Calpurnia To Invade Colorado This Week


Indie rock darlins’ Calpurnia are set to play a slew of Colorado dates this week. The band will roll through Denver, Ft. Collins, and Boulder with Colorado faves Slow Caves. Tickets are still available for three shows.

Calpurnia is a 4-piece from Vancouver, Canada, led by Finn Wolfhard. Through a chance meeting on the set of a music video shoot, Finn and drummer Malcolm Craig hit it off immediately. This chemistry then led to Ayla Tesler-Mabe and Jack Anderson to join the band, and through their unequivocal passion for music, Calpurnia was created. The band's debut record, produced by Cadien Lake James (Twin Peaks) was released in June 2018 on Royal Mountain Records (Mac DeMarco, Alvvays, PUP) 

Tyto Alba Exceeds Expectations With Its Latest Full Length Album Sucker


You can always tell when a band pours its heart out, Tyto Alba has been perfecting their craft for the last two years to bring us one of the most impressive albums of 2019. Their latest album Sucker hinges on all the blood, sweat and tears poured into this album. The production is stellar as it captures each bands members strengths to formulate a flawless sound that carries from the first track all the way until the ending. The band hasn’t even scratched the surface to what it can become, but with Sucker it has them taking that first step to becoming great. Often bunched into the shoe-gaze category, the band has carefully tiptoed around the genre to expand itself into a more indie feeling with this album. The bands sound has matured in a short period of time exhibiting the amount of patience that has equated to an album that is remarkable in all facets.

Melodic tempos and subtle hazy (not dark) overtones define the album with lead singer Melanie Steinway taking control with her soothing and infectious lyrics. Standout track for us would be “Papillon”, which perfectly starts off with a whimsical guitar intro in which Steinway’s vocals take over to dominate the song. The song plays straight out of an 80’s vibe with hints of The Cure present in amazing guitar and bass tones. Other notable hits include “Somnabulist” which we premiered here almost a year ago. The last track “Natural Selection” feels like the most personal song as things slow down a bit to showcase the bands ability to change tempo and tug at the heartstrings. Overall a well polished album that conjures up the feels of accomplishment that is well represented with each note played. The band has a few upcoming dates and we suggest you check the band out.

June 7th Ivory Circle + String Quartet w/ Tyto Alba, Bluebook, DJ Alf

June 17th Film On The Rocks: Mean Girls

July 26-28 The Underground Music Showcase

2019 Underground Music Showcase Lineup Revealed

The 2019 Underground Music Showcase has revealed their lineup today. The festival takes place in a multitude of venues along Broadway, in Denver, Colorado. More details on specific stages and locations will be announced closer to the festival.. Supporting artists include Empress Of, Yves Tumor, DRAMA, Sophie Meiers, LEIKELI47, Y La Bamba, Gardens & Villa, William Elliott Whitmore, Miya Folick, Tessa Violet, Haviah Mighty, Liza Anne, Spooky Mansion, Greyhounds, Dressy Bessy, DBUK, SWSH, Kainalu, Jackie Mendoza, Clavvs, Rapperchicks, Rich Jones, Divino Niño, Parallelephants, Deezie Brown, Garrett T Capps and more and more than 200 acts from across Colorado. Three-day weekend tickets are now available for $50. The three-day weekend tickets include general admission access to all musical performances and all stages, all weekend long.

“UMS is a strong representation of all types of music. This year’s lineup of national and local bands was strategically designed to showcase the volume of musically talented individuals Denver has grown while also inviting some national acts to crash the party” said Tobias Krause, Event Director of Underground Music Showcase. “Denver’s music scene is growing and shaping into something special, something worth putting Denver on the map as a nationally recognized ‘music city.’ We have put our heart and soul into ensuring UMS helps grow that positive image for all Denver artists while keeping the soul of this underground music community alive.”

We are very much looking to cover the amazing lineup once again and stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the festival.

Interpol Shines In Their Red Rocks Debut

Cold and frigid conditions didn’t stop Interpol in their Red Rocks debut. (Photo Credit: Robert Castro)

New York mainstays Interpol made their Red Rocks debut this past Wednesday under chilly and frigid conditions. The band has maintained staying power over the years with their unique sound often compared to the likes of Joy Division and the post-punk revival era of the 2000’s. With a new EP on the horizon the band extended into their vast catalog to play a mix of old and new classics. Their latest album Marauder gives us the customary sound we have come to adore from the band, not changing the recipe to their early success. Opening with “Pioneer To The Falls” the band settled in for a night in which temperatures dipped into the low 30’s. Crowd favorites included early hits such as “C’mere”, “PDA”, and “NYC”. We did get a glimpse of their upcoming EP A Fine Mess with the single under the same name. The four piece group maintained a rather low-key attitude, but still reveled in awe of the majestic venue. It’s hard to believe that this was the first time the band had played here. Here’s hoping that we get to see them again soon. The night played out like a mini indie festival as Sunflower Bean, Japanese Breakfast and Car Seat Headrest all played terrific sets even during the downpour that has become customary for late April and early May shows Red Rocks.

SETLIST: Pioneer To The Falls | C’mere | If You Really Love Nothing | Public Pervert | PDA | Complications | Say Hello To The Angels | NYC | Take You On A Cruise | The Rover | Rest My Chemistry | Evil | Fine Mess | Leif Erikson | All The Rage Back Home | The New | Slow Hands | ENCORE: Obstacle 1

Words and Images: Robert Castro

Carseat Headrest

Japanese Breakfast

Sunflower Bean