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By Patrick O’Neill, Staff Writer
The Aces, a pop-rock band from Provo, Utah held a concert at Globe Hall in Denver this past Friday, March 15, 2019. The concert featured an opening act from a small pop artist called Tishmal who sang her original songs. Following Tishmal, The Aces played for just about an hour, singing hits from their newest record, When My Heart Felt Volcanic, as well as older hits from a previous record.
When My Heart Felt Volcanic is an upbeat and peppy piece with several great tracks and others that seem atypical of a pop-rock band or an alternative rock band. The lead singer, Cristal Ramirez said that the song “Volcanic Love,” the first track on this debut album would be the one piece the band wants to represent them. However, I found that the sound of “Volcanic Love” was a sound I have heard before—it wasn’t richly unique despite the beautiful lyrical composition. Other tracks such as “Last One” and “Stuck” were more unique and entertaining with vivid sound and beats that make you want to bob your head and tap your foot.
That being said, The Aces still had a great stage presence and interacted with the crowd thoroughly. I fully believe that The Aces have the talent to become a truly great alternative band but right now my immediate thought is, do we really need or want another same-old-same-old pop album?
The Aces finished up their album tour in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 16, 2019.
For more information on The Aces check their website: http://theacesofficial.com/