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 →


ILSUDH2 Turns 5

This blog turns 5 years old today. It hasn’t become a viral sensation, but that was never the point. It was started as an outlet — an outlet for me to reflect on the albums and live shows I had experienced throughout any given year. Exposing people to music they might not have otherwise heard was a distant second. The… Read more →


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 →