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What is Wookiefoot? What isn’t Wookiefoot?! Wookiefoot is a band, a Non-Profit 501C3 Charity Organization (www.bethechangecharities.org), a circus, a philosophy, and a community of globe trekking bliss junkies and believers
What is Wookiefoot? What isn’t Wookiefoot?! Wookiefoot is a band, a Non-Profit 501C3 Charity Organization (www.bethechangecharities.org), a circus, a philosophy, and a community of globe trekking bliss junkies and believers that are the fuel to keep this Tribadelic Spaceship going! Their charity organization (with the support of their community) has donated over $500,000 to third world relief efforts. Wookiefoot invites their community home every September… when they host and headline their own Global Conscious Gathering called Shangri~La Festival at Harmony Park in Southern MN. Wookiefoot’s live sets are an always inspiring and entertaining barrage of sonic and visual stimulation. The fast paced circus like set has been called “Short Attention Span Musical Theater”. These live performances are a one of a kind experience that mixes Reggae, World Beat, Hip Hop, Irish, Funk, Folk, Rock & more with a large band featuring everything from a vintage Hammond Organ to Bag Pipes! Combine that with a mind-blowing stage show that may include anything (such as a light show, projection, costumes, fire, dancers, aerialists, magic, clowns, puppets, etc)… and you better buckle up! Welcome… and thank you for riding Wookiefoot!
Son Little, praised by American Songwriter as “one of the best songwriters working today,” conceived his latest album, Like Neptune, in a cabin overlooking the Delaware
Son Little, praised by American Songwriter as “one of the best songwriters working today,” conceived his latest album, Like Neptune, in a cabin overlooking the Delaware River in upstate New York. Trading in the existential dread permeating his previous work for unbridled joy and self-acceptance, Son Little transmutes the chronic pain of self-doubt into a beautiful and freeing opus about overcoming generational trauma. Hailed by Afropunk as “a stunning statement of purpose,” Like Neptune decorates the altar of the primordial blues and elevating the labor of healing to high art. “I’ve always felt as though I was making music because I had to, something inside compelled me. Fueled me,” Little shared. “This the first time in a long time I’m making music for the pure joy of creating.”
Son Little and his band, comprised of Little on vocals/guitar, Steve McKie (drums), and DeShawn Alexander (keys/bass), will tour North America for the first time support of Like Neptune through November and December.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm View in my time
Dan Hochman is a Colorado based singer songwriter who combines elements of blues, folk and soul to form his unique and hauntingly beautiful sounds. Dan has completing multiple
Dan Hochman is a Colorado based singer songwriter who combines elements of blues, folk and soul to form his unique and hauntingly beautiful sounds. Dan has completing multiple tours across the U.S and Central America, and just released his third studio album “Shadow Blues” this past October with the help of producer “Alexander Vincent”.
Thom LaFond delivers pure, unbridled emotion, backed with lush and curious arrangements. Fans of Tom Waits, Andrew Bird, & Elliott Smith will appreciate the sonic and lyrical worlds Thom creates. Transplanted from New York to Nederland, CO, LaFond is actively producing, performing, and touring nationally with his quartet Banshee Tree.
Wellington Bullings adds a soulful touch to everything she sings. Her music is a balance of classic soul, R&B, and Jazz. With a rich sultry voice and a natural elegance, it’s easy to see why she is making a name for herself in the world of Neo Soul and beyond. Wellington’s debut album titled, ‘because I want to’ was released in July, 2020. The project featured all original material touching on themes of empowerment, love, heartbreak, and soul searching. ‘Because I want to’ received positive reviews from local and national press. In a recent interview, magazine American Songwriter wrote in an article about Wellington; ‘with the technical skill to bolster her innate talent for music, Bullings is an artist to watch.’ Sound In Review called her ‘one to watch for creating a pop-jazz sound that is modern, sexy, expressive, and genuinely conveyed’, while 303 Magazine has described her voice as ‘full-bodied’ and ‘decadent.’ Recently, Wellington released a single titled ‘flame,’ that explores themes of black excellence and offers a positive narrative to the black community, after the racial injustices that resurfaced in 2020. The project was coupled with an impactful music video that featured collaborations with local black artists and creatives. The song has been placed in a documentary about racism, titled “this is [not] who we are.” The Berklee College of Music alum, Wellington Bullings continues to hone her skills by writing music and performing regularly in her hometown. She plans on releasing her second album in 2024.
