Margaret Glaspy, Pearl Charles & The Still Tide To Headline Next Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Denver Showcase

Red Bull Sound Select is excited to announce the next installment of Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Denver, which will take place Friday, October 20 at The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E Colfax Ave. The live music showcase features headliner Margaret Glaspy and rising artists Pearl Charles and The Still Tide.

The show is 18+ and tickets are $5 for those who RSVP online at Red Bull Sound Select and $15 at the door without an RSVP.

This month’s showcase was curated by The Underground Music Showcase and features one headliner and two artists on the rise. Throughout the rest of 2017, the showcase visits different career-launching Denver venues and introduces an exciting lineup of artists to audiences.  

Margaret Glaspy is a singer-songwriter based in New York. Having cut her teeth as a touring musician, Glaspy’s solo career began in earnest in 2012 with a sound that’s drawn nice comparisons to stalwarts like Elliott Smith, Liz Phair and Joni Mitchell. Having spent a few years perfecting her craft, her debut album, Emotions and Math which she self-produced, dropped last summer via ATO Records. The California-born musician hit the road hard behind her debut playing stages the world over in North America, Australia, China and Norway and sharing bills with the likes of The Lumineers, Andrew Bird and Car Seat Headrest. This marks Glaspy’s first CO performance in over a year.

Red Bull Sound Select alum Pearl Charles will support. This Los Angeles native culls her sound from a shimmering palette of Americana, southern blues, 70’s country and beyond to create a very comfortable kind of nostalgia. A touring musician since 18, Charles has been member of outfits The Blank Tapes and The Driftwood Singers, having shared the stage with the likes of Father John Misty, The Growlers and The Allah Las before embarking on a solo career in 2015. Her debut, self-titled EP followed in 2016 on Burger Records. Hear it here. With new music and the horizon and a very select set of live dates for the rest of 2017, her Denver performance is one not to miss.

Rounding out this exciting lineup are the Denver-based project The Still Tide. A creation of Anna Morsett and Jacob Miller who originally met while living in New York, the pair traded the big city for a move out west where a first Denver show band found the transplants opening for Angel Olsen at the tiny Hi-Dive. Country-rock swagger with a dusty open road freedom, The Still Tide’s third release, the EP Run Out was released in August via Greater Than Collective. Take a listen here.

Flaural | Denver's Next Big Psych Band

With an explosion of psych-rock, it’s hard to cut through the noise and get to the truly talented musicians—luckily for Denver, local band Flaural fits the bill. Comprised of Collin Johnson, vocalist and bassist, Noah Pfaff, guitarist, Connor Birch, multi-instrumentalist, and Nick Berlin, drummer, Flaural surely picked up dozens of new fans last week at the Marquis Theater, where the band, along with Oyster Kids, opened for Dan Deacon.

Photo: Jocelyn Rockhold

Photo: Jocelyn Rockhold

Photo: Jocelyn Rockhold 

Photo: Jocelyn Rockhold 

Performing in front of a sold-out venue full of PBR-drinking college kids and adults looking for a night out is no easy task—keeping a crowd’s attention as an opener can be difficult, but Flaural has the audience hanging on every dreamy riff and smooth sense of storytelling. Flaural’s sound is like passing through a door and finding a whole new world on the other side, one filled with lush greenery and hues of blue and purple, where all stars are shooting and the body runs on beer, not water. Flaural has the rare ability to take us to dimensions other than our own—the band’s set is a journey that captivates the crowd from from beginning to end.

Flaural portrays a rare sense of ease layered within its live performance—Birch is a stoic yet enigmatic presence on the synth and various other instruments, while Pfaff looks out from underneath a wild mess of hair to produce perfectly executed riffs. One of the most charming aspects of Flaural’s live presence is that the band doesn’t take itself too seriously—Berlin is all smiles on the drums, and Johnson cheers the crowd with a tall beer in hand. Of course, there’s also the particularly enthusiastic crowd chanting the band members’ names with alcohol-fueled abandon. Flaural captures the attention of a large-range of music fans, from the punk rockers to the wildly dancing rave kids up front, to those who likely stumbled by the venue and decided to pop in for a spontaneous show. Those spur-of-the-moment concert-goers certainly lucked out with Flaural—each member brings a different talent to the stage, from Johnson’s effortless, incredible vocals to Birch’s fitting introspection.

