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Phil Lesh

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    October 8, 2014

    Robert Plant Is the Latest Enthusiastic Customer of Denver's Rockmount Ranch Wear

    The West is not a place," Jack A. "Papa" Weil, the founder of Rockmount Ranch Wear, was fond of saying. "It's a state of mind." Jack A. entered that state for good in 1928, when the then-27-year-old salesman for Paris Garters drove his brand-new Chrysler Roadster across the plains from Memphis to o ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    The ten most memorable people, places and moments of the jam-band scene in 2013

    This past year saw quite a few interesting things happen in the jam band world, with some bands announcing hiatuses and others had their songs sung at NFL games. While people enjoy heckling jam band fans, there is no doubt that they are great at making things happen and making people laugh. Here's t ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes on the rumor that he's the one who got the Dead to cover Metallica

    Gov't Mule formed in 1994 as a side project of Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, who were then members of the Allman Brothers Band. While both men continued to play with the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule became quite a viable entity on its own, rooted in a similar blend of blues, jazz and rock, with a pe ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    The twenty smoothest Grateful Dead transitions

    One of the things that made the Grateful Dead so special was its ability to flawlessly transition from one song into the next, often taking the audience, as well as band members, completely by surprise. Masters of improvisation, these musicians had such great non-verbal communication on stage that t ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Further at Red Rocks, 9/20/13

    FURTHUR at RED ROCKS | 9/20/13 As Furthur took the stage to a sold out crowd last night at Red Rocks, they were upstaged by a massive orange Harvest Moon coming up over the horizon. The band began some preliminary warm-up jamming, as tons of cell phones snapped pics of that massive moon on the clear ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Furthur at Red Rocks, 9/22/13

    FURTHUR at RED ROCKS | NIGHT FOUR | 9/22/13 Last night marked the final show of Furthur's annual four-day Red Rocks run, and Mother Nature continued playing a prominent role as dark rain clouds quickly moved by on the horizon. Luckily, everyone came preparing for the worst, and for very good reason: ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SAT & SUN | RIOT FEST at MAY FARMS, BYERS | 9/21-9/22 When your band can be said to be a direct and obvious influence on the Ramones, the Sex Pistols and countless punk bands since, it's fair to say you've made an impact on punk rock. But the Stooges didn't look too far into the future in making its ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Furthur at Red Rocks, 9/19/13

    Furthur kicked off its four-night run at Red Rocks last night, fresh from announcing the news of their upcoming touring hiatus. "Would this be the last time we would see these living legends of the Grateful Dead at Red Rocks?" seemed to be the question on many people's minds. Only time will tell, bu ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    TUES | THE NATIONAL/LOCAL NATIVES at RED ROCKS | 9/17/13 After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Denver's ten best Memorial Day weekend shows

    THE HEAD AND THE HEART @ MAGNESS ARENA | SAT, 5/25/13 Formed in Seattle in 2009, this project started out playing open mics and within a year after playing countless shows, the Head and the Heart independently released its debut album. The band, whose self-titled album came out on Sub Pop in 2011, i ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    See Space Lab supergroup rework the music of Kraftwerk for free this weekend at Civic Center

    Feel like partying in the park this holiday weekend? Here's your soundtrack, courtesy of Jay Bianchi's Summer of Serendipity series. The two days of free music this weekend at Civic Center Park features The Space Lab: Kraftwerk ReAmped, a supergroup of sorts comprising Jesse Miller from Lotus, Steve ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    YO GABBA GABBA! @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | SUN, 2/24/13 Sesame Street couldn't handle mixing kids' programming with Katy Perry cleavage, but Yo Gabba Gabba! gets it right every time. Perhaps it's because one of the show's creators, Christian Jacobs, is MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. After becoming a f ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    ELECTRIC SIX @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 2/19/13 Electric Six has been bringing the party to the unwary for a decade. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth-esque bravado with surreal barrages of i ... 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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    September 23, 2012

    Furthur at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 9/22/12

    FURTHUR @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 9/22/12 All signs pointed to go before the doors to the venue even opened. It was the first day of fall, a beautiful day, and all four of Red Rocks' main parking lots were filled up by 5:30 p.m. Deadheads were parked out on Highway 93 and trekking their way up to ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 21-23

    Hola, amigo! Welcome to the weekend! A massive amount of musical goodness awaits you this weekend, the first of this fall season. Whatever you feel like getting into, there are a ton of shows to choose from, whether you're looking for metal, rock, hip-hop or just want to party down like there's no s ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: Fun., Gotye, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, SP Double and more

    Welcome to the end of the work week! Unsurprisingly, your musical options are plentiful this weekend: Gotye packs the Ogden tonight for a sold-out show with Kimbra, Fun. is at the Fox Theatre, John Scofield returns to Colorado after the successful three night stand with Phil Lesh not too long ago, B ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Review: Phil Lesh and Friends at the 1STBANK Center, 2/16/12 - Night One

    PHIL LESH AND FRIENDS @ 1STBANK CENTER | 2/16/12 - NIGHT ONEPhil Lesh played the first of a three night stand last night at the 1STBANK Center, bringing with him some extremely talented friends and an energy and enthusiasm in his playing that brought fresh breath to the timeless Grateful Dead catalo ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: Phil Lesh and Friends, Young the Giant and more

    Welcome to the weekend! You made it! While we're assuming we'll be seeing you at Artopia tomorrow night, if for some reason we don't, there's a pretty diverse lineup of music on tap otherwise for the next three days, including two more nights of Phil Lesh at 1STBANK Center, two nights of Future Bird ... More >>

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    December 4, 2011

    Review: Scott Kelly at the Hi-Dive, 12/3/11

    Tom MurphyScott Kelly​SCOTT KELLY at HI-DIVE | 12/3/11There were plenty of signs around the hi-dive last night indicating that this was an acoustic show. Meaning: Talking was ill-advised. Even so, some people near the stage decided to have a conversation at the beginning of Scott Kelly's set, ... More >>

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    November 29, 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 Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Rich Robinson on his new album, how it differs from the Black Crowes and being a frontman

    ​As guitarist for the Black Crowes, Rich Robinson has played his share of big venues, but on tour in support of his brand new solo album, Through a Crooked Sun, he's playing more intimate venues, like the Soiled Dove Underground, where he'll appear tonight after an in-store at Twist & Shout at ... More >>

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    October 2, 2011

    Review: Furthur at Red Rocks, 10/01/11, Night Two

    FURTHUR at RED ROCKS | 10/1/11, NIGHT TWOAfter nearly 50 years of wearing down muscles and tendons in the hands and arms playing the same songs again and again, things have evidently slowed down for the remaining members of the Grateful Dead playing in Furthur. And while you can't fault the band for ... More >>

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    October 1, 2011

    Review: Furthur at Red Rocks, 9/30/11, Night One

    FURTHUR at RED ROCKS | 9/30/11, Night OneYou know a show at Red Rocks is sold-out when the tow truck drivers are blocking the entrances to the park. Cars, trucks and VW buses lined every road in the park, leaving only a few spaces here and there by 6:15 -- and frustrating caravans of tie-died kids s ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Furthur

    Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    June 7, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, TV on the Radio is slated to perform two nights at the Ogden in September, Furthur is making its way back to Colorado for three nights at Red Rocks and blink-182 and My Chemical Romance headline KTCL's Big Gig in September. On lo ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Furthur at 1STBANK, 2/12/11

    Kate Levy​ FURTHUR 02.12.11 | 1STBANK Center Almost a year after they played the reopening of the remodeled 1STBANK Center and just five months after its three night run at Red Rocks, Furthur, the Grateful Dead spin-off featuring Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh and Jerry Garcia sound-ali ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    On sale this weekend: Furthur, Jeff Tweedy and Sarah McLachlan shows announced

    ​Nearly a year after helping break in in the remodeled 1STBANK Center last March, Furthur, fronted by Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, is slated to return for another three-night stand on Friday, February 11, through Sunday, February 13. Reserved and general-admission tickets, which range from $55 to $ ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Last Night(s): Furthur at Red Rocks 9/24/2010-9/26/2010

