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Mon, 04/19/2010 - 10:59 pm

Legendary drummer and co-founder of the Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzmann, (who played every show in the band’s illustrious 30 year career as well as The Dead incarnations since) first met funky bluesman and voodoo electronic pioneer Papa Mali at a festival in 2008. Bill recalls in a recent interview, “We first met at the Oregon Country Fair last year. He was the headliner on the main stage, and I sat there and watched him and went, ‘This guy's for real man, I like this guy.' Then we met, after that he came over to my trailer that I was staying in and you couldn't separate us, we talked for hours. It was just one of those natural things, you know? You can't plan it, you can't make it happen. And then we started playing together.” Since that meeting the band has played numerous shows including shows in Oahu and Maui for Halloween, a New Year’s Eve run in Maui, a Midwest festival tour, Austin City Limits Festival and numerous other events.

Bill and Papa recently entered a studio in Austin and recorded a new CD featuring bass virtuoso Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green, JFJO) and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard (Willie Nelson and Friends). Reed and Papa first shared the stage in 2008 during a string of Mardi Gras shows in Colorado called The Big Easy Blowout which raised thousands of dollars for both the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Tipitina’s Foundation and also featured Page McConnell (Phish), Russell Batiste (Funky Meters, PBS), Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (Wild Magnolias, Golden Eagles) and many others. The synergy between the two was immediate and powerful. Matt Hubbard joined Bill and Papa for their last several tours and adds his unique flavor to every tune. Together they will rock a mighty sound that will incorporate several tunes from the Grateful Dead repertoire, Papa Mali originals, some New Orleans and Southern songbook interpretations and a brand new batch of Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan lyricist) originals that were co-written with Papa Mali. The CD is expected to be released in early 2010 and will be touring heavily to support the new music.

7 WALKERS: BILL KRUETZMANN FEAT. PAPA MALI & FRIENDS

Sat June 5, 9:00pm | Tickets on sale now through the Fox Theatre box office

Internet 24-7 at www.foxtheatre.com

Phone: During box office hours: 303.443.3399
Mon, 05/17/2010 - 11:21 pm

Singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick emerged in 1994 as part of a group of new female alternative singer/songwriters, much in the vein of Liz Phair. Raised in Ipswich, MA, she began singing in coffeehouses after dropping out of college and eventually wound up in Boston. Her major breakthrough arrived one night when she replaced Morrisey's opening act less than an hour before showtime. Ferrick's performance impressed Morrisey, who invited her to open for him during the rest of the tour. The tour earned her a small cult following, as well as a contract with Atlantic Records.

She released her debut album, Massive Blur, in 1994 to good reviews; the critical reception for her stripped-down second album, Willing to Wait, earned even stronger acclaim. Even so, Atlantic dropped her in 1995, prompting Ferrick to go indie by signing with W.A.R.?, a Colorado-based company. She remained with W.A.R.? over the course of several albums -- including Everything I Need, Freedom the concert recording +1 before taking a lesson from fellow songwriter Ani DiFranco and forming her own label, Right On. Capturing her enigmatic stage persona, Ferrick issued Skinnier, Faster, Live at the B.P.C. in early 2001 and followed its release with a studio album named Valentine Heartache.

Releasing albums on her own label proved to be a welcome change of pace, and Ferrick spent the decade issuing a string of studio records and live releases. She also toured regularly, often logging as many as 150 shows per year. After releasing her 14th album, Goodbye Youth, in 2008, Ferrick shifted her focus to the artists who inspired her, resulting in the release of a covers album, Enough About Me, in 2010.

