Leslie Simon

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Phish's "It's So Stuffy in Here" and guide to on-stage hand signals

    Denver blog posts speak in mysterious ways. On our Backbeat blog, Leslie Simon provides an unusual guide to Phish's on-stage hand signals. The Colorado Independent's Sandra Fish on the handful of contentious House races, which are expected to be brutal and expensive. Denver Frank offers video adv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    JJ Grey & Mofro at the Fillmore, 2/21/14

    JJ GREY & MOFRO at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 2/21/14 This show at the Fillmore offered a full night of funk in various forms, from the cowfunk stomp of Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers to the slick and polished Motown meets Shel Silverstein funk of Keller Williams, culminating with JJ Grey and Mofro's down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Wake Up and Live at Cervantes' Other Side, with Quick and Easy Boys and Rastasaurus, 2/6/14

    WAKE UP AND LIVE at CERVANTES' OTHER SIDE | 2/6/14 Despite the negative temperature, people flocked to Cervantes' Other Side last night to celebrate Bob Marley's birthday with local tribute band Wake Up and Live and to welcome Portland's Quick and Easy Boys to Denver. While it didn't exactly feel li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Was something Phishy going on at the Ogden Theatre?

    Denver blog posts do it all night long. At our Backbeat blog, Leslie Simon critiques night two of Phish lead singer Trey Anastasio's other band at the Ogden Theatre. Plenty of photos included, too. Coyote Gulch on climate change planning -- and uncertainty. Denver PR Blog's latest great moment in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Marijuana: Puff, Pass and Paint offers a 420-friendly art experience

    Like most artists, Denver painter Heidi Keyes, seen here, was looking to expand her artistic endeavors. Then, a friend told her to create a Colorado-style version of the popular Sip and Paint/Canvass and Cocktails events already happening: "Why not some kind of 420-friendly painting class?" And w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Review: Black Joe Lewis at Bluebird

    BLACK JOE LEWIS at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 11/25/13 Last night's Black Joe Lewis show at Bluebird showed that the garage heavy sound all over the band's latest release, Electric Slave, sounds incredible live and has really rejuvenated old hits. Now that the group has dropped "and the Honeybears" from its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Shakey Graves on dressing like a cartoon character and packing a suitcase drum

    Shakey Graves (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is a one man force to be reckoned with. Armed with a vintage guitar, attention grabbing musical stylistics and a drum made out of a suitcase, this one man band grabs audiences like no other; you can hear a pin drop at his shows. In advance of his shows next week ... More >>

  • Music

    March 21, 1996

    What Simon Said

    Can't the members of Denver's Simon Sez all just get along?