When we shared Estately.com's list of the ten best states for hippies, we asked if Colorado's reputation as a hippie mecca was good or bad. Readers responded with some strong thoughts. Here's one example.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Saturday, April 20, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 2, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
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 >>
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 >>
Friday, September 24, through Sunday, September 26, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
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 >>
‚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 >>
The 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 teens and early 2 ... More >>
The lineup was always heavy on jam bands and, eventually, Adam, Jeremy and Matt realized one of their fundamental problems: the fans of that trippy, spacy, Grateful Dead style music were all showing up stoned and stoned hippies don't drink. Or at least not enough. What stoned hippies do have is th ... More >>
Friday, December 8, Quixote's True Blue; Saturday, December 9, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-455-2263.
Thursday, August 3, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Deadheads pick up the tie-dyed banner
The Grateful Deadís chief observer attempts to distill the bandís appeal in a new book.
Concertgoers come together to sober up and jam straight.
Quixote's True Blue
Grateful Dawg isn't quite alive enough to be Dead.
A new Rhino boxed set catalogues the Grateful Dead's journey down The Golden Road.
With its precise duplications of Grateful Dead bootlegs, the Dark Star Orchestra is the ultimate cosmic cover band.
The String Cheese Incident's sunny music has earned it fans all over the world. Its six companies have earned millions.
Critics hate Dave Matthews, but that doesn't mean you should.
So what's with all these Jewish Deadheads? Doug Gertner has a theory or two.