Tedeschi Trucks Band

Cornmeal, Polytoxic, Elephant Revival, Tedeschi Trucks, Kyle Hollingsworth … what are you doing this weekend?

By Alan Crandall
Previously published at TimesCall.com

I just took a look at my events calendar on Facebook and apparently I am attending four shows tomorrow night. Yep it is true, I am going to see Cornmeal at the Fox, Polytoxic at the Boulder Theater, Tedeschi Truck Band at the Fillmore, and Kyle Hollingsworth Band, featuring Michael Kang at Hodi’s Halfnote. I guess I just can’t help myself, I see a good show and say to myself, heck yeah, I am going to that!

We live in a great place for concerts and I apologize to all of the other great bands that are

gigging this weekend and not mentioned here. Sometimes planning for a weekend’s entertainment is like planning a play in the big game, trying to figure out how, where and when to go, … cash a lot of times being a big factor.

Here is my game plan, as it turns out both Cornmeal and Elephant Revival are playing a couple of shows this weekend. I plan to catch Cornmeal at the Aggie in FortCollins tonight. I will miss Cornmeal at the Fox Theatre on Friday, Elephant Revival at the Bluebird Theater, The Kyle Hollingsworth Band at Hodi’s and Tedeshi Trucks at the Fillmore. I will instead opt for the also amazing Polytoxic’s Last Waltz Revisited at the

Boulder Theater. That will free me up to see Elephant Revival and the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Boulder Theater on Saturday.

Are you keeping track… I am trying too… the Kyle Hollingsworth Band is also playing a show at Cervantes on Saturday so whatever combination works for you, catch a few shows or if you are like me try to catch them all.

One quick note, cash and timing has […]

By |November 17th, 2011|Boulder Theater, Fox Theatre, Live Music|Comments Off

The Motet rain down the funk at New West Fest

By Alan Crandall/Rocky Mountain Jams

Free Motet? Really? That is a motivating thought.

A seemingly endless list of task to accomplish this weekend had me not thinking about the awesome lineup of musicians performing at for the Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest. In its 23rd year, NewWestFest offered three days of free music.

It breaks my heart to think of all the awesome music I missed, G. Love and Special Sauce, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Asleep at the Wheel, WhiteWater Ramble, Fox Street All Stars, The Emmit-Nershi Band, The Otis Taylor Band and many more groups all performed free of charge for the annual event.  In fact there were over 80 bands scheduled over the three days.

The Motet, one of my favorite local bands, a had posted an event from their Facebook page, and the idea just kept rattling in my head… the Motet are playing a free show only an hour north of here.

Sunday afternoon I headed up to see the show.  It looked overcast and you could see rain clouds over the mountains and I figured, what the heck, I have seen some of my best shows when it looks like rain.

It was a good thing too… the show was fantastic.  When I arrived the band was about to take the stage and there were only 75 or so people in the crowd.  Did I mention there were 9 stages at NewWestFest… so at this stage the audience was just arriving.  Then the Motet took the stage and just like that the place was packed.  I walked up to the front and had a great time my fears of rain abated up until the last song.  That is when the Motet brought the rain… just a few […]