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On April 6, DJ Cavem will join an event at the White House that celebrates five years of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” health initiative by performing his Culinary Concert program alongside his wife, Alkemia Earth, chef Bobby Flay, “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird and The First Lady herself. The despair some feel amid Denver’s sharp rise in gang violence, which over the past three months...

DeVotchKa, Ozomatli members team up, face immigration in Los Dreamers |Check It >>

Los Dreamers (photo by Salvador Ochoa Ochoa) From paintings, to plays and poetry, artists have long worked to tackle the issue of immigration creatively. For Shawn King (DevotchKa’s drummer) and Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli’s guitarist), the duo is working through the topic of immigration using a mix of real life experiences and their own music. The two have have teamed up to create Los Dreamers,...

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Sour Boy, Bitter Girl release a handcrafted, limited edition EP. “Music, I’ve accepted, is a commodity,” says Benjamin Buttice of Fort Collins band Sour Boy, Bitter Girl. It’s gotta be a difficult revelation for artists, who imagine their work transcending stuff like crude oil. The experience of music for both artist and listener may not be the same as a commodity, but the marketing...

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TV On The Radio at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review) |Check It >>

Now more than 10 years into their career, TV On The Radio is facing the pressures of a mid-career band. They’ve changed something in their core with their newest album “Seeds,” but are they a different band? No. On Thursday night, the Ogden Theatre stage setup, sound, lights, all rang familiar as ever. The only major difference was the tone of the show. Eschewing moody dream sequence...

David Castillo bids farewell to Pizza Time with final Burgerama festival |Check It >>

The cover of Pizza Time’s “Todo” album. David Castillo isn’t sick of pizza, he’s tired of how it defines him. As a Spanish-speaking, first-generation immigrant, who was born in California and moved to Denver in 2007, Castillo is a lot more than just the leader of his garage-pop band Pizza Time, which was signed by Burger Records in 2013. (more…)

Best Denver-area shows this week: Fleetwood Mac, Foxygen and more |Check It >>

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Willie Nelson’s weed shop, Willie’s Reserve, to open in 2016 |Check It >>

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Fleetwood Mac navigates decades-old drama to prep new album with classic lineup |Check It >>

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TV On The Radio at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

Now more than 10 years into their career, TV On The Radio is facing the pressures of a mid-career band. They’ve changed something in their core with their newest album “Seeds,” but are they a different band? No. On Thursday night, the Ogden Theatre stage setup, sound, lights, all rang familiar as ever. The only major difference was the tone of the show. Eschewing moody dream sequence experiments, the set was nearly 100 percent rock. In fact, it felt more like an artfully aged punk band was on stage at times.

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DJ Cavem to perform, celebrate organic gardening at White House

On April 6, DJ Cavem will join an event at the White House that celebrates five years of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” health initiative by performing his Culinary Concert program alongside his wife, Alkemia Earth, chef Bobby Flay, “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird and The First Lady herself.

On April 6, DJ Cavem will join an event at the White House that celebrates five years of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” health initiative by performing his Culinary Concert program alongside his wife, Alkemia Earth, chef Bobby Flay, “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird and The First Lady herself.

The despair some feel amid Denver’s sharp rise in gang violence, which over the past three months has been blamed for multiple shootings and homicides in neighborhoods like Five Points, Whittier, Park Hill and Montbello, is palpable.

“What if a bullet misses and hits someone’s home?” Park Hill resident Jennifer Chelwick recently told The Denver Post. “Or hits one of their pets? Or hits one of them?”

“There has been a bit of a trend lately with the younger kids being involved in the violent activity,” said Cmdr. Mark Fleecs, who oversees the Denver Police division that includes the gang bureau, in another Post article.
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DeVotchKa, Ozomatli members team up, face immigration in Los Dreamers

Los Dreamers (photo by Salvador Ochoa Ochoa)

Los Dreamers (photo by Salvador Ochoa Ochoa)

From paintings, to plays and poetry, artists have long worked to tackle the issue of immigration creatively. For Shawn King (DevotchKa’s drummer) and Raul Pacheco (Ozomatli’s guitarist), the duo is working through the topic of immigration using a mix of real life experiences and their own music.

The two have have teamed up to create Los Dreamers, a supergroup that has yielded their self titled album as a social commentary as a group of immigrant stories from some of the best voices from the Americas that are simpatico with the cause to bring immigration awareness to the masses. It’s important to point out that the term “dreamers” derives from undocumented children brought to the US at a very young age and stuck in a residential purgatory.

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Lipgloss moves to S. Broadway in Denver, founder notes cultural shift in Capitol Hill

Photo courtesy of Beauty Bar.

Photo courtesy of Beauty Bar.

The April 4 closure of Capitol Hill dance-club Beauty Bar spells change for Lipgloss, the weekly dance night that has been a Denver institution since 2001. The indie-rock night co-founded by Michael Trundle finds itself moving to its fourth home — on South Broadway — bouncing between neighborhoods with rapidly changing identities.

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Download Sour Boy, Bitter Girl’s “Mule,” exclusive to Steal This Track

Sour Boy, Bitter Girl release a handcrafted, limited edition EP.

Sour Boy, Bitter Girl release a handcrafted, limited edition EP.

“Music, I’ve accepted, is a commodity,” says Benjamin Buttice of Fort Collins band Sour Boy, Bitter Girl. It’s gotta be a difficult revelation for artists, who imagine their work transcending stuff like crude oil. The experience of music for both artist and listener may not be the same as a commodity, but the marketing and sales of music is not.

Read more…

Why is Robert Plant working with Diplo?

Wait, Robert Plant and Diplo? Why?

Wait, Robert Plant and Diplo? Why?

What is going on? First it was Kanye West and Paul McCartney, and now Robert Plant and Diplo?

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David Castillo bids farewell to Pizza Time with final Burgerama festival

The cover of Pizza Time's "Todo" album.

The cover of Pizza Time’s “Todo” album.

David Castillo isn’t sick of pizza, he’s tired of how it defines him.

As a Spanish-speaking, first-generation immigrant, who was born in California and moved to Denver in 2007, Castillo is a lot more than just the leader of his garage-pop band Pizza Time, which was signed by Burger Records in 2013.

Read more…