Daily Archives: February 6, 2017

In Question: SUSTO

So many bands, so little time. Justin Osborne has always been hungry for more. For more on Osborne’s insatiable appetite, see below, where he tells us about his favorite sandwich. I’m no cook, but I go with oven-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, a little Dijon mustard mixed in with some Duke’s mayonnaise, some sort of green, like spinach or arugula or something, then sliced apples. Then, slice that thing up into fours, crack a La Croix and sit back and watch Netflix. What he found was the country’s trova style of songwriting, which mixes dark, heavy subject matter with sharp humor. SUSTO has big dreams, mostly about about sandwiches. As Osborne said, the record is about “finding positivity in a negative world.” The Lumineers liked the record so much that on Feb. THE QUESTION IN QUESTION:
You’ve probably had some amazing sandwiches in your time, like a Cubano in Cuba or a fish sandwich down in Charleston. If SUSTO had a signature sandwich, what would it be? All on sourdough bread. THE ANSWER:
I love this question and I’ll probably get made fun of, but I don’t care. 29, they’ll invite SUSTO along for 17 dates of their upcoming arena tour. 9 at Denver’s intimate Lost Lake Lounge. Man, now I’m craving a sandwich. On the band’s new album “& I’m Fine Today,” which tackles faith, sexism, homophobia, drug abuse and a failed marriage in 11 tracks, there are moments of uplifting levity. My favorite sandwich is one I make at my house, when we’re home from tour, and there’s an actual refrigerator with food in it. Back in 2012, he courageously left his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina to study in Cuba, long before American politicians attempted to mend our relationship with the little Communist isle. Perhaps Osborne was following a romanticized ideal that contrasted with his deep Southern conservative upbringing, or perhaps he was starving to learn something new. Photo by Paul Chelmis via the band. You can catch SUSTO before they blow up on Feb. That’s my favorite part of the sandwich: little, thin slices of apple. Inspired, he injected the style into a new band, SUSTO, and has since carried the earnest, psychedelia-tinged, alt-country project to great heights. That’s why we invented In Question, an all-or-nothing, one question Q-and-A series.

Alice Cooper expands tour, adds Denver date

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper perform at the Pepsi Center on August 2, 2014. Cooper last played Denver in 2014, when he joined Motley Crew at the Pepsi Center. Tickets are $49.50-$85 and go on sale Feb. Cooper will play Denver’s Paramount Theatre on June 12. Check out our photos from that show below.   The huge snake draped around Cooper’s shoulders during “Welcome to My Nightmare,” slithered around, and the over-the-top Frankenstein set on “Feed My Frankenstein” resulted in a 12-foot-tall Frankenstein stalking the stage at the end of the number. via altitudetickets.com. Shock-rock legend Alice Cooper has added three new cities to his latest tour, including a show in Denver. 10 at 10 a.m. Nice Guy,” “Dirty Diamonds,” and “Poison,” respectively. The Know’s Candace Horgan said this about Cooper’s opening slot:
Alice Cooper opened the show, proving to be ever the showman. Hopefully, Cooper gets a good deal on his props, because he threw his cane, costume jewelry, and his whip out to the fans during “No More Mr. Photos by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

Muse announces first Red Rocks show in (exactly) a decade

Fun fact: The band’s slated Sept. Almost as fun fact: The band’s last show in Denver was in 2014 at the Pepsi Center on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. Time will tell. Photo by Dan Petty, heyreverb.com
British prog rock trio Muse has announced a new North American tour, including a date at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. 18. The band will play Red Rocks on Sept. Coincidence? Muse playing the Pepsi Center. Or, considering how much the band loves its concept albums, something much nerdier? Tickets to the band’s return to Red Rocks are $59.50 – $99.50 and go on sale Feb. Thirty Seconds To Mars will perform in support. 17. via livenation.com. 18 show will mark ten years to the day since Muse last played Red Rocks.

Taylor Swift’s pre-Super Bowl show might be her only in 2017

The 27-year-old mostly performed songs from her Grammy-winning 2014 album “1989” and 2012’s “Red,” including pop smashes like “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space,” “Bad Blood,” “Style,” “We Are Never Getting Back Together,” “22″ and “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
“It’s good to be in Houston, Texas tonight,” she yelled. But she asked the audience to sing along, as she stripped the song to acoustic form, strumming her guitar. “You are attending 100 percent of my tour dates.”
This story was first published on DenverPost.com “As far as I know I’m only doing one show in 2017, and as far as I know, this is that show,” she said. She also slowed things down when performing songs she wrote for others — saying it was one of her biggest accomplishments of the last year. The crowd — full of Swift’s fans 18 and over — roared loudly, in hopes Zayn would appear. Swift also sang “Better Man,” a recent No.1 country hit she wrote for Grammy-winning group Little Big Town. She also made some references to football during the 90-minute show, telling the crowd about her early country-turned-pop hit, “You Belong With Me,” with lyrics about high school cheerleaders, bleachers and boys. “I swear you don’t. Taylor Swift’s pre-Super Bowl concert broke some news: She announced it may be her only concert of this year; she performed for the smallest number of fans in some time — 9,000 people is intimate for this pop star — and she sang her newest single live for the first time. You don’t want it,” Swift said after fans begged for the towel she used to wipe the sweat from her forehead. She worked the stage from the left to right, and strutted up the middle platform to sing closely to her feverish fans at the annual DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night — where past performers include Justin Timberlake and Rihanna. Swift rocked the night at Houston’s Club Nomadic — starting late Saturday and ending early Sunday morning — wearing a sheer, short Versace dress and fresh bangs. The singer, who won the album of the year Grammy last year for her first official pop album “1989,” said the pre-Super Bowl show would likely be her only one this year. “He’s definitely not (here),” she assured them. Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 2017 DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night Concert at Club Nomadic on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Swift’s last tour was a stadium trek with 60,000 seats. Swift also debuted the live performance of “I Don’t Want to Live Forever,” her Top 5 duet with former One Direction member Zayn from the “Fifty Shades Darker” soundtrack. She sang a soft version “This Is What I Came For,” the EDM hit she wrote with former boyfriend Calvin Harris (Rihanna’s vocals are on the original). “I felt like it might be appropriate,” she said.

Lady Gaga follows up Super Bowl show with tour announcement — and Denver date

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HOUSTON — Fresh off a high-wire, crowd-pleasing halftime performance at the Super Bowl, Lady Gaga has announced plans for a world tour kicking off this summer. She is scheduled to perform at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Dec. 14 in Salt Lake City. 1 in Vancouver and wraps up on Dec. 20. The 48-date tour includes stops in North America, Europe and Brazil. Gaga posted news of the tour on Twitter late Sunday night. Tickets go on sale Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. Several of her U.S. dates include performances at baseball stadiums, including Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Boston’s Fenway Park. 12. The tour begins on Aug. Singer Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb.