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Brett Dennen

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    October 29, 2014

    Alt-J Revives the Slow Jam at the Fillmore Auditorium

    Alt-J is among rare company as an internationally successful pop act that attracts mostly 20-somethings who danced elegantly on every spare piece of Fillmore floor - and stairway, to security's dismay. Nowhere to be seen were the loud-mouthed bro-downers and screaming teenagers frequently populating ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    For Josh Ritter, Literature Is a Bigger Influence on His Songwriting Than Music

    Josh Ritter (due Saturday, October 11, at the Paramount Theater as part of Swallow Hill's 35th Anniversary) is a gifted songwriter who has earned a bit of an international following for his imaginatively literate lyrics and simple yet sophisticated observational wisdom. In 2001, Ritter got a big bre ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows This Weekend

    There's an insanely eclectic array of shows this weekend. Swallow Hill is celebrating its 35th Anniversary at the Paramount Theatre with Josh Ritter, Brett Dennen and Elle King. Nas performs his classic album, Illmatic at the Paramount. There's also the New Pornographers, Felice Brothers, the Hot Sa ... More >>

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    September 17, 2014

    What Swallow Hill Music Is Looking For in its New CEO

    Earlier this month. Swallow Hill Music announced that CEO and Executive Director Tom Scharf was resigning after seven years of running the Denver-based nonprofit organization that runs music education programs and organizes many concerts in the area. Scharf last day is September 30, and the organiza ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    Swallow Hill CEO and Executive Director Tom Scharf Resigns

    Swallow Hill Music, a Denver-based nonprofit that runs music education programs and organizes many concerts in the area, has just announced the resignation of its CEO. Tom Scharf, who also served as Executive Director, has served in the top role at Swallow Hill for seven years -- his last day will ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    Skrillex, Robert Plant, Dillon Francis Shows on Sale This Week

    As part of his 27-date 2014 American fall tour, Skrillex headlines CU's Balch Fieldhouse on Wednesday, October 15 with GTA, Nadastrom and Alesia on the bill as well. Early bird tickets ($40, available while supplies last) and general admission seats ($50) go on sale Friday, August 15 at 10 a.m. Ro ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014

    HARD Red Rocks, ZZ Top, Austin Mahone tickets on sale this weekend

    HARD, the producers behind the HARD Haunted Mansion, HARD Summer and Holy Ship!! cruise, is big again for another installment of HARD Red Rocks on Thursday, July 31. This time around, Nero, Dillon Francis, Rudimental, Destructo, Julio Bashmore are on the bill. Tickets ($55) go on sale on Friday, Apr ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    New to the Denver Concert Calendar: Nickel Creek, Rod Stewart & Santana, Gogol Bordello

    Chris Thile has decided he's bored of not selling thousands of tickets at a time, so Nickel Creek is back, and they're coming to Denver. Rod Stewart and Santana are also into selling thousands of tickets, so they'll be coming through as well. Incidentally, Santana has never meet a collaboration he d ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013
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    November 19, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Ellie Goulding, Public Enemy, ZZ Top, tickets on sale this weekend

    As reported previously, there's a trio of big shows going on sale this weekend, Arcade Fire at the Pepsi Center and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at the Temple Buell on Friday, and Trey Anastasio Band at the Ogden on Saturday. We've also got the word on three more shows, Ellie Goulding, Public Enemy and ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Winter on the Rocks, Sharon Jones, Lotus, tix on sale this weekend

    As reported yesterday, the 2014 edition of Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks goes on sale this Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $52.80 to $100. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are at the Gothic Theatre on Monday, March 17; tickets ($27.75) go on sale this Saturday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Fina ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Railroad Earth, Walk Off the Earth, tickets on sale this Friday

    Railroad Earth return to the area to play a two-night stand at the Fillmore on Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18. General admission tickets (.$27.50/$30 and $50 two-day) go on sale this Friday, November 1, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs a ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    New Denver shows: Ben Harper, Empire of the Sun and Toro y Moi. On sale this weekend

    Ben Harper, always a local favorite, will be making his way back to the Mile High City for a show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Friday, November 8, as part of his fall acoustic tour. Tickets ($42.50-$75) go on sale this Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m. See also: Our constantly updated, super com ... More >>

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    November 4, 2012

    Aaron Freeman at the Fox Theatre, 11/2/12

    AARON FREEMAN @ FOX THEATRE | 11/2/12 Aaron Freeman's set at the Fox Theater felt decidedly familiar. The former Ween frontman may have officially shed the musical alter ego of Gene Ween since his last appearance in Colorado, but a lot about his act has stayed pretty much the same. That much was cl ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    The Lumineers debut full-length due out on Dualtone on April 3

    On the heels of rounding a list of the 20 Best New Bands of 2011 compiled by Paste Magazine, The Lumineers have announced plans to release their debut full-length on Dualtone Records, the imprint that's currently home to a half-dozen other artists including Brett Dennen and Guy Clark. While the self ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Paul Simon, Amos Lee and Matisyahu were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Whiskey Bottles, Petals of Spain and Hot IQsall got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new and rec ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, the Avett Brothers announced another Colorado date on July 8 at the Boulder Theater the night before their sold-out Red Rocks show, the FMQB Triple A Conference is returning to the Fox, Diana Ross is due at Wells Fargo in Septemb ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    FMQB Triple A Conference featuring Brandi Carlile and more returns to the Fox August 10-12

    Brandi Carlile due with DeVotchka, Fitz and the Tantrums and more this fall​We just received word on the lineup and dates for this year's FMQB Triple A Conference taking place this fall. This year's summit is slated to kick off on Wednesday, August 10 and culiminate on Friday, August 12, with ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Kings of Leon is slated for a two-night stand at Red Rocks with Band of Horses, Tony Bennett is due at Ellie Caulkins and Symphony on the Rocks will feature Sarah McLachlan, among others. Meanwhile, ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    SXSW Travelogue: Kalyn Heffernan of Wheelchair Sports Camp checks in from Austin

    Photo Roadies​ Wednesday March 16, 8 p.m. Kalyn here from Wheelchair Sports Camp writing about our very first trip to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas! Sitting here in the back of my van while the girlfriend drives us to Austin from the town of Denton, where we played two nights ago. The ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Adele, Rise Against, Wanda Jackson shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​London-based singer Adele, touring North America this May in support of her forthcoming sophomore release, 21, which hits stores February 22, is slated to stop by the Ogden Theatre on Saturday, May 28. Tickets ($27.50-$30) go on sale this Saturday, February 12 at 10 a.m.

