              When: Saturday, May 31, 2014   Doors open at 7 pm  -  Show starts at […]

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BUZZWORTHY

Rapper Crucifix’ Story of Epic Proportions

Rapper Crucifix’ Story of Epic Proportions

by Tim Wenger photo credit Dustin Sheffield “I am a Dreamer,” are the first words on the album Acid Reign, the hard-hitting full length album from rapper/entrepreneur Crucifix. Given his background, a more accurate description could not be spoken. The now-Denver resident, originally from the streets of Atlanta, is developing  a solid following through inspiring […]

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Backyard Hero: Lisa Gedgaudas of Arts & Venues

Backyard Hero: Lisa Gedgaudas of Arts & Venues

by Tim Wenger photo credit Claudine Rousseau Lisa Gedgaudas works with Arts & Venues, the city department that runs such epic spots as Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, the DCPA, and others. Their Imagine 2020 plan, a new cultural implementation set to boost and promote the arts in Denver, is kicking off under the watchful […]

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Denver Chiptune Society Gives Rise to a “New Classic” Style of Music

Denver Chiptune Society Gives Rise to a “New Classic” Style of Music

What exactly is “Chiptune” music? Well, as it turns out, Denver has a community of musicians (and possible old-school gamer nerds) who would love to tell you all about it. It is genre of music made entirely with old video game sounds. CMB wanted to know more, so we went straight to the source- Denver […]

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BUZZWORTHY

CREATE / CMB Networking Column Designing Your Band—April 8, 2014

CREATE / CMB Networking Column Designing Your Band—April 8, 2014

by  Angela Kerr   akerr@coloradomusicbuzz.com Leah Parker   cfi@msudenver.edu   The room was packed. Attendees frantically scribbled notes on March 4, 2014, as panelists Keith Schneider, co-founder of Colorado Music Buzz Magazine, and Mike Blecha, owner of Kinnon Entertainment, shared their thoughts on topics ranging from band chemistry (it’s like a marriage) and how to build a […]

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Mary Beth Cross Finds Home in Spotlight

Mary Beth Cross Finds Home in Spotlight

by Tim Wenger by Tim Wenger Mary Beth Cross has been making a name for herself in Denver and beyond with her authentic blend of folk and Americana. Her record Beyond Good and Evil has been receiving rave reviews nationally and has allowed her to perform in new markets, spreading her tuneage to new ears […]

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The Lyric: Mosey West’s “The Next Breakdown”

The Lyric: Mosey West’s “The Next Breakdown”

editor@ColoradoMusicBuzz.com photo credit Dan Page Mosey West is gaining stream with the new EP Bermuda, and since our review of the record in our January issue, we’ve fallen in love with the track “The Next Breakdown.” Therefore, we figured we’d dig deeper into the  lyrics and see what the band had to say about their […]

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A-SIDES / REVIEWS

We Are Not A Glum Lot

We Are Not A Glum Lot

by Tim Wenger The new EP from Colorado Springs rockers We Are Not A Glum Lot sounds like the guys have spent their share of time on Denver’s south Broadway strip. A melodic brand of indie-influenced shoegaze music, the band utilizes an almost trippy element to separate their music from the masses of indie rock […]

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Woolgather

Woolgather

by Tim Wenger Woolgather is a new transplant to our state, originally from Austin, Texas, who have quickly dived headfirst into the music scene. Their beguiling blend of progressive, hard, and alternative rock brings to mind System of a Down, Deftones, and Stone Temple Pilots, to name a few. Their sound is very appealing, and […]

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Dead End Drivers

Dead End Drivers

by Tim Wenger The Spot Studios has been working with some solid talent lately, and Dead End Drivers are right up there at the top. A smorgasbord of musical talent, the four new tracks from DED take mainstream alternative rock and mix in a bit of country twang, indie soul, and pop flair for good […]

