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Music To Hear 6/13 – 6/19: BOB DYLAN, BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES, STEELY DAN & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/13/16

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

DENVER AREA 6/13/16

Quixote’s True Blue- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet) + Mlima               9 p.m.
$6

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Steely Dan w/ Steve Winwood                 7 p.m.
SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 6/13/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Blues Jam’ feat. Boa & The Constrictors
7-10 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/14/16

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

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’                        8 p.m.                      FREE!!!!

Lincoln Center*- Dave Rawlings Machine                  8 p.m.                  $27.50-35

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

DENVER AREA 6/14/16

Bluebird Theatre- Joe Purdy w/ Garrison Starr                      8 p.m.                         $20

BOULDER AREA 6/14/16

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’                         8-11 p.m.

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Mic’ hosted by Black Dog                      10 p.m.

St. Julien- Mountain Meadow String Band                          6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS 6/15/16

Avogadro’s Number- ‘Patio Music Series’ feat. Muscular House Cat                 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!!!!

CSU Lagoon- Wendy Woo Band                     6-8:30 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Bike Riders Tour’ feat. Ben Nichols (Lucero) + Oliver Peck (Ink Master) w/ Jeremy  C Grant                     9 p.m.                       $10-17

DENVER AREA 6/15/16

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox*- Orgy In Rhythm feat. members of New Mastersounds, Big Gigantic, The Motet + Break Science                     $10-30

Paramount*- Dave Rawlings Machine                  8 p.m.             Tickets starting @ $25.50

BOULDER AREA 6/15/16

Chautauqua Auditorium*- Bela Fleck & The Flecktones                   7:30 p.m.
$43-58

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

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

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/16/16

Aggie Theatre*- The Oh Hellos w/ Gipsy Moon               $20-25

Boardwalk Park* (Windsor)- Taarka                    6:30-8:30 p.m.

Downtown Artery*- Paa Kow                           8-11:55 p.m                $7

Hodi’s Half Note- Authority Zero w/ Brewfish                  9 p .m.              $12-15

Old Town Square- Blues Dogs                     7-9 p.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- If Birds Could Fly                    8 p.m.              FREE!!!!

DENVER AREA 6/16/16

Bluebird Theatre- Ben Nichols (Lucero) w/ Brent Cowles                   8 p.m.
$15-20

Cervantes’ Other Side*- Blues Brothers feat. Robby Peoples w/ Mighty Pines (formerly Acoustics Anonymous)(late set) + We Dream Dawn w/ Lowdown Brass Band on patio

Hi Dive- The National Parks w/ Rowboat + Jenn Blosil                        8:30 p.m.             $10-12

Larimer Lounge- Corb Lund w/ Andy Hamilton & The Rocky Mountain Contraband + Cowboy Dave Band                       8 p.m.                     $15

Marquis Theatre*- Damien Jurado & The Heavy Light w/ Ben Abraham                      8 p.m.
$15-17

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Colony Funk + DJ Mike Moses                     $15

Oriental Theatre- Mike Zito & The Wheel (tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival) + Ronnie Baker Brooks                       8 p.m.                        $26

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Devotchka w/ Colorado Symphony feat. Ozomatli + Josh Blue                         7:30 p.m.          $45-65

Soiled Dove- Good Old War                     7 p.m.                         $16-20

BOULDER AREA 6/16/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Summer At The Silo’ w/ Megan Burtt & The Cure For Love                      6-9 p.m.

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- The CBDs                      7:30 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

Pioneer Inn (Nederland)- ‘Open Jam: Boogie Nights’              10 p.m.            FREE

St. Julien*- Adam Bodine Trio                       6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/17/16

Avogadro’s Number- Just Jazz Quintet                          5 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘Tribute Night’ feat. Mellowship Fellowship (Red  Hot Chili Peppers tribute) w/ Sabotage (Beastie Boys tribute) + Lowdown Brass Band                    9 p.m.
$10-15

Mishawaka Amphitheatre* (Bellvue)- Dead Floyd (Grateful Dead + Pink Floyd tribute) w/ Technicolor Tone Factory + Miscommunicado                          8 p.m.                $15-50

DENVER AREA 6/17/16

Clifford Still Museum*- Paa Kow                            5:30 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Friday 10 p.m. Social’ w/ Fire It Up Brass Band                   10:30 p.m.
$5

Dulcinea’s 100th Monkey*- Blackalicious                        9 p.m.                        $20

Marquis Theatre- Authority Zero w/ Wake The Bat, Brewfish + American Blackout
7:30 p.m.                   $13-15

Ogden Theatre- Blue October w/ Danny Malone                      7:30 p.m.                 $30

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox- Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts w/ Bonnie & The Clydes + Bison Bone                               $15

Oriental Theatre- Mr. Majestyk’s 8 Track Revival w/ Paizley Park (Prince tribute)
8 p.m.                         $13

Paramount Theatre*- Gordon Lightfoot                 8 p.m.                tickets starting @ $35.50

Quixote’s True Blue*- Live At The Fillmore (#1 Allman Brother’s tribute) + Shakedown Street                               9 p.m.                        $20

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Gramatik w/ Hippie Sabotage, Sweater Beats, The Geek X VRV + Probecause                            7 p.m.                    $34.75

BOULDER AREA 6/17/16

Chautauqua Auditorium*- Leo Kottke & Keller Williams                       7 p.m.            $38-58

CHUBurger* (Longmont)- Kort McCumber                        6-8 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

CyclHOPS (Longmont)- Prairie Scholars                          7:30 p.m.                     $5

Louisville Street Faire* (Louisville)- MarchFourth!                 6:30-9 p.m.

