Weekly Buzz

Nov 192003
Authors: Gabriel Dance

Many consider Irish Step dancing to be the bomb. The rhythm and

timing the dancers demonstrate completely below their waist, sans a

few head bobs and turns, is astounding. Tonight at Country Cork the

McTaggert Irish step dancers will be sure to put on a show that

will turn a few ankles.

Friday holds promise with two talented acts appearing in Denver.

Guster, a band MTV.com calls “a bizarre folk/pop hybrid with local

grassroots support,” has long been popular on the touring circuit

and visits the Fillmore in Denver. Also in Denver, at the Ogden,

Less than Jake is performing. This band is punk with funk and some

other stuff that sounds good when mixed together. It’s more than

just the same old music.

Saturday night will be the last show ever for Five Iron Frenzy.

This eight-piece Denver band (including trumpet, saxophone and

trombone) is wrapping up its last tour. In appreciation of its last

tour the band is asking a couple of favors from fans. First, since

the show is on a Saturday it is a “Heavy Metal” day, so fans are

reminded to wear mullet wigs – or the real thing, according to the

band’s Web site. Second, they are donating extra money from

attendees to a village in Kenya, so an extra dollar that people can

spare for the cause would be appreciated.

For the weekend after Thanksgiving there are a couple of shows

definitely worth mentioning. Everybody likes things that are

bare-naked. And the majority don’t mind a little Barenaked Ladies.

They’re playing Nov. 28 at the Buell Theater in Denver.

The next night The Starlight plays host to one of the most

unique bands around – Drums and Tuba. Although there is also a

guitarist, this has to be one of the most unique instrumental

combinations on the music circuit. Scene magazine called the group

“one of the most brilliantly original and intensely musical bands

anyone could hope to see in this fine town or any other.” So if you

are in this fine town on Nov. 29 make a point to check them





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