Thursday, August 30, 2007

Best music floating around this week

While bemoaning my ill health and the lack of awesome shows this week, I spent some quality time listening to mp3s and watching the youtubes. I also watched a bunch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns, but that is irrelevant here.

My favorites floating around this week... what am I forgetting?
  • A new Band of Horses song, download it free from their myspace, woohoo for a pretty voice and big guitars!
  • Who is this Scout Niblett and why do I love this song? [via pfork]
  • KEXP invited us to a super special members only performance at Bumbershoot with Tokyo Police Club, Art Brut and (OMG my secret best friend Danny w/) Menomena. The pain is not so exquisite, more torturous, as I contemplate missing it. Hoping to live vicariously through jet-setting friends.
  • Every blogger in the universe posted the Feist late night performance, but I enjoyed finding Okkervil River on my tivo as well. They'll be in Denver October 13th with (OMG my secret boyfriend) Damien Jurado. Sweet.

Aesop Rock to spend four nights in Colorado

If only every band would commit to four nights in Colorado, or better yet, three in Colorado and one in Wyoming, I would be the happiest girl on the Front Range.

Speaking of, is it just me or are we in a live music dry spell? I blame Monolith. All the good bands are coming in September, I just need to be patient.

Aesop Rock - 2007 Tour Dates
09-06 Portland, OR - MusicFest NW
09-08 Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom *#
09-09 New York, NY - Irving Plaza *#
09-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *#
09-11 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre *#
09-13 Chicago, IL - Metro *^
09-14 Madison, WI - Barrymore *^
09-15 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre *^
09-16 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *^
09-18 Detroit, MI - TBA *^
09-19 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop *^
09-21 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *^
09-22 Providence, RI - Living Room *^
09-23 Boston, MA - Middle East *^
09-25 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse *^
09-26 Burlington, MA - Higher Ground *^
10-10 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore *$
10-12 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre *$
10-13 Phoenix, AZ - Clubhouse *$
10-15 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre *$
10-16 Durango, CO - Abbey Theatre *$
10-18 Denver, CO - Cervantes *$
10-19 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre *$

10-20 Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre *$
10-22 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue *$
10-25 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *$
10-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom *$
10-27 Bellingham, WA - Nightlight *$
10-28 Seattle, WA - Showbox *$
10-30 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall *$
11-07 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *$
11-09 Orlando, FL - Club Firestone *$
11-10 Miami, FL - Studio A *$
11-12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues *$
11-13 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon *$
11-15 Dallas, TX - The Loft *$
11-16 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live *$
11-17 Austin, TX - Emo's *$
11-19 Nashville, TN - Exit In *$
11-20 Atlanta, GA - TBA *$

[via brooklynvegan, follow link for mp3s and interview]

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Minus the Bear, Helio Sequence & Grand Archives coming in October

The last weekend in October is filling right up. If you're not going to Gogol Bordello on the 29th, how about Minus the Bear, Helio Sequence and Grand Archives that night at the Gothic?

I am delighted to see Grand Archives visiting the Front Range, their songs are downright purty. Singer Mat Brooke wrote two of my fave tracks from the Band of Horses debut album, and the Grand Archives songs bring the same quiet brilliance.

Take a listen at their myspace.

Grand Archives U.S. dates
Sep 1 2007 9:30P BUMBERSHOOT SEATTLE, Washington
Oct 26 2007 8:00P METRO CHICAGO, Illinois
Oct 27 2007 8:00P FIRST AVE MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota
Oct 28 2007 8:00P SLOWDOWN OMAHA, Nebraska
Oct 29 2007 8:00P GOTHIC DENVER, Colorado
Nov 1 2007 8:00P MARQUIS THEATRE TEMPE, Arizona
Nov 2 2007 8:00P SOMA SAN DIEGO, California
Nov 3 2007 8:00P AVALON LOS ANGELES, California
Nov 4 2007 8:00P GLASSHOUSE POMONA, California
Nov 6 2007 8:00P FILLMORE SAN FRANCISCO, California
Nov 9 2007 8:00P VIKING UNION BELLINGHAM, Washington
Nov 10 2007 8:00P SHOWBOX SEATTLE, Washington

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Gogol Bordello coming in October

Yay! Gogol Bordello is coming to Boulder October 29th. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my darling dachshund's 10th birthday.

