Monday, February 28, 2011

Slacking and what's around town for a Tuesday

Alright, I took most of last week off from the blog just to chill out, relax, and enjoy some quality time with my woman. I'm not mad for it. This week is going to be busy as well but I will do my best to keep everyone updated on what's good around this fair city. Let's start with Tuesday, shall we?

Octopus Project w/ Le Divorce, Force Publique @Hi-Dive

Dropkick Murphys @Fillmore

The Indulgers @Katie Mullens

The Coronas, Young Cities @Larimer Lounge

It's a short list but it has Dropkick Murphy's on it. I love these guys. I've seen them twice and they don't disappoint. Get your St. Patrick's Day on early with this one. You will be glad you did.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Around town Tuesday and what to watch out for later in the week

Alright, it's time for another Tuesday and another normally slow day in music. No worries, there is still a show or two to make it to. Also, I have decided to start letting people know of the big shows coming up in the week to give them more time to prepare. Also, please start recommending this site to everyone. If I get enough people to follow, I will work out agreements to get people free tickets to shows. Anything to make you all interested. :)Anyway, here is what's going on tomorrow.

Swans w/ Wooden Wand @Summit Music Hall

Del Tha Funky Homosapien & Ugly Duckling @ Fox Theater

One Night of Queen @Bluebird

The Mighty Jivesters host Jump, Blues, Swing open jam@ ziggies

Free The Girls@ Gothic Theater

Offcolor, Pierce Murphy Trio, Blue Collar Dog, Bowline on a Bight @Larimer Lounge


While there isn't a lot to choose from, you have Swans and One Night of Queen to choose from. If tickets weren't $30 for a cover band, I'd be all over One Night of Queen myself, but that's a bit much for my blood. Swans are an excellent choice too. They are pretty mellow but still put on a good show, and they don't tour much so see them when you can.

Shows this week to look forward to:

Wednesday Aloft in the Sundry @Hard Rock

Thursday Devotchka @Fillmore

Friday Ryan Bingham and Dead Horses @Ogden, Truth and Salvage CO @Larimer Lounge, Yerkish @Gothic

Saturday Morcheeba @ Ogden, Ice Cube@ Boulder Theater, Git Some @Yellow Feather coffee, The Landgrabbers @3 Kings, Reckless Red @ Rusty Bucket

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lets kick off this week right

I just realized tomorrow is Presidents day and most of you don't have to work. It gives you one more opportunity to see a show before your weekend is over. Unfortunately, there isn't much to choose from. I'm still getting over this damn cold and still feel like ass so I'm giving the condensed version. Cage The Elephant is playing at Boulder Theater. I had a chance to see them at the Marquis and do karaoke with them (sort of, they were singing at the Ginn Mill after when I was) They are a lot of fun. Good luck getting tickets because because it's sold out. Scalpers will hook you up though. Other than that, there really isn't much going on tomorrow. I'm going to get more rest. Peace out.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Still sick, so another quick post today.

Alright, I know it's getting late and you are curious as to what to do tonight. I promise you that the options are pretty damned amazing for tonight. Here are the places you should hit up if you can.

Head to the Toad Tavern to see Mighty 18 Wheeler and Rubber Planet. Both of those bands are pretty damn solid and a good time live. Bring earplugs though, because 18 Wheeler is loud.

Maceo Parker at Cervantes. This guy has been around for years and is a funk master. He's had the honor of playing with some of the greatest musicians around and it will be a treat to see him play.

Damion Suomi and the Minor Prophets are playing at the Bluebird. I had the chance to see him play at Larimer Lounge last year and he made a night of bad music well worth it.

Willie Porter is playing at the Soiled Dove. Not familiar with his music? Go check out the song Angry Words on You Tube. I'll wait. Pretty fucking incredible isn't he? He's also from my home state so I give him mad props for making it in this industry.

Mountain Standard Time at the Fox. If you want a bit of jam grass, this is the place to be. They have worked hard on getting this CD ready and my good friends at Evergroove say that the CD is spectacular. They could use the support.

Black Lamb at Bender's. This venue is a bit loud but Black Lamb will make it worth the admission. It's the original line up too so get there early.

I am not sure if I am making it out tonight but you shouldn't stay home.

