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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tnertle has progressed in the last year, becoming tighter, unified and hot, hot, hot.  They bring the hype and always deliver.  This Denver based band has created a collaborative brood that is gaining steam and carving out their own musical corner with the incomparable party they bring to the stage. If you want to find your new favorite band, then you need to jump on the Tnertle music movement and journey to the summit of their Samptronic empire.

    TNertle – November 20th – Cervantes’ Other Side

    Tnertle has progressed in the last year, becoming tighter, unified and hot, hot, hot. They bring the hype and always deliver. This Denver based band has created a collaborative brood that is gaining steam and carving out their own musical corner with the incomparable party they bring to the stage. If you want to find your new favorite band, then you need to jump on the Tnertle music movement and journey to the summit of their Samptronic empire.

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  • When two bands called The Salmon Heads and Left Hand String Band came together 25 years ago on a fateful New Year’s Eve, there was no such thing as “jamgrass;” the term “jamband” hadn’t even been coined yet and groups that would come to define the genre were in their infancy or not yet born. Leftover Salmon would come to be one of those defining groups.

    Leftover Salmon’s Greg Garrison Talks New Album 25, Beer, and the Band’s Big Boulder Theater Shows

    When two bands called The Salmon Heads and Left Hand String Band came together 25 years ago on a fateful New Year’s Eve, there was no such thing as “jamgrass;” the term “jamband” hadn’t even been coined yet and groups that would come to define the genre were in their infancy or not yet born. Leftover Salmon would come to be one of those defining groups.

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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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  • On this special Thanksgiving episode of Noise Behind The Sound the guys talk Turkey and all things Thanksgiving then are joined in studio by Tori Pater and CR Gruver from Polytoxic to talk about the history of one of our favorite Denver  traditions, The Last Waltz Revisited. Stay tuned after the conversation with Tori and CR for a chance to win FREE TICKETS to the Last Waltz Revisited at The Fillmore on Wednesday.

    Noise Behind The Sound Talks The Last Waltz Revisited with Masterminds CR Gruver & Tori Pater

    On this special Thanksgiving episode of Noise Behind The Sound the guys talk Turkey and all things Thanksgiving then are joined in studio by Tori Pater and CR Gruver from Polytoxic to talk about the history of one of our favorite Denver traditions, The Last Waltz Revisited. Stay tuned after the conversation with Tori and CR for a chance to win FREE TICKETS to the Last Waltz Revisited at The Fillmore on Wednesday.

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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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  • Last Saturday night the Ogden Theatre brought us the greatest annual Halloween treat Denver has to offer - The Motet's annual Halloween run - two weeks late.  Though this year it was a bit past the holiday deadline, that didn't stop the loyal fans of this local Funk band from stepping out in full force for what was dubbed as the "Hometown Hustle."  For weeks this show was the talk of the town, and the anticipation was sky high for the band's rabid fans.

    The Motet – November 14th – Ogden Theatre

    Last Saturday night the Ogden Theatre brought us the greatest annual Halloween treat Denver has to offer - The Motet's annual Halloween run - two weeks late. Though this year it was a bit past the holiday deadline, that didn't stop the loyal fans of this local Funk band from stepping out in full force for what was dubbed as the "Hometown Hustle." For weeks this show was the talk of the town, and the anticipation was sky high for the band's rabid fans.

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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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