Reviews

Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm
Despite the title “Locked Down” Dr. John’s new album was released today on Nonesuch Records.  Produced by lifelong fan and Black Keys front man Dan Auerbach, this new album travels deep into the Cajun swamp and back out again.  Such reflects the life and times of Mac Rebnnack who has been...
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 Sunday, March 25th, 2012 - 11:55 am
At first listen to Jim Hanft’s debut album, Weddings Or Funerals, one can tell that the singer-songwriter raised just outside Philadelphia has a passion for intimacy.  From start to finish, the album plays as something of an acoustic coffee shop session – with the occasional backing band...
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...
Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm
On Wednesday night, the Colorado Daily and the Grateful Web presented "Twiddle" & "The Heavy Pets" at the Fox Theater. The show opened up with a seven-man reggae group, "Policulture." The band members all seemed pretty young, and the drummer was clad in a gas mask and a rasta hat. Once I...
Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 - 9:00 am
Beer.  Two Brothers brews it, Old Shoe sings about it.  The sheer appearance of the sphere of beer and a brewery inhabited by beer enthusiasts inspires a severe tear that quickly disappears due to the cheer that surrounds the sound that you hear from music, sweet music.  It was the...
Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 - 1:58 pm
What has become an annual winter pilgrimage to Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium for progressive rock stalwarts Umphrey's McGee should now be considered a must-see event for area music fans.  Judging by the variety of ages, fashions, and general enthusiasm shown by those in attendance, coupled with...