Friday June 18, 9:00pm
MELISSA FERRICK
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Tickets on sale now at the Fox Theatre box office

Internet 24-7 at www.foxtheater.com

Phone: During box office hours: 303.443.3390

 

Sat, 06/05/2010 - 2:56 am

The Fox Theatre, FMQB, KBCO and Car Toys are proud to announce the return of the 2nd annual FMQB Triple A Conference to Boulder, Colorado, Aug 11 – 14. Headliners for this year’s showcase at the Fox Theatre will include Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Guster and Keane with additional performances by artists such as Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, One eskimO, Carney and Dr. Dog. After taking over the event in 2009, FMQB (Friday Morning QuarterBack), in conjunction with new Triple A Conference partner, Car Toys, will once again be putting the country’s best Triple A format artists in front of industry decision makers, in an attempt to decide the climate of the upcoming year’s radio playlists.

Past performers for the Triple A Conference include Coldplay, Citizen Cope, Gomez, Ben Harper, Cake, Dave Matthews, Michael Franti, Bonnie Raitt, Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Aimee Mann and Paulo Nutini.

Fox Theatre Main Stage Schedule:

Wed. August 11

97.3 KBCO, FMQB and The Fox Theatre Present

Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Dr. Dog.

Thurs. August 12

97.3 KBCO, FMQB and The Fox Theatre Present

Guster, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Delta Spirit

Fri. August 13

97.3 KBCO, FMQB and The Fox Theatre Present

Keane, One eskimO and Carney

(all shows are 21+)

Car Toys Outdoor Conference Stage:
Featuring up and coming artists including Bascom Hill, Dawes, Truth & Salvage, The Rescues, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights and Robert Francis. More artists to be announced.

How to get tickets!

97.3 KBCO Interactive members will have access to a limited number or pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday June 10 at 10a.m. All other remaining tickets will go on sale, Friday June 11 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available online at www.foxtheatre.com and at Albums on the Hill. There will be no phone sales for FMQB Triple A Conference.


About FMQB
FMQB (Friday Morning Quarterback) recently celebrated its 40th  anniversary of serving the music and radio industries with high quality unique content, insight articles and news. Founded in 1968, FMQB has established itself as the premiere destination for music and radio industry professionals. FMQB’s famed monthly magazine is read by over 10,000 industry professionals, and our industry leading Web site (fmqb.com) boasts over 3.5 million hits per month with over 300,000 visitor sessions, and an exclusive industry database of over 5,000 music and radio professionals.

About Car Toys
Car Toys is the largest independent car audio and mobile entertainment retailer in America with locations in major cities across the western United States including Seattle and Spokane, Washington, Portland, Oregon, Denver, Colorado Springs and Ft. Collins Colorado, and Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas.

Fri, 07/23/2010 - 4:54 am

San Francisco-based band Tea Leaf Green got their start in the relationship formed between guitarist Josh Clark and drummer Scott Rager, who played in a high-school band together in Arcadia, CA. After graduation, Rager enrolled at San Francisco State College, where he met bassist Ben Chambers. When Clark moved to San Francisco, the three began playing together as a trio. Their first paying gig was attended by Trevor Garrod, a singer/songwriter and keyboard player who had moved to San Francisco looking for other musicians to play with. Garrod met the three others, and soon they were playing together as a quartet. They built a following in Northern California and self-released the albums Tea Leaf Green, Midnight on the Reservoir (2001), Live at Slim's, San Francisco CA (2003), Living in Between (2004), and Live at the Independent (2004).

They issued their first national release, Taught to Be Proud, in 2005 and within a year they were opening for Gov't Mule, Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews Band and a host of other lauded musicians. In 2007, longtime bass player Ben Chambers left the band and was replaced by Reed Mathis, formerly of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. Mathis's stylistic versatility on bass proved to be the perfect fit for the band. In 2008, Tea Leaf Green went on to re-release their first three studio albums as the triple-CD compilation entitled Seeds. Later that year the band followed up with their next studio album Raise Up the Tent.

In June 2010 Tea Leaf Green released Looking West, their first studio album in 2 years. The release is a compilation of road-tested, fan favorite songs that the band has never recorded in the studio. The album marks a new chapter for Tea Leaf Green and represents the artistic and individual growth of the band since their formation more than a decade ago.

