Album Review: this broken beat – What’s On Your Mind?

December 1, 2017

Denver pop band this broken beat has been rising to the top for the last year since releasing their first single, “Sweat And Blood,” in 2016. What’s On Your Mind, their first album, showcases radio-ready songs, including “Sweat And Blood,” with some interesting artistic choices scattered throughout the album. While it is a solid record, this broken beat is still figuring out what their sound is.

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The War On Drugs Pay Tribute to Tom Petty

October 2, 2017

Selling out two nights at the Ogden Theatre October 14th and 15th, The War On Drugs established themselves as a Colorado favorite. Playing material primarily from their new album A Deeper Understanding and crowd favorites from their 2014 album Lost in a Dream, The War On Drugs gave an impassioned performance that showed both the complexity of their sound and the simplicity of their arrangements that has made them so successful.

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Album Review: Victim Culture – Self-Titled

September 1, 2017

Back in April, Denver-based hardcore band, Victim Culture, released their debut, self-titled album. Coming in at eight songs and a breezy 23 minutes, the album packs a heavy, but swift punch from start to finish. Comprised of Zack Hill on guitar and vocals, Connor Hampton on vocals and bass, and Noah Shockley on drums, the band’s sound is rooted heavily in punk. They have a raw but defined sound, blending together melodicism with dissonant, angular guitar riffs.

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Album Review: Ian Mahan – Rockford

Ian Mahan, based out of Denver, says he blends together pop, blues, folk, “and old-time entertainment,” and his latest album, Rockford, particularly leans toward an acoustic indie/pop blend with gentle, relaxing lyrics. The album could be called sweet, or in less generous terms, sappy. But for an independent singer-songwriter, Rockford is a good step forward.

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Josh Blue– Can’t Knock Me Down

August 1, 2017

Life as a stand-up comedian is not easy, just ask Josh Blue. Winner of the fourth season of Last Comic Standing, this Denver resident made a name for himself for his unapologetic candor regarding his cerebral palsy. His national success has made him an important figure in the Denver comedy scene where he’s maintained a strong presence over the years. His success has also attracted the attention of some unsavory characters and recently during his show in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was assaulted in the bathroom of the venue. We got the chance to speak with Blue about the assault and his life as a Denver comic.

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