PICK OF THE WEEK: The Hold Steady – Tuesday May 22nd – The Ogden Theatere, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: Because these guys are one of the best bar bands this side of the E Street Band and Craig Finn’s vocals are reminiscent of The Boss while maintaining his own gruff identity. Their incendiary live shows draw rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and they had the distinct honor of being the the first rock group to grace the Village Voice’s front page in 15 years in May of 2005.

The Hold Steady’s recent release Boys and Girls in America is the prolific bands 3rd release since 2004 and the title really captures what Finn’s lyrics are about. His character driven songs bring to life teenage coke addicts, young lust, and summertime beer bashes. A bar room poet of sorts Craig Finn has rapidly gained a following and deservedly so. Songs like “Your Little Hoodrat Friend,” “Massive Nights” and “The Party Pit” will take you back whether you’re 17 or 33.

This isn’t a show to bring your mother to, pack the cooler full of PBRs, call your best buddies and get ready for a night of old fashioned rock-n-roll.

Venue: The Ogden Theatre, 935 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218 – (303) 830-2525

7:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
The Swayback: 8:00 PM
The Heartless Bastards: 8:45 PM
The Hold Steady: 9:45 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.


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!