But both group’s legacies continue to live on — especially this coming Saturday, when local musicians will pay tribute to them with a free all-ages show at the Black Sheep.
Brass Monkey, the Beastie Boys tribute band, features members of local metal bands Malakai, Tree of Woe and Grindscape, while the role of Pantera will be played by Goya, the shape-shifting cover band whose past repertoire has ranged from Carl Douglas’s “Kung Fu Fighting” to Cee-Lo’s “FU,” with AC/DC, New Order and Lady Gaga along the way.
The all-ages show begins at 8 p.m. with A Sin Thing opening.
Unless, that is, you’ve already cast your ballot for your favorite local musicians. If you still haven't gotten around to it, the voting deadline is this Friday at 11:59 p.m.
Seriously, it takes all of five minutes. After which, in addition to knowing their fans care, winners will perform live at this year’s free Indy Music Festival.
So click on this link, make your selections, and know that you’ve done your part to keep Colorado Springs' music scene alive and kicking.
Obviously we can’t. Especially when it’s a half-hour long “newscast” anchored by Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope themselves.
The ICP duo are as charming as ever, chortling enthusiastically about 2013 acts like Swollen Members, Vanilla Ice (!), Blaze, Tech N9ne (of course), Brotha Lynch Hung, and Twisted — who will be appearing, promises Shaggy, in all their “white-faced, black-eyed splendorness.”
There will also be Dark Carnival tarot readings, a medical tent, and four, um, “love trains.”
The 14th annual gathering, which takes place August 4-11 in Illinois’s scenic Cave-In-Rock Stat Park, is sure to be an unforgettable experience. And in the meantime, this extended video is the next best thing — or, for some, the next worst thing — to being there.
In fact, here’s the last five years worth of Gathering of the Juggalos infomercials. Hours of fun await, so grab yourself a case of grape Faygo and start watching.
The Springs’ favorite alt-metal band Inelements — who happen to be this focus of this week's Indy cover story — will be playing a CD release show for their excellent new collection, The Warning, at the Black Sheep this Saturday.
Meanwhile, fans of smart-ass punk with odd songs and odder theatrics can catch the Mostly Don’ts that same evening at Zodiac, where they’ll be shooting a concert video.
Moving into more singer-songwriterly terrain, look for Tom Skora and his new Many Machines project, featuring Grant Sabin, Alex Koshak and Andres Romero, at the Lon Chaney Theater Friday. Edith Makes a Paper Chain and Chauncy Crandall & the Rocket Flies open.
And finally, don’t forget popular out-of-towners Lucero, who will be bringing their Americana-inclined rock back to the Black Sheep on Sunday. The recently announced opener for them will be Denver's Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.
With that many musicians coming from around the world to play the event, you'd think that at least a handful of Colorado Springs artists would have made this year's roster. But in fact there were none.
It's time to change all that. Local musicians should know that, as of today, SXSW has begun accepting applications for its 2014 music festival, which runs from March 11-16. True, you'll have until Oct. 11 to apply, but the fee does go up along the way. So pay a visit to sxsw.com, and get the full details.
Meanwhile, here's a little something to inspire you.
Colorado Springs native Emily Earle — who talks about competing on The Voice and writing with her uncle (aka Steve Earle) in an Indy interview this issue — will be playing the first of two homecoming shows tonight at the Back East Bar & Grill. (She'll also be at the Mountain of the Sun Music Festival on Saturday.)
Meanwhile, Nosh continues its Patio Concert Series with performances by El Toro de la Muerte as well as Grant Sabin & the Full Moon.
So here's a new El Toro video, as well as a recent Emily Earle video (not from The Voice), to help get you inspired.
Now it’s time to do it again.
Ballots for the 3rd Annual Indy Music Awards will appear in next week’s issue and online at csindy.com. The 30 categories cover a broad spectrum of musical genres, including blues, folk, hip-hop, indie rock, Americana, jazz and soul.
This year’s voting period will run from July 3—19, with winners to be announced and profiled in our August 28th Local Music Issue.
You’ll then be able to hear the artists you’ve chosen performing live at the 2013 Indy Music Awards Festival. This year’s free event will take place September 5th at indoor and outdoor stages along Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs.
Meanwhile, here are three clips from last year’s festival, featuring the ReMINDers, 99 Bottles, and Claymore Disco.
In addition to the intro (and dancing) by the duo's ultra-cute kids, the clip features cameos from a half dozen hip-hop artists.
Can you name them all? (Turn your screen upside down for the answers!)
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From its modest beginnings in 2006, Daytrotter has grown into a hyperactive American equivalent to the dearly departed Peel Sessions.
In the last two weeks alone, the site has posted exclusive performances by artists like Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Drivin' 'n' Cryin', Ron Sexsmith, Owen's Mike Kinsella, Suede, the Greyboy All-Stars and, oh yeah, Colorado Springs' own Mike Clark.
Posted earlier today, the session features the Sugar Sounds leader and Haunted Windchimes member accompanied only by his electric guitar.
You can go here to stream or, if you're a Daytrotter member, download all five songs.
The decline of the record industry may or may not be real, but the death of the compact disc is definitely being exaggerated. How else to explain the avalanche of shiny plastic discs being released here in town?
At the Black Sheep tonight, instrumental band Autumn Creatures will share the stage with Knight in Colors and Mobdividual, all of whom are celebrating brand new CDs.
Also this evening, those who missed out on Changing Colors’ recent album release show will be able to catch an encore performance at the Triple Nickel Tavern.
Then on Friday, the Black Sheep will host a debut EP celebration with Why They Fight, a Colorado Springs “power-pop/pop-punk band just making music for a sad and lonely world.”
And now, for maximum enjoyment, watch the video below in order to understand how this CD technology can enhance YOUR life.
“There’s a couple of ‘Fuck, yeah!’ moments where everything just really worked on this record,” says Inelements’ Eric Madrid in the “sneak peek” video below. “When the guitar parts start crossing, it just comes in and it’ll make you cry.”
Colorado Springs most eclectic hard rock band will be unleashing its new EP next month, and celebrating with a CD release show at the Black Sheep on July 13.
In the meantime, you can check out the clip below, followed by a video for the title track with time-lapse footage of Jennifer Campbell creating the cover art.
This year’s festival will also, for the first time, include workshops and film components. Find more info on those in the latest Reverb column.
Now in its fifth year, the Memorial Day weekend event takes place on the grounds of La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Black Forest. You can find full information on tickets, late-night indoor concerts and other activities at meadowgrassmusicfestival.org.
4:45 Sera Cahoone
6:30 The David Mayfield Parade
8:30 Blitzen Trapper
11:00 The Changing Colors
2:15 Chauncy Crandall & The Rocket Flies
1:30 Cahalen Morrison & Eli West
3:00 Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore
4:30 Kristen Hersh
6:15 Hot Club of Cowtown
10:15 The Hearafter
11:15 Adam & Stilwagen Gospel Hour
12:30 Charlie Milo Trio
1:45 Patrick Dethlefs
3:30 Jayme Stone's Room of Wonders
5:00 Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
6:30 Joe Pug
8:30 Todd Snider & Great American Taxi
The weekend is upon us, and with it three worthy CD release shows from local artists.
Tonight, local hip-hop collective Bullhead*ded is celebrating the release of its long-awaited debut album, 4Play, at the Black Sheep.
Then on Saturday, two acoustically inclined groups are playing sophomore CD release shows. Burn the Maps will perform songs from Take Stars at Smokebrush, while Changing Colors launches Joan & the King at the Loft.
You’ll find more about all of the above, plus an interview with Changing Colors’ Conor Bourgal, in this week’s Reverb.