Chet Faker Teams Up With BANKS

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It seems my prayers have been answered today with the brand new collaboration between L.A. native BANKS and the Aussie Chet Faker. The track is a rework of Chet’s previously released song “1998”. This time around BANKS takes the reigns by oozing emotion over the Chet Faker produced beat. Maybe they’ll even release a collaborative original soon…

By Aaron Elijah Rogers

Shakey Graves Is Rising Smooth and Steady

If you have yet to tune into the killer Blues-Folk coming out of Austin based Shakey Graves’ corner, you are truly missing out on a sonic goldmine. Shakey released his LP “And The War Came” in 2014 and has been on a steep incline to folky stardom ever since. This summer alone Shakey Graves is set to perform at elite festivals such as Osheaga, Lollapalooza, and Newport Folk. With his single “Dearly Departed” featuring Esmé Patterson seeing massive radio play, Shakey Graves is ascending to a level of folk fame similar to that of Hozier and Mumford and Sons.

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Not only is Shakey a surreal song writer, he is also one of music’s most energetic performers. After witnessing his legendary Bonnaroo performance in mid-June, I am counting down the days until his return to Colorado. You can catch Shakey Graves three times in the coming months. He will hit Red Rocks on August 29th with Trampled By Turtles and the Ogden Theatre in Denver on October 23rd and 24th. Be sure not to miss him!

By Ari Kononov 

Misterwives Set to Play a “Secret” Show Tomorrow in Denver

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Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone but… THE MISTERWIVES WILL BE PERFORMING A SMALL SET IN DENVER. No seriously. The oh-so amiable Misterwives are slated to play July 10th at 5pm on the Tavern Downtown’s rooftop. The good news is, it’s free. The bad news is because it’s free, seats will likely fill up hours beforehand. Which gives you and your friends all the more reason to hop in the car early and explore beautiful Colorado. Click here for more information.

The Misterwives gained mainstream attention after the release of their debut single “Reflections”. But their seemingly destined fame first began back in 2013, when they were swiftly offered a record deal from Photo Finish Records only a day after the bands first live performance.

By Aaron Elijah Rogers

Royal Blood: The Revivalists of Rock

While simultaneously opening up for the Foo Fighters on their current U.S. tour, Royal Blood are also making their rounds melting faces everywhere they go while playing the summer festival circuit. Out of Brighton, UK and only comprised of two members, Royal Blood have been working their way into the ears of listeners globally. Ben Thatcher (Drums) and Mike Kerr (Guitar, Vocals) released their self titled debut album “Royal Blood” in 2014 and have been touring nonstop ever since.

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Now alongside the likes of The Black Keys, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood are yet another genuine band attempting to revive the formerly cherished genre that is Rock music. Though their live show simply consists of Thatcher and Kerr humbly placed next to each other on stage with their instruments sans any fancy lighting or backdrop, Royal Blood blasts out the loudest headbangers you’ve heard since the 90s.

They’ll be hitting Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater with the Foo Fighters on August 16th and 17th so be sure to grab your tickets! Check out Royal Blood’s single “Figure it Out” below.

By Ari Kononov

Slightly Stoopid Are Headed To Red Rocks

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Upon just the first listen it’s quickly apparent that Meanwhile… Back at the Lab is yet another fantastic addition to Slightly Stoopid’s already excellent discography. Recorded in their San Diego recording studio, the albums title and artwork pays tribute to the creative space. Fresh off the release of the brand new album, Slightly Stoopid will be embarking on their ‘Everything is Awesome’ tour in July with The Expendables, Stick Figure and the Dirty Heads, you can catch them at Red Rocks on August 1st!

By Aaron Elijah Rogers

The Holiness of The Devil Makes Three

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When you hear the mention of the Devil, good music normally wouldn’t come to mind, but The Devil Makes Three is quickly changing that standard. The Santa Cruz based trio, consisting of Lucia Turino, Pete Bernhard, and Cooper McBean, have the unique ability to create soundscapes adorned with melodies that allow listeners to relive nostalgic memories. Which is partly why the Folk/Blues/Country group has attracted such a loyal following. They have blessed the stage at places such as Red Rocks Amphitheater and are poised to gain more notoriety once they play at the massive festival Outside Lands this August in San Fransisco. Watch one of my favorites by them – “Stranger” – below!

Written by Kelly Walion

Years & Years Met On the Internet, Then Toured With Sam Smith

With the recent release of the Y & Y EP, the up and coming London based, Synth-Pop group Years and Years are steadily gaining a following. After meeting over the internet, Michael Goldsworthy and  Emre Turkman eventually created Years and Years. Following their meeting, Turkman and Goldsworthy then recruited actor Olly Alexander for lead vocals. In 2013 the group released “Traps” on Kitsunè Music and have been gaining radio plays ever since.

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Years and Years are consistently releasing some of the catchiest Synth-Pop singles known to date. Belting about heartbreak and the sagas of dating, Y&Y are a must hear from the genre. Today, they have released two EPs and numerous impressive singles. Coming off of a tour with Sam Smith,Years and Years are clearly gaining traction. Mixing influences of Phantogram, Aluna George and Taylor Swift this eclectic crew is definitely worth your attention!

Written by Ari Kononov