June 20, 2013

what are you doing Sunday afternoon?


This Sunday, June 23, my Colorado readers should head over to Denver’s Larimer Lounge for the Radiation City / Mike Clark & The Sugar Sounds Sunday BBQ!

a3615335268_2If we’re going to collectively be on a vintage summery-music kick this month, then Radiation City fits in so very well to my chosen soundtrack. They totally killed it in the house show I did with them a few months ago – they’re smart and catchy and dreamy-charming all at once.

Check out their new album Animals In The Median, out on Tender Loving Empire Records, label home to Typhoon and Y La Bamba as well. Radiation City was named Portland’s #1 Best New Band last year by the Willamette Week.

LA Beach – Radiation City

20056660-37383780And then of course we’ve established that Mike Clark & The Sugar Sounds are making some of my favorite soul music these days. Mike’s Daytrotter session came out yesterday, and Sean nailed it when he wrote: “Colorado songwriter Mike Clark writes songs that sound sweeter than sour. They give off the feeling that his love is healthy, but it’s still so damned hungry. It’s blazing and demanding. He gives off that pacing the floor, screaming at the skies neediness vibe that the greatest of the old school soul and blues singers gave off, as if there was nothing else than some soft touch to be had. It was all there was. It was everything that was and is needed. They’ll be wayward until they fill that yearning. They’ll be wayward for a while.”


The Dreamer (live on Daytrotter) – Mike Clark

From the Fuel/Friends Chapel Session:

Come onnnn, Sunday!!

shows_ive_seenTICKET GIVEAWAY! Fuel/Friends has three pairs of tickets to give away for this terrific show. Please leave a comment if you would like to be entered to win a pair and I will pick randomly on Saturday! I’m presenting the show along with Odell Brewery and Radio 1190. Radiation City plays at 6pm, and Mike Clark & The Sugar Sounds at 8pm, but come spend the whole day (doors at noon). Here’s the Facebook event. I hope to see you there!

I guarantee that this will be the best way you can spend your Sunday, getting pleasantly day-drunk, eating smoked meats, and listening to these sweet sounds.

Full schedule: Sunday BBQ!
ScaTTer GaTHer @ 4pm

$10.00 In Adv | $12.00 Day Of Show | 21+ | BUY TICKETS HERE

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  • Why not! sounds like a good time.

    Daniel Amerman — June 20, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

  • so excited!! i would love to win some tickets!

    Kristen Lau — June 20, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

  • Looks like a good show

    Frontrangescribbles — June 20, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

  • Man, That sounds like a pretty awesome line-up for a summertime bbq show. I’d love to win some tickets.

    Michael Lukacovic — June 20, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

  • pick me!! too much fun to be had

    cici — June 21, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

  • fire up the ‘que!

    Andy Vadas — June 21, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

  • i need hamburgerz!

    Alex Arkeilpane — June 21, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

  • Please throw my name in the hat.

    Tyler — June 21, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

  • sounds like a good time. I’d like to go!

    Jennifer Joseph Reece — June 21, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

  • Sounds like an awesome show. Would love to win tickets.

    Gabe Gilfoyle-Dean — June 21, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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