Friday, March 29, 2013


I'd seen clips of Dragondeer performances and knew what I was getting into on this week's Local Shakedown. 

A super trio of Eric Halborg of The Swayback on vocals, harmonica, & guitar, Cole Rudy of Varlet on Lap Steel & Mandolin, and Chimney Choir's Carl Sorensen on drums & percussion is nothing less than exactly what you want to hear. I didn't realize blues and psych could do this. and my god Sorensen's performance on the second song kills me. 

Listen to their set and to the interview - it is a good one. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Shady Elders

Sigh. I was looking forward to this performance for weeks. I heard my sub Laila did an excellent interview. Sigh. Shit happens and shit was lost. 

RIP Shady Elders Local Shakedown performance and interview. 

But please listen and buy this phenomenal EP here and check out Shady Elders live when you can, they are  so very worth it. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Otem Rellik


Otem Rellik aka Toby Hendricks was one of my first, "oh this is someone prominent in the local scene to know" moments when I first took over the local shakedown. I didn't know much about Toby other than ... wait just check out his sweet website that will explain what I can't cause he's got a lot going on.

And listen to his sets and us talk about Denver and thangs. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

A.M. Pleasure Assassins

Oooo The care and love that went into the making and sending of Basement Pharmacy made my head tingle in that ASMR way and then it happened again when they handed me a cassete tape and ooo they diy punk analogue experimental lo-fi psych it out so so well and well look here !! and give them $$ for their art and music and see them live and know them and hang out at festivals in Boise with them cause they are the shit and I effed up and : 

RIP A.M. Pleasure Assassins Local Shakedown performance and interview 


Friday, March 1, 2013


Holy Underground's latest addition, Confluence brings a fresh sound to Denver while providing a throw back indie rock feel with mathy arrangements from seasoned players. I am an idiot and missed their TreeFort performance (sailor jerry!) but I will most certainly catch them May 7th at the Larimer Lounge as they open for Maps and Atlases. They have a few more sweet shows lined up in the next few weeks so go see what the buzz is about and check out their Local Shakedown performance and chat... am I saying Confluence wrong?