When Red Rocks announced that tarps weren’t allowed any longer, a minority flipped out and all were curious as to what would happen at this week’s four night Widespread Panic run. Watch this video from a past show, it is hilarious, albeit over the top: Running of the Tarps . Anyway, last night was the first show of the run with the new rules, and while people started lining up at 8 a.m., it was just business as usual, no rioting, security not overwhelmed, and people just brought smaller blankets. Everyone going this weekend have a wonderful time!
Shows in Denver This Week – June 26-30th
Wednesday, June 26th
Everclear – Ogden – This is honestly one of my all time favorite bands. I think Art Alexakis writes fantastic melodies and lyrics, and his sobriety really shows, the man looks and sounds incredible. Saw his solo show last winter at the House of Blues and he was a fantastic storyteller. Can’t wait to finally see the whole band again.
Jamaican Queens – Rhinoceropolis – awesome new band that was my Band to Watch last week
Thursday, June 27th
Water Liars – Hi Dive – really pleasant, NPR-ey duo that sound like they listen to Edward Sharpe and old country music: link to video
Ex-Cult – Lost Lake Lounge – oh, baby. When Ty Segall wants to produce your debut album, you know you’ve got the goods: Segall produced garage rocky goodness
Widespread Panic – Red Rocks – I’m going Sunday.
Friday, June 28th
The Oh-Hellos – Bluebird – in the car this song came on and my husband said “finally The Lumineers wrote a new song”. Wrong, but I’m sure they have heard the comparison many times. Beautiful date night music, I’ve never seen them live, though, maybe they rock it out: “Hello My Old Heart”
Col. Bruce Hampton and DJ Logic – Cervantes – the get down
The Silent Comedy – Larimer – this San Diego band kicks ass, and the lead singer has a great rock voice: listen to Bartholomew
Saturday, June 29th
Widespread Panic – Red Rocks – everyone I know is going
Sunday, June 30th
Widespread Panic – Red Rocks – everyone I know is going INCLUDING me! I’ll be on the front row, look for me on the giant screen, I’ll be noodle dancing.
Justin Bieber – Pepsi Center – saw the show in January and it was honestly one of the most entertaining concerts I’ve ever been to. Bieber plays a ton of instruments and seems very savvy. Bring earplugs for the last five seconds of the countdown, the audience reached 120 on my decibel app (most concerts are 90). Kuroda’s lights are truly a sight to behold, he even makes lasers look elegant.
The Blank Tapes – Hi Dive – just found out about this band and wow! Definitely have that 60’s throwback sound that I love down pat. Go check them out while they are small, they won’t be for long: watch their video