Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bryan Adams, Ella Vos, and Front 242 top new show announcements

Posted By on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 1:43 PM

  • Joanna Rentz
  • Ella Vos

Despite those images of shoulder pads and synthesizers that resurface every time we think of the ‘80s, many of the top acts who came to prominence during that decade didn’t look or sound anything like that. Take for instance, Canadian pop-rock hitmaker Bryan Adams, Deep Purple survivor David Coverdale’s hair-band Whitesnake, and Belgian industrial noise pioneers Front 242. Diehard fans will be pleased to know that tickets for all three acts, in mercifully separate shows, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 8.

Meanwhile, here’s this week’s full rundown of newly announced shows and on sale dates.

On sale Friday, Dec. 8
• Front 242, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Apr. 20
• Bryan Adams, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, June 12
• Foreigner, Whitesnake, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, Pepsi Center, Denver July 24

On sale Saturday, Dec. 9
• Declan McKenna, Black Sheep, March 1

On sale now
• Family Crest, Bluebird Theater, Denver, Dec. 6
• Super Diamond, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Feb. 3
• Intervals, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 7
• Ella Vos, Lost Lake, Denver, March 19

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Miguel, Khalid, and Liza Anne top new show announcements

Posted By on Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Liza Anne will perform at Globe Hall April 5. - BRETT WARREN
  • Brett Warren
  • Liza Anne will perform at Globe Hall April 5.

Concert season is finally starting to pick up again: Dashboard Confessional and Cradle of Filth tickets go on sale Friday, Khalid on Saturday, Miguel and Matt Kearney on Monday. Granted, nearly all of the aforementioned shows are more than four months away, but at least it’s something to look forward to as the onset of winter approaches.

Here's a full list of newly announced show and on sale dates.

On sale Friday, Dec. 1
• Of Mice And Men, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Feb. 6
• 10 Years, Black Sheep, Feb. 8
• Russ Liquid Test, Black Sheep, Feb. 17
• Iced Earth, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Feb. 28
• Tiny Moving Parts, Marquis Theatre, Denver, March 3
• Dashboard Confessional, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Apr. 9
• Cradle Of Filth, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Apr. 16
• Fortunate Youth, Black Sheep, Apr. 26

On sale Saturday, Dec. 2
• Khalid,
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, May 14

On sale Monday, Dec. 4
• Miguel,
Ogden Theater, Denver, Feb. 28
• Mat Kearny, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 3

On sale now
• Justin Moore,
1STBANK Center, Denver, March 8
• Jesus Piece with Vein, Marquis Theatre, Denver, March 10
• Liza Anne, Globe Hall, Denver, Apr. 5
• 3LAU, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Apr. 6

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Romeo Santos, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, and Tyler The Creator top new show announcements

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Romeo Santos
  • Romeo Santos
The Warped Tour’s farewell — promoters have announced one final cross-country jaunt next summer that includes a July 1 stop in Denver — was just one of many concert announcements over the past  week. Here’s the full list of newly unveiled shows, including ticket onsale dates.

On sale Friday, Nov. 17
• American Aquarium,
Black Sheep, Jan. 9
• Pop Evil, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Feb. 21
• Lotus, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Feb. 24
• Knocked Loose, Marquis Theatre, Denver, March 10
• Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Pepsi Center, Denver, Aug. 8

On sale Monday, Nov. 20
• Niall Horan,
Red Rocks, Morrison, Aug. 20

On sale Friday, Nov. 24
• Romeo Santos,
Pepsi Center, March 27

On sale now
• Tribal Seeds,
Black Sheep, Jan. 26
• Toys for Tots featuring Red Tide Rising, Marquis Theatre, Denver, Dec. 9
• Magic Giant, Globe Hall, Denver, Feb. 2 & 3
• Tyler The Creator, 1stBANK Center, Denver, Feb. 6
• Diet Cig, Lost Lake, Denver, Feb. 7
• Datsik, 1stBANK Center, Denver, March 10
• Soulfly and Nile, Herman’s Hideaway, Denver, March 10

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Warped Tour says farewell

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 4:46 PM

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman issued a sentimental 1,000-word statement today announcing that his roaming music festival will take one last full victory lap around the country before calling it a day.

