When guitarists Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O'Meara bought a $100 guitar, they came up with the idea for their $100 Guitar Project: They hit up a dozens of their guitar-playing friends and asked them to write and record a short piece of a song. They each had a week to come up with their part, and then ... More >>
Jon SolomonWilco's Jeff Tweedy last night at the Fillmore Auditorium.
WILCO @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 1/19/12
"I'd like to thank the Fillmore for having us back," Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy told a capacity crowd last night. "It's a pretty sweet joint you got here. It's a good rock and roll joint wit ... More >>
Matt SkellengerSince Alex Lemski started the Creative Music Works in 1989 with the "vision of uncompromising freedom of expression for musicians," the organization has brought in a number of pivotal artists in the jazz and avant-garde realms such as David S. Ware, Joseph Jarman and Andrew Cyr ... 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 >>
09.03.10 | Jazz Aspen Snowmass
"Don't even think about yelling, 'Freebird," Wilco's frontman Jeff Tweedy replied to the guy in the crowd who screamed out the Lynyrd Skynyrd tune early in Wilco's ambitious two-hour set at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass labor day festival. "You can ... More >>
Just a year after taking over the Oriental Theater, the owners of 3 Kings Tavern have thrown in the towel and put the historic, 700-person venue at 4335 West 44th Avenue up for sale. Jim Norris, one of those owners -- and now also part-owner of the new opened Rockaway Tavern -- says they trie ... More >>
Autumn de WildeWhen we spoke with Wilco guitarist Nels Cline a few weeks ago for a profile that previewed his gig at Dazzle, we mainly talked about the Nels Cline Singers' latest effort, Initiate. But right before concluding our chat, we asked Cline about Wilco working on new material. He tol ... More >>
As this summer's Red Rocks schedule begins to fill in, a few more were added this week, including Rush, who will be performing its epic 1981 album Moving Pictures in its entirety for the first time ever on the Time Machine Tour, which kicks off in June. The band, who is currently working on i ... More >>
A while back, Paul Riola gave up his post as program director and treasurer at Creative Music Works to focus on making music with his Bottesini Project. With as passionate as Riola clearly was about the organization during his time there, the decision must've been made with much consideration. Be ... More >>
Jon SolomonThe Bottesini Project Friday, October 16, 2009Notably Fine AudioBetter than: Any other local collective improvisation group. One of the great things about Bottesini Project shows is the uniqueness of each performance. Since the shows are based completely based on collective impr ... More >>
On Naima's Grass Pajamas, Paul Riola's Bottesini Project has assembled something of a dream lineup, including guitar legend Nels Cline of Wilco, bassist Keenan Wayne, CacheFlowe, Janet Feder and Glenn Taylor. The musicians recorded a day's worth of improvisations, then Riola and Colin Bricker ... More >>
Wilco and Okkervil River
Friday, July 3, 2008
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Better than: Wilco's show at the Pikes Peak Center last year.
Just as Wilco took the stage, the theme from the Price is
Right played and two people cloaked in a
camel suit pranced across the stage. Sure, it might have been a ... More >>
Mike Watt is most certainly a man whose thoughts cannot be expressed in a mere 500 or so words. Needless to say, this week's Rough Mixes entry only highlighted excerpts of our recent conversation with punk's elder statesman. While on tour supporting his newest punk rock opera "Hyphenated Man"
and in ... More >>