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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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  • On this episode of Noise Behind The Sound Eric and Gary welcome back friend of the podcast (and co-founder) Sean Murtagh to get hyped about our favorite weekend of the year,  Phish Dicks.  The guys answer some burning questions, make some bold predictions, and play a few rounds of "Trey Rad or Trey Sad."

    Noise Behind The Sound Plays “Trey Rad or Trey Sad” and Gets Hyped About Phish Dicks!

    On this episode of Noise Behind The Sound Eric and Gary welcome back friend of the podcast (and co-founder) Sean Murtagh to get hyped about our favorite weekend of the year, Phish Dicks. The guys answer some burning questions, make some bold predictions, and play a few rounds of "Trey Rad or Trey Sad."

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  • On this episode of Noise Behind The Sound Eric and Gary welcome back Tom Hamilton from Joe Russo's Almost Dead and American Babies.  The guys talk about JRAD's second chance at Red Rocks this summer,  what its like to play Jerry Garcia's guitars,  Tom's work on the new American Babies album and more.

    Noise Behind The Sound Talks Jerry Garcia, Red Rocks, and American Babies with Tom Hamilton of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

    On this episode of Noise Behind The Sound Eric and Gary welcome back Tom Hamilton from Joe Russo's Almost Dead and American Babies. The guys talk about JRAD's second chance at Red Rocks this summer, what its like to play Jerry Garcia's guitars, Tom's work on the new American Babies album and more.

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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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  • There's no skirting the issue here, this was one of the wettest concerts of the year.  While a good number of folks clearly stayed home, about two-thirds of the ticket holders showed up and took their spots on the Botanic Gardens lawn for a night with the incomparable songwriter Randy Newman.  After being shuttled to the stage in a golf cart, Newman started his set shortly after 6:30 as fans tried to keep their cheese and crackers out of the incessant rain which didn't let up until the musician said "good-night."

    Randy Newman – August 7th – Denver Botanic Gardens

    There's no skirting the issue here, this was one of the wettest concerts of the year. While a good number of folks clearly stayed home, about two-thirds of the ticket holders showed up and took their spots on the Botanic Gardens lawn for a night with the incomparable songwriter Randy Newman. After being shuttled to the stage in a golf cart, Newman started his set shortly after 6:30 as fans tried to keep their cheese and crackers out of the incessant rain which didn't let up until the musician said "good-night."

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  • Wednesday night at Mile High there was an interesting mix of long term G N’ R fans, middle aged music fans and suburbanites dressed for a night on the town.  Watching these guys, who once defined American 80’s rock and roll excess, it is hard to imagine they’re in their 50’s.  While they may not still be writing anthems like Paradise City or Welcome To The Jungle, they sure can perform them and delight their fans with a true rock and roll show.

    Guns N’ Roses – August 2nd – Sports Authority Field at Mile High

    Wednesday night at Mile High there was an interesting mix of long term G N’ R fans, middle aged music fans and suburbanites dressed for a night on the town. Watching these guys, who once defined American 80’s rock and roll excess, it is hard to imagine they’re in their 50’s. While they may not still be writing anthems like Paradise City or Welcome To The Jungle, they sure can perform them and delight their fans with a true rock and roll show.

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  • Featuring the likes of Iggy Pop, Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett, and Kurt Vile, Desert Daze 2017 line-up is one of it’s best yet, and promises a […]

    Desert Daze 2017 Lineup Promises A Magical Weekend In The Desert!

    Featuring the likes of Iggy Pop, Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett, and Kurt Vile, Desert Daze 2017 line-up is one of it’s best yet, and promises a […]

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  • Internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band, Face, will be headlining world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre August 6, 2017.  The Boulder, CO based band regularly performs to sold […]

    Boulder-Based All-Vocal Rock Group, Face, to Headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday

    Internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band, Face, will be headlining world-renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre August 6, 2017.  The Boulder, CO based band regularly performs to sold […]

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  • Saturday night, for only the second time in Coors Field’s history, a major concert rolled in, filling some forty thousand seats in the open air of downtown Denver. The massive stage sat in the center of the outfield, and fans blanketed the field, minus the precious infield. Even to a casual fan, the scale and setting alone was exciting. It had all the grandeur of a show at the Pepsi Center with the charm and comfort of a warm summer night in the open air. Zac Brown Band proceeded to rip through a long evening deep with covers and original hits.

    Zac Brown Band – July 29th – Coors Field

    Saturday night, for only the second time in Coors Field’s history, a major concert rolled in, filling some forty thousand seats in the open air of downtown Denver. The massive stage sat in the center of the outfield, and fans blanketed the field, minus the precious infield. Even to a casual fan, the scale and setting alone was exciting. It had all the grandeur of a show at the Pepsi Center with the charm and comfort of a warm summer night in the open air. Zac Brown Band proceeded to rip through a long evening deep with covers and original hits.

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