Daily Archives: October 5, 2017

Watch: Denver singer saved at the last second on “The Voice” blind audition

The blind auditions — which compel the show’s hopefuls to turn the chairs of the show’s four pop music icons using their voice alone —  are already dramatic. And so, Denver’s tribute to the 13th season of the singing Hunger Games lives on. Goldstein picked Team Miley. You can download a studio version of Goldstein’s cover of “Stay With Me Baby,” which is currently number two on the iTunes blues chart, here. Watch for her on future episodes of “The Voice,” which air on Mondays at 7 p.m. May the odds be ever in her favor. You can watch Goldstein’s entire audition above. Cyrus noted that Goldstein’s voice was essentially a combination of her rasp and Hudson’s range. “You already made it into ‘The Voice’ history,” country singer Blake Shelton joked after the last-gasp rescue. Goldstein’s audition in particular, though, was a heart stopper. MST. Goldstein was literally on the final note of her rendition of Lorraine Ellison’s “Stay With Me Baby” when Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson turned their chairs for the former Denver School of the Arts student. Denver singer-songwriter Shayna Goldstein — or Shilo Gold, as her fans know her — made her debut on “The Voice” during Monday’s blind auditions episode of the show. Related Articles

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Folk-rock quartet Big Thief narrowly avoided a disaster the last time it played Colorado

He was rescued by two women at a Harley Davidson shop who gave him a ride to a mechanic. She graduated in 2012 and immediately moved to New York City. Big Thief’s Buck Meek (left) shares a harrowing tale from the band’s last trip to Colorado. “Those vulnerable moments are when we know it’s working,” Meek said. Rolling Stone called the record “a raw folk-rock gem.”
Like its debut album, “Masterpiece,” the sophomore record digs deep into the “one-of-a-kind” mind of Adrianne Lenker, the band’s frontwoman and primary songwriter. 10, when the group plays a show at Globe Hall in the River North Arts District. The album cover of Big Thief’s latest album, “Capacity.” (Provided by Pitch Perfect PR)
The four-piece rock outfit has been on the road to promote its second full-length album, “Capacity,” released in June to critical acclaim. It’s a fitting look for the singer-guitarist of a band that lives for and through its music. He likes to shred guitar in the same way he likes to wear clothes: loudly. Or, more accurately, his brakes can’t catch him. Then, suddenly, as the van sailed down a steep slope of highway, Meek heard something snap. Her parents eventually dissociated and took their lives on the road, bouncing across the Midwest as rootless, itinerant musicians. Meek and the rest of Big Thief will hope for better luck in the Rocky Mountain region on Oct. “Luckily, we were close enough that we could just glide to the house we were staying at,” Meek said about the high-velocity incident. He furiously pumped on the brakes. “I think we’re just trying to be as honest as possible,” he said. They recruited bassist Max Oleartchik and drummer James Krivchenia and in 2015 the four formed Big Thief. The show begins at 8 p.m. Faster and faster, the van accelerated down the highway at top speed. Tickets cost $14-16 and can be purchased at ticketfly.com. Meek could do nothing but steer. Lenker, 25, was born into a cult in Indianapolis. The common denominator is a radical commitment to transparency. His wardrobe has more v-necks and skinny jeans than an H&M. Denver will be its 37th spot on a three-month international tour, which kicked off in Sweden on Aug.11 and ends on Nov. The two quickly began collaborating. Meek, the 25-year-old lead guitarist and backup vocalist, was driving the band’s tour van from the Mile High City to Silverthorne, where the band planned to stay with a family friend of Meek’s. It was early November 2015, and Big Thief had just played at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, an early stop on the Brooklyn-based group’s first national tour. 16 in Switzerland. In 2009, his car broke down in the San Juan National Forest, 20 miles from a gig in Durango. “Those are the moments we want to put on the record.”
He writes songs, too, and has released a number of his own works as a solo artist and as one half of Buck and Anne, a folk duo with Lenker. Nothing. On stage, he’s a whirligig of kinetic energy: swaying his shoulders left and right, scowling to the song as though in pain, craning his neck like an owl, twisting his face in a tight grimace as he performs. On her first day, she ran into Meek, an acquaintance and fellow Berklee alum, at a neighborhood store in Brooklyn. “It was a bit miraculous, like an angel had swooped in and helped us out.”
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Lenker’s intense, often autobiographical compositions have earned widespread praise from critics for their unsparing candor. Lenker, who had been surrounded by music her entire life, would eventually wind up at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. (Provided by Pitch Perfect PR)
Buck Meek of the indie rock band Big Thief just can’t catch a break. “When you’re making music every day, there’s so much that can appear out of thin air whenever you’re in the pursuit of true honesty. The van had emerged from the Eisenhower Tunnel onto a dark and empty stretch of Interstate 70 just a few miles out of Silverthorne. The music almost starts to play you.”

Big Thief plays with Little Wings and Mega Bog at Globe Hall in Denver on Oct.10.