One of the aspects of Cloak & Dagger, and this is something that we’ve previously alluded to, is the strong representation of local talent within the lineup that are all doing their part to push the local scene forward and help it grow. In that regard, this week’s artist Freddy Rule is no exception. We met with him in his home studio to chat a bit about life and music.
Today we’ve got a special one for you: Mile High Sound Movement heavy hitter Unlimited Gravity has released some new flavor for your ears just ahead of his three show run with the Unlimited Aspect (Unlimited Gravity/Project Aspect) live band along with Zoogma.
For those who know Andy Immerman, they know that he is both a mainstay over at Souls in Action Entertainment, and also a close friend of ours here at Colorado Culture...among many other things. For those who don't know Andy, we'll have you know that the aforementioned "many other things" include being a multi-talented artist, with his passions lying in music production, photography, and graphic design.
Wobble funk expert Pandasaywhat?! is at it again, and this time with a brand new EP. After just recently opening up for acts such as Bass Physics and Matoma, Jordan Panasewicz a.k.a. Pandasaywhat?! releases his first ever EP titled “What’s It Called?!
Continuing in our newfound tradition of dropping fresh mixes for you every Monday from some of Colorado's best musicians, DJs, and producers, is this mix by Colorado's own Decadon. Featuring some new original music and some classics get your fire extinguisher ready cause this mix is lit.
The first thing to understand about Graeme Duffy, aka PhaseOne, is that he’s not your normal run-of-the-mill computer music making producer. Sure, he’s trained in other instruments (guitar, piano, and drums), but his musical influences run much deeper than that.
It’s going to be really difficult saying goodbye to Sound Remedy in just over a week from now. His performances at the Fox Theatre and Mishawaka Amphitheater on the 16-17th will be the last he plays in Colorado before he retires from live music at the end of 2016.
Interview with Civil Youth
Q: How did you meet and form the band?
A: (Mike) I started the band in Boston and knew Daniel from high school and other projects. When I came back from Boston to live in Philly, I wanted and knew Dan, he slays it. So I said, “Dan be my man”. At first he said no I hate you but I convinced him.
Evan came a bit later, he produced the second record and when our drummer left, Evan knew all the material and he’s a brother so I asked him to be in the band.
Q: So it’s been a little over a year since the band first started touring in March 2015. How would you say the experience has been for you all to be able to travel the US with your music?
A: (Mike) it’s definitely been cool, experiencing all the different weather changes has made me a paranoid monster, I can’t drive without having an anxiety attack (laugs)
(Dan) it’s really cool to get the chance to visit different scenes and not only get to play with all these bands in the scene) but to able to experience the different scenes, cultures and towns. It’s been a humbling experience to be able to stay away from the area that I grew up in and actually see the country that we live in.
Q: Music will often times stem from a history. Your bio states that some of your work has stemmed from a history of anxiety and/ or depression. What is your advice for CO Culture readers who may be battling with these diseases?
A: (Mike) find something that you are passionate about because through that passion you find yourself. I specifically tend to gravitate towards the arts but it doesn’t need to be the arts, it could be construction it doesn’t matter as long as you are passionate about it, I think you will be able to find yourself.
(Dan) I also refer to the arts to get through difficult times in my life. One thing that I always realize when I get up on stage and play, it’s a giant stress reliever for me and
(Evan) We sit in a car together for 10 hours a day, so we all have the same train of thought on a lot of different things. I really agree, I think the biggest thing is being true to who you want to be. You do have find yourself. Don’t let people tell you that you shouldn’t do what you want to do
Q: What would you say your favorite part of your job is?
A: (mike) I like performing and creating music, being creative.
(Evan) this whole past summer we’ve been writing a new record and I was all about that. Its fun to be in such an awesome creative setting.
(Dan) for me its most definitely the shows, it can be tough and stressful sometimes.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: (Evan) South America
(Dan) the UK
(Mike) the islands
Q: What has been the most memorable/ enjoyable performance you’ve played?
A: (Mike) Our Danger Danger tour in March
(Dan) Pop’s in St. Louis. It was so cool because everyone was chanting our lyrics with us, it was surreal.
(Evan) When we opened for AWOLNATION and twenty one pilots in Camden, NJ. There was also a show in Utah were I had injured my leg so going to the hospital from the stage perfectly shows a spectrum of highs and lows (laughs)
Q: If you could hang out with any musical influence dead or alive, who would it be?
A: (Mike) Jared Leto
(Evan) George Harrison from The Beatles
(Dan) Simon Neil is my spirit animal
Q: If you could describe your musical genre or style in 3 words, which would you choose?
A: (Mike) Eccentric
Slightly Stoopid at Red Rocks a couple of weeks ago was one of the best shows of the summer by far and we got some amazing shots of the night.
All photos credited to John Verway of JVPhotography
Ruby Hill Park is celebrating the opening of its newly constructed bike park that opened in late July. The 7.5 acre course offers various runs that appeal to riders of all skill levels including pump tracks, skills courses, dirt jumps and a slope style course.
The good homie SoDown has made some serious strides since we started following him. Not only has this bass-loving funkaholic sold out his first local headline earlier this year, and has been spreading his brand of bass all across the country this summer. We caught up with him before another co-headline show with Muzzy Bear at City Hall this Saturday. We've got some new music for you as well!
The most beautiful things in life seem to occur naturally. Which is why there is no other feeling like listening to soulful melodies while exploring lush mountains. The best part is when that experience can be shared throughout a huge crowd of music and nature lovers alike.