Daily Archives: April 10, 2017

Just a few reasons Denver deserves a Radiohead show in 2017

Between songs like “Daydreaming,” the night’s opener, and “Present Tense,” he was game for the weekend, cracking smiles at the photo pit and subbing out coherent stage banter for general goof ass-ery. Yorke busted out his best valley girl impression, laughed along with the crowd and pushed the show to almost two-and-a-half hours. They’re Phish for the rest of us
Colorado is heaven for jam band fans. The band relishes in switching up its set lists from show to show, sourcing from a deep well of songs, many of which are only known to fans lucky enough to catch them live or hardcore enough to scour the internet for crumbs of obscure tracks that never enjoyed a proper release. We get you, Thom, and we want to drink every imaginable variety of beer in a pint glass with you in our terrible English accents. Arguably, no. After catching the band’s show at Seattle’s Key Arena on Saturday, my nerve grew: Denver doesn’t just this show; it deserves it. Thom Yorke is happy again

“A Moon Shaped Pool” was a beautiful bummer — Radiohead’s break-up album, ostensibly — but somewhere between the album’s release and Saturday, Thom turned that crescent moon-shaped frown upside down. But what if you don’t like Phish and never will? No response isn’t the best response, but we can read between the lines: (We’ve got a Meetup for that, Johnny.)
“Reckoner” live, mate
This one isn’t Colorado specific so much as its human specific. Radiohead can help you understand what it’s like to be a Phish fan. Instead, the band hit Kansas City, umping over Colorado in favor of Seattle and another run down the California coastline. Sound familiar? Few songs still the head and heart like this one. That’s not to mention the fact that Phish heads aren’t all that dissimilar from Radiohead, uh, heads. It’s especially resonant live, with Yorke’s sonorous mewl hitting a thousands of others at the same time, twisting their emotions in the confused way that a video of an adorable piglet hungrily scarfing down a pork hotdog might. Is all hope lost for a show in Colorado this year? tour around its latest album, the gorgeous “A Moon Shaped Pool.” Sure enough: no Denver. Just let it happen. They notice when the band trots out songs that haven’t been played in nine years, dance just as incorrigibly to quirky time signatures, and judging by the healthy amount of weed candy that was flying around me and the thick plumes of dank fog that sprung up in suspicious confluence with the night’s most awe-inspiring songs (“Ful Stop,” “Subterranean Homesick Alien” et al.), they enjoy the odd jazz cigarette just as much. That kind of can-do attitude is way more Denver than it is Seattle, what with all the clouds and the moody baristas and Seattle Freeze. Earlier this year, the band released a short, nine-city U.S. The crowd at Radiohead’s Key Arena concret in Seattle on April 8, 2017. Right? Not that he favored his six string on Saturday. We did; they didn’t email back. Johnny Greenwood got that guitar we stole from him back
No harm, no foul. The band could still announce a show here — maybe at Broomfield’s FirstBank Center, the last venue it played here back in 2012, or Red Rocks, which it hit twice in two years (!) at the turn of the 21st century. Below, a few of many reasons why. (Sierra Voss, Special to the Know)

Radiohead is a rare bird around these parts: It doesn’t focus its time in North America, and isn’t concerned with keeping up appearances in the major cities like most bands. Combine that with the band’s historically eco-conscious tour routing, which favors closely clustered-yet-viable cities like those along the California coast, and you get two Colorado Radiohead shows in the last 14 years. The band hasn’t played Red Rocks since it dropped the song in 2007, and knowing that song could technically happen at that venue is enough to make us want to ask Radiohead’s management if they’re absolutely sure the band doesn’t have another show up its sleeve in the state this year. He slung a bow across one for “Pyramid Song,” but the multi-instrumentalist spent most of his time tickling ivories, banging on a snare drum and coaxing electronic gurgles out of a synthesizer. Nine American cities for an entire album cycle is a crazy small tour, even for Radiohead’s standards, and the band is only booked through July, and intermittently at that.

