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James McMurtry

James McMurtry. Bluebird Theater. 06.24.16

James McMurtry. Bluebird Theater. 06.24.16 Before moving to Colorado I didn’t have any friends who were into jam bands. I also didn’t have any friends who were into EDM. Sure, most of us had hung out in the parking lot at a Dead show, seen Phish once or twice, and attended our fair share of warehouse and desert raves, but… Read more →


Kacey Musgraves. Bluebird Theater. 04.20.16

Kacey Musgraves. Bluebird Theater. 04.20.16 It was 4/20 in Denver, Colorado and the place was packed. “Stir It Up” was rattling the house speakers as familiar aromas filled the air. There was nothing to suggest this 420 concert would be any different than the myriad of others taking place across the state all week; especially when Bob Marley gave way… Read more →


Lucinda Williams. Bluebird Theater. 04.12.16

Lucinda Williams. Bluebird Theater. 04.12.16 Seeing Lucinda Williams’ name lit up on the marquee at the Bluebird Theater was something special, but being in such close proximity to the living legend while she performed one of my all-time favorite songs was something else altogether. Quoted as saying she’d rather “play a few nights at the Fillmore than play one night… Read more →


Nikki Lane. Bluebird Theater. 12.06.15

Nikki Lane. Bluebird Theater. 12.06.15 My wife and I got married on a cold December night in Denver, Colorado. We went down to the courthouse, said our vows, and then found our way to the Grizzly Rose to meet some friends. A young country artist named Miranda Lambert performed that night. The honky-tonk off I-25 was pretty packed, but nowhere… Read more →


Ariel Pink. Bluebird Theater. 02.14.15

Ariel Pink. Bluebird Theater. 02.14.15 According to the Interweb, Ariel Pink is indie rock’s most hated man. He is a misogynistic troll who defends the rights of sexual predators and has the nerve to criticize Madonna. He is a living, breathing meme. He claims to be the male version of Grimes, but the female version of Grimes thinks he’s an… Read more →

The War on Drugs. Bluebird Theater. 03.26.14

Foreigner’s “Feels Like the First Time” was all too appropriate as a sudden darkness engulfed the capacity crowd at Bluebird Theater. It was the fifth time I’d seen Adam Granduciel and his War on Drugs, but as the band took the stage in a hazy green glow, it really did feel like the first time. Granduciel (like former bandmate Kurt Vile)… Read more →


Jason Isbell. Bluebird Theater. 09.04.13

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 there were times I wish I didn’t know anything beyond his… Read more →


Lucero. Bluebird Theater. 04.20.13

Monday mornings always suck. They suck even worse after Lucero’s been to town. As the boys from Tennessee are getting some ink and R&R in Wichita, the rest of us have to pick our heavy heads up off the smoke-and-whiskey stained pillows, stumble into the shower, scrub off the filth of another wasted weekend, and get our worthless selves to… Read more →

Spiritualized. Bluebird Theater. 04.04.13

The first time I remember hearing the name J. Spaceman was when Jason Pierce took the stage at the Bluebird Theater on Thursday night — the crowd went crazy, screaming his name as if he were the Second Coming. Taking the seat he would occupy for the remainder of the evening, in unassuming attire and a pair of aviator sunglasses, the creative… Read more →