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New Tunes Tuesday 12/16/14

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Salutations dearest local music aficionados!

This week VOLUME offers four more new gems to dazzle your precious ear-holes!

First up, we are proud to add another great album from the fantastic Slim Cessna's Auto Club.

A Cockatiel Christmas

Bette Midler

When do you start playing Christmas music? In my home, it's the day after Thanksgiving when KEZW Studio 1430 AM begins an aural orgy of holiday fare. I discovered 1430 when I was "gifted" a cranky cockatiel. Let's call him Pierre.

New Tunes Tuesday - 11/25/14

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Greetings avid local music devotees!
This week we have five new goodies to feed your ears on the VOLUME website!

New Tunes Tuesday - 11/18/14

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Note: This is a guest post from Ian Gassman, a Denver-based journalist and musician. Ian is one of Volume's external music reviewers - his insights are invaluable. Enjoy!

Round 2 of Volume Starts Now!

Are you ready for some great new local music? I hope so, because we've just finished reviewing the second round of submissions for Volume, our local music site. We received over 60 submissions this time around, and have chosen the albums that will be used. We're working with the musicians on the paperwork, and on our technical end to get the music loaded. We'll be releasing new albums, every Tuesday, as we're ready (again, DRM- and $$$-free to DPL cardholders!).

A Voice Like Butter

On August 26th at Red Rocks Amphitheatre the sultry sounds and laid-back demeanor of John Legend captivated an audience and dazzled us with that smooth, crisp voice. For a crowd that endured the trek to the Amphitheatre in a pouring rain , the 21/2 show was a superb reward.

*R.I.P*

Honestly, Rap/Hip Hop seem to have really taken a nose dive during this last decade compared to those before it! The verses make no sense; there's no storytelling, no meaning; the hooks are extremely mainstream/popish; and beats are all about bass. Honestly, most songs are absolutely ridiculous. Man, what happened?! Did you, Artist, cash your checks and check out? Seriously!

Your First Time

Pink

Do you remember your first time? 

Keegan, age 22, remembers. "I was new to the neighborhood. It didn't take any time at all!" Zac, age 31, also remembers. "My Mom held my hand through the whole thing!" Toby, age 52, just smiles. "I remember being so happy!" 

Kurt Cobain's Saddest Song...

Kurt Cobain was a once-in-a-lifetime talent. He spoke to you through his lyrics; he made you feel his pain, see through his eyes and into his head. Even with the fame, money, and love, it's seemed that Kurt was destined to burn out. "If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got"- Kurt Cobain

Flamenco Guitar Heats Up Our Lunch Box Music Series At Central Library

Celebrating the music that ignites dancers, this Flamenco guitar concert features one of Denver's finest traditional guitarists, Steve Mullins. It is different from classical guitar -- the player holds himself differently and the guitar itself is meant to be played fast with less 'sustain' than a classic guitar. This helps to keep the fast-paced Flamenco pieces from sounding muddy. In the hands of master guitarist Steve Mullins, the passion and color of Flamenco music is a fiery pleasure.

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