PICK OF THE WEEK: The Aliens – Friday, September 28th – The Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: The Aliens are the new project of ex-Beta Band members John Maclean, Robin Jones and most notably Gordon Anderson. Anderson, a founder of The Beta Band, has battled with mental illness for the last 10 years and been in and out of institutions. Apparently, he has pulled things together and harnessed his creative potential once again with astounding results.

Their website eloquently introduces the band by saying: “Armed with a bottomless bag of psychedelically inclined rock and acid dipped electronics, The Aliens bring a freedom of spirit and a certainty of intent that immediately sets them out from the current crop of guitar slingers.”

They were enthusiastically received at Glastonbury this past summer and have been touring extensively since their debut album Astronomy for Dogs was released back in March. The album, an trippy excursion into a land full of sunny pop epics, will be sure to satisfy the cravings of any Beta Band fan while delighting new fans as well.

The Beta Band may be no longer, but The Aliens are landing in Denver this Friday and they’ve chosen the tight confines of The Larimer Lounge to unleash their madness on the Mile High City.

The Aliens

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

8:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Kate Johnson – 9:30 PM
Augie March – 10:30 PM
The Aliens – 11:30 PM

$12.00 (ADV)
$14.00 (DOS)

*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.


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!