Concert Reviews

Murder by Death at the Stanley Hotel, 1/18/14

MURDER BY DEATH at THE STANLEY HOTEL | 1/18/14 Most shows in Colorado are easy to get to, even if you head up to the Belly Up in Aspen. But with the flood-damaged highways leading up to Estes Park, with one particular stretch narrowed to just one lane with each side of the highway sharing that lane and regulated by a light, it was a micro-Odyssey in itself just getting to the Stanley Hotel. Fortunately there was no mystery involved in figuring out where in which building in town was hosting this unique concert. The sprawling complex of classically designed white structures has a legacy of its own.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.