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Umphrey's McGee

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    February 18, 2014

    New Denver concerts: Railroad Earth, Flux Pavilion, Brantley Gilbert, tickets this weekend

    Railroad Earth is due at the Boulder Theater on Friday, August 1, followed by a show at Red Rocks on Saturday, August 12, with Greensky Bluegrass and the Wood Brothers. Tickets for the latter show go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. Flux Pavilion, meanwhile, headlines Red Rocks on Frida ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    TUES | WU YEAR'S EVE at CERVANTES | 12/31/13 More than just creating a free-associative style that would be emulated ceaselessly throughout the '90s and to this very day, the Wu-Tang Clan engineered an aesthetic and model for profitability with only a spiritual guide, the GZA, a mastermind producer, ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    New Year's Eve 2013 guide: What to do on NYE

    While the are a number of high profile jam-centric New Year's Eve shows this year, including dates with Yonder Mountain String Band, String Cheese Incident and Umphrey's McGee, there are also a ton of other concerts and club events on NYE. We've put together a comprehensive list of ways for you to r ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    The ten most memorable people, places and moments of the jam-band scene in 2013

    This past year saw quite a few interesting things happen in the jam band world, with some bands announcing hiatuses and others had their songs sung at NFL games. While people enjoy heckling jam band fans, there is no doubt that they are great at making things happen and making people laugh. Here's t ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Photos: First look at the 1Up Colfax, renamed bar and music venue's grand opening tonight

    A year after opening the 1UP in LoDo, owner Jourdan Adler took over the former home of Pete's Monkey Bar in the summer of 2012 and put his second arcade-themed bar, the 2UP, in that space. Last April, Adler secured the space next door, which once housed Kitty's East for decades. After completely ren ... 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 >>

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    October 3, 2013

    From Phish to Floyd, the ten best light shows

    For many bands, the light show is almost as integral to the live act as the music, so much so, in fact, that lighting directors are often heralded as an additional member of the group. These illumination wizards have the most open and creative space to work in, and as result, they're able to create ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    New Denver shows: Fiona Apple, Lady Antebellum, J. Cole, Of Montreal and more

    After an appearance last summer at the Paramount Theatre, Fiona Apple is making her way back to Denver for a show at Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday, October 11, with Blake Bills. Tickets ($49.50-$69.50) go on sale this Friday, August 2, at 10 a.m. No word on when tickets go on sale to the general ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    New Denver shows: John Legend and the Black Crowes. Tickets on sale this weekend

    Nine-time Grammy winner John Legend headlines the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Thursday, November 21, as part of his twenty-city Made to Love tour. Reserved tickets ($49.50-$89.50) go on sale on Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, what local songs are bein ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    New Denver shows: Passion Pit, Umphrey's McGee and Tech N9ne on sale this weekend

    Passion Pit, still touring on the strength of last year's Gossamer, is making its way back to the the 1STBANK Center on Tuesday, October 15 for a show with the Joy Formidable. General admission tickets ($29.75-$36.50) go on sale this Friday, July 19 at 10:00 a.m. Keep reading for more on the shows g ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks, 6/7/13

    UMPHREY'S MCGEE @ RED ROCKS | 6/7/13 It didn't take long for Umphrey's McGee to show off its chops. The dense solos, the dizzying melodic runs and the complicated rhythms came almost immediately after the sextet took the stage, and it was a good twenty minutes before the band took a breather for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Win tickets to see Umphrey's McGee on Friday

    Update, 6/7/13: Contest is over. Thanks for all the entries. Congratulations to Sabrina Palmer. You and a guest will be our guests at the show. Check your email for details on how to claim your tickets. Thanks to everybody else for all the entries! This Friday night, Umphrey's McGee will return to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2013

    Umphrey's McGee back at Red Rocks in June

    Umphrey's McGee, due for a pair of sold-out dates at the Belly Up in Aspen on Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7, will be making its way back to Colorado this summer for a pair of dates, one for certain a show at Red Rocks on Friday, June 7, followed by another show the next night. According t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Sept. 14-16

