After a low-key yet ambitious approach to the recording process , Land Lines will release its new album, “The Natural World,” with a show at the Larimer Lounge on Jan. 30. Photo by Glenn Ross.
Martina Grbac’s low-key approach to her music sounds downright sheepish at first.
“As a band we don’t really look around for opportunities,” admitted Grbac, the singer-cellist for Denver indie trio Land Lines, over lunch at Capitol Hill’s Shish Kabob Grill last week.
But don’t mistake low-key for unambitious.
“We figured if no one comes to us to release this new record, we’ll just do it ourselves,” she said.
Prince fans, many dressed in purple, line up to catch the first of four shows at Denver’s 1,700-capacity Ogden Theatre Sunday evening May 12, 2013. Photos by Evan Semón, heyreverb.com.
AEG Live is bringing the power of its Denver-based management team to bear in the Pacific Northwest, hoping to dominate live-music promotion in Seattle and Portland, Ore., as it has in Colorado.
The strategy shows faith in the leadership of Chuck Morris and Don Strasburg, but concert industry professionals in the Pacific Northwest say the change is bad news for existing promoters and music fans.
Diplo performs at the Westword Music Showcase on June 21, 2014. Photo by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.
For traditional musicians, cold weather is an unforgiving environment to perform in: Instruments get out of tune quickly, amps take time to acclimate to the temperature and the musicians’ fingers will freeze, leaving them unable to play complicated chords or handle drum sticks.
So, that must mean electronic musicians have it easy — no wood, no strings, no problem. Right?
That’s not entirely true, says Diplo, who will be playing the annual cold weather concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Winter on the Rocks, on Jan. 30.