So, it must have been karma for making fun of that Dokken show at SoDo a while back, but I totally missed telling you all about Adler's Appetite. That's the Los Angeles "who's who / who's that" all-star hard rock outfit featuring Steven Adler (of Guns N' Roses fame) and various members of L.A.'s hard-glam royalty (Chip Z'Nuff ... need I say more?), who played a R.I.P.ing set (no doubt) at SoDo last Monday night. Well, I am truly sorry for mockin' the Dokken, and for overlooking what was surely the absolute finest Guns N' Roses-style entertainment product on the market today.
To make up for it, how about I let you in on a little secret? Are you ready?
This Tuesday ... June 23 ... SoDo ... L.A. Guns!!! F.O.A.D.! And that's the "real" L.A. Guns, mind you, featuring Tracii Guns and Jizzy Pearl (you know, former lead singer of Adler's Appetite!?), not to be confused with the "other" L.A. Guns, featuring Phil Lewis and Steve Riley, who will be resting up after their gig on June 19 at the Elko, Nev., Motorcycle Jamboree.
Confused? Well, don't be. Just because there are two simultaneously touring bands called L.A. Guns ... who cares? You can always trust that SoDo would never present anything less than the absolute finest L.A. Guns-style entertainment product on the market today.
Now, not to be stepping on my boy Ralph's toes, but there is going to be an interesting "doubleheader" at the west side Front Range Barbeque this Wednesday, June 24. First to the plate, at 7 p.m., will be the DeWayn Brothers, a ragtag band of bluegrass misfits plucked from the porches of east-central Kansas. (And don't get me started on east-central Kansas.) Blending the old-timey with the old-school, the DeWayn Brothers (not all brothers, mind you, though some are related) bring a rowdy, sarcastic and often humorous brand of "fast-paced insurgent bluegrass," with equal parts blues, punk and "good ol' rock and roll." More information on these "brothers from other mothers" can be found at thedewaynbrothers.com.
Next up to the plate, besides you, because Front Range Barbeque is totally freaking delicious, will be San Francisco's Antioquia, scheduled to hit the stage at 9:30. The "three men and a lady" offer a weird and wonderful blend of experimental psychedelic and funky reggae-rock with heavy Afro-Colombian rhythms, not to mention a penchant for wigs, mud and nudity. Regardless, for fans of complex but danceable rhythms (somewhere along the lines of Mars Volta meets Manu Chao), wherever Antioquia is playing is most definitely the place to be on a Wednesday. For more information, visit antioquia-band.net.
Lastly this week, and again, sorry for the short notice, but Cahalen David Morrison, whom I revere as one of the finest traditional/Americana musicians to have ever called the Spgs home, and Loverleigh, the pinnacle of the zenith of the exceptional Mike Stephens' music legacy, will perform together tonight, Thursday, June 18, at Pikes Peak Center's Studio Bee. This free show starts at 6, and without going into the sordid details (just yet), will be Loverleigh's last performance for an undisclosed amount of time.
And there you have it, kids. Smell you later.