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Monday, July 16, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows, 7/16

18 July (Red Rocks, Morrison CO)
Emmylou Harris
Steve Martin
Arlo Guthrie

This should be a spectacular show. Each artist brings something special to the table. Emmylou Harris is a national treasure, well known for her great songwriting and beautiful voice. Steve Martin has fully reinvented himself as a credible bluegrass musician. And Arlo Guthrie is still a fine storyteller and performer.

19 July (Cervantes Other Side, Denver CO)
See-I (members of Thievery Corporation)

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton integrated reggae players Rootz and Zeebo Steele into his rotating cast of collaborators. See-I's solid reggae grooves sound great on-line, so I have high expectations for this show. Frank Roddy from Atomga alerted about the show - I haven't seen them since they opened for Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, so that's another good reason to head down to Denver.

19 July (Ogden Theatre, Denver CO)
Reel Big Fish

Skanking rockers Reel Big Fish are touring with a new album coming out, Candy Coated Fury. Their press promises that it's a return to the clever attitude and high energy ska sounds of their first two albums. The tiny samples in their teaser seem promising. Reel Big Fish always create a great party vibe in their live shows.

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