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Gregory Alan Isakov

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    March 12, 2014

    Gregory Alan Isakov and DeVotchKa will play Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony

    The best Denver band is playing Red Rocks on July 17, and it will feature songs by and collaborations with Gregory Alan Isakov and DeVotchKa. Tickets are $27.50 to $65 and on sale now. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra announced the show last month, but the addition of Isakov to it is a new developmen ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Gregory Alan Isakov at Boettcher Concert Hall, with the Colorado Symphony, 11/8/13

    GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV at BOETTCHER CONCERT HALL As he spoke to the massive crowd at Boettcher Concert Hall, you could tell that Gregory Alan Isakov was still getting used to the scope of the venue and the caliber of the musicians he was playing with. "I've been very, very nervous about this show for a ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SUN | MAZZY STAR at OGDEN THEATRE | 11/10/13 David Roback was a leading light in the Paisley Underground movement with his band Rain Parade. When that group split up in 1986, Roback formed another outfit, called Opal, with former Dream Syndicate bassist Kendra Smith. Opal released Happy Nightmare Ba ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    New Denver shows: moe., the Devil Makes Three, the first annual Denver Jazz Fest

    New York-based jam band moe. returns to the Ogden Theatre for a two-night stand on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7. General admission tickets ($30) go on sale on Saturday, August 31 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, what songs are being played on local radio a ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    New Denver shows: Excision and Deltron 3030, Michael Buble, PANTyRAID, Living Colour

    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 >>

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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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    July 23, 2013

    New Denver shows: John Legend and the Black Crowes. Tickets on sale this weekend

    Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend headlines the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Thursday, November 21, as part of his twenty-city Made to Love tour. Reserved tickets ($49.50-$89.50) go on sale on Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, what local songs are bein ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Listen to The Weatherman, Gregory Alan Isakov's new album, due out this Tuesday

    Gregory Alan Isakov's new album, The Weatherman, comes out this Tuesday, July 9, on Isakov's own Suitcase Town Music imprint. If you haven't read our review in this week's issue, spoiler alert: We love it. "Bob Dylan once sang, 'You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,' and you ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013

    Gregory Alan Isakov

    The Weatherman
    Suitcase Town Music

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    November 30, 2011

    Do your holiday shopping this weekend the the Denver Band Merch Bazaar at Unit E

    Looking to gift something different this holiday season, say, something local, maybe, not off the rack, that you can't buy at the mall? Yeah? Mark your calender: This Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., you can get your hands on some rare band merch at the Denver Band Merch Bazaar at Unit E (12 ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    See Nathaniel Rateliff perform a handful of songs for KGNU's fund drive at City O' City

    See Nathaniel Rateliff play a few songs for free tonight at City O' City​Tonight at City O' City, beloved local songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff will be playing a handful of songs as part of KGNU's annual fall fund drive. The event begins at 10 p.m. and will be broadcast live on KGNU (88.5 FM & 1 ... More >>

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    February 13, 2011

    DeVotchKa with Mariachi el Bronx at the Fillmore, 2/12/11

    Photo: Jon SolomonDEVOTCHKA With Mariachi El Bronx | Gregory Alan Isakov 2.12.12 | Fillmore Auditorium On this night, Colorado native, Gregory Alan Isakov, played the roll of conquering hero -- stepping out onto the massive Fillmore Auditorium stage and looking pleased at the sea of people floodin ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    The Decemberists, Nicki Minaj, Gregory Alan Isakov top sellers

    ​The Decemberists' latest effort, The King is Dead, moved back up to claim the top spot at Twist & Shout, while moving in the opposite direction at Albums on the Hill to the seventh slot for the week ending February 6. Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday held on to the number one spot at Independent Rec ... More >>

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    October 9, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, Danielle Ate the Sandwich at the Gothic Theatre, 10/8/10

    A.H. GoldsteinNathaniel Rateliff last night at the Gothic Theatre.​ Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, Danielle Ate the Sandwich 10.8.10 | Gothic Theatre The capacity crowd that filled the Gothic Theatre to busting on Friday night had no problem staying calm for three hours, for the co- ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Iron Maiden, Arcade Fire top sellers at local stores

    ​ Final Frontier, Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio effort and first album in four years, debuted at second spot at Albums on the Hill and came in third at Independent Records. Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, is still performing well and took the top slot at Albums on the Hill for the w ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Astrophagus, Wentworth Kersey and Houses got spins this past week on local radio. See who else got played.

