FRI | NATHANIEL RATELIFF at GOTHIC THEATRE | 11/29/13 From his recent stint making music backed by the Night Sweats, to the incredibly moving songs he's crafted on his own, to his cinematic work with Born in the Flood, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble -- his reputation ... More >>
Update, 9/25/13: Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd has been added to the lineup for this Friday's flood relief benefit at Swallow Hill. Complete information listed below. Although the heavy rains that soaked the Front Range have stopped and the floodwaters have begun to recede, as with any natural di ... More >>
Passion Pit, still touring on the strength of last year's Gossamer, is making its way back to the the 1STBANK Center on Tuesday, October 15 for a show with the Joy Formidable. General admission tickets ($29.75-$36.50) go on sale this Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. Keep reading for more on the shows g ... More >>
KBPI's first annual Locura Festival is slated to hit Fiddler's Green on Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2. Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction, and Volbeat are set to headline a bill that also includes HIM, Halestorm, All That Remains, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive an ... More >>
5. IMPROVISED ROOTS #4 @ DAZZLE | FRI & SAT, 3/15-3/16 While Greg Garrison plays bass for local bluegrass act Leftover Salmon, he also knows his way around jazz changes. With his Improvised Roots series, he brings the two worlds together with roots music. The previous two shows in his Improvised Roo ... More >>
We've got another great month of jazz on tap for January with a number of great shows, including saxophonist Joe Lovano and pianist Freddy Cole (Nat "King" Cole's brother), who will be at Dazzle for two-nights, as well as dates from the Uri Caine Trio, the Latin Jazz All Stars and Greg Garrison, who ... More >>
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 >>
Like fans of pretty much every other genre in this town, the jazz connoisseurs here are spoiled with a steady stream of great shows. In the past few months, we've been treated to shows from the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Ron Carter, the Bad Plus, the Vijay Iyer Trio, Keith Oxman and David Torn, am ... More >>
Denver's summer concert season is proving to be every bit as hot as anticipated, and the fall is shaping up to be just as heated with new dates from Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and E-40, who are due back in town at the end of August, followed by Rascal Flatts in September, Dinosaur Jr. in October and Morri ... More >>
A fresh batch of new shows announced this week, including Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller at Red Rocks, the Head and the Heart and Blitzen Trapper at the Boulder Theater, Kimbra at the Ogden Theatre, Shinedown and Godsmack at Comfort Dental and Steve Vai at the Ogden. Page down for a full rundown plus lo ... More >>
Alison Krauss & Union StationGoing strong for nearly four decades, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival just announced that Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, John Prine, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Leftover Salmon, Bela Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio, Punch Brothers, P ... More >>
GREAT AMERICAN TAXI The Shwillbillies • Oakhurst 04.15.11 | Cervantes' The crowd last night at Cervantes brought their dancing shoes for a bluegrass breakdown. The Shwillbilles were up first, and the quartet came out fast and furious building the energy up for the intimate crowd with in ... More >>
Jim J NarcySnake Rattle Rattle Snake, profiled in June 2010Whatever the measure of success -- whether its defined by artists making music on their own or having someone else doing their bidding -- a music scene is only as interesting as, well, the music being made there, of course, and the pe ... More >>
Mmmmm, beer It's BrewGrass time on Old South Pearl Street, the kick-ass bluegrass block party that combines energetic guitar picking with dirty dancing, feasting and imbibing. The annual celebration, which rocks the 1200 block of Pearl, kicks off at noon tomorrow with suds from 15 breweries ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and i ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus stops at a serious block party.
Update: Full schedule for all three days posted after the jump.Original Post (07/08/09): All right, just when you think we've reached critical mass in terms of summer music festivals comes word of yet another brand new one. This one's totally worth checking out if you're a dyed-in-the-wool, unapolog ... More >>
As noted by an attentive blog reader earlier today in the comments section of our original post, Leftover Salmon singer/keyboardist Bill McKay, who was arrested late last month on accusations that he drugged and assaulted a female acquaintance on New Year's Eve after a gig his band played in Edward ... More >>
From Leftover Salmon's Bill McKay being arrested to Swayback adding Adam Tymn from Vaux to its line-up to Frontside Five and 29th St. Disciples landing record deals, there was tons happening this week. The biggest and perhaps most stunning item of the week, however, has to be news of the unfortunate ... More >>
Yo, Flaco! says goodbye to Denver.
Friday, June 2, Quixote's True Blue, 1-866-455-2263.
McCloskey Brothers Band
The dance scene comes together to help Miss Audry and Vitamin D return to the floor.
Where it's at on New Year's Eve.
The Beta Band demonstrates better living through sonic chemistry.
The Theory of Everything
From the week of August 24
Why Nineties hippies are discovering mandolinist Sam Bush.
Local experts offer reasons why so many of Denver's biggest bands are vanishing.