For nearly 17 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n' roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule.
SunSquabi has announced that they will be throwing their “Odyssey EP release party” at the Ogden Theatre in early 2016 alongside Co-headliner Late Night Radio. SunSquabi recently signed with GRiZ’s All Good Records joining GRiZ, The Floozies, Manic Focus, The Geek x VRV, and Muzzy Bearr on the artist roster. The electronic trio had a busy summer with festivals and a debut performance at Red Rocks in September. The album will be the bands biggest outreach to date.
New Orleans natives Dumpstaphunk are making their way to California for a special New Year’s Eve run starting on Thursday, December 31 with special guests Monophonics in Crystal Bay, NV. The band will continue the New Year's Day festivities on Friday, January 1 at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and finish off on Saturday, January 2 at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz.
In April 2015, Matt Reynolds released his first album. You may be asking, “Who is this Matt Reynolds you speak of?” If the name sounds familiar at all, you may know him as tour manager for Dark Star Orchestra. Reynolds has been touring with the band since 2006, and had help recording this new album called Been Long Gone from rhythm guitarist, Rob Eaton. Eaton is not the only big name off of this new album, which was recorded as Dark Star Orchestra toured across America.
Returning to Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Greensky Bluegrass plays its first headlining show at the legendary venue Saturday, July 23 with support from Leftover Salmon. Fans will also be treated to an intimate pre-party performance the night before at the Boulder Theater, with entrance to this show exclusively available to purchasers of a two-day ticket.
MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 28-May 1, 2016, is proud to announce additions to the 2016 lineup: Old Crow Medicine Show, Alison Brown, Peter Rowan and Doug Seegers. The four-day event, the largest roots and Americana music festival in the nation, takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the heart of Appalachia. MerleFest continues the legacy of Doc Watson and is a benefit for the college.
Perpetual Groove is back. Playing in Denver for the first time since February of 2012, they settled into their two-night run at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on Friday with a show that stretched into the wee hours of Saturday morning. The four piece trance rock outfit is riding high with their return to the stage after a two year hiatus; rejuvenated after a collision course of self-discovery and introspective exploration.
In the month of October in Denver, we were lucky enough to have a creative troupe with a mission to blend beautiful music with advanced technology, production, and art, and turn it into a modern day rock opera called The Portal. It seemed like Burning Man’s version of the Wall by Pink Floyd. It is a dark, but light tale of a man’s journey through his soul.
On December 4, 1965, Jerry, Bob, Phil, Bill, and Pigpen first convened as the Grateful Dead to play as the house band for Ken Kesey and the Prankster's Acid Test in San Jose, California. The Dead went on to break records, bend minds, and build a community that continues to carry the torch today. Happy 50th Anniversary, Grateful Dead!