    ​Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, KBCO's Local Edition*, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Dan Auerbach grabs top spot at Albums on the Hill

    ​Black Keys' singer Dan Auerbach and Edward Sharp & the Magnetic Zeros nabbed the first and second spots at Albums on the Hill for the week ending January 10. The singer Lhasa, who passed away on January 1 at the age of 37, had two albums in the top ten, including her self-titled disc, release ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009
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    December 30, 2009

    Carla Bley top seller at Albums on the Hill

    ​Jazz pianist Carla Bley grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with Carla's Christmas Carols, an ECM release that also features bassist Steve Swallow and the Partyka Brass Quintet. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' Up From Below and Gregory Alan Isakov's This Empty Northern Hemisphere c ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 23, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only*, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and i ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Gregory Alan Isakov at Bluebird Theater

    ​ Gregory Alan Isakov, Elenor, Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Andy Thomas Bluebird Theater October 17, 2009 Better Than: A full tank of gas and the lonely, open road before you. A local artist sold out the Bluebird for his vinyl release show, which is impressive. This probably says more about ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Apple bobbing and bar hopping

    Aaron Thackeray​This weekend, there was metal thrashing and apple bobbing at the Denver Creative Co-Op; Bombay chugging at DU; and a grand opening at Casselman's. You can see photos of all of them at westword.com/slideshow. And if you're more of the strongly worded type, jump to the Backbeat ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Freeloader: Win tickets to see Gregory Alan Isakov at the Bluebird on Saturday

    ​Gregory Alan Isakov has made quite a name for himself since first making his way down from the People's Republic some years back. Although he's been headlining rooms like the Boulder Theater and the Fox Theatre in his hometown for sometime now, he's steadily built up a loyal following in Denver p ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Gregory Alan Isakov slated to tour with Ani DiFranco

    Eric Gruneisen​Okay, so is it just us or has anyone else noticed that Gregory Alan Isakov seems to have a way with the ladies? First he caught the notice of Brandi Carlile, who made a cameo on his latest record, This Empty Northern Hemisphere -- which, incidently, you can begin pre-ordering on vin ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 26 edition

    "That's one big, oddly colored ball you've got there, my friend."​Chew on this. Today in Cafe Society: • The 10 manliest candies ever. • Chopsticks China Bistro won't move until September. • Our Weekly Bread: Gourmet Corner. • Chef and Tell: Troy Guard from TAG. • Hot dog! Biker Jim ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Gregory Alan Isakov gets distribution from Suburban Home

    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 >>

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    July 16, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, July 16 edition

    Photo by Lori Midson"Are you sure we're empowering ourselves by doing this?" This shortcut is a stripped-down version. Today in Cafe Society: • Jonesy's EatBar staff bears their cleavage for a good cause. • Tonight: Twenty bucks, twenty wines at the Table Mountain Inn. • Mulberries to pack u ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    Brandi Carlile drops in on Gregory Alan Isakov at the Meadowlark

    Got there late and didn't stay for the whole thing -- mostly because I'd already had a full night taking in bits of Reverend Deadeye's set at 3 Kings and SoundRabbit at the hi-dive, not to mention a few too many cocktails -- but I was pleasantly surprised to catch Brandi Carlile sitting in with Greg ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Mile Hi-Fidelity playlist - 04.15.09

    Another fun show last night. Andy was back from tour and as things worked out, we didn't have any guests, which meant less talk and more rock. In homage to Hot IQs, who recently announced their impending split, we kicked off the show with three back-to-back songs from the group, followed by our well ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Sneak peek: Gregory Alan Isakov's new album

    As previously reported, Gregory Alan Isakov has completed work on his new album, This Empty Northern Hemisphere, and is about to embark on a tour with Brandi Carlile, with whom Isakov collaborated on a number of tracks. Although it won't be out until Tuesday, May 19, we've managed to get our hands o ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Gregory Alan Isakov collaborates and tours with Brandi Carlile

    If you don't already have plans tonight for Valentine's eve -- like, say, seeing DeVotchKa at the Paramount -- it would be well worth your time to stop by the Bluebird to catch Gregory Alan Isakov & the Freight, with Oakhurst. By now, you're probably intimately familiar with the guy we named be ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Update: Mile Hi-Fidelity recast playlist - 01.14.09

    Putting this radio show together sure has been eye opening for me to say the least. In the past, I never gave much thought to songs being profane. I'm no prude, by any means. In fact, I've been known to curse with such frequency that you'd think I was getting paid for it or something -- well, except ... More >>

