Daily Archives: April 13, 2015


1944- Jack Casady (bassist w/ Jefferson Airplane + Hot Tuna)   71 yrs.

Tagged: Jack Casady, Jorma

Hot Tuna w/ Jack Casady “Good Shepherd” live video link here.

1945- Lowell George (singer, songwriter, guitarist w/ Little Feat; one time member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention; died in 1979)

Lowell George, who died in

Little Feat w/ Lowell George “Dixie Chicken” live video link here.

1946- Al Green (soul singer/preacher; “Let’s Stay Together”)  69 yrs.

al green www.npo-tachibana.org

Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” live video link here.

1951- Max Weinberg (drummer w/ Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band; band leader for Max Weinberg Seven as the house band on ‘Late Night With Conan O’Brien’)       64 yrs.

Max Weinberg and The Max

1951- Peabo Bryson (soul singer; “If Ever Your In My Arms Again”)              64 yrs.

Peabo Bryson

1954- Jimmy Destri (keyboardist w/ Blondie)        61 yrs.

Blondie (Jimmy Destri) set-up

1955- Louis Johnson (member of Brothers Johnson; he played on Michael Jackson’s albums ‘Off The Wall’, ‘Thriller’, + ‘Dangerous’)           60 yrs.

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1957- Wayne Lewis (member of Atlantic Starr; “Always”)     58 yrs.        (no photo available)

1961- Butch Taylor (keyboards w/ Dave Matthews Band)     54 yrs.

1962- Hillel Slovak (guitarist w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers; died in 1988)

Just Released: Hillel Slovak

Red Hot Chili Peppers w/ Hillel Slovak “Out In L.A.” live video link here.

1966- Marc Ford (member of The Black Crowes; solo career)       49 yrs.

Whenever Marc Ford has held

The Black Crowes w/ Marc Ford “Remedy” video link here.

1972- Aaron Lewis (vocals, acoustic guitar w/ Staind)         43 yrs.

to see Aaron Lewis on his

Staind w/ Aaron Lewis “So Far Away” live video link here.

These are your birthdays for today, along with video links for some of the artists. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO EVERYONE BORN ON THIS DAY!! Enjoy!!


Music To Hear 4/20 – 4/26: SNOOP DOGG, BILLY & THE KIDS & More…


Avogadro’s Number- ‘Avo’s 4/20 Celebration’  w/ Wooleye + Hyona Hill       
8 p.m.                     $5

Hodi’s Half Note*- ‘4/20 Show’ feat. Whitewater Ramble pickin on Bob Marley w/ Switchman Sleepin’ (Grateful Dead tribute)           $10-17


Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom (outside)- ‘4/20 In The Streets’ feat. Method Man & Redman, Cypress Hill, Collie Buddz, Flatbush Zombies, Dizz Wright, The Underachiever, Con Brio, The ReMINDers + Tatanka           1-11 p.m.            $35-150

Cervantes’ Otherside- Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry ‘Official 4/20 In The Streets After Party’
10:30 p.m.               $23-25

Fiddler’s Green- Snoop Dogg w/ A$AP Rock + 2 Chainz              5:30 p.m.

Gothic Theatre- Jose Gonzlez w/ Olof Arnalds              8 p.m.       SOLD OUT!!!!

Ogden Theatre*- Billy & The Kids feat. Bill Kreutzman (Grateful Dead), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) & Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)
8:30 p.m.                  $25

Quixote’s True Blue- Roister feat. Ray White + The Workshy              $10


Boulder Theatre*- The Infamous Stringdusters w/ Gipsy Moon            $22-25

Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- ‘Open Stage’ w/ Danny Shafer             6-8 p.m.


Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Open Jazz Jam’ w/ The Pourhouse Jazz Trio       7:30 p.m.


Bluebird Theatre- Two Gallants w/ Blank Range           9 p.m.         $15

Gothic Theatre- Vance Joy w/ Kaleo              SOLD OUT!!!!

Larimer Lounge- Parker Milsap             $15-18


Etown Hall- Jose Gonzalez + Mandolin Orange (live radio show taping)      7-9 p.m.


