Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald


Janis Ian embraces music technology, fans

Many musicians at the professional level can attribute their success as the product of fertile surroundings. Immerse yourself in a community of artists and musicians of which you aspire to be a...

DATE: March 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

In Mancos, good things come in twos

We call this column the “Downtown Lowdown,” but nowhere in the title does it say it has to be downtown Durango.This week, “Downtown” means Mancos, specifically the intimate musical setting of the...

DATE: March 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Bare Wires continue legacy of the power trio

I’ve always appreciated the power trio.The simple formula of guitar, bass and drums has, to my ears, resulted in years’ worth of great listening, from grade school discoveries of Rush and Cream, to...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Milo Trio belies Springs’ reputation

Colorado’s relationship with jam band culture is something that’s centered around the Front Range, most notably Boulder.Denver’s got its fair share of jam bands, too, but rarely does Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Fishbone live is a show not to be missed

Radio and the music biz has always been all about programming and marketing, even as bands started experimenting with mixing genres.In the late 1970s, with a few exceptions, not a lot of white...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Enjoy your Super Snow Bowl Down weekend

Super Bowl Sunday, for all purposes, should really just be a national holiday.Who knew that the 1966 merger between the NFL and the AFL and its subsequent “supergame” in 1967 (later renamed Super...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Rev preaches gospel of punk in Abbey return

Punk rock has many early pioneers, and it’s easy to not look past the obvious. Iggy Pop and Patti Smith and others may top the list, but you should look back to ’50s surf and rockabilly for the...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Life’s a short ride – get out and live it up

I’m obsessed with celebrity deaths.I’m not sure why. I think the main reason is because it keeps me in touch with the fact that I’m getting old. My life as a radio station manager and a music...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Ready to praise bluegrass fromAlbuquerque

Albuquerque is a city on the wrong end of a joke.Not the kind of joke where you laugh with the punch line; no, we’re laughing at the punch line. Albuquerque, we’re laughing at you, and for that,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Durango ready to welcome 2011

It’s the last day of the year: 2010, you came in quickly and you left even quicker. I’m sure we can all reflect on some great accomplishments from the last 365. Me, I’m just happy I’m working, the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Live music returns to The Tav

Several weeks ago when I got home from work, I noticed someone had fliered my complex with propaganda of some sort.The nearby medicinal alcohol dispensary, otherwise known as the 8th Avenue Tavern,...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

A top 10 for independent tastes

Here we go again, that magical time of year where I get to look back over a year’s worth of shoddy note-taking and figure out what I loved musically for the last 12 months. Are these “the best”...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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