Friday, October 26, 2012

Thee Dang Dangs

Reverb. Lovely, lovely reverb. Rebecca Williams fronts Denver's Thee Dang Dangs and recently put out a sweet little EP full of psych surf garge rock goodness selling well in Denver's record stores, supporting a fall west coast tour, and making 2012 best of lists.

Mark yur calendar - Thee Dang Dangs are billed on Austin's upcoming Psychedelic Light and Sound Festival and will be supporting Ty Segall at the Hi-Dive in February.

Check out their performance on the Shakedown and what this band does in 2013.


 Also on the show.....

Erin and Jeff of Ending People were Local Shakedown hosts back in the day and are now an integral part of the Denver music scene (Porlolo, Might Fine Productions, Cash Cow Production, d.biddle, Dust on the Breakers).

They have the talking part of DJing down more than yours truly.... it's fun, listen to us talk about Denver music: 


Friday, October 19, 2012

The Maykit

The Maykit was a second victim of an irretrievable Local Shakedown show. A chilling solo acoustic performance was lost but not forgotten. Listen to the recent release Over Water , a beautifully sadcore LP with a pleasant uncomfortableness much like it's artwork above. The Maykit (aka Max Winne) writes deliberate and personal pieces splashed with delicate sounds that make for a thoughtful and well produced album. The song writing and delivery flows with much effortlessness and intuitiveness... more people should pay attention to Winne's writing and record making abilities. This is good stuff.

Check back for another appearance from The Maykit this spring.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Instant Empire

This photo of Instant Empire makes it pretty difficult to think the band would be anything other than awesome. This summer they were featured in CMJ for their EP Heavy Hollow and can be found playing all over Denver (October 26th, Walnut Room - GO!). "Counting Backwards" is a hell of a song. Stream their performance and interview here. I REALLY LOVE THIS TOWN (and this band)

aaaand thanks to Oliver, Emmy, and Mia of the the band MegaGem for spending the first hour with us. Pick a household chore or drive to Denver while listening to this LP gem. Look at that artwork! The music is just as high of quality. Also, Mia is only 7 and the youngest guest ever on the Local Shakedown! Listen to us chat and hear songs from the album cause MEGAGEM IS THE COOLEST and check out a (partial) set list:

16 HorsePower – Prayering Arm Lane
Tin Tin – Holiday Misfortune
MegaGem – Onions
Pee-Pee Jaroline
Summer Salt – The Sun
Mega G - Don’t Call Me Romantic
Princess Music – White
Meg Gema - Mia’s Singalong
Horse Lattitudes - Wild Ballon 
MegaGem - Puddles 
Summer Salt  Heart Races 
Megagem - Creepy Fingers
EL Toro de la Muerte - Dancer 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bop Skizzum

Although this style of pop music is not normally featured on the Local Shakedown, Bop Skizzum is without a doubt loved by many in Colorado and we wanted to catch up with the band and talk about their music that at the end of the day puts a smile on your face and makes you dance.

Andy, Julie, and SF1 perform stripped down versions of songs from their new LP Coloradical and talks about their success, style, and what "Coloradical" means to them.


Set list: 

Youthandageia -  Molar
The Perry Weissman 3 – Hale- Bopp – A – Go-Go
Breezy Porticos -  Perfect Day (For a Yard Sale)
Marty Jones and His Pork Boilin Po Boys – Too Much Talk (Too Little Drinkin’)

The Outfit -  Washed Out
Sarina Simoom – To See Beauty
Mega Gem – Don’t Call Me Romantic
Rivulets – Past Life

ScaTTer GaTHer – The Devil Returns
Spell – Dixie
Marbles – Laughing

Lizzie Hoffman –
Elephant Revival – Go On
Fair Children – Garden Gate
Mariposa – Oil Spills

Landlines – Wreckage  
BoyHollow –
Tjutjuna – Desert Song
Fingers of the Sun – Close Your Eyes

Hearts in Space – Feel the Waves
Mariposa – Oil Spills