House-made soft french baguette, garlic butter and marinara
House-made soft french baguette, garlic butter, mozzarella, and marinara
Oven Baked Chicken Bites
Plain or tossed in buffalo, BBQ sauce or jalapeño sriracha
Oven Baked Chicken Wings
Plain or tossed in buffalo, BBQ sauce or jalapeño sriracha
Artichoke and Spinach Dip
Walnut Room exclusive blend, served with fresh baked focaccia bread and celery and carrots
House-made hummus, served with fresh baked focaccia bread, celery, and carrots, with chopped kalamata olives and roasted red peppers
Pizza dough filled with marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni and bacon. Rolled up and cut into three rolls and baked to perfection. Served with a side of marinara and ranch
Soup of the Day
All dressings served on the side, except Caesar. House-made Dressings: Caesar, blue cheese, ranch, Russian, honey mustard, red wine vinaigrette, apple cider vinaigrette. Add chicken: Small ($1.75) Large ($3); Add avocado: Small ($0.75) Large ($1.25). Turn any salad into a wrap $1
Cranberry Walnut Salad
Fresh spring mix, tomatoes, red onions, cranberries, toasted walnuts, blue cheese crumbles
Italian Avocado & Walnut Salad
Fresh spring mix, avocado, toasted walnuts, tomatoes, red onions, croutons
Fresh chopped Romaine lettuce, house-made Caesar dressing, shredded parmesan cheese, and housemade croutons
Fresh spring mix, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, pepperoncini, ham, salami, provolone, croutons
Walnut Room House Salad
Fresh spring mix, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, croutons
Mixed salad greens and spinach, goat cheese, tomatoes candied bacon, toasted walnuts and house-made apple cider vinaigrette
All wraps on your choice of flour, sundried tomato, or spinach and come with dill pickle and your choice of chips, house-made pasta salad, potato salad or coleslaw
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Breaded chicken breast tossed in our house-made hot sauce with lettuce, tomato, blue cheese dressing. You may substitute grilled chicken breast
Southwest Chicken Wrap
Grilled chicken, corn, black bean with southwest spices, lettuce, tomato and house-made chipotle ranch dressing
Mushrooms, red onions, roasted red peppers, spinach, provolone, feta cheese, housemade hummus, roma tomato and artichoke hearts with vinaigrette dressing
All sandwiches toasted on your choice of house-made French or whole wheat baguette and come with a dill pickle and your choice of chips, house-made pasta salad, potato salad or cole slaw. Gluten Free bread available $3, Add a side salad or soup $2.50, Make it a Cold Wrap $1
*The Walnut Room can not guarantee that the Gluten Free items we serve are actually 100% Gluten Free due to cross contamination
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Durango Songwriters Expo Meet and Greet
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm. No Cover! This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian. Inspiration — We all need to be inspired to create. Few things are more inspiring than spending quality time with smart, talented, like-minded people who understand what you do...and are passionate about it, in fact. You WILL be inspired at the DSE. Education — Do you really know what's going on in the "industry"? (It's changing!) Have you been honestly critiqued by more than your friends, family and current fans? We learn through failure, through trial and error. You have to be willing to try yourself against your peers so that you can get better at your craft, your art, your job. You'll LEARN at the DSE. Motivation — You will be motivated to create, produce, direct and manage more projects by the time you leave the DSE. You will not only see that you CAN do it, you'll be more inspired to do it...and you'll be far more equipped to take action, to "just do it." AND limited to 200 attendees with 30-40 top music industry people there to help YOU. Since 1996.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. Teresa Storch & the Sharp Eleven, Clandestine Amigo. This event is 21 and over. Whitherward: It all started with a question: "What if we formed a duo?" Songwriters Ashley E. Norton and Edward A. Williams had been through a number of musical endeavours individually - including duos - and the prospect of a new project sounded intriguing. As details were hashed out, the core principles became readily evident: have fun and tour often. With a large stable of strong self and co-written songs and a prominent mission statement, Ash and Ed were ready to embark on a new journey. All that was needed was a name. Again, a question: "How about 'whitherward'?" The name took quickly, gaining a life of its own; within days, a website was created, local shows were booked, recordings were done, and a small tour was constructed. It was exciting and validating; a musical project where the sky was the limit, and no challenge seemed insurmountable. Then, after surveying the current outlook of their career, a new question arose: "What if we toured full-time?" It would mean a lot of sacrifice - regular work schedules would be scuttled, permanent housing foregone, and material possessions reduced to a minimum. The performance requirements of sustaining a full-time tour would be grueling, and the workload more than doubles when considering the financial commitment required of being on the road indefinitely. But amongst all the new responsibilities and stresses, there's an inherent mystery about the open road - from a typical human vantage, it's impossible to see what is around the next bend, over the next hill. In an ironic twist, this provides a startling clarity about life and how it can be lived - as so many people profess - day by day. When you can only see as far as the next hill, it somehow manages to decrease the amount of worry about what's on the other side. Rather, it helps to build a sense of wonder for what's over there, and you want to keep pushing to see it for yourself. The duo now has four self-produced, self-published EPs full of intricate, thoughtful music, putting the emotions of life on the road and outside of the box on display. A full length album is in the works. New collaborations with bassist Patrick Hershey and violinist Stephanie Groot on both the 4th EP and the upcoming full-length album expand the sonic landscape of the duo's efforts. In addition to playing over 200 shows a year, their travels enable