Sunday, September 30, 2007

shows of interest for 10/1 - 10/7/07

Monday, October 1
Hot Hot Heat @ Gothic Theatre
The Little Ones @ Larimer Lounge

Tuesday, October 2
Downtown Daredevils @ Larimer Lounge
Midlake @ Bluebird Theater
Mindy Smith @ Walnut Room
Numbers @ Hi-Dive

Wednesday, October 3
Angie Stevens @ Lion’s Lair
Beat The Devil @ Larimer Lounge
Levinhurst @ Hi-Dive
Midnite @ Fox Theatre
White Williams @ The Meadowlark

Thursday, October 4
Deerhoof @ Bluebird Theater
Ferocious Eagle @ Hi-Dive
Klaxons @ Fox Theatre
MuteMath @ Gothic Theatre

Friday, October 5
Bat For Lashes @ Larimer Lounge
Born In The Flood @ Hi-Dive
Brooks & Dunn @ Pepsi Center
Loreena McKennitt @ Paramount Theatre
The Railbenders @ Soiled Dove
The Spill Canvas @ Gothic Theatre
Super Diamond @ Ogden Theater
Tech N9ne @ Fillmore Auditorium

Saturday, October 6
Alex Bugnon @ Soiled Dove
Bela Karoli @ Hi-Dive
Edguy @ Bluebird Theater
Genesis @ Pepsi Center
The Gourds @ Gothic Theatre
Jucifer @ Larimer Lounge
Lotus @ Ogden Theater

Sunday, October 7
Division Day @ Larimer Lounge
Live @ Fillmore Auditorium
Magik Markers @ Rhinoceropolis
Speaker Speaker @ Hi-Dive

Monday, September 24, 2007

brilliant albums for brilliant people #8

So, it's not like this one is up there in contention for album of the year or anything, but I've barely heard a peep about these guys, and their debut album is really quite good. So in an attempt to bring a bit of attention to a very under-appreciated band, The Gaslight Anthem is the next installment of "brilliant albums". They are a band who wears their influences on their sleeves for sure... think something like Bruce Springsteen going a bit punk. Throw in some Lucero and some Billy Bragg doing Woody Guthrie on Mermaid Avenue and you have an idea what The Gaslight Anthem is about. Good stuff, I urge you to check them out.

And they're playing the Marquis Theater on October 13. Of course, that has to be the same night that White Rabbits are playing the Larimer, but if there's a chance for me to catch both sets... (haha, incidentally Lucero is at the Fox Theatre on the very same night - too many choices!!!).

The Gaslight Anthem - Sink Or Swim
available: 6/12/2007
XOXO Records

Sunday, September 23, 2007

shows of interest for 9/24 - 9/30/07

Monday, September 24
Alabama Thunderpussy @ Cervantes' Masterpiece
John Croghan & His Small Orchestra @ Larimer Lounge
Mickey Hart's Global Drum Project @ Oriental Theater
Mostly Bears @ Hi-Dive
New Pornographers @ Boulder Theater
The Tao Jones @ Southern Sun Brewery
Velvet Revolver @ Coors Amphitheater

Tuesday, September 25
AutoVaughn @ Walnut Room
The Donnas @ Marquis Theater
Heaven And Hell @ Coors Amphitheater
Lillian Axe @ Bluebird Theater
Slaraffenland @ Larimer Lounge
Taarka @ West End Tavern

Wednesday, September 26
Billy Joe Shaver @ The Soiled Dove
Black Apples @ Larimer Lounge
The Chemical Brothers @ Fillmore Auditorium
The Hollyfelds @ 3 Kings Tavern
RC Dub @ Herman's Hideaway
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers @ Bluebird Theater
Ten Pound Elephant @ Dulcinea's 100th Monkey

Thursday, September 27
American Relay @ Hi-Dive
George Inai @ Lion’s Lair
Ike Reilly @ Larimer Lounge
The Life There Is @ Bluebird Theater
Prism @ Herman's Hideaway
Sore One @ Pasquini’s
Vanessa Carlton @ The Soiled Dove
The Weakerthans @ Marquis Theater
Young Jeezy @ Fillmore Auditorium

