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Fried Grease Live @ the THC Music Fest [VIDEO]

These guys are SICK. Sit back and enjoy!

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Introducing…Fina Dupa [MUSIC]

Jazz, Funk, and even some latin soul collaborate to form Fina Dupa. Coming from Denver as part of a huge Reggae and Funk scene, these guys bring an intricate mix of style in an upbeat jam for everyone to groove to. Being noted as one of the better Funk groups in Denver, it is quite easy to say that we will definitely be hearing alot more from these guys in the near future. You can grab a copy of their 2008 album “Get it Back” here. So bring back that jazz flow and enjoy “Alligator”

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GroundUP Band Review

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GroundUP is a SICK jam band out of Denver Colorado. A freshly ground mix of

Russ Griffin – guitar/vocals

Dave Halchak – guitar/vocals

Trevor Sinnard – bass/vocals

Zach West – drums

This was one of my favorite bands from the THC Music Fest. All of these guys can jam out hard and their music has such an awesome vibe. If you ever get the opportunity to see them live, you should definitely take it. Their updated tour schedule can be found here.

Each member of Ground Up provides their own distinct flavor to the music, seamlessly switching between funky riffs, high-energy improvised jams, and grooving mini-suites.

Unfortunately, Ground UP has not recorded their first album yet, due to some financial trouble. The band hopes to get in the studio some time next spring. If you want to help them record their CD, send them a message on Myspace or Facebook, you’d be doing the world a great favor.

These guys need to be recorded! Right now online they mostly just have live recordings, which is okay, but it will never compare to seeing them live, and if you don’t live in Colorado, that’s not really an option. They need to take what they’re doing in CO to the whole world. These guys kick ass! Show your support, even a dollar helps, and pay pal makes it really easy to send money to anyone these days, for no charge. Just something to think about. p.s. The band did not ask me to say that.


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Reviewed by Dante Cullari Founder & CEO Beat-Play LLC

Springdale Quartet Live at the 2010 THC Music Fest – [VIDEO]

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Band Review: The Big Motif

The Big Motif is a funky trio out of Denver, Co comprising of

Tony Pacello – Guitar, Vocals

Hunter Roberts – Bass

Jeff Jani – Drums, Percussion

Though I was not able to catch The Big Motif play live at this year’s THC Music Fest, I was able to get a hold of their new 5-track, self-titled E.P. and I was VERY impressed.

They have an awesome feel to their music. It ranges from funky breaks to soulful blues riffs, to psychedelic rock solos. That combination makes for an awesome ride.

Tony Pacello’s vocals and lyrics are the perfect accent and backdrop to groove to over this self-proclaimed Experimental/Psychedelic/Funk band’s music.

One of the reasons I like these guys so much is because this band does soul the right way…they get down! It’s easy to get lost in The Big Motif’s vibe.

All in all this band has an incredible presence to their music that makes me very sad I missed them live. If you ever happen to get the opportunity, don’t make the same mistake I did.

Check out The Big Motif at their website or myspace.


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Springdale Quartet Band Review @SpringdaleQ4


I had the pleasure of seeing Springdale Quartet at this year’s THC Music Fest in Alma, Colorado and they absolutely killed it! The Quartet consists of:

Chase Terzian- Keys/Organ/Vocals

Ben Waligoske- Guitar/Vocals

Greg russell- Drums/Vocals

Jordan Roos- Bass/Vocals


Their sound is ridiculously funky, soulful and a pleasure to listen to, especially live! Their Myspace describes them as Funk, Blues and Jazz. I’d say that’s pretty accurate, but you’ve really got to see for yourself.


As far as Jam bands go, these guys stick out. They have a great feel, and if you listen closely you can catch these crazy time signature changes that they seem to love playing around with, especially on their current eight-track, self titled, mostly live recorded album…it’s awesome.

All of the members are extremely talented musicians and their attention to detail is literally felt in their music. Like they say, if you don’t know what to call it, it’s Jazz, and these guys would definitely fit into that category..then throw in an incredibly soulful blues lick.. These guys are like a lovely kick to the face that’ll make you ask for more. All in all a great grab for anybody looking for something new and something funky.

Reviewed by: Dante Cullari – Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC

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Frogs Gone Fishin’ – Electric Avenue Music Fest

Frogs Gone Fishin’ performing at The Electric Avenue Music Fest.

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Photography By: Jimmy Iles | Director of Operations | @JimmyMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Mountain Standard Time – THC Music Festival [PHOTOS]

Mountain Standard Time performing at the 2010 THC Music Festival in Alma, Co.

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Frogs Gone Fishin’ – 2010 THC Music Fest Show

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Lubriphonic – 2010 THC Music Festival in Alma, CO [PHOTOS]

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