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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Front Range recommended shows, 11/25

Thanksgivikah is coming, but there's still music!

Tuesday, 26 November (Fox Theatre, Boulder CO)
Black Uhuru

Back when I played in Colorado Springs' most fun reggae band, Cool Runnings, my favorite covers were the Black Uhuru tunes. "Spongi Reggae", "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner"... these were great songs to jam to and they just begged for heavy dub treatment. Colorado is quite supportive of reggae, which must be why Black Uhuru makes it through here on a fairly regular basis. "Bounce over here/ Then you bounce over there" Bounce over to the Fox and get warmed up.

Wednesday, 27 November (Marquis Theater, Denver CO)
Discount Cinema

Hard-rocking drive with metal-tinged edges, this local Denver band throws themselves headlong into their music. They've got a solid sound and, by all accounts, their stage show is equally impressive. I'm looking forward to seeing them open for Skyfox this week at the Marquis. Come out and support a strong up and coming group.

Friday, 29 November (Boulder Theater, Boulder CO)
Saturday, 30 November (Boulder Theater, Boulder CO)
Leftover Salmon

It's hard to say who invented jam-grass, but Leftover Salmon has been stalwart on the scene since 1989. Their genre-hopping improvisations made them one of the most loved regional bands here in Colorado. Last year's new release, Aquatic Hitchhiker, showed that the band can overcome losing members, dropping in and out of hiatus, and hitting the road yet again. Work off all that pie you eat at Thanksgiving by dancing to Leftover Salmon for a homecoming couple of nights.

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