Daily Archives: February 28, 2017

Modest Mouse announces 2017 tour, Denver show

One of the likely reasons Modest Mouse grew from a power trio to an octet was to give Brock more breathing room. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com. Tickets are $39.75 – $45 and go on sale March 3 at 10 a.m. The band played Colorado last year on a double-bill with emo rock favorites Brand New. The band will play the Fillmore Auditorium on June 6. via livenation.com. Modest Mouse, Portland’s favorite alt-rock weirdos, are setting off for a 2017 spring tour, including a show in Denver. From our review of that show:
…instead of turning on the auto-pilot, Brock improvised a little, especially during “Shit in Your Cut” off last year’s “Strangers to Ourselves” and the timeless “Perfect Disguise” from Modest Mouse’s 2000 major label debut, “The Moon and Antarctica.”
If he messed up, the audience definitely didn’t notice and the seven-piece band backing him up was able to rectify the situation. Oh, and to make each song sound massive. FILE: Modest Mouse at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield on July 10, 2010.

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa announce joint Red Rocks show

The performance marks the umpteenth time Snoop has performed in Colorado around the high (LOL) holy day. After news that Gucci Mane would come to Denver on 4/20, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa have announced that they’ll team up to play a joint (LOL) Red Rocks show on April 23. But no amount of think pieces can keep Snoop away from his adoring Colorado public. Per usual for Denver’s version of the holiday, if you like hip-hop, you’re in good company. Wiz Khalifa performs at Red Rocks Amphitheater as a part of the Snoop Dogg 420 Wellness Retreat in Morrison, Colorado on April 20, 2014. But now, the music for Colorado’s favorite April holiday is starting to come into focus, too. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)
We already know there’s going to be weed. Even if this is exact bill and venue is deja vu from 2014. via axs.com.   Tickets to the show are $64.95 and go on sale March 3 at 10 a.m.

Shakey Graves, the Revivalists to headline 2017 Westword Music Festival

Well, because the Westword Music Festival has just announced the initial lineup for its 2017 hootenanny. Shakey Graves performs at the Ogden Theatre on Oct. More than 100 bands will fill the ranks below those acts at the handful of venues the festival takes over in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood. 23, 2015. The June 24 festival will bring Shakey Graves, The Revivalists, Cut Copy, Bob Moses and Coin to this year’s mainstage. Summer is coming.   via axs.com. How can we tell? Tickets to the Westword Music Festival are $25-$80 and go on sale March 10 at 10 a.m. Photos by Tina Hagerling, heyreverb.com. Besides simply looking at the calendar and acknowledging the fact that time has traditionally marched forward, day after day, for all of recorded history?

Sylvan Esso announces tour, Denver show

Sylvan Esso performs at the Gothic Theatre on March 21, 2015. Sylvan Esso plays Denver’s Ogden Theater on March 10. Flock of Dimes will open the show. via axs.com. (Jake Blair, Special to the Know)
Electronic indie-pop duo Sylvan Esso has announced a new album, “What Now,” and a new tour in support of it, including a show in Denver this summer. Tickets are $25.75 and go on sale March 3 at 10 a.m. Listen to “Die Young,” the first single from the band’s new album, below.  

Slayer, Lamb of God and Behemoth are coming to Colorado

Tickets are $36.75-$49.50 and go on sale March 3 at 10 a.m. The high priests of metal will storm into Broomfield’s FirstBank Center on August 2. FILE: Slayer performs at the Fillmore Auditorium on May 10, 2014. via altitudetickets.com. (Seth McConnell, The Denver Post)
As far as metal bills go, this one’s a doozy. Thrash pioneers Slayer, death metal deities Lamb of God and Polish demons Behemoth are teaming up for a 2017 tour, which includes a Colorado date.