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Maggie Rogers Mesmerizes On a School Night

“That is one awesome disco ball,” my nine-year-old daughter, Sidney, said as we both walked into Mission Ballroom in Denver last night to see the captivating 25-year-old singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers. A fourth grader in Boulder, Sidney has already seen all kinds of memorable concerts with me, from Poor Moon at the Boulder Theater at age two to Sylvan Esso at the Gothic Theatre at five to Stevie Wonder at Red […]

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Lake Street Dive’s Soulful Storm at Lake Dillon

Dillon Amphitheater, about an hour and a half from Denver when there’s no traffic, is a hidden jewel among Colorado music venues, sitting right along sparkling Lake Dillon between Dillon and Frisco. Concertgoers may be gouged when it comes to concessions (like a tiny $11.50 gyro) but the mountain views are breathtaking, the sound is incredible everywhere in the 5,000-capacity venue – and even outside the gates along the water […]

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Scenes from The Clairvoyant North American Tour

Progressive metal band The Contortionist are in the middle of a headlining tour promoting their newest album – Clairvoyant. The album was released in September of 2017, bringing along new sounds and intricate guitar patterns unlike anything the band had done before. Performing with them them on the tour are bands Silent Planet and Strawberry Girls. Last Saturday they stopped in Denver – and I was lucky enough to go. […]

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Turnstile Announces Headlining Tour Along with New Album

Calling all stage divers. Baltimore hardcore punk band, Turnstile, has announced a tour that will begin in April and run through May. Joining them on the Time and Space Tour are bands Touche Amore, Culture Abuse, and Razor Bumps. This news comes on the heels of the announcement of their 3rd full length album, Time and Space – set to be released on February 23rd. They’ve already put out four singles […]

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AN INTERVIEW WITH NICK VALENSI of THE STROKES and CRX

  By: Jakob Mueller Editor’s Note: Prior to CRX’s November 7 show at Larimer Lounge in Denver, Scene had Colorado musician and writer, Jakob Mueller, do an interview with CRX front man, Nick Valensi. The two discussed CRX’s current projects, The Strokes, guitars, and more in this intimate exchange. Read on for the interview and check out CRX’s website (crxmusic.com) for tour, band, and project information, including their new video […]

Soda Jerk Presents, Cervantes Join Hodi’s in Ownership

By: Dawn Duncan Soda Jerk Presents and Cervantes’ Masterpiece have sealed a deal on a joint venture with Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins. The Denver-based powerhouses of the music industry in this region now have mutual ownership of the long-standing Old Town venue, effective immediately. Hodi’s, located at 167 N. College Avenue, and owned by Dan Mladenik, is the former home of The Starlight, which changed ownership in 2006. […]

Marley Visits Denver—Both for Music and Marijuana

By:Robin Shaffer Marley. Music. Marijuana. These three are often thought of together. This symbiosis was certainly in evidence this past weekend as Damian Marley was in Denver last Thursday to celebrate the opening of his new dispensary, Stony Hill, a part of TruCannabis.  Marley also performed in support of his new album on Friday night at Fox Theater in Boulder. Grammy winning artist Damian Marley, aka Jr. Gong, appeared with […]

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Mad Decent Block Party- A Celebration of What Exactly?

By: Kaia Femenías Mad Decent Block Party graced the Colorado Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene for the third time in the last three years, returning for a second year to Red Rocks Amphitheater.  Mad Decent is a Los Angeles record label initiated by world renowned DJ Diplo, with many other accomplished artists such as Dillon Francis, Keys n Krates, Zeds Dead, as well as artists like Ke$ha, proving that Mad […]

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LIMELIGHT: MATT ROUCH AND THE NOISE UPSTAIRS—KINDNESS KINDLES DENVER SINGER-SONGWRITER

BY: SEAN WATERS It can be hard (and expensive) for real folk songwriters to make waves in an over-saturated music market.  Especially if you’re a transplant who recently moved to Denver from Virginia. Matt Rouch, however, has found a way to leverage his genuine mix of talent, kindness, and deep emotional honesty to set strong roots in his new scene. For one, Rouch’s debut album – The Beautiful and the Damned – shows a maturity and professionalism that sets Rouch apart. I could rave on about The Beautiful and the Damned, about its vintage feel and endearing songwriting. I could marvel at how […]