Tyto Alba - Interview with Denver Band
Feb 2016
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Tyto Alba Interview and Video Release

Recently I got on the phone to chat with Tyto Alba, a Denver indie rock band who debuted their new video single at Syntax Physic Opera over the weekend. Melanie, Matt, Danny and Jeremy were super fun to talk with and I love the new song.

Denver Band Tyto Alba

Tyto Alba Interview:

What does the name “Tyto Alba” mean?

It’s actually the scientific name for barn owls, but we just loved the way it sounded. Continue reading…

Rob Drabkin Birthday Bash 2016
Jan 2016
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Rob Drabkin and Keaton Simons at the Bluebird

Rob Drabkin was one of the first Denver musicians I ever met, way before I started photographing them, so I never miss his January Birthday Bash at the Bluebird Theater. This year was extra special because Keaton Simons came in from LA to celebrate Rob’s special day. I was able to look up the first time I photographed Keaton: 2011, with Megan Burtt – another Denver musician I know well and photographed separately just last week. The venn diagram of all this makes my head spin.

Denver band Chimney Choir opened for these guys, and it was my first time photographing them (but not my last).

Rob has been making a lot of beautiful videos lately, the lastest, “Down To Fate” and “Stay (Till The Morning Light Fades),” are featured on his Vevo page.

As for Keaton? He is playing with Chris Cornell right now. You know, that dude from Soundgarden.

Thanks to all these great musicians for an awesome concert!

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Manuel Antonio Hotel: Parador Resort
Jan 2016
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Manuel Antonio Luxury Hotel: Parador Resort

Note: Part of my stay was covered by Parador Resort. All words and photos are mine.

When I was searching for a hotel during the Manuel Antonio portion of our recent trip to Costa Rica, one resort popped up over and over again: The Parador in Quepos.

Manuel Antonio is a must-see travel destination: a national park with beautiful beaches and the most bio-diversity in Costa Rica, within a country that touts the highest density of bio-diversity in the world. So, of course, I knew we wanted to visit the area and was happy to come across Parador Resort, which combines luxury accommodations with environmentalism.

Manuel Antonio Hotel - Parador Resort
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Berlin Skyline
Jan 2016
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Berlin Travel Wishlist: Top 20 Attractions

I am First Generation American, after my mother and grandparents moved to Maryland from Germany. I was very lucky to visit Bavaria all through my childhood. During that time, Germany was still divided – and for various reasons, I have never been to Berlin.

Hopefully that will change in the next few years! But until then, I have been scouting the web and the German tourism site, compiling my wish list for places to see when we do go.

Have you traveled to Berlin?
What are your favorite spots to visit?

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Psychedelic Zombiez - 2015 Reunion Concert
Jan 2016
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Psychodelic Zombiez Reunion Concert at the Bluebird

We started appreciating local Denver bands as soon as we moved to Denver, over 22 years ago. One of our favorites was Psychodelic Zombiez, a rock, funk, soul, pop, everything but the kitchen sink band that I can’t tell you how many times we have seen live. Sadly, the guys stopped playing together over a decade ago.

So you can imagine how excited we were for a Psychodelic Zombiez reunion show at the Bluebird right after Christmas. The place was packed; fans still remembered all the songs and shouted the lyrics.

Even better, long-time Denver music scene man Andy Rok and his new band, The Real Deal, opened the show.

Every concert around Christmas feels like a holiday party – but this one felt like an actual present. Continue reading…