Weaving elements of folk, country, pop and dark matter, Idlewhile weaves a vivid sound tapestry stained with the soul-prints of live, love and loss.

White Shell Road

One rainy night in late 2012 The Cardinal Grey's Chris Newton, Steve Bradfield and local musician/law prof Eric Franklin discussed the ridiculous idea of forming Denver's first, only and probably last Golden Smog tribute band in the effort to perform the Smog's 1995 record "Down by The Old Mainstream" from beginning to end and well just to "have a good time" Next thing you know local heros Ryan Dudas, Ryan Johnson and Paul Bennett from Denver's tour de force Bear Antler joined onto the project after many beers and coaxing and thus the group was born.......

So what does this mean for me you might ask? Well, you all have been cordially invited to watch them stumble through two shows full of midwestern themed rock and roll before one of them moves to Las Vegas to become an adult, here are those details:

Friday, May 31st at the Walnut Room (w/ special guests)
Saturday, June 15th at Hi Dive (opening for Idlewhile)

Happy 2013 and let's have some fun


White Shell Road

The Federalists

Hard driving, high plains rock-and-roll. Their songs are the signature of the high lonesome prairie, the sliding two-step of the honky tonk, and the good time grit of the garage Telecaster. These boys bring the crunch and the power; the ache of the minor key; the walk and the strut of Americana borne of the wide open spaces of Colorado.


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