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    November 28, 2008

    Gregory Alan Isakov working on new album

    Gregory Alan Isakov has been laying down tracks for his new album tentatively titled This Empty Northern Hemisphere, which is also the title of one of the dozen new songs that will appear on the disc. He's been recording in his home studio and getting some engineering help from Blue Light's Jamie Me ... More >>

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    June 30, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Gregory Alan Isakov and Bela Karoli @ Mercury Cafe

    From: James Anthofer To: Herrera, Dave Subject: Mercury Cafe Show - Gregory Alan Isakov and Bela Karoli 6/30/2008 12:34 AM Hey Dave -- I didn't get photos for the show, and I'm not sure a review is that useful without them: The Mercury Cafe is still the same, as usual. Gregory Alan Isakov is still ... More >>

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    June 30, 2008

    The Westword.com Blog Shortcut, June 30 Edition

    What? There are other Westword blogs aside from this one? Why, yes -- and here is some of the excellent stuff you can find on them. Backbeat Online overflows with weekend concert reviews, including wide-ranging coverage of the Warped Tour at which 3Oh!3 ruled, plus the SoCo Music Fest featuring Gna ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008

    Music Showcase Awards: And the Winners Are...

    The 14th annual Westword Music Showcase Awards ceremony is now in the books. Holy crap! What a party! We haven't seen that many inebriated folks in one place since...well, probably since the last party we threw. In his Fluid review, Michael Roberts joked that "if terrorists wanted to rob Denver of i ... More >>

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    June 16, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Jason Vigil, Rob Drabkin, Reed Foehl, Joshua Novak, Gregory Alan Isakov, John Common, Tito del Barrio Malaga and Greg Harris Vibe Quintet @ Westword Music Showcase

    Westword Music Showcase Saturday, June 14, 2008 Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge I’ve seen a ton of jazz shows at Dazzle -- since the place does primarily bring in jazz acts -- but I’ve never seen the place rock as much it did on Saturday with energetic sets from Jason Vigil, Joshua Novak and their b ... More >>

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    June 13, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (6/7/08-6/13/08)

    Here's a wrap-up of all the great stuff you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy speculating what kind of family dust-up could lead Madonna's younger brother to write an unauthorized, tell-all biography. We're betting he didn't get what he asked for last Christmas...

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    June 9, 2008

    MP3 Freeloader, Music Showcase Edition: Gregory Alan Isakov

    GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV NOMINATED IN FOLK/ACOUSTIC Performing 5:45-6:15 PM at DAZZLE Personnel: Gregory Alan Isakov; Jeb Bows; Jen Gilleran; Philip Parker; Jon Sousa Discography: That Sea, The Gambler (2007); Songs for October (2005); Rust Colored Stones (2003) Download "San Francisco" or stream the en ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008
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    October 8, 2007

    This Weekend: The Wheel, Gregory Alan Isakov, Porlolo and Bela Karoli @ hi-dive

    The Wheel, Gregory Alan Isakov, Porlolo and Bela Karoli Bela Karoli CD Release Party October 6, 2007 hi-dive Denver’s singer-songwriter scene currently enjoys more support and recognition than it has seen in many years, and Saturday night’s Bela Karoli CD release party was further proof. A sol ... More >>

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    September 17, 2007

    This Weekend: Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks, Saturday, September 15

    Monolith, Day Two September 15, 2007 Red Rocks Better than: Another boring workout on the Stairmaster with your iPod The first thing everyone has mentioned about Monolith so far is those infernal stairs. I, too, sweated and panted my way up the ramp into the park, then up that interminable stairc ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007

    Westword Music Showcase 2007

    Welcome to the thirteenth edition of the Westword Music Showcase! This year’s Showcase, set for Saturday, June 16, in the Golden Triangle, is bigger and better than ever (yes, I know we say that every year, but it happens to be true). For starters, the all-ages Outdoor Stage has moved two blocks t ... More >>

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    June 1, 2007

    Fox Theatre--05/31/07

    Gregory Alan Isakov CD-release show With Chris Pureka and Tiny Television Slide Show Check out the slide show or read this week's feature.

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    May 9, 2007

    Rock the Vote!

    Alright, so the wait is over. This year’s Showcase ballot has finally been revealed. As with every year, the event continues to evolve and improve (we like to think so, anyway). This year, you’ll notice that we’ve added five new categories, and there’s 57 acts making a first-time appearance ... More >>

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