As Famous As He Wants To Be: Sage Francis Sits Comfortably At The Helm of His Career

June 16, 2015

The Providence, Rhode Island-native, former spoken word champion, seasoned emcee and founder of Strange Famous Records has built a comfortable career for himself over the last two decades, but he would rather stay under the radar. Francis has never been one to seek out fame, it kind of found him. His incredible writing talent was undeniable. Coupled with a strong stage presence, it was only a matter of time before he attracted attention. Curiously, it’s the attention he tends to want to avoid. As a self-proclaimed introvert, he’s much more relaxed inside the fours walls of his home than he his outside in the world. However, that all goes out the window when he takes his first step on stage; he explodes with confidence.

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New Music Monday: Sharon Van Etten — I Don’t Want to Let You Down

For me, the best artists (musical or not) are the ones who are growing from project to project. Whether the development is a growth in the boundaries of their particular sound, or an emotional one, which garners tasty new morsels of insight, it’s important to me that the struggle is present. It makes the music feel more genuine, more organic. Last year, when Sharon Van Etten released Are We There, we glimpsed into the gnarled and fraught mental scape of a woman on the edge of love. Now, in her new EP, I Don’t Want to Let You Down, we visit Van Etten on the same heart break, now with room enough for perspective.

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Barenaked Ladies with Violent Femmes at Red Rocks Amphitheater

June 12, 2015

Red Rocks Amphitheater was alive this weekend as Colin Hay opened up the Barenaked Ladies show who’s acoustic set consisted of mostly classics from his days back with Men at Work. He ended his set with a beautiful cover of the Beatles song, “Here Comes the Sun.” Violent Femmes took the stage for a 45 minute set that included the first new song that the band has performed in 15 years.

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Crítica del àlbum: Fórmula Vol. 2— Romeo Santos

Después de su desintegración de Aventura, Romeo Santos se lanzó como solista en el 2011. Aunque la desintegración entristeció a fans, Romeo Santos ahora gira promocionando su álbum Fórmula vol. 2 que estrenó el 28 de enero del año pasado. Su gira Formula vol. 2 world tour ha llegado hasta nosotros en Denver al Pepsi Center este 14 de junio. El álbum consiste de 16 canciones que como siempre lo hipnotizan a uno con su bella voz y su letra y sonido inolvidable. El cantautor nos enamora de él y la vida con su romanticismo que recuerda todos los aspectos del amor.

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Fooling Around and Falling in Love With Elvin Bishop

June 10, 2015

Elvin Bishop has had a long and prolific career as a blues guitarist. A teenager in Chicago during the ‘60s, he had the privilege of both witnessing and taking an active role in blues in it’s heyday. Under the tutlage of several blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and John Lee Hooker he honed his skills in the best way possible before launching into an incredible career that included a song that peaked at #3 on the US Billboards in 1975 with the song “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” which featured Mickey Thomas and Donny Baldwin of Jefferson Starship (and for you younger kids was on the Gardians of the Galaxy soundtrack with last summer). Gearing up for the Greeley Blues Jam, we had a chance to sit down with Bishop to talk about the blues and his amazing career.

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