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Dragondeer Manifests the Light With New Album Recorded at Color Red

17 days ago by Jon Solomon
The Denver psych-rock band is getting ready to drop a new album with Color Red.

Break Mechanics plan reunion show at Tooey's

12 years ago by Quibian Salazar-Moreno
Although the Break Mechanics never really officially announced that they had broken up, the notion became clear as the members each split off from the collective to work on their own projects and pursue other interests. It was a shame, because the crew never got a proper sendoff. So it's...

L.A. Producer Mark Howard Whipped the Denver Act Dragondeer Into Shape

4 years ago by Jon Solomon
In late 2015, Dragondeer frontman Eric Halborg’s brother-in-law passed along some of the Denver-based psych-blues band’s demos to producer and engineer Mark Howard. Howard, who has worked with heavy hitters including Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, R.E.M. and Neil Young, was skeptical.

The Twenty Best Indie-Rock Bassists in Denver, 2016 Edition

4 years ago by Tom Murphy
The bassist is an oft-underappreciated member of a band. But the low end is the soul of the music, and a talented, mindful, imaginative and patient bass player can turn a merely good song into a great one by giving it texture. Denver is especially brimming with talented bassists who...

Review: Yonnas Abraham, Sextape release party at Theory + Practice, 12/16/11

9 years ago by Ru Johnson
YONNAS ABRAHAM @ THEORY + PRACTICE | 12/16/11Yonnas Abraham unleashed the sex beast at Theory + Practice art gallery for the release of Sextape, and the display was spectacular. Yo unveiled the artwork for the project -- steamy photography by Peter Bishop featuring the MC's muse Cassie Nova -- and...
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Best Fusion of Hip-Hop and Jazz on Disc

True by Design

There's a natural affinity between jazz and hip-hop; the genres each champion improvisation, be it instrumental or verbal, as well as the joy of grooves and the pleasures of cool. So, too, does Future Jazz Project, which brings these sounds together in a way that's all too rare these days...

Dragondeer Gets Help From a Heavyweight and Ghosts of Topanga Canyon

5 years ago by Andy Thomas
For an inspirational setting to record their forthcoming album (release date TBA) , Dragondeer dug deep into the heart of California’s Topanga Canyon. The idyllic area, located in the Santa Monica Mountains, has long been a safe haven and a place of respite for storied musicians like Bob Dylan, Neil...

Mercury Sauce showcasing top local R&B talent this Friday

9 years ago by Ru Johnson
Three of the city's hottest R&B singers, Amanda Hawkins, Devan Blake Jones and American Idol alumnus Julie Zorilla, are performing together on one bill this Friday night at the Walnut Room. The trio of Mercury Sauce artists will be showing off their singing and songwriting chops with one of the...

Future Jazz Project

14 years ago by Michael Roberts
Jazz and hip-hop once constituted a popular combination thanks to the likes of Gangstarr and A Tribe Called Quest. And while the mainstream has seemingly lost its taste for the blend, there's plenty of flavor left in it -- at least when Future Jazz Project is plugged in. The group's...

The Spirit of Collaboration is the Defining Characteristic of Denver Music

6 years ago by Isa Jones
Denver musician Macon Terry once joked that he should start working with mediocre musicians, because in Denver, the good ones are always busy or taken. He was being facetious, but he was describing a surprisingly common issue in the local scene.Terry is a songwriter and guitar player in Clouds &...

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