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John Moreland. Swallow Hill. 03.06.16

John Moreland. Swallow Hill. 03.06.16 Yesterday I wrote about my experience taking a couple teenagers to see Carly Rae Jepsen in concert. A few hours later, I found myself in a completely different situation altogether. Witnessing John Moreland perform for a silent, seated room of 300 people at Swallow Hill was nothing like seeing Carly Rae Jepsen lead a multi-generational… Read more →

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Carly Rae Jepsen. Gothic Theatre. 03.05.16

Carly Rae Jepsen. Gothic Theatre. 03.05.16 When Carly Rae Jepsen dropped E•MO•TION last year, it seemed odd that the news spread to blogs and publications I rely on to find new music. Sure, “Call Me Maybe” was exasperatingly catchy, but it will forever remind me of the time I was subjected to grown ass men lip-syncing it at a company… Read more →

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Black Sabbath. 02.15.16. Pepsi Center

Black Sabbath. 02.15.16. Pepsi Center “Let’s have a fucking wild time tonight!” The Prince of Darkness leaned forward and gripped the mic stand with his painted black fingers while six brilliant flames shot several feet into the air behind him. “You ain’t fucking loud enough! I can’t hear you!” It wouldn’t be surprising if Ozzy Osbourne actually is deaf at… Read more →

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AC/DC. Pepsi Center. 02.08.16

AC/DC. Pepsi Center. 02.08.16 Attending a concert in a giant corporate arena is a necessary evil when it comes to seeing high-profile bands with a large stage presence, but when done right, those arena-ready bands can make you forget the hell you’re living in. AC/DC flipped that script right on its head last night when they brought their Rock or… Read more →

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Winter on the Rocks. Red Rocks. 01.29.16

Winter on the Rocks. Red Rocks. 01.29.16 People in Colorado are no strangers to outdoor concerts in the middle of winter. Local and national acts have been performing in Winter Park, Aspen, Vail, and countless other mountain locales for a very long time, but it wasn’t until four years ago that anyone witnessed a performance at Red Rocks before Easter… Read more →

Patti Smith

Patti Smith. Fillmore. 12.29.15

Patti Smith. Fillmore. 12.29.15 “horses groping for a sign for a breath … charms. sweet angels – you have made me no longer afraid of death.” Patti Smith, the poet, read prose from the back cover of a forty-year-old album, before Patti Smith, the punk rocker, threw her fists in the air and denied complicity in the sins that led… Read more →