Mayday Parade Rolled Through Denver All Smiles for Their 'Sunnyland Tour'

By: Nathan Sheppard

Denver was treated to a Warped Tour reunion this past Wednesday as Mayday Parade’s Sunnyland Tour made its stop at Summit Denver. Mayday was joined by Oh, Weatherly, William Ryan Key, and This Wild Life, all of whom played at least one date on this past year’s final Warped Tour.

Mayday Parade.

Mayday Parade.

Oh, Weatherly kicked things off with an up-tempo pop-emo set. They had a good stage presence and were able to keep the crowd engaged by sharing the stories behind a couple of their songs, mixed with a joke or two. While they’ve only been a band for two years, they are already road veterans. William Ryan Key followed up with a very mellow acoustic set. While the songs were enjoyable, the set was a bit slow for the energy in the room. Key amped it up with a sing-a-long of “Ocean Avenue,” but finished with an unreleased song that no one knew which was a questionable choice after playing something everyone was grooving to.

Self-described “Hot Topic meets Mumford & Sons” two-piece This Wild Life followed up Key’s performance with fun, upbeat acoustic songs from their latest record Petaluma. The duo had a happy-go-lucky attitude that was infectious and spread a smile to everyone's face. Midway through the set, lead singer Kevin Jordan gifted us with a Blink-182 ukulele medley as the drum set was rearranged onstage, which was a highlight of the set as well. This Wild Life have gained a pretty strong following over the last couple of years and it is easy to see why; they have a unique sound that is appealing for everyone.    

Mayday Parade topped off the night with an epic 17-song set with tunes from their debut EP Tales Told By Dead Friends to their most recent, Sunnyland. It was truly a celebration of the band’s 12-year-old discography. The crowd was a mix of teeny boppers, twenty somethings, and “grown men who are still emo kids” according to lead singer Derek Sanders. But it showed that Mayday Parade’s songs music spans generations. The set itself had everything Mayday fans could ask for, from singing along to the oldies and a couple covers, it was an enjoyable time for all.

You can listen to Sunnyland and check out the rest of the the band’s tour dates here.

-Nathan

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Blessthefall's 'Hard Feelings Tour' Rolled Through Denver with a Vengeance

By: Nathan Sheppard

Blessthefall’s Hard Feelings Tour rolled into Denver this past Saturday at the Bluebird Theatre. The band was joined by A War Within, Thousand Below, Ded, and The Word Alive. While the Bluebird wasn’t as full as it has been in the past for these acts, it made for more of an intimate concert experience for everyone who did show.

A War Within started the night off with a short but energetic set followed by Thousand Below, who also cranked out a quick half-hour set. Ded was up next and you could tell that they have a pretty loyal following, as a good chunk of the crowd appeared to have shown up just to see them. The band is a mix of nu-metal and a little hip-hop, similar to old school Linkin Park, only heavier. The always entertaining Word Alive finished things off for the openers and toward the end of their set, they played a song in tribute to Kyle Pavone, the late singer of We Came As Romans.

Blessthefall was finally up next and the party was kicked up a notch. Frontman Beau Bokan commanded the stage from start to finish, energizing the crowd and making everyone jump and dance along with him. The group’s set had a heavy dose of songs from the band's newest album Hard Feelings, and sprinkled in some of the old favorites like “Hollow Bodies” and “40 Days.” Beau was also flooded with crowd surfers for most of the show, but didn’t miss a beat once, managing to give each and every surfer a hug before they dove back into the crowd. The guys finished off the night with “Here’s That Song You Wanted” with the same amount of energy and enthusiasm they had at the start of their show.

The Hard Feelings Tour was a fun show experience, and it winding down, there only a handful of shows to see for yourself. Find the remaining dates and keep up with the band here.  

-Nathan

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'Mourning In Amerika Tour' Keeps Red Rocks Amphitheatre Crowd on Their Toes

By: Nathan Sheppard

The Mourning In Amerika tour was everything that you would expect: a perfect mix of politics and great punk rock. All those who made it to Red Rocks Amphitheater this past Saturday were treated to three of the best punk bands from the past few decades.

Running onto the stage first was Anti-Flag, who is arguably the most political band out there. They made it clear from the start that they stand for no racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, or discrimination but also love having a good time. Normally you would see some moshing or crowd surfing at an Anti-Flag show but being at Red Rocks, jumping around had to suffice.  