them to reach a number of diehard fans, new destinations, and old friends that serve to grow an ever-expanding audience. Whitherward is an Old English adverb that means "in which direction". The word seems to invite an eternal question; it feels like the perfect fit for a duo that constantly seeks to reinvent itself in every aspect of its existence, always looking for the next impossible question to answer. There is forward; there is backward; and then there is Whitherward. Teresa Storch & the Sharp Eleven: How does woman with a degree in Applied Physics become a nationally touring Singer/Songwriter? While studying engineering at the Colorado School of Mines she became obsessed with live music. One show at Red Rocks Amphitheater prompted her to admit aloud "I think need to do that!" The voice in her head just wouldn't let go. In 2001, after getting laid-off from a job, she began busking in the Boston Subways, finally allowing herself to follow that voice. Since then, Teresa has become an international live performer of joyful strength and riveting, emotional power. Her soulful-Americana songwriting balances on the fence between folk and jazz, drawing comparisons to Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Shawn Colvin. Audience members say it's like seeing Bonnie Raitt when she first started. She has recorded 3 studio and 2 live albums and toured nationally for 12 years, bringing her songs to theaters, clubs, coffeehouses, and living rooms. In 2009 she returned to Colorado after 10 years in the Boston music scene. Her latest album "Come Clean"(2014) produced by Philip Parker and Jamie Mefford (Gregory Alan Isakov) has garnered international attention, being chosen for The Top Country/Americana Albums of 2015 by Martin Chilton of The Telegraph (UK). John Apice of No Depression Magazine states "Emmylou Harris would find a wealth of inspiration in these songs…" She was chosen a 2015 GrassyHill New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, selected as an Emerging Artist at the 2015 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and received Honorable Mention in the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter's Competition. Clandestine Amigo: Jessica Eppler creates a mix of darkly poetic, R&B inspired rock. Backed by Mr. Fancy Pants, Michael Wooten on drums and Kyle Donovan's effortless guitar skills, Clandestine Amigo brings a smooth and seductive sound to the stage. Other secret friends may pop up at various shows.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Zagriculture, Rocket Surgeons. Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. This event is 21 and over. Sylva: Why is Pop music so frequently dumbed-down drivel? Why does Progressive Rock and Fusion have such a difficult time writing songs that appeal to every listener? These questions are what SYLVA, a Rock/Funk band based out of the Boulder, CO area, seeks to answer. With a focus on catchy hooks, tight grooves, fat basslines, huge guitars and an unwavering dedication to solid songwriting, SYLVA has something for every listener. SYLVA is born out of an equal love not only for Progressive Rock and Fusion bands like Dream Theater, Frost, Muse, Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock and Return to Forever, but also of the funky Pop and R&B stylings of Maroon 5, Jamiroquai, Toto, Prince, Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson. The idea behind SYLVA has existed far longer than it's been in the public spotlight, with some of their songs being created as far back as 2008 when bassist/producer Tony Dickinson and vocalist Travis Moberg founded the first iteration of the group. Since then, several musicians have come and gone through SYLVA's ranks but Tony and Travis' vision always remained. Finally in 2015, longtime friend and veteran Jazz drummer Pat Lewis and guitarist Peter Lacis came to complete the rock solid core that you hear today. Zagriculture: Zagriculture is a Denver, Colorado based band whose sound is influenced by funk, rock, jazz and jam music. The band formed in May of 2012 originally consisting of Roni Zagoria on keys and lead vocals, Josh Smith on bass, and Craig Hoggatt on drums. Joe Zimmet later joined the band bringing his considerable trumpet skills to round out the sound. Most recently, the addition of guitarist Joel Cheney and Joe Lilly on saxophone has even furthermore contributed to the group's dynamic. Zagriculture has been steadily gigging around Denver, surprising crowds and winning fans as well as gaining support from venues and fellow musicians. Rocket Surgeons: ocket Surgeons (formerly Filthy T) is the brainchild of six Denverites intent on blending modern rock and smart rap. The band's signature sound is articulate vocals over soulful guitar parts and driving rhythms. The city of Denver is a successful mix of polar opposites – tech startups flourish in a cowboy culture, East Coast and West Coast natives live together in harmony, and hippies and republicans co-celebrate 4/20. Growing up together in the Mile High City, rapper-producer Russell Ben Hedman and guitarist Joe Barnholt envisioned that the same effortless integration could be achieved in mixing the clever rhythms of hip-hop with edgy rock sounds. The original duo has been joined by singer Sami Davis, bassist Kirby Beegles, and axe man Joe Shull. Rocket Surgeons has garnered continual accolades, including selection for 93.3 KTCL's Hometown for the Holidays Top 10 and Big Gig Competition Top 10. As a live band, Rocket Surgeons has headlined and sold out numerous venues (including the Bluebird Theatre), won a spot as a finalist for Westword Magazine's Best of the West, and landed stage time to represent the Denver music scene at the first ever Denver County Fair. The group has opened for touring artists including The Flobots, Vanilla Ice, Rehab, and Sidewalk Chalk. The band is also committed to doing great things for the Denver community. Rocket Surgeons has organized and played fundraising concerts for organizations like Children's Hospital, the victims of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting, Claire Davis (Arapahoe High School shooting victim), and Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Luke Mott Music Fall Student Showcase
Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:00 pm. This event is all ages. Songs from the hands of Luke Mott written in the fiery pit of Arvada Colorado!
