It's cold out. Like, crazy cold. The SAAB onboard computer was reading -3 this morning. It's like, fucking insanity cold.
So let's focus on the wonderful, warming thoughts of rock shows for now:
Dec. 9: Munly and the Lee Lewis Harlots, with Hellen Stellar, at the HiDive.
Munly is a unique Denver band, with some strings thrown in for good measure and a song about Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies. For some slightly disorienting but good alt-country, this wouldn't be a bad night at the 'Dive.
Dec. 15: Absolute Zeros, The Moths, Januar at the Walnut Room.
I really dig The Moths, and the Zeros are a recent discovery. The Moths deliver a heavy, solid kind of electronic folk rock and the Zeros are reminiscent of Belle and Sebastian. For a night of warm, sleepy beats, soft alt-folk and an unlimited supply of cute hipster chicks (Dex, are you listening?) it will be worth braving the cold.
Dec. 30: Rose Hill Drive, performing Led Zeppelin 1 at the Boulder Theater, Boulder
This should be interesting. I'm going with Mama Vespa and the whole family. Rose Hill Drive is a local rock band, pretty standard biker bar fare, but I am looking very much forward to their version of "Dazed and Confused."
Jan. 19: Pictureplane and Yamahama at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.
This could be worth the trip to Boulder. Pictureplane is a unique presence on the Colorado scene and a genuinely nice guy.
Jan. 27: Born in the Flood with Moccasin, Larimer Lounge.
Any self-respecting music person in the greater Denver Metro area who hasn't seen Born in the Flood yet needs to just go to this.
Feb. 23: Sigur Rós, Paramount Theatre.
A sexy band, an awesome venue, in the dead of winter. Could be a good cure for anyone suffering from wintertime depression.