Music That Doesn't Suck: The Vestige

Australian post-hardcore band The Vestige are just celebrating the release of their debut EP, Chronoscale, which was released on September 24th, 2017. Although short, the five songs on Chronoscale pack an emotional punch and will leave you feeling as if you've just listened to a full-length record by the time the unique closing track comes to an end.

13 Denver Shows You Don't Want to Miss in October

It always seems like spring and fall are the busiest times of the year for concerts and this October in Colorado is no exception. There are countless incredible artists (both local and touring) playing in Denver this month, but we've managed to narrow down things down to 13 shows that you can't miss this month - a fitting number for the spookiest month of the year. 

Music That Doesn't Suck: MassMatiks

London's MassMatiks describe themselves as in your face indie music, but they'd rather not be burdened by one specific sound or genre, and we wouldn't have it any other way. The band's most recent single, "Meat" is high energy, hip-hop tinged rock while the aggressive "Blank Wall" is a snarky punk anthem, and "4AM" finds them embracing a more emotional side of their sound. 

10 Shows You Need to See in September

As summer winds down and festival season slowly comes to an end, more and more artists are announcing their fall and winter tour dates, making September through November the best time of the year to catch a ton of great concerts. There are so many great bands coming through Denver that, on any given night, there are at least three or more shows to choose from, making your September schedule fill up fast. If you're still looking for some great shows to check out, though, we've got a few suggestions for you! 

Emo Nite Brings the Party Back to the 3OH!3

The second that the doors to The Marquis opened on Wednesday night, it was apparent that there was something different about this Emo Nite. Generally, it takes a few Fall Out Boy or My Chemical Romance hits to get the crowd going (especially those who have never been to Emo Nite before) but this time, the energy was high from the get go.

Music That Doesn't Suck: The Wise Man's Fear

It's somewhat hard to keep things simple when it comes to The Wise Man's Fear. The Indianapolis sextet dubs themselves fantasycore and it's a fitting title, especially considering the concept of their latest record, The Lost City which follows the journey of Cairne, the runaway son of a King who desperately seeks to start a new life away from his upbringing. The Lost City ties in with the band's theatrical 2015 release, Castle In The Clouds, and both albums are honestly worthy of a comic book or graphic novel adaptation. 

The Inaugural Engage Music Festival Shows Promise for the Future

Last weekend, twenty-one Colorado bands came together for the inaugural Engage Music Festival, which took over both stages at Summit Music Hall for twelve hours of non-stop local music. The concept of bringing together local artists for a day, or even a weekend-long music festival isn’t necessarily a unique idea, as any Colorado resident and music lover is at least somewhat familiar with festivals like The UMS and Westword Music Showcase, but what Engage founder Ben Weir did for the first year of this festival took guts. Spearheaded and funded almost entirely by himself and supported by friends that he has made over the years in the local music scene as the vocalist of alternative rock band Tonight We Rise, Weir essentially created this new festival from the ground up, booking all of the artists and finding every single sponsor on his own. Engage Music Festival certainly isn’t the first of its kind, but it’s definitely unique in its execution.

Get to Know the Artists of Engage Music Festival: The Prelude Press Stage

There are eleven MORE diverse artists playing on The Prelude Press Stage on August 12th (with one super secret headliner to be announced soon!) and we've broken down each artist and their set times below so you can prepare for the show. Learn a little more about some of our great local talent, let us know who you're most excited to see in the comments and stay tuned for the final artist announcement coming later this week! 

Get to Know the Artists of Engage Music Festival: The Hope Saves Stage

The inaugural Engage Music Festival is almost here! The Colorado locals-only fest will take over both stages at Summit Music Hall on August 12th, featuring 12 hours of of non-stop homegrown music from over 20 artists such as AMZY, One Flew West, The Anchor, Tonight We Rise and many more! With so many local artists packed into one venue, we want to help you get acquainted with them before the show so you know just what to expect!

11 Colorado Shows You Need to Catch in August

With summer winding down and school starting at the end of the month, now is the perfect time to make it out to some great concerts before your schedule fills up and it becomes too chilly to properly enjoy a good Red Rocks or Fiddler's Green show! With an ever expanding amount of venues in Colorado, there is no shortage of great artists coming through town this month, giving you plenty of shows to choose from.

Music That Doesn't Suck: pulses.

Virginia post-hardcore quartet pulses. will remind you exactly why you fell in love with bands like Dance Gavin Dance and The Fall Of Troy all while keeping things fresh and unpredictable. The band effortlessly blends wild guitar riffs with multiple vocal styles and a witty sense of humor to create a unique sound that'll keep you on your toes. 

Music That Doesn't Suck: Tonica

Tonica is a self described "neon-noir" electro pop duo from Manchester. By drawing inspiration from 80's films and music along with modern pop such as The Weeknd and Banks, Tonica have tapped into something great. 

10 Colorado Shows You Don't Want to Miss in July

Sick of the summer concert season yet? We sure hope not, because things are finally in full swing and there are a ton of great shows coming through Colorado in July! Although some of the biggest festivals of the summer have come and gone already (both the Vans Warped Tour and Westward Music Showcase were last month) it was nearly impossible to choose the best shows in Denver and the surrounding areas this coming month. The result is ten diverse and exciting shows ranging from small (like local pop-punk band Almost, Maine's headliner at The Marquis) to massive (The Avett Brothers' annual stint at Red Rocks Amphitheatre) rock to pop to hip-hop.

Music That Doesn't Suck: An Introduction

No matter how much you write about a band or try to pitch them to your readers, friends or journalists, there are always going to be people who don’t want to read the words and just want to hear the music speak for itself. These people don’t care what someone else has to say about an artist or why you think they’re the next big thing. These people are like me, and this is for them.