Monday, January 31, 2011

Tuesday night.....

Are you one of the one's that are staying home tomorrow because of a bit of cold? Quit being a little bitch, suck it up, and deal with it. Don't worry, it will be in the 50s again by the end of the week. Don't let that stop you from going out and seeing some great music in this fine city. Check out what's going on.

A Day of Sorrow, Schizophrenic, Minds of Mangus, Scram Juliet, Scream Romeo @ Larimer Lounge

This is the shittiest day of music I've seen in this state. Good thing most of you will not want to go out because of a bit of chill in the air.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

What to do on the last day of January

Tomorrow is the day most of us have to start our work week. The bad part about that is with that case of the Mondays, we need to find a way to unwind and have a good time. For some reason, Denver doesn't like us to have the ability to see great music on Monday but they did leave us with a few options to check out.

Pawn Ticket Trio @3 Kings

Plain White T's w/ Parachute, MIGGS @ Gothic

Cisco Adler @ Fox Theater

Haste the Day, My Children My Bride, A Plea for Purging, Anchorage @ Marquis

Tomorrow I say Plain White Ts or Pawn Ticket Trio. At least with Pawn Ticket Trio there will be burlesque. Plain White T's will have a bunch of people that just want to hear Hey There Delilah. Yeah, I'm not overly impressed with the line up tomorrow either.

New Ben Franklins with The Gones and Yelling Man

Last night we hit up the old Lion's Lair on Colfax to see New Ben Franklins. With all the great music going on in Denver, I'm glad that was the choice I made. In the end, it was probably the best choice.

When we got there, Yelling Man was in the middle of his set. I'm pretty thankful that we weren't there for the whole set because honestly, he didn't do much for me. It was one man and an electric guitar and nothing spectacular about the lyrics or his singing style. He wasn't terrible but he wasn't good, and not a lot of energy at all.

Up next, the Gones took the stage. The main vocalist looks a bit like the guitarist from Toad the Wet Sprocket but played with more energy. Lyrically, I love what these guys were putting out. Clever lyrics about getting drunk and fucking, lots of relationship stuff, and just having a good time. They all bounced around the stage and got the crowd going. I can't believe I haven't seen them before. I was quite impressed. The only downfall for them is they didn't have a CD to purchase.

To close out the night we were graced with New Ben Franklins. Now, I love these guys and even have their ink on my arm. (I'm really dedicated to local music) I couldn't tell you the number of times I've seen them and this was easily their best show I've ever seen them put on. They updated all of their songs from a country sound to a rock sound, Mark Costa was looking like Animal from the Muppets on the drums just beating them down like a drunk hick beats his wife. Their new bassist has finally got all the songs down and looked more comfortable playing them, and Dave DeVoe was at the top of his game. The man was jumping around a lot and was obviously having the time of his life on that stage.

Awesome show, awesome night, awesome friends, I fucking love the Denver music scene. Nights like last night really cement it. Up next, Reverend Horton Heat at Bluebird.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Breakpoint Method w/ The Threatened, No More Excuses

Last night I made it out to Herman's Hideaway for The Breakpoint Method, The Threatened, and No More Excuses. There were a couple other bands on that bill too but I didn't get there early enough to see them and something tells me that's probably OK. Overall, the show was mediocre at best but each band brought something slightly different to the people there.

When I arrived, No More Excuses were in the middle of playing their set. The sound was cranked up as loud as it could be and while they sounded decent playing together I could not distinguish them from any other band on the radio. While there can be some marketability in that, it's just not my thing. Also, the decibels could have been a bit lower. Turning up everything as loud as you can does not always make the music better. It's usually an overcompensation for a lack of talent. The singer sucks? Turn up the volume so you can't really hear him. Guitarist is just learning some of the riffs? Turn up everyone else so they drown him out. Think about that in the future bands. We know why you do it.

