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Khale @ the Hi-Dive

[photopress:IMG_1124.jpg,full,pp_image] Khale's first full-band show captivated the crowd at the Hi-Dive Friday night. Photos by Erin Behrenhausen. Playing their first public gig backing Denver musician Kael Smith (a.k.a.

Laura Goldhamer @ the Oriental Theater

[photopress:08_1.jpg,full,pp_image] Laura Goldhamer's big-screen visuals complemented her smart acoustic tunes at the Oriental Theater on Friday. Photos by Doug Beam. Take your pick of similes to describe the fortunes of live music venues: Rising and falling like boats on stormy tides, battered by the wind; twisting like roller coaster tracks, always leading somewhere but often splintering and grinding to a halt before reaching the station.