Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

Incubus, Jimmy Eat World announce Red Rocks concert

21 at 10 a.m.   (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)
Incubus is embarking on a 30-city tour in 2017, including a stop at Red Rocks. MORRISON, CO – AUGUST 24: Incubus performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on August 24, 2015. 24 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $49.50 -$99.50 and go on sale Feb. via livenation.com. AT&T will launch pre-sale that goes live on Feb. via att.com/frontoftheline. Incubus will play the outdoor amphitheater on Oct. 3. Jimmy Eat World and Atlas Genius will perform in support.

The week in local albums: Shady Elders, Otis Taylor and Gasoline Lollipops

“I want to be free,” Taylor echoes from what seems like time immemorial, until the track dies out. That’s the devastating other half: The subject matter here is no less relevant today than it was when the blues was hot. The Gasoline Lollipops will open for Split Lip Rayfield at Globehall on March 11. His “trance blues,” a form of the classic genre that unfurls simple chord progressions and phrases into the distance, is about experiencing time not as the enemy, as many of us have become accustomed to thinking about it today, but as a teacher. Sonically, its dedication to repetition is decidedly post-modern. The album is swathed in the same dose of reverb, casting a stylish, dissociative effect over what’s an unmistakably melancholy pop album. Catch Otis Taylor live at his album release show for “Fantasizing About Being Black” on March 10 at Daniels Hall. With new albums by Denver’s Shady Elders, trance-blues mastermind Otis Taylor and the punk-Americana Boulder band the Gasoline Lollipops, you have your weekend listening cut out for you. Five years later, the band shipped out to Berkley, Calif.’s Fantasy Studios to record and mix its first its first full-length record. But the end is only the beginning for “Resurrection,” an album that defiantly celebrates life in earshot of death. Its sonic trappings are in vogue, but thanks in large part to front-woman Fox Rodemich’s memorable voice, which pangs around the record like a cave bellow, there’s an outlying classic quality to these songs. Tickets are $20-$25 via ticketfly.com. These days, it seems there are more local albums released than there are hours to listen to them. Released on Valentine’s Day, the album drips with passion, whether it be through electric hoedowns (“Hard Times”), elegiac noir ballads (“Resurrection”), or jaded theologian poetry (“Homesick Remedy,” “Jesus Ain’t Dead”). On a buoyant song like “D&OD,” it turns a familiar point of reference on its head, like surfing at night. If there’s any justice, “Resurrection” will mark the band’s breakthrough. Tickets are $23 via swallowhillmusic.org. “The moon swallowed whole / the sky spit back that sliver / I knew I had to go it alone,” he sings on “Love Is Free,” just one searing fresco Rose evokes with a handful of cowboy chords and spit-shined verses. The title track is as authoritative in style as it is lyrically: “Try your best to not get mad / try to use your inside voices.” For fans of Denver’s indie rock scene, don’t expect the latter after this one makes the rounds. 17 with Ned Garthe Explosion, Male Blonding and Kyle Emerson. If the latter two categorizations weren’t a tip-off, frontman Clay Rose is a songwriter worth his salt. Stand-out tracks: “Resurrection,” “Homesick Remedy” “Imma lie here / be dead soon,” Taylor sings on “Twelve String Mile,” illustrating a plea that’s landed loud on America’s doorsteps in the last few years: “Nobody sees me / I’m a big black man.” The meaning of the title of the album — Taylor’s best in years — ambles into focus. “Inside Voices” expands on Shady Elder’s sound, a disembodied sway that’s fastened down by confident rhythms, even if it doesn’t necessarily push it forward. Shady Elders will play an album release show at Syntax Physic Opera on Feb. This week in particular has been bountiful. Songs like “D to E,” which clings fast to that two-chord progression, playfully stretch your sense of time by robbing you of the context that a verse-chorus-bridge structure provides. Denver’s Shady Elders has been cooly cooing under the surface of the city’s indie rock scene since it formed in 2012. What resonates about the lessons of “Fantasizing About Being Black,” the 68-year-old Taylor’s 15th album, is their timelessness, in both senses of the word. Stand-out tracks: “Twelve String Mile,” “Jump Out of Line”
The Gasoline Lollipops, “Resurrection”

If the Coen Brothers and Nick Cave holed up in Nashville after a near-death experience, it might sound something like “Resurrection.”
The album marks the third in Boulder-based Gasoline Lollipops so-called Lucky Sevens trilogy, putting an appropriate cap on the themes of destruction and doom. Stand-out tracks: “Inside Voices,” “Lonely Girls”
Otis Taylor, “Fantasizing About Being Black”

Boulder’s Otis Taylor has long been a man apart from Boulder’s hip, young and loud music scene. Shady Elders, “Inside Voices”

This one’s been a long time coming. Tickets are $7 at the door. Fans of niche seaside favorites like Beach House and Beach Fossils will find a wash of familiarity here.

