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Monday, May 21, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows, 5/21

Another slower week, but still some good choices to justify getting out and about.

21 May (Hi-Dive, Denver CO)
Here We Go Magic

Luke Temple's Here We Go Magic drifts from heady retro psychedelia to dreamy pop. I haven't heard their latest, A Different Ship yet, but I did enjoy their last release, The January EP (review). Come out and let the reverberations bounce through your head.

25 May (Cervantes Masterpiece, Denver)
Lee "Scratch" Perry

Lee "Scratch" Perry is one of reggae music's finest innovators and ambassadors. Rather than rest on his rich history with reggae music, Perry has continued to expand his musical horizons. This should be a unique show and a great chance to see a legend. Perry is in his 70s, but he's still getting around, touring the world.

27 May (Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue Co)
Toad the Wet Sprocket
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

After breaking up in 1998, Toad the Wet Sprocket has been touring again in the last few years and even has a new album in the works. I haven't heard much about it, but I'll still recommend this show because the Mish is a great venue and Roger Clyne is opening for them.

You don't need my recommendation to catch Roger Clyne; his performances speak for himself, whether he's touring alone or with the Peacemakers. He makes it through here fairly often, but he and the Peacemakers are such a dependably strong act that see whenever I can.

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