PICK OF THE WEEK: Colin Meloy – Saturday, April 26th – The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO

Why You Should Go: As lead singer and songwriter for The Decemberists Colin Meloy has, for the last 6 years, been creating some of the most beautiful indie rock there is. Though known as a pirate shanty kind of songwriter, Meloy is much more. His lyrics and melodies are intricate and thought provoking while being amazingly pleasing to the ear.

As he does from time to time, Meloy has chosen to leave his bretheren in the Decemberists behind for this outing and is taking the stage solo to support his recent release Colin Meloy Sings Live which features performances from his 2006 solo tour. The tracks on the record are primarily familiar to Decemberists fans though some newly penned songs that have yet to be featured on a Decemberists record rear their head here as well.

Recently Rolling Stone said Meloy is “a master of improbable juxtaposition: arcane, detailed fictions of star-crossed passion and avenging bloodshed dressed up in indie-rock jangle, la-de-da choruses and vintage prog-rock bombast.” Though much of the prog-rock will be stripped out on this tour, it promises to be entertaining as Meloy seldom lets his fans down.

When you head out to the show be sure to pull some extra change from those couch cushions to pick up a copy of Meloy’s latest in his series of tour only EPs Colin Meloy Sings Sam Cooke. As the name would suggest the EP is a collection of five Sam Cooke songs, intimately arranged and performed by Meloy, with opener Laura Gibson singing harmonies throughout.

Colin Meloy

Venue: The Fox Theatre 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO – 303.443.3399

8:30 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Laura Gibson: 9:15 PM
Colin Meloy: 10:30 PM


*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!