Friday, September 28
The Aliens @ Larimer Lounge
The Autumn Film @ Walnut Room
Cephalice Carnage @ Marquis Theater
Ellis Paul @ Swallow Hill
Eric Johnson @ The Soiled Dove
Filastine @ Hi-Dive
The Kissing Party @ Lion’s Lair
Metric @ Bluebird Theater
Phil Lesh & Friends @ Fillmore Auditorium
Railroad Earth @ Gothic Theatre
Rick Springfield @ Paramount Theatre

Saturday, September 29
Black Mountain @ Hi-Dive
Bugs Henderson & The Shuffle Kings @ Walnut Room
Holly Golightly @ Larimer Lounge
John Stewart @ Swallow Hill
Over The Rhine @ The Soiled Dove
Phil Lesh & Friends @ Red Rocks
Robert Earl Keen @ Ogden Theater
Upsilon Acrux @ Lion’s Lair

Sunday, September 30
Brian Kenney Fresno @ Larimer Lounge
Cryogen @ Gothic Theatre
Raul Malo @ Bluebird Theater
The Smashing Pumpkins @ Red Rocks
Spyro Gyra @ Soiled Dove

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Overload! Wooooooooo!

OK, I'm giddy. I just got back from seeing The National and St. Vincent at the Ogden, capping off an amazing 8 days of live shows:

In the last 8 days, I have seen at least a partial set from the following bands/artists:

The Arcade Fire, Art Brut, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Broken West, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Cloud Cult, Damien Jurado, David Dondero, The Decemberists, Editors, Everything Absent Or Distorted, The Flaming Lips, Hot IQs, Johnathan Rice, Kings Of Leon, LCD Soundsystem, Matt & Kim (x2), Nathan & Stephen, The National, Okkervil River, Ra Ra Riot, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Spoon, Rilo Kiley, St. Vincent, William Elliott Whitmore, YACHT.

27 artists. 8 days. And to put things a bit into perspective - of those 27 artists, 3 are my most favorite local bands (2 old, 1 new), and 11 have released albums this year that are candidates for my "best of" list. In 8 days. Oh, that doesn't even include White Rabbits, who played Monolith... they are also a candidate for a best of 2007 album, and I did catch their soundcheck, but since I'm seeing them at the Larimer Lounge next month I passed on them to check out William Whitmore.

Am I exhausted? Yes. Am I overwhelmed? Yes. Am I in a state of mental and emotional bliss? Hell yes. I'm really hoping to get some write-ups done in the next few days, so keep an eye on The Line Of Best Fit and/or MusicRex if you care to live vicariously through me and my good fortune.

It seems like every day of 2007 is bringing more and more amazing music... Not only album releases but also live shows. Viva Denver!

A few more pics of The National. Sooooooo fucking good:

Monday, September 17, 2007

brilliant albums for brilliant people #7

Ready for some shameless self-promotion? Read my review here!

Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew - Spirit If...
available: 9/18/2007
Arts & Crafts

shows of interest for 9/17 - 9/23/2007

Busy, busy... I'm still reeling from Okkervil River and Monolith, I've got The Arcade Fire/LCD Soundsystem tonight and The National tomorrow... not to mention the pile of live show reviews that I want to catch up on.

SO - for this week's live shows please visit MusicRex. And have a happy week.

polyphonic spree tour

10-12 Atlanta, GA - The Echo Project *
10-14 Detroit, MI - Crofoot *
10-15 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's *
10-17 Chicago, IL - Vic *
10-18 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre *
10-19 Minneapolis, MN - Pantages *
10-20 Lawrence, KS - The Granada *
10-22 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre *
10-24 Boise, ID - The Big Easy *
10-25 Seattle, WA - Showbox *
10-26 Portland, OR - Roseland *
10-27 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre *
10-30 Anaheim, CA - Grove *
10-31 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
11-01 San Diego, CA - Belly Up *
11-02 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda *
11-03 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre *
11-06 Dallas, TX - House of Blues *
11-07 Austin, TX - Emo's *
11-08 Houston, TX - Verizon Theatre *
11-10 Jacksonville, FL - The Talleyrand Music Festival *

* with Rooney
Hey, maybe I'll actually make it to this one...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

oh my

I'm going to see Okkervil River tonight!

Just excited is all... ;)

boh heavy

OK, so there's been a lot of talk about Band Of Horses here lately... but Ben Bridwell seems to be attracting a lot of attention these days. And sadly not in a good way.

via Pitchfork (there are lots of links in the article on their site if you're not hip to the latest BoH goings-on):

Call Band of Horses what you will: totally awesome, meanies, sellouts... Wait, sellouts? When did this happen? Do we have a link for that?

