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Slopeside will be performing at Hermans Hideaway in Denver CO on Sept 20th. No need for tickets, use our code word "GREEN DOOR" to get discounted admission price. Please share!
Slopeside has been recognized as the one the best bands in Denver by Westword Magazines and Herman's Hideaway. We will be competing in Westword's Best of the West competition and need your help! Tickets will be available soon, more information to come! Join us at Herman's Hideaway on Friday February 1st at 8pm.
Slopeside is back at Cactus Jacks Saloon in Evergreen CO this Saturday night Dec 10th at 8pm. We have a special twist to the evening. The Love Hope Strength Foundation will be joining us and will be holding a Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive. *Did you know every day more than 6,000 patients are searching for a life-saving donor? This is your time to reach out and have a chance to become that life-saving donor. Please join us for a night of great music, fun people and a life saving opportunity.
Front range band Slopeside charms with new release 'Road To Oblivion'
CD Review by: Thomas Walsh
With only one CD release in the past six years, it’s obvious that Slopeside is not a band to rush things. Now, no longer a one CD band, Slopeside’s sophomore release hit’s the public sat feb 19th with a CD release party at the Walnut room. While their first release may have been admirable, Road to oblivion is probably their finest work to date.
Wrapped in warm, rich, flowing melodies, the vocals don’t pop, rather they become a part of the music itself, perfectly melding with the ebb and flow of the notes. On most songs his voice is smooth as silk, but a rasp is just under the surface straining to get out and not always kept in check. The rasp is there when needed, which is not often, as the style of the songs rarely call for it. More often than not the songs call for a harmonizing that comes across as close to perfect as you can get.
The songs, by and large, teeter on the classic rock, soft rock, contemporary edge never really falling one way or the other, while just a couple songs give a nod to folk and country.
Neither folk or country ‘She’s So Fine’ is more of swinging tune that almost boarders on rockabilly but reigns it in just enough to stay consistent with the rest of the album. The safe bet says this song is about a car/hotrod, but it could all be completely tongue in cheek. The distorted guitar on this song should seem out of place when it bursts to life without warning, however, the song almost begs for the rough guitar at the end and it probably wouldn’t sound as good any other way.
Pick any song on this CD and not one of them would sound any good other than the way they were deliberately written. From the country tinged ‘Rodeo’, to the epic sounding beginning of ‘Liberty’, to the pure emotion of ‘Love You More’, every song on this CD is solid, showing just how adept all the members of this band are at their specific parts when it comes to writing.
As solid as the writing is, it is also full of emotion rounding out the over all feel of the CD nicely. Soothing, and tranquil, this album would be ideal to listen to in times of tenderness with a significant other, or if you’re hoping to make someone a significant other. Most, If not all, of the songs on this album deal with very real, everyday situations making it easy to relate to just about every word that is sung. Been hurt in a relationship? There’s a song for you here. Ever love someone so much that is was hard to put into words? There’s a song for that as well.
Best listened to on a snowy day, snuggled in a blanket with a log crackling in the fireplace, this CD screams professionalism, heart and talent and as long as you’re not expecting loud, crunchy guitar, screaming vocals and you’re okay with a more grown up style of contemporary music this album should bring a smile to your lips.
Road to Oblivion CD Release:
Saturday Feb 19th we will be releasing our new album "Road to Oblivion" at The Walnut Room in Denver (3131 Walnut St). The young but incredibly talented Emma Henry will warm the stage for us. Don't miss out!
Also, tune into KRFC 88.9FM Live@Lunch on Friday Feb 18th at 12pm the day before the release for a live on-air performance and interview of Slopeside or listen at: http://www.krfcfm.org/listen.php
Can't make it?
Pick up your copy of "Road to Oblivion" at:
Thank you all for your support throughout the years!
Status: One week till the Slopeside CD release at The Walnut Room, looking like the house will be packed. Get your tickets at: http://www.thewalnutroom.com/show/detail/37964
Be on the Look Out for Slopeside's new album "Road to Oblivion" in Late fall 2010.
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