You’ve already read my Riot Fest highlights of bands and the event, but now that I’ve had some time to recover (and sleep!), I’ve also spent some time thinking about Riot Fest 2015 compared to the past two years and what I loved and disliked about this festival. Here’s my opinions, and thoughts about how the event ran and the location.
What an amazing weekend of music in Denver! Here’s a recap of some of my highlights from this 3 day festival at the National Western Complex, from great bands, fun after parties, and amazing friends. Thanks Riot Fest for coming back and bringing the Rodeo with you! Already looking forward to Riot Fest 2016!
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.
KTCL Channel 93.3 was quite sneaky today: they sent out the Big Gig surveys, without any warning!
In years past KTCL has allowed the bands to get people to sign up for the music surveys in order to vote, but they seem to have changed the rules this year! I’d say go sign up now, but I’m not sure you’ll get this survey.
Here’s all of the bands, including the songs they submitted:
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!
It is almost upon us, one of the last music festivals of the Summer 2014 season here in Colorado. Riot Fest has been in the news quite often due to the change in venue, and the fact that since it had it's 10 year anniversary in Chicago, they've extended the bands performing albums in their entirety to all three venues. See below for which bands are performing in Denver this weekend. Gates Opening at Mile High Stadium Gates open at Riot Fest on Friday at 2:30 pm, Saturday at Noon and Sunday at Noon. I definitely recommend getting there early to beat the lines, but also ...
The Higher Ground Music Festival was so much fun this weekend! The layout in RiNo was perfect for the 6 stages that were set up, the baby pools were great to cool your feet off in, the VIP areas were a great place to hide from the sun (although my sunburn clearly shows I didn't use these enough), the food and drink options were varied and delicious and the weather held out and only sprinkled a little bit over the course of the day. There were so many great bands that I've been meaning to see and just hadn't made my way to a show yet, like ...
Did you miss Bohemian Nights at New West Fest last weekend? You missed out, HOWEVER there are quite a few bands that played last weekend that are also playing at Higher Ground Music Festival, this Saturday, August 23rd. I'd recommend you not miss this festival as well! General Admission tickets are $20 for 40 bands! Seriously, just $2 a band - right downtown in RiNo! Benefit SpokesBUZZ Another perk? All proceeds benefit SpokesBUZZ who also have an amazing stage (including Baywood)! Don't Miss These Bands Barcelona Baywood Finish Ticket Post Paradise Wiredogs The Wild After Izcalli Sarah & The Meanies Gasoline Lollipops Instant Empire Rob Drabkin Edison Shatterproof Qbala I thought that list ...
Friday, April 25th marks the beginning of FoCoMX 6. I can't believe it has been 6 years already! I've been attending (and writing) about this festival since the beginning. I love the music scene in Colorado (besides Boulder of course) and FoCoMX is one of my favorite festivals as it is held in my hometown of Fort Collins. It helps that my brother's bands have always played, giving me further incentive to attend. Here's my schedule, although I'm sure this will change based on venue capacity and recommendations: (more…)
This weekend marks the 5th annual Fort Collins Music Experiment. I've had the pleasure of attending them all and can't wait to get back up to Fort Collins this weekend! I've put my tentative schedule below. You'll notice that Friday is a bit sparse, this isn't because there aren't some great bands playing, but this is because I most likely won't be there. #sadface I will be at a wedding, so I've quickly compiled a list of bands that you shouldn't miss: (more…)