On tour

Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 - 6:26 am
It was Sunday night, and the proud nerds were lined up to get into the Boulder Theater to see Weird Al Yankovic on his White & Nerdy Tour. It was an all-ages show, and I was surprised to see so many children in the audience. Everyone seemed to be very psyched to see the master singer-songwriter...
Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 - 5:50 am
On a last minute whim, my friend and I decided it had been far too long since we had seen our homegrown boys, Widespread Panic. With a passion for the exhilaration of live shows and the surprises a band like Panic brings, once the thought entered our minds, we knew we couldn't fight it. So, we...
Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 - 5:01 am
South Bend, Indiana progressive rock band Umphrey's McGee has made quite a name for themselves in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area over the years. In the beginning the band played at venues like the Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre and The Cabooze, building a reliable fan base that grew every time they...
Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 - 3:42 pm
Once again members of the Disco Biscuits come to Colorado in one shape or another to play for a very dedicated fan base. On two mid-week days in the middle of July, Disco Biscuit fans and fans of electronic music in general packed the Fox Theater for two pretty different shows. Both shows involved...
Posted on Sunday, July 21st, 2013 - 4:31 pm
WHAT ! ? ! ?  Jerry Garcia has been dead for pushing twenty years now and in the meantime, Warren Haynes chose to boldly step into the psychedelic frying pan of being guitarist with The Dead, Phil and Friends, The Phil Lesh Quintet and the Allman Brothers (Not to even mention his efforts with...
Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 - 1:04 pm
Power-pop pioneers Cheap Trick kicked off the 2013 Seaside Summer Concert Series, which celebrates its 35th—and possibly last—anniversary this year. While the show didn't feel very summery due to the rain, it was a rousing start to another season packed with music legends such as Smokey Robinson,...
Posted on Monday, July 8th, 2013 - 8:54 am
There are certain bands that you hear recordings of, and they're decent, good even, but when you see them live, it changes your perception all together; that is The Silent Comedy.   The Silent Comedy hail from San Diego, California founded by brothers Jeremiah and Joshua Zimmerman.  The...
Posted on Friday, July 5th, 2013 - 5:34 pm
The beginning of summer is my favorite time of year. It does not hurt that I am a teacher and look forward to some personal time, but it is a time to rejoice for everyone especially in the music world. Festivals start to catch wind, and the discovery into new and old music becomes an inspiration...
Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - 9:28 am
We have all been to shows in which our objectivity towards the music is undermined by a more powerful force. Something happens apart from the stage that distorts, and often intensifies, the true sonic nature of each set. These are the shows that lay futility at the feet of those who try to listen...
Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013 - 6:43 pm
Flashback to 1972. It’s been a tremendously busy year for the American Rock band the Grateful Dead. Solidifying their identity as “American” the boys (and Donna) traveled to Europe for a 22 show multiple country engagement including East and West Germany, Amsterdam, Lille Fairgrounds, Rotterdam,...