For now, the story of Planet Bluegrass is about the floods and the devastation they brought to towns like Lyons. The storied venue sits nestled in the canyon, no small part of its appeal being that it does not have proximity to natural beauty so much as it is actually a part of the natural beauty. B ... More >>
FRI | GARY CLARK JR at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/11/13 Austin-bred guitar prodigy Gary Clark Jr. is focused on reconnecting the blues with its roots. The electric bluesman not only cites Jimi Hendrix as an influence, but with his slender frame, long fingers and soaring bellow, he might remind folks of the ... More >>
Bassist Peter Hook, who played Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures at the Bluebird in 2011, returns to the area with his group, the Light, to perform New Order's Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies at the Gothic Theatre on Saturday, September 28. Tickets ($25.75) go on sale this Saturday, May 25. Con ... More >>
Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
Denver gets its share of national jazz talent, but September proves to be an exceptionally good month, with some legendary folks like Esperanza Spalding, John Ambercrombie, David Torn, Brian Blade and Allison Miller coming to town, as well as a fine selection of estimable local talent. Keep reading ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Whether you're making your way up to the mountains for Snowball Music Festival 2012 or staying behind in the city, there's an abundance of musical choices: Tonight at the Fillmore Snoop Dogg throws down before heading up the hill himself for a slot at Snowball, while a couple ... More >>
Saturday, March 3, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco will visit the Boulder Theater on Friday, March 3 in support of ¿Which Side Are You On?, her first studio album in more than three years. The disc, which features Ivan & Cyril Neville, Anaïs Mitchell and Pete Seeger, hits stores on January 17 on her own Righte ... More >>
Ani DiFranco|Buddy Wakefield 04.22.10|Ogden Theatre It's appropriate that Ani DiFranco stopped at the Ogden on Earth Day; she revealed during the show that she has a friend in this locale who showed her some springtime joy. When she tours, she said, normally she walks from "bus to basement to sta ... More >>
Gregory Alan Isakov has made quite a name for himself since first making his way down from the People's Republic some years back. Although he's been headlining rooms like the Boulder Theater and the Fox Theatre in his hometown for sometime now, he's steadily built up a loyal following in Denver p ... More >>
Eric GruneisenOkay, so is it just us or has anyone else noticed that Gregory Alan Isakov seems to have a way with the ladies? First he caught the notice of Brandi Carlile, who made a cameo on his latest record, This Empty Northern Hemisphere -- which, incidently, you can begin pre-ordering on vin ... More >>
"That's one big, oddly colored ball you've got there, my friend."Chew on this. Today in Cafe Society: • The 10 manliest candies ever. • Chopsticks China Bistro won't move until September. • Our Weekly Bread: Gourmet Corner. • Chef and Tell: Troy Guard from TAG. • Hot dog! Biker Jim ... More >>
A number of shows were announced this week, including New Kids on the Block (Wednesday, July 15, Fiddler's Green), Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald (Monday, July 6, Paramount Theatre), Loretta Lynn (Wednesday, June 10, Paramount Theatre) and Reggae on the Rocks featuring Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squa ... More >>
Moments ago, the folks at AEG announced the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival. This year looks like it's going to be a doozy. Here are just some of the acts that you can look forward to seeing this summer on the two main stages at either end of the park or a number of smaller stages i ... More >>
It's finds like this that make me glad I am a pathetic, house-bound loser who spends all his time surfing the Internet. The good folks at Amazon.com got into the MP3-selling business a while back. Not only are there formats better than the ridiculous iTunes formats (for example, no DRM, universally ... More >>
"I declare a toe war." Can you believe it -- a blog shortcut published on the day that's in its headline? If Demver was any more stuffed with content, it'd be Mr. Creosote before that wafer-thin mint. Cruise over for a DNC day-two slideshow, tips about getting into ritzy parties by posing as a me ... More >>
Sunday, February 18, Dulcinea's 100th Monkey, 303-832-3601.
Saturday, March 4, Swallow Hill, 303-777-1003; Sunday, March 5, Avogadro's Number, Fort Collins, 1-970-493-5555.
Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, Swallow Hill, 303-777-1003.
Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
From the week of February 24. 2005
From the week of February 10, 2005
Folksinger plays Swallow Hill
Break Mechanics (Self-released)
Hamell on Trial trades electric guitar for an abrasive brand of acoustic punk.
Drums & Tuba marches to a different beat.
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
The Voodoo Organist pins down an a-gris-gris-able sound.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
The Wendel-Endsley Group finds sanctuary in sound.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Springing into action with a new crop of local releases.
How to reinvent rock and roll with Drums & Tuba...and guitar.
Boston-based singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick lets Freedom ring on a new recording.
More local reviews a go-go.
Doo Rag's Bob Log III proves that he can be outlandish all by himself.
Reconsidering the image of the do-it-yourself poster child.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.