The crowd geared up for every inner emo kids’ favorite band AFI. Everyone in the band ran out onstage minus lead singer Davey Havok, as the rest of the band played the hard-hitting intro “Strength Through Wounding.” They then flowed into “Girl’s Not Grey” as Davey made a dramatic entrance on stage. About halfway through the set, Davey went out into the crowd and then climbed on top of a rock on the south side of the venue to sing the rest of the current song. They then finished with their most popular song, “Miss Murder” to top off the epic set.

Rise Against was finally up and the Red Rocks veterans captivated the venue from start to finish. Rise Against is a perfect combination of the openers- they’re political and they rock the hell out. Frontman Tim Mcllrath frequently talked about current events and environmental issues between songs. After playing through eleven tracks, we were gifted with a mini five-song acoustic set, starting with “Voices Off Camera.” The band played this from the soundboard in the crowd. The set was then finished with a three-song encore with the final song, “Prayer of the Refugee” closing out the night and everyone singing along and dancing.

This is a collective of artists you don’t want to miss live! The remaining dates of the Mourning In Amerika Tour can be found here.

-Nathan

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'Game of Thrones' Brought Its Incredible Live-Concert Experience to Denver's Pepsi Center

By: Nathan Sheppard

As many Game of Thrones fans are gearing up for a long wait through fall and winter for the final season of the iconic HBO series, Denver fans were treated to a night of musical and visual adventures at the Pepsi Center. The concert featured Ramin Djawadi, who composes all the music for the TV show, along with an 80-piece orchestra and choir.

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The show started with a parade of “White Walkers” and a build up into the classic GOT theme song. From there, Djawadi & Co. went in semi-chronological order through the first three seasons of music. One act featured a violin solo performed with the musician suspended in the air in a long dress to represent a weirwood tree as red leaves fell from the rafters. This created the first of many amazing visuals. Another highlight of the opening act was the wildling attack- in this part, snow fell and a 30-foot wildling horn shook audience member’s seats. Between every couple of songs, Djawadi told us stories about how the next song was composed and what inspired him along the way.

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After a short 20-minute intermission, the show continued with the next four seasons, starting with Djawadi shredding on guitar as pyrotechnics shot out behind the choir and dragons flew around on the production screens. Working through to season seven, the entire outfit played through many of the most intense scenes of the show, culminating in an organ solo which occurred with the player suspended 15-feet in the air.

Overall, it was a wonderful show and a great way to experience Game of Thrones from a different perspective. It was interesting to see what goes into making the music behind the legendary show. It was also a fantastic way to recap what has happened in the series so far in order to get ready for the highly anticipated season eight in early 2019.

The live concert experience still has a handful of shows left so make sure you get out to see this amazing concert! Remaining shows can be found here.

-Nathan

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Premiere: Skyward Story Releases Latest Single "New Beginnings"

Skyward Story.

Skyward Story.

Baltimore based pop-rock group Skyward Story have released their newest single from their upcoming EP New Beginnings. The group has quickly gaining a large following with their infectious performances and keep audiences intrigued with a catchy and fun style of songwriting. This has drawn the attention of the multi-platinum producer Matt Squire, who has also worked with fellow Baltimoreans All Time Low. Over the course of a year, Skyward Story and Squire have worked to perfect their newest album, which is sure to turn some heads in the music world.

While listening to “New Beginnings” you can also check out Skyward Story on Warped Tour from 7/29 to 8/2.  

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-Nathan

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The End of An Era: Denver's Final Warped Tour Was Everything We Wanted

By: Nathan Sheppard

After 24 years, Warped Tour is ending with a bang. 

Warped Tour had all the feels this year. 

Warped Tour had all the feels this year. 

Warped Tour made its final stop in Denver recently, marking the end of an era. Many of us look forward to the one day of summer where our favorite bands play our favorite songs in a hot parking lot, and Denver showed up in full force to make the most of this bittersweet ending.

The day started off early with some of our favorite local bands- In The Whale and One Flew West- who both rocked the stage and made the Denver music scene proud. We also got our fix of new era of punk/pop-punk with State Champs, Movements, and Waterparks. Also to note- Australia was representing big time for this last Warped Tour- we caught amazing sets from In Hearts Wake, The Amity Affliction, and Tonight Alive.  

Every Time I Die.

Every Time I Die.

After seeing a few bands, we took a break to talk about something that is especially important in today's current entertainment industry: mental health. We caught up with one of our favorite non-profits, To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) for a little Q&A on the topic:

Tell us a little of what you guys do and how you got started.

