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Nothing Rotten about Something Rotten!

Garnering 10 Tony nominations, there is nothing rotten about the Broadway smash hit Something Rotten! coming to the Lincoln Center March 28-30. Set in the height of Shakespeare’s fame, Something Rotten! follows Nick and Nigel Bottom who are desperate to right the next big play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing and dancing, they set out to write the world’s very first musical… even […]

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A sort of homecoming

  Robert Cline Jr. returns to Fort Collins steeped in Muscle Shoals sound By Steve Graham Robert Cline Jr. has a knack for working with major musicians and not even knowing it. When he was living in Fort Collins, the Texas-born Americana singer-songwriter fell in with the Subdudes and starting gigging with them before he realized how large and passionate their fan base was. Similarly, he found himself in Muscle […]

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“Death or Devotion”

  CD Review “Death or Devotion” The Motet The opening notes of the first track on the new Motet album drop you straight into a classic blaxploitation film with a bass line reminiscent of “Shaft.” Take a look at the psychedelic rainbow of curves on the album cover. The 1970s vibe is no accident. Denver’s Motet has been funking up its home state since 1998, but the group has rarely […]

My Dog Ate Chad releases first EP
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My Dog Ate Chad releases first EP

By Steve Graham Pianist Matan Birnbaum and rhythm guitarist Goose Seifert might have to choose between playing “a dream gig” at Mishawaka Amphitheatre and learning about music production at Berklee College of Music this summer.     You’re probably doing something right as high school juniors if the nation’s most prestigious music school and the area’s best music venue are competing for your time, and your band is generating local […]

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Building a greener tour bus

Biodiesel group crowd-funding a sustainable alternative for traveling bands By Steve Graham Eric Skjerseth and Jennifer Zidon are building what they call the nation’s most sustainable tour bus to help get touring bands off of fossil fuels. And they could use your help. They are crowd-funding a project to upgrade and remodel a former city bus into a cushy traveling home for touring bands, and the bus will run on […]

Steve brings a career-spanning set of solo spontaneity to the Armory at 7 p.m. Friday, March 8 (visit armoryfoco.com for tickets and details), and to Swallow Hill in Denver on Saturday, March 9.
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Steve Forbert still spontaneous after all these years

By Steve Graham It has been more than forty years since Steve Forbert rode “Romeo’s Tune” onto the pop charts. He was dubbed “the next Bob Dylan,” and sharing famous New York City stage with the Talking Heads and John Cale. He’s never reached the chart peak of “Romeo’s Tune” again, but neither is he a nostalgia act, riding on his former glory. Last year, he wrote a memoir about […]

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“Don’t Make Her a Mixtape Yet You Idiot”

Listen while you read — Sugar Britches “Don’t Make Her a Mixtape Yet You Idiot” on Spotify   Brian Johanson and Josh Long perform as Sugar Britches, northern Colorado’s answer to the Old 97’s. Both groups take roots music far more seriously than they take themselves. Both groups can write hooks that stick like flypaper. And both groups benefit from versatile guitarists and clever songwriters. The Old 97’s named its […]

STEPHEN MARLEY ACOUSTIC SATURDAY, MARCH 9 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm WASHINGTON'S
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One Take: Acoustic Jams by Stephen Marley

Stephen Robert Nesta “Raggamuffin” Marley is a Jamaican-American eight-time Grammy Award-winning, Music Producing, iconic musician serving up an acoustic vibe on his new tour. Often he answers as the son of Bob Marley and his wife Rita but he has made a name for himself. On the heels of his new EP,  One Take: Acoustic Jams, he returns to Colorado with a conscious state of mind in more ways than one. Stephen has had success as a solo artist, as a producer, and a member of Ziggy […]

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Two Nights With A Monster: paris_monster strikes Colorado

  Words and Photos by Nicholas Stock   Night 1 – Esteban’s   There’s something new on the musical horizon and it goes by the name of paris_monster. The brainchild of longtime friends Josh Dion and Geoff Kraly, paris_monster has been a New York City secret since 2012. Playing out occasionally this project has now evolved into a full-fledged touring machine with stops across North America and Europe. Paris_monster is […]

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Campaign Kick-off Rally (with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats)

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is running for President. Join John as he announces his run for president in 2020. He kicks off the campaign with a concert in Civic Center Park in Denver on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and is free and open to the public. The event includes local food trucks.  RSVP now […]