Monthly Archives: May 2016


1938- Peter Yarrow (singer + guitarist w/ Peter, Paul & Mary; “Puff The Magic Dragon”)
78 yrs.

Also Saturday, Peter Yarrow,

Peter Yarrow “Wedding Song” live video link here.

1947- Junior Campbell (member of Marmalade)                        69 yrs.

Junior Campbell 1970's.JPG

1948- John Bonham (drummer w/ Led Zeppelin; “Moby Dick”; died in 1980)

John Bonham

Led Zeppelin w/ John Bonham “Black Dog” live video link here.

1952- Karl Bartos (member of Kraftwerk; “Autobahn”)                 64 yrs.


Kraftwerk w/ Karl Bartos “Autobahn” live video link here.

1959- Danny Pearson (bassist w/ American Music Club)    56 yrs.

Daniel Pearson – Mercury State

1964- Darryl McDaniels a.k.a. DMC (MC w/ Run-DMC; “It’s Tricky”)                  52 yrs.

Darryl McDaniels (aka Run DMC)

Run-DMC “Mary, Mary” video link here.

1965- Steve White (drummer w/ Style Council)        51 yrs.

steve white drum lessons

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


Music To Hear 6/06 -6/12: LEON RUSSELL, LETTUCE, ZIGGY MARLEY & More…


Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Stand-Up Comedy’ @ 7 p.m.; ‘Funk Jam’ @ 10 p.m.           FREE!!!!


Cervantes’ Other Side- ‘Monday Night Menagerie’ feat. Earth & Sky, Good Touch, The Wandering Wood, Bossilator + more                      7 p.m.                     $15

Oriental Theatre*- Leon Russell w/ Riley Etheridge Jr & John Woodhead               8 p.m.


Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Mic’                        7 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’ w/ The Hornitz                             8 p.m.               FREE!!!!

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


Gothic Theatre- Tokyo Police Club w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks                        9:30 p.m.

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- ‘A Prince Birthday Celebration’               8:30 p.m.              $15-25

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- The Lumineers w/ Soak            7 p.m.          SOLD OUT!!!!

Walnut Room- Humming House                           7 p.m.                       $12-15


Boulder Theatre*- Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) & Jesca Hoop w/ Marion Williams             8 p.m.

Owsley’s Golden Road- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet) + Milky Dubz
8 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’                          9 p.m.                  FREE!!!!


Aggie Theatre*- Katchafire w/ Mystic Roots Band + Stay Positive Sound                   $12-15

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ w/ Ginger Whale                  5 p.m.             FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- Mason Street Bluegrass                       7 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Open Bluegrass Jam’                      8:30 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note*- Jon Stickley Trio                       Free-$10


Dazzle Jazz- Liebermonster “Murmuration” (CD Release)                 7 p.m.                     $8-10

Denver Botanic Gardens*- Ziggy Marley                    6:30 p.m.                  SOLD OUT!!!!

Herman’s Hideaway- Eddie Turner & The Trouble Twins w/ The Custom Shop + The Mojeezy Blues Band                                7 p.m.                                $5-10

Hi Dive*- The Lowest Pair w/ Patrick Dethlefs                        9 p.m.                     $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- The Lumineers w/ Soak                7 p.m.


Four Mile Historic Park- Perpetual Motion                    $3-12

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- ‘Wednesday Night Blues’ feat. Delta Sonics                       7:30 p.m.

Owsley’s Golden Road- Flash Mountain Flood                              7 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Blues Night’                    10 p.m.                FREE!!!!


Avogadro’s Number- MasonTown                 8 p.m.                   $5


Bluebird Theatre- Local H ‘As Good As Dead 20th Anniversary Tour’                 8 p.m.

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- Katchafire w/ Mystic Roots Band + Stay Positive Sound

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Jon Stickley Trio + Rabbit Wilde w/ Steep Ravine ///
Burn It Blue on patio                          8 p.m.                       Free-$10

Oriental Theatre*- ‘Mile High Blues Summit’ feat. Royal Southern Brotherhood (w/ Cyril Neville & Tyrone Vaughan) w/ Jason Ricci Band                      8 p.m.                  $25

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Brit Floyd                     8 p.m.                   $50


Chautauqua Auditorium*- Ziggy Marley                  7:30 p.m.                           $40.50-58

Dickens Opera House- ‘Open Mic Night’ w/  Brian Rezac               7 p.m.                FREE!!!!


