Ian Cooke

Andy Thomas on his new video for “Simple Solution,” proposing to his girlfriend at UMS

The opening line in Andy Thomas' "Simple Solution" hints at an obsessive, deviant and potentially destructive love: "There's a small list of things that I wouldn't do/To prove to you how much I care." Listen to the rest of the song, which features Dameon Merkl (Bad Luck City) and Ian Cooke, and you'll hear a shadowy story of betrayal and lust, of murder and deceit, of blood on the barroom floor and bodies buried alive -- a noir film if ever there was one.

Talk Talk: SXSW 2012 edition

Colorado + SXSW reunited and it feels so good Our SXSW day party down in Austin, Tejas might be our biggest to date. For you party kids ready to troll the streets of Austin, be prepared to enjoy a mix of Colorado/national music and FREE Colorado craft beer.

Steal This Track: Ian Cooke and the evolution of a song

We've got something very special for readers in today's Steal This Track. Before the end of this year, much-admired Denver singer-songwriter Ian Cooke will release the highly anticipated follow-up to 2007's stunning "The Fall I Fell." Years in the making, "Fortitude" was well worth the wait.

Hot Shots: Englewood Eats & Beats Festival

Saturday's Eats & Beats Festival in Englewood, Colo. brought live music, a variety of beer and yummy food to a stretch of "the South Broadway Mile." The free event made sure to drive those from the city to the Englewood sector of Broadway to hear music from Ian Cooke, the Samples, Nathaniel Rateliff and more, playing throughout the day from noon until about 10 p.m.