From left: David Pelta-Tiller, Mike Robinson, Troy Robey, and Enion Pelta-Tiller. Photograph courtesy of Anne Staveley
If the apocalypse comes, David Pelta-Tiller is unsure of what music he would take with him as he tries to live out the end of the world. “It’s tough,” he says. “It depends on what mood I’m in.” Apparently not even the end of days could force David to make a rushed decision when it comes to music...
March 10 2017, 1:30 PM
Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley of Tennis will perform at the Bluebird Theater on March 4. Photo by Luca Venter
One of the drawbacks to marriage can be a lack of privacy. Then again, if you’re Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore—the husband-and-wife team behind Denver indie-rock band Tennis—sometimes snooping unearths the backbone of your next record. While rooting around in an old computer file, Riley stumbled...
Beauty in the Unknown, Patrick Dethlefs' upcoming album, will be released exclusively at Hi-Dive Thursday night. Photograph courtesy of Patrick Dethlefs
Patrick Dethlefs isn’t crippled by self-doubt. But on his new album, the aptly titled Beauty in the Unknown, the 26-year-old devotes a lot of time to contemplating his own reservations. Each song finds Dethlefs struggling to meet expectations that accompany his coming of age, and it seems that only...
January 31 2017, 2:45 PM
Courtesy of George Blosser.
When we last checked in on The Yawpers, the Boulder-born roots/punk band was about to release its first full-length album, American Man. More than a year later, the hard-driving trio is still reaping the rewards of that effort.
American Man earned The Yawpers glowing recognition...
January 17 2017, 11:45 AM
Chimney Choir members (from left) Kris Drickey, David Rynhart, and Kevin Larkin are releasing a new album with a show that's a whole lot more than just a concert. Photo courtesy of Ian Hutchison
There is no denying the talent represented in Denver band Chimney Choir. All three members—David Rynhart, Kris Drickey, and Kevin Larkin—are multi-instrumentalists, and last year the crew wrote 25 new songs for contemporary ballet company Wonderbound's Boomtown production. But their...
November 16 2016, 4:30 PM
Courtesy of Katherine Homes
Although it may seem like Katherine Homes has just arrived on the local music scene, in a way she’s been here for years.
Formerly one half of the folk duo Boxcar Daisies, Homes toured for a short time in the late 2000s, eventually opening for the likes of Nathaniel Rateliff, Trampled...
October 5 2016, 3:45 PM
Clay Rose (third from left) and the Gasoline Lollipops. Courtesy of the band
The Gasoline Lollipops have been a lot of things during their six-plus year run: An acoustic punk duo, a rockabilly-inflected alt-country combo, amped-up “electric cow punk” rockers, and most recently, a multi-piece outfit churning out psychedelic classic Americana.
These evolving and...
September 19 2016, 10:30 AM
Photo courtesy of Desi Mendoza / Unsplash
When I began Mile High Music in March 2015, I envisioned it as a place where Front Range folks could learn about new local acts or peruse a selection of artists who were coming through our fine state, and plan their concert calendar accordingly. Over time I’ve played with different themes, whether...
September 1 2016, 2:00 PM