The 2018 jaunt — which will include a July 1 Denver date — marks the end of an era for an annual tour that, over the course of 23 summers, hosted more than 1,700 bands and entertained some 11 million fans.

Warped will also be remembered for giving birth to the infamous Emo Movement and keeping it alive far longer than nature may have intended. (In the festival's defense, it also helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of charities.)

You can find more details, including the complete list of tour dates, on the Warped website. Meanwhile, here's the Warped founder's full statement: 
“I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour. Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour. I sit here reflecting on the tour’s incredible history, what the final run means for our community, and look forward to what’s to come as we commemorate the tour’s historic 25th anniversary in 2019.

In 1995, I had already worked many years in the music business, including spending four summers on the Lollapalooza tour, and I thought, ‘for one summer I would like go out and put on my own show’ mixing music and action sports. With the support of so many people, I have now spent the last 23 summers bringing that show to a city near you. We have brought that show to over 11 million people around the world and watched that same world change while doing so.

I have been proud to work with so many artists who have grown to be some of the largest stars in the world. Countless bands have played in hot parking lots and through summer storms for you at some point.

Bands like Quicksand, Sublime, L7, No Use for A Name and No Doubt jumped on in the very first year.

Touring many summers with my friends and peers like – Pennywise, Social Distortion, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Descendents, Less Than Jake, Dropkick Murphy’s, The Bouncing Souls, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Anti-Flag and The Offspring are just some of my fondest memories. More include, having Blink-182 travel on my bus in 1997 when the world opened up to them and made them the superstars they are today.

The Vans Warped Tour was the platform to witness the rise of pop punk with Sum 41, Simple Plan, MXPX, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte.

The birth of Emo – with bands like Thrice, Thursday, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, Motion City Soundtrack and Jimmy Eat World.

Fast-forward to the summer in 2005 when TRL and Warped Tour helped launch the careers of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Avenged Sevenfold.

I witnessed Warped alumni like The Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, No Doubt and even Kid Rock play the Super Bowl. I’ve even had the pleasure of seeing Green Day play the Rose Bowl.

More recently, I’ve watched bands start out on a small stage and work their way up to the main stages by meeting as many fans as possible and continuing to hone their craft while on the tour. Bands like Paramore, A Day To Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil, Echosmith, Motionless in White, Black Veil Brides, Every Time I Die, Neck Deep, Beartooth and so many more.

What has always made me proud was when I read that Warped was the most diverse show of the summer where you could find Eminem and Ice-T on the same stages as Sevendust, Pennywise, and 7 Seconds.

I am so grateful to have worked with more than 1,700 bands over the last 23 summers. I wish I could thank every band that has played the tour.

The Vans Warped Tour has become the community I had always hoped for. We have worked with over 90 non-profits each summer shining a light on new and growing groups giving our community the resources they need to connect with people who can help them, but also encourages our community to help each other. To Write Love on Her Arms, Music Saves Lives, Feed The Children Now, Keep a Breast, Hope For The Day, Canvas Foundation, Living The Dream and A Voice for the Innocent have built their organizations from the Warped Tour parking lots across the country. This even inspired me to start my own foundation Unite the United.

The work we do each summer on “give back days” has become part of our DNA. My brain is etched with the image of the church ladies after Katrina serving beans and rice to The Casualties with their upright mohawks, finding a common ground where no one was judging anyone. Then finding out the only working business in the county seemed to be the moonshine still and the locals showing up with a crate to share with the crew later that evening.

The long hot days that ended around a BBQ with food, drink and more music are some of the best times. Enjoying the days off, taking people jet boating, house boating, river rafting and sometimes even skydiving. I witnessed lifelong friendships being made, sparks of romance that led to ‘Warped weddings,’ and unfortunately now, more notices of passings where a proper good bye was not able to be said.

I want to thank my supportive family who has been through the highs and lows, Darryl Eaton at CAA, Steve Van Doren and Vans, Kate, Julie, Allison and Steph. My hard ass working crew who puts that show up and down each day, the sponsors which without them this tour would not happen, the bands and their crews, the promoters who took a risk on us at the beginning and continue to be supportive.

