Downtown Lowdown

Bryant Liggett covers the hottest music acts in Durango

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Denver’s Hi*Beams bring hard, fast alt-country to the park

They are a band that mastered a lot of the sounds that people dig on around Denver, the Front...

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The best of 2017 so far (or what I’ve listened to the most)

Six months into 2017 and I’m losing the battle against the list of new music. I...

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Erik Nordstrom’s favorite shows to pass through Durango

I met Erik Nordstrom in 2000. I was the music director at KDUR; he hosted a 3 to 6 a.m. radio...

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Leftover Salmon, Stringdusters’ side projects are the main event

Moonlighting and an open relationship are two things that come along with the life of a...

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Missy and the Bluetones’ new record is straight-up, no-nonsense blues

Darren Stroud remains pretty practical and straightforward in his musical ventures. Want to...

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Tinsley Ellis honors the Grateful Dead and the blues that inspired it all

On paper, the Grateful Dead was a blues band. If you look beyond the Ken Kesey acid-tests, the...

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Platero is an ace channeling Stevie Ray

We’ve all had that friend, that one kid on your block who was pushed into music lessons...

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Chatham County Line just keeps rising

They’ve been busy knocking off milestones throughout their careers. Eight albums, seven...