Daily Archives: July 22, 2017

Can’t decide what bands to see at UMS 2017? Take this quiz and we’ll tell you

Thee Oh Sees performs at the Underground Music Showcase main stage on July 30, 2016. Let’s begin. There, there. Bonus: It’s a nonprofit event. The UMS, which blasts off July 27-30, is a celebration of the concert, a four-day holiday of shows from a smattering of genres that doubles as a sort of family reunion for Denver’s rascally music scene. With that in mind, we put together a quiz for this year’s UMS to help you decide which fashionable obscure bands are in your wheelhouse. If you like live music — any live music — you have nothing to be afraid of. That way, you can spend less time aimlessly following sounds down the alleys of South Broadway and more time head-banging to — or thoughtfully appreciating — your genre of choice. (The festival is organized by the Denver Post Community Foundation, a sister organization to The Denver Post that contributes to programs for arts and culture, education and other basic human services.)

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UMS 2017: Third wave of bands brings lineup total to more than 300 artists

That said, much of the festival’s offerings are total unknowns to everyone who doesn’t spend their weekends staked out in the city’s roiling rock clubs. (Matthew Whalen, Special to the Denver Post)
Do the words “Underground Music Showcase” confuse and frighten you?

Chester Bennington died by hanging, coroner confirms

Winter says a half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room, but no drugs were evident. (Chris Pizzello, The Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed Friday that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by hanging. Bennington was one of two lead vocalists for Linkin Park, who became one of the most commercially successful acts of the 2000s. Bennington struggled with drug and alcohol addictions at various times during his life. Related Articles

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A suicide note was not found. In this May 26, 2017 file photo, Chester Bennington, of Linkin Park, performs “Hallelujah” at a funeral for Chris Cornell at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Bennington was found dead Thursday. An autopsy has not yet been scheduled. Coroner’s office spokesman Ed Winter says the 41-year-old rocker hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles. They won countless awards, including Grammys, and their hits include “In the End,” ”What I’ve Done” and “Numb.”

The Yawpers is throwing a house-party music video this weekend, and you’re invited

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Be warned though: “The subject matter is pretty dark,” the band says. (Provided by the band)
Got seven hours for some day-drinking this weekend? Find out more information on that gig, and the rest of the band’s tour dates, here. “Other than the context, people can just expect a kegger with cameras and a noose.”
The Yawpers, who signed to Bloodshot Records in 2015 after a representative from the label caught a show at SXSW, hope the shoot will be a fun way to include fans in the creative process. on Saturday, and anyone can attend. Denver rock band The Yawpers will be filming a music video at an open house party in Wheat Ridge from 1-8 p.m. “The party is supposed to serve as ironic counterpoint to something heavily personal,” frontman Nate Cook wrote to The Post. Fans can bring their own liquor and are encouraged to RVSP on Facebook. And, for guests bringing libations, Cook has a tip: The band prefers whiskey. Those who show up will appear as extras in the music video for “Reunion,” a soon-to-be-released song on the band’s upcoming album, “Boy in a Well.”
The Yawpers advise fans to be punctual, carpool, wear muted colors without visible labels, show respect for the premises and carpool if possible. The Yawpers’ next show is July 29 in Carbondale, Colo.

Best shows: Dawes and Sting Cheese Incident

“We’re All Gonna Die,” their latest, is a prime example, which is like going to a party themed around the apocalypse, with one hand raising a glass of tequila and the other slung around the Grim Reaper. (The Know)
Well-worded rock outfit Dawes and the Crested Butte-born String Cheese Incident 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. Dawes comes alive with “We’re All Gonna Die,” its latest album, on Saturday. Only Crested Butte’s String Cheese Incident could pull that off. Sure, drummer Griffin Goldsmith and frontman Taylor are brothers, but keenly penned songs they’ve culled out of the ether in the last eight years has made them rockstars in their own right. Related Articles

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String Cheese Incident

Seeing a hometown band grace the stage at Red Rock Amphitheatre is enough to bring anyone with a “Colorado Native” bumper sticker to prideful tears. On the heels of a new album, “Believe,” the band has carved out a homecoming worthy of the banner they’ve helped raise here, solidifying Colorado as the jam band capital of the country. The band’s banjo-scrambled jam proclivities have won it fans nationwide for decades, but Colorado has long been its stronghold. If you do, mind where you put your jacket. To do three nights and not bat an eye? Tickets are $30.00 – $35.00 and are available via axs.com. The band is playing the Ogden Theatre on July 22. Dawes

The only gimmick Dawes could be accused of is one they can’t help.  Tickets are $33-$165 via axs.com.

