Not So Silent Night Denver - Concert Photos 2016
Dec 2016

Not So Silent Night Denver – KTCL Channel 93.3’s End of Year Concert

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.

Not So Silent Night Denver 2016 Concert Photos


Denver band 888 won last year’s Hometown For The Holidays contest, and the biggest prize from that is opening next year’s NSSN. But this band didn’t sit around waiting for Christmas. They have been touring just about everywhere and their hit song, “Critical Mistakes” has racked up over 2.2 million listens on Spotify. I can’t wait to see what they are up to for 2017.

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Cage The Elephant - Not So Silent Night 2014
Dec 2014

Photos: KTCL’s Not So Silent Night 2014 Denver

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.

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How are you a diehard music fan? Enter to win your own fan experience from Diehard batteries!
Aug 2016

Notes from a DieHard Music Fan (Win Your Own Fan Experience!)

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!

I’m A DieHard Music Fan.

Diehard Music Fan: Fiddler's Green for Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters with Monika

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Best Christmas Songs
Dec 2014

250+ of the Best Christmas Songs Ever

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!

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List of 2014 Christmas Playlist Songs

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Andrew Belle
Santa Stole My Lady – Fitz And The Tantrums
I’ll Be Home For Christmas – She & Him
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Sam Smith
Yule Shoot Your Eye Out – Fall Out Boy
The Midnight Clear – Sufjan Stevens
Gee Whiz It’s Christmas – Diane Birch
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