Tom MurphyMercuria and the Gem StarsUMS on S. BROADWAY | 07/23-24/11An especially hot summer day made navigating various venues an enervating experience, not to mention the humid heat indoors at times. Nevertheless, it didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits in performing the music, even in th ... More >>
Tom MurphyNathan & Stephen at the Mayan UMS Travelogue, Day Two 7.23.10 / Baker District, South Broadway Well away from the densest cluster of the festival was a place called Fentress Architects Materials Garden on 4th and Broadway, and when you walked through the glass doors, there was a l ... More >>
Bad Luck City's amazing 2008 album, Adelaide, opens with an absolutely stunning cover of the Lee Hazlewood song, "The Night Before," from his 1970 hard-to-find album, Cowboy in Sweden. Though it's surprising for a unique and creative outfit like Bad Luck City to introduce itself with someone else's ... More >>
Photo: Tom Murphy Slight Harp UMS Day One Friday, August 1, 2008 The Baker District, Denver Better Than: Having to miss some of the best bands in Denver in spite of everything. There were plenty of reasons for me not to go to this festival, but ultimately, it would mean having to miss out on some ... More >>
Oblio Duo and the Archers, Monofog, Bad Luck City Friday, February 29, 2008 3 Kings Tavern Better than: Almost anything else you can get for five dollars Anticipation and delayed gratification aren’t that common in the Denver music scene. The talented bands that play around town are so eager to p ... More >>
I hate winter. Yes, I know. Colorado winters are remarkably mild and sunny, and we’re blessed with the occasional 60-degree day to break up the season. But I still hate it. And I say that every year, right about this time. Like many people I know, the middle of winter sends me into a hibernation ... More >>
These folks like their Americana dark.