As the mercury starts to rise in the Front Range, so does our anticipation for one of our favorite summer traditions: concerts at Red Rocks. Admittedly, we go as much for the music as we do for the view. This Sunday, catch Boulder electronic trio Savoy—and check out the lineup for dozens of...
April 23 2015, 9:30 AM
—Courtesy of Jim Mimna
They started by going door to door, like old-time salesmen. They called on the owners of bars, clubs, theaters—anyplace where the three friends from Littleton, Colorado, could set up and rock. Their pitch couldn’t have been simpler: “We’re a band; how ’bout we play for your customers tonight?"...
—The Infamous Stringdusters
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already missed out on Fleetwood Mac. No need to fret though, because April in the Front Range is stacked with a ton of other fine musical opportunities. Though no one else sounds quite like Fleetwood Mac (or could sell-out the Pepsi Center twice in the...
April 3 2015, 1:30 PM
—Canines of the Rockies
Getting involved doesn’t always mean volunteering in a soup kitchen or running a half marathon, not that we're opposed to either. This week it means eating delicious food, taking in a magic show, drinking craft beer, patronizing your local art scene, and (!) playing with puppies.
Enjoy music and...
March 30 2015, 10:15 AM
Festival favorites Fruition play to a sold-out crowd in Avon, Colorado at last year's WinterWonderGrass.
Photo credit: Michael Liggett.
There are few things that speak more to Colorado’s collective soul than fresh powder, acoustic roots music, and craft beer. It’s the Rocky Mountain lifestyle, and no festival captures it better than WinterWonderGrass Colorado. The outdoor event takes place February 20–22 in Avon and highlights...
February 6 2015, 4:15 PM
—Courtesy of Mark Sims
Hannah Alkire’s cello, “Phoenix”
Musician: Marc Neihof, Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Maker: Robert Ross of Ross Double Bass, Denver
Why it’s special: Made out of copper, elm, and reclaimed fir from a set of 1940s high school bleachers, Neihof’s bass has two...
At the risk of sounding unsophisticated, I'll admit that when I think of composers, the European ones are usually first to come to mind. Perhaps my childhood piano lessons, during which my teacher and I discussed Bach (German), Chopin (Polish), and Beethoven (also German), overshadowed the names of...
October 30 2014, 2:30 PM
—Image Courtesy of Shutterstock
Whether your first concert was with your parents or your friends, it’s an experience no one forgets. We asked the 5280 editorial staff about their first concerts. The list below is as varied as it is embarrassing.
Jessica Farmwald, copy chief
John Mayer and Maroon 5 in Indianapolis...
October 7 2014, 11:10 AM