PICK OF THE WEEK: The Shins – Thursday, February 15th – Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: Because this band will change your life . . . or wait . . . come to think of it that might be overstating it just a little bit. The truth is that until their recent release Wincing the Night Away I wasn’t much of a fan at all. The new record has converted me, their sound is far less monotonous and has actually become pretty interesting. In short they have produced a collection of songs that live up to their overnight super stardom (courtesy of Zach Braff, Natalie Portman in Garden State) and prove to music fans everywhere that they are up for the challenge of being a big dog in today’s pop music world.

They were playing some of these new songs a few months back when I caught part of their set on the big stage of the ACL Festival down in Austin. I was immediately drawn to the music and found myself telling my friends that I enjoyed The Shins set, something I hadn’t exactly expected to hear come out of my mouth.

Be sure to get to the venue early because Viva Voce will be tearing things up early in the evening and they are definately worth catching. Their recent album Get Yr Blood Sucked Out, has made many return trips to my cd player over the past several months.

Yes there are 3 bands on the bill, and the show isn’t scheduled to start until 8 but mark my words, The Fillmore is notorious for starting bands well before the start time listed on your ticket. If you are interested in seeing The Giranimals you better get there before 8 while I expect that Viva Voce will take the stage shortly after 8.

Venue: The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson, Denver, CO, 80218, (303)837-1482

7:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
The Giranimals: 7:30 PM
Viva Voce: 8:15 PM
The Shins: 9:30 PM

$25.00 (ADV)
$28.00 (DOS)


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!