On tour

Posted on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 - 6:34 am
When I was very young, my house was filled with Dvořák, Beethoven, Verdi, Mahler, and Bach. My father would sometimes remark, in an almost wistful voice, that what I was listening to paled in comparison with its live counterpart. “There’s nothing like experiencing the symphony in person,” he would...
Posted on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 - 7:45 am
For being a top billed Australian hip-hop group Hilltop Hoods sure felt at home on their premiere show at The Fox and their first ever visit to Colorado. The scene was packed with an ensemble of listeners, a diverse group of music lovers, stretching from young punks to veterans straight out of the...
Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2012 - 9:28 am
Winter ends and the grounds warm to the seeds that bring spring time.  Sowing seeds of lyrical genius into a flower of disco colors and glowing lights is the best way I can describe the Rubblebucket Chicago show at Lincoln Hall on 3/22/2012.  Growing from the opening solo act of Kellen...
Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 - 8:29 am
Martin Sexton is a powerhouse of sound. He can easily fill a room, and every heart therein, and he don’t need no stinking band. His songwriting ability and vocal abilities come through solid on his records, but live on stage is the proper way to experience Sexton. He emerged at the Ogden Theater in...
Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 - 4:40 pm
The status of the touring scene in the U.S. has seen quite a few changes since the “come-back” of the jam band in the early nineties. In less than twenty years we’ve seen acts like Phish, String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Dave Mathews Band, and Steel Pulse, rise from cult status to...
Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 - 1:00 pm
The transformation is complete. I now believe. All hail our extra-terrestrial overlords! The Marquee read "GWAR." It was dark when I arrived, when I took my place in the line of crust punks and metal heads stretching over fifty feet out from the box office. We who were not already inside were...
Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 - 5:12 pm
This week the stage at the Boulder Theater was eclipsed by the looming shadow of a performer with a gigantic reputation, one who has been in the spotlight for over three decades.  Dressed in his signature black jeans and black tee, Henry Rollins took center stage, adopted a rocker-like stance...
Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 - 1:45 pm
Writers need inspiration. Second to inspiration, writers need misery; at least the writers I identify with. Hemingway, Faulkner, Ellison, and Robbins all have followed the light in to its darkest places before finding its brightness again and with them, even that resolution is not guaranteed....
Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 - 9:10 am
Montreal’s club Stereo was rocked after-hours Friday night by two of the world’s premier DJs as Joris Voorn and Nic Fanciulli let loose a five hour co-set of electric dance music. From the dance floor, Fanciulli and Voorn appeared to be gods. They raised their hands to an enthused crowd, denying...
Posted on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 - 8:11 am
We turned onto Welton Street, in the Five Points section of Denver, and started looking for parking for the Band of Heathens show on Friday, and saw around eight police cars posted out in front of the venue. Upon finding a spot a few blocks away, we loaded the glass, negotiated our way through a...