Friday, August 12, 2011

Johnny Cash Tribute Show

Please come out to the Johnny Cash tribute show on September 9th at Moe's BBQ and Bowl next to the Gothic theater. It will feature Brent Loveday of Reno Divorce, New Ben Franklins, and Demon Funkies. This is some of the top talent in Denver and surely not a night to be missed. It's only $8.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Changing some of the focus

I still love music. If you have a CD and would like it reviewed, please contact me and I'll make sure I review your CD right here.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse dead

You know, drugs are bad. I only wish that this was Lady Gaga and not Amy Winehouse. Winehouse at least had some talent.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real

I just got back from the Lukas Nelson show at Larimer Lounge and damn, that will be a hard show to beat this year. I first heard of Lukas Nelson a couple of years ago at Farm Aid. He was one of several bands that played and went on really early in the day. When he was introduced, Willie Nelson said that his son was going to play. My first thought was oh great, he got the gig because of his Dad and now we get to listen to some bullshit. Then he started to sing and play guitar. My jaw dropped and I became an instant fan. Lukas steals from blues, rock, reggae, and country. You can tell he has been influenced and taught to play by some of the greatest musicians ever. He rocked the Larimer for over two hours playing original songs and threw in a few covers of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young. The percussion was some of the best percussion I've seen in a long time. Their drummer even got rid of his sticks at one point and played his drums by hand. One thing that I was impressed with was the sound. Larimer Lounge is infamous for shitty sound and it was obvious that you can't do that to the son of a living legend. The sound was perfect. After the show I got to meet Lukas and was pleased to see that he is as humble as can be. He loves what he does and feels honored that people come to see him play. What a true gentleman. He is about to play a show in Colorado Springs tomorrow at Studio Bee and the following night in Durango at the Abbey theater. If you have time to get to one of those shows, I highly recommend that you do it. Watching him headline is an absolute treat.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Still around

Hey everyone,

I am sorry I haven't been posting here very often. Life has been busy and I have been involved in lots of other things. While I readjust my schedule, tell me what show you are most looking forward to seeing this summer. There are going to be lots of them. Personally, I'm looking forward to Mumford and Sons, Peter Gabriel, U2, and Def Leppard with Heart. I'd also love to hit one of the DMB Caravans going on around the country. Your turn.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Around town tonight and tomorrow

Alright, just the highlights for tonight and tomorrow. I'm personally going to be at the Hi-Dive for the New Ben Franklins CD release show, but there is plenty of other great music around town too. Also check out Young Dubliners at Soiled Dove, String Cheese Incident at 1st Bank Center, The Head and the Heart at Moe's, and the Indulgers at Scruffy Murphys.

Tomorrow night I will personally be at Toad Tavern for Bonnie Situation and Hot Gun. If you don't want to go there, check out Slim Cessna's Auto Club at Gothic, The Polkanauts at the Irish Rover, String Cheese Incident at 1st Bank Center, Indulgers at Fado Irish Pub, or Jim Mcturnan and the Kids that Killed the Man at Hi-Dive.

Sorry I've been absent, working full time again has been a huge adjustment.

Lords of Acid

Wednesday night I headed to Summit Music Hall for the Lords of Acid show (see pictures on my Facebook page) and was treated to an incredible show. Opening the show was Radical G and Anglespit. Awesome G was far from radical, in fact he is argument 1 for why you should never pay top dollar to see a DJ. They have nothing to truly offer except some flashing lights and a computer playing shit you could play at home if you wanted to. There was nothing even remotely good about his set except for him ending. He was complete shit. Skip him at all costs. If you are going to see Lords of Acid later in the tour, go late enough to miss him.

Up next was Anglespit. This is a british band made up of a young man and woman who basically have preprogrammed music that they sing over as well. While they did not play instruments, I will not categorize this as a DJ set. They actually moved around the stage, sung, danced, and got the crowd energized. Most of their songs sounded a bit like white goths trying to rap over an industrial beat, but they were entertaining. I would never personally buy their CDs but they were good for an opener. Nothing incredibly special.

Finally it was time for Lords of Acid. I've been wanting to see them for years but it just hadn't worked out for me. Needless to say, they did not disappoint. They opened up with Drink My Honey which showcased the bands talent in an instrumental. I have to say, I absolutely love their bassist. You could tell he really enjoyed playing to the crowd. He was constantly posing, making faces, and getting as close to the crowd as he could. He was hard to not watch. After Drink My Honey, DJ Mea made her entrance for Stripper. Wearing a leather catsuit, she demanded everyone's attention or you would probably get a spanking. From there the show was filled with sexual overtones and outright sexual music. The setlist included some of their biggest songs like Pussy, Voodoo U, Crablouse, Rough Sex, and I Sit on Acid. They also played a new song called Bunny Vibrator, where DJ Mea brought her bunny vibrator out onstage and got a bit dirty with it. The energy was incredibly high, the crowd was really great, and the setlist was rocking. There was not a slow moment in their show and they played two encores. Check them out on tour if you can.


Drink My Honey
Scrood Bi U
Rubber Doll
Fingerlickin' Good
Squirt Song
Rough Sex
Take Control
Spank My Booty
(A Treatise on the Practical Methods Whereby One Can) Worship the Lords
Get Up. Get High
The Most Wonderful Girl
Let's Get High
I Sit On Acid
# Encore:
Bunny Vibrator
The Crab Louse
# Encore 2:
Sex Bomb
LSD = Truth