Monophonics Archive

  • 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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  • TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS Friday-Sunday, September 18th-20th Town Park Tickets: 3 Day Pass $185 Single Day Tickets On Sale Tuesday, June 17th Purchase Here The 22nd annual artist lineup has been announced for Telluride, Colorado’s Blues & Brews Festival taking place on September 18-20, 2015. The festival boasts four days of music and microbrews set against a backdrop of stunning […]

    Telluride Blues & Brews Announces 2015 Lineup

    TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS Friday-Sunday, September 18th-20th Town Park Tickets: 3 Day Pass $185 Single Day Tickets On Sale Tuesday, June 17th Purchase Here The 22nd annual artist lineup has been announced for Telluride, Colorado’s Blues & Brews Festival taking place on September 18-20, 2015. The festival boasts four days of music and microbrews set against a backdrop of stunning […]

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  • The 2014 edition of the Denver Day of Rock boasted one of it's best line-ups to date and despite the threat of rain lingering for much of the afternoon the heavens didn't open up until almost exactly when the festival was wrapping up.  Throughout the day stand-out performances were the norm, but the Blues of Austin Young Band, the barroom Rock of The Hold Steady, and the vintage Funk and Soul of Monophonics really stole the show.

    Denver Day of Rock – May 24th – 16th Street Mall

    The 2014 edition of the Denver Day of Rock boasted one of it's best line-ups to date and despite the threat of rain lingering for much of the afternoon the heavens didn't open up until almost exactly when the festival was wrapping up. Throughout the day stand-out performances were the norm, but the Blues of Austin Young Band, the barroom Rock of The Hold Steady, and the vintage Funk and Soul of Monophonics really stole the show.

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  • In 2013, over 100,000 people listened to over 25 bands at the 5th annual Denver Day Of Rock.  2014 promises to be bigger and better than ever with acts like The Hold Steady, Monophonics, Black Joe Lewis, The Wallflowers and a plethora of vendors, food trucks, and interactive booths. Do yourself and the kids a favor and check out this fun -- FREE -- festival!

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Denver Day of Rock – Downtown Denver – Saturday May 24th

    In 2013, over 100,000 people listened to over 25 bands at the 5th annual Denver Day Of Rock. 2014 promises to be bigger and better than ever with acts like The Hold Steady, Monophonics, Black Joe Lewis, The Wallflowers and a plethora of vendors, food trucks, and interactive booths. Do yourself and the kids a favor and check out this fun -- FREE -- festival!

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  • Galactic was the main attraction last Saturday at The Ogden, but opener Monophonics drew a hell of crowd and won over a legion of new fans. Once feet started moving they didn’t stop as these two powerhouse bands hit us with a one-two punch that made our legs quiver, and our ears ring. We were floored by the Funk, swept away by the Soul, and ravaged by the Rock...but we stood firm as the full force gale stormed from the stage.

    Galactic – February 16th – Ogden Theatre

    Galactic was the main attraction last Saturday at The Ogden, but opener Monophonics drew a hell of crowd and won over a legion of new fans. Once feet started moving they didn’t stop as these two powerhouse bands hit us with a one-two punch that made our legs quiver, and our ears ring. We were floored by the Funk, swept away by the Soul, and ravaged by the Rock...but we stood firm as the full force gale stormed from the stage.

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  • Galactic was formed eighteen years ago in New Orleans, and they cut their teeth playing the biggest party in America: Mardi Gras.  If you’ve never been to Mardi Gras this is about as close as you can get without actually going to The Big Easy, and this Saturday GALACTIC will be joined by San Francisco Funk masters Monophonics.  So whether you love Funk, New Orleans, the San Francisco sound, or the whole pot of gumbo, this is a must see show!

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Galactic – The Ogden Theatre – February 16th

    Galactic was formed eighteen years ago in New Orleans, and they cut their teeth playing the biggest party in America: Mardi Gras. If you’ve never been to Mardi Gras this is about as close as you can get without actually going to The Big Easy, and this Saturday GALACTIC will be joined by San Francisco Funk masters Monophonics. So whether you love Funk, New Orleans, the San Francisco sound, or the whole pot of gumbo, this is a must see show!

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  • Seven hours Southwest of Denver, nestled in a box canyon surrounded by steep cliffs and Aspen trees, lies an old mining town that has been the setting for many a magical musical memory. As its name implies, the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival was started 19 years ago to celebrate craft beer and a specific genre of music; but over the years the festival line-up has became more diverse, and this year’s festivities raised the bar and established Telluride Blues and Brews as a festival that ANY music lover would want to attend.

    Telluride Blues & Brews – September 14th-16th – Telluride Town Park

    Seven hours Southwest of Denver, nestled in a box canyon surrounded by steep cliffs and Aspen trees, lies an old mining town that has been the setting for many a magical musical memory. As its name implies, the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival was started 19 years ago to celebrate craft beer and a specific genre of music; but over the years the festival line-up has became more diverse, and this year’s festivities raised the bar and established Telluride Blues and Brews as a festival that ANY music lover would want to attend.

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  • The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival has just announced that they will video streaming the festival (with the unfortunate exception of Phil Lesh and Friends) over the internet this weekend for everyone to see.  The stream will be found here, and the schedule below is listed in Mountain Time.  If you can’t make it out to Telluride for this, do […]

    Telluride Blues & Brews To Video Stream The Festival Live This Weekend

    The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival has just announced that they will video streaming the festival (with the unfortunate exception of Phil Lesh and Friends) over the internet this weekend for everyone to see.  The stream will be found here, and the schedule below is listed in Mountain Time.  If you can’t make it out to Telluride for this, do […]

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  • For a Thursday night, or any night really, The Bluebird was sadly pretty empty when San Francisco's Monophonics rolled into town last week.  What that left those of us lucky enough to have made the right decision and hit the show, was plenty of dancing room, and boy, did we need it.  Our guess is next time these boys come to town, they will draw a much bigger crowd as it is only a matter of time before word gets around that Monophonics is the real deal on the Funk scene.

    Monophonics – July 19th – The Bluebird Theatre

    For a Thursday night, or any night really, The Bluebird was sadly pretty empty when San Francisco's Monophonics rolled into town last week. What that left those of us lucky enough to have made the right decision and hit the show, was plenty of dancing room, and boy, did we need it. Our guess is next time these boys come to town, they will draw a much bigger crowd as it is only a matter of time before word gets around that Monophonics is the real deal on the Funk scene.

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  • Monophonics sits on the fuzzy psych side of Soul and Funk and over the past seven years they have staked their claim as one of California's premier bands. Raised amid the Bay Area’s rich musical culture, Monophonics have proudly carried on the tradition of music native to their hometown which flourished during the birth of psychedelia.  Paying homage to innovators such as Sly Stone, Norman Whitfield and Funkedelic’s George Clinton, the 6 piece outfit displays their ability to put a moody stamp on each composition.

    PICK OF THE WEEK: Monophonics – The Bluebird – July 19th

    Monophonics sits on the fuzzy psych side of Soul and Funk and over the past seven years they have staked their claim as one of California's premier bands. Raised amid the Bay Area’s rich musical culture, Monophonics have proudly carried on the tradition of music native to their hometown which flourished during the birth of psychedelia. Paying homage to innovators such as Sly Stone, Norman Whitfield and Funkedelic’s George Clinton, the 6 piece outfit displays their ability to put a moody stamp on each composition.

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