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Dead Amps: Where We Are Now / Harnessing the Chaos

Erin O’Toole isn’t Dr. Phil, but she does have a little marital advice:

“If you can record an album together and remain happy,” O’Toole says, “you can survive anything.”

O’Toole would know, given that she’s made music with her husband, Jonathan Payne as the band Dead Amps since 2005, a year after they met. She says when they both find something they like, it can be magical )as on their new full-length “DA4”) but it’s usually more arduous than that. Just like a marriage with moments that inspire rom-coms and adult contemporary hits, there’s a whole lot of hard work behind the magic.

A Brother’s Bond: Holdfast. Stays, Fights and Reflects

“We are three brothers” is the first sentence Holdfast. wrote in their Facebook bio and they’re not really wrong about that. Brothers Tom and Mikey Maddocks and their cousin Charlie Maddocks grew up right next door to each other in Windsor, CO. They did everything together, including signing a sync licence with Audio Network in 2020 and releasing their first full length Stay And Fight on January 8, 2021.

DIY Kick: Colorado’s Recording Industry Takes It Home

Independent artists made more music online and at home during lockdown, and recording studios have adapted. Mike Davis was uniquely prepared for this shift, founding Koncept Jewel Studios, an itinerant collection of recording equipment and instruments that operates wherever Davis happens to be living at the time. 

“It’s kind of an amorphous thing. I’ve moved around since I started it and plan to continue moving around,” he said.

This can-do, remote DIY sentiment is echoed by Ben Behrens of Wright Studios: “It doesn’t matter how cheap or weird your gear is. If it works, we can make something cool with it.”

Stone Cottage studios in Boulder has even turned its space into a stage for live-streaming artist performances online.

Sarah Slaton Says It’s Time to Get Up and You Know It

Despite the chaos that was 2020, Fort Collins singer-songwriter Sarah Slaton has been able to find one gig: “I’m joining a bunch of other folks from the music industry who have been laid-off from their normal jobs,” she tells BandWagon. “We are part of a Covid rapid-response team, going to small cities to build testing infrastructure and testing sites.”

Because let’s be honest, if you need to build a mobile facility meant to deal with a lot of people, call are the music festival folks. “We get shit done quickly,” Slaton says.

Additionally, Slaton released the “Get Up” single and video in December, which speaks to what so many are going through. She championed the Save Our Stages Act, spearheaded community events and much more.

For Once In My Life: John March Remembers Ted Greene.

During the 2013 Colorado Floods, John March broke both of his elbows and then continued trying to make a living as a gigging guitarist despite crippling pain.

“Two weeks later, I was playing at a fundraiser for people whose homes had been destroyed in the floods,” March said.

MusiCares was the first organization to provide financial assistance to March, who is now donating a portion of the proceeds from his new album For Once In My Life to three charities, including MusiCares.
The album is March’s second tribute to his former mentor and jazz guitar legend Ted Greene.

BandWagon Magazine is a free monthly publication and marketing company, based out of our office inside Moxi Theater at 802 9th Street in Downtown Greeley, Colorado. Most of all, our goal is to help cultivate and report on live music, arts, entertainment, nightlife, and community in Colorado.

Bandwagon Magazine distributes over 15,000 copies of our magazine each month. Stretching across northern Colorado covering Greeley, Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, and more. While our target audience is young adults ages 21-35, BandWagon reaches across multiple demographics with our publication.  Our articles cover a range of art related topics. Those include album reviews, new songs on the radio, and full-page spreads on new bands and tours.  A special portion of our magazine also highlights up-to-date concert calendars. Bandwagon Magazine covers venues from Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison to Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins to Mishawaka Amphitheater in Bellvue.

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The Colorado Sound’s My5 – January 2021

((( Don't forget: each My5 title is a link. Click on, NoCo! ))) 1. Ken Burns Jazz Box Set – I picked up an item from Craigslist and the guy tossed in some CDs, including ...

The Colorado Sound’s My5 – December 2020

((( Don't forget: each My5 title is a link. Click on, NoCo! ))) Simply enough, here are my 5 fav holiday tunes. 1. Bruce Springsteen - “Merry Christmas, Baby” – I’ve seen him sing this ...

The Colorado Sound’s My5 – November 2020

As the holidays approach, The Colorado Sound’s thoughts turn to: Things you can do to help members of your vibrant community through tough times; The best TV and film to cozy-up with; and most fun of all – the best music about food!