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Allout Helter working on new album with Trevor Reilly of A Wilhelm Scream

Denver punk band Allout Helter is in the midst of recording its new record, the follow-up to Sinking, We Regress, its 2013 full-length release. Trevor Reilly from A Wilhelm Scream is producing the record, which is being recorded at Felipe Patino’s Greendoor Recordings, and is due out next year on the Bird Attack Records imprint.

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The Jekylls are splitting up, set to play their final show in November

This morning, the Jekylls announced plans to part ways and pursue their other musical projects. After a successful and very well received five-year run, the Denver-based four-piece is planning to put a capper on its career with a final farewell show at 3 Kings Tavern this November.

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Parting thoughts: Angie Stevens reflects on nearly two decades of making music

After nearly two decades of making and playing music in Denver, Angie Stevens has decided to step away from performing indefinitely. Giving her the send off she deserves, the Trusted Ear sat down for a chat in advance of her farewell performance. 

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Listen to Joshua Trinidad's rendition of "Retrograde" by James Blake

Joshua Trinidad has a new single out this morning. This one is literally fresh out of the oven. He recorded it yesterday and posted it late last evening. It's a rendition of James Blake's song "Retrograde," and it's every bit as enticing as you'd expect.

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FaceMan planning to host a two-day music festival this November

So this should be all kinds of rad. The illustrious members of the inimitable Denver band FaceMan are in the process of putting together their own two-day music festival featuring 75 to 100 acts later this year just before the holidays. The working title: FaceMan's 100 Year Storm.

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Learn about music licensing at the Denver Composers Symposium at Syntax

Next Saturday, Syntax Physic Opera is hosting an event organized by the folks at the Denver Composer Symposium meet-up group, which will focus specifically on music licensing. Sounds like a worthwhile event for songwriters seeking to learn more about making a living making music.

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Izcalli filming PSA next week at the Walnut Room and needs extras

Izcalli has been tapped to tape a public service announcement for the Colorado Department of Transportation, which will be broadcast on Univision and Telemundo later in the year. The act is slated to film next week at the Walnut Room and is looking for extras to appear in the clip.

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Goosefest kicks off on Friday night at Goosetown Tavern in Denver

If you're a fan of the punk rock, then you probably already have this circled on your calendar (or asked Siri to remind you about this). If not, Goosefest is going down this weekend at Goosetown Tavern and the lineup for the three-day shindig looks pretty rad.

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Jonny Barber talking about running for mayor of Denver

In case you missed it, the King of Colfax, Jonny Barber (aka The Velvet Elvis) has been talking about entering the race to become the mayor of Denver in 2019. He began floating the prospect earlier this week on Facebook, and if he's actually serious, you can bet that he'll have a community of people supporting his push.

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Covenhoven appears in Westy Session, performance posted online

In case you missed it, Covenhoven (aka Joel Van Horne) turned in an intimate acoustic version of "Blind Spot" from his album The Wild and Free for GoWesty Camper Products' Westy Sessions online music series. He's the second Colorado musician to be featured. Gregory Alan Isakov initiated the series this past February. 

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Cloak of Organs is every bit as great as expected

Cloak of Organs, which features some of the most respected musicians in the Denver music scene, is every bit as exciting and as great as expected –- hardly surprising coming from members of Planes Mistaken for Stars, Red Cloud, Git Some, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake and more.

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The lineup for Denver's Rocky Mountain Low fest is incredible

If you haven't seen it yet, the line up for Rocky Mountain Low next week is amazing. The four-day event features D.R.I., Mean Jeans, Protomartyr, Bummers Eve, Night Shapes, Modern Convenience, Hide, Tollund Men, Poison Rites, Gleemer, American Culture and a whole bunch more.

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Ludacris set to headline Punching Mule festival next month

Ludacris is set to headline the Punching Mule festival next month at Mile High Spirits with a full band. In addition to Luda, the lineup also features Galactic and Soulive with the Shady Horns, and Tatanka with Aja Black and Big Samir of the Reminders, and Mikey Thunder.

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News and notes from The UMS festival in Denver

Altas sets off the fire alarm at Illegal Pete's and kept playing, Codename: Carter impressed, Ghost Gone Quiet, a new band featuring former members of Fell and Emerald Siam debuted, and news about other new music and projects. Read on to find out more.

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