Memories of the First Hometown for the Holidays Event in 2006 #HTftH

By Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1 Permalink 0

Time and time again, I write about how I love this season because of KTCL 93.3′s Hometown for the Holidays. When listening to the Top 10, Nerf reminded me that this is the 10 year anniversary of this great contest and concert. I know I’ve been a longtime fan and supporter of this contest, but it wasn’t until I chatted with my parents that we figured out we’ve been listening and attending Hometown since the start in 2006. How was that 10 years ago already???

As we were talking, we realized we all had much different memories of KTCL’s first Hometown for the Holidays. Since we had all attended the event in 2006, I thought it would be great to have each of us write our memories of that year to share before the 10th Anniversary event.

Read below to see what each of us remember about Hometown for the Holidays and why.

#UMS2015 is a Wrap!

I cannot believe another Underground Music Showcase (UMS) is behind us. This was quite the year, and I’m so glad I got to see the bands I saw – new, old, familiar, unique – it was all fantastic! The week was a whirlwind, but pretty sure my tweets and videos suffice. Read more to find out where I went, who I saw and what I loved from #UMS2015.

Colorado Musicians: Apply Now for These Great Opportunities!

Everyone has the resolution of “New Year, New Me” right? I’ve even seen a few bands say the same thing, so figured I’d write a post about the opportunities that have popped up in the last 5 days. Be warned, that the deadlines for these are fast approaching and there are NO EXCEPTIONS – so apply early and pay attention!

SpokesBUZZ’s 2015 SXSW Colorado Music Party – Deadline to Apply: February 1st
7th Annual FoCoMX 2015 Application – Deadline to Apply: January 11th
SpokesBUZZ Class of 2016 Applications – Deadline to Apply: February 4th

Find out how to apply and more details in the rest of this blog post!

2014 Top 3 Hometown For The Holidays Bands #HTFTH

By Thursday, December 18, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Congratulations to the Top 3 Hometown for the Holiday bands: AMZY Medic One Flew West Can't wait to see ALL of the Denver bands at Casselman's on Saturday to celebrate another great year of amazing music and the great Colorado music scene. Here's a refresher of the top 3 songs: AMZY - 5 to Midnight Medic - Wake Me Up One Flew West - Kind of Love

New Music + Westword Music Showcase = Great Weekend!

By Thursday, June 20, 2013 0 Permalink 0

This weekend is Westword's Music Showcase! There are still tickets available, but buy them now before they go up on Saturday! Before you go head over to my friend, Josh Mishell's blog as he made Rdio playlists for every venue. Familarize yourself with all of the local and nationwide acts that will be playing this year. Did you know that Macklemore played WMS last year? Aren't you bummed you missed it? You better go this year! Who knows who the next big hit will be.

Warped Tour 2013 – Denver, CO

By Wednesday, June 19, 2013 0 Permalink 0

I've been attending Warped tours for the last decade (oh god, that makes me sound old!) and I'm looking forward to returning yet again this year! Who will we see there? I wasn't planning on attending this year, but then Kia approached us and asked if we would share this widget they created specifically for Warped Tour. Did you know that Kia is the official vehicle of Vans Warped Tour? Now you do! This year the Kia tent at Vans Warped Tour will feature fun challenges, airbrush tattoos and hair coloring, and signings and acoustic sets from bands featured on the tour! Their widget below has the ...

The Joy Formidable – Win Tickets at The Gothic!

By Friday, March 29, 2013 0 Permalink 0

Tomorrow The Joy Formidable is gracing us with their presence tomorrow night at the Gothic Theatre! Plus, opening for The Joy Formidable is Guards, who I had the pleasure of seeing for the first time at SXSW this year: Get More: Want to go check out this amazing band for yourself? Enter using the Rafflecopter below! Winner will be announced tomorrow! a Rafflecopter giveaway

The UMS Releases First Lineup for 2013

By Friday, March 22, 2013 1 Permalink 0

As you all know, our favorite local music event of the year in Denver has always been the UMS, or Underground Music Showcase as all of you non-goers probably call it. Every year the bands that perform this event are promising, it's some of the most highly-anticipated 4 days of our entire summer. Monika and I have had years of fun at this event listening to music, going to as many shows as possible without trying to ruin our carefully scheduled plan, drinking with the bands, taking pictures in photo booths, and supporting our scene(as usual). We may have been busy for awhile but we're getting back ...

The Hate and Peelander-Z – What to do in Denver on March 22, 2013

By Friday, March 22, 2013 0 Permalink 0

Looking for something to do tonight? Looks like you're in luck! There are a plethora of options. My pick? The Hate at the Marquis Theatre opening for Peelander-Z. The Hate is a great band and are nominated for Best Punk Band of Denver in the 2013 Westword Music Showcase Ballot. And? My brother, Stefan, is playing drums for them tonight, even more incentive for you to join me for this show! The Hate: And Peelander-Z? Japanese Punk band that kind of resembles Power Rangers. I saw them at SXSW a few years ago, and it was definitely an entertaining show and I have to admit their songs, ...