Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword and has been the Clubs Editor for the paper since 2006. He's also worked in music supervision for film and was managing editor of Color Red magazine. Solomon hopes to one day shake the hand of Tom Waits.
3 days ago | Concerts
Long before becoming one of the world’s preeminent jazz bassists and performing with celebrated pianists like Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Paul Bley, Gary Peacock had an experience in 1953 while playing drums for his high school graduating class ...
4 days ago | Concerts
As a teenager growing up in Wales, Eddie Roberts, guitarist and founder of the New Mastersounds, started immersing himself in faraway influences: jazz and New Orleans funk. “It’s a bit of a strange one and I don’t quite understand it myself,” Robe...
“All Musical Roads in This Country Lead to New Orleans": Gumbo le Funque Brings Louisiana Funk to Denver8 days ago | Concerts
People often ask Gumbo le Funque singer and saxophonist Jason Justice what part of New Orleans he's from, since the local band he fronts is steeped in city’s music. Justice says he tells them, “'I’m from northern Louisiana: a place called Norman, ...
14 days ago | Music News
After a six-decade run, Jerry Feld sold Club 404 in December 2011, and since then it was the short-lived Denver Wheel Club 404, a bike-oriented bar, and in January 2013 Kevin Geraghty took it over and spent a year renovating before opening it...
15 days ago | Concerts
In Pull My Daisy, the 1959 short film based on a poem written by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady, a French horn player named David Amram appears, alongside appearances by poets Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Gregory Corso. Amram also wrot...
17 days ago | Bars
After opening three-and-a-half years ago at 1515 Madison Street (the former home of the Normandy, PS 1515 and the Pink Elephant), it didn't take long for Park House (and more recently dubbed Park House / Peacemaker's Cajun Kitchen) to become ...