Mile Marker

Mile Marker: Gardens & Villa

Gardens & Villa was one of our favorite musical discoveries of 2011. The Santa Barbara, Calif. group makes music with more weight, soul and intrigue than many of its electro-indie contemporaries.

Mile Marker: Bela Fleck

Bela Fleck is a virtuoso, plain and simple. Fleck has found sounds and possibilities in his playing of the banjo not unlike the way Jimi Hendrix added technicolor to the once "black and white" style of electric guitar.

Mile Marker: Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe's afternoon at Uneven Studio was a beautiful, delicate, stripped-down affair, and probably the most intense day we've had there since Nathaniel Rateliff's session last fall.

Mile Marker: Blind Pilot

Blind Pilot made a stop in Denver at Uneven Studio when they were in the region for one of the summer's best shows, a double bill with Josh Ritter at Chautauqua Auditorium in late July.

Mile Marker: Gauntlet Hair

Gauntlet Hair won't play mind games with genre label By Colin St. John Originally published Sept. 25, 2011 in The Denver Post There's an ongoing battle between music critics and the bands they cover.

Mile Marker: O’Death

O'Death came through Uneven Studio earlier this spring, though the session was hardly sunny. The avante-garde Brooklyn folk group tells sad, winding song-stories, though they carry a form of heaviness that's also a little beautiful.

Mile Marker: Dead Man Winter

Trampled by Turtles shocked and awed many of us during this year's Telluride Bluegrass festival, so when we had the chance to have TBT lead vocalist/songwriter Dave Simonett and his side project Dead Man Winter come by Uneven Studio, we jumped at the chance.

Mile Marker: Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen cruised through Uneven Studio on a Wednesday afternoon in early June, just a few hours before his headlining set at the Ogden Theatre that night (see a review and photos of the night here).

Mile Marker: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

UPDATE 1/13/11: We just received word that Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will play a last-minute DJ set at Larimer Lounge on Sunday, Jan. 15. The guys are in town supporting Fitz & the Tantrums at the Ogden Theatre and will book it to Larimer after their opening set at the Ogden.

Mile Marker (UMS edition): A. Tom Collins

UMS: Dixie-jazz-punk band A. Tom Collins mixes up a potent party cocktail By Ricardo Baca Aaron Thomas Collins is nervous. His band, A. Tom Collins, is playing an enviable slot at the UMS this weekend — 1 o'clock Saturday night at the traditionally reserved-for-film Mayan Theatre.

Mile Marker: Joe Pug

We've had Joe Pug on our Mile Marker "wish list" ever since we launched the series this past January. Pug, the one-time Chicago carpenter who now hangs his hat in Austin, is one of our favorite traditional folk artists on the circuit today.