by Bill Forman
As reported in this week’s Reverb, Joe Johnson will be debuting his first new band since Creating a Newsense at Front Range Barbeque, featuring Inaiah Lujan and Sean Fanning of the Haunted Windchimes, Josh Desmidt of Broken Spoke, and Jake Klock on fiddle.
Meanwhile, in the less down-home realm, Ensemble Peak FreQuency's "statio hiberna/winter stasis" concert at GOCA (121 S. Tejon St.) this evening will feature Karen Bentley Pollick on violin, Colin McAllister on guitar, Jane Rigler on flute, and Glen Whitehead on trumpet. (Rigler and Whitehead also perform in Phrames of Mind, whose impressive debut at Modbo was the subject of much raving in a Reverb column last month.)
Of course, there’s also Carrie Underwood at the World Arena, but that one’s sold out. On the plus side, online scalpers StubHub on Monday were selling tickets for $140 — a more than 100 percent markup over face value — but have now dropped their day-of-show price to $80.