Review: 50 years on, Neil Diamond dusts off the American Dream in Denver

To his critics – and there are a few – Diamond is stale, trite, as insipid as a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a slice of Wonder Bread. (Tina Hagerling, The Know)

Fifty years ago, when a brash and imposing man named Lyndon Johnson occupied the White House and the nation was mired in an endless spat with the Russians that many worried would chart the course of the century, a 26-year-old college dropout from Brooklyn started gaining recognition for songwriting. Fans do concede that Diamond hardly amounts to a visionary. And, like the red, red wine, age has done him favors, coloring his voice with a convincing rasp that lends his pleas to God, love and fans a sincerity his skeptics often miss. Some numbers, like a moving “Love on the Rocks,” carried an extra punch as the graying singer bellowed with the anguish of a man contemplating the end of a long life. His two-hour set featured the usual suspects – “Cherry Cherry,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “I’m A Believer,” “America,” and, yes, his signature ballpark-blaster “Sweet Caroline.” He supplemented the hits with a slate of lesser-known works plumbed from his unflagging 50-year career, in which he’s sold 75 million records and released 34 complete studio albums. That impulse for hope, for the unshakable feeling that he’s still touring at age 76 because he really just wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, harkens back to mid-twentieth-century Pax Americana at the same time it marches forward, “never looking back again.”
And though his name might mean as much to Millennials as Drake’s to Baby Boomers, Neil Diamond proved on Friday night the value of music that’s content with sticking to a script where “the story is the same one.”
Because in a chaotic world with an unfamiliar present, there’s something still vaguely comforting and alluring about a bridge between the distant past and foregone future, a troubadour still traveling the mighty land of freedom, forever in blue jeans. Neil Diamond performing at the Pepsi Center on July 21, 2017. But half a century later, Neil Diamond has pulled off a coup. He’s managed not just to endure, but to thrive. Related Articles

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But continuity is the balladeer’s chief virtue. His extensive catalogue never sought to revolutionize music or innovate the way his forward-thinking pop peers of the late 60s and early 70s had essayed. Now, amid his 50th Anniversary World Tour, Diamond can still pack arenas of fawning fans, such as on Friday night at the Pepsi Center, when Denver greeted the 76-year-old with an admiration due the elder statesman of pop. But fans know he’s better understood as a box of Franzia: warm, consistent, palatable and potent. He’s maintained a grip on national culture through a romantic belief in the American Dream, an old-school rosiness he proudly displayed via video montages on the Pepsi Center’s overhead screens, where old clips of his upbringing in immigrant-haven New York City brought many in the mostly older and whiter crowd to tears. The eminently likable, offensively-inoffensive singer-songwriter was in his element on stage, telling stories about his long life, talking candidly about his dreams of stardom and appearing thankful, evidently gracious, toward his band and the stadium of fans who’d paid a pretty penny to see him live.  
Back then, no one listened to the hitmakers of fifty years earlier – Al Jolson, Charles Harrison, and the dozens of big bands that swung through the 1910s. Since his beginnings in mid-60s New York City, he’s zigzagged the country dozens of times, and his popularity has hardly budged. The videos got to the heart of what Neil Diamond has always meant to generations of devotees: an infectious love of life hard to disagree with, if easy to sneer at. Though the septuagenarian has slowed down a bit – he occasionally seemed ready to topple over as he trudged back and forth to squealing spectators on either side of the vast Pepsi Center stage – his voice hasn’t lost its luster.

