It's a good weekend here in Denver, with hip-hop deity KRS-One playing Cervantes' and the criminally under-appreciated Ralph Gean playing Mutiny Information Cafe tonight. Elsewhere, the Gypsy Jane Cannabis Carnival brings E-40 and others to the Merchandise Mart. The rest of our picks are below.
Guitarist wiz Nels Cline says he used to envy people who could stick to one genre, like musicians who'd say, "All I do is play swing, or all I do is play bluegrass, or all I do is play prepared guitar." But for Cline, due tonight at Dazzle, focusing on one style has never really been his bag. His fa ... More >>
JOHN SCOFIELD'S UBERJAM BAND @ BOULDER THEATER | THU, 8/1/13 John Scofield's never been one to settle in any particular musical style. Deft in a number of different styles, he always seems to find ways to reinvent himself. With 1998's A Go Go, guitarist John Scofield tapped into a whole new audience ... More >>
AMERICANARAMA @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | WEDS, 7/31/13 Sometimes when genre-specific festivals are put together, the bill gets padded with -- to put it charitably -- lesser-known artists. Fortunately, that's not the case with Americanarama, which features Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingha ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, y'all. Breathe easy. You made it. Good Friday to you. And, oh, what a good Friday it is. Another stacked weekend of music awaits you. Just like the Broncos win streak continues, so does the steady stream of solid shows, whether you're hankering for some old-school punk or old ... More >>
There's another great month of jazz on tap for December. Legendary trumpeter Tom Harrell kicks off a three-night stint Dazzle this evening, while John Scofield teams up with Medeski, Martin & Wood for two shows in the area later this week. Then later in the month, Denver native Brad Leali performs w ... More >>
Good morning, y'all! And oh what a joyously good morning it is, eh? Is it just us, or is the sun shining a little brighter today? With the Broncos clinching the AFC West division yesterday here at home on an unseasonably agreeable day at Invesco, well, it just feels like one of those green-lights-al ... More >>
Last night, I got a call from Susan Sarandon. No, she didn't want to talk to me about her Academy Award for Dead Man Walking or the eleven pending projects listed on her IMDB page or whether Justin Timberlake is a motherlover in real life. No, she wanted to tout Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana ... More >>
It's been a few years since Linkin Park toured the States, but the band, which recently finished a European tour, is gearing up for a North American jaunt that kicks off in January and wraps up at the Pepsi Center on Saturday, February 26. The band's set list is slated to include its biggest ... More >>
As part of her first North American headlining tour, Ke$ha stops at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 19. Cannibal, the companion album to her debut, Animal, drops next week and will be available individually and bundled with Animal as a special repackage dubbed Animal Cannibal. ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Thirty Seconds to Mars sold out the Ogden Theatre last December, so it's not too surprising that when Jared Leto and company return to the area on Friday, May 7, they'll will be headlining the roomier Fillmore, with Mutemath and Neon Trees opening the show. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Februa ... More >>
As if we didn't already have enough reason to find our way to Tennesee to catch the Flaming Lips playing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, we now have even more incentive -- namely, Chromeo with Daryl Hall and Stevie Wonder!
Eminem Relapse (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) The haters have been laying for this one, and there's no denying that Eminem has provided them with plenty of ammunition. Devoting an entire album to his drug problems and rehab struggles invites accusations of solipsism (yeah, yeah, it's a hip-hop trad ... More >>
Wednesday, April 29, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews. This week, Nick Hutchinson weighs in on two recent national releases from Shemika Copeland and Seth Walker after the jump.
How did this act develop its unusal sound? By accident.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Friday, August 4, and Saturday, August 5, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2264.
A Medeski, Martin & Wood member branches out.
Awesome live bands sometimes make magic in the studio, too.
Ropeadope blends musical styles while hitting the road.
Friday, October 29, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
End of the World Party (Just in Case) (Blue Note)
For Al Kraizer, the LoDo Music Festival is a labor of love — in more ways than one.
The LoDo Music Fest rocks on.
The Tin Hat Trio defies description -- even by its own members.
Dap-Dippin' With... (Daptone)
Optometry (Thirsty Ear)
Set to debut in Boulder, Billy Martin's Turntable Sessions will turn you on your ear.
John Scofield, with the Derek Trucks Band
DJ Logic experiments with hip-hop, rock and all that jazz.
July 15 - 21, 1999
April 29 - May 5, 1999
Medeski, Martin and Wood branch out beyond jazz.
September 17 - 23, 1998
May 28 - June 3, 1998