Denver's ten best side projects
7. Miss America
While bassist Julie Davis and guitarist Joseph Pope III both lend their talents to backing Nathaniel Rateliff in Fairchildren, the two make beautiful music together on the side with Miss America; Pope is the singer and keyboardist while Davis plays drums, and the two harmonize just beautifully. It's pretty much guaranteed that any project these two are in is bound to be quite good.
6. Men in Burka
With Modern Witch, Kamran Khan and his mates, Mario Zoots and Kristy Fenton, delved into electronic minimalism, dub and dark house. But with Men in Burka, Khan, Zoots and Josh Powers take things a bit further, offering up as Tom Murphy put it, "a mélange of experimental electronic music akin to that of a less warped Muslimgauze repurposed for a dance club or Big Freedia, if she took a trip to Cairo and clued the locals in on bounce."
5. Brim Liski
Featuring members of locals acts A Shoreline Dream and CacheFlowe, as well as Netherlands-based Jap Jap, the members of Brim Liski have been recording what they call "electrogaze dreamhop" in each other's studios for the last five years. The new Brim Liski sound "describes vast intergalactic travel, distant astronomical events, and the universal connection to the human spirit," as the group puts it. Sounds about right.