bright light ! gigs

mogwai @ bluebird theatre, denver 03/06/2001

poster by jeff holland


  • big e
  • you don't know jesus
  • helicon 2
  • ex-cowboy
  • cody
  • d to e
  • helicon 1
  • secret pint
  • 2 rights make 1 wrong


  • jewish hymn

    thanks to dax riner and larry snead.

    support unknown - not bardo pond


    from kevin on the swans list:

    about a month ago, i solicited list-members opinions re: the scottish band mogwai, who would be playing a show in my area (denver, colorado). several of you were kind enough to respond and encouraged me to attend.

    well, the show was last night (sunday, june 3) and it was indeed very good.

    unfortunately, scheduled opener bardo pond had to cancel as of about a week ago for reasons unkown to me. instead, the replacement opener was a trio called johnny dowd - the lead singer grew up in oklahoma, but the band is currently based out of ithaca, ny. boring! blues-based, barroom boogie-country rock. overly cliched and without inspiration in my opinion. an odd pairing with mogwai.

    mogwai however was very good, i liked the show alot. they generally played slower, atmospheric soundscapes that tended to build to deafening levels. with 3 guitarists, bass, drums and keyboards/knobs, the sound became a blurred mass.

    i would encourage other members of this list to see them live, especially those who favor soundtracks for the blind and swans are dead. they played for about 1 hour, 45 minutes. my only word of caution would be to bring earplugs/cotton, etc. and at least allow yourself the in-the-pocket option of using ear protection as this may have been the loudest show i have ever witnessed - eclipsing even the 3 times i saw swans. my ears are still a bit numb as i type this, some 13 hours later. overall grade an solid "b".