Friday, February 24, 2012


Boulder's FreeBear!!! Just Listen.

Catch them live every Thursday at The Sink

Danny Meyer (Sax)
Stephen Thurston (Keys)
Alejandro Castano (Drums)
Patrick McDevitt (Bass)
sorry no photo patrick!

Thanks again to Nate Cook of The Yawpers for stopping by for a chat. Check out their upcoming world record attempt at most performances in record stores on Record Store Day April 21st.

set list:

Hindershot - "Rain Fare"
The Yawpers - "Worthless" & "Jesus Car"
Kyle James Hauser - "Oh oh"
Hearts in Space - "Feel the Waves"
Glow House - "Taming Lions"
d. biddle - "Laughter"
Colfax Speed Queen - "My Nemesis Me"
The Raven and the Writing Desk - "Tiny Terrors"
Bela Karoli - "Snow"
Whisky Blanket - "Leopards in the Sky"
Kissing Party - "The Heart of It"

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ramaya Soskin and Dana Raabe

Wow. Boulder's own Ramaya Soskin and Dana Raabe performed a flawless set tonight on The Local Shakedown. They executed perfect harmonies and locked into an unbroken rhythm from the first downbeat until the last breath. The kind of singing that fills my arms with goosebumps and made my eyes all watery...this is good stuff.
The last song performed, "Heartbreaker" earned the duo a spot in the coveted Aspen Songwriters Festival happening this March.
Catch Ramaya and Dana tonight at Shine and at the Fox with other local favorites March 3rd!

Set List: 

The Yawpers - Heart on a String
Reviving Cecilia - Silence in Sound
The Centennial - You Don't Get to Say
DeVotchKa - Dangling Feet and Gasoline Serpent
Flashlights - Ruby Sun
Katie Herzig - Make a Noise
Dovekins - Freddie the Tree
Ukelele Loki - Change Your Name
Bad Weather California - New Religion
Sour Boy Bitter Girl - Refugee Fighters
Elway - Passing Days
Springdale Quartet - C^2
Vitamins - Saints
Churchill - Change
Danielle Ate the Sandwich - Two Bedroom Apartment
Swayback - Concrete Blocks and Forewarned
Orbit Service - My Only Friend
Soapy Argyle - Honey Pot
Astrophagus - ATM

Thanks for listening and tune in next week for Freebear - a Jazz/Funk crew bringing you quality dancing music every Thursday night at the Sink.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Achille Lauro

Achille Lauro's Luke Mossman (guitar, keys) and Jon Evans (bass) stopped by the Local Shakedown yesterday before their packed show at the Hi-Dive. The new album Flight or Flight (yes, that's two flights) is out and available on CD, mp3, and vinyl.

The record is fluid, catchy, and polished and after hitting up the Hi-Dive last night their live performances are of the same quality. Lead vocalist Matt Close's stage presence is captivating and quirky - there is something that set his vocals apart from other indie/pop/alt rockers. His voice moves fast with control and effortlessness. Mossman and Evans demand the same attention with a consistent rhythmic drive that rocks hard and kept the audience moving. Trumpets skillfully blasted on select tunes that added to the high energy of the crowd - a scene full of fans that gave off friendly vibes, appreciative of the music being made. Don't miss the next time Achille Lauro takes the stage, they are in the batch of Denver's finest.

Set list from 2/10 's Local Shakedown featuring guest DJs Luke and Jon!

Achille Lauro - "Lightning" "Thing about Sauza" "Cold Snap" and "Low Cha Cha" featured from the new album Flight or Flight

Luke and Jon's set:
Vitamins - "Fear of Rattles"
Hindershot - "Curse Us All"
Science Partner - "Animal"
Samurai Buck - "We Can Play Too"

Paper Bird - "Lullaby"
Eye & the Arrow - "Sheep and Goats"
Patrick Dethlefs - "Let's G0"
Ramaya Soskin - "All in Good Time" (Local Shakedown Appearance Next Week!)

Overcaster - "Way of the World"
Rabbit is a Sphere
Nathaniel Rateliff - "Boil & Fight"
Elephant Revival - "Drop"

TAUNTAUN - "Fear Not the Beast Within"
Git Some - "Loose Control"
Lion Sized - "Hey Proletariat"
Speedwolf - "Speedwolf"

Veronica - "I'm in Trouble"
Matt Nasi Band - "Curtains"
Otis Taylor - "Rosa Rosa"

Friday, February 3, 2012

Le Divorce

Snow couldn’t keep Le Divorce from the 1190 studio Friday for the band's second appearance on The Local Shakedown. Distorted guitar driven, punk-grunge-alt rock fronted by Kitty Vincent's direct and smoky vocals make for a sound that is buzzing around Denver’s indie scene. Their new ep, the sting and the light, is out tonight along with a show at the high-dive! Don't miss out on what this band is cooking up and dishing out - and as I learned in our interview, this includes the help of a garlic press, toaster oven, and a single chopstick. Stream Below!

Set List: 

Patrick Porter - "Standing in the Snow"
Varlet - "Eastern"
Kalamath Brothers - "Raven"
Mosey West - "Lonesome River"
La Donnas - "I Want You"
16 Horsepower - "Wayfaring Stranger"
Ian Cooke - "Trading Places"
Men In Burka - untitled
Sing Tung - "Monster"
Cowboy Curse - "Crushed"
Everything Absent or Distorted - "Still Live with a Machine Gun"
Man Cub -"Summer Rain"
Photo Atlas - "You Haven't Read Enough"
Flashbulb Fires - "Serious Way"

...and others