    Welcome to the weekend! The weather has finally cooled off a bit, but the shows haven't. Whatever your inclinations are this next couple of days, there are a plethora of options, from Devin Townsend Project tonight at the Summit Music Hall to Deltron 3030 tomorrow night at Cervantes' Masterpiece Bal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Nick Baum of Eminence Ensemble: "We may throw some Pantera in the mix too"

    Eminence Ensemble (due at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom tomorrow night) has been frequently making a name for itself among the Boulder-based acts that have been emerging onto the scene. In advance of tomorrow night's show, we spoke with percussionist Nick Baum recently to find out a little more ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and th ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, Umphrey's Mcgee and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Sh ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks on September 14 and the Boulder Theater on September 15

    Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 14. Hot on the heels of its show at the Fillmore a few weeks ago, we've received word that the band will be returning to Colorado this fall for a pair of dates, the first a two-set show at Red Rocks with Railroad Earth, followed by a sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Umphrey's McGee: "It's good when people can look back at a show and say, 'How did that happen?'"

    For over a decade, Umphrey's McGee (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) has been melting faces with insane covers, complex compositions and wild fan-interactive show. Ideas like the Stew-Art Series, the recently added "sUMmer School," in which band members teach classes on songwriting, instrumen ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from moe., the Bag Raiders and Jane's Addiction were announced; Monroe Monroe, Elway, Shel and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and new releases from Florence and the Machine, Drake, Childish Gambin ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Rammstein, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Kraddy, Peter Frampton, Umphrey's McGee and Henry Rollins were announced; Caleb Slade, Force Publique, My Body Sings Electric and the Outfit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Top Concert Photos of July, 2011

    Aaron ThackeraySoundgarden at Red Rocks​As this time of year generally tends to be, July was a heck of a month for concerts with Tech N9NE, The Avett Brothers, Soundgarden, Umphrey's McGee, Katy Perry and plenty more gracing the stages. We've got so many photos, it might be hard to sift throug ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Review: Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks, 7/3/11

    UMPHREY'S MCGEE with Easy Star All-Stars and New Mastersounds​UMPHREY'S MCGEE at RED ROCKS | 7/3/11Fans began lining up for this show on the lower north staircase at 10 a.m. to prepare for the tarp run, a race to get the best spot and claim your place for the entirety of the concert. It was ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Tech N9ne fans get their freak on and other hot 4th of July slideshows (PHOTOS)

    ​Our Slut Walk Denver 2011 photo collection is only one of many new hotter-than-July galleries on display Check out Tech N9ne at the Fillmore, First Friday on Santa Fe, Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks, 1 a.m. at the Shag Lounge and the best pics of June roundup on our bustling slideshow page.

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    July 1, 2011

    Good Friday: Tech N9NE, the Glitch Mob and more on tap this Independence Day weekend

    ​So, the Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year, but that doesn't stop the celebrations from starting early this weekend. There's tons of shows this weekend, beginning with Tech N9NE tonight at the Fillmore. Tech's been on a constant grind, and shows no signs of stopping. Read our intervie ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Peter Gabriel and Widespread Panic are coming to Red Rocks in June, while Sade is due at the Pepsi Center in August. Meanwhile on local radio, My Body Sings Electric, Pacific Pride, the Sunshine House and String Chees ... More >>

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    February 12, 2011

    Umphrey's McGee at the Fillmore Auditorium, 2/11/11

    Umphrey's McGee with The Kyle Hollingsworth Band featuring DJ Logic The Fillmore Auditorium | 2.11.11 Following two sold out nights at Belly Up Aspen, Umphrey's McGee came through Denver to the Fillmore Auditorium for a half day of meet and greets, some live, fan-directed, improvisational jamming an ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Tonight and tomorrow night: Umphrey's McGee at the Belly Up and the Fillmore

    ​Umphrey's Mcgee will be returning to Colorado after starting their two-month long tour that spans the great U.S. of A. from the East coast to the West. Starting in Boston late in January and winding down the Atlantic coast, UM's tour made its way back to the motherland, Colorado, for two nigh ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Earth, Deca, DeVotchKa, Mogwai, Hindershot, Warsaw and Adele top our weekly playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Lissie on her dread-days in Fort Collins and being both indie and major.

