Monday, August 28, 2017

KRCC station manager Delaney Utterback honored, remembered

Posted By on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Delaney Utterback, longtime KRCC office and general manager, passed away late last week at age 45.

Friends and family will host a memorial service at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Colorado College's Shove Memorial Chapel. Gifts in support of travel assistance to out-of-town guests wishing to attend, as well as Utterback's mother, Gaye Schaefer, can be made via this Delaney Utterback Memorial Fund.

As well, friends will host a Celebration of Life Party for Delaney Utterback from 4:30 to 10 p.m. that same day.

Several of Utterback's colleagues at the station, who worked closely with him up until he left for other pursuits in mid 2015, honored him on this KRCC posting, noting the many hats he wore over the years as well as a legacy that continues thanks to his pioneering efforts.

Adding to her thoughts on that thread, music coordinator and Evening Music Mix Host Vicky Gregor tells the Indy:
I've been thinking non stop about Delaney and what to contribute to his story. I keep coming back to his depth of emotion and passion, his incredible intellect (part Vulcan) and his unwavering trust in those who inhabited his world, whether friend, co-worker or committed ally. He introduced me to countless bands and records. My musical lexicon is defined by most of them; in fact, they are, in many ways, my daily sustenance. You could say he saw me. I fell in love with KRCC, seeing it through Delaney's eyes.
"Delaney Utterback was many things" according to co-worker and KRCC Program Manager Jeff Bieri. - DELANEY UTTERBACK
  • Delaney Utterback
  • "Delaney Utterback was many things" according to co-worker and KRCC Program Manager Jeff Bieri.

More recently, Utterback was involved in work with another local community radio station, KCMJ. Founder and Chair Dennis Apuan says:
The KCMJ radio family is saddened to hear of the passing of Delaney Utterback on August 24th. He was a valued associate, and served KCMJ with passion, dedication and integrity. We will miss him and his devotion to the cause of community voices through community radio.

Several of us on the Indy staff had the opportunity to work briefly with Utterback as well, via a period of media partnership between KRCC and our paper. Publisher Carrie Simison recalls:
Delaney was KRCC when I first started in a management role at the Indy and up thru 2015. He saw the synergy between the station and the paper and was a big proponent of us sponsoring each other’s events, supporting each other’s missions and seeing if there were projects we could work on to combine resources and get more out of our similar independent voices. He was generous, creative, funny, a pleasure to work with … and had truly outstanding taste in music. 
Organizers of the upcoming remembrance say Utterback described himself as a "Designer, Writer, Introvert, Loather, Partner, Struggler [and] Friend to Many Wonderful People." They write: "His heart was pure and giving. His life touched so many people from different walks of life."

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tyler, the Creator, Shania Twain tickets on sale Friday

Posted By on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Tyler, the Creator
  • Tyler, the Creator

If you haven’t already made plans for July 27, 2018, you’ll be glad to know that tickets go on sale this Friday for Shania Twain’s newly announced Pepsi Center show.

The country-pop crossover queen, who scored her first Top 10 hit when Taylor Swift was all of six years old, has since shifted close to 100 million units, making her the biggest selling female artist in country music history.

Meanwhile, this Friday’s other candidate for most-likely-to-sell-out-in-a-matter-of-hours is Tyler, the Creator’s Nov. 8 show at the relatively intimate Ogden Theatre.

Here’s this week’s full list of new show announcements and on sale dates:

On sale Friday, Aug. 25
Shpongle, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Oct. 27
The Used, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Oct. 30
The Jesus and Mary Chain, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Nov. 3
Tyler the Creator, Ogden Theatre, Denver, Nov. 8
The Revivalists, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Dec. 1
Say Anything, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 8-9
Shania Twain, Pepsi Center, July 27, 2018

On sale now
Pullman Standard, Marquis Theater, Denver, Sept. 14
A Lot Like Birds, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Sept. 19
Morgan Heritage, Black Sheep, Sept. 19
A Lot Like Birds, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Sept. 19
Vermillion Road , Marquis Theater, Denver, Sept. 30
Ice Nine Kills, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 3
Listener, Black Sheep, Oct. 14
Bellwitch, Hi-Dive, Denver, Oct. 25
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, Nov. 12
Rittz, Black Sheep, Nov. 14
Within Ruins, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 15
Wax Tailor, Black Sheep, Nov. 25
Julien Baker, Fox Theatre, Boulder, Dec. 4
Fit For A King with In Hearts Wake, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 13

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kid Cudi, Gwar, and an orchestral Evanescence on sale Friday

Posted By on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Evanescence's Amy Lee - PHOTO: P.R. BROWN
  • Photo: P.R. Brown
  • Evanescence's Amy Lee

Most bands who choose to play this area with a full orchestra opt for Red Rocks, but Evanescence will be going that route in the more intimate confines of the Paramount Theatre. Frontwoman Amy Lee and her alt-metal bandmates' newly announced Dec. 13 show will go on sale this Friday, and every ticket sold will include a free download of the band’s Synthesis album when it’s released later this fall. Also on sale this Friday are orchestra-free Noveember performances by Gwar and Kid Cudi.

Meanwhile, here’s this week’s full list of new show announcements and onsale dates:

On sale Friday, Aug. 18
• Kid Cudi,
Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Nov. 10
• Microwave, Hi-Dive, Denver, Nov. 15
• Gwar, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Nov. 25
• Evanescence, Paramount Theatre, Denver, Dec. 13

On sale now
• Smolder and Burn, Marquis Theater, Aug. 27
• Mac Lethal, Black Sheep, Sept. 14
• Cigarettes After Sex, Bluebird Theater, Denver, Sept. 19
• A Benefit for the Trevor Project, Moon Room @ Summit Hall, Denver, Sept. 24
• Ice Baloons, Lost Lake, Denver, Oct. 7
• Worriers, Moon Room @ Summit Music Hall, Denver, Oct. 10
• Swingin’ Utters, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 3
• Citizen, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 22

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Friday, August 4, 2017

DeVotchKa to play free surprise show in Denver

Posted By on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 3:06 PM

Is it possible that nefarious anti-DeVotchKa hackers somehow infiltrated the Denver band's email account to spread fake news about a free hometown show tonight? That scenario began to seem plausible after we received the following announcement early this morning from the band's official email address:

The only problem was that we could find no mention of the show anywhere online, and were unable to reach the band or the venue for confirmation.

Happily, we can now report that the show is, by all appearances, legit.

While the band is still being very coy about it, Ophelia's Facebook page just posted the same photo from this morning's email. There was no caption or other information. Just the photo.

If you're a hardcore DeVotchKa fan, you're probably already on your way. The rest of us may want to keep an eye on the venue's Facebook page for further clues.
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Replay America festival canceled, Third Eye Blind and Jason Aldean shows on sale Friday

Posted By on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 4:37 PM

  • Third Eye Blind
Colorado Springs fans of Taylor Dayne, Billy Ocean, The Motels, Starship, and Naked Eyes were dealt a blow last week with the cancellation of Replay America: The Ultimate 80’s Festival. (Refunds here.) But they can still find some measure of consolation in newly scheduled Denver shows featuring B-52’s cofounder Cindy Wilson, who'll be at the Marquis on Nov. 16, and synth-pop icon Gary Numan, who plays the Gothic on Dec. 18.

Fans of ‘90s music, meanwhile, will be pleased to know that Third Eye Blind, Cat Power, and Our Lady Peace have also booked Colorado shows for the coming months.

Here's this week’s full list of new show announcements and on sale dates:

On sale Friday, Aug 4

• Jason Aldean,
Pepsi Center, Denver, Sept. 15
• Buckethead, Black Sheep, Sept. 21
• The Expanders, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct 5
• Third Eye Blind, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Nov. 4
• Witt Lowry, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 4
• Our Lady Peace, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Nov. 12
• Waterparks, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Nov. 18
• The Interrupters, SWMRS, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 17

On sale now
• Cat Power,
Marquis Theater, Denver, Aug. 19
• Campfire Caravan Tour, with The Brothers Comatose, Mipso, and The Lil’ Smokies, Ivywild School, Oct. 13
• Jonwayne, Black Sheep, Oct. 16
• Kesha, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Oct. 24
• Cindy Wilson of the B-52's, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 16
• Gary Numan, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, Dec. 18

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