Dickie, Future Things
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. Emily Barnes. This event is 21 and over. Dickie: DICKIE Links DICKIE DICKIE is the latest outlet for Midwest songwriter/guitarist Dick Prall. Designed to allow Prall to work within a band setting, while still keeping a foot within his solo-driven career, DICKIE is the collaboration of Prall, multi-instrumentalist/co-producer/engineer Tim King, and violinist Kristina Priceman. The result is a collection of dark, gorgeous narratives for Prall's fifth full-length release. Threaded with beautiful string arrangements by Prall and King, the record comes in bellowing like a newborn, but settles into a pace of dynamic ebb and flow, ending with a Roy Orbison-styled recount of hopeful love that never bleeds into the saccharine. Since forming DICKIE, the band has shared the stage with the talents of Young the Giant, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), and a national tour with Blind Pilot, while the 2015 self-titled record was listed by Music Existence as the "Best Indie Rock Release" as well as a Top 20 pick by Play B-Sides that same year. To underscore the live performance, as well as partnering on a March 2019 release, vocalist/keyboardist Amy Friedl Stoner and drummer/percussionist Billy Barton have recently joined DICKIE. Friedl Stoner has an impressive solo career in her own right as a jazz/cabaret singer, with multiple featured performances at Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center, and NYC's famed Birdland Jazz Club. Future Things: Future Things is a guitar collaboration that began in late 2017 between singer-songwriter Matt Mondragon and bassist Cory Thomas. The songwriter duo is uniquely known for their bass heavy and overly busy guitar work that draws from a wide variety of influences. Thomas, known for his jazz-fusion style bass grooves, quickly found a explorative home within Mondragon's non-traditional finger-style guitar work and heart-opening lyrical melodies. Mondragon has two self-recorded albums while Thomas has toured with multiple bands including Mike Comfort out of Northern California. Although Mondragon and Thomas are the core of Future Things, they are a collaborative project and work with several artists from in and around Denver, Colorado. Emily Barnes: Tucked away in a town so tiny it isn't found on most maps, singer-songwriter Emily Barnes can be found sitting on the stone steps of her 200 year old home stitching together the latest melody from the fabric of her mind. That is on the rare occasion she is home. For the past few years, Emily has been tirelessly trekking down the open road playing venues of all shapes and sizes stopping listeners dead in their tracks with a voice that cuts to the bone and songs that pull on the heart strings. Now a nationally touring artist, Barnes continues to build a grassroots following from city to small town, one new believer at a time. Like the house she sometimes rests her head in, Emily is an old soul and her live performances stand the test of time. There is a feeling one gets when witnessing something authentic and rare, and that aura permeates the room at an Emily Barnes show.
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Open To the Hound
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm. Tender Mercy, Princess Dewclaw, Equine. Open to the Hound: Open to the Hound is a three-piece wilderness Rock band from Denver, Colorado. They play atmospheric grunge influenced indie rock inspired by the vastness of the Colorado wilderness. In 2014 Open to the Hound solidified a permanent line up, featuring Garrison York (guitar, vocals), Russell Anderson (bass), and Jarrod Allen Lacy (drums) and began playing actively in and around Denver. Their EP "Way of the Critter" was released on April 1st, 2016. Tender Mercy: When Louisville, KY singer/songwriter Mark Kramer performs as Tender Mercy, he is about as exposed as a performer can be. Formed as an outlet for solo performance after years playing bass in punk bands throughout the Midwest, the project's goal is to present Kramer's songwriting in as minimalist a form as possible; To see him play live is like being transported into a personal meditation, somehow solemn and breathtaking at the same moment. Tender Mercy's debut full length, LEAVE LITTLE ROOM, builds upon the work of past EPs to capture the shock and beauty of Kramer's live performances perfectly. Without overdubs, percussion or excessive tampering, these ten recordings perfectly capture the ambiance and mood of each song, honoring the use of melodic space that sets Kramer apart from peers such as Low, Sun Kil Moon and Grouper. Tender Mercy has opened for the likes of Advance Base, DIVORCE, Bro. Stephen, Simon Joyner, Jeffery Lewis, Wooden Wand, Fugitive, Twin Limb and Cross Record. LEAVE LITTLE ROOM is available on tape and digital formats March 6, 2018 via Obsolete Media Objects. Princess Dewclaw: Suburban no-wave trash pop. B-52s and The Cramps watching Ginger Snaps. Equine: Barrier destruction through maximal sonic and minimal technical/monetary means.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
The Living Street
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm. Young Atlas, Bob Barrick. This event is 21 and over. the Living Street: The Living Street is an indie-folk duo consisting of Nick Guckert (Guitar/Vocals) and Edward J. Angelo (Bass/Vocals) formed in July 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. Guckert and Angelo grew up in Lower Burrell, a small town just outside of the city and less than a mile down the road from one another. Both developed a love for music early on in life, but it wasn't until the two met in school sports that they recognized a shared passion, burgers. The official beginning of their friendship as they recall was over a handful of burgers nearly a decade ago (so, really, if there is any one person to truly thank for bringing The Living Street together, it's Dave Thomas). From there, they started jamming out original ideas together as much as their parents could handle it, often escaping to the empty baseball field dugout right behind Angelo's childhood home. It was in those