New Jersey-based newgrass act Railroad Earth, who has played the Ogden Theatre many times, return to the venue for a three-night stand from Thursday, January 22 through Saturday January 24. Tickets ($34.50) go on sale on Friday, September 19 at 10 a.m. John Mellencamp brings his Plain Spoken tour ... More >>
Railroad Earth is due at the Boulder Theater on Friday, August 1, followed by a show at Red Rocks on Saturday, August 12, with Greensky Bluegrass and the Wood Brothers. Tickets for the latter show go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. Flux Pavilion, meanwhile, headlines Red Rocks on Frida ... More >>
Slayer headlines the Fillmore on Saturday, May 10, with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus opening. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. The Knife brings its Shaking the Habitual North American Tour to the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, April 21, and tickets ($32.50-$35) are on sale now. ... More >>
THURS-SAT | DISCO BISCUITS at OGDEN THEATRE / 1STBANK CENTER | 1/23-25 Pioneers of the jamtronica genre, Philly's Disco Biscuits build interesting set lists; they invert portions of jams into each other, surprising the crowd again and again while shining a mega ton of lasers in your face for an over ... More >>
Railroad Earth return to the area to play a two-night stand at the Fillmore on Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18. General admission tickets (.$27.50/$30 and $50 two-day) go on sale this Friday, November 1, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs a ... More >>
DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT @ BOTANIC GARDENS CHATFIELD | 7/13 David Byrne and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) initially met at an AIDS/HIV benefit in 2009. But after they ran into each other at a collaborative performance between Björk and Dirty Projectors, it was suggested to Byrne that he should try ... More >>
ROBERT PLANT @ RED ROCKS | WEDS, 7/10/13 Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant returns to town this week with his newest backing band, the Sensational Space Shifters. The lineup features members of his early-'00s band the Strange Sensation, and has Plant revisiting both blues-rock and world-music in ... More >>
Turbonegro is finally coming to Colorado! Granted, it's with the new frontman -- whose name I haven't even bothered to learn yet because, well, he's got some big shoes to fill taking over for Hank von Helvete -- but it's still Turbonegro! Last time I saw these dudes, they literally rocked my face of ... More >>
Bunch of new shows to let you know about this week, including Rush, who's coming to the Pepsi Center in August, plus new dates featuring the Postal Service, Rodrigo y Gabriela with the Colorado Symphony, Death, Danzig and Deer Tick. Keep reading for the full rundown of all those shows, including tic ... More >>
Terrapin Care Station has grown up since my first visit nearly two years ago, swapping the patchouli and tapestry atmosphere for something more professional -- like a college kid who bought a pair of puffy brown couches and started framing his Further and Railroad Earth posters instead of tacking th ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
RAILROAD EARTH @ OGDEN THEATRE | 1/18/13 It started with a slow, purposeful beat from drummer Carey Harmon, followed by a careful fiddle line from Tim Carbone and a rapid round of banjo picking by Andy Goessling. And then mandolinist John Skehan had his turn in the solo spotlight, and from there, p ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend, amigos! We made it, and we've got another fine weekend of tunes to look forward to. From hip-hop and bluegrass to indie rock and southern rock, there's a variety of options, both local and national, to choose from. We've got all of the shows happening on the Front Range over ... More >>
Friday, January 18, through Sunday, January 20, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
As the winter chill finally thaws (work with us here -- we know it's still below freezing right now) and gives way to the hopefulness and fertility of spring, the upcoming concert season is likewise bursting with promise. Coming off one of the best years for live music in recent memory, the lineup i ... More >>
Steering clear of strict categorization, the tenured musicians in Railroad Earth have managed to merge multiple genres with bluesy riffs, acoustic instrumentation and mesmerizing live show. We caught up with mandolinist John Shekan while the group was laying down tracks in a private home studio on t ... More >>
Hi. Uh, erm, happy Monday? Yes, we know: A certain sports team let everybody down (grumble, grumble, f*@king Broncos! grumble). Not too mention, it's overcast and bitterly cold. So what's happy about it, right?! Music. That's what. Nothing picks up spirits like, well, spirits and music. And since yo ... More >>
Colorado will see more camping music festivals this year than ever before, and we've compiled a comprehensive and organized list so you know which ones to attend, if you can't make them all. We've even rated them based on several very important factors from location, to price, to music. Take a gande ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and th ... More >>
Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 14. Hot on the heels of its show at the Fillmore a few weeks ago, we've received word that the band will be returning to Colorado this fall for a pair of dates, the first a two-set show at Red Rocks with Railroad Earth, followed by a sec ... More >>
