Algiers. Larimer Lounge. 10.03.15

Algiers. Larimer Lounge. 10.03.15 Many words have been written about Algiers since their self-titled debut dropped a few months ago, so I’m not going to spend a lot of time discussing their politics, background, or influences. Anyone reading this is probably fully aware that the band layers gospel, blues and soul over industrial post-punk to create a (slightly volatile) platform… Read more →


Duran Duran. CHIC. Red Rocks. 09.20.15

Duran Duran. CHIC. Red Rocks. 09.20.15 The early season storms were a distant memory as fans young and old made their way into the Red Rocks Amphitheatre on a mid-September evening, but when the lights went down on the stage, the audience was met with the recognizable sound of thunder. Strobe lights mimicked crackling lightning, as real-life wind carried miniature… Read more →


Beth Hart. Gothic Theatre. 09.16.15

Beth Hart. Gothic Theatre. 09.16.15 “You got places to go, you got people to know, you got plans to get your shit together.” As Beth Hart offered her soul to the audience on Thursday night, I couldn’t help but wonder if she used those lyrics as a mantra during her recovery. The 43-year-old singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California has written… Read more →


Buck-O-Nine. Marquis Theater. 09.12.15

Buck-O-Nine. Marquis Theater. 09.12.15 Everything was new when Buck-O-Nine opened for The Specials in 1994. I had just moved to San Diego from a small town in Northern California, Buck-O-Nine had just released their debut album, and Soma had just relocated to an old warehouse at 5303 Metro Street. It was the beginning of something special for everyone involved. Soma… Read more →


Riot Fest Denver 2015: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Riot Fest Denver 2015 My Festival Experience: 3 Days / 2 Nights 16 Hours 26 Bands Top 10 Moments: Iggy Pop – agelessly following “The Passenger” with “Lust for Life”. Ice Cube – performing N.W.A material with MC Ren and DJ Yella. System of a Down – dropping “Aerials” and “B.Y.O.B.” on a massive crowd. The Dead Milkmen – performing “Punk Rock… Read more →