This year's installment of the Vans Warped Tour, which features Saves the Day, Mayday Parade, For Today, I the Mighty, the Ghost Inside, Teenage Bottlerocket, is slated to drop by Denver on Sunday, June 15. Tickets range from $28.50-$48.95 and are on sale now. Keep reading to see what other shows ar ... More >>
With new bassist Kim Shattuck in tow, the Pixies are slated to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, February 13, with Best Coast. Tickets ($49.50/$55) go on sale this Friday, October 11, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on lo ... More >>
It's less than a week now until Christmas. Did you get all your shopping done yet? Ah, don't beat yourself up. Neither have we. If you're like us, you've probably got some people on our list who are just impossible to buy for, yes? If so, here's an idea, one that won't require you to brave the masse ... More >>
Did you totally blow it? Did you dawdle and miss your chance to pick up tickets to Justin Bieber's now sold-out concert at the Pepsi Center next month? Is your darling niece bummed with you beyond all recognition? Good news for you: You get a do-over -- well, sort of. The Biebs just announced anothe ... More >>
Big news on the concert front this week: Furthur, always a local favorite, returns for a series of dates in Colorado, one at the Ogden, followed by three back-to-back nights at 1STBANK Center. Equally as big is word of a 420 show at Red Rocks featuring Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds ... More >>
This week, there's only been a handful of new shows announced, but they're all good ones, including the Deftones who are slated to hit the Fillmore in October just prior to the release of their new album, Steve Winwood, who's due at the Paramount in November, and Black Angels who will ring in the Ne ... More >>
A lot of big concert news this week. Really big. Emphasis on big, both in stature and some literally in name: Leonard Cohen is coming back to Colorado this fall for a date at the 1STBANK Center. Before that, though, Big Gigantic is slated to make its Red Rocks debut in September, Big K.R.I.T. will b ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, Umphrey's Mcgee and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Sh ... More >>
Starting off with The Guess Who on Sunday, June 3, and closing with Super Diamond on Sunday, August 26, the Hudson Gardens summer classic rock-centric concert series includes more than a dozen acts such as Mr. "Proud to Be An American," Lee Greenwood, on July 3 and 4, Heart on July 8, Rick Springfie ... More >>
Update (2/24/12): Barry Fey video montage added below. All is right with the universe this morning. We have a pair of Grammy winners in our midst, and as it should be, Harry Tuft and Barry Fey are now officially part of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. While we didn't stick around until the very en ... More >>
Jim Narcy JOHN DENVER'S ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH Olivia Newton-John, Michael Martin Murphey and more 04.21.11 | 1STBANK Center John Denver fans -- and let's be clear, that accounted for pretty much everyone in the building, save for perhaps the odd service employee -- got their money's worth las ... More >>
So tonight's the night when the Centennial state finally gets a place of its own to recognize all the great musicians who've helped put our fine state on the map over the years. And while there's a lengthy list of worthy inductees, it's pretty fitting that John Denver is the first musician ... More >>
When John Denver died in a plane crash in 1997, then Governor Roy Romer ordered that all the flags in Colorado be lowered to half-staff in his honor. So it only makes sense that the singer (born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.) has been chosen to be the first person inducted into Colorado's Musi ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Besides the back-to-back Mumford & Sons dates we told you about yesterday, we have word on the Cars and Taylor Swift shows, as well as Hudson Gardens and Mishawaka's summer lineups. Meanwhile on local radio, Veronica, ... More >>
Having just won a Grammy for Album of the Year for The Suburbs, the Arcade Fire kicks off its North American tour at the 1STBANK Center on Saturday, April 9, a week before the Montreal-based band headlines Coachella. Local Natives opens the show. General-admission tickets ($40) go on sale thi ... More >>
The fact that John Denver will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame this April should come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with his music. The only surprise is that the organization isn't named for Denver, who is synonymous with Colorado -- and its Rocky Mountains -- worl ... More >>
After selling out the Ogden Theatre in March, Vampire Weekend returns to the area for more spacious digs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 3 with Beach House and Dum Dum Girls opening. General admission tickets ($39.50) go on sale Friday, May 21 at noon.
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!
You've read one Hunter S. Thompson tribute, you've read them all, right? Ever since the Good Doctor took his own life at his Owl Farm compound outside of Aspen in 2005, lots of folks have been trying to put into words what, exactly, Thompson left us with. There's a new entry on that list: Go ... More >>
Back in 2005, banjo sensei Pete Wernick's friendship with actor/comedian/longtime-banjo-plucker Steve Martin landed him on Late Night with David Letterman as part of a banjo supergroup accurately dubbed Men With Banjos. Now, Wernick reveals that he's joined Martin in the recording studio with an eye ... More >>
This show is a different sort of stocking stuffer.
In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>
From the week of June 15, 2006
Rodney Crowell keeps on evolving.
Johnny Be Good
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Let the good times roll!
After a year of renewal, Hall-of-Famer Jim Ibbotson gets down to the Nitty Gritty.
Doc Watson has played across five decades of bluegrass music.
Will the Circle be Unbroken (Capitol)
Colorado ski resorts look to folkie Jim Salestrom for a musical lift.
Preacher Boy made a believer out of Eagle-Eye Cherry. Now he's hoping to convert local audiences as well.
O Brother's success revealed Norman Blake's genius to a wide audience. Bluegrass fans have seen it all along.
Italy's New Country Kitchen serves up a tasty helping of authentic American-style bluegrass.
Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been.
Please, don't try to classify Tony Furtado.
Making music helped Cindy Bullens face her daughter's death. Now she's helping others do the same.
Why Nineties hippies are discovering mandolinist Sam Bush.
Local experts offer reasons why so many of Denver's biggest bands are vanishing.
Readers come up with their own list of songs that are so bad they're good.