Live Music :: Brandon Henderson
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music :: Brandon Henderson

FREE SHOW
Principal's Office presents ---- > Brandon Henderson

“I want music to haunt me. I find that is my favorite stuff and that is what I try to write. Something with resonance. Catchy tunes are great but for every one of those I want there to be those that take you somewhere.”

Brandon Henderson, a singer/songwriter based in Denver, has been writing and performing along the Front Range for 12 years. All the while developing his craft and leaving lasting impressions on the hearts and minds of his listeners.

Brandon began to establish himself on the college circuit back in 2003, playing campuses around the country, and has since enjoyed a cult following of fans who, over the years, have invited him into their lives and stories.

Beyond the fans, and the large and small performances over the years, Brandon has remained committed to one thing, his songwriting. “It’s just drawing with sound. Creating images in my head and then relating them with music,” says Brandon. “You have to find the beautiful things in places that people tend to overlook, or are just so used to that they stop paying attention,” he continues. This passion for his song writing has led Brandon to create over 100 original songs, most of which have spanned his four releases since 2002. His most recent album, Embers, is his most complete work to date. From intimate acoustic tracks to soaring anthems, it offers a spectrum of sounds that take you on a journey, drawing pictures and telling of places along the way. If you like music that lifts you up and follows you on your own journey, then consider Brandon Henderson, one of Colorado’s best young talents.

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Live Music :: Dina Hollingsworth
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music :: Dina Hollingsworth

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Principal's Office presents ---- > Dina Hollingsworth

Dina Hollingsworth earned her degree in flute performance from the University of New Mexico and was among only four others selected to attend the Trevor Wye Flute Studio in England for her graduate studies. Dina taught privately and performed in a wide variety of jazz and classical groups in Houston, where she first met Mike Sunjka. In 2000, she moved to Colorado Springs, and served as the adjunct professor of flute at CSU-Pueblo and still teaches flute, sax, clarinet, and piano in addition to performing with several classical groups and at various jazz venues.

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Live Music :: Tejon Street Corner Thieves
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music :: Tejon Street Corner Thieves

FREE SHOW
Principal's Office presents ---- > Tejon Street Corner Thieves

he Tejon Street Corner Thieves hail from the Colorado Rockies. The outlaw blues and trash-grass pioneers forged their original brand of whiskey roots from the ground up. Honing their craft on the streets, they swiftly gained recognition from the music community with the 2015 Gazette “Best of the Springs” award, 2017 Pikes Peak Art Council “Best In Show”, and 2018 Colorado Springs Independent “Best Original Band”.

As a nationally touring act, the band has become notorious for their shenanigans and over the top live performance. TSCT’s consistent show schedule and heart filled showmanship has captured the hearts of show goers everywhere. These guys are wild.

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Live Music :: Spirettes
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music :: Spirettes

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Principal's Office presents ---- > Spirettes

Originally named after the band’s lead guitarist “Katey Sleeveless,” the power trio Spirettes Kate Perdoni [guitar/vocals], Kellie Palmblad [bass/vocals], and Emily Gould [drums/vocals] formed in Colorado Springs in spring 2017. The ethereal guitar-driven rock, supported by pop structures and sprinkled with myriad ghostly female vocals, launched a unique sound, style, and collaboration which quickly garnered interest and local notoriety.

Perdoni and Palmblad joined forces in 2015 through a mutual friend, embarking on musical collaborations in several pre-established projects. The two found immediate synergy, blending their musical tastes, writing styles, and aesthetics with reverb-heavy, atmospheric, layered soundscapes and vocals.

Perdoni’s work in a previous project, Eros and the Eschaton (Bar/None Records), was richly accentuated by Palmblad’s vocal composition style from former experimental bands including Eyes Caught Fire. Perdoni and Palmblad, seeking to solidify their team, brought on drummer and vocalist Emily Gould. Armed with Gould’s keen sophistication and versatility -- informed by 18 years of playing in a variety of projects -- the group’s sound elevated to a hard-hitting power trio. Their combined creativity and emotive writing quickly cemented a foundation for the band’s forceful, raw, and lush expression of the female experience.