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Funkiphino                       7:30 p.m.                 $12-14

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Gasoline Lollipops                  9 p.m.-12 a.m.
$5

Pioneer Inn* (Nederland)- New Family Dog                10 p.m.                          FREE!!!!

St. Julien- Quemando                          6:30-9:30 p.m.

Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- Monocle Duo                           4:30-6:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/18/16

Aggie Theatre- The White Buffalo w/ Sarah Simmons, Derek Blake, Jeremy C. Grant
$18-22

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

DENVER AREA 6/18/16

City Park*- Hazel Miller                          6-8 p.m.

Daniels Hall*- Kruger Brothers w/ Thunder & Rain                               8 p.m.               $25-27

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

Gothic Theatre- Cee Lo Green w/ Nikki Wives                         CANCELLED!!!!

Hudson Gardens- Gladys Knight                         7:30 p.m.                           $49

Larimer Lounge- Esme Patterson w/ Inner Oceans

Quixote’s True Blue*- Shakedown Street w/ Evergreen, Boulder Sound Lab + Tympos
9 p.m.                        $??

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Odesza w/ Rufus Du Sol, Big Wild + Louis Futon
7:30 p.m.                            SOLD OUT!!!!

Soiled Dove*- My Blue Sky (Allman Brothers tribute)                           8 p.m.                  $10-15

Summit Music Hall- Tiger Army w/ The Bellfuries + The Pinehill Haunts                 7 p.m.
$25-28

Tuft Theatre- Blue Moon Bluegrass Band                                8 p.m.                            $12-14

BOULDER AREA 6/18//16

Fox Theatre*- Blackalicious w/ Fuze The MC + Kitty Crimes                  9 p.m.
$17-22

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Foxfeather                             9 p.m.-12 a.m.             $5

Owsley’s Golden Road*- New Speedway Boogie                                      7 p.m.

Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- Coop & The Chicken Pluckers                                  4:30-6:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 6/19/16

Avogadro’s Number- Victor & Penny                            7 p.m.                        $10

DENVER AREA 6/19/16

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Bob Dylan & His Band w/ Mavis Staples
7:30 p.m.                             $89.50-134.50

Summit Music Hall- The White Buffalo w/ Andy Thomas’ Dust Heart                      7 p.m.
$20-22

BOULDER AREA 6/19/16

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Bluegrass Pick’ feat. Bonnie & Taylor Sims
12-3 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew* (Lyons)- Bonnie & Taylor Sims                          5-8 p.m.

Tasty Weasel* (Longmont)- New Family Dog                          3-5 p.m.

 

FESTIVALS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE & BEYOND 6/13-6/19

6/16-19 COUNTRY JAM @ Country Jam Ranch in Grand Junction           4 Day Passes $165

  • 6/16 feat. Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Chase Bryant, Halfway To Hazard, Stephanie Quayle, Logan Brill, Kory Brunson Band + The Highrollers
  • 6/17 feat. Brad Paisley, Joe Nichols, Neal McCoy, Easton Corbin, Drake White & The Big Fire, Kaitlyn Baker, McKenna Faith, Andrea Vasquez + The Williams Brothers
  • 6/18 feat. Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Darryl Worley, High Valley, Annie Bosko, Lauren Ashley & The Trainwreckers, Adley Stump + Dylan Jakobsen
  • 6/19 feat. Zac Brown Band, Trace Adkins, Canaan Smith, Aaron Watson, Lindsay Ell, Adley Stump, The Scotty Mac Band, Jake Worthington + Ashley Martin

6/16-19 SONIC BLOOM Hummingbird Ranch in Spanish Peaks Country of Colorado                       4 Day Passes $222

  • 6/16-19 feat. Tipper (2 sets), Bonobo, The Opiuo Band, Eoto, Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics, Nightmares On Wax, Justin Martin, FKJ, Phaeleh, The Grouch & Eligh, Giraffage, Sunsquabi, Com Truise, Mark Farina, Late Night Radio, The Rus Liquid Test, J. Phlip, Quixotic, VibeSquad, Zilla, Orgone, Govinda, Bass Physics, Fort Knox Five feat. QDup, Louis The Child, Defunk, The Human Experience, Stelouse, Herbie Hancock Tribute, Phadroid, Whitebear, Clozee, Euforquestra, Janover & Resunator, The Reminders, Insightful, Quanta, Space Jesus, The Widdler, NastyNasty, Akasha, Mikey Thunder, Living Light, Filastine, Deya Dova, Michael Travis (DJ Set), Prophet Massive, MHSM Collective, Djunya, Dixon’s Violin, Sodown, Gipsy Moon, House Of Hamsa, The Cat’s Pajamas, Templo, Skydyed, Dynohunter, Orphic, Cualli, Cloud D, Milky Wav, Lily Fangz, TNertle, Snubluck, Greener Grounds, Stone Soul, Digital Vagabond, Rumtum, The Dirty Gemstones, Evanoff, Soohan, IN33P, Linear Symmetry, Toybox, DJ Synergy, Bean + Messenger Of Secrets

