Although Steve Crenshaw has spent more than a decade as lead guitarist with the Groove Hawgs (which features Lewis and Floorwax, from 103.5/The Fox) and he's shared stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Delbert McClinton, he's been a fixture on the scene since the early '90s. In recent years, Crensha ... More >>
String Cheese Incident returns to the 1STBANK Center for a three-night New Year's run on Saturday, December 29, Sunday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31. Tickets ($56-$80/three-day passes $180) go on sale this Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, wha ... More >>
PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/30/13-9/1/13 Phish is playing at Dick's this weekend. You know what that means, right? Yep --the end of summer. Bye-bye, barbecues and basking in the sun. Besides signifying the conclusion of the iconic Vermont band's summer tour, the now-annual three-day extra ... More >>
Excision is making his way back to the Centennial State to rattle the windows at 1STBANK Center for the inaugural Boom Festival featuring Deltron 3030, Funtcase vs Cookie Monsta, Brillz, Ill.Gates and Robotic Pirate Monkey on Friday, November 15. Tickets ($30-$39.75) for the show are on sale now. Co ... More >>
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 >>
Turbonegro is finally coming to Colorado! Granted, it's with the new frontman -- whose name I haven't even bothered to learn yet because, well, he's got some big shoes to fill taking over for Hank von Helvete -- but it's still Turbonegro! Last time I saw these dudes, they literally rocked my face of ... More >>
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If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
With the UMS in full-swing, Broadway's got dozens of bands both local and national to choose from throughout the weekend. But the rest of the city's venues have some good shows happening, too -- like tonight at Meadowlark, where the Neon Knights monthly throwdown has been keeping the dance fl ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Peter Gabriel and Widespread Panic are coming to Red Rocks in June, while Sade is due at the Pepsi Center in August. Meanwhile on local radio, My Body Sings Electric, Pacific Pride, the Sunshine House and String Chees ... More >>
In-stores last week by Elephant Revival might have helped the Nederland quintet grab the top spots at Albums and Twist, with its latest effort, Break in the Clouds, released last month on Ruff Shod Records (the indie imprint headed by Chad Stokes of State Radio and Dispatch). Nicki Minaj's Pi ... More >>
One of the finest blues players to come of out of these parts, Otis Taylor has won blues album of the year awards from Downbeat for four of his albums, and he's jammed with Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and many other legendary players. Over the years, he's mastered a sparse and hypno ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>
Blues With a Backbone
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 >>
Just received an advance of KBCO's Studio C 20th Anniversary Edition. The 38-song two-disc set, celebrating two decades of in-studio performances, gathers tracks from a few of the usual suspects (Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow), alongside some rare gems from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Dr. John an ... More >>
Experience Hendrix Paramount Theatre Thursday, October 30, 2008 Jimi Hendrix once said, “Music is my religion,” and the Paramount Theater essentially became the Church of Hendrix for three hours while some extraordinary guitarists paid tribute to who many consider the ultimate guitar god.
Thursday, August 7, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1-866-586-4170; Friday, August 8, Chautauqua Auditorium, 303-440-7666; Saturday, August 9, Red Rocks, 303-830-8497.
Beck's back on top. Looks like our boy Beck has reclaimed the top spot this week on Twist & Shout's top seller list, pushing UmConscious back to slots and outselling Coldplay and Sigur Rós, who are, ahem, holding steady weeks after releasing their latest discs.
From the week of August 24, 2005
Blues master Buddy Guy searches for a place in today's music industry.
Friday, October 14, Herman's Hideaway, 303-777-5840.
Monday, October 3, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Sunday, February 27, Little Bear, Evergreen, 303-674-9991.
Saturday, February 5, Supreme Court, 303-892-6878; Wednesday, February 9, Little Bear, Evergreen, 303-674-9991.
If you weren't at this landmark blues concert, Lightning in a Bottle will do.
The hills are alive with the sound of music. Ever wonder why?
Susan Tedeschi is painting the radio dial blue.
August 27 - September 2, 1998
Rod Piazza isn't your average blues harmonica player.
Meet harpist Junior Wells--and the woman who keeps him in line.
The rise, fall and rise of blues guitarist Buddy Guy.
THE MOST MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 1994.