False Report is a band that hasn’t played by anyone’s rules. Their latest EP, Tear The Pages is proof that great emo music in Colorado isn’t going anywhere. Their fourth release in just as many years, Tear The Pages is the sound of False Report hitting their stride. Striking a more somber tone than some of their previous work (which says a lot for this band), they touch the nerve of something special with this release.Continue reading
Month: October 2019
Album Review: Grey Paris – Medea
Berlin iconically represents the concepts of borders and breaking through them. Electronic Berlin-based piano, bass and drums trio Grey Paris exemplify that attitude on their second full-length electronic jazz release Medea, channeling the sounds of the established past through the fiber optic feel of the future.Continue reading
Video Premiere: Casual Male – Takin’ It Easy
Tim Lappin set out to make something of his own after years of playing in different projects like Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker) and more. His new band Casual Male premiere their video for “Takin’ It Easy” via BandWagon today.
The so-called “skate video’s” narrative depth hints at the flux of group dynamics with perhaps a not-so-on-the-nose influence bleeding through: Lappin’s hard-earned experience in the music world. Groups form, members join, and when the golden light hits just right, it’s beautiful.Continue reading
The Lone Vulf: Cory Wong Ventures Outside The Pack
As much of a beast as Cory Wong is on the guitar (and how catchy his composing and songwriting is) “Motivational Music For The Syncopated Soul” isn’t exactly a pedestal of attention for himself. Instead, he collaborated with several well established musicians, evoking a collaborative vibe like that of his other band Vulfpeck. Wong (with support from Paris Monster) play sThe Aggie Theater on Halloween night as well as Boulder and Denver November 1 and 2.Continue reading
Album Review: Paris Monster – Lamplight
The initial jaw-dropping shock one goes through at their first Paris Monster show is thus: how are just two people doing this? Josh Dion simultaneously sings unstoppably pure, mammoth-powered soul while drumming and playing keys, and the ominous bass murk and whine of feedback via Geoff Kraly’s electric bass wired through modular synth pulse hard. Dion’s pure, eloquent vocal soars in an open atmosphere of Kraly’s electro-arpeggios; making high art out of foggy funk.
The duo support Cory Wong at The Aggie on Halloween night as well as the Fox on November 1 and The Bluebird November 2.Continue reading
Album Review: Lacy Jo – Self-Titled EP
Greeley-based country singer-songwriter Lacy Jo’s forthcoming, self-titled EP is mainly ballads – raw songs focused on being real, which Lacy wrote based on her own life. Produced by Dave Beegle, the EP releases October 25 with a Moxi Theater show with Smooth Hound Smith.Continue reading
Rebirth Brass Band: Old Tradition, Different Groove
The Rebirth Brass Band have to answer two questions every time they play a gig: 1 – Are you going to play some traditional stuff? 2 – Are you going to play your own stuff?
“We’re not trying to recreate the wheel,” founder and and bass drummer Keith Frazier said, “but we want to do something different.”
Catch the Grammy-winning band October 25 at Washington’s in Fort Collins and October 26 at The Ogden in Denver.Continue reading