Shatterproof: The Re-Definition of Fine

September 13, 2018

Speaking with Shatterproof drummer Benji Spoliansky over the phone, the excitement he had looking forward to 2019 was almost palpable. So much was in the works for this Ft. Collins hardcore gypsy alt-rock band but… he couldn’t really talk about it except in cryptic, nondirect affirmations so as to not give it away. “I feel like everything we’ve done this far as a band has led to what’s going to be happening next year,” says Spoliansky.

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Album Review: Draghoria – Thrash AD

September 10, 2018

Draghoria is a multi-generational metal band from Greeley with a recurring theme that describes their music to a tee – thrash metal. The follow up to their first EP, appropriately titled Thrash AD, will be released during Downtown Greeley’s 12th annual Block Party (via Sweden’s Big Balls Production) undoubtedly to a room of sweaty kids in black shirts that beat up their friends for fun, but pick them up when they fall.

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In The Whale – Not Their First Rodeo

September 1, 2017

For Nate Valdez and Eric Reilly of the two-piece rock band In The Whale, the last seven years has been a wild ride on the slow burn to success. From their humble beginnings in the early days of the Greeley music scene to their grind touring at a national level, In The Whale has evolved both sonically and professionally.

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888: No More ‘Critical Mistakes’

September 3, 2016

When Denver musician Danny Stills was surfing the internet one day, he stumbled across an 888, which is a tape made for a machine manufactured in the 1960s used to record the Beatles and other timeless acts. Stills brought the suggestion to Aaron Rothe and Danny Cooper, who also gravitated towards the idea of naming their electro-pop project, 888.

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Block Party 2013 Spotlight – Duchovny

September 4, 2013

Their sound is all the good things about alt-rock, jazz, and pop melded together. Duchovny not only has a special skill for songwriting, but they do an excellent job of complementing their smooth vocals with the instruments instead of being overwhelming.

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Block Party 2013 Spotlight – The Burroughs

Johnny Burroughs, self-proclaimed preacher’s kid, grew up playing church music and listening primarily to soul music, doo wop, and the Raisins. Immersing himself in these genres, Johnny honed his musical talents by forming different bands over the years, building a strong local following.

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