March 25, 2009

Hillbilly Prom this Friday with These United States!


I saw These United States twice in Austin and their live set absolutely crackled with rough and rowdy energy. They are the perfect headliners for our First Annual Denver Hillbilly Prom this Friday night at the Hi-Dive. I am wearing a peach and white striped Gunne Sax/Jessica McClintock dress from the early ’80s and –of course– my cowboy boots.

Get Yourself Home (In Search of The Mistress Whose Kisses Are Famous) – These United States

Y’all come out, and for those of you who can’t, check out this fabulous (deafening) performance from the Hype Machine/Music Slut SXSW Party last week:

Catch These United States on the road if you can, because their sets were packed full at SXSW:

Mar 25 @ The Sub (College of Santa Fe) Santa Fe, NM
Mar 26 @ Sundown Saloon Boulder, CO
Mar 27 @ Hi-Dive, w/ Lurleens Denver, CO
Mar 28 @ Pioneer Inn Nederland, CO
Mar 29 @ The Dusty Bookshelf Manhattan, KS
Mar 30 @ Slowdown Omaha, NE
Mar 31 @ The Nomad Minneapolis, MN
Apr 2 @ KRUI Live In-Studio Iowa City, IA
Apr 2 @ The Mill Iowa City, IA
Apr 3 @ The Hideout Chicago, IL
Apr 4 @ Founders Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 5 @ P.J.’s Lager House Detroit, MI
Apr 5 @ House Ann Arbor, MI
Apr 6 @ Village Idiot Maumee, OH
Apr 7 @ Scene Metrospace East Lansing, MI
Apr 8 @ Canal Street Tavern Dayton, OH
Apr 9 @ My Old Kentucky Blog live session Indianapolis, IN
Apr 9 @ Locals Only Indianapolis, IN
Apr 10 @ The Comet Cincinnati, OH
Apr 11 @ Transylvania University Lexington, KY
Apr 11 @ Al’s Bar Lexington, KY
Oct 20-24 @ CMJ Music Marathon New York, NY

[our fine poster designed by the fearsome Todd Roeth, in the back of our car somewhere between Texas and New Mexico last night. True story.]


  • I saw them in LA last year and they were great.

    Mouse — March 25, 2009 @ 5:22 pm

  • You had to go and hog three dates for CO, did you? I actually really like this album (the one this song came off of) much more than the first. I dig hard on that country vibe … and sometimes his flow is so good, you’d swear he was a silver-tongued rapper in another life.

    Dainon — March 25, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

  • Really great blog. I’m bowing semi curtsied.


    ElGuappa — March 25, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

  • Please, we’ll need to see pix from the Prom!

    ruralgurl — March 25, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

  • Lexington has a lot of love for these guys. I catch them every time they play Al’s Bar, they are always a great live show.

    Terri — March 26, 2009 @ 5:43 am

  • Giddyup!

    Angora Holly Polo — March 26, 2009 @ 8:03 am

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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