PICK OF THE WEEK: Jamie Lidell – Thursday, November 9th – Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO

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

Doors:
8:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Snax: 9:30 PM
Jamie Lidell: 10:30 PM

*Price:
$12.00
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*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!