Rubedo (Denver, CO)
Rubedo is the physical manifestation of sound streaming from the psyche of its members. This is the alchemy of rock and roll.
“Rubedo’s music is rock music, but with so many other interesting sounds and influences. The guys’ backgrounds in jazz definitely show through in the loose flexibility of the sound. Rubedo draws inspiration from many aspects of life. For instance, Kyle is really into tarot, and that and the concept of archetypes has had a lot of influence on their music. He’s also really into alchemy. The band’s name actually comes from a Latin term, meaning “redness.” The term, “rubedo” was used by alchemists to define the final major stage of trying to create the philosopher’s stone and in working to transform metal. The group’s name says a lot about who they are as a band and the music they make. They’ve managed to create a completely unique sound, “turn[ing] lead into gold.”
-Taylor Sutton, What’s Up Magazine
Joie Flare (Santa Fe, NM)
“…a bizarre combo of solo bass and vocal work with little surprises like organ thrown in. Two-thirds of Buttons [by Joie Flare] is allllllmost Pinback-adjacent and even recalls ’90s-esque Presidents of the United States of America’s stripped-down alterna-rock style, yet Joie sings about a bazillion times better than anyone from either act, taps into a deeper emotion and avoids sounding derivative.”
-Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter
8PM Doors // $7 Cover // All Ages