Nestled in the in the beautiful town of Loveland, Colorado at the Sunrise Ranch is a little festival called Arise. Here people have gathered for the last 7 years to celebrate life, lift each other up, connect with their inner self and soothe their souls to a wide array of world class musicians. Not only
The Australian Invasion continues in the global electronic music space, and the six-piece Winston Surfshirt are one of the growing wave of notable acts. In fact, they’ve earned the particularly distinction from Sir Elton John himself as one of his favorite rising bands at the moment. Elton’s assertion makes sense; the outfit has a way of fusing multiple influences flawlessly into infectious tunes that work as well live as they do in a standard set.
Their latest single, “Make A Move,” continues this infectious trend. It’s a funk-infused record that sweeps the mind off to sunny places with vintage synthesis, smooth vocals, and catchy basslines. The tune’s easy going nature is that which Winston Surfshirt have become pros in creating, and feels wildy appropriate for the season of its release. Given the band’s timeless approach to their musicmaking, it’s no wonder they’ve already earned support from such powerful figures in the music industry.
Order a copy of “Make A Move” here.
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You would have thought by now that we all learned our lesson from Fyre Festival – but apparently that isn’t the case for the gang over at the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. Amid a plague of obvious danger signs, the fest shows no sign of stopping. Originally scheduled to take place at Watkins Glen on
Heralded as one of the best camping in music festivals in Colorado, if not the country – Sonic Bloom Music Festival is set to kick off in less than a month. Located in the beautiful Spanish Peaks at the Hummingbird Ranch, Sonic Bloom will bring people together from all walks of life to dance, celebrate,
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When it comes to music festivals, Colorado has had a unique and rocky past. From festivals like the Mile High Music Festival, Snowball Festival, and last year’s Grandoozy – they have all come and gone with a variety of results. While Colorado has seen mainstays such as Sonic Bloom, there aren’t many offerings, especially with
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Brody Jenner is adding new credentials to his resume with the launch of a new super group called AHZ. The group consists of Jenner, LA-based producers SAVI and Loren Moore, and metal band frontman Adam O’Rourke of 2Cents. Taking it back to the end of the 90’s and early 2000’s, AHZ’s sound fuses grungy rock tropes, post-punk themes, and a heavy dose of bass that gives the sound a contemporary edge. The former reality-star-turned-musician’s new concept is a lot to unload, but it certainly packs a deafening punch. The group’s debut single, “It’s Alive!” is a head-rattling blend of distorted rock and heady dubstep that gives a sneak peek perspective on AHZ’s forthcoming catalog.
AHZ’s aesthetic is much more accurately encapsulated in the group’s live performance. To complement their first record, AHZ filmed a short video feature to fully introduce the new project. Get your first look at AHZ below. Listener beware, this isn’t for the faint of heart.
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The former frontwoman of Crystal Castles, Alice Glass has released a graphic new statement further explaining her decision to leave the band in 2014. Glass notably departed from Crystal Castles to pursue a solo career that year.
The statement describes the prolonged sexual, physical, and psychological abuse allegedly inflicted by Crystal Castles’ co-founder, Ethan Kath, whose real name is Claudio Palmieri.
“Some of you may be aware that I’ve opened up about my experiences with abuse in the past.” Glass writes at the beginning of the statement, “I’ve been very guarded about the information I’ve given and I haven’t publicly named names — because I’ve been afraid. I’ve been threatened and harassed and as a result, out of fear, I’ve been silenced.”
Citing the various women that have shared their stories of sexual harassment or assault in the wake of the allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein as inspiration for her to be “more direct, at whatever cost,” Glass offers a timeline of the abuse that she claims to have endured since meeting Kath when she was 15, then a student in the tenth grade. Glass reports that Kath was 10 years older than she the first time that he allegedly took advantage of her in the backseat of his car, a time at which Glass recalled herself as being “extremely intoxicated” from drinks that Kath had given her that evening.
Glass outlines the tenuous working relationship that formed after the initial alleged assault, stating that Kath would frequent the places that Glass herself did, his omnipresence ultimately leading to their eventual “reconnection.” “A lot of my friends from the punk scene had also been taken advantage of by much older men, so to me, it was a situation that was normalized,” Glass remarks. Glass and Kath later recorded their first EP, a product that resulted in an invitation for the duo to tour the UK.
Glass alleges that Kath was highly controlling, pressuring her to drop out of high school “only two credits away from graduation,” before supervising her behavior, dictating her eating habits, who she could talk to, where she could go, what she could say in public, and what she was allowed to wear. Glass accuses Kath of various instances of physical and sexual abuse, noting “He forced me to have sex with him or, he said, I wouldn’t be allowed to be in the band anymore.” Glass credits the songs that she wrote as reflections of her alleged situation: “I was miserable and my lyrics indirectly spoke to the pain and oppression that I was enduring.”
Upon departing from Crystal Castles in October of 2014, Glass said “For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC.” The decision to leave the band, however, was not easy for Glass, who concludes the new statement observing “Leaving Crystal Castles was the single most difficult decision I’ve ever made — that band was everything to me. My music, my performances, and my fans were all I had in the world. I gave that up and started over not because I wanted to but because I had to.”
Read Glass’s full statement here.