Dab Records & 88.5 KGNU Present: Colorado’s Finest Underground Hip Hop: Jordan Polovina (Whiskey Blanket) The ILLSentials (ILL Se7en and Friends) feat. Magnificent Wingspan
Dab Records & 88.5 KGNU Present: Colorado’s Finest Underground Hip Hop: Jordan Polovina (Whiskey Blanket) The ILLSentials (ILL Se7en and Friends) feat. Magnificent Wingspan with Deejay Kosmo, Indigenous Peoples, Studio Get-Dough, Lifted Fate
Kompany has emerged from the shadows of anonymity to present one of the more promising bass music projects of this time. Having perfected his craft in the esteemed halls of
Kompany has emerged from the shadows of anonymity to present one of the more promising bass music projects of this time. Having perfected his craft in the esteemed halls of Icon Collective, Kompany is now bringing his music to a global audience. Blending versatile sound design with aggressive forms of bass music, Kompany is a force to be reckoned with.
Boulder Colorado’s longest-running champions of high-energy, authentic funk and soul music, The Pamlico Sound are known for their original, contemporary songs
Boulder Colorado’s longest-running champions of high-energy, authentic funk and soul music, The Pamlico Sound are known for their original, contemporary songs and performances, while drawing inspiration from classic legends like Sly & The Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic. The joyful interplay between band and audience combine to create the “Jive Church”: a non-religious, theatrical/interactive experience inspired by the Black Baptist churches of the south—with everyone moving, shouting and shaking in a celebration of the uplifting power of Pure Funk’n Soul.
Squeaky Feet is an electrifying band guided by the infinite potential of musical improvisation. The
Squeaky Feet is an electrifying band guided by the infinite potential of musical improvisation. The sonic diversity attracts listeners with all types of musical tastes. Whether it’s dance, trance, jazz-funk, progressive rock, or metal, Squeaky Feet delivers something for everyone. The band specializes in cerebral and stimulating compositions, accompanied by relentlessly intoxicating grooves.
Squeaky Feet was conceived within the walls of Berklee College of Music. Its members relocated to Denver in 2018, and their hunger for greatness manifested into what the band is today. Comprised of Colin Shore (guitar/vocals), Greg King (guitar), Jimmy Finnegan (bass/vocals), Brian Keller (keyboards/sax/flute/vocals), and Kevin D’Angelo (drums), Squeaky Feet is poised for success.
Since the beginning, things have happened fast for Squeaky Feet. In 2022 alone, the band has shared the stage with acts such as Dopapod, Aqueous, Neighbor, and Spafford. During this time, they’ve also completed three national tours.
The next chapter for Squeaky Feet is an exciting one. They’re finishing the year by heading into the studio to record their first album. Keep your eyes peeled and follow them on all their musical expeditions.
Sqwerv’s roots run deep in the Denver music scene. Those roots began to take hold through open jams and a little bit of luck when Sqwerv started playing gigs at bars and small venues in 2017. Since then, Sqwerv has become a staple in Denver’s music scene with bands like Magic Beans, Squeaky Feet, Eminence Ensemble and Rado.
This four-piece Indie-Psych Rock band’s love for classic rock, psychedelic music and improvisation creates a sound that is refreshingly original and exciting. Sqwerv realizes the importance of good songwriting and is always pushing themselves in the improvisation. The band spends a great deal of time writing lyrics, composing, and developing song structure that has grown into a catalogue that ranges from twelve minute prog songs inspired by Homer’s Odyssey to two minute psych songs about love. They are fiercely driven to get to those transcendent, improvised spaces that all jam-music lovers crave. Sqwerv continues to deliver to their audiences through groove, counterpoint, polyrhythms and risk taking.
In the last two years the band has released two studio albums, three live albums and completed two national tours with no plans on stopping. They have had the opportunity to open for acts like Lespecial, Spafford, Eggy and Big Something. They hold themselves to a rigorous tour schedule playing unique shows for their fans on a regular basis. Sqwerv leans into the dark and the beautiful while thriving off of the sounds they create and connections they make.
The Rocky Coasts are a five-man garage rock band, drawing influence from surf rock, post-punk, and indie alternative. Based out of Boulder, CO, the Coasts have become a household name
The Rocky Coasts are a five-man garage rock band, drawing influence from surf rock, post-punk, and indie alternative. Based out of Boulder, CO, the Coasts have become a household name in the college house party scene. The band hit their stride with a high-energy, face paced, aggressive, sonically offensive, self-titled EP from 2022. With a large stash of unreleased original music, The Rocky Coasts are ready to keep exploding, and looking to release a new album by the end of the year.