moments Guckert and Angelo realized they shared a special collaborative bond bringing only the best out of each other artistically. There was only one option at this point. In their freshman year of high school, Guckert encouraged Angelo to come along with him to practice with the band he was in at the time. After one successful jam, it didn't take long for Guckert to convince the other members to make Angelo an official member of My Friday Slacks. Guckert and Angelo remained primary songwriters taking collaborative approaches with every member of the band thus creating a unique sound differing from the original vision. Eventually, Guckert and Angelo started a new side project where they could have full control of musical direction, The Artless. As The Artless, they allowed their artistry to truly blossom and were able to play in support of several national acts including: The Front Bottoms, GEOGRAPHER, Chairlift, Lissie and The Boxer Rebellion. After graduating from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a marketing degree, Angelo decided to move to Pittsburgh in the Lawrenceville neighborhood to join Guckert and begin working on a new writing project that didn't even have a name, but they shared a common goal — play music together for life. Playing and writing music and entertaining an audience are Guckert and Angelo's favorite things to do, and it has not wavered since the early days in the dugout behind Angelo's house. The two are dedicated to their careers as artists and performers. After a decade of writing together on and off, they brought it back to the basics: just the two of them and an acoustic guitar writing honest songs through observation and self-reflection. They released their first single "Can't Steal My Love" on September 20th, 2017. The Living Street left for a tour of the east coast after the release of their debut self-titled album 'The Living Street' on January 5th, 2018. They returned home in April of 2018 to get back in the studio and prepare for west coast tour in the fall. Young Atlas: A Boulder, CO based band with a unique fusion of acoustic songwriter, indie rock and a hint jazz. Members: Jay Kraemer, David Bergner, Ben Fullerton. Bob Barrick: Bob Barrick's solo debut, Wildflower Runner, is available via In Store Recordings November 17th.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Ethyl & The Regulars Record Release Show
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams. This event is 21 and over. Ethyl & the Regulars: Ethyl and the Regulars' sound can best be described as Americana, because "rocka-bluesy-surfa-tonky-swing" is hard to say. We have a throwback style with a forward-leaning gritty edge, and the skills to pull it off. Our backgrounds range from punk to jazz to gospel to rockabilly to blues, and our members have shared the stage with the likes of the B-52s, the Pretenders, Leon Russell, Big Sandy, and many more. We can be found in dive bars, roadhouses, dance halls, and any place where the patrons appreciate the energy of Americana music. We take "high octane fun" seriously! Look for us all over Colorado and beyond, or at your next big shindig! We love playing private events, big or small. HAlden Wofford and the Hi-Beams: Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams' classic style of honky tonk has a language and culture all to itself, but only takes one quick lesson to learn how to love for a lifetime. The twang of the steel guitar, snap of the snare drum, thump of the stand-up bass and rippin' electric guitar solos mix with Wofford's distinctive vocals to create a sound that is familiar yet purely original. Ringing out all along the Front Range of Colorado and beyond, Wofford's wavering tenor conjures up images of Hank Williams Sr., Buddy Holly and Bob Wills.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
North by North, The Lollygags, Mr. Atomic, The Beeves
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. This event is 21 and over. North by North: "Last Days of Magic" available at www.northbynorth.bandcamp.com Hailing from the land of brutal winters and deep dish pizza, North by North have developed their own brand of infectious, spastic yet finely-honed rock and roll. They seamlessly toe the line between 3 minute garage pop anthems and your dad's favorite "prog-rock deep cuts" cassette tape, with plenty of hooks to spare. The Lollygags: The Lollygags are not Garage Rock, they are Garage Rock 'n' Roll. They are not a jam band, but they are a band who likes to jam. The Lollygags are not a cover band, but have been known to cover their favorite tunes. Their music has been described as being like if Hüsker Dü found themselves in a rumble with the Cheap Trick or if the Kinks had come of age in the early 1990s. With influences from the 50s right up until today and wielding a passion for all flavors of rock 'n' roll, The Lollygags have a sound which will always be in style. Founded by Denver native and lifelong lollygagger Jonathan Snyder, the Lollygags have been bringing pop hooks and crisp riffs to the Rocky Mountain Region since 2011. They have had the pleasure to have shared the stage with the likes of Redd Kross, the Supersuckers, Imperial Teen, Gringo Star, and Nashville's Simo. The band kicked off 2017 with the release of their sophomore self-titled 5 song EP now available for download and streaming! Mr. Atomic: Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Mr. Atomic is comprised of four friends who describe themselves as "not your typical superheroes". The band made their debut into the Colorado music scene in April of 2015, six months after an initial meeting between lead singer/rhythm guitarist Boneth Ahaneku, lead guitarist Matt Stewart, and bassist Mitch Rushton birthed the idea of a music collaboration that would initiate the foundation of Mr. Atomic. Three drummers later, the band added Mike Suriano to round out their lineup. With a complete lineup finally assembled, Mr. Atomic set out to solidify their sound, drawing influences from late 80s/90s rock bands such as No Doubt, Pixies, and Garbage. While playing shows at well-known venues in Denver such as Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, the Marquis Theatre, and Lost Lake Lounge, Mr. Atomic cultivated a dedicated following of fans within the Denver music scene with their melodic, grunge-tinted, punk rock music and lively stage presence. The year 2017 ushered in the release of their debut EP, "Avert the Skies", in early January, followed by a mini-tour across the Midwest, and the departure of Suriano. Mr. Atomic welcomed a new drummer, Ryan Fraser, into the band in August 2017. The Beeves: Rock n' Roll from the vast plains of Erie Colorado.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Admiral, Cure for Pain, King Dead
