Jamie Janover

Sonic Bloom: the Unified Field - 2014's Most Dynamic Festival

There are so many good reasons why I am about to talk up this year’s 9th Annual Sonic Bloom Festival, which took place in a new location called the American Safari Ranch in South Park, CO during the summer solstice.

Sonic Bloom Festival | Georgetown, CO | June 2011 | Review

This past weekend, Shadows Ranch, a wooded valley flanked by two steep mountain sides a stones throw away from Georgetown, Colorado was transformed from a tranquil hidden gem of the Rockies into what can best be described as an energy center. On paper Sonic Bloom is a music festival, but in the flesh (so to speak) it is a platform for expression and a point of dissolution of the boundary between artist and audience.

Sonic Bloom | Mishawaka Amphitheatre | 2010 | Review

Feather & Leathers unite!  A gathering of gladiators tribes under a full strawberry moon took place at Sonic Bloom 2010, June 25th -27th at Mishawaka Amphitheatre.  What they believe is real with the twirl of the hula-hoop, the sphere of the glow sticks and the glow of the body paint is manifest

PRAANG | Quixotes | Denver, CO | 1/30/10 | Review

If you have seen live music in Denver, chances are you were at one of the many venues once owned by the Bianchis.  The brothers Jay and Phil started with the original Quixotes True Blue on East Colfax over 12 years ago, and since have opened now renowned venues/bars Sanchos Broken Arrow, Dulcineas 100th Monkey, Cervantes Masterpiece Ball

PRAANG Returns to Colorado

Living in Colorado, the chance of an epic snowfall during the winter can be pretty good.  One such weather occurrence happened in late 2006 when three straight weekends of blizzards hit Denver and the surrounding Front Range.  The city essentially shut down those days, and holiday travels were next to impossible.  In the midst of those storms a highly anticipated two-night run of the Stephen Perkins-led project Banyan was cancelled.  As fate might have it, out of the darkness came light as a new improv group called PRAANG was born.