Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

Big Sam's Funky Nation with The Earful at Cervantes | Denver, CO

Nominated for Best Jazz Artist 2013 at the San Diego Music Awards, The Earful, formed in late 2008, is a high-powered, in your face, shake your booty machine that will funk you just right.The band touches on various styles of the funk in all of its forms and pays tribute to the masters. The Earful features members of The Mars Volta, The Devastators, and B-Side Players. With heavy sound from the Hammond Organ, funky bass lines and stabbing brass hits, this 7 piece all-star lineup is sure to get your rump bumpin'.

J2G Brings it on Valentine's Day at the Love Shack!

After hearing about how much fun J2G’s previous super jam shows (The Dance Party Time Machine) turned out without being there, I was not going to miss this one. Even with Zappa Plays Zappa playing across town, I chose to take my ladies to sushi and then to the Love Shack.

Funky Meters & Tauk | Cervantes | Denver, CO | 2/8/14 | Review

So many legendary touring acts continue to play and perform on the fortune of their loyal fans coming to see their shows. Stalwarts of the scene know that getting on the road and playing as often as possible is the lifeblood of continuity. Year after year, summer after summer, fans travel to see Phish, Widespread Panic, whatever incarnation of the Dead, and on and on. It’s refreshing when great lesser-worshiped acts get their chance to build a fan base, especially with the support of old mainstay bands.

Greyboy Allstars & Dumpstaphunk | Cervantes | 4/12/2013 | Review

The veteran cast, all-star group of talent called the Greyboy Allstars is back on the road in support of their newest album entitled, Inland Emperor, which the tour is aptly named after. They started it all off with this two night run at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, which is one of my favorite indoor venues in Colorado.

Members of Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Motet, YAMN & More Pay Tribute To The 90's

As the hair bands of the 80's receded into the mist of Seattle’s Grunge scene, Hip-Hop, dancing divas and boy bands hit the mainstream.  No matter your flavor, the music of the 90's offered a little something for everyone and now it’s time to relive it all!

The Skatalites | Cervantes | Denver, CO | 3/20/2013 | Review

When the opportunity to see one of the catalysts of a certain genre of music presents itself, the general inclination is to get up off of the couch and learn something while boogying down. Considered to be amongst the earliest purveyors of the ska movement born out of Jamaica, and directly influencing what has come to be known as reggae, The Skatalites are a treat of a band led by the sole surviving founder, Lester “Ska” Sterling on alto saxophone.

The Motet | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom | 1/19/2013 | Review

I’ve said it so many times to so many different people, “go see the Motet”. I tell my jam friends, my womp friends, and even my white rapper friends, “go see the damn Motet”.  Anybody that has ever listened to me has been completely blown away. Most people have just never had that much funk in their face before, so it’s understandable when they complain about a neck pain the next morning.

Grateful Web Interview with The Motet

Grateful Web’s Evan Marks recently had a chance to catch up with some of the guys from Denver-based, The Motet. The Motet were playing a couple of shows to help celebrate Cervantes’ 10th Anniversary. The guys talked about their origins, influences, Jam Cruise and some of their favorite Motet shows thus far.

Head for the Hills | Cervantes | Denver, CO | 12/1/12 | Review

It’s plainly obvious to see how hardworking Colorado acoustic quartet Head for the Hills has been this past year. They played their first main stage appearance at the 39th Telluride Bluegrass Festival, released their first official live album “Head for the Hills Live” and are hard at work assembling their third studio album.

Kyle Hollingsworth Band Hoppy Holidays

Kyle Hollingsworth Band will close out 2012 with the return of Hoppy Holidays in Colorado, which will feature Eric Krasno (Soulive) as a special guest at Hodi’s Halfnote in Fort Collins and two evenings with Soulive at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in De