Daily Archives: February 22, 2017

Download “Guest House” from Ambit, only in Steal This Track

The pedigree of the line-up alone should spark the curiosity of Colorado music fans, but then you enter Amblin’s world and find a lot to be curious about. For one, its comprised of three very accomplished Denver musicians: Eli Mishkin (Hot IQs), Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens (JWS, Wentworth Kersey, george&caplin, etc.) and Jason Iselin (george&caplin). If you’re a Colorado band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live. But it’s also somehow melodic and it carries a narrative. It’s smarty pants dance music for the arts crowd. As the band describes it, Amblin makies repetitive “garage house,” with each member taking bass credits and focusing on bass as the foundation of their contributions. Sure, it’s repetitive and there is an obsessive focus on bass (the band’s logo contains three simple representations of sound waves produced by bass). Without hearing the music, this description might give the wrong impression. It’s truly some interesting, powerful stuff that doesn’t sound as experimental through speakers as it sounds through words. Amblin has one EP, “Venn1,” which was recently made available on most streaming platforms, and are releasing a new track, “Guest House,” on March 3. The melody and narrative build aren’t done in the classic way, but rather through layers building and looping and interacting. Follow the band on Twitter for more releases and updates. We only feature tracks not available for free elsewhere. There are a list of things unique about the Denver trio Ambit. Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. But you can download the track now, only in Steal This Track.

Telluride Bluegrass adds Norah Jones, Jason Mraz and more

See the full list of acts playing the 44th annual Telluride Bluegrass festival below. The famed Telluride Bluegrass festival has expanded the lineup for its 44th annual event, including a few splashy headliners. Planet Bluegrass has announced additional artists to the 44th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. (New additions in bold.)

2017 Telluride Bluegrass festival lineup
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart
Brandi Carlile
Dierks Bentley with The Travelin’ McCourys
Tim O’Brien Band
Freddy & Francine
Chris Thile
Friday, June 16, 2017
Greensky Bluegrass
Norah Jones
Punch Brothers
Jerry Douglas Band
Peter Rowan Dharma Blues featuring Jack Casady
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
The Cleverlys
Jeremy Kittel Band
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Sam Bush Band
Margo Price
Telluride Troubadour
Yonder Mountain String Band
Sarah Jarosz
Rayland Baxter
Fireball Mail
Band Contest Finals
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Jason Mraz & His Superband
Elephant Revival
Hot Rize
Béla Fleck & Chris Thile
Parker Millsap
The East Pointers
We The People featuring Abigail Washburn & Friends
  In addition to the initial blast of already announced artists, the festival added a dozen more acts, including Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Margo Price and more. Single day tickets to Telluride Bluegrass are still available via the festival’s website. Photo courtesy of Planet Bluegrass.

Gucci Mane announces tour, 4/20 Denver show

10, 2009 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Months on from his release from prison, rapper Gucci Mane will embark on a North American tour in support of the three releases he’s dropped in the last year. 24 via axs.com. The 19-stop Trap God tour will zig-zag across the country this spring, including a stop in Denver’s Ogden Theatre on April 20, aka weed Christmas. Tickets to Gucci Mane’s 4/20 show at the Ogden are $65.00 with VIP meet-and-greet packages starting at $150. According to Rolling Stone, it’s Mane’s first-ever tour. on Feb. Rapper Gucci Mane performs during the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards Saturday, Oct. For the full list of tour dates, check out Gucci Mane’s Instagram. Tickets go on sale at 12 p.m.