Cervantes Archive

  • As they get ready to hit the studio, Matthew McDonald, keyboardist for Georgia's Perpetual Groove, took some time to talk with Listen Up Denver! about the band's plans for a new record. 
McDonald and the rest of the quartet are currently en route to Colorado for their upcoming two-night run on Friday at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, followed by their return to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver on Saturday.  Don't miss this chance to catch PGroove live.

    Perpetual Groove Taps Decorated Producer to Hit Studio Goals

    As they get ready to hit the studio, Matthew McDonald, keyboardist for Georgia's Perpetual Groove, took some time to talk with Listen Up Denver! about the band's plans for a new record. McDonald and the rest of the quartet are currently en route to Colorado for their upcoming two-night run on Friday at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, followed by their return to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver on Saturday. Don't miss this chance to catch PGroove live.

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  • On this episode of Noise Behind The Sound, Eric and Gary  welcome back Lt. Sean Murtagh to the pod before being joined by Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits.  The guys discuss Allen's 10 year history with the band, his love of Llamas, his reputation as a robot, and then get excited for his role on Revenge of the 90's this Friday night at Cervantes' w/ his band mates Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein.

    Noise Behind The Sound Talks Llamas, Robots, and Revenge with Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits

    On this episode of Noise Behind The Sound, Eric and Gary welcome back Lt. Sean Murtagh to the pod before being joined by Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits. The guys discuss Allen's 10 year history with the band, his love of Llamas, his reputation as a robot, and then get excited for his role on Revenge of the 90's this Friday night at Cervantes' w/ his band mates Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein.

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  • Union Driftwood, the ever-fascinating Colorado native band, is just picking up their pace. The band debuted in 2011, and even though members have shifted, the current line-up seems to be taking them in the right direction. As a band, they play because they need to. For them it’s more than a hobby, or a passion, it’s true love. Union Driftwood will perform from 4:30 until 5:15 at Park House this Saturday, August 1st.

    Firefly Autism “Road To Blues & Brews” Artist Interview: Union Driftwood

    Union Driftwood, the ever-fascinating Colorado native band, is just picking up their pace. The band debuted in 2011, and even though members have shifted, the current line-up seems to be taking them in the right direction. As a band, they play because they need to. For them it’s more than a hobby, or a passion, it’s true love. Union Driftwood will perform from 4:30 until 5:15 at Park House this Saturday, August 1st.

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  • The team behind Listen Up Denver!'s new podcast, The Noise Behind The Sound, was lucky enough to welcome Tim Palmieri, guitar player from Kung Fu, to the podcast this week as he prepares for Kung Fu’s next chapter after parting ways with keyboard player Todd Stoops.  Before being joined by Tim, Eric, Gary, and Sean talk about last Friday’s epic night at Red Rocks with The Motet and Lettuce,  J2G Live’s upcoming School’s Out show at Cervantes’, and a busy upcoming weekend in Denver.

    The Noise Behind The Sound Talks To Kung Fu’s Tim Palmieri

    The team behind Listen Up Denver!'s new podcast, The Noise Behind The Sound, was lucky enough to welcome Tim Palmieri, guitar player from Kung Fu, to the podcast this week as he prepares for Kung Fu’s next chapter after parting ways with keyboard player Todd Stoops. Before being joined by Tim, Eric, Gary, and Sean talk about last Friday’s epic night at Red Rocks with The Motet and Lettuce, J2G Live’s upcoming School’s Out show at Cervantes’, and a busy upcoming weekend in Denver.

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  • The party was on at Cervantes' last Friday night as lovers and those looking for love packed the Ballroom for the second installment of J2G Live's "Love Shack" event.  To celebrate the holiday you love to hate, The Love Shack puts a cheerful spin on things regardless of your status. Whether you went with your significant other, a group of couples or friends, Friday night was a blast. It was a show for the ages, and we can only hope that J2G keeps putting together this high octane parties for years to come.

    The Love Shack “Back To The Shack” – February 13th – Cervantes’

    The party was on at Cervantes' last Friday night as lovers and those looking for love packed the Ballroom for the second installment of J2G Live's "Love Shack" event. To celebrate the holiday you love to hate, The Love Shack puts a cheerful spin on things regardless of your status. Whether you went with your significant other, a group of couples or friends, Friday night was a blast. It was a show for the ages, and we can only hope that J2G keeps putting together this high octane parties for years to come.