    Valerie Phillips​Elisabeth Maurus, who performs under the moniker Lissie, plays tonight at the Bluebird. She had to cancel a show here in October because her voice gave out, but she's eager to return to Colorado. She spent a couple undergraduate years at CSU in Fort Collins. We spoke with her ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Ke$ha and the Decemberists shows announced

    ​As part of her first North American headlining tour, Ke$ha stops at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 19. Cannibal, the companion album to her debut, Animal, drops next week and will be available individually and bundled with Animal as a special repackage dubbed Animal Cannibal. ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Musketeer Gripweed

    Dyin' Day
    Self-released

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    July 2, 2010

    The Weekend Show Down: Monotonix mixes up a molotov of rock

    Aaron ThackerayMonotonix at last year's Monolith festival​ There's nothing like experiencing the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. But it can be tough to decide which one to go to when you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing musical riches, the land of too many shows and too li ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Umphrey's McGee

    Saturday, July 3, Red Rocks, 303-830-8497.

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    June 24, 2010

    At the upcoming CD release, the Say So says so

    ​ You could say the Say So kind of sounds like the Killers in the aggressive drums and quick stabs of guitar, or you might say the band calls to mind At the Drive-In in the vocal acrobatics and the way it plays with tempo-changing breakdowns. You probably would not compare it to a jam band. Y ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    This Just In: Phish, Yonder Mountain String Band, Green Day shows announced

    ​Phish, which kicks off its summer tour in June, is slated to play back-to-back dates at Telluride Town Park on Monday and Tuesday, August 9 and 10. An online ticket request period is currently underway and ends March 26. After that, tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Ap ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. F ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    This Just In: Slayer, John Mayer, Cheech & Chong shows announced

    ​Slayer and Megadeth team up for KBPI's Midwinter Melee on Monday, January 25 at DU's Magness Arena. It's the first time the two bands have co-headlined in two decades, and as a bonus for diehard metal heads, Testament gets things started. General admission floor seats are $49.50, while reserved s ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009

    Warped Tour, Kings of Leon, Judas Priest shows announced

    3OH!3 headlines this summer's Vans Warped TourSunday, August 9 is going to be a busy day for music in the Mile High, when Kings of Leon stops by Red Rocks, and the skater-centric Vans Warped Tour, pulls into Invesco with more than fifty bands in tow, including 3OH!3, Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Ja ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Umphrey's McGee at the Fillmore

    Photo: Tobin Voggesser Umphrey's McGee Saturday, January 24, 2009Fillmore AuditoriumBetter Than: Saving money and listening to Umphrey's through your earbuds.I'm too young to have seen the Grateful Dead or Led Zeppelin live. Just the same, I'm convinced that my friends and I were conceived in bright ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, January 26 edition

    Look out below! Falling blogs! Today in Cafe Society: • Rock, paper, scissors, booze at Nine75. • Mark & Isabella now open in Belmar. • Just in time for the Super Bowl, a Milking It review of Cap'n Crunch's Touchdown Crunch. • Buenos Aires Grill to close. • Thanasi Foods thinks Bigs wit ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008
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    July 12, 2007

    Umphreys McGee Keeps Progressing

    This Chicago acts music is right on cue.

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    July 20, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    July 20, 2006

    Release Me

    A roundup of six local imprints.

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    February 2, 2006

    Signed, Sealed and Almost Delivered

    Rose Hill Drive completes work on its long-awaited debut.

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    November 17, 2005

    Polywood Ending

    Cervantes' is the perfect place for Polytoxic to take its Last Waltz.

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    September 30, 2004

    Umphrey's McGee

    Friday, October 1, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399; Saturday, October 2, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.

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