About Last Night – Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at 1stBank Center

It was supposed to go down at Red Rocks, but 5+ inches of snow the night before put the kibosh on that plan. Luckily, there was a backup – 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO, with a capacity of about 7,000 people.  The arena is slightly smaller than Red Rocks, which holds nearly 9K, and it … Continue reading About Last Night – Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at 1stBank Center

About Last Night: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Larimer Lounge, 4/14

Quick write-up of last Tuesday’s show at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, tonight’s headliner was Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. This band came to prominence back in 2005-6 when the internet hype machine was first taking off.  Unsigned by a major label at the time, they spread their eponymously-titled first album through social media networks … Continue reading About Last Night: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at Larimer Lounge, 4/14

About Last Night: Martin Sexton at the Crested Butte Center for Performing Arts

This past Thursday we drove out to Crested Butte after work, and rolled in right before 9pm to find out that folk extraordinaire Martin Sexton was performing across the street from our hotel (at 9pm)! The CB Center for Performing Arts is a small venue that fits about 200 seated patrons, with standing room for … Continue reading About Last Night: Martin Sexton at the Crested Butte Center for Performing Arts

Wednesday Cover: Pink Talking Fish do “Time”, “Ghost”, “Psycho Killer”

Alright, I just wrote about this amazing cover band, and here's a taste of what they can do.  Not the best quality video (a lot of audience chatter) but it's a good example of Pink Talking Fish's ability to navigate between Floyd, Phish, and Talking Heads songs with both accuracy and emotion.  The guitar work … Continue reading Wednesday Cover: Pink Talking Fish do “Time”, “Ghost”, “Psycho Killer”

About Last Night(s): Pink Talking Fish at Be On Key (Feb 24&25)

This weekend was epic, with great friends in town from abroad and a non-stop dance party Friday and Saturday nights at Be On Key, the newest Denver hippie bar and makeshift concert venue. Night 1 was a treat, with plenty of great friends in tow and a setlist that dug deep into the Talking Heads’ … Continue reading About Last Night(s): Pink Talking Fish at Be On Key (Feb 24&25)

About Last Night: Foundation of Funk at Ophelia’s

Friday night’s activity took place at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, a two level burlesque-themed restaurant and bar - one of the newer, trendier venues in downtown Denver. The band was Foundation of Funk, a supergroup featuring the original rhythm section from The Meters, bassist George Porter, Jr. and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste.  Joining the classic NOLA funk … Continue reading About Last Night: Foundation of Funk at Ophelia’s

About Last Night – Hamilton Leithauser at the Bluebird Theater, 1/25/2017

Oooh, that voice! Hamilton Leithauser played a short, intimate set to a (last-minute) sold out Bluebird Theater.  At a capacity of 550, the historic Bluebird doesn’t host many larger acts, but Leithauser (aka lead singer of now defunct indie-rock stalwarts The Walkmen) fit the bill perfectly and the show sold out on the day of … Continue reading About Last Night – Hamilton Leithauser at the Bluebird Theater, 1/25/2017

About Last Night: Jazz Is PHSH / Talking Dreads at Cervantes

OK, so this show wasn’t actually last night. It’s hard to write about a show the next day!  I usually need some time to recover, and this time was no different. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom is the quintessential jam-band venue in Denver proper. Located in the Five Points neighborhood, the venue generally hosts various hippie/jam/bluegrass shows … Continue reading About Last Night: Jazz Is PHSH / Talking Dreads at Cervantes