Sure, romantic gestures are always a nice way to observe Valentine's Day, but so is going to a good concert or dancing the night away with your significant other. Looking for something to do tomorrow night? You've come to the right place. We've put together a comprehensive rundown of ways to celebra ... More >>
Back to the Country
FRI | LOTUS at RED ROCKS | 10/4/13 The jazzy electronic quintet Lotus, known for its precisely timed improvisations during live shows, is celebrating its fourteenth year as a group. From incorporating video-game music to performing David Bowie tribute shows and playing Black Sabbath covers, Lotus ha ... More >>
FRI | LOTUS at RED ROCKS | 10/4/13 The jazzy electronic quintet Lotus, known for its precisely timed improvisations during live shows, is celebrating its fourteenth year together. From incorporating video-game music to performing David Bowie tribute shows and playing Black Sabbath covers, Lotus has ... More >>
Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. Stephanie March hosted at Cantina this past Saturday. Keep reading for ... More >>
So this happened. This past Saturday night in Indianapolis in an airplane hangar somewhere, Peyton Manning offered up this chilling rendition of "Folsom Prison Blues" with Luke Bryan. Clearly, Manning is an upgrade from Tebow in more ways than one. Want more? You got it. The Broncos' QB also karaoke ... More >>
A Lick & a Promise
On the surface, Chimney Choir is an Americana band with the usual roots in folk, some country and the like. But anyone who has seen the band live can tell you, there's a lot more going on in the band's songwriting and ideas for music than merely evoking an old-timey sound. Rather than limiting itsel ... More >>
Big news on the concert front this week: Furthur, always a local favorite, returns for a series of dates in Colorado, one at the Ogden, followed by three back-to-back nights at 1STBANK Center. Equally as big is word of a 420 show at Red Rocks featuring Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds ... More >>
See Also: - Q&A with Jim James of My Morning Jacket - Profile: Joy Subtraction, 8/2/12 - Q&A with Angry Hand of God Welcome to the weekend! Aren't you glad you hung in there? Your hard work grinding it out this week is about to rewarded handsomely by a pair of back-to-back shows from My Morning Jac ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Tonight at Red Rocks, the Avett Brothers kick off a two-night stand with City and Colour opening tonight and DeVotchKa opening tomorrow night. Also tonight, Thurston Moore visits the Larimer Lounge with his new quartet Chelsea Light Moving. Cory Branan at the Lions Lair, Eric ... More >>
Friday, May 4, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, 303-728-9468.
It's a bit ironic that Shooter Jennings (due at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill on Friday, May 4), the son of country singers Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, would make what he calls his "most country record to date" in New York. But that's essentially what happened. Shortly after moving to N ... More >>
MIRANDA LAMBERT @ 1STBANK CENTER | 3/17/12 Miranda Lambert is justifiably incredulous. Twenty songs into her 22-song set, just before the St. Patrick's Day edition of her She-Woman Men Haters Club is about to conclude, someone on her crew has taken it upon himself to preempt the proceedings by turn ... More >>
Brett Shaheen Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village 303-730-2152 www.thewoodentablerestaurant.com This is part one of my interview with Brett Shaheen, exec chef of the Wooden Table. Part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Flipping pizzas at Pizza Hut. That was Brett Shaheen's firs ... More >>
Catch Lykke Li tonight at the OgdenThere's an astounding number of great shows to pick from this weekend in the Mile High City: Lykke Li at the Ogden, Tech N9Ne kicks off his two-night Denver run with an intimate show tonight at the Summit Music Hall, followed by an appearance at the Fillmore ... More >>
dickdale.comDick DaleDick Dale (due tonight at the Gothic Theatre) is one of the most influential living musicians. If Dale hadn't blown the first 48 guitar amplifiers Leo Fender had brought to him, guitar amps as we now know them may have taken longer to develop. Dale, who invented surf rock ... More >>
WILLIE NELSON at RED ROCKS | 06.21.11"While Willie Nelson is still a solid player and performer, seeing him these days is about nostalgia for a lot of people. These aren't the best versions of songs like "Crazy" and "Aint It Funny," but seeing Nelson up on stage performing them is as heartwar ... More >>
Thursday, March 18 Uh, hey. It's Danielle Ate the Sandwich. I've been on the road and away from home a couple of days now, and am officially one hour from Austin and ready to go. Today, I play at Bar 512 for the Spokesbuzz Showcase. I'm excited to play with a lot of great bands from Fort C ... More >>
Texas isn't big enough to contain Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights. After signing with Atlantic records in 2008, the Dallas-based quintet quickly started making a name for itself across the country, touring with high-caliber acts like ZZ Top and the Black Crowes before releasing Pardon Me, i ... More >>
TV theme songs have gotten a little more hip in recent years -- from Cake lending "Short Skirt, Long Jacket" to Chuck to Lazlo Bane doing "I'm no Superman" for Scrubs, to any of the seasonal iterations of Tom Waits' "Way Down in the Hole" on The Wire. But there was a time -- it still happens ... More >>
Country with a capital C.
Saturday, June 16
Wednesday, August 30, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Be there or be square!
Roll over, Waylon: Shooter Jennings comes out with guns blazin'.
There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show.
Thursday, July 28, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308; Friday, July 29, Aggie Theater, 1-970-482-8300; Saturday, July 30, Boulder County Fair, 303-772-7170.
Americana music gets its due from this duo.
Local 33 brings blood, sweat and beers to its blue-collar twang.
Marshall Chapman spins a yarn
Leftover Salmonís collaboration with Cracker goes swimmingly.
Still a big thinker, Dallas Wayne holds out for honky-tonk.
Leftover Salmon fans help ease the pain of banjo player Mark Vannís passing.
These days, his signature guit-steel playing leaves listeners slack-jawed. But it took Junior Brown a long time to get to center stage.
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project.
The Railbenders' take on traditional country is gaining momentum.
Dusty Drapes and the Dusters uncover Boulder's country-music past.
Music City inspires songs of love and (mostly) hate.
After a period of obscurity, Johnny Cash is once again a wanted man.
A gospel album on a Denver record label is the latest step in the rehabilitation of Willie Nelson's career.
A REMINDER FROM KRIS KRISTOFFERSON: HIS LIFE ISN'T ONLY AN ACT.