Most popular Colorado bands

Most popular Colorado bands

Popular Colorado Bands

3OH!3 (Pop) Boulder, Colo.

The duo is pretty mainstream and are best known for their singles “Don’t Trust Me” and

“Starstrukk.” They gained further popularity when they featured Ke$ha on the song “My First

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Kiss.” The band is named after the Denver area code, 303.

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Air Dubai (Alternative Hip Hop) Denver, Colo.

Air Dubai was named Westword Magazine’s Best Hip Hop band. They currently have three

studio albums and three EP’s. Their song “Warning” is often being played on radio stations .

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Churchill (Acoustic/Bluegrass/Folk Rock) Denver, Colo.

The band formed in 2009, and has since broken up. Their song “Change” reached #9 on the

Billboard Heatseekers chart, and was an iTunes Free Song of the Week in 2013.

Flobots (Rap-Rock) Denver, Colo.

This unique band found mainstream success with their major label debut Fight with Tools which

features the single “Handlebars” which became a hit in April 2008.

Tickle Me Pink (Alternative) Fort Collins, Colo.

The band found most of their mainstream success in the single “Typical,” which premiered on

MTV. The bassist Johnny Schou reportedly died of a heroin overdose, and the band broke up.

The former lead singer of the band Sean Kennedy is a member of a new band, “Talisker Sky.”

The band officially played their last show together on March 5, 2011.

Pretty Lights (Electronic) Fort Collins, Colo.

Derek Vincent Smith is an American electronic music artist, who performs under the stage name

Pretty Lights. He began producing music in high school in Fort Collins, Colo. After graduating,

he attended University of Colorado Boulder but decided to drop out to focus on his music career.

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OneRepublic (Pop/Rock) Colorado Springs, Colo.

OneRepublic is an extremely popular, radio friendly pop band. They’ve released several top hits

since the release of their first album in 2007, including “Apologize,” “All the Right Moves,” and

“Stop and Stare.” Recently, they released “Counting Stars” which is their most successful single

in the recent years.

The Lumineers (Folk/Alternative)

The two founding members started writing music and performing together in 2005 in New

Jersey. As of 2013, their self-titled debut album is certified gold in the UK, Australia, and

Canada as well as platinum certifications in the U.S. and Ireland.

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The Fray (Pop/Alternative)

The Fray formed in 2002, and received their first success with their single “Over My Head (cable

car)” and their second single “How to Save a Life” brought the band worldwide success. Their

self-titled album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.


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