Two Cow Garage. Lion’s Lair. 10.18.13

October 20, 2013
Two Cow Garage. Lion’s Lair. 10.18.13

Lion’s Lair is just another dive bar in a parade of dive bars that trudge up and down East Colfax Avenue. Positioned a little too far from the Fillmore and Ogden Theater, and not far enough east to benefit from the Bluebird crowd, the unremarkable stain on a street of stains is truly a locals only...
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Watain / In Solitude. Marquis Theater. 10.18.13

October 20, 2013
Watain / In Solitude. Marquis Theater. 10.18.13

The last time Watain defiled the Marquis Theater was almost three years ago, and like last night, the ritual corresponded with the first signs of a greedy winter. The final season never wants to wait her turn — instead, she blasts through autumn with brute force — ripping leaves from high on trees and...
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‘felt like a solid ghost’

October 7, 2013
RFBFE

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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Stephen King. Chautauqua Auditorium. 09.25.13

September 27, 2013
Stephen King. Chautauqua Auditorium. 09.25.13

People are sick of hearing my story about reading Christine when I was in the 3rd grade. It’s one of those stories that I hear coming out of my mouth at least once a year. It was my first real book report. I had to write the title, the number of pages, a short...
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Chelsea Wolfe. Larimer Lounge. 09.24.13

September 25, 2013
Chelsea Wolfe. Larimer Lounge. 09.24.13

Stability and contentment have never been easy for me. Staying in one place for too long would cause the air to turn stale — my senses would stagnate and I would feel as though I was drowning in a sea of apathy. The only cure for this state would be a major decision, even if...
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The National. Red Rocks. 09.18.13

September 18, 2013
The National. Red Rocks. 09.18.13

As we get older, it gets harder and harder to get the band back together. Not a literal band of course. We were never a band. But there was a time when we partied like rock stars. Going out on a Tuesday night was the norm. Weekends were for amateurs! But then the years...
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The Lumineers. Langehorne Slim. Red Rocks. 09.14.13

September 15, 2013
The Lumineers. Langehorne Slim. Red Rocks. 09.14.13

Colorado might be drowning, but for those who were not trapped by raging brown rivers of debris, it was a perfect night at Red Rocks for Channel 93.3’s Big Gig. Acting as the first of a two-night stand with local (not-so-indie) folksters, The Lumineers, the flash flood warnings turned out to be just that...
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Nas. Red Rocks. 09.06.13

September 7, 2013
Nas. Red Rocks. 09.06.13

“Yo, all I need is one mic, one beat, one stage…“ Nas couldn’t have closed out his career-spanning set with a more appropriate song. The ‘one mic, one nigga front’ philosophy is just one reason Nas is still a legitimate performer at 39 years old — twenty years after Illmatic — but it is...
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Jason Isbell. Bluebird Theater. 09.04.13

September 5, 2013
Isbell

Jason Isbell has been in my life for ten years now. From the first time I heard “Decoration Day” to the last time I listened to “Traveling Alone” —  through his divorce and departure from his previous band — through the solo tours and the late night tweets inundating my Facebook feed — even when...
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‘memory’s like a train’

August 31, 2013
‘memory’s like a train’

I took the long way to Dominic’s service yesterday. As I did, I couldn’t help but think that time has become quite greedy as we get older — it seems to take much more than it’s willing to give. The longer we live, the more we lose. So it’s probably a good idea to appreciate...
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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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