This weeks Local's Only feature is not only a beautiful visual tribute to the state, but also a awesome showcase of our state's musical talent. Jesse Spencer is a drummer who's performed in many different groups throughout Denver's music scene over the years: The Wild After, Leash of Foxes, Ivory Circle, but recently he's released his first full-length solo record the moniker Breach & Bellow. Mr. Spencer hopped in his Jeep this past November for twelve days to explore the landscape of Colorado and all the magic it has to offer. The result of Jesse's adventure has culminated in a beautiful time-lapse video for the album's second single, "The Sun Will Rise". Featuring backing vocals from Ivory Circle front-woman Connie Hong, this video is not only a dynamic visual of the Rocky Mountains one does not usually see, but also is super cool introduction to one of Denver's newest groups. There are no dates booked to see Breach & Bellow live as of now, but check out the stunning video below and let us know what you think!
Alvin Risk is playing at Fox Theatre on January 24th, his latest EP Venture features his vocals, songwriting and production. The EP was "leaked" by cool friends he's made like UFO abductee/author of "Fire In The Sky" Travis Walton and Giorgio Tsoukalos from Ancient Aliens. He co-produced "Try It Out" on Skrillex's debut album and worked with Hans Zimmer on The Amazing Spiderman 2. Alvin first caught our attention with his remix of "We Are Young" by FUN ft. Janell Monae. Be sure to venture out to Boulder to check out one of our favorite DJ's. Tickets can be purchased here.
The image below might be just a little blurry, but that's because Bonnaroo has let fans take their lineup announcement into their own hands for their 2015 lineup. The Tennessee-based festival had fans call a phone number, and they would be told the name of one artist playing the festival. Fans were then supposed to take that name, and find a unique way to share it using social media using the #bonnaroo hashtag. The posts have been piling in all day, and if you go check out Bonnaroo's website, you'll be sure to find some clever and fun Instagram/Twitter posts as they keep rolling in.
What do you guys think of this lineup? Better than Coachella? Still leaving some of you feeling unsatisfied? Tell us what you think in the comments section below, and start picking out your perfect set list! You know you'll be catching us heading south this June, and we can't wait.
It’s a new year, so why not jazz up life with a little new music to match? This year KTCL’s Hometown For The Holidays competition formally introduced Denver to Filthy T, a new age rock and hip hop collision who’s produced a sonic boom of funky jams soaring right to our earbuds. Although the band has been together for nearly eight years, this year seems poised to be the band’s biggest yet. We all fell in love with their radio single “Hearts On You” during the Hometown competition, but the band is set to release five more tracks for fans on January 23rd with the release of their new EP “Twice The World Away, Vol. 1”.
A mix of dance beats, funky horn and guitar lines, and upbeat lyrics, the new “Twice The World Away” EP showcases the unique blend of genres the band has mastered during their time together. The calculated feel of the rapping on track “Colors” reminds listeners of the style of Atmosphere, while the next song “Never Been Alone” feels much more closely related to the up-beat, anthemic pop tracks that have been all over the radio lately. Not sure how you’ll feel listening to something so eclectic? I guarantee you’ll be on board by the end of the album’s first track, “Horns”, a high energy welcome to Filthy T family that you can’t sit still to. With distant familiarities to other locals Air Dubai and Bop Skizzum (who they’ve opened for multiple times), Filthy T’s EP is a sampler platter, showcasing the band’s diversity to it’s fullest and acting as an easy introduction for any new fan. Be sure to dig around once you get your hands on the EP for a hidden track that has totally become my jam recently. The band is playing a release party the night of the 23rd at the Marquis Theatre (tickets on sale here) and we’ll be giving away a pair tickets for you and a friend to check it out, so keep your eyes on all things Ultra5280 early next week.
Here it is folks the Ultraween 4 video courtesy of the very talented Govinda Tamburino. Many people ask about our parties. Let's just say we like to turn it up to 11 and get a bit crazy. A huge thanks once again to our presenting sponsors Deep Eddy Vodka and Breckenridge Brewery for their support. Next up Ultraversary 4 this coming Spring. Prepare your liver now.
What do you get when you mix Jay and Silent Bob, a cup of Beastie Boys, two tablespoons of black and white? You get the new video from Ultra5280 faves Sunboy with their new Spike Jonze influenced video for "ABCDNA" check it out.
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Filmed by Cheyne Lempe Directed by Justin Renaud
The desert is calling us back. Today marks the beginning of festival season to me, as the Coachella lineup was officially announced this afternoon. Every year, this day is what gives fans permission to finally start daydreaming and planning for the return of outdoor festivals, palm trees, and summertime once again...and after these past two weeks of ice, slush and snow? I couldn't be more ready. I haven't seen a lineup this eclectic from Coachella for a few years, and it's got me pretty excited.
What name did you scream out loud as you read it off the list? What names can you not believe aren't there? Share with us in the comments section below, and we can all start daydreaming together.
Tickets for the festival become available tomorrow (1/7/15) at 12pm PST/1pm MST, and as usual, they will go fast. Don't sit on this and wait, friends! Coachella is one of those things that you've got to experience at least once. Grab your flower headband, your swim trunks, and your earplugs, and brace yourselves.
The desert is calling, are you ready?
The Ultra5280 shutterbugs were out in full force this year capturing some of the best moments in music. With over 5,000 photos taken throughout the year it was a daunting task to capture our favorite moments. Bands such as Phantogram and Outkast gave us props for our photography featuring them on their respective social media networks. From small shows to large scale festivals, this year brought our best moments in the form of a photograph. The amount of emotion that we are able to capture truly speaks a thousand words. We present to you our year in photos 2014. (All images are copyrighted)