6/17-18 BANDS IN THE BACKYARD in Vineland, CO.             2 Day Ticket $125

  • 6/17 feat. Alabama, Sawyer Brown, Joe Diffie, High Valley + Overton Road     6:30 p.m.
  • 6/18 feat. Kid Rock, 3 Doors Down, Sarah Ross, Matt Gary + Overton Road   3:30  p.m.

6/17-18 FOOTHILLS GUTFEST 8 @ Sunshine Studios Live in Colorado Springs                   $??

  • 6/17 feat. Skinned, Forged In Gore, Sodomized, Limbsplitters, Psychotic Defilement, Massacre, Orchiectomy, The Monk, Goreloaf, Created To Kill, Cheesegrater Masterbation, Vacuus, Crown Magnetar, Scalafrea, Hit The Shadows, Empire In Peril + Eminent Terror
  • 6/18 feat. Putrid Pile, Euphoric Defilement, Sacrificial Slaughter, Stages Of Decomposition, Machete Dildo, Forced Asphyxiation, Defiled Crypt, Vaginal Bear Trap, Aborning, Hideous Rebirth, Odiusembowel, Ton, Marasmus, Exhumer, Six Feet Of Anger, Enduality + Axe To The Face

 

This is the list of the best shows along the Front Range and a few great festivals in the state. As usual, I have marked my recommendations with an * after the venue’s name. Besides this list, go to the Coming Attractions for the best shows in the area over the next several months. The Festival Time page contains a pretty comprehensive list of the greatest multi-band events in Colorado and some surrounding states. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

BLACKALICIOUS RETURNS TO COLORADO THIS WEEKEND!!!!

Though Sacramento’s hip-hop duo, Blackalicious, may not be the most familiar on the scene, these guys have been making music together for over twenty years. With Gift Of Gab on the mic, minds and ears get twisted around the flow of verbal consciousness that leaves his lips like a hurricane. Along with the highly-skilled beat crafting that Chief Xcel lays down, the pair makes music to make you smile and think in the same second. Not only does the duo have some ear-grabbing tracks, but they are known to often drop some pretty incredible freestyle lyricism. The duo released their latest album in 2015, title “Imani Vol. 1” with the plan to release more volumes in the next couple of years.

Blackalicous are ready to drop the beats in Colorado this weekend, starting tomorrow night at Ophelia’s Electric Soap Box in Denver. The duo will then take the show to the high country for a performance at the Belly Up in Aspen  on Friday.  They will close-out their Colorado run, right here, in Fort Collins at Hodi’s Half Note. I have been listening to these guys for several years, but hadn’t caught them live, until last December when they played at the Aggie. It was after most of the college students had left campus and it was a pretty snowy night, but around a hundred people made it out for the  high energy, hip-hop extravaganza. While many hip-hop artists have a hard time with keeping an even flow when performing live, Gift Of Gab and Chief Xcel are always on time and on the same page.  If you are a fan of hip-hop, then a live Blackalicious show is a must. Here are a couple of video links to help you make the decision to get out and see them. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

Blackalicious “Make You Feel That Way” video link here.

Blackalicious “Deception” video link here.

Blackalicious “Alphabet Aerobics” live video link here.

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 1/04 – 1/10: BLACKALICIOUS, THE WAILERS & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 1/04/16

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

DENVER AREA 1/04/16

Quixote’s True Blue- Jalbatross feat. Ryan Jalbert (The Motet)                9 p.m.              $5

BOULDER AREA 1/04/16

Owsley’s Golden Road- ‘EMondays’ w/ Aug                    9 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

FORT COLLINS AREA 1/05/16

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

Hodi’s Half Note- ‘EDM Tuesdays’                    FREE!!!!

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

DENVER AREA 1/05/16

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Stage/ $2 Tuesday Dead’                        8 p.m.                    FREE!!!!

FORT COLLINS AREA 1/06/16

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

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

Hodi’s Half Note- Mike Love w/ Lineage Music Project                       Free-$15

DENVER AREA 1/06/16

Armoury- ‘FU^K : Armoury’s Weekly Wednesday Funk Jam’                   9:30 p.m.

