The Oly Mountain Boys play bluegrass with high-energy drive and a Pacific Northwest bent, mixing traditional tunes with revolutionary original bluegrass compositions. By combining picking prowess with tight three-part vocal harmonies, the band aims to showcase the power and appeal of a truly American musical form.
Charcoal Squids are a rowdy psych rock band based out of the astral planes of Moscow, Idaho. Check out their art.
Smoking Bill is a fun and energetic band with an emphasis on a good old fashioned party sensibility, that started in the college town of Moscow Idaho. The band cut its teeth on the campus of the University of Idaho being the soundtrack to many drunken students looking to escape for a night or a weekend from the stresses of school at house parties and local bars. They then tested their act on the road and toured all over the northwest including Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon and even B.C.
If you put videogames, the '80s, hip-hop, soul music, jazz and standup comedy into a blender and hit "puree," you'd have something close to The Mega Ran Experience.
The Penn State graduate and self-proclaimed "Teacher/Rapper/Hero" made waves by by combining 8-bit videogame sounds and hard-hitting hip-hop tracks, and has become a trailblazer in the budding genres of chiptune and nerdcore hip-hop, while maintaining a career as a middle school teacher.
Ran's first album "The Call" was a critical success, featuring tracks with some of the underground's most respected heads. Ran cut his teeth in the city of Philadelphia as a moonlighting emcee and producer, performing, freestyle rapping, producing and later engineering at a studio. After relocating to Phoenix, competing in the Scribble Jam emcee battle championships and taking an early exit, Ran almost quit before he was even started, when a creative lightning bolt struck, and a fire was lit.
Retro videogames were the catalyst. Random began the transformation into Mega Ran, his alter-ego, an ode to the classic video game character Mega Man. After creating a tribute album and receiving an unprecedented level of support and blessing from Capcom to continue, Ran was reborn and became a trailblazer in the budding "nerdcore" and chiptune subgenres, while coining his own term to describe what he had done, "Chip-Hop."
A Shadow of Jaguar is a rock and roll duo from Boulder, Colorado. Formed in early 2015, the two share a common foundation of rock, blues, and soul. The band immediately hit the ground running. Within weeks the pair had begun writing and recording original material while rocking audiences at shows throughout the country. ASOJ's first single, Mama Needs the Bottle, was recorded in the Spring of 2015 and released later that year, along with the music video, which was filmed during the band’s debut in New York City.
The duo is fronted by Brian Hubbert, known as the soulful lead singer of one of Colorado’s most exciting and prominent acts, Cold River City. In A Shadow of Jaguar, Hubbert’s homemade slide guitar fills their sound with a monstrous tone. His playing is dripping with blues and exploding in flurries of energy. Drummer Andrew Oakley provides the backbone for the duo. After making a name for himself in the successful Boulder rock outfit, West Water Outlaws, Oakley went searching for a new musical identity. This was quickly found in the form of the stripped down, raw, energetic sound of ASOJ. His high energy drumming gives the band a heavy rock edge and a deep groove. Together, the chemistry between Hubbert and Oakley is undeniable. Their sets are a combination of original songs and improvisation, making every show unique. A Shadow of Jaguar is gaining a reputation as an energetic live band, leaving it all on the stage night after night.
Henry C and The Willards
Dodgy Mountain Men sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues and the energy of rock 'n' roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience. The group's genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms. Add three distinct voices, a pension for sonic exploration and live performances that build to a fever pitch,and you've got a concoction that will make moonshiners proud and compel dancers to wear out the soles of their shoes.
Andy Sydow is a true treasure of Denver's rapidly growing music scene. His music dabbles in Americana, swampy Blues slide guitar, Southern Rock, Folk and Singer/Songwriter, all tied together by his heavy New Orleans influence. "I've loved music since I was a little kid, but it was seeing those southern New Orleans and Mississippi guys that really changed the game for me. When I saw guys like Henry Butler, Anders Osborne and North Mississippi Allstars, my passion for music was met on an entirely different level."
Sydow started playing the piano when he was barely old enough to walk and started taking lessons in the fourth grade. He added on saxophone in fifth, and guitar and harmonica a few years later. After graduating high school, Sydow attended the University of Colorado at Denver, majoring in Music Performance with an emphasis in Jazz Piano. He performed in the schools signature traditional jazz ensemble, the Claim Jumpers for three years, and was the band leader for two.
It was during his college years that he began playing around town regularly both as a solo act and with his full band. He gained a following playing at South Moe's BBQ & Bowl in Englewood. After playing a handful of shows there, he eventually started headlining shows and opening up for national acts. Moe's, along with the Toad Tavern in Littleton are still Sydow's favorite places to play in the Denver area.
Ticket Sauce is a blues/rock/funk/soul/jam trio featuring Leif Christian on vocals and lead guitar, Nathan Talley on bass and Jake Smith on drums.
Remeniscent of the guitar stylings of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and John Mayer with a touch of Jamiroquai, Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars, Ticket Sauce mixes the chronic business tickets with the supreme dizzle sauce. Come get some Ticket Sauce, unless you're allergic to awesome.
Born from an unbridled urge to play pure, loud, energetic rock-n-roll, Duke Evers began its life in a simple living room in the Capitol Hill district of Seattle in late 2012. After moving in together as complete strangers, it didn't take long for guitar/vocalist Josh Starkel and drummer Kyle Veazey to discover the musical chemistry that they possessed. Equipped with nothing more than a guitar, a toy drum set, and a handheld recorder, Duke Evers was created. With a never say die attitude they continue to evolve and establish their sound.