Music Festivals

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    The twelve best music festivals in Colorado this fall

    July may be over and school may be just around the corner, but festival season in Colorado is nowhere near ready to come to a close. Here are twelve upcoming festivals that offer a taste of everything from blues to metal, local to international bands, mountains and microbrews to cities and skateboar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2014

    Riot Fest's new Denver location: Five places it could go

    While the folks behind Riot Fest were recently denied a temporary-use permit to hold the event at May Farms in Byers the third week in September, organizers will reportedly have a new venue announced in the coming days. Sure, it's a major pain in the ass for everyone involved to scramble to change l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    New music festival will bring Edward Sharpe, Talib Kweli and more to City Park

    A new music festival called Chive Fest is coming to Denver this August, and the lineup is no small affair. It features Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Cold War Kids, Talib Kweli and more. The full roster is below. The festival is a collaboration between photo website The Chive and C3 Presen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Five best jazz shows in Denver this April

    While last month was quite good for jazz fans with the likes of Lee Konitz and Chris Potter, April brings plenty of great shows featuring Bill Frisell, the Monterrey Jazz Festival on tour, with Potter and some other steller players, trumpeter Dave Douglas, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and Matt Skel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    You can't hate everything: How Treefort Music Fest changed my mind about music festivals

    Before I explain why last weekend's Treefort Music Fest was amazing, I have to say that I hate big/corporate/non-DIY music festivals. Most of those events are just a bloated excuse for bloggers, record-label people and other industry assholes like myself to get drunk in public for days on end, while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The five biggest sellouts at SXSW

    SXSW is not a music festival so much as it is an experiment in excess. If Coachella is a glass of water that keeps getting bigger until it more resembles a kiddie pool, then SXSW is a flood with a neglected cup somewhere in the middle. The natural result is rampant crowds and ever more rampant lame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    The Postal Service at Red Rocks on May 30, presale tickets on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m.

    Brace yourself, my aging hipster friend: If you haven't heard, your favorite band from nearly a decade ago is back together and playing shows again. While the Coachella date is the one that got everybody hyperventilating, the Postal Service's tour actually kicks off a few days earlier in Reno. After ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Dave Matthews Band due at Dick's Sporting Goods Park this summer at the end of August

    If you're fond of the Dave Matthews Band, you'll want to bust out your Sharpie and circle Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 on your calendar. That's when Mr. Matthews and company are slated to make their return to Colorado, or more specifically to Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Four reasons Lollapalooza needs EDM

    See Also: - Lollapalooza Sunday: The Hottest Day of All - Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about you By IAN TRAAS With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was especially apparent at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    25 ass-shaking GIFs from Lollapalooza 2012

    See Also: - Four reasons Lollapalooza needs EDM - Enjoy these dance-move GIFs from Global Dance Festival - Ten Coachella dance-move GIFs to make you feel good about yourself This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The heat, the monsoon-like storm on Saturday, and even t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza suspended, resumed after dangerous weather conditions

    BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    April 21, 2012

    Tim Booth of James on why Coachella Kicks (the old) Lollapalooza's ass

    Over the past 30 years, alternative Britpop rockers James have been one of the most underrated bands to come from Manchester. Having toured across the globe and played some of the biggest festivals in the world, frontman Tim Booth knows a thing or two about what makes a show great, which is why he l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    SnowMont Music Festival cancelled, even as SnowBall Music Festival a total success

    Last week, organizers of the upcoming SnowMont Music Festival, slated to take place on March 30 and through April 1 in Killington, Vermont, announced the cancellation of the event. This news was puzzling primarily because those same organizers are the ones responsible for Snowball Music Festival, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW coverage ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Andrew W.K. in Denver at Bluebird on 3/20

    Grab your party shoes, kids. Andrew W.K. is coming back to Denver. In honor of the ten year anniversary of I Get Wet (hands up if you can believe it's already been a decade since dude first hit the scene), Mr. Party Hard is bringing his party to the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, March 20. Brace yours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    The Chain Gang of 1974 takes on "Hold Me Now" by the Thompson Twins for Under the Radar

    ​Fresh off a stint at this year's Lollapalooza, The Chain Gang of 1974 is steadily gaining momentum and garnering tons of attention from every corner of the web. In addition to giving Wayward Fire, the act's latest effort, a seven out of ten rating and listing it amongst its 20 Must-Hear Artis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Vote now and help get local DJ Option4 to Lollapalooza

