Robert Earl Keen

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    July 9, 2014

    Waterloo is an unlikely home for music royalty in Louisville, Colorado

    Before he moved to Colorado in the late '90s to help open the Whole Foods store on Pearl Street in Boulder, Louis Karp opened Waterloo Records in Austin, a spot that went on to become one of the most successful independent record stores in the nation. Karp also had a few decades of music-industry ex ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    The 9 best concerts in Denver this weekend

    It is Texas time in Denver. All we'd need is the Geto Boys and Gary Clark Jr. to hit the spectrum of Lone Star exports: St. Vincent brings her shock of white hair to town tomorrow, the Toadies' Rubberneck victory lap hits Englewood and songwriting genius Joy Ely makes the Soiled Dove the perfect pla ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    ADAM ANT @ OGDEN THEATRE | WEDS, 7/24/13 Adam Ant, the charismatic post-punk British pop star responsible for a generation of pirate shirts, returns to the U.S. after a long absence. Now 58, he's picked up more tattoos and a smoking habit since we saw him last; despite being battle scarred from year ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    "WEIRD" AL YANKOVIC @ BOULDER THEATER | SUN, 7/21/13 "Weird Al" Yankovic's zany parodies catapulted him to fame in the '80s, back when pop culture was in dire need of some deflation. He never got critical props for his oddball iconoclasm, though, and after his 1989 film, UHF tanked at the box office ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    New shows: Charles Bradley, Naked & Famous, Two Door Cinema Club and more

    Clear your calendar on Saturday, August 17. Whatever you've got going that day, cancel it. You don't want to miss this show; I'm telling you. The one-man soul revival known as Charles Bradley is coming to Denver, and he's going to play an intimate set at the Larimer Lounge. Be there, or you'll regre ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Todd Snider on how he thinks of acoustic guitars and mandolins when he thinks of Colorado

    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 >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    September 7, 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 Tech N9ne, Lucinda Williams and Jimmy Buffet were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Monroe Monroe, Air Dubai, Spires and Popcult all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new a ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ 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 >>

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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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    November 29, 2010

    Emmitt-Nershi Band at Bluebird Theater, 11/26/10

    ​ EMMITT-NERSHI BAND With Spring Creek 11.26.10 | Bluebird Theater The Emmitt-Nershi Band is what happens when you get two of the biggest names to ever come out of jam-rock in Colorado and bring them back to their rootsy home. Comprising Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon and Bill Nershi of Stri ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    This Just In: RootsFest, Galactic, Jane's Addiction shows announced

    Neko Case (pictured) and Judy Collins headline Swallow Hill's RootsFest​This just in: Judy Collins and Neko Case will be headlining Swallow Hill's fourth annual RootsFest on Saturday, March 6 at Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Local favorites Paper Bird and Trace Bundy are also slated to perform at th ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Built to Spill top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Built to Spill's latest effort, There is No Enemy, released last week on Reprise, grabbed the top spot at Twist and Shout for the week ending October 11. Rosanne Cash's The List, which features some cameos from Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Jeff Tweedy, claimed the second slot, while Mons ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009

    Mountain Music

    Colorado meets Texas in Steamboat Springs.

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    October 28, 2008

    This Just In 10/30-11/05

    The Killers invade Magness Arena on January 17. The big news in this slow week of concert announcements is the Killers January 17 show at DU's Magness Arena. Good news for fans of the Gibbons brothers: some amazing seats for ZZ Top's sold out Halloween show at the Paramount have been released. Bad ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    Suzy Bogguss

    Once country’s next big thing, this sassy lady is driven by her spontaneity.

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    December 12, 2007

    Q&A with Suzy Bogguss

    Jim Malec’s December 13 Rough Mixes piece focusing on Suzy Bogguss was based on the following interview in which the CMA Horizon Award winner also discussed everything from jewelry making to her shifting musical styles over the years to her thoughts on why radio programmers haven’t really embrac ... More >>

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    January 19, 2006

    Robert Earl Keen

    Thursday, January 19, and Friday, January 20, Grizzly Rose, 303-295-1330.

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    January 12, 2006

    Jason Boland and the Stragglers

    Friday, January 13, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

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    September 23, 2004


    Cowboy Mouth

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    December 14, 2000


    Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.

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    August 10, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    Nathan Hamilton

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    March 25, 1999
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    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

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    July 30, 1998
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    July 23, 1998

    Keen Thinking

    Robert Earl Keen won't dumb down his music for country consumption.

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    December 25, 1997

    And the Winners Are ...

    Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.

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    November 27, 1997

    The Train Rolls On

    When it comes to genuine country music, Wayne "The Train" Hancock is steaming full speed ahead.

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    August 14, 1997
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    December 12, 1996

    Christmas Seasoning

    Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.

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    December 13, 1995



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    June 7, 1995
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    January 11, 1995
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    May 18, 1994