Summer was underway. It was. But just in case you were waiting to roll down the windows and put away your sweaters, the Ink Monstr pool party series kicks off on Sunday. There are shows for those of us no interested in thigh exposure as well -- Reckless Kelly is in town, as is moe. and Tech N9ne. Th ... More >>
BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 6/8/13 Twenty years ago, things were considerably different in the local scene. Denver had yet to produce any massive breakout artists on the level of the Lumineers or the Fray. Back then, Big Head Todd and the Monsters were the biggest fish in the pon ... More >>
Guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola teamed up in the mid '90s as part of T.J. Kirk, an outfit that played the music of Thelonious Monk, James Brown and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Amendola, who also appears on a few of Hunter's mid-'90s Blue Note recordings, has worked with a number of musi ... More >>
TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER @ DAZZLE | WED, 6/5 Last month marked the 25th anniversary of legendary trumpeter Chet Baker's death after falling out of a hotel room window in Amsterdam. So in honor of Baker's life, local trumpeter Justin Peterson is presenting a new concert series, "I Miss You, Chet," in wh ... More >>
In 1984, Soundgarden (due at Red Rocks tonight with The Mars Volta) started out as a three piece with Chris Cornell on drums and vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Within a year, the trio recruited Scott Sundquist to play drums, so that Cornell could cultivate his skills ... More >>
As half of the Benevento-Russo Duo, Marco Benevento played bass lines with his feet and held down organ and Wurlitzer parts with separate hands. But in the trio format, he's completely at home behind the piano, which he says is totally his ax. The forward-thinking Benevento makes captivating ... More >>
The above clip probably offers a better introduction to this article than we ever could: "(Hank Williams) is a feller that writes just as many songs as most anybody in the country, and sings them just as well, when it comes to the country style on singing." Oh, right, and all that country singing ... More >>
Thursday, March 18, and Friday, March 19, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
Freddy Rodriguez Sr. and the Jazz ConnectionWednesday, November 26, 2008El ChapultepecBetter than: Celebrating Thanksgiving Eve with critical in-laws.Atmosphere makes a difference.I've attended countless shows where the skill and power of a performer has failed to make up for obnoxious concertgoers, ... More >>
For the members of this trio, the joy is truly in the journey.
The renowned Jerry González sounds off.
Monday, January 7 by David Amram Putnam Valley, New York | In 1956 Jack Kerouac and I first met at a bring-your-own-bottle party at a painter's loft and instantly began collaborating artistically. I backed him up musically while he read and from the earliest days of our working together I knew tha ... More >>
There’s nothing smooth about the subversive jazzy punk funk these cats play.
Fast reviews of recent releases
From the classroom to the stage, this troubadour is molding young minds.
Bob Marley and the Wailers Roots, Rock, Remixed (Quango) Since most remix/tribute discs bite, the listenability of Roots, Rock, Remixed comes as a pleasant surprise. With a couple of exceptions, the albumâ€™s programmers wisely steer clear of the most overplayed Marley material in favor of less kno ... More >>
Beauty Shop is clipped straight from its predecessors.
Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite national releases from 2004.
Dave Cieri explores the creative space at Dulcinea's 100th Monkey.
Colorado's jazz artists stand up against their big-city counterparts.
Legendary drummer Roy Haynes sings Bird's praises while creating his own legend.
Freddy Rodriguez Sr. has spent decades in Denver's jazz scene. These days his favorite partner is his son.
Ken Burns's Jazz remains controversial. But its effect on album sales is difficult to dispute.
Danilo Perez rocks the Boulder Theater, while a local girl makes good at the Grammys.
Pianist Marc Sabatella has no interest in making one-dimensional music.
The Boulder Creative Music Ensemble is still taking chances after all these years.
FRIENDS OF DEAN MARTINEZ'S BILL ELM REVEALS WHY DEAN MARTIN RULES.
DENVER NATIVE BILL FRISELL RETURNS FOR AN EXCURSION INTO COLORADO JAZZ.
THE FEW UPS AND MANY DOWNS OF GUITAR MASTER DANNY GATTON.