Music News

Snowball Music Festival, A Celebration of Colorado Culture

By Mary Wilson As Colorado swings onto the national map for producing leading electronic music artists, the concert scene isn’t far behind. The electronic music culture is locally thriving, and one festival celebrates that passion. Paired with the state love that makes any mountain music experience close to the heart, Snowball Music Festival is the overall high elevation experience. Major electronic artists including Pretty Lights, Michael Menert, Big Gigantic, Savoy, […]

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Lindsey O'Brien Band Celebrates a Decade Strong

  By Emily Clingman Photo Credit: hudetzphotography.com The Lindsey O’Brien Band is celebrating a well- deserved decade-long journey of musical dedication, friendship and success this month. O’Brien is no stranger to the stage. Her father has always been in a band, and she was always up there singing with him. Naturally, her passion for music and singing developed early. Fast-forward to young adulthood and you’ll find O’Brien moving from her […]

Beer

Odells Brews Up Unique Batches

By Lauren Hoff One of the most popular features of Odell Brewing Company is their small pilot system. The pilot system brews 5-10 barrel batches of beer, small by Odell’s standards. The small batch allows for creativity, experimentation, and is just plain fun. Odell’s knows that great things are better when shared, which is why they invite members of the community to come brew on the system. Last year, Silver […]

Stone Cricket – Stone Cricket

Despite a consistent, straightforward blues-rock tone throughout Stone Cricket’s self-titled debut album, the jazz background of front man and Greeley native Ryan Fourt is not hard to distinguish. Hints of contemporary jazz pepper the base layer of the band’s sound, especially in “I’ve Let You Go,” while heavy influences of modern blues establish the core of the album. Vocalist Kelsey Shiba seems to become significantly more confident throughout the progress […]

Trout Steak Revival – Flight

Two years after the success of a 2010 self-titled debut album, the maturity of Trout Steak Revival is evident. A string of shows throughout Northern Colorado and the Midwest in 2011, including an appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, helped the band to establish a strong fan foundation in the area. TSR’s 2012 release, simply titled Flight, demonstrates both the growth and versatility of the homegrown band. The self-proclaimed sound […]

The Sights – Left Over Right

This alt-rock band from Detroit sort of resembles a 70’s underground British rock band. Left Over Right is a strong album, consistent with the driving power of upbeat sounds, heavy on the organ riffs and Beatles-like melodies. The Sights successfully throws in suprises which creates an enjoyable listening experience. “Easy Living” begins with a melodic guitar solo and you think that an amped up ballad is coming…it turns out to […]

Susannah – Watch Me Fly

Watch Me Fly is Susannah’s first album, and is composed with a strong, harmonic voice. Her songs are upbeat, simple and progressive. Lyrics about sunny skies, mountains, campfires, microbrews, doin’ okay, and being together in heaven are very appropriate for dancing under the summer sun at a Colorado music festival – folky, funky, jam-band, grassy. The album features many well-known artists including Bill Nershi and Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese […]