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RiverFest 6-29-2014

View From the Stage – Laughing Goat and RiverFest Notes & Set List

Last week Zen Mustache played back-to-back shows on Saturday night at the Laughing Goat in Boulder, and again on Sunday afternoon at the South Platte RiverFest in Denver. Both dynamic, energizing and fun shows! Some stark differences, too.
I’ve written before about the tight stage at the Laughing Goat. The venue’s small space […]

Chalk Art Festival 6-1-2014 – Notes and Set List

Last week Zen Mustache played at the Denver Chalk Art Festival. We played this event last time it was held and this year was just a terrific as then. Couple things that stand out:
1. Trey, the event coordinator, was super-relaxed and easy to work with. Parking could have been a chore, but […]

Finding the Balance – Upslope Notes & Set List

We had a blast playing music last night at the Upslope Brewery tap room. The band had been off stage for a few months, so getting back in front of the crowd with a live performance was like taking in lungfuls of fresh outdoor mountain air. Breathing life and energy into the soul! […]

Frozen Dead Guys Days – Salute and Set List

Dear frozen dead guy,
We were so sorry to hear that you had passed. Really. It was a shame and a real loss, we’re sure to you especially. But then someone went and started an annual party to remember you. Over the years the party has become filled with strange rituals embodying […]

Brrr! Shivering at WinterFest – Notes & Set List

Today we set a record for our coldest outdoor performance ever at WinterFest on Old South Pearl in Denver. None of us were too worried about our body core temperature – it was the extremities, in particular the fingers, that were of concern. Single digit temps have a way of slowing down the […]

Laughing Goat Set List and Notes

Fun times at The Laughing Goat last night! We went in having played the Goat once before, but never really knowing what to expect trying to squeeze our 7-piece band onto a stage better suited for 3. We had a nice write-up in the Boulder Weekly, and we had a few surprise visits […]

Benefit for Farmers at Balistreri Vineyards

Short but sweet set last night at the Balistreri Vineyards in Denver. ZM got invited to play a benefit concert to help front range farmers who were affected by the floods this past September. A long afternoon load-in was rewarded with meeting lots of terrific, authentic, local people and sharing a meal that […]

Push to Publish

Last week’s gig at Bands on the Bricks was a great opportunity for Zen Mustache. We saw a chance to get our sound in front of a lot of people, and a diverse group at that. To prepare, we not only wanted to tighten up our set and put forth our best performance, […]

Bands on the Bricks

Great energy last week at Bands on the Bricks last week. Thank you Boulder! It was a real pleasure to be out there on stage with the crowd feeding back positive energy all night. I especially enjoyed looking behind the stage at the beat dancers that had their own crowd going. […]

Cactus Jack’s 8-11-2013

Wanted to record the set list and notes from this gig in Evergreen. For me personally it was a fun gig because it came straight after a camping weekend. Rained Friday just before arriving (we camped outside of Jefferson, near the Colorado Trail) and threatened to rain all weekend but never did anything. […]