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    September 3, 2014

    Update: Camper Travis Johnson Allegedly Caused C-470 Shutdown Via Bogus Gun Claim

    Update: We previously told you about the reports of people with long guns that shut down C-470 Monday evening right before a OneRepublic concert at Red Rocks; see our previous coverage below. Now, law enforcers say the incident was caused by a homeless man, Travis Johnson (accompanied by a woman, Ga ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Ryan Tedder Shows His Support for Governor Hickenlooper by Mocking Him

    Governor John Hickenlooper has always been a supporter of Colorado's music scene in both words and action. His passion meets his willingness to laugh at himself in a new video created by his campaign wherein OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (a Colorado native and resident) tries to teach him "Counting Star ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    OneRepublic, Beats Antique, Brother Ali on sale this weekend

    OneRepublic, who just played Red Rocks Amphitheatre in May, return to the venue on Monday, September 1, and tickets ($39.50-$44.50) go on sale on Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m. Beats Antique, who have played the Ogden Theatre and Fillmore Auditorium on past visits to the area, are set to headline 1STB ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Watch John Hickenlooper play banjo with Old Crow Medicine Show at Red Rocks

    Word is getting around now about Governor John Hickenlooper's surprise guest appearance last night during Old Crow Medicine's show at Red Rocks. He played banjo, sang some harmonies and even took the lead for a brief verse on an old blues classic, "CC Rider." The Governor posted a message on Twitte ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    Are local faves OneRepublic an awful band with only one good song?

    Denver blog posts have the music in them. At our Backbeat blog, Mike Seeley lists the ten best songs by awful musicians -- and includes OneRepublic. Colorado Pols rounds up info about counties where clerks will start issuing same-sex marriage licenses -- including Denver -- following yesterday's r ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    The ten best summer music festivals in Colorado

    A Colorado summer can be short, but there are plenty of ways to make it sweet, especially if you pack it with as many festivals, road trips and patios as possible. We've picked out ten music festivals sure to give you the flavor of the state's musical offerings -- everything from the EDM of Global D ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    The seven best concerts in Denver this week

    We hope your long weekend was as full of smoked meats and assorted outdoor activities as ours was. And now we're back and ready to talk about Denver concerts some more. Obviously the selections are a little lighter in this week's show round-up given that we lost a day. But there are still plenty o ... More >>

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    April 8, 2014

    Why (and how) Governor John Hickenlooper wants to support Colorado music: Interview

    Colorado Governor John Hicknlooper has long been invested in the culture of the state. As Denver's Mayor, Hickenlooper was a common sight at things like art gallery openings and concerts, and his roots in the community include co-founding Wynkoop Brewing Company in LoDo. He has spent the past thre ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Ryan Tedder made (more than) $2.5 million last year

    That's the big takeaway from Billboard's current cover story on Colorado-bred Ryan Tedder: He made $2.5 million in 2013 on royalties alone. The lion's share of it came from songwriting credits on songs performed by Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, The Fray (hey!) and his own band, One ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    FRI | ONEREPUBLIC'S DENVER ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS at OGDEN | 12/20 Over the last few years OneRepublic has made its acoustic Christmas shows an annual event that helps local charities. This year's show, which also features Gungor, is a benefit for Colorado flood relief. VIP ticket includes ticket to the ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    A list of Colorado flood relief benefit concerts

    Update, 9/25/13: Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd has been added to the lineup for this Friday's flood relief benefit at Swallow Hill. Complete information listed below. Although the heavy rains that soaked the Front Range have stopped and the floodwaters have begun to recede, as with any natural di ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Colorado Flood Relief: Musicians pitch in to help

    In harrowing times like these with the recent flooding, I think it's safe to say we all share an unbridled compassion for our community, the friends and family members of ours whose lives have just been upended by the unrelenting torrential rains of the past week. Myself, I have a sister that lives ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    OneRepublic / Sara Bareilles at Red Rocks, with Serena Ryder, 8/29/13

    ONEREPUBLIC / SARA BAREILLES @ RED ROCKS | 8/29/13 "Fuckin' Coloradans really love their music," marveled OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder last night at Red Rocks, summing up a windswept evening of music from his band and co-headliner Sara Bareilles. Though Tedder's outfit was last to take the stage ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/30/13-9/1/13 Phish is playing at Dick's this weekend. You know what that means, right? Yep --the end of summer. Bye-bye, barbecues and basking in the sun. Besides signifying the conclusion of the iconic Vermont band's summer tour, the now-annual three-day extra ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    New shows: Rusko, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Goblin. Tickets on sale this weekend