    ​ FURTHUR 9/24/2010 - 9/26/2010 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre In some way or another, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead have kept things alive for the last fifteen years. Bassist Phil Lesh has been the hardest touring, with his ever-evolving lineup of Phil and Friends. Guitarist Bob We ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Furthur

    Friday, September 24, through Sunday, September 26, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    June 22, 2010

    Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, Slash, Matt & Kim shows anounced

    ​Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, touring this summer and fall as "The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue," visit Red Rocks on Monday, September 27. What will they be playing, you ask? Ah, follow the jump to find out.

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    June 18, 2010

    Serj Tankian concert canceled, third Furthur show added

    ​Due to a scheduling conflict, Serj Tankian's show with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra originally scheduled for July 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens-Chatfield has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Tickets purchased online or by phone will receive a refund within ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Further, Band of Horses, Uproar Festival shows announced

    ​Phil Lesh & Bob Weir's group Further, who helped kick off things at the 1stBank Center in March, return to the area for a two-night stand at Red Rocks on Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25. The two Grateful Dead members will be joined by RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, Benovento-Russo ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    This Just In: Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard, Michael Buble, Nick Jonas shows announced

    ​While recording songs for Jim Sampas' documentary about Jack Kerouac, Son Volt's Jay Farrar and Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard realized they both shared an affinity for the famed Beat writer. After recording songs for the film, the pair continued to work on songs using words from Kerouac' ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Last night: The Dead at the Pepsi Center

    The DeadThursday, May 7, 2009Pepsi CenterBetter than: a Grateful Dead cover band but at times worse than some of Phil Lesh's bands -- wait, the Dead kind of is a Grateful Dead cover band.Singer/guitarist Bob Weir, always the wild-eyed youngster in the Grateful Dead, was in his late teens and early 2 ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    The Dead announces Denver date

    Touring again for the first time in four years, the Dead will stop at the Pepsi Center May 7. The lineup features original members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, as well as guitarist Warren Haynes and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.A number of other shows were announced this ... More >>

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    November 17, 2008

    KBCO Studio C celebrates its twentieth anniversary with two-CD set

    Just received an advance of KBCO's Studio C 20th Anniversary Edition. The 38-song two-disc set, celebrating two decades of in-studio performances, gathers tracks from a few of the usual suspects (Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow), alongside some rare gems from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Dr. John an ... More >>

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    May 12, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Phil Lesh and Friends @ the Fillmore

    Phil Lesh and Friends Friday, May 9, 2008 Fillmore Auditorium Better Than: Crying into your beer at Sancho’s Broken Arrow next door because you couldn’t find a ticket. Walking into the sold-out Lesh show was interesting; there was an ice-cream truck parked out front, people selling various psy ... More >>

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    May 12, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock and Hearses!

    Summer is almost here and Spring is in full bloom. And what better way to celebrate this time of rebirth and renewal than with the gathering of retooled hearses that each, in their day, hauled countless dead folks to their graves and crematoriums? This weekend saw Hearse Con 2008, an annual event th ... More >>

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    December 7, 2006

    Kettle Joe's Psychedelic Swamp Revue

    Friday, December 8, Quixote's True Blue; Saturday, December 9, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.

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    October 19, 2006

    Trey Anastasio Band

    Monday, October 23, and Tuesday, October 24, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    November 17, 2005

    Scott Law Band

    Saturday, November 19, Dulcinea's 100th Monkey, 303-832-3601.

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    August 11, 2005

    Trey Anastasio & 70 Volt Parade

    Saturday, August 13, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    April 28, 2005
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    January 22, 2004

    The Message

    Art of the Matter

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    June 27, 2002

    Coming Clean

    Concertgoers come together to sober up and jam straight.

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    October 25, 2001

    American Beauty

    A new Rhino boxed set catalogues the Grateful Dead's journey down The Golden Road.

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    May 10, 2001

    Backwash

    Quixote's stays true blue, but it's movin' on down the road.

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    May 14, 1998
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