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  • Last Thursday night, Spafford kicked off a three night run in Colorado with a show at The Ogden Theatre.  While they immediately put their considerable jamming prowess on display early on, the first set was not the fiery jam filled behemoth that they are known to unleash.  That said, the band stepped things up in the second frame and dazzled the packed house with some wild jams, fun covers, and a special guest who really put some icing on the cake.  These guys are on a tear and the stage is set for some big things in Colorado!

    Spafford – November 9th – Ogden Theatre

    Last Thursday night, Spafford kicked off a three night run in Colorado with a show at The Ogden Theatre. While they immediately put their considerable jamming prowess on display early on, the first set was not the fiery jam filled behemoth that they are known to unleash. That said, the band stepped things up in the second frame and dazzled the packed house with some wild jams, fun covers, and a special guest who really put some icing on the cake. These guys are on a tear and the stage is set for some big things in Colorado!

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  • Arcade Fire lit up the Pepsi Center with one of the most energetic shows of the year.  Despite the fact that the arena was vastly undersold, the band poured their heart and souls into a two hour performance that touched on all eras of their 16 year career.  Staged in a boxing ring at the center of the floor, Win Butler and crew opened the show with the Disco laced title track from their most recent album, and the show took off from there. Arcade Fire has always been a powerfully unique band to see live, and this tour proved to be no exception.

    Arcade Fire – October 25th – Pepsi Center

    Arcade Fire lit up the Pepsi Center with one of the most energetic shows of the year. Despite the fact that the arena was vastly undersold, the band poured their heart and souls into a two hour performance that touched on all eras of their 16 year career. Staged in a boxing ring at the center of the floor, Win Butler and crew opened the show with the Disco laced title track from their most recent album, and the show took off from there. Arcade Fire has always been a powerfully unique band to see live, and this tour proved to be no exception.

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  • Queens Of The Stone Age brought their Villains Tour to Red Rocks Tuesday night to a sold-out audience.  This late in the season, Red Rocks can be an unpredictable host, but that didn't stop loyal fans from packing the joint and letting it all hang out in cold mountain air.  For most of the fans in attendance, this was the last show at the church of music for the season, a bittersweet but powerful end to a great summer on The Rocks.

    Queens of The Stone Age – October 10th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    Queens Of The Stone Age brought their Villains Tour to Red Rocks Tuesday night to a sold-out audience. This late in the season, Red Rocks can be an unpredictable host, but that didn't stop loyal fans from packing the joint and letting it all hang out in cold mountain air. For most of the fans in attendance, this was the last show at the church of music for the season, a bittersweet but powerful end to a great summer on The Rocks.

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  • Red Rocks played host to yet another perfectly billed afternoon of guitar-driven Rock and Roll. Don't get us wrong, there was no shortage of great songwriting and singers too, but at the end of the day it was a guitar lovers dream. The day started out with North Mississippi Osborne who set a very high bar but Black Crowes spin-off Magpie Salute was up to the challenge and the night was rounded out by the southern soaked Soul of JJ Grey & Mofro.

    JJ Grey & Mofro, The Magpie Salute, North Mississippi Osborne – September 22nd – Red Rocks

    Red Rocks played host to yet another perfectly billed afternoon of guitar-driven Rock and Roll. Don't get us wrong, there was no shortage of great songwriting and singers too, but at the end of the day it was a guitar lovers dream. The day started out with North Mississippi Osborne who set a very high bar but Black Crowes spin-off Magpie Salute was up to the challenge and the night was rounded out by the southern soaked Soul of JJ Grey & Mofro.

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  • It was yet another great year in Telluride and Steve Gumble and his crew outdid themselves again. Falling in mid-September, Blues & Brews always brings with it that bittersweet realization that Summer doesn't last forever and Fall is right around the corner as fans are delighted by old favorites, turned on to up-and-comers, and reminded again why Telluride is one of the most special places in the world.

    Telluride Blues & Brews – September 15, 16, 17 – Telluride Town Park

    It was yet another great year in Telluride and Steve Gumble and his crew outdid themselves again. Falling in mid-September, Blues & Brews always brings with it that bittersweet realization that Summer doesn't last forever and Fall is right around the corner as fans are delighted by old favorites, turned on to up-and-comers, and reminded again why Telluride is one of the most special places in the world.