It will be bittersweet each morning when I see the sun rise and then watch it set knowing that this will be the last time I get to witness it from that exact spot.

Though the tour and the world have changed since ’95, the same feeling of having the ‘best summer ever’ will live on through the bands, the production teams, and the fans that come through at every stop.

The enduring spirit of the Vans Warped Tour remains as bright as ever, continuing to inspire creativity and ambition in new and exciting ways as we prepare for a 25th anniversary celebration in 2019.

I truly look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during this final cross country run, and getting to thank you for your support on this wild adventure. Until then, take care and be safe.” – Kevin Lyman (Founder of the Vans Warped Tour)

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Tame Impala and the return of the flexi disc

Posted By on Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Forget 8-track tapes, quadrophonic LPs, and Edison cylinders; the most unjustly eclipsed audio format is clearly the flexi disc. America’s favorite flimsy sheets of cheap plastic once ruled DIY fanzines and Sunday newspaper supplements, delivering 7-inch Army recruitment songs, punk-rock singles, and other lo-fi novelties to those who didn’t mind placing a quarter on their phonograph needle to keep it from skipping.

But all good novelties must surely come to an end. In 1998, the Eva-Tone Soundsheets company, which developed, patented and manufactured the flexi-disk, declared bankruptcy. By all accounts, flexi discs were doomed to extinction.

Or were they?

On Nov. 17, the platinum psych-rock band Tame Impala will release a deluxe edition of its 2015 Currents album. Buried among the box set’s tried-and-trued collectible components — two albums, one 45, a poster and a booklet — is a bright red, translucent, space age-looking flexi disc.

Tame Impala is actually one in a series of contemporary rock artists who’ve experimented with the format. Most notably, the label Joyful Noise released a monthly flexi disc series that ran from 2012 through 2016 and included singles by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, Le Butcherettes, and Daniel Johnston.

Jack White, meanwhile, launched a thousand helium balloons, each drifting up and away with a precious cargo of one flexi disc containing the subsequently released album track “Freedom at 21.” Only a handful of them reportedly fell to earth, one of which ended up selling on eBay for $4,238.88.

“As far as can be discerned, this is the highest price ever paid for a flexi-disc record,” crowed the label, “topping out usual benchmarks from obscure Japanese hardcore singles of the early 80’s and Beatles fan-club Christmas offerings.”

Other bands who’ve dabbled in the medium include Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Dead Weather and Deerhoof.

There will, undoubtedly, be more. In the meantime, flexi disc fans can gaze hopefully at the resurgence of the vinyl record market, which, after being pronounced dead during the digital revolution, climbed to nearly 12 million units in 2015.

Granted, the flexi disc will never remotely approach the sound or sales of a proper album. But they do sound marginally better than the cardboard records that were once embossed on the back of Sugar Crisp cereal boxes.

So is it possible that, in this or some similarly misguided world, the sadly neglected flexi disc could pull off some kind of small-scale lower than low-fidelity comeback? Stranger things have happened.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Kid Rock cancels candidacy, announces Denver show

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:34 PM

Kid Rock announced Tuesday that he is no longer running for the U.S. Senate — it was all just a joke, he swears — but that tickets for his upcoming “Greatest Show on Earth 2018 Tour” will be going on sale this Friday. The itinerary will include a March 20 date at the Pepsi Center.

The Detroit native will also be releasing a new album called Sweet Southern Sugar on Nov. 3. The new material, according to his publicist, will range “from country to classic rock, with a little rap sprinkled in between.”

Meanwhile, here’s this week’s full list of new show announcements. All tickets are on sale now unless otherwise noted.

