It was evident early on that New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton had tremendous trumpet chops. After a stint with legendary drummer Elvin Jones, Payton inked a deal with Verve at the age of twenty and went on to release seven discs for the imprint, as well as a number of albums on other labels. S ... More >>
Before John Sinclair founded the White Panthers, managed the MC5 and did time for giving an undercover cop two joints as a Christmas present, he read Jack Kerouac's On the Road as a junior in high school -- and he says his life started. Sinclair will be at the Mercury Cafe on Friday, February 7 as ... More >>
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 >>
Update:Ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a week after allegedly killing three , including former Denver resident Keith Lawrence; see previous coverage below. Now, the crisis appears at an end, with charred remains found in a gutted California cabi ... More >>
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana -Medical, Recreational and Scientific
Just as music collections say a lot about people, a jukebox can do the same for a bar; it often reflect the place's personality. A lot of times, variety is key to a well-stocked jukebox, and 3 Kings Tavern, this year's winner in the Best of Denver, had that with balls, to boot. Here's a look at the ... More >>
Photo by Britt ChesterThe second night of Sonic Blossom opened with a lecture from Jamie Janover on tetrahedrons, crop circles, and basic unified field theory discussion. Kraddy headlined the Ballroom while locals Project Aspect, Samples, and Eminence Ensemble closed down the Otherside. Click throug ... More >>
PRETTY LIGHTS at RED ROCKS | 8/13/11The second sold out night of the Pretty Lights Music showcase was the perfect way to end a hometown run for Derek Vincent Smith, who plays music under the Pretty Lights moniker. With some help from Big K.R.I.T., Michael Menert, Gramatik and Skream, Smith d ... More >>
Editor's Note: Treme writer/producer David Mills died of a brain aneurysm Tuesday in New Orleans. He'd written extensively about theTreme process and his burgeoning love for New Orleans music on his blog, undercoverblackman.blogspot.com. His Times-Picayune obit is here. By Larry Blumenfeld ... More >>
From Sonny Stitt to Jack McDuff, this saxman has played with some of jazz's finest.
Day One Day Two January 11, 2008 By David Amram San Francisco | In the summer of 1948, at the same time that Jack Kerouac was wandering America, I hitchhiked across the country, from Washington D.C. to San Jose, California to visit my girlfriend. On my weekends off from my job as a carpenter's he ... More >>
Be there or be square!
God, what have you done?
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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band breathes life into death.
A special soused report
Heaven Help Us could use some help.
Coors loves the young male demographic -- and twins!
Shadow Theatre shines a light on this wrenching retelling of Billie Holiday's downfall.
Michael Moore's gun-culture study uncovers fear itself.
A look at screen gems from the Denver Jazz on Film Festival.
Thanks to an exhaustive deal with K-tel, the music of Chris Daniels and the Kings shall be released.
Arizona's Les Payne Product feels the burn.
The Creative Music Works Orchestra brings jazz out of the closet.
My Jelly Lord: Standard Time Vol. Six
With her own cosmopolitan pedagogy, Amy Denio goes the spoot route.
Plumbing the depths of Ron Bucknam's solo subversion.
The Boulder Creative Music Ensemble is still taking chances after all these years.
The King of juju makes party music with a message.
Denver's Boa and the Constrictors squeeze new life out of jump blues.
Ray Condo and His Richochets aren't Americans, but they love American music.
From body bags to gang shootings, artist Bill Potts has seen the horror--and held on to the dream.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.
1 night, 5 bucks, 7 venues, 39 bands Sunday, September 22 6 P.M.-1A.M. in LoDo
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THERE'S PLENTY OF FIRE IN THE FLAMING LIPS.