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    September 11, 2014

    Playbill: Four Plays to See in Denver This Week

    The fall theater season is in full swing. This weekend you can send off a local production as it takes to the road, re-view an old stage classic or catch the world premiere of a new play from a local playwright -- and there's an old-fashioned musical, too. Here's a sampling of what's happening on st ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Kristine Edwards on Culture Jam, Intercambio and teaching English as a second language

    Mundane things like ordering from a menu, talking to a doctor, applying for a job or navigating traffic signs can be hard for people who don't know a country's language. When non-English speaking people migrate into the United States, one of the biggest obstacles they face is figuring out how to com ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Left Hand Brewing founder Eric Wallace on beer, racism and corporate responsibility

    Beer and community building go hand and hand, says Eric Wallace, founder and president of Left Hand Brewing Company. Over the years, the Longmont-based business has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for issues as varied as theater, flood relief, the YMCA and, most recently, Intercambio, an org ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Director Lisa Gunning on the Goldfrapp: Tales of Us music-video film series

    As Goldfrapp, singer Alison Goldfrapp and musician/composer Will Gregory have created a discography of breathy, synthesizer-heavy songs that carry an inherent cinematic feeling. For the duo's sixth album, Tales of Us, Goldfrapp collaborated with Alison Goldfrapp's real-life partner, film director Li ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Ozomatli's Raul Pacheco on collaboration, creativity and Dreaming Sin Fronteras

    When DeVotchKa'sShawn King approached Raul Pacheco to collaborate, he accepted the invitation with open arms. Despite being in the middle of recording, releasing and then touring for Ozomatli's new album, Place in the Sun, Pacheco carved out time to work on Dreaming Sin Fronteras: Stories of Immigra ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014
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    March 19, 2014

    DeVotchKa's Shawn King on Dreaming Sin Fronteras, art and immigration

    DeVoktchKa's Shawn King may not think too highly of didactic protest songs, but he has devoted himself to Dreaming Sin Fronteras: Stories of Immigration and American Identity, a massive theatrical collaboration about "dreamers": undocumented students who have been in the United States since they wer ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    Alejandra Lamas on how surviving the Aurora theater shooting helped her get documented

    At first, Alejandra Cardona Lamas couldn't have imagined that a single good thing would come out of July 20, 2012. She was among the hundreds of fans gathered for the midnight screening of The Dark Night Rises at the Century 16 multiplex in Aurora. And she was there for the mass shooting that kille ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    The 4/20 party list: Where to get your, ahem, green on in Denver this holiday weekend

    This Saturday is poised to be the most celebrated day in our state's history, what with this being the first 4/20 since Amendment 64 was passed and all. Some of music's most heralded imbibers are being shipped in just to help the local stoners celebrate in style, from Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hi ... More >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Closing time: An end-of-season ski and snowboard splash-down countdown

    The 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season begins winding down this weekend -- with the first round of closing-day parties at Ski Granby Ranch, Powderhorn and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort -- despite the fact that snow conditions are actually quite good, with more snow in the forecast. Here's a r ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Oct. 26-28

    Welcome to the weekend, amigos! Ah, yes, we finally made it. Is it just us, or has this seemed like the longest week ever? Ah, maybe it's just the weather. Whatever the case, it's in the rearview now, and it's time to blow off some steam. Drinks are on the horizon and there's a full slate of great m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Photos: Ozomatli played a free show for the kids at the Spot at Urban Peak on Saturday afternoon

    Before Ozomatli rocked the Ogden on Saturday night, the genre-bending L.A.-based act stopped by the Spot at Urban Peak, which offers services to homeless and runaway youth in Denver, where it played a free one-hour acoustic show. Instead of just playing a couple songs and leaving, the band interacte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Five best concerts in Colorado this weekend

    See also: - Brennen Bryarly goes Into the Night as option4 - Parting words: A Sauna Q&A before its farewell show - Sharon Van Etten Q&A: "I get nervous sometimes that my songs are too personal" - Q&A with Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance - Q&A with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights Welcome to the ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Colorado Symphony Orchestra cuts back on fall schedule to save the rest

    ​Lots of sour notes at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra last week, with twenty boardmembers resigning before the musicians ultimately agreed to a 9 percent paycut. But at a meeting yesterday, what remains of the CSO board took several strategic moves to ensure the symphony's survival.

