Beck. Red Rocks. 08.15.14

August 17, 2014
Beck. Red Rocks. 08.15.14

Showing up to Red Rocks almost 3 hours early usually guarantees a parking spot in the Upper North Lot and a great seat in the front 24 rows of the GA section. There have been no such guarantees this season. Parking attendants try to direct even the earliest of birds to the lower lots,...
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Ray LaMontagne. Red Rocks. 08.07.14

August 10, 2014
RL2

Sometimes I get a little overzealous when it comes to buying concert tickets, especially during Red Rocks season. It’s not like they release the schedule all at once and allow me to pick and choose what shows I want to go to. The line-up leaks out over a couple months and I buy ticket as they...
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Lykke Li. Red Rocks. 08.06.14

August 9, 2014
Lykke Li. Red Rocks. 08.06.14

Lykke Li has gone through a transformation of sorts in the studio, but when it comes to her stage presence, she is still a force to be reckoned with. When the lights went down on the stage at Red Rocks on Wednesday night, the smoke poured in, the wind started to blow, and the girl in...
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Mötley Crüe. Pepsi Center. 08.02.14

August 5, 2014
MC

It’s hard to find anything good to say about the members of Mötley Crüe. With the exception of Mick Mars, I don’t respect anything about them as human beings. They are the epitome of excess. They were disrespectful little boys who grew up to be disrespectful old men. Peter Pan Syndrome, mixed with massive amounts of drugs...
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NIN / Soundgarden. Red Rocks. 07.21.14 / 07.22.14

July 27, 2014
NIN2

On March 8th, 1994, two bands released their defining albums. Trent Reznor brought his industrial project to the mainstream (and dancefloors) with a song about fornicating like an animal, while Chris Cornell solidified himself as the voice of the heavier side of alternative rock. Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden both had a following before these albums were released,...
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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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