With pretty much the entire music world holed up in Austin this weekend for this year's edition of SXSW, it's amazing that there's any musical options to choose from this weekend at all, much less decent ones. Alas, though, there are still plenty of compelling reasons to leave the house. Girls get t ... More >>
Correction: Bop Skizzum performs at Moe's BBQ & Bowling on New Year's Eve. An earlier version of this story included an incorrect venue. While there's plenty of action in the clubs over New Year's weekend, there are also a ton of bands playing in Denver and Boulder, and a lot of them playing multip ... More >>
Nearly a year ago, Railroad Earth played a late-afternoon acoustic set at the Ogden Theatre for 75 fans, who each made a contribution to BECA (Bilingual Education for Central America). To mark the anniversary of the show, the band is releasing a live recording of the set on Monday, December 1 ... More >>
We just glimpsed the lineup for the sixth annual Yonder Mountain String Band's sixth annual Harvest Music Festival -- taking place Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16 at Mulberry Mountain in Arkansas (site of this weekend's Wakarusa Festival) -- and let's just say it may make you ... More >>
Greensky Bluegrass (playing tonight at the Bluebird with White Water Ramble) is a band best experienced live. Though the group has put out a handful of records in the last decade, its traditional bluegrass instrumentation and jam-like improvisation comes to life outside of the studio. Greensk ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Besides the back-to-back Mumford & Sons dates we told you about yesterday, we have word on the Cars and Taylor Swift shows, as well as Hudson Gardens and Mishawaka's summer lineups. Meanwhile on local radio, Veronica, ... More >>
Anne StaveleyThe once-nomadic-now-settled Nederland folk quintet Elephant Revival is celebrating the release of its second album, Break In The Clouds, tonight at the Walnut Room, but this isn't just a regular old release show. The band is also offering up a "meet and greet" session as part of ... More >>
Elton John and Leon Russell's The Union , released October 19 on Decca, took the top spot at Albums on the Hill and came in second at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 31. Lil Wayne's latest effort, I Am Not a Human Being, continues to stay on top at Independent Records, while Hed P.E ... More >>
Sufjan Stevens' The Age of Adz, released last week on Asthmatic Kitty, and Belle & Sebastian's latest release on Matador, Write About Love, took the top two spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout for the week ending October 17. Lil Wayne's new album, meanwhile, I Am Not a Human Being ... More >>
Darren Mahuron/Summit Studios Seven years and more than six-hundred live shows into its career, Whitewater Ramble has completed work on its long awaited studio debut, All Night Drive. It's been quite road getting to this point. The Fort Collins-based act could easily write a book chronicling ... More >>
Gogol Bordello, who shared a headlining bill with Primus at Red Rocks last week, returns to the area for a two-night stand at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27 and 28. Tickets for this one range between $36 and $41 and go on sale on Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m. The gyp ... More >>
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 >>
Pennywise is one of the many bands at this year's Vans Warped TourWhile 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 >>
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 >>
In addition to a number of shows announced this week, Live Nation is offering the 2010 Country Megaticket, which includes four shows at the Comfort Dental Amphitheatre including, the Country Throwdown featuring Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town and more on Sunday, June 13, Tim McGraw with Lady A ... More >>
Wednesday, January 20, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497; Thursday, January 21, Hodi's Half Note, 970-472-2034.
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 >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Friday, July 24, Owsley's Golden Road, 303-297-1772.
Aaron Thackeray See photos of Day One's fans on the slideshow page. It's here: The second edition of the Mile High Music Fest is underway, and our gaggle of writers and photogs are shvitzing their way around the grounds to bring you ongoing, as-close-to-live-as-my-fingers-allow coverage of Denver ... More >>
Moments ago, the folks at AEG announced the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival. This year looks like it's going to be a doozy. Here are just some of the acts that you can look forward to seeing this summer on the two main stages at either end of the park or a number of smaller stages i ... More >>
Tickets for B.B. King's April 10 Boulder Theater show go on sale Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. There was a lot more action this week with concert announcements, including Scott Weiland's gig at the Gothic Theatre February 2, KBPI's Birthday Bash with Slipknot, Coheed & Cambria and Trivium March 3 at t ... More >>
A roundup of six local imprints.
Rose Hill Drive completes work on its long-awaited debut.
Friday, February 3, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Saturday, February 4, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-464-2626; Sunday, February 5, Aggie Theater, Fort Collins, 1-970-407-1322.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.