Next up was The Threatened. This was the band of the night that I came to see and actually enjoyed. The first thing that I noticed was the volume was a lot lower during the Threatened than it was for No More Excuses (and later The Breakpoint Method as well) There was never a time in the set where I couldn't hear the vocals, pick out the bass or guitar or the drums. The sound guy really zoned in and had everything sounding good. They opened up with Republica's Ready To Go and it was the only cover song I recognized for the whole set. A great thing about this set is that it never felt like everything was dragging on and nothing sounded much like the same bullshit you hear on the radio on a day to day basis. All in all, the set was pretty tight and I can see why they were voted one of Denver's best bands by KBPI. I would definitely see them again, just with different bands playing around them.

Last up was The Breakpoint Method. This is a band out of Kansas that is trying to get some kind of following. Word of advice, you don't need to scream every fourth line of your songs. That can sound cool in moderation (see Rise Against) but for the most part all you are going to do is clear out a room. Thankfully these guys were the headliners because the people there were able to call it a night and not stick around for utter garbage. I give them props for getting onstage but Jesus Christ, you guys need to change it up some. Also, the cover of Cranberries Zombie made the original sound like the greatest song ever written compared to their version (with screaming) They were shit with a capital S. I'm curious as how the band progression went. I think it went something like," Dude you are way out of tune on all these songs. We are thinking about kicking you out of the band"." No, I'll scream the lyrics and maybe it will sound better". "GENIUS"

No More Excuses gets a C
The Threatened gets an A
Breakpoint Method gets an F

The place to be tonight, and tomorrow too.

After a day with having no internet until it was time to go out and get things done, I did not get a chance to update this yesterday. It's a good thing you all were too busy getting drunk to care, or maybe that was just me. Anyway, the music around town last night was out of control and not only does Denver have some of the best music, but they also have some awesome bartenders. Here's what's going on tonight in this great city.


RJD2 w/ MTHDS ("Positive Movement" Video Premier), WillDaBeast @ Gothic

Junior Brown w/ The Hollyfelds @ Soiled Dove

Amazing Twin, Princess Music, Bone Orchard Revival @ Skylark

The Wailers @ Fox Theater

Take to the Oars, Boys Sofo @ Hi-Dive

Franki Chan SIA Party, Blkhrts, Pdrblk @Larimer Lounge

Seismic Event w/ Able Archer, Ryan Flick, Chella Negro @ Walnut Room

Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels @ Parker Library

Sadistik w/ Fresh Breath Committee, Sarx, Sick Illusions, II Driven @ Moe's

The H is O, Evening Edition, Chambio, Hawk Attack @ Benders

Blacktooth Rounders w/ Stealth Hippo, Firemouth, Whiskey Tango @ Oriental Theater

Lady Parts w/ Maudlin Magpie, Doo Crowder and Samantha Doom Blows Up the Band @ Mercury Cafe

Gypsy Jazz / Parisian Swing @ Paris on the Platte

Pearl St. All Stars @ Boulder Theater

The Motet @ Cervantes

Bloodkin Acoustic feat. Danny Hutchens, Eric Carter, & Eric Martinez w/ Mark Brut @ Cervantes Other Side

Blind Child Blues Band @ Ziggies

Midnight Vine, The McRae, Fleeting Matters @ Herman's Hideaway

The Bloody 5s at Three Kings

Steve Law and Frederick Poindexter @ Walnut Room

Rev Horton Heat @ Bluebird

New Ben Franklins w/ The Gones and Yelling Man @ Lions Lair


Reverend Horton Heat @ Bluebird Theater

Marijuana Deathsquads w/ Glass Hits, 25 Rifles @ Hi-Dive

Nothing But Software, Patrick Keating, Tany Heart, irie sanchos, Michael DeLalla, The JATO Unit, Don't Kill The Messenger, Papachury, The Human Imagination Project @ Cervantes

School of Rock w/ presents Dark Side of The Moon @Soiled Dove

Mark's Midnight Carnival, Twin Peaks, Cosmic Sound Child, Hollow Young, Christof Brownell @ Larimer Lounge

The Wailers, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Duane Stephenson @ Ogden

