The Spring's music scene takes a backseat to Denver's, but just like everything else in life: It depends on how you interact with it to enjoy the best of what's there.
- David Musante
David Musante of Briargate is a professional musician and teacher
Who is your favorite local musician or group? A fantastic drummer named Randy Bowen. He plays all kinds of music and he's a great guy. I watch him play whenever I can.
What are the best local music venues? I like playing at the Ancient Mariner, and The Black Sheep is also good because I get to link up with acts that are touring. The Flux Capacitor is a really cool venue because it draws an audience that really cares about art.
Relate your most recent live music experience. I saw Rubedo at Flux Capacitor.
What's the best local live show you've attended? That would be STRFKR, a band out of Portland, at The Black Sheep. They came out at the end in astronaut suits and crowd-surfed on the audience.
What's your best-ever concert? Run the Jewels, a hip-hop band, at the Ogden in Denver.
Your favorite Prince song? "Breakfast Can Wait."
- Brittany Lippert
Brittany Lippert of Shooks Run works at an ad agency and teaches yoga
Do you have a favorite local band? The Haunted Windchimes. I went to high school with Desirae Garcia, one of the band members.
What's the best local musical venue? House shows. People open up their homes for small, cozy concerts. Otherwise, I like Ivywild.
Describe your most recent live music experience. My husband and I saw a two-guy band called Beta Radio at a local house show.
What's your best-ever concert? Mumford and Sons at the Salida Stopover music festival last summer.
Your favorite Prince song? "Purple Rain." It's the song I think of when I think of Prince.
- Russell Grant
Russell Grant of the Penrose Hospital neighborhood is an Army medic
Who is your favorite area band? The Lumineers, a Denver group.
What's the best area music venue? Red Rocks, hands down.
Describe your most recent live music experience. I went to see Trapt at The Black Sheep, but they were totally upstaged by the opening group, Endless Line, who totally destroyed the place.
What's your best-ever area live show? Linkin Park and Incubus at Comfort Dental [now Fiddler's Green] in Denver.
What's your all-time best concert? I'm not usually into country, but the best live performance I've seen was Garth Brooks. He put on an awesome show.
Your favorite Prince song? "Purple Rain."
— Bob Campbell