In a few short years, these road warriors have built a strong following, consistently filling venues across the country and becoming a warmly received, go-to band on the festival circuit with stand-out performances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, 10K Lakes, and The Echo Project, among others. Sharing some of the style and substance of musical contemporaries My Morning Jacket, Wolfmother, and the Raconteurs, Tea Leaf Green conjures the spirit of bands like '70s Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and The Grateful Dead, taking classic sounds and giving them a present-day polish. Tea Leaf Green reminds us at every turn just how alluring rock 'n' roll can be.

All Ages / GA  / $15.00 adv / $18.00 DOS
 
Tue, 04/12/2011 - 1:19 am

In quick fashion, YAMN continues to take their vision of live performance to new heights and they plan to unveil new material and a larger light show at all of their numerous shows throughout Colorado and the United States in 2011.  Fresh off their Mid-West tour in February and a recent headlining performance at the famed Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, the band is ready for what the rest of 2011 has in store for them. Hungry concert goers will be able to find Yamn at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO on Saturday May 21st with their good friends and local Boulder band, Hot Soup.

Born of Breckenridge, CO, in 2007, and currently residing in Denver, CO, YAMN has been re-arranging their live performances to fit their good-natured Colorado spirit since day one. Once dubbed by a writer as “progressive-electro-trance-fusion with Colorado Jam Rock enthusiasm,” it’s quite difficult to fit this band into a box that is labeled. They are explorers of not just sound, but sight and creativity, leading fans through a chase of sonic themes and into a night of both head banging and dancing.

Brian Hamilton leads the charge on guitars and vocals, executing timely riffs with enthusiastic vocals. All of the guys pitch in on vocals, creating a chorus that layers well with the rhythm section made up of bassist David Duart and drummer Adam Ebensberger. Ryan Ebarb’s work on the keyboards and guitar is often gritty, yet at times as eloquent as the elite of organists. Ebensberger and Duart are the wheels of a sound that seems to capture a road trip, with the other half steering via calling melodies that hint at Electronica, Rock, Funk and everything else on the list of genre. Not to be forgotten is the fifth member of the band: a stage show and lighting rig that will intoxicate the eyes.

For four years Colorado has been dancing away nights to Yamn’s sound, and with more and more high profile shows popping up on their tour dates, new fans will be able to experience and discover this rising force of Rock n’ Roll.

For more information about the band, visit: www.yamnit.com.

Upcoming Yamn Performances:

April 20 – Samana Lounge – Vail, CO

April 21 – Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO (w/ Roster McCabe)

April 22 – Ullr’s Tavern – Winter Park, CO (w/ Roster McCabe)

April 23 – Three 20 South – Breckenridge, CO (w/ Roster McCabe)

May 13 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO (w/ Zobomaze and Acorn Project)

May 21 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, Co – (w/ Hot Soup)

May 28 – Desert Rocks Music Festival – Moab, UT

June 1 – Liquid – Boise, ID

June 2 – Silvermoon Brewery – Bend, OR

June 3 – MT. Tabor Theater – Portland, OR (w/ Jesta)

June 4 – Acorn Productions Urban Music Festival – Bellingham, WA

Tickets are on sale at Fox Theatre Box Office. Call (303) 443-3399 for tickets by phone.

Tickets are also available through our website @ www.foxtheatre.com.

$8 adv / $10 dos

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 5:45 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present William Topley at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 10th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10th for $32.50 in advance and $35 day of show.

Emerging from the swamps of The Blessing and ploughing through the rocky Blues of his solo albums, William Topley delivers an album of acoustic tunes dripping with imagery from across the globe.  Anchored by William’s unique vocal, once praised by legendary Muscle Shoals producer Barry Beckett as the “best he’d ever worked with,” and accompanied by the muscular acoustic guitar of long time musical associtate, Luke Brighty with additional vocals and sterling support from Dorie Jackson, Water Taxi lures you into a world of acoustic wonder.  The track listing features something old, lots of new and all wrapped up in lush vocals, tight harmonies and rich guitar plucking to give you a well rounded and substantial musical feast.  Once again William draws on his traveled past and veracious appetite for new places and adventures to take the listener on a journey that will transport you from the mundane and humdrum to exotic climes on a with dangerous women and liquor, without leaving the comfort of your home.

