Modern Leisure's New Full Length Album Proves That Love Isn't Always Perfect

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Modern Leisure has just released their debut full length album Super Sad Rom-Com. The project is headed by Casey Banker formally of Shady Elder and The Don't and Be Carefuls.

Super Sad Rom-Com presents itself as the ultimate pop album with nods to bands such as The Shins and Death Cab For Cutie. The 12 song album takes us on a journey as Banker plays the role of story-teller for a complex look at the ups and downs of the modern day relationship. Not to shy away from his feelings Banker expresses true vulnerability in pouring his heart out as he dissects the subtle intricacies of past relationships all played out to an amazing and well produced album that has us celebrating more than hanging our heads.

The album has a handful of stand out tracks such as "Girls In Black", "Super Sad Rom-Com", and "The Lucky Ones". A true testament to well crafted lyrics and capturing the listener, Banker takes us to an all too familiar place in which we all have felt the same way at one point or another. Sit back light a few candles and make no hesitation on sending that risky two in the morning text message, after all whats the worst that can happen.

-Castro

Westword Music Showcase: A Day Full Of Fun In The Sun

The crowd going wild during the Galantis set. (Photo: Aly McClaran)

This past Saturday we celebrated covering our tenth Westword Music Showcase and once again we had an amazing day celebrating some of the best national and local music right in the heart of The Golden Triangle. While the main stages were buzzing with some of the best national acts it was the neighborhood venues that provided for some of the best action of the day.

Demi Dimitro of The Velveteers (Photo: Robert Castro)

Roaming the streets of Broadway and Lincoln, we had a chance to take in amazing sets from The Hollow, Kayla Marque, The Velveteers, iZCALLI, Chella and The Charm, Lady Gang, The Corner Girls, Grayson County Burn Band, Florea, Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir, RL Cole & The Hell You Say and more. The main stages had us reeling with amazing sets from locals Wildermiss whose Hometown for The Holidays win gave them a chance to play main stage as has been the norm the past few years. Other notable sets came from Sunflower Bean, St. Lucia, Bonobo and Galantis who need the night.

The one day festival has continued to succeed by sticking to a simple formula and that is to provide some of the best Denver local acts along with some of the buzz bands on the national scene to provide a day full of musical bliss.

Photos: Robert Castro


Photos: Aly McClaran

First Listen: Kayla Marque "Fold In Half"

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New music today courtesy of Denver songstress Kayla Marque. Stepping out of her comfort zone Marque dazzles with this upbeat number that incorporates an amazing production that lets you follow her story with a consistent emotional  appeal. Almost incorporating a 90's vibe that will appeal to today's generation of listeners. Be on the lookout for new music coming soon from one of Denver's most amazing talented singer-songwriters. You can see Kayla Marque performing at this years Westword Music Festival on June 23rd.

Summit Music Hall Announces Lineup For New Remodeled Venue

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Our good friends at Live Nation has some amazing news for us today. One of our favorite venues is getting a touch up in the next few months and we cannot wait to see the outcome.

Live Nation Clubs & Theaters has announced that Denver’s Summit Music Hall which it acquired in February, will undergo significant renovations and upgrades this summer expanding audience capacity while improving patrons’ concert-going experience and artist accoutrements.  
 
Summit will be shut down from June 21ST through early September. Along with Summit, the Marquis Theater, originally opened in 2006, will close from July 2nd through August 12th while improvements are made. The famed Marquis Pizza, beloved by the community, will continue to serve its popular pizza without interruption. 
 
At Summit, significant renovations that will improve the experience for both concert goers and artists include: increased capacity to 1350, an upgraded sound system, new and expanded restrooms, improved sightlines, new artist dressing rooms as well as other cosmetic upgrades.
 
STS9 kicks off the venue’s reopening with a massive underplay on September 6 th, the night before back-to-back shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

A stellar line-up follows including: 

Sep 6 – STS9
Sep 7 - The Epilogues + PLACES
Sep 8 - Stones Throw feat. Mayer Hawthorne, Dam Funk, J Rocc
Sep 13 – Residente                                                                                    
Sep 14 – Suicide Girls
Sep 15 – E-40
Sep 21 - El Ten Eleven
Sep 29 - Emo Nite LA
Oct 6 – Autograf
Oct 8 & 9 – Against Me! 
Oct 10 – GWAR & Hatebreed
Oct 12 - The Dan Band
Oct 19 & 20 - Tycho (DJ Set)
Nov 3 - Lily Allen
Nov 6 - Lil Xan
Nov 7 - Thrice
Nov 9 - Dermot Kennedy
Nov 10 - Perpetual Groove
Nov 16 - Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastic                                                                                Nov 24 - Kodaline                                                                                                                              Dec 1 - Giraffage / Ryan Hemsworth

Tickets to most shows go on sale Friday, June 15 at 10am MST. 
Live Nation Clubs & Theaters promotes nearly 15,000 shows in over 100 venues across the United States including close to 600 shows in the Denver area.

First Listen: The Corner Girls "Boyfriend"

 The Corner Girls (Photo Credit: Sanjana Stein)

The Corner Girls (Photo Credit: Sanjana Stein)

Denver darlings The Corner Girls have just blessed us with their newest single "Boyfriend". The trio of Breanna Ahlghren (Vocals/Guitar), Jessica Pulido (bass) and Maddie Pietruszka (drums) are easily becoming a staple in the Denver music scene with their over the top shows and unique sound they categorize as pastel punk. Trust us you need to come out to a live show!

The catchy song comes in at just over three minutes and has us dancing with pure bliss. An infectious hook and well orchestrated guitar play the song is definitely going on our Summer Jam playlist.

A love letter to those who have come across their path in the past, the jam is described by the band as..

"Boyfriend is the song that helped really hone into what our sound is, and was a real turning point in terms of our music. Thanks to all the horrible boyfriends we have had to endure, this one is for y'all."

The band is set to play Lost Lake tomorrow to help celebrate the release of the single which will be released on all platforms. We suggest you join us tomorrow night in what can only be described as a night full of shenanigans and great music.

Lost Lake and Illegal Pete's Present
The Corner Girls (Single Release)
Vic N' The Narwhals
The Kinky Fingers
Cocordion
+ a special Corner Girls DJ SET ft. Baby Tecate & Mr. Charlie!

Saturday Jun 9, 2018
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
18 and over
$10 - $12

 Words: Robert Castro