After a lengthy hiatus, one that saw some of the members backing Ryan Bingham, Rose Hill Drive is back in business, finishing work on a new album and due at a pair of December shows, one in Denver and another on New Year's Eve in Ft. Collins.
Lost Walks, a new band featuring members of Andy Thomas' Dust Heart, Tin Horn Prayer, Bad Luck City, Tarantella, Strange Americans, FaceMan and Slim Cessna's Auto Club, is set to make its debut at Syntax Physic Opera, a date that will also serve as the act's record release party.
The Denver music scene is mourning the loss of Danny Pappas, the frontman of My Own Iris, who passed away earlier this week. Pappas was a very well loved member of the scene, and his life will be celebrated at Herman's Hideaway on Sunday with a special tribute show.
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.
After weeks of speculation, it has now been officially confirmed that Trev Rich has joined the Cash Money Records Roster. Both Rich and Bryan "Birdman" Williams, the label's co-founder, appeared on KS-107.5 last night and talked about the news.
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.
A bunch of new tracks caught our ear this week, including fresh hip-hop from AP & FL, and Sam Jay, C1 and Wil Guice, along with some dark-hued pop tunes from Stephanie Mabey, plus a promising pair of new discoveries from Boulder, and the polished punk of the Windermeres. Dig in below.
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.
Summer is over—well, at least the summer party season in Denver. It's winding down, anyway. Sunday marks the fifth season finale of Goodness, the party helmed by the Solution crew. DJ Low Key talks to us about Goodness and The Solution and what makes them both great.
If you missed seeing Zach Heckendorf a few weeks ago, it might be a minute before you see him again. The talented songwriter just moved to New York City for school, but he recorded a bunch of new music to tide fans over until he returns. "The Harvest" is the first song from the bunch.
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.
In advance of his show this weekend at Red Rocks, Gregory Alan Isakov shared his latest video for "Stable Song." Directed by his bassist John Grigsby, the clip is thoughtful and very well done, comprised of vintage black and white footage.
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.
In case you missed it, yesterday, Allegaeon shared its new video for "All Hail Science." Filmed at Black Sky Brewery this past winter, the track is slated to appear on Proponent for Sentience, the Fort Collins metal band's new album, which is due out towards the end of September.
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.
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.
There's a fresh batch of new music this week for you to feast on. A number of new tracks caught our ear from Rob Drabkin, Dabvillain, Option4, It's Always Sunny in Tijuana, Ekelhaft, Status, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Jux County, New Leverage and Filthy Hearts.
This past weekend, Ryan Chrys, frontman of Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts, was named Entertainer of the Year by the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame, an organization founded and maintained by members of the traditional country community.
Last month, Adam "Dent" Martinez was hit by a Ford F-450 truck while he was waiting to cross the street. Although he sustained significant facial injuries and experienced quite a bit of bruising, a month later, he's made a miraculous recovery. (Warning: this story features graphic images).
September is shaping up to be quite swell at 3 Kings Tavern in September. Starting next Tuesday, the venerable south Broadway venue is set to kick off a pair of residencies featuring Eryn DeSomer of the Jekylls every Tuesday and the beloved Fasano brothers every Wednesday.
Edison, an outfit featuring a trio of talented songwriters, Sarah Slaton, Dustin Morris and Maxwell Hughes, is making some great music. Not hard to see why the act is turning heads in Denver. We can't get enough of "Open Road," one of the first songs from the act's forthcoming album.
There is a flood of new music, here and on the way, from Sedrick Avenue (formerly Whygee), Dent, Gypdahip, In the Whale, Wovenhand, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Pink Hawks, Cutthroat Drifters, and much more. From the sounds of it, summer's ending with a bang and fall's gonna be awesome.
The Yawpers took the country by storm with American Man, its Bloodshot Records debut this past fall. Almost a year later, the Colorado three-piece is getting ready to head to Chicago to record the follow-up with Tommy Stinson of the Replacements. Brace yourself.
Based on a picture he posted on Instagram Thursday, Trev Rich may have some big news to share soon. If it's what we think it is, not only is it big news, but it represents a historic moment for the Denver scene. Could be the biggest news since the Fray signed to Epic in 2004.
Next month, Mile High Soul Club will be celebrating its eighth anniversary at Syntax Physic Opera. We spoke with the night's co-founder about how the whole thing got started, why it's lasted so long and some of his favorite moments.
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.
This past June, the Epilogues delivered news that they were parting ways after a dozen years together. Fans were understandably bummed, but they won't be left empty handed. Yesterday, the band posted OK OK, their final album on Soundcloud.
Lipgloss, Denver's longest consecutive running dance party, is making some changes. After fifteen years of being a weekly club night, Lipgloss is moving to a monthly party at Pearl's, along with continuing to do special events at Bar Standard.
In case you missed it, Reno Divorce released a new video last week for the title track of its latest album, Ship of Fools, which is being released by Wolverine Records, the German punk label. The song and the video are both solid and true to Reno Divorce's gritty, melodic sound.
Since releasing her debut album, I'm Okay, more than a decade ago, Stevens has firmly established herself as one of the city's finest songwriters. This week, she announced that she's stepping away from performing and only has a half-dozen shows left.