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Aaron Freeman at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (review)

Aaron Freeman @ the Bluebird 11/3/12

After more than 25 years as Gene Ween, Aaron Freeman is plotting a new course truer to his name.



Leftover Salmon announces Bill Payne as permanent keyboard player

Leftover Salmon Thanksgiving '13

Leftover Salmon has announced that Little Feat co-founder, Bill Payne, is joining the band as a permanent fixture on keys.



PHOTOS: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Red Rocks show (review)

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals @ Red Rocks 9/20/14

Backed by The Nocturnals – which includes her husband Matt Burr on drums – Grace Potter revealed her potent range as one of the most vibrant women in rock.



Telluride Blues & Brews 2014: Violent Femmes, George Clinton and more (review)

A view of the crowd at Telluride Blues & Brews 2013. Photo by Evan Semon, heyreverb.com.

Telluride Blues and Brews is a musical stew. While the sounds that shook the stony walls of the dead-end canyon last weekend were decidedly varied, all revolved around a pervasive groove. The Violent Femmes and Parliament Funkadelic may seem odd partners on a bill. Stir aging rocker Peter Frampton, a host of bayou funk masters, blues legends and a swelling contingent of eager up-and-coming rockers into the mix and the weekend festival ascended into a beery cradle of groove.



PHOTOS: Phish at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park day three review

Phish at Dick's Night Three

Phish played a tight, predictable second frame Sunday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, wrapping up its fourth three-night stand on the Commerce City pitch with expected plays that roamed in unanticipated directions.



PHOTOS: Phish Dick’s Sporting Goods Park day two review

Phish at Dick's 2014 Night Two

Amid a swirling wind of manure, marijuana and rain, Phish found greatness on Colorado’s plains Saturday with a show for the ages.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park = Phish’s home.



PHOTOS: Phish Dick’s Sporting Goods Park day one review

Phish at Dick's 2014 Night One

Phish’s fourth Labor Day weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park saw the Vermont quartet continue its first-night roguery.



Phish at Dick’s: Will its return to Colorado become the stuff of legend?

Phish - Day 2 @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park

Phish returns to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this weekend for a fourth Labor Day run, stepping into a venue that has emerged as a celebrated turning point in the Vermont quartet’s storied history.



Snarky Puppy at the Ogden theatre, 8-3-14 (review)

Snarky Puppy performed at the Ogden Theatre on Aug. 3, 2014.

Weaving its jazz-influenced, worldly funk melodies into dense tiers of booty-shaking rhythm, the Snarky Puppy collective captured the Ogden Theatre Sunday with a symphonic spectacle.



Jimmy Cliff at Denver Botanic Gardens, 7-28-14 (photos, review)

Jimmy Cliff @ Denver Botanic Gardens, 7/28/14

Jimmy Cliff unleashed his reggae revival on a surprisingly boisterous Denver Botanic Gardens crowd Monday night.