Posts Tagged ‘ Southwest ’

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival @ Planet Bluegrass Ranch

[photopress:snider2.jpg,full,pp_image] Despite the rain, the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons attracted the musically faithful last weekend. Photos by Candace Horgan. Imagine the plight, last weekend, of the folk festivarian. You show up Thursday, wait for hours to get a number that will gain you access to the onsite camping area, drive to the camping area, carve out a small patch of a ground, set up, and wait till tomorrow for the festival’s musical lineup to begin. By that point, the weekend’s hard, steady downpour—42 […]



Live review: Machine Gun Blues @ the Bluebird Theater

his picture says so much about the life and times of Denver’s very own Machine Gun Blues. Photos by Laurie Scavo, heyreverb.com.

Live review: Machine Gun Blues @ the Bluebird Theater



Fleet Foxes @ the Hi-Dive

[photopress:fleet11_1_2.jpg,full,pp_image] Broken tour vans weren’t enough to keep Fleet Foxes from making their Hi-Dive set on Tuesday. Photos by Laurie Scavo. I first heard about Fleet Foxes from a pair of gents from Leeds, England at this year’s South by Southwest festival. We were waiting to get into an afternoon showcase and were discussing our experiences up to that point. Unanimously, they sang the praises of Fleet Foxes’ live show as their favorite, throwing in that an A&R rep from Sub Pop had said they […]



Cut Copy @ the Larimer Lounge

[photopress:cut6.jpg,full,pp_image] We partied like it was 1984 on Saturday when Cut Copy headlined a sold-out Larimer Lounge. Photos by Julio Enriquez. (More photos, by Laurie Scavo, down below!) Being a music fan, it’s easy to feel like you were born a generation or two too late. O, what it would have been like to be there at Altamont in ’69 — or in Manchester in the late-’70s to catch Joy Division’s early shows. And so we read as much as we can about those legendary […]



Fleet Foxes, Porlolo @ the Hi-Dive

[photopress:fleet11_1.jpg,full,pp_image] Fleet Foxes’ soothing, retro sounds blanketed a packed Hi-Dive last night. Photos by Laurie Scavo. Harmonies ruled at the Hi-Dive on Monday, with locals Porlolo and Seattle bands Fleet Foxes and Blitzen Trapper bringing their “honeyed voices” (as my friend Jim put it) to the small stage on South Broadway, providing a welcome change from the march of aggressive guitar-and-drums acts that are that venue’s bread and butter. Porlolo principal Erin Roberts is now based in Gunnison, but she visits Denver every once in […]



SXSW 2008: John Wenzel’s journal from Austin, Texas

Comedian Jonah Ray performs at the SuperDeluxe comedy stage at Mess with Texas 2. Photos by John Wenzel.

SXSW 2008: John Wenzel’s comedy and music journal



SXSW 2008: Ricardo Baca's journal

[photopress:cloudcult.jpg,full,pp_image] Cloud Cult’s Craig Minowa is sleepy — and rocktastic. Photo by Laurie Scavo. Imagine the thought bubble over my head: Maybe this is my 10th SXSW. Or is it my ninth? I wasn’t sure, standing in a puddle of unintentionally regurgitated pizza and booze on the corner of Sixth and Red River streets in Austin a week ago. Sitting at my desk in Denver tonight, I’m still not sure. I tried doing the math — including the years I lived in Texas and would […]



SXSW 2008: Julio Enriquez's journal

[photopress:el_guincho.jpg,full,pp_image] El Guincho was the first band (of many) that Reverb contributor Julio Enriquez caught during his four, jam-packed days at SXSW. Photos by Julio Enriquez. The Denver Post asked various people throughout Colorado’s music scene to write about their experiences at the South by Southwest music festival. Julio Enriquez is an avid music blogger based out of Denver. And while he’s not your traditional music journalist — see his own Cause = Time – his jubilant love for live music that makes you dance […]



SXSW 2008: Laurie Scavo's journal

[photopress:peelander3.jpg,full,pp_image] If your grandpa was a drunken Japanese crowd surfer in yellow tights, he would be in Peelander-Z. Photos by Laurie Scavo. The Denver Post asked various people throughout Colorado’s music scene to write about their experiences at the South by Southwest music festival. Laurie Scavo is a photographer extraordinaire and regular contributor to Reverb (see her work at 28Deep). She sees more rock shows than makes sense for any sane person, so going to SXSW seemed a perfect fit for her tireless soul. By […]



SXSW 2008: Nathan S. McGarvey's journal

[photopress:heartspalm.jpg,full,pp_image] Hearts of Palm played at least one show per day at this year’s SXSW music festival. Pictured here performing at the Dizzy Rooster — with frontman Nathan S. McGarvey in the white T-shirt — the band made many new friends and fans via their trip to Austin. Photo by Reverb contributor Laurie Scavo. The Denver Post asked various people throughout Colorado’s music scene to write about their experiences at the South by Southwest music festival. Nathan S. McGarvey is best-known as the frontman for […]