Avogadro’s Number- ‘Bluegrass Wednesdays: Free Bluegrass Show’       7-8:30 p.m.
Open Jam Follows til 2 a.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Songwriter Showcase’ feat. Alysia Kraft (Patti Fiasco), Luke Callen (Von Stomper), Brooke Leana Ross, Ben Prytherch (Mama Lenny & The Remedy) + Britton Deuel           $3-8


Armoury- ‘Hump Day Funk Jam’                10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Bluebird Theatre- Shlohmo w/ Purple + Nick Melons          8 p.m.       $15

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- The Relationship feat. Brian Bell (Weezer) & members of U.S. Bombs + Bravery w/ Gringo Star             $5-15

Cervantes’ Otherside*- ‘A Family Gathering: Celebrating 50 Years Of Life, Love & Music’ w/ David Tash feat. Dead Phish Orchestra, Tori Pater & The Haters, The Grumpy Old Men + more…                     $5-10

Gothic Theatre*- Lord Huron w/ Leon Bridges              8 p.m.             SOLD OUT!!!!

Ogden Theatre- Milky Chance w/ Mighty Oaks                 SOLD OUT!!!!


Avogadro’s Number- Jon Stickley Trio           9 p.m.                    $10


Cervantes’ Otherside- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. Kitchen Dwellers w/ Bonfire + Ragged Union /// Thunder & Rain on the patio              Free- $10

Soilded Dove*- Dave Alvin’s West Of The West Train Tour feat. John Doe, David Olney, Christie McWilson & Rick Shen                  8 p.m.               $20-25

 The 1Up- ‘Tribute Night’ Guerilla Radio (Rage Against The Machine tribute), Sabotage (Beastie Boys tribute) + Naa Mean (hip-hop tribute)            $1.25-5


Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Thursday Open Mic’             7 p.m.           FREE!!!!

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- The Prairie Scholars           5:30-8:30 p.m.

Nissi’s* (Lafayette)- Dead Set (A Tribute To The Grateful Dead            7:30 p.m.


Aggie Theatre*- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. The Patti Fiasco, Trichome, Mama Lenny & The Remedy, Wasteland Hop, The Burroughs, Velvet Rope + Manabi Salsa Band
6 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Avogadro’s Number*- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Von Stomper, Blue Grama Bluegrass, Tallgrass, Rich With Friends, The Honey Gitters + T-Band Bluegrass Show
5 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Blue Skies Winery- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Venus Cruz, Senorita Sometimes, Los Guyz + Jill Brzezicki              6-9:45 p.m.

The Boot- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. SolPride, David Ochoa Band, The Low End, Contraband + Rawtune                    5:45 p.m.- 12 a.m.

Cache- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Bevin Luna, The Redheads Britta-N-Brooke, Johnny Johnston, Justin Roth + Biff Gore                             6:45 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Compass Cider- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. The Magnolia String Band, Square Peg, Art Deco + Twirling Zucchini Trio                                5:45-10:30 p.m.

Equinox*- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. The Dead Jam House Band, Many Mountains, Dechen Hawk’s Jus Sayin, Adam Thomas Brown, Brian Johanson + Michael Kirkpatrick
3:30-9:30 p.m.

Everyday Joe’s- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Maxwell Hughes, Brent Coles, Ian Cooke + Dave Beegle                               6-10 p.m.

Fort Collins Museum Of Discovery- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. The Swashbuckling Doctors, After The Fire, Slopeside + Lineage Music Studios Students            6-10 p.m.

Fort Collins Museum Of Discovery (Dome)- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Jason Downing, Paul Wozniak + Professor Fox’s One Man Band                             6:30-9:30 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Arliss Nancy, The Yawpers, Shatterproof, Inner Oceans, The Raven & The Writing Desk, The Echo Chamber + Candy Claws- Sound Of Ceres                               6 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Illegal Pete’s*- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Good Gravy, Auditory Elements, Bill Smith, Finnders & Youngberg + The 14ers                    5:45 p.m.- 1 a.m.

La Luz Mexican Grill- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Equally Challenged, Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda, Lunde Station, Elise Wunder + The Seers                    7 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Lyric Cinema Cafe (Lobby)- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Marq Fraker, Atomic Pablo Jazz, J. Oscar Larson, Jeremy C. Grant + Britton Deuel                        6-11 p.m.

Lyric Cinema Cafe (Theatre)- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Super Bummer, WhiteCatPink, BlueStocking Burly-Q, Jotz & The Co-Lab + Blue Taboo            7 p.m.- 12 a.m.

Mainline*- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Punch Drunk Munky Funk, Lee Holiday & The Time Off, Choice City Seven + Swing Gitane                   8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Guerrilla Radio, Pretty Noise, Sabotage + Hot Tooth                         8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Odell Brewing Co.*- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Young Ancients + Wendy Woo Band      
3:45-6 p.m.

Old Towne Distilling Co.- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. DJ Jimeni, iLL. Banks, DJDras, TwoScoops + Knotty K                     8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co.- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Thin Air Crew, Spellbinder & Roots Massive, Kind Dub Music, SF1 + Wild Wombat                 6:45 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Refuge Tattoo- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. pulled at four pins, Hyle, Sterile Garden + n810
9 p.m.- 12:15 a.m.

