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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Tom MurphyScott KellySCOTT 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Friday, September 24, through Sunday, September 26, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Friday, December 8, Quixote's True Blue; Saturday, December 9, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.
Monday, October 23, and Tuesday, October 24, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Saturday, November 19, Dulcinea's 100th Monkey, 303-832-3601.
Saturday, August 13, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
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