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. This event is 21 and over. Admiral: Chase Demos - Drums, vocals; Jake Johnson - bass, vocals; Tommy Meyer - Guitar, vocals. Cure for Pain: Cure For Pain are, without a doubt, a little left of the left of center. Some may wonder how this came to be. Has quarantine in Denver, CO insulated them from mainstream influence? Is it simply self-destructive obsessive/compulsive behavior stemming from daily immersion in xenophobic pop culture? Was it a nefarious plot of the c.i.a. whose virus transmogrified them into zombies with an insatiable appetite for burritos, but nothing to feed on but granola/falafel eating hippies/yuppies? Help yourself to the genre-defying sound and scathing social commentary of Cure For Pain and you be the judge. Bon appetite!
Monday, October 15, 2018
Musicians Resistance - Sing Loud, Speak Louder!
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm. Famous Men, Billy Shaddox, Carolyn Hunter of The Heartstring Hunters, Erin Peet-Lukes of Thunder and Rain, Dallas Thornton, LeesaAnn, The Catcalls. This event is 21 and over. The Musicians Resistance is here to fight for social justice using music to bring people together. We are a group of Colorado bands and singer-songwriters who want to be part of a change in Colorado and across the country. Come out for a great concert, meet some candidates and be a part of the blue wave we are hoping will wash over Colorado this November. YOUR VOTE MATTERS! All Proceeds from the night will go to the Colorado Democratic Party.
Suggested Donation at the door$15.00
Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Happy Fits, Backseat Vinyl, the Solarists
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 6:30 PM. This event is all ages. The Happy Fits: Fencing champion Ross Monteith and orchestra nerd Calvin Langman didn't exactly get along in high school. However, a chance conversation about the success of Youtube cover bands brought the two together to pave a road to quick fortune. Their mix of rocking guitars and electric cello created a unique dynamic, blending their love of rock artists like The Black Keys and folk bands like The Violent Femmes. Working on covers grew tiresome, and an emotional break-up soon inspired them to write their first song together. The resulting music produced a youthful and chaotic frenzy of catchy melodies and raw instrumentals. When the band recruited professional gamer Luke Davis to join the band on drums, The Happy Fits were born. Their Debut EP "Awfully Apeelin'" Was released in the august of 2016 and their single, While You Fade Away, Debuted at #5 on Spotify's Top 50 Viral USA Chart and #17 on Spotify's Top 50 Viral Global Chart. Backseat Vinyl: Swing On By OUT NOW: https://BV.lnk.to/SwingOnByFA. The Solarists: With hits like "Dream Girl" and "Young Blood", Provo native rock quartet The Solarists have developed a sound and fan base much bigger than their local indie britches. In 2015, childhood friends Clint Purser (bass/sax/lead vocals), Nate Wall (lead guitar/vocals) and Justin Dunkley (drums) took on the Utah music scene, adding Kaua Sprout (rhythm guitar/vocals) months later. The Solarists woke up their sleepy college town with a healthy mix of aggressive alt-rock, catchy pop melodies and bright, indie precision. These alleged Free Masons have toured throughout the rockies and the western states, spreading their notoriety and giving crowds an undeniably fun time. After the success of their debut EP "Strange Love" in 2016, the band anticipates a new album in late 2018.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Upstate, Morning Bear
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. Joe Sampson. This event is 21 and over. Upstate: Upstate is an acoustic septet drawing inspiration from every corner (and decade) of America's musical heritage. Based in New York's Hudson Valley region, the band has spent years cultivating its sound, and continues to grow by the tune. The instrumentation includes Harry D'Agostino on upright bass, Ryan Chappell on mandolin, Dean Mahoney on cajón, and Christian Joao on flute and alto/baritone saxophone. The dynamic rhythm section supports a three part vocal harmony powerhouse of founding members Mary Kenney and Melanie Glenn with recent Nashville-transplant Allison Olender. Over its six year history, the band has played in more than thirty states, from intimate house concerts to prominent festival stages, including Mountain Jam, Frendly Gathering, Green River Festival, and Otis Mountain Get Down. The band has shared the stage with Cory Henry, Phox, Marco Benevento, The Felice Brothers, Commander Cody, Marcus King Band, and many others. Otis Mountain Get Down captures the heart of the matter: "Pulling from the greatest corners of American music, this group has the power to get feet moving with or without amplification. Like fresh-farmed vegetables, their music is as organic as it is good for you. From foot-stomping bass, highlighted by the slap of a cajon, to the familiar strums of the mandolin over a wailing saxophone – there's so much going on instrumentally that when the harmonious lead vocalists chime in, the result is nothing short of a homegrown hurricane of sound." Morning Bear: After two years of silence, Morning Bear is overjoyed to finally release the single "You're Right" at the Walnut Room in Denver! The song's creative roots were sprouted in a tiny room in Reykjavik, Iceland. Exploring themes of stubbornness and acceptance, "You're Right" continues in Morning Bear's tradition of cinematic arrangement, vocal harmonies, and lush string arrangement. Joe Sampson: Singer/songwriter Sampson has the kind of 3:00am voice that's equal parts chain-smoke and liquid vicodin. The enclosed EP displays a weariness that, thankfully, does not inspire weariness in the listener, but instills a welling sense of release. Laconic vocals brush against guitars and banjos; simple melodies belie a complex tension. In the world of Paloma, cadence is a key instrument—weighed as heavy as the strum of a weathered six-string.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Andy Palmer's Hiatus Show
