Elephant Revival rise to occasion for Red Rocks-headlining debut
It is indeed a special kind of milestone for a musician to headline a show at Red Rocks, let alone a band of people working for years, with it in mind as their common goal.
Built to Spill and Doomtree complimentary contrasts at Project Pabst
The after came before. Project Pabst’s Denver edition kicked off Friday night with six "after shows" preceding the main festival on Saturday. The biggest ticket of Friday night had Summit Music Hall hosting Built to Spill, a band whose best work was arguably found on albums like “Perfect from Now On” and “Keep It Like a Secret” from the late ‘90s.
Pentagram hailed with dark hero’s welcome at Marquis Theater
Virginia-based doom metal pioneers Pentagram shook the foundations of the Marquis Theater on Saturday night as part of the evening line-up for the Project Pabst Festival.
Download “Reckless Abandonment” by Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart
Toward the end of the last decade, members of Denver's most formidable punk rock bands formed Tin Horn Prayer. Named after a Tom Waits lyric, the band had the attitude and energy of punk rock, but played decidedly non-punk instruments like harmonica, banjo and accordion.
From “Graceland” to “Stranger,” Paul Simon spans catalog at Bellco Theatre
Paul Simon, an undeniable poet laureate of American music, spanned more than half a century of his catalog at the Bellco Theatre on Friday night.
Project Pabst: A six-pack of the Denver festival’s best moments
Last summer, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats were playing a handful of songs from their upcoming debut on drummer Patrick Meese’s back porch to a few dozen friends and fans during the Underground Music Showcase.
Best new songs: Nada Surf, Andy Shauf, Holy Ghost!
"So many bangers, so little time." --An Englishman at a hot dog eating contest Join us as we wade through the waves of music and pluck out the best songs we've heard in the last week.
Drake adds Denver show to Summer Sixteen tour
Drake has added a handful of new concert dates to his Summer Sixteen tour, including a Denver show. Related: Six things to know about Drake's "Views" Drake and Future will perform at Denver's Pepsi Center on October 1, the first day of Drake's favorite month.
Best shows: Paul Simon, Project Pabst and SOAK
Paul Simon, Project Pabst and SOAK are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram.
French festivals cancel Eagles of Death Metal shows
PARIS (AP) — Two French music festivals have cancelled Eagles of Death Metal's concerts this summer in reaction to comments by the band's frontman over the Paris attacks.
The UMS 2016 adds 100+ bands to lineup
The Underground Music Showcase isn't done with you yet. You thought you were safe. But the 31 artists that the July 28-31 festival initially announced for this year's event was only the beginning.
Joe Walsh preps tour, adds second Colorado date
Joe Walsh fans: You're on notice. The so-called "Walsh Toor" is coming for an extra helping of that Colorado mountain air this summer with dates at two scenic ski destinations.
“Cheap Beer”: Your playlist primer to Denver’s Project Pabst festival
Denver is set to crack open its first Project Pabst music festival this weekend. Setting aside whatever righteous feelings you have about a cheap-o beer company descending on Denver, craft beer's promised land, you can't argue against the immense amount of talent (local and national) the festival will bring to the seven stages spread across RiNo on May 20 and 21.
Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book” a gospel-tinged masterpiece
While other rappers are numbing the changes and challenges in their lives with drugs and hard rhymes, Chance the Rapper has broken them wide open.
2016 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival announces lineup
September 16-18, the 23rd annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will once again marry together two depressants to create one heck of a good time.
Brian Jonestown Massacre bankably confounding at Bluebird Theater
“Shut up and play!” yelled the drunk guy behind me, repeatedly, over the course of the three-hour, sold-out Brian Jonestown Massacre Show at the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday night.
Vertex music festival announces additional artists
Buena Vista's inaugural Vertex music festival has added a handful of new artists to its lineup, it announced today. Emancipator Ensemble, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dream's Delight and eight local bands will join the festival's 22 already announced acts.
At Red Rocks-headlining debut, Disclosure tunes in as crowd drops out
Despite some cold, rainy weather, Disclosure turned Red Rocks Amphitheater into a bonafide bacchanal Tuesday night. There was plenty of dancing going on (duh), a lot of drugs being passed around (obviously) and, therefore, a lot of indifferent partying happening among the crowd (which made the entire event a little surreal).
Riot Fest Denver announces 2016 initial lineup, headliners
The rock 'n roll rodeo that is Riot Fest Denver is set to return in a big way this year. The festival just announced the lineup for both its Denver and Chicago events, and both are brimming with a dizzying amount hip-hop, punk and alt-rock talent.
Oskar Blues to open new music venue in LoDo
Longmont-based brewery Oskar Blues is planning to open a new music venue/restaurant in LoDo next summer. Oskar Blues Fooderies, the restaurant-forward branch of the company, has signed a deal to take over the space at 1624 Market Street, the two-story, the 11,000 square-foot space above the still-operational Pat's Philly Cheesesteaks.
Clapton on new album: “I kind of might be saying goodbye”
NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Clapton, a Belieber? The 71-year-old guitar legend has three daughters ranging in age from 11 to 14, and it's only natural they have little interest in dad's old Robert Johnson records.
Listen: Motet announces new album, shares new single “Damn!”
String up your box-full of variously sized disco balls: Rump shakers the Motet are set on making this summer as funky as possibly. Earlier today, the Colorado-based band announced a new album.
Download “Dead and Gone” by The Haunted Windchimes
Listening to The Haunted Windchimes music, one phrase always comes to mind: "old timey." This is a phrase that bluegrass fans make their own, as if bluegrass was the only music played way back when.