Water Taxi features acoustic versions of two of William’s back catalogue namely Delta Rain from The Blessing’s first record, Prince of Deep Water and Sweetheart from their second record, Locusts and Wild Honey, which will be familiar to current William fans.  The album starts with Hummingbird (co-write with leading Nashville writer Daryl Burgess), followed by Stony Ground with a lyric delivered from a window staring moment from the back of William’s house.  Water Taxi relates the tale of William’s journeys from the Bahamas to Denver and Trouble Comes At Night is a diary from the last band tour he undertook in the US.  Spanish Waters continues William’s exploration of John Masefiel’s poetry and Watch The Wall is another Hemmingway style adventure, co-written with Toby Tyler.  After Delta Rain, I’ll Be Gone feature Luke on Spanish guitar and the mood abruptly shifts for Luck Don’t Change, which is a minute of Acapella, which should be longer.  Don’t Do That No More is another co-write with Gary Nicholson and Delbert McLinton, which runs into Sweetheart and brings the album to a conclusion.

William Topley

Fox Theatre

Saturday, September 10th

Doors:  8:30 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

Tue, 06/14/2011 - 12:54 am

Z2 Entertainment, FMQB and 97.3 KBCO are proud to present the 3rd annual FMQB Triple A Conference to Boulder, Colorado at the Fox Theatre, August 10th – 12th.  Performers include Brett Dennen, Matt Nathanson, DeVotchka, John Butler Trio, Brandi Carlile, NeedToBreathe, Fitz & The Tantrums, Jeff Bridges and Trombone Shorty.  Tickets go on sale Friday, June 17th at noon.

As a renowned contributor to the music and radio industry, FMQB (Friday Morning Quarterback) is pleased to bring the country’s best Triple A format talent in front of industry decision makers, in an attempt to decide the climate of this year’s radio play lists.

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Fox Theatre Main Stage Schedule:

Wed. August 10th

97.3 KBCO, FMQB and the Fox Theatre Present

Brett Dennen, Matt Nathanson and DeVotchka

Thurs. August 11th

97.3 KBCO, FMQB and the Fox Theatre Present

John Butler Trio, Brandi Carlile and NeedToBreathe

Fri.  August 12th

97.3 KBCO, FMQB and the Fox Theatre Present

Fitz & The Tantrums, Jeff Bridges and Trombone Shorty

Outdoor Conference Stage on The Hill:

Featuring artists such as Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Bobby Long, Lissie, Scars on 45 and Joseph Arthur.

How To Get Tickets:

97.3 KBCO interactive members will have access to a limited number of pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday June 16th at 10a.m.  All other remaining tickets will go on sale Friday June 17th at 10a.m.  Tickets will be available on line at www.foxtheatre.com, Albums on the Hill and Boulder Theater.  There will be no phone sales for FMQB Triple A Conference.

Tue, 08/09/2011 - 2:58 am

97.3 KBCO and Boulder Weekly are proud to present Gregory Alan Isakov at the Fox Theatre on Friday, October 21st, 2011.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 19th for $15.00 in advance & $17.00 day of show.

Gregory Alan Isakov has been described by Boulder Weekly, "Strong, subtle...a lyrical genius" and has been compared to his influences, Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Joe Phelps, Iron & Wine and Nick Drake. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and raised in Philadelphia, Isakov moved to Colorado at the end of the last decade. He recently was named 2008's Best
Acoustic/Folk Artist by the Denver Westword (Audience Award) and was named by the Denver Westword as the Best Singer/Songwriter 2007 
(Critics Award). Isakov is also the 2007 winner of the Telluride Troubador Songwriting Competition.

