Nerf and B-Large from KTCL Channel 93.3 announce 2016 Hometown For The Holidays concert winners
Jan 2017

Hometown For The Holidays: Photos of Iolite & Redlands

Obviously, I love local Denver music, and especially the celebration that is Hometown For The Holidays. KTCL Channel 93.3 hosts an annual contest that encourages submissions from Colorado bands, who are then narrowed down to ten finalists for us to choose from. The top three play a concert together at Summit Music Hall and two different prizes are announced. There is the Performance Award – gauged by applause – which was narrowly won by former finalists Pandas & People. (Seriously, Nerf had to use a noise-measuring app to figure it out.)

Hometown For The Holidays 2016 Winner

Then there is the Song Contest winner, who will open next year’s Not So Silent Night. Redlands took that prize for their song “Big Talk” and have had a steady stream of shows since then (Next up: February 4th with Shatterproof).

KTCL Channel 93.3 Denver Hometown For The Holidays 2016 Concert Photos

DJ Alf holding the sign for Redlands during HTFTH 2016.

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Alice in Winterland Denver 2016 with Fitz & The Tantrums & Gavin DeGraw
Jan 2017

Alice In Winterland: Photos of Fitz And The Tantrums & Gavin DeGraw

I would say that Fitz and The Tantrums are becoming my muse, but if you look at any concert photo of them – it’s not me, it’s them. They are one the most photogenic and fun bands on the planet. Which is why I was absolutely thrilled they were headlining Denver’s Alice in Winterland concert this year!

Alice In Winterland Denver 2016 featuring Fitz & The Tantrums and Gacin DeGraw

Radio DJs from Denver’s Alice 105.9 at Alice In Winterland Denver 2016

Joining FATT was Gavin DeDraw, who I had never seen live before. He primarily stayed in front of his instrument, which is where you want him. Great voice, great piano player.

This was my fourth time seeing Fitz and The Tantrums, and my second Alice in Winterland… I am of the opinion that both are just getting better and better. Can’t wait to see what Alice 105.9 has in store for 2017!

Alice in Winterland Denver 2016 Concert Photos

Gavin DeGraw

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Sara Watkins and River Whyless concert photos from Larimer Lounge in Denver, Colorado
Jan 2017

Sara Watkins & River Whyless Give Beautiful Performance at Larimer Lounge

Sara Watkins was (and is) an original member of the band Nickel Creek, but has released several solo albums over the years. Her latest, Young In All The Wrong Ways, really touched me and I listened to it on repeat many a day last year. Thus, I jumped at the chance to see her live at Larimer Lounge in Denver – only to discover that her voice is even better live than on her records. I knew that she played fiddle, but that was also mesmerizing to watch.

Extra bonus that night? River Whyless was the opening band – another group I adore.

Sara Watkins Concert Photos

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Best Concert Photos 2016 - Denver Music Photographer - Aimee Giese - Greeblehaus
Dec 2016

Best Denver Concert Photos 2016

It’s been another fantastic year for me on this blog, even though 2016 hasn’t been the best year all around. I have been lucky to shoot Denver concert photos with some of the greatest photographers around, at some of the best venues Colorado has to offer. I attended 97 concerts total and worked at most of them. Eeks! I even sprained both my ankles in July (during They Might Be Giants) and managed to plow right into Riot Fest in August.

So yeah, it was a great year for Denver music and I have thousands upon thousands of photos to prove it. It was incredibly hard to whittle them down, so I hope you forgive me for being indulgent and sharing full-on 76 of my favorites with you.
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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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