Gogol Bordello U.S. tour dates:
Monday 27-Aug San Diego, CA HOUSE OF BLUES - SAN DIEGO
Tuesday 28-Aug Los Angeles, CA HENRY FONDA THEATER
Wednesday 29-Aug San Francisco, CA THE FILLMORE - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Frida6 31-Aug Portland, OR CRYSTAL BALLROOM
Saturday 1-Sep Seattle, WA BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL Bumbershoot Festival
Sunday 2-Sep Vancouver, BC COMMODORE BALLROOM
Sunday 7-Oct New Haven, CT TOAD'S PLACE
Tuesday 9-Oct Toronto, ON OPERA HOUSE
Wednesday 10-Oct Montreal, QUE CLUB SODA
Thursday 11-Oct Boston, MA THE ROXY - BOSTON, MA
Saturday 13-Oct Lewiston, ME THE GRAY CAGE
Monday 15-Oct Asbury Park, NJ STONE PONY
Tuesday 16-Oct Baltimore, MD SONAR
Thursday 18-Oct Blacksburg, VA LYRIC THEATER
Friday 19-Oct Atlanta, GA ROXY THEATRE
Saturday 20-Oct New Orleans, LA TIPITINA'S
Sunday 21-Oct Dallas, TX GRANADA THEATRE (TEXAS)
Monday 22-Oct Austin, TX EMO'S
Wednesday 24-Oct Tempe, AZ MARQUEE THEATRE
Thursday 25-Oct Los Angeles, CA MAYAN THEATRE
Friday 26-Oct Tuscon, AZ RIALTO THEATRE
Saturday 27-Oct Las Vegas, NV VEGOOSE FESTIVAL Vegoose Festival
Saturday 27-Oct Las Vegas, NV VEGOOSE FESTIVAL
Monday 29-Oct Boulder, CO BOULDER THEATRE
Thursday 1-Nov Minneapolis, MN FIRST AVENUE
Saturday 3-Nov New York, NY TERMINAL 5

[via brooklynvegan]

Monday, August 20, 2007

Hold Steady + Art Brut = Front Range Happiness

How delightful that the Hold Steady and Art Brut set two Colorado dates, both of which are not in the overbooked month of September, but rather in wide open November. Thanks boys!
Hold Steady @ Sasquatch 5-26-07
Craig Finn @ Sasquatch 2007

Hold Steady/Art Brut U.S. tour dates:
10-21 Providence, RI - Lupo's
10-22 Boston, MA - Roxy
10-23 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
10-24 Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo
10-25 Athens, GA - 40 Watt
10-26 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
10-27 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
10-29 Pontiac, MI -Crofoot Ballroom
10-30 Chicago, IL - Metro
10-31 Chicago, IL - Metro
11-01 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
11-04 Seattle, WA - HUB Ballroom
11-05 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11-06 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
11-07 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
11-08 San Diego, CA - Cane's
11-09 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
11-11 Boulder, CO - Fox Theater
11-12 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre

11-13 Lawrence, KS - Granada
11-14 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
11-15 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
11-17 Birmingham, AL - BottleTree Annex
11-18 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
11-19 Richmond, VA - Toad's Place Richmond
11-20 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11-21 New York, NY - Terminal 5

[via pfork]

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Handsome Furs make me happy

Dan Boeckner from Wolf Parade is one of my favorite voices out there right now, and this week I finally am able to spend some quality time with his side project, Handsome Furs.

It's the same great songwriting and rock and roll voice we expect from Dan, but a bit darker than the Wolf Parade stuff. In other words, it's fantastic.

My favorite track so far, Cannot Get Started.

Handsome Furs have a handful of North American tour dates left, sadly none on the Front Range:
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Echo, Los Angeles CA

Monday, September 17, 2007
Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Lola's, Portland OR

Thursday, September 20, 2007
Crocodile Cafe, Seattle WA

Friday, September 21, 2007
Lucky Bar, Vancouver Canada

Saturday, September 22, 2007
Richards on Richards, Vancouver Canada

Friday, August 10, 2007

Arcade Fire set Salt Lake City date

This just in from Arcade Fire, they've added a Salt Lake tour date with LCD Soundsystem:
September 26th
Waterfall Amphitheater at Thanksgiving Point
Lehi, UT
Pre-sale: 08/14 through 08/16 through MusicToday
Public on-sale: 08/17 through Ticketmaster.

Monolith Schedule Announced

I already see some potential conflicts... who are you excited to see?

Main Stage
3:00pm: Everything Absent or Distorted *
4:30pm: Ghostland Observatory *
5:45pm: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
7:00pm: Kings of Leon
8:30pm: The Decemberists
10:15pm: Cake

2:30pm: A Verse Unsung
3:30pm: The Little Ones
4:30pm: Margot & the Nuclear So & So's
5:40pm: Brian Jonestown Massacre
7:00pm: Art Brut
8:30pm: Spoon *
10:00pm: Flaming Lips *

New Belgium Stage
4:00pm: The Broken West
5:00pm: Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
6:15pm: Das EFX
7:45pm: Editors *
9:30pm: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

2:00pm: Laylights
3:00pm: Bob Log 111 *
4:00pm: Meese
5:10pm: Matt & Kim
6:15pm: Lords of the Underground
7:45pm: Earl Greyhound *
9:30pm: Cloud Cult * Stage
3:50pm: Mason Proper
5:10pm: Cat-A-Tac *
6:30pm: Ra Ra Riot
7:50pm: De Novo Dahl
9:10pm: Mobius Band
10:30pm: Kid Sister & Flosstradamus

2:30pm: Via Audio
3:50pm: Forget Cassettes
5:10pm: Ian Ball (of Gomez)
6:30pm: White Rabbits
7:50pm: Hot IQs *
9:10pm: Au Revoir Simone *
10:30pm: Yacht *

Rock Room Stage
3:10pm: On a Sun
4:30pm: AutoVaughn
5:50pm: No More Kings
7:10pm: Born in the Flood *
8:30pm: Monster Maker (feat C-Rays Walz & Sharkey)
9:50pm: 3OH3!