• A Benefit For The Las Vegas First Responders,
Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 2

• Falsifier, Black Sheep, Nov. 19

• Daedelus, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Nov. 24

• Set To Stun, Marquis Theater, Denver, Wednesday, Nov. 29

• Derek Luh & Sammy Wilk, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 3

• Black Smurf, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Dec. 6

• Dayshell, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 6

• The All American Rejects, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 7

• Scarface, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 10

• Robb Banks, Summit Music Hall, Tuesday, Dec. 12 (tickets on sale Friday)

• Saints Of Never After, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 15

• The Defectives, Marquis Theater, Denver, Jan. 4

• John Maus, Marquis Theater, Denver, Jan. 19 (tickets on sale Friday)

• Seaway, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 4 (tickets on sale Friday)

• Punk Against Trump featuring Anti-Flag, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 20

• Avatar, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 31 (tickets on sale Friday)

• The Dangerous Summer, Marquis Theater, Denver, Feb. 13 (tickets on sale Friday)
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A Perfect Circle confirms new 2018 album at World Arena show

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Monday night, A Perfect Circle and The Beta Machine played an early show at the Broadmoor World Arena. Partway through that headlining set, singer Maynard James Keenan confirmed that, yes, A Perfect Circle will release a new album in 2018. And if our recent interview with guitarist Billy Howerdel is anything to go by, the album should come out second quarter.

At the show, openers The Beta Machine played a brief but intense set of electronic-inflected rock, guitars more driving and textural than riffy. Claire Acey (vocals) and Nick Perez (guitar) form half the band, along with APC bassist Matt McJunkins (bass) and APC/Puscifer drummer Jeff Friedl (drums).

McJunkins and Friedl did an admirable job with their double-header, helping Billy Howerdel (guitar) and James Iha (guitar/keyboard) perform a selection of highlights and deep cuts, including two covers (John Lennon's "Imagine" and Depeche Mode's "People Are People") and the Massive Attack-remixed 3 Libras (All Main Courses mix) from 2004's remix album aMOTION.

The quintet also stomped through new single "The Doomed," as well as "Hourglass" and "Feathers" from the upcoming album. And while APC's set stayed largely moody and intense, Keenan's signature sense of humor shone through at points. During the bridge of Mer de Noms cut "Thinking of You," Keenan, hair done up in partial pigtails, skipped the vocals and whipped out a pair of shake weights.

Check out the Indy's photo slideshow below.

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Warped joins the music cruise business

Posted By on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 8:18 AM


Imagine, if you will, being stranded on a desert island along with two dozen pop-punk bands plus 2000 of their closest fans.

A throng of ‘90s music diehards will be running that risk as Warped Rewind at Sea sets sail from the port of New Orleans on Oct. 28. Star attractions will include 3OH!3, Bowling for Soup, Good Charlotte, The Juliana Theory, Reel Big Fish, American Hi-Fi, The Aquabats, and Simple Plan. The cruise ship tour will make its way to Cozumel, Mexico, and then, if all goes well, be back in New Orleans on November 1.

And yes, there will be a live-band emo karaoke night, so keep an eye on those life rafts.

Meanwhile, for those who prefer their Warped Tours landlocked, promoters have just announced a survey to help determine which bands appear at next summer’s festival.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Stargazers announces Elephant Revival New Year's Eve show

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Elephant Revival - LISA SICILIANO
  • Lisa Siciliano
  • Elephant Revival
For local music enthusiasts who don’t want to travel beyond city limits for this year’s New Years Eve celebration, Elephant Revival's newly announced Stargazers show will come as good news. The venue, fans may recall, sold out a Dec. 11 holiday show last year, but the band had to cancel earlier that week. Happily enough, they'll be making it up to disappointed fans on Dec. 31. Tickets are on sale now, but most likely not for long.

Meanwhile, here's this week’s full list of new show announcements. All tickets are on sale now, unless otherwise noted.

• Dirty Thieves, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 22
• Little Car, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Nov. 13
• Hard Working Americans (featuring Todd Snider), Fox Theater, Boulder, Nov. 14
• Scream Blue Murder, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Nov. 15
• Evinair, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 25
• SIR, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 8
• The Anchor with Tonight We Rise, Marquis Theater, Denver, Dec. 16
• Agnostic Front, Black Sheep, Dec. 19 (tickets on sale Oct. 19)
• Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, Globe Hall, Denver, Dec. 29-31
• The Wailers, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Jan. 17, 2018
• Silverstein & Tonight Alive, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Jan. 26, 2018
• Dar Williams, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Feb. 27, 2018
• Galactic, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 17, 2018 (tickets on sale Oct. 20)
• Chicago, Pikes Peak Center, March 20, 2018
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Frank Zappa, the Halloween costume and odd hologram tour

