“They fully capture the fleshing out of aesthetics through rock-and-roll music, understanding that this exposure of emotion and self is essential to creating music that others can connect to. This combined with their stage presence, one of utter confidence and energy, makes them a band that sticks out in the Denver music scene.” - Lauren Schuyler
Based out of Denver, CO, Jaguar Stevens formed when two high school English teachers began to purge their workday anxieties through rock n’ roll. Steve Bartholomew delivers tempestuous rock riffs on the guitar while Caleb Wohlust transports the audience with contemplative lyrics and a truly unhinged vocal performance. The spaces between the primitive, pounding drumbeat of David Glantz are filled by Charlie Frost’s masterfully melodious synth textures. Although fans have compared their sound to the Talking Heads, Nick Cave, and the Cramps, Jaguar Stevens finds inspiration everywhere. Above all, they strive for originality. Their self-titled debut album captures their earnest attempt to transcend time by offering songs of passion, betrayal, and yearning. Their electric, raucous live performance spellbinds the audience in an exaltation of rock n’ roll reverie.
Best of Colorado Artists, 2023
“Jaguar Stevens has settled into a garage rock four-piece, their songs drippy and sloth. The twangy organ sound is part of their new development as a band with the addition of Charlie as their keyboardist, and I can’t imagine their songs without the hypnotizing melodies created by Charlie. ” - Lauren Schuyler