Seventy of Denver's best hometown bands will play the Westword Music Showcase along with national acts Shakey Graves, the Revivalists, Cut Copy, Bob Moses, COIN and A R I Z O N A, on Saturday, June 24. We reached out to the local outfits to learn more about their music and their relationship to Denver.
Here's what Bison Bone had to say:
Westword: How would you describe your sound?
Bison Bone: Bison Bone is a working-class cosmic-country band. Roots music coupled with a dark country feel; that gives way to a sound blending psychedelic rock and Americana splash.
How has Denver influenced your sound?
It's hard to say if it has or how it has influenced us sonically. Lyrically, you are a product of your environment. It just depends on where you are drawing inspiration from.
What could Denver do to better support musicians?
That is something I know a lot of people are working on right now. Affordable housing, DIY spaces, earlier shows, etc. There definitely isn't an easy answer or solution.
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Westword Music Showcase, Saturday, June 24, Golden Triangle neighborhood. For tickets and more information, go to westwordshowcase.com.