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. Kiltro. This event is 21 and over. Homevibe Presents: Andy Palmer - Andy Palmer is a former New York City public defender whose three years of living and working in the city's trenches clearly provided fodder for the painful truths and ruggedness of his alternative folk-rock sound. His distinctively gritty vocals and hard luck tales have garnered him favorable comparisons to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, and Leonard Cohen. Westword Magazine has listed his music as some of "Denver's Best," calling it "timeless" and "epic". At the national level, Palmer was named the 14th best new independent artist of by Indie-music.com. Interstatelive.com says: "Voices like this have not come to the forefront of the music scene since the likes of Louis Armstrong and Tom Waits." Jive Wired enthuses: "Andy Palmer is an amazing talent and his honest and raw vocals serve to superbly compliment his wonderful arrangements." Target Audience Magazine says: "Andy Palmer is an artist to keep an eye on." In addition, his music has been featured in multiple independent films. Based in part on these notable successes, producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray) hand-selected Palmer to work with and produced Hazard of the Die. Palmer was adopted at a young age and raised in the rural northeast on a small family farm. He has spent six winter months in near solitude in a yurt in Maine. He's lived on and volunteered at a Buddhist meditation retreat for many more months of silent meditation. He is a professionally trained massage therapist, river raft guide, and a licensed attorney. His songs capture and share these experiences through a unique blend of storytelling and poetry." Kiltro: Kiltro is the brainchild of Chilean-American singer songwriter Chris Bowers Castillo. Conceived in the lively, bohemian port city of Valparaiso, Chile, Kiltro draws much of its thematic energy from Latin-American folk artists like Victor Jara, Atahualpa Yupanqui, and Inti-Illimani, making for an emotive and stylistically unique merging of older genres with contemporary ones. Kiltro will be releasing an EP later this year.
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. This event is 21 and over. Madeline Finn: Madeline Finn is a proud Cleveland native who has been honing her singing and songwriting craft from a very young age. Winner of the Cleveland High School Rock-Off at 16, the first female fronted act to do so in the history of the contest, Finn has been a fixture in Cleveland venues and recording studios since before she graduated high school. Working as a solo artist and with nationally recognized acts Envoi and The Whiskey Hollow, Finn has honed her unique blend of powerful vocals, introspective lyrics, and smartly-crafted melodies. Finn currently works full-time as an artist and vocal/production coach, while touring and performing solo and with her band, The Whiskey Hollow. Finn has played a variety of major venues and festivals in the Midwest and continues to tour and record, scheduling shows and studio sessions throughout 2018. Often described as a powerhouse singer and songwriter, Finn has built a sizeable local and national following as an independent artist, striving to make unique music that speaks to the soul. Babyllon: Hailed as a "A happy talent trifecta!" by Guitar World Magazine, singer/songwriter Babyllon is the soul driving, rock pumping, vocal belting artist on the rise! Having toured the country under various names, and recorded under various labels in studios nationwide, Babyllon took her sound into her own hands with the release of her debut album, Heart Attacks & Southern Roses. This sexy-smooth-soul-rock with a Southern twang and a hip-hop beat, is full of irresistible hooks, soul-gutting ballads, and anthems that will get you moving. Recorded almost entirely in her Brooklyn apartment and mastered by Grammy award- winner Jeff "The Jedi Master" Jones, Heart Attacks & Southern Roses is a soulful and explosive tribute to creative freedom and loving with your whole heart. Jenny Leigh Miller: Jenny Leigh Miller is a country singer and United States military veteran from New England. Jenny learned to play the guitar and wrote songs while serving overseas as it was a way to cope with the hardships of deployed life. Jenny's first album, Rollercoaster, is arriving June 2018. The album features a collection of relatively unknown songs written by well known Nashville songwriters. Jenny is currently working on a second album which will feature her original songs. Stay tuned for the release date! Kelvin Frazier: The Georgia native grew up in a musical household. When Kelvin was a child, he was in a church choir who was directed by his grandmother. As Kelvin grew older, he eventually became the assistant choir director. Once Kelvin left for college, he began performing solo. Kelvin joined the Savannah State University Concert choir and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. When he moved on to pursue his doctorate at MIT, he never forgot his passion of music and continued to participate in various choirs. Upon graduating from MIT with a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, he was invited to perform a solo act at the world famous Amateur Night at the Apollo in New York City. In May 2016, Kelvin moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career. While he works on his EP, he performs with the CaliWorship Mass Choir, works as an R&D Electrochemist, sits on the board of directors for two non-profits (i-Trek and BAMIT), and teaches organic chemistry at California State University-Dominguez Hills.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Jalan Crossland, Sean Devine