    Rusko is making his way back to the Mile High City on the Lift Me Up Tour, which is slated to make a stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, November 27, with Roni Size and Dynamite MC. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    New Denver shows: MGMT, Luke Bryan and Jack Johnson. Tickets on sale this weekend

    After a being out of the limelight for a spell, MGMT is back with a new record and ready to hit the road. The outfit, who is slated to release its new album in August, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, September 6. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Keep rea ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    New shows: the Eagles, OneRepublic, Shinedown, Bonnie Raitt on sale this week

    THE EAGLES @ PEPSI CENTER | SAT, 10/5/13 The Eagles, who just released the three-disc documentary History of the Eagles, hits the Pepsi Center on Saturday, October 5. The band will be performing classics spanning their entire career, as well as tunes from the bandmembers' solo catalogues. Tickets, w ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SPEAKEASY TIGER @ MARQUIS THEATER | SAT, 4/27/13 Half a decade ago, Speakeasy Tiger seemed to be in the right place at the right time, with a kind of electro-rock that was equal parts Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Gossip, only gone in a more pop direction. The group got its start as an expansion of origin ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013


    Thursday, April 25, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849; Sunday, April 28, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    April 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    JOE BONAMASSA @ BELLCO THEATRE | TUES, 4/23/13 Joe Bonamassa is a nouveau bluesman who favors a hybrid blues-rock sound that employs simple song structures and puts the emphasis on powerful fretwork, an approach that nods to a distinctive era of the 1960s, when British players such as John Mayall, J ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    New Denver shows: Steely Dan, the Geto Boys, Brad Paisley, Selena Gomez, Ride Festival

    Steely Dan is making its way back to Colorado for a show at Red Rocks this August, and there's a bunch of other new shows to let you know about, including Brad Paisley at Fiddler's Green, the Geto Boys at Summit Music Hall, Ride Festival and Selena Gomez. Keep reading for the full rundown on these s ... More >>

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    December 23, 2012

    OneRepublic Denver Acoustic Christmas at Ogden, with Big Head Todd, 12/21/12

    DENVER ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 12/21/12 "The world could use a little more gospel music," declared OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder at the band's now-annual Denver Acoustic Christmas show. That quote pretty much summed up the message of hope and love for the evening. While everyone was alread ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    The five best concerts this weekend

    Welcome to the weekend! The fact that you're reading this right now means that we either all survived the end of the world, or we all misunderstood the Mayans and miscalculated the date of our supposed demise. Whatever the case, we're here, and it's the weekend -- and it's a holiday weekend at that. ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    The five best concerts this week: 12/17-12/21

    With the exception of the almighty Clutch (pictured above), the entirety of this week's enticing options are all homegrown, including the Foodchain's first headlining show at the Bluebird, with 9th Wonder behind the decks and a slate of Mile High heavyweights; OneRepublic's second annual Denver Acou ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Ryan Tedder/OneRepublic set up victims' fund for Sandy Hook shooting tragedy in Connecticut

    On Friday, Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic was sitting a hotel room in San Francisco, struggling with some powerful emotions. It was anger at first, anger at the inexplicable deaths of more than two dozen first graders and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut. But like the rest of us, that fury quick ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    New Shows: Furthur at 1STBANK, 420 show at Red Rocks with Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill

    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 >>

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    May 16, 2012

    OneRepublic drummer Eddie Fisher arrested in Hilltop neighborhood Tuesday morning

    Update #2 (5/16/12): Denver Police just released the statement of probable cause in the arrest of OneRepublic drummer Eddie Fisher. The statement paints a clearer picture of what happened yesterday morning: According to the report, police were dispatched just after 1 a.m. to a residence on the 600 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2012

    2012 Grammy Awards: Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic wins, as does Brian Joseph. Go CO!

    Rod BlackhurstBrian Joseph (center) with Achille Lauro, circa 2008.​Colorado represents! Big old fat props go out to Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic and Brian Joseph, who each won Grammy awards tonight for their contributions to albums by Adele and Bon Iver. The former earned a nod for Adele's 21, ... More >>

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    December 13, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks featuring Atmosphere, Common, Greives Budo and Get Cryphy were announced; the Swayback, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Monroe Monroe and Juno What ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder enlists the Fray and other friends for a holiday concert at the Ogden

    ​Fresh off a stint entertaining the President and First Lady at the White House for the annual National Tree Lighting ceremony with Ellie Goulding and Kermit the Frog, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder is back in the Mile High City and ready to ring in the holidays with us. And the dude comes bearing ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    2012 Grammy Nominations: Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic up for Producer of the Year