Photos: Global Dance Festival at Mile High Stadium

(Seth McConnell, The Denver Post)

Global Dance Festival brought its multi-day dance party to Mile High Stadium for the first time on Friday night. The festival, previously held at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, took advantage of the expanded real estate, featuring multiple stages, art installations and carnival rides. Global Dance Festival at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on July 21, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. Related Articles

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Shakira – Try Everything lyrics

[Intro]
Oh oh oh oh oooh
Oh oh oh oh oooh
Oh oh oh oh oooh
Oh oh oh oh oooh

[Verse 1]
I messed up tonight, I lost another fight
I still mess up but I’ll just start again
I keep falling down, I keep on hitting the ground
I always get up now to see what’s next

[Pre-Chorus]
Birds don’t just fly, they fall down and get up
Nobody learns without getting it wrong

[Chorus]
I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
Till I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail
I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oooh
Try everything
Oh oh oh oh oooh
Try everything
Oh oh oh oh oooh
Try everything
Oh oh oh oh oooh

[Verse 2]
Look at how far you’ve come, you filled y`our heart with love
Baby you’ve done enough, take a deep breath
Don’t beat yourself up, don’t need to run so fast
Sometimes we come last, but we did our best

[Chorus]
I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail
I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
Til I reach the end and then I’ll start again
No I won’t leave, I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail

[Bridge]
I’ll keep on making those new mistakes
I’ll keep on making them every day
Those new mistakes

[Outro]
Oh oh oh oh oooh
Try everything
Oh oh oh oh oooh
Try everything
Oh oh oh oh oooh
Try everything
Oh oh oh oh oooh
Try everything

Beau Black – I Got That Feeling lyrics

I got that feeling
I got that feeling that I can’t explain
What I can’t contain

I got that feeling
Some kind of feeling that’s a oddly thing that I’ve got to sing

La la la
La la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la-la la la

I’ve got that feeling
I’ve got that feeling that I know for sure
It’s so real and pure

I’ve got that feeling
Some kind of feeling that I can feel it spring when I start to sing

La la la
La la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la

La la la
La la la la la la la la la la la
La la la la la la la la

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo) (La la la)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo) (La la la la la la la la la la la)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo) (La la la la la la la la)

(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo) (La la la)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo) (La la la la la la la la la la la)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo) (La la la la la la la la)

(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo) (La la la)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo) (La la la la la la la la la la la)
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo) (La la la la la la la la)

Janet Arnaiz – Goodbye, Hello lyrics

[Verse 1]
Goodbye and we used to be
That i thought was meant to me
I’m growing up and honestly
I’m see you face so differently

[Hook]
Hello Hello what feel so strange
I’m never new that things could change
I can’t believe that but it’s true
That i’m in love will someone new

[Chorus]
Goodbye, Goodbye, Hello Hello Hello
Goodbye, Goodbye, Hello Hello

[Verse 2]
That found you left that good times strength
And driming place from yesterday
What we thought has you and me
Has now become a memory

[Hook]
Hello Hello will so it goes
You change my left and picture show
And lay it then we special part
Could now i have you in my heart

Goodbye, Goodbye, Hello Hello Hello
Goodbye, Goodbye, Hello Hello

[Bridge]
And now the wings of change
I’ve coming to my life
Each time to say hello
I’m longing for a change you know
Goodbye my love though can’t you go

[Instrumental]

[Hook]
Your it’s time from me in you
To keep me strength and make it through
And if by chance have fall apart
Please help me meant this broken heart

[Chorus]
Goodbye, Goodbye, Hello Hello Hello
Goodbye, Goodbye, Hello Hello
Goodbye, Hello Hello Hello
Goodbye, Goodbye, Hello Hello

[Coda]
Goodbye, Goodbye, Hello Hello…..

Pearl Jam – Yellow Ledbetter lyrics

I see them round the front way. And I know, and I know I don’t want to stay. Yeah, but they don’t wave. [x2]
I don’t… Yeah, but they don’t wave. I don’t wanna stay. I don’t wanna stay at all. I don’t wanna stay. And they called and I said that “I want what I said” and then I call out
Again. Ooh I don’t know why there’s something else. Yeah. And the reason oughta’ leave her calm, I know. Then you said, “I wanna leave it again.”
Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand. I said “I know what I waited not a boxer or the bag.”

Ah yeah, can you see them out on the porch? I wanna drum it all away… Make me cry… Yeah. On a weekend I wanna wish it all away, yeah. Ooh… And on the sand I wanna leave it again. Yeah. I see… Yeah. Yeah. Unsealed on a porch a letter sat. And I know, and I know. But I see them round the front way. Oh, I said, “I don’t, I don’t know where there’s a boxer or the bag.”