Surfside 7- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Endless Monster, Bomb Threat, Bondurant, Straight To Denim + The B.A.B.E.S.                     7:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Tap N Handle- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Ryan Chrys, Blind Alley Troubadours, Paul Chet Band + Pictures Of Moss                     8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Washington’s (Downstairs)- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Miss Jaedha, Blendrix, Rudie Clash, Indigenous Peoples + Party Art                       8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Washington’s (Upstairs)- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Hog MaGundy, The Commoners, Cool Hand Juke, The Longest Day Of The Year + Attack On Venus          8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

The Whisk(e)y*- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Halden Wofford & The Hi Beams, Matt Skinner Band, The Deadwood Saints, John Paul Hodge & No Fences + Chad Price          
6:45 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.


Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- ‘The Unified Field: Official Sonic Bloom Pre-Party’ feat. Thriftworks, Lafa Taylor, Fort Knox Five, Pumpkin, Janover & resonator, JPOD, Soulacybin + Stone Soul               Dual Venue                 8 p.m.                   $20-25

Ogden Theatre- OK GO                 8 p.m.                   $22.50

Oriental Theatre- The Dendrites w/ Roka Hueka                 10 p.m.               $10

Paramount Theatre*- Arlo Guthrie ‘Alice’s Restaurant’s 50th Anniversary’         
7 p.m.                         $44.95


Boulder Theatre- Blue October w/ Ashleigh Stone & Legendary Skies           
7:30 p.m.               $27.50

Chautauqua Auditorium- The Mulligan Brothers             7:30 p.m.         $20

CyclHOPS (Longmont)- Bill McKay              7:30-10 p.m.

First Bank Center- Volbeat w/ Anthrax + Crobot            7 p.m.            $39.50

Fox Theatre- Sunsquabi w/ SkyDyed, TNERTLE + Deluxe             8:30 p.m.

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- The Delta Sonics            8-11:30 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Jeff Scroggins & Colorado          8:30-11:30 p.m.


Aggie Theatre*- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Musketeer Gripweed, The Holler!, The Widow’s Bane, Stelth Ulvang, Gasoline Lollipops, Pandas & People + Maxwell Mud
6 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Avogadro’s Number*- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Lindsey O’Brien Band, The 3 Twins, Liz Barnez, Robert Cline Jr., Jeff Finlin, Solomon Cook, Nice Hat Mister + The Prairie Scholars
2:45 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Blue Skies Winery- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Wolf van Elfmand, Levi Bronson, Caleb Crane, Andrew DeCarlo, County 11 + Tim Hanauer                  4- 9:45 p.m.

The Boot Grill- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Autumn Burn, Shaley Scott Band, Franke & The Fix, Strange Americans, Thomas Brothers & Michaela Rae, South To Cedars, Jami Lunde + Eric Straumanis                   1 p.m.- 12 a.m.

Cache Old Town Bar & Grill- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Cary Morin, Tyler T., Mike McGraw, PoorBoy + Arthur Lee Land                             6:45 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Compass Cider- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. More Than Physics, Fort Collins Chamber Music Society, Vee Device, Lineage Music Project, Aires Attic + Tony C’de Baca
3:15-10:30 p.m.

Equinox Brewing- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. New Ben Franklins, The Railsplitters, Dead Drifters, Eryn DeSomer, John Magnie + Keys & D’s            3:30-9:30 p.m.

Everyday Joe’s*- ‘FOCOMX 7 feat. Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Ambassador Wolf, Jonathan Alonzo, A Brother’s Fountain, Mr. Marty + Colorado Swing Big Band
2-10 p.m.

Fort Collins Museum Of Discovery- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. For Keeps, Plume Varia, Yettie + Sometimes Five Jazz Quartet              6- 10 p.m.

Fort Collins Museum Of Discovery (Dome)- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Shannon Fitzsimmons, Mary Sue Thompson & Lexi Shanley + Rosann Winn              
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Post Paradise, Wire Faces, Wiredogs, Slow Caves, The Epilogues, The Covz + Savage Cabbage            6 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Illegal Pete’s- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Stella Luce, The Knew, Sour Boy Bitter Girl, Marti & The Dads, Whisper Wolf, Nadalands, The Gremlins + Holdfast.          1 p.m.- 1 a.m.

