Wednesday 31 July (Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood CO)
My Morning Jacket
"Americanarama" is a mouthful, but it's the kind of super-tour that needs a big name. The line up will certainly turn up a wide-ranging audience that should cross-pollinate the scattered fan bases. Elder statesman Bob Dylan has a recent album to draw on, along with rich vein of classic material, but Wilco and My Morning Jacket will probably offer more surprises.
Saturday, 3 August (Mishawaka Amphitheatre, Bellview CO)
In 1988, America was firmly ensconced in a decade of image and style over substance. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers confidently strode onto the national scene as part of a burgeoning neo-folk movement. Their heartfelt writing, rich harmonies, and beautiful folk arrangements differentiated them from their peers, setting high expectations for the duo. Now, 25 years later, the pair are still making incredible music. Beauty Queen Sister (2011) still impressed the critics and satisfied their loyal fans.
Remember, everything sounds even better at the Mish!
Saturday, 3 August (Road 34, Ft. Collins CO)
My favorite pop punk band is back in town again. Whether I review the show or not, I plan to drop by because their sets are always high energy and I'm consistently amazed by their drummer's technical skill. If you like bands like Green Day, come check out a strong local band that can still bring the hunger to their performance.