By Veronica Lee
2016 was a memorable year; one of fear and change. A year of conversation and action, of politics and community. But most notable was this the year of art and of music. The end of what many are claiming to be one of the worst years in history, there are so many who do not agree. Out of the depths of the unknown, anything can grow and flourish. Fresh starts are sparked, reunions of lovers and enemies are explored, and comebacks are strengthened and inevitable. And tonight, on the eve of 2017, Rose Hill Drive is up to something new; embarking on a journey and writing their own history. The guys rang in the New Year in Ft Collins with a killer lineup and a bleeding passion that is sure to set in motion their best year to come.
Rose Hill Drive was more than welcomed to the stage; they were met with anticipated buzz and gorwing chants as the lights slowly dimmed. Jacob, Daniel and Nathan ushered themselves to their appropriate spots and confidently picked up their instruments. They’ve done this hundreds of times before, and yet tonight felt different. Coming from Larimer Lounge in Denver just weeks before, Daniel claims that to notably be the most fun performance the guys had ever played. They are suredly amped and ready for round two. Shattering the silence with the opening lines of Americana, the room was set into a forward motion as the stage was rushed and voices sang along to the lyrics. Striking heavy bass lines, crushing guitar solos, and high-energy artistic beats on drums, this is yet an even stronger representation of the skill and showmanship these guys have been perfecting during the 5-year hiatus. Song after song, playing old favorites and introducing new music, not a single moment was to be missed. These guys have an intense and readable love of what they do, and their impact on the psychedelic rock community is only just beginning to surface.
At the midnight mark, the countdown from 10 to 1 began, as couples reached for familiar hands to hold and lips to kiss upon the stroke of midnight. Significant others of the bandmates rushed on stage to bring in the year together, and in that moment, Jacob bent down to one knee and offered an open ring box to his lady. In shock, she stared and muttered unreadable words of astonishment, and with no hesitation she leaned in and kissed him with a yes! A beautiful moment for the couple and an awesome sight for everyone else to partake in witnessing the joy of what’s to come!
Playing well in to the new year, the diverse lineup of original material is an endless stream of rock and roll paradise. Playing fan favorites as well as new songs, the audience formed the head banging dance circle from beginning until the very end. “Rose Hill Drive” was heard on the lips of old and new fans alike, and in an urgent patience, they will wait until the band resurfaces again with a vengeance in 2017.
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After weeks of anticipation, Larimer Lounge saw a favorite return just before the holiday. No stranger to entertainment, performer and radio host SF1 put on an all-out, max-energy can’t-stop-dancing show at Larimer Lounge on Thursday.
Denver native Shane Franklin, better known as SF1, has been combining his love of music and dance since before high school. After pursuing ventures with other local artists, he found his home with the current Crew and has continued his pursuit of hit-beat making next-level entertainment.
SF1 and The Crew produced songs as noteworthy as the Grammy nomination considerate AutoPilot and just released a new song, Ferris Wheel, under Sony Music Entertainment. SF1 is a Denver must see, the show doesn’t stop until he says it does. And just like the hot track off his album Xclusive, get ready to Party All Night.
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The Fight for Air Climb is one of the signature fundraising events of the American Lung Association. The Climbs are held in prominent skyscrapers and other buildings across the country, giving participants the opportunity to join together with friends, family and co-workers as they climb the stairs of the building to the top! The Climb has been taking place for more than a decade and has raised more than $40 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association. Continue reading “Denver’s Fight For Air Climb Feb. 26”
Photo Credit: Thomas Wood
From L to R: Jake Goss, Paul Klein and Les Priest
“For Fans of: Phoenix, fun., Glass Animals.
Los Angeles’ LO MOON will be embarking on their first tour across America, supporting fellow Angeleno up-and-comers MUNA. The dates are below.
LO MOON‘s first and only song, a 7-minute sprawling anthem called “Loveless,” is already receiving early love from the likes of NPR Music, KROQ, KCRW, KEXP, Buzzbands LA, and more. The song was recently featured on NPR’s “Heavy Rotation” list for 2016, with notable music programmer Bruce Warren of WPXN calling it “shimmering, immersive, and otherworldly, [Loveless] is a stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of song.” The song has also already had over a million streams since it was released in the fall.
Continue reading “LO MOON ANNOUNCES FIRST AMERICAN TOUR SUPPORTING MUNA; In Denver 2/14”
Australian 5-piece Sticky Fingers have released their newest music video for “Sad Songs”
– PRESS HERE to watch! This video follows the release of the band’s third album, Westway (The Glitter & The Slums), and an incredibly successful North American tour with sold out stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and more. Sticky Fingers will return to North America this February with newly announced dates in New York, Chicago, Dallas
and more –
see full routing below and PRESS HERE
Continue reading “STICKY FINGERS Release “Sad Songs” Video Announce Spring 2017 North American Tour Dates”
Monday night saw the one-year anniversary of the increasingly successful Songwriters Showcase at Stem Ciders in RiNo. The concept started after an inspired vacation by local musicians Kenzi Everitt and Jason Barteck of Kinesics. The two began this monthly tradition here in Denver after seeing a similar offering in Maryland while on vacation. After some brainstorming and venue shopping, the pair agreed that Stem Ciders offered not only the stage but also the correct ambiance. And now with a year of growing by word of mouth, the events bring in a packed house and enough interested participants that slots are now booked through March of 2017.
Continue reading “Ciders in RiNo for a Cause”
With weeks of anticipated buzz, Rose Hill Drive played to a sold-out Larimer Lounge last night. Admittedly, the band was unsure of the expected turnout, however 5 years off from playing and -7 degree weather couldn’t keep this audience away.
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Long time favorites, The Nadas, came through Denver last Saturday night as part of a 3 night musical medley. At the Oriental Theater in North Denver, The Nadas were met with a full house of admiring fans who were out of their seats and swaying down on the dance floor. With soulful harmonies, big band brass melodies and an unmatched banter of longtime fellow band-mates, The Nadas show to be more than comfortable under the spotlight. A great set list of holiday songs as well as crowd favorites from their robust album list, The Nadas were sure to keep fans happy and remind them why they adore these men so much! Check out the slide show below for a few highlights!
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