Concert Reviews

String Cheese Incident at 1STBANK, 3/12/11

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See full slide show of Saturday's show at 1STBANK Center

The second set opened with "Howard," a ballad that I thought was a fast cover of The Nuge's "Stranglehold," but lost its Nugent-pizazz when it went psychedelic. It was long, but needed, as there was a parade approaching the main floor that needed some time to get situated. After winding around the concourse and finally making its way onto the floor, the parade weaved through hula-hoopers, jugglers, noodlers and the like until it made its way to the center.

Go-go dancers were lifted on scissor lifts at the sound booth and at side-stage, starting during "Way Back Home," and into "Let's Go Outside," a song the Kyle Hollingsworth's Band jammed when they opened for Umphrey's Mcgee a few weeks back.

See full slide show of Saturday's show at 1STBANK Center

The encore included a cover of "Wanna Be Starting Something," implying that yes, we should all get out and do something. A theme, if not based on the set list then simply the feeling for the night, was pro-activeness: Get out and do something. And what a perfect way to end the only time we are going to see these six artists perform together this whole year. Keep your eyes peeled for their respectable side projects; Eoto, Praang, and the Kyle Hollingsworth Band will undoubtedly be around these parts for the summer.

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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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