3:10pm: Stranger Lazy
4:30pm: The Thieves
5:50pm: Nathan & Stephen *
7:10pm: Minus Story
8:30pm: The Swayback
9:50pm: Machine Gun Blues

Songwriter Stage
4:00pm: Ian Cooke
5:15pm: Scott Leger
6:30pm: Angie Stevens
8:00pm: Bela Karoli
9:45pm: Vienna Teng

2:00pm: Gregory Alan Isakov
3:00pm: Nina Storey
4:00pm: Tim Barry of Avail
5:10pm: Otis Gibbs
6:30pm: William Elliot Whitmore
8:00pm: Cameron McGill
9:30pm: Rocky Votalato *

* WyoMusic wants to see!

Live Preview: Underground Music Showcase

The Denver Post presents their Underground Music Showcase this Saturday.

According to the DP,
It’s a South Broadway block party at the Hi-Dive, 3 Kings Tavern, Skylark Lounge, Irish Rover and Mutiny Now! art gallery.

21-plus showcase: 25 bands, four venues, 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m., $10, wristbands available at all the venues and Twist & Shout and Wax Trax Records.

All-ages showcase: 10 bands, two venues, 2-6 p.m., $8, tickets available at the door of the Hi-Dive the day of show.

Support local music. 100 percent of ticket sales go to the bands.

Tons of detail and interviews available from the gals at waywardpanties.

The bands:
  • A Dog Paloma 2:30 p.m. (all ages) at the Mutiny Now! art gallery and 7:30 p.m. (21-plus) at the Irish Rover
  • Bad Luck City 6:30 p.m. at the 3 Kings Tavern - 21-plus
  • Bad Weather California 4:30 p.m. (all ages) at the Mutiny Now! art gallery and 8 p.m. (21-plus) at the Skylark Lounge
  • Born in the Flood Playing at 4:15 p.m. (all ages) and 11:30 p.m. (21 plus) at the Hi-Dive
  • Cat-a-Tac 9:30 p.m. at the Skylark Lounge -- 21-plus
  • Constellations Playing at 3:30 p.m. (all ages) at the Hi-Dive and 9:30 p.m. (21-plus) at the 3 Kings Tavern
  • Danghead 2 p.m. (all ages) at the Mutiny Now! art gallery and 6:30 p.m. (all ages) at Irish Rover
  • Everything Absent or Distorted 2 p.m. at the Hi-Dive -- All ages
  • George & Caplin 10 p.m. at the Irish Rover -- 21-plus
  • Ghost Buffalo 7:30 p.m. at the Hi-Dive -- 21-plus
  • Hobbs, NM 9 p.m. at the Irish Rover-- 21-plus
  • Ian Cooke 3:45 p.m. (all ages) at the Mutiny Now! art gallery and 8:15 p.m. (21-plus) at the Irish Rover
  • Kissing Party 7:15 p.m. at the Skylark Lounge -- 21-plus
  • Laylights 11:30 p.m. at the Hi-Dive -- 21-plus
  • Little Al and the Delta Sonics 11:30 at the Skylark Lounge -- 21-plus
  • Me Llamo Rosa 8:45 p.m. at the Skylark Lounge -- 21-plus
  • Meese 2:45 p.m. (all ages) and 8:30 p.m. (21 plus) at the Hi-Dive
  • Mr. Pacman 10:30 p.m. at the 3 Kings Tavern -- 21-plus
  • Munimula 8:30 p.m. at the 3 Kings Tavern -- 21-plus
  • Nathan & Stephen 6:30 p.m. at the Hi-Dive -- 21-plus
  • Sandusk 6:30 p.m. at the Skylark Lounge -- 21-plus
  • The Omens 10:30 p.m. at the Skylark Lounge -- 21-plus
  • The Photo Atlas Playing at 5:15 p.m. (all ages) at the Hi-Dive and 11:30 p.m. (21-plus) at the 3 Kings Tavern
  • The Swayback 9:30 p.m. at the Hi-Dive -- 21-plus
  • The Wheel 3 p.m. at the Mutiny Now! art gallery -- All ages
  • Triplight 7:30 p.m. at the 3 Kings Tavern -- 21-plus