Jazz/Blues

Should you go see the Black Keys’ Denver show at Pepsi Center?

The Black Keys @ 1st bank

New members, poppier songs, arena tours… The Black Keys ain’t what they used to be. Is it worth seeing the band come to the Pepsi Center this week?



Kenny G vs Chinese government: Smooth jazz star angers with protest visit

Kenny G. Photo courtesy of the artist's website.

Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces.



Maceo Parker at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver (photos)

Maceo Parker @ Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom 10/19/14

Shortly after taking the stage at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom Sunday night, Maceo Parker summoned an enthusiastic response when he asked: “Do you know how to get funky?”



10 most anticipated albums of fall 2014: Flying Lotus, Prince and more

SXSW 2014 - Day 3

Here are the 10 most anticipated albums of fall 2014 with Flying Lotus, Prince and more.



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.



Album review: Benjamin Booker, “Benjamin Booker”

Album review: Benjamin Booker, “Benjamin Booker”

On his debut self-titled album, Benjamin Booker lends mid-20th century blues rock a modern twist, without any indication that it’s precisely the point.



PHOTOS: B.B. King Denver Botanic Gardens review

BB King 2014

B.B. King’s a legend, hero, a breathing example of American musical history, and Monday’s performance at the Denver Botanic Gardens was a sobering reminder that he’s also just human.



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.



Steal This Track from Bonnie and the Beard

Steal This Track from Bonnie and the Beard

Bonnie and the Beard are working on new music, which they will debut at The UMS on Saturday. Download a live preview of “Hustle” below.



Johnny Winter: Blues legend dies at 70 in Zurich

Johhny Winter @ Cervantes

GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and childhood hero Muddy Waters, has died. He was 70.