Widespread Panic

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    September 19, 2014

    The Eight Best Shows This Weekend in Denver

    There are some punk rock bands playing next to the football stadium this weekend. Perhaps you've heard. There are plenty of options for those not headed to Riot Fest, including the inaugural Cloak & Dagger fest, with an impeccable lineup full of some of dance music's most interesting up-and-coming a ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2014
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    May 12, 2014

    Red Rocks revenue doubles in five years and here's why

    Revenue from Red Rocks Amphitheatre has been steadily increasing, according to numbers provided by the city of Denver, which owns Red Rocks. In 2006, for example, the iconic venue pulled in $5.7 million in revenue, and the total five years ago was just over $7 million. By 2013, the projected revenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    FRI | ONEREPUBLIC'S DENVER ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS at OGDEN | 12/20 Over the last few years OneRepublic has made its acoustic Christmas shows an annual event that helps local charities. This year's show, which also features Gungor, is a benefit for Colorado flood relief. VIP ticket includes ticket to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    June 20, 2013

    Erik Berry of Trampled By Turtles on why they won't play songs off O Brother Where Art Thou?

    Trampled By Turtles, due at this weekend's Westword Music Showcase, was started in 2003 by a group friends from Duluth, Minnesota, who knew each other from playing in various bands. Liberated by the freedom and mobility of playing acoustic instruments, the players honed a sound that happened to bene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Got post-Panic plans? Check out the Rocky Mountain Power Jam at Cervantes'

    Assuming you still have some gas left in the tank after seeing Widespread Panic at the Rocks, Cervantes' is hosting the Rocky Mountain Power Jam. The post-show hootenanny features an all-star cast of players, including Colonel Bruce Hampton of Aquarium Rescue Unit, George Porter Jr. of the Meters, E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | SUN & MON, 5/12-5/13 Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    SHABAZZ PALACES @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 5/6/13 In the first half of the '90s, Ishmael Butler went by the moniker "Butterfly" as part of the rap trio Digable Planets. After the outfit's 1995 split, the group performed one-off shows here and there, but since 2009, Butler has released music with Tendai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Soccer moms of the world, unite: New Kids on the Block are coming to 1STBANK Center!

    So this one summer before New Kids on the Block made all the girls (who are all middle aged moms now -- meditate on that for a minute) swoon like no other, the dudes did an in-store at the mall in Cheyenne. I was there. My best friend was a DJ at the station presenting the meet and greet, and so we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    This Weekend's Best Live Bets - Avett Brothers, Thurston Moore, Chuck Prophet and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Widespread Panic bringing acoustic tour to the Fillmore for three nights in February

    ​Celebrating 25 years of making music, Widespread Panic is setting out on its first-ever acoustic tour, which includes a three-night stand from Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12 at the Fillmore Auditorium. That stint will be followed up by a three-night stand from Friday, February 17 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    New country: Love it or loathe it?

    So tonight, Kenny Chesney is kicking off his three-night stand at Red Rocks -- all three dates of which, BTW, are sold out. Impressive to be sure, but certainly not without precedent (Dispatch sold out a trio of dates last month, as did Widespread Panic). Regardless, even accounting for potential cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Madeleine Peyroux, Dark Star Orchestra, Stockholm Syndrome shows announced

    ​It was avery slow week for concert announcements, which usually happens around this time of year, but there were a few new shows added. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux returns to the Boulder Theater on Wednesday, April 13. General admission ($30) and reserved ($40-$47.50) tickets go on sale nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Wynkoop Brewing Company gives vegetarians and carnivores alike a place to kick back

    Artichoke & Parmesan Dip at Wynkoop Brewing Co.​One of the challenges of being a vegetarian is finding a place where you can kick back and relax with old friends, maybe make some new friends. Carnivorous folks take their hospitable hangouts for granted; we don't have that option. While Water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Tom Petty, Melvins, Gaslight Athem strong sellers at local record stores

    ​While there weren't any clear winners across the board for the week ending June 20, Tom Petty's Mojo , released last week on Reprise, Gaslight Anthem's American Slang, released last week on Side One Dummy, and Melvins' latest effort, The Bride Screamed Murder were all strong sellers at local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Film on the Rocks: Westley, Inigo and Fezzik bring down the house