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A-SIDES / REVIEWS

Disgrace The Traitor- To Pick Ourselves Up

Disgrace The Traitor- To Pick Ourselves Up

by Tim Wenger Disgrace The Traitor is Mike Trujillo, who gained some fame in the scene with Take To The Oars before leaving the group last March. He dropped his debut solo EP To Pick Ourselves Up March 13 at Larimer Lounge, and the record is not what you’d expect. Flashes of hard alternative rock […]

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In The Whale- Nate

In The Whale- Nate

by Tim Wenger In The Whale is on fire right now, and their heavy-hitting, moshable new EP Nate, the follow up to Eric, which was released last fall, is only going to add more fuel to the fire. Speaking of fire, the strongest track on the record is aptly titled “Lake of Fire.” Front man […]

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Blind Tomorrow- The Void

Blind Tomorrow- The Void

by Tru Blu With shades of bands like Incubus and My Chemical Romance and a penchant to epically rock, Blind Tomorrow has a bright future.  Their full length March 2014 release of their, 11 track CD, The Void, is equal parts dark angst and a hard charging sonic fury.  Their song writing style is formulaic […]

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NATIONAL NEWS

MY GOODNESS WILL RELEASE ‘SHAKE + SHIVER’ ON JUNE 24TH

MY GOODNESS WILL RELEASE ‘SHAKE + SHIVER’ ON JUNE 24TH

Watch My Goodness’ Video For “Cold Feet Killer” and Download The Track For Free Now At Purevolume.com April 23, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Seattle based rock band My Goodness will release their new full-length album titled Shiver + Shake onJune 24th via Votiv Music. The thirteen track record was recorded and produced by esteemed Seattle producer Rick Parashar (Pearl […]

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Gemini Syndrome’s Aaron Nordstrom on Touring, Healthy Eating, and His Band

Gemini Syndrome’s Aaron Nordstrom on Touring, Healthy Eating, and His Band

by Tim Wenger Gemini Syndrome are more than just another hard rock heavy hitter. This five-piece powerhouse was formed in 2010 in Los Angeles, and in four short years has established its’ name as a prominent force in the touring circuit, with their new album Lux dropping last September. They hit Herman’s Hideaway on April […]

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Jake Clemons Brings Eclectic Show to Larimer Lounge This Friday, Speaks With CMB

Jake Clemons Brings Eclectic Show to Larimer Lounge This Friday, Speaks With CMB

by Tim Wenger Jake Clemons, in the vast and nearly un-summit-able world of music, is much more than just a name. Although most may immediately recognize him as the cousin (and shoe-filler, of sorts, in the E Street Band) of legendary saxophonist Clarence Clemons, Jake is carving his own path with his multi-instrumental talents and […]

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SHOP TALK

Drum City Guitarland Product Review: Selecting Your Drums- The Heart and Soul!

Drum City Guitarland Product Review: Selecting Your Drums- The Heart and Soul!

by Kyle Christy editor@ColoradoMusicBuzz.com There are many things that you can do to a drum. From sizes, color finish, wrap or lacquer, lug choices, rims, but the start of it all is the “Wood/Shell”. The shell is the main part of any drum and is really where the sound starts once the head has been […]

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The Manager’s Corner- April

The Manager’s Corner- April

by Chris Daniels I’ve managed my own band for 30 years. I’m in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and we have 15 albums out so far. It’s been a fun career and it keeps developing. And despite the amazing changes in technology, success in the music business is built around some tried and true […]

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Lyric House Publishing March Placements

Lyric House Publishing March Placements

Mastercard Placement Austin Plaine’s “Your Love” will be featured in an upcoming Mastercard Advertisement. Sins of Our Youth Placement Monarrk’s song “Capattack” will be featured in the upcoming feature film “Sins Of Our Youth” Fuel Freedom Placement Fuel Freedom will be using “Come On” by West Water Outlaws in their upcoming documentary. Great music for […]