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    November 30, 2010

    Linkin Park, RJD2, Medeski, Martin & Wood shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend

    ​It's been a few years since Linkin Park toured the States, but the band, which recently finished a European tour, is gearing up for a North American jaunt that kicks off in January and wraps up at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, February 26. The band's set list is slated to include its biggest ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    This weekend: Cervantes' Electric Avenue Music and Arts Fest

    ​ Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom may have changed owners last fall, but things are clearly still kicking at the venue, and there's still plenty of music in the streets. Last year, before changing hands Cervantes' hosted the Dancing In the Streets, a three-day festival that took place at 26th ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Michael Franti at Red Rocks captivates a sold-out crowd

    Michael Franti & Spearhead with Brett Dennen 7.31.10|Red Rocks Amphitheatre Since 1986, Michael Franti has been making music with a social conscience -- from his industrial punk days in the Beatnigs to the hip-hop leaning Disposable Heroes to his current (and most commercially successful) project ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    April 27, 2010

    Tom Petty, KS107.5 Summer Jam, Chautauqua Auditorium shows announced

    This year's Red Rocks line-up has been filling in rather nicely, and there's been a few more additions this week, including a second Sting date that's been added, Blues Traveler's annual Fourth of July show, the Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Reggae on the Rocks, Celtic Woman and To ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Part two: Chef and Tell with molecular gastronomist Ian Kleinman

    Lori Midson ​This is part two of Lori Midson's Chef and Tell interview with Ian Kleinman; to read part one, click here. Proudest moment as a chef: When my dad and I cooked Father's Day brunch together at the James Beard House. We had a 22-hour prep day and cooked for seventy people, and by th ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Pixies, Bob Dylan, Yonder Mountain String Band shows announced

    ‚ÄčAs we reported in July, the Pixies will visit the Fillmore Auditorium Monday, November 16 as part of a nine-city US tour celebrating the twentieth anniversary of act's 1989 watershed album Doolittle. The original line-up of Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering will play Dooli ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Green Day, Journey, Crosby, Stills & Nash shows announced

    As previously reported, Green Day will play its first gig in these parts in over three years when the band hits the Pepsi Center on Saturday, August 15. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday, May 9. Some other big ticket shows, meanwhile, were announced this week, including a trio of shows at Re ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    Nine Inch Nails, Death Cab for Cutie, Rod Stewart shows announced

    In addition to the My Bloody Valentine and Phish shows that we already reported, there were a lot of other concert announcements this week, including Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction at Fiddler's Green on Tuesday, May 26, Death Cab for Cutie at Red Rocks on Tuesday, July 14 and Rod Stewart at Fi ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Derek Trucks Band tops Twist & Shout's top sellers list

    The Derek Trucks Band's Already Free, released January 13, on RCA Victor, tops last week's top seller list at Twist & Shout, while Paper Bird's Anything Nameless and Joymaking comes in at number three again. The full breakdown is listed after the jump.

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    November 18, 2008

    This Just In 11/20-12/3

    John Legend visits the Paramount Theatre January 8. There's a bit more action this week with concert announcements, including John Legend's January 8 show at the Paramount, Galactic's Valentine's Day show at Fillmore and a bunch of good shows at the Bluebird. Celine Dion's show originally schedule ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    This Just In 9/25-10/1

    Chris Cornell and Timbaland team up at the Ogden October 17. It's been a fairly quiet week with show announcements this week. Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and hip-hop producer Timbaland will join forces at the Ogden Theatre October 17; Staind, Seether and Papa Roach hit the Fillmore De ... More >>

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    August 26, 2008
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    July 22, 2008

    Mile High Music Fest Wrap-up

    Photo: Jim Narcy Flobots We poured ourselves into the Mile High Music Fest with a passion, and the results filled two extensive blog posts and two slide shows. Here's a handy guide to everything we saw, shot and wrote at the inaugural edition of this world-class musical bonanza. Live Blog Day One ... More >>

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    July 20, 2008

    Mile High Music Fest Live Blog, Day Two

    Photo: Dave Herrera Rose Hill Drive bringing the rock. It's shaping up to be another banner day at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Today's lineup at the Mile High Music Fest is considerably stronger than yesterday's, with anticipated performances from Flobots, the Roots, the Black Crowes, Pinback and ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008

    Mile High Music Fest Survival Guide

    Update: Click here and here for live blog coverage of the entire event. Well, it's finally here, the inaugural edition of the much ballyhooed Mile High Music Festival. On Saturday and Sunday, we'll be holed up at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the lovely environs of South Commerce City covering bo ... More >>

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    March 18, 2008

    AEG Live's Mile High Music and Arts Festival Lineup Announced

    Update: Click here and here for live blog coverage of the entire event. Tom Petty and Dave Matthews will be bookending AEG's inaugural Mile High Music and Arts Festival, on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, respectively. The rest of the bill will be filled out by top shelf acts like John Mayer ... More >>

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