Agalloch. Gothic Theatre. 07.09.14

July 10, 2014
Agalloch. Gothic Theatre. 07.09.14

“Where am I? How long shall I suffer here?“ Two years ago I was preparing for a road trip that would take me out of Colorado, through Utah and Idaho, and into the Pacific Northwest, only to return through the birthplace of the spirit of Agalloch. It was the year I had written my...
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‘no place for the undeserved’

June 30, 2014
‘no place for the undeserved’

As I’ve said before, this blog no longer focuses on album reviews or news or anything of that sort. The sole purpose of ILSUDH2 is to share my ‘live’ music experiences. I do my best to recap the shows I go to, but I just don’t have the time or energy to do much...
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Buell Theatre. 06.24.14 *

June 26, 2014
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Buell Theatre. 06.24.14 *

When the end of the world is upon us, in those last days when only a few survivors hold on to humanity’s last hopes and dreams, I see Nick Cave walking through the streets of a decimated city in a dusty black suit and crisp white shirt. He’s swinging a timepiece on a gold...
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ScHoolboy Q (pre/post-shooting). Red Rocks. 06.19.14

June 24, 2014
ScHoolboy Q (pre/post-shooting). Red Rocks. 06.19.14

There are many forms of filth (and varying levels of honesty) in the aboveground rap scene these days, but more often than not, it’s hard to take rappers seriously. There are too many cartoonish actors in the game. A misogynist with gold teeth and an AK-47 doesn’t shock anyone anymore. And the old school players, the real gangsters...
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Hood, Isbell, Cooley. One Night Only for Terry Pace. Shoals Theatre. 06.15.14

June 22, 2014
Hood, Isbell, Cooley. One Night Only for Terry Pace. Shoals Theatre. 06.15.14

“Don’t know why they even bother putting this highway on the mapAnybody that’s ever been on it knows exactly where they’re at‘Cause hell’s on both ends of itAnd nowhere’s in between.This highway’s mean” The length of U.S. Route 72 that runs west from I-65, across the Wheeler Reservoir and Shoal Creek into Florence, isn’t anything to write...
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Lionel Richie. Red Rocks. 06.11.14

June 12, 2014
Lionel Richie. Red Rocks. 06.11.14

When it was announced that Lionel Richie would be performing at Red Rocks, almost 6 months ago, I felt an excitement that couldn’t be explained. Sure, I am somewhat of a Red Rocks junkie, and it was the first big show of the season to be announced, but that didn’t explain my level of...
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The Hold Steady. Denver Day of Rock. 05.24.14

May 27, 2014
The Hold Steady. Denver Day of Rock. 05.24.14

Performing songs from an album called Boys and Girls in America at a benefit sponsored by a non-profit called Concerts For Kids might seem like a no-brainer…unless of course, you know the album. When Craig Finn informed the crowd “it started recreational, it ended kinda medical”, he wasn’t talking about youth sports. “Massive Nights”...
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Eels / Chelsea Wolfe. Gothic Theatre. 05.21.14

May 24, 2014
Eels / Chelsea Wolfe. Gothic Theatre. 05.21.14

Say what you will about Mark Oliver Everett, the guy is consistent. No matter how bright the sun might shine, Everett will escape to the darkest shadow of doubt – never believing that everything might actually turn out alright in the long run. It’s only been a year since he released Wonderful, Glorious to...
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Lana Del Rey. Red Rocks. 05.19.14

May 20, 2014
Lana Del Rey. Red Rocks. 05.19.14

Eight years ago Lizzy Grant was on her way to volunteer at an Indian reservation when she found herself gazing upon the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The 19-year-old singer-songwriter, who had just released a demo of acoustic tracks under the pseudonym May Jailer, made herself a promise – one day she would perform on...
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Morrissey. Ellie Caulkins Opera House. 05.17.14

May 18, 2014
Morrissey. Ellie Caulkins Opera House. 05.17.14

Discovering and obtaining music in the 80’s was a process that most kids would not understand today. They live in an age where songs are nothing more than disposable streams of 1’s and 0’s and there are no obstacles between the artist and the listener. That was not the case when Morrissey and Marr...
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The Dillinger Escape Plan. Marquis Theater. 04.29.14

May 1, 2014
The Dillinger Escape Plan. Marquis Theater. 04.29.14

The Dillinger Escape Plan are an insane live band! There is really no other way to put it. Anyone who has ever attended a Dillinger show is already aware of that fact. So it was no surprise that the anticipation was so thick before they took the stage that one could hardly breathe. As...
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