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2007 Stories by Jon Solomon

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  • White Rabbits

    published October 11, 2007

    Chemistry is key when it comes to being in a band. For the guys in White Rabbits, it's everything. Since moving to New York from Columbia,... More >>

  • That 1 Guy

    published October 4, 2007

    It's hard to avoid sexual innuendos when discussing That 1 Guy, the alter ego of Mike Silverman. For starters, he calls his instrument his Magic... More >>

  • Bar Back

    published October 4, 2007

    "You know where a guy can find a good drink?" said the guy wearing the T-shirt with the sleeves cut off. The lanky bartender looked at... More >>

  • That 1 Guy

    published October 4, 2007

    It's hard to avoid sexual innuendos when discussing That 1 Guy, the alter ego of Mike Silverman. For starters, he calls his instrument his... More >>

  • Andy Milne

    published September 27, 2007

    When Andy Milne began thinking about material for his latest solo album, Dreams and False Alarms, he mined the folk music of his childhood in... More >>

  • Maria Taylor

    published September 27, 2007

    There's something endearing about speaking with Maria Taylor on the phone. After she's told you in her slight Southern drawl about how she was... More >>

  • Bar Back

    published September 27, 2007

    "What do you call a dog with no ears?" the guy sitting next to me asks while tapping my elbow with the back of his hand. I wait a few... More >>

  • Rich with Rumba

    published September 20, 2007

    Havana-born trumpeter Arturo Sandoval describes his latest release, Rumba Palace, as "Cuban music for today." The album, which was... More >>

  • Scotland Barr and the Slow Drags

    published September 20, 2007

    In the liner notes of Scotland Barr and the Slow Drags' Legionnaire's Disease, there's a quote attributed to Charlie Parker: "Music is your... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published September 20, 2007

    Pi fight! Bill Ward, proprietor of Slim 7 (1443 Larimer Street), has had so much success with that sliver of a sliver of a downstairs bar... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published September 13, 2007

    So I head over to the Iliff Park Saloon (2300 South Chambers Road, Aurora) with the idea of having a nice, quiet happy-hour beer and maybe... More >>

  • Duke Robillard Gets Around

    published September 13, 2007

    While guitarist Duke Robillard has been hailed as a world-class blues player, the guy is equally adept in jazz, swing and rockabilly. The... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published September 6, 2007

    I was once in Mandeville, Louisiana, just across the lake from New Orleans, for a reunion of sorts at my grandmother's house. I'm pretty sure I'm... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published August 30, 2007

    Frank Schultz is bullish on the Ballpark neighborhood — and no one is more surprised by that than him. In 1997, two years after Coors Field... More >>

  • The Taylor Eigsti Trio

    published August 30, 2007

    When you pull up the home page of Taylor Eigsti's website, there's a photo of the 22-year-old pianist wearing a leather jacket with a hoodie... More >>

  • Richard Swift Earns Praise

    published August 30, 2007

    Sorry, Mr. Smith, but there's no radio that likes to play the songs of your lover's sorrow/Just sing us a jingle, and we'll float you some... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published August 23, 2007

    Over the past week, I've spent more time on the 1900 block of Market Street than I have over the past ten years or so — if you don't include... More >>

  • Terell Stafford

    published August 23, 2007

    When McCoy Tyner, longtime pianist with John Coltrane's quartet, says Terell Stafford is one of the great players of our time, that carries some... More >>

  • Tower of Power Holds Its Charge

    published August 23, 2007

    Just as San Francisco's late-'60s psychedelic scene was winding down, legendary concert promoter Bill Graham helped raise the Bay Area's... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published August 16, 2007

    About a decade ago I lived downtown, just down the street from the Red Garter strip club, which today is La Boheme Gentlemen's Cabaret... More >>

  • Mickey Avalon

    published August 16, 2007

    Mickey Avalon's been through some shit, man. His mom had him selling weed for her when he was just a teenager. She fired him a little while later,... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published August 9, 2007

    It's been a hectic two months for the owners of the 15th Street Tavern. In June, Myke and Jeneye Martinez were served papers notifying them... More >>

  • David Grisman Quintet

    published August 9, 2007

    Mandolinist David Grisman has spent the past three decades playing what he calls "dawg" music, which is essentially a mix swing, bluegrass, Latin,... More >>

  • Rene Marie Requires No Airbrushing

    published August 9, 2007

    For her latest album, Experiment in Truth, jazz singer Rene Marie and her band set up shop in an auditorium at the College of Charleston in... More >>

  • This Just In…

    published August 2, 2007

    I arrive at Parallel 17 (1600 East 17th Avenue) late, just missing the happy hour that runs from 10 p.m. until midnight. By day a... More >>

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