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. Jennifer Jane Nicely. This event is 21 and over. Jalan Crossland: Jalan Crossland is an "endemic Wyoming treasure" (Rita Basom- Wyoming Arts Council). He is widely acclaimed by audiences, critics, and his musical peers as being a premier acoustic guitarist, as well as banjo player, singer-songwriter, and engaging showman. Along with dozens of regional contest awards, his extraordinary guitar work earned him National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship honors in '97 and the State Flatpick Championship title of his home state in 1999. In recognition for his contribution to the arts in Wyoming, he was bestowed with the Governor's Arts Award in 2013. Magazines as far-ranging as the New York Times and No Depression have run features on him, and Paste Magazine included him and his ensemble as being among Wyoming's top bands. He has made numerous television and radio appearances and is portrayed in the short film "Wyomericana", which won the Laramie Film Festival in 2014. He's been invited as the opening act on two national tours with Texas songwriting legend Robert Earl Keen. Jalan has released 7 albums of primarily his own songs, and performs throughout the U.S. and occasionally Europe, when he takes the notion. "To pin any one label on Crossland's body of work would be a crime. It's not country. It's not rock. It sure as hell ain't your daddy's bluegrass! His characters and stories come alive to form an often dark, yet highly humorous interpretation of the American Experience." (Marcus Huff- Laramie Zine) Kanky songs about drinkin, fightin, hobos, roughnecks, trailer park fires, oil-patch strippers, and little neighborhood dogs that bite, are lent their truth-is-stranger-than-fiction wobble by virtue of the fact that Jalan was raised and resides in a rural mountain town, population 300. "He casts a sardonic but affectionate eye on the roughhewn lives of Western people. Crossland's 'Big Horn Mountain Blues' is so popular in Wyoming that it is practically the official state song." (Michael Segell- New York Times) "Onstage, dressed in what might be called 'cowboy carny' (denim, buckle boots, and a bowler hat), he is a bundle of loose-limbed energy, a lovable bad boy who alternates love songs with knockdown banjo tunes about towns known for nothing more than 'hard luck, bad blood, bullshit, and beer'." (Michael Segell- New York Times) Jalan performs full time both solo and with his esteemed ensemble, a longsuffering trio consisting of Shaun Kelley on upright and electric bass, and Pat Madsen on drums and whackadoo stick, each member lending to 3 part vocal harmony arrangements. "More than a great picker, Crossland's performances feature graceful delivery and genuine character." (Planet Jackson Hole) Sean Devine: Fifth generation Montana musician and songwriter Sean Devine has traveled widely, performing and recording across the U.S. and in the U.K. His third studio album 'Austin Blues' was recorded live to tape in three days at Cedar Creek Recording in Austin, Texas, and released on CD and vinyl as well as for download and streaming. Sean still calls Montana home, and he can be found there from time to time with his three kids, two cats and one dog in Paradise Valley. Jennifer Jane Nicely: To start before the beginning: While I was still in my mother's womb I heard my father playing old- time mountain music on banjo and fiddle, so by the time I arrived I was already suffering from an incurable love of songs. At that time my parents were newly married and working hard on the "river" farm, now known as Riverplains, in East Tennessee. It lies in a beautiful, fertile valley by the Holston River, in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. My father and two of his brothers, along with my mother's help too, were running a good-sized dairy farm then. From my early childhood I remember most: lots of family and get togethers, animals (horses were my favorite), music, and the enchanting landscape of the area -- rolling hills and pastureland, shady tree groves, winding creeks and rivers. After my father taught me to play guitar and a few old country tunes, I began writing my own songs around age 11 -- I still use that guitar today, a battered LG2 Gibson from 1942. Songwriting began for me as a way to lift my poetry off the page, and in many ways that has not changed either. By high school I was singing with a band, and when I was 20 I made my first album -- a simple, solo affair that duly recorded the deeply introspective bent my art had taken. By 21 I was in Nashville, looking for signs and trying to follow footsteps. I had newly become mesmerized by Townes Van Zandt (he died that same year), and Lucinda Williams…I studied the traditions of songwriting, but I couldn't escape my own unconventional stylings. I think I knew I would never be embraced by Nashville, even by the so-called "Alternative Country" set (what they called Americana back then). Inevitably though, from day one I learned a lot from that town. Early on I found myself on stage with musicians at least twice my age and they all had advice to give. Some of them would tell me I had a mysterious quality to my songs that made me stand apart. Of course a somewhat naïve, young woman is more often than not going to be welcomed in - at least at first - by older male musicians. Dynamics get more complicated a little later down the road. After finishing school I moved away, got married and moved around a bit (got divorced), then found myself back in Nashville a few years later. This stretch in the Music City lasted seven years or so. During that time I made an EP called Seven Songs and what I considered my first "real" full length album (Luminous), with Joe McMahan. Those years found me longing terribly for the countryside back home in East Tennessee, while I stuck it out in the margins of East Nashville. I was working as a waitress, struggling in various ways as most "starving artists" do. During those years the music business changed dramatically. I forged ahead as an independent