Organizer Madison House Presents announced yesterday that it will not host a 2017 edition of the festival. The statement follows reports of noise complaints and a rejected three-year permit application for Vertex to stay in Buena Vista.
The inaugural Vertex took place last August. It brought 8,000 attendees to the mountain town with a diverse music lineup featuring electronica act Odesza, rockers Alabama Shakes and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash.
Tyler Despres Of Science Partner, Gin Doctors Has Died
Denver musician Tyler Despres of Science Partner and Gin Doctors has died. He was 34.
A post on the Gin Doctors Facebook page reads that the guitarist and singer passed away yesterday.
Despres played in Dualistics before forming Science Partner with members of Kitty Crimes and The Swayback. The band performed at CPR's OpenAir in 2013.
More recently, Despres co-founded Gin Doctors, a band that covered '90s alternative rock acts like Weezer, Green Day and The Cranberries. They performed at this year's Underground Music Showcase in July.
Margaret Glaspy Takes A Desk Job In The 'Emotions And Math' Video
Margaret Glaspy's debut album "Emotions And Math" has been a favorite at CPR's OpenAir this year. It's appeared many times on our Top 30 chart and this summer we welcomed her into the CPR Performance Studio.
Glaspy just released a new music video for the record's title track. It finds the singer-songwriter getting more and more comfortable in a dull office while counting down the days to an unseen conclusion.
She told NPR Music: "I've never worked a desk job and this was my one opportunity."
Listen to our Inside Track feature on Margaret Glaspy and how she recorded her debut album three times but she released it.
Watch Lisa Prank Fly Around The Space Needle In Her New Video
Lisa Prank's debut album "Adult Teen" is one of our favorite pop-punk releases of 2016. The one-woman band started her music career in Denver, but relocated to Seattle where she befriended bands like Chastity Belt and Tacocat.
Members of those bands appear in Prank's new video for the "Adult Teen" song "Luv Is Dumb." The video references the Seattle-based film "Singles" and features Prank flying around the Space Needle in her trademark crown.
Watch the video above.
For more Lisa Prank music, check out her performance for OpenAir Sessions from this summer.
Musician Austin Crane -- who performs as Valley Maker -- is based in Seattle but is well acquainted with Colorado. He lived here briefly and played several shows around the state last winter -- including a set in the CPR Performance Studio.
His latest music video -- for the song "Oh Lightning" off his latest album "When I Was A Child" -- features plenty of beautiful Colorado scenery.
Denver-based filmmaker Joseph Kolean shot the video across several Boulder County locations like Gross Reservoir and Barker Reservoir, as well as Clear Creek Canyon. He also filmed in Wyoming and New Mexico.
Kolean told us the Centennial State is an ideal setting for his work:
"I'm inspired by the quiet yet overwhelming moments of splendor and mystery that Colorado's landscape so often provides. And I'm intrigued by desolation, as well as the creeping sense of dread that is sometimes felt in places that are new and strange."
Crane's plaintive folk music is a natural fit for the Rocky Mountain locales in the "Oh Lightning" video. Watch it above.
Kolean has previously filmed videos in Colorado for Valley Maker and North Carolina artist Hiss Golden Messenger. Watch a selection of those below.
Valley Maker: "Only Friend"
Hiss Golden Messenger: "Jesus Shot Me In The Head"