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Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: Liggett_b@fortlewis.edu

With thanks given, proceed at your own pace

Covering music in this town can be tough.One weekend you’re swamped with writing opportunities about a Washington, D.C., funk and electronic band, a show for an up and coming band and a final show...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Waiting on Trial’s debut album worth the wait

When Durango band Waiting on Trial began recording its first album, it was doing so with a casual outlook with no time line for the release. The CD simply would get out to listeners when it was...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Funnyman Zuckerman to play The Hank

Self-deprecating humor is a great tool used by comedians to get the laugh, and Jordan Zuckerman is a master at it.The ability to laugh at oneself is, after all, a useful human trait for stand-up...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Garbo’s Inflatable Theatre blowing up in Durango

As a parent, you often find yourself subjected to your child’s forms of entertainment. You sit through awful movies with terrible soundtracks, or you get sucked into awful kids’ stage entertainment...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Western Swing, gospel is perfect cowboy music

Just when you thought you could have a quiet Friday or Saturday night now that summer’s over, something comes up worth going to.And just when you thought your Sunday would be a “pajama day,” you...

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

Flatlanders bring Big Texas talent to Durango

The longtime concert promoting organization Durango Acoustic Music, otherwise known as DAM, has been on sort of a break for the last year.The nonprofit, which began 21 years ago as the Durango...

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

Irish sound comes to town via Nashville, Pagosa

The Irish have contributed plenty to the world, but there are two things that stand out. A pint of Guinness is the obvious first.Second is music. I’m not talking music from a bloated four-piece...

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

Americana songstress to play at Derailed

When musician Julie Neumark first picked up a guitar, it wasn’t an attempt to forge her way into the music business. A Cincinnati native who’s now a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Neumark...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Sarah Borges and band worth drive to Dolores

Sarah Borges isn’t really one for trends. The Boston-based singer and songwriter, who will pull into the Dolores River Brewing Co. tonight with her band The Broken Singles, has managed to make a...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Legendary producer crafts local release

When Ed Stasium attended KDUR's Ramones Night back in 2004, he probably expected to see a handful of local bands honoring, doing justice to and butchering the music of the legendary New York punk...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Spearhead show serves community

I doubt that even the great Bill Graham could’ve duplicated the success he achieved as a promoter had he lived in Durango.Centered between the parallel interstates 40 and 70, it takes some extra...

DATE: July 29, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Meat Puppets' story one of tragedy, success

When Tempe, Ariz.'s Meat Puppets formed in 1980, it's likely they weren't forming their band with the notion they'dstill exist in 2010. Many bands don't make it 30 years. It's also likely they...

DATE: May 13, 2010 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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