Browsing the crazy merch from Denver bands

From the marquee to the merch table, Denver is a music scene saturated with too many shows and way too many band T-shirts. More and more, it’s becoming a struggle for local artists to both promote themselves and sell their merchandise in such an environment.

Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett’s longtime pianist, dies in Boulder at 91

[caption id="attachment_102213" align="alignnone" width="610"] Ralph Sharon sits at his grand piano beneath the portrait of him painted by his Tony Bennett. PHOTO BY CARMEL ZUCKER[/caption] People in the music business called Ralph Sharon "The Phantom." Whether it was Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall or the Hollywood Bowl, Sharon — who played piano with Tony Bennett for 45 years — would disappear after every gig.

David Castillo bids farewell to Pizza Time with final Burgerama festival

[caption id="attachment_101999" align="alignnone" width="610"] The cover of Pizza Time's "Todo" album.[/caption] David Castillo isn't sick of pizza, he's tired of how it defines him. As a Spanish-speaking, first-generation immigrant, who was born in California and moved to Denver in 2007, Castillo is a lot more than just the leader of his garage-pop band Pizza Time, which was signed by Burger Records in 2013.

Five Rhymes with Rapsody, who appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly”

[caption id="attachment_101949" align="alignnone" width="610"] From Lauryn Hill to Common, Rapsody, who recently appeared on Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly", runs down five rhymes that define her as an artist.[/caption] In 2008, Jamla Record, a label led by Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder, signed North Carolina MC Rapsody to join a roster that included Big Remo, Actual Proof, GQ and others.