sonaBLAST! recording artist, Kyle James Hauser headlines Live From UI Sound Studios. Opening up the show is Gothic Folk act, The Changing Colors. Doors open at 7:30pm. The show begins at 8pm. Come be part of a live-recorded performance!Singer-songwriter Kyle James Hauser can make a banjo sing. He’s a seasoned bluegrass player, with songwriting chops reminiscent of artists like Andrew Bird. And on his first solo album, Oh, Oh, Hauser collaborated with Kentucky’s patron saint of all things cello, Ben Sollee, and guitarist Grant Gordy, creating an enchanting neo-folk sound that Nickel Creek fans will appreciate. (American Songwriter, Jessica Adkins)Live From UI Sound Studios is a monthly series of live-recorded, studio concerts featuring the best musicians and bands the Colorado Front Range (and abroad) has to offer. In this boutique performance artists present music that is stripped-down, giving fans an in timate listening experience.
WEST WATER OUTLAWS unleashes the new EP, “Real Killer.” Blending timeless Rock and Roll, innovative songwriting, and electrifying performances, sell out crowds prove West Water Outlaws’ emergence as the premier Rock band in Boulder, CO. While their last EP, the well received, Crooked Angel, captured the group at their conception, new release, Real Killer, showcases the band in ascension.West Water Outlaws is composed of vocalist/guitarist Blake Rooker, lead guitarist Will Buck, Bassist Vince Ellwood and drummer Andrew Oakley. Real Killer was recorded at UI Sound Studios in Boulder, CO. Rooker recounts, “we wanted to capture the music in its rawest form- live to the hard drive! West Water is about energy, not clinical perfection.”The first single, title track, “Real Killer,” showcases the band in full swagger. The swampy guitar riffs, raunchy bass, phat drum groove and gritty vocals create undeniable music synergy. Will Buck adds, “sonically, we wanted something aggressive and dirty- tracking a vocal into a metal trash can lid and guitar amps surrounded by mirrors set the tone.”To celebrate the release of the EP, West Water Outlaws will be performing at the Fox Theater in Boulder, CO, on August 2, 2012. The show is sponsored by Radio 1190 and the Marquee Magazine. As part of the promotion, the band is releasing an mp3 and video for the single, “Real Killer.”
The Time Is Right (4:20) celebrates the use of marijuana. Although custom-made to accompany the 4/20 holiday, this song could be considered a daily anthem for those who partake in the American version of afternoon tea.
Colorado being a pioneer state in legalization, it is fitting that the popular Boulder band Na’an Stop chose to collaborate with producer Evan Reeves and Equal Opportunity Grooves to create The Time Is Right (4:20).