Dressy Bessy
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Dressy Bessy By Steve Graham Dressy Bessy is back, and I couldn’t be happier — at least when the band is up to its old tricks. “Fast Faster Disaster” is the Colorado group’s first album in three years, and only the second since the band’s initial run of four nearly perfect albums between 1999 and 2005. When the band is back in its driving pop groove, the new album is […]

Photo credit: Shae Marx. (Photo 1 and 2, from left: Christi, Jess, Mike, Alia)
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Shredding the no-coast surf

By Steve Graham The Music District and the Downtown Artery do plenty of amazing things for northern Colorado arts. Even off the clock, employees of both organizations are making the region even better. Case in point: Four self-proclaimed “summer babies” who channel their yearning for the coast into some of the best reverb-drenched surf-pop this side of La Luz (the band, not the cantina). And they perform under the best […]

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Listen while you read — “Casa de Papel” on SoundCloud “Casa de Papel”   Izcalli By Steve Graham Izcalli is proof that immigrants benefit our country and culture. Singer-guitarist Miguel Avina and his sister, bassist Brenda Avina, have been enriching the Colorado music scene with the sounds, language and passion of their native Mexico for 14 years (the group is named for both their hometown and the Nahuatl word for […]

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EP review “They Say You’re a Demon” Oxeye Daisy Men of a certain age probably best remember the song “Wicked Game” for its award-winning and titillating video, featuring Chris Isaak rolling around on a beach with supermodel Helena Christensen. But try to get that image out of your head (it might not be easy) and recall that it was actually a really good song. Colorado’s Oxeye Daisy is here to […]