Weekly Buzz

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Dec 102003
 
Authors: Gabriel Dance

Hanging out under the mistletoe, one leftover salmon, rock stars

and spare change for some bum in Denver await you this holiday

season. Being out of school should hopefully provide some spare

time that you can fill with tunes so here is an overview of some

good shows through the end of the month.

Tonight, the Fillmore Auditorium plays host to KBPI’s Mistletoe

Jam featuring Staind & Puddle of Mudd. KBPI is known to put on

a quite a show and both headlining bands have developed a devoted

group of listeners so it should be a good time.

Friday night the show to check out is definitely Vince Herman at

the Aggie Theatre. Vince is the guitarist and vocalist for the

Boulder breakout band Leftover Salmon. Leftover Salmon recorded

their first album in 1993 and has since gone on to become one of

the foremost grassroots groups in the United States. Being able to

see even one member of the band should be well worth the cover

charge. The show also features John McKay with Canine Unit.

Another great show Friday night should be William Topley at the

Fox in Boulder. Topley is a world-renowned musician whose fan base

includes Rolling Stones Producer Jimmy Miller and Neil Dorfsman,

producer of acts such as Sting and Dire Straits.

Monday night features a show that many have been looking forward

to for longer than originally expected. Matchbox 20 is playing

their show that was rescheduled from November, when lead singer Rob

Thomas got unexpectedly sick and had to cancel. The group have

established themselves as rock stars and have developed a worldwide

fan base.

Dec. 20 features a favorite local band at the Starlight. Twelve

Cents for Marvin has been performing around Fort Collins as well as

the West coast for years and is one of the top acts to come out of

this humble city in the last ten years. Named after a homeless guy

in Denver they’ve been voted as one of the best local bands in Fort

Collins over the past several years. A phat mix of funk, ska,

reggae and rock, they’re definitely a band worth checking out.

Another excellent band, On Second Thought, is performing a

one-night-only reunion gig at Herman’s Hideaway in Denver also on

Dec. 20. On Second Thought was a Fort Collins legend but played

their last show in February 2002. However, due to an outpouring of

email and pleading requests OST has agreed to this gig. If you’re

in Denver this is one show you should definitely not miss, because

it won’t happen again.

Dec. 30 has two great gigs going on.

Blackalicious, the funky hip-hop group with hits including their

verbal assault “Alphabet Aerobics,” is performing at the Fox. For a

completely different twist on the music scene check out the Younder

Mountain String Band at the Paramount theatre. Both shows guarantee

a good time with good tunes.

Finally ring in the New Year with Big Head Todd & The

Monsters at the Fillmore Auditorium if you’re in Denver. This group

has a huge local following and for good reason — they’re one of

the best rock and roll groups touring. If you’re in the Fort check

out local hip-hop group Listen at the Aggie Theatre.

Have a great, safe holiday season and let the good tunes

roll.

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Aggie Theatre 482-8300
The Fox (Boulder) 443-3399
Budweiser Event Center 443-3399
The Starlight 484-4974
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