July marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers, the compilation released after Marley's death that brought reggae to the forefront of rock-music popularity (read all about it in our current Bob Marley Backbeat feature). Marley fathered nearly as ... More >>
At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>
Denver lays claim to a lot of different cuisines, but the foods of the Caribbean, namely Jamaican, are woefully few and far between. But last week, in Lincoln Park, just on the fringe of the Santa Fe Arts District, a small storefront called Jamaican Grill opened on Eighth Avenue in a former weed dis ... More >>
Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>
WAKE UP AND LIVE at CERVANTES' OTHER SIDE | 2/6/14 Despite the negative temperature, people flocked to Cervantes' Other Side last night to celebrate Bob Marley's birthday with local tribute band Wake Up and Live and to welcome Portland's Quick and Easy Boys to Denver. While it didn't exactly feel li ... More >>
As we gear up for the New Year's Eve weekend, it's looking like an epic line-up for shows, including Yonder Mountain String Band's four-night stand at the Boulder Theater, String Cheese Incident's three-night run at the 1STBANK Center, the Lumineers' two-nighter at the Odgen Theatre, the Black Angel ... More >>
'Twas a few days before Christmas and all through the town, there was a lot of medical herb being sold -- likely a few pounds. People were stocking up, patients like me -- to deal with our in-laws as stoned as can be.
Ah, the happiest holiday of the year is upon us! Around the country, thousands of people will be getting together to celebrate our favorite plant, myself included. And what goes better with a spliff of some good ganja than some reggae music? That's right -- reggae music about ganja. Below is the off ... More >>
Catch Molina Speaks's Bronze Future chapbook release party tomorrow at Grohaus.If you manage to survive today's snowpocalypse, there's plenty of party goodness happening in the Mile High City this weekend. It's Bob Marley's birthday, in case you feel like celebrating. Oh, and speaking of cele ... More >>
ZIGGY MARLEY @ BOULDER THEATER | 1/21/12 There's an ongoing fight in Boulder County regarding the farming of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) on public land, and Saturday night, Ziggy Marley headlined a sold-out show that generated some serious artillery (and funds) for the GMO Free Boulder co ... More >>
Sub Pop / Shawn BrackbillCatch Mudhoney tonight at the Bluebird for the Kulwicki Twins benefit with the Fluid and the Purple FluidEven in the early part of January when the concert calendar is typically just barely beginning to ramp back up after the holiday season, there's still plenty of gr ... More >>
Nothing like music to get you highSpeaking strictly anecdotally, from Bob Marley and Cypress Hill to Sublime and Wiz Khalifa to an endless parade of musical stoners, it's always been something of a forgone conclusion that music and maryjane go together swimingly, like ham and burger, beach an ... More >>
Man alive! Ahem, it's a super weekend. As you can see, there is no shortage of things to do in the Mile High City. There's a full Dance Card, FaceMan having its First Waltz tonight at the Bluebird, then there's that kick ass double-bill at 3 Kings and the hi-dive, Bob Marley's b-day celebration at ... More >>
Sunday, January 30, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Bob Marley gets 8 River's vote.If you're a Democrat who hasn't voted yet, you might want to digest where some of the candidates are throwing their primary-night parties before you give them your support. In the down-and-dirty Senate race, Andrew Romanoff will be at City Hall, 1144 Broadway, w ... More >>
The folks at 3 Kings Tavern are in the process of updating their jukebox and they need your help. They're creating a couple of mix CDs based around the timeless subjects of weed and pinball, and they're soliciting input on what to include. The request includes the plea to, "Please keep hippie ... More >>
Brian Landis Folkins See photos of the day's fans and crowds on the slideshow page. We're back for Day 2, which looks to be shaping up a little hotter, and not just because of HoneyHoney's frontwoman (above). Check back throughout the day for more photos and reviews. For coverage from Day One, se ... More >>
Punk not your thing? A little too loud for you, you say? No worries. There's tons of other great music for you to catch tonight. Across from 3 Kings, over at the hi-dive, Curious Yellow makes its valiant return to the scene after a four- year hiatus, with the Still City (members of which are moonlig ... More >>
Celebrate Bob Marley's life and music at What About Bob?
The new restaurant is small -- a shotgun storefront in the middle of the Highland Square action, surrounded by boutiques, bookstores, galleries and other restaurants, with seating for thirty, maybe, a small patio and a loud sound system that plays non-stop reggae that drifts out into the street and ... More >>
Comedian Bob Marley lives up to his infamous name.
Do you love Boulder? I mean, do you LOVE Boulder? If you do, then you will absolutely love the new online magazine BoulderVibe.com. It has everything your Boulder-loving heart desires: videos of Boulderites protesting, Boulderites biking while dressed as Rednecks, plays performed in the women's bath ... More >>
Stephen Marley If Jim Morrison has some kids walking around out there, I can't imagine that they'd get together for a concert and cover some of their father's tunes. Nor could I imagine a couple of Junior Jimmy Hendrixes, Janis Joplins, Elvis Presleys or Tupac Shakurs paying tribute to their pare ... More >>
Friday, April 6, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
This reggae ambassador's faith is all over the map.
Thursday, January 11, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-468-7621.
From the week of August 24, 2005
Wednesday, January 18, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Damian Marley conveys his father's vision to a new generation.
Thursday, September 23, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399; Friday, September 24, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, Red Rocks Amphiteatre, 303-830-8497.
DJ Fox keeps Chicago house for the Denver masses.
Wednesday, July 28, Fox Theatre, 303-447-0095.
Sancho's Broken Arrow
Exalting the gospel according to Jah, Preacherman launches his own reggae movement.
Four new discs show that reggae is bigger than just one mon.
Power of the Trinity (RAS Records)
Live at the One Love Peace Concert (JAD Records)
Chant Down Babylon
Aston "Family Man" Barrett of the Wailers is keeping a reggae tradition alive.
Inside the twisted mind of dub pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry.
Meet Roger Gillies, letter carrier and walking reggae encyclopedia.
AT FIFTY, REGGAE'S BURNING SPEAR HASN'T COOLED OFF YET.
AFTER A LONG DECLINE, THE BLOOD IS PUMPING THROUGH STEEL PULSE AGAIN.
DONALD KINSEY CONTINUES THE BLUES TRADITION OF HIS BIG DADDY.