The Unsinkables w/ Aphonix @ Lions Lair

Now that's a lot of rock and roll to fill your weekend with. I will personally be at New Ben Franklins tonight and Reverend Horton Heat tomorrow night cuz spending three days straight rocking out right before you start a brand new job is how I roll. Sure it's not the brightest idea I've ever had but no one ever said I was a genius. If you decide New Ben Franklins aren't your thing then after Dave DeVoe beats you with his man purse (or satchel if you are a Hangover fan)* you can go check out the Wailers up in Boulder or Reverend Horton Heat at the Bluebird. I'm pretty sure Sunday's show is sold out though.

Sunday I say go check out School of Rock doing Dark side of the Moon or Rev again. Both promise to be good nights. Plus, I'm curious to know how the school of rock sound since it is the youngsters singing. As usual, have a great time and if you go to a show, I'll post your review here. Just email me.

*I'm just kidding Dave Devoe won't beat you, he's an outstanding guy and a talented musician.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What's going on in Denver on Thursday and Friday?

You did it, you survived the work week. Almost anyway. You still have two more days to go. Good thing for you, this is the time of the week when the music in Denver actually kicks it up a dozen notches and has a lot to offer. Since my internet will be down for the day tomorrow, here is what is going on in town tomorrow and Friday.


Old 97's w/ Langhorne Slim @Boulder Theater

Circle Jerks, King Rat, Never @ Bluebird Theater

Z trip@ City Hall

Big Gigantic w/ Prophet Massive (Jason Hann - EOTO/SCI), Project Aspect, Frequent-C @ Gothic Theater

WINTER WoMP w/ J.WAIL feat. Chuck of Lotus, FRESH2DEATH, ISHE, Digital Beat Down, Vinnie Maniscalco (GotBassMusic),Bourdon, Rob Bass, Malt Thizney, Gaia Experiment @ Cervantes

Dubskin w/ Abstract Rude, DubConscious & DJ Drez @ Cervantes Other Side

Buckcherry, Hellyeah @ Fillmore

Mike Pinto, P-Nuckle, Coral Thief @ Larimer Lounge

Abi & the Blue Language w/ The Belle Jar, & Swedge @ Herman's Hideaway

Rootz Underground @ Funky Buddha


Big Boi W/ Special Guests Eligh & Scarub @Ogden

Kraddy, Jantsen, Project Aspect @ Bluebird

Big Gigantic @ Fox Theater (Boulder)

Young Cities w/ Monroe Monroe @ Rockstar Lounge

Glowing House w/ Chimney Choir, Elyse Miller, Jamie Mefford @ Moe's

Anthony B. w/ Peace Officer @ Cervante's Other Side

Future Jazz Project @ Herbs Bar

Katey Laurel CD Release w/ Denver Dozen Acoustic Variety Show @ Walnut Room

The Breakpoint Method w/ The Threatened, No More Excuses, Wild Angelz, & Night Lite Vandals@ Herman's Hideaway

Boldtype, St. Fall Apart and Bad Karma Kings@ Rockaway

Rootz Underground w/ Trichome @ Oriental Theater

Rebelution@ Fillmore

Fox Bachelorette Party w/ Night Ranger and Groove Hawgs @ Grizzly Rose

Darren Rahn and Tim Bowman @ Soiled Dove

The Motet @ Cervantes

Onda@ Waterloo (Louisville)

Catfish Kray's Blues Band with Jesse Garland @ Ziggies

Sin Fix w/ The Killing of Kindness, Sunday Massacre, Day of Reckoning @ Gothic

Frontside Five, Beer Boys, Miss Fritz @ Bender's

Artless Bravado, My God Micah, Red Fox Run, The Cardinal Grey @ Larimer Lounge

The Rep, No Concept @ 3 Kings

My God that's a lot of great music in two days. If you've been patiently waiting to go out to see shows because the beginning of the week was pretty much shit then here is your chance to have a great time. Thursday night, I recommend either the Circle Jerks or the Old 97's. You can't go wrong with classic punk or some relaxing kbco type music. That's a lie, there is a lot of bullshit in each of those genres but neither of these are it.