Tomorrow there is some stuff going on but not enough to make it worth going out. Unless I've overlooked stuff and that's a possibility. Anyone want to bring me some chicken noodle soup?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hooray for the weekend

The weekend is upon us and I have come down with something. That means my fun time will be very limited, if anything at all. Life sucks, but I'd rather be healthy. There is a lot going on tomorrow but only a few shows worthy of your ticket price. Here are the highlights. I'm feeling too shitty to go into great details.

Legendary River Drifters are playing at the Hi-Dive. I got to see them last year and they were pretty damn incredible. It's definitely one to put on the priority list.

My friends in Medicine Jones play at Herman's Hideaway as well. They go on early so it's possible to knock out them and LRD in one night. Think about it.

Sunday Girl is playing out at the Toad Tavern. I've heard their stuff and I can honestly say I'm a fan of them. Littleton isn't that far either. You owe it to yourself, in fact you can spend Friday AND Saturday there if you know what's good for you.

Mountain Standard Time is playing at Cervantes and I've heard nothing but good about them from the guys at Evergroove.

That's all I've got in me today. Hopefully I'll feel well enough to go out tomorrow, but if not please drink a couple for me.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thursday already?? Where did this week go?

I'm losing track of my days. This work thing is for the birds but a necessity. I am looking forward to getting out to see more great music this weekend. While Friday is still a couple days away, this is what is going on tomorrow night.

Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller, the Wellspring @Ogden

Juno What?! @ Fox Theater

Thrifty Astronaut, Otem Rellik, Galaxies, and All Liver No Onions @Meadowlark


Parkway Drive w/ Set Your Goals, The Ghost Inside, The Warriors @Gothic

TIN HORN PRAYER w/ Arliss Nancy, The Namesakes, The Black Dots @Marquis

Marcus Church & the Levels, Cardinal Grey w/ the Madhouse Act @Hi-Dive

Octopus Nebula w/ James and the Devil, Gravity, Dorian Vibe, Chimney Choir @Oriental

1999 - A Tribute To Prince w/ Divine & The Smooth Criminals (Michael Jackson Tribute) @Cervantes

Johnny O @ziggies

Seeds Of Descent w/ Alabama Lie Detector, The Porcelain Dolls, & Core Zero @Herman's Hideaway

Joy Subtraction / Acid Sundae / Bully The Kid @Lion's Lair

Did you see there was a Prince Tribute with a Michael Jackson tribute opening? Check that shit out for real and then get back to me about who the true king of pop is. I've been saying for years that Prince won that crown but you may feel differently. Make your argument. Tell me a better album than Purple Rain that Michael Jackson put out. I dare you. Thriller? It was good but there were a couple questionable songs on there. Go make the comparison now please. (Well, tomorrow night actually) Alright, I think I'm going to make cookies. Have fun out there.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Around town Tuesday

It's another slow day in music and I've been busy so I'll give you the quick highlight. Monroe Monroe is playing at Soiled Dove and Sarah Mclachlan is playing at Paramount. Go see Monroe Monroe, you will get more for your money.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Concert reviews up the ass.....

Alright, I promised I would review some shows this weekend and am finally getting around to it. I've been busy honestly. Last weekend I was at George Clinton and Moe., while this weekend I made it to see All Capitals, Oak Creek, Fishbone, Hot Gun, Bonnie Situation, Lola Black, and Reno Divorce. I told you I was busy. Let's get down to business.

George Clinton at the Fillmore

It's only February and I think I may have the candidate for worst show of the year. You may think you are reading this wrong but you aren't. George Clinton is terrible in concert. He might have been good 20 years ago but now it's nothing but bullshit. First off, he no longer has his signature dreads. What the hell is up with that? No one recognized him. I didn't actually believe he made it on stage until I saw a current picture of him. (check out my page on Facebook, musicamilehigh, so you can see the pictures yourself) At one point in the evening they ended up doing a cover of that horrible rap song by Little John, to the window to the wall, till the sweat drips down my balls. Yes, that was covered and I have no idea why. Half the time George wasn't onstage and he had his band play random bullshit. They had a random pimp doing nothing onstage, a couple of hoe's and very little talent. I was never so excited to get out of a show in my life.