    ​While Ryan Tedder has garnered his share of acclaim fronting his band, OneRepublic, he's earned just as many accolades as a songwriter, penning tunes for a parade of pop stars including Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Natasha Bedingfield, Jordan Sparks, Leona Lewis, Gym Class Hero ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Minimum wage goes up 28 cents an hour: Our ideas about how to spend that windfall

    ​Time to loosen your belt -- your wallet is about to get fatter. Effective January 1, 2012, Colorado's minimum wage will go up by 28 cents per hour -- from $7.36 to $7.74 for salaried employees and from $4.34 to $4.62 for tipped ones.

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    October 6, 2011
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    January 27, 2011

    OneRepublic at Big Air Denver, 01/26/11

    Photo Britt Chester​ OneRepublic Civic Center Park | 1.26.11 Last night, OneRepublic closed out the Denver Big Air and the LG FIS Snowboarding World Cup event, performing in front of an audience that spanned the entirety of Bannock Street from Colfax to 14th. And then some. The park managed t ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    January 6, 2011

    Tonight: Dave Aude at Beta

    ​Even if Dave Aude's name isn't immediately recognizable, it is impossible to have missed his work over the past two decades. The prolific DJ and producer has worked with Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige and Lady Gaga on Billboard-charting remixes this year alone, and put his precise ear to task for ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    May 17, 2010

    OneRepublic gives all its secrets away

    In case you haven't heard, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder is giving all his secrets away. Well, ahem, not just his secrets, it seems, but ours', too. Just got a peek at the new clip for "Secrets," OneRepublic's latest single -- which Jerry Bruckheimer just picked up for his next film Sorcerer's Apprent ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Hearsay bits: VAUX ahead of its time, Lockerpartners create spots to Flip for and Ali Pierre writes tunes for Rhianna and Britney Spears

    Screen grab from an observant fellow VAUX fan who spied this before us.​ After all the work that went into compiling this year's Westword Music Showcase ballot, we needed a break last weekend. A break that involved watching Pretty in Pink, a flick we hadn't seen in a dozen years or more, on V ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 14, 2009

    Hearsay bits: Strange Condition gets new frontman, Hearts Like Lions change name and more

    Noe DeLeonRyan Malloy's (far right) Condition is no longer all that Strange.​Strange happenings: We've received word that frontman Ryan Malloy has parted ways with Strange Condition, which signed a development deal with Universal Records this past summer. The outfit is keeping the reason for Mallo ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Joe King making a name for himself apart from the Fray

    ​Perhaps taking a cue from his pal Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, who's written and produced songs for an array of top shelf pop acts, including Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce and Leona Lewis, Fray guitarist Joe King is steadily making a name for himself as a burgeoning songwriter in his own right. On the j ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    OneRepublic to pitch in at Food Bank of the Rockies​Colorado-grown band OneRepublic is in Denver for their concert at Magness Arena, but before they take the stage tonight, they'll be volunteering at the Food Bank of the Rockies. The band, responsible for popular tracks Apologize and All the Right Moves, will be packing box ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Yo La Tengo, Rob Thomas, Carbon Leaf shows announced

    Yo La TengoNew Jersey-based indie rockers Yo La Tengo hit the road this fall, which includes a stop at Ogden Theatre Saturday, October 10, in support of the band's forthcoming album, Popular Songs, due September 8 on Matador. Tickets, which are $20 advance and $25 day of show, go on sale Saturday, J ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Ozric Tentacles moves to Fort Collins

    Received word over the weekend from Chris Kresge, aka Chris K, the host of Colorado Sound on KRFC in Fort Collins, that Ozric Tentacles, a lauded British prog-rock act with 25 releases to its credit in its nearly quarter century existence, has relocated to the Fort. Word comes on the heels of news ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008

    Mile High Music Fest Survival Guide

    Update: Click here and here for live blog coverage of the entire event. Well, it's finally here, the inaugural edition of the much ballyhooed Mile High Music Festival. On Saturday and Sunday, we'll be holed up at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the lovely environs of South Commerce City covering bo ... More >>

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    March 18, 2008

    AEG Live's Mile High Music and Arts Festival Lineup Announced

    Update: Click here and here for live blog coverage of the entire event. Tom Petty and Dave Matthews will be bookending AEG's inaugural Mile High Music and Arts Festival, on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, respectively. The rest of the bill will be filled out by top shelf acts like John Mayer ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007


    Dreaming Out Loud
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