Gregory Alan Isakov has shared the stage with numerous artists such as Ani Difranco, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Brandi Carlile, Richie Havens, and Fiona Apple. He has appeared at music festivals such as South by Southwest, Falcon Ridge Folk Fest, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Monolith at Red Rocks. On the heels of his latest full length release, "That Sea, The Gambler", Gregory Alan Isakov tours as a solo artist as well as with his band, The Freight. Recordings available at cdbaby.com and iTunes.

Gregory Alan Isakov

Fox Theatre

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Doors:  8:30 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 2:45 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Ziggy Marley at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, October 9th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 19th for $31.00 in advance and $33.50 day of show.

“This album is from my heart,” says Ziggy Marley of his second solo album, Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide).  Embracing both the spiritual and emotional side of life, Ziggy has definitively come into his own as an artist.  The twelve-track album, released early July, showcases Ziggy’s tightly rolled talents as a songwriter (writing all cuts), musician (playing most of the instruments) and producer (shepherding all dozen tracks, with three co-produced by Grammy winner Ross Hogarth).  The only thing more joyful than making it, says Ziggy, is the anticipation of the global tour he expects to kick off this summer.

Written “all over the world,” Love Is My Religion expands upon the personal, social and political themes explored in Ziggy’s debut CD, Dragonfly. Its musical center is clearly reggae, peppered by African percussion and other flavors.  Opening with the subversively danceable “Into the Groove,” Ziggy delves into an upbeat meditation on finding one’s self.  On the title track, “Love is My Religion,” his message is one that “people need to hear,” a unifying devotion to love that “needs to be preached in churches and mosque and synagogues.”  The notion of overcoming stereotypes and superstition informs the slinky “Black Cat,” while the romantic “Make Some Music” finds a partner in the mid-tempo “A Lifetime.”

Friendship is one of the album’s recurring themes, whether as the core of monogamous love or the connective tissue of global brotherhood.  “Friend” and “On the Beach in Hawaii” each offer an ode to love.  In “Keep on Dreamin’,” Ziggy extends the idea into the spiritual world, reconnecting with his father through dreams.  The album’s most political song, “Be Free,” implores the listener to reject the manipulating power of fear.  Slavery and its continuing effects are explored on “Still the Storms,” which laments the crises in nations like Sudan, Rwanda and Sierra Leone by analogizing the path of hurricanes with the path of slave ships.  The album closes with the simple and the complex: an acoustic guitar version of “Love Is My Religion” and a bass-heavy, trip-hop mix of “Be Free.”

After two decades as the driving creative force behind The Melody Makers – a triple Grammy winning act, Ziggy released his debut solo album in 2003, Dragonfly, which featured such guest artists as Flea and John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mike Einziger and DJ Kilmore (Incubus).  He has contributed to a variety of soundtracks including 50 First Dates and Shark’s Tale, in which he delved into acting for the first time, playing the character of Bernie, the Jamaican jellyfish.

In addition to his musical skills, Ziggy founded U.R.G.E. (Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment), a non-profit organization that benefits a wide range of charitable children’s causes in Jamaica, Ethiopia and other developing nations.  More recently he has thrown his support behind the Youth AIDS campaign.

Ziggy Marley

Fox Theatre

Sunday, October 9th

Doors: 7:00 pm

Show Time: 8:00 pm

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:02 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Rose Hill Drive with Dax Riggs at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 15th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 26th for $15.00 in advance and $17.00 day of show.

Following a two year hiatus, except for one gig opening for Jane’s Addiction on New Year’s Eve in 2009, Boulder-based rock and roll band Rose Hill Drive has returned to debut the addition of new member bass player Jimmy Stofer and an entire album’s worth of brand-new material.

In 2003, guitarist Daniel Sproul, his vocalist brother Jacob and childhood friend drummer Nate Barnes began practicing in the basement of the house on Rose Hill Drive in Boulder, Colorado that the Sproul brothers grew up in. Since then, they’ve released two full-length albums, 2006’s self-titled debut and 2008’s “Moon Is The New Earth,” several EPs, and developed a worldwide fan base. In 2009, the trio went on hiatus.

