Why You Should Go: The Decemberists most recent album The Crane Wife was, in my opinion, one of the best albums released last year. Their musicianship is top notch and frontman and lyricist Colin Meloy’s songwriting continues to push the boundaries of the genre. His intricate phrasing and enormous vocabulary at once challenges and delights the most discerning of listeners.
While their live shows are usually among the best in the business, involving audience participation, grand sets, and heartfelt performances, I do acknowledge that their last show in Denver was lacking something. To set the record straight Meloy was very sick and while they should have cancelled the show, they tried to play to the capacity crowd and unfortunately let us all down a bit. They promised they would make it up to us next time in town. So far they seem to be following through on that promise as the ticket price ($15) is significantly lower than any other public stop on the tour (college campuses not included). At $15 even a mediocre Decemberists concert is a bargain.
If you ventured out to The Fillmore in November and were disappointed I suggest you give these guys another shot, if they are on their game, you will not be disappointed.
Venue: The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson, Denver, CO, 80218, (303)837-1482
*Approximate Set Times:
My Brightest Diamond: 8:00 PM
The Decemberists: 9:00 PM
$15 – General Admission
*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.