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PRODUCT REVIEWS

Guitar Center Product Reviews: Taylor GS Mahogany Mini Acoustic Guitar

Guitar Center Product Reviews: Taylor GS Mahogany Mini Acoustic Guitar

by Brooke Angello This Guitar is LOVE at first play. Working at a guitar store, I am able to try and compare many different guitars, and the Taylor GS Mini Mahogany acoustic is one that really stands out above the rest. The 2012 GS Mini Mahogany is a breed all it’s own. It features a solid Mahogany top, laminate Sapele […]

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Guitar Center Product Reviews: Ernie Ball M Steel Strings

Guitar Center Product Reviews: Ernie Ball M Steel Strings

by Stu Wilf Being a long time fan of Ernie Ball, I was pleased to hear about their new line of ‘M Steel’ strings that were released at the 2014 NAMM show.  I have been using the Slinky line for over 10 years without issue, but as of late really wanted to get something totally […]

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Guitar Center Product Reviews: Yamaha MOXF

Guitar Center Product Reviews: Yamaha MOXF

  by Jason Payne Literally, from a seller standpoint, the Yamaha MOXF series keyboard workstation sells itself.  With its new upgraded sound engine and expandable flash memory, it is great for work in the studio as well as live performances.  The MOXF series features an extensive (expandable) library of over 1000 normal voices, including drum […]

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LOCAL FLAVOR

Lakewood Grill- History in the Making

Lakewood Grill- History in the Making

by Angela Kerr AKerr@ColoradoMusicBuzz.com “The Lakewood Grill was built in 1950 and attained their liquor license in 1951,” according to Myette Keranen a tenured veteran and bar tender who has devoted ten years to the company. As a matter of record, the building originally was constructed in what was then unincorporated JeffcoCounty which finally became […]

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Bonfire Tavern- True Southern Style

Bonfire Tavern- True Southern Style

by Angela Kerr AKerr@ColoradoMusicBuzz.com A neighborhood tavern unites communities providing the “place” where locals can gather for good conversation,   great food and fun.  The Bonfire Tavern, purchased by Carrie and Sonny Hoffman in November of 2012 is no exception. Managing and running bars for over 40 years, Carrie began her career at age 18 in […]

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Pho2Love Shines For Arts Along Colfax Program

Pho2Love Shines For Arts Along Colfax Program

  by Angela Kerr akerr@coloradomusicbuzz.com As one walks into Pho2Love, a large framed thank you from 40 West Arts suggests they are grateful to the owners of Pho2Love Restaurant for partnering with them, allowing them to display artwork as part of the Arts Along Colfax Program.  Pho2Love, owned by a brother and sister team opened […]

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ARTREPRENEURSHIP

BARE-ing it all for Spring 2014

BARE-ing it all for Spring 2014

Over 150 people amassed at the newest RiNo Art District’s Price Gallery on Saturday, March 22, 2014, for an invitation-only sneak preview of BARE’s 2014 Spring Artist Collection—a soft-launch party so successful, guests lingered until after midnight. In an industrial-themed setting, Price Gallery, owned by CREATE MSU Denver client Ted Davis and located at 31st […]

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Start Planning Your Colorado Summer Staycation

Start Planning Your Colorado Summer Staycation

Colorado Info coloradoinfo.com/concertcalendar Colorado Tourism Office colorado.com/arts-culture Denver 365 denver.org/events Denver Arts and Venues artsandvenuesdenver.com/events-programs The Denver Post calendar.denverpost.com/denver_co/events/colorado+cultural+events Events in Colorado eventsincolorado.com Festival Network Colorado festivalnet.com/state/colorado/co.html These is just a few of the many websites available online.

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3rd Annual Creative Industries Summit

3rd Annual Creative Industries Summit

May 1-2, 2014 Salida, Colorado The annual Colorado Creative Industries Summit is a chance for creative professionals to meet and network with fellow creatives from around the state. You’ll learn from Colorado’s most inspiring speakers and presenters through workshops like creative business 101, financing your art, legal issues, social media, and website enhancement. For more […]

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