No big deal. Just a late night performance on “Conan” for Denver hot kids the Lumineers. Business as usual. For those of you wanting to see the front porch folk superstars, you’ll have to scalp a ticket to either Friday or Saturday’s shows at the Bluebird Theater on May 11 and 12. They be long gone.
The Black Keys get snappy with Rockmount Ranch Wear
The Black Keys just played back to back shows at the 1stBank Center out in Broomfield last week (check out Reverb’s reviews over here), but the duo had plenty of downtime and money to burn. So why not head over to Rockmount Ranch Wear to throw down on some pearl snap cowboy shirts? Thanks goes out to our Mile High Style blog partner in crime for the heads up.
Joe Sampson wants to “Kill Our Friends”
Joe Sampson has worn many different hats with many different bands, just not his own. The time has come and Sampson has finally put together a proper solo album titled “Kill Our Friends” (buy here). Reverb spoke with the part-time “bootgazing vaquero” to catch us up on all things Sampson. Photo via the artist.
What made you decide to record a solo album after all of these years?
The record release was sort of (happily) forced upon me. Roger Green and I went into the studio to try out his hand in producing. We went in and recorded about 10 songs live. Like usual, I heard it and was really down on my performance. I didn’t really give it a chance and bailed out (something I have done with a lot of my recordings). About a year later Roger told me it was finished. I didn’t even know he was working on it in his spare time. The year break gave me a little more of an objective opinion on the record. It didn’t bother me like it [once] did. Meanwhile, Jules Bethea-Rateliff and Blake Nickoloff were toying with the idea of starting a label (Fellow Creature Recordings). They decided that their first release would be “Kill Our Friends”. Who was I to stop such a flattering endeavor?
Tell us about the recording process and who helped put together the release.
Roger Green, Chris Adolf, Nathaniel Rateliff and Eric Moon went into MFP studio and tracked as many songs live as we could. I think we came up with about 10. Most of them were just Nathaniel and I. Julie Davis sings on “Naked Women,” and Shawn King played trumpet on “Moon Above.” The other songs on the record consist of three songs Chris Adolf and I recorded a few years back and a couple I recorded in my room on a 4-track. But as I mentioned earlier: Roger worked with the mixing, on his spare time, throughout the limbo year.
School Knights + Force Publique + Peder Black + Mombi tickets giveaway
One of the best lineups in local Denver music will be assembling like Voltron getting ready to fight the evil doers and Reverb wants to send one lucky reader and a guest to enjoy the action this Friday, May 11. The lucky winner will catch School Knights, Force Publique, Peder Black and Mombi at Hi-Dive. All you have to do is fill out your name/email and the tickets are yours.
Mishawaka announces 2012 summer lineup
I’m guilty of it just like many of you Denver residents. The only time I make my way to Ft. Collins is when a friend from out of town comes to Denver and the first thing hew wants to do is visit the New Belgium brewery. The Mish has announced its 2012 summer concert lineup and me thinks there’s going to be plenty of reasons to fire up the ol’ family car and head north on I-25.
Saturday May 12, Head For The Hills with special guest Split Lip Rayfield and Finnders and Youngberg
Sunday May 13, The Wood Brothers with special guest Paper Bird
Sunday May 20, Keb’ Mo’ solo
Saturday May 26, Good Gravy w/ The Holler! and Mosey West
Sunday May 27, Toad The Wet Sprocket and Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Sunday June 3, Weir, Robinson & Greene Acoustic Trio
Friday June 08, EOTO
Saturday June 9, Jammin’ Up The Poudre Fest
Friday June 15, 7 Walkers with The Pimps of Joytime
Saturday June 16, The Motet with special guest DubSkin
Sunday June 17, Richard Thompson, Solo and Acoustic
Saturday June 22, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Friday June 29, Dark Star Orchestra
Wednesday July 4, Lucero
Sunday July 8, Jake Shimabukuro with special guest Danielle Ate The Sandwich
Friday July 13, Keller Williams
Saturday July 14, JJ Grey & MOFRO
Sunday July 15, The Samples
Wednesday July 18, Josh Ritter
Friday July 27, Greensky Bluegrass
Saturday July 28, David Wilcox
Sunday July 29, Carbon Leaf
Friday August 3, Hayes Carll with Joe Pug
Sunday August 12, Blind Pilot
Saturday August 18, March Fourth Marching Band
Saturday September 22, Built To Spill
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.