Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Teenage Bottle Rocket w/ Cobra Skull, Laramie, WYs

Laramie punk heroes Teenage Bottle Rocket appeared in their home town this month, much to the delight of the overflow crowd full of locals, students, and roller derby dames.

They played like they meant it, offering fast short punk songs one right after the other well into the night.
Teenage Bottlerocket, Laramie

Reno openers Cobra Skulls got the crowd going with their blend of Spanish rockabilly punk.
Cobra Skullz, Laramie

For Laramie, this is an exceptional sized crowd:
Teenage Bottlerocket, Laramie

Teenage Bottlerocket, Laramie

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monolith Festival announces dates

Crowd Monolith 2008 Day 1

It looks like September 12-13, 2009 at Red Rocks is a GO for Monolith this year. Hooray!

Not too many details yet, but they are soliciting suggestions for bands to include in the lineup on their facebook page...

Elton John, Laramie, 4-4-2009

The Rocket Man visited wee little Laramie this weekend to the delight of thousands of fans in the Arena Auditorium.

The set up looked rather different than traditional events in the arena, namely graduations and basketball games:

Elton John, Laramie, 4-3-09

He opened with Your Song and proceed to play, just Sir Elton and the piano, for nearly three solid hours. He spoke movingly about Matthew Shepard and part of the playlist was less rocking and more sentimental. Even my cold crusty heart melted during Candle in the Wind, a song I formerly despised. Crowd favorites included Crocodile Rock and Benny and the Jets. I was delighted to hear Levon. The event raised over $550,000 for the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the crowded hotels and snowed in guests did wonders for the Laramie economy!

Elton John, Laramie, 4-3-09

[p.s. my pictures are so-so, check out Saranay's for better images!]