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Monday, July 9, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows, 7/9

Check out some classic masters or just try to catch the perfect moment this week. BTW, it's good news to see that the Mish is open again.

12 July (Hi-Dive, Denver CO)
Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Quintron is a tempermental, experimental electronic musician and performance artist. Along with his keyboards, he plays a collection of other instruments he's invented himself. He performs with his muse and collaborator, Miss Pussycat, creating a heady mix of dance music/electronic chaos/New Orleans time warp. The Hi-Dive should provide the perfect ambiance to appreciate the full scope of the Quintron/Miss Pussycat experience.

12 July (Boulder Theater, Boulder CO)
13 July (Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins CO)
14 July (Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver CO)
Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten is one of the greatest living bass players. His work with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones has been impressive, but his solo work has expanded his musical footprint. I love his playing and the way he internalizes a zen approach to his playing that brings exactly the right flash, tone, and notes to accentuate whatever music he accompanies.

13 July (Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellvue CO)
Keller Williams

Speaking of transcendent musicians, Keller Williams developed his live looping technique to build rich musical worlds in his solo shows. But true to his nature, he finds the musical heart of his songs and makes you forget that he's juggling some impressive technology to get there. Like Victor Wooten, if you've never seen Williams live, you're missing a peak musical experience.

15 July (Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins CO)
Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears

Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears are firmly ensconced in a retro soul time warp, where JB and Ike Turner are still the reigning kings. The soul party should be in full swing next Sunday, so come out and boogie down.

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