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Dear Oneida,

Friday, April 1st, 2011

You are my favorite live band. I saw you play twice in Winston-Salem North Carolina, and those shows were unforgettable. Then I moved to Denver, where I’ve lived for almost five years. I haven’t seen you play in five years. Will you come to Denver? Sincerely, Joe Dear non-Oneida people reading this letter: Please click […]

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The impromptu Avett Brothers haiku ticket contest I launched on craigslist

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I had a ticket to Wednesday’s Avett Brothers show at the Boulder Theater. I couldn’t go, and so I went to craigslist to sell the ticket. I didn’t want to sell it to the first person to email me … that’s boring. So I wrote this in the post: “If you want the ticket, send […]

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Okkervil River’s got a new album coming out soon… here’s a link to their first single from it.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

It’s 2008, and I don’t love Okkervil River in the way I loved them five years ago. But, still, this band. When I first read their lyrics, posted in plain text, I went from infatuation to love. Their words look like stories, not like songs crafted to fit some sort of A A B A […]

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Hey, weekend: the Post’s Underground Music Showcase (translate: awesome local bands)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Last year I went to my first DPUMS (Denver Post Underground Music Showcase). Had a great time and saw tons of music I wouldn’t have otherwise seen. It’s a browser’s market — with so many venues so close together you can keep walking until you find something you like. Okay, sure, this may look like […]

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Avett Brothers: Salina

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Salina I’m as nowhere as I can be / would you add some somewhere to me, aww Kansas I’m kneeling, aw Kansas please. Cleveland I ain’t never felt something so strong / been believing the words to my songs, Ohio I’m leaving, Ohio I’m gone. … Poughkeepsie hang up the telephone / I won’t answer […]

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Denver bands I saw for the first time Saturday that I would totally go see again

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Saturday a bunch of local bands played the Denver Post Underground Music Festival, which was the biggest local music fest I’ve ever seen, and the most fun I’ve had on a Saturday in Denver. So much good stuff. Here are the ‘most interesting’ Flickr photos from the event. These are the ones I took. And […]

Denver, Joe, Music, Places, Rock | 1 comment

It’s Saturday: Denver Post Underground Music Festival

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Hey y’all, Saturday night my employer, the Post, throws its 7th-annual Underground Music Festival. Well, not Saturday night. Saturday afternoon, evening and night. It’s $10 before the show (tix at, $12 day-of. I don’t know half the bands playing, and that’s a whole bunch of the fun. Here’s more info on the event: YouTube […]

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Slax got music / launched a solo album / it’s good!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Virb’s yet another social networking site, and it’s a place you can listen to my friend Tom’s (music name Tommy Slax) new album. If you dig it you can buy tracks from the album (The Spaulding Years) here… it’s an interesting site — tracks are about 16 cents a pop, but the more people who […]

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New National, and storytelling

Friday, May 25th, 2007

This photo is of me in the bedroom holding the album that the National released this week. The National is a band that chooses words well. The quote below is from an article in the New York Times. Researchers have found that the human brain has a natural affinity for narrative construction. People tend to […]

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Denver, meet, erm, ‘sex rock’

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Hey, so Tuesday night (at 9 p.m.) my Chicago friends Jack Flash and Gretta Fine bring their band Bang! Bang! to the 15th Street Tavern in Denver. They call Bang! Bang! “sex rock,” but it’s more like glam-lick rock. I’ve followed Bang! Bang! since they started — at first because they were friends, and now […]

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