My Bloody Valentine. Ogden Theatre. 08.19.13

August 20, 2013
My Bloody Valentine. Ogden Theatre. 08.19.13

* my reviews are always very personal, but this one is more ‘personal story’ than it is ‘review’. it’s about my day more than about the band. The last time I had access to a My Bloody Valentine show, I opted out. The sublime shoegazers made the trip from Ireland, but I couldn’t make...
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Queens of the Stone Age. Red Rocks. 08.16.13

August 16, 2013
Queens of the Stone Age. Red Rocks. 08.16.13

If I were to say Queens of the Stone Age are the only band making ‘rock’ music today, the comments section of this post would overflow with explicit details as to why I’m an idiot. I would be called ignorant and uninformed, and the list of band names would justify my accusers’ allegations. But...
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my cowboy blood…

July 23, 2013
my cowboy blood…

(PRCA Rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming, 07.21.13) I’m not a cowboy. There isn’t anything remotely ‘country’ about my life, even if there is a little country in my blood. My grandfather was the epitome of country, before country was cool. My mom and her siblings grew up in the rodeo. Ten-gallon hats, shiny belt buckles,...
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David Byrne & St. Vincent. Denver Botanic Gardens. 07.13.13

July 14, 2013
David Byrne & St. Vincent.  Denver Botanic Gardens. 07.13.13

My parents have been in town from San Diego for the past week. They just boarded a plane back to Southern California. It was an exciting trip. Not only were they able to eat at some of our best restaurants and drink at some of our finest breweries, they were also able to experience...
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Deafheaven. Marquis Theater. 07.09.13

July 10, 2013
DH

Deafheaven were supposed to perform an early set last night. According the band’s website, Twitter feed and the venue itself, they were going to come on around 8:30. This false information had me sitting in a puddle of my own sweat while local blackened death metal outfit Kitezh trashed the stage. If it weren’t...
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‘hindered by sober restlessness’

July 2, 2013
chill

Back in December of last year I threatened to shut down this blog, or give it a break at the very least, and although certain aspects of life have gotten in the way of regular updates, I have somehow found time to keep it alive. I might not go to quite as many shows...
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The Widespread Panic Sunday Test.

July 1, 2013
Panic

This is an account of a hater who spent a Sunday at a Panic show… When people say “I hate country music” or “I can’t stand metal” or “I like everything except for rap”, it makes me laugh. Genres are not black-and-white — there are so many shades of grey within any genre that...
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Summerland Tour 2013 Alternative Guitars. Ogden Theatre. 06.26.13

June 27, 2013
Summerland

The asphalt was on fire as the sweaty, slightly balding masses shuffled into the Ogden Theatre for the 2013 Summerland Tour. The event, hosted by Art Alexis and broadcast to 500,000 people via AXS TV, featured four bands from the 90′s ‘alternative rock’ scene. The influx of social media and radio contests leading up to...
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Amanda Palmer with the Colorado Symphony. Red Rocks. 06.14.13

June 16, 2013
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Amanda Palmer. The painted-on eyebrows. The crowd sourcing scandal. The NSFW music videos. The controversial poetry. The famous husband. The unabashed sexuality and promiscuity… It’s amazing this woman finds time to get dressed everyday, much less write and perform music. But make music she does, and ‘performance’ could be her middle name. Amanda Palmer is...
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Geto Boys. Summit Music Hall. 06.14.13

June 15, 2013
Geto Boys. Summit Music Hall. 06.14.13

There are those who know Geto Boys as the group who did “that one song from Office Space”, and then there are those of us who know them as the true pioneers of Southern rap music. I won’t claim I was around for Making Trouble, but I was there in 1990 when they released...
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4th Annual Boulder SourFest. Avery Brewing Company. 06.08.13

June 9, 2013
Avery

The 4th Annual Boulder SourFest was held at Avery Brewing Company this weekend, and it proved to be one of the best, and most unique, beer festivals I have ever been to. Having been unaware of sour beers until my first Great American Beer Festival a few years back, I am still somewhat surprised...
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