Seattle's hirsute harmonizers the Fleet Foxes made their way back to Denver this week to a sold out show. Despite a broken down bus and doing serious time on the road this summer, the boys sounded absolutely AMAZING.
A few superlatives: this was the best sounding show I've ever heard at the Hi-Dive. The best crowd I've ever witnessed in the Mile High City. And one of the best bands in America.
From opening songs Sun Giant and the beautiful Drops in the River, jaws were dropping across the room at the vocals. The sweaty crowd stood silently, kept their cameras and their phones in the pockets, and listened with reverence. Highlights included a stunning, better than the EP version of Mykonos featuring the beautiful folk tone of drummer J. Tillman at the ending.
If you get a chance to see these guys, take it. The quality of their live sound is in rare company.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Oh Stephin Merritt, this time I will make it to see you! No wedding to attend, no baby to feed, just me in the car headed to Boulder. You'll wear brown, I'll wear a smile.
Magnetic Fields - 2008 Tour Dates
10/10 - State Theatre Minneapolis,MN
10/11 - Overture Center for the Arts Madison,WI
10/15 - Boulder Theater Boulder,CO
10/17 - Symphony Hall Atlanta Atlanta,GA
10/18 - Progress Engery Center Meymandi Concert Hall Raleigh,NC
10/23 - The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre Jersey City,NJ
10/24 - Southern Theatre Columbus,OH
10/26 - George Washington University - Lisner Auditorium Washington,DC
I missed a chance to see Willie at Frontier Days about 5 years ago. Maybe I'll have better luck this go around. He's certainly offering a lot of dates for the Mountain West!
Willie Nelson - 2008 Tour Dates
07/18 - Grand Casino - Hinckley Hinckley,MN
07/19 - Arnolds Park Arnolds Park,IA N/A
07/20 - Liberty Hall Lawrence,KS
07/22 - Jesse Auditorium Columbia,MO
07/23 - Harrahs Stir Cove Reserved Are Council Bluffs,IA NEW DATE
07/25 - Riverfest Amphitheatre Premium Little Rock,AR
07/25 - Riverfest Amphitheatre Little Rock,AR
07/26 - Amphitheater at the Wharf Orange Beach,AL
07/27 - Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta,GA
07/29 - Charlottesville Pavilion Charlottesville,VA
07/30 - Wicomico Civic Center Salisbury,MD
07/31 - Carrington Pavilion-GA Danville,VA
08/01 - Louisville Slugger - Stands/Re Louisville,KY
08/01 - Louisville Slugger - Field/GA Louisville,KY
08/02 - AutoZone Park - Stands/Reserve Memphis,TN
08/02 - AutoZone Park - Field/GA Memphis,TN
08/03 - Julie Rogers Theatre Beaumont,TX Pre-Sale 6/20 On-Sale 6/28
08/22 - Red Lodge Rodeo Grounds Red Lodge,MT
08/23 - Center for the Arts Jackson Hole,WY N/A
08/24 - Casper Events Center Casper,WY On-Sale 6/27
08/26 - Red Rocks Amphitheater - RESER Morrison,CO
08/26 - Red Rocks Amphitheater - GA Morrison,CO
08/28 - Marymoor Ampitheater - Reserve Redmond,WA
08/29 - Oregon State Fair Salem,OR On-Sale 6/14
08/30 - Lithia Motors Ampitheater Central Point,OR
08/31 - Benbow Lake State Park Garberville,CA N/A
09/01 - Napa Valley Opera House Napa,CA N/A
09/03 - Concerts Wente Vineyards TERR Livermore,CA
09/03 - Concerts Wente Vineyards RESTR Livermore,CA
09/04 - The Mountain Winery Saratoga,CA
09/05 - Ironstone Vineyards Theater Murphys,CA N/A
09/06 - Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara,CA
09/07 - Harrahs Rincon - GA Valley Center,CA
09/07 - Harrahs Rincon - RESERVED Valley Center,CA
09/25 - Radio City Music Hall, NY, NY w/ Jakob Dylan, The Gold Mountain Rebels
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wyoming Beat's trusty correspondent Nigel saw Cheap Trick, Heart and Journey at Fiddler's Green last night. Her email review this morning brought a smile to my face:
Subject line: Any Way You Want It
Concert was great fun.
Omg it was PACKED.
We could hardly find a place to sit. Tons of college-agers, as this retro music is very popular with them.
Mostly they make fun of it.
Cheap trick was great – yes, I actually like them.
They played my 3 favorite songs (their hits) which pleased me.
Heart was AWESOME. They are sooooo good.
Seriously. And should totally be the headliner.
Journey was up and down.
They played 4 too many “new” songs.
That sucked arse. Keep it to the hits, boys.
They actually played a couple of the oldy-oldies which made me and Tommy happy – the songs they made before the huge hits.
The guy is good. He for sure is a karaoke-winning Steve. BUT he is no Steve Perry. I repeat, he is no Steve Perry.
Steve is amazing. He hits unthinkable high notes and sustains them with this amazing Perry-specific vibrato.
New guy does not do that.
Now that I’ve established myself officially as a Journey geek...
Nigel, we love you and your Journey geekness!