We’re a mental health non-profit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with things like addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicide. We started 12 years ago trying to help one of our friends enter treatment by designing a t-shirt and that has evolved into this movement helping hundreds of thousands of people.

What are the main things that you all do to help with mental health?

The biggest way we provide help is providing scholarships for counseling and treatment. Our profits from t-shirts we sell here go towards those scholarships.

What has your relationship with Warped Tour been like over the years?

We’ve been on Warped Tour for 12 years, ever since we started, and they’ve helped us grow and welcomed us to this wild family and we love it so much. It’s a group of people that has a special place in our heart, because every summer we see familiar faces and get to ask how they are, how they’ve been doing since last year, and see it evolve over the years.

With this being the last Warped Tour what are your plans going forward?

It’s bittersweet to see Warped Tour go, obviously, because a lot of us have grown with it, so it’ll be interesting to see what avenues are next. We’ve been getting into the EDM world a little bit; the yoga world which has been fun. There's just going to be some adapting [with] how to interact with these different groups that we’ll be learning about. But we’ll always have Warped to look back on foundly- thanks for the memories Warped!

What are some ways that people can get involved with TWLOHA?

There’s a “Get Involved” tab on our website that can give you a little more detail about bringing the message of hope and health. Whether that looks like bringing a speaker to your area or simply purchasing info cards online to post coffee shops, it’s the little things that really push and make people want to see change and get help. You can also donate directly on the website, and recently we’ve had people donating their birthdays on Facebook to TWLOHA which is an easy way to help us and also get the word out as well. You can find more info at TWLOHA’s website.

Don Bronco.

Don Bronco.

After our interview with TWLOHA, we got right back at it with some of our favorite hardcore bands Wage War and Every Time I Die, where the crowd surfers made security work overtime! Towards the end of the day, we were hit with a massive dose of nostalgia with our favorite old-school emo bands The Used and Mayday Parade. We knew that the day would have to end eventually, and it closed with Simple Plan. It was a “Perfect” way to end the fest, and many of us shed a tear or two.

Simple Plan.

Simple Plan.

For 24 years, Warped Tour has been a place for many of us to let go and forget about the worries of the world while listening to the music that means everything to us. This year’s tour had a little bit for everyone, from new up and comers to the classic bands that we all love. It also had all of our favorite non-profits- communities that we have learned about and grown with over the years of Warped, and people that we can always count on and call home. We will always remember all the great times we had at Warped Tour. We can only hope that they bring this fest back to live on in some capacity, even if that’s another Warped Rewind at Sea or having the festival in a single location where we can relive the glory days of summer. What will Warped Tour become as it burns out and shines on? We can’t wait to find out.

See our full gallery from Warped Tour here

-Nathan

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No Small Children- a Band of Elementary School Teachers- Is Rockin' Summer Break

By: Nathan Sheppard

School’s out for summer and these elementary school teachers are living the rockstar life. L.A.’s No Small Children are making the most of their summer break and hitting the road to promote their new album What Do The Kids Say? and last week the band made their first stop in Denver at Lost Lake.

No Small Children.

No Small Children.

The ladies shared the stage with local bands The Lollygags and The Patient Zeros. From the first note, NSC let us know we were in for a fierce punk rock show. The stage presence from each member was clear as they took charge of the venue to get everyone dancing along with them. The ladies had the intimate crowd singing along with them too, and entertained us with the occasional joke between tunes. It was a great show all around and a must-see when they come to a town near you!

On What Do The Kids Say?, which was released this past May, each song is put together brilliantly and has a flow that makes it really enjoyable to listen to. “Then It Woke” is a fast-paced rock song that is hard-hitting to get you head banging. “It’s All for Love” is another banger, and one that is super catchy.

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No Small Children have a short stint of shows in California planned before heading to the East Coast to continue their summer touring, which includes a stop at Chicago’s Riot Fest.  

-Nathan

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Vermillion Road Celebrate Newest EP With Packed Show At Lost Lake

By: Nathan Sheppard

Denver band Vermillion Road recently released Escape, their first EP in the last three years. To celebrate, the band played an intimate show at Lost Lake this past Friday. They were joined by Right Before Rain, Sophie Music, and Creature Canopy for support.

Vermillion Road. 

Vermillion Road. 

Lost Lake was buzzing even before Vermillion Road took the stage, and the guys were able to channel that energy into their amazing performance. Frontman Will Robinson is a showman through and through, and he was able to get the crowd hyped either singing along or dancing with each song. While it was only about a 45-minute set, it was still a solid one where everyone had a great time. It was the perfect way for Vermillion Road to introduce everyone to Escape.

