Nostalgic sentiment was running high at the Fox Theater (more photos) on August 17th as Shakedown Street took the stage. This may always be the case to some extent when Shakedown Street plays, as they are a well-known Grateful Dead tribute band, a concept that is ripe with nostalgia by definition.
Old Faithful (7 Walkers) blew again, as is does, this past Friday night at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH. The show kicked off at 8:00P, just as the sun was going down. All it took to get the party started was the first twang of the guitar string and the people started to move. The main stage was positioned in front of huge windows overlooking Lake Erie with some standard tie died tapestries strewn about.
It was a quiet night in Boulder when this suave duo from the late amazing band LCD Soundsystem came to Colorado’s favorite indoor venue, the Boulder Theater. This dj set by James Murphy, who did it all in their previous band (drums, vocals, programming, piano, synthesizer) and Pat Mahoney who played drums and percussion for them, was very anticipated.
A lot of people like to use the word “genius” when describing Jack White, and it’s easy to see why. His mastery of so many genres, including blues, gospel, country, and rock, place him in rarefied air of modern musicians. Oh, and he can play a bit of guitar too.
My Morning Jacket is considered by many to be one of the premier live rock outfits in the country. Suffice to say, they did nothing but bolster that reputation over the course of six ridiculously entertaining hours Friday and Saturday night at the unparalleled Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado.
Last year My Morning Jacket played a single night at Red Rocks Amphitheater, but as they are becoming more and more of a household name, one night wasn’t enough for this year. The Louisville, Kentucky boys came in strong for the opening night on Friday with a 29-song set. It’s been over a year since the release of their sixth album, Circuital, and as of lately they have shed the “Victory Dance”/Title track opener in favor of a more random choice of opening songs.
On Saturday August 4th, Rocktin Grove managed to epitomize a postmodern band without the slightest hint of pretention. Seamlessly sewing together select pieces of other genres, Rocktin Grove concocts their own unique blend of music, complete with a wide variety of instrumentation, rich, engaging vocal harmonies, and original material. Rocktin Grove took the stage at the Fox Theater
Gauging the reaction of their audience, Jet Edison could simply be defined as people-pleasers in the confines of their Saturday August 4th show at the Fox Theater. The sweaty crowd spoke pretty clearly with their enthusiastic and incessant movement. Jet Edison is a Colorado-based jam band, consisting of four members: Phil Johnson (keys, vocals), Max Kabat
Karma dictates that you get what you give; if this is the case, Langhorne Slim & The Law’s performance at the Boulder Theater is a prime example, where the band and crowd seemed to reciprocally pour all their energy into each other. The result was a ubiquitous good time guided by our fearless leaders’ winning combination of talent and unbridled enthusiasm. Langhorne Slim is ba