Whenever someone mentions Ty Segall to me, I immediately feel compelled to tell the story of my friend Kevin. Years ago, at the sadly-defunct Boulder warehouse venue Astroland, a Ty Segall show got a bit insane, the band threw the drum set into the crowd, and Kevin's head collided with the bass drum ... More >>
Ceremony (due tonight at the Marquis Theater) started out in Rohnert Park, California, as a straight ahead hardcore outfit. The band's fast, hard-hitting songs put it in good company with like-minded bands influenced by that era of punk where a song could be less than a minute long, so long as you s ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinFaceMan at the Bluebird Theater last night.FACEMAN'S WALTZ @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 2/3/12The sound became expansive and the stage felt crowded fairly early in FaceMan's set at the Bluebird Theater on a snowy Friday night. After a brief introduction from the Flobots' Stephen "Brer Rabbit" ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Paul McCartney Thursday, July 15, 2010 | Pepsi Center After kick-starting a set with a couple of Wings songs and the Beatles' hit "All My Loving," Paul McCartney stood at the middle of the stage and said, "Let me just take a moment to take it all in" just before one of the ... More >>
Photo by Larry Cragg While there is no doubt that Neil Young is multifaceted, two distinct personas emerge when he performs live. During his acoustic ballads, there's a fragility and just a hint of crackle in his voice. And on the rockers, he is a performer of ferociousness and raw power.
Les Paul's nose was running. It was during one of his weekly Monday gigs at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York, and I was sitting about ten feet from where he was sitting on stage. He looked at me, pointed at the napkin on my lap and gestured for me to toss it to him. So I did. He wiped his no ... More >>
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Blintzen Trapper Thursday, November 6, 2008 The Gothic Theater, Englewood Better Than: A musical legend falling back on past glory. Opening the show was Blintzen Trapper. I have to admit I wasn’t too much into the band before the show or even afterward but it seemed c ... More >>
Doc Watson has played across five decades of bluegrass music.