Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

Father John Misty announces Red Rocks show

DENVER, CO – APRIL 9: Father John Misty performs at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado on April 9, 2015. On August 25, Father John Misty will play Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Jenny Lewis. Tillman has already announced a handful of other tour dates for 2017, which you can peruse on his Facebook page. Listen to a single from the album below. via axs.com. Tickets are $45 and go on sale March 10 at 10 a.m. Really, thank you, Denver….for the omelets.”)
Now, the artist formerly known as Josh Tillman will take on the grandaddy of all Colorado venues. (From his 2012 show at the Bluebird Theater: “In all seriousness, thank you all so much. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post)
Since Father John Misty sarcastically chasséd onto the music scene five years ago, he’s sold out the Bluebird, the Ogden and even Ellie Caulkins Opera House, dropping quippy half-witticism’s on our heads all the while. He’s touring in support of “Pure Comedy,” his third album, which comes out on April 7.

Steal This Track: “Bring Me Home” by Denver’s Jesse Manley

He has his band, of course, but he also has the Denver dance troupe Wonderbound. For Jesse Manley, one reason seems to be archeological exploration. Jesse Manley has a fresh track for your hungry ears. On “Dust,” Manley’s latest release, he explores the folk, Americana music of the 1930s with the passion of Indiana Jones seeking the Holy Grail. As such, it hardly bares any musical cliches typical of the era. Then, join Jesse and his band on March 10 at Syntax Physic Opera for the album release show. These connections only add a layer to be uncovered by listener archeologists. We only feature tracks not available for free elsewhere. If you’re a Colorado band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration. There are many reasons to create music, of course. Now, there are lots of musicians here in Colorado who have a perhaps unhealthy desire to recreate the old timey music of yesteryear. Below, download “Bring Me Home” from the album. This is not silly work. But if you give “Dust” even a five minute listen, you’ll see the difference here. Appropriate to the era, “dust” refers to the Dust Bowl, the 1930s agricultural catastrophe that afflicted the prairies of the US and Canada. Photo by Amanda Tipton. There’s the pedestrian desire for popularity, there is the vaulted idea of artistic creation, but there are also less common reasons. Jesse Manley is not alone in this pursuit. Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. For “Dust,” Manley somehow collaborated with Wonderbound as well as Curious Theatre Company, creating a multi-disciplinary artistic event. The album will then be available through all the usual outlets. Manley is not creating a contemporary parody of 1930s music; he is attempting to live inside 1930s music. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.

The Lumineers add second tour-ending Colorado show

So much so, in fact, that the band has tacked a second show to its tour-ending stand at Greenwood Village’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre. In addition to the Lumineers’ already announced August 25 show, the band will play Fiddler’s Green on August 26. Regular ol’ Coloradans love the Denver band, too. MORRISON, CO – JUNE 8: Jeremiah Caleb Fraites of The Lumineers performs during their Cleopatra World Tour at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 8, 2016, in Morrison, Colorado. Andrew Bird and the Cave Singers will perform in support. Tickets to both shows are $29.95 – $65.00 and are currently on sale via axs.com. (Photo by Daniel Petty/The Denver Post)
The Lumineers aren’t just beloved by European sports stars and Chicagoan ex-presidents.