Why You Should Go: Because Lidell’s recent release Multiply has been getting rave reviews on both sides of the pond. His brand of Blue Eyed Soul is fresh and poppy and even a little reminiscent of Jamiroquai at times. Lidell creates danceable beats and his silky smooth vocals round out the mixes with a flavor that Prince would be proud of. On stage he plays the parts of DJ, producer, and crooner equally well as he assemlbes his set with the aid of electronic looping equipment that allows him to accompany himself when live instruments aren’t present. His background in the world of Techno Funk (as half of the duo Super_Collider) will often creep back into the mix when Lidell takes the stage. The tracks that are so tightly orchestrated on the album will occasionally devolve into completely improvised electronic noise storms. He offers a little something for everyone and it is blatantly obvious the man is an artist who is pushing himself everday.
Though the small confines of the Larimer may not allow for much in the way of a visual display, Lidell has become known for outstanding visuals and often tours with a lighting and effects artist (Pablo Fiasco) who adds to the energy and might of each performance. It will be interesting to see what he manages to pull together on the little stage at the Larimer.
Click here to read a glowing review of one of Lidell’s 2005 performances in London.
Venue: Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street, Denver, CO – 303.291.1007
*Approximate Set Times:
Snax: 9:30 PM
Jamie Lidell: 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.