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What? Huh? Wildlife Control the indie rock band is playing at a show held by the Wildlife Animal Sanctuary out in Keenesburg, Colorado? Yep. That’s definitely the case this Saturday and we couldn’t be more excited.
Aside from the coincidental amusing name combination, this is actually a really cool experience. We recently teamed up with the Wildlife Sanctuary in Keenesberg (30 miles NW of Downtown Denver) to offer some help with their summer concert series. This series is designed to raises awareness and funding for this amazing non-profit. You may have seen the sanctuary on the news in past years, as they have rescued animals from all over the world in all different types of situations. It’s a 720 acre refuge, which is home to 51 lions, 70 tigers, 92 bears and other large carnivores that have been rescued from illegal or abusive situations. Pretty rad, right?
Not only is Wildlife Control playing this 100% free event, but there’s also two other supporting artists. Over Soul’d and Rocky Mountain Brassworks will be taking the stage in the earlier part of the day, and are sure to put on a good show.
While this is a really busy weekend here in Denver with the UMS and Global Dance Festival, we encourage you to check out Rock Into the Wild. The show starts at 3pm which means you can watch all three bands and still make it out for whatever Saturday night endeavors you have planned.
For more information head to Rock Into the Wild’s website.
Whatever you want to call it is fine with us. Whether it’s electro rock, indietronica or dance punk, Call me Señor is a god damn good time to listen to. These Parisian amis have a wildly infectious sound with their catchy guitar riffs and bigger than life, buzzing electro synths.
The title track for the EP, “Begging for Trouble” is a perfect example of how rock and electro can fuse together creating the perfect dance tune. No “four to the floor” beat needed here. This will get any ass moving. Take a listen. This track flirts with comparisons to Phoenix and Two Door Cinema Club with ease, providing head shaking rhythms, hand claps, and playful guitar riffs.
Once you’re able to stop listening to that track, move on to the rest. None of them will disappoint.
Call me Señor
Begging For Trouble
Just in case you were running short on laid-back summer jams, U.K. natives and ninja favorites, Swim Deep, have you covered. Their latest track, “Crush,” floats, as much of their music, in dreaminess with soothing vocals and makes the perfect anthem for summer love.
“Crush” will be a bonus track available exclusively on iTunes with their upcoming debut album, “Where in the Heaven Are We,” which is set to be released August 5th. Enjoy this relaxing track!
It’s always a tough pill to swallow when a group of young chaps come along and do something great. I have to admit that when I was 17, I was up to absolutely no good. These fellas from Reading, England have a well crafted sound and aren’t even old enough to buy a pack of smokes (in the US at least). None the less, they’ve already displayed an articulate maturity in their sound with well crafted lyrics, playful guitars, and a summer time progression that begs to have you sing along.
Britain based duo AOSOON has an endearing sound in their track “Under.” The thoughtfully crafted lyrics sung through the heartwarming London accent of lead singer Marisa Hylton (who is also playing guitar) resonate instantly. This is one of those tracks that you hear and instantly feel emotion within the first thirty seconds. That’s damn impressive.
This duo, comprised of Hylton and Manny Folorunso, have truly created A Lot Of Something Out of Nothing (AOSOON) by crafting this tune from nothing more than their god given talents. After only playing together for over a year, they have managed to generate quite a buzz through their debut single “Skinny Strong,” which tickled the fancy of DJ Target on his “100% Homegrown Show”.
“Under” will be due out on their first EP, “What Is This About”, is due out Thursday on their Soundcloud as a free download. So, it’s true when they say the best things in life are free.
I don’t think I can reiterate this enough. 2013 will officially go down in the history books as “The Year of The Comeback.” While Mazzy Star doesn’t hold quite the same weight as names like Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake, their place in fans’ hearts is just as special. Known best for their single “Fade Into You,” (released nearly 20 years ago!) Mazzy Star was one of the definitive bands of the early 90′s. With their fourth studio album, Seasons Of Your Day scheduled for release on September 24th, the group seems primed to pick up right where they left off 17 years ago. The dreary, psychedelic alt-rock track, “California” sounds like it was plucked right out of the 90′s; however, that’s not necessarily a bad sign, as it means the band’s sound is as unique as ever. We’re certainly looking forward to hearing what Mazzy Starr has for us in the coming months.
As we get older, the summer doesn’t quite live up to what it did as a kid. 3 months to do absolutely nothing is far out in our distant dreams and all we do is whine and complain about how f’n hot it is. Did we do that as kids? Hell no. We ran through the sprinklers and got over it. Yeah sure, as adults we might not have an entire summer to kick back and do shit, but it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t take a little bit of time to enjoy that sunshine. Because seriously, before we know it we’ll move right on along to complaining about how F’n cold it is. So this week, take a much deserved summer break and let the streaming indie dojo whisk you through the stay-cation of your dreams.
Master of Eden
Kellen and Me
The Earth, Someday…
The Soil & the Sun
Owsey & Dustin Christensen
Carry Me, Ohio