Friday night I hope you are ready for the awesomeness that awaits you for that night. I personally plan on checking out The Threatened as I've promised someone that I wouldn't miss it unless something terrible happens. Boldtype at Rockaway is a great choice too, unless they haven't fixed the venue sound and then you are fucked. If it's instrumental you want, check out Motet at Cervantes. I had a chance to see them last year opening for Michael Franti and they were pretty decent. Tonight they are doing the best of Halloween, they will be there Friday as well performing Earth, Wind, and Fire. As usual, have a great time out there and if you see a show, email me and I'll post your review.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Going to any awesome shows?

Hey everyone, if you go to a show and would like to have your review posted, please email me at and I will post your review right here and give you full credit. I'm only one man and can't be at all the awesome places music is happening.

Ronnie Milsap review

Last Saturday I got a chance to see one of country musics legendary performers at the Grizzly Rose. You may have heard of him, he goes by the name Ronnie Milsap. Milsap, who turned 68 recently, played a modestly short set of 75 minutes and played mainly a greatest hits set with only a couple songs that were either covers or new songs. He played his greats like Smokey Mountain Rain, Daydreams About Night Things, Stranger In My House, and Lost in the 50s (In the Still of the Night) and covered Patsy Cline and the Rolling Stones. One of the great things I took out of the show is how much his voice has held up over the years. He was able to hold some of the notes for 30 to 40 seconds, even while other people in the audience were gasping for air while singing along, he still managed to hold the tune. Even Robert Plant can't do that much anymore. After 40 number 1 hits, Ronnie Milsap proved to everyone why his music is timeless. Old classic country will trump the new popular bullshit that has been coming out lately any day (very few exceptions to that rule)If he lives to come back through here, check him out. You may never get the chance to again.

Around town Wednesday night.

Tomorrow is hump day and what better way to ensure that you get lucky than to take your significant other out on the town to imbibe in the finest of alcohols while rocking out to Denver's finest music. If that doesn't work, then I say find someone on Colfax to satisfy your needs (gross, really. Have you seen what's crawling around there? It's not anything you would see at the Bunny Ranch that's for sure) Ok, back to the topic at hand, music. While the beginning of the week hasn't brought much to light in awesomeness, Wednesday is picking up a tiny bit. (turd polished)

Air Waves w/ Hindershot, Reviving Cecilia @ Hi-Dive

Royal Bangs, Common Anomaly, Colfax Speed Queen @Larimer Lounge

People Under The Stairs @ Fox Theater (Boulder)

::: the slowdown lounge ::: featuring Paul Riola's "Cellar Door @ Walnut Room (purchase $3 joints at the dispensary next door if you have a marijuana card)

The Zen Theory w/ Madeline's Revenge @ Cervantes Other Side

Emergency Pullout @ Casselmans

Headrush @ Funky Buddha

Steven Andrews and the Red Delicious, Infidel, Gypsy Fit, , & J.C. & The Water Walkers @ Herman's Hideaway

I say head to Cervantes Other Side for Zen Theory. They are a transient type jam band with some good grooves but mediocre vocals. They jam pretty good from what I can tell on their youtube clips but I personally like Tea Leaf Green Yamn a lot better. If jam bands aren't your thing, go check out the Colfax Speed Queens at Larimer Lounge. None of these bands do it for you? Try this then. Go to any random happy hour in Denver, get blitzed, and then see the worst band on this list. I promise you it will be the most amazing night of your life. Just don't wake up in jail.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Around town tonight and tomorrow

I know you're tired of this miserable work week and it's only Monday. I have an idea. Go out and get shit faced while rocking out to some of the best stuff in Denver. Busy tonight? That's ok. There is great stuff going on tomorrow too. Check out what's happening.