    Get this man to Lollapalooza!​Local DJ Option4 has made it to one of the top four finalist positions in this summer's Lolla Remix Throwdown, a nationwide contest that could place the producer in performing slot at this year's Lollapalooza on July 30. With just one day left snag a qualifying po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Lollapalooza lineup: The Chain Gang of 1974 and Tennis due at this year's fest in August

    ​Lollapalooza turns twenty years old this year. Can you believe it? We can't. Doesn't seem like it was two decades ago when Perry Farrell introduced America to his roving festival in 1991. The inaugural version, which made a stop at Fiddler's Green, featured Farrell's band Jane Addiction, alon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Mile High Music Festival not happening

    ​In case you've noticed that the Mile High Music Festival hasn't announced its lineup yet for this year and you've wondered why -- first of all, congratulations on being astute, but secondly, the lineup hasn't been revealed because, well, there is no lineup this year. There is no festival. Aft ... More >>

  • Music

    August 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival: Come for the music, stay for the attractions/ammenities

    ​All right, so if for some reason, you're crabby about the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival -- which, you know what, say what you will about DMB and Jack Johnson; love 'em or loathe 'em, you can't deny there's some serious gems on the undercard (um, hello, Weezer? Phoenix? My M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    The Monolith Festival really was ahead of its time, evidently

    As hopes continue to diminish for another installment of Monolith, we couldn't help but notice this post on the festival's facebook page, subsequent to the announcement this year's Lollapalooza lineup. Funny, we were thinking exactly the same thing, actually: Congratulations to all the MONOLITH ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    This Just In: Vans Warped Tour, Rihanna, Broken Bells shows announced

    Pennywise is one of the many bands at this year's Vans Warped Tour​While the Mile High Music Festival was announced yesterday, the Vans Warped Tour is also coming to town. Alkaline Trio, Andrew W.K., Bring Me the Horizon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Face ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival 2010 lineup to be announced on Monday morning

    With no Rothbury this year and the 1st Bank Center renovations behind them, looks like Chuck Morris and his AEG live crew have more time to devote their full attention towards the Mile High Music Festival. Given the noticeable improvements in terms of amenities from the inaugural fest in 2008 -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Pretty Lights slated to be featured on All Things Considered later this afternoon

    Aaron Thackeray​ The Pretty Lights onslaught continues. After a string of sold out dates here at home and a gig at SXSW this past weekend, Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker with Cory Eberhard, has attracted the attention of NPR. The broadcaster included the act ... More >>

  • Music

    July 16, 2009
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    July 14, 2009

    Steuben's high on Mile High Music Festival

    Last year, Steuben's served over 2,000 burgers and sandwiches at the Mile High Music Festival, and it's signed on again for this year's fest July 18-19-- partnering with the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation to raise money for young adults wanting to join the food-service and hosp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    WMC sendoff party Sunday

    While everyone here is busy regretting not being at SXSW, I'm busy looking forward to regretting not being at the other giant music-industry party that kicks off next week. That'd be the Winter Music Conference in Miami for all you non-dance music loving freaks out there. If, like me, you're just as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Dave Matthews Band releasing set from Mile High Music Festival

    Photo: Brian Landis Folkins Dave Matthews Band will reportedly be issuing Live at Mile High Music Festival, an album featuring recordings captured at the second night of AEG's inaugural music festival, which took place this past July at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. The disc from t ... More >>

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    March 8, 2007
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    March 16, 2006

    Goin' South

    Denver bands make tracks to Austin.

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    The Beatdown

    The mountains win again at the South Park Music Fest.

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Sometimes it pays to be a D.O.R.K.

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2004

    Reading, Writing, Rock

    Authors bring Bookapalooza to town

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Warren Haynes

    Live at Bonnaroo (ATO Records)

  • Summer Guide

    June 12, 2003

    Festival Fun

    The hills are alive with the sound of music. Ever wonder why?

  • Music

    August 29, 2002


    The scariest thing about Ozzfest isnít the music. Itís the price bands have to pay just to play in it.

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    June 20, 2002

    Critic's Choice

    Warped Tour

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    March 25, 1999
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    August 14, 1997
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    July 10, 1997

    Older and Wiser

    The members of Pennywise carry on in the wake of tragedy.

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