PICK OF THE WEEK: These United States – Saturday, March 29th – The Hi-Dive, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: With over 300 performances on two continents under his belt in the last two years, Jesse Elliot and his band, These United States, have had plenty of time to work out the kinks that come with performing their eclectic blend of psyche folk and alt country in a live setting. On this tour they have decided to complicate issues by adding the element of having a different local band join them on stage every night. In Denver, the members of A Girl Named Kyle will add a dynamic to the performance that is sure to keep songs alive and evolving as they put their distinctive touch on each of Elliot’s songs.

Despite being active for several years already These United States released their debut album, A Picture of The Three of Us At The Gate To The Garden of Eden, earlier this month. The record is a layered affair that has just the right amount of pop hook to sell the listener immediately on songs like “First Sight,” “Kings and Aces,” and “Business.” After several listens it becomes clear that there are also several songs that slowly creep their way into your consciousness. Simply put, it’s a wonderful ride and the excellent production value only enhances the most subtle elements of the songs’ structures.

These United States

Venue: The Hi-Dive, 7 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209 – (720) 570-4500

7:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Locks: 8:15 PM
These United States: 9:15 PM
Girl Named Kyle: 10:15 PM

$6 (ADV)
$8 (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!