Master luthier Scott Baxendale lives in Athens, Georgia, these days, but he still has Denver on his mind. In fact, he says has plans to move back here. Right now, though, the gifted guitar maker and former Colfax Guitar Shop owner has his hands full in Athens, between running his latest guitar shop, ... More >>
Rusko is making his way back to the Mile High City on the Lift Me Up Tour, which is slated to make a stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, November 27, with Roni Size and Dynamite MC. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on ... More >>
DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>
ALABAMA SHAKES @ RED ROCKS | SUN, 6/2/13 Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes has a powerful and mesmerizing voice and she sings with an impassioned believability that sounds like she has experienced a fuller life than her young years could hope to contain. Her earthy vocals and the band's solid, vibra ... More >>
Bassist Peter Hook, who played Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures at the Bluebird in 2011, returns to the area with his group, the Light, to perform New Order's Movement and Power, Corruption & Lies at the Gothic Theatre on Saturday, September 28. Tickets ($25.75) go on sale this Saturday, May 25. Con ... More >>
This Saturday is poised to be the most celebrated day in our state's history, what with this being the first 4/20 since Amendment 64 was passed and all. Some of music's most heralded imbibers are being shipped in just to help the local stoners celebrate in style, from Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hi ... More >>
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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Tons of new shows this week: Dispatchis playing a two-night stand at 1STBANK in September, Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News are headlining this year's KOOL Concert, Thievery Corporation and Beats Antique are due at Red Rocks and Esperanza Spalding is slated for shows at the Boulder Theater and ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, we've received word that Lil Wayne is coming to town in August, followed by Santana and George Lopez, who are coming to Red Rocks in September. On local radio, Novus Folium, Justin Roth and Elephant Revival got spins. Meanwh ... More >>
There are too many easy, exterior angles to come at Justin Townes Earle's work -- he's the son of Steve Earle, he was named after Townes Van Zandt and he struggled with a serious drug addiction early in his life. There is truth in that history, which has undoubtedly contributed to his dark so ... More >>
We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. No sleep till Mon ... More >>
Brandi Carlile clearly has a thing for Colorado singer-songwriters. That's what we gather anyhow from her choice of tour companions. Former Boulderite, Katie Herzig, who's hanging her hat in Nashville these days, has been tapped to open nine dates for Carlile starting with a gig at the Knitting Fact ... More >>
â€‹Whoodeefreakinghoo! Good fortune is smiling on us today. Looks like the music gods do love us after all. After posting a song from Chad Price's new solo record earlier today, we just received word that our pals at Suburban Home are graciously offering a free download of an out-of-print album from ... More >>
Steve Earl & the Bluegrass Dukes will be one of the many acts at next summer's RockyGrass.Steve Earl & the Bluegrass Dukes, Hot Rize, Earl Scruggs, Del McCoury Band, Claire Lynch Band are among the many acts announced for the initial line-up for the 37th Annual RockyGrass festival, which wil ... More >>
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