Er, yeah, unfortunately. Seems the Band has licensed a song apiece to a forthcoming Ford commercial and a really tacky Wal-Mart website-- the latter of which suggests some link between cheap warez and existential satisfaction.

Though the marriage of cool tunes and uncool companies is hardly news, any whiff of indie rockers making nice with corporate interests tends to raise a bit of stink among purists. So we asked Band of Horses main man Ben Bridwell if he'd like to comment on the thinking behind the band's decision to lend their music to Wal-Mart and Ford.

He responded with the following statement,

"Dear friends,

"As you may have heard, there's been some recent discussion of a couple of licenses for BoH songs. Just to provide some clarification...

"I did allow Wal-Mart to use a song for a new website they created and have also given permission to Ford Motor Company to license a song from our new album. Because some people see Wal-Mart as a huge, evil corporation, they seem to be especially bummed about this license and see us as posers and/or corporate whores as a result.

"I'd like to just state for the record that we let all kinds of folks use our songs in all kinds of mediums - TV, films, school projects, etc... My personal stance is that once that music is recorded and released to the world then I don't really care where it goes. "The Funeral" has been licensed to death (ha, wretch) at this point and if somebody wants to throw down some duckets for it, then feel free. It also beats the hell out of stealing batteries from Wal-Mart to sell them back for 8 bucks.

"As for Ford: I drive a 1986 F-150 that still runs great. Maybe I'll get the a/c fixed with the cash they kicked down. I'm also stoked that people will hear our song on TV and we might pick up some new listeners in the process. I see no negative.

"That's our reasoning and I'm okay with it. I hope fans of the band are, too.

"We promise to use the money to buy camcorders (at Wal-Mart) for people to film "The Funeral," so I can get mad and crap my diaper. Fuck it.


Dub these Horses sellouts if you wanna (we report, you decide, etc.): Just don't call 'em slackers. Having wrapped a short run of late summer dates last night in Portland, the band has just announced their fall plans, which include a stampede throughout North America in October and November. Hey, kinda like how they made that one album, then cranked out another one real quick-like!

And about that album they cranked out: it's pretty good! You can find it at stores much less depressing than Wal-Mart October 9, thanks to Sub Pop. Preordering the disc directly from Band of Horses' site will not only get you a fine rock'n'roll record, but a handsome Band of Horses beer koozie to boot!

Also in the works of the Band: hanging with friends and going to the record store.

Band of Horses:

10-14 Atlanta, GA - Park Tavern
10-20 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (Sub Pop/Hardly Art CMJ showcase) *
10-30 Charlottesville, VA - Satellite Ballroom
11-01 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
11-02 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11-03 Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
11-04 New York, NY - Terminal 5
11-06 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
11-07 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
11-08 Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe
11-09 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
11-10 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
11-11 Chicago, IL - Metro
11-12 Chicago, IL - Metro
11-14 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11-15 Fargo, ND - Aquarium (Dempsey's Upstairs)
11-17 Bozeman, MT - Filling Station
11-18 Boise, ID - Neurolux/Crazy
11-19 Seattle, WA - Showbox
11-20 Seattle, WA - Showbox
11-21 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-24 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
11-25 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
11-26 Pomona, CA - Glass House

* with Le Loup, Foals, the Brunettes
Seriously, no Colorado? WTF? That Bozeman show looks tasty... If they don't add more shows and if I can get someone to drive with me I might actually consider that.

As for selling out... hey, I'm all for bands I love making some money. That Band Of Horses is getting money from Wal-Mart... well, that is a little sad, but whatever. Besides...

"We promise to use the money to buy camcorders (at Wal-Mart) for people to film "The Funeral," so I can get mad and crap my diaper. Fuck it.
That there is funny shit. Rock on, Ben, rock on.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

brilliant albums for brilliant people #6

It finally leaked last week, hooray! I'm still not sure how it will compare with last year's Everything All The Time (my #1 of 2006), but what is clear is that I am completely in love with Band Of Horses. Despite the move from Seattle to South Carolina and all the lineup changes, BoH have done it again: Cease To Begin is another collection of pretty songs from Ben Bridwell & co. The reverb is toned down some, the atmosphere is a bit sunnier, but the end result is still lovely. If you know what's good for you, you'll pre-order this one now. Do it.

Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin
available: 10/9/2007
Sub Pop Records

Haha, I love this picture:

apostle of hustle tour

More tour news from the Broken Social Scene empire (courtesy of my friend Julio):

SEP 30. Fayetteville, AR. Chi Omega Greek Theater
OCT 02. Columbia, MO. The Blue Note
OCT 03. Lawrence, KS. Liberty Hall
OCT 04. Memphis, TN. Rhodes College, Outdoor Amphitheater
OCT 05. Cincinnati, OH. Bogart's
OCT 08. Milwaukee, WI. Pabst Theater
OCT 23. Minneapolis, MN. Varsity Theater*
OCT 31. Seattle, WA. Crocodile*
NOV 01. Portland, OR. Doug Fir Lounge*
NOV 02. Eugene, OR. Indigo District*
NOV 03. San Francisco, CA. Mezanine*
NOV 04. Los Angeles, CA. Ex Pix*
NOV 05. San Diego, CA. Casbah*
NOV 06. Phoenix, AZ. Plush*
NOV 07. Salt Lake City, UT. Urban Lounge*
NOV 08. Denver, CO. Bluebird Theater*
NOV 09. Omaha, NB. Waiting Room*
NOV 10. Chicago, IL. Metro*

*open for Do Make Say Think
I saw Apostle Of Hustle open for Andrew Bird earlier this year; they are an extraordinarily fun live band.

mountain goats tour

Mountain Goats @ Hi-Dive! Unfortunately it's the same night Stars are in town...

09-20 Washington, DC - The Black Cat *
09-21 Baltimore, MD - Sonar *
09-22 Philadelphia, PA - Northstar Bar *
09-24 Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Icon *
09-25 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace *
09-27 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre *
09-29 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street *
09-30 Boston, MA - Middle East Underground *
10-01 New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom *
10-02 Brooklyn, NY - Studio B *
10-30 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
11-02 Grinnell, IA - Gardner Lounge
11-03 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
11-05 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
11-06 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
11-08 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon
11-10 St. Louis, MO - Biliken Club
11-14 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
11-15 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

*with Bowerbirds

Sunday, September 09, 2007

shows of interest for 9/10 - 9/16/07

The big September push begins!

Monday, September 10
Alucard @ Pasquini’s
Back Door Slam @ Larimer Lounge
Devendra Banhart @ The Ogden Theater
Flinchpoint @ Gothic Theatre
Powerman 5000 @ Bluebird Theater
Suicide Silence @ Marquis Theater

Tuesday, September 11
The Academy Is... @ Gothic Theatre
Butch Walker @ Bluebird Theater
Jennifer Gentle @ Hi-Dive
Rilo Kiley @ Ogden Theater
Ryan Shaw @ Fox Theatre
Slopeside @ Larimer Lounge
Switchgrass @ Oriental Theater
Underworld @ Red Rocks

Wednesday, September 12
Against Me! @ Boulder Theater
Chicago @ Fillmore Auditorium
Denver Drum Collective @ Walnut Room
David Allan Coe @ Gothic Theatre
Dubconscious @ Fox Theatre
Ian Cooke @ Bluebird Theater
Miniskus @ Larimer Lounge
Protokoll @ Oriental Theater
The Toasters @ Marquis Theater

Thursday, September 13
Braddigan @ Lion’s Lair
Bright Eyes @ Ogden Theater
Common @ Fillmore Auditorium
Duke Robillard @ Soiled Dove
Frank Hauser @ Oriental Theater
Joe Bonamassa @ Fox Theatre
Minmae @ Hi-Dive
Okkervil River @ Marquis Theater
Reckless Kelly @ Bluebird Theater
Rise Against @ Red Rocks
Shooter Jennings @ Boulder Theater
Vesalius @ Larimer Lounge
Weather The Storm @ Walnut Room

Friday, September 14
Aiden @ Gothic Theatre
Kelly Joe Phelps @ Swallow Hill
Lauren Brombert @ Walnut Room
Lazyface @ Bluebird Theater
Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks
The Only Children @ Hi-Dive
The Pirate Signal @ Pasquini’s
Slim Cessnas Auto Club @ Marquis Theater
Supply Boy @ Lion’s Lair
Teresa Storch @ Swallow Hill
Turambar @ Larimer Lounge
The Visitors @ Bender’s Tavern