Photo: Jocelyn Rockhold

Photo: Jocelyn Rockhold

Photo: Jocelyn Rockhold

Photo: Jocelyn Rockhold

Photo: Jocelyn Rockhold

Photo: Jocelyn Rockhold

When considering a fantastic set, it seems impossible to hone in on top moments—however, one can safely say that the best moment of the night is when the first few familiar sounds of “Nonnie” ring out. While the song is the band’s most popular, it’s for good reason—with rambling, bouncing instrumentals and an addicting chorus, “Nonnie” catches us like a fish in a net.

Flaural, hopefully, will be releasing new music soon (to be fair, we still can’t get enough of “Over Imaginary Cigarettes.”) The show at the Marquis served as a kick-off celebration of sorts in preparation for Flaural’s west coast tour—thankfully, the band will only be gone for a month, and will be playing plenty of local shows soon. For now, we’ll have to stick to hitting the loop button on Flaural’s Spotify.

The Cool Kids Headline February 17th Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Denver Support via Red Bull Sound Select Artist River Tiber and local act The Reminders

The Cool Kids are definitely one of those acts that inspired a lot of the modern sound being permeated on rap airwaves. In the mid-2000s, members Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish blazed an innovative retro-rap aesthetic that can now be seen in artists as diverse as Chance the Rapper and Joey BadA$$. This will be the Illinois duo’s first show in the market in 4+ years after reuniting late last year.  Not to be outdone, both River Tiber (the Toronto native who has garnered rave reviews from Pitchfork) and Colorado’s own The Reminders (they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Snoop Dogg and KRS-One) are Sound Select acts worthy of your attention on a “I saw them before they broke big” level. Not familiar?

WHEN: Friday, February 17th 2017. Doors open at 8pm.
WHERE: Summit Music Hall - 1902 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
TICKETS: Guests can RSVP to Red Bull Sound Select for $5 entry. Without RSVP, tickets are $15 at the door. Event is 18+

Red Bull Sound Select is an artist development program that delivers the best in new music. Each month Red Bull Sound Select presents shows in 20+ cities hosted by notable music influencers who curate artists from their local scenes, including Afropunk in New York, Fake Shore Drive in Chicago, KCRW in Los Angeles, and Sub Pop Records in Seattle. Red Bull Sound Select supports these artists through 200+ annual shows and festivals, in-studio collaborations with leading creators, and music distribution and marketing.


Diane Coffee performing at Lost Lake (Photo Credit: Liz Whitman)

Red Bull Sound Select -- an artist development program that works with the best curators in local music scenes to bring fans unique shows -– is proud to announce Diane Coffee will headline the December installment of the series at the Marquis Theatre with fellow Red Bull Sound Select acts Shady Elders and Ned Garthe Explosion opening up. The show is 18+ and is only $3 with RSVP here:

We had a chance to see Diane Coffee last time they rolled through the Mile High City and it was probably one of the funnest show that we have covered. We also want to get crazy with a contest and send one winner and their gang (i'm talking 10 friends to come check out the show). Stay tuned to our Instagram for more info.

What could have been a throwaway side hustle by Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming, Diane Coffee has become a nuanced throwback project that delves heartily into psych rock and the likes of T. Rex, early Queen and a little bit of glam thrown in there to boot. Shady Elders deserves your attention, combining a velvety pile of synth and dreamy guitars into a warm sound that will surprise you. Rounding out the night will be Ned Garthe Explosion, a sledgehammer of sound usually, but with new tunes on the way, you’re not going to want to show up late.

Music | SHOW ALERT: Red Bull Sound Selects Denver Presents- SANGO, SPZRKT and CRL CRRLL | March 31 | Cervantes

As if we don't get spoiled enough with the amount of shows Red Bull Sound Select gives us each year. Another awesome show has just been announced on March 31st at Cervantes. Headlining this shindig is none other than SANGO who will get support from SPZRKT and local CRL CRRLL. As always these shows are a blast and fill up rather quickly. We recommend RSVP'ing right away before you get left out. Check out the artist below!

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What:: Sango, SPZRKT (pronounce Spazzy Rocket), CRL CRRLL
Venue: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Date: Thursday, March 31
Time: 8 PM Doors / 9 PM Show
Cost: $3 w/ RSVP