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Leon Russell

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    The best shows in Denver this weekend

    SAT | ARTOPIA at SOCO CLUBS | 2/22/14 Artopia is always a blast, and this year's lineup includes a cornucopia of producers and bands handpicked from the local scene, including Shady Elders, Confluence, FaceMan, Colfax Speed Queen, the Outfit, the Royal, Pruitt, Mikey Thunder, Decadon, Lotus Drops, P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    The best jam-band shows in Denver in February

    FRI | JJ GREY & MOFRO at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 2/21/14 Blues lead man JJ Grey headlines an all-star night at the Fillmore, and it's sure to be a bluesy, rocking showdown. With a southern-tinged flavor that adds extra authenticity, JJ Grey commands attention with his big voice singing songs about ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    New Denver shows: Passion Pit, Umphrey's McGee and Tech N9ne on sale this weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Denver's ten best jukeboxes

    More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on-sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater are hosting the first annual Boulder Blues and Roots Summit. Bad Brains is coming to the Summit Music Hall in August and Blues Traveler is coming back to Red Rocks for its annual Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2011: Apathy and antics

    Getty Images​A bunch of old white dudes and Darlene Love got trophies yesterday at a fancy hotel in New York. We're referring, of course, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, an institution that exists to reaffirm our canonical certainties. This year's class: Love, Tom Waits, Alice Coo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Nicki Minaj, Elephant Revival, Mumford & Sons top sellers in the Mile High City this week

    ​For the fourth week in a row, Nederland's Elephant Revival claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with its latest effort, Break in the Clouds, while Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday knocked T.I. from the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 26. At Twist & Shout, meanwhile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    T.I., Elephant Revival, Ebbets Field comp and Belle & Sebastian top local sellers this week

    ​T.I. grabbed the top spot at Independent this week with his latest, No Mercy, featuring Kanye West, Drake and Eminem, among others. Nederland's Elephant Revival claimed the top spot for the second week in a row at Albums on the Hill. At Twist & Shout, meanwhile, the new Live From Ebbets Field ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Kid Cudi, Cee Lo, Belle & Sebastian top sellers at local stores

    ​Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, released last week on Universal Motown, debuted very strong, claiming the top slots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the week ending November 14. Cee Lo Green's Lady Killer, meanwhile, issued last week on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Brian Eno, Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, Deerhunter top sellers at local stores

    ​Small Craft on a Milk Sea, Brian Eno's Warp debut released last week, claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill and rounded out the top five at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 7. Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being, meanwhile, continues to hold down to the top spot at Independent R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Taylor Swift: True Lil Wayne Heir

    Young Moolah, Baby​Lil Wayne sold a million copies of Tha Carter III in one week back in June of 2008. It's a nearly impossible benchmark in an era of dwindling album sales. And the day Lil Wayne was released from prison, Taylor Swift matched his feat. Actually, she surpassed it. Tha Carter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Elton John & Leon Russell, Lil Wayne, Bob Dylan, Women top sellers at local stores

    ​Elton John and Leon Russell's The Union , released October 19 on Decca, took the top spot at Albums on the Hill and came in second at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 31. Lil Wayne's latest effort, I Am Not a Human Being, continues to stay on top at Independent Records, while Hed P.E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Kings of Leon, Deerhunter, Lil Wayne top sellers at local record stores

    ​While it isn't a huge surprise, Come Around Sundown, Kings of Leon's fifth studio album, released last week on RCA, claimed the top spots at both Albums on the Hill and Twist and Shout, and checked in at number two at Independent Records, behind Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being. Deerhunter' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Blonde Redhead, Deadmau5, Tech N9NE shows announced

    Josh RothsteinBlonde Redhead​Blonde Redhead, the New York trio who borrowed its moniker from a song by the '80s no wave group DNA, is set to release Penny Sparkle, its third album for 4AD, September 14 (the album's opening cut, "Here Sometimes," is available for streaming and download on the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase 2010: Backbeat scribes' travelogue

    ​ Here's our massive, multi-page report/travelogue of the Westword Music Showcase from (in order) Tom Murphy, Cory Casciato, A.H. Goldstein, Jef Otte, Jon Solomon and Brain Frederick. Let us know in the comments what you saw and loved, saw and hated, or missed and hated yourself for missing. ... More >>

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    April 21, 2008
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    May 25, 2006

    Leon Russell

    Wednesday, May 31, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    Bluesman Walking

    Consummate sideman Eddie Turner steps into the spotlight.

  • News

    June 23, 2005
  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    King Me

    Jason Hill thinks Louis XIV deserves to be rock royalty.

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Through a Glass, Darkly

    A special soused report

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    The Beatdown

    For Al Kraizer, the LoDo Music Festival is a labor of love in more ways than one.

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Closed Call

    Drag the River gets ready to open up its country heart.

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    The Latest Noels

    'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.

  • Music

    June 10, 1999

    A LaFave Rave

    Jimmy LaFave upholds American musical tradition one song at a time.

  • Music

    June 11, 1998

    Burning Bush

    Why Nineties hippies are discovering mandolinist Sam Bush.

  • Music

    May 7, 1998
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    October 23, 1997

    A Rainbow in Brown

    Blue is only one of the musical colors produced by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.

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    June 22, 1994
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