Wednesday Cover (bonus!): Strand of Oaks, “Dirt”

OK, so today there's a bonus cover, and it comes via one of my favorite music blogs, Aquarium Drunkard.  I've never been a huge fan of Strand of Oaks, but I appreciate an artist with an open mind.  Here's what Timothy Showalter (aka Strand of Oaks) had to say about the band Phish: I might … Continue reading Wednesday Cover (bonus!): Strand of Oaks, “Dirt”

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Wednesday Cover: Seu Jorge, “Life on Mars”

This isn't brand new, it was recorded at KEXP studios back in November and just recently posted to Youtube.  If you remember The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou then you'll surely remember this Brazilian artist's acoustic renditions of classic Bowie tunes in Portuguese. This one's just gorgeous, as Jorge's booming baritone pierces the gentle strum … Continue reading Wednesday Cover: Seu Jorge, “Life on Mars”

New Release: The New Pornographers, “High Ticket Attractions”

The Canadian supergroup is back at it again, with their 7th full-length studio album coming in April 2017.  Our first slice of poppy goodness is "High Ticket Attractions" which accentuates what The New Pornographers' strengths, harmonious hooks from Carl Newman and Neko Case, and disco-bass driven chamber pop melodies.  It's reminiscent of Electric Light Orchestra, but with … Continue reading New Release: The New Pornographers, “High Ticket Attractions”

About Last Night: Foundation of Funk at Ophelia’s

Friday night’s activity took place at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, a two level burlesque-themed restaurant and bar - one of the newer, trendier venues in downtown Denver. The band was Foundation of Funk, a supergroup featuring the original rhythm section from The Meters, bassist George Porter, Jr. and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste.  Joining the classic NOLA funk … Continue reading About Last Night: Foundation of Funk at Ophelia’s