BOULDER AREA 1/06/16

Laughing Goat Coffee House*- Purple Squirrel                          8 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 1/07/16

Aggie Theatre*- Horseshoes & Hand Grenades + Hog MaGundy w/ Blue Grama
$5-10

Hodi’s Half Note*- Joe Marcinek Band feat. Joey Porter (The Motet) & Garrett Sayers (The Motet) w/ Mustard Licks                              $8-13

DENVER AREA 1/07/16

Cervantes’ Other Side*- WhiteWater Ramble performs ‘Pickin On The 90’s, Pt. Deux’ w/ Daniella Katzir Band + Somebody’s Darling                            7:30 p.m.                   $5-10

Ophelia’s Electric Soap Box*- Blackalicious w/ Beat Nasty + Stay Tuned                     $20-40

BOULDER AREA 1/07/16

Fox Theatre*- The Wailers w/ Mike Love                           $25-29.50

FORT COLLINS AREA 1/08/16

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

Avogadro’s Number- Choice City Seven                   9 p.m.                  $7

Hodi’s Half Note- Archie Funker                  $8-13

Moxi Theatre*- ‘Greeley Blues F.A.C.’ w/ Delta Sonics + Johnny Burroughs (acoustic blues set)                                6:30 p.m.                        $15

DENVER AREA 1/08/16

Bluebird Theatre*- Skydyed + Lucid Vision w/ Spectacle, R-Doo x True School               $10

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- Head For The Hills w/ Grant Farm Bluegrass Reunion feat. Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon) & Tyler Grant w/ ‘Pickin On Phish’ feat. Andy Thorn w/ Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Kitchen Dwellers + Caribou Mountain Collective
(Dual Venue)                           $15-20

Dazzle Jazz*- ‘Still Dreaming’ feat. Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade
7 + 9 p.m.                              SOLD OUT!!!!

Gothic Theatre*- The Wailers w/ Mike Love                 $25

Herman’s Hideaway- ‘Best Of The West 7 Night #8’ feat. Reno Divorce, The Hollow, Wasteland Radio, Thief River + Natural Geometry                    7:30 p.m.             $6-12

Oriental Theatre- Danielle Nicole (Trampled Under Foot) w/ Rex Peoples + X Factor
8:30 p.m.                 $18

Quixote’s True Blue*- Joe Marcinek  Band feat. Joey Porter (The Motet) & Garrett Sayers (The Motet) w/ Spoonfed Tribe                          9 p.m.                       $10

Soiled Dove– Quantum Jazz                            8 p.m.                                   $15

BOULDER AREA 1/08/16

Lazy Dog*- The  Malah                     10 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

Nissi’s* (Lafayette)- Rebecca Folsom Band                       7:30 p.m.                           $12-14

St. Julien*- Selasee & The FaFa Family                                 6:30-9:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 1/09/16

Aggie Theatre*- WhiteWater Ramble performs ‘Pickin On The 90’s, Part Deux’ w/ Kitchen Dwellers                                8 p.m.                     Free-$10

Avogadro’s Number*- Jeff Finlin & Franklin Taggart                      8 p.m.                   $10

Hodi’s Half Note*- Blackalicious w/ Qbala, Indigenous Peoples + Jerney                  $17-22

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Trucker’s Daughter                        $5

DENVER AREA 1/09/16

Bluebird Theatre- Rob Drabkin w/ Chimney Choir + Keaton Simons                    $14

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Dead Floyd w/ The Workshy                             $10-12

Dazzle Jazz*- ‘Still Dreaming’ feat. Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade
7 + 9 p.m.                     SOLD OUT!!!!

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

Gothic Theatre*- Pandas & People w/ Modern Suspects, Foxfield Four +888                    8 p.m.
$10

Hi Dive- ‘Bowie Fest’ feat. Plum w/ I Am Love, Shady Elders, Ancient Elk, Bark Wilson + Scary Drugs                              8 p.m.                     $12

Quixote’s True Blue*- Joe Marcinek Band feat. Joey Porter (The Motet) & Garrett Sayers (The Motet) w/ Spoonfed Tribe                              9 p.m.                        $10

Walnut Room- RAH + Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda                       9 p.m.                   $8-10

BOULDER AREA 1/09/16

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Beatles tribute’ w/ Doctor Robert                    8 p.m.
$6

Fox Theatre*- Shakedown Street performing Grateful Dead from 5/2/70                         $12.50-17

Lazy Dog- The Pamlico Sound                   10 p.m.                FREE!!!!

Nissi’s (Lafayette)- Van Wholen (tribute to Van Halen & The Who) w/ The Seers                   7:30 p.m.                     $10-12

DENVER AREA 1/10/16

Dazzle Jazz*- ‘Urban Brunch’ feat. The Adam Bodine Trio                      10:30 a.m.

Dazzle Jazz*- ‘Still Dreaming’ feat. Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade
6 + 8 p.m.                       SOLD OUT!!!!

Ophelia’s Electric Soap Box*- ‘Brunch’ feat. Danielle Ate The Sandwich                  10:30 a.m.
No Cover

Soiled Dove*- The Black Lillies w/ Mike & The Moonpies                        8 p.m.
$18-20

These are the shows for the first full week of 2016. It may not be a saturated field, but there is plenty of superb live music to hear along the Front Range, next week. As usual, I have marked the shows I recommend with an * after the venue name. Besides next week’s shows, the Coming Attractions page gives a long-range listing of shows coming to the area, in the next several months. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

LYRICS BORN BRINGS THE BEST OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND HIP-HOP TO COLORADO!!

