Soda Jerk, The Streetlight Company and For The Love of Locals Present
Tyler Paul Glasgow's 2nd Annual Holiday Extravaganza
This Broken Beat, Matt Rouch and the Noise Upstairs, Rachel James of Dearling, Amanda Hawkins, Valienta, Ian Mahan, Kayla Marque
2009 Larimer Street
Denver, CO, 80205
This event is all ages
Tyler Paul Glasgow
This Broken Beat
"there is a fine line between living life on the edge and living to play it safe. To truly be alive calls for some risks, as well as direction for those risks. We will inevitably get caught up in ideas of irrelevance years down the road, and make mistakes out of in-the-moment emotions, but it's all to illuminate the beauty of choice & freewill itself. Because you need to know what's standard, before you can explore. You'll need to feel the tension, before you can release. It's a sort of stimulation, the way our minds behave. So you have to taste what's bitter so you can taste what's sweet & you'll have to hear what's broken, before you make a beat"
Matt Rouch and the Noise Upstairs
Based out of Denver, CO, Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs are making waves in the Colorado music scene. Rouch, a self-proclaimed southpaw whiskey-loving Virginian, self-released his first full-length solo album, "The Beautiful and the Damned" in March 2016 and now his 4-piece alt-country folk group is one of Denver's fastest up and coming bands, with mentions in Music Connection Magazine, Denver Post, Marquee Magazine, Scene Magazine, and Axs.
"We all came together because we love bands like the Avett Brothers, Elephant Revival, The Decemberists, etc. so it made sense for most of us, we do have one Phish-head who loves him some jam bands, but he's also a classically-trained violinist so it works out. When I first came to Denver I was blown away by the talent here, there's so many amazing musicians, but what really drew me were the songwriters, there's a whole underground scene of phenomenal songwriters that need to be brought to light, this town isn't like a Nashville where songwriters are really appreciated and a few of us intend on changing that. The band just wants to make music for people who appreciate songwriting, melody, structure, etc. with a little twang too it, not too much, just enough, I've been called Country-Light, might need to trademark that."
Rachel James of Dearling
“Musically he felt like a long lost friend. We were always going to do a project together. We just needed time to know it.”
Native to Colorado, to the West, to mountain ranges and vast open spaces lends meaning and melodies completely unique to Dearling. It's not about the style as much as it is about the sounds, and tones, and textures and feelings that the Western Wild inspires. It's a place of vast weather changes, high highs and mellow lows. It's a little rough and a little sweet, a little desert and a little rain. In love with Fleetwood Mac, Chris Stapleton, Emmy Lou Harris and Travis Meadows, Dearling is a little bit folk, rock, pop and country with ambient flare and a true mainstream hook. It's supposed to be about love. Real love. Which has dimension and dynamic and range. Now about the players...
Dave Preston’s musical background is as varied and impressive as his skill with a guitar. He has played with: Justin Timberlake, Matt Morris, Charlie Sexton, Kelly Clarkson, The Freddy Jones Band, Emerson Hart, Keaton Simons, Tony Lucca, One Eskimo, Trace Bundy, Tab Benoit, and Gregory Alan Isakov to name a few.
Rachel James’ songs have been used by Tyler Ward, Jess Moskaluke and have had dozens of placements in television and advertising. Her songs and voice helped propel an earlier version of the band to win Ford’s Gimme the Gig II, beating out 2500 other bands from across the nation and winning her recording time with Don Was.
Noah Matthews has his roots in Denver music playing with dozens of bands in the Mile High City and recording on multiple records. He tends to always be playing with the most up and coming bands out of the state who are getting loads of local radio love. It's because he is that good.
Joel Matthews, yes folks, they are brothers, is a tech genius and a passionate beat maker. He's also the funniest guy in the group. Never allowed to have the microphone, he's probably the guy who should have his own podcast. Oh, and he's a killer drummer.
In it’s earliest months Dearling has already opened for Roberta Flack, Lenka and Chris Isaak while playing Festivals and shows all over Colorado.
Amanda Hawkins is the latest rising star to emerge from Denver, and after more than a decade of gigs and recording sessions, she's stepping out on the national stage with her first single, "Get Back in Line." One of the go-to, premier female artists in the Mile High City, Hawkins is a riveting live performer, and her soaring, soulful vocals have been in demand by other local artists and collaborators for over a decade.
With a style that easily moves from R&B to hip hop to rock and back again, Amanda draws her influences from heavy hitter females like Lauryn Hill, Bonnie Raitt, Gwen Stefani and Mariah Carey, while also taking notes from legends like the Beatles, Luther Vandross, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Bruce Springsteen.
A singer/songwriter since age 11, Amanda recorded nearly 100 songs and performed well over 200 times before she reached 18. Following high school, she packed her bags for Los Angeles to attend the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, and later found herself in the final 50 contestant's in the 2007 edition of American Idol. Upon returning to Denver, she hit the ground running and soon found herself fronting two acclaimed live acts. She also found time to collaborate with some of Denver's hip-hop elite on a sprawling collection of tracks that ultimately resulted in her 18-track mixtape demo, "Who's Jane Doed?"
She signed with the Strictly Rhythm in November 2011, and released her first single for the label, "Get Back in Line", in October 2012.
Originating from northern Colorado, Racing On The Sun is rapidly gaining momentum and breaking out of the local scene gaining national attention. The band has spent the last 6 months touring coast to coast and everywhere in between pushing the release of their newest single, “We Are Not Afraid” following the successful release of their EP titled, "Save Me". Which was recorded at Blasting Room Studios (Rise Against, A Day To Remember, Less Than Jake). This summer, ROTS will be in Austin, TX working on their next EP and will be produced by Joseph Milligan of Anberlin. The band plans to release more music this year and tour vigorously to meet new fans and to take the world by storm.
$10.00 - $15.00
Soda Jerk, the Streetlight Company and For The Love of Locals Present a charity fundraiser and toy drive to benefit Blue Star Connection
Featuring performances of holiday classics by 20+ Denver Artists
Bring some toys and gifts, the family, and join us for an incredible night of Denver music, laughter and fun while we spread the holiday spirit by giving to those in need
Fri, September 20
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