We'll be providing some amusement for your ears while your eyes enjoy some excellent talent from the artists at DenverArtists.com. All the details are below and at brightonarmory.org. We hope to see you there!
UPDATE: The band is scheduled to play 6pm - 8pm, but the exhibit will be open 5pm - 9pm.
Don't forget we'll be at the D Note tomorrow night with Canyon Creek, it's gonna be a blast! The music is scheduled to start at 7pm, $7 cover.
We will have shirts for sale on Saturday night! This is the first time that we've ever had shirts for sale (or anything other than CDs for that matter). We got super fancy shirts from American Apparel and they come in Men's and Women's varieties:
Get 'em while they're hot!
Here's a track from our new EP. You can get your very own copy on Saturday at Rock N Soul Cafe!
Mezzo Mestizo's appearance at the St. Julien Hotel this evening (Wednesday, 11/9) has been canceled. Sorry for any inconvenience!
The name change is official, we are now Mezzo Mestizo! If you don't believe us, just check out the fancy banner at the top of the page. Banners ALWAYS make things official.
We've cooked up a little homemade CD that we'll be giving away on Thursday night only. It includes CD-quality versions of the songs we've posted on our YouTube channel (including Jon's Valentine's Day song, and some others Jon forgot to upload) plus a few other home recordings that won't be released again. We're only burning around 30 copies, so get there early and snatch one quick! Music starts at 5pm.
You know we love beer, and Boulder Beer is one of our faves. We don't venture out from our usual hotel gig all that often, so this will be the best time to see Mestizo all summer! We'll be on the Boulder Beer patio until 9pm.
Thank you so much to everyone that voted in the Fresh Cuts Challenge! We put up a good race, but in the end, The Living Rooms came out on top, with Mestizo as runner-up. The number of votes was much higher than anticipated, and we can't express how thankful we are for the turnout. Thank you 1000 times!!
The contest has been a great opportunity for us. UI Sound Studios liked us enough to offer some studio time at cost, which we quickly accepted. We've already had another studio session, and we're happy to announce that we'll be releasing a new EP later this year! All thanks to you and your votes!
Every time we're in the studio we end up improvising some new percussion instruments. Here's our new favorite:
Mark brought a carload of drums and we ended up banging on a guitar case. That's just how we roll.
Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming EP!
As you may have already heard, Mestizo is a finalist in the Fresh Cuts Challenge! Last month, we had the privilege of recording "My Eyes" at UI Sound Studios for the contest. Give it a listen!
Update: Aw, snap. They took the mp3 down. You can catch this track on our new EP, due out in January 2012.
If you haven't already voted in the contest, here's how you can help out:
1- Go to marqueemag.com/freshcuts/
2- Click on the "LISTEN AND VOTE" tab
3- Listen to the awesome tracks and vote! Then make all your friends vote!
Voting ends April 28. Much thanks to Tira Neil and Evan Reeves for making us sound good in the studio, and thank you Marquee Magazine and UI Sound for holding such a great contest!
Here's a live recording of Louis Collins, a traditional song by Mississippi John Hurt. It's also the online debut of Mark's tenor banjo. Folk yeah!
Here's a live recording of Hostage, a song that first appeared on our 2009 self-titled CD. This is our favorite song from that album, and from what we hear, most people feel the same way. Enjoy!
Welcome to the fanciest and schmanciest website that Mestizo has ever had! It was almost a little too fancy for us, so we had to go with an old school "8-bit" theme to get back into our comfort zone. Along with a fancy new website, Mestizo has also recently acquired:
- An awesome new recording toy to share more music with you
- A new camcorder to give you a view into our mysterious beer-fueled rehearsals and recording sessions
- A tractor!
We didn't really get a tractor. And we only borrowed a camcorder. But we hope you like the new website!