Daily Archives: December 2, 2016

Best shows: Dragondeer and Not So Silent Night

Dragondeer and Jim James are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week. Dragondeer — Bluebird Theater

Psychedelia, traipsing blues, plain-old rock ‘n roll — if its in the jukebox at your local dive bar, Denver four-piece Dragondeer can probably do it justice. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram. RL Cole and Mama Magnolia will perform in support. More often though, they sound like a jukebox on the fritz, smashing the aforementioned genres together into the sort of uncanny hybrid from which the band takes its name. Jim James — Paramount Theatre

Behind the beard and ’70s glam sunglasses and in front of the cape he so often sports, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James has never been coy about singing about open-your-eyes ideals that are as lofty as the mountainous rock that scores them. Tickets are $5-$15 via axs.com. Tickets are sold out. Proggy and funk-flecked, “Eternally Even,” his latest, is in itself reason enough to turn out to see him at the Paramount Theatre on Dec. In his solo project, James can border on preachy, but with a howl of a voice and a keen ear for auditory flavor, is revelatory as often as not. On Friday, Dragondeer will headline the Bluebird Theater, a sizeable show for a local of its stature, and its first since signing with Boulder-based management company Madison House. 3: It makes the last My Morning Jacket album sound like outtakes.

Tennis announces new album, Denver show

Tennis returns with “Yours Conditionally.” Photo via Sacks Co. In the Morning I’ll Be Better
2. Tennis will tour in support of their album, “Yours Conditionally,” which is out March 10 via Thirty Tigers. Ladies Don’t Play Guitar
5. Please Don’t Ruin This For Me
8. In the midst of a new North American tour, the band will saunter its be-sequined outfits through the Bluebird Theater on March 4, 2017. Denver rock nostalgists Tennis are back with a new album and tour, which will see them come home to Denver in 2017.  
“Yours Conditionally”
1. 10 Minutes 10 Years
9. Fields Of Blue
4. My Emotions Are Blinding
3. Island Music
Tennis 2017 tour dates
February 21, Phoenix, AZ, Crescent Ballroom
February 22, San Diego, CA, The Irenic
February 24, Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy (SOLD OUT)
February 27, Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
February 28, Seattle, WA, Neumo’s
March 1, Vancouver, BC, Biltmore Cabaret
March 3, Salt Lake City, UT, The State Room
March 4,  Denver, CO, Bluebird Theater
March 7, Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock Social Club
March 8, Madison, WI, High Noon Saloon
March 9, Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall
March 10, Detroit, MI, The Magic Bag
March 11, Toronto, ON, Horseshoe Tavern
March 14, Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair
March 18,  Philadelphia, PA, Underground Arts
March 19, Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
March 21, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
March 22, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom Check out the album’s first single, “In The Morning I’ll Be Better,” below, along with the album’s track list and full tour dates. Matrimony
6. Baby Don’t Believe
7. Modern Woman
10. Tickets are $18-$20 via axs.com.

Haley Bonar’s first Denver show in a decade at the Larimer Lounge

Bonar is currently touring on her seventh studio album, “Impossible Dream,” which was released in August. DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 30: Ivory Circle performs at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, Colorado on November 30, 2016. Ivory Circle and Night Moves opened the show. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)

Indie rocker Haley Bonar played her first Denver show in over a decade on Wednesday night at the Larimer Lounge.

Listen: The Lumineers share “Blue Christmas”

The folk-rock troupe has dropped a new album and gone on an extensive world tour already in 2016, including two shows at Red Rocks. Chance the Rapper, James Taylor, Kelly Clarkson and Garth Brooks also performed at the ceremony. Just in time for the holidays, they’ve got another gift for fans: A cover of X-mas country standard “Blue Christmas.”
The Lumineers debuted the song on Thursday night at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the White House. MST via the Hallmark Channel. FILE: MORRISON, CO – JUNE 7: The Lumineers perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado on June 7, 2016. The whole concert will air on Dec. Listen to The Lumineers’ “Blue Christmas” below. 5 at 5 p.m. Enjoying their final #WHHolidays tree lighting ceremony @POTUS + @FLOTUS enjoy @chancetherapper‘s performance of “Sunday Candy.” pic.twitter.com/EMwY8mKS9v
— errol barnett (@errolbarnett) December 1, 2016 The band released a new video for “Sleep on the Floor” on Wednesday. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)
The Lumineers has been the band that keeps on giving this year.

Dead and Company lists two 2017 shows at Boulder’s Folsom Field

Photo: Danny Clinch. The band’s website posted a list of tour dates to include shows on June 9 and 10 at the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field. Dead & Company’s current lineup features original members Bob Weir (bass), Mickey Hart (drums), Bill Kreutzmann (drums) and pop-blues guitarist John Mayer. Weir hinted at his interest in playing another round of college venues in our interview with him ahead of the band’s shows at Folsom Field this summer. You can catch Dead and Company’s Folsom Field show via nugs.net. After a killer two-night run at Folsom Field in July, Grateful Dead offshoot Dead and Company look to be returning to college football’s hottest turf on earth in summer 2017. The nineteen dates listed on Dead & Company’s website kick off on May 27 in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena and end with a pair of show’s at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on June 30 and July 1. No ticket information was available at press time, but we’ll update this space as we get word.