We recently discovered one of our new favorites at a local Denver DIY show at the up and coming performance space Studio 404 and were immediately bewitched. This singer/songwriter wraps the listener in the song equivalent of a warm blanket in front of a crackling fireplace in the crispness of fall. Her sultry and lush voice catapults into feeling of a different era and adds to the depth of her heart piercing and landscape painting lyricism. We know you will not only fall in love with her songs, but grow to adore her as we do; we introduce July’s Spotlight Artist, Nina de Freitas. Continue reading “Artist Spotlight: Nina de Freitas”
Power packed rock-metal duo Big Business are on the road and proving why the the two of them are more than enough to create the best music they’ve ever written.
Modern rockband Badflower is on the rise and currently touring with Goodbye June this summer. Soon to be hitting all the major rock festivals, there are complexities on and off stage, as this new band finds their way. From the hustle of getting started, setbacks like stolen gear, and current struggles within the band dynamic, Badflower is persevering and proving to be stronger than ever.
The Delta Saints were in Denver Monday night, playing a massive rock and roll show at The Marquis before heading south to The Springs. Before the show, we caught up with Ben Ringel and learned about what made their most recent album release so different from previous music, how life on the road creates exciting challenges, and why holding down a 9-5 is nowhere near appealing.
Tucked up in the small town of Niwot, just outside of Longmont, CO, an artist that is living and breathing music resides. With a retreat style creative space, getting out of the city is exactly what was needed in order to fully immerse themselves in the art. With a drive, a focus, and a passion, many musicians can see the payout of their labors. However, there are the few, that make it to the next level. And Natalie Tate is taking her journey from local to national with grace and her heart on her sleeve.
Wisconsin based Orchestral Folk artist Mike Mangione is no stranger to hard work; having survived the grind of Los Angeles where he worked odd jobs from Java the Truck barista and carpenter’s assistant to a SAG card holding movie extra, he made enough to get his first tour on the road. About 15 years and an uncountable number of miles under his feet, Mangione is gearing up to release his fourth full-length album in the fall and finds his bliss through connection, collaboration, and family.
Tristen recently visited Denver while touring with Vanessa Carlton and caught the attention of Mile High Feedback. She was gracious enough to indulge some of our burning questions and offered a greater landscape of life in Nashville, the experience of existing in the climate of a divided nation, and her creative process in poetry and song.
Chris Pureka has an impressive resume, spanning over 10 years with 4 full-length records under her belt, she has toured the world and managed to keep her humbled charm and grace in tact. She recently made a stop here in Denver at The Soiled Dove Underground and told us about songwriting, being her own boss, and what she does with her very limited time off.
Australia’s J Motor has an engine that just won’t quit, which is exactly where he derives his name.
Automatic Iris is the Denver based rock band collective effort of co-founders Amanda Gonulsen and Michael Saul, who met in classes at Swallow Hill. Since the original formation, Glenn Hermanson, Courtney Wilson, and Ryan Elwood have been added to round out the all-hands-on-deck rock band. Performing the opening set at Hi Dive this week for SIR and Avifauna, Amanda Gonulsen takes some time to tell us songwriting, how 2017 is taking shape, and what makes being in a Denver band so great.
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