The Yard Dogs Road Show at the Ogden Theatre, 10/8/10
Outside of the Ogden last night, there were a few punks sporting foot-high Mohawks and wearing studded leather jackets standing next to hippies and guys wearing in vintage suits and a gal in fur lined jacket. And that was only a taste of what was inside. It might have been one of the most insanely eclectic groups of people to have ever gathered in the Ogden Theatre, or any other local venue for that matter.
It's a testament of just how far the Yard Dogs Road Show's fan base spreads, but it's not entirely surprising since the Yard Dogs themselves are a pretty damn eclectic group of folks as well. And there was so much going on, both visually and musically, during the troupe's hour-and-a-half set that a lot of it's a blur and probably one of the bigger mindfucks since Of Montreal played the Ogden two years ago on its Skeletal Lamping tour.
While it was it hard to top the crazy-ass show, the rest of the show was equally as stunning. Sansa Asylum and the three gals from the Black and Blue Burlesque did a tropical burlesque number about Pineapple Land, followed by Lily Rose Love singing "Live the Life," Guitar Boy, a fantastic burlesque take on carousel horses and an amazing finale of white feathers, jewels and confetti.
Personal Bias: No matter how hard you try, you'll never forget a Yard Dogs show.
Random Detail: The Yard Dogs founder Eddy Joe Cotton is a Denver native.
By the Way: The crowd went absolutely batshit for the Santa Cruz-based energetic folky blues trio Devil Makes Three.
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