PICK OF THE WEEK: The Decemberists – Tuesday, November 14th – The Paramount Theater, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: The Decemberists live show is one to be witnessed. It is always a very theatrical production with stage props, ornate back drops and audience participation. Colin Meloy is a charismatic frontman who effortlessly leads his band through complex indie-rock compositions that couple his highly intelligent lyrics with elements of Folk and Prog-Rock to create a sound that is unique in rock music today.

With 5 albums and EPs behind them, The Decemberists have recently released one of the best albums of the year. The Crane Wife is their first for Capitol Records and they have managed to retain full creative control despite being signed to a major label. It shows. The album is full of highlights and showcases the maturity of the band both lyrically and musically. They are featuring many of the songs on the album for the first time in the live setting and as they near the end of the tour they are sure to have worked out many of the kinks that come with performing a song live the first few times.

This is a band that it hitting their stride right before our eyes. They may continue to rise or they may have reached their apex, either way with the chance to see them perform at the beautiful Paramount Theater here in Denver is not one to be missed.

Venue: The Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80202 – 303/623-0106

7:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Alasdair Roberts: 8:00 PM
The Decemberists: 9:00 PM

$17.50, $20.00, $22.00

*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!