La Luz Mexican Grill- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Lois & The Lantern, The Jeckylls, Coop & The Chicken Pluckers, Naa’Mean + Waido Experience            7 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Lyric Cinema Cafe (Lobby)- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Brian Kittrell, The Little Black Bottles, JP Hodge, Aces & Eights + Taggart & Silas                    6-11 p.m.

Lyric Cinema Cafe (Theatre)- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. The Varmits, Action Bastard, justinedrugs, Hollow + Magic Cyclops                7 p.m.- 12 a.m.

Mainline- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. The Symbols, Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene, The King Stan Band + The Blues Dogs                     8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Waylon Willies, Johnny Hickman + Nathaniel Cook, Matt Mahern & Constitution + The Feral West      
8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Monroe’s Lounge (Loveland)- ‘Piano Bar Saturdays’              8 p.m.

Odell Brewing- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. 12 Cents For Marvin, Write Minded + Peculiar Patriots              2-6 p.m.

Old Town Distilling Co.- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Drifter, DJ Matt Kays, Shaggz, Mandi Lix + DeeJay Gyro                       8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Pateros Creek Brewing Co.- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Better Than Bacon, Dearling, Devon Parker Band, Lion Drome, Chaotic Serenity, Robert Wilson Blues Band, Dee Tyler + ZARO              3 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Refuge Tattoo- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Rejekted Kauses, Card 13, Animal / Object + Ligeia Mare                      9 p.m.- 12:15 a.m.

Surfside 7- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Hoss, A.M. Pleasure Assassins, iZCALLi, Boner + Mike Wing & Dinero                        7:30 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Swing Station* (LaPorte)- Tallgrass                   8 p.m.            $5

Tap N Handle- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Winchester Holiday, Earth Like Twins, Amy & The Peace Pipes + The Key Of Joy                      8 p.m.- 1:30 a.m.

Washington’s (Downstairs)- ‘FOCOMX 7’ American Blackout, Wyvern Spire, Leaded, New Creature + Wake The Pilot               8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Washington’s (Upstairs)- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Wooleye, dAsTrangE, Highjacked, Blind Strike + Covergeist                                 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

The Whisk(e)y- ‘FOCOMX 7’ feat. Futaba, Qbala, Travellers Music, Atomga, Ginger Whale + DJ Alf Forty-five Plus One                 4 p.m.-1:30 a.m.


Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- ‘The Unified Field: Official Sonic Bloom Pre-Party’ feat. Dirtwire, Andreilien, That 1 Guy, Zuvuya, Michael Travis (String Cheese Incident), Cualli, AtYya + kLL sMTH                  Dual Venue               8 p.m.           $20-25

Daniel’s Hall- John Gorka                            $25-27

Herman’s Hideaway- ‘Best Of The West Finals’ feat. The Robby Wicks Band, MTHDS, Lola Rising, Tomahawk Fox + Your Own Medicine               8 p.m.                   $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Savoy w/ Michal Menert Big Band, Sound Remedy + Bass Physics                7 p.m.               $90.90

Tuft Theatre- Mulligan Brothers                  $10-12


Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- Chris Daniels             8 p.m.         $9

Fox Theatre*- Magic Beans w/ Kitchen Dwellers           9 p.m.      $12-16

Laughing Goat- Logo Ligi West African Drumming / Dance Ensemble            8 p.m.

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Forever In Blue Jeans (tribute to Neil Diamond)            7:30 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Johnny O Band              8:30-11:30 p.m.

 DENVER AREA 4/26/15

Daniels Hall- Sean Watkins w/ Joseph LeMay                $16-18

Herman’s Hideaway- ‘A Concert For Cody Ogden’ feat. P-Nuckle, S.T.O.I.C., Your Own Medicine, The Swifts, Dee Gee                     8:30 p.m.                 $10

Oriental Theatre*- Leon Russell w/ Riley Etheridge Jr.                      $35


Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Bill McKay                  6-9 p.m.

Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- Matt Skinner Band                3-5 p.m.

This is the list of the best live music to hear along the Front Range, next week. There will be some great acts coming to the area for 4/20, but there is also some focus deserved for Fort Collins’ ‘FOCOMX 7’. With well over a hundred Colorado acts playing at various bars, restaurants, theatres and more on Friday and Saturday. As usual, I marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue name. I have recommended some of the ‘FOCOMX 7’ venues, just because they have a couple of acts that I feel are worth checking-out, but I plan to publish a post, in the next week, of all the bands I recommend hearing during the fest. Besides next week’s shows, if you are looking for shows and festivals coming over the coming months, take a look at the Coming Attractions and Festival Time pages. Get out and hear some of the amazing live music along the Front Range. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!  Enjoy!!