The Congress

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Conductor Matt Butler is a genius! However he got inspired to come up with this idea of improvisational conducting talented musicians was brilliant. The reason that I say this is because it is very pleasant and beneficial to all parties when musicians are happier than the crowd. Everyone wins! There are only a few inspirational times when that happens. I see it when I am at major festivals and musicians are collaborating, or I see it in super jams such as the Everyone Orchestra.

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.

Nate’s Night: Fox Street and The Congress come together for an evening of dance, food and drink for a good cause. From soul and funk to gritty southern rock, the second-annual Nate’s Night will be bigger and better than ever. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit the Nathan Yip Foundation and Youth on Record (formerly Flobots.org).WHEN: Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m.

Well, it wouldn’t be NedFest without a little rain and a lotta Vince Herman. As the first hopeful few sauntered on to the grounds last Friday, we dared the sky to open up wider and keep pouring down on us. It hadn’t stopped us Nedestrians before (we’re no fair-weather fans) and it certainly was not going to now that Whitewater Ramble, leaving tradition behind, plugged in and opened up the weekend with some lively tunes.

NedFest is pleased to announce that one of Denver's hottest up-and-coming bands has just been added to Saturday's line-up. The Denver Post calls these guys "Colorado's answer to the Black Keys." The trio of Scott Lane on guitar, Jonathan Meadows on vocals, and Mark Levy on drums is a rock band but with heavy R&B leanings.

For the last two months, SoulFax Sessions  has brought together a staggering group of talented musicians from some of the best up-and-coming bands Denver’s vibrant music scene has to offer. Each Thursday night features a diverse line-up of players culled from a roster over over 30 local musicians who currently are involved in the project. The Park House has been bumping every week as these great musical minds bring live music and dancing to a part of Denver that has been craving a scene just like this for years.

Park House and Listen Up Denver! are teaming up to present SoulFax Sessions every Thursday Night at Park House. Park House is a restaurant and bar that opened a few months ago in the old PS 1515 Catering House at the corner of Colfax and Madison, and the music loving owners have remodeled the place beautifully.

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present West Water Outlaws & The Congress to the Boulder Theater on Friday, November 2nd.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 10:00 am for $10 in advance and $12.50 the day of the show.West Water OutlawsThe Outlaws were formed in early 2010 when singer Blak

I was beginning to worry about the health of rock and roll.  I grew up on mid-late 70s rock.  At that time rock  was the music, [along with disco,] that was really the 'pop' of the day.  A lack of Internet and MTV surely helped assist this reality.  My reality, anyway.  I lived in a number of areas as a little kid where -- regardless of demographic -- the main music blaring from one's house would be blues-rock-based.Time marches on, and music changes..

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