Posted By on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 1:00 AM

The Frank Zappa “Halloween 77” costume box.
  • The Frank Zappa “Halloween 77” costume box.
While Harley Quinn, Donald Trump and Stephen King’s creepy clown are bound to be well-represented at this year’s Halloween parties, the truly discerning pop-culture aficionado will be dressing up as Frank Zappa. A stylish outfit you’ll want to wear the whole year round, this newly issued retro-style Zappa mask and costume capture the ironic humor of the dearly departed rock genius. The deluxe “Halloween 77” box set is accompanied by a candy-shaped USB stick containing 158 tracks of tasty live performances, in 24-bit audio, from a four-night concert run in New York City. You can pre-order the set, which will ship on Oct. 20. In other news, the Zappa Family Trust has announced that Frank will be doing a national tour as a hologram in 2018. And no, we’re not making that up.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Iration and P!nk announce onsale dates

Posted By on Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 1:26 PM

  • Iration
We’ve finally reached that tipping point where most of the shows going on sale this Friday won’t actually be taking place until 2018.

But as far away as that may seem, don’t be surprised if tickets to them — especially St. Vincent, Iration, and P!nk — sell out very quickly.

Here then, for your planning purposes, is this week’s full list of new show announcements and onsale dates:

On sale Friday, Oct. 13
• Jazz Masters & Beyond, with Philip Bailey & Larry Dunn, Dianne Reeves, Bill Frisell and Ron Miles, Paramount Theatre, Denver, Nov. 28
• Christmas Jam, with Chris Young, Chris Janson and Chris Lane, 1stBank Center, Denver, Dec. 14
• St. Vincent, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Jan. 15, 2018
• Iration, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Feb. 3, 2018
• NF, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 2, 2018
• Walk Off the Earth, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, March 13, 2018
• P!nk, Pepsi Center, Denver, May 8, 2018

On sale now
• Crowbar,
Black Sheep, Nov. 25
• The Wailers, Fine Arts Center, Jan. 17, 2018
• Dar Williams, Fine Arts center, Feb. 27, 2018
• Sam Smith, Pepsi Center, Denver, Aug. 21, 2018

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Atmosphere and Papa Roach top new show announcements

Posted By on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 11:23 AM

Papa Roach
  • Papa Roach

Red Rocks may be one of the most beautiful venues in the country, but it’s not exactly intimate. So those fans of Atmosphere and Papa Roach who long to see their favorite artists indoors and relatively up close will be glad to know that both have announced Colorado shows that are just that.

Tickets go on sale this Friday for Papa Roach at the Fillmore Auditorium, while Atmosphere are booked to play the Boulder Theater. Other notable new show announcements include Freddy Cole (pianist, singer and brother to Nat King Cole) at Dazzle Jazz, Powerman 5000 (fronted by Rob Zombie’s son Spider One) at the Black Sheep, and Australian metal band Ne Obliviscaris (who apparently have no famous relatives) at Globe Hall.

Here’s this week’s full list of new show announcements. All tickets are on sale now unless otherwise noted.

• He Is Legend, Black Sheep, Oct. 19
• The Nova Kicks, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 25
• Gorgon City, Beta Nightclub, Denver, Oct. 29
• Lo-Pan, Black Sheep, Oct. 31
• Freddy Cole, Dazzle Jazz, Denver, Nov. 1
• Ne Obliviscaris, Globe Hall, Denver, Nov. 5
• Diarrhea Planet, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 5
• The Burial Plot, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 9
• Type, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Nov. 10
• Powerman 5000, Black Sheep, Nov. 17
• The Wailin’ Jennys, Stargazers, Nov. 18
• DeadPhish Orchestra, Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple, Denver, Nov. 18-19
• Free Throw, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Nov. 20
• My Body Sings Electric, Hodi’s Half Note, Denver, Nov. 30
• Scale The Summit, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 30
• My Body Sings Electric, Black Sheep, Dec. 1
• Signor Benedict and the Moor, Summit Music Hall’s Moon Room, Denver, Dec. 5
• Papa Roach, Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Dec. 9 (on sale Oct. 6)
• Atmosphere, Boulder Theatre, Boulder, Dec. 13
• August Burns Red, Summit Music Hall, Denver Jan. 29, 2018 (on sale Oct. 6)