Aggie Theatre*- Wish You Were Pink (Pink Floyd tribute) w/ Chicago Farmer
8 p.m.                       $5-10

Armory- Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line w/ Old Hours                7-9:30 p.m.

Avogadro’s Number- T-Band                      5:30 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Avogadro’s Number*- Danielle Ate The Sandwich w/ All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
8:30 p.m.                     $12-15

 Everyday Joes- Gabrielle Louise w/ More Than Physics                         7-10 p.m.                $12

Hodi’s Half Note- Musketeer Gripweed w/ Dirty Revival                              $12-20

Moxi Theatre (Greeley)- Austin Young               FREE!!!!

Swing Station* (LaPorte)- FY5: Findders & Youngberg                         8 p.m.                     $15


Bluebird Theatre*- Dale Watson w/ Dixie Leadfoot                    9 p.m.                      $15

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- Gondwana w/ Nattali Rize, MindState + Mono Verde            9 p.m.                         $15-20

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Lost Dog Ensemble (Tom Waits tribute) w/ Face Man          $15

Oriental Theatre- Highland Ramblers w/ Coal Town Reunion                9 p.m.             $7

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Lettuce w/ The Wailers (peforming “Exodus”), Manic Focus, Pete Rock + Rahzel                       6:30 p.m.                  $39.50-75

Soiled Dove- Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers                7-10 p.m.                     $35-45

Walnut Room- ‘Homevibe’s 10th Anniversary Concert’ feat. Danny Shafer, Reed Foehl, Dave Tamkin, J.E. Borgen, Josh Queen, Coles Whalen, Dan Craig, Dickie feat. Christina Priceman & Dick Prall, Paul Kimbris, Jessica Somere, Craig Maierhofer + more
6 p.m.                    $20-25


Chautauqua Auditorium*- Trevor Hall w/ Jon Wayne & The Pain                     7:30 p.m.

Nissi’s* (Lafayette)- Colorado Floyd ‘A Pink Floyd Jam’ w/  North Boulder Underground
7:30 p.m.                                    $10


Aggie Theatre- Gondwana w/ Nattali Rize, MindState, Roka Hueka + DJ Wadada

Hodi’s Half Note*- Native Daughters w/ Khemmis, Cult Of The Lost Cause + Harkener

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Trevor Hall w/ Jon Wayne & The Pain
8 p.m.                   $27.50-40

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Patti Fiasco ‘Album Release’                  9 p.m.              $12


Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- ‘Official LoHi After Party’ w/ Everyone Orchestra + Incidental Animals feat. Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Steve Adams (ALO) & Dave Brogan (ALO) w/ Poor Man’s Whiskey  + Dirty Revival                    (Dual Venue)                          $10-20

Cervantes’ Other Side*- ‘Official LoHi After Party’                       (Dual Venue)              10:30 p.m.

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Blues Night’ feat. Delta Sonics                         10:30 p.m.                  $5

Larimer Lounge- Kevin Morby w/ Jaye Bartell                    9 p.m.                      $12

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Big Head Todd & The Monsters w/ Dwight Yoakam + Tracksuit Wedding                             6:30 p.m.                        $49.50

Soiled Dove- Danny Masters Band ‘Evermore: tribute to Led Zeppelin’ w/ Ghost Embrace
8 p.m.                   $10-15

Summit Music Hall- Modern Baseball w/ Joyce Manor + Thin Lips                       7:30 p.m.


Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Dotsero                     7:30                        $12-14

Owsley’s Golden Road- Good Kind                      7 p.m.                     $5


Avogadro’s Number- Ronny Cox (on patio)                6 p.m.                   $20

Avogadro’s Number- Coral Creek                          8:30 p.m.               $10

Swing Station* (LaPorte)- The Lowest Pair                    4 p.m.               FREE!!!!


