Metal Alliance / Decibel Magazine Tour. 2014. Denver.

April 9, 2014
Metal Alliance / Decibel Magazine Tour. 2014. Denver.

Sometimes I wish extreme music was more popular. I realize that goes against everything that ‘extreme’ bands and fans stand for, but before you gather the black-clad masses to hunt me down and feed me to the lions, let me explain my thought process here. It really comes down to one simple thing…I can’t...
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‘the winter craved what’s lost’

April 1, 2014
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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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The War on Drugs. Bluebird Theater. 03.26.14

March 27, 2014
The War on Drugs. Bluebird Theater. 03.26.14

Foreigner’s “Feels Like the First Time” was all too appropriate as a sudden darkness engulfed the capacity crowd at Bluebird Theater. It was the fifth time I’d seen Adam Granduciel and his War on Drugs, but as the band took the stage in a hazy green glow, it really did feel like the first time....
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Lorde. Fillmore. 03.22.14

March 23, 2014
Lorde. Fillmore. 03.22.14

Age was on everyone’s mind during Lorde’s debut performance in Colorado last night. The 20-somethings were in awe of how many kids were in attendance. The kids seemed shocked that there were so many parents in the crowd. The bartenders were glad that this all-ages show attracted enough legal drinkers to keep the lines...
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Valerie June. Gothic Theatre. 03.17.14

March 18, 2014
Valerie June. Gothic Theatre. 03.17.14

There was a bittersweet feeling in my heart as the idiosyncratic Valerie June took the stage at the Gothic Theatre last night. I had been waiting to see her perform for over a year and I couldn’t hold back my excitement as she introduced her ‘moonshine roots music’ with “If You Love And Let Go”...
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Angel Olsen. Larimer Lounge. 03.10.14

March 11, 2014
Angel Olsen. Larimer Lounge. 03.10.14

The door to the backstage room was ajar, allowing the curious to witness Angel Olsen and her band lounging around before their set. The scene wasn’t all that interesting — a couple couches, a chair, a few Stellas and a girl in a denim jacket with her face buried in her phone. The scene...
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Hall & Oates.1stBank Center. 03.03.14

March 4, 2014
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Picture this — it’s a warm summer evening and you’re hanging out at the county fair. The sun is setting over the horizon, providing sweet relief from the heat wave that has been infecting the state with sweltering temperatures. You’ve spent the past couple hours wandering through the exhibits and eating various fried foods...
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Moonface. Moe’s. 03.02.14

March 3, 2014
Moonface. Moe’s. 03.02.14

Moonface is Spencer Krug. Spencer Krug is Moonface. This has never been more apparent than it was at Moe’s last night. Gone were the festival-sized synths and guitars of Wolf Parade. Gone were the psychedelic sounds of Sunset Rubdown. Gone were his fellow percussion nerds. And gone were his friends in Siinai. The Canadian, who...
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Deafheaven / SubRosa. Marquis Theater. 02.16.14

February 18, 2014
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Some shows just scream to be written about. By the end of the night, the narrative already exists. When I sit down in front of the computer the next day, it’s just a matter of transcribing what the artist(s) have already delivered in the form of their performance. My best reviews are not really...
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Winter on the Rocks. Red Rocks. 01.31.14

February 9, 2014
Winter on the Rocks. Red Rocks. 01.31.14

The 3rd Annual Winter on the Rocks was perfect. Although it didn’t start out that way. I couldn’t help but question my own intelligence as I navigated Red Rocks Loop in the dark. The temperature outside was a cool 25°F as my headlights reflected off the fog back through my windshield. The Upper North...
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Touché Amoré. Marquis Theater. 02.06.14

February 7, 2014
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I’m too old for this shit. Seriously. Standing in lines to get into punk rock shows should be something I reminisce about when I want my daughter to think I used to be cool. It’s not something I should be doing while the windchill whispers death into my frozen ears. When Patrick Kindlon asked if...
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