Saturday, September 15
The Birthday Massacre @ Marquis Theater
Cartel @ Ogden Theater
For A Few @ Larimer Lounge
Joe Bonamassa @ Bluebird Theater
Karla Bonoff @ Swallow Hill
Lambasted @ Lion’s Lair
Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks
Rob Drabkin @ Walnut Room
A Shoreline Dream @ Hi-Dive

Sunday, September 16
Mark Olson @ Walnut Room
Megadeth @ Ogden Theater
Mondo Generator @ Larimer Lounge
Reckless Kelly @ Fox Theatre

Thursday, September 06, 2007

kevin drew tour

09-05 London, England - Scala
09-29 Halifax, Nova Scotia - The Marquee Club
10-01 Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik
10-02 Frankfurt, Germany - Brotfabrik
10-03 Heidelberg, Germany - Karlstorbahnhof
10-04 Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
10-05 Vienna, Austria - Flex
10-06 Berlin, Germany - Lido
10-08 Paris, France - La Cigale
10-09 Paris, France - La Cigale
10-11 Leuven, Belgium - Het Depot
10-12 Cologne, Germany - Prime Club
10-15 Glasgow, Scotland - Arches
10-16 Manchester, England - Academy
10-17 Birmingham, England - Academy 2
10-18 Bristol, England - Thekla
10-19 London, England - KOKO
10-25 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Commodore *
10-26 Seattle, WA - Moore Theater *
10-27 Portland, OR - The Aladdin Theater *
10-29 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
10-30 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theater *
11-01 Boulder, CO - The Fox Theatre
11-03 Chicago, IL - Metro
11-04 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
11-06 Ann Arbor, MI - The Michigan Theater
11-12 Burlington, VT - Ira Allen Chapel
11-14 New York , NY- Webster Hall
11-17 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
11-18 Washington, DC - 930 Club

* with New Buffalo
Presale tickets are available via the Arts & Crafts website. Don't miss this one!

Kevin Drew - Tbtf (mp3 from forthcoming album Spirit If...)
Kevin Drew - Official site
Kevin Drew - MySpace

Monday, September 03, 2007

brilliant albums for brilliant people #5

I fell in love with this album the first time I heard it. David Dondero has been likened to Jack Kerouac and described as a troubador, minstrel and bard. All comparisons are certainly apt of this guy's poetic, folky music. He sounds a lot like Conor Oberst... or rather Conor sounds a lot like him, as Dave has been making music since Conor was barely a teenager. In fact, Conor has been a fan of Dave's for years, and both Simple Love and Dave's last album South Of The South were released through Oberst's Team Love label. For as long as this guy's been around and for as good as his music is, he should have more recognition than he does. Don't miss this one!

For you Denver/Boulder-ites, Dave is playing the Boulder Theatre next Wednesday (9/12) in support of Against Me! & Matt & Kim. An interesting combination, but worth checking out.

David Dondero - Simple Love
available: 8/21/2007
Team Love Records

mullets & ymsb

An odd combination for sure. But when I picked Kate up for the Yonder Mountain String Band show at Red Rocks yesterday, she gave me this mullet picture to thank me for driving:

I'm pretty sure this is the best "thank you for driving" gift that I've ever received. We tried to think of a name for him, but the only suggestion was Sebastian (from Leah). But we also think he looks like a werewolf and Sebastian doesn't seem to be much of a werewolf name. Whatever his name ends up being, he's my new car mascot. As if mullet man wasn't enough, this guy's picture is on the other side:

At first glance, he doesn't seem to be quite as creepy as the mullet guy, but just look at the way his beard doesn't connect to his sideburns. That's weird. And don't count out that serial killer look emanating from his eyes and smile...

Anyway - Yonder Mountain String Band at Red Rocks was bluegrass-tastic. Full review at MusicRex. I took two pictures when we arrived - one of each end of a beautiful rainbow - then I seemed to have forgotten that I had my camera...

shows of interest for 9/3 - 9/9/07

Monday, September 3
Bodeans @ Taste Of Colorado
The Killers @ Fox Theatre
The Max Allen Band @ Sancho's Broken Arrow
My Chemical Romance @ Coors Amphitheatre
The Volts @ Larimer Lounge
P.O.S. @ Bluebird Theater

Tuesday, September 4
The Caves @ Larimer Lounge
Dirty Projectors @ Hi-Dive
Everton Blender @ Trilogy Lounge
The Killers @ Red Rocks
The Receiving End Of Sirens @ Marquis Theatre
Rocco DeLuca @ Fox Theatre
Snoop Dogg @ Fillmore Auditorium