Moe. at Ogden

We made it to night 2 of Moe. at the Ogden and ended up having a blast. After the terrible show the night before, we were excited to hear something great. Moe took the stage around 930 and ended around 130 in the morning. Their first set was probably one of the most rocking sets by a jam band I've ever seen in my life, ending with 32 Things , which could easily be called 32 minutes because that's probably as long as they jammed that song out. During that particular jam, the violinist from Cornmeal joined them onstage and completely took that song to a whole new level. I'm nominating that song for a Jammie award. The second set was pretty mellow in comparison but they ended the set strong, making everyone want to dance more. Those cats had incredible energy all night and I'm glad we went to the second night and not the first night. They played a couple songs I just don't care for in the first night.

All Capitals @ Bender's

I had the chance on Friday to start out my night properly at Bender's where All Capitals were opening the night. I wasn't able to stay for the whole set because I had other places I had to be (more on that in a minute) but they played an excellent show. Their bassist played the entire night without a D string, making everything a bit tougher to play but he made it through the evening like a professional. I dug their new song a lot and it was a great way to slide into the night. My only complaint is a venue issue. Everything seems more amplified there than it needs to be and it sometimes drowns out some of the sound. It's been like that for every show I've ever seen there. It's still a million times better than Rockaway though.

Oak Creek @ Walnut Room

After All Capitals finished, I headed over to the Walnut Room for the CD Release show for Oak Creek. Having never heard them before, I was relying on my dear friend Brad Smalling of Evergroove Studios advice as a band I needed to see. Since he worked hard mixing their CD, I figured he knew their sound pretty well. I have to say I was glad I went. The song I listened to online initially didn't really grab me but I'm a firm believer that you need to see a band live to appreciate them. Those guys rocked the house. In the mix of their new songs, they covered Dreams by Fleetwood Mac and Oh Darling by the Beatles and both played to perfection. They have a folky acoustic sound with beautiful vocals and one of the best back up bands in Denver, that include members of Frogs Gone Fishin' and Yamn. There were a couple times I was convinced there was going to be an extended jam busting out and then it got brought back in to the song being played. If you get a chance to see them, do it. They could use the support.

Fishbone@ Cervantes

To end this awesome evening of rock I headed on down to Cervantes for Fishbone. This was a show that was just off the hook. They went on around midnight and ended at 220 AM. Keep in mind that bar close is 2AM. I missed a bit of the set but got there in time for Bonin' in the Boneyard. By the 4th song I was there for I had made my way to the very front of the stage directly in front of Trombone, their trombone player naturally. They rocked out Party at Ground Zero, Alcoholic, Date Rape, and several other songs and had everyone dancing. This was supposed to be an acoustic show but that never happened. I think by acoustic they meant Angelo wasn't going to Stage Dive at all. Rocky George was on fire too, shredding the guitar like he was a combination of Eddie Van Halen and Yngwie Malmsteen. This was the third time I've seen them and they had the highest energy I've ever seen them have. I was sad the night ended.

Hot Gun, Bonnie Situation, Lola Black, and Reno Divorce@ Herman's Hideaway

This was one show I had been excited for since the moment it was announced. I love Bonnie Situation and Reno Divorce. To see them on the same bill was a great experience. Candie had never seen either band before and was excited for Reno Divorce since she loves Social Distortion and has seen Brent solo in the past. I have to say, this show lived up to all expectations.

Hot Gun started the show out strong. While they sounded great, they managed to cover every band I do not care for too much. Squeeze, Thin Lizzy, meh. I understand why they are popular but they just don't do it for me. I'm in the minority but whatever. The important thing is they put on a great set and had one of the best cat suits I've ever seen anyone wear. They were a great start for the evening.

After Hot Gun, Bonnie Situation took the stage and played a great set. While there weren't many new songs from previous shows, they still threw in a surprise or two. They played tight covers of Anything, Anything by Dramarama and Hot Legs by Rod Stewart and teased Run To The Hills before going into a cover of Believe by Cher. Eventually after a verse and a half they went back to Run To The Hills creating probably one of the most unique mash ups I think I've ever heard. Great job guys. Once again they were awesome.

After that, it was Lola Black's turn to play. After some technical difficulties they started to annoy everyone at my table. Songs with a lot of screaming for no reason and the shittiest version of Beautiful People I've ever heard. I have heard better versions of that song at a karaoke bar. I don't get why these guys are popular but I was glad when it was all done. Worst part of the night for sure.