Hailing from Texas, Twin Tribes is an emerging force in the darkwave scene, turning
Hailing from Texas, Twin Tribes is an emerging force in the darkwave scene, turning heads in 2018 with the release of their debut album “Shadows” that featured dark melodic sounds, synthesizers, lyrics about the undead, and the occult and parallel universes. They returned in 2020 with the ten-track album “Ceremony” with an evolved sound that explored love and loss while showcasing their progression as a band.
With songs that are both dynamic and introspective, they balance the darker shades of the emotional spectrum with an energy and momentum that gifts their music a powerful sense of urgency and drama. Their lyrics dig deep into the personal turmoil of love, life and loss, and have forged a new aesthetic that fuses the gothic with the romantic, viewing emotional themes through a darker lens.
As their second LP gains increasing critical and commercial attention, these pillars of the independent music scene continue to re-define what genres such as darkwave and post-punk mean in 2023.
(Wednesday) 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm View in my time
The man named after the land with 10,000 lakes has been a force on the bass scene for nearly a decade. Although he’s made a name for himself in the
The man named after the land with 10,000 lakes has been a force on the bass scene for nearly a decade. Although he’s made a name for himself in the electronic music space, Minnesota’s (aka Christian Bauhofer) musical journey started with heavy doses of classic rock, emo and screamo. He was heavily influenced by the psychedelic style of rock legends including Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin and cites them as inspiration for what would become his own sound. “The songs were journeys and I really like the epicness and the trip the song took you on,” he Says. Spending most of his early life in Minnesota, It was not until Christian relocated to Santa Cruz, California in 2007 where he first discovered the underground electronic music scene via renegade parties that would be thrown in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains. “That community / subculture was really my main influence into the music. A lot of other artists were immersed in the Santa Cruz community like G Jones, The Glitch Mob and Eprom. Crews would bring out a generator, Dj equipment and a few lights and play music until 10AM. We were really blown away.” Christian would soon throw his own renegade parties in Santa Cruz to provide himself with a forum to DJ. “I wanted to play music, but could never get booked, so I teamed up with some friends and we started to throw our own parties. I feel very lucky to have experienced this underground scene before electronic music and hit the mainstream.”
Fondly referred to as “the people’s DJ” by his most loyal fans, Le Youth is unapologetically himself and fearless when challenging the status quo. His debut album Reminders was released
Fondly referred to as “the people’s DJ” by his most loyal fans, Le Youth is unapologetically himself and fearless when challenging the status quo. His debut album Reminders was released in May 2022 and since it’s release has gone on to be streamed over 22.1 million times. Le Youth has firmly established himself as a creative force and just announced his anticipated sophomore album, ABOUT US, releasing on September 29, 2023. The album features everything you’d expect from Le Youth, with breezy melodies, rich production and incredible vocal performances. The album features collaborations with the likes of Jodie Knight, Fractures, Bailey as well as label head Lane 8 who collaborated with Wes on ‘I Will Leave a Light On’. It’s a real statement of intent for Wes, not only sonically, but also on the live front as he embarks on his most ambitious tour to date. A 30-date tour across North America & Canada bringing his In The Round show to select iconic venues such as The Fonda, Brooklyn Steel and The Ogden, among others. ABOUT US is an all-encompassing statement, one that over the past year has grown into so much more than a collection of songs. This statement is deeply rooted in Le Youth’s mantra and show experience, breaking down the barrier between artist and fan. He has also curated an entire 360° show concept to go along with the album, ‘In The Round’, that has him fully immersed in the crowd. “It’s not about me, it’s about us,” he passionately states, accentuating that without you, Le Youth wouldn’t and couldn’t be who/what it is today.
Tired Hearts, the new album from rising indie-pop power trio, BAILEN, delivers a dazzling
Tired Hearts, the new album from rising indie-pop power trio, BAILEN, delivers a dazzling set of songs that navigates the space between the heart’s expectation and the head’s sober reality. New York based siblings, Daniel, David, and Julia’s second full-length album for Fantasy beats with empathy, vulnerability, and resolve.
At times intricate and playful, measured and elaborate, the 12 original songs on Tired Hearts wrestle with an uncertain future where ethics and morality—both communal and personal—seem to be constantly shifting. Locating one’s compass amidst the chaos—a world-wide pandemic, toxic social media culture, economic insecurity and political turbulence—is at the LP’s core.
Producer Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee, Snail Mail) who, along with the band, co-produced Tired Hearts, helped to expand BAILEN’s ambition beyond what they initially envisioned. “We’d played the last record live a hundred times before recording it, so we tracked a lot of it live,” Daniel explains. “With Brad, we took a collagist’s approach. It freed us up to explore and be sonically adventurous.”