The band produced a lo-fi recording of their original set in April 2017, dubbed “The Horse Barn Recordings” for its setting in a reconstructed horse barn built in the early 1900’s. From this stark, haunted initial sound, the band landed a spot in Denver’s Underground Music Showcase, then began booking
throughout Colorado. Playing art houses, DIY space, and rock clubs, the project gained ground, then received the support of engineer Andrew Jones, who recorded their self-titled EP in August 2017.

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Live Music :: Brandon Henderson
Aug
21
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music :: Brandon Henderson

FREE SHOW
Principal's Office presents ---- > Brandon Henderson

“I want music to haunt me. I find that is my favorite stuff and that is what I try to write. Something with resonance. Catchy tunes are great but for every one of those I want there to be those that take you somewhere.”

Brandon Henderson, a singer/songwriter based in Denver, has been writing and performing along the Front Range for 12 years. All the while developing his craft and leaving lasting impressions on the hearts and minds of his listeners.

Brandon began to establish himself on the college circuit back in 2003, playing campuses around the country, and has since enjoyed a cult following of fans who, over the years, have invited him into their lives and stories.

Beyond the fans, and the large and small performances over the years, Brandon has remained committed to one thing, his songwriting. “It’s just drawing with sound. Creating images in my head and then relating them with music,” says Brandon. “You have to find the beautiful things in places that people tend to overlook, or are just so used to that they stop paying attention,” he continues. This passion for his song writing has led Brandon to create over 100 original songs, most of which have spanned his four releases since 2002. His most recent album, Embers, is his most complete work to date. From intimate acoustic tracks to soaring anthems, it offers a spectrum of sounds that take you on a journey, drawing pictures and telling of places along the way. If you like music that lifts you up and follows you on your own journey, then consider Brandon Henderson, one of Colorado’s best young talents.

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Live Music :: Brandon Henderson
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music :: Brandon Henderson

FREE SHOW
Principal's Office presents ---- > Brandon Henderson

“I want music to haunt me. I find that is my favorite stuff and that is what I try to write. Something with resonance. Catchy tunes are great but for every one of those I want there to be those that take you somewhere.”

Brandon Henderson, a singer/songwriter based in Denver, has been writing and performing along the Front Range for 12 years. All the while developing his craft and leaving lasting impressions on the hearts and minds of his listeners.

Brandon began to establish himself on the college circuit back in 2003, playing campuses around the country, and has since enjoyed a cult following of fans who, over the years, have invited him into their lives and stories.

Beyond the fans, and the large and small performances over the years, Brandon has remained committed to one thing, his songwriting. “It’s just drawing with sound. Creating images in my head and then relating them with music,” says Brandon. “You have to find the beautiful things in places that people tend to overlook, or are just so used to that they stop paying attention,” he continues. This passion for his song writing has led Brandon to create over 100 original songs, most of which have spanned his four releases since 2002. His most recent album, Embers, is his most complete work to date. From intimate acoustic tracks to soaring anthems, it offers a spectrum of sounds that take you on a journey, drawing pictures and telling of places along the way. If you like music that lifts you up and follows you on your own journey, then consider Brandon Henderson, one of Colorado’s best young talents.

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Live Music :: Ryan Flores
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music :: Ryan Flores

FREE SHOW
Principal's Office presents ---- > Ryan Flores

It was a time of freedom, Rock ‘n’ Roll, polyester shirts, tight pants, steel bumpers, payphones, arcades, primitive computers, cassette tapes, boomboxes, VHS, space probes, mullets, mousse, warm hearts, hot rods and cold war. It was an age of innocence and as the ink was still drying on the marriage license, a couple of mixed heritage on the California coast saw their first born. A spirited lad full of passion and an irrepressible independence, Ryan Flores became what is known today as a “problem child” whose “ADD” required “special needs.” After a disreputable pedagogic career Ryan finally found something to temper his listless ennui: a tattered nylon string guitar. After a summer of taking out his aggression on the defenseless instrument he began torturing his college roommate with maudlin love songs set perfectly against the backdrop of his inscrutable teenage angst and lack of experience. Myriad instruments, songs, colleges, roommates and experiences later, Ryan discovered that music was his primary form of sustenance— the only thing that kept meat on his bones, as it were. It took some time (and hundreds of hours in wasted college credits) but Mr. Flores finally realized that he could not attain any measure of success or fulfillment unless he devoted his life to torturing a broader audience with said music. And thus, here began the creative calling of this rambunctious individual.

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