Bryant Liggett

Position: Special to the Herald


Ski season is here: it’s time to celebrate

Let the coming of winter and its beloved ski season be officially welcomed with a party. For the last decade, Ska Brewing Co. has partnered with Venture Snowboards, the Silverton-based snowboard...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

These numbers don’t lie: Best albums of 2014

The greatest feature of iTunes is showing the listener how many times he or she listened to a song or record. The numbers don’t lie. Here’s how things stacked up in my library in 2014. 10. Dave and...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

A session of Congress that’s worth watching

Durango’s newest venue is off to a steady start, supplying another stage for performers in town. Opening in late October, The Balcony Backstage is picking up where The Summit left off by offering...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Lisa Blue’s new album is gift for her grandkids

Art documents time and preserves memories, and has done so since paint was put to canvas, words were printed to paper and sound etched into vinyl, tape or lesser-quality medium. When musicians...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Quiet, catchy alt-country from Wrecking Balls

Durango’s regional music community continues to explore and share their talents while keeping local recording studios busy with a generous output of sound. This month alone has seen or will see...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

L.A.’s ‘best live band’ heads to the Strater stage

“Los Angeles’ best live band” is quite the claim, and it’s not one that should be thrown around loosely. In a city with 3 million people and thousands of bands, “best live band” could be one...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

A new addition to Durango’s bluegrass family

Durango’s bluegrass music community continues to be an active and productive bunch. Shows are plentiful, with a growing number of fans and musicians eager to play, listen and play some more. Paul...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

In a town that loves Halloween, events abound

Durango loves Halloween, sometimes making it a holiday that stretches on for two, three or four nights. Often this is because Halloween falls during the week and venues want to give the...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

One last hoorah for local band Baby Toro

After six years, a handful of singles, a full-length record and countless shows at regional venues, art galleries and nontraditional performance spaces, the Montezuma County duo known as Baby Toro...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

The only thing in D.C. funnier than Congress

Washington, D.C., just gets funnier and funnier. Not the city itself, but the federal government. Its foibles, faults and blunders are at the least frustrating and the most infuriating, yet they...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Murder and mystery at the Henry Strater

The Durango Heritage Celebration is the next best thing to owning a time machine. As fantastic as that would be, it’s an unrealistic notion played out in fantasy and film that will never happen,...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

Hip-hop hits Durango this weekend

Of the many musical genres that have been created and cultivated in modern pop culture, hip-hop was the one that seemed to have spread quickest, making its way into households and influencing...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2014 | COLUMN: Downtown Lowdown

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