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The Grateful Dead

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    February 19, 2014

    Skilogik's wooden skis are some of the prettiest planks we've seen this season

    We first spotted Skilogik at the SIA Snow Show in January, where its burnished wooden planks stuck out in the forest of bright technical fabric and fiberglass boards. Led by Coloradan David Mazzarella, the company makes skis that double as works of art, hand-tooled with designs ranging from mountain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    The best jam-band shows in January

    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 >>

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    December 3, 2013

    The best jam-band shows in December

    SAT-TUES | STRING CHEESE INCIDENT at 1STBANK | 12/28-12/31 String Cheese Incident will be presenting its 20th Anniversary Celebration at 1STBANK Center with various openers for their NYE run. The group has Bootsy Collins joining forces on Saturday, December 28, and confetti rockers Flaming Lips on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes on the rumor that he's the one who got the Dead to cover Metallica

    Gov't Mule formed in 1994 as a side project of Warren Haynes and Allen Woody, who were then members of the Allman Brothers Band. While both men continued to play with the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule became quite a viable entity on its own, rooted in a similar blend of blues, jazz and rock, with a pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    The twenty smoothest Grateful Dead transitions

    One of the things that made the Grateful Dead so special was its ability to flawlessly transition from one song into the next, often taking the audience, as well as band members, completely by surprise. Masters of improvisation, these musicians had such great non-verbal communication on stage that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    The ten greatest jam-band meccas

    For many jam band fans, traveling and seeing concerts goes hand in hand. Often when a favorite band announces its tour, folks will scan the tour dates and choose which dates to go to depending on which venue they are booked at. From giant outdoor summer sheds to intimate houses, here are the ten gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Furthur at Red Rocks, 9/19/13

    Furthur kicked off its four-night run at Red Rocks last night, fresh from announcing the news of their upcoming touring hiatus. "Would this be the last time we would see these living legends of the Grateful Dead at Red Rocks?" seemed to be the question on many people's minds. Only time will tell, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    The ten biggest jam band scene stereotypes

    The term "jam band scene" is icky and cringe-worthy. It hurts to even type it. But then again, so is the word "indie" when being used to describe bands on major labels, but sometimes you have to hang a handle on something simply for the sake of discussion. Stereotypes are made for a reason, but thes ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013
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    April 18, 2013

    Slightly Stoopid

    Saturday, April 20, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Can we get Sirus for minute? It's time to give these six artists their own channel already!

    Craig Hlavaty I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love t ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2012

    The Gromet

    Barren
    Self-released

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    October 19, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Oct. 19-21

    Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! And what a glorious weekend it's going to be. Have you seen the forcast? What's more, the Broncos have a bye-week this week, which means there's no reason at not to get out in the sunshine during the day and then treat yourself to some shows at night. As always, we'v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Twenty fabled moments in Denver music: #15: Grateful Dead's first time at Red Rocks in 1978

    Over the course of the next few weeks, Backbeat will be counting down the twenty most fabled moments in Denver music history. Today, a look back at the the first time the Grateful Dead played at Red Rocks in 1978. The origins of Colorado's jam band "scene" are pretty nebulous, but July 7, 1978, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Mickey Hart Band at Ogden Theatre, 5/17/12

    MICKEY HART BAND @ OGDEN THEATRE | 5.17.12 Maybe it was the energy in the room, this veneration coming off the crowd in adoring waves. Maybe it was the clapping, like an old-time spiritual keeping time with sacred rhythm. Whatever it was, the Ogden felt something like a church service last night fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Mickey Hart on Rhythm Devils, sampling the Big Bang and the healing power of music

    Mickey Hart (due tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre) was one of the Grateful Dead's two drummers; along with Bill Kreutzmann, Hart helped weave the unique polyrhythms of the legendary band. Whether as a solo artist, with the Dead or as an activist, Hart always puts his heart and his being into his ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2011
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    October 28, 2011

    Halloween Events: Great American Taxi, MiM0Sa and Designer Drugs (win tickets!)

    This weekend is huge. It's one of those, "If you aren't here, then you aren't having as much fun as me" kind of weekends. The deck is stacked with amazing things to do, so pick a card -- any card. We've got some passes to Designer Drugs at Club Vinyl to give away, so leave us a comment on a memorabl ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    Furthur

    Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Furthur at 1STBANK, 2/12/11

    Kate Levy​ FURTHUR 02.12.11 | 1STBANK Center Almost a year after they played the reopening of the remodeled 1STBANK Center and just five months after its three night run at Red Rocks, Furthur, the Grateful Dead spin-off featuring Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh and Jerry Garcia sound-ali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Last Night(s): Furthur at Red Rocks 9/24/2010-9/26/2010

    ​ FURTHUR 9/24/2010 - 9/26/2010 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre In some way or another, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead have kept things alive for the last fifteen years. Bassist Phil Lesh has been the hardest touring, with his ever-evolving lineup of Phil and Friends. Guitarist Bob We ... More >>

  • Music

    September 23, 2010

    Furthur

    Friday, September 24, through Sunday, September 26, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top ten myths about Red Rocks

    RedRocksOnline.com​ As Red Rocks is gearing up for its set of summer shows, we decided to do a little bit of research about its vibrant history. Not surprisingly, we learned that the ancient venue has its fair share of myths and rumors, many of which we've collected below. Feel free to share ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009
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    September 1, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Ratdog at Chautauqua

    ‚ÄčBob Weir & Ratdog Sunday, August 30 Chautauqua Auditorium Better Than: Parts of the reunited Dead's performance in Denver a few months ago For those of us who were introduced to the Grateful Dead as elementary school kids in the late-1980s by the San Francisco band's ubiquitous MTV hit "Touc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Last night: The Dead at the Pepsi Center

    Photo: Adam PerryThe DeadThursday, May 7, 2009Pepsi CenterBetter than: a Grateful Dead cover band but at times worse than some of Phil Lesh's bands -- wait, the Dead kind of is a Grateful Dead cover band.Singer/guitarist Bob Weir, always the wild-eyed youngster in the Grateful Dead, was in his late ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    March 7, 2007
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    March 7, 2007
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    December 7, 2006

    Kettle Joe's Psychedelic Swamp Revue

    Friday, December 8, Quixote's True Blue; Saturday, December 9, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Terrapin Nation

    Thursday, August 3, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.

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    April 28, 2005
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    April 22, 2004
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    March 25, 2004
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    July 3, 2003

    Time Tripping

    Deadheads pick up the tie-dyed banner

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    August 29, 2002

    Days of the Dead

    The Grateful Deadís chief observer attempts to distill the bandís appeal in a new book.

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Coming Clean

    Concertgoers come together to sober up and jam straight.

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2002
  • Film

    November 1, 2001

    Jerry Meander

    Grateful Dawg isn't quite alive enough to be Dead.

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    American Beauty

    A new Rhino boxed set catalogues the Grateful Dead's journey down The Golden Road.

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    The Dead Zone

    With its precise duplications of Grateful Dead bootlegs, the Dark Star Orchestra is the ultimate cosmic cover band.

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Business Unusual

    The String Cheese Incident's sunny music has earned it fans all over the world. Its six companies have earned millions.

  • Best of Denver

    June 29, 2000
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    July 10, 1997

    Love That Dave

    Critics hate Dave Matthews, but that doesn't mean you should.

  • Music

    January 9, 1997
  • News

    August 8, 1996

    Dead, Schmed

    So what's with all these Jewish Deadheads? Doug Gertner has a theory or two.

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    September 27, 1995
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    September 13, 1995
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    August 30, 1995
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    August 23, 1995
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