Finally Reno Divorce took the stage and pretty much killed it for the next hour. If you aren't familiar with their work, go grab yourself a Social Distortion record and play it. If you love it, then go to a Reno show. If you hate it, it's probably better that you don't show up. Brent prides himself at how much like Mike Ness he truly sounds like. (I don't even care if that sentence was structured wrong) Reno has a great following and I only expect bigger things from them soon now that they are playing Kegs and Eggs this year. This was seriously a great show all night minus Lola Black. Herman's had one of the biggest crowds I've ever seen, and the place stayed jumping all night. Incredible.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tonight tonight tonight

Alright, I got stuff I need to get done today but I wanted to let you know about a few of the great shows that are tonight. First off, at Herman's Hideaway you have Reno Divorce, Bonnie Situation, Lola Black, and Hotgun. All bands will be great. Next up we have New Ben Franklins doing the annual Waylon Jennings tribute at Moe's which was great last year and should be great again this year. 4H Royalty is playing that show with them. Also, it's night 2 of Further and I believe that is sold out so you already failed on seeing that if you don't have a ticket. I'm still recovering from an amazing night of music last night and will be in the mix tonight.

If you had a ticket for Led Zeppelin 2 that show has been canceled. See the box office for a full refund.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Friday time again

Sweet Baby Jesus it's time for another kick ass Friday night. I hope you got your rock and roll legs on, because it's going to be off the hook. I seriously can't wait to get the party started properly. Check out what's on tap for tomorrow night

Woodsman Record Release Party! With Vitamins & Milton Melvin Croissant III @Larimer

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Chamberlin @Ogden

Churchill w/ Glowing House, Places @Hi-Dive

Fishbone, P-Nuckle and Roster McCabe @Cervantes Other side

Umphrey's McGee with Kyle Hollingsworth Band featuring DJ Logic @Fillmore

Punch Brothers @Boulder Theater

Further @1st Bank Center

Iron Cross w/ Sons of Disobedience, Truckasaurus, Piss and Vinegar @3 Kings

Andy Frasco Band! @ Paris Wine Bar

ELUVEITIE w/ 3 Inches Of Blood, Holy Grail, System Divide @Marquis Theater

Oak Creek (CD Release) w/ The Crook's Coat, Bryan Rogers@ Walnut Room

Dead Orchids, Dr. Sunshine's X-Ray Machine w/ Dumb Angels and All Capitals @Benders

Pat Green@ Grizzly Rose

Indulgers @ Scruffy Murphys

Churchill with Glowing House and PLACES @1144 Broadway

Hurts To Laugh@ Lions Lair

Bearfoot w/ The Haunted Windchimes @ Oriental Theater

Ash Ganley and Jeff Finlin @Soiled Dove

Randall Dubis Band @Ziggies

My Orange Crush w/ I'm A Boy, The Vergers , Nipples and Dimes! @Herman's Hideaway

Stagga & Raiden w/ ServOne and Despise@ Cervantes

Afro-Zep & 56 Hope Road @Fox Theater

E.P.O. (Emergency Pullout) w/ The Mighty Small, Tommy & The High Pilots @ Moe's

Reckless Red @ Little Bear (Evergreen)

Damn, what an awesome night right there. Lets go right to the recommendations. Did you see? Fishbone is going to be in town tomorrow night. Motherfuckin Fishbone. These guys put on a high energy show and I can only imagine that this one will be just as great. If that doesn't do it for you, then head on down to the Walnut room and check out the CD release party of Oak Creek. The guys up at Evergroove worked their asses off getting this one ready. Want some rock? Check out All Capitals at Benders. They are some high energy fun and I promise a great time. In the mood for something more of a jam band? You have Umphree's McGee, and Further in town. Want some awesome bluegrass? Punch brothers are in town for that. If you want a great mix of blues and country with one of the most beautiful voices in the industry then head on up to Evergreen to the Little Bear for Reckless Red. If you sit at home tomorrow, you are probably lame with no friends and no taste in music. Kill yourself now.

Also, if you go to a show, email me a review and I'll post it. Until next time, have fun out there.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Around town Thursday

We are coming up on another weekend and yet again it will contain more great music than I know what to do with. Lets just get down to what's happening tomorrow night.