In the ensuing months, Jacob switched from bass to guitar, bassist Stofer came on board, and the newly formed quartet began writing new material, which eventually became the band’s third studio album, 2011’s “Americana.” Stofer was previously a member of such local favorites as Hello Kavita and Dualistics.

Rose Hill Drive’s raw, emotive rock has earned the group high praises from both critics and fellow musicians alike. The band has opened for Wilco, The Black Crowes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Stone Temple Pilots and The Who, among others.

Rose Hill Drive

Fox Theatre

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Doors:  8:00 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 2:28 pm

KGNU & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Cornmeal at the Fox Theatre on Friday, November 18th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16th for $15.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show.

Formed over 10 years ago, Cornmeal has grown from humble beginnings into a nationally recognized live music institution.  Ten years together is no simple task these days, especially the last five have seen the band spending over half the year on the road.  Heavily influenced by American roots & folk music, Cornmeal blends lightning fast tempos & impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire.

In the beginning of 2010, Cornmeal released their first live album, “Live in Chicago, IL Vol. 1” an album that pays tribute to the fans.  For the first 6 years, Cornmeal performed each & every Wednesday in Chicago to small yet loyal crowds.  Throughout the winters of 2007 -2009, Cornmeal returned to Chicago to pay homage to that tradition.  The album is for the fans as a thank you for all the years of dedication, believing in Cornmeal and ro creating a wonderful community for them to come home to.

While playing a blend of high profile venues, jam-band and bluegrass festivals to thousands throughout the region, the band has shared the stage with such highly acclaimed acts as THE DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET, JOHN HARTFORD, THE DEL MCCOURY BAND, LITTLE FEAT, LEFTOVER SALMON, TONY RICE, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, moe., SAM BUSH and UMPHREY’S McGEE.  They have performed at some of the most high profile festivals in the country including Bonaroo, High Sierra, Magnolia Fest, 10K Lakes, Wakarusa and more.  Live in “Chicago, IL Vol. 1” proves that Cornmeal continues to be a band to watch out for.  Every show they play is a unique experience that leaves fans begging for more.

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Cornmeal

Fox Theatre

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Doors:  8:30 pm

Show Time:  9:30 pm

Mon, 09/12/2011 - 4:04 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Garage A Trois at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 16th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16th for $15.00 General Admission.After the success of the quartet’s 2009 release, Power Patriot (also the band’s debut with Benevento replacing original member Charlie Hunter), Garage A Trois headed to Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, LA (where masterpieces by The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder and The Wild Magnolias have been cut) to record with revered engineer/producer Randall Dunn (Cave Singers, Black Mountain, Sun City Girls). As has become the band’s primary focus in its current incarnation, a laser sharp focus was applied to capturing Garage A Trois’ sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic instrumental songwriting. The resulting album, Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil, will only fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today.-Garage A Trois

Fox Theatre

Friday, December 16th, 2011Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 5:29 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Juan MacLean (DJ Set) at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, November 26th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 23rd for $12.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show. 

Since the release of 2009’s The Future Will Come, John “Juan” Maclean has stayed busy remixing artists like Chairlift, Matthew Dear, The Tough Alliance and forthcoming remixes for Yoko Ono and Stevie Nicks. He’s also appeared on both the Holy Ghost! Static on the Wire! EP (shredding guitar solo!) and took front man duties on Shit Robot’s “Grim Receiver”. Juan Maclean is now gearing up for the November 7th release of Everybody Get Close on DFA Records. The digital only album features new and re-mastered tracks as well as remixes from some of his most talented colleagues.

