I Listen So You Don't Have To

Thoughts, photos and setlists from various musical events in and around Colorado, with the occasional album review and obligatory list or two.

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Ariel Pink. Bluebird Theater. 02.14.15

According to the Interweb, Ariel Pink is indie rock’s most hated man. He is a misogynistic troll who defends the rights of sexual predators and has the nerve to criticize Madonna. He is a living, breathing meme. He claims to be the male version of Grimes, but the female version of Grimes thinks he’s an asshole. He says the wrong… Read more →

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Sleater-Kinney. Ogden Theatre. 02.12.15

Sleater-Kinney / Lizzo. Ogden Theatre. 02.12.15 Seeing the name Sleater Kinney on the marquee at the Ogden Theatre last night was quite a sight, but it didn’t stir nostalgic emotions for everyone on Colfax. As the line stretched out in front of the theater, past Angelo’s Records to the other side of Ogden St., many of Colfax’s finest took the… Read more →

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Winter on the Rocks. Red Rocks. 01.30.15

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since I talked a group of people into going to Red Rocks in January. The first winter concert to be held at the amphitheater showcased Atmosphere and Common. I wasn’t all that excited about seeing either act, but I was extremely excited at the thought of bundling up and stealing an offseason show at… Read more →

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Lucero. Gothic Theatre. 12.29.14

Lucero / Drag The River. The Gothic Theatre. Englewood, Colorado. 12.29.14 Making small talk about the weather is something people do in uncomfortable situations where no other common ground can be found, but when you’re standing outside in subzero temperatures it’s the elephant that refuses to be ignored. As Gary Lee (of Gary Lee’s Motor Club and Grub) was educating… Read more →

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ILSUDH2 Turns 5

This blog turns 5 years old today. It hasn’t become a viral sensation, but that was never the point. It was started as an outlet — an outlet for me to reflect on the albums and live shows I had experienced throughout any given year. Exposing people to music they might not have otherwise heard was a distant second. The… Read more →