Bob Marley

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    June 26, 2014
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    June 26, 2014

    Marley Coffee is high on Denver

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    How Bob Marley was sold to the suburbs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    First look: Jamaican Grill opens on the fringe of the Santa Fe Arts District

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The 12 best concerts in Denver this week: March 3 to March 7

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Wake Up and Live at Cervantes' Other Side, with Quick and Easy Boys and Rastasaurus, 2/6/14

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Dec. 28-30

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Nature's Best Alternative Medicine in Glendale

    '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.

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    April 19, 2012

    A 4/20 playlist from marijuana critic William Breathes that's perfect for an irie 420, mon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Weekend best party bets: Aquarius edition of '90s house party, Molina's Bronze Future chapbook release and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Review: Ziggy Marley at the Boulder Theater, 1/21/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Mudhoney, Cattle Decapitation, the Wailers and more this weekend

    Sub Pop / Shawn BrackbillCatch Mudhoney tonight at the Bluebird for the Kulwicki Twins benefit with the Fluid and the Purple Fluid​Even 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Musical marijuana: It's always been assumed they make great bongfellows, now we have proof

    Nothing like music to get you high​Speaking 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 >>

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    November 17, 2011


    Small Ax

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    April 14, 2011

    Cora Vette

    Smokin' Reefers

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Holy crap! Talk about a Super weekend -- and we ain't talkin' about football here!

    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 >>

  • Music

    January 27, 2011

    The Wailers

    Sunday, January 30, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Democratic candidates: You are where you eat

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    3 Kings needs your songs about weed and pinball

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest Live Reviews: Day Two

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Thank God It's Friday!

    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 >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Redemption Song

    Celebrate Bob Marley's life and music at What About Bob?

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    November 13, 2007
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    November 13, 2007

    A Date at 8 Rivers

    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 >>

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    July 26, 2007

    Marley and Me

    Comedian Bob Marley lives up to his infamous name.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2007

    Passing the BoulderVibe

    Do you love Boulder? I mean, do you LOVE Boulder? If you do, then you will absolutely love the new online magazine 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    What About Bob?

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Stephen Marley featuring Jr. Gong

    Friday, April 6, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Joseph Israel

    This reggae ambassador's faith is all over the map.

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Beres Hammond

    Thursday, January 11, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-468-7621.

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 24, 2005

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    The Wailers

    Wednesday, January 18, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Get Up, Stand Up

    Damian Marley conveys his father's vision to a new generation.

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

    Thursday, September 23, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399; Friday, September 24, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Reggae on the Rocks XVIII and XIX

    Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, Red Rocks Amphiteatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Old Chicago

    DJ Fox keeps Chicago house for the Denver masses.

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    July 22, 2004

    Steel Pulse

    Wednesday, July 28, Fox Theatre, 303-447-0095.

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Best Men's Room in a Bar

    Sancho's Broken Arrow

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Music for the Masses

    Exalting the gospel according to Jah, Preacherman launches his own reggae movement.

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Feelin' Skanky

    Four new discs show that reggae is bigger than just one mon.

  • Music

    December 21, 2000

    Israel Vibration

    Power of the Trinity (RAS Records)

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    Peter Tosh

    Live at the One Love Peace Concert (JAD Records)

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Anthony B / Bob Marley

    Seven Seals
    (VP Records)

    Chant Down Babylon
    (Tuff Gong/Island)

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    Still Wailing

    Aston "Family Man" Barrett of the Wailers is keeping a reggae tradition alive.

  • Music

    November 6, 1997

    Learning From Scratch

    Inside the twisted mind of dub pioneer Lee "Scratch" Perry.

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Please, Mr. Postman

    Meet Roger Gillies, letter carrier and walking reggae encyclopedia.

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    May 2, 1996
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