Say the name "Rossonian" to Denverites, and more often than not, they will think of The Rossonian, the historic hotel in the heart of Five Points and the center of that neighborhood's storied jazz scene. But over the past few years, local band Rossonian has been making a name for itself with its self-defined "electro-sensual rock and roll." No, the group doesn't play jazz, and it's not nearly as old as the venerable landmark of the same name. Rossonian brought an upbeat set to the Open Media Foundation for the Open Music Session in July 2015, which you can watch in the videos below. First up: "Garuda."
The band then played one of its best-known singles, "Late Kids." Frontman and bandleader Seth Evans explained that the song addresses the millennial generation's constant comparison with others due to social media. Rossonian also features Kramer Kelling, Scott Roush and Jackson Hillmer on drums.
Listen to more of Rossonian's music library and download and remix with the stems of the band's Open Music Session songs below.
About Open Music Sessions: Every month, Westword joins Open Media Foundation and Greater Than Collective to bring you Open Music Sessions: A video series aimed at introducing people to bands and providing context for their music. Every First Friday, we bring a band to the Open Media Foundation studio at Seventh and Kalamath and record a live performance. In addition to broadcasting the show live on the Denver Open Media TV stations (Comcast channels 56, 57 and 219), we edit the clips for certain songs, which you can find at westword.com. You'll also find additional information about the band and the recordings of individual instruments on select songs, which you are welcome to download in order to create remixes or simply to learn more about the way the music is constructed.
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