Dazzle Jazz- ‘Urban Brunch’ w/ Adam Bodine Trio               10:30 a.m.          No Cover!!

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- The Polish Ambassador w/ Matisyahu, Bluetech, Saul Williams + Ayla Nereo                           5 p.m.                      $35



6/10-12 BEANSTALK MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL @ Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club in Westcliffe                      Weekend Passes $145

  • 6/10-12 feat. The Magic Beans (x3), The New Deal, Electron (2 sets) feat. Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits) Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits) Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) & Mike Greenfield (Lotus),  The Main Squeeze (x2), RAQ, Orgone, Nigel Hall Band, Kitchen Dwellers, Ben Silver (Orchard Lounge), CIA, American Babies, Vibe Street, Gipsy Moon, Greener Grounds, Brothers Gow, Spafford, Skydyed, Mama Magnolia (honors David Bowie), The Runnikine, Cycles, The Hornitz, Hog MaGungdy, The Malai Llama + Mantaray

6/10-12 PALISADE BLUEGRASS & ROOTS FESTIVAL @ Riverbend Park in Palisade
3 Day Pass $95                               (camping passes available)

  • 6/10 feat. Rapidgrass, Caribou Mountain Collective, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Running Out Of Road + Destinee & The Sink Creek Band              3:30-10 p.m.
  • 6/11 feat. The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Hill Benders, The Lowest Pair, Wood & Wire, Run Boy Run, Destinee & The Sink Creek Band, We Dream Dawn, Run Boy Run (workshop), Streams Of Eden + Bone Tree                 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • 6/12 feat. Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Fruition, Mandolin Orange, Blackberry Bushes, We Dream Dawn, Destinee & The Sink Creek Band + Streams OF Eden
    10 a.m.- 7 p.m.

6/10-12 PUNK ROCK BOWLING & MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Summit Music Hall in Denver
3 Night Passes $60

  • 6/10 feat. Buzzcocks, The Briefs, DOA + Spells
  • 6/11 feat. Millencolin, 88 Fingers Louie, Love Me Destroyer + Wiredogs
  • 6/12 feat. Flag III, Anti-Nowhere League, Youth Brigade + Potato Pirates

6/10-12 TASTE OF FORT COLLINS @ Civic Center Park
Tickets $5-10 per day

  • 6/10 feat. The Wombats + One Flew West             5:30-9 p.m.
  • 6/11 feat. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue w/ A. Tom Collins, Medic, popfilter, Mojomama, The Jekylls, Jacob Green, Tera Johnson + Eryn DeSomer       12-8:30 p.m.
  • 6/12 feat. Allen Stone w/ Coral Creek, Paper Lights, ATOMGA, Wendy Woo Band, Strawberry Runners, La Pompe Jazz, Breakfast For Dinner, Follow The Fox
    12:30-8:30 p.m.

6/11 BREWGRASS @ South Pearl St. in Boulder                     $7.50-10

  • 6/11 feat. Yawpers, Lil’ Smokies, Front Country, Mike & Ruthy Band, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Dr. Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic + Silverplume          1-10 p.m.

6/11 GREELEY BLUES JAM @ Island Grove Arena                         Tickets $30-35

  • 6/11 feat. North Mississippi Allstars, Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers, Davy Knowles, Chubby Carrier, John Primer w/ The Delta Sonics, Hazel Miller, Lionel Young Band, Chris Daniels & The Kings, Rex Peoples & X Factr + Jaden Carlson
    11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

6/11 LOHI MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Highland Tap & Burger in Denver
1st Tier tickets for Festival + After Party $42                 VIP + After Party $170

  • 6/11 feat. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Poor Man’s Whiskey (performing Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’), Analog Son, Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Greener Grounds, Rastasaurus + Whip Snap w/ Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) as artist @ large
    *(After Party @ Cervantes’ w/ Everyone Orchestra, Poor Man’s Whiskey + Incidental Animals feat. members of String Cheese Incident, Animal Liberation Orchestra & Trey Anastasio Band                    11 a.m. – 10 p.m.           (late night until 2 a.m.)

