Portobello Road
Portobello Road
Portobello Road
Portobello Road
Portobello Road

There are more than just musicians in the Denver local music scene. There are the awesome sound guys who put up with our shenanigans every night to help make us sound the best. There are the bartenders and door guys, the booking folks, the marketing folks, the GoGo Dancers and of course the friends, family and fans that come out to support the local scene. We also have the inspiring artists, those who help spread the good word, they come to take photos, write blogs and display their awesome artistic talents. We thank all of you!! Recently a friend of ours joined the world wide web to display his awesome talents in graphic arts and photography. Its amazing to see what this guy can do with a pencil:

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"Art is the Physical form of our Emotions"

 

For years, Art has given me the ability to deal with what life holds, from a friends death to new life created. I look at Art as a way to show those emotions in a physical form. Over time the ideas that have come to be created, have been from the simple to the bizarre, but all with an emotional meaning behind them. When I am asked to create, or I create for myself, to convey that emotion, is what makes it real to those who look upon it. 

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Portobello Road

By Tim Wenger

Denver rockers Portobello Road are dropping a new full-length record this month. “We started off with our buddy Joel in his basement,” says bassist Tommy Weber. Once the recording process was finished, they gave the songs to Tyler Zander for post-production. They began work on the record last September, and after a grueling nine-month process, the record is ready for the ears of the world. “It was almost like a baby,” says front man and primary songwriter Chris Michaels. full article. 

Portobello Road

Looking Back: In The Whale with Carl Carrell & The Consequence, Ghost In The Machine and Portobello Road @ Herman's Hideaway



This past Saturday Herman's Hideaway in conjunction with Tone Dynamix hosted a local rock 'n' roll show featuring up and coming local bands, with the much hyped about In The Whale on the headline. I'd been meaning to catch In The Whale for some time, so when I saw this band was playing Herman's Hideaway my concerns about the bands the venue booked vanished. I thought the venue was far away from downtown, but it was really only a short bike ride from Capitol Hill - another misconception quashed. I stepped inside to see a clean venue with a well stocked bar, ample seating, a great dance floor, a sizable stage, bright lights, and big speakers - an ideal setup for just about any show. 

From that point, I knew as long as there were bands I wanted to see, there was no reason not to check out this venue more often. The good news was that the man behind Tone Dynamix, a tireless, hardworking independent booker and promoter by the name of Tony Mason, is now a part of the Herman's Hideaway team, utilizing his network and work ethic to bring a slew of desirable shows to the venue, just like it had been a hotspot for bands in the not too distant past. For me, Saturday night was a test of sorts, but with a good start to finish show on the docket, Herman's Hideaway was well on its way to high marks.
Portobello Road

The night began with an opening performance from Denver's own Portobello Road. Portobello Road is a four-piece rock band featuring brothers Chris Michaels (vocals, guitar) and Drew Michaels (guitar, vocals) along with Tommy Weber (bass) and Josh Meneses (drums). Together they created an eclectic blend of different rock genres. On some songs like "Great State of Arousal" and "Gangsters And Petty Thieves" they had an alternative rock sound. Songs like "Mission Control" or their "Folsom Prison Blues" cover were straight-forward blues rock. Songs like "Sinner" and "Space Oddity" had both those aspects, and a little hint of punk ska thrown in. As a whole package, perhaps the band could use more cohesion in their songs to make them a more identifiable band, but their songs piece by piece were pretty solid. If you like bands like The Black Keys and Sublime and everything in between, give this band a listen. Read Full Article here.