Question:  Do you like chicks who rock? You do?! Go ahead and check out Denver locals Scarlet Canary and their video for “Why The Caged Bird Screams”.

I first met this band a little over two years ago and seeing how much progress they’ve made since has been incredible.  I’ll be 100% honest, their drummer, Ryan, is my favorite drummer to watch. I am friends with a lot of drummers so saying something like that is not anything I take lightly. When Ryan gets behind his kit, it’s almost magical. You can really tell he’s doing what he loves, what he’s pretty damn good at, and he’s having fun doing it. As a fan, that’s something I really appreciate seeing.

Yes, that's a drummer in mid-air mid-song

Yes, that’s a drummer in mid-air mid-song *

Of course I can’t talk about Scarlet Canary without mentioning the lovely miss Hannah who has a voice that does things my voice can’t even fathom. She nails it from ballads to screams, all while making sure the audience is engaged, and sometimes even with a pretty killer guitar player (Allen) wrapped around her leg. The stage presence of this band speaks for itself and even with a couple new members coming on board, I have no doubts they’ll continue to impress me.

Not something you see every day!  *

Not something you see every day! *

Their official Facebook bio reads like this: “Yellow Canaries are known for their ability to sing in order to warn miners of danger. A Scarlet Canary is known for her ability to scream into the dark caverns below just to get better reverb and hit a higher harmony. Forget the age old idea that a canary is a weak bird that’s only purpose is to comfort old ladies and outsmart cartoon cats. Scarlet Canary has played with national acts, such as Skillet and Saliva, while touring with Stitched Up Heart and is led by the talented young Hannah Haze who lists In This Moment and Halestorm among her top influences. Scarlet Canary is an energetic rock act balancing heavier dropped guitars and deep driving toms that back clean hard rock inspired vocals. Just when the music has reached a climatic bridge it is not uncommon for Ms. Haze to scream into the crowd. Hannah is a bird of prey ready to show any audience why the caged bird screams.” 

“Blink”, “Two Bullets”, “Breathe”, and “Distorted Reality” are some of my personal favorites.
Check them out at any of these places (and iTunes) as well:

* I did not personally take these pictures and do not own them, just borrowed off their Facebook page–