    Freebird!​While scalpers weren't hawking The Princess Bride tickets for three or four times their $10 box office price - as they did on Craigslist for the Hangover last week - the Film on the Rocks movie did sell out Tuesday night. It was the second consecutive sellout for Film on the Rocks s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Black Keys and Ratatat strong sellers at local record stores

    ​The Black Keys' latest effort, Brothers, continues to be strong seller locally, grabbing the top spot at Twist & Shout and claiming the second slot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending June 13. Jack Johnson's new album, To the Sea, and Ratatat's latest LP4, released last week on XL Rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Melvins, Jack Johnson top sellers at local record stores

    ​The thick and sludgy new album from the Melvins, The Bride Screamed Murder, released last week on Ipecac, grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill and came in fourth at Twist & Shout for the week ending June 6. Jack Johnson's new platter, To the Sea, meanwhile, released last week on his Bru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Widespread Panic, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights shows announced

    ​Another half dozen new shows were added to the Red Rocks schedule, including John Mayer, Paramore, STS9, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Pretty Lights and Widespread Panic, who will be at the venue from Friday, June 25 through Sunday, June 27, a month after its eleventh studio album, Dirty Side Down, hit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Built to Spill top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Built to Spill's latest effort, There is No Enemy, released last week on Reprise, grabbed the top spot at Twist and Shout for the week ending October 11. Rosanne Cash's The List, which features some cameos from Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Jeff Tweedy, claimed the second slot, while Mons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Part two: Chef and Tell with Tyler Wiard of Elway's

    Tyler Wiard​This is part two of Lori Midson's interview with Tyler Wiard, the executive chef at Elway's Cherry Creek. You can read the first part of Midson's interview with Wiard here. Proudest moment as a chef: When I won the National Pork Award in May of 2008. I had won the state pork compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Mile High Music Festival Q&A: Band of Heathens

    Although acts such as Tool, Widespread Panic and the Fray are clearly the main draw at this weekend's Mile High Music Festival, it's support bands like Band of Heathens, slated to perform on Saturday, that demonstrate the prodigious depth of the fest's lineup. Boiling down Band of Heathens sound to ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009
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    November 20, 2008
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    November 19, 2008

    Q&A with Apollo Sunshine's Sam Cohen

    Diverse, surprising albums and an explosive, inventive live show are the hallmarks of Apollo Sunshine, a trio of friends – Sam Cohen, Jesse Gallagher and Jeremy Black – who met at the Berklee College of Music the better part of a decade ago. The group’s three albums, including the brand-new Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Five things to do at Red Rocks besides see a concert

    Concert season is over at Red Rocks, but that doesn't mean you can't make use of music's best outdoor venue -- especially on those occasional spring-like days that heat up the Colorado winter. Here, five ways to make use of Red Rocks until the bands plug back in next spring.

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    October 2, 2008
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    July 4, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (6/28/08-7/4/08)

    Here's a wrap up of all the great coverage you missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were busy preparing your plans for the Fourth of July and fuming with patriotic outrage at Rene Marie's decision to hijack the national anthem at the state of the city speech...

  • Music

    December 14, 2006


    Jam isnt a four-letter word for this five-piece band.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2006

    Getting Off on the Rocks

    The bands on the July 29 Red Rocks bill don't qualify as the newest and hottest combos on the planet. Ween, the show's headliner, actually formed way back in 1984, although its first long-player wasn't released until 1990. The Flaming Lips, which played in the second slot, are even older, springing ... More >>

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Book of Mormon

    Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons celebrate ten years of being bad.

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Panic Room

    Despite two tragic deaths, Widespread Panic hasn't slowed a bit.

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 30, 2003

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    Steaking a Claim

    Barry Fey tries the Keg on for size.

  • Music

    May 10, 2001


    Quixote's stays true blue, but it's movin' on down the road.

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Get Into the Groove

    The seven members of Groove Collective are of one mind in their pursuit of a new kind of jazz.

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Too Smart for Their Own Good

    The Tragically Hip doesn't believe in dumbing down its music to reach wide audiences. As a result, it's the most popular band in Canada.

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    They Grow on You

    The Kudzu Kings' hybrid country takes root across America.

  • Music

    April 22, 1999

    Still Burning

    Jon Spencer and Alec Empire want you to get a sample of R.L. Burnside.

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    February 25, 1999
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    December 17, 1998
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    September 3, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 3 - 9, 1998

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    May 14, 1998
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