Jack White secret show in Denver: 7 locations that would make sense (speculation) - Reverb

Jack White secret show in Denver: 7 locations that would make sense (speculation)

UPDATE: Third Man just released the news on Jack White’s secret show, and it starts in 25 minutes. The label’s tweet: “B show. B there. B square. Isdajo Automotive. 3411 W. Colfax Ave. Denver. 3:30 PM.” So there you go. It’s at West Colfax Avenue and Julian Street — see you there!

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Surely you’ve heard by now that Jack White is in Denver.

Sure, he’s playing Red Rocks tomorrow, but we’re hearing that White is wandering the streets of LoDo and Highlands today – as in, right now. And given White’s propensity for surprising his fans and throwing really great parties – such as yesterday’s surprise show in an Omaha candy shop – we’re starting to wonder if he will play a secret show today somewhere in the metro area.

If he announces anything, likely via Third Man Records’ Twitter, we’ll have the news right here. (Promoters of Wednesday’s show at Red Rocks, AEG Live, say they have not heard anything.) In the meantime, here are some suggestions for White and his team.

Rockmount Ranch Wear: The venerable western wear shop fits White’s current aesthetic perfectly. Its somewhat-spacious LoDo digs, too, would provide an epic viewing experience – Nashville’s latest indie star, surrounded by pearl snaps and rodeo prints.

Buckhorn Exchange: Can you imagine witnessing White’s legendary guitar work in a place like the Buckhorn, which would have him backed up by a band of stuffed (and mounted) wild animals. Deer and elk are on the menu here, but they’re also on the wall.

Forest Room 5: Word is, White has been hanging in the Highlands all afternoon – so perhaps he’ll take over the back room in this popular Highlands hotspot? We’ve seen great shows back there – and we’ve also competed in Tetris in that space. White would fit in perfectly.

Grizzly Rose: The Rose is a bit pop-country from White’s liking. Then again, he also produced recent records for Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn and Insane Clown Posse, so who’s to say where he’ll go next?

Yellow Feather Coffee: It would be like White to take over a super-indie business in a great neighborhood – something like Yellow Feather in the Santa Fe Arts District. That Yellow Feather has a modest record store in the back could be even more incentive for the temporary take-over.

The Cruise Room: A little bird just told us that our buddy White is staying at the Oxford Hotel. So why not catch a late-night martini at the Oxford’s legendary hotel bar, what with its red-soaked walls and art deco, Queen Mary-inspired flourishes.

Skylark Lounge: Maybe White will show South Broadway a little love, and the Skylark would be right up his alley. It’s one of the most handsome bars in the city, with a fashionable clientele that somehow puts out zero pretenses. Bonus: Cider is on tap at both of the Skylark’s bars.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.

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  • Feldminho

    That was f’n awesome!