Starting tonight, Berkley-based, hip-hop artist and producer, Lyrics Born, will make a four night stand in Colorado. Though Lyrics Born has been performing under that name for twenty years, it isn’t surprising if you aren’t familiar with his music. He doesn’t write lyrics that glorify gangs, guns and drugs, not to mention the lack of misogynistic material on his tracks, so he seems to have no place in mainstream hip-hop. That said, he has speed and flow that are often lacking in a lot of so-called rap or hip-hop, as well as content that ‘real people’ can relate to. Besides his own albums, and his work with Lateef The Truthspeaker as Latyrx, Lyrics Born has also recorded with Blackalicious, Galactic, Lifesavas, DJ Z-Trip and more. LB released his latest album, “Real People”, in May, which includes appearances by Trombone Shorty, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Corey Glover (Living Colour), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk) and more. Lyrics born is also a producer, and aside from his own material, he has produced for Blackalicious and R.L. Burnside.

Lyrics Born will be performing tonight at Cervantes’ Otherside and tomorrow night at The Eldo in Crested Butte. On Friday, Lyrics Born will be coming to Fort Collins for a show at Hodi’s Half Note. He will finish his Colorado run on Saturday night at the Boulder Theatre as part of Beats Antique’s Creature Carnival along with Pinky D’Ambrosia.

I have been listening to Lyrics Born for about seven years and have seen him once about five years ago. I have listened to a fair amount of rap and hip-hop over the years and have even seen some big names in concert, like Ice Cube, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill,  and I know that live performances can be choppy, but Lyrics Born cultivates  his music perfectly for the live setting, so he puts on a tremendous show. I can tout praises for Lyrics Born, but hearing is believing, so I am adding some video links as proof.

Lyrics Born “Something Better” live video link here.

Lyrics Born “I Like It, I Love It” live on the radio here.

That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!!

New Releases 9/18: DAVID GILMOUR, GLEN HANSARD, BLACKALICIOUS & More…

Finally, a week when I had to narrow down some decent new albums to get the list to twenty new releases. With fresh music from David Gilmour, Glen Hansard, Blackalicious, Keith Richards, Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller, Judy Collins, Black Violin,Alabama, Lucero, Dave Rawlings Machine, Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown, and Dave & Phil Alvin choosing just one to review, is going to be difficult. Oh, and did I mention the compilation, “Daptone Gold II”, which is a hearty sampler of Daptone Records biggest and brightest, including Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Charles Bradley and Antibalas, to name just a few?

  •  Alabama- “Southern Draw”
  • Battles- “La Di Da Di”
  • Blackalicious- “Imani Vol. 1”
  • Black Violin- “Stereotypes”
  • Bleubird- “Lauderdale”
  • Chris Cornell- “Higher Truth”
  • Dave & Phil Alvin- “Lost Time”
  • Dave Rawlings Machine- “Nashville Obsolete”
  • David Gilmour- “Rattle That Lock”
  • Glen Hansard- “Didn’t He Ramble”
  • Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos- “Beware”
  • Judy Collins- “Strangers Again”
  • Keith Richards- “Cross-eyed Heart”
  • Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown- “The Devil To Pay”
  • Lana Del Rey- “Honeymoon”
  • Lucero- “All A Man Should Do”
  • Mac Miller- “GO:OD am”
  • Mayday!- “Future Vintage”
  • No Fun- “How I Spent My Bummer Vacation”
  • Various Artists- “Daptone Gold II”

This is the list of new releases for this Friday. Over half of the list is fairly recognizable, which only increases the difficulty of making the decision of which album to review. It is the kind of challenge that I enjoy. Check back on Saturday to see which album I chose and to read the  review of the album. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!!

Music To Hear 8/31 – 9/06: PHISH, BLACKALICIOUS, LUCERO & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 8/31/15

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

DENVER AREA 8/31/15

Ogden Theatre*- The Psychedelic Furs + The Church                8 p.m.                    $30

BOULDER AREA 8/31/15

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- ‘Electric Blues Jam’      7-10 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 9/01/15

Hodi’s Half Note- The Jauntee w/ Whiskey Tango

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

DENVER AREA 9/01/15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- Hall & Oates            7 p.m.           SOLD OUT!!!!

Soiled Dove*- Howard Jones                  8 p.m.                            $30-35

BOULDER AREA 9/01/15

Chautauqua Auditorium*- Punch Brothers w/  Gabriel Kahane                8 p.m.
$35-52.50

Lazy Dog- ‘Open Jam’                                     10 p.m.                                 FREE!!!!

FORT COLLINS AREA 9/02/15

Avogadro’s Number- Mason Street Bluegrass Band         FREE SHOW!!!!      7:30 p.m.
‘Open Bluegrass Jam’                     9 p.m.

Hodi’s Half Note*- Dave & Dave (Trampled By Turtles)               $15-22

DENVER AREA 9/02/15

Armoury- ‘FU^K: Armoury’s Weekly Funk Jam’                     9:30 p.m.            $??

Fillmore Auditorium*- Social Distortion w/ Nikki Lane + Drag The River
7 p.m.                          $35

Soiled Dove*- Howard Jones                     8 p.m.                        SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 9/02/15

Laughing Goat Coffee House- Purple Squirrel                  8 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 9/03/15

Avogadro’s Number- Run Boy, Run w/ Lineage Music Project         (outside)         8 p.m.
$10

Mishawaka Amphitheatre (Bellvue)- ‘Mishawaka Open Jam’          8 p.m.

