PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | SUN & MON, 5/12-5/13
Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit rec ... More >>
SHABAZZ PALACES @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 5/6/13
In the first half of the '90s, Ishmael Butler went by the moniker "Butterfly" as part of the rap trio Digable Planets. After the outfit's 1995 split, the group performed one-off shows here and there, but since 2009, Butler has released music with Tendai ... More >>
FLOBOTS @ AGGIE THEATRE | FRI, 5/3/13
Half a decade after releasing the platinum single "Handlebars," which made rounds on radios across the country, the Flobots have grown significantly, both as a musical group and as a philanthropic force within the Denver community. Since parting ways with Univer ... More >>
One of the more exciting pianists in jazz today, Vijay Iyer has won a slew of awards over the past few years, including five different nods in the DownBeat International Critics' Poll. Awards notwithstanding, if you need proof of what amazing chops this Grammy-nominated composer-pianist has, look no ... More >>
While September was a stellar month for nationally known jazz talent coming through town, October has some equally compelling acts, including legendary bassists Ron Carter, forward-thinking trio the Bad Plus, acclaimed pianist Vijay Iyer and guitarist Lionel Loueke. Keep reading for a full rundown o ... More >>
If there's one thing that pop culture has taught us, it's that robots fight. From Terminator to Transformers, robots are duking it out everywhere. But maybe it doesn't have to be that way.
Maybe some robots just want to dance.
Colin Stranahan (due with Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato at Dazzle for the Westword Music Showcase tomorrow and on Sunday, June 24) isn't comfortable with labels. Since launching his professional career as a jazz musician at the age of seventeen, Stranahan has earned critical acclaim and professional kudo ... More >>
If you've been itching to learn how to record your music yourself or you just want to hone your skills a bit, here's your chance. Next month, as part of FoCoMX, music producer John Alagia (Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Ben Folds) will be hosting a free workshop for budding engineers. To attend ... More >>
Girl Talk is a phenomenon. Who knew this one time biomedical engineer would breathe fresh life into the mash-up movement? Although pioneers such as Z-Trip and Kraftwerk were blending samples long before Greg Gillis - who performs under the Girl Talk moniker -- stepped on the scene, for some r ... More >>
Robert Glasper's latest Blue Note effort, Double Booked, shows just how well the pianist straddles the jazz and hip-hop worlds. While he flexes his jazz chops within the confines of an acoustic trio setting during the first half of the disc, he delves into more forward thinking hip-hop territ ... More >>
January 22 and 23, the Motet will be reopening the newly refurbished Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom with a couple of shows highlighting the best moments from past Halloween shows.
In case you aren't familiar, the group's Halloween tradition is to "dress up" as some of their favorite bands ... More >>