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Bryant Liggett
Position: Staff reporter

Playing with Skunks stays independent

Local rock band Playing with Skunks are a DIY – do it yourself – band in every sense of the term. They’ve never booked studio and engineer time at Scooter’s Place or with Doug Eagle, instea...

Magic Beans thrives on supportive musical community

They’re a band that exists in a fertile musical community built out of a fertile musical community. It’s no secret that the Front Range of Colorado has a solid jam-band scene, based around ...

ShadowTrapp keeps it all original

Local band ShadowTrapp doesn’t do covers. Or for those not in the know on the lingo, they don’t play other people’s tunes. No “Highway Star.” No “Free Bird.” No “Proud Mary” and certainly no...

GA-20 plays the blues at ACT

When guitar player Matthew Stubbs found himself with a year off from touring, he wasn’t going to pine away the time doing nothing. It was 2018, and Stubbs’ then full-time job was playing gu...

The indie-folk of Delicate Flower

The Hive has resurrected a bit of Durango’s past. Longtime supporters of Durango’s skateboard community may remember the Shred Shed, the skate shop that existed around the 1100 block of Main...

Taarka to play iAM MUSIC Fest

Conversations with members of the band Taarka can bounce from topic to topic, just as their style of music will bounce from genre to genre. Music was obviously at the forefront of a recent ...

The Buzz is a melting pot band

They’re musically a melting pot band with a melting pot story of coming together. The five-piece, Denver/Front Range-based The Buzz formed member by member, partly by audition, partly by cha...

Adam Swanson and pop culture of the past

Adam Swanson still only digs on pop culture of the past. The young pianist, who has been playing ragtime piano in the Diamond Belle Saloon since he was a teenager, has little interest in a...

Farmington Hill attempts to record live album

If all goes as planned come late Saturday night, local rock band Farmington Hill will have a live album in the making. If all goes as planned. Those plans that need to go the band’s way in...

Eric Kiefer one step ahead of live-music changes

Eric Kiefer was well prepared for the change the pandemic handed the live music business back in spring 2020. That change was in the mode of performance, when musicians went from standing o...

Local musician kicks off solo career

Sometimes you have to start over. Or as Joshua Polaris, aka Josh Hoffman, says, hit the reset button. It’s what the local musician is doing as he kicks off a solo career after spending the ...

Dreem Machine band is electric

Robin Davis is not just a bluegrass picker, and his newest band Dreem Machine is not a bluegrass band. He’s more than a one-genre pony, despite being a flatpicking wiz and a major player in...