Reviews

Posted on Sunday, July 1st, 2012 - 3:23 pm
For all of you many hardcore bluegrass fans out there, now more than ever is the time to sink your teeth into archival material from your favorite artists. More and more releases keep popping up, both in-studio sessions and live performances. It seems like the bluegrass community values the live-...
Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm
As a child of the eighties and a huge fan of all of Karl Denson’s projects, this show was a must see for me. I have a long relationship with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (KDTU), that includes some of his first epic shows at the Fox Theater in Boulder and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival...
Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 - 10:50 am
“Work is love made visible.  And he alone is great who turns the voice of the wind into a song made sweeter by his own loving.” – From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran In support of their sophomore album Prophet, Indie Rock existentialists Ramona Falls hit the Hi-Dive in Denver last week. ...
Posted on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 - 5:17 pm
When Wilco’s newest album, The Whole Love, came out last year, guitarist and lead singer Jeff Tweedy explained the rationale for making Art of Almost the first track. “As an opener, there’s really no other song that we could’ve put first that would’ve kicked the door wide open as much to whatever’s...
Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 - 6:51 pm
Thunderous oscillations expand violently from center stage, miraculously freed from a vintage Moog chipset only to be captured by my outer pinna, which sends the tone swirling inward toward the depths of my cochlea. The synthetic drone weaves through a latticework of scenestirs and technocrats...
Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 - 5:07 pm
Rightly named Music For My Soul, Domino Effect created an album that elicits a feel good vibe throughout. Starting (and finishing) with a positive message, Domino Effect begins their new album with Chains and It’s Alright. Their sound is reminiscent of a snippet of a few bands. Beginning with a...
Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 - 11:39 am
There’s Bright Eyes, Talking Heads, and Little Feet, The Head and the Heart, Nine Inch Nails, and Butthole Surfers. And now Hands can too be added to the list of anatomical bands. The Los Angeles based alternative/ indie pop and dance rock group just finished their first tour this Sunday night at...
Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 - 6:54 pm
Olly Oxen Free, the newest album from South Carolina-based band Dangermuffin, is a fun listen. Blending elements of roots rock with a sprinkling of southern slides, improvised instrumentals, and meandering drum breaks, the trio plays an interesting sort of rambling-jam music that showcases quite a...
Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 - 11:56 am
Any good musician uses language as a series of stepping stones to pass personal expression on to the audience. It is what binds us together. So when the musician Curumin (KOO-roo-mean) performed at Denver’s Bluebird Theater this past Sunday evening, expressing himself in Portuguese, I was searching...
Posted on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 - 4:06 pm
Last night as I entered the Ace Bar for Shoe Groove, I was greeted by Old Shoe’s manager Mike Kaiz.  He saw that I was burdened with my arms full of stuff and gestured to the back booth.  Reflecting back upon this, not only was this show a great summer skin showing show, but also an...