Seriously, to all of you that were not at this show last week at the Marquis Theatre (and this is directed to just about everyone I know because there were NOT enough people there), you missed a fantastic show!
Opening for Company of Thieves was Popcult (seriously awesome local band), but of course COT stole the show. Genevieve Schatz is an amazing performer who captivates the audience the moment she got on stage in her sparkling dress.
Not only does she know how to dance, but her voice is incredible. Don’t believe me? Watch the video below, where she covers Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down:”
Last Tuesday, I *gasp* went to a concert! But this wasn’t my normal, local band concert, it was Duran Duran!
Now, while the majority of my concerts are small, local shows, I have been to my fair share of shows at stadiums. In the past few years I have seen Tom Petty, U2, The Cars, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, John ‘Cougar’ Mellencamp and more that I can’t seem to remember right now (I really need to start a list).
Anyways, I was a little hesitant to go to this show because I wasn’t sure how good Duran Duran would be live, but I have to say, I was impressed! You never know what you are going to get when you see some of these bands *ahem* The Cars, but Duran Duran is one band I would recommend seeing.
Not only did they sound great while playing their old songs, but I really enjoyed their new stuff from All You Need Is Now. Plus! Duran Duran covered an INXS song during the set!
For those of you who don’t know me very well (or for those that do not listen to me) INXS was the first concert I went to, in 1985 when I was 3 years old. Don’t believe me? My mom even tweeted this fact:
Here is the full set list: BEFORE THE RAIN
A VIEW TO A KILL
ALL YOU NEED IS NOW
BLAME THE MACHINES COME UNDONE
LEAVE A LIGHT ON
NOTORIOUS – INTROS
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
Tomorrow is the start of the 2011 Bohemian Nights music festival at New West Fest in Fort Collins. Since I grew up in Fort Collins, I have been dragged to my fair share of New West Fests, but I must say, they are getting increasingly better with each year.
The main focus of New West Fest used to be arts and crafts, and while many vendors still have booths and sell their art, the focus has changed and is now more music related. A few years ago the Bohemian Foundation came in and funded the music for the whole weekend and has been growing the festival ever since.
I am really excited for this year because I won passes to hang out in the green room on Saturday from Bohemian Night so I get to hang out with some of my favorite artists! This year I am looking forward to seeing the following bands:
Sour Boy and Bitter Girl
Snake Rattle Rattle Snake
Chain Gang of 1974
Fierce Bad Rabbit
This year Bohemian Nights followed FoCoMX and used Sched.org to organize their lineup and you can log in with Facebook to customize your own schedule and share with friends. My full schedule can be found here.
Here are some of my favorite videos from years past:
Tickle Me Pink – Madeline:
This was just over a year after their bassist Johnny passed away. The wind and the dramatic ending still give me goosebumps to this day.
Meese – Next in Line:
Last year Meese played their last ever show at Bohemian Nights and here is the last song they ever played:
Flobots – Stand Up:
Since Tickle Me Pink played last year, I was lucky enough to snag a spot backstage for Flobots (which was lucky for me as the sound wasn’t that great and there was a HUGE crowd watching them).
Currently Obsessed with Scattered Trees thanks to Petals of Spain. They posted this video earlier, and I fell in love with both the video and the song.
Then I started listening to the whole album and have had this song on repeat for the better part of an hour.
Something about the drums and the tambourine in this song just have me mesmerized (yes, it is quite possible that my medication has something to do with this obsession, I still stand by my obsession though).
Another local band I have been enjoying recently is Eldren. They haven’t been around for too long, but they are already making their presence known in the local music scene.
Head over to their website, Eldrenmusic.com, to listen to their album for free (player at the bottom of the page). If you sign up for their email newsletter you will also get a free download of their song Greetings (which is currently stuck in my head).
They are also quite impressive in concert, so do not miss out on their upcoming shows this month. The first is on June 11th at the Larimer Lounge with The Foot and Vices I Admire. On June 17th they are playing with a killer lineup at the Hi-Dive: The Northern Way, and My Body Sings Electric.
Here is a preview of what you will see this month at either of their shows:
Monika is a lover of music & concerts, blogger (@theindiebitches), tech junkie, drinker of beer, wine and whiskey (not usually at once) & Account Manager at @theblogfrog. Blogging about tech, music, and anything that interests her.