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Class of 2017: The Overachievers

2016 was a shit year. Seriously. We experienced one of the ugliest elections in recent history. Social progress not only came to a halt, but there were elements within our country that would’ve been happy to see us rewind the past half century. And everybody died. Well, not everybody, but you know what I mean. 2017 hasn’t been much better. Tom Petty… Read more →

Class of 2016: The Performers

2016 was another great year for live music in Colorado (and elsewhere). My final count came to 210 performances, across 88 shows and a festival. I was able to see AC/DC on my birthday, right before Brian Johnson’s exit from the band. I got to witness one of Sabbath’s final performances just a few days later. I saw Kanye right before he… Read more →

Father John Misty. Ellie Caulkins. 04.09.16

Father John Misty. Ellie Caulkins Opera House. 04.09.16 In the closing song on Father John Misty’s first album, Fear Fun, Joshua Michael Tillman comes close to explaining why he chose to use a pseudonym. “Joseph Campbell and The Rolling Stones couldn’t give me a myth, so I had to write my own,” he complains, before admitting to never liking the… Read more →

Father John Misty. Bluebird Theater. 07.05.12

It’s not often that I regret going to a show, especially when the artists performing have both recently released excellent albums that I’ve had on steady rotation, but as I reflect on last night, I have to admit I’d rather have the money I spent than the memories I made.  Now, that’s not to say it was a bad show. … Read more →