Escape is a six-song pop-rock EP that encapsulates the bands new direction from their previous rock roots. The opening track “Gasoline” is a fun, upbeat love song that will definitely get stuck in you head. Halfway through is “Eye On You,” where you can hear the influence of bands like Imagine Dragons or OneRepublic. The song combines the right amount of rock with a touch of electronic beats. Escape gives you everything that we like from Vermillion Road and adds a little experimentation which will catch your attention. It’s the perfect record to jam to anytime of the day and will have you listening on repeat.

Keep up with Vermillion Road and grab their new EP here.

-Nathan

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Sevendust Played a Stellar Sellout Show at Denver's Oriental Theater

By: Nathan Sheppard

This past Tuesday Grammy-nominated rock veterans Sevendust played a sold-out show at the Oriental Theater in Denver.

Madam Mayhem.

Madam Mayhem.

While not the most conventional venue for such a big show and many Oriental employees dishing that this was the most people they'd ever seen there, every band still had amazing performances. Starting the night off was singer-songwriter Madame Mayhem and her “in your face” style was what the early crowd needed to get hyped.

Memphis May Fire.

Memphis May Fire.

With many still flowing in and filling the place, Texas metal band Fire From the Gods took command of the stage and proceeded to melt faces with heavy guitar riffs and screams. Being the heaviest band of the show is not always the easiest to get the crowd going, but these guys did a great job and threw in some softer songs as well. Last of the openers was metalcore vets Memphis May Fire who had just gotten to the venue a half hour before the show due to van problems. Despite the slight setback MMF still gave us their all, with their unique blend of heavy breakdowns and silky smooth melodies.

Sevendust.

Sevendust.

Finally, it was time for the moment that everyone was waiting for. Sevendust took the stage and their loyal fans showed them their appreciation by screaming and yelling as loud as possible. With the band being around for over 20 years, there was a wide variety of songs on their setlist that everyone could sing along to. Mixed in with the hits were a couple singles from their 12th studio album All I See Is War, including “Dirty.” It's easy to see why Sevendust has been so successful for so many years: they put on a performance that captures the crowd's attention from start to finish. On the way out, several fans mentioned their anticipated return of Sevendust to Denver.

For the remaining dates of their tour and to follow what the band has in store next, click here.   

-Nathan

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Awolnation Brought 'Here Comes The Runts' Tour To Denver

By: Nathan Sheppard

Alternative indie band Awolnation was a Denver concert highlight last week when they played to a packed Fillmore Auditorium.

Irontom.

Irontom.

Opening up the festivities was Irontom, led by the animated Harry Hayes who danced around the stage for the entire set. Along with Hayes’ entertaining moves, guitarist Zach Irons (guitarist of Awolnation as well) showed off his talent with the band, playing impressive guitar solos that were enjoyed by all. UK band Nothing But Thieves followed, who are coming off their sophomore album Broken Machine. They breezed through their half-hour set with a cohesive list of songs.

Awolnation then took the stage with some epic lighting and a jam session until frontman Aaron Bruno took the stage as the band broke into “Here Come The Runts.” The first half of the set was heavy, with a lot of their newer songs like “Passion,” “Handyman,” and the super catchy “Miracle Man.” As they continued, Awolnation’s older songs had the venue rocking with “Run;” they closed their night with their smash hit “Sail.”

Awolnation.

Awolnation.

Overall, Awol showed that they don’t want to rest on their past success and will continue to push the envelope with their music. Fans supported them with their passion and energy, singing along to every song, new and old. You can check out the few remaining shows of the band’s tour and their newest album Here Come The Runts here.

-Nathan

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The 'Get Free Tour' Proves Why Post-Hardcore Is Still A Rockin' Scene

By: Nathan Sheppard

After coming off of a very busy 2017, releasing their eighth studio album, playing all of Warped Tour, and traveling across the world, Silverstein started 2018 right where they left off -with their Get Free Tour. Tonight Alive is co-headlining the tour; Broadside and Picturesque are also on the lineup. The show made its Denver stop at Summit Music Hall last Friday, and everyone packed it in early to start the weekend off jamming to some epic tunes.

Broadside was unable to make the show due to van troubles, but Colorado band Saints of Never After filled in with a solid opening spot. Picturesque followed up with their set, and have a sound which has hints of Circa Survive and Sleeping With Sirens baked in. They had most people intrigued by their unique mix of heavier guitar rhythms/breakdowns and high-pitched vocals, and even had fans asking lead singer Kyle Hollis how he gets his vocal range so high.