Tennis w/ the Shady Babes, Woodsman @ Hi-Dive

The Decemberists, Mountain Man @ Ogden

the Raven and the Writing Desk, w/ Caleb Slade, Alameda @Walnut Room

Hindershot / RECKLESS KNIGHTS, Blueberry Cake @3 Kings

Fairchildren, Sauna, Mirror Fears, Annah Anti-Palindrome @Dikeou Collection

Bobby Long, Dan Craig @ Bluebird

Bobby Long @Twist and Shout

NiT GriT w/ Jantsen, Skywalkerr, Tip-Z and Godlazer @Cervantes

Heighliner, Language of the Strange, Interstate Stash Express, Saturn Cowboys @ Larimer Lounge

CARAMEL CARMELA w/ Aim2Miss, The Shake-Up Brigade, The Field The Ocean @Marquis

Seek w/ Leah Druzinsky and Joey Genetti and the Galaxy Cookies @Cervantes Other side

The Radiators@ Fox Theater

Acoustic Heart Throb with Terry Gulley, Melissa Hession, Jeffrey Dallet @Ziggies

12th Planet w/ Skywalkerr, Godlazer, Tip-Z @Cervantes

Camp Kilroy/All Ages/Pete Stein @Lion's Lair

All Ages w/ The Hacks @Rockaway Tavern (double check with them though, seems like All Ages are double booked)

Honestly there isn't anything on this list that is grabbing me today. Take a shot and see whatever and then let me know. This weekend you will have a few reviews coming your way since I've been lazy and never reviewed the George Clinton or Moe. Show.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ozzy brings the thunder to the Pepsi Center

Tonight the Prince of Darkness and Slash played at the Pepsi Center and I was privileged enough to be there and I couldn't be happier. The whole experience of this show was great from the moment we parked until the very end of the show. We have our hidden parking spot that very few people park at and I will not disclose the location at all and headed on over to the Pepsi Center. We initially had nosebleed seats and were told when we got there that our seats had been upgraded due to not very many people buying that level. We moved to section 118. We headed in and got comfortable in our closer seats and awaited the lights to go out at 730, but as most shows seem to start late, this one started 10 minutes early. Bonus.

Slash opened up the show and I was excited. I've loved GnR since Appetite For Destruction came out and it was great to see him play again. When the show started, I found out that he was not the actual singer, but he kept doing what he does best and that's shred the guitar. The first few songs were new songs for his band and while they were good, they weren't doing it for me and it appeared most of the audience felt the same way. It wasn't until Night Train that the crowd started to get into this set. I don't know who the hell Slash got to sing for him, but damn did he do an awesome Axl impersonation. He had some of the swaying down, the high notes down perfectly, and created an illusion that this could have easily been GnR playing again. Not only did they play Night Train, they also played My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Paradise City, Sweet Child o Mine, and even Slither by Velvet Revolver. All through the set, Slash basically showed why he is one of the greatest guitarists of this generation. Axl better watch out, GnR is nothing without Slash and you could hear how much he brought to GnR just by the few original songs they did tonight.

After about an hour, it was Ozzy's turn to rock the Pepsi Center. When the lights went back out, they showed a little movie of random movie clips like Avatar, Jersey Shore, Hangover, Twilight, and Iron Man with each one having Ozzy inserting himself as a character. The best line of that whole skit was during the Twilight one where the chick in that says "I think you're a Vampire" to which Ozzy responded... "Vampire? Vampire's are pussies, I'm the Prince of Darkness" When Ozzy came out, he kicked off the show at a high level with Bark at the Moon. From there he jumped into the only new song in the setlist. Let Me Hear You Scream. While I'm not a fan of that song, everyone else seemed to love it. I have to say, I'm quite thankful that it was the only new song because his classics are some of the best rock and roll out there. At times, Ozzy looked like a special needs child on stage, waddling around like he normally does, dunking his head in buckets of water, waving his arms back and forth in an overly dramatic way to get the crowd going, and spraying them with the hose. Ozzy promised to play really long if we all got crazy so he topped off at around 95 minutes. I guess we weren't crazy enough for him. There were two things I was really glad to see make a comeback at this show. The first was heavy use of pyrotechnics, with the most beautiful of the fireworks coming right before Mr. Crowley as sparks rained down on the stage during the intro.... and people using lighters instead of their fucking cell phones during ballads. Sorry kids, but lighters look awesome, cell phones look dumb. This was my first and probably last time seeing Ozzy (since I'm sure this is his final tour, just a feeling) and he didn't let the fans down. There was a great mixture of Sabbath songs with a surprise appearance of Fairies Wear Boots, to his solo career. The only part that got a bit boring was the way too long guitar solo. It was cool, but dragged out for a bit too long. Here is the Setlist