Best shows: Noname and The Polish Ambassador

Noname and The Polish Ambassador are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram. Not only is the lush soundscape architect a regular around venues like Red Rocks and Cervantes, but Sugalski got a (probably underutilized) business degree at the University of Colorado back in 2003. Tickets are $15-$17 via ticketfly.com. Noname — Feb. That’s not the only reason he’ll be packing the 3,600-person Fillmore Auditorium on Feb. Catch her while you can next week: she won’t be playing venues as small as Lost Lake Lounge for long. 22, Lost Lake Lounge

The charm of Noname, AKA Fatimah Warner, comes quick to the close listener. Laying claim to a menagerie of wildly different styles, there’s no niche Sugalski can’t get at.   17, Fillmore Auditorium

Though the name conjures a European diplomat, San Fransisco’s Polish Ambassador (real name David Sugalski) isn’t foreign to Colorado’s club faithful. If you do, mind where you put your jacket. 22. Photo via The Billions. The Polish Ambassador — Feb. Take this nugget of wisdom from “Yesterday,” a standout track from her 2016 debut, “Telefone”: “When I remember memories don’t last forever / When I deny my empty with an open letter / Who gon’ remember me? Tickets: $19.75-$37.25 via livenation.com. Noname performs at Lost Lake Lounge on Feb. 17. / My satellite, my empathy.” Even if she isn’t quite as bright as 2017 Grammy Award winner Chance the Rapper, who tapped her talent for his celebrated 2016 mixtape “Coloring Book,” Warner is a shining star in this generation’s constellation of MCs.

Chris Stapleton announces tour, Red Rocks concert

For more on that, go to Stapleton’s website. VIP packages are also available for the tour, which include whiskey tastings and a mini Chris Stapleton museum to peruse pre-show. 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $49.50-$74.50 and go on sale Feb. Country crooner Chris Stapleton has announced a brand-spanking new tour, including his first headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Chris Stapleton plays Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium on May 5 and 6. via livenation.com. Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour will come to Morrison, Colo., on May 23. A pre-sale will go live to Citi card members on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Photo by Becky Fluke.

OneRepublic announces North American tour, Denver concert

25 Wheatland, CA Toyota Amphitheatre^+
Saturday, Aug, 26 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre^+
Sunday, Aug. 9 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*
Monday, Sept. Ticket pricing was not available as of press time. 12 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage^+>
Tuesday, Aug. 15 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre^+>
Thursday, Aug. 2 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre^+
Friday, Aug. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)
Fresh off winning a Grammy award for his work on Adele’s “25,” Ryan Tedder’s OneRepublic has announced a lengthy summer tour, including a Colorado date. 21 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena^>
Tuesday, Aug. 11 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion^+
Tuesday, Sept. 1 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre^+
Saturday, Sept. 5 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion^+
Sunday, Aug. Tickets go on sale Feb. 17 Saskatoon, SK SaskTel Centre^+>
Friday, Aug. 6 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre^+
Saturday, Sept. 12 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion^+ Check out OneRepublic’s full list of tour dates below. 29 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion+
Thursday, Aug. OneRepublic 2017 North American tour dates
Friday, July 7 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center^+
Saturday, July 8 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Monday, July 10 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheatre+
Tuesday, July 11 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center^+
Thursday, July 13 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center^+
Friday, July 14 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival*^+
Saturday, July 15 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival*^+
Tuesday, July 18 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion^+
Wednesday, July 19 Clarkstown, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre^+
Friday, July 21 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live^+
Saturday, July 22 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion^+
Sunday, July 23 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre^+
Tuesday, July 25 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center^+
Wednesday, July 26 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain^+
Friday, July 28 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center^+
Saturday, July 29 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach Theater^+
Tuesday, Aug. 9 Quebec, QC Videotron Centre^+>
Friday, Aug. 6 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^+
Wednesday, Aug. 19 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome^>
Monday, Aug. 22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre^+
Wednesday, Aug. 1 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center^+
Wednesday, Aug. 11 Montreal, QC Bell Centre^+>
Saturday, Aug. 23 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre^+
Friday, Aug. 27 Concord, CA Concord Pavilion^+
Tuesday, Aug. 4 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center^+
Saturday, Aug. 9. The 2016 NFL regular season kicks off Thursday evening at Sports Authority Field at Mile High pitting the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers. FILE: DENVER, CO – September 08: OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder rocks Civic Center Park in front of the City and County building during the NFL kickoff event at Civic Center Park September 08, 2016. The Colorado Springs-born pop-rock band will play Englewood’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. 2 Anaheim, CA HONDA Center+
Wednesday, Sept. via livenation.com. 31 Los Angeles, CA The Forum+
Friday, Sept. 18 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place^>
Saturday, Aug. We’ll update this space with that info when it becomes available.