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    October 6, 2011

    Colorado Symphony cancels five shows in an effort to conserve cash

    Colorado Symphony​The Colorado Symphony's financial woes continue, and now they're directly impacting programming. Say "finis" to five programs originally scheduled for the next two months: the Halloween Spooktacular (October 30) for families; Shuffle (November 11), part of the innovative In ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Arcade Fire, Bruno Mars, Disco Biscuits shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​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 >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Lissie on her dread-days in Fort Collins and being both indie and major.

    Valerie Phillips​Elisabeth Maurus, who performs under the moniker Lissie, plays tonight at the Bluebird. She had to cancel a show here in October because her voice gave out, but she's eager to return to Colorado. She spent a couple undergraduate years at CSU in Fort Collins. We spoke with her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Cut Chemist on crate digging, Jurassic 5 and Boyd Rice

    ​Cut Chemist (real name Lucas MacFadden) has been constantly redefining the art of turntablim for the past seventeen years as a member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, in addition to being an innovative solo artist. Blending everything from funk and soul to hip-hop and bossa nova, Cut Chemist's sty ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010
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    December 9, 2010

    This weekend's Dance Card: Warm, House for the Holidays, Sex Panther and Singularity

    ​ Warm is the new Thursday night house music weekly at Gallery 22 (formerly the Loft at 821 22nd Street). This week, special guest Kurt Yates joins Warm residents Joey M, Louis Marr and Brandon Bass on DJ duty. Yates was a former resident at Soma during the Boulder nightclub's heyday in the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    STS9, the Heavy and Dimmu Borgir shows announced

    ​After selling out a two-nights at Red Rocks and a show at the Boulder Theater earlier this month, STS9 has announced its return to the area for a three-night stand at the Fillmore Auditorium from Wednesday, December 29 to Friday, December 31. While tickets for the New Year's run go on sale to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Meet Sancho and Benito: The Knew Mile High mascots of Ozomatli and Weezer

    ​Little did the guys from the Knew know when they picked up a trio of pinatas on Federal this past Friday for their show at the Mile High Music Festival this past weekend that they'd be such a hit. In anticipation of their early afternoon set on the Bison Stage, the boys stuffed their pinata b ... More >>

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    August 15, 2010

    Mile High Music Fest, day two: Ozomatli gets it hopping in spite of the heat

    Brian Landis FolkinsOzomatli on the Wolf Stage.​When I interviewed him a few weeks ago in advance of his appearance here, Raul Pacheco, guitarist for Ozomatli, told me he wanted to invite audience members to bring instruments and join the band to jam onstage -- and while the band didn't entire ... More >>

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    August 15, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival day two travelogue: BoomBox and Z-Trip

    As I crossed the festival grounds toward the Bison tent, where BoomBox was scheduled, I caught strains of Matt Morris and his amazing voice, and Ozomatli getting their reggae-style funk on. I reached my destination just as BoomBox took the stage and immediately knew I was in for a good time. They op ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival: Ozomatli on activism and working under the Bush administration

    ​ This is distinctly American music. Working with a lineup that's fluctuated between six and ten and has included members of Jurassic 5, Ozomatli has for some fifteen years been blending Latin rhythms and hip-hop influences for a sound that's as big as it is varied and multicultural. The U.S. ... More >>

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    July 20, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival Schedule Announced

    ​Less than a month left until this year's Mile High Music Festival. Figured out your itinerary yet? We have. Well, sorta. My Morning Jacket, Weezer, Phoenix, Drive-By Truckers, Ozomatli, Damian Marley & Nas are on our shortlist so far. The full schedule was just released a few moments ago, and ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival single day tickets on sale today

    ​Got your tickets to Mile High Music Festival yet? No? It's a month away -- what are you waiting for? Ah, you have to work on Sunday, and you can't afford a two-day pass? Good thing you waited. Starting today at 10 a.m., you can purchase single day advance tickets for $99.50 (or pick up sing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Angie Zapata remembered in Ozomatli's anti-Proposition 8 song