In contrast to the road-tested songs on their accomplished debut LP, 2019’s Thrilled to Be Here produced by John Congleton, many of the songs on Tired Hearts were honed in the studio as opposed to live on tour – “the songs changed so much over the course of recording process,” Julia remarks.
Most noticeably, Cook encouraged the trio to experiment with how they sing. “We deliberately used the more vulnerable parts of our voices,” Julia says. “After not being in the studio for years, we were in vulnerable places, and this record reflects the frustration and tenderness of that time.” “We pushed ourselves lyrically, it’s the most exposed, intimate music we’ve written as a result,” David affirms.
Indeed, BAILEN’s radiant harmonies, spare, synth-driven tracks, and futuristic, ear-catching arrangements usher in Tired Heart’s exhilarating avant-pop evolution. “Shadows,” affectingly captures “the moment you see someone and realize you can spend the rest of your life with them.” “Nothing Left to Give” echoes of HAIM’s sparkling pop, while “These Bones,” contains a hint of Phoebe Bridgers’ hushed intimacy.
Perhaps no two songs embody that fresh ethos (and the band’s incredible range) more than the high-gloss, New Wave dance track “Call It Like It Is,” and the stunning “BRCA (Nothing Takes Me Down),” which takes its name from the hereditary breast cancer gene that Julia and her mother (who is a breast cancer survivor) share. Over the track’s slow building rhythmic pulse, Julia sings of hospital gowns and uncertainty, untying a complex knot of familial anxiety, guilt, and acceptance, while embracing the determination to move forward: I’ll still live like I’m dying/ But I won’t let it take me down, she insists. “It’s about finding ways to not be defined by these circumstances, and to move past them with resilience.”
Raised and rooted in New York City by classically trained musician parents and their wide-ranging, eclectic record collection, BAILEN has emerged as a favorite in indie circles by cultivating a passionate following via word of mouth, robust playlisting and a stream of steady touring and collaborating with artists such as Amos Lee, The Lone Bellow, Joseph, and Hozier to name a few.
On Tired Hearts, their exquisite and thought-provoking new album, BAILEN learns how to dream in the face of life’s uncertainty and in the process, moves forward aware, resilient, and hopeful. “This album is a breakthrough for us,” Daniel says. “It’s been a rocky road, but we’re really grateful that it’s led us here.”
A witty, clever, and eclectic singer and songwriter, Caroline Rose is a musician not afraid to evolve in public, growing from a contemporary folkie to an Americana artist with roots rock leanings to a sharp-humored indie pop performer. As a songwriter, Rose is unafraid to look deep inside their psyche, and the melodies are engaging whether they were exploring the earnest moods of early work like 2014’s I Will Not Be Afraid, shifting gears to a playfully fractured pop approach on 2018’s Loner, or embracing their own vision of contemporary pop on 2020’s Superstar. Emotional trauma that came in the wake of a failed relationship informed the darker and more spectral sound of 2023’s The Art of Forgetting.
Ever since forming in 2008 and releasing their debut album, 2012’s My Father and the Hunter, two-time JUNO award-winning alternative group The Strumbellas have steadily released follow-ups
Ever since forming in 2008 and releasing their debut album, 2012’s My Father and the Hunter, two-time JUNO award-winning alternative group The Strumbellas have steadily released follow-ups containing every ounce of stomping, hand-clapping, alt-country gusto, from 2013’s We Still Move on Dance Floors to 2016’s Hope to 2019’s Rattlesnake. They’ll soon round the corner with a brand-new fifth studio album, Part Time Believer, a collection that signals The Strumbellas’ grand return and rebirth.
Now with Jimmy Chauveau on board as lead vocalist, The Strumbellas spent the last four years writing, recording, and whittling 50 songs down to 12. Honed by producers Ben Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Kaiser Chiefs), Keith Varon (Machine Gun Kelly), Stevie Aiello (30 Seconds To Mars), and Dave Schiffman (RHCP, The Killers), Part Time Believer continues The Strumbellas’ long-standing tradition of blending anthemic, brightly coloured compositions with yearning, contemplative lyrics.
“I think people often feel like things are escaping them, or they’re trying to grab on to something — happiness, gratitude, professional or personal goals — and for some reason, they just can’t get there,” says David Ritter, who handles piano, organ, percussion, and vocals. “Even if they get the thing they want, it doesn’t feel the way they thought it would. A lot of these songs are about trying to, like, figure out why we’re all feeling this way, and how we can find more peace in our lives.”