Bark at the Moon
Let Me Hear You Scream
Mr. Crowley
I Don't Know
Fairies Wear Boots

Suicide Solution
Road to Nowhere
War Pigs

Shot in the Dark
Rat Salad .
(with Guitar and Drum solos)
Iron Man

I Don't Want to Change the World .
Crazy Train
14. Encore:
Mama, I'm Coming Home Play Video

Monday, February 7, 2011

A big Tuesday night coming up

Alright, this weekend was out of control and I was terrible about posting. You will have to cut me a bit of slack because I was celebrating the Packers winning the Superbowl. While I am a big fan of the mile high city and all the great music it has to offer, I was born a cheesehead and this was my Christmas. Trust me, you didn't miss shit yesterday or today anyway. One of the biggest shows of the week is tomorrow, so lets get right to it shall we?

Interpol @ Boulder Theater

Apex Manor w/ Amazing Twin, Van Louvin @ Hi-Dive

The Dead Kenny G's @ Fox Theater

Pearls for Breakfast, Midnight Suns, Guitarasaurus & Chordzilla @ Larimer Lounge

Ozzy Osbourne w/Slash @ Pepsi Center

There aren't a lot of shows tomorrow but both Interpol in Boulder and Ozzy at the Pepsi Center are two great choices. If you have never seen Ozzy, this could easily be his last visit to Denver to perform. He's old and has been threatening retirement every since No More Tears when he did his No More Tours tour, and a 14 month world tour is a good way to say farewell to the fans. I'll be there for sure. Other than those two shows, it's pretty quiet in Denver. If you don't want to go to any of these shows, then support your local musicians by heading down to the Bar Car on Colorado and get drinks served up properly by Goose and Darci of The Bonnie Situation. I promise you the drinks won't be weak.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Saturday night and no shortage of great music

While I'm sure most of you won't read this until tomorrow as you are already hitting the shows in the area or pre-partying if you are heading to places like the Fillmore who charge 12 bucks for beer, it's time to let you know where to go tomorrow. The cold snap has ended for the most part and there is no reason you shouldn't be out having a great time in this fine city. Check out what is going on tomorrow night.

Tin Horn Prayer Vinyl Release Party and Video Premier w/ The Knew, Arliss Nancy, I Am The Ocean @Hi-Dive

Warhawk & Hindershot @ The Squire

Princess Music w/ Fierce Bad Rabbit, the Sunshine House @ Walnut Room

Glass Delirium @ Bluebird

The Dendrites w/ The A-OKs, The Repercussions @ 3 Kings

Green River Vibe, Ghost Town Bandulu, Gypsy Fit@ Old Curtis Street

Amos Lee @ Boulder Theater

Nikol Werner CD Release show w/ Sarah Slaton & Taylor Sumner @ Mercury Cafe

moe. @ Ogden

Michal Menert w/ Mikey Thunder, Project Aspect, Abandoned Airwaves @ Cervantes

Reckless Red @ Olde Town Tavern

Synthetic Elements, Potato Pirates, Bullet Inc., The Toasting Game @Larimer Lounge

At The Front, Fears are Limits, Split Second Massacre, Crusher Bound Cadillac, In Element, Alabama Lie Detector, Red Tide Rising @ Gothic

Animus w/ Entelodont, Disaffected, Tragic Fixation @ Moe's

Kraddy @Fox Theater (boulder)

Songs for Arnie @Cervantes Other Side

Teresa Lynne & The Dreamboats @Ziggies

Lion SoulJahs w/ Irie Still, Despicables, mono verde @ Herman's Hideaway

The Angela Bofill Experience w/ feat. Maysa and Grammy Winner Dave Valentin @ Soiled Dove

The Stripe Stripe Fiasco, Grim World Legacy and Odin’s Other Eye@ Buffalo Rose

Shakedown Street w/ Aotearoa @ Oriental Theater

Tragic Fixation w/ Animus, Disaffected, & Enteledont @ Moe's

Swamp Angel, Hawk Attack, Lyin' Bitch and the Restraining Orders @ Rockaway


Another night with some decisions to make. While I will personally be at the Moe. show at the Ogden, I highly recommend Reckless Red. Sure it's out in Littleton and there isn't much in that town but I promise CJ will make the drive worth it. I have never been to a bad Reckless Red show. If that is not your thing, you can always check out another one of Denver's hottest bands The Knew. If you happen to make it out to Moe. tomorrow, let me know what you think. I'll be there too.

