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Cheap Trick. Red Rocks. 06.16.15

Cheap Trick. Red Rocks. 06.16.15 Cheap Trick released their most influential material while I was still wearing diapers and learning to crawl. I’m pretty sure Peter Frampton peaked before I was even conceived. So I wasn’t anxiously waiting for tickets to go on sale for the double billing at Red Rocks. With the number of shows at my favorite venue… Read more →

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Ryan Adams. Red Rocks. 06.04.15

Ryan Adams. Red Rocks. 06.04.15 I was unable to make it to Red Rocks to see the always amazing Ryan Adams, but Kat was able to attend in my absence. She was also kind enough to share her experience. According to the Mayo clinic, “Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes spontaneous episodes of vertigo —… Read more →

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Endless Summer Tour. Red Rocks. 05.12.15

Lana Del Rey / Courtney Love. Red Rocks. 05.12.15 Santo & Johnny were a musical duo from Brooklyn who had a #1 hit with an instrumental song titled “Sleep Walk”. That was back in 1959. Highlights from the Red Rocks season that year included Ricky Nelson and Harry Belfonte. Elizabeth Woolridge Grant wouldn’t be born for another 26 years. She… Read more →

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John Moreland. Hi-Dive. 05.07.15

John Moreland. Hi-Dive. 05.07.15 John Moreland and I used to be friends. We used to hang out at 3 Kings drinking tallboy PBRs. We discovered Boulder’s Illegal Pete’s together. We even caught up at The Roxy in California after his Stagecoach performance. We watched Daniel Romano and Nikki Lane woo the Hollywood crowd…each in their own way. I posted photos… Read more →

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The Missing Link Tour. Red Rocks. 05.03.15

The Missing Link Tour. Red Rocks. 05.03.15 It’s always amusing when someone claims they don’t like a certain genre of music. I understand not liking a band, or even an extreme subgenre like depressive black metal or horrorcore rap, but to say you don’t like country or metal or jazz just screams ignorance. That’s not to say I’m not guilty… Read more →

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Hollywood Palomino Night. The Roxy. 04.26.15

Hollywood Palomino Night. The Roxy. 04.26.15 What defines country music? Wikipedia defines it as a “genre of American popular music that originated in Southern United States in the 1920s.” It goes on to say country music “often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms and harmonies accompanied by mostly string instruments.”  I can’t really argue with those… Read more →

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Jamey Johnson. Joe’s Bar. 04.10.15

Jamey Johnson. Joe’s Bar. 04.10.15 “My Home’s in Alabama” was being piped over the PA at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street. I was a thousand miles from home and at least half that far from Alabama. The Chicago crowd ranged from the slightly buzzed to the fall-down drunk. They were rowdy as hell as they sang about being “southern born… Read more →