With the legalization of cannabis for recreational use starting January 1, 2014, Colorado has become a destination for touring bands. However, a steady stream of artists have been moving to the state for years. Some seem to use it purely as a base of operations, but some have engaged with the local ... More >>
There are some excellent shows in town this week as we lead up to Fourth of July weekend, including Fitz & the Tantrums two-night stand at the Ogden Theatre, Sarah McLachlan at Red Rocks, as well as Zeds Dead and Dada Life co-headlining at Red Rocks.
Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Adam Steininger hosted at Broadways this past Saturday. Keep reading f ... More >>
Walt Pourier is the visionary behind the "ONE Gathering -- Skate for Life" event, which will ramp up Saturday at the Denver Skatepark. Drawing hundreds of young Native Americans from across Colorado and beyond, the Gathering will expose them to positive, community-building activities that celebrate ... More >>
Black Joe Lewis (due tomorrow at the Westword Music Showcase on the mainstage) isn't one to make fancy comparisons to the musical legacies of blues giants and soul progenitors. Lewis and his band, formerly known as the Honeybears, have earned comparisons to everyone from Howlin' Wolf to Muddy Waters ... More >>
Oh, man, just when you think the upcoming concert season couldn't get any more stacked there's even more new shows to look forward to. We've received word that Die Antwoord is finally making its way to Denver on Monday, August 6, along with dates with Jack White, Andrew Bird, Sublime with Rome, Five ... More >>
Much has been made of the politically incorrect sin of appropriating a culture that is not your own. From the blackface minstrel shows of the 19th Century to the hippies finding sacred Native American beads and headbands to be some pretty groovy threads, Americans have been tripping over the cultura ... More >>
RJD2 @ BLUEBIRD THEAER | 1/27/12Is it just us, or does RJD2 look more like R2D2 every time we see him? Last night, when he took to the small, technology-overwhelmed stage of the Bluebird, the DJ/producer was barely recognizable behind a Daft Punk-style robot mask and the sound effects box strapped t ... More >>
For whatever reason, you'll notice that this Saturday night, aside from the second night of STS9's two-night stand at the Fillmore, there aren't too many must-see shows. This is mere speculation on our part, but we're guessing that might have something to do with a certain sporting event taking plac ... More >>
Sunday, January 15, Ogden Theatre, 1-888-929-7849.
If you missed our Tweet earlier this morning, we've got good news and bad news regarding Flogging Molly. Bad news first: The band, which is making its way back to the States from Europe, has had to drop off KTCL's Not So Silent Night bill on Tuesday, December 6, at 1STBANK Center to allow drummer Ge ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Dierks Bentley, Mickey Hart Band and Dirty Nasty were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, The Congress and The Epiloguesall got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local ... More >>
Chicago-based hardcore act Rise Against, who is touring in support of its latest effort, Endgame, Celtic punkers Flogging Molly and and local pop-punk band Calibrate Me will be at the 1STBANK Center on Tuesday, December 6 as part of Channel 93.3's Not So Silent Night. General admission ticket ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, TV on the Radio is slated to perform two nights at the Ogden in September, Furthur is making its way back to Colorado for three nights at Red Rocks and blink-182 and My Chemical Romance headline KTCL's Big Gig in September. On lo ... More >>
'Tis the season for charity races and marathons! Time to get back into shape after a long, lazy winter. If you're running in this weekend's Colfax Marathon, you've probably already shed the layer of lard you accumulated since Thanksgiving and are looking lean and mean.(Yay you!) Or, perhaps, ... More >>
Lori MidsonThis is part two of my interview with Luke Mewbourn, executive chef of Table Mountain Inn Grill & Cantina. In part one of that interview, Mewbourn harps on foie gras and Lady Gaga and hails the righteousness of Jim's Burger Haven. Luke Mewbourn Table Mountain Inn Grill & Cantina ... More >>
Having just won a Grammy for Album of the Year for The Suburbs, the Arcade Fire kicks off its North American tour at the 1STBANK Center on Saturday, April 9, a week before the Montreal-based band headlines Coachella. Local Natives opens the show. General-admission tickets ($40) go on sale thi ... More >>
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Update:Congrats to law school student Marc and single mom Kristi, you're our winners. There will be a pair of tickets waiting for you at Lucky Strike Lanes. Looks like Flobots had a ball last year.Next Saturday, October 23, at Lucky Strike Lanes in Belmar, Flobots are hosting their second an ... More >>
While the Flaming Lips and Stardeath & the White Dwarfs' fascinating interpretation of the Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon has been available on iTunes since December, the colored vinyl version, released on Record Store Day, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and came in third at Independe ... More >>
In addition to a number of shows announced this week, Live Nation is offering the 2010 Country Megaticket, which includes four shows at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre including, the Country Throwdown featuring Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town and more on Sunday, June 13, Tim McGraw with Lady A ... More >>
(Editor's note: The author is a moron and forgot his camera. The above video is basically what happened in the Ogden lobby). Ozomatli with the Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang Saturday, November 14, 2009 The Ogden Better Than: Whatever you did, unless whatever you did featured a thousan ... More >>
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On Wednesday, July 22, Live Nation is offering buy one, get one free lawn tickets for Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre shows including Creed, Crue Fest II, Def Leppard with Cheap Trick and Poison, Toby Keith with Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley with Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, and Rod Stewart. The two-fo ... More >>
In a unique arrangement, Suburban Home Records has come to an agreement to do distribution and, through the Vinyl Collective sublabel, a vinyl release of Gregory Alan Isakov's self-released record This Empty Northern Hemisphere. Under terms of the deal, Suburban Home will handle distribution of the ... More >>
The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>
The Mile High Music Fest returns to Dick's with Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray. With so many music festivals to fill up your summer and drain your pocketbook, we put together a handy rundown of Denver's fests, in order of their appearance on your calendar. Which are you looking most forward to ... More >>
Sunday, August 9 is going to be a busy day for music in the Mile High, when Kings of Leon stops by Red Rocks, and the skater-centric Vans Warped Tour, pulls into Invesco with more than fifty bands in tow, including 3OH!3, Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake and Flogging Molly, among others. A few mor ... More >>
Reverend Peyton will be a guest DJ tonight at Larimer Lounge as part of Matt Fecher's New Music Mondays. We're guessing that the Rev might be spinning some of his favorite bluesmen who inspired the singer/guitarist like Charley Patton, Bukka White, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House and Big Bill Broon ... More >>
AC/DC rocks the Pepsi Center November 25. There were a lot of things shaking this past week in local concert announcements. Some of the bigger shows include AC/DC's show in support of the band's forthcoming album, Black Ice (due October 20), on November 25 show at the Pepsi Center, DeVotchKa's two- ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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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 >>
The Acorn Glory Hope Mountain Paper Bag Records 00:22-01:07 of “Low Gravity” The Acorn proves, apparently, that Canadian indie-rock has a “sound,” and bands like the Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Wolf Parade and the Acorn all jerk each other off with their Baroque attitudes, collective ... More >>
Saturday, March 4, Ogden Theatre, 303-863-8668.
The Ogden's rehab is done, but the future's still dark for other vintage theaters.
The Potcheen Folk Band takes captive fans on a mystery tour.
Thursday, March 31, Avogadro's Number, Fort Collins, 1-970-493-5555; Friday, April 1, Trilogy Wine Bar, Boulder, 303-473-9463; Saturday, April 2, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Flogging Molly resurfaces with its most politically charged album.
Wednesday, October 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-837-0360.
A Hogshead of Whiskey