Pick Of The Week Archive

  • It can be argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity.  On classic Stax hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient pushed the music’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Booker T. Jones – Oriental Theater – Saturday, December 5th

    It can be argued that it was Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity. On classic Stax hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient pushed the music’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it into the nation’s bloodstream.

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  • Ryan Bingham knows a thing or two about pain. He learned the emotional aspect early in life, when shuttling between small towns and family members in the hardscrabble ranching communities of West Texas and New Mexico -- and became well-acquainted with the physical facets during his years on the Southwestern rodeo circuit.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Ryan Bingham – Ogden Theatre – Wednesday, November 25th & Friday, November 27th

    Ryan Bingham knows a thing or two about pain. He learned the emotional aspect early in life, when shuttling between small towns and family members in the hardscrabble ranching communities of West Texas and New Mexico -- and became well-acquainted with the physical facets during his years on the Southwestern rodeo circuit.

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  • The five members of Greensky Bluegrass have forged a defiant, powerful sound that, while rooted in classic stringband Americana, extends outwards with a fearless, exploratory zeal. The tension and release between these components – tradition and innovation, prearranged songs and improvisation, acoustic tones and electric volume – is what makes them so thrillingly dynamic, in concert and on record.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Greensky Bluegrass – Ogden Theater – Thursday-Saturday, November 19th-21st

    The five members of Greensky Bluegrass have forged a defiant, powerful sound that, while rooted in classic stringband Americana, extends outwards with a fearless, exploratory zeal. The tension and release between these components – tradition and innovation, prearranged songs and improvisation, acoustic tones and electric volume – is what makes them so thrillingly dynamic, in concert and on record.

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  • Formed in 1987, in Philadelphia, PA, The Roots have become one of the best known and most respected Hip-Hop acts in the business, winning four Grammys, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.” This is a night you don’t want to miss!

    PICK OF THE WEEK: The Roots – Ogden Theatre – Sunday, November 15th

    Formed in 1987, in Philadelphia, PA, The Roots have become one of the best known and most respected Hip-Hop acts in the business, winning four Grammys, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.” This is a night you don’t want to miss!

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  • Currently, The Werks and Twiddle are both wrapping up gigantic 2015 festival runs.  The Werks Summer was highlighted by the 6th Anniversary of their own event, The Werk Out, which drew 4,000 fans to Ohio.  Twiddle too, had a landmark Summer, making impressive debuts at both Bonnaroo and Red Rocks Amphitheater. Both these bands together is a must see night of music!

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Twiddle and The Werks – The Aggie & The Boulder Theater – Friday, November 6th & Saturday, November 7th

    Currently, The Werks and Twiddle are both wrapping up gigantic 2015 festival runs. The Werks Summer was highlighted by the 6th Anniversary of their own event, The Werk Out, which drew 4,000 fans to Ohio. Twiddle too, had a landmark Summer, making impressive debuts at both Bonnaroo and Red Rocks Amphitheater. Both these bands together is a must see night of music!

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  • Since July of 2009, the Denver based quintet Whiskey Tango has been motivating Colorado crowds to move their feet with their high energy shows and high octane attitude. This band isn't just Bluegrass, it’s “foot stomping slamgrass. WT will be supported by Colorado favorites The Sweet Lilies and Cosmic Mesa for a Halloween Throwdown this Friday night October 30th at The 1-Up Colfax, making this a night of Jamgrass you don’t want to miss!

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Whiskey Tango – The 1-Up – Friday, October 30th

    Since July of 2009, the Denver based quintet Whiskey Tango has been motivating Colorado crowds to move their feet with their high energy shows and high octane attitude. This band isn't just Bluegrass, it’s “foot stomping slamgrass. WT will be supported by Colorado favorites The Sweet Lilies and Cosmic Mesa for a Halloween Throwdown this Friday night October 30th at The 1-Up Colfax, making this a night of Jamgrass you don’t want to miss!

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  • Alejandro Rose-Garcia is professionally known as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, And the War Came, he extends the ground—emotionally and sonically—broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones, which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Shakey Graves – Ogden Theatre – Friday & Saturday, October 23rd & 24th

    Alejandro Rose-Garcia is professionally known as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, And the War Came, he extends the ground—emotionally and sonically—broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones, which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts.

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  • Turkuaz is a 9-piece power funk army hailing from Brooklyn, NY whose modern twist on the classic sound has placed them at the forefront of a new funk evolution. With the obvious influences—Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire—as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-dance groove—reminiscent of the Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B into the mix.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Turkuaz – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom– Saturday, October 17th

    Turkuaz is a 9-piece power funk army hailing from Brooklyn, NY whose modern twist on the classic sound has placed them at the forefront of a new funk evolution. With the obvious influences—Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire—as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-dance groove—reminiscent of the Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B into the mix.

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  • The genesis of THE WORD began in the year 1998, when the Avant-Jazz and Funk group Medeski, Martin & Wood took the burgeoning North Mississippi Allstars on their first tour.  Fourteen years may have passed between albums, but that’s no suggestion of broken bonds. Nor of broken strings. A love of music, of extended improvisational collaboration, of closing the eyes and channeling the feel—these are the ties that bind THE WORD.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: The Word – Ogden Theatre – Saturday, Oct. 10th

    The genesis of THE WORD began in the year 1998, when the Avant-Jazz and Funk group Medeski, Martin & Wood took the burgeoning North Mississippi Allstars on their first tour. Fourteen years may have passed between albums, but that’s no suggestion of broken bonds. Nor of broken strings. A love of music, of extended improvisational collaboration, of closing the eyes and channeling the feel—these are the ties that bind THE WORD.

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  • The Mallett Brothers Band is an alt-country/rock band from Portland, Maine. No Depression says they "make you want to scream at people to make them aware of the awesomeness that they are more than likely missing." The Mallet Brothers Band will be supported by Telluride band competition winners The Lil’ Smokies featuring Patrick Latella (Whitewater Ramble) making this a must see show!

    PICK OF THE WEEK: The Mallet Brothers Band – Cervantes’ Other Side – Thursday, October 1st

    The Mallett Brothers Band is an alt-country/rock band from Portland, Maine. No Depression says they "make you want to scream at people to make them aware of the awesomeness that they are more than likely missing." The Mallet Brothers Band will be supported by Telluride band competition winners The Lil’ Smokies featuring Patrick Latella (Whitewater Ramble) making this a must see show!

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