Our recommended Denver concert calendar

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With any luck, you’ll find us at these concerts. When you do, remember that we all like lager.

5/25/22 Bauhaus – Mission Ballroom (details)

5/29/22 Tears For Fears – Levitt Pavillion (details)

6/17/22 Last Dinosaurs – Marquis Theater (details)

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Episode 54: To Havin’ It & To Havin’ It Not

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Good stories and even better tunes on this one. You want a theme? That theme is just lining up some good ones for you. Have it. (Or don’t – we won’t know unless you tell us.)

PLAYLIST:

  1. Secret Machines – The Road Leads Where It’s Led
  2. The Clientele – Rain
  3. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – My Echo
  4. Gypsy Death and You – Crocus
  5. Unrest – West Coast Love Affair
  6. Idles – I’m Scum
  7. L’Objectif – Same Thing
  8. Dry Cleaning – Scratch Card Lanyard
  9. Skylights – Nothing Left To Say
  10. Tallies – Hearts Underground
  11. The English Beat – Whine & Grine / Stand Down Margaret
  12. Slaves – Cheer Up London
  13. Sulk – Diamonds In Ashes
  14. Slowdive – Star Roving

Episode 53: Norway, Jose! Indie from Scandinavia

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This out of order episode (thanks bonus episode!) has us wondering, what would viking-indie sound like? Of course, it sounds amazing. Here are some of our favorite bands and tunes from WAY up north.

PLAYLIST:

  1. A-ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
  2. Westkust – Weekends
  3. The Cardigans – Your New Cuckoo
  4. Cinnamon – Me as Helen of Troy
  5. Easy – Castle Train
  6. The Wannadies – Might Be Stars
  7. The Knife – Heartbeats
  8. The Soundtrack of Our Lives – Sister Surround
  9. Viagra Boys – Ain’t Nice
  10. Division of Laura Lee – Number One
  11. The Blue Van – Word From The Bird
  12. Eggstone – If You Say
  13. Envelopes – Sister In Love
  14. The Concretes – You Can’t Hurry Love
  15. The Caesars – It’s Not The Fall That Hurts

Episode 52: Casual Jake (BONUS Mid-week Episode!!)

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Usually, only paid subscribers get the bonus episodes – but seeing as we don’t have any paid subscribers, we don’t usually produce bonus episodes. This one was done last week while Tyler we in New Orleans – visiting bars and picking up COVID from the local merchants. Jake references spinning records this Friday, which was last Friday which didn’t happen cos… Tyler got the ‘rona. We’ll reschedule I promise.

The whole point of this episode is that Jake Ryan wants to introduce you to your next favorite band. He’s got 14 shots at it…

PLAYLIST:

  1. Airiel – In Your Room
  2. Soccer Mommy – Shotgun
  3. Headshrinkers – Monocle
  4. Public Body – Reset My Password
  5. Blondes – Coming of Age
  6. The Institutes – Alleyways
  7. Husbands – Must Be A Cop
  8. Blur – Beetlebum
  9. Spacey Jane – Sawteeth
  10. The Cure – Open
  11. Sahara – Chimes
  12. Bodega – Shiny New Model
  13. Bloc Party – In Situ
  14. Fritz – Arrow

Episode 51: 4-4-2 (Terrace Bangers)

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This episode is meta as fuck and it’s about football – and not the American type. Does Lenny support Man United or Man City? Only way to know for sure is to listen to this episode. And mark my words, episode 51 of the casual sound is sure to be…. a home run! (I’m kidding. I’m kidding. Calm down.)

PLAYLIST:

  1. Low Life – RBB
  2. Cockney Rejects – I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
  3. Doves – Pounding
  4. Johnny Marr – The Right Thing Right
  5. Black Grape (feat. Joe Strummer & Keith Allen) – England’s Irie
  6. The Courteeners – Not Nineteen Forever
  7. James – Sit Down
  8. Oasis – Bring It On Down
  9. Harry J All-Stars – Liquidator
  10. British Sea Power – No Lucifer

Episode 50: Primavera Sound 2022 Picks

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Barcelona here we come. Don’t speak Catalon and my Spanish es muy mal. But, Pavement are reuniting and it feels so good. Here are our some of our favorite acts playing Primavera Sound Barcelona 2022.

PLAYLIST:

  1. Gorillaz – Momentary Bliss (feat. Slaves & slowthai)
  2. Pavement – Trigger Cut
  3. Tim Burgess – Oh My Corazon
  4. Beach House – Myth
  5. Parquet Courts – Stoned & Starving
  6. Beck – Devil’s Haircut
  7. Fontaines D.C. – Winter In The Sun
  8. The Jesus & Mary Chain – Blues From A Gun
  9. The Strokes – Hard To Explain
  10. Ride – Chelsea Girl
  11. Soccer96 (feat. Alabaster Deplume) – I Was Gonna Fight Facism
  12. Boy Pablo – Everytime
  13. Yo La Tengo – The Summer
  14. Low – Half Light

Episode 49 – It’s A Cruel World (Episode)

Headed to Pasadena for Cruel World? Whether you don’t know the bands (why are you going?) or you’re just looking for an episode to get you in the mood – we’ve got your primer right here. There are a lot of bands to be morally disappointed by in the line-up, but the tunes endure.

