When I started doing this blog video (and audio) interviews coming from the Denver scene were very few and far between. Nowadays it’s great because many other people in town do video interviews. I’ve never been a big fan of reading transcriptions, so I decided to focus most of my reviews on the video format. I got to talk with a lot of great people over the years, here’s a few of my favorites:
Young Coyotes – March 21, 2009: The first interview we ever “officially” did was Young Coyotes. At the time they were just beginning to gain some momentum with a Daytrotter session and trip to SXSW in addition to getting Westword’s “best new band” award.
Danielle Ate The Sandwich – July 13, 2009: Another chat with someone who got big shortly after we talked, Danielle Ate The Sandwich sat down with me before a set at Everyday Joe’s in Fort Collins. Danielle was one of our favorite local acts because her songs were so beautiful, while her live performances captured her quirky humor.
Virgil Dickerson (Suburban Home Records) – July 22, 2009: While this interview isn’t with a band, it is with someone who has had an impact on Denver music. Virgil Dickerson and local label Suburban Home Records had several projects that we covered over the years, including a collaboration with burrito joint Illegal Pete’s.
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – August 1, 2010: After seeing Rev. Peyton at Warped Tour in Denver in 2009, I couldn’t help but try to get an interview when I covered the tour again in 2011 (this time in Chicago). This one stands out because I think Peyton and his wife were one of the friendliest interview-subjects I ever encountered.
The Knew - September 13, 2010: I know I already talked about The Knew in the last Countdown post, but I think it goes without saying that they’re one of my favorites. After covering a handful of their shows I finally sat down with the group in September of last year before the release of their newest 7″- Before It Ends.
We got the chance to talk with Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley of up-and-coming Denver band Tennis before their show last week at the Fox in Boulder. Listen in as they discuss life on the sea, writing their debut full-length and longing for simplicity.
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The Knew have been one of Denver’s busiest groups recently. In the last year they’ve released a full length and an EP, played MHMF, and been featured on the popular video game Guitar Hero. I sat down with the group to talk about these subjects and more. (Also, Tim Rynders really does play the fog in addition to bass).
We sat down with Danielle Ate The Sandwich and talked about all sorts of wonderful things. Everything from being named Westword’s 2009 Singer-Songwriter of the year to playing the upcoming Monolith Festival. Danielle also discussed how YouTube has played a role in her musical career and much more!
We sat down with Denver-based progressive-pop-rockers Dualistics before their recent set at the Hi-Dive to talk about their background, plans, and influences. Also, they had a watermelon but no knife, so we didn’t get to eat any of it.
We sat down with Brian and John from Memphis-based rock band Lucero to talk about everything from their connections with Denver to their new album (to be released some time later this year). Sorry about the background noise, Chuck Ragan was soundchecking during the first part of the interview.
Pop-rockers The Heyday are a Denver-based band with a loyal local following. Something Like Sound had a chance to chat with guitarist/singer Randy Ramirez about making music. Expect to see an album review soon.
So here it finally is! Our interview with Detroit’s The Silent Years. Sorry about the wait on getting this up, we filmed it right in the middle of finals week, but finally got around to it today. These guys went on to put on a solid set, playing mostly from their Let Go EP (for our review of that release check the archives, or click the tags).
Here’s our exclusive interview with Denver’s own The Photo Atlas. We talked about everything from robbing banks to touring the UK. Enjoy!
Here it is! Our interview with 1090 Club from a couple weeks back. Now that finals are done we can get to the incredible backlog we’ve developed here. The interview is in 2 parts (dang YouTube, not letting us do more than 10 min at a time), but both are incredibly interesting. Within the next few days we should have our interviews with The Photo Atlas and The Silent Years up, in addition to some more reviews of local bands.