Next week is an excellent week of live music to hear across the Front Range. Besides the local fare, there are some fantastic festivals happening over the second weekend of June, including two of my personal favorites, Greeley Blues Jam and LoHi Music Festival. As per usual, I have marked my personal recommendations with an *, after the venue’s name. For a more complete list of incredible shows coming to the area over the next few months, check-out the Coming Attractions page. The Festival Time page is a pretty comprehensive compilation of all of the fests in our spectacular state and some outside of it, but probably worth the drive, nonetheless. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!!!



1944- Lenny Davidson (member of Dave Clark Five)       72 yrs.

Lenny Davidson

1955- Nicky ‘Topper’ Headon (member of The Clash)                      61 yrs.

Topper Headon of the Clash

The Clash w/ Nicky Headon “Radio Clash” live video link here.

1960- Stephen Duffy (singer, songwriter, guitarist + co-founding member of Duran Duran, Lilac Time + Me Me Me; solo artist)                           51 yrs.

Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time

1964- Tom Morello (guitarist w/ Rage Against The Machine + Audioslave; released music under the moniker Night Watchman)           52 yrs.


Rage Against The Machine w/ Tom Morello “Bulls On Parade” video link here.

1967- Sven Pipien (bassist w/ The Black Crowes)                     49 yrs.

Bajista actual, Sven Pipien

1968- Tim Burgess (vocals w/ The Charlatans U.K.; solo artist)
48 yrs.

Tim Burgess, musician

Charlatans U.K. w/ Tim Burgess “The Only One I Know” video link here.

1971- Patrick Dalheimer (bassist for Live)                     45 yrs.

21, 2007Patrick Dahlheimer

1975- Thomas Callaway a.k.a. Cee-Lo Green (singer, rapper, songwriter + record producer w/ Goodie Mob + Gnarls Barkley; solo artist; judge on The Voice)      41 yrs.

Cee Lo Green sparkled during

Gnarls Barkley w/ Cee-Lo Green “Crazy” video link here

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



The first Friday of June, will bring with it a pretty decent list of new releases, complete with music from several genres. This week, the best known artists are Paul Simon, Rebelution, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Melvins and Train. The collaborative effort from Sean Lennon and Les Claypool is being released under the name, The Claypool Lennon Delirium. The metal edge is covered with good options from Hellyeah and Volbeat. These are less than half of the acts with quality new material being released on Friday.

  • Fear Of Men- “Fall Forever”
  • Fews- “Means”
  • Hellyeah- “Undeniable”
  • If These Trees Could Talk- “The Bones Of A Dying World”
  • Joseph Arthur- “The Family”
  • Masta Ace- “The Falling Season”
  • Max Jury- “Max Jury”
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead- “Soul Rocker”
  • Paul Simon- “Stranger To Stranger”
  • Rebelution- “Falling Into Place”
  • Steve Gunn- “Eyes On The Lines”
  • The Claypool Lennon Delirium- “Monolith Of Poles”
  • The Lonely Heartstring Band- “Deep Waters”
  • The Melvins- “Basses Loaded”
  • Tinsley Ellis- “Red Clay Soul”
  • Train- “Does Led Zeppelin II”
  • Various Artists- “Beating Heart: Malawi”
  • Various Artists- “Evolution Of The Revolution Riddim”
  • Volbeat- “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie”
  • William Bell- “This Is Where I Live”

These are the best of the new releases coming out this week. As usual, I will sample all of them and will pick one for an album review. Check back on Saturday to see which album I chose and to read the review. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!


1945- Gary Brooker (founded The Paramounts w/ Robin Trower in 1962; member of Procol Harum; worked w/ Eric Clapton, Alan Parsons + Ringo Starr)         71 yrs.

Gary Brooker is reportedly

Procol Harum w/ Gary Brooker “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” live video link here.

1955- Mike Porcaro (bassist w/ Toto; died in 2015)

Mike Porcaro le bassiste du

1956- Larry Blackmon  (singer w/ Cameo; “Word Up”)                       60 yrs.

