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Videos: The UMS Haircut Interviews with Ricardo Baca

July 21st, 2009

Get to know Mike Marchant of the Widowers, the Hollyfelds, Andrea Ball, Jacob Hansen of the Knew — and their hair, as they are interviewed by Denver Post pop music critic (and Reverb co-editor Ricardo Baca), also executive producer of the 2009 Denver Post Underground [...]



Mile High Music Festival: Ricardo Baca

July 21st, 2008

[photopress:mhpetty1.jpg,full,pp_image] Photo by Laurie Scavo. It was a fine debut for the Mile High Music Festival, which opened Saturday on the outer grounds of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. The music was varied, the festival experience was pleasant, the weather was hot and [...]



SXSW 2008: Ricardo Baca's journal

March 21st, 2008

[photopress:cloudcult.jpg,full,pp_image] Cloud Cult’s Craig Minowa is sleepy — and rocktastic. Photo by Laurie Scavo. Imagine the thought bubble over my head: Maybe this is my 10th SXSW. Or is it my ninth? I wasn’t sure, standing in a puddle of unintentionally regurgitated pizza and booze [...]



Questlove on Colorado marijuana: “Dude it’s everywhere”

September 8th, 2014
Questlove attends the Clive Davis Institute Of Recorded Music 10th Anniversary Party at Gallow Green at the McKittrick Hotel on September 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

As Jay Z and other celebrities invaded Crested Butte this weekend, Questlove was also in town, but more impressed with Colorado’s weed offerings.



UMS 2014: Artists, fans and media remember the biggest surprises after 14 years of music

July 21st, 2014
Underground Music Showcase co-founders John Moore (left) and Ricardo Baca enjoy themselves at a UMS after-party.

A great music festival can usually be pared down down to a series of memorable moments, and The Denver Post’s annual Underground Music Showcase has had no shortage of them over its 14 years and thousands of shows.



The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-11-14 (photos, review)

July 12th, 2014
The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 7-11-14 (photos, review)

There they were, the world-famous Avett Brothers, lined up alongside one another in a chorus line of stringed instruments on Friday night at Red Rocks.



Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2014: Sheriff’s Office made zero arrests for the first time in history

July 1st, 2014
Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2014: Sheriff's Office made zero arrests for the first time in history

San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters says the office made zero arrests during Telluride Bluegrass Festival for the first time in history.



Ozomatli’s Ulises Bella on Culture Jam, working with the Eurythmics and more

June 17th, 2014
Ozomatli's Ulises Bella on Culture Jam, working with the Eurythmics and more

We caught up with Ozomatli founding member Bella about the band’s eighth record “Place in the Sun,” working with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and their big show at Culture Jam on Saturday at Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont.



Lionel Richie, CeeLo Green at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 6-11-14 (photos, review)

June 12th, 2014
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Wednesday night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre was all about Lionel Richie’s many, many hits — as the show’s name plainly said, “All the Hits, All Night Long.”



Lana Del Rey at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 5-19-14 (photos, review, video)

May 20th, 2014
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While Lana Del Rey’s character could likely be the subject of novels and her voice deserves much of the worship it receives, Monday at Red Rocks was really about the powerful songs this young woman has crafted in a very short time.