An anonymous donor gave Swallow Hill Music a 1976 chrome RV, and the organization plans to turn it into mobile music community. After extensive engine work, an interior refurbishment and an external paint job, the vehicle will travel to festivals, shows and events, where it will let people play inst ... More >>
Clyfford Still was one of the 20th century's most innovative artists. That doesn't mean the artist didn't have a love for music. Still's fondness for blues, jazz, classical music and more is part of the inspiration behind the live performance series set to hit his eponymous Denver museum this summer ... More >>
Update, 9/25/13: Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd has been added to the lineup for this Friday's flood relief benefit at Swallow Hill. Complete information listed below. Although the heavy rains that soaked the Front Range have stopped and the floodwaters have begun to recede, as with any natural di ... More >>
Dig your bluegrass? Banjos and mandolins make your heart swell? Great. You're gonna love this shindig: two days of banjo goodness up in the hills. Clear Creek Rapidgrass is slated to go down on the first weekend of July at the Shelly/ Quinn Baseball Fields in Idaho Springs on Friday, July 5 and Satu ... More >>
LEFTOVER SALMON @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | FRI & SAT, 3/29-3/30 Leftover Salmon has graced the the bluegrass scene with their talents for 23 years and counting. With the passing of Mark Vann in 2001, the band hasn't produced an album in eight years. The new addition of Andy Thorn, carried over from Emmitt ... More >>
You don't often hear throat singing -- a traditional vocal technique for singing in overtones. Generally the domain of goat-herding Tuvans or Tibetan monks, it's rarely performed by Americans. But you'll get your chance tonight when brothers Andy and Kurt Bauer perform their world music live at the ... More >>
See Also: Chris Daniels is back after a harrowing battle with illness Q&A with Slipknot's Clown Q&A with Julie Libassi of the Raven & the Writing Desk Q&A with JT Nolan of Beats Noir! Q&A with Zoe Jakes and David Satori of Beats Antique Welcome to the weekend! A parade of longtime local favorite ... More >>
Patrick Dethlefs (due Friday, June 8, at Swallow Hill's Daniels Hall) has been building his name as a songwriter of note for the last few years. His debut album Stays the Same is credited to "Patrick Dethlefs & Friends," which is a testament to Dethlefs's unassuming persona and humility, not only wi ... More >>
See Also: A 4/20 playlist from Westword's marijuana critic William Breathes Happy 4/20! Welcome to the end of another work week. As always, there are plenty of music options to consider this weekend -- and that's whether you're living the Mile High life or not. The second edition of the annual Levi ... More >>
While the Denver Botanic Gardens summer concert series schedule hasn't been released yet, the folks at Swallow Hill, who help present the shows, have announced that the B-52s, who are celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, and Squeeze will be at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on Wedn ... More >>
The Flaming Lips and Primus co-headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre tonight for a special show. Yes, the Lips are covering Dark Side of The Moon in its entirety, but the band has also asked Denver's own Lizzie Allen of Vitamins to join them. In fact, the local vocalist has already joined the band ... More >>
Rory Block (due April 21st at Rock and Soul Café in Boulder and on April 22nd at Swallow Hill in Denver) was fortunate to be at the epicenter of the roots music explosion of the late '50s and early '60s as a child in Greenwich Village. Block rubbed shoulders not just with Bob Dylan and Pete ... More >>
Photo courtesy Ukulele LokiThis time of year, some things are meant to go together: mint and chocolate, Rudolph and Santa, Swallow Hill and spangles. Catch the belles of bump 'n grind Orchid Mei, Violetta Volare, Tatianna TaTa, Fannie Spankings, and more at one of Denver's least expected burl ... More >>
Four Bitchin Babes marry music and comedy.
Blow, fat man, blow! Today in Backbeat Online: • Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part one: Noel Notables. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout on reading a top-ten list and checking it twice. • Swallow Hill is calling the next generation of Denver bands. • Chairlift continues its ascent... u ... More >>
Shawn Colvin joins Hot Rize and Leo Kottke at the RootsFest. Not too much shaking this week with concert announcements, but there's good news for acoustic and bluegrass fans: tickets for Swallow Hill's RootsFest (known as the Denver Folk & Roots Music Festival for the past two years) conce ... More >>
The Swallow Hill HarvestFest redefines a musical genre.
In hindsight, "Mustang" is a real welcome to Denver.
A band that eats together stays together.
Stories on Stage raises the political bunting.
Swallow Hill offers the finest in folk
Chris Daniels & the Kings
Thanks to an exhaustive deal with K-tel, the music of Chris Daniels and the Kings shall be released.
This week's local music pick.
Odds and ends from around Colorado's music scene.
May 27 - June 2, 1999
October 1 - 7, 1998
September 24 - 30, 1998
July 23 - 29, 1998