So I want to do more to make this blog better for everyone. Any suggestions?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's time for the weekend again

We are finally to the end of this cold ass Colorado week and if you are like me, you are ready for a bit of warmth and a lot of rock and roll.....and of course the Superbowl. (Go Pack Go!!) If you want to kick of this weekend right, check out one of the following shows:

GitSome, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, The Fire Drills, and Cannons w/ Ryan Willard, Amanda Gordon Dunn & Keshet Handler @ 3 Kings

Faceman's First Waltz @Bluebird

George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic with DJ Rootz @ Fillmore

TREES, Eolian w/ Wire Faces, Ghosts of Glaciers @ Hi-Dive

SHEL, Jen Korte and the Loss, Rob Drabkin, Megan Burtt, Dave Preston, Mark Tidd, Ayo Awosika, David Rynhart, Dave Tamkin, Justin Roth @ Bluebird

Faux Punk - The Ultimate Daft Punk Tribute @ Fox Theater (Boulder)

The Foot, Monroe Monroe, Petals of Spain @ Larimer Lounge

Fire In the Asylumw/Places, James and the Devil, Shake-Up Brigade, Young Jay and Fame @ Summit Music Hall

FIVE13 @ Platinum 84

Invisible Allies (Bluetech + Kilowatts Collaboration Set) @Cervantes

Solo Sets by Bluetech & Kilowatts w/ The Malah and Archnemesis@ Cervantes Other Side

moe. @ Ogden

The Indulgers @ St Julien Hotel

Under a Blood Red Sky @ Walnut Room

Swamp Angel with Royal Dead, Chainsaw Love Affair and Landgrabbers @ Bender's

Apex Vibe w/ Desciples, Weapons of Mass Creation,Coral Thief, Buntron Smith @ Herman's Hideaway

Kelley Hunt w/ The Erica Brown Trio @ Soiled Dove

Chris Cagle @ Grizzly Rose

Voices of the Wetlands w/ Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Waylon Thibodeaux, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone & Mike Zito @ Gothic Theater

Reviving Cecilia (formerly Consider The Raven), Vanessa Spear, w/ The Horse Latitudes, Jay J Matott & The Arctic @ Moe's


Booze Bombs @ Rockaway

My Body Sings Electric, The Namesakes, Anchor Point, DJ Boss Karl@Lion's Lair

There is a lot of great shit going on tomorrow. I don't even know where to begin. If you want some great local music, check out The Landgrabbers. I saw these cats play a while ago and they kicked more ass than Chuck Norris. If that doesn't get you tingly in the pants then head to Larimer Lounge for Monroe Monroe. Local music not your thing? How about getting your dance on with Moe. and their extended jams. Some of the best bass playing you will hear for sure. Want a little funk in your life? George Clinton will be here as well. Snake Rattle Rattle Snake is also playing and have become one of Denver's hottest bands. There will not be a dull moment anywhere in this city at all. I'll personally be at the Fillmore avoiding the $11 beers. Hope to see you there. If you do show up, hook me up with a drink. It's not like this blog pays me anything.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tomorrow night

Too tired to do much of a post today so I'll be quick. Tomorrow head to Casselman's for some tribute bands. Hooligan's Holiday and Whiplash. Tributes to Motley Crue and Metallica, two of my favorite bands growing up. If that doesn't do it for you, check out 40 Oz to Freedom, a Sublime tribute band at the Bluebird. Want something more local? Check out Dead Kenny G's at Cervantes. That's all I got, time to do something for class tomorrow I think. Gotta love working.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wednesday night is here again

Alright, it's the beginning of February and it's another day of frigid cold. Have you drank your weight in hot chocolate yet? It's a shame that this cold snap isn't happening on the weekend, then you could at least enjoy hot coffee with your favorite booze in it. (I prefer the Van Gough double shot espresso vodka myself) If you are going to brave the cold, here is what's going on tomorrow.

Paul Riola's Cellar Door @Walnut Room

Steve Aoki @ Boulder Theater

Gata Negra, Starz and Endz, Joe Fornothin', C4X @Larimer Lounge

Society 5280, Feels Like Autumn, Acid Sundae, & Raul @Herman's Hideaway

As per usual, there isn't much going on during the week in Denver but you can check out Gata Negra. I'll be at home studying since I'm working again and have a lot of information I need to know. Have a shot of something good in my honor please and thank you.