—Courtesy of Steve Stanton
If you know Joel Van Horne, you know Covenhoven. The singer-songwriter has been delighting local-music lovers for several years with his rootsy, Americana-influenced ballads, most of them inspired by Van Horne’s isolated musings.
The “isolated” part refers to his songwriting process:...
July 28 2015, 8:18 AM
—Courtesy Bill Gardner
In 1965, Denver’s AM-950 and its rock ‘n’ roll ruled the ratings, with AM-560 a few points behind. So 560 hatched an unthinkable but brilliant plan: Put rock ‘n’ roll on FM. Back then, no one believed you needed the quality of FM for anything other than classical. But 560 figured if its new, better...
—Courtesy RaNae Marsco
Conakry, capital of the West African country Guinea, gained notoriety during last year’s tragic Ebola outbreak, but its happier claim to fame is music and movement. The small nation is an epicenter for African dance and drums and is home to the continent’s most famous dance troupe, Les Ballets...
Charmingly retro quartet Lake Street Dive will perform three Colorado shows in July. (Photo Credit: Jarrod McCabe)
July in the Mile High means taking advantage of every opportunity to be out and about, and concerts are no exception. Some shows this month will be a no brainer, such as catching Zac Brown for the first major concert played at Coors Field on July 3, or paying for a little “Sweet Harmony...
July 1 2015, 12:14 PM
—Courtesy of Jennifer Thies
On a rainy weekend in mid-September 2013, the five members of the Lumineers walked onto the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the first time as a headlining act. A night at Red Rocks remains one of the most coveted gigs in popular music, and anticipating the significance of the moment, the band...
Scottish band Belle and Sebastian will play with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks on June 17. (Photo Credit: Søren Solkær)
I look at my iTunes library and it seems divided: there’s the music I liked over a decade ago, in high school and earlier, and then there’s the music I adopted in college and more recently. Obviously, I feel as if I’ve progressed over the years. As much as I’d like to forget my Spice Girls, Blink-...
June 3 2015, 4:00 PM
Snowmass Mammoth Fest (Photo Credit: Jeremy Swanson)
Summer tourism in Colorado has been booming in recent years, the result of ski towns refusing to sacrifice a season’s worth of income, and savvy travelers catching on to all the mountains have to offer when the snow melts. In 2012, the town of Snowmass’ tourism board, cognizant of the money to...
June 1 2015, 11:00 AM
OUR COLORADO-MADE SUMMER PLAYLIST
Rose Quartz » “Leaving Now” (pictured)
“A great dance song with terrific vocals and more layers than a mile-high lasagna.”
—Kendall Smith, event director, the Underground Music Showcase
Natalie Tate » “Chased by the Sun”
“It gives me...
May 29 2015, 11:19 AM