This band is not quite local, but they are honorary residents with their frequent visits to Telluride, Pueblo, Grand Junction and Denver. They have gained a fairly large following in Colorado within the country scene. The album is all very upbeat and uplifting, sounding similar to something closer to the genre of pop-country rather than bluegrass or raw country. They blend pop and country with a little Spanish flair in some songs. Each track is very easy to listen to and simple to sing along with. Although each song is so easy to listen to, the similar sound does get a little repetitive. However, the album is all very positive and uplifting, and very easy to dance to.
3 stars out of 5 Hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado, this four-piece alternative rock band is bringing back the low-key alternative rock sound. On their new EP “Absence of Light and Sound,” each song starts off slow and soft and eventually builds to an intense guitar driven crescendo. This album was released last month on May 9. They had a CD release party at Hodi’s Half Note with Cobary Jam. […]
3.5 stars out of 5 While Andy Sydow holds true to the sound of his Midwestern upbringing, it’s evident that his heart comes from the South. Sydow’s 2013 self-titled album peppers in a good deal of Americana, bluegrass and folk, though consistently returns to the deep attraction of New Orleans jazz piano and the Southern blues. Even “Mountain Town,” a façade of banjo- and mandolin-driven folk rock, subtly incorporates a […]
By: Jeremy Fleischer 3/5 STARS Those old enough to go to parties in the ’90s have likely seen their share of bands like Rawtune. Amidst a thick haze of weed and Camel Light smoke, holding a PBR drawn from a free keg, we watched a parade of bands all inspired by the reggae rock of Sublime and 311. Those were good times. If Rawtune had been around during this era, […]