Every year, Denver's alternative station, KTCL Channel 93.3, throws a holiday party for their fans. It's called Not So Silent Night, and every year gets more crazy. The 2016 lineup included 888, Jr Jr, The Strumbellas, Kaleo and Empire of The Sun. All of which put on great sets, but I would have to say my favorites were openers 888 and headliners Empire of The Sun.
Every year, our local indie music station KTCL Channel 93.3 throws a song contest called Hometown For The Holidays. The winner from that gets to open for next year's Not So Silent Night show at Broomfield's 1st Bank Center. Past winners have included Flobots, Churchill, Air Dubai and My Body Sings Electric. This year, Modern Suspects (formerly known as Claymore Disco) got to open for Vance Joy, Half Moon Run, Fitz & The Tantrums and Cage The Elephant. Yeah. It's a big deal - and a huge concert.
Note: I was compensated for this post. However, I was happy to write about my love of music and concerts!We've all heard of DieHard, right? But did you know everything they actually do? I didn't - before they asked me to help spread the word for their "From The Start" contest. I took a look at the DieHard site and realized they are much more than car batteries, like we grew up with. They also have portable power products, phone cases, flashlights, high-performance work boots and more. Work boots? Given the fact that I am still recovering from two, count em TWO, sprained ankles that I acquired while photographing a concert - I was intrigued!
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I have been building this Christmas playlist for years now. It's a combination of traditional, alternative, indie, R&B, pop, and rock holiday music. While I do think the Christmas season starts too early, I will admit I listen to these songs non-stop from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year's Eve. Hope you enjoy! And please, suggest any songs you love that I am missing!