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“Death or Devotion”

  CD Review “Death or Devotion” The Motet The opening notes of the first track on the new Motet album drop you straight into a classic blaxploitation film with a bass line reminiscent of “Shaft.” Take a look at the psychedelic rainbow of curves on the album cover. The 1970s vibe is no accident. Denver’s Motet has been funking up its home state since 1998, but the group has rarely […]

Sugar Britches
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“Don’t Make Her a Mixtape Yet You Idiot”

Listen while you read — Sugar Britches “Don’t Make Her a Mixtape Yet You Idiot” on Spotify   Brian Johanson and Josh Long perform as Sugar Britches, northern Colorado’s answer to the Old 97’s. Both groups take roots music far more seriously than they take themselves. Both groups can write hooks that stick like flypaper. And both groups benefit from versatile guitarists and clever songwriters. The Old 97’s named its […]

Courtney Whitehead (Vocals, Guitar) of Bison Bone
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“Take up the Trouble”

  Album Review “Take up the Trouble” Bison Bone By Steve Graham I miss the golden era of alt-country, after Uncle Tupelo started playing punk rock on the back porch. And when the Jayhawks threw Big Star and the Byrds in a blender. And when Ryan Adams first started breaking hearts on Whiskeytown duets with Caitlin Cary. I know I’m not alone because Colorado’s own Bison Bone draws on the […]

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Local band Race to Neptune remains hard at work

Fort Collins-based alternative/indie rock outfit Race to Neptune released a new single, “The Phantom Deep,” in early November. This latest effort, which has garnered airplay on radio stations throughout the country and overseas, bears a distinct ‘90s-alt influence. The song opens with gain-heavy power chords, which a cymbal part parallels on the second pass of the intro. A second guitar part thickens the distortion as the first verse begins, and […]