Jul 122013

The EpiloguesSome great live shows lining up in Denver this weekend, both from local and national acts. Here are just a few suggestions to help you narrow the search for great live music in the Mile High this weekend.


Local pop-rockers Rachel and the Kings are headlining at Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway in Denver. Also appearing are The Hits, The Next Arrival, The Gription and The See. Tickets are $10 each, available from Herman’s Hideaway. Service charge may apply. Doors at 6:3o PM; show starts at 7:00. Ages 21+.

Denver rock act Left Foot Green will be playing at the Toad Tavern, 5302 S. Federal Circle in Littleton. Also performing are Us Against Ourselves, Little Goose, Black Jack Canyon Band and Midnight Pressure. $6 cover at the door. Music starts at 7:00 PM. Ages 21+.


Folk-rock singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is making a tour stop at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, along with Blind Pilot and The Lone Bellow. Tickets are $36.95-$46.50, plus service charge, available from Ticketmaster. Gates at 5:3o PM; music starts at 7:00. This is an all-ages show!

The Bluebird Theater (3317 E. Colfax) is hosting a special triple-headliner show featuring local rock acts The Epilogues and Rob Drabkin, along with Austin-based act Quiet Company. Opening the show is Sundown Social. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 day of show, available from AXS or Bluebird Theater. Doors at 8:00 PM; show starts at 9:00. Ages 16+.

Happy weekend!

Nov 302012

Photo: Jim J. Narcy

As usual, there is plenty going on this weekend in the Denver live music scene. If you want to catch a live show but you’re trying to figure out what to attend–well, that’s what I’m here for. Here are just a few suggestions. You’re welcome.


Denver indie-folk/punk band Tin Horn Prayer are having a CD release show at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax in Denver. Opening acts include The Gamits, The Photo Atlas and Anchor Point. Tickets are $15 plus service charge, available through Bluebird Theater. Doors at 8:30 PM; show starts at 9:30. Ages 16+.

Local alt-country act The Hollyfelds are also releasing a new CD with a show at the Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st St. in Denver. Opening the show are The Yawpers and Marty Jones. Tickets are $10 each, available from Soiled Dove Underground. Doors at 7:00 PM; show starts at 8:00. Ages 21+.


Denver pop/rock outfit Rachel and the Kings will be headlining a show at the Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway in Denver. Opening acts include Mr. Right and Roniit. Tickets are $7 each, available from the Hi-Dive; service charge may apply. Doors at 8:30 PM; show starts at 9:30. Ages 18+.

NOV. 30-DEC. 1

Jam-rock band moe. are making a two-day stop in Denver, playing Friday and Saturday night at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax. Local acts will open the show each evening: Yamn opens Friday night, and The Congress kicks things off on Saturday. Tickets are $30 advance, $35 day of show each evening, available through Ogden Theatre. Two-day passes are available for $50 each. Service charges apply. Doors at 8:00 PM nightly, shows begin at 9:00. Ages 16+.

Have a terrific weekend!

Jul 182012

Photo: Christopher Kuehl

Continuing our preview of Denver locals featured at this year’s Underground Music Showcase (which starts TOMORROW! WOOT!)…

Denver pop/rock songstress Rachel James has been quite busy lately. Since releasing some great new songs last fall (0ne of which made my top picks for 2011), Rachel has launched a new act called Rachel and the Kings, and is preparing to release a new album with the band this fall. Shortly after forming, Rachel and the Kings beat out 700 bands nationwide to win Ford’s 2nd Annual “Gimme the Gig” competition in Los Angeles, California. The prize: a $55,000 video shoot and a track recorded by legendary producer Don Was.


Rachel and the Kings will be sharing some of their new material with the Denver crowd at the UMS. You can catch them on the main stage (behind Goodwill) on Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m. (Interestingly, the night before, the band will be featured on the Gimme the Gig special slated for broadcast on KTLA-TV in Los Angeles–but we UMS attendees get to see them live.)