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Scarlet Canary- Arise

| July 1, 2015
Scarlet Canary- Arise

by Thom Jackson With vocals touching the fringe of exotica, hard rockers Scarlet Canary and front lady Hannah Maddox display the progress they’ve made through frequent touring with their new album Arise. The six songs couple Maddox’ vocals with heavy driving guitar licks to give the band a sound that verges on metal but never […]

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Rossonian- Late Kids

| July 1, 2015
Rossonian- Late Kids

by Tim Wenger Indie rock has evolved as a very symbolic and passionate take on modern rock. This rings true in Denver, as we have watched The Epilogues, The Photo Atlas, and My Body Sings Electric take heartfelt and honest rock songs and bring them to masses. Somewhere along the line, however, that symbolism decided […]

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Andy Sydow- Trailhead

| July 1, 2015
Andy Sydow- Trailhead

by The Swami Andy Sydow’s new release Trailhead dips into a few genres that are quite the mix…Southern Rock tracks “Gun” and “Fight For Your Soul” showcase blistering guitar riffs along with memorable quality vocal stretches. Other tracks such as the Billy Joel infused “Red in My Wine” feature Sydow’s songwriting prowess. Fans of Matthew […]

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Motion Trap- PALEBLUEDOT

| June 1, 2015
Motion Trap- PALEBLUEDOT

by Tim Wenger Psych-rock is a fast-growing genre here in Denver, and Motion Trap is one of the bands leading the charge. Stepping away from the heavy indie-rock influence that many of these bands draw from, Motion Trap incorporates strong elements of both hip-hop and electronica that make their debut record PALEBLUEDOT one of the […]

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Vermillion Road- Palaces

| June 1, 2015
Vermillion Road- Palaces

by Tim Wenger There is nothing quite like turning on a new band, not sure what you’re getting in to, and being pleasantly surprised to hear a very solid brand of alt-rock full of punk rock and indie influence. Such was the case with the opening track on the new Vermillion Road album Palaces. Power […]

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Flood of Souls- Kill It Again

| June 1, 2015
Flood of Souls- Kill It Again

by Thom Jackson Metal heavy-hitters Flood Of Souls dropped their new record Kill It Again at the Marquis Theatre May 16, and look to take the songs well beyond the confines of the Mile High City. Presenting a style of melodic metal that actually lets the (actually understandable) lyrics drive the songs with well-arranged melodies […]

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Wendy Woo Band- Tipping Point

| May 1, 2015
Wendy Woo Band- Tipping Point

by Tim Wenger Wendy Woo Band has been working to master the radio-friendly pop-rock style and the new album Tipping Point is a big step in the right direction. Wendy Woo brings an authoritative, but tenderly appealing, vocal command that dominates the group’s sound and her lyricism is very personal- almost as if she is […]

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Doves And Wolves

| May 1, 2015
Doves And Wolves

by Thom Jackson A fresh take on indie rock is exactly what Denver needed, and is exactly what Doves and Wolves is shooting for with their debut EP. Vocally, I was reminded at times of The Cure- emotional lyrics set under heavy effect, and presented solidly over mellow (if sometimes melodramatic) rock music. The thing […]

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Stephen Melton Goes Solo

| May 1, 2015
Stephen Melton Goes Solo

by Ryan Edwards I’ve met hundreds of local musicians and I can honestly say that I remember every experience and wouldn’t trade any of those memories for the world. Around five years ago I was driving with an old college friend of mine and listening to a mix CD that he had. Yes, a time […]

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Cattleist- Mean Cuisine

| May 1, 2015
Cattleist- Mean Cuisine

by Thom Jackson To create death metal that can appeal to anyone other than metal-heads is not an easy task. Catchy, groove-heavy guitar riffs must be present alongside an on-point rapid-fire drum beat. Deep, intense, and swilled vocals must be strategically placed to coincide with both the former and the latter. Not many bands in […]

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