Tag Archive for marquis theater

Buck-O-Nine. Marquis Theater. 09.12.15

Buck-O-Nine. Marquis Theater. 09.12.15 Everything was new when Buck-O-Nine opened for The Specials in 1994. I had just moved to San Diego from a small town in Northern California, Buck-O-Nine had just released their debut album, and Soma had just relocated to an old warehouse at 5303 Metro Street. It was the beginning of something special for everyone involved. Soma… Read more →

Deafheaven / SubRosa. Marquis Theater. 02.16.14

Some shows just scream to be written about. By the end of the night, the narrative already exists. When I sit down in front of the computer the next day, it’s just a matter of transcribing what the artist(s) have already delivered in the form of their performance. My best reviews are not really reviews at all, they are simply the written account of what went down inside a particular venue on a particular night. I am in no way a music expert. I am not a musician, so how can I be expected to critique what is happening on the stage? I cannot. That’s not what I do. I would be a fraud if I tried. What I do, or at least what I try to do, is document the feeling of being at the show. The primary reason I do this might surprise some of you, but I assure you it is the truth — I do this so I can go back and experience these performances over and over again. The only reason I don’t just record my thoughts in a private diary is that I think others might benefit from the words I write. Maybe they weren’t able to make the show and they want to know what it was like to be there. Maybe they were there and want to compare their experience with someone else’s. Maybe they are going to attend the show in another city and want to know what to expect. I believe these are all valid reasons to share my thoughts with those who are receptive. Read more →

Touché Amoré. Marquis Theater. 02.06.14

I’m too old for this shit. Seriously. Standing in lines to get into punk rock shows should be something I reminisce about when I want my daughter to think I used to be cool. It’s not something I should be doing while the windchill whispers death into my frozen ears. When Patrick Kindlon asked if we were “ok with what was… Read more →

Deafheaven. Marquis Theater. 07.09.13

Deafheaven were supposed to perform an early set last night. According the band’s website, Twitter feed and the venue itself, they were going to come on around 8:30. This false information had me sitting in a puddle of my own sweat while local blackened death metal outfit Kitezh trashed the stage. If it weren’t for these dog days of summer,… Read more →

Winter Rite Tour. Marquis Theater. 02.06.13

Last night was a perfect reminder as to why I decided to cut back on shows this year.  There I was at the Marquis Theater, spitting distance from Norwegian metal-gods Enslaved, before the clock struck midnight, and I was yawning.  “As Fire (and a sparse, violent circle pit)  Swept Clean the Earth”, my mind was losing a battle with my body.… Read more →

Ghost. Marquis Theater. 01.27.12

“Lu-ci-feeeeeer!”  The ceremony started at 10:30pm on a bone chilling night at Denver’s Marquis Theater.  The 8th of 13 ‘dates of doom’ for Sweden’s enigmatic retro-metallers brought with it all the elements that are now expected from this young, hyped group of nameless ghouls.  Fronted by Papa Emeritus, a skeletal figure in red and black bishop’s robes, Ghost rely on… Read more →

Frank Turner | Andrew Jackson Jihad | Into It. Over It. Marquis Theater 10.7.11

It was suggested that we show up early for the Frank Turner show at the Marquis Theater on Friday night, given the strength of the line-up.  If the gathering of people snaking down Larimer St. as early as 7:30pm wasn’t evidence enough that this tour was receiving some much deserved attention, the handwritten sign warning SOLD OUT, DON’T EVEN ASK… Read more →