As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
If you didn't happen to make it or if you just want to relive the experience, Suburban Home Records has let loose a free compilation of music recorded live at the label's 16th Anniversary Party last month. That's 28 tracks from several bands, recorded by James Freeman from That's the Thing About Tha ... More >>
After a sold out show in Boulder last night, Gillian Welch (due tonight at the Arvada Center) gifts fans with a second appearance in Colorado, while closing out the season for the outdoor venue. Along with her longtime musical collaborator David Rawlings, Welch brings stories of tragedy and a ... More >>
PHISH at DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | NIGHT THREE, 9/4/11Brandon MarshallMike Gordon of Phish at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City last night during the first show of a three-night run. See tons more pics in the full Phish at Dick's, 9/2/11 slide show.Sunday night's show at Dick's s ... More >>
Win tickets to see Gillian Welch at the Arvada Center tomorrow night.Update (3:45 p.m.): Congratulations to Susan Levin and Ariel Gullberg, winners of our Gillian Welch ticket giveaway. Both of them and a guest will be our guests at tomorrow night's show. Thanks to everybody else for all of your ent ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: A pair of new October dates have Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden and Bush at the 1STBANK Center, with Chevelle and Filter, while November brings Tedeschi Trucks Band to the Fillmore. On local radio, Air Dubai, Le Divorce, Bop Skizzum and Signal Path ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: A Band of Horses date was just announced at the Ogden in September, Five Finger Death Punch is coming to the 1STBANK Center in October and Blitzen Trapper is due at the Fox in November. On local radio, the Still City, the Swayback and '57 Lesbian g ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: Tyler, the Creator himself confirmed the two local Odd Future dates in October we mentioned, we also got word of the official onsale date for the three Ween shows we told you about, and learned Duran Duran is coming to the 1STBANK Center. On local ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In September, Zac Brown is due at Red Rocks, followed by Jay-Z and Kanye West at the Pepsi Center and Neon Indian at the Bluebird in October. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Flashlights and King Mob got some spins. Mea ... More >>
We're blessed to be living in the best city in America.Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, St. Vincent is due at the Boulder Theater, followed by DeVotchKa who also appear there later in the month, as well as the Ogden, and Why? at the Gothic Theater. On local radio, Bop ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, Portishead hits the 1STBANK Center, Bring Me the Horizon comes to the Fillmore, and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart is due at the Bluebird. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Veronica and Andy Hackbarth got some spins. Meanwhile ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In September, Beirut hits the Fillmore and Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is slated for a date at DU's Gates Concert Hall, followed by Chromeo, who's due back in Denver in October for a return date at the Ogden after a stellar set at th ... More >>
The National and Sharon Van Etten recorded a song for the Win Win soundtrack. It leaked yesterday, but Fox Searchlight has pretty well scrubbed the legal-ish streams. Regardless, the two artists are a good fit, Matt Berninger's sleepy baritone makes a seamless companion for Van Etten's own ho ... More >>
Wednesday, February 9, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
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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Tuesday, April 5, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
Saturday, February 5, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
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Saturday, August 28, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
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Time (The Revelator) (Acony)
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