DENVER AREA 9/03/15

Armoury- Good Touch w/ Cycles + Cosmic Mesa                9 p.m.

Arvada Center*- Los Lonely Boys w/ Matt Anderson                 7:30 p.m.               $30-49

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- Everyone Orchestra feat. Matt Butler, Chris Meyers (Umphrey’s McGee), Robert Mercurio (Galactic), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass Band), Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) & Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd) + Touchpants feat. Colby Dix, Chris Friday, Aram Bedrosian & Jon Fishman w/ Love Canon
(Dual Venue)                   7 p.m.                       $25-30

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute) w/ Great American Taxi + Jon Stickley Trio                           7 p.m.               (Dual Venue)                    $25-30

Dazzle Jazz- Marc Sabatella / Aakash Mittal Duo               7 p.m.                     $12

The 1Up*- Night Zero feat. Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore & Skerik w/ DJ Russo         $25

BOULDER AREA 9/03/15

Fox Theatre*- ‘Pre-Phish Party’ feat. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Spafford
8:30 p.m.                              $10-17

FORT COLLINS AREA 9/04/15

Aggie Theatre*- Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute) w/ Love Canon
early-bird tickets $5

Avogadro’s Number- The Sciormen Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen w/ Matt Mahern & Constitution                           8 p.m.                      $7                (outside)

Avogadro’s Number*- ‘Dead Jam’                 9 p.m.                 FREE!!!!

Mishawaka Amphitheatre (Bellvue)- The Oh Hellos w/ Pandas & People + Brett Jarnagin
8 p.m.                           $25-35

Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre* @ Grizzly Rose Tent (Loveland)- Shooter Jennings & Waymore’s Outlaws                        FREE!!!!                        21+

DENVER AREA 9/04/15

Bluebird Theatre*- Pigeons Playing Ping Pong w/ Spafford                     10 p.m.
early-bird tickets $10

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom*- Everyone Orchestra feat. Matt Butler, Kris Meyers (Umphrey’s McGee), Robert Mercurio (Galactic), Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds), Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) & Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)               11:59 p.m.          $20-25

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Touchpants feat. Colby Dix, Chris Friday, Aram Bedrosian & Jon Fishman                    10 p.m.                        $15-20

Civic Center Park- ‘A Taste Of Colorado’ feat. Kansas, Soul School, JC Unplugged, Katey Laurel, The JV3, Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts, Chris King Band, Whiskey Kate, Union Gray, The Indulgers, Sheikha & The Mountain Kahia Dancers, Del Barrios, Felonius Smith Trio, Under A Blood Red Sky (U2 tribute), Blak’Out (Scorpions tribute) + Brothers Of The Son
(music on 5 stages)                          11:45 a.m.- 10 p.m.                  FREE!!!!

Daniels Hall- The Black Lillies                       8 p.m.                  $20-22

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park* (Commerce City)- Phish             7:30 p.m.
tickets starting @ $49.95

Quixote’s True Blue- The Jauntee ‘Phishtacular’                     9 p.m.                        $10

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison)- Griz w/ The Floozies, Manic Focus, Sunsquabi + Muzzy Bearr                      6:30 p.m.                SOLD OUT!!!!

BOULDER AREA 9/04/15

Fox Theatre- Rowdy Shadehouse w/ Moon Poodle                            $10-14

FORT COLLINS AREA 9/05/15

Avogadro’s Number*- ‘Tour De Fat After Party’ w/ Great American Taxi                   2 p.m.
$12

Civic Center Park*- ‘Tour De Fat’ feat. Nahko & Medicine For The People, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, The Reals, The Parlor Pickers, Post Paradise + Von Stomper
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Everyday Joe’s- ‘fortUKE’                 9:30 a.m.

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Cosmic Mesa w/ Breakfast For Dinner                9 p.m.                $5

Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre (Loveland)- Jackyl w/ Open Fire                8 p.m.             $20

DENVER AREA 9/05/15

Civic Center Park*- ‘A Taste Of Colorado’ feat. Morris Day & The Time, Mary Lambert, The Hot Lunch Band, Arena Rock All-Stars, Facing West, One Flew West, Tyler Walker Band, The Country Music Project, Sandy Wells, Tumbling Dice, JK6, John Weeks Band, Hey Lady! (B-52’s tribute), Deja Vu (Crosby, Stills & Nash tribute), Rush Archives (Rush tribute)
(music on 5 stages)                          10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park* (Commerce City)- Phish                 7:30 p.m.
tickets starting @ $49.95

Quixote’s True Blue- The Jauntee ‘Phishtacular’ w/ Heartbyrne (Talking Heads Tribute)
$15

FORT COLLINS AREA 9/06/15

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Leigh & McKay w/ Robert Cline Jr.               4 p.m.             FREE!!!!

Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre (Loveland)- Night Ranger w/ Slaughter              8 p.m.
$20

DENVER AREA 9/06/15

Civic Center Park- ‘A Taste Of Fort Collins’ feat. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Chris August, The Grind 5280, Latin Sol, The Mighty Nice Band, Rachel & The Ruckus, Narrow Gauge, Exit 2, Ben Garcia, Canyon Creek Band, Earnest James Zydeco, Ragged Union, Los Martinez Bros feat. Greg Montano Sr., Global Soul Experience, Tyree Morris & Hearts Of Worship, KISSm, Message In A Bottle (The Police tribute) + Soul Sacrifice (Santana tribute)
(music on 5 stages)                                     10:30 a.m.- 10 p.m.                   FREE!!!!

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park* (Commerce City)- Phish                  7:30 p.m.
tickets starting @ $49.95

Oriental Theatre*- ‘Jammin’ For James Benefit Concert’ feat. Technicolor Tone Factory, A Mac DZ, Hamock, Herman Company, Hog MaGundy + Gunslinger                         2:30 p.m.
$10

Quixote’s True Blue*- Heartbyrne (Talking Heads tribute)                     $15

Red Rocks Amphitheatre* (Morrison)- ‘Illegal Pete’s 20th Anniversary’ w/ Lucero, Built To Spill + Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats                           7 p.m.                       $35

BOULDER AREA 9/06/15

Dickens Opera House (Longmont)- ‘Blues & BBQ’ w/ Felonius Smith                     FREE!!!!

Fox Theatre*- Blackalicious w/ New Breed Brass Band + Lily Fangz                $20-24.50

FESTIVALS BEYOND THE FRONT RANGE 8/31 – 9/06

9/04-06 FOUR CORNERS FOLK FESTIVAL @ Reservoir Hill Park in Pagosa Springs     3-day pass $105     single day pass $45-55 (2-day passes + camping packages available)

  • 9/04 feat. Eddie From Ohio, Patchy Sanders, Jon Stickley Trio + The Railsplitters 2-9 p.m.
  • 9/05 feat. Sara Watkins/Sarah Jarosz/Aoife O’Donovan, The Oh Hellos, Ages & Ages, The Black Lillies, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards + The Novel Ideas 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • 9/06 feat. Hot Rize feat. Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, Love Canon, Jon Stickley Trio, Ruth Moody Band, SHEL + Anne & Pete Sibley                   11 a.m.-9 p.m.

9/04-06 JAS ASPEN SNOWMASS EXPERIENCE @ Snowmass Town Park 3 Day Passes Starting @ $184

  • 9/04 feat. Hozier + Fitz & The Tantrums           $10-250
  • 9/05 feat. No Doubt, Jimmy Cliff + Grupo Fantasma       $35-250
  • 9/06 feat. Lenny Kravitz, The Fray + Conrad Sewell        $35-250

 

This is the extremely attractive list of shows and festivals, coming to the Front Range, next week. Besides the three-night stand, that Phish is performing at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, there is plenty of great live music to hear. As usual, I have marked the shows I recommend with an *, after the venue name. For more extensive lists of upcoming shows and festivals, check-out the Coming Attractions and Festival Time pages. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉

Music To Hear 12/08 – 12/14: FLEETWOOD MAC, THE SAMPLES & More…

FORT COLLINS AREA 12/08/14

Hodi’s Half Note- Free Comedy @7 p.m. ; ‘Funk Jam’ presents ‘The Best Of…’ @ 10 p.m. 
FREE!!!!

Monroe’s Lounge (Loveland)- ‘Mingo Mondays; Music Trivia Bingo’             7:30 p.m.

DENVER AREA 12/08/14

Gothic Theatre- Exodus w/ Flight Of Sleipnir, Legion Of Death + Gomorrah

Quixote’s True Blue*- Joey Porter’s Vital Organ              9 p.m.             $5

Summit Music Hall*- Suicidal Tendencies w/ Trash Talk + Line Brawl           $25-28

BOULDER AREA 12/08/14

Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- ‘Open Stage’ w/ The Prairie Scholars            6-8 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 12/09/14

Aggie Theatre*- The Original Wailers w/ The Earful         $20

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

DENVER AREA 12/09/14

Ogden Theatre- Flogging Molly w/ The Mighty Stef & The Pasadena Band             8 p.m.
$33.50

Quixote’s True Blue- ‘Open Stage’            9 p.m.

Summit Music Hall- Blue October w/ Zeale            $28-32

BOULDER AREA 12/09/14

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

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

FORT COLLINS AREA 12/10/14

Aggie Theatre- The Grouch & Eligh w/ Cunninlynguists, DJ Abilities + Scarub           $18

DENVER AREA 12/10/14

Armoury- ‘Hump Day Funk Jam’           10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Bluebird Theatre- The Birthday Massacre w/ New Years Day           8 p.m.               $20

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Blackalicious + Daniel Marley w/ Mind State, Jack Flash, Cory Kendrix + Mike Minded                    $22-25

BOULDER AREA 12/10/14

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

FORT COLLINS AREA 12/11/14

Pourhouse (Loveland)- ‘Pourhouse Unplugged’              8 p.m.