musician and made somewhat of a name for myself locally; got great reviews for performances in NYC and played Austin City Limits Festival and Bonnaroo in 2007. Luminous was reviewed favorably by local critics and No Depression... I have often thought that whatever career momentum I had going by 2008 had been won by blood, sweat, and tears, as they say, and in retrospect it seems a shame to have left it hanging in the air with nothing to do but evaporate. But that is what happens when you run away, and run away I did. From my perspective the next chapter of my life seesaws between total salvation and near annihilation. Meaning, I went back home again. I left Nashville, the musical life I had built there, and returned to Riverplains. I have said that it saved my life in that being back on the farm – and actually learning to farm – grounded me, and I needed that desperately. I learned so much about so many things during that time. But I also stepped away from music, stepped away from feeling worthy of being an artist, even as songs still came from time to time. Even as my personal artistic vision refused to die. In 2011 I recorded an EP called Body+Soul with Jon Estes at Nashville's renowned Bomb Shelter studio. Then in 2014 I recorded Birdlight, again with Jon, this time in his home studio. Listening to these songs now the core of the struggle that had a hold on me is clear. To me it is an album about loss and hope, darkness and light, the pull of cycles and seasons…I did not really know where I was heading when I wrote those songs. I do think I knew it was going to be turbulent waters. (Now nearly 4 years later I am living far from the farm. And far from Nashville too. I followed a dream to live in the American West and currently reside in Colorado.) In the summer of 2016 I went back to Nashville once more. It was a transition time that helped me understand my place in the scheme of things again. And right before I left a year later, I recorded a new album with Eric McConnell in his fabled East Nashville studio/house on Boscobel Street. I had written a few of these songs before leaving the farm. The rest I wrote those months back in Nashville again. I am calling this project Angels, Demons, Red-Tail Hawks and hoping all will be ready for release December 2017. These recordings are somewhat raw, minimal, and unorthodox. I feel these songs are born of a deeper, clearer place than perhaps any of my previous work. I am beyond grateful to Eric for helping me bring them out into the world, and very excited to share them.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Jcraig, Milton Rogers, Kédence, Polygon Peach
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm. This event is 21 and over. Jcraig: There are many ways to describe JCraig, unique, talented, charismatic and willing to risk it all. There is one word that ties all these ideas together and is true to his character: JCraig is REAL. Few people sing so honestly from their heart and soul. JCraig combines art, story, and song in perfect unison. Take a look around the site, explore what the gift of songwriter, producer and entertainer, JCraig is truly all about. Milton Rogers: My names is Milton Rogers, named after my father, and his father before him. I am originally from Stockton CA. Stockton is where I began my music journey. Like most people who struggle in life, I needed an escape, for me that would be music. I would spend hours daily practicing the piano. I played like nothing else mattered. I used the keys to release frustrations for the things I lacked in life. However, I soon realized that music needed to be more than my punching bag. I needed to use my talents to talk about love and spread a positive message, so that others who hear can be uplifted. I know what it means to be homeless, fatherless, and friendless. I understand fear, pain, and anger. But I also know healing, hope, and love. It's my purpose, to inject this generation with what they need, with what they long for. Thus, my philosophy became one of my favorite lyrics I have ever written, "if only you knew, that someone loved you, it fix your broken heart" (Forever Mine). Now that's my mission. To get the word out to as many people as possible. Your heart can be fixed, you can be loved, and you can give that to someone else. This messaged is echoed in my job as a Behavioral Health Specialists, at the State prison in Kingman AZ, on the softball fields with my friends, and in the living room with my family. Music is powerful, so I chose to shape listeners for the better. My healing is theirs, and theirs mine. Kédence: Hey! I'm Kédence, thanks for stopping by! Being exposed to music my whole life, it only seemed natural to pursue a career in music. Inspired by my mother's singing and songwriting abilities, it was like having my own private vocal instructor; she taught me everything I know about singing. About 8 years ago, I ventured into producing music to accompany her original lyrics, and the music blossomed from there. Since then we have been churning out lyrics, beats and vocals. After being holed up in the studio for the past year in a creative bubble, it was time to start giving the music wings and start releasing it. I have learned so much and it's still a learning game. I have also been fortunate enough to work with some amazing and talented individuals and some of the best producers and engineers in the game. I really hope you like what you hear (and see)! Sing on! ~Kédence 3. Polygon Peach: Polygon Peach is the collective power trio formed organically, and cultivated under one roof for many years. Freshly onto the scene Polygon Peach graces deep ambition and fierce passion to the globe with soulful value and appreciation.
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Hell Toupee Cabaret
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm. This event is 21 and over. Hell Toupee Cabaret is a regularly occurring comedy variety show, running since 2012. While the show has a different theme each month, the overall concept is "Lounge Nite in Hell," hosted by Dr. Hellspawn and featuring the Hell Toupee Band. See you in Hell!
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