With venues throughout the Denver area now back at full capacity, there’s never been a better time to immerse yourself in the local music scene. Whether you’re a fan of bluegrass, pop, metal or anything in between, you’ll certainly find something to love within the local scene. To help you find the local acts that you’ll enjoy the most, this month’s music roundup features bands from a variety of genres, including rising bands and old favorites.

Local folk singer Ellsworth started 2021 off right with the release of her debut album. Filled with dreamy vocals and deeply personal lyricism, her self-titled debut is a deep dive into the lives of today’s youth that grapples with tough topics like mental health, polarizing politics and the fight to save the planet.

Though they’ve only released three singles to date, local indie group Neon the Bishop has already made their mark as a distinctly unique voice in the local scene. Telling the story of a fallen clergyman, Neon the Bishop has taken on the life of their fictional clergyman and, with each release, their music weaves a more intricate and nuanced story for the character.

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