In 2009 a group of Denver musicians came together for a basic challenge: cover each other's music. Created by Yuzo Nieto of Pink Hawks fame, the challenge became an annual event, where participating acts would learn another musician's set, and then get together to perform each other's music.
It was a celebration of Denver music but with the spread of COVID-19 an in-person event just isn't feasible this year. Under stay-at-home orders and armed with a new Moog synthesizer, Curtis Wallach of the Denver band Hang Rounders (and booker at our very own Hi-Dive) collaborated with Suzanne Magnuson to cover a classic by Denver's Ned Garthe Explosion, thus kicking off the digital version of Denver Does Denver.
Indie 102.3 is proud to present this year's online festival!
In the spirit of keeping the challenge going, here were this year's guidelines, by Wallach himself:
If a song of yours gets covered, you are automatically nominated to choose another Denver artist and cover a song of theirs. For everyone that puts out a new video/song, they can nominate a few extra Denver artists, as well.
Indie 102.3 encourages you to share any of these covers via your own social media accounts, with the hashtag #denverdoesdenver and tag us too. We're @indie1023 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Denver Does Denver!
You made it!
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