Among the eleven songs are five that originally appeared on Find A Way. “Find A Way” opens the record with call-and-response vocals from Maclean and bandmate Nancy Whang atop an electronic pop base, followed by “Let’s Talk About Me.” “Deviant Device” is laden with dubby percussion and echo-drenched synths reminiscent of Basic Channel. “X2” offers up wide hall of house and robotized vocals. Short and sweet track “The Robot” is filled with mechanical sounds and extraterrestrial noises. “Feel So Good,” from the DJ-Kicks compilation also features vocals from Whang and is built on a rolling loop and an indefatigable beat provided by late drummer Jerry Fuchs. Japanese bonus track “When I Am With You” leisurely moves along on a relaxing romantic groove. Album closer and title track “Everybody Get Close” has mechanical vocals and funky synth bleats that show faint traces of major influences like Zapp and S.O.S. band, respectively.

The three remixes included here differ wholly in character. The Holmes Price remix of “Human Disaster” radically alters the mood from that of the original, delivering a sound that immediately brings Human League to mind. Jee Day’s reworking of the same song reinvents the original creaky piano ballad with disco and house undertones. Meanwhile, Cut Copy’s take on “Happy House” tones down the glee of the original with the inclusion of muscular, brawny vocals.

Juan Maclean and Nancy Whang have begun work on The Juan Maclean’s 3rd LP for DFARecords. In the meantime the digital compilation Everybody Get Close, serves as a handy compilation and welcome reminder of the music Juan Maclean has contributed to both the dance and indie community. It also can only hint at what might come next from the chameleon-like Juan Maclean.

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The Juan MacLean (DJ Set)

Fox Theatre

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show Time:  9:00 pm

Thu, 10/13/2011 - 3:32 pm

97.3 KBCO is proud to present G Love & Special Sauce at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 30th and Saturday, December 31st, 2011. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 14th for $35.00 for the December 30th show and $69.50 for the December 31st New Year’s Eve show.
Philadelphia-based outfit G. Love & Special Sauce emerged in the early ’90s as an alternative-labeled act with an obvious hip-hop influence. Years before rap’n’rock would take over the hard-rock scene, the group was often mislabeled as a novelty group at best. Nearly 15 years later, G. Love (aka Garrett Dutton) is getting the last laugh.
Early on they we were more alternative than hip-hop, and definitely the press or record stores always had a little bit of a problem classifying them, but now after they’ve been around, you can kind of say G. Love & Special Sauce is a rock ’n’ roll band.” It’s not alternative rock, it’s more like garage band rock or even classic rock, but live it’s also like a hip-hop thing too.
Strait off the streets of Philadelphia, G Love a.k.a. Garrett Dutton has taken his unique blend of chicken scratch pickin', harmonica lick blowin', funkifried freestyle, romp stompin b-boy blues tones world wide. Timo Shanko joins G Love on the upright bass, the Houseman on the drums and Mark Boyce on the keys. G Love and Special Sauce have sold over 1.5 million records and performed all over the globe. Not bad for three street performers that met in a Boston reform school.
This music is like a glass of lemonade on a summer day. Front porch strumming with lyrics taking you through every aspect of the daily. This is G Love, "The kid from Philly who's foot won't stop stompin', I eat the beat like a sandwich when my teeth are chompin'" Insatiable love for higher feeling... Check it out!
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G Love & Special Sauce
Fox Theatre
Friday, December 30th & Saturday, December 31st, 2011
Doors:  8:30 pm|Show Time:  9:30 pm

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 1:41 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Infamous Stringdusters Ski Tour 2012 at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, January 18th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, October 21st for $16.00 in advance and $18.00 day of show.The Infamous Stringdusters are at the forefront of a new movement in bluegrass music. Their unmatched virtuosity has enabled them to take acoustic music to a completely new level. They wield an expansive repertoire touching on masters from Jimmy Martin to John Hartford, but their strength lies in their original compositions. Dedication to arrangements sets them apart and extended improvisation makes every performance completely unique. The live Stringdusters experience is anti-formulaic, groove friendly, and mind‐expanding ‐ not your granddaddy's bluegrass.The ‘Dusters’ first two albums were impressive in their own rights. Fork In the Road proved the band’s chops right out of the gate, earning International Bluegrass Music Association awards for Album, Song, and Emerging Artist of the Year. Following that, The Infamous Stringdusters showcased a solidified lineup and exciting chemