Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Our MeadowGrass Music Festival playlist should hold you over until May

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 3:23 PM

Now that it’s complete, the lineup for this year's MeadowGrass Music Festival looks pretty stellar.

Since we last checked in, they’ve added local favorites such as in/PLANES and Xanthe Alexis, plus some big names in folk, bluegrass, Americana and blues.

Among these, look forward to a Saturday performance by Detroit-based Escaping Pavement, an Americana duo that’ll bring some energy to the stage. More traditional folksters can enjoy the mainstage later that same night with Joan Osborne, a prolific musician in her own right, who will be signing a selection of songs by Bob Dylan for that authentic outdoor music fest feel.

Other notable names include singer-songwriter Heather Maloney and Denver’s own Covenhoven. But instead of listening to us describe them to you, check out our updated MeadowGrass playlist below, where you can listen to the best tunes from the festival’s upcoming performers.

Hopefully this will satisfy your itch for Americana until Memorial Day weekend.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Gazette predicts big things for Elton John

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 5:25 PM

The Colorado Springs Gazette was not technically incorrect with Friday’s front page caption about Elton John selling more than 250 thousand albums. But it was also a bit of an understatement, given the fact that Elton has actually sold more than 250 million records over the course of a five-decade career.

Be that as it may, Friday night’s show ended up breaking three Broadmoor World Arena records, according to promoters. It was the venue's highest-grossing single event ever. Tickets sold out in just 22 minutes. And, last but not least, Elton set a new World Arena record for most tickets sold to a single event, drawing an audience of more than 9,000. Which, we should also note, is more than nine.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ticket alert: Father John Misty, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon on sale Friday

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 9:00 PM

Four years ago, Father John Misty played the 450-capacity Black Sheep, and it did not sellout. But hey, no problem if you missed it: Father John will be playing Red Rocks on Aug. 25, and tickets going on sale this Friday. (Oddly enough, his old band Fleet Foxes will be playing the same venue on Sept. 27.)

And with that cautionary tale, here’s this week’s full list of new show announcements:

On sale Friday, March 17

• Tajmo:
The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, June 2
• Blackbear, Summit Music Hall, Denver, June 4
• Paul Simon, Red Rocks, Morrison, June 28
• Brad Paisley, Pepsi Center, Denver, July 15
• Amos Lee with the Colorado Symphony, Red Rocks, Morrison, July 16
• Father John Misty, Red Rocks, Morrison, Aug. 25
• JJ Grey & Mofro, North Mississippi Allstars, and Anders Osborne, Red Rocks, Morrison, Sept. 22

On sale Saturday, March 18

• Hanson, Summit Music Hall,
Denver, Oct. 14

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Flux Capacitor to host town hall gathering

Posted By on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Flux Capacitor, the all-ages venue that's seeking a new location after being forced to shut its doors back in December, wants your input. The venue will be hosting a “Town Hall Meeting” at 5:30 Thursday afternoon, which will include a community dialogue and, of course, music.

In preparation for the event, local musician Brian Elyo, AKA Mobdividual, is putting together a slide show to play while folks are filing in. If you have photos of your own special moments at the venue, you can reach out to Brian via his Facebook page.

Here are the full details:
Community stakeholders, musicians, artists, organizers, cultural organizations, and all lovers of the Flux are invited to a meeting and presentation about the future of this beloved community art and music venue!

Come show your support for the Flux, share what the space has meant to you, and learn what you can do to help the project take its next steps. We'll have a short presentation about the past, present and future of the Flux, followed by engaging in positive community dialogue.

If you have a great story about feeling welcome, getting sober, meeting friends, starting your first band, or anything else, please come to this event and share it! With music from Tejon Street Corner Thieves!

Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E Costilla Street 80903 (West Reception Hall)

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