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Monday, October 29, 2012

Front Range - Recommended shows 10/29

More great music, including a hot Halloween show with sax and flute master, Karl Denson.

30 October (Aggie Theatre, Ft. Collins CO)
Ramona Falls

Brent Knopf and Ramona Falls were just here in June (review). They did a fine job of maintaining the subtleties of their studio work while infusing the songs with more energy and a harder edge. Even if  you caught them on their last visit, the Aggie Theatre features a better house sound than the Hi-Dive, so the music will be that much better.

31 October (Ogden Theatre, Denver CO)
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Karl Denson is a phenomenal player, regardless of whether he's with his trio, the Greyboy Allstars or Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. Fluidly zipping between jazz and funk, he leads his band into transcendent moments that are anchored in the now. This should be a Halloween to remember!

2 November (Fox Theatre, Boulder CO)
3 November (Bluebird Theater, Denver CO)
Aaron Freeman

Gene Ween no longer, Aaron Freeman has moved away from Ween's bizarre theatrics and challenging musical aesthetic. In recent interviews, he's offered some thoughtful comments about his old band and the new directions he's exploring. His latest album covers a host of Rod McKuen songs. Old Ween fans might wonder if there's an implicit irony in that, but Freeman seems just as sincere about this as he was with his previous band.

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