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 The Heartstring Hunters had to say:
Westword: How would you describe your sound?
The Heartstring Hunters: Haha, I'm going to steal Dan's answer here: atmospheric heartfelt folk rock.
How has Denver influenced your sound?
Hmm...the people all around us playing eclectic Pandora stations at work, different festivals we've played with, incredible Colorado artists, a LOT of folk and experimental indie music coming out of the woodwork here in Denver.
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What could Denver do to better support musicians?
Denver could have less late-night shows with five bands on one bill, more earlier community shows where bands or artists have a stage and a listening room that is available most nights of the week for Denver locals to come enjoy music in a quiet, creative atmosphere (before 11 at night!)
Will you stay in Denver or will you leave? Why?
Dan and I just bought our first home in Coal Creek Canyon, and Alex has a home in Denver now...so...staying! Why not? These are our people.
Westword Music Showcase, Saturday, June 24, Golden Triangle neighborhood. For tickets and more information, go to westwordshowcase.com.