Pawn Ticket Trio @ 3 Kings

Lynch Mob @ Casselman's


Cruel Hand @Oriental Theater

Erik Boa's BIG Blues Jam @ Herman's Hideaway

Jababa w/ The Blues Allstars @ cervantes Other Side

Dave Lemieux and House of Soul w/ At The Table with Dr. King @ Soiled Dove

Fire in the Sky, Parley, Bodies We've Buried, Leftmore @ Larimer Lounge

Alright, so I got you all hyped up for no good reason. Still, did you see the Lynch Mob are playing tonight? If you don't know who they are, it's the band that features ex Dokken member George Lynch. Back in the day they had a hit called Wicked Sensation and then they disappeared and were completely forgotten. Now that they are all broke and sucking off the government and are all about to get evicted from their homes, they decided to reunite and hope to make enough to pay rent on the 1st. That's where you all come in. Go out, buy your ticket, laugh at them, and feel good you were able to help out aging rockers keep their studio apartments for one more month.

Tomorrow though, check out the Blues jam. That doesn't sound too bad if you get the right people there. Don't worry, the music will get better as the week progresses as is usually the case.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Facebook issues

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Around town 1-23

Honestly, I believe they shut the city down because of the playoffs. I mean, it's been since 1941 since the Packers played the Bears in the playoffs, and the winner goes to the Superbowl. After that it will be the Patriots and Jets playing. By the time it's time to go to a show the city will be too drunk. So, with that said here is who will be here tomorrow.

Brian Jordan Band w/ Brian Jordan (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), Bernie Worrell (Talking Heads, P-Funk), George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout) and Dave Watts (The Motet) and Special Guest E.D. (Jesus) Coomes (Lettuce) @ Cervantes Other Side

DISKREET @ 3 Kings

Crooked Ways, Circle Number Dot, Left Foot Green, The Toasting Game, Sleepy Weather @ Larimer Lounge

Yeah, after blowing its musical wad on music tonight, Denver offers up nothing much to get excited about. Head on over to Cervantes Other Side for their line up. It looks the best out of all the shows. That doesn't do it for you? Get drunk and watch football. It's the American way, and you can pass out early enough to make it to work tomorrow without a hangover.

Best of 2010

At the start of 2010 I had one goal. The goal was to see 100 different bands. I didn't care if they were openers, local bands, national acts, or just some kids playing on the street with their instruments. Alright, that's extreme. Those kids have no talent and if you can call that music, then you are probably a fan of half the shit they have on the radio these days that somehow passes for decent. Hell, even those drunk chicks singing Don't Stop Believing sound better. Anyway, here is what I pick to be the best shows of 2010 in several categories that I made up just so I can give props to everything I loved.

Best new band that didn't play in 2009:

Bonnie Situation. Have you seen them yet? They have played a total of 2 gigs so far and kick plenty of ass. Not only do they have original music, but they aren't afraid to give you some covers that will blow your mind. Run To The Hills, Hot Legs, Anything Anything, and they have a female lead vocalist belting them out. Not only is she belting them out, she doesn't even struggle hitting some of the more difficult notes. Check them out in February at Herman's Hideaway (hit their FB page for details)

Best local band that I only discovered this year:
Frogs Gone Fishin' I had the honor of seeing these guys play twice and each show was completely different from the last. At any time you could go from funk to jamming, to Rage Against The Machine. Each night seems to focus a different member and it's always a good time. They will be playing a lot in the next couple months.

Best opening act:
Joe Cocker. I got the chance to see Joe Cocker open for Tom Petty. What I expected was an old guy who got high one too many times put on an OK show and what I got was a performance that was on par with his Woodstock performance. My mind was blown, the energy was high, and that mofo owns the Beatles songs he covers. The runners up for this category are John Mellancamp,Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and Fishbone.

Best local band that has a great mix of covers thrown in:
King for a Day. Yeah, I'm pretty biased but I love those guys. I can honestly say I've been to more KFAD shows than all the wives of the members combined. I can't say enough about these guys so just go check them out.

Best local band that plays a lot of country:
New Ben Franklins. I love them. Their music is great. See them at Moe's in February.

