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Allen Thompson | Salvation in the Ground | New Music Review

Allen Thompson is on a new departure with his upcoming album Salvation in the Ground, due to be released on September 4, 2012.  In this new project, Allen made a conscious decision to use the powerful energy of increased collaborative effort, resulting in a cohesive album with a well-rounded sound, and most importantly, it is fun to listen to.  Thompson seems to have hit a sweet spot with a new philosophy: more is more.  Starting with a thr

A Weekend with My Morning Jacket @ America's Greatest Venue

My Morning Jacket is considered by many to be one of the premier live rock outfits in the country. Suffice to say, they did nothing but bolster that reputation over the course of six ridiculously entertaining hours Friday and Saturday night at the unparalleled Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado.

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My Morning Jacket | Red Rocks Amphitheater | 8/3/12 | Review

Last year My Morning Jacket played a single night at Red Rocks Amphitheater, but as they are becoming more and more of a household name, one night wasn’t enough for this year. The Louisville, Kentucky boys came in strong for the opening night on Friday with a 29-song set. It’s been over a year since the release of their sixth album, Circuital, and as of lately they have shed the “Victory Dance”/Title track opener in favor of a more random choice of opening songs.

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Rocktin Grove | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO | 8/4/12 | Review

On Saturday August 4th, Rocktin Grove managed to epitomize a postmodern band without the slightest hint of pretention.  Seamlessly sewing together select pieces of other genres, Rocktin Grove concocts their own unique blend of music, complete with a wide variety of instrumentation, rich, engaging vocal harmonies, and original material.  Rocktin Grove took the stage at the Fox Theater jus

Jet Edison | Fox Theater | Boulder, CO | 8/4/12 | Review

Gauging the reaction of their audience, Jet Edison could simply be defined as people-pleasers in the confines of their Saturday August 4th show at the Fox Theater.  The sweaty crowd spoke pretty clearly with their enthusiastic and incessant movement.  Jet Edison is a Colorado-based jam band, consisting of four members: Phil Johnson (keys, vocals), Max Kabat (g

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Chamberlin | Look What I've Become | New Music Review

Despite the drama and fast paced touring this Vermont based Indie Rock band faced last year, they are scheduled to release their second EP entitled, Look What I've Become, on September 4. Chamberlin began playing their first ever packed house shows opening for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals last year and then moved on to release their debut album.

Gabriel Kelley | It Don't Come Easy | New Music Review

Wholesome, hearty, and country-like: Gabriel Kelley belts out the vocals on his new album, It Don’t Come Easy. Beginning with the first few songs off the album, Kelley demonstrates his vocal abilities by naturally having a country styled twang and an uplifting story to tell. With a harmonica, guitar, and piano, Kelley tells stories, as well as instilling positivity throughout his songs.

Stripe Stripe Fiasco | Teeth | New Music Review

Genre definition is so overrated. Whether it be film, music, or art, it seems like everything has mated nowadays, making for an integrated fusion of a once duality or whatever. Really it just sounds pretentious. It seems like many artists in the music industry are marginalized into “pitching” their sound or concept to record labels, audiences, or promoters. I can only imagine the headache of trying to define your band’s “sound”.

"Reggae. Dub, Hip-Hop, Electronic or ? How about all of the above?!"

This group is not be confused with your average DJ sound, Sounduo takes pride by breaking the mold by using vintage samples, modern samples, live instruments, ambient sounds, heavy bass and electronic sounds while blazingt them through your speakers at full speed.

It is as if Tribal Seeds, Amp Live and Daft Punk had a love child!

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