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Monday, March 12, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows, 3/12

A couple of big name bands coming through and an intriguing newcomer...

13 March - 1st Bank Center, Broomfield CO
Radiohead/Other Lives

Radiohead albums are never mired in the band's past. They reinvent their sound each time. Last year's The King of Limbs exposed a stronger electronic side of the band. Their shows do tend to include some older tracks and I'm interested to see whether they're reinterpreting the songs according to their current aesthetic.

I've seen Other Lives in smaller clubs, where their soundtrack oriented songs fill the room. They should be a great opening act for Radiohead.

14 March - Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
Flogging Molly

Like the Dropkick Murphys. Flogging Molly plays hard rocking music with a Gaelic twist. Celtic beats, pipes, fiddles, and accordion will be turned up to 11 for a night of drinking, dancing, and warming up for St. Patrick's Day.

16 March - Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins CO
17 March - Fox Theatre, Boulder CO
The Polish Ambassador

I don't know if I'll catch this show or not, but the description caught my eye. "A beat machine from the future...hailing simultaneously from the far reaches of other dimensional Universes and Oakland, California"? The story alone sounds worth the time. The Polish Ambassador lays down electronic DJ jams built from all over the musical map -- everything from glitch to hip hop is thrown in the mix.

17 March, Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins CO
The Wailers

And for St. Patty's day, it's time for the showing of the green. Of course, the Wailers will be showing the gold, red, and black as well. Good reggae music is always a joy and the Wailers have kept the fire alive. Continuing on after Bob Marley's death, the band mixes the older tunes with newer songs and younger players.

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