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  • The Pepsi Center was flooded with Baby Boomers this past Friday for a truly remarkable performance by the still-blossoming legends, Fleetwood Mac. Generation Xers sprinkled here and there followed by Millennials who shrieked with excitement, clad in their mother's hand-me-downs. Strangers bought drinks for each other and shared stories. Elderly couples told wide-eyed girls about the first time they had ever seen Fleetwood Mac; they told them of their emotional turmoil, their many reunions and their many fallouts. Then the lights fell.

    Fleetwood Mac – December 12th – Pepsi Center

    The Pepsi Center was flooded with Baby Boomers this past Friday for a truly remarkable performance by the still-blossoming legends, Fleetwood Mac. Generation Xers sprinkled here and there followed by Millennials who shrieked with excitement, clad in their mother's hand-me-downs. Strangers bought drinks for each other and shared stories. Elderly couples told wide-eyed girls about the first time they had ever seen Fleetwood Mac; they told them of their emotional turmoil, their many reunions and their many fallouts. Then the lights fell.

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  • Shakey Graves sold-out all three shows at the Bluebird Theater this past weekend and you could feel the energy coursing through the room as people crammed in early buzzing with excitement. While men and women in their late 20s to early 30s made up a majority of the audience, you could find the suave elderly rubbing elbows with giddy teens. It was a weeknight show, but that didn’t stop the indie rocker from beginning his set at 10:45 and playing until a mean 12:30 a.m. People left with heavy lids and happy hearts.

    Shakey Graves – December 11th – Bluebird Theater

    Shakey Graves sold-out all three shows at the Bluebird Theater this past weekend and you could feel the energy coursing through the room as people crammed in early buzzing with excitement. While men and women in their late 20s to early 30s made up a majority of the audience, you could find the suave elderly rubbing elbows with giddy teens. It was a weeknight show, but that didn’t stop the indie rocker from beginning his set at 10:45 and playing until a mean 12:30 a.m. People left with heavy lids and happy hearts.

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  • 27 years after their initial formation, and 25 years after the release of their first album, the "original line-up" of The Samples reunited Friday night for a single show at The Fillmore Auditorium. Though the original lineup began to fracture in 1997, the songs written and recorded by the band during those first ten years remain a powerful and vivid soundtrack to the young adult lives of many dedicated followers. The hopes were high, the energy was elevated, and the plaid was plentiful. This crowd was not going to be denied a party.

    The Samples – December 12th – Fillmore Auditorium

    27 years after their initial formation, and 25 years after the release of their first album, the "original line-up" of The Samples reunited Friday night for a single show at The Fillmore Auditorium. Though the original lineup began to fracture in 1997, the songs written and recorded by the band during those first ten years remain a powerful and vivid soundtrack to the young adult lives of many dedicated followers. The hopes were high, the energy was elevated, and the plaid was plentiful. This crowd was not going to be denied a party.

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  • On Friday night Nathaniel Rateliff will be serving up the same two-set format that thrilled a packed house last Thanksgiving. After opening sets from local folk rockers Ark Life and Ben Kronberg, Rateliff’s first set will feature his folk persona while his second will feature an all-out Night Sweats assault.  While Rateliff is best known for his folksy, sensitive side, he can also get the house jumping and sweating with killer Soul and R&B.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats – The Ogden Theatre – Friday December 19th

    On Friday night Nathaniel Rateliff will be serving up the same two-set format that thrilled a packed house last Thanksgiving. After opening sets from local folk rockers Ark Life and Ben Kronberg, Rateliff’s first set will feature his folk persona while his second will feature an all-out Night Sweats assault. While Rateliff is best known for his folksy, sensitive side, he can also get the house jumping and sweating with killer Soul and R&B.

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  • The Los Angeles band Flogging Molly sold-out the Ogden Theatre last Tuesday, and the enormous group of fans was not disappointed. People lined the balconies and crowded the floor, resulting in an incredibly hot venue. There were several kilts spotted in the crowd, a few European accents were heard, and newsboy hats were the accessories of the night. The band played a long set that spanned the bands’ fifteen-year (and counting) career.

    Flogging Molly – December 9th – Ogden Theatre

    The Los Angeles band Flogging Molly sold-out the Ogden Theatre last Tuesday, and the enormous group of fans was not disappointed. People lined the balconies and crowded the floor, resulting in an incredibly hot venue. There were several kilts spotted in the crowd, a few European accents were heard, and newsboy hats were the accessories of the night. The band played a long set that spanned the bands’ fifteen-year (and counting) career.

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