Dawes with guest Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, presented by Denver Post Underground Music Showcase
Denver Post Underground Music Showcase and KUNC Present...Dawes
Friday May 24, 8pm
“Your new favorite band.” – American Songwriter
“With a straight-ahead sound and vivid songwriting, the Los Angeles-based group has racked up acclaim and a strong following.” – The Wall Street Journal
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats opens the show at 8:00
Tickets: $25 advance/$28.50 day of show/$40 VIP
Doors at 6:00 pm
Phone orders: 877-840-0457
Shuttle reservation and pre-paid parking period is now closed. Stand by shuttle rides available at Transfort Downtown Transit Center as space allows. Buses depart Transfort at 5:45, 6:45 and 7:15. Parking passes sold at the venue starting at 6:00 pm. See attendant.
More about the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase
Stream Dawes new album: Stories Don't End
Dawes live video: From A Window Seat (Jimmy Kimmel performance)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats live video: Son of a Bitch
While the city of Los Angeles has been both an inspiration and a home to the four members of Dawes, they found themselves traveling East last fall to record their third album in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with newly enlisted producer Jacquire King. It was a chance to hunker down and work each day for a month away from familiar landmarks and routines. The tracks they laid down at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studio have yielded a 12-song disc of tremendous sonic and narrative clarity, book-ended in classic album fashion by two very different versions of the wistful “Just Beneath The Surface” – a misleading title, really, since the songs stacked in between dig so deep. Stories Don’t End is not so much a departure from the quartet’s previous efforts as a distillation of them. It spotlights the group’s maturing skills as arrangers, performers and interpreters who shape the raw material supplied by chief songwriter and lead vocalist Taylor Goldsmith into an artfully concise and increasingly soulful sound.
Once again, Goldsmith displays a particular gift for tunes that balance tough and tender, hardboiled and heartbroken. As a writer, he prowls his psyche like a forties detective, looking for clues to the mysteries of life and love.
“With Jacquire,” explains Taylor, “we were able to hold on to an essence of what we had been, but I feel now, more than with our first two records, that this makes a case that we’re a band from 2013. There a lot of bands that harken back to a period or style of a different time and that can be really limiting. That was never our intention.”
“The album is very honest,”...“It’s us.”
Band website: www.dawes.com