Best local music festival:
UMS 4 days of music, 300 bands, and nothing but a good time. If you can't discover at least one new artist at UMS, you probably also struggle to find weed at a Phish show. Hell, your parents probably couldn't even find acid at Woodstock. Kill yourself now you pathetic piece of shit. I've been to UMS the last two years and am already looking forward to this years festivities. I don't even care who plays, it's that much fun.

Best national act I saw more than twice:
Honestly, I was completely blown away by Phish. We saw them in Telluride for their two night run and the whole community of brotherhood between the fans is something that no other band can match. The music was spot on for all 5 nights we saw them combined this year, and you definitely wanted to dance. Runners up are Dave Matthews Band, Michael Franti, and Fishbone

Best National Act I saw once:
Weird Al. I have wanted to see him for years and never got around to it. When we got our chance, we took our front balcony row seats and were able to enjoy everything I had expected out of his show. Costume changes, guitar smashing, ALtv, and the entire crowd singing and laughing. Runner up is Green Day.

Best performance by a music legend:
The term legend shouldn't be taken lightly. When people hear the name Robert Plant, they automatically think of Stairway To Heaven and want to get into arguments about who the greatest guitarist of all time is. With that said, we were lucky enough to witness lots of legendary artists this year. That will have to go to Bob Dylan. This man was responsible for so many great songs in history. Almost every band covers him. Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, the Byrds, just to name a few. He is the greatest songwriter ever and to be standing within feet of him was a true honor. The runners up were Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Elton John.

Best Visual Performance"
Roger Waters recreating the Wall. Yes, the legendary Pink Floyd album. Recreated. Simply amazing.

Most interesting stage show:
Gwar. This show had decapitations, blood shooting out on the audience, beasts playing music, and Lady Gaga getting sacrificed. Awesome.

Best Cover Band:
Cash'd Out. These guys are simply phenomenal. They have Johnny's sound, movements, and even some stage banter. They will also throw down for 3 hours if given the chance. See them when they come to your area.

Best Punk show:
Social Distortion. Seeing Social D in Boulder for the first time was incredible. Mike Ness demanded you follow his every movement wherever he was on stage. He also loved to lean into the crowd and make sure you got as close as you possibly could.

Biggest surprise of the year:
Weezer. While I've loved their music for a while, I just assumed they would be one of those bands that aren't the best live. The fact is, they are awesome. Rivers Cuomo can't be contained by the stage and likes to get into as much trouble as he can whether its stealing someone's camera, climbing on the cables, or crawling up by the screens. He would even run into the crowds a lot. Completely unexpected and totally awesome. Runner up Fourmile Canyon Revival. 7 hours of great music.

Best Acoustic Set:
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Honestly you can't beat these guys acoustically. Tim Reynolds plays guitar and can make it nearly sound like an entire string section. Runner up: Trey and Mike of Phish.

Best value for your money:
Green Day. I paid $20 a ticket and watched them play for 3 hours. If you break that down it's like $6.75 an hour. Not only that, they rocked the place. They had a great mix of old and new and made sure to make every fan happy.

Best encore:
Chicago and the Doobie Brothers: At the end of the show, both bands were on stage exchanging hit songs for what was close to an hour. I don't think a single person was ready for it to be over.

Overall best show of 2010:
While there were several things that made each show memorable, the artist that stands out the most for me is Michael Franti and Spearhead. Between the Red Rocks show and the 1st Bank Center show, Franti's energy is unmatched by no one. His love for what he does is apparent. He is one of the artists that you know are playing for the love of the music and fans and not for the love of the almighty dollar. In his shows he brings members of the audience onstage, will grab the wireless gear and play on the sound booth, or even in the stands standing in the crowd. At a Franti show, there is no such thing as a bad seat because he may just end up playing right next to you. After seeing the best of the best play this year, people that have been responsible for shaping music to what it is today, Franti outshined them all, and honestly he's not the greatest on CD. You don't get a dull moment at all, you always feel engaged, and you never want the show to end.

