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Monday, August 13, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows, 8/13

This is a slower week after last week's fine selection. Even though it means we can catch our breath, there are still some cool shows to see.

17 August (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO)
18 August (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO)
Pretty Lights

Pretty Lights (Derek Vincent Smith) is rooted here in Ft. Collins, but the band/record label is a worldwide phenomenon now. Thick with a rich selection of samples, genre mash-ups, and a rave aesthetic, the band's music is festival friendly. Red Rocks is a good venue to chill and enjoy the flow.

18 August (Bluebird Theater, Denver CO)
Dread Zeppelin

What would Elvis do? More to the point, what would Tortelvis do? I mean aside from create the best reggae/Led Zeppelin cover band in the world? I'm not sure, either. But, having done that, I have to ask, hasn't he given us enough?

It's a goofy enough idea, but it works largely because of the musical magic. The songs just click into place.

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