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  • All the way back in 2005, Denver’s own Polytoxic started this tradition at the former Dulcinea’s 100th Monkey (now the 1UP-Colfax) just a half-block from the doors of The Fillmore.  The boys brought up local musicians to help recreate The Band's 1976 concert, The Last Waltz.  It was the first such tribute for Denver and with so much success, Polytoxic started the Thanksgiving eve Tradition.  Now, ten years later, after residencies at Cervantes' and The Ogden, things have come almost full circle.

    The Last Waltz Revisited – November 26th – Fillmore Auditorium

    All the way back in 2005, Denver’s own Polytoxic started this tradition at the former Dulcinea’s 100th Monkey (now the 1UP-Colfax) just a half-block from the doors of The Fillmore. The boys brought up local musicians to help recreate The Band's 1976 concert, The Last Waltz. It was the first such tribute for Denver and with so much success, Polytoxic started the Thanksgiving eve Tradition. Now, ten years later, after residencies at Cervantes' and The Ogden, things have come almost full circle.

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  • WAKA WINTER CLASSIC Denver: Thursday, January 29th @ Cervantes’ Fort Collins: Saturday, January 31st @ Hodi’s Half Note Doors At 9:00 pm Wakarusa Music Festival is […]

    Waka Winter Classic Returns To Denver, Fort Collins

    WAKA WINTER CLASSIC Denver: Thursday, January 29th @ Cervantes’ Fort Collins: Saturday, January 31st @ Hodi’s Half Note Doors At 9:00 pm Wakarusa Music Festival is […]

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  • Church was in session Sunday night as Maceo Parker and his band of Funk-fueled musicians took Denverites on a journey to the early days of Funk. The huge room at Cervantes' was pretty empty early on, leaving those who arrived in time for Analog Son wondering why people were opting to stay in rather than see a legend like Maceo take the stage in such a small club. Halfway through the night, fans of the Funk had come out of the woodwork and the saxophone was preaching to the congregation.

    Maceo Parker – October 19th – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom

    Church was in session Sunday night as Maceo Parker and his band of Funk-fueled musicians took Denverites on a journey to the early days of Funk. The huge room at Cervantes' was pretty empty early on, leaving those who arrived in time for Analog Son wondering why people were opting to stay in rather than see a legend like Maceo take the stage in such a small club. Halfway through the night, fans of the Funk had come out of the woodwork and the saxophone was preaching to the congregation.

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  • Cervantes’ venues still bring the diverse and lively music scene to Five Points that author Jack Kerouac once visited the neighborhood for some sixty-seven years ago.  On this night Fishbone provided the life, joy, kicks, and darkness that has long been the musical bloodline of Five Points.  Between the swirling pit of moshers, the saxophones, trumpets, and blaring trombones, screaming guitars, thumping bass and bombastic drumming, the night was madness.

    Fishbone – August 15th, 2014 – Cervantes’ Other Side

    Cervantes’ venues still bring the diverse and lively music scene to Five Points that author Jack Kerouac once visited the neighborhood for some sixty-seven years ago. On this night Fishbone provided the life, joy, kicks, and darkness that has long been the musical bloodline of Five Points. Between the swirling pit of moshers, the saxophones, trumpets, and blaring trombones, screaming guitars, thumping bass and bombastic drumming, the night was madness.

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  • One of Denver’s best one-day festivals returns for its fourth year and the lineup is looking better than ever! The LOHI Music Festival this year will feature two sets from Jamband legends moe., funk masters Pimps of Joytime, Chrome Drones, The Heavy Pets, Colorado favorites Joey Porter’s Vital Organ, Tiger Party, and Genetics. Do yourself a favor and check out this great day of music!

    PICK OF THE WEEK: LOHI Music Festival – Highland Tap and Burger – Saturday, June 14th

    One of Denver’s best one-day festivals returns for its fourth year and the lineup is looking better than ever! The LOHI Music Festival this year will feature two sets from Jamband legends moe., funk masters Pimps of Joytime, Chrome Drones, The Heavy Pets, Colorado favorites Joey Porter’s Vital Organ, Tiger Party, and Genetics. Do yourself a favor and check out this great day of music!

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