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Algiers. Larimer Lounge. 10.03.15

Algiers. Larimer Lounge. 10.03.15 Many words have been written about Algiers since their self-titled debut dropped a few months ago, so I’m not going to spend a lot of time discussing their politics, background, or influences. Anyone reading this is probably fully aware that the band layers gospel, blues and soul over industrial post-punk to create a (slightly volatile) platform… Read more →

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Viet Cong. Larimer Lounge. 03.24.15

Viet Cong. Larimer Lounge. 03.24.15 The Viet Cong was a militant, communist political party that fought in Vietnam during the war from 1955 – 1975. Unimaginable atrocities were committed on both sides of that conflict, leading to hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of casualties — many of which can be attributed to the Viet Cong. As the War on Terror… Read more →

Angel Olsen. Larimer Lounge. 03.10.14

The door to the backstage room was ajar, allowing the curious to witness Angel Olsen and her band lounging around before their set. The scene wasn’t all that interesting — a couple couches, a chair, a few Stellas and a girl in a denim jacket with her face buried in her phone. The scene outside the room wasn’t exactly a… 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 →

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Class of 2012: The Performers

I’m fairly certain I attended my final show of 2012 last night.  It was a year of over 200 acts at over 50 shows and 5 festivals in 3 countries and 6 states — and it all comes down to these 15 most memorable moments. * Alabama Shakes 02.04.12 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO Brittany Howard’s incredible voice. up close and… Read more →

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Witch Mountain. Larimer Lounge. 06.20.12

Standing among the few who ventured out to Larimer Lounge on a Wednesday night, I couldn’t help but reflect on the confession of NPR intern Emily White, and (even more so) the incredibly thought provoking response from David Lowery. While the opening acts were thrashing away, threatening to exceed ‘safe’ decibel levels, and mashing vocal chords to pulp, I couldn’t… Read more →

Alcest. Larimer Lounge. 04.09.12 + Neige Interview

As the first chords of “Autre Temps” opened the Alcest show, much the way they open their latest album, Les Voyages de l’Âme, I found it unsettling that we shared the room with less than 100 people.  Hailing from Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France, Alcest are arguably the best in the subgenre of musicians combining the density and beauty of shoegaze with the… Read more →