Tournament of Rock: Big Head Todd & the Monsters vs Munly


In the final match of round #3, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake thrashed Tennis and advances to the next round.

Here are the randomly drawn pairings for the quarterfinals, courtesy of

Big Head Todd and the Monsters

The Samples
Space Team Electra

The Lumineers
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

Fiction 8

 And away we go.

Our first Great Eight match features one of Colorado’s most enduringly popular bands vs one of its most aggressively unconventional. Continue reading

Tournament of Rock: The 5280 – The Lumineers vs. The Denver Gentlemen


In Match #6, Munly nipped Wovenhand and advances to the next round.

Our seventh second-r0und pairing presents us with two bands working in the Folk mine. They’re on opposite ends of the mine, to be sure, and our readers are sure to find interesting points of contrast as they consider the dark genesis of the Denver Sound and the wildly popular darlings of the neo-Folk scene. Continue reading

Tournament of Rock: The 5280 – Fiction 8 vs Seraphim Shock


In the fourth match of round 2, Firefall defeats Slim Cessna (the first result of the ToR so far that has surprised me). But hey, the tribe has spoken.

Our next match is a dark one. And since I have collaborated on a few songs with one of the bands, it would be silly of me to pretend that I’m objective. I loves me some F8. That said, I’m a big fan of SS, too. What matters is what the people think, though. Continue reading