I uploaded a few new songs from my record to my band facebook, check them out now!
#is 07.20.2013 | IS announcing Welcome to SoHi the work of IS Home Office resident agents Heather Link & Peter Miles Bergman
The recent property boom in Denver and the spike in west side property values in the Highlands and Lower Highlands has pushed Outback owning first-time home buyers into a traditionally working- class, high-crime area surrounding West Colfax and bordered by Lakewood Gulch (site of the new West light-rail line), I-25, 26th and Knox Streets. Real estate agents have tried to rebrand the area Sloans Lake East or Highlands South as dubbed in the May issue of 5280. As residents of the area, artists Peter Miles Bergman and Heather Link feel there is a real missed opportunity to tie the neighborhood to booming Highlands, shine it up with an in-vogue two syllable neighborhood name, and encapsulate the gestalt of single professionals living next door to El Norte gang-bangers and Montessori schools nestled amongst marijuana dispensaries. In 2010 Peter coined SoHi (for “South Highlands”) as a thought experiment to see how long he’d have to repeat it before it stuck.
Welcome to SoHi features the work of both artists documenting, interacting with, and instigating actions in their rapidly changing west side ‘hood.