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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 →

Lagwagon

Lagwagon. Summit Music Hall. 12.11.14

Lagwagon. Summit Music Hall. Denver, CO 12.11.14 Live Review and Setlist. It’s January 14th, 1995. I am about to see Lagwagon for the first time. It’s a Saturday. I sleep in late because I don’t have anywhere to be. I roll out of bed (a mattress on the ground) sometime in the late afternoon. After a quick shower, I throw… Read more →

RTJ

Run The Jewels. Gothic Theatre. 11.18.14

Rap music is about two things, lyrics and beats. Take either away and you’ve got poetry slam or bass music, neither of which I’m very fond of. So it’s a testament to El-P’s production that last night’s show worked despite the sound problems. Killer Mike and El-P are both hip-hop powerhouses in their own right, but when they team up… Read more →

King Diamond. Paramount Theatre. 10.24.14

King Diamond is an icon. The man behind the mask is legendary on so many levels. His songwriting, storytelling, stage presence and survival skills place him in the upper echelon of heavy metal frontmen. He never garnered mainstream fame the way Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie James Dio or Rob Halford did, but you would be hard pressed to find an individual in the… Read more →

Riot Fest Denver 2014…a postmortem.

My Festival Experience Summary: 2 Days / 3 Nights 20 Hrs. 45 Mins. 28 Bands Albums Witnessed in Entirety: NOFX – Punk in Drublic Slayer – Reign in Blood Weezer – Weezer (The Blue Album) Descendents – Milo Goes to College Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes Cost Breakdown: 3-Day Presale Pass: $98.98 Drinks: $116.00 Bartender Tips: $18.00 Food: $33.00 TOTAL: $265.98 Why Sports Authority Field… Read more →

Drake vs. Lil Wayne. Red Rocks. 09.10.14

When the “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” tour was announced, I figured it was just another clever marketing ploy. These Young Money artists share a label and a fan base, but I doubt anyone saw that announcement and didn’t immediately pick a favorite. Lil Wayne has been in the game a lot longer than Drake, so he’s got time on his… Read more →