Every St. Patrick's Day, our local indie radio station KTCL Channel 93.3 throws a party called Keggs & Eggs. This year it fell exactly on St. Patrick's Day, which happened to be a Thursday, which pretty much created a four-day weekend because who wants to go back to work after drinking at 7am? The bands playing this year were locals AMZY, Saint Motel and also locals Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
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.
Yesterday was 303 Day. Our area code in Denver is 303, so every March 3rd we Coloradans get a little local-centric, especially our indie music station, KTCL Channel 93.3, which plays bands from all over the state all day long.Another cool thing that KTCL does…
On the first day of every year, I create a new playlist and add new songs I like along the way - for the entire year. I will still add a few from now until the end of 2017, but it's mostly holiday songs being released this month (check out my Christmas playlist too). My "Best of 2017" playlist is primarily Indie and Alternative music, but I will add anything that I take a fancy to - especially local Colorado bands (and I look forward to getting the Hometown Top Ten in there). Some of these songs have already made it to my "All Time Faves" playlist because I've listened to them so much. And of course, I was honored to photograph several of these artists this year - I'm compiling my best of photographs right now too.
If you have been around the Denver music scene for any length of time, you have probably seen one of Dan Aid's bands. I have photographed his most recent group, Wiredogs, on many occasions and was excited to hear his solo EP, The Quiet Place. It's different from his punk rock roots. Moody. Mellow. Dare I say... pretty? Very cool to see a different side of someone you would think, from a Wiredogs show, is a aggressive person. But he's not. He's very approachable. Humble. Dare I say... nice? We met up last week during Rachael Yamagata's show at Larimer Lounge to chat.