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Playing the Hits and Shutting Up for LCD Soundsystem

On April 2, 2011, the band known as LCD Soundsystem ceased to exist. During a sold out show at Madison Square Garden, James Murphy, the founder of LCD Soundsystem, and a bunch of his best friends came together to play their last show ever. It was almost four hours in length, featuring special guests Reggie Watts, members of Arcade Fire, and many others.

Day 3 @ 2012 NedFest | Sunday Recap

As I arrived at the festival grounds Sunday, August 26th, I regrettably walked in right as Grant Farm was playing their closing chords. I heard their forward-flowing jamgrass sound from the walk down. This Nederland and Front-Range mainstay band led by National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant is one of the hottest local bluegrass acts to catch.

KinFolk Celebration | Lyons, Colorado | Review & Photos

In case there was any confusion regarding Yonder Mountain String Band’s capacity for throwing down an amazing show that everybody can enjoy, the band brought out three little girls on stage during a cover of Danny Barnes’ “Funtime” who danced and whipped their hair with more fervor than Willow Smith herself.

Phish to Webcast Denver Shows

This coming Labor Day Weekend, August 31, September 1 and 2, Phish will play three shows at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, just outside of Denver. All three shows will be webcast live at LivePhish.com. The webcasts are available for pre-order now, along with an event t-shirt. Individual shows are available for $14.99 and a three-night pass is available for $39.99.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announces Box Set

Fifty years after a former art gallery on St. Peter Street became a haven and platform for the surviving musicians who made New Orleans the birthplace of jazz, The Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Collection box set celebrates their contributions. This deluxe 4-CD, 58-track collection will be available September 25 through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Day 2 @ 2012 NedFest | Saturday Recap

Saturday saw some true veteran acts of NedFest returning for the 14th year. San Francisco jam-band New Monsoon returned to Colorado after an extended hiatus from national touring (people get married, have kids, you know?) I used to see New Monsoon a few times a year in Colorado back in the mid 2000s.

Just Announced: Hot Buttered Rum @ Fox Theatre | 10/11/12

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Hot Buttered Rum at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, October 11th.  Tickets are now on sale for $13.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.  

Grateful Web Interview with Easy Star All-Stars

In 1996 Michael Goldwasser founded the reggae label Easy Star Records in New York City. Over the years ESR has produced records for artists including Toots & the Maytals, Steel Pulse, Matisyahu, Israel Vibrations and Sister Carol, and proved to be a force in the world of reggae music production. A year after starting ESR, Goldwasser helped found the reggae collective Easy Star All-Stars.

Media

M. Ward | Boulder Theater | 8/25/2012 | Review & Photos

It was some lucky night. I got to see M. Ward perform at the Boulder Theatre. He has a new album out, A Wasteland Companion. It’s safe to say that Ward is devoted to his craft. Wasteland is Ward’s seventh studio LP since 1999. Some of Ward’s other work includes a successful side project, She & Him, with Zooey Deschanel on vocals.

Thee Oh Sees | Putrifiers II | New Music Review

After fourteen full length albums, eight EPs and five record labels Thee Oh Sees are starting to relax.  Well, sort of. In a press release for Putrifiers II out September 11, John Dwyer spells it out, “I will still strike an audience in the brain,” although he admits, “maybe every now and then it would be okay if we relaxed a little.”