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R.I.P. Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones was the living embodiment of dancing in the face of death. I was lucky enough to see her strut her shit across the stage multiple times, but I’m so glad I was able to introduce my dad to her talent when she played with Valerie June a couple years back, as well as witness her steal the show from… Read more →

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Laid Back Festival. Red Rocks. 09.25.16

Laid Back Festival. Red Rocks. 09.25.16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre hosted Gregg Allman’s Laid Back Festival on Sunday afternoon. Allman, fresh out of the hospital where he had been treated for pneumonia, was set to make his return to the stage after receiving a clean bill of health. The festival had been expanded from Jones Beach to include stops in Nashville,… Read more →

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Kamasi Washington. Boulder Theater. 09.24.15

Kamasi Washington. Boulder Theater. 09.24.15 There’s a scene in the film Playing by Heart where Angelina Jolie and Ryan Phillippe are sitting in a jazz club discussing life over a gin martini. Phillippe is portraying a sober club kid with a wounded soul, while Jolie is cast as the confident, self-assured vixen who is really a softie at heart. While… Read more →

A Weekend on The Rocks: Neil Young, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses, Trombone Shorty and Counting Crows

Three of my past four nights have been spent at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre up in Morrison, making this a banner season in my short time frequenting the venue.  This is my fourth season at the Rocks and although I publicly bashed this year’s schedule, it has turned out to be an unexpectedly good year.  The weather has been great,… Read more →

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

1983 -2003 Amy Winehouse was confirmed dead after two ambulances were called to her home in London this morning.  She was 27 years old at the time of death, the same age as Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison.  The cause of death is being investigated. Read more →

Tom Waits and Preservation Hall Jazz Band “Tootie Ma Is A Big Fine Thing”

On November 19th, Preservation Hall Recordings will release 504 limited edition hand-numbered 78 rpm vinyl records featuring two tracks by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with very special guest Tom Waits. Proceeds from the sale of this very special project will benefit the Preservation Hall Junior Jazz & Heritage Brass Band. – from tomwaits.com Read more →