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Monday, September 17, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows, 9/17

A good mix this week. Multiple genres and several flavors of fun.

20 September (Larimer Lounge, Denver CO)
Local H

Local H is back, touring with a new album out this week: Hallelujah! I'm A Bum. Scott Lucas already released one new album this year with his side project, Scott Lucas and the Married Men. But it's nice to see him continuing to play with Brian St. Clair, making the uncompromising, punchy alt rock that Local H was known for.

21 September (Gothic Theatre, Denver CO)
Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer has come a long way since her start with the Dresden Dolls. She's quite a character who's unafraid of controversy. But she's formed a strong connection with her fans and she's been an outspoken artist with interesting ideas and strong performance. Her latest album, Theatre Is Evil, was crowd funded. Come out to see her with the Grand Theft Orchestra.

23 September (Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins CO)
Whiskey Blanket

I've covered Whiskey Blanket numerous times. They remain one of the most original hip hop groups in the region and they deserve an even bigger following than they have. This show at the Aggie Theatre is free, so you have no excuse to miss the best melding of hip hop, strings, and beat boxing you'll ever find. Jazzy violin, smart ass rap flow, and some great DJ work make every performance something special.

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