Ah yeah, can you see them out on the porch? Ohh… Don’t wanna, oh…

Project Kate – If You Can Say Goodbye lyrics

You sat that love’s not a possession
You say that love needs fantasy
You say we must give it devotion
But you don’t say that you love me

Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing
Sometimes I am cold and serious
But when you touch my body and close your eyes
My little baby I don’t realize

If you can say goodbye
Baby tell me why
You don’t wanna love me
Just like I do
You can say goodbye
Tell me what I’ve got to do

You know that I can’t keep the distance
You know that I can set you free
I know you like to show resistance
But baby I don’t know if you love me

Sometimes I wonder why I love you
Sometimes I think you’re dangerous
But when you touch my body and close your eyes
My little baby I don’t realize

Patsy Cline – Down By The Riverside lyrics

Well I met my little brown-eyed gal
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Well I met my little brown-eyed gal
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Well I asked her for a little kiss
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Well I asked her for a little kiss
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
I said have patience little man
But I’m sure you’ll understand
I hardly know your name
You said if I can have my way
Maybe some sweet day
Your name and my will be the same
Well I wed that little brown-eyed gal
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside
Well I wed that little brown-eyed gal
Down by the riverside
Down by the riverside

Obey The Brave – On Thin Ice lyrics

We’re past the point of just playing nice,
You should have known, old friend,
You were on thin ice,
On thin ice. See, that’s the thing, we gave you fair warning,
I knew it from the start. You should have known, old friend,
You were on thin ice. You just didn’t belong,
Still, I wish you the best. We’re past the point of just playing nice,
You should have known, old friend,
You were on thin ice. We were boys but you paid the price,
Next time, I bet you’ll think twice. [Chorus]
Thought this was your dream then why is it a nightmare? [Chorus]
Thought this was your dream then why is it a nightmare? After what you put us through,
You play like you own the rink. [Bridge]
Thought this was your dream then why is it a nightmare? Someday, our lives would part,
We were boys but you paid the price. [Hook]
Don’t take it wrong,
Let’s give it a rest. Thought this was your dream then why is it a nightmare? Oh well, we gave it a try,
This is goodbye,
So this is how it all ends,
This is how it all ends,
This is how it all ends,
Goodbye, old friend. We all warned you,
Who do you think you are? We all warned you,
Was it worth losing your place? [Outro]
Thought this was your dream then why is it a nightmare? Some things you just can’t do. This is how it all ends,
This is how it all ends,
This is how it all ends,
Goodbye, old friend. [Intro]
Game on! On thin ice! We’re past the point of just playing nice,
You should have known, old friend,
You were on thin ice. We’re past the point of just playing nice,
You should have known, old friend,
You were on thin ice. [Verse 2]
Okay then, what the fuck did you expect? [Verse 1]
Okay then, why do you act so surprised? Thought this was your dream,
Why does it seem like you don’t care?

Placebo – Life’s What You Make It lyrics

[Verse 1]
Baby, life’s what you make it,
Can’t escape it. Baby, yesterday’s favourite,
Don’t you hate it? (Everyone’s all right)
Life’s what you make it
(Everything’s all right)

Baby, life’s what you make it
Don’t back date it
Baby, don’t try to shade it
Beauty’s naked

(Everyone’s all right)
Life’s what you make it
(Everything’s all right)
Life’s what you make it

Baby, life’s what you make it
Celebrate it
Anticipate it
Yesterday’s faded
Nothing can change it
Life’s what you make it

(Everyone’s all right)
Life’s what you make it
(Everything’s all right)
Life’s what you make it
(Everyone’s all right)
Life’s what you make it
(Everything’s all right)
Life’s what you make it
(Everyone’s all right)
Life’s what you make it
(Everything’s all right)
Life’s what you make it

Travis Emory – I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love Tonite lyrics

I don’t wanna lose your love tonite
I don’t wanna lose your love tonite
Not when you’re shining bright
Not when you’re shining so bright

We came here together
Let’s leave together forever
It’s the only thing that’s right
I’m so sorry about tonite

I don’t wanna lose your love tonite
I don’t wanna lose your love tonite
Not when you’re shining bright
Not when you’re shining so bright

You’re my inspiration
I promise I’ll do better
Starting tonite
We’ll start tonite yeah

I don’t wanna lose your love tonite
I don’t wanna lose your love tonite
Not when you’re shining bright
Not when you’re shining so bright

I don’t wanna lose your love
I don’t wanna lose your love
Tonite