Music in Denver May 1-7

20130501-162833.jpg photo by Dave Vann

Got to cross “Be In a Dave Vann Picture” off the list at Red Rocks Saturday! I’m on the left front row in a grey and red-sleeved Phish hoodie. Represent!

Music in Denver May 1-7

Wednesday, May 1

Har Mar Superstar – Hi Dive – legendary crooner, looks like Ron Jeremy, often gets down to his underwear, his music gets sexy so bring a date: Lady You Shot Me video

John Statz – Walnut Room – songwriter with very interesting influences. On his last album he traveled to ghost towns and wrote the songs there full of inspiration. John Statz website with my photos on the front page!Yay I hadn’t seen that!!

Powerman 5000 – classic American metal

Thursday, May 2

Milk Carton Kids – Bluebird – saw these guys two years ago play in a church and oh how I cried in a good way. Excellent minimal music.

Alex Clare – Ogden – guy has an amazing voice, go to watch everyone wait for his overplayed song: you’ve all heard this one

Crystal Castles – Gothic – high pitched annoying glitchy stuff that I LOVE for 40 minutes. Alice Glass rocks out excellently, doesn’t look like a try hard like that girl from Dead Weather. I have a crush: live video, don’t say I didn’t warn you that the audience sucks

Friday, May 3

Bela Fleck w/ Colorado Symphony – Boettcher – best living banjo player with the symphony? No brainer.

Melvin Seals and JGB – Quixote’s – and then race over here to dance to Melvin and the Jerry Garcia Band

Sunday, May 5

Devendra Banhart – Gothic – is Gothic doing awesome or what? Thank you, AEG. Intellectual king doing his thing, this tour is not as quiet as some others I’ve seen, and I liked what I saw at sxsw and look forward to the extended set.

Tuesday, May 7

Yngwie Malsteen – Summit – all the guys that practice metal solos at Guitar Center will be here with their ponytails and black shirts. Get your guitar wank on.

Faun Fables – Marquis – sometimes they make you sit down, so wear pants, ladies: video for Faun Fables

Metz w/ No Joy – Hi Dive – rage night! No Joy is my current favorite band, and Metz rock it loud live. I’ll be at the front shooting the show, say hi! wild Metz video, you either love or despise

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