Daily Archives: April 20, 2015

Music To Hear 4/27 – 5/03: ERIC BIBB, ZOOGMA & More…

BOULDER AREA 4/27/15

Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- ‘Open Stage’ w/ The Prairie Scholars        6- 8 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 4/28/15

Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ w/ The Pourhouse Jazz Trio      7:30 p.m.

BOULDER AREA 4/28/15

Boulder Theatre- Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters w/ Jeff Brinkman
7:30 p.m.             $25

Laughing Goat*- Erik Deutsch & The Jazz Outlaws ‘CD Release Tour’        8 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 4/29/15

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Bluegrass Wednesdays’ feat. FREE Bluegrass Show     
7-8:30 p.m.             ‘Open Jam’ follows

DENVER AREA 4/29/15

Armoury- ‘Hump Day Funk Jam’          10 p.m.

BOULDER AREA 5/29/15

Fox Theatre*- Zoogma + JJ Evanoff Experience            8:30 p.m.      $12-17

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Nelson Rangell                 7:30 p.m.          $10-12

FORT COLLINS AREA 4/30/15

Avogadro’s Number*- Atomga          8 p.m.              $8

Hodi’s Half Note*- Rowdy Shadehouse                $10-15

Mishawaka (Bellvue)- ‘Mish Open Jam’                8 p.m.

DENVER AREA 4/30/15

Cervantes’ Otherside- ‘Hair Grass’ feat. Pickin On Hair Bands w/  The Holler + Von Stomper  /// Old Salt Union on patio                     Free- $10

The 1Up*- Genetics (debut album release) feat. Chuck Morris                $1.25-10

BOULDER AREA 4/30/15

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- David Booker         5:30-8:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 5/01/15

Avogadro’s Number- Poudre River Irregulars Party          4-8 p.m.     $??

Avogadro’s Number- Elise Wunder ‘Album Release Party’          8 p.m.       $7

Avogadro’s Number- Homefried Boogaloo            10 p.m.               FREE!!!!

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Screen Door Porch w/ Alysia Kraft (Patti Fiasco)         
9 p.m.                     $5

DENVER AREA 5/01/15

Bluebird Theatre*- ‘Rock For Youth’ feat. Air Dubai w/ Amanda Hawkins            9 p.m.
$25

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- Zoogma w/ Signal Path, Lost Optical, + The JJ Evanoff Experience                    $15-20

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Dead Floyd w/ Robby Wicks Band             $10-12

Daniels Hall- Nellie McKay                   8 p.m.                   $23-25

Quixote’s True Blue*- DEAL feat. members of Shakedown Street              $10

BOULDER AREA 5/01/15

Boulder Theatre*- Rhiannon Giddens w/ Bhi Bhiman          7:30 p.m.          $25-30

Fox Theatre*- ‘2nd Annual May Daze’ feat. J Wail, Kaminanda, David Murphy (formerly of STS9), Chando, members of Technicolor Tone Factory, Mountain Standard Time + Hot Soup              8 p.m.              $10-14

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Sympathy For The Devil (tribute to the Rolling Stones)         
7:30 p.m.                 $10-12

FORT COLLINS AREA 5/02/15

Aggie Theatre*- Zoogma w/ Kinetik Groove               $15

Everyday Joe’s- ‘fortUKE’           9:30 a.m.

Hodi’s Half Note*- Genetics (album release) feat. Chuck Morris (Lotus) + Stanton Sutton (Mountain Standard Time)               $5-12

Monroe’s Lounge (Loveland)- ‘Piano Bar Saturdays’                  8 p.m.

DENVER AREA 5/02/15

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- Zoogma w/ Skydyed + Kinetik Groove            $10-12

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth) & Dave Bruzza (Greensky Bluegrass)                   $15-20

Daniels Hall*- Eric Bibb w/ Yana Bibb              8 p.m.               $23-25

Dazzle Jazz*- Erik Deutsch & The Jazz Outlaws           7 + 9 p.m.            $15

Quixote’s True Blue*- ‘Spread The Word Fest’ feat. Jaden Carlson Band, James & The Devil, Kronen, Technicolor Tone Factory, Greener Grounds, A-Mac DZ, CollieRAD, The Workshy, Robby Wicks Band, Driftin Suns, DeCollage, Wandering Monks, Art Smart Anatomy + Metafonics            (2 stages)             7 p.m.- 2 a.m.            $15

The 1Up- Dynohunter w/ Proper Motion + iowno              $1.25-15

DENVER AREA 5/03/15

Cervantes’ Otherside*- ‘Meeting On The Mountain: Live Broadcast’ feat. Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth) w/ Grant Farm + Ragged Union                 $10-15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Mastadon + Clutch w/ Graveyard             7 p.m.
$35

Soiled Dove- School Of Rock (tribute to The Who)              1 + 5 p.m.                $10

BOULDER AREA 5/03/15

Etown Hall*- Eric Bibb + Dayna Kurtz (live radio show taping)           7-9 p.m.       $22

Next week’s list of live music to hear along the Front Range is much shorter than for the week of 4/20, probably to give everyone a chance to recover from the unofficial holiday. Just the same, there are still some worthwhile shows to see to end April and begin May. As usual, I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue name. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

 

 

 

Reveiw: THE DOOBIE BROTHERS PACK THE THUNDER MOUNTAIN AMPHITHEATRE!!

