April 2017

MerleFest Comes to a Triumphant Close

MerleFest, presented by Window World, has wrapped up its 30th year, closing out with a raise-the-roof acoustic performance from Zac Brown Band. Early estimates show that from its start on Thursday, April 27, to its close on Sunday, April 30, aggregate participation over the festival’s four days exceeded 80,000 participants.

Brent Cowles Releases Debut Solo

Raucous roots-rock singer Brent Cowles has released his debut EP, Cold Timestoday, via Dine Alone Records and Greater Than Collective. The EP is his first solo work to be released since his time as frontman of indie folk troubadours You Me & Apollo. Stream/Purchase the EP here. Cowles is playing a hometown EP release show at the Hi-Dive in Denver tonight.

Just Announced: Steve Earle @ Boulder Theater

Almost twenty years ago, Steve Earle and I took a ride through South Nashville. It was down those mean streets that Steve had spent his famous “hiatus” in the early 1990’s mostly shooting dope. It was a crazy, unprecedented thing.

Gasmac Gilmore On Spring 2017 Tour Now

They traveled the world, they drank from the fountains of madness, they nibbled at the forbidden fruits of wisdom and laved at the shores of freedom. They are vagabonds, united by their wish to crush frontiers, tear down walls and open dams. Not only with their music, but also within our hearts. They will stop at nothing until they achieved this and absolutely refuse to take any prisoners whatsoever.

Polly O'Keary and The Rhythm Method

Polly O’Keary's eclectic blues style reflects her colorful history. She grew up in a log cabin with no electricity or plumbing and began her music career a teen working bars in Mexico. At 19 she had a husband in prison and an 8th grade education. Twenty years later, she was a bassist for touring blues bands, playing a total of four continents, was one of the Pacific Northwest’s most highly awarded blues artists, and was working toward a Ph.D.

Sweet Crude | Mercury Lounge | Review

Just days after the release of their new album, Sweet Crude stopped by the Mercury Lounge in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to play songs both old and new for an energetic crowd.

Kingston Trio @ Paramount Hudson Valley

The Kingston Trio is one of the few groups today that has survived the many changes in the world of music. They have remained consistent in their sound, which probably explains their resurgence in popularity over the last few years. The Kingston Trio consists of George Grove, Bill Zorn and Rick Dougherty.

2017 Dance Party Time Machine Best Yet

For years now, these events organized by J2G Productions, along with the Love Shack, have been the hottest dance parties in Denver. Most of the reason why is because when a large group of extremely talented musicians get together to jam, everyone does their best to represent. I saw these first attending eight different Bonnaroo Music Festivals, where they hosted Super Jams and had collaborations on nearly every stage.

nugs.tv Tonight: Max Creek 46th Anniversary

Join John, Scott, Mark, Bill and Jay as Max Creek celebrates 46 years of jamming and making incredible music in the intimate setting of the performance space of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik. The event will be recorded and filmed with a multi-camera shoot.

Daytime Cruise with DeadPhish Orchestra

Since 2009, DeadPhish Orchestra has been making waves all over the U.S. from their landlocked home state of Colorado with their innovative mashups of the music of the Grateful Dead and Phish. On Saturday, July 22, as Phish settles in for their 13-night run of shows at Madison Square Garden, DPO will help kick off the festivities with an afternoon boat cruise, featuring 2 sets of live music, on Manhattan’s East River.

Ozzy Osbourne And Zakk Wylde Reunite

For the first time in more than a decade, OZZY OSBOURNE and Zakk Wylde are together again. Known as one of rock's most lethal singer and guitarist pairings, the two will hit the road for a series of OZZY headlining shows in the U.S.

Let's Danza! is returning to NYC Aug. 18th

Following their upcoming performance at Brooklyn Bowl on May 28th, Let’s Danza! is returning to NYC for a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on The Lucille on Friday Aug. 18th. Tickets are going quickly, available now through RocksOff.com. The Lucille is the smallest of the Rocks Off Concerts’ fleet, which means fans that are able to make it on board will get a truly intimate experience with Let’s Danza!
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Elephant Revival's New "Hello You Who"

Elephant Revival's performance of "Hello You Who" at Red Rocks perfectly captures Bonnie Paine's haunting vocals and intimacy with her cello, intertwined with scenes of intricate acrobatic performances by Colorado-based theatrical circus group F

Chris Stapleton unveils "Second One To Know"

Chris Stapleton’s “Second One To Know” is premiering today. The song is the third sequential track unveiled from Stapleton’s highly anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 1, which will be released next Friday, May 5 on Mercury Records Nashville and is now available for pre-order digitally and with physical bundles.

50 Years of Blonde on Blonde Out Now

Country Music Roots and GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble, Old Crow Medicine Show, releases their SIXTH album, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, today via Columbia Records Nashville.

Purchase 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde HERE

Grassfed's Debut Album Available Now

Grassfed is a quick-picking five-piece string band, releasing their 18-track debut album on April 1, 2017. Pivoting on the foundation of bluegrass, Grassfed entwines tradition with an eclectic array of influences. Forged by songwriters and driven by instrumental conversation, the band brings a punching sound all its own.

Stream the new album here!

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers On Tour

Six individual albums from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Warner Bros Records catalog are now available again as stand-alone vinyl titles. The albums were included as part of a deluxe box set that was released last year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut and are now individually available on 140g black vinyl with the original LP artwork.

Soundgarden Kicks Off North American Tour

Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum band Soundgarden will kick off their North American headlining tour tonight in Tampa, FL at WXTV Rockfest. The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan will support select dates. Visit www.soundgardenworld.com for ticket info and a list of complete dates.
 

May 7 & 8 Grateful Gatherings

There's a common thread here, we promise! Deadheads across the good ol' U.S. of A. will be gathering next week to celebrate Cornell. Headed to JazzFest?

Annual Sun City Music Festival in El Paso

Disco Donnie Presents and SMG Events are getting ready for Labor Day weekend 2017's biggest party with the seventh-annual Sun City Music Festival taking place in El Paso, TX. We'll be wishing a farewell to summer and greeting fall with the best of the best in dance music.
 

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