The room was buzzing with electricity ready to get crazy for Silverstein, who played second to last for the Denver show. One reason Silverstein remain one of the legends of the 2000 post-hardcore scene is because they put on one of the best live shows around. All of their members put in everything they have for each and every show, and this one was no different. They started their set off with a few songs from their past three albums to get the party started. Frontman Shane Told then talked about the importance of sticking to their roots and playing older songs, following this speech with their first big hit “Smashed to Pieces” which brought the house down. Continuing the old school theme, they also played “Smile In Your Sleep” and “My Heroine” which caused a massive wave of crowd surfers. Mixing things up with a couple of slow songs after that so that everyone could catch their breath, Silverstein closed with “Afterglow,” topping off a fantastic set.

Tonight Alive was the closing act for the night, and while a good amount of people left early, they missed out on an incredible performance by Jenna McDougall and Co. One thing that stands out is Jenna’s ability to make everyone feel like they are included in the band’s set- she can take a large crowd and make the show feel small and intimate. Playing a mixture of songs from their newest album Underworld, along with older favorites, Tonight Alive finished to roars with “Lonely Girl.” Overall, the night really showed why these bands have such loyal followings, and why post-hardcore remains a popular genre. 

The Get Free Tour continues on through February, and you can check out the remaining dates and Silverstein’s newest album Dead Reflection here, along with Tonight Alive’s new Album Underworld here.   

-Nathan

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Poets & Wolves Bring Their Alternative Indie Dance Pop Sound Alive At Denver Show

By: Nathan Sheppard

Poets & Wolves played Your Mom's House last week, with Adventure Nothing and The Ugly Architect. The intimate show started with a mix of original songs and solid covers by Adventure Nothing. Then The Ugly Architect, an outfit from Fort Collins, took the stage and bumped up the energy with their exuberant performance style and fun-loving stage presence.

Poets & Wolves.

Poets & Wolves.

The Greeley-based band Poets & Wolves finished off the night with a solid set. The alternative indie four-piece use a wide variety of influences and genres to create a sound unique to themselves. They mix slow, melodic bass with catchy guitar riffs to get you dancing while simultaneously keeping alt chill elements strong throughout their catchy, grooving tunes.

The group opened their set with songs from their debut EP To The Moon, having only released two double-single records prior. Poets & Wolves also did a cover of Linkin Park's “Waiting For The End” with their own alt emo twist. They topped off the night with one of their older singles, “Pretty Little Mess,” which sent the night off with a stomping frenzy.

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You can stream Poets & Wolves’ music on all platforms and keep up with them on Facebook. Though this was the band’s last show of 2017, you can see them January 11th at Globe Hall with Stereoshifter, Echoes In Reverie, and Wolf Poets.

-Nathan

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Review: Son and Cynic's Alt Rock Record 'Wherever I Am' Is A Solid Debut

By: Nathan Sheppard

Denver band Son and Cynic released their debut EP this past May, and it is a must listen!

Wherever I Am is the self-recorded EP from this up and coming indie rock band founded by Cayla Shortley (vocals) and Brian Obernesser (guitar). This album combines different musical elements to create an EP that you will want to listen to on repeat.  

Oddly enough Brian and Cayla are both from North Carolina but didn’t meet until moving to Denver; the band formed shortly after in 2016. The two turned to crowdfunding and the help of family and friends to release the EP, which was mixed and mastered by Kevin Chipman of LCMasters back in North Carolina. After a successful fundraising campaign they were able to film a music video for their single “Get Away,” followed by the EP release May 19th.

Son and Cynic.

Son and Cynic.

The EP starts with “The Arrival,” which showcases Son and Cynic’s unique style. Starting out with a slower folk-like intro and Cayla’s haunting and hypnotizing melodic voice, you’re then hit with solid guitar riffs that you can jam out to. It’s the perfect intro to this great EP. “Dead of Night” is another solid track with a spacey, indie sound that is really novel and really showcases Son and Cynic’s versatility and musical talent. The record finishes with “Cold Fever,” which is one of my favorite tracks. It’s one of the more “poppy” songs, but is really catchy; something that I think makes a great tune. Overall this is a well done debut for Son and Cynic and I look forward to seeing where they go from here and what they have in store for the future.