It's Larry Blackmon here,

Cameo w/ Larry Blackmon “Candy” video link here.

1956- La Toya Jackson (Michael Jackson’s sister; sang back-up with The Jackson 5; solo artist)                                    60 yrs.

La Toya Jackson latoya

1958- Marie Fredriksson (singer w/ Roxette; “It Must Have Been Love”)                        58 yrs.

Marie Fredriksson

Roxette w/ Marie Fredriksson “Joyride” video link here.

1959- Mel Gaynor (drummer w/ Simple Minds)                          57 yrs.

Mel Gaynor live 1989.

1961- David Palmer (drummer w/ ABC; “The Look Of Love”)
55 yrs.

and drummer David Palmer

ABC w/ David Palmer “The Look Of Love” live video link here.

1963- Blaze Bayley (vocalist w/ Blaze, Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden in the later 90’s)
53 yrs.

Blaze Bayley Interview | Metal

1967- Noel Gallagher (singer, songwriter + guitarist w/ Oasis + Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)        49 yrs.

Noel Gallagher at Razzmatazz,

Oasis w/ Noel Gallagher “Don’t Look Back In Anger” live video link here.

1975- Melanie Brown a.k.a. Scary Spice (member of The Spice Girls)                   41 yrs.

Melanie B (Melanie Brown)

1981- Isaac Slade (lead singer + pianist w/ The Fray; “How To Save A Life”)
35 yrs.

The Fray's Isaac Slade

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



This week’s list of new releases had one major name and was extremely thin on good options for a review. Unfortunately, Michael Kiwanuka’s new album, “Love & Hate” has been held up for a little bit longer, so that limited my choices, even further. Though Miles Davis is usually a shoe-in to get picked, this new release features the addition of mediocre hip-hop lyrics over Davis’ music. The only other acts I was somewhat familiar with, were Beth Orton, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Lacuna Coil. After sampling all of the bands on my list, I narrowed the possibilities down to three. I was leaning toward Clare Maguire and Malcolm Middleton, but ended up with Bonnie Bishop, who I knew nothing about, and her latest release “Ain’t Who I Was”.

“Mercy” begins the album with something that takes the mind back about forty years, with a sound that is a little Maria Muldaur and a little bit more Bonnie Raitt. The guitar and organ bring the blues along with some savory soul.

The soul-country feel of the heartfelt “Be With You” is song from a man’s perspective. Bonnie shows-off the various textures of her remarkable voice on this track about that once-in-a-lifetime love and how it is all you want when you find it.

“Looking For You” has somewhat of a 70’s feel for modern times, like Shelby Lynne or Lake Street Dive. Bonnie’s vocals seem a bit softer and smoother, than the first two tracks, which makes you want to roll in it, like a freshly manicured lawn.

“Done Died” unearths relics of the old traditions and builds new blues on that hallowed ground. This is a wonderful tune that finds Bonnie going in the direction of Susan Tedeschi, with a distinct spiritual flavor.

The gospel-country of “Poor Man’s Melody” speaks of hope that is dependent on personal growth. I really appreciate the mix of different styles of music, that is apparent on this cut.

“Broken” is another cut that really has a Shelby Lynne vibe. The lyrics are deep and deal with making a change for the better, but not always for the easier.

The singing on “Too Late” is quite impressive with some long notes and impeccable control. The music is 70’s soul with rock guitar, maybe Donna Summer doing a Rick James tune.

From my first listen to “Ain’t Who I Was”, I instantly envisioned the title track being performed on ‘Hee-Haw’ back in the late 70’s or early 80’s.

“Not Cause I Wanted To” is another country song about the hard choices we sometimes have to make, and how sometimes those choices cost us some good things. Bishop sings in a whisper at points, which speaks decibels louder than anyone screaming the same lyrics.

Vintage soul permeates “You Will Be Loved” with some Lucinda Williams influence, and incredible vocal control, to finish-out the ten song album.

