Love. 45, a modern rock four-piece comfortable with catchy pop hooks, is comprised of Micki Shivers (vocals/guitar), Paul Trinidad (guitar), Danny Elster (bass), and Jim Messina (drums). Natives of Denver, Love. 45 issued their debut, Day Glo, in 1998. A self-titled effort followed a year later, but the group took a long break to tour and rest before recording 2002's Larger Than Life. After a friend of the band had a chance meeting with 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson in 2003, Love. 45 didn't hesitate contacting him. They thought he'd never respond, however Henderson took an instant liking to Love. 45's modern rock sound and got in touch. Months later he and the band were writing and recording with Geoff Ott at London Bridge Studios in Seattle. The self-titled EP, not to be confused with the 1999 album of the same name, was released in fall 2004.
SOLAR (Alternative Rock/Pop), a formulation that sparked back in the fall of 2002, back when Bill Clarke and Ken Lee were sharing some new original ideas that Ken had wrote. While both were playing in another local Denver band, Bill and Ken continued to write and develop the sound of SOLAR. SOLAR debuted with their first show at a Colorado gem, Little Bear Saloon, in Evergreen CO on September 28th, 2004. Since then, they have been featured at many great Colorado venues, events and festivals, and private parties. They have a very loyal fan base and continues to build new following. Their music composition is mainly based on emotional and melodic vocals, with a pace-groove driven type of rhythm. In 2007 they released their first full length CD, SOLAR - RUN. Instrumentation on this project was kept at the foundation of Drums, Bass, and Guitar. They wanted to keep things raw and somewhat "un-super engineered". 2010 has brought a couple of "key" new additions to SOLAR, Vanessa Vanzin on Piano and Chris Moots on Bass. New growth, energy, and inspiration is well and developing into something new and exciting!
There are few things more refreshing than an original take on the pop-rock genre, and with enough “Vitamin G” to satisfy audiences in Denver and beyond, Rubber Planet has quenched the Denver’s music scene’s craving for the genre since their inception in 1998. With a resume that includes multiple national tours, Red Rocks dates and a drummer that was infamously deported following the band’s 2005 gig at Sammy Hagar’s famed Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this reunited Denver four-piece is an act not to be missed.
Over the course of seven albums (with the album Cosmic being recording with Peter DiStefano of Porno For Pyros) Rubber Planet’s story is living proof that there is no elevator success. During their heyday in the early 2000s, the band gigged over 200 nights a year, propelled by a single that reached #1 on mp3.com in 2001, and developed a loyal following that packed clubs both big and small. The group never lost focus on their live show, putting inhibitions (and often dignity) aside for the sake of their fans. At a Rubber Planet show, it always feels like New Year’s Eve. Before their initial break up in 2012, Rubber Planet shared the stage with countless national acts.
Silver (vocals/bass), Vitamin G (guitar), Brice Hancock (guitar) and Chris Reidy (drums) will be reuniting for the event of a lifetime at Herman’s Hideaway on November 22, guaranteed to be the most refreshing way to kick off your holiday season.
Snackcakes & Beer
Snackcakes & Beer: Combining the sweet, cream-filled rush of Shaun Nelson with the ice-cold, should-have-in-moderation, warm buzz of Brady. FREE snackcakes at every show. That alone makes this the greatest musical act of all time.
We are like if Oskar Blues and Little Debbie had a love child, and it was given up to be adopted and raised by Jimi Hendrix.