Minibar: Post Paradise and the Hillary Watts Riot

A couple weeks ago we had stumbled across Fort Collins band Post Paradise at the Minibar.  Our buddies in the Hillary Watts Riot and Vi Tran Band were also on the bill and we got done with our other gigs early.  So we headed over to see what was happening.  Unfortunately, we missed Vi Tran’s set, but we did manage to catch a rather catchy rock band with an unusual twist, Post Paradise.

Post Paradise is a well-oiled machine with well written and developed songs that have a distinctive radio friendly alt-rock vibe.  The “twist” is the addition of a cello. Now this isn’t simply some gimmick.  The cello adds a great harmonic element to already good, accessible tunes.  The extra layer of strings is not new territory, but this is one of the better executions I’ve ever heard.  Post Paradise has managed to create a sound where every element belongs.  It’s really quite interesting.

Check them out next time they are in town, you’d be hard pressed not to enjoy.

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Hillary Watts Riot at Records With Merritt

A couple weeks back we caught the Hillary Watts Riot doing the freak pop thing at Records With Merritt.  The weather was perfect and an excellent turnout to also catch the Atomic 50s and Drew Black and Dirty Electric.

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The Hillary Watts Riot, Sextonic Plates, Witch Jail at the Brick

Earlier in December, the Hillary Watts Riot hosted a show for the release of their latest single “Disco Love Ball Heart” at the Brick.  Witch Jail and the Sextonic Plates opened.  Check out images and audio from the show below:

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The Sextonic Plates

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The Hillary Watts Riot

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