Shelly Rollison CD Release
The New Up, NAVY
3131 Walnut St.
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Shelly Rollison is an alternative rock/folk artist based in Denver, CO. She picked up a guitar in junior high and hasn’t stopped playing since, but music was always in the background. It wasn’t until recently in her early thirties that she began to truly delve into singing and songwriting. Better late than never.
Shelly’s first solo acoustic EP, Mountains, released in 2016. She spent 2016 getting her feet wet performing in Denver, all the while writing new songs and falling in love with all the beautiful people making music and baring their souls through their art in Denver.
In 2016, she also released an EP of Christmas cover songs titled, Gather Round: It's Christmas Time. She has three upcoming singles set to release in 2017, with another EP slated to be recorded and released summer of 2017 with a full band.
The New Up
Politically charged yet intensely introspective, raw in emotion yet cinematic in scope, San Francisco’s The New Up formed soon after Noah Reid and ES Pitcher serendipitously met at a music festival. Since then, the band has turned out three self-released EPs (Gold, Better Off, Broken Machine) and one full-length (Palace of Industrial Hope). The New Up’s sophomore album,Tiny Mirrors, came to life in three distinctly charmed spaces: a self-built studio in the group’s San Francisco “band house,” an intimate Marin home surrounded by redwoods, and a secluded barn in a seaside Mendocino town. The New Up channeled their DIY spirit and sonic ingenuity into infusing gritty garage rock with lush textures and lavish atmospherics. Equally the result of an exacting, metamorphic songwriting process, Tiny Mirrors reveals itself as a gorgeous paradox: a collection of songs that give a bracing glimpse at the state of the world but still feels fiercely intimate; an album that’s supremely life-affirming despite all its apocalyptic overtones.
With its buzzing synths and serpentine riffs, indelible melodies and sprawling arrangements, the album explores the notion of overcoming disconnection by “looking at our own reflection first and seeing more than just tiny, disjointed fragments,” according to Pitcher. “It also reflects the fragmentation of our society and how, more and more, our differences are portrayed as a negative thing rather than a symbiosis of these ‘tiny mirrors’—like a mosaic.”
rock band for joy and rhythm
$10.00 - $15.00