Great names, literally, are blowing through the Front Range this
week and some of them will leave quite a wake in their path.
Tonight the Starlight hosts Holy Moses and The High Rollers.
Moses probably did kick it with some high rollers when he was on
top. According to their Web site this group “revives elements of
jazz, rock, reggae, blues, folk, funk and Latin.”
That sounds like quite a bit of revival. It is no wonder Moses
is the man for the job.
And in case you missed their show last night at the Aggie,
Leftover Salmon will also be playing tonight at the Boulder
Theater. They also have gigs tomorrow and Saturday night at the
Gothic Theatre in Denver. There really is no more reason to sing
the praises of this band. If you haven’t heard of them by now you
probably wouldn’t like them.
Saturday night Lucky Joe’s is hosting Dave Kimball. Kimball has
been a local act for several years and is a native Coloradoan.
“Dave’s success lies in his ability to engage the audience,”
said an article in Scene Magazine. According to the magazine he has
“the most unique performer-to-audience rapport.”
“Performer-to-audience rapport?” Say no more.
It would seem that Tuesday night at the Gothic Theatre in Denver
is the freaky-deaky band-name night. Cannibal Corpse is playing
with Hypocrisy, Exhumed and Vile. Song names such as “Severed Head
Stoning,” “Cyanide Assassin,” “Hatchet to the Head” and a personal
favorite, “Devoured by Vermin” make it sound like these guys like
to kick little dogs. If you can’t find the Gothic on Tuesday night
just look for the huge menacing cloud sitting above a building like
in Ghostbusters (I not II).
Although not too many big names are in town this week, don’t be
fooled into thinking there isn’t quality music being played. Local
hotspots like the Aggie and Starlight here in Fort Collins as well
as other venues in Boulder and Denver consistently have excellent
music night in and night out. There is always local talent
performing and performing well.