1. ginger whale (noun): an overweight beached, red haired unisex being, responsible for certain natural disasters like the earthquakes in haiti and katrina. Known only to emerge to feed or mate. Ginger Whale is the musical fusion of Matt Mahern (of Motorhome and Constitution) and Jason Downing (front man of the local favorite Musketeer Gripweed). Bringing their fiery leo manes, clever lyrics, and amazing vocals and guitar skills to the stage, these two put on an acoustic show like you’ve never seen.
The band name is half obvious. Ginger is because they both have red hair. Whale stems from the sounds the audience makes instead of clapping. It’s kind of like uuuuhhhhhhhhhhhrrrrrruuuuaaa! Or something like that. We’re basically just two guitars and whatever else you can make noise with, the Rev said. We have a lot of good skills. It’s easy for both of us. He plays I sing, I play he sings. Fans can expect all the mystique of a Chriss Angel show without all of the make up.
Saturday Night – 8:00pm to 8:45pm @ Hodi’s Half Note | All Ages
Dreampop, Shoegaze, Indie
Female fronted Denver, CO indie-rock/dream-pop/shoegaze band Tyto Alba has been together for over three years, have released two EPs, toured extensively, and locally opened up for notable acts like Boy & Bear, Widowspeak, Susto, Mimicking Birds and Candace.
Last Call Romance
Known for their danceable sound, along with original songs of romance and heartache, Last Call Romance delivers a blend of Rockabilly-Blues. Hailing from Fort Collins, Colorado, their songs are described as having “a vintage feel to it all, without a distinct era to connect it to.” -Blue Suede News Magazine.
The band has an evolving line-up and is expanding, having played numerous Northern Colorado locations including the UMS festival in Denver, the Rockabilly Expo. and KRCC WhatIF festivals in Colorado Springs, and FOCOMX and the Bohemian Nights NewWest Festivals in Fort Collins. The band was also accepted to the prestigious SpokesBUZZ incubator program. They currently have plans for an new album release!
Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir
Blake Brown is an American singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado. After participating in many collaborative projects, he started Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir in 2013. The idea was to have the flexibility of playing solo, but to also include a revolving cast of musician friends when they were able to join him. Part of the cast includes close friends and musicians of groups, The Fray, The Films, and Tennis. After 3 EP’s, countless shows, and a debut full length to be released in March 2018, Brown has found mainstay players. His wife, Tiffany Brown and longtime friends Jason Legler, Adam Blake and Trent Nelson make up The American Dust Choir, creating a blend of indie-rock and Americana. Brown’s music is rooted in acoustic sounds, and characterized by his seemingly simple, yet complex melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Marked by a strangely captivating subtleness, Brown’s music and haunting stage presence leaves bystanders with something to think about and wanting more.
Sour boy, bitter girl
Sour Boy, Bitter Girl is the songwriting project of Benjamin Joseph Buttice, in collaboration with a number of fantastic Colorado musicians. These days he resides in Denver and makes music, mostly, with Collin Ingram, Justin Maike, Max Barcelow, and, on pleasant occasion, Dane Mark. They’re all pretty nice people, and he enjoys their company. They just released the album The Palm Reader and The Palm Writer on Strange Light Records.
Stella Luce is a quirky blend of indie-rock, ethnic strings, and electronic experimentation featuring Fort Collins indie music scene veterans Alana Rolfe (viola, vocals), Brett Schreiber (bass, electronics), Tim Massa (guitar) and Sean Speer (drums).