Over and Un­der

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE - Seth McCon­nell, The Den­ver Post Dy­lan Owens

One big show, one smaller The only gim­mick Dawes could be ac­cused of is one it can’t help. Sure, drum­mer Grif­fin Gold­smith and front­man Tay­lor are broth­ers, but keenly penned songs they’ve culled out of the ether in the last eight years has made them rock stars in their own right. “We’re All Gonna Die,” their lat­est, is a prime ex­am­ple, which is like go­ing to a party themed around the apoca­lypse, with one hand rais­ing a glass of tequila (lit­er­ally on chummy sing-a-long “When The Tequila Runs Out”) and the other slung around the Grim Reaper. The band is play­ing the Og­den The­atre on July 22, sans opener. Tick­ets are $30-$35 and are avail­able via axs.com. See­ing a home­town band grace the stage at Red Rock Am­phithe­atre is enough to bring any­one with a “Colorado Na­tive” bumper sticker to pride­ful tears. To do three nights and not bat an eye? Only Crested Butte’s String Cheese In­ci­dent could pull that off. The band’s banjo-scram­bled jam pro­cliv­i­ties have won it fans na­tion­wide for decades, but Colorado has long been its strong­hold. On the heels of a new al­bum, “Be­lieve,” the band has carved out a home­com­ing wor­thy of the ban­ner it helped raise here, so­lid­i­fy­ing Colorado as the jam band cap­i­tal of the coun­try. Tick­ets are $33-$165 and avail­able via axs.com. —

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