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.
8 days ago | Music History
If anyone could embody the nickname “Zen Cowboy,” it was country-folk singer-songwriter and master fingerstyle guitarist Chuck Pyle, whose songs have been covered by John Denver, Chris LeDoux, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Suzy Bogguss. Pyle died...
"Smoking Dope with All the Pretty Girls": Magic Music Reunite This Weekend for Lee Aronsohn Documentary11 days ago | Concerts
Long before Lee Aronsohn got into producing and writing for a number of sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory and Two and Half Men (which he also co-created), he was a student at the University of Colorado Boulder in the early 1970s — and a huge f...
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23 days ago | Jazz
In the two decades since East High grad Shane Endsley left the University of Colorado to attend the Eastman School of Music, the trumpeter went on to co-found the Grammy-nominated group Kneebody; tour with Ani DiFranco; perform with forward-thinki...
26 days ago | Concerts
The members of Yo La Tengo knew that the 25th anniversary of Fakebook, an acoustic-driven album largely made up cover songs, was approaching — and they also knew they didn’t want to wait as long as they usually do between albums. So they deci...