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Monday, October 1, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows 10/1

1 October (Gothic Theatre, Denver CO)
Steve Vai

Shredmaster stunt guitarist Steve Vai is touring with a new album, The Story of Light. Aside from his technical chops, Vai brings a rich sense of expression to his playing that bridges a lot of musical styles.

4 October (Gothic Theatre, Denver CO)

Metric achieves a beautiful sonic balance in their songs, where the elements come together with a sense of inevitability. Their music can run the full dynamic sweep, producing some powerful songs. Compared to some venues on their tour, the Ogden should provide an intimate setting for the spectacle.

4 October (Cervantes Masterpiece, Denver CO)

Electronic music is a weird genre for live shows. Most of the interesting creative work is done behind the scenes in the studio and the live experience can be mechanical. At the same time, it's an artform that's centered around the club and crowd scene and albums never seem to capture the same energy. Kraddy challenges both those perspectives, with an interesting discography in his solo shows and with the Glitch Mob, as well as his great physical presence whipping an audience into excitement (review).

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