“My First Band” Compilation – Fun for Denver Music Guys and Chicks
Eric Peterson (formerly of Houses, Old Radio, etc.) is putting out a compilation with that guy who just won Denver’s Best Music Blog, Tim Weilert. And while Something Like Sound is no more, looks like Tim (and Eric) are still full of good ideas. This is a brave compilation that contains songs from Denver musicians’ first bands. I cringe to think of anyone reading my first writing projects, but come to think of it, there are some really old, horrible examples of my writing if you dig deep enough on this site!
Anyway, I’m gonna be super honest here and say I haven’t listened to the compilation yet (I literally am downloading it now), but reviewing it for you is not the point here – the point is to tell you about this great opportunity to listen to some great songs and be impressed, and probably you’ll hear some really funny embarrassing ones, and giggle and say “That was that guy from this band before he was cool!!” and it will be really fun. And once these people get super famous (some of them well on their way), it will even become fun for people outside Denver!
Here’s a little sample:
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Straight Outta Junior High was Stuart Confer (of Hindershot)’s first band. They started playing in basements at house parties and accidentally turned into a nationally touring act. The band still exists today (sans Confer), touring and releasing albums.
In Vitro was Zach Tipton (of Young Coyotes/I Am the Dot)’s first band. It was while Zach toured with In Vitro that he met Adam Halferty with whom he went on to start Young Coyotes.
Corey Teruya’s first band was effectively Hello Kavita. He wrote songs with the primary intent of working on recording techniques for school. Though he had no legitimate plans of forming a band, the demo he recorded was heard by then House of Blues Regional VP Jason Miller. Miller encouraged Teruya to start taking his songwriting seriously and to get a band together which, after a few name/lineup changes, eventually became Hello Kavita.
Current bands represented on this release:
Candy Claws, Young Coyotes, Houses, Hello Kavita, Hearts of Palm, Hindershot, Fingers of the Sun, Sun Red, A Mouthful of Thunder, Amazing Twin, The Don’ts and Be Carefuls, Girls Walk By, and Roger, Roll.