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9 02, 2016

Guster at Paramount Theatre with Vetiver – 9 out of 10 High

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: Concert Review, Music|

Denver turned out in great numbers for the Guster at Paramount Theatre show Saturday, February 6, 2016. By the time Guster started playing, it was a completely packed house. So packed that we even lost our original seats. The music was too chill for me to care. It was a night of epic musicianship and stoners (we'll talk about that more later). Vetiver opened the show for Guster. We were lucky enough to get photo passes to the show on behalf of Guster's management, Nettwerk Music Group. My thanks [...]

21 11, 2015

Epic Spotify Christmas Playlist – My 12 Top Christmas Albums

By |November 21st, 2015|Categories: Articles, Music, Music, Recommendations|

It snowed here in Denver last night. My wife is decorating the tree and sipping on hot chocolate (I'm having coffee). That means it's time for Christmas. I'm hoping you won't mind us sharing our epic Spotify Christmas playlist here on the site. If you don't like Christmas music, or Christmas in general, please ignore this post and come back for the next one. We promise not to bombard you with Christmas-focused content all season long. We have plenty of other stuff in the works. If you're like me [...]

20 10, 2015

Owl City at The Gothic Theatre with Rozzi Crane

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: Concert Review, Music|Tags: , , |

Ryan Anderson at Foundations Music was kind enough to set us up with a photo pass to see Owl City at The Gothic Theatre with Rozzi Crane on Monday, October 19. As with all our concert reviews, we take photos, talk about the show, and promote the artists. That is, of course, if they're cool. Unfortunately, we sometimes pass on coverage after a show. Maybe their photo contract stinks or they don't play a show worth reviewing. Thankfully, watching Owl City at The Gothic Theatre was awesome. Rozzi C [...]

8 07, 2015

Ben Folds Live at Red Rocks – June 21, 2015

By |July 8th, 2015|Categories: Concert Review, Music, Videos|Tags: , , |

My wife and I spent our 8th wedding anniversary listening to Ben Folds play a concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. I'm a music nerd; the only thing that could've made this better for me would be playing with Ben on stage. That didn't happen, but I really wish it did. Maybe next time, Mr. Folds. Seeing Ben Folds Live at Red Rocks was a dream come true for most of the people there. Seeing him perform with an orchestra took it to a completely new level. This isn't a concert review; you can [...]

16 06, 2015

Mae at Summit Music Hall with All Get Out, Mike Mains & The Branches – Concert Review

By |June 16th, 2015|Categories: Concert Review, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

On June 8, I went to the Mae show to revisit my college days. You can consider this an anniversary or maybe a reunion show that focuses on my favorite Mae album: The Everglow. I'll dive more into Mae's history later; first, I want to talk about the openers. Mike Mains & The Branches were completely new to me. I saw them mentioned on Mae's Instagram account, but I didn't have time to look them up before the show. I'd heard of All Get Out previously and checked out their latest EP before headi [...]

13 06, 2015

Amaranthe at the Bluebird with I Prevail and Santa Cruz – Concert Review

By |June 13th, 2015|Categories: Concert Review, Music|Tags: , , |

On Friday, May 29, I was able to snag a photo pass for the Amaranthe show at the Bluebird in Denver, Colorado. We're going to trim the opener reviews down a bit since we were there for Amaranthe. The tour is over at this point, but check out the photos and look into the bands if you're interested. I do have to say that I was embarrassed (and slightly disgusted) with the KBPI DJs and fans during this show. Willie B and Beardo were at the show to promote I Prevail because they introduced them to t [...]

29 05, 2015

Kamelot and DragonForce at the Ogden – Concert Review

By |May 29th, 2015|Categories: Concert Review, Music|Tags: , , , |

On Tuesday, May 19, I was lucky enough to snag a press pass for the Kamelot and DragonForce concert at The Ogden in Denver, Colorado. Wow, what a show. Both bands came out swinging with epic power metal riffs and amazing vocals. I've loved and listened to both bands for years. If you have a chance to see this show when they come back to the states in November, I highly recommend that you see it. I want to give a shout out to Freeman Promotions for being kind enough to get eciov a press pass. In [...]

24 04, 2015

Nightwish, Sabaton, and Delain at the Ogden in Denver – Concert Review

By |April 24th, 2015|Categories: Concert Review, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On Tuesday, April 21, Sean Caspian and I had the opportunity to see Nightwish at the Ogden Theatre here in Denver. We've both been fans for years and wanted to see their new singer, Floor Jansen, slay some epic vocals. We initially snagged our tickets via Enter the Vault during the pre-order and waited the six months until show time. That was an anxious six months for both of us. As we got closer to the show date, I started asking around for a press pass to do this review justice. Something abou [...]

20 04, 2015

Five Iron Frenzy with MxPx and The A-OKs: Concert Review

By |April 20th, 2015|Categories: Concert Review, Music|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I'm a little late to the party on posting this concert review, but that's not for a lack of interest on my end. It was a dark and beautiful Denver night, March 13 to be exact. Something amazing happened. Five Iron Frenzy played a show with MxPx. The A-OKs were there too, but they’re relatively unknown and don’t add to my nostalgia for the lineup. Pretty much every Christian kid in the 90s grew up listening to FIF and MxPx. To see them together in concert seemed unlikely, espe [...]

1 03, 2015

Reimagining Dragons with Smoke and Mirrors

By |March 1st, 2015|Categories: Album Review, Music, Music, Recommendations|Tags: , , , , , |

For those who know me, this first review might come as a bit of a surprise. Do not be alarmed; I did it willingly. As mentioned previously, I will be alternating between American mainstream, international, and local acts. When it comes to American mainstream, it’s hard to find a band that is larger than Imagine Dragons. Their debut studio album, Night Visions, saw incredible success at 1.4 million albums sold. If you haven’t heard the single “Radioactive,” there’s a great chance you either live [...]

14 02, 2015

#DaftPunKonsole – Are You Daft, Punk?

By |February 14th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Music, Tech|Tags: |

My name is Andy. I'm a robot built to make music better with my persistence, speed, and strength. I do this by working harder than all puny humans work; my work is never truly over. In my travels, I came across a pathetic duo of humans posing as robots. They created terrible music. I challenged them to a duel knowing full well that I would win... and win I did. Unfortunately, they recorded my whole performance and claimed it as their own. Since robots can't file a DMCA claim -- humans are notori [...]

9 02, 2015

Pentatonix Grammy Win is Groundbreaking

By |February 9th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Music, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

[amazon template=amazon embed&asin=B00KR62ZUA]After tonight's Grammy win, I suspect Pentatonix will become a household name. They're not for everyone, but no musician can deny their talent. I've been watching them for years. The world first saw them in NBC's The Sing-Off Season 3. The five members met a day before the initial auditions and never performed together in public before the first show. I watched every episode just to see what they would arrange next. Pentatonix was miles ahead of [...]

6 02, 2015

Jamie Cullum’s Interlude is a Jazz History Lesson

By |February 6th, 2015|Categories: Album Review, Music, Music, Recommendations|Tags: , , , |

When I first heard about Jamie Cullum's new album Interlude, I only knew its title and knew nothing about its content. That said -- the first listen felt a bit odd. The arrangements didn't sound like the Jamie Cullum I loved from his previous albums. Sure, Jamie's confident vocals made it seem musically perfect and well produced, but something still felt strange. I wasn't disappointed, just perplexed. I began looking at the record sleeves for more information (yes I bought the vinyl). As it turn [...]