LOCAL NEWS

MULTI-TALENTED RECORDING ARTIST MAWULE SIGNS MANAGEMENT DEAL WITH BLDGBLKS MUSIC COMPANY

MULTI-TALENTED RECORDING ARTIST MAWULE SIGNS MANAGEMENT DEAL WITH BLDGBLKS MUSIC COMPANY

DENVER, COLORADO — July 21st, 2014 — Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, recording artist Ebenezer Yebuah, who performs as R&B/Pop vocalist Mawule, has signed a management agreement with BLDGBLKS Music Company in Lakewood, Colorado. Mawule will be teaming with the Denver based music company, who develops and manages artists to help them succeed in […]

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Indie Rock Band The Amends Provides Accompanying Music for Serialized Adventure Story, “The Ruins of Tropicalia”

Indie Rock Band The Amends Provides Accompanying Music for Serialized Adventure Story, “The Ruins of Tropicalia”

“The Ruins of Tropicalia” provides a new twist on an existing genre. The story, released in series of installments each week June 24th through August 28th 2014, features a unique tale based on the accounts of a trip involving conjurers, terrorists, reality stars, spies, soldiers, and internet billionaires. In addition to the written work, which […]

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COBARY JAM TO RELEASE “IT’S A MEMORY” FIRST SINGLE FROM DEBUT SELF TITLED EP

COBARY JAM TO RELEASE “IT’S A MEMORY” FIRST SINGLE FROM DEBUT SELF TITLED EP

DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 24TH, 2014 - Cobary Jam is an electronic infused rock trio out of Denver releasing their debut single “It’s a Memory” which goes live streaming and available for purchase via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and many more Tuesday June 24th, 2014. This groups’ enticing harmonies, creative hooks and unorthodox writing accompanied by their raw, edgy style is […]

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LOCAL NEWS

Crestone  Music Festival Returns August 1-3

Crestone Music Festival Returns August 1-3

CRESTONE, CO- The 16th Annual Crestone Music Festival will be held August 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.  The festival is a three-day, two-stage multi-genre, multi-cultural event held at Challenger Golf Club in Crestone Colorado. We have camping, a kid’s zone, contests, arts & crafts, a raffle, gourmet cuisine and Colorado libations. Our headliners this year are […]

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Air Dubai Drop New Album on Hopeless Records

Air Dubai Drop New Album on Hopeless Records

July 1, 2014 – Air Dubai released theirnew, highly anticipated album, Be Calm, today via Hopeless Records. The album includes the popular songs “Warning (feat. Patricia Lynn),” “Afterglow (feat. Dia Frampton),” which debuted exclusively withMTV.com and “Coasts,” which debuted exclusively with Fuse.tv. On the new album, vocalist Julian Thomas said, “Imagine yourself at a party surrounded by unfamiliar faces, all with familiar […]

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Groove Music & Arts Festival Comes to Shadows Ranch

Groove Music & Arts Festival Comes to Shadows Ranch

Mark your calendars for the inaugural Groove Music & Arts Festival July 18th-20th! Three full days of music, mountains, and freedom; featuring the highest quality funk, bluegrass, and jam bands around. Groove Music & Arts Festival offers patrons two stages with live music throughout the weekend, as well as performing arts, yoga, meditation, sustainability workshops, and […]

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BUZZWORTHY

And The Black Feathers Work With Literati Records for New Album

And The Black Feathers Work With Literati Records for New Album

by Tim Wenger Colorado Music Buzz been good friends with Mark Pruisner from Literati Records for quite a while now. His podcast and live stream are, in fact, one of the most solid sources of quality local music in the Mile High City. When Pruisner reached out to us about covering And The Black Feathers’ […]

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Buzzpreneur: Katey Laurel, One Way Music Services

Buzzpreneur: Katey Laurel, One Way Music Services

by Angela Kerr Hanging at my new favorite coffee shop and music venue the Java Jam Cafe, I had an opportunity to get to know Katey Laurel a little better.  I first met Katey at the Own it Music Mastermind Series hosted by CREATE MSU Denver, a business incubator for the arts.  Speaking to her […]

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Tony Mason and The Rebirth of Lost Lake

Tony Mason and The Rebirth of Lost Lake

by Tim Wintemute Meet Tony Mason, the friendly venue manager at Lost Lake. Since last December he and his team of interns have been on a mission from the rock gods: to turn a rock club on East Colfax into a local music staple. Mason originally moved to Denver roughly a decade ago to study […]

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BUZZWORTHY

Lyric House Placements- June 2014

Lyric House Placements- June 2014

Lyric House is a boutique music publishing & licensing company focused in song placement, sync licensing and artist development. Below is is a list of their June placements. - Like A Parrot’s song “The Balance” will be featured in a web ad for Residence Inn. - Shayna Rose & Tyler Shamy’s song “Colorful World” will be featured […]

