When people see The Lil' Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their latest album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band. “We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition.
“Our show at the Bluebird was one of those rare nights where everything totally clicked," recalls Mike Gantzer of Aqueous, regarding their breakout June 9th, 2018 performance at the famed Denver theater. "The band was riding a wave of synergy, the setlists were a blast, and we had a sold-out crowd in front of us at this wonderful theater in Denver–it was just a beautiful evening and there was a little bit of magic in the air. The fan response to these sets was overwhelming."
About two years ago, I heard my first BIG Something song. It was an unforgettable moment when the song “Undertow” played on the radio station “Jam On,” on Sirius XM. I remember thinking they were going to become something big. From then on, my obsession with this unique funk, rock, jam group grew tremendously.
Aqueous has been taking the live music space by storm over the last year. The groove-rock quartet from Buffalo, NY has been touring nationally in support of heavyweights like Umphrey's McGee, moe. and Papadosio, as well as performing on numerous national and regional music festivals like The Peach Music Festival and Lockn'.
The Drunken Hearts will headline Denver's Bluebird Theater on June 30th for their hometown release of Love & Thirst, the band's latest studio effort. The album, which was over a year in the making, highlights the tremendous growth of a band that has experienced big love and heavy loss, and the release show is not to be missed. They will be joined by locals Mama Magnolia and Cold River City to open the show.
Playful yet angsty, soulful but light; the dual essence of California’s golden coast filled an almost sold out Bluebird Theater Monday night. If you’ve ever been to the beaches of Los Angeles at night, you know the warm, hazy magic that happens once the sun sets. The vibe is free, open - but underneath the surface people can be just as broken as they are elsewhere.