You can listen to “Wherever I Am” everywhere music is available. Catch the band live this month, November 25th at The Marquis with Evinair, Wolf Poets, and Gestalt and keep up with Son and Cynic here.

-Nathan

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Rain In July Rocked Their Moon Room Set From Start To Finish

By: Nathan Sheppard

While it was a chilly Tuesday outside, inside The Moon Room at Summit Music Hall, everyone kept warm while enjoying some excellent tunes. For what was arguably one of their best shows of the year, In My Room kicked things off with a bang. Their raw and edgy sound can be compared to Movements, loud and fast.

Coldfront.

Coldfront.

Next was Coldfront, hailing from Ontario, Canada, who put on a solid show with their energetic and upbeat style of pop-punk. They recently released a new album called Float Around that you can check out here. Hot Mulligan, who are on tour with Coldfront, followed with their angsty punk rock, and had the crowd singing along with them.

If I Fail took control of the stage next and showed why they are one of Colorado’s best pop-punk bands. Their infectious riffs had the audience on their feet and the band’s introspective lyrics gave our inner emo kid all the feels.

Rain In July.

Rain In July.

Rain In July was the final band to take the stage, and rocked it from start to finish. RIJ put on a lively show that had the crowd hyped and off their feet. Once everyone was singing along to their songs, they even threw in a cover of “Bodybag” by Hit The Lights. RIJ finished off their set with a fan favorite “Breathe” and a special guest appearance from Andrew Elofson from 1000 Miles of Fire, which was the perfect way to cap an epic show. The guys proved why they are one of Colorado’s best up and coming bands with a very bright future. You can check out their latest EP “Trying To Breathe” on Spotify.

Keep up with Rain In July here and check out the full gallery from this show for more photo madness.

-Nathan

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Overslept Kick Off Fall Tour With Intimate Denver Show

By: Nathan Sheppard

Overslept kicked off their fall tour at Hi-Dive in Denver recently, and it felt a lot like an intimate house party. The Hi-Dive was packed early for the opening acts Post/War, Never Let This Go (who will be touring with Overslept for a couple of weeks), and Evinair.

Overslept.

Overslept.

Overslept finally took the stage and rocked it from the start; their high energy was infectious and had the whole crowd singing along and dancing with them. Their stage presence speaks to the experience of a seasoned, more mainstream band, one who keep the crowd engaged with a performance to remember while interacting with them between songs as well. 

Overslept are heading East for the rest of their tour, which includes a stop in Florida to play Fest, a multi-day underground music festival that hosts hundreds of bands. The guys will wrap up their tour in Oklahoma on November 4th, so stay tuned for future Denver shows following!

Keep up with Overslept here.

-Nathan

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1000 Miles of Fire Headline Summit Music Hall This Saturday (10/21)

By: Nathan Sheppard

This Saturday, October 21st, some of Denver’s best up-and-coming local bands will take the stage at Summit Music Hall: The Violet Tides, The Backseaters, Saints of Never After, Rosedale, and 1000 Miles of Fire.

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Headliner 1000 Miles of Fire is an energetic alternative rock group from Denver who have built a very loyal following over the past six years. Their captivating live performances and catchy riffs and lyrics have scored them opening sets for bands like The Maine. In fact, The Maine's frontman John O’Callaghan said singer/guitarist Andrew Elofson of 1000 Miles of Fire “commands the audience more than anyone.” This infectious style will be on display this Saturday where you can hear some of 1000 Miles of Fire's newest songs from their EP Moving On, Moving Forward.

Tickets to the show can be found here.

-Nathan

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Summit Music Hall To Host Neon Masq 2017 This Weekend (10/20)

By: Nathan Sheppard

Summit Music Hall will host Neon Masq, a masquerade concert/art experience featuring black-lighted murals, face painters, aerial performances, and local bands/DJs, one of which is Adrienne O. The indie-pop band was founded by Adrienne Osborn who is a former software designer, and decided to make a major career change to become a musician.  

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Shortly after being founded in 2012, Adrienne O started gaining a following by playing different fairs and festivals in the Denver area. Osborn uses her previous life experiences as inspiration for the lyrics and music to encourage listeners to chase their dreams as well. Through this honest approach, emotional performances, and powerful sound, Adrienne O have been gaining more exposure and popularity through radio and headlining appearances. Neon Masq will be a unique experience that you won’t want to miss, with a show by Adrienne O that will show off both the band's passion and musicianship this Friday.

You can find tickets for the show here and for more details about Neon Masq here.

-Nathan

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