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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Front Range recommended shows, 6/17

This week offers a number of choices but not too many worth pointing out. Sure, the reformed Fall Out Boy (6/23 at the Ogden) was tempting, but it's sold out and I haven't heard their new stuff yet.

Wednesday, 19 June (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO)
Barenaked Ladies
Ben Folds Five

BNL survived the 2009 departure of founding member Steven Page, but his sense of irony is still sorely missed. Fellow lead singer Ed Robertson has expanded his vocal responsibilities, though, and you can expect all of the tight phrasing and intricate harmonies the band is known for as well as new songs from their latest release, Grinning Streak. This summer's tour is billed as the "Last Summer on Earth" and BNL has lined up two perfect backing acts: Ben Folds Five and Guster. Bring hearing protection to protect yourself from the overabundance of droll lyrics and prepare for the complete hipster evening.

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