Kissing Party gets in the holiday spirit with Winter In the Pub, a new EP and two videos

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Meet the Ice Man, from Kissing Party's "Pretty Lights" video

Every Christmas for the past four years, Kissing Party has released a song in honor of the holiday, but this year, the band has put together an entire EP. Cheekily titled Winter in the Pub, the digital platter, which contains past songs along with two new ones, can be downloaded directly from the band's website. The music, which isn't too far removed from the Party's usual winsome, sometimes melancholy pop confection, has church bells, strings and sleigh bells to give it the right holiday-season sonic trappings.

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Watch: The Fray's video for "Love Don't Die"

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The Fray's new video for "Love Don't Die," the first single from the band's forthcoming fourth album, Helios (due out on February 25), just dropped. It's mildly entertaining as far as videos go, which is to say it has something of a narrative, which a great many these days don't. So kudos for that, boys. But you're going to have suspend disbelief a little for this mini movie (I mean, the Fray as tough guys? C'mon, son!).

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Video: See Amanda Palmer sing Journey with Boulder Bassoon Quartet at Denver house show

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Amanda Palmer at Red Rocks from her show with DeVotchKa this past summer.

Amanda Palmer has caught a lot of flak in the past few years for her seemingly iconoclastic ways. From raising a then-unprecedented 1.2 million dollars to finance her album via Kickstarter to then putting out a call to local musicians to perform with her for free at tour stops across the country, Palmer has become a polarizing figure who's inspired and incensed people in equal measures.

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Video: "I Do" by Jessie James Decker, her wedding gift, from Eric & Jessie: Game On

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We have two videos documenting the day when Sweetie and I tied the knot. It was another lifetime and ten thousand concerts ago. One was graciously shot by my brother, who borrowed a video camera that was about as big as a Buick, and the other was shot by a friend of the family. The grainy, shaky videos are as makeshift and haphazard as the wedding itself was (our ceremony preceded a pot luck reception, if that tells you anything). This clip of "I Do," culled from Jessie James and Eric Decker's wedding, is so not that.

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Photos: Katy Perry at Lakewood High School

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Katy Perry is brilliant. And, no, that's not an assessment of her music -- although, to wit, the gal does have a knack for injecting just the right amount of passion and pathos into her pop songs that makes them resonate, as evidenced by the impassioned expressions on the faces of the young ladies from Lakewood High School, who sang along with every word to her songs... that she performed at their school this morning... on live television. That's the brilliant part.

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"Roar" with Katy Perry contest: Lakewood High School wins, Perry concert at school next Friday

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Congrats, Lakewood High School, the winner of Good Morning America's "Roar" with Katy Perry Contest. This morning from London, the pop star, who will perform live at the school next Friday for a Good Morning America broadcast, picked the Colorado school's "Roar" lip-dub video as the winner of her contest over entries from all over the country. The second time was apparently a charm for the school which had previously filmed a clip for Perry's tune "Fireworks." The school's video teacher, Adam Ronscavage, whom we spoke with a few weeks ago, has to be positively stoked.

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Video: Lordz of Finesse 20th anniversary cypher

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Fienz at the Lordz of Finesse 20th Anniversary celebration this past summer

This past summer, the Lordz of Finesse crew marked its twentieth anniversary at the Tivoli Turnhalle with a glorious day of hip-hop. Fienz and the other members of the Lordz crew were joined by a host of friends and family in celebrating the culture, community and history of hip-hop in Denver, of which LOF has obviously played a huge role. All four of the elements (graffitti, breakin', emceeing and deejaying) were fully represented that day, and some of the best moments were captured on video.

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Ian Cooke set to premiere "Cassowary and Fruit Bat" book and video Thursday night at Sie

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Ian Cooke has always been known for his stunning lyrical imagery, and while he's dropped a handful of interesting video accompaniments in the past, he's never attempted anything like this before. In a project spanning two years, Cooke collaborated with local artist Adam Singer and bandmate Ian O'Dougherty to produce a heartbreaking video for his song "Cassowary and Fruit Bat." Following the relationship of a bird who cannot fly and a mammal who can, the epic story touches on themes of suicide, existentialism and a trans-species friendship.

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Watch: Katy Perry "Roar" lip dub video by Lakewood High School in Colorado

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Update, 10/18/13: And the winner is...Lakewood High School. Katy Perry picked the school this morning and is coming to perform next Friday.

It was fate -- sort of. Lakewood High School's lip-dub to Katy Perry's "Roar" was in fact a submission to Good Morning America's call for such entries, but it wasn't the first time the Colorado school had gone viral with its own Perry rendition. In 2011, the school did a take on "Firework," but hadn't produced another video of it's kind until now.

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Plastic Sound Supply set to drop a new comp, Ultrasoft! Anthems 33, its twentieth release

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Have you noticed that ambient music is everywhere?

Okay, let's set aside for a moment the fact that the forthcoming release from Plastic Sound Supply is the Denver label's twentieth release. Or even the fact that the platter itself is absolutely brimming with a fresh batch of tunes from some of the finest and most celebrated electronic acts and producers in town, including c.db.sn, Iuengliss, Scaffolding, CacheFlowe, Hollagramz and more. As laudable as that all is, wait until you get a load of the commercial for Ultrasoft! Anthems 33. Sweet Jeebus! It's, uh, well, inspired. Have a look.

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