Fire Motel, Desert Atlas at Lost Lake

Lost Lake 3602 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Drawing on a variety of musical influences like Bright Eyes, Destroyer and La Femme, Fire Motel creates shimmering synthetic effects, nostalgic guitar tones all playing under a warm undertone. Doors open at 8 p.m., tickets available via https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5624193/ (or fee-free directly from me). Facebook event page | Lost Lake event page

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Desert Atlas at BOCO Cider

BOCO Cider 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 14, Boulder

Desert Atlas is Mark Ramirez, who plays plugged-in indie folk with distinctive, literate lyrics that draw comparisons to Pedro the Lion. Originally from the Philippines, he’s been in Denver since 2015 and released his first solo full-length album—The Great Plains are an Ocean—in June 2021, available on all streaming services.

Desert Atlas at Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Boulder

Trident Booksellers & Cafe 940 Pearl St., Boulder

UPDATE: This show has been rescheduled for April 29, 2022. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Ramirez, who performs and records under the name Desert Atlas, writes what he calls lowercase songs, which often document a preoccupation with time and place: geography and geology, weather and the seasons, and, always, the past. Originally from the Philippines, Ramirez […]

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