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  • Let’s face it, last week’s Dead & Company shows in Broomfield were not without controversy.  Questions like “Should ‘The Dead’ be touring without Phil?”, “Why on earth did Bobby, Phil and Mickey choose John Mayer to fill Jerry’s lauded shoes?” and “I thought they said the Chicago shows were the last ones?” have been bubbling through Head circles for months.  What this band made clear on Tuesday is that there is new reason to love The Dead, warts and all.

    Dead & Company – November 24th – 1stBank Center

    Let’s face it, last week’s Dead & Company shows in Broomfield were not without controversy. Questions like “Should ‘The Dead’ be touring without Phil?”, “Why on earth did Bobby, Phil and Mickey choose John Mayer to fill Jerry’s lauded shoes?” and “I thought they said the Chicago shows were the last ones?” have been bubbling through Head circles for months. What this band made clear on Tuesday is that there is new reason to love The Dead, warts and all.

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  • Cowboy hats and boots dotted Colfax as Ryan Bingham fans lined up outside the Ogden Theatre on a frigid Friday night to shake off their Thanksgiving gluttony with the second of two Denver shows on the songwriter's "Fear and Saturday Night" tour.  Word on the sidewalk was that the Wednesday set was smoking from start to finish so expectations were high among many and the whiskey drinks began flowing early to get everyone warmed up.

    Ryan Bingham – November 27th – Ogden Theatre

    Cowboy hats and boots dotted Colfax as Ryan Bingham fans lined up outside the Ogden Theatre on a frigid Friday night to shake off their Thanksgiving gluttony with the second of two Denver shows on the songwriter's "Fear and Saturday Night" tour. Word on the sidewalk was that the Wednesday set was smoking from start to finish so expectations were high among many and the whiskey drinks began flowing early to get everyone warmed up.

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  • Ahead of the blizzard that wasn’t, fans braved the threat of fast-falling, blowing snow for an intimate night with Irish folk musician Glen Hansard at the historic Paramount Theatre. Hansard could have come solo, powered solely by the strength of his lyrics and vocals, but instead, he showed up with a full nine piece band behind him and proceeded to vigorously play songs from his new album as well as some The Swell Season favorites.

    Glen Hansard – November 16th – Paramount Theatre

    Ahead of the blizzard that wasn’t, fans braved the threat of fast-falling, blowing snow for an intimate night with Irish folk musician Glen Hansard at the historic Paramount Theatre. Hansard could have come solo, powered solely by the strength of his lyrics and vocals, but instead, he showed up with a full nine piece band behind him and proceeded to vigorously play songs from his new album as well as some The Swell Season favorites.

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  • Duluth Minnesota's Low brought a powerful show to a sold-out Larimer Lounge this past Friday the 13th.  The Sub Pop veterans brought out shoegazers seeking downtempo, hard hitting music, and all left satisfied as the band effortlessly hit hard in the best and most nonchalant way possible, bringing mesmerizing moments that proved why they have remained a fixture of the scene for so long.

    Low – November 13th – Larimer Lounge

    Duluth Minnesota's Low brought a powerful show to a sold-out Larimer Lounge this past Friday the 13th. The Sub Pop veterans brought out shoegazers seeking downtempo, hard hitting music, and all left satisfied as the band effortlessly hit hard in the best and most nonchalant way possible, bringing mesmerizing moments that proved why they have remained a fixture of the scene for so long.

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  • A sold-out crowd poured into The Fillmore last Friday night to catch a glimpse of jam royalty as Phish guitarist and king of the jamband scene, Trey Anastasio, brought his seven piece band to town.  2015 has been a busy year for Trey; whether it was helping to deliver Phish’s best summer tour of the last two decades or filling in for Jerry Garcia with The Grateful Dead for their 50th anniversary shows, the jam icon has had perhaps his most prolific year of his distinguished career.

    Trey Anastasio Band – November 13th – Fillmore Auditorium

    A sold-out crowd poured into The Fillmore last Friday night to catch a glimpse of jam royalty as Phish guitarist and king of the jamband scene, Trey Anastasio, brought his seven piece band to town. 2015 has been a busy year for Trey; whether it was helping to deliver Phish’s best summer tour of the last two decades or filling in for Jerry Garcia with The Grateful Dead for their 50th anniversary shows, the jam icon has had perhaps his most prolific year of his distinguished career.

