Blind Pilot to headline Pearl Street Music & Arts Festival
Illegal Pete's and Oskar Blues Brewery, two companies synonymous with the fabric of good times in the Centennial state, have collaborated to bring on this year's Pearl Street Music & Arts Festival.
Jackson Browne steady on at return to Red Rocks
Jackson Browne drew mostly grey-haired fans to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday night. He switched between his bevy of guitars and his piano for two sets of songs old and new.
The Fray announces tour, two Colorado shows
The Fray has quiet lately -- too quiet. That's set to change soon. After more than ten years, multiple albums and a run-in with the Pope, band is set to release "Through the Years: The Best of the Fray" on November 4.
Nathaniel Rateliff’s 20-year dream comes true at sold-out Red Rocks headliner
It was nearly twenty years ago, as he told the capacity crowd at Red Rocks last night, that Nathaniel Rateliff and his best friend Joseph Pope sat in an empty Red Rocks Amphitheatre, smoked a joint and dreamed about the day their band would headline there.
Lessons from my parents at Planet Bluegrass’ family-forward Folks Festival
"Do you need a reason / we should commit treason / and bring into this world a son / and leave the valleys of the young?" So sang Andrew Bird during his headlining set on Friday night at Planet Bluegrass' 26th Annual Folks Festival.
Kool’s 30th Anniversary concert doubles as midlife crisis soirée
Fiddler’s Green came alive Saturday night for the KOOL 30th Anniversary Concert, featuring 80s radio staples The Fixx, Kool and the Gang, The Go-Gos, and headliner Huey Lewis and the News.
Beach House and Planet Bluegrass’ Folks Festival
26th Annual Folks Festival -- Planet Bluegrass, August 19-21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cckroKLPsqg More often than not, music festivals these days are about partying, taking FOMO-inducing selfies, dusting off your hammock -- everything but songs.
Broncos’ DJ Bedz spins gold for Olympian basketball in Rio
When DJ Bedz isn't DJing, he's DJing. Related: The Broncos’ DJ Bedz to join Flo 107.1 Real name Cassidy Bednark, you've heard DJ Bedz' jams at the Pepsi Center, hyping up the Denver Nuggets, and getting the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos jazzed at Mile High Stadium.
Ryan Adams slays Red Rocks tour-ender with rarities and a new song
Haunting vocals. Captivating guitar harmonies. Hair-flipping and somber emotion. Goofy banter often drifting into the feline. Skinny jeans. Ryan Adams at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wednesday night was everything you would want from the eclectic rocker and then some, as he crooned for hours amid his arcade cabinets, vintage (and sadly, non-functional) Dr.
750 parties later, Lipgloss rethinks the Denver club night
One of America's longest-running club nights is changing things up again. For more than 15 years, Denver-rooted residency Lipgloss has fostered a community around the classic end-of-the-week dance party concept -- celebrating Friday nights with friends and cocktails, dance floor-friendly indie music and A-list guest DJs.
Watch Nathaniel Rateliff play “Wasting Time” in a young fan’s living room
Nathaniel Rateliff is back in Denver for a couple of days between dates on his never-ending tour with his new-ish band, The Night Sweats.
Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin at Red Rocks (photos)
Disturbed made a triumphant, fiery return to Colorado last night with a sold-out, co-headline set at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Last night's set marked the nu-metal band's first Denver area show in over five years, following a hiatus by the band that started in 2010 and was lifted last year with the release of their 6th studio album, "Immortalized." Breaking Benjamin co-headlined the bill with Alterbridge and Saint Asonia offering support.
Emmylou Harris announces benefit tour, Boulder date
Emmylou Harris has announced a benefit tour to raise awareness of and support those affected by the recently exacerbated refugee crisis. Related: Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell look back at Chautauqua Auditorium (photos, review) The iconic southern artist's Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugee tour will come through the Boulder Theater on October 6.
On “Yesterday Is In Love With You,” Sunboy sets and rises anew
You should probably forget everything you know about Sunboy. Unless you're neck deep in Denver's local music scene, that won't be hard. Helmed by Justin Renaud and Jordan Lempe, the psych-y alt-rock outfit has released precious few singles online since they formed in late 2013.
Download “Vices in Disguise” by Robby Wicks Band, only in Steal This Track
In 2013, the Denver Americana rock group Robby Wicks Band released "Songs From The Biltmore." This impressive collection of music was the culmination of Wicks' "365 Project," where he wrote a song per day in the historic Capitol Hill apartment building for a year.
Rae Sremmurd announces tour, Denver date
Rae Sremmurd isn't your opener anymore. The Mississippi hip hop duo just dropped its follow up to the much loved first release,"SremmLife," with the aptly titled sequel "SremmLife 2" last week.
Trampled by Turtles fast, Lord Huron first at Red Rocks
Lord Huron made a regal Red Rocks debut last night, opening for Trampled by Turtles. For Lord Huron, the big rocks represented the big time achieved after a Denver trajectory that included the Hi-Dive, the Underground Music Showcase, the Ogden Theatre and the Gothic Theater.
The Lumineers share new song “Nobody Knows”
Everybody remembers those rainy school days when the adults would pop in a movie to pacify the youngsters. A favorite was Disney's cult classic "Pete's Dragon," one of first original animated movies to mesh animation with with live action.
Eldren bassist Steve Holloway dies at 25
The day that Eldren multi-instrumentalist Josh Lee recruited Steve Holloway to play bass in his band, Lee laid out a map in front of him and asked him: If he could play anywhere in the world, where would he want to play?
Beat science: Kronen’s songs are wired to grab your brain
When Boulder band Kronen invited me to their studio last week, I was confident I knew what to expect. Having toured my fair share of these spaces over the years, I was prepared to find a modest basement rehearsal space with a couple of microphones set up—a nice place to noodle around and compose songs.
Watch Qbala “Put It In The Air” at the Blue Ice Lounge
Let's face it: The UMS could use a lot more hip-hop. Aside from a ridiculous set by the Dirty Rotten Rhymers, who spit so much fire at at an unofficial UMS party that their beat-carrying iPad overheated, the most memorable rapper we caught this year was Qbala.
2 Chainz is both student and teacher on “Daniel Son; Necklace Don”
With “Daniel Son; Necklace Don,” 2 Chainz has released ten tracks of pure bangers. Inspired by “The Karate Kid," the Atlanta native's new mixtape shows he’s both teacher and student.
All your favorite bands played Outside Lands, and we have the photos to prove it
Since its inception in 2008, San Francisco's Outside Lands has essentially become a more convenient and streamlined Bonnaroo. Where that grandaddy of festivals crams what seems like 100 bands of every genre into a field in Manchester, Tennessee, Outside Lands feels like a more tailored affair.
Steve Aoki, Chief Keef to play 2016 Snowboard on the Block Festival
For everyone with a snowboard in their closet, fall can't come soon enough. That goes double if you've ever been to Snowboard on the Block, the Denver snowboard and music festival that's become an unofficial kick off to the snowboard season over the past few years.