It's a good weekend here in Denver, with hip-hop deity KRS-One playing Cervantes' and the criminally under-appreciated Ralph Gean playing Mutiny Information Cafe tonight. Elsewhere, the Gypsy Jane Cannabis Carnival brings E-40 and others to the Merchandise Mart. The rest of our picks are below.
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 >>
In support of its seventeenth album, Redeemer of Souls, released July 8, the legendary Judas Priest brings its fall North American tour to the 1ST Bank Center on Wednesday, November 19 with Steel Panther opening. General admission and reserved tickets ($45 to $65) go on sale on Friday, July 18 at 1 ... More >>
FIVE IRON FRENZY @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 8/17/13 Five Iron Frenzy began life in 1995, as the side project of a long-forgotten thrash-metal-and-industrial band called Exhumator. Ahead of the ska revival of the mid-'90s, Exhumator's members wanted to play music that was inherently fun, positive and upl ... More >>
My Bloody Valentine, who was last in town three years ago at the Fillmore, will return to the Mile High City for an intimate and sure to be overwhelmingly loud show at the Ogden Theatre on Monday, August 19. Tickets for the show range from $45 to $50 and go on sale on this Saturday, June 15, at 10 a ... More >>
The folks at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival up in Lyons have announced the lineup for this year's festival, which is slated to take place from Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch. The acts this year include John Prine, Patty Griffin, Colin Meloy of the Decemb ... More >>
It's not that tough to get Todd Snider to tell a story. The folksinger/guitarist is all about the power of a good narrative, and it's no wonder considering his influences. Even before issuing his 1994 debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet, Snider followed the path of legendary folkies like Ramblin ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! We made it. And as we already noted in Dance Card, there's an extra hour for you to enjoy. Depending upon how hard you go, this will either give you more time to imbibe or an extra hour to sleep off the effects of the night before. Whatever the case, there's plenty of quality ... More >>
After years of building a solid, devoted following with her deeply affecting and personal songs, performing and touring frequently on her own and with a band, Angie Stevens was ready to hang up her guitar. "I needed a break," declares Angie Stevens. "I was done. I was cooked. I was done with Angie S ... More >>
New Year's Eve is shaping up to be an epic night of shows, with the String Cheese Incident pulling into 1STBANK Center for a three-night NYE run (tickets on sale this Saturday, September 29), STS9 plays three shows at the Fillmore (tickets on sale Friday, September 28), and the Motet's Beginning of ... More >>
KELLY CLARKSON @ 1STBANK CENTER | 3.18.12 When Kelly Clarkson opened the night with "Darkside" singing alone behind a stage spanning screen covered in slanderous headlines describing the American Idol's looks, mistakes and "make-up mis-haps," it became very apparent that the pop star would not be c ... More >>
Eric Gruneisen ROBERT PLANT & BAND OF JOY With North Mississippi Allstars 4.27.11 | Fillmore Auditorium Say what you will about his refusal to reunite Led Zeppelin and his musical journey since that project ended: Robert Plant is and has always been a rock god. He reminded the Fillmore last night ... More >>
Robert Plant visits the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, April 27, as part of the third leg of his tour supporting his Grammy-nomimated Band of Joy. He'll be bringing the same band that's on the recording, including Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Bryon House, Marco Giovino and Buddy Miller.
While national acts like the Roots, the Black Keys and the Wolf Parade continue to be strong sellers at local record stores, local acts came in on top at two stores for the week ending Sunday, July 11. Danielle At the Sandwich, who gave an in-store performance at Twist & Shout last week, debu ... More >>
While there weren't any clear winners across the board at local stores for the week ending February 21, Sade's Soldier of Love did grab the top spots at Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the second week in a row. Beach House's Teen Dream and Yeasayer's Odd Blood were also strong sell ... More >>
Although Spoon's latest effort, Transference, didn't have quite the pull it did the week it came out, it was still a strong a seller among local record stores for the week ending January 31. Magnetic Fields' Realism, released last week on Nonesuch had a decent debut, and Vampire Weekend's Contra ... More >>
Friday, January 30, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
We just got word that Jakob Dylan canceled his Rocky Mountain Folks Fest appearance, but the good news is that John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats will be flying in for a rare solo set on Sunday, August 17. KT Tunstall, Missy Higgins, Stephen Kellogg, Amos Lee, Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and oth ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
Be there or be square!
Saturday, August 28, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
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Many important musicians won't be on stage in Boulder with Emmylou Harris -- but they'll be with her.
Lucinda Williams took years to complete her acclaimed new album -- and it was time well-spent.
A chromosome-challenged critic gets in touch with his feminine side.
August 20 - 26, 1998
After a period of obscurity, Johnny Cash is once again a wanted man.