DENVER AREA 12/11/14

Bluebird Theatre- Shakey Graves w/ Sam Rowe + Glowing House        SOLD OUT!!!!

Cervantes’ Otherside- ‘Grass For That Ass’ feat. World’s Finest + Wood & Wire w/ Chain Station               Free- $10

Hi Dive- The Photos Atlas w/ Instant Empire + Monroe Monroe                $8

Larimer Lounge- Ragged Union w/ Treehouse Sanctum, Burcham + Coyote Junction
8 p.m.                         $10               21+

Summit Music Hall- Lagwagon w/ Swingin Utters + This Legend             $20-22

BOULDER AREA 12/11/14

Fox Theatre- The Grouch & Eligh w/ Cunninlynguists, DJ Abilities, DJ Fresh + Scarub       
$20-25

Homemade Liquids & Solids* (Longmont)- Danny Shafer          5:30-8:30 p.m.

Nissi’s* (Lafayette)- Hazel Miller ‘Holiday Groove Show’            7:30 p.m.       $12-14

 Aggie Theatre*- Hell’s Belles  w/ special guests              $18

Avogadro’s Number- Wood & Wire + Chain Station            9 p.m.          $12

Everyday Joe’s*- Ron Le Gault Jazz performing Charlie Brown, the music of Vince Guaraldi + jazz arrangements of The Nutcracker Suite              7 p.m.            $??

DENVER AREA 12/12/14

Bluebird Theatre- Shakey Graves w/ Sean Rowe         SOLD OUT!!!!

Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom- The Grouch & Eligh w/ Cunninlynguists, DJ Abilities, Scarub, DJ Fresh + Reason The Citizen              9 p.m.             $25-30

Cervantes’ Otherside*- Joey Porter’s Shady Business feat. Joey Porter (The Motet), Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds), Nigel Hall (Nth Power), Nikki Glaspie (Nth Power), Jans Ingber (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet) & Dan Schwindt w/ Eddie Roberts’ West Coast Sounds + Jaden Carlson Band              $15-20

Fillmore Auditorium*- The Samples (performing debut album + more w/ original members)
$42

Ogden Theatre- Skinny Puppy w/ Frontline Assembly, Haujobb + Youth Code            7 p.m.
$25.75-75

Pepsi Center*- Fleetwood Mac        8 p.m.        tickets starting @ $49.50

Walnut Room*- Danielle Ate The Sandwich w/ Martin Gilmore          8 p.m.               $12-15

The 1Up- Sunsquabi w/ Vine Street Vibes + Artifakts               $7-12

BOULDER AREA 12/12/14

CHUBurger (Longmont)- Ash Ganley           6-8 p.m.

CyclHOPS (Longmont)- Jamie Lunde duo                   7:30-10 p.m.

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

Tasty Weasel (Longmont)- McKay Brothers                4:30- 6:30 p.m.

FORT COLLINS AREA 12/13/14

Aggie Theatre- Trout Steak Revival        Free- $10

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

Swing Station (LaPorte)- Halden Wofford & The Hi Beams        9 p.m.                  $10

DENVER AREA 12/13/14

Bluebird Theatre- Shakey Graves & Friends w/ Desert Noises, Clouds & Mountains, Gregory Alan Isakov, Macon Terry, Esme Patterson + more…              SOLD OUT!!!!

Cervantes’ Otherside*- The Congress + Eddie Roberts’ West Coast Sounds w/ The Recovery Act
$12-15

Dazzle Jazz- ‘Blues Night’ w/ Delta Sonics            10:30 p.m.

Herman’s Hideaway*- Shakedown Street w/ Wichita Run, Mile High Express + Sun-Dried Nanners               7:30 p.m.           $8

Hi Dive- The Other Black w/ Man Mantis             $8

Ogden Theatre- Eoto w/ Signal Path + Templo             9 p.m.              $19.98-25

Quixote’s True Blue- Harmonious Junk ’13th Anniversary’ w/ Lowdown, We’s Us +  Mr. Snow              $10

Summit Music Hall- Neon Trees           6:30 p.m.      $32.50

Swallow Hill (@ Tuft Theatre)- Dr. Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic           $10-12

Walnut Room- Caribou Mountain Collective w/ Seth Glier, John Craigie + Ashlee K. Thomas         7 p.m.                $15

The 1Up- Good Gravy w/ Digg + Von Stomper               $5-10

BOULDER AREA 12/13/14

CyclHOPS (Longmont)- Arthur Leeland          7:30-10 p.m.

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

DENVER AREA 12/14/14

Dazzle Jazz- Nelson Rangell ‘Holiday Show’         6 + 8 p.m.                $15

BOULDER AREA 12/14/14

Homemade Liquids & Solids (Longmont)- Jamie Lunde Duo                      6-9 p.m.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (Lyons)- Danny Shafer & Greg Schochet            6-9 p.m.

This is a pretty complete list of the best shows coming to the Front Range next week. There will be some incredible live music to hear from great acts like The Samples, Fleetwood Mac, The Original Wailers and more… As usual, I have marked the shows I recommend, w/ an * after the venue name. That’s What I Know, So That’s What You Know!! Enjoy!!

HAPPY LISTENING!!!! 😉