Dustbowl Revival concert photos - Denver Larimer Lounge
Feb 2017
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The Dustbowl Revival & Treehouse Sanctum at Larimer Lounge

When I heard The Dustbowl Revival was playing at Larimer Lounge, I wondered how they all would fit on stage. The answer? Barely.

There are eight members in the band and Larimer is one of the best intimate concert venues in Denver.

But they did it, and sounded great. If you have not heard their single “Busted,” it’s one of my favorites from last year – and they have many other pretty melodies to explore too. Dustbowl Revival returns to Colorado for the Denver Day of Rock in May – be sure to come out and see them.

Also awesome that night? Denver locals Treehouse Sanctum who also have quite a few members and sound great live.

Treehouse Sanctum

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Moern Suspects - Colorado band photos
Feb 2017
08

Fun Colorado band: Modern Suspects

We are lucky here in Colorado, that our local music scene extends in all directions. Modern Suspects, a band based in Colorado Springs, plays up in Denver frequently, and they are a lot of fun live.

Seeing as I am an old lady, most of my musical references go back to 80’s bands and Modern Suspects remind me of Depeche Mode, Soft Cell and Simple Minds wrapped up together. These guys also happen to be super nice people, so we try to see them whenever they are in Denver, or we are in Colorado Springs.

Modern Suspects are playing with another fun Denver band, Midnight Club on Saturday, February 11th at the Marquis Theatre. Be sure to go check them out!

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Dressy Bessy Denver Band Concert Photos
Jan 2017
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Dressy Bessy with Wheelchair Sports Camp and SPELLS at Hi-Dive

Dressy Bessy was one of the first Denver bands I followed when we moved here in the 90s. Their infectious mixture of pop, rock and punk was (and still is) intoxicating. The band has been playing again lately, with a new album too, much to the delight of our local music scene. The show at Hi-Dive this month included Wheelchair Sports Camp and SPELLS, so it was pretty much a dream lineup. Kalyn Heffernan, the emcee for Wheelchair Sports Camp, is mesmerizing while trumpeter Joshua Trinidad blasts along next to her. And SPELLS? They are their own force to be reckoned with – as I have written about before.

Dressy Bessy will be playing Boise’s Tree Fort Music Festival in March and promises more shows in 2017. You betcha we can’t wait.


Concert Photos

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Photos and Signs from Women's March Denver 2017
Jan 2017
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Photos and Signs from Women’s March Denver

Today, people from all over the world gathered in their cities in a show of solidarity for equal rights. It was called the “Women’s March,” but in my opinion, it should have been the “People’s March,” because it put on display all the issues we have been wrestling with since Donald Trump was elected president (and before). Here in Denver, they were expecting 40,000 people and that number exploded to well over 100,000, with some estimates as high as 200,000.

We found it to be a bit overwhelming, of course, with all those people – but the atmosphere was all about love. A huge variety of signs, as you will see in the gallery below, with creative flair and humor. Today was so uplifting for us! We sincerely thank the organizers, the police, the city of Denver and everyone who made the Women’s March possible. Continue reading…

Jan 2017
20

President Trump

I can’t believe I am even typing those words. What started out as a joke on a gold elevator will be, in about 15 minutes, our commander and chief.

I am not going into the reasons he is unqualified; there are many. Nor I am going into all the bad things that can happen to our country; there are many.

MANY.

I am just shaking in fear right now, which is exactly what he wants. He wants us to feel intimidated and helpless.

So he can bulldoze over this country for his personal gain, just like he always does.

When George W. Bush was elected, I was worried. He turned into one of the worst presidents we have ever had, but right now – I would take GW back in a heartbeat compared to the hornet’s nest in DC. And it’s not just Trump. It’s also the GOP who has obstructed Obama for eight years and now think they have a free pass.

Guess what? NO. Continue reading…