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  • Soaked with whiskey, a brawl, and the deepest voice in country music, The Ogden Theatre was the place to be last Friday on night two of Sturgill Simpson’s stop through Denver. As expected, The Ogden Theatre most likely oversold tickets, and the room that had been sold-out for months was rocking and shaking.  That said, a bummer of a light show only made the older, cranky crowd even more noticeable, and unfortunately the sold-out room was loud with talking throughout almost every song.

    Sturgill Simpson – November 6th – Ogden Theatre

    Soaked with whiskey, a brawl, and the deepest voice in country music, The Ogden Theatre was the place to be last Friday on night two of Sturgill Simpson’s stop through Denver. As expected, The Ogden Theatre most likely oversold tickets, and the room that had been sold-out for months was rocking and shaking. That said, a bummer of a light show only made the older, cranky crowd even more noticeable, and unfortunately the sold-out room was loud with talking throughout almost every song.

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  • For three hours on Monday night, The Gothic was beamed back to the heavy 70's, prompting visions of what it might have been like to see Mountain open for Deep Purple in 1972. On the road in support of new records, The Sword and All Them Witches rolled into Englewood and laid down one of the best nights of retro Rock and Roll this town has seen in a very long time.

    The Sword & All Them Witches – November 2nd – Gothic Theatre

    For three hours on Monday night, The Gothic was beamed back to the heavy 70's, prompting visions of what it might have been like to see Mountain open for Deep Purple in 1972. On the road in support of new records, The Sword and All Them Witches rolled into Englewood and laid down one of the best nights of retro Rock and Roll this town has seen in a very long time.

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  • The thing about The Polish Ambassador is that whether or not all of his fans are familiar with the beats he drops, one thing’s for sure – they’re all familiar with the positive vibes filling the air at every one of his shows. This was truer than ever on Friday night, as the night centered on a cause dear to Polish, Permaculture. The Permaculture Action Network connects the community by empowering people with the tools needed to live earth-based practices and bring about a regenerative way of living.

    The Polish Ambassador – October 23rd – Fillmore Auditorium

    The thing about The Polish Ambassador is that whether or not all of his fans are familiar with the beats he drops, one thing’s for sure – they’re all familiar with the positive vibes filling the air at every one of his shows. This was truer than ever on Friday night, as the night centered on a cause dear to Polish, Permaculture. The Permaculture Action Network connects the community by empowering people with the tools needed to live earth-based practices and bring about a regenerative way of living.

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  • The Boulder Theater was charged last Tuesday night as longtime fans waited for the legendary Gregg Allman to take the stage before the nearly capacity crowd.  While the majority of those who packed the beautiful Art Deco theater were silver haired and pushing 60 (and with seated tickets on the lower level priced at $90, that's not a surprise) there was a healthy contingent of younger fans who had no doubt been brought up on Allman's music and wanted to check this one off the bucket list.

    Gregg Allman – October 13th – Boulder Theater

    The Boulder Theater was charged last Tuesday night as longtime fans waited for the legendary Gregg Allman to take the stage before the nearly capacity crowd. While the majority of those who packed the beautiful Art Deco theater were silver haired and pushing 60 (and with seated tickets on the lower level priced at $90, that's not a surprise) there was a healthy contingent of younger fans who had no doubt been brought up on Allman's music and wanted to check this one off the bucket list.

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  • The Listen Up Denver! crew rolled into Telluride with one simple intention: Do not take this for granted. We were in Telluride! Man, it was amazing! The weather was epic, the beer flowed freely and the music, oh the music.  The footprints of musicians including Rich Robinson, Sharon Jones, and Otis Taylor dotted the stage throughout the weekend, and while the sun warmed the day, clear and starry skies cooled off the evenings and the dancing lasted till the wee hours of the morning.

    Telluride Blues & Brews – September 18th-20th – Telluride Town Park

    The Listen Up Denver! crew rolled into Telluride with one simple intention: Do not take this for granted. We were in Telluride! Man, it was amazing! The weather was epic, the beer flowed freely and the music, oh the music. The footprints of musicians including Rich Robinson, Sharon Jones, and Otis Taylor dotted the stage throughout the weekend, and while the sun warmed the day, clear and starry skies cooled off the evenings and the dancing lasted till the wee hours of the morning.

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