Wednesday, September 5
Angie Stevens @ Fox Theatre
The Black Ops @ Larimer Lounge
Katsuk @ Oriental Theater
Koffin Kats @ Bender's Tavern
Membership @ Rhinoceroplis
Sound The Alarm @ Marquis Theater
Tapwater @ Dulcinea's 100th Monkey
Tyler Read @ Marquis Theatre

Thursday, September 6
Alina Simone @ Hi-Dive
Big John Bates & The Voodoo Dollz @ Bluebird Theater
Eulalie @ Larimer Lounge
Jonny Lang @ Fillmore Auditorium
The Kinsey Sicks @ Fox Theatre
Malfleur @ Lion's Lair
Octopus Nebula @ Dulcinea's 100th Monkey
Revelation Union @ Walnut Room
The Smooth Money Gesture @ Quixote's True Blue
STS9 @ Ogden Theater
The Sugarhill Gang @ Gothic Theatre
Topaz @ Trilogy Lounge
Zilla @ Cervantes' Masterpiece

Friday, September 7
Built To Spill @ Fox Theatre
Eli Young Band @ Bluebird Theater
EOTO @ Cervantes' Masterpiece
Everton Blender @ Quixote's True Blue
The Format @ Gothic Theatre
Kingdom Of Magic @ Bender's Tavern
Kissing Party CD Release Show @ Hi-Dive
Nightown @ Walnut Room
Otis Taylor @ Oriental Theater
Prefuse 73 @ Boulder Theater
Reed Foehl @ Lion's Lair
Ruthie Foster @ Swallow Hill
Savage Henry @ Soiled Dove
STS9 @ Red Rocks
Topaz @ Dulcinea's 100th Monkey
VHS Or Beta @ Larimer Lounge

Saturday, September 8
Bassnectar @ Cervantes' Masterpiece
Built To Spill @ Fox Theatre
Filthy Children @ Dulcinea's 100th Monkey
Lazyface @ Walnut Room
Los Terribles @ Larimer Lounge
The Omens @ Hi-Dive
Savage Henry @ Gothic Theatre
Slacktones @ 3 Kings Tavern
STS9 @ Red Rocks
Valient Thorr @ Bluebird Theater
The Visitors @ Lion's Lair

Sunday, September 9
7th Decibel @ Gothic Theatre
The Black Crowes @ Red Rocks
Def Leppard @ Coors Amphitheater
Euforquestra @ Dulcinea's 100th Monkey
Ghosts Of Predators Past @ Larimer Lounge
Jim Gilmour Band @ Swallow Hill
Powerman 5000 @ Bluebird Theater

Saturday, September 01, 2007

ben kweller/apples in stereo photos

For a full review of last night's Ben Kweller show at Boulder's Club 156, visit Musicrex. Here are the photos I took:

Opener Willy Mason:

The setlist:

BK was having a bad hair day - he complained about his bangs being too long. I don't know, it looks pretty damn good to me:

Chris Morrissey on bass:

I don't think that shirt will live through one more washing:


Mark Stepro on drums:

In Other Words:

BK's shirt is waaaay older than he is:

Penny On The Train Track:

And then, partly because I got outta Boulder by 10:30 and the Apples In Stereo show didn't start 'til 9:30 (with two openers) and partly because I hadn't been to a show in two and a half weeks and was going through withdrawal, I headed to the Bluebird for some Apples action. I'm such a rockstar.

Robert Schneider:

John Hill & Bill Doss, who has red hair and muttonchops and plays about seventeen different instruments. Awesome:

Spaceman John Ferguson & Eric Allen (I love his guitar strap):

More cowbell!!

the future of this blog

So, two very cool things happened here in Mystik Spiral land in August.

First, I was invited to join the staff of a wonderful UK-based music blog called The Line Of Best Fit. Talk about going big time. You can see my author archive by clicking here (some reviews have been posted on my blog as well...).

Second, I was propositioned to work on Musicrex - a site that we hope will become a great resource for local music. Bookmark it if you live in the Denver/Boulder area as we have lots of show info, news and reviews.

So, with two projects on the horizon that are much more interesting than my little blog, I will most likely stop posting reviews here. I do intend to keep up with tour news, weekly shows, and important band discoveries that I make along the way.