It may be a clichéd axiom at this point, but it remains a fact that show business is at least as much about product as it is about performance. And few contemporary musical acts know both sides of that equation as intimately as Pomplamoose, the California duo who in a few short years have carved a niche with quirky, do-it-yourself "videosongs" and a knack for pop mashups.
We're back to the time of the year when the leaves turn pretty colors, the temperature starts to fall and 10 local bands descend on the Firebird to pay tribute to their favorite musicians. Now in its eighth year, An Under Cover Weekend is one of those events that needs to be experienced for any local music lover.
The Ready Room's luck has been rather rough, as in "The Perfect Storm"-like rough. Noise complaints that stemmed from the Grove's residents have kept the venue from carrying on freely like small-to-midsized essay writer joints located in surrounding neighborhoods. The venue survived a liquor license protest this week due to a lack of signatures from protesters. Still, the owners' have had to insulate its sound per resident request.
Tennis, the Denver duo comprised of spouses Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, has again turned to luminaries in the field of rhythm for producers on their new record.
For the second day of LouFest, the weather was absolutely perfect for an all-day music festival in Forest Park.
"They're trying to put the weight of life on us," sings Massimiliano Morini of Moro & the Silent Revolution. "Our first rule should be to never look behind." It's a dose of folk-pop optimism that's well-worth heeding and hearing.