Ratdog – July 12th – Ogden Theatre

Ratdog 2014-07-12-16-9941Photos by Jim Mimna 

Ratdog is an ever evolving beast that has just been resurrected from a long hibernation to set out on the first national tour in years, a tour that landed at Ogden Theatre for a intimate night with the band.  The lineup changes have altered the musical face of the band a lot, employing the fabled guitar skills of Steve Kimock on lead playing Jerry licks, and a reunion of original founder and bass player, Rob Wasserman, on stand-up while keeping Robyn Sylvester on electric bass too for the most thunderous Ratdog to date.  This lineup is a much more rock ready and less jazz-esque than its previous culminations, a refreshing change for long time fans.  The band had a 2 day visit to the Mile High City, opening for The Avett Brothers on Friday night at Red Rocks, and then this solo billed throw-down on Colfax on Saturday.

Free Audio From the show (Thanks to Scott Schneider for taping!)

Setlist
Set I: Jam > The Music Never Stopped, Easy Answers, Easy to Slip, Scarlet Begonias, Don’t Let Go, Ashes and Glass
Set II: Peggy-O@, St. Stephen > The Eleven > The Other One > Stuff > Morning Dew > Not Fade Away
Encore : Not Fade Away (reprise), One More Saturday Night, Brokedown Palace
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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!