Worst of 2010:

Worst local band:
Stealth Hippo. For an hour you got to watch a 5 minute clip of hippos on repeat while the band played shitty music. Pure torture.

Worst National Band:
Ratt. Uninspired run down of their hits. I knew 99% of the songs and couldn't wait to get out of there. God awful.

This year we had the privilege to see Billy Joel, Elton John, Joe Cocker, Tom Petty, Chicago, Doobie Brothers, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Weird Al, Anthrax, John Mellancamp, and Roger Waters in a mix of a ton of other great bands. 2010 will go down in history as the greatest year of my life musically.

Around town 1-22? Saturday bitches

Alright, being unemployed means I have no idea what the dates are anymore and barely know what day of the week it is. I mark my days like this: Is Candie home all day? Must be a weekend. Is she home after 7? Must be a Tuesday. Did she stay up late when she got up early? Must be Friday. Quit knocking my inability to know the date. I'm a sensitive guy alright!!!!!! I'm getting off topic here and this blog has found me lazy as of late. Back to it though. Here is what is going on around town tonight (aka Saturday night, you tell ME what date it is)

Crocodiles, Overcasters, Hearts in Space @ Larimer Lounge

Mike Marchant's Outer-Space Party Unit, Le Divorce, 200 Million Years, Calder's Revolvers, Otto von Cousticon @ Hi-Dive

The Polkanauts w/ Das Borrachos, the Legendary River Drifters @ 3 Kings

Concert for Cash 2011 w/ The Hollyfelds & Hillbilly Inferno @ Oriental Theater

Long Spoon Records Re-Launch w/ Dovekins, Papa Bear and Maxwell Hughes @ Mercury Cafe

Lyin' Bitch and the Restraining Orders, Horse, She's A Machine, The Worth, Final Blow, All Set, Scalafrea, Nicarguan Death Squad, Fomofuiab, Cattleist, Apathy, Crusher Bound Cadillac @ Benders

Jonathan Coulton w/ Paul & Storm @Soiled Dove

36 Chambers all female tribute to Wu Tang Clan @ Walnut Room

Bonnie & the Clydes w/ Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels, Magnolia Row, Pigeon Port @ Moe's

Lola Black w/ No Bueno!, Dave Mansfield & The L.A.M.F's, The Namesakes @ Gothic

Perpetual Groove, Easytonic @ Bluebird

Tribal Seeds w/ Fortunate Youth @ Cervantes

Robert Randolph & the Family Band @ Ogden

Half Full Hearse w/ E.P.O. (Emergency Pullout), Nuclear Front, Between Fate, & Miner @ Herman's Hideaway

Ronnie Milsap @ Grizzly Rose

George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners w/ The Fox Street All Stars @ Cervantes Other Side

Holy shit, I can't believe all this great music is playing in one night and that is just Denver. Throw in Reckless Red in Lyons, BB King and Shakedown Street in Boulder, and the Mighty Peculiars playing a show just outside of Boulder and you have one awesome night of music in the mile high area. I will do my best to make this easy on everyone. Skip Lola Black at the Gothic and hold off seeing them until they play Herman's Hideaway in a couple weeks. You will have The Bonnie Situation and Reno Divorce on the bill with them at that time. Trust me on this, you won't want to miss that show. Overcasters is a great choice for some local music. Have you seen them? They are really damned good. If you want to get your Wisconsin on in time for the awesome Packers Bears game on Sunday, head on over to 3 Kings and see The Polkanauts. They even do polka versions of Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath. Plus, Legendary River Drifters are playing with them and damn those are some powerful vocals. Don't want to do local? Go see Robert Randolph and the Family Band. I've seen them three times and have been blown away each time I've seen them. Robert Randolph plays one of the best Steel Guitars I've ever heard next to Tom Oberheide of New Ben Franklins. With all those suggestions, I'll personally be at Ronnie Milsap. He's old and he's a country music legend. He could be dead in a week. I need to see him now.

Until next time, have fun out there and when they say rock out with your cock out....don't really take your cock out.