Budweiser Made in America is coming soon, but what's it like to be made in Denver, Colorado?
We explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser Made in America festival.
When Jay-Z embarked on his Budweiser Made in America project, the ethos he wanted to represent was simple; bringing together bands and artists of all genres to celebrate the rich variation that has become the US musical community. And where better to enjoy this multi-genre theme than Denver, Colorado, home to the likes of everyone from gentle folk rock crooners The Lumineers to industrial Goth collective Velvet Acid Christ?
Posted on 02 June 2014
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Coastline Festival 2013 brings the hottest indie bands from the UK and US to Florida this November.
Florida's Coastline Festival 2013 is set to arrive in less than two weeks, bringing with it a handful of the recent indie and rock sensations as well as great beer and great food.
The festival will hit the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on November 9th 2013 before moving to the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm on the 10th. It describes itself as a 'A Musiculinary Experience' - and that it certainly will be with an absolutely stellar line-up led by Massachusetts' Passion Pit, whose second album Gossamer was in the top five on the US Album Chart last year, and Irish collective Two Door Cinema Club who topped their Nation's charts with their sophomore release.
Continue reading: Passion Pit And Two Door Cinema Club To Play At Coastline Festival 2013
By Natalie Kaye in Music Reviews on 29 May 2013
The Neighbourbood's debut album 'I Love You' sounds like a band trying to do edgy but not really getting there and sounding more like a try-hard boy band - with instruments of course. They're the sort of band that come under the radio-friendly bracket - most of the time anyway - joining the list of Fun, Kodaline and The Script. Well, actually, the only thing that makes them different to those on that list is the moody agenda of frontman Jesse Rutherford; his lyrics go to desperate lengths, like in 'Afraid', we're greeted with, 'fuck you anyway you make me want to scream' and 'you suck anyway you make me want to die'. It sounds like a stroppy rant to a parent.
'Let It Go' is surprisingly delightful, with the more 'standard' nicely flowing pop chorus. More soul is brought into the mix in 'Flawless' and 'Female Robbery', which brings a bit of sophistication and fits 'I Love You' better. The scuzzy guitars and stark beats have their moments of greatness like in the stalker-ish 'Everybody's Watching Me (Uh Oh)' and previous single 'Sweater Weather'. But at the same time, they don't fire out anything particularly thrilling, the kind where your ears really prick up and your eyes widen.
Continue reading: The Neighbourhood - I Love You Album Review
A preview of some of our favourite bands playing L@L 2013
This weekend Leeds city centre will play host to some of the best musical talent 2013 has to offer. Whatever your taste in music, with over 100 bands playing at 12 different venues scattered around the city you're sure to find bands that are to your liking.
Since first launching 6 years ago, Live At Leeds has progressed from a relatively locally focused event to the best city music festival in the UK. With the organisers still eager to showcase the finest upcoming local acts, you might just stumble upon your new favourite band.
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A Week In Music - Bowie's 'The Next Day' Album Was Worth The Wait, Sigur Ros Back At Their Spectacular Best, Everything Everything Take Another Step Into The Mainstream With 'Duet'
Albums of Note... David Bowie’s return to the shelves of our local record shops (well, the few that still exist) has been met with a grateful and adulatory fanfare, across the board and it’s been no different here at Contactmusic. Having run out of contemporary influences upon which to draw, Bowie took the old adage that pop will eat itself and made an album to fit. On The Next Day, Bowie largely references himself and his own body of work, recalling his Berlin days, as well as providing an extension of the tracks he released in the nineties.“Assessing how The Next Day sits alongside anything else he's done is irrelevant; an artist who has gone through as many character changes, taken on as many styles and moved through as many eras as he has defies such lazy list making. What can be said is that it is, at this point in time, at this point in his life and career, probably as good a record that David Bowie could've possibly come up with.”
Some of the mystery of Rhye’s cloaked existence has been unveiled and the band’s two components have been revealed as Toronto born producer Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal of Quadron. They draw comparisons to The XX, partly thanks for Milosh’s falsetto, which led many to believe that it was a woman on vocals. Possibly part of the reason they choose to entitle the album Woman...? “'Woman' is a chilled, tranquil listen but not a boring album by any means. The duo creates songs that fill with distant, mysterious moods. But, it still feels like an intimate album piled high with textured layers.”
Posted on 29 January 2013