John Zorn

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    The eleven best shows in Denver this weekend

    Red Rocks' season is in full swing, with Global Dub Festival tonight and country star Brantley Gilbert on Sunday. In between, you can catch Will Hoge at Grizzly Rose, Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Cervantes' and, of course, the dude who wrote "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes." He's playing the Boulder Theater ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    The 10 best concerts in Denver from March 17 to March 20

    The SXSW floodgates probably extend as far as Denver, and regardless this week brings an exceptionally strong crop of bands to town. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, subjects of a recent cover story in our sister paper in St. Louis, play the Gothic tonight. There are plenty more below.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The ten best jazz guitarists of all time

    In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the pianists and we'll soon be taking a look bassists and drummers, today we focus on the six-stringers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Marc Ribot on collaborating with David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and recording with Tom Waits

    Los Lobos singer and guitarist David Hildago clearly knows his away around Latin music, and so does guitarist Marc Ribot, who's played with a ton of folks over the years, from Tom Waits and Elvis Costello to John Zorn and the Lounge Lizards. When the two bring their Border Music duo to the L2 Arts a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 28-30

    Hell yeah! It's finally Friday! Welcome to the weekend! Feel like tossing back a few cold ones and seeing some live music? You've come to the right place. There's an overwhelming number of outstanding shows for you to check out this weekend. We've got all of them listed in our concert calendar if yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Hank 3 at Boulder Theater, 9/4/12

    HANK 3 @ BOULDER THEATER | 9/04/12 Hank 3 outlasted most of his audience last night at the Boulder Theater. Exceeding even the expectations he himself set, he played more than the three and a half hours he said he's playing on this tour. By the time he launched into the third and final set of the e ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012
  • Music

    May 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Live Review: Mustangs and Madras, Action Friend and the Inactivists at the Falcon

    The Inactivists absurdity is equaled only by its musicianship. (photos by Tom Murphy). Mustangs and Madras, Action Friend and the Inactivists Saturday, July 5, 2008 The Falcon Better Than: Most shows that have the nerve to call themselves “punk rock.” The Inactivists were already playing by th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008
  • Film

    August 16, 2007

    The Treatment

    This is an only-in-New York romantic comedy.

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Class Act

    Professor Fred Frith is as much pupil as teacher.

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Surgical Strike

    Mike Patton's Fantmas exits the O.R. with a visceral disc.

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Spaced Out

    Combining everything from hardcore to free jazz, New Ancient Astronauts have all the right stuff.

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    Thelonius Monkey

    Dave Cieri explores the creative space at Dulcinea's 100th Monkey.

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Swarm Reception

    Despised by hardcore elitists, the Locust finds a loving home on Epitaph Records.

  • News

    June 19, 2003
  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    Hat Trick

    The Tin Hat Trio defies description -- even by its own members.

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Morbid Angels

    When Cephalic Carnage went looking for success outside of Denver, it turned to the sewers of the death-metal underground.

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Nobody Does It Better

    Blending free jazz with film lore, Sex Mob reworks old James Bond soundtracks for a sound that's shaken and stirred.

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Ripple Effect

    Ken Burns's Jazz remains controversial. But its effect on album sales is difficult to dispute.

  • Culture

    March 29, 2001

    The Maestro

    After writing for more than 400 films, Ennio Morricone remains the man with one name

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    All's Dope on the Western Front

    The acid jazz of United Dope Front keeps 'em dancing in the trenches.

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Orchestral Maneuvers in the Works

    The Creative Music Works Orchestra brings jazz out of the closet.

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Hit Pick

    This week's local music pick: Jack Wright

  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    On the Mark

    Guitarist Mark Ribot stumbles upon the hottest trend in popular music.

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    In the Guralnick of Time

    A New Mexico jazz trio makes smart music -- but you'll probably like it anyway.

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Spread the Jam

    Medeski, Martin and Wood branch out beyond jazz.

  • Music

    December 10, 1998

    Getting Bolder

    The Boulder Creative Music Ensemble is still taking chances after all these years.

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    Killer Punk

    Convicted murderer Sammy Town sinks his teeth into Fang.

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    The ABCs of PKU

    Two of Denver's leading industrialists embrace the dark side of the force.

  • Music

    May 21, 1998

    The Shock of the New

    Neon Renaissance wants to change the way Denverites hear music.

  • Music

    December 12, 1996

    Christmas Seasoning

    Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.

  • Music

    November 14, 1996

    Mood Swingers

    The Czars make some of Denver's most beautiful noises.

  • Music

    May 23, 1996

    Whatsa Matto?

    Yuka Honda's Cibo Matto makes delectable treats for the postmodern ear.

  • Music

    March 14, 1996
  • Music

    October 25, 1995
  • Calendar

    August 9, 1995
  • Music

    October 5, 1994