SunSquabi has announced that they will be throwing their album release party at the Ogden Theatre in early 2016. The band recently signed with All Good Records joining GRiZ, The Floozies, Manic Focus, The Geek x VRV, Muzzy Bearr and more. The electronic trio had a busy summer with festivals and a debut performance at Red Rocks in September. The album will be the bands 2nd full length record and their biggest outreach to date.
Riot Fest Chicago’s opening day was full of once in a lifetime moments. The most impressive was the early afternoon trifecta of sets by Death, Fishbone and Living Colour on adjacent stages. The sonic threads tying the three African-American rock bands together were loud and clear. Detroit’s protopunk pioneers Death played most of its 1974 debut record and tracks from the latest effort N.E.W., both released on Drag City Records. Fishbone entertained with its trademark upbeat mix of punk, funk, ska and soul.
When you receive news of someone passing away, emotions take hold. Depending on how well you knew the person, the duration of those emotions can vary. When the person is your best friend and brother, you relive the loss every day. As I have learned this year from my time spent with members of Michael Mirro’s family, you also relive the joys.
This was a very special night for me, and Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom was packed for one of the most anticipated and creative artistic creation pre-celebrations in a while. It was an official pre-party for the new rock opera called the Portal being performed at the Glitter Dome in Denver. The earth heart tour featured Desert Dwellers, Kalya Scintilla, Eve Olution, Sixis and Yuyu. The busy bill had the night kick off fairly early, and the performers and audience were prepared for a time of transcendence.
When a band can joyfully experience first-time approaches to their craft even after 30 years and 11 albums together, it is no surprise that the result will be something sweet.
For southeastern jam band legends and pioneers Widespread Panic, coming together for a live, full band studio recording was something they had never done, until now.
Fresh off their Road to California Roots tour, Sun-Dried Vibes has now paired up with Nashville’s reggae pioneers, Roots of a Rebellion to conquer Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado in October 2015. Playing hundreds of shows a year, Sun-Dried and Roots each have developed die-hard fan bases throughout the country. Together, they aim to reach further and grow stronger!
STRONGER TOUR 2015
North Coast Music Festival (NCMF), held in Chicago’s Union Park over Labor Day weekend, provided the perfect soundtrack for taking “summer’s last stand.” The diverse, multi-stage showcase was a well-balanced mix of performances by established and emerging EDM, neo-soul, jam band, hip-hop, indie, and house music artists. The music lineup, art installations, food booths, and overall enthusiastic vibe captured the pulse of what moves the Windy City.
The four members Silas Herman (mandolin, guitar, vocals) Mackenzie Page (guitar, tenor banjo, vocals), Matt Cantor (bass, vocals), and Andrew Connley (Cello) reside in the mountains of Nederland Colorado where they write all original material about nature, sunsets, mountain rain, and love.