KGNU, Radio 1190, and Twist & Shout Present
Tyto Alba, Corsicana, American Grandma, The Milk Blossoms
1135 13th St
Boulder, CO, 80302
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
A combination of heavy jazz influence with a slack-rock feel makes up Ashley Koett's definitive sound. She sings mesmerizing melodies over jazz chords, and is backed by a 4 piece band. As a producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, she takes charge of her sound and makes all of her songs in her bedroom studio in Boulder, CO. Ashley is not afraid to get personal in her songs sings about her life in a raw and unfiltered way - and at points even making light of her dreary situations. Her and her band find creative ways to recreate the songs she makes solo into a dynamic and energetic live performance. After releasing her first single "Call Me," Ashley was named Pigeon and Planes’ best new artist of the month. She has opened for Cuco, Frankie Cosmos, and Current Joys and plays shows both in basements and on stages throughout Denver and Boulder.
Tyto Alba, based out of Denver, CO, formed in the fall of 2014 and features the talents of singer/songwriter Melanie Steinway, guitarist Matt Rossi, bassist/synth player Daniel DiMarchi and drummer Andrew Bair. The songs are dreamy, spacious and lush. Tyto Alba is the scientific name for barn owls.
“There is a certain moment in a band’s trajectory when you can actually observe the music evolving. Denver four-piece Tyto Alba is experiencing just such a moment: a young band spreading its wings in sound and spirit before an audience’s eyes.”
-Tom Murphy, Westword
“Denver indie rockers Tyto Alba present a musical paradox…loud and quiet, narrow and expansive, dense and sparse, personal and universal.”
-Jeremy Fleischer, Scene Magazine
“Graceful and surging with fresh musical energy, Tyto Alba might very well be the shockwave 2017’s indie rock scene needs.”
-Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine
On July 30th, 2014, high schooler Ben Pisano decided to start anew under the moniker Corsicana, named after a song by The Antlers, and proceeded to play a debut set at Englewood Fun Fest later that year. Following this, Corsicana maintained a lower-key live presence, playing only a few solo shows at small venues such as 7th Circle, choosing instead to focus on writing new material and to begin assembling a home studio. In November, Corsicana’s debut EP, Discomposure, was released. March of the following year saw Corsicana score their second short film, this time Venture Compass Pictures’ Autumn Colors. In June, Corsicana played a successful show at Herman’s Hideaway, and on July 25th, Corsicana released their self-titled EP at a headlining full band show at the Mercury Cafe. Corsicana was then discovered by Pandora Radio curator Michelle Solomon, and promptly incorporated into Pandora’s music collection. With a renewed focus on playing shows and gaining traction, the band went on to play at locations such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Moon Room at Summit Music Hall, coupled with a special acoustic show at the Mercury Cafe in December to close out the year. 2016 proved to be one of the band’s stronger years, starting with a show at the Bluebird Theater. In late March, Corsicana began work on their debut full-length, Haven. The album was released on September 23rd, with an accompanying release show the night before. By November of 2016, Corsicana had opened for NPR Tiny Desk contest winner Gaelynn Lea, seen radio play on CPR’s Open Air station, and toured through Idaho, Washington, and Montana with fellow Denver band “Dear Me,”. In March of 2017, Corsicana was invited to the CPR Open Air studio, and recorded their first ever live radio session. This was followed up with a UMS performance, two opening dates with national act Hippo Campus, and one with Brooklyn act Wilsen. The year ended with the band opening for Devotchka at the Boulder Theater. They are now in the process of writing and recording their second full-length record.
American Grandma is a shadowy and vocal post-rock / pop band. Their sound exists somewhere between ambience and unease.
The Milk Blossoms
Combining ukulele, expressive beatboxing and piano, the trio blends to create dark pop music. The Milk Blossoms have been featured on Colorado Public Radio Open Air, Radio 1190’s Local Shakedown, Colorado Public Television's Sounds on 29th and has won “Best Experimental” band for the 2016 Westword Music Awards.
$10.00 - $12.00
Ages 15+ without a parent
All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase
Listed price does not include tax and service charge
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