Jessica Sonner

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    December 22, 2011

    Oh, Starling releases holiday EP

    ​As a follow-up to last year's Joy EP, Oh, Starling, the husband-and-wife duo of singer-songwriters Jessica Sonner and Dan Craig, released another five-song holiday EP, Noel. The duo takes holiday standards like "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "O Come O Come Emmanuel" and "Hark! The Herald Angel ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Rory Block on the struggles and triumphs that happen When a Woman Gets the Blues

    ​Rory Block (due April 21st at Rock and Soul Café in Boulder and on April 22nd at Swallow Hill in Denver) was fortunate to be at the epicenter of the roots music explosion of the late '50s and early '60s as a child in Greenwich Village. Block rubbed shoulders not just with Bob Dylan and Pete ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Lil' Slugger, the Fluid, the Big Motif spun this week on local radio. See who else got spins.

    ​Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only*, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, The Colorado Sound, which originates a ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Free Christmas music from Oh, Starling

    ​The Chipmunks singing holiday tunes is funny -- one time, once a year. Other than that, Christmas music has the tendency to suck, grating on our ears as we converge on shopping malls and Starbucks, waiting for the snow that never seems to be coming. Luckily, local musicians Dan Craig and Jess ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    July 6, 2010

    Nathan & Stephen to reconvene next Tuesday at the hi-dive

    hi-dive, November 2009: Hearts of Palm/Nathan & Stephen farewell show​At one of his shows recently, Dan Craig invited his old Hearts of Palm/Nathan & Stephen bandmate Nathan McGarvey onstage for an acoustic rendition of "Happier." McGarvey's better half, the lovely and talented Emily DeRousse ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    Freeloader: Download some free Christmas music from Jessica Sonner and Dan Craig

    ​Ready or not, it's time to start thinking about Christmas. Yes, we know, Thanksgiving hasn't even happened yet, but you know how it goes. The pre-Christmas hype machine gets fired up earlier and earlier each year, it seems. Frankly, we're surprised that certain lite rock station hasn't started ba ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Going to UMX 2009 this weekend at Bender's Tavern? Here's the line-up.

    This weekend, Bender's Tavern is going to be jumpin as the bar plays host to the 2009 edition of the Ultimate Music Experience, a two-day audition in which eighty or so bands showcase in hopes of landing a slot at this year's Capitol Hill People's Fair, the two-day extravaganza slated to take place ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Week in Review: 2/16/09 - 2/20/09

    All right, so we've reached the end of another work week in the Mile High City. While we can no longer brag about having the best selling band in the country, from what we can tell, Denver music is still on the minds and in the ears of at least a few prominent folks in what's left of the industry. T ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Jessica Sonner lands song on Big Love

    Once upon a time not all that long ago, Denver seemed like it was isolated from the rest of the world, with musicians making great music that, with a few notable exceptions, the rest of the world just wasn't privy to. (Granted, some of the more cynical among us still contend that's still the case.) ... More >>

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    December 20, 2008

    More Moovers & Shakers picks

    By now, hopefully you've had a chance to peruse this year's Moovers & Shakers. A lot of great stuff released this year, yeah? Too much, in fact. There were more releases that moved us than we had space in the paper. Thank God for the web, eh? As promised, here's more Moovers and Shakers picks. B ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    This Thursday morning: Dom and Jane's Warm & Fuzzy Christmas show on Mix 100

    Bells will be ringing, this sad sad sad news/Oh what a Christmas to have the blues/My baby's gone/I have no friends, to wish me greetings once again... Every year at this time, for as long as I can remember -- hell, probably since I first heard the tune when I toiled as "holiday help" at Musicland a ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    The Autumn Film back home for a bit before heading out again on East Coast tour

    After completing two extensive back-to-back tours of the West Coast and Midwest over the summer and through the fall, the Autumn Film is back at home briefly through the holidays, taking a bit of time off to write before embarking on another series of dates. On the next jaunt, the act, which was whi ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Jessica Sonner song used in HDNet promo

    HDNet recently started using Jessica Sonner's song "Still Be Here" as the soundtrack for a promo video for Dan Rather Reports, HD World Report and InFocus Documentaries. Check out the video here.

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    June 12, 2008

    Show Business

    Denver's music scene deserves to be heard.

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    June 4, 2008

    Westword Music Showcase Lineup and Schedule Revealed

    You know when your mom sometimes goes on and on about how handsome you are, or how talented you are and whatnot, and you're all like, "Ah, ma', you're supposed to say that crap. You're my mom"? Keep that sentiment in mind right now as we tell you just how wicked cool our kid is. The lineup is for th ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008

    Denver Music’s Media Onslaught

    Pictureplane gets a shout-out on Pitchfork and Nathaniel Rateliff gets written up in Billboard, while DeVotchKa kills it on Conan and Flobots throw down on Carson Daly.

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    April 3, 2008

    Jessica Sonner Comes Home

    This fresh-faced newcomer is new to the scene, but not to Denver.

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    February 7, 2008

    Class of 2008

    Here are the other six artists worth keeping an eye on this year.