JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 6/15/13 Saving one of the most blistering numbers of the show for the end of the set, Jon Spencer and the Blues Explosion cut loose with "Blues X Man." Making his way to the front of the stage amid a squall of sculpted feedback, Spencer offered up a v ... More >>
A few years ago, Jon Spencer was getting the Blues Explosion's Matador albums ready for expanded reissues when he thought about getting the band back together after an extended hiatus began taking root. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion subsequently regrouped and spent the intervening years touring, w ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! The weather has finally cooled off a bit, but the shows haven't. Whatever your inclinations are this next couple of days, there are a plethora of options, from Devin Townsend Project tonight at the Summit Music Hall to Deltron 3030 tomorrow night at Cervantes' Masterpiece Bal ... More >>
Catch Lykke Li tonight at the OgdenThere's an astounding number of great shows to pick from this weekend in the Mile High City: Lykke Li at the Ogden, Tech N9Ne kicks off his two-night Denver run with an intimate show tonight at the Summit Music Hall, followed by an appearance at the Fillmore ... More >>
Thursday, September 16, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352; Sunday, September 19, Blues and Brews Festival, Telluride, 1-866-515-6166.
Friday, March 12, Black Sheep (Colorado Springs), 719-227-7625.
Friday, June 26, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
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Friday, April 25, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
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Friday, October 14, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Friday, April 22, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Tuesday, May 11, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308; Wednesday, May 12, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
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