I think of Colorado as a musical state. You can find a concert in just about every genre any night of the week somewhere in our state. We love music. But who is the best FROM our state?
Thrillist just made a map that shows who they think is the best band in every state. I'll be honest and tell you, I've never even heard of Colorado's pick.
That pick is DeVotchKa. Here is why they chose them:
Like Colorado weather, the state's bands are a wild mix: jam bands (String Cheese Incident), indie favorites (Elephant 6-associated The Apples in Stereo), bro-rock (The Lumineers) and soft radio-friendly listening (The Fray). While Big Head Todd and the Monsters made waves as solid, guitar-driven mid-'90s indie that played on the radio, DeVotchKa better embodies the eclectic spirit of the Rocky Mountain State. Remembered by some for their soundtrack work on Little Miss Sunshine, the Denver-based group plays music that defies easy categorization, but could be called "Eastern European folk-rock-polka-dance jams with Latin American horn influences." Plus they use a theremin. Rock on.
I'm a country guy... Here is a list of some of my favorites:
- Ryan Chrys and the Roughcuts
- Richie Law and the Southern Routes Band
- Kory Brunson Band
- Austin Wahlert Band
- Bryan Thomas and the Mercenaries
- Nathan Dean and the Damn Band
- Tyler Walker Band
- Union Gray
- Tailgate Rockstar Band
- Lazer and Levi
- Christopher Thomas Band
- Jacob Christopher Band