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CREATE MSU’s OWN IT Music Mastermind #5: An Artists View of Branding and Marketing—July 8, 2014

CREATE MSU’s OWN IT Music Mastermind #5: An Artists View of Branding and Marketing—July 8, 2014

by Angela Kerr Once again we experienced standing room only at the Mastermind. With Sarah Slaton, manager/artist development at Vinefield Agency, Anthony Casale, venue manager of AEG Live (Gothic, Ogden, Bluebird), and Tim Wenger, senior editor from Colorado Music Buzz Magazine – the crowd experienced a new level of professionalism.  With power packed conversation and […]

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Backyard Hero: Michael Hornbuckle of Hornbuckle

Backyard Hero: Michael Hornbuckle of Hornbuckle

by Tim Wenger I believe that there was once a band called Of Triumph and Tragedy. The reason I believe this, actually, is because my good friend Josh was the drummer in the band, before I ever met him, and I have seen with my own eyes a photo of the band standing together looking […]

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A-SIDES / REVIEWS

2 Girls With Guitars- Skyline

2 Girls With Guitars- Skyline

by Maddie Norton Two Girls with Guitars is a local Denver band that consists of sisters’ Caitlin (15) and Sidney (12) Powell. Recently these ladies have released their first EP Skyline band name Facing West. Skyline is full of strong hooks, vocal harmonies and an assortment of strings including banjo, mandolin, cello, ukulele, and of […]

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Calder’s Revolvers- Sunday Morning

Calder’s Revolvers- Sunday Morning

by Tim Wenger Calder’s Revolvers is a much-needed breath of fresh air here in the Mile High City, and their new record, Sunday Morning, is a long, deep exhale of relief from the hordes of trendy indie rock plugging the South Broadway circuit. Vocalist Andy Schneider has such a strong soul tone to his singing, […]

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Bridges Will Burn- Fautlines

Bridges Will Burn- Fautlines

by Abby Kaeser An alternative rock base with a metal backdrop carries Bridges Will Break’s debut album, Faultlines. Natives of Colorado, Bridges Will Break’s first effort is strong but not yet different from what is already out there. “Enough Rope For Two” is the song to pay attention to on this album. It effectively eases […]

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A-SIDES / REVIEWS

Westcoastless Crew- Still Here

Westcoastless Crew- Still Here

by Tim Wenger Denver is home to a burgeoning reggae-rock scene, and we have the full gamut of the genre- from the more mellow reggae style, to the heavier, more punk and hip hop influenced groups. Westcoastless Crew falls as the latter- and they rep Colorado pretty hard. Their new record Still Here is a […]

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Dustin Morris- Balance Volume 2

Dustin Morris- Balance Volume 2

by Tim Wenger Dustin Morris cut his chops with Brave Song Cirlce, but has now dropped a solo record entitled Balance Volume 2. By solo record, we don’t mean a guy sitting there with an acoustic guitar- Morris adds on his own foot percussion, harmonica, kazoo and more on the album. The songs are generally […]

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Jeffrey Dallet- My Old Record Store

Jeffrey Dallet- My Old Record Store

by Tim Wenger He’s got a voice like Bob Dylan on speed. The new 3-song ep from Jeffrey Dallet, My Old Record Store, is a bit rock-y, a bit jazz-y, and a bit folk-y. Dallet blends classic American styles together to create a peaceful, pleasing sound that makes for a very easy listen. He leans […]

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NATIONAL NEWS

Colorado’s Favorite Quartet, Devotchka, To Headline “Vail Rocks” Event

Colorado’s Favorite Quartet, Devotchka, To Headline “Vail Rocks” Event

Vail, Colorado. July 18, 2014 – Love Hope Strength announced last night to the delighted fans of the bands sold out Red Rocks Amphitheatre show that favorite rock quartet, Devotchka, will headline their 3rd annual Vail Rocks fundraising event on August 16, 2014, in Vail. The highly anticipated event sponsored by the Town of Vail […]

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Statement From Riot Fest Founder Mike Petrysyhn

Statement From Riot Fest Founder Mike Petrysyhn

Before I begin what will probably be a long-winded concerto of a statement, it has to be stated with deafening clarity that we wanted to make Byers, Colorado our home for Riot Fest for years to come. It’s a community we care about tremendously, just like Humboldt Park, in Chicago and just to pack up […]

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New Pennywise Album Out This Week

New Pennywise Album Out This Week

Southern California punk legends Pennywise released their eleventh studio album, Yesterdays, TODAY on Epitaph Records. Jim Lindberg is back as the front man, and Yesterdays includes songs written by original bassist, Jason Thirsk who passed away in 1996. In celebration of the release, Pennywise will play several record release shows in Southern California, including July 16 at The […]

