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 >>
Before Ozomatli rocked the Ogden on Saturday night, the genre-bending L.A.-based act stopped by the Spot at Urban Peak, which offers services to homeless and runaway youth in Denver, where it played a free one-hour acoustic show. Instead of just playing a couple songs and leaving, the band interacte ... More >>
Sheet metal mariachi rocks the Mar Lee neighborhood. Standing beneath the sun, moon and stars, the mariachi pictured above serenades great piles of stone in a southwest Denver yard. Separated by size and texture, the assorted rocks are wrapped in wire to form great sculptural pillars beneath ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsOzomatli on the Wolf Stage.When I interviewed him a few weeks ago in advance of his appearance here, Raul Pacheco, guitarist for Ozomatli, told me he wanted to invite audience members to bring instruments and join the band to jam onstage -- and while the band didn't entire ... More >>
Friday, April 16, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
(Editor's note: The author is a moron and forgot his camera. The above video is basically what happened in the Ogden lobby). Ozomatli with the Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang Saturday, November 14, 2009 The Ogden Better Than: Whatever you did, unless whatever you did featured a thousan ... More >>
A new series investigates sustainability and environmental issues.
Eric Syl GruniesenThe Epilogues tore up La Rumba. See more photos from La Rumba at westword.com/slideshow. Alan Baird Project, 12:00 p.m. It's never easy being the first band to play at an all-day event. Typically, bands that are booked to perform early in the day have to work a lot harder to get ... More >>
Lori Midson I don't want to make any sweeping predictions or jinx an address that hasn't been particularly kind to previous occupants -- most recently a java joint -- and the stretch of asphalt that makes up Leetsdale Drive hasn't exactly been a springboard for culinary greatness. Still, I'm going ... More >>
Mezcal, which helped pave the way for much of the redevelopment along this stretch when it opened at 3230 East Colfax Avenue five years ago, isn't sitting still. Back in October, the restaurant applied for a "cabaret" addition to its liquor license, so that it could have live music on the ... More >>
Friday, August 29, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
El Centro Su Teatro continues a Denver tradition.
Who: Debajo Del Agua In Their Words: "Formed in Denver, Colorado, Debajo is composed of musicians from Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico and the States. We fuse a vast diaspora of styles incorporating elements of hip hop, Andean music, salsa, samba, cumbia, reggae, and more. Our music is a reflectio ... More >>
"Look, Rhumba was never a restaurant that I was fully, culinarily happy with." That's Dave Query telling me this. Dave Query, owner of the now defunct Rhumba (above), of the very much funct Lola and Jax and West End Tavern and Zolo Grill. Dave Query, who I took to task years ago for what I saw as ... More >>
Saturday, August 19, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Ozomatli imagines one world under a groove.
Saturday, July 31, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Wasting away in Hookah-ville.
Orfeu Negro gives a new version of an old myth.
No tropical hot spot, Rhumba leaves you cold.
Sevilla spins more than salsa, but the Pavilions ain't down with that.
Olga and Federico Galindo have corralled the regional-Mexican concert market, the sounds of home.
Hip-hop takes a hit while the Boss (no, not him) gets back on stage.
Dance to the música at Tequila le Club.
Johnny Rodriguez y los Diamantes heads up the Chicano Music Festival.
Mariachi Vasquez is living the Mexican-American dream.
Ozomatli hopes its cross-cultural music spurs a revolution -- and makes you want to dance.
Cubanismo! makes music in high Fidelity.