Michael McGrath

Mike Watt at the Larimer Lounge, 10/4/12 (photos and review)

Mike Watt addressed the Larimer Lounge crowd rather coyly on Thursday night: “The good thing is that now we know this piece." Watt was referring to “Hyphenated-man,” a 45 minute grab bag of short, jerky tunes strung together under a theme that combines the artist Heironymous Bosch with the film “The Wizard of Oz.” His quip referred to the fact that the trio -- Watt, guitarist Tom Watson and drummer Raul Morales -- was touring the opera for the fourth time, and this was the second time that the group had played it in Denver.