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  • The rocks filled in quickly last Thursday with a wide variety of fans; there were Country leaning cowboy types, hipsters, buttoned up 9 to 5ers, and more than a small contingent of Punk fans waiting on the second opener Frank Turner to soothe their souls.  All in all it was about the perfect night in Morrison and the diverse line-up pleased the masses.

    Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – September 7th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    The rocks filled in quickly last Thursday with a wide variety of fans; there were Country leaning cowboy types, hipsters, buttoned up 9 to 5ers, and more than a small contingent of Punk fans waiting on the second opener Frank Turner to soothe their souls. All in all it was about the perfect night in Morrison and the diverse line-up pleased the masses.

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  • In stark contrast to the last time JRAD was supposed to play Red Rocks, the weather on Thursday as the show approached was a perfect late Summer Colorado day.  The lots were hopping early, and the show was very obviously the go-to pre-party for the annual "Phish Dicks" Labor Day celebration across town at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.  As Phishheads and Deadheads rubbed shoulders in the amphitheater, to say the energy and anticipation was high would be an understatement - the place was buzzing.

    Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – August 31st – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

    In stark contrast to the last time JRAD was supposed to play Red Rocks, the weather on Thursday as the show approached was a perfect late Summer Colorado day. The lots were hopping early, and the show was very obviously the go-to pre-party for the annual "Phish Dicks" Labor Day celebration across town at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. As Phishheads and Deadheads rubbed shoulders in the amphitheater, to say the energy and anticipation was high would be an understatement - the place was buzzing.

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  • Nathaniel Rateliff has had a meteoric rise with his Night Sweats project that many in the music world dream of but never achieve.  A good benchmark of that success was the fact that AEG had to add a second show at Red Rocks due to massive demand.  Rateliff and The Night Sweats lived up to the billing with smashing success.  His energetic stage presence, coupled with great song writing delivered in Rateliff's unique style is the formula that he and the band has used to get here, and hopefully will carry him for a long, long time.

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – August 28th – Red Rocks

    Nathaniel Rateliff has had a meteoric rise with his Night Sweats project that many in the music world dream of but never achieve. A good benchmark of that success was the fact that AEG had to add a second show at Red Rocks due to massive demand. Rateliff and The Night Sweats lived up to the billing with smashing success. His energetic stage presence, coupled with great song writing delivered in Rateliff's unique style is the formula that he and the band has used to get here, and hopefully will carry him for a long, long time.

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  • Sure this festival is about music, but more than that it's about the community that surrounds the music as performers stand in line alongside fans for a bowl of Sister's Dumplings, hard fought for tarp dash numbers are graciously given away to unsuspecting families, and strangers look out for each other on the slippery river rocks.  For three days each August the real world melts away as we join the rest of the Folks on Planet Bluegrass.

    Rocky Mountain Folks Fest – August 18, 19, 20 – Planet Bluegrass, Lyons, CO

    Sure this festival is about music, but more than that it's about the community that surrounds the music as performers stand in line alongside fans for a bowl of Sister's Dumplings, hard fought for tarp dash numbers are graciously given away to unsuspecting families, and strangers look out for each other on the slippery river rocks. For three days each August the real world melts away as we join the rest of the Folks on Planet Bluegrass.

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  • Dweezil Zappa returned to the Front Range last week to pay tribute to his father's monumental legacy. The crowd was fairly sparse, and with Dweezil performing Frank Zappa's epic catalog the audience has certain expectations in the music, and meeting those requirements is paramount to delivering a satisfying show.  While his artistic attempts to make these songs his own to some degree is commendable, some hardcore Frank fans were left with a bad taste in their mouths.

    Dweezil Zappa – August 8th – Arvada Center

    Dweezil Zappa returned to the Front Range last week to pay tribute to his father's monumental legacy. The crowd was fairly sparse, and with Dweezil performing Frank Zappa's epic catalog the audience has certain expectations in the music, and meeting those requirements is paramount to delivering a satisfying show. While his artistic attempts to make these songs his own to some degree is commendable, some hardcore Frank fans were left with a bad taste in their mouths.

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