PICK OF THE WEEK: Tokyo Police Club – Saturday, July 21st – The Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO

NOTE: It is a particularly good week for the Devner music scene this week, while I will highlight one show as usual please take the time to dig up some info on the following shows:

  • Monday: Page McConnell (of Phish) @ The Fox Theatre in Boulder
  • Wednesday: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey w/ The Sputter @ Cervantes in Denver
  • Thursday & Friday: Bob Dylan w/ My Morning Jacket @ Red Rocks in Morrison
  • Friday: Built to Spill @ The Ogden Theatre in Denver
  • Saturday: Leo Kottke @ Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder
  • Sunday: The Polyphonic Spree @ The Gothic Theatre in Denver

Why You Should Go: With one EP and scarcely 16 minutes of music released in their brief 18-month lifespan, Tokyo Police club have become a sensation of sorts. They have played Coachella, traveled across the Pacific to play a gig in their namesake city in Japan, and more recently the band took the stage at the legendary Glastonbury Festival in England.

Their sound is reminiscient of their Canadian brethren Wolf Parade they weave Flaming Lips like moments and lyrics into their music effortlessly. All quite an set of accomplishments for a group of guys in their early 20’s.

In addition to playing at several major festivals Tokyo Police Club recently toured with The Cold War Kids and drew rave reviews for their energetic (though brief) live performances. In a standout moment on that tour one evening when TPC drummer Greg Alsop fell sick, all eight members of The Cold War Kids and tour mates Delta Spirit joined the remaining members of the band on stage for an acoustic jam session that wowed the crowd. Clips of the mayhem are available on YouTube but the sound quality is just too poor to include here.

Before they return to the studio to record their first proper full length later this year Tokyo Police Club is touring small clubs extensively. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch the raw energy of this band before they polish it up and end up on the theatre circuit.

Follow this link to view their performance on Letterman recently: http://youtube.com/watch?v=767XpOvT5FU

Venue: Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street, Denver, CO – 303.291.1007

Doors:
8:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Laylights – 10:00 PM
Dappled Cities – 11:00 PM
Tokyo Police Club – 12:00 AM

*Price:
$10.00 (ADV)
$12.00 (DOS)
PURCHASE

*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!