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    August 22, 2014

    The Eleven Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

    It's a weekend of superlatives in Denver: The biggest reunion of the year (OutKast), the biggest drum set on the planet (Terry Bozzio), the king of Tex-Mex Guitar (Joe King Carrasco)...All great shows. There are more, including the annual Reggae on the Rocks and NedFest for the people who miss the o ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    TUES | WU YEAR'S EVE at CERVANTES | 12/31/13 More than just creating a free-associative style that would be emulated ceaselessly throughout the '90s and to this very day, the Wu-Tang Clan engineered an aesthetic and model for profitability with only a spiritual guide, the GZA, a mastermind producer, ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    The best jam-band shows in December

    SAT-TUES | STRING CHEESE INCIDENT at 1STBANK | 12/28-12/31 String Cheese Incident will be presenting its 20th Anniversary Celebration at 1STBANK Center with various openers for their NYE run. The group has Bootsy Collins joining forces on Saturday, December 28, and confetti rockers Flaming Lips on t ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Greg Garrison's new residency at the Armoury

    Former Punch Brothers and current Leftover Salmon bassist Greg Garrison is starting a new residency at the Armoury on 20th and Larimer next month that sounds pretty cool. Billed as Greg Garrison Trio 1, "You Pick 'Em," the night will feature Garrison and his bandmates, guitarist Dave Devine and dru ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    New Denver shows: Bruno Mars, Foals, Purity Ring, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers

    There are a number of excellent shows to let you know about this week, including Bruno Mars, Foals, Purity Ring, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers, all of which go on sale this week, plus dates from Leftover Salmon, Spiritualized, Bob Mould, Boris, the Rocket Summer and Peelander Z, which are on sal ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Yonder Mountain String Band's Jeff Austin and Dave Johnston on being inspired by Colorado

    If any band typifies the Colorado approach to contemporary bluegrass, it's Yonder Mountain String Band. The quartet built up its chops playing in venues in Boulder, Nederland and beyond in the late 1990s, and its fusion of traditional instrumentation and progressive musical structures resonated with ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Todd Snider on how he thinks of acoustic guitars and mandolins when he thinks of Colorado

    It's not that tough to get Todd Snider to tell a story. The folksinger/guitarist is all about the power of a good narrative, and it's no wonder considering his influences. Even before issuing his 1994 debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet, Snider followed the path of legendary folkies like Ramblin ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Ten best concerts in Colorado this weekend, Friday, August 24, through Sunday, August 26

    Welcome to the weekend! If you haven't made plans yet, there's an unreal number of shows, from five different festivals to several CD release shows to old school hip-hop. Of course, we have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and bre ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    Infamous Stringdusters at the Fox, 3/18/11

    Jamie VanBuhlerGreensky Bluegrass has built a loyal Colorado following​ INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS With Greensky Bluegrass 03.18.11 | Fox Theatre Greensky Bluegrass and the Infamous Stringdusters concluded their two-night Colorado run last night at the Fox. Greensky kicked things off with a nine ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Tonight: Jeff Austin & Friends

    ​Jeff Austin is an integral part of the worldwide jam and contemporary bluegrass community -- the staple mandolin player is a founding member of Yonder Mountain String Band, and over the years, he has played with the likes of Keller Williams and members of String Cheese Incident and North Miss ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Jeff Beck, Katy Perry, Snow Ball Music Festival shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​Les Paul has been a long-time inspiration for Jeff Beck, and last summer, Beck paid tribute to the legendary guitarist on what would have been Paul's 95th birthday. Beck's two performances at New York's Iridium Jazz Club, where Paul performed for fourteen years until his death of August 200 ... More >>

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    October 10, 2010

    Fourmile Benefit with Phish guest appearances, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain, Leftover Salmon

    Jason NickelTrey Anastasio and Mike Gordon from Phish performing last night.​The Fourmile Canyon Revival Benefit started its quick life as a small, Thursday night production at the Boulder Theater and wound up being one of the biggest nights of Colorado music in years -- raising more than $300 ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band on tomorrow night's Fourmile Canyon Benefit

    ​This Saturday night at 1STBANK Center, four of Colorado's biggest bands -- Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and the String Cheese Incident -- take the stage, along with members of Phish, to raise money for victims of the Fourmile Canyon fire last mo ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Phish makes triumphant return to Telluride

    Boyd Fletcher​ PHISH August 9-10, 2010 | Telluride Town Park Looking out over a crowd of roughly 10,000 people on the ball fields of Telluride's town park after tearing through a cover of Traffic's "Light up or Leave Me Alone," Phish's Trey Anastasio summed up the surroundings succinctly: "I ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    This Just In: Phish, Yonder Mountain String Band, Green Day shows announced

    ​Phish, which kicks off its summer tour in June, is slated to play back-to-back dates at Telluride Town Park on Monday and Tuesday, August 9 and 10. An online ticket request period is currently underway and ends March 26. After that, tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Ap ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    This Just In: Black Eyed Peas, Ray Davies, Twiztid shows announced

    ​Quite a few shows announced this week that will be going on sale this weekend: The Black Eyed Peas, who just added another trio of Grammys to the three they already have, bring their E.N.D. World Tour to the Pepsi Center on Saturday, March 27. Ludacris and LMFAO open the show. Tickets for the tou ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    This Just In 1/15/09-1/21/09

    Les Claypool visits the Fillmore March 14 as part of the Oddity Faire Tour with the Yard Dogs Road Show, Saul Williams and Secret Chiefs 3.  After a slow holiday season of show announcements, things are starting to pick back up with a lot of spring concerts announced this week. But unfortunatel ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    This Just In 1/8/09-1/14/09

    The Kottonmouth Kings visit the Fillmore on April 3.In addition to a bunch of Bluebird and Fox shows announced this week, Live Nation revealed that the Fillmore will host the Bring Tha Noise tour on April 3, with the Kottonmouth Kings, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, La Coka Nostra, Big B and Short Dawg. Here' ... More >>

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    December 9, 2008

    This Just In 12/11-12/17/08

    The Pretenders visit the Paramount Theater Feb. 24.  The Paramount Theatre announced some stellar shows this week, including the Pretenders show on February 24 and jazz heavyweights Chick Corea and John McLaughlin teaming up with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Vinny Colaiuta on March 25. ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Yonder Mountain String Band

    Friday, August 1, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030, SOLD OUT; Saturday, August 2, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.

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    October 17, 2002

    Yonder Mountain String Band

    Mountain Tracks: Volume 2 (Frog Pad)

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    September 12, 2002

    Hit Pick

    Yonder Mountain String Band

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    September 27, 2001

    The Grass Is Greener

    While stretching the boundaries of old-timey bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band has reached a peak.