Jazz/Blues

Thundercat releases tribute to late president of Nintendo, announces tour

Thundercat

Funk/jazz bassist Thundercat has released a song in tribute to the late Hiroshi Yamauchi, the third president of video game manufacturer Nintendo.



Steal This Track from Joe Johnson

Steal This Track from Joe Johnson

Unfortunately, there are no Colorado covers of “Rain Rain Go Away,” at least any we’re aware of. So, here’s a new track from Pueblo country-blues artist Joe Johnson about rising water.



George Thorogood, Buddy Guy at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 8-28-13 (photos, review)

George Thorogood, Buddy Guy @ Red Rocks 8/28/13

George Thorogood and Buddy Guy with 14-year-old opener Quinn Sullivan brought music spanning a few generations to a largely middle-aged audience at Red Rocks on Aug. 28.



Robert Cray at the Arvada Center, 8-21-13 (photos, review)

Robert Cray @ The Arvada Center 8-21-13

Award winning bluesman Robert Cray and his band performed for a crowd of “wet bums” at the intimate Arvada Center on Aug. 21.



Album review: King Krule, “6 Feet Beneath the Moon”

Album review: King Krule, "6 Feet Under the Moon"

If you’re up for feeling down, King Krule’s “6 Feet Beneath The Moon” is a fascinating and deceptively nuanced listen.



Charles Bradley at the Larimer Lounge, 8-17-13 (photos, review)

Charles Bradley @ the Larimer Lounge 8/17/13

The remarkable story of Charles Bradley continued in the soul singer’s passionate set at the sold out Larimer Lounge on Saturday.



Steal This Track from Springdale Quartet

Steal This Track from Springdale Quartet

Not feeling too groovy this Monday? Get in to the groove laid down by Boulder’s jam-jazz band Springdale Quartet.



Rocky Mountain Folks Festival: Colin Meloy, Charles Bradley and more (photos, review)

Folks Festival August 16-18

The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival — the most experimental of the Planet Bluegrass events — brought sets from Colin Meloy, Charles Bradley, John Butler Trio and more to Lyons Friday to Sunday.



The Cookers at Dazzle, 8-9-13 (review)

The Cookers performed at Dazzle Jazz on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. Photo courtesy of the band's Facebook page.

The Cookers brought a crowd of 20-somethings to hear music that’s half a century old at Dazzle Jazz on Friday.



John Scofield at the Boulder Theater, 8-1-13 (photos)

John Scofield @ Boulder Theater 8/1/2013

John Scofield brought his Uber Jam Band to the Boulder Theater on Thursday Aug. 1, 2013. Scofield plays in Colorado again on Friday for the Telluride Jazz Festival.