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Monday, July 23, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows, 7/23

The lazy heat of late July offers a thinner set of concert choices. There are still a couple of cool options, though.

24 July (Cervantes Masterpiece, Denver CO)
Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru has gone through some changes over the years, with Duckie Simpson being the one constant. With so many classic jams in their back catalog (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Sponji Reggae, Great Train Robbery, ...), it will be a great show.

26 July (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO)
Tenacious D
The Sights

Tenacious D is touring behind their new album, Rize of the Fenix. While I didn't think Rize measures up to the D's earlier work, their live show should certainly be spectacular. I'm sure we'll be treated to many classic tunes in addition to the new tracks.

The Sights, a retro rock and soul outfit, are opening. The Sights' latest, Left Over Right (review) is a recent favorite album of mine, as it conjures up Eric Burdon and the Animals crossed with Badfinger.

26 July (Hodi's Half Note, Ft. Collins CO)
27 July (Larimer Lounge, Denver CO)
Keys N Krates

Pulling remix techniques out of the studio, Keys N Krates make it happen on stage. Layering in drums, keys, and electronic sounds, they splice and dice a live show that reacts to audience response.

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