While recording songs for Jim Sampas' documentary about Jack Kerouac, Son Volt's Jay Farrar and Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard realized they both shared an affinity for the famed Beat writer. After recording songs for the film, the pair continued to work on songs using words from Kerouac's novel Big Sur, and released One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur, which shares the same name as the documentary, which is due in October.
Cleary kindred spirits, the two are now touring together, and when they stop by the Boulder Theater on Tuesday, January 26, they'll be bringing along some of their band mates -- Nick Harmer from Death Cab for Cutie and Mark Spencer from Son Volt -- and be joined by Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Bob Mould and the Mountain Goats). General admission tickets are $29.50 and go on sale Friday, December 11 at 10 a.m.
Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, meanwhile, who released Crazy Love on Reprise last month, visits the Pepsi Center Tuesday, March 30. Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $89.50 and go on sale Friday, December 11 at 10 a.m. Nick Jonas takes a break from touring with his brothers and brings his own group, the Administration, to the Paramount Theatre Saturday, January 23 in support of his forthcoming album, Who I Am, which hits the streets February 2. Reserved seats are $39.50 and go on sale Saturday, December 12 at 10 a.m. For a complete rundown of the most recent shows that have been announced, the ones that are about to go on sale or are already on sale, follow the jump.
The Big Pink: With A Place to Bury Strangers, Sun., April 11, 8 p.m., $15/$18.
Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard: Tue., Jan. 26, 8 p.m., $29.50.
Groundation: Bob Marley tribute. With DJ Uplifter, Sat., Feb. 20, 9 p.m., $22.50.
Straight No Chaser: Tue., April 6, 7:30 p.m., $24.50/$29.50.
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic: Sat., Jan. 16, 8 p.m., $25.
Weezer: With the Bravery with Motion City Soundtrack, Sun., Jan. 17, 8 p.m., $47.50.
3OH!3: With Chain Gang of 1974, Cobraconda and The Life There Is, Sun., Dec. 20, 7 p.m., $15.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Tue., March 2, 8 p.m.
Cymbals Eat Guitars: With Bear in Heaven, Thu., April 1, $8/$10.
Meese (acoustic): Sat., Jan. 2, $10.
Quasi: With Explode Into Colors, Tue., March 23, $10/$12.
Laura Veirs & the Hall of Flames: Fri., March 5, 8 p.m., $10/$12.
White Denim: Wed., Jan. 27, $10/$13.
Further: Featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, March 5-6, 8 p.m., $49.75-$55.50.
Editors: Sat., Feb. 13, 9 p.m., $20.
Open Wings Broken Strings: Featuring Eddie Kowalczyk (of Live), Art Alexis (of Everclear) and Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer), Sun., Jan. 31, 7 p.m., $30/$35.
Theory of a Deadman: With Halestorm, Adelitas Way, and Taking Dawn, Wed., Feb. 10, 7 p.m., $22.50/$25.
Nick Jonas & the Administration: With Diane Birch, Sat., Jan. 23, 8 p.m., $39.50.
Pat Metheny Orchestrion: Wed., May 5, 8 p.m., $45-$65.
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Michael Bublé: With Naturally7, Tue., March 30, 8 p.m., $49.50-$89.50.
Rory Block: Mon., April 12.
Jonatha Brooke: Fri., April 9.
Richie Havens: Thu., March 11.
Battlefield Band: Fri., March 26.
Iris DeMent: Sat., March 20.
Eclectica: Featuring Roy "Futureman" Wooten and Tracy Silverman, Sat., March 27.
Infamous Stringdusters: Sun., March 28.
Mike Doughty: Wed., March 17, 9 p.m., $22