The members of Steele and Colfax are indebted to one of Denver's most unique stretches of road. Indeed, it only takes looking at the title of the quartet to get a sense of their local roots. The place where the band played their first rehearsals is right there in the name. The band started fusing vi ... More >>
Colorado's musical legacy is about to find some permanence. Officials from the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and the Denver-based Blue Goose design firm have unveiled final plans for the permanent exhibition space set to open at Red Rocks Amphitheater later this year. Based at the current Trading Post ... More >>
It's not so tough to spot the link between the Arvada Center's 2014 recently announced concert series and Swallow Hill Music, who partnered with them to construct the lineup. The series owes a lot to the music school's deep roots in folk music -- performances by Don McLean and Judy Collins are testa ... More >>
If you asked the average person to name something Denver and Seattle have in common, other than their football teams facing off in this year's Super Bowl, he'd likely answer, "Legal pot." But for whatever reason, neither VISIT DENVER nor Visit Seattle are currently using this fact to pitch their res ... More >>
Don't accuse the folks at Visit Denver, the city's main tourism agency, of getting a slow start during this still new year. In fact, they've already come up with a list of ten great reasons to stop by the city in 2014, including a major sporting championship, a new feature at Coors Field and an inte ... More >>
Travel back in time tonight when Colorado Public Television -- that's Channel 12 to most of you in Denver -- hosts its annual Time Machine marathon. For the past dozen years, Channel 12's Larry Padgett and Dominick Dezzutti have produced a special edition of Colorado Inside Out, the weekly public- ... More >>
Next summer, The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is moving to Red Rocks. All of the exhibits from the inductees, which have been on display at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield since the hall's inception in April 2011, will be moved into a new home at the Trading Post in time for next year's summer conce ... More >>
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is preparing for its next round of inductions on Friday, November 8, at the Paramount Theatre. Before Judy Collins, Bob Lind, the Serendipity Singers and Chris Daniels become the next set of Colorado artists to be honored, an hour-long special is slated to air on Rock ... More >>
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 >>
After an appearance last summer at the Paramount Theatre, Fiona Apple is making her way back to Denver for a show at Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday, October 11, with Blake Bills. Tickets ($49.50-$69.50) go on sale this Friday, August 2, at 10 a.m. No word on when tickets go on sale to the general ... More >>
For the past eleven years, Colorado Inside Out, the weekly public affairs roundtable on Colorado Public Television, has taken an annual trip in the Colorado Time Machine. The show's reported on current events of 1912 (last year's show, when I played Margaret "Molly" Brown or 1951 (the 2011 episode, ... More >>
Rusko is making his way back to the Mile High City on the Lift Me Up Tour, which is slated to make a stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, November 27, with Roni Size and Dynamite MC. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on ... More >>
Did you know Bob Dylan once spent a summer in Denver as a then-unknown teenager with a fake accent, sleeping on a floors and gigging at the Satire Lounge? He was nineteen at the time. It was just a year after the young Robert Zimmerman adopted his iconic stage moniker and around the time he'd discov ... More >>
The list of Colorado celebrities is short. John Elway. Don Cheadle. Jessica Biel. John Elway. Amy Adams. Judy Collins. John Elway. Tim Tebow didn't last a season as a Broncos starter; John Denver has been dead more than a decade, even if he keeps getting added to local halls of fame. And then there' ... More >>
Update (2/24/12): Barry Fey video montage added below. All is right with the universe this morning. We have a pair of Grammy winners in our midst, and as it should be, Harry Tuft and Barry Fey are now officially part of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. While we didn't stick around until the very en ... More >>
Harry Tuft, slated to be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame this Sunday, February 12, opened the Denver Folklore Center in 1962 and started promoting concerts a few years later, bringing in Joan Baez to Denver for the first time in 1964 and later bringing her to Red Rocks. In the early ... More >>
Our post about a Denver Police Department press conference apology for giving special treatment to Representative Laura Bradford following a traffic stop featured a DPD spokesman describing the act as symbolic of new police chief Robert White's commitment to transparency. One reader hopes it's true ... More >>
If you've been around Denver a while, you might know that septuagenarian songstress Judy Collins grew up here and attended East High. The daughter of blind bandleader Charles Collins, Judy's first official performance as a singer was at the age of 17 seventeen, when she won the local Kiwanis Club's ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: Brad Paisley's at the Pepsi Center in January, Salt-n-Pepa's at the Gothic in December and Donavon Frankenreiter comes to town in March. Air Dubai, In the Whale, Jen Korte and Saints got spins on local radio. And new and recent re ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, TV on the Radio is slated to perform two nights at the Ogden in September, Furthur is making its way back to Colorado for three nights at Red Rocks and blink-182 and My Chemical Romance headline KTCL's Big Gig in September. On lo ... More >>
Jim Narcy JOHN DENVER'S ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH Olivia Newton-John, Michael Martin Murphey and more 04.21.11 | 1STBANK Center John Denver fans -- and let's be clear, that accounted for pretty much everyone in the building, save for perhaps the odd service employee -- got their money's worth las ... More >>
A Flickr photoDon't pretend like you didn't know this week marks the start of the Denver Beer Fest. We'll be covering it extensively, so check back for updates on what hoppy happenings are taking place. But, believe it or not, that's not all that's going on this week in culinary events. Keep ... More >>
This band had a leg up on everyone else for top song of the decade.Radiohead? Arcade Fire? Interpol? The Strokes? The White Stripes? Animal Collective? Yeah, we've heard of 'em. For us, though, there was a much more intriguing, compelling batch of bands that weren't -- for the most part, anyw ... More >>
Neko Case (pictured) and Judy Collins headline Swallow Hill's RootsFestThis just in: Judy Collins and Neko Case will be headlining Swallow Hill's fourth annual RootsFest on Saturday, March 6 at Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Local favorites Paper Bird and Trace Bundy are also slated to perform at th ... More >>
Here's this week's playlists from the area's local-centric speciality shows. This week, we've added the Colorado Wave in addition to the others we're already tracking: Radio 1190's long running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only and the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is rebroadcast al ... More >>
The January Esquire features profiles of fifty prominent Americans, one pegged to each state, talking about "What I've Learned." And who did the mag pick to represent celebrity-starved Colorado? An elder statesman like Gary Hart? (BTW, he's my dark-horse candidate to return to the U.S. Senate.) ... More >>
Wed alert! Colorado's two-time Democratic presidential candidate once stood up for John McCain.
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Fast reviews of recent releases
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Puttin' on the Dog
The Folk Years: A Singers and Songwriters Collection (Time Life Music)
Bring me men! Okay, and some women, too.
The Annual Show 'n' Shine Biker Rally & Charity Poker Run
Former Byrd Roger McGuinn wants to keep folk aloft.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.
OUR LIST OF THE MOST OVERPLAYED CLASSIC-ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME.