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 >>
Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee James Taylor returns to Red Rocks on Tuesday, June 17. Tickets range from $49.50 and $89.50 and go on sale this Monday, February 10, at 10 a.m. Rodrigo y Gabriela stops at Red Rocks on Sunday, August 17, with local opener Nathaniel Rateliff. Ticket ... 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 >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: Tyler, the Creator himself confirmed the two local Odd Future dates in October we mentioned, we also got word of the official onsale date for the three Ween shows we told you about, and learned Duran Duran is coming to the 1STBANK Center. On local ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front,The Go-Go's are coming to the Ogden Theatre, Fleet Foxes are coming to the Fillmore, and Arvada Center has added shows to its summer lineup. Meanwhile, on local radio, Bad Weather California, Science Partner and Veronica got ... More >>
Every year, the Denver Botantic Gardens typically have a lively concert calender, and this year doesn't seem to be the exception. The season kicks off this summer on Sunday, June 1, with a show from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and culminates on Sunday, August 21 with B.B. King.
While Vampire Weekend's Contra captured the top spot at a lot of local record stores the previous week, Spoon's seventh album, Transference, released last week on the Merge imprint, topped the charts for the week ending January 24. The album grabbed top spots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Re ... More >>
Vampire Weekend's sophomore effort, Contra, released last week on XL, grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending January 17. The reissue of Ween's The Pod came in second, while OK Go's latest, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, released last week on Capitol, nabbed the third spot. ... More >>
KKHi's second volume of The Smooth Sound of Colorado, featuring Walter Beasley, Craig Chaquico, Euge Groove and other smooth jazz artists, grabbed the top top at Twist & Shout for the week ending December 27. Tom Waits' Glitter and Doom Live remained in the second spot, while Susan Boyle's I ... More >>
Jazz pianist Carla Bley grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with Carla's Christmas Carols, an ECM release that also features bassist Steve Swallow and the Partyka Brass Quintet. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' Up From Below and Gregory Alan Isakov's This Empty Northern Hemisphere c ... More >>
Susan Boyle continues to dominate the charts at Twist & Shout and once again grabbed the top spot with her debut, I Dreamed a Dream. Tom Waits is still putting up a fight with Glitter and Doom Live and came in second while Christmas records from Sting and Bob Dylan came in third and fourth fo ... More >>
Susan Boyle, whose I Dreamed a Dream is burning up American and UK charts, grabs the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending December 13. Norah Jones claims the second slot with her latest effort, The Fall, and Rodrigo y Gabriela checks in at number three with 11:11. Rosanne Cash's The L ... More >>
Susan Boyle and Tom Waits continue to duke it out at Twist & Shout. Three weeks ago, Boyle took the top spot with her debut, I Dreamed a Dream, and Waits grabbed the top spot with Glitter and Doom Live two weeks ago. Well, Boyle's back on top for the week ending December 13, while Bob Dylan's ... More >>
Norah Jones latest effort, The Fall, grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the third week in a row, besting Susan Boyle's I Dreamed Up a Dream, which is number one on Billboard's 200 chart. John Mayer's Battle Studies and the self-titled debut by Blakroc, the Black Keys' hip-hop project, c ... More >>
Norah Jones' latest effort, The Fall, nabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the second week in a row. Tom Petty's four-disc Live Anthology, released last week on Reprise, came in second while Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut came in third for the week ending November 29. Bob Dylan's ... More >>
Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream, which is the fastest selling album in Britain this year, nabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 29. Tom Waits' Glitter and Doom Live, released last week on Anti, came in second while Them Crooked Vultures m ... More >>
Norah Jones' The Fall, released last week on Blue Note, grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending November 22. John Mayer's Battle Studies and Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut, both released last week, as well, came in second and third, while Dave Rawlings' Friend of a ... More >>
Them Crooked Vultures, the supergroup that features drummer Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age), guitarist/singer John Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss) and bassist John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout with their self-titled debut, ... More >>
Michael Jackson's This is It came in first at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending November 15 while Gov't Mule's By a Thread and Triple C's Custom Cars & Cycles grabbed the second and third spots respectively. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Creed's Full Circle rounded out the top five ... More >>
Rosanne Cash's The List, which features cameos by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Tweedy, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 15. Bad Weather California's Young Punks came in second, Jerry Garcia's 1975 live recording Let it Rock nab ... More >>
Nirvana's Live at Reading, released last week on Geffen, nabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar, while Pearl Jam's Backspacer came in at number two for the week ending November 8. Strokes singer Julian Casablancas came in third with his debut, Phrazes for the Young, while Teagan & Sara and W ... More >>
Sainthood, Tegan & Sara's sixth full length released last week on Sire, nabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending November 1. Gov't Mule's latest effort, By a Thread, came in second, Rosanne Cash's The List claimed the third spot, while the Swell Season's Strict Joy and Pink ... More >>
By a Thread, Gov't Mule's first album in three years, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 1. Coming in second was the Swell Season with Strict Joy,released last week on Anti while Wolfmother chimed in at number three Cosmic Egg, released last week on Interscope. ... More >>
The Flaming Lips new album, Embryonic, was the top seller at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 25, while Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Roseanne Cash's The List grabbed the second and third spots. Bob Dylan's new Christmas album and Kevon Edwards' Who Knew rounded out the top five. See th ... More >>
The Flaming Lips' two-disc Embryonic, released last week on Warner Brothers, debuted at the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 18 while the Monsters of Folk's self-titled debut and Emmitt-Nershi Band's New Country Blues grabbed the second and third slots. Bob Dylan's Christ ... More >>
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 >>
Here’s another highlight from the Westword Q&A archives: a wonderful conversation with country singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell that preceded a June 17, 2004 profile. At the time, Crowell was no longer scoring hits as he did throughout the ‘80s, when he and his former wife, Rosanne Cash, were c ... More >>
Perry Farrell's Satellite Party Ultra Payloaded (Columbia) It's been ages since Farrell's best work with Jane's Addiction. Today, he's more of a scenester and raconteur than a musician interested in pushing anything other than product, and he proves it on Ultra Payloaded, an exercise in alleged coo ... More >>
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