PICK OF THE WEEK: The Rhythm Devils – Friday, October 27th – Fat City, Littleton

Why You Should Go: This is a jamband line-up that is rarely equaled outside of late night jam sessions at festivals like The New Orleans Jazz and Hertigae Festival. With Grateful Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kruetzman pounding the skins, Mike Gordon of Phish supplying the bass duties, Steve Kimock of Zero and Phil and Friends fame on the guitar and a rotating cast of vocalists including Jen Durkin of The Bomb Squad and Deep Bananna Blackout the evening promises jams galore.

So far on the tour the band has played several classic Dead tunes including The Other One and Sugaree and has also worked a number of new Robert Hunter penned tunes into the setlists. They have been on the road off and on since mid-August and this point I am sure they are hitting their stride as a band.

Don’t expect a full set of Dead tunes as you will be dissapointed but if you go looking for a good time and some outstanding musicianship I don’t think you will be let down.

The venue is a indoor amusement park of sorts with Bumper Cars, Mini Golf, Bowling, an arcade and of course a full bar. If you get bored with the tunes or just need a break, there will be lots of other things to do.

The show is billed as “Quixote’s Fieldtrip @ Fat City Feat The Rhythm Devils.” I believe that the Cervantes / Quixote’s crew is running a shuttle to the venue from their Welton Street location. Call the venue to check on availability: 303.297.1772

Venue: Fat City – 9670 W Coal Mine Ave, Littleton, CO, 303-972-4344

Doors: 6:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
The Rhythm Devils: 7:00 PM
(Cervantes Web Site says music will start at 7PM SHARP)


*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!