Sunboy has been played avidly around the Program Council office over the last year or so. The Denver based duo even placed in CU’s last Battle of the Bands. But to be entirely honest, I was never fully convinced of their potential… until now. “Burnout” is an indie-electronic jam with every element of a song that’s poised to climb the hipster Hype Machine charts. Everything from the lo-fi, grainy vocals brought to you by Jordan Lempe, to the songs quirky guitar melody balanced out by funky drums and synth riffs. Here’s what Sunboy themselves had to say about “Burnout.”
“‘Burnout’ is a groove in gentle waves, punctuated by a song that whispers emotions as soft percussions and gently blazing guitars from a psychedelic breath”‘
By Aaron Elijah Rogers
What goes together better than hip hop and weed smoke? Nothing. Now add that life answer to Denver on 4/20 and you are in for a long, hazy day of incredible experiences. That’s exactly what it was like in Denver on the notoriously infamous April 20th.
There were many festivities taking place throughout Denver over the course of the weekend including the High Times Cannabis Cup and Snoop Dogg’s Wellness Retreat with A$AP Rocky and 2 Chainz. But the pinnacle celebration was a festival hosted by Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, dubbed 4/20 In The Streets.
The highlight of the festival though took place a little after midnight with none other than the teenage phenom, Joey Badda$$. The Reminders, a local hip-hop/soul group from Denver started off the show with their melodic hip hop that got everyone feeling refreshed. Personally, I found them to be the perfect “home-grown” opener for Joey Bada$$.
After such a long day, fatigue was on everybody’s faces, but once Joey came on stage all of that fatigue quickly morphed into excitement. His set was an energy-packed performance from start to finish. So much energy, that there were even a few mosh pits during his more upbeat, heavier songs. Overall, 4/20 in Denver was a huge success. The festivities were proof that Denver is a rising hub for hip hop and culture.
Written by Kevin Cosette
London’s trap and bass DJ duo, Stööki Sound is invading Boulder’s Club 156 on April 9th for a show you don’t want to miss. Stööki Sound has captivated concert venues and clubs across the world with their high-energy performances. Known for their energetic, heavy bass style, Stööki Sound truly creates an experience for everyone and have toured with legends such as Dillon Francis.
Starting off the night will be Hyperion, one of Boulder’s heavy hitting locals that has supported names such as DVBBS, Loudpvck, Rusko, Flux Pavilion, Brillz and others in venues from here to Wisconsin. Hyperion fuses genres of future bass, deep house, and trap music to create an enlightening experience.
Following Hyperion will be Toy Box. Toy Box is a promising young Denver artist who is rapidly capturing the hearts of his fans with his ambient, other-worldly soundscapes. Toy Box has supported names such as K Theory, Sunsquabi and many, many others.
This is sure to be the biggest Club 156 show of the semester so don’t miss it! Doors will open at 7:30pm and music will start promptly at 8:00pm. Grab your tickets HERE.
Written by Bryan Bakke
A band that seemingly came out of nowhere has quickly made their way into the top indie charts and much more importantly, my heart. After seeing them live at Red Rocks, it quickly became apparent they were equally amazing both live and in the studio, which was a refreshing surprise seeing how so many contemporary artists rely on studio editing. They also make excellent road trip music so as the weather warms up and spring break comes closer, consider Head & The Heart as your next go to band!
Written by Jon Burnell