Thursday, June 25, 2009

Yeltzi at the Buckhorn Saturday

Hey Laramigos, this just in from trustworthy friends in Duluth:

I wanted to let y'all know about some fantastic, live music that will be yours for the taking this weekend. Yeltzi, a two-piece outfit from Duluth, consists of Sara Softich and her fella, Jason (aka "Pip" or Whistler") Wussow. They will be at the Buckhorn this Saturday, June 27th, playing from 9-midnight. They'll be playing an early show at the Beartree in Centennial the next day, Sunday, June 28th, from 4-6ish. Their website is if you want to listen a little

More of their tunes at the Yeltzi site and myspace.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Everything Absent or Distorted Cheyenne show!

Everything Absent or Distorted, Monolith 2007

Denver's beloved Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) makes a rare Wyoming appearance in our capitol city this summer. Hooray!

Details from the band follow... make your plans (hotel room, camp site, my guest bed) now!

Mark your calendars for July 18 at maybe 4PM to 7PM (time tba)? We finally were able to find a venue to play here in Cheyenne. It's a come one, come all musical rockfest out at 919 Iron Mountain (Beer's barn/tennis courts). Everyone in town is invited and I'm sending out multiple invites and hoping I get everyone I know so please spread the word....
We'll supply some kegs etc and it's BYOB as well. We'll pass a donation hat around to try to round up some money for hotel rooms for all my Denver bandmates.

Local rockers Funk Tractor to start the show.

Snowy Range Music Festival

The brand new Snowy Range Music Festival comes to Laramie September 5-7th at the scenic Albany County Fairgrounds. The lineup so far features national blues acts alongside local bands.

Full lineup below:
September 5th:
* Jonny Lang
* Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
* Reba Russell
* Dave Beegle featuring Michaela Rae
* Gino Matteo & The Family Phunk
* Tony Lucca
* Bobby Walker
* Mike Hurwitz & The Aimless Drifters
* High Voltage
* Mumbletypeg
* Hogback

September 6th:
* Susan Tedeschi
* Eric Sardinas and Big Motor
* Carl Weathersby
* Blinddog Smokin'
* Reba Russell
* Gino Matteo & The Family Phunk
* Samuel James
* Jasco
* Michael Hurwitz & The Aimless Drifters
* Heidi & The Rhythm Rollers
* BoomSlang

September 7th:
* The Derek Trucks Band
* Bobby Rush
* Carl Weathersby
* Seth Walker
* Dave Beegle Electric Band
* Gino Matteo & The Family Phunk
* Jasco
* Bobby Walker
* Big Hollow

Friday, June 19, 2009

Time to buy tickets for Monolith

The Monolith Festival site is up, the lineup is nearly finalized, and they are offering a screaming hot deal on early bird tickets.

$75 two day pass, no fees.
Or $185 VIP Gold two day pass, again no fees.

Follow Monolith on Facebook for the latest artist additions.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Westword Music Showcase - take the shuttle

For all my Laramigos, this is a pretty sweet deal. Take a shuttle from UW to and from the Westword Music Showcase June 13th.
The bus leaves at noon from the east Wyoming Union parking lot and will return to campus around midnight. Cost is $10 for UW students and $15 for non-students. Tickets for the music showcase are available from the Wyoming Union information desk. Tickets include the bus ride and admittance to the music event.

For more information, contact the UW Campus Activities Center at (307) 766-6340 or e-mail

Get on the bus and see Wyoming Beat faves Everything Absent or Distorted along with Built to Spill, Photo Atlas, Young Coyotes, A Place to Bury Strangers, and more.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Neko Case @ the Ogden, 5-30-09

Neko Case Ogden 5-30-9
Neko Case sounded amazing as always, although maybe I've gotten a little spoiled by her past performances. I wanted more songs, a longer set, and (no fault of Neko's) a better crowd. Songs from the new album sounded great next to her older tunes, and I continue to love Kelly Hogan and her perfect vocal foil to Neko with all my heart.

Back to the fans... when the venue is not seated, and the show is sold out, please fans, make an effort to let people in. Try to make room, not enemies. Nobody wins when a few folks guard their personal space with rudeness while others are left with no option to fit in the theater. Security staff made matters worse instead of better, and left me wondering why 30,000 youngsters at the Sasquatch Festival could behave better than a thousand or so NPR- listening 40 year olds.

Denver, you can do better.