Salt Magazine's Review of Baby Dragon

Bevin Luna’s new album delicately straddles the line between insightful songwriting and full-blown rock & roll in the grand tradition of the Pretenders.

Bevin’s lyrics are layered, able to stand alone or intricately weave together to deliver a balanced, substantial message, The sole instrumental track, “Time Slipping,” takes the listener for a sharp left that could be developed and elaborated on more, but clocks in under 2:30. “Volatile or Stable” is the highlight of the album filled with gems, a perfect combination of space and substance.

Original article here. Album artwork by Lindee Zimmer.

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Attack of the Killer Redheads

Scene Magazine reviews Bevin Luna’s Attack of the Killer Redheads.

a smooth, solid and straightforward. Bevin Luna, Memphis native, has been involved here in the local music scene for the past decade, making a home for herself throughout venues in Fort Collins and along the Front Range.  Luna’s debut album won’t surprise those who are accustomed to her versatility and talented musicianship, as she comfortably transitions between the folky blues, country soul and guitar-driven rock and roll influences one might expect from a Memphis upbringing. From the punk-ish opening track “Our News” to the closing acoustic “Tempers & Liquor” with a dobro infusion throughout “Seven Yeah” (thanks Ansel Foxley), the album is worth its listen. Check out our FoCoMX calendar for Luna’s location and head out to the Swing Station on May 9 for the album release party.

-Charlie Anderson

Full article at here.

Dearly Departed

2018: Colorado Remembers Aretha Franklin, Mark E. Smith And More

Many notable musicians passed away this year, including soul legend Aretha Franklin, pop-punk pioneer Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks, prolific Fall bandleader Mark E. Smith and modern hip-hop hitmaker Mac Miller. These artists have influenced many musicians in Colorado, some of whom recently shared cover versions of songs by those we lost in 2018. 

Tune in Friday, Dec. 28 at 4 p.m. for Dearly Departed: Colorado Remembers 2018, an hour-long special featuring these exclusive performances. The special also airs Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m.Monday, Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 6 p.m.

Here’s a list of the artists who participated and the musical artists they celebrated:

Celebrating Aretha Franklin

  • Chella & The Hi-Dive Blues Band performs "The Weight"

  • Ghost Tapes perform "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"

Celebrating Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries

Celebrating Denise LaSalle

Celebrating Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit

  • Automatic Iris performs "Poke"

Celebrating Mark E. Smith of The Fall

  • To Be Astronauts perform "Totally Wired"

Celebrating Johnny Bender of Gamits, Nuns of Brixton

Celebrating Jim Rodford of The Kinks

  • Bevin Luna performs "All Day and All of the Night"

Celebrating Ray Thomas of The Moody Blues

  • Kramies performs "Nights in White Satin"

Celebrating Nick Knox of The Cramps

Celebrating Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks

Celebrating Dennis Edwards of The Temptations

  • The Trujillo Company performs "Ball of Confusion"

Celebrating Otis Rush

  • Leon & The Revival performs "Working Man"

Celebrating Mac Miller

  • Creekbed performs "Come Back to Earth"

  • Los Mocochetes perform "What's the Use"

Celebrating Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane

  • Gann Matthews performs "Today"

Hear and see many of these artists performing their original songs: Check out more sessions from the CPR Performance Studio.

Article by Colorado Public Radio Staff. Written on December 21, 2018. Original article here.