This Week: Brooklyn beats to Carolina twangBy John Wenzel | September 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
TONIGHT – Fabolous, a.k.a. Brooklyn native John Jackson, is coming up on a decade of semi-stardom since the 2001 single “Can’t Deny It.” And while he’s still grasping for the artistic and commercial heights of many of his East Coast idols, it’s impossible to deny the infectious nature of numbers like “My Time” and “Throw It in the Bag” from his 2009 album, “Loso’s Way.” Monday at the Ogden Theatre with Black Pegasus and B-Simp. 8 p.m. $65. –John Wenzel
TOMORROW — Girls who rock. Sharon Jones and Grace Potter are two of music’s reigning Divas, and they’ve got the chops to prove it. This double bill is augmented by their above-average backing bands: Potter’s Nocturnals have loads of credibility in the Jam scene and Jones’ Dap Kings are Brooklyn’s best-kept secret — think Harlem Renaissance-era horns with a 2010 hipster swagger. Tuesday at the Ogden Theatre. 8 p.m. $30.50 adv/ $35 d.o.s. –John Hendrickson
WEDNESDAY — The best show of 2010 so far? How about Band of Horses’ sold-out March 16 date at the Ogden Theatre. The South Carolina rock powerhouse crafts wall-of- sound jams that are ideal for the live setting. The band returns to Denver for a gig Wednesday night in a much larger room, at the Fillmore Auditorium. Listen to its “Funeral,” which got significant play in a 2008 Ford commercial, and you’ll hear what makes Band of Horses special. The ticket price is a little steep at $35.25, but the group’s live show is worth it. fillmoreauditorium.com. –Ricardo Baca
John Wenzel is the co-managing editor of Reverb and an award-winning A&E reporter for The Denver Post. His book “Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny” was recently published by Speck Press. He also maintains a Twitter feed of completely random song titles and band names.