Class of 2013: The Performers

2013 started out a little slow in the live music department, but it ended with an insane run of shows. Never before have I witnessed so many great performers in the last few months of the year. My final count came to 183 performances at 80 shows (and a handful of festivals). Literally 70% of those shows are worthy of… Read more →

Patterson Hood. Larimer Lounge. 12.13.13 / 12.14.13

There was a point during Patterson Hood’s solo performance at Larimer Lounge last night when the lead Drive-By Trucker pretty much gave up trying to hide how high he was. It was during the encore, after a 15-minute song/diatribe about white-knuckle traveling in West Virginia, and halfway into “Dead, Drunk, and Naked”, when he forgot the words once again. This… Read more →

Kanye West. Sprint Center.12.03.13

I’m not going to claim to be a genius, or to have a familiar relationship with Jesus, but I think I may have a touch of something — a gift of some kind. How else would you explain my prediction, weeks before the damaged LED screen, that the “Yeezus Tour” would not be making a stop in Denver? Sure, the Pepsi Center… Read more →

Arcade Fire

I bought tickets to see Arcade Fire perform at the Pepsi Center today. I did this with a heavy heart, not quite sure if I wanted to see them perform in such a large arena. But then I decided that it would still be a great experience, especially since I am going with someone who has never seen them before.… Read more →