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(R)evolve: New Denver label looks to revolutionize jazz in the digital age

Nick Spreigl and Jared Atol are looking to make jazz more accessible in the digital age with their new Denver record label, (R)evolve.

Nick Spreigl and Jared Atol are looking to make jazz more accessible in the digital age with their new Denver record label, (R)evolve.



Joe Bonner: Denver musicians, Gov. John Hickenlooper remember the late jazz legend

Denver musicians and Gov. John Hickenlooper remember Joe Bonner, the internationally known jazz pianist who died at the age of 66 on Nov. 20. Photo courtesy of Travis Broxton.

Denver musicians and Gov. John Hickenlooper remember Joe Bonner, the internationally known jazz pianist who died at the age of 66 on Nov. 20.



Flying Lotus’ unlikely path to stardom: How his experimental sound caught on with larger audiences

Flying Lotus performs at SXSW on March 15, 2014. Photo by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.

Flying Lotus’ music is hardly accessible, yet he’s found success in an industry that typically favors artists with mainstream appeal. How did Flying Lotus defy the pop music industry to become a welcome face in large venues, festivals, video games and on TV?



PHOTOS: Beck Red Rocks Amphitheatre show (review, video)

Beck @ Red Rocks 8/15/14

Beck is a master of styles, and on Friday night he returned to Red Rocks for the first time in more than a decade to give a razor sharp performance that spanned the gamut of American music.



Does Beck’s chameleon approach to music work in 2014?

Does Beck's chameleon approach to music work in 2014?

Friday marks just over 11 years since Beck last played Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. But in more than a decade, how has Beck fared? The artist we know as Beck found success by defying predictability. That’s an accomplishment that feels much more difficult to pull off today.



Denver’s Jeremy Jones of the Teaching on Grammy nominations with Macklemore

The Teaching releases its fourth album at Dazzle Jazz on June 23.

Ahead of the Teaching’s CD release at Dazzle Jazz in Denver, we spoke with Colorado-raised drummer Jeremy Jones about the band’s Grammy nominations and more.



DJ Check One (Dameion Hines) celebrates J Dilla with “Welcome to Dillaville”

On Saturday at Cervantes, Dameion Hines is part of a show called “Welcome to Dillaville,” which includes former Pharcyde members SlimKid3 and Fatlip, Slum Village and Casual of Hieroglyphics, among others, in a tribute and celebration of J Dilla’s music.

On Saturday at 1Up Colfax, Dameion Hines is part of a show called “Welcome to Dillaville,” which includes former Pharcyde members SlimKid3 and Fatlip, Slum Village and Casual of Hieroglyphics, among others, in a tribute and celebration of J Dilla’s music.



The Knife at the Fillmore Auditorium, 4-21-14 (photos, review)

The Knife @ Fillmore Auditorium

A performance of this scale is rare. And, it wakes us to the fact that not only is art far from irrelevant, but in the form of The Knife, we can be reminded again of its force.



Fred Armisen hosts a “Portlandia” preview at the Gothic Theater (photos, review)

Portlandia @ The Gothic Theatre

Fred Armisen showed his witty sense of humor and lack of pretension during a lengthy Q&A after his “Portlandia” Season Four premier at the Gothic Theater in Denver.



Christian McBride Trio at Dazzle, 3-7-14 (review)

Christian McBride Trio. Photo by Chi Modu.

With covers that included Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and more, Christian McBride Trio threw a party that fans didn’t want to see end at Dazzle on Friday.