Concert Reviews

Why we need house shows

The house show used to be something you could count on in Denver with some regularity. But in the last two or three years, such things have dwindled, becoming virtually nonexistent. What makes going to these kinds of shows special in a way that can't be duplicated at a venue proper is that you really are entering someone's living space, which brings with it a special level of informality and intimacy.
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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.