Hudson Gardens announces 2017 concert series

(Provided by Hudson Gardens)
Littleton’s Hudson Gardens has announced its 2017 summer concert series, and it’s full of all the requisite classic bands your soul secretly needs. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 24 via altitudetickets.com. Hudson Gardens comes roaring to life this summer with a golden 2017 concert series. 3: YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman Hudson Gardens 2017 summer concert series
June 4: Four Tops
June 11: Loverboy & Survivor
June 18: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
June 25: Michael McDonald
July 3: Super Diamond (with fireworks)
July 4: Firefall (with fireworks)
July 18: Donny & Marie
July 23: Gladys Knight
July 28: Chris Isaak
July 30: Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Aug. 13: Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys
Aug. 19: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Aug. See the full lineup below. For more info, check out hudsongardens.org or call the venue at 303-797-8565. Old soul standards like Four Tops and Gladys Knight will make an appearance at the botanic garden this summer, along with a hearty helping of blue jean rock, courtesy of bands like Loverboy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, YES and more. 6: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Aug. A member pre-sale goes live on April 17. 20: Kool & The Gang
Aug. 27: The B-52s
Sept.

The Shins, Spoon announce special double-headline Red Rocks show

(Photo by Robb D. Fellow ’90s alt-rock luminaries Spoon will perform as the supporting act. What’s so special about these gigs? The band is also playing Aspen’s Belly Up and Bellvue’s Mishawaka Amphitheatre in August. The bands also announced double headline shows in Berkeley, San Diego and Phoenix. via axs.com. Tickets to the double-bill are $49.95 – $55 and go on sale April 14 at 10 a.m. 11, 2014, in Atlanta. The bands will play Red Rocks on Oct. James Mercer of The Shins and producer Brian Burton (AKA Danger Mouse)with Broken Bells performing with Au Revoir Simone at The Tabernacle on Tuesday, Mar. Cohen/Invision/AP)
The Shins added four special shows to its exhaustive tour in support of its just-released fifth album, “Heartworms,” including one at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.   The show will mark Spoon’s third in Colorado this year. 5.

Beck announces Red Rocks show

20, 2013. Beck last played Colorado in 2014, gracing Red Rocks ahead of his last album, “Morning Phase.” Read the review of that here. Beck performs at Treasure Island Music Festival on Oct. Photo by Jon Bauer, heyreverb.com. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform in support. Now, Beck is joining the party. Tickets are $60-$70 and go on sale April 14 via axs.com. The Red Rocks schedule is getting a major bump today. First, the Shins and Spoon announced a double-bill at the venue in October. The enigmatic alt-pop singer-songwriter will play Red Rocks on July 11.

Chautauqua expands 2017 summer concert series lineup

The newly added shows are in bold. Paul & The Broken Bones
Aug 25: The SteelDrivers
Aug 29: The Gipsy Kings
Sept 1: To be announced
Sept 3: Indigo Girls
Sept 21: Steep Canyon Rangers via tickets.chautauqua.com. Lucinda Williams performs at the Ogden Theatre on Nov. Chautauqua Auditorium 2017 summer concert lineup
June 1: Hot Rize
June 2: TAJMO: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
June 11: Hudson: DeJohnette, Medeski, Scofield & Grenadier
June 12: Punch Brothers
June 16: Drive-By Truckers
June 17: Drive-By Truckers
July 24: Mary Chapin Carpenter
July 31: Lucinda Williams
Aug 10: Colin Hay with Trace Bundy
Aug 15: St. All other shows are already on sale. Tickets to the new shows go on sale to the general public on April 21 at 10 a.m. The park, whose concert series runs from June 1 to Sept. See the current lineup for Chautauqua’s 2017 summer concert series below. 2, 2014. 21 this year, added seven concerts in total, with a few more to be added later this summer, according to a press release. Paul & The Broken Bones
Aug 16: St. A member pre-sale begins on April 17 at 10 a.m. (Michael McGrath, The Know)
Boulder’s Chautauqua Auditorium has expanded its summer concert series for summer 2017, adding a show from Lucinda Williams and more.