Friday and Saturday are full of great shows that have been awful to choose between. If only we could all split ourselves into multiples.
Monday, January 31 Todd Carey, Bascom Hill, The Heyday; Schubas. 8 pm, $6
Tuesday, February 1 Shelby Lynne, Derek Nelson; SPACE. 8 pm, $27-40 Scott Lucas and the Married Men, . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 1/31 – 2/6
An announcement I’ve been waiting for hit today: Wilco is definitely starting their own record label. This news doesn’t come as a shock — last July brought the news that this was something they were looking at doing, because the band was not planning to renew their contract with Nonesuch Records. In a lot . . . → Read More: I’ve Got Reservations About Wilco’s New Record Label
I’ll keep it short: this song is freakin’ beautiful.
And I don’t need you to catch my wandering mind And I don’t expect a southern girl to know the northern lights And all I want is your eyes In the morning as we wake for a short while
And I do need the . . . → Read More: Wow, That’s a Good Song: Bowerbirds, “Northern Lights”
It’s been a busy January out here in Denver, and I’m sorry to return with some sad news. Charlie Louvin died this morning in Tennessee. He was 83.
I grew up around bluegrass and country gospel music, but the Louvin Brothers were an act I sought out for myself in the last few years . . . → Read More: Charlie Louvin, 1927-2011
Some interesting things going on this week! If you’re out and about on Wednesday, stop by Schubas for CHIRP’s “The First Time” series, featuring readings by local notables including Robbie Fulks, Jim DeRogatis, and Josh Caterer on the theme of ‘first car’, as well as performances from a live house band. Tickets . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 1/24 – 1/30
Some of my favorite covers are ones that change up the instrumentation. It’s much easier, I imagine, to do a straight-forward cover of a rock song with a rock band, but probably less easy to take a pop song and turn it into a rock cello duet. These guys did it, though, and it . . . → Read More: Hooray for Covers! Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic, “Smooth Criminal”