After listening to “Ain’t Who I Was”, for the first time, I did some research on Bonnie Bishop, and was a little surprised at what I discovered. The singer/songwriter, has been making music for many years and has released six albums to date. She started as more of a country rocker from Texas, who had relocated to Nashville to write and perform. Her big break came in 2012 when Bonnie Raitt included “Not Cause I Wanted To”, which Bishop had co-written, on her Grammy winning album “Slipstream”. After taking a break to go back to school to further her creative writing ability, she got a call from David Cobb, who had heard some of her music. Cobb is a producer, whose credits include the recent huge releases from Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson, so when he encouraged Bishop to go more of the soul route, she listened. I won’t say this is an instant Grammy winner, but Bonnie Bishop has found a perfect blend of the country she loves and the soul that is just part of her delivery, and obviously there are others who hear it, too. I would suggest “Ain’t Who I Was” to anyone who grooves to Shelby Lynne, Bonnie Raitt or Susan Tedeschi. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!



1910- T Bone Walker (blues guitarist; influenced BB King, Buddy Guy + more; died in 1975)

T-Bone Walker Fine Art Print

T-Bone Walker “Goin’ To Chicago” live video link here.

1917- Papa John Creech (violinist w/ Jefferson Airplane + Hot Tuna; died in 1994)

Tuesday, February 22, 1994

Papa John Creach “Bumble Bee Blues” audio link here.

1944- Billy Vera (singer; “At This Moment”)                72 yrs.


1944- Gladys Knight (singer; performed + recorded w/ The Pips)
72 yrs.

Gladys Knight & The Pips

Gladys Knight & The Pips “Midnight Train To Georgia” live video link here.

1945- John Fogerty (guitar + vocals w/ Creedence Clearwater Revival; “Down On The Corner”; solo artist)              71 yrs.

John Fogerty Pictures

Creedence Clearwater Revival w/ John Fogerty “Fortunate Son” live video link here.

1949- Wendy O. Williams (singer w/ The Plasmatics; “Butcher Baby”; died in 1998)

Wendy O Williams

The Plasmatics w/ Wendy O. Williams “Butcher Baby” video link here.

1955- John McGeoch (guitarist + member of Magazine; worked w/ Siouxsie & The Banshees, Armoury Show + Public Image Limited; died in 2004)

John McGeoch in Magazine 1978.

1961- Roland Gift (singer w/ Fine Young Cannibals; “She Drives Me Crazy”)             55 yrs.

Roland Gift of the Fine Young

1968- Kylie Minogue (singer/actress; “The Locomotion”)         48 yrs.

Kylie Minogue to perform at

1985- Colbie Caillat (singer/songwriter)          31 yrs.

Colbie Caillat

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



1935- Rudy Lewis (member w/ The Drifters; “Save The Last Dance For Me”; died in 1964)

Drifters - 1963 The last

1935- Ramsey Lewis (keyboard player; “The In Crowd”)                      81 yrs.


Ramsey Lewis Trio “The In Crowd” live video link here.

1947- Marty Kristian (member of The New Seekers; “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing”)     69 yrs.


1948- Pete Sears (multi-instrumentalist w/ Jefferson Starship + Moonalice)      68 yrs.

Moonalice member Pete Sears

Moonalice w/ Pete Sears “Eight Miles High” live video link here.


1957- Eddie Harsch (keyboards w/ The Black Crowes)                     59 yrs.

Eddie Harsch - Piano, Organo

The Black Crowes w/ Eddie Harsch “Hard To Handle” live video link here.

1957- Susan Dallion a.k.a. Siouxsie Sioux (vocals w/ Siouxsie & The Banshees; “Cities In Dust”; member of The Glove)                        59 yrs.

Siouxsie Sioux is one of

Siouxsie & The Banshees “Peek A Boo” video link here.

1958- Neil Finn (guitar + vocals w/ Split Enz + Crowded House; “Don’t Dream It’s Over”)          58 yrs.

Neil Finn at 9:30 Club in

Split Enz w/ Neil Finn “I Got You” live video link here.

1966- Sean Kinney (member of Alice In Chains)                        50 yrs.

Coincidence? I think NOT!