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SHOP TALK

The Manager’s Corner- July 2014

The Manager’s Corner- July 2014

by Chris Daniels I’ve managed my own band for 30 years and I’m in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. While all that’s nice, today’s music business is changing at light-speed and you have to know what’s going on. Careers are still built on some tried and true elements: great music, performance and timing. But […]

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Drum City Guitarland Product Reviews: Zildjian Kerope

Drum City Guitarland Product Reviews: Zildjian Kerope

Past Reborn As drummers we’re always looking for that sound! Finding a cymbal has to be one of the most complex/tedious adventures for a drummer. Avedis Zildjian has brought a sound back in the metals we hit that are reminiscent of the 50’s and 60’s sounds but, with a relevant modern music tonality. “KEROPE SERIES” […]

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Musician 101 #11- College Radio

Musician 101 #11- College Radio

What to do to take it to the next level by the Swami Back in the 90’s when I had a developmental deal with Sony, I was privileged to have several great mentors. Then the labels still had A/R departments and would look for talented artists to sign and then “train” to be a pro. […]

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PRESS PLAY

Pillar Point- Dreamin

Pillar Point- Dreamin

Pillar Point just hit Denver for the first time on June 29, rocking Forest Room 5. Their new video is for the single “Dreamin,” a scenic attempt to put the music of Scott Reitherman into video format. Here is what Reitherman had to say about the video. CMB: Tell us about the process of making […]

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Fitz & The Tantrums- “The Walker”

Fitz & The Tantrums- “The Walker”

by Tim Wenger Fitz & The Tantrums hit Denver in early July, and even if you missed the show, you can still check out their rockin’for their new single “The Walker” below and check out what Fitz himself had to say about it. CMB: Tell us about the process of making the video.F: The video […]

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PRODUCT REVIEWS

Guitar Center Product Reviews: Fender Deluxe Blues Reissue

Guitar Center Product Reviews: Fender Deluxe Blues Reissue

Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue Okay, yes the Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue is covered in tweed and that is pretty sweet. But that is only part of the story on this little beauty. I have never really been a Fender guy, however, they arguably have the best clean tone on the market and have for many […]

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Guitar Center Product Reviews: BOSS ME-80

Guitar Center Product Reviews: BOSS ME-80

  BOSS ME-80 This year Boss released a new multi-effects pedal that truly stands above the rest in its price range.  The new Boss ME-80 has the traditional presets that most multi-effects pedals offer, but it also offers an option to use the built-in effects as stand-alone stomp boxes!  This allows you to choose and […]

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Shure SM7B

Shure SM7B

Shure SM7B Throughout the years Shure has been known for setting the industry standard in microphones. The SM7B is no exception. I have heard a lot about this mic and decided to pick one up. I am a bassist and vocalist, and in my opinion, this is the “all purpose” mic to have. The SM7B […]

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LOCAL FLAVOR

Jonathan Bitz Opens Syntax Physic Opera, Speaks About Scene

Jonathan Bitz Opens Syntax Physic Opera, Speaks About Scene

by Tim Wenger Syntax Physic Opera. A unique name, for what promises to be a unique venue. The “physic opera” will be just that- a physical representation of the Denver Syntax, a ten-year-old music and art review covering the Denver area and its happenings, opinions, and thoughts. Jonathan Bitz, the man behind the literary and […]

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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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ARTREPRENEURSHIP

Creatives CREATE-ing a BUZZ

Creatives CREATE-ing a BUZZ

Check out how CREATE MSU Denver is helping creatives Turn their Business into a Work of Art! A few of their clients include the Driftin’ Suns, Ted Davis, AndoGro, and Janet Eickelman. Driftin’ Suns After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Driftin’ Suns are celebrating the release of their newest EP on August 23, 2014, at […]

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ARTrepreneur of the Month–July 2014

ARTrepreneur of the Month–July 2014

Jimmy Descant, better known as Salida’s Rocketman, is a Severe ReConstructivist, live assemblage art perform, community and arts activist, and is our July 2014 ARTrepreneur of the Month. 1) How did you get into art? Why Salida? I worked as a road dog for 15 years for bands across the world ‘til I found a […]

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Website Must-Haves for Creatives

Website Must-Haves for Creatives

Unlike Etsy, DeviantArt, or Facebook, a personal website allows artists complete control over showcasing their brand and their work without the distraction or competition of other artists’ products. Websites can be designed quickly and for cheap through sites such as Weebly, Squarespace, and Blu Domain, but what happens when your visitors aren’t engaged with your […]

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