O'Connor Brothers Band
O’Connor Brothers Band is a four piece, Denver, CO based band that plays original New Roots & Rock music written by twin brothers, Matt and Sean O’Connor. They bring an upbeat, modern feel to a classic style to create a unique and gritty new roots sound that is turning heads throughout Colorado and beyond.
Making up the main cast of the band is Matt O’Connor on guitar/lap steel and lead vocals, Sean O’Connor on saxophones and backup vocals, Collin Sitgreaves on drums and percussion, and Pierce Murphy on Bass and backup vocals. Matt, Sean and Collin all first played together while studying in the jazz program at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Originally hailing from Loveland, Colorado, the self-described “sad-screamo folk” singer-songwriter finds her inspiration in the in-between moments, the ones we feel most human. Her intensely raw and honest songwriting has won her multiple songwriting awards.
Maya picked up the guitar at twelve, played her first gig at fifteen, and took the grand prize in the 2016 Young Songwriters Competition at Swallow Hill Music. Prior to lockdown, Maya was a regular face around town at local venues like Roxy Broadway, Larimer Lounge, Lost Lake, and much more.
Formed in late 2016, Stop Motion is a Soul band out of Denver, Colorado that is always seeking new sounds. The eclectic tastes of songwriters Evan Lei and Faith Allen blur the lines between genres, combining the lyrical sincerity of folk music with the magnetic grooves of soul. Stop Motion was featured on CPR's Indie 102.3 Local 303 March line up. They recently released their latest single and music video for "Mandy" in March of 2021 as well as their music video for "Enough" late last year.
Band members Hannah (Vocals/Piano), Karina (Bass), Syd (Drummer), Austin (Vocals/Guitar), and Ian (Guitar) deliver a captivating performance with songs that will be playing on repeat in your heads long after you finish watching the session. Self described as "emotionally indulgent, dreamy pop", Hannah's songwriting is vulnerable, authentic, and emotionally raw; it'll will make you feel all sorts of feelings and keep you coming back for more.
Mlady recently released a new album, Maladaptive Daydreaming, on March 31st. Mlady is currently featured in Indie 102.3's Local 303 May Line Up!
February 2021 :
Bear and the Beasts
Bear and the Beasts play soul-tinged orchestral Americana music somewhere between Aaron Copland and Bruce Springsteen. Fronted by singer-songwriter, Bear Redmon's heartfelt lyrics and bone-chilling vocals, and flanked by an impressive ensemble of incendiary guitars, horns, strings, and percussion, the Beasts are nothing short of epic in their craftsmanship and delivery.
The Quartet, based in Denver, CO, is comprised of Jake L. (drums), Jamie (guitar, vocals), Jake S. (guitar, vocals), and Drake (Bass). The band’s presence on stage reflects more than musical technique, it sheds a light on the friendship that lies at the core of the band. It is this love for each other, the audience, and the music that has fans coming back for more as Mad Wallace hurtles their way across the fertile musical landscape of the American jam-band scene.
Riding high off the release of their full length studio album “Okapi” (2020) Mad Wallace is primed and ready to take on the world and bring musical bliss to all those jamming along with them.
A Denver based, high-energy, indie/alternative rock band made up of Keeana (Vocalist), Josiah (Bass), Mario (Lead Guitar), and Brenden (Drums). This local band has made appearances (pre-pandemic) at many local independent venues like Herman's Hideaway, Lion's Lair, Your Mom's House, and Globe Hall.
This band was also the featured artist of the month on Indie 102.3's Local 303 spotlight for the month of January 2021.
The band released their debut self-titled album the end of November 2020.