With the spring blossoms comes rock. That is not common
knowledge. It may not even hold true most of the time but it
certainly holds true this week as a barrage of excellent music hits
the Fort and surrounding areas.
Friday night Fort Collins favorites On Second Thought are
blowing up the scene at the Aggie. On first thought this band is
excellent live and the shows are always a blast. On second thought,
drinking too much will make the show not cool, so check
Two other shows Friday night worth checking out are Dave Kimball
at Lucky Joe’s and Halden Wofford and the High Beams at Magnus in
Greeley. Kimball is an acoustic guru who has garnered a strong
following at this popular watering hole and the High Beams are a
group of guys getting down to some good old country music so if
you’re into the scene kick up your heels, grab your Wranglers and
don’t wait up for me.
Saturday night is guaranteed to be ill. Listen is performing at
the Aggie. Listen, in the context of that last sentence, is a noun
as opposed to a verb. Listen, in this sentence, is a command issued
to those of you who will be attending the Guaranteed Dope Show
going down at the Fillmore in Denver this same night. Karl Denson’s
Tiny Universe is performing with Soulive in a show that will blow
your eardrums to the window and the wall, ’til the sweat drips down
your forehead. Both of these groups are so talented that they make
most other musicians look like monkeys trying to pound square
blocks into circle holes.
Tuesday night the Fillmore once again plays host to one of the
sicker groups that are rocking right now, The Strokes. True, a lot
of their music might sound similar, but luckily enough that sound
is sweet to the dome.
Last but not least, The Darkness is performing at the Ogden in
Denver on Wednesday night. This band obviously believes in a thing
called love, and when it comes down to it, that’s not such a bad
thing to believe in after all.
So with spring, a musical challenge is issued. Maybe try a new
type of music that you might otherwise not give a chance. If you
dig on rap, try on some rock. If your musical choice happens to be
the ’80s, give the psychedelic ’70s a go. If you happened to hang
your hat on country, feel free to try anything else, you’ll
probably like it more.