Despite the windy, cooler weather on Sunday, the sun was out and The Doobie Brothers were in Loveland, so how could you really complain. The band, which has been around for over forty years, still boasts some original and long-time members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, John McFee and Marc Russo. When we arrived, the amphitheatre already seemed pretty packed from the super-long line to get in, which wrapped all around the parking.

We missed the first opening act, but did have the opportunity to catch one of Greeley’s top acts, Pandas & People. They have a folk rock vibe, complete with some really sweet banjo work. They seemed to be pretty well received and it didn’t hurt that they did a nice cover of a Creedence Clearwater Revival tune near the end of their set. Around the time Pandas & People were finishing up, my wife and I were getting the opportunity to do a quick meet and greet with the band, courtesy of Choice Organics. Thanks Choice Organics!!

At about 5:45, The Doobie Brothers took to the stage. The band opened with “Jesus Is Just Alright”, that immediately tested Patrick Simmons vocal ability, which he passed with flying colors. Tom Johnston took over vocal duties for the fan favorite, “Rockin’ Down The Highway”. Bassist, John Cowan took the lead on their cover of “Take Me In Your Arms” and he sounded great. After the soulful “Dependin’ On You’, Simmons tackled “Clear As The Driven Snow”, which he had written in Colorado over forty years ago. “World Gone Crazy” off of the band’s last album of the same name, was a fun upbeat number. John McFee found himself on pedal steel for the psychedelic rock of “Neal’s Fandango”. Most of the band left the stage, while Simmons and McFee remained for the beautiful acoustic instrumental “Slat Key Soquel Rag”. The band returned and McFee returned to the pedal steel for the late night highway feel of “South City Midnight Lady”. After the funky rock of “Eyes Of Silver”, they busted out “Takin’ It To The Streets”, with Pat Simmons having a little difficulty on the growling parts and John Cowan bailing him out. The band went to the blues end of the spectrum with a superb cover of Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Don’t Start Me Talkin”. One of the best moments of the show, was the sing-along of “Black Water”, along with some amazing fiddle work by John McFee. The driving force of “Long Train Runnin” sounded so fresh, that it could have been off of the last album. It was followed by “China Grove”, with its own rockin’ intro. A song I believe to be “Road Angel” was sandwiched in there before the soaring, set-ending “Listen To The Music”.

Setlist:

  • “Jesus Is Just Alright”
  • “Rockin’ Down The Highway”
  • “Take Me In Your Arms”
  • “Depending On You”
  • “Clear As The Driven Snow”
  • “Neal’s Fandango”
  • “Slat Key Soquel Rag”
  • “South City Midnight Lady”
  • “Eyes Of Silver”
  • “Takin’ It To The Streets”
  • “Don’t Start Me Talkin”
  • “Black Water”
  • “Long Train Runnin”
  • “China Grove”
  • “Road Angel”
  • “Listen To The Music”

First of all, I need to again thank Choice Organics for the tickets and the meet-and-greet!! Now, I can say that I have seen and heard plenty of veteran artists that have been around for a few decades and some of them have the longevity to continue, while many have seen the years catch up to their playing and singing ability. I can assure you that The Doobie Brothers have not lost a step. Vocally, musically and energetically, these guys are still kicking ass, taking names and having a great time doing it. I was impressed with the entire band, but was blown away by John McFee’s proficiency with most stringed instruments and the harmonica. The harmonies are still one of the things that really make Doobie Brothers music so infectious and that quality is still there. I can’t recommend seeing these guys, enough. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!   Hope You Were There!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUTHER VANDROSS, STEPHEN MARLEY & More…

1948- Craig Frost (member of Grand Funk Railroad)     67 yrs.

Craig Frost has played with

1951- Luther Vandross (soul singer; worked w/ Janet Jackson, David Bowie + Mariah Carey; died in 2005)      

Luther Vandross – A Tribute by

1971- Mikey Welsh (bassist w/ Weezer)      44 yrs.

Mikey Welsh. @MikeyWelsh71

Weezer w/ Mikey Welsh “Hash Pipe” video link here.

1972- Stephen Marley (member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers; solo artist; son of Bob Marley)          43 yrs.

Stephen Marley Tickets

Stephen Marley feat. Spragga Benz & Damian Marley video link here.

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for a couple of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