Jam of the Week: Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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Artist: Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Album: Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada EP

Genre: Post-Rock

Date: 1999 (Not to be confused with the Prince album)

Sound: Moody, Noisy, Trippy, Awesome

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The Budos Band Show Review

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Venue: Bluebird Theater

Location: Denver, Colorado

Date: 07/09/14

Inebriation Level: Party Time

Sometimes you just have to get funky. That right there is a fact of life. Look no further than the eight-piece instrumental band from NYC that call themselves The Budos Band.

I’d originally caught wind of the band back in my college days where they regularly took down the house at the Bluebird in Bloomington, IN. When I heard they were rolling into Denver, CO and hitting up the Bluebird here, it was a no question “let’s party” situation.

I brought the special lady along and we got to the venue a bit after the opening band finished their set. The Bluebird is a nice sized venue, halfway between the small do-they-make-any-money places and large i-can’t-see-a-damn-thing venues. I was in complete party time mode and ready to jam my ass off. We pushed our way right up to the stage and I noticed the roadies not touching the equipment, but just lugging beers. PBR after PBR until they even brought out a damn suitcase of burrs. Now everyone was ready to get into party time mode.

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Show #26: Very Blue

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We’re finally getting our Jazz hands (or fingers, I can never remember) going this week with a lot of focus on Miles Davis and his masterpiece album, Kind of Blue. Since we can only jam to two Miles Davis tracks (damn you radio royalty rights), we also got all Jazzy over two of his collaborators on the album, Cannonball Adderly and John Coltrane. Even if you aren’t into Jazz, you might like the show this week. Modal Jazz is easy to listen to and will trick people into thinking you’re a smart intellectual. Just don’t blame me if you start hanging out at coffee shops and joining in on poetry readings.

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Jam of the Week: Miles Davis

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Jam of the Week

Artist: Miles Davis

Album: Kind of Blue

Genre: Jazz

Date: 1959

Sound: Modal Jazz (just to drop some extra music knowledge in order to sound smart)

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Jam of the Week: Dr. John

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Jam of the Week

Artist: Dr. John

Album: Locked Down

Genre: Blues/Jazz/Boogie

Date: 2012

Sound: New Orleans-style groovy stomp

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