More Wacky Country Sounds From Denver

By Simone Fohrman If you’ve been digging into the Denver music scene you’ve most likely heard The New Country Sounds of Ryan Wong, released in May.  In my ear it's a perfect clash of the punk attitude with a gentle folk expression, and a good fit for Denver--a reconstruction of the music historically associated with... Continue Reading →

Quits “Feeling It” LP

Review by Duane Davis, October 2023 Listening to the new Quits album "Feeling it," recently released by the reliably noisy Sleeping Giant Glossolalia label, felt a little like being dropped into a lost chapter of Hubert Selby's Last Exit To Brooklyn. There's a dense claustrophobia, a feeling of walls closing in, of impending violence, of... Continue Reading →

Ryan Wong, ‘New Country Sounds’

Review by Duane Davis Uh Oh! I know what you're thinking: 'New Country Sounds'! Merle Haggard with an iPhone and a White claw? Gram Parsons on a yoga mat busting out a Supine Pigeon Pose?? Another Millennial cowboy trying to Waltz Across Brooklyn??? Nope. What we have is a fine set of folk inflected C&W... Continue Reading →

The Many Faces of Denver’s Sybil Attack

By Simone Fohrman Hannah Alexander AKA Sybil Attack struck a chord on a Saturday earlier this summer at one of the most captivating shows I’ve seen this year. Hundreds of Denverites poured into the city’s newest DIY space, previously known as the Evan’s School. The building, built in 1904, was silhouetted against the moonlit sky,... Continue Reading →

Who you calling a clown?

The Denver band Watch Yourself Die is not satisfied with the typical relationship between performer and audience. A passive listener will not make it through unscathed. The name of the band is no mistake, it speaks to an inevitable journey inward, a kind of ego-death, or the disintegration of the known. At a Watch Yourself Die... Continue Reading →

Local Tansy Wine charts a path through dystopia

By: SIMONE FOHRMAN Denver’s local music scene is made up of a vast network of small circles, and while each of these nuclei express themselves differently, they actively cross pollinate– exchanging resources, thoughts, and ideas that spur on the creativity of the local scene. This open-minded, fluid atmosphere has given birth to the genre-defying, innovative... Continue Reading →

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