EVENTS: COMBO’s Next General Meeting April 22nd on “Is Vinyl Coming Back? Are CDs Still Viable? What Media is Best for YOU?”
COMBO will be presenting a panel on the subject of “Is Vinyl Coming Back? What Media is Best for YOU?” since there are so many forms of getting your music out. We will have representatives from vinyl, CD, and other businesses that will speak as to how their products can help you decide what might be best for you to sell at your shows as well as online.
Scheduled to speak are Ryan Dykstra of Vinyl Buff Records, Alex Berenson of Vinyl Me Please, Sharon Glassman of Sharon Glassman.com, Allen Krehbiel (Denver’s NSAI director), and Lauren Brombert of Lauren Brombert .com.
The meeting is free, open to the public and to all ages. It will be held from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. in the Irish Snug’s Dublin Room downstairs. Come early and order dinner from The Snug’s awesome menu! Now is a good chance to network with other musicians and to get information that will be valuable to you in the future!
What: COMBO’s Next General Meeting April 22nd on “Is Vinyl Coming Back? Are CDs Still Viable? What Media is Best for YOU?”
When: Monday, April 22, 2019
Where: Irish Snug, 1201 East Colfax, Suite #100, Denver, CO | Telephone: 303-839-1394
Time: 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Age: All ages! (Remember – The Irish Snug is a RESTAURANT! Come early and have dinner. Bring the teenagers… or the guys in the band who are under the age of 21!)
Mark these on your calendar now!
Saturday, May 18th – Stop by COMBO’s booth at the Five Points Jazz Festival
Monday, May 20th – COMBO General Meeting
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About Vinyl Me Please:
Vinyl Me, Please is a record of the month club. The best damn record club out there, in fact.
Our mission is help people explore, experience, and enjoy music on a deeper level. A tall order, maybe, but it’s what gets us out of bed every morning with a thunderous shout. We do that both by sending you great music every month and by making sure you have a ton of fun each step of the way. Music is important, and so are you, and we work our asses off to make sure we do good by both.
We believe in the power of the album as an art form. That music is a form of connection. That an album isn’t just something you own, but something that becomes a part of you. And we offer a full sensory experience that encourages you to deeply connect with the music you’re listening to. Vinyl is a tangible representation of the music you love, and brings with it a ritual you shouldn’t live without. What you listen to and how you listen to it matters. It ends up being an essential part of who you are.
It’s like record store day with free shipping and no line ~ Cool Material
Our team is made up of people just like you. Regular folks who think music is one of the most incredible things humanity has ever come up with. And we’re committed to giving you the kind of experience that lives up to the records we’re sending you. That’s what this is all about after all. Discovering incredible records in incredible ways, month in and month out. And if that sounds like something you could get into, we’d love to have you join our growing worldwide family. If you need a little convincing first, go ahead and check out our archive. We’ll be here when you get back.
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About Lauren Brombert:
Haunting pop-rock melodies that weave a sonic web of darkness and light. Nimble word craft that conjures up images so vivid they play out like a film. Both delivered by a voice that is equal parts velvet glove and black leather jacket: sensual and edgy, soft and powerful.
It happened in a garage on the outskirts of Paris when she was fourteen. Lauren stepped behind the mic to sit in for the French band Duty Free. In that moment, both she and everyone else in the room caught a glimpse of what the future held. But pressure to pursue a more secure career path took her on a long academic detour. After degrees at Haverford College and Yale University and on her way to becoming a field linguist, she finally stopped resisting her passion and came to terms with what she felt she was meant to do: bring music into the world.
Settling in Chicago, she abandoned herself to songwriting. It wasn’t long before her vocal and songwriting skills attracted some of Chicago’s finest musicians, including guitarist David Chelimsky, bassist Bob Lizik (Brian Wilson) and drummer Ed Breckenfeld (The Insiders, Jim Peterik). Together they recorded From These Stones (Tessera Records) with engineer/producer Craig Williams. Demonstrating she had “a knack for crafting alluring folk-rock melodies” (Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times), the album received critical acclaim and was chosen by The Performing Songwriter magazine as a Top 12 DIY.
Her second album, Closer Than Skin, was released in 2008 after a move to Colorado. A series of award-wiinning singles has been released. ”Love’s Carousel,” “Once Bitten (Never Enough)” and, most recently, “Artifacts.”
The daughter of a Parisian and a New Yorker, Lauren grew up on both continents. Her father sang opera and her mother played classical piano. But it was a Beatles record in their collection that ignited her musical passion. At five, she started studying classical piano and then gravitated to the guitar when she was 11. Immersion in different cultures honed her ability to perceive, feel and express what others experience. Whether drawing from her own life or the lives of others, her songs paint vivid portraits that feel intensely personal, exposing insights into the complexity of what it means to be human.
In addition to being featured on several radio stations and in a variety of publications, her song “Walls” appears on Big Fish Little Fish, Vol. 2 (Sweet Pickle Music), a compilation of Chicago’s emerging female artists. Now based in Denver, she has performed in various parts of the US, as well as in Paris. She has shared the stage with such artists as Pierce Pettis, Modern English, Kurt Neumann (The BoDeans) and Vertical Horizon.
Lauren has received increasing music industry recognition for her songwriting. In addition to being named a First-Place Winner, she has been given two Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting awards by the Great American Songwriting Contest as a Top 5 Winner. She is also a two-time finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest. Several of her songs have been signed to music licensing agencies in Los Angeles. She is collaborating with songwriters and producers around to world, creating music for herself, for other artists and for placement in film, television and advertising. She is currently working on a new album.
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About Sharon Glassman:
I’m a boundary-busting entertainer with heart
● songwriter and designer of innovative art that sings for you
● branded podcast creator
● voice actor
● performing novelist
I connect busy folks to helpful information in friendly ways
As a branded podcast creator, host and producer, I’ve conceived and co-hosted a sponsored talk show for a Golden Girls head writer; a fiction serial with original songs and a global cast; fun science features and more.
As the designer/songwriter of Smile Songs art that sings for you, I create original greeting cards, prints and posters that boost the spirits. Custom songs for joyous personal and professional milestones; jingles for brands and businesses.
As a voice-over artist, I’ve been a voice of Lifetime Television; recorded for Colorado and Wyoming tourism, regional and national brands.
As a live entertainer, I’ve sung about Twitter on a Broadway stage; told stories nationwide; performed a novel with actors, musicians and pastries. Produced an audio novel with actors and songs that you can hear on a bottle of wine.
As a for-hire audio creator, producer and voice talent, I help kind folks and companies
● Explain things clearly
● Entertain people heartily
● Tell their story beautifully