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bill Murray & Jan Vogler, plus Emo Night and STRFKR coming to Colorado

Posted By on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 9:05 AM

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When it comes to concert announcements, it’s hard to compete with Bill Murray — yes, that Bill Murray — joining cellist Jan Vogler on a tour that will combine music from the likes of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin with readings from Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, and Walt Whitman. (Bill Murray will also waltz, as you'll see in the video clip below.)

Tickets go on sale this coming Friday for their Dec. 10 “New World” event at Denver’s Bellco Theater, a collaboration that’s being promoted as “great music and great literature featuring two masters of their art.”

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

On sale Friday, Sept. 22

• Emo Night,
Marquis Theaer, Denver, Oct. 18

• Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends, Bellco Theatre, Denver, Dec. 10

• STRFKR, Black Sheep, Jan. 18, 2018

• Machine Head, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Feb. 27, 2018

On sale now

• Trapt,
Herman's Hideaway, Denver, Oct. 5

• Arsonists Get All the Girls, Black Sheep, Oct. 10

• The Bronx, Globe Hall, Denver, Oct. 14

• Alejandro Escovedo, Soiled Dove Underground, Denver, Nov. 5

• Zay Hilfigerr, Black Sheep, Nov. 9

• Cecile McLorin Salvant, Dazzle Jazz, Denver, Nov. 10-11

• Falli, Moon Room @ Summit Music Hall, Denver, Oct. 19

• Weller, Moon Room @ Summit Music Hall, Denver, Oct. 22

• Lil Debbie, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 13

• Moon Tooth, Moon Room @ Summit Music Hall, Denver, Nov. 15

• SOS Fest 1, Black Sheep, Nov. 18

• Jewel, Paramount Theatre, Denver, Nov. 25

• Cam’ron, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Dec. 1

• Ekali, Larimer Lounge, Denver, Dec. 8

• Alter Bridge with All That Remains, Paramount theatre, Denver, Dec. 14

• Joe Satriani, Paramount Theatre, Denver, Jan. 24, 2018

• OMD, Ogden Theatre, Denver, March 20, 2018

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples shows on sale Friday

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 2:43 PM


A live Bob Dylan show is usually a wild card: What type of backing band will he bring along with him? What era from his nearly six-decade career will he favor? Will he sing in a decipherable way?

It’s a stretch to say none of that matters, but, in some ways, it really doesn’t. How much longer this mercurial artist will be calling the road his home is anyone’s guess, probably even his. And no matter what, it’s going to be memorable in a way that goes beyond just telling the grandkids “I once saw Bob Dylan.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday for Dylan’s Oc. 21 show at the 1stBank Center. Factor in opening act Mavis Staples — one of the two daughters from the legendary Staples Singers as well as a rhythm & blues icon in her own right — and you’ll want to think twice before letting this one slip by.

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

On sale Friday, Sept. 15
• Bob Dylan & His Band, 1stBank Center, Denver, Oct. 21
• Gemini Syndrome, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 28
• Architect, Summit Music Hall, Denver, March 11, 2018

On sale now
• DED, Black Sheep, Sept. 24
Rock For Hurricane Relief feat. Demi Dimetro (of Velveteers), Summit Music Hall, Denver, Sept. 27
• For The Love Of Locals feat. Valienta, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Sept. 28
• Lockjaw, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 1
• Immortal Synn, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 8
• Layne & Soen Bryce, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Oct. 12
• The Accidentals, Sangue de Christo Art Center, Pueblo, Oct. 22
• Sammy J & Anuhea, Marquis Theater, Denver, Oct. 27
• Knockout Kid, Black Sheep, Oct. 29
• Wes Tucker, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 2
• Rain In July, Summit Music Hall, Denver, Nov. 7
• Perpetual Groov, Black Sheep, Nov. 10
• This Broken Beat, Marquis Theater, Denver, Nov. 10
• Shwayze, Black Sheep, Dec. 16

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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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