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 >>
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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 >>