We are always up for a good deal and when I got a notification that Villa Del Palmar Cancun was on sale right after the New Year, I couldn't resist a quick trip back down to the ocean. Bryan was banned from our girls-only trip in…
In the beginning of the year, I walked out of the DNCE show amazed at the performance I had just witnessed. It was incredible. I feel like Gary Numan wrapped up 2017 just like that for me - with an electric display of music and charisma at Denver's Gothic Theatre. Most people know Gary Numan from the song "Cars," which is a staple of great 80s music. But, if you delve into his library, there is so much more than that - especially if you lean towards industrial a la Trent Reznor. (Gary and Trent have become great collaborators over the years.) The new album, Savage (Songs From A Broken World) is a dark look to a possible post-apocalyptic world. I personally find many of the songs to be quite beautiful, too - so perhaps there is hope for us yet. As far as Gary Numan in concert? It was chaotic and seriously fun. A great way to end a year that felt like the world was going roll right off its axis.
Gary Numan Concert Photos - Savage Tour 2017
Yet again, KTCL Channel 93.3's Hometown For The Holidays concert pretty much was the Christmas party for our Denver music scene. The three finalists (Iolite, VYNYL and Wildermiss) from the annual song contest performed, and every single one killed it. But in addition to the performances, many local musicians showed up to cheer on and hang out. I have no idea how Nerf was able to tell the difference in the crowd (he actually used an app to measure the noise level and I know it was really close) ... but in the end, the "live crowd fave" was Wildermiss, who walked away with the top prize from the music survey votes too. In my opinion, any of the three could have won - or any of the top ten, for that matter. 2017 was stellar for Denver bands. Congrats to everyone involved, and here's to another great year!