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Phish | Merriweather Post Pavilion | 6/12/11 | Review

I have to admit, I am not an avid Phish follower. I don’t travel to see them, I haven’t bought an album since Farmhouse, and I hadn’t really enjoyed a live show since Greensboro ’03, but this show reminded me of all the things I had forgotten.  I love running into all kinds of people I haven’t seen in years in the parking lot. I love the range of music blasting from the cars parked early for tailgating, and the folks selling all kinds of stuff from food and beverages to art and jewelry.

Michael Franti | Rams Head Live | 6/17/2011

As I pulled down the street to get to the parking garage, I was surprised to see Michael Franti on the street doing some stretches on the side of the tour bus.  I was glad to see he was wearing shoes, since these Baltimore city streets are no joke.  It’s the beginning of the club tour, as he takes a break from the summer festival circuit to promote his latest album, Sound of Sunshine.

On the Road Again: The Band of Heathens return to Denver

The Band of Heathens is a touring machine. Friday night was their third trip to Colorado this year, the second in support of their 2011 LP Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster’s Son (released March 29th).

Blog-Style: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey at Dazzle

Last week the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey played a total of four shows at Denver restaurant/lounge Dazzle. The quartet from Tulsa, OK did an early show and a late show on both Wednesday and Thursday, and I was in attendance at the early show on Thursday.

Truth and Salvage Company @ The Fox Theater

On June 10th, Truth and Salvage Co. played their “first headliner show at the Fox Theatre” in Boulder.  Truth and Salvage Co. co-mingles Bluegrass, Anti-Nashville Country, with 70’s era rock, exceeding expectations and leaving you wanting to hear more.

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Phish: Live at Utica DVD

Though Phish has released a large, strong collection of concert DVDs over the years, the bulk of them were filmed during their peak years of the 1990s where the norm was the old format of standard definition.  Muddied colors, blurry camera movements, and sub-par audio couldn't quite do the show the justice it deserved.  Not any more.

Bootsy Collins Makes Boulder Tha Funk Capital of the World

Bootsy Collins and the rest of the P-Funk crew have not lost a step in the all the years they have been funkin’ it up around the world.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | Hi-Dive | Denver, CO

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. took the stage last night at the Hi-Dive in Denver clearly on a mission from God. Wearing their traditional Nascar-style track jumpsuits and big ol mesh trucker caps, the Detroit duo of Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott made their debut in the great city of Denver on a tour supporting the release of their debut album, It’s a Corporate World.

2011 Bisco Inferno | Red Rocks | Morrison, CO

This year’s annual Memorial Day weekend and Red Rocks Amphitheater opener, Bisco Inferno was a smashing success that left Biscuits fans very pleased and longing for more.

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