1971- Lisa Lopes a.k.a. Left-Eye (vocals w/ TLC; died in 2002)

and rhymes of Left Eye,

1975- Andre Benjam a.k.a. Andre 3000 (half of Outkast; “Hey Ya!”)
41 yrs.

André Benjamin - Andre 3000

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



1920- Norma Dolores Egstrom a.k.a. Peggy Lee (actress/singer; “Fever”; worked with Benny Goodman, Randy Newman + Quincy Jones; Grammy winner; died in 2002)

web site of Miss Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee w/ Benny Goodman Orchestra “Why Don’t Do Right” live video link here.

1926- Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter/composer; made essential jazz albums “Bitches Brew” and “Kind Of Blue”; continues to influence jazz musicians and others as well; died in 1991)

Miles Davis

Miles Davis & John Coltrane “So What” live video link here.

1940- Ray Ennis (member of Swinging Blue Jeans; “Hippy Hippy Shake”)
76 yrs.

Ray Ennis of The Swinging

1943- Levon Helm (drummer, multi- instrumentalist, singer w/ The Hawks; The Hawks backed Bob Dylan; later became The Band; “Cripple Creek”, “The Weight”; died in 2012)

Levon Helm of The Band in

The Band w/ Levon Helm “The Weight” live video link here.

1944- Verden Allen (keyboardist w/ Mott The Hopple; ” All The Young Dudes”)
72 yrs.

1945- Gary Peterson (member of The Guess Who “American Woman”)
71 yrs.

Garry Peterson of The Guess

1946- Mick Ronson (guitarist/producer + member of The Rats; worked w/ David Bowie, Mott The Hopple + Bob Dylan; died in 1993)

Mick Ronson. Foster/Retna

Mick Ronson ” Only After Dark” video link here.

1948- Stevie Nicks (singer w/ Fleetwood Mac; “Gold Dust Woman” + “Silver Springs”; solo artist)                   68 yrs.

Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks On

Fleetwood Mac w/ Stevie Nicks “Rhiannon” live video link here.

1949- Hank Williams Jr. (country singer/songwriter + son of country music pioneer Hank Williams)                          67 yrs.

Hank Williams Jr.'s Old School

1958- Wayne Hussey (guitar w/ Dead Or Alive + Sisters Of Mercy)
58 yrs.

Wayne Hussey – Live – Mera

1964- Lenny Kravitz (singer/songwriter/guitarist; “Let Love Rule” + “Fly Away”; worked w/ Mick Jagger, Madonna + David Bowie)                  52 yrs.

lenny kravitz, 05

Lenny Kravitz “Always On The Run” live video link here.

1972- Alan White (drummer w/ Oasis; canned in 2004)      44 yrs.


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



About a year ago, the Georgia-based jam quartet, Perpetual Groove got back together for the first time after a two year hiatus. The band eased back into touring, by playing a two-night stand once a month, for most of the last year.  They came to Denver at the beginning of December 2015 and kicked-ass for two nights at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom. They have just announced dates for an extensive fall tour, which will take them through the end of the year. Perpetual Groove’s tour includes four nights in Colorado, in October. They will hit the Fox Theatre in Boulder, on Wednesday, October 26, followed by Thursday night in Fort Collins at the Aggie Theatre. The tour concludes on October 28 + 29 in Denver, when Perpetual Groove plays at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom. The tickets for all four shows, go on sale next Friday, June 3.


For anyone who is not familiar with Perpetual Groove, the easiest way to describe their sound is to envision the sonic sounds of Dinosaur Jr., the psychedelia of Pink Floyd, the anthemic flavor of the 70’s, the grooviness of a tropical environment, the playfulness of the 80’s and the danceability of livetronica, caught in a musical tornado and landing firmly in the middle of an arena. On a personal note, I have seen these guys about a dozen times over the last nine years, and never cease to want to see them more. If you dig on Umphrey’s McGee, Moe. and Lotus, then you need to check them out. To further prove that a Perpetual Groove show is a sound investment for your ears, wallet and watch, I have added  videos below. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!