Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Silversun Pickups @ the Ogden, 7-30-07

Highlights:
  • Kissing Families -- dedicated to fans who came out in the small crowds at the Hi-Dive and Twist 'n Shout last year
  • Lazy Eye -- dedicated to a fan who had been waiting at the Ogden for two days
  • a nice Wendy and Lisa exchange between Brian and Nikki-- "is the water warm enough?"
  • four song encore including a cover of Bjork's Big Time Sensuality (video below)



Silversun Pickups at the Ogden Theatre, Denver 7-31-07

Silversun Pickups love the crowd, Odgen 7-31-07

Monday, July 30, 2007

Live Preview: Daft Punk at Mother f-ing Red Rocks



Daft Punk plays Red Rocks, tomorrow, July 29th.

I can't begin to describe how sad I am to be missing this show. I'll let the photos from pfork do the describing for me. More photos here. Sigh.

Live Preview: Silversun Pickups w/ Sea Wolf

Tonight at the Ogden, Silversun Pickups return to Denver. My only complaint seeing them open for Viva Voce last year was that I wanted to see them a) headline and b) in a larger venue. Sometimes wishes come true!

Julio at Cause=Time kindly posted some mp3s, get ready!
Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
Sea Wolf - You're a Wolf

And see you at pre-show dinner!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Metric coming to the Bluebird

Wow, an Emily Haines EP this week and now news that she's bringing Metric to Denver September 28th. Yay!

Metric Tour Dates:
Metric - 2007 Tour Dates
Sep 09 - Toronto Centre Island, Toronto, ON (Virgin Festival)
Sep 21 - Webster Hall, New York, NY
Sep 26 - First AVenue, Minneapolis, MN
Sep 28 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
Oct 02 - Glass House, Pomona, CA
Oct 03 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA
Oct 05 - The Music Box at the Fonda, Hollywood, CA
Oct 06 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA (Download Festival)

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The National on Letterman

Now even more sad to be missing their show next month...



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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Live preview: Toyko Police Club with Dappled Cities


Recommended tonight at the Larimer Lounge at 8p.m.:

Australians Dappled Cities open with their well crafted songs.

Tokyo Police Club follows, bringing youthful energy and plenty of hand-claps. Take a listen to their daytrotter session.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Of Montreal to visit the Ogden

Of Montreal released fall tour dates, including a visit to the Ogden on 11-17. Given their reputation as a super awesome live band, I think it would be a mistake to miss this show, but there is no accounting for weather in November between Laramie and Denver.

Of Montreal Fall Tour Dates:
9/28 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/2 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
10/3 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
10/4 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
10/5 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10/6 Chicago, IL - Metro
10/7 Chicago, IL - Metro
10/8 Oberlin, OH - Hale's Gym
10/9 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
10/10 Buffalo, NY - The Tralf
10/11 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
10/12 Boston, MA - The Roxy
10/13 New York, NY - Roseland
10/14 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head
10/31 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
11/1 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
11/2 Houston, TX - Numbers
11/3 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/4 Dallas, TX - Granda Theatre
11/5 El Paso, TX - Club 101
11/6 Tempe, AZ - Marquee
11/7 Tucson, AZ - Rialto
11/8 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
11/9 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
11/12 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11/13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11/14 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11/16 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
11/17 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
11/18 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
11/19 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Buffy the Musical singalong


I'd probably lose my library degree if I didn't post this: The Buffy Musical singalong is coming to Denver!

Once more with feeling...

July 13 & 14 - New York City
at the IFC Center.

July 20 & 21 - Washington DC
at the Avalon Theatre.

July 27 & 28 - Tulsa
at the Circle Cinema.

August 3 & 4 - Denver
at the Esquire Theatre.
Tickets now on sale: FridaySaturday

August 10 & 11 - Kansas City, KS
at the Granada Theatre.

August 17 & 18 - New York City
at the IFC Center.

August 31 & September 1 - Houston
at the River Oaks Theatre.

Fri, Sept 7 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
at the Michigan Theater.

Sept 14 & 15 - New York City
at the IFC Center.

Sat, Sept 15 - Atlanta
at the Plaza Theatre.

Sept 21 & 22 - San Francisco
at the Bridge Theatre.

September 28 & 29 - Dallas
at the Inwood Theatre.

Sept 28 & 29 - Pasadena, CA
at the Rialto Theatre.

October 5 & 6 - San Diego
at the Ken Cinema.

October 12, 13, and 14 - St. Louis
at the Tivoli Theatre.

Live Preview: BOAT


Tonight at the Appaloosa, Seattle favorites BOAT.

Take a listen to Sore Toes and Elbows.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The National to visit Denver

September is officially concert craziness, now that the National announce their visit to the Ogden on 9-18. I want to believe I'll be there, but the day after Arcade Fire?

The National US dates, fall 2007:
08-17 New York, NY - South Street Seaport *
09-04 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of Living Arts
09-05 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-06 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-07 Carrboro, NC - Cats Cradle
09-08 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
09-10 Orlando, FL - The Club @ Firestone
09-11 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
09-12 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
09-14 Dallas, TX - Grenada Theater
09-16 Austin, TX - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)
09-18 Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
09-19 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
09-20 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
09-21 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
09-22 Chicago, IL - The Vic
09-23 Cincinnati, OH - Madison Theater
09-27 San Diego, CA - Casbah
09-28 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09-29 San Francisco, CA - Ballroom
10-01 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
10-02 Seattle, WA - Showbox
10-03 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
10-06 Boston, MA - Roxy

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Mid-year Top 5

The quiet of the past week offered a perfect chance to revisit the year's albums and think about what really stands out after repeated listens. That and it was time to make our semi-annual mixed cd to distribute while watching friends light fireworks.

Top 5 albums of 2007, so far:
Arcade Fire -- Neon Bible
LCD Soundsystem -- Sound of Silver
Feist -- The Reminder
The National -- Boxer
Pela -- Anytown Graffiti (repeat listening of this song brings joy [via kexp])

Honorable Mentions:
White Stripes -- Icky Thump (this one might make it to the top yet)
!!! -- Myth Takes
Cloud Cult -- Meaning of 8
Menomena -- Friend and Foe

Of all the above, the Feist album surprised me most, her songwriting truly matches her beautiful voice now.

July is nice for live music

It's been a quiet week here in the Gem City, lots of fireworks and beer, not so much music news.

Let's take a look at what's coming up for the rest of the month out here in the Rocky Mountain West...

July 16 -- BOAT, Appaloosa Grill (where the heck is this?)
July 21 -- Tokyo Police Club, Larimer Lounge
July 30 -- Silversun Pickups, Ogden
July 30 -- Hot Hot Heat & Snow Patrol, Red Rocks
July 31 -- Daft Punk, Red Rocks
July 31 -- Smoosh, Blitzen Trapper, Aqueduct -- Hi-Dive

Pleased to see the Pacific Northwest representing in Denver this month. And hoping to make TPC and SSP, but it's all in the air. I spent my concert money on tickets for September already.

Monday, July 2, 2007

New PJ Harvey Album in September

My heart goes pitter pat at the news... NME reports today that PJ Harvey's newest album White Chalk will drop September 24th.

Oh please let this mean a U.S. tour to coincide with album release. Please.


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