PLAYLIST:

  1. Missing Persons – Walking In LA
  2. Morrissey – Interesting Drug
  3. The Church – Tantalized
  4. Blondie – Dreaming
  5. the KVB – Always Then
  6. Devo – Beautiful World
  7. Echo & The Bunnymen – Seven Seas
  8. The English Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
  9. Public Image Limited – Public Image
  10. Christian Death – Romeo’s Distress
  11. The Damned – Melody Lee
  12. Violent Femmes – To The Kill
  13. The Psychedelic Furs – The Ghost In You
  14. Bauhaus – Drink The New Wine

Episode 48 – To and From Ireland, With Love

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Some tracks we love from Ireland. For Damian Murphy

PLAYLIST:

  1. Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia
  2. Ash – Saskia
  3. Touch of Oliver – Barrington St.
  4. My Bloody Valentine – New You
  5. The Boomtown Rats – Up All Night
  6. The Frank And Walters – Walter’s Trip
  7. Just Mustard – Still
  8. Rollerskate Skinny – Miss Leader
  9. U2 – In God’s Country
  10. Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster
  11. Clockworks – Feels So Real
  12. Oasis – Live Forever

Episode 47 – Or part 46 of Episode 1?

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Jake and Tyler let one idea become the next in the episode. Intuitively, one song inspires another until we have a full set that flows like a great mix tape. And somehow, within this, we make it relevant to conversations on Episode 45.

PLAYLIST:

  1. Clearlake – I Hang On Every Word You Say
  2. Billy Bragg – Greetings To The New Brunette
  3. The Laurels – Ex-Sherpa
  4. Blur – I Know
  5. We Are Standard – Love Train
  6. Last Dinosaurs – Eleven
  7. Orange Juice – Felicity
  8. Biff Bang Pow – There Must Be A Better Life
  9. Trashcan Sinatras – The Genius I Was
  10. Fontaines D.C. – I Love You
  11. Monaco – What Do You Want From Me
  12. Esser – Braveface
  13. DMAs – Melbourne
  14. Moose – Wonder Where I’ll Go

Episode 46: Lenny USM – 50 Something

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Sure, it’s our 46th but it’s Lenny’s 50th. Our co-host misses his 3rd show – but he’s got a good excuse – he had one of those bigger birthdays that everyone’s having. So, Jake and Tyler put together a playlist just for him. Maybe you too. Also, Tyler blew it in the first break – just blew it. The referenced podcast is called We Will Rank You – not We Will Rate You – Some fan he is. Also, the song is called “The Man Don’t Give A Fuck” – not The Man Doesn’t Give A Fuck. We here at The Casual Sound apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

PLAYLIST:

  1. The Twang – Loosely Dancing
  2. Super Furry Animals – The Man Don’t Give A Fuck
  3. Oasis – Digsy’s Dinner
  4. Primal Scream – Swastika Eyes (Jagz Kooner Mix)
  5. Fugazi – Repeater
  6. Shame – Visa Vulture
  7. Idles – Television
  8. Fontaines D.C. – Liberty Belle
  9. Buzzcocks – Harmony In My Head
  10. Ride – Leave Them All Behind
  11. Adorable – Homeboy
  12. Happy Mondays – Movin’ In With
  13. Ride – Polar Bear
  14. Shed Seven – Dolphin
  15. ABC – Poison Arrow
  16. The Afghan Whigs – Gentleman
  17. Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
  18. The Chats – Smoko
  19. Elbow – Any Day Now
  20. The Wedding Present – Brassneck
  21. The Horrors – Still Life
  22. Flowered Up – Weekender

Episode 45: When Lenny Is Away The Smiths Will Be Played

The third leg on our weird table, Lenny, or Lenford as his mother calls him (she doesn’t), is out of town for the next couple of episodes. We’ve found that in his absence, Tyler and Jake go back to 10 minute long breaks. Did you miss them? Banger of an episode. You find out what Tyler was named “Most Likely…” for at school.

PLAYLIST:

  1. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The Way It Shatters
  2. Wildhoney – Hurts To Hear
  3. The Smiths – What She Said
  4. Chappaqua Wrestling – Wait To Form My Head
  5. Tallies – Not So Proud
  6. Cinnamon – The Promenade
  7. Got A Girl – There’s A Revolution
  8. Wire – Outdoor Miner
  9. Yard Act – The Overload
  10. Trash Can Sinatras – The Main Attraction
  11. T.G. Shand – Little Sieve
  12. Adorable – Sunshine Smile
  13. Splashh – Feels Like You
  14. Doves – Brazil