PICK OF THE WEEK: Jose Gonzalez – Friday, October 12 – The Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: The intimate Bluebird Theater is sure to be silent when Gonzalez takes the stage Friday night. His subtle fingerpicking requires the listener to pay close attention as it is a delicate sound that emenates from the speakers and not the blaring roar of a rock band.

Gonzalez’s dark and brooding lyrics compliment his arrangements beautifully as he touches on the powerful subjects of love, loss and power. This Sweedish born musician is deftly stretching the genre of Folk Music while weaving in elements of pop.

Having covered The Knife and Massive Attack on his first two albums, Gonzalez may be better known for his covers than for his original music. However, his songs, while at times troubling, have a way of worming their into your mind and making you think about life in a way that you may not have considered.

At The Bluebird Gonzalez is playing solo with only his nylon string acoustic guitar to accompany him. His blend of foot shuffling and knocks on the body on the guitar add a percussive element to his sparsely beautiful sound.

Jose Gonzalez:

Venue: The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206 (303)377-1666

Doors:
8:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
James Blackshaw: 8:30 PM
Jose Gonzalez: 9:30 PM

*Price:
$20 (ADV)
$20 (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!