Or, the Whale is steadily chipping away at the dream of playing music for a living. Since the San Francisco alt-country band formed in 2006, they've signed to Seany Records, toured the West on a consistent basis (this will be their 5th show in Denver in 3 years,) played SXSW, Daytrotter, and Paste Magazine in-studio, seen their single "Datura" get added to more and more radio station playlists, and recently inked a deal with new booking agencies in the US as well as the UK. In advance of the Colorado portion of Or, the Whale's current tour (4 CO shows in 4 days!) Luke Mossman (Achille Lauro, Hello Kavita) asked singer Lindsay Garfield a few questions about the San Francisco scene, constant touring, and the strain that can put on relationships back home.
Just got an email from our friends at Breakthru Radio. They air a monthly series called "Spotlight on the City," and for the month of July they've chosen to Spotlight Denver. Follow this link to stream the entire 90 minute show. The playlist features tons of our favorite Denver bands including Hot Congress' Achille Lauro, Action Packed Thrill Ride, Don'ts and Be Carefuls, The Kissing Party, The Pseudo Dates, Vitamins, and Lil' Slugger
Though Roger, Roll has been dormant for over two years, frontman Eric Peterson has been anything but--playing in Houses, Old Radio, producing a live compilation of Denver bands, and providing the soundtrack to a weekly stop-motion project. On July 16th, Peterson will release Polaroid in Reverse under the name Roger, Roll at the Hi-Dive.
San Francisco band Slowness existed for a full year and a half before being known as Slowness - or anything else for that matter. Coming together in the summer of 2008 (while guitarist/vocalist Geoffrey Scott and drummer EKG were house-sitting and chicken farming(!) together,) it wasn't until roughly 6 months ago that the band even had a name, and the name itself reflects the pace that certain band processes, such as finding a name everyone can agree on, can take.
Already booking tours and shows behind the scenes for over 7 years, Denver musician John Fate finally has a production company with his name on it.
Kilgore Books (624 E. 13th Ave.) will host the release party for Blammo #6, the latest in Noah van Sciver's charming comic book series. Good people, good bands (including Hot Congress' Old Radio,) oh, and free booze!!! The event starts at 3pm on June 12th, and it also marks the second anniversary of Denver's favorite indie book store.