PICK OF THE WEEK: Yeasayer – Wednesday, June 1st – The Ogden

Why You Should Go: Yeasayer’s rich blend of psychedelic, Middle Eastern and gospel influences create a genre defying sound that has been garnering global attention since the band first appeared at the SXSW Festival in March of 2007.  Their most recent record, ODD BLOOD plays out at a blistering pace, yet it never sacrifices depth or content. It is immediately evident the band has advanced in songwriting as well as sonic craft. Lyrically, it is a more mature and honest album than the All Hour Cymbals, as the band demonstrates a confidence to explore more personal themes alongside vividly depicted tales. One thing is certain: Yeasayer are accomplished audiologists who are willing to pilfer decades of pop sensibilities and cultural history to create something that is uniquely their own.

While their albums are strong from beginning to end, chock full of interesting rhythms, complex melodies and tight harmonies, their live show is what has converted many fans. They are at home on the stage and the psychedelic visuals that are often projected over the stage, coupled with band’s raw energy and Keating’s awkward charisma behind the microphone, deliver fans a truly unique concert experience that will not soon be forgotten.

Venue:
The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80218 – 303-832-1874

Doors:
7:00 PM

*Price:
$22 – ADV Buy Tickets
$25 – 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.

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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!