    Angie Zapata, the transgender Greeley teen who was murdered in July 2008, has been immortalized in song. She's an integral part of a verse of Los Angeles-based Latin band Ozomatli's anti-Proposition 8 song "Gay Vatos in Love." Here are the lyrics, courtesy of Ozomatli's MySpace page:

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff, Sleigh Bells and Bruno Mars top our playlists this week

    ​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?" So 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 ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Ozomatli's "Gay Vatos In Love" immortalizes Angie Zapata in song

    Gotta give it up to the men of Ozomatli for having the cajones to embody their convictions rather than merely paying lip service with vacant platitudes, as so many artists do. These cats are putting themselves out there for better or worse. Witness the track "Gay Vatos in Love," from their latest ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson, Natalie Merchant top sellers at local record stores

    ​While no specific artist dominated sales across the board at local record stores for the week ending April 25, Natalie Merchant's Leave Your Sleep, Cypress Hill's Rise Up Willie Nelson's Country Music claimed the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Records and Twist & Shout, respect ... 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 >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Mile High Music Festival 2010 lineup announced

    ​ Okay, whoever speculated that Dave Matthews Band and the Samples were going to be a part of this year's Mile High Music Festival: Sorry we doubted you. You were right, evidently. So was the guy who said Jack Johnson, as well as the person who pointed us in the direction of the erroneous lin ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Ozomatli at the Ogden

    (Editor's note: The author is a moron and forgot his camera. The above video is basically what happened in the Ogden lobby). Ozomatli with the Nathen Maxwell and the Original Bunny Gang Saturday, November 14, 2009 The Ogden Better Than: Whatever you did, unless whatever you did featured a thousan ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Why couldn't the midgets have wrestled at Hooters with The Real World hopefuls?

    Aaron Thackeray​Aaron Thackeray​Because that would have been swell. Either way, it was a wild weekend in Denver, with midgets wrestling and people trying out for The Real World at Hooters and bodies flying at the Ski Expo and dance-music kids dancing at Cervantes and lots of other shit ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Steely Dan, Mark Knopfler, Rob Zombie, Puscifer shows announced

    ​It's been an insanely busy week of concert announcements that run the gamut from King Kahn & BBQ Show and Melt-Banana, Wolfmother and Ghostland Observatory to Stone Temple Pilots, Insane Clown Posse and Kevin Smith (yep, Silent Bob himself will speak). Steely Dan fans might get a bit giddy to ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Making music eventful

    Soren McCarty​Most years, I make it up to Red Rocks for just one show. It has to be a real occasion -- something to make it worth the drive, the parking, the overpriced beers and the difficulty of escaping once the show is over. Two years ago, I made the journey for Ozomatli, and I left when the h ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008
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    April 17, 2008

    Tip Sheet: Debajo Del Agua

    Who: Debajo Del Agua In Their Words: "Formed in Denver, Colorado, Debajo is composed of musicians from Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico and the States. We fuse a vast diaspora of styles incorporating elements of hip hop, Andean music, salsa, samba, cumbia, reggae, and more. Our music is a reflectio ... More >>

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    November 9, 2007
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    May 24, 2007

    To the Mexican Degree

    Chicano Studies is more than an introduction to lowriders.

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    May 2, 2007

    Coachella, Yeah!

    Celebrities spotted in this tent. Our Denver contingent arrived at the Coachella campgrounds Thursday night to set up; we quickly became known as the "Denverites who came with the Hawaiians." The entire festival was amazing, but here are some of the highlights: Friday: Brother Ali, Digitalism, To ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Ozomatli

    Don¹t Mess With the Dragon
    Concord Records

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    October 26, 2006

    Cut Chemist

    Sunday, October 29, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    August 17, 2006

    Ozomatli

    Saturday, August 19, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    August 26, 2004

    Matli Crew

    Ozomatli imagines one world under a groove.

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    August 14, 2003
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    December 27, 2001

    Discmania

    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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    August 26, 1999

    Political Party Animals

    Ozomatli hopes its cross-cultural music spurs a revolution -- and makes you want to dance.

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