WMS (Westword Music Showcase) Headlines 2017 - Denver Music Festival
Jun 2017

Westword Music Showcase (WMS) 2017 Promo Code

It’s almost here! Westword Music Showcase (WMS) is right around the corner and you better have your tickets.

Wait, you don’t? I can help!

Use discount promo code GREEBLE at checkout for $30 off GA (General Admission) and VIP tickets.

Better hurry; prices will be rising soon!

You don’t want to miss the 2017 WMS!

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Interview with Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket
Jun 2017

Interview with Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket: New Album & New Life

When I checked Glen Phillips’ Wikipedia page (just to make sure I had my facts straight), I realized I am only about 6 months older than him. So, while I was working at the mall, he was starting Toad The Wet Sprocket.

I discovered them in college (didn’t we all?) and I can’t even count the number of times I have seen Toad or Glen live. (It’s a lot.)

I was thrilled when given the opportunity to get on the phone with Glen ahead of his show with Marc Cohn at the Arvada Center here in Denver this month. Anyone who has seen TTWS live knows that Glen comes off as shy. Perhaps he is, but his song lyrics have always had so much to say. I was pleasantly surprised how effusive he was while we chatted (and secretly wished we could stay on the line for the rest of the day.)

Thanks for the time, Glen – and can’t wait to see you live (again) here in Denver!

Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket

Photo from the last time Toad played Denver   //   Header photo by Ashtin Paige

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Nerd Prom Denver 2017
Jun 2017

Denver Nerd Prom 2017 – MC Lars, MegaRan & Andy Rok

I have to apologize to Nerd Prom Denver for the lateness of this post, seeing as the geekfest actually happened in April. But their founder Andy Rok is out at the Wonder Woman movie with my husband this very moment, so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to catch up – and relive the fun.

This year’s headliners were MC Lars and Megaran, who seem to have been put on this earth to perform together. Nerd Prom 2017 also included Rocket Surgeons, DJ Boyhollow, hosts Alf & Rick as well as Andy’s own band The Real Deal. Continue reading…

Minus The Bear & Beach Slang - Denver concert photos
May 2017

Photos: Minus The Bear with Beach Slang at Summit Music Hall

I fell in love with Minus The Bear on their 2010 album Omni, but that was actually their fourth. In 2017 the band released Voids, their first album without drummer Erin Tate. Leader singer Jake Snider’s vocals are just as distinctive and the group is just as good live. They played Denver’s Summit Music Hall with the super loud and super fun group Beach Slang.

Minus The Bear continues their tour in the UK and then comes back to the US this summer, finishing out at Riot Fest Chicago. Continue reading…

Travel to Boise for Treefort Music Festival
May 2017

Treefort Music Festival is a Great Way to Discover Boise (Concert Photos)

Note: My trip was sponsored by Visit Boise. However, all words and images are mine.

I had heard of Treefort Music Festival in recent years because Denver bands have been steadily playing it, and speaking highly of it. I was thrilled when the Boise Visitor’s Bureau asked me to come in, cover the festival and explore what the city had to offer.

Treefort Music Festival - Boise Travel

Boise is a small city nestled in the Idaho mountains, with a ton of charm. Its population is approaching 225,000 – so there is enough hustle and bustle to feel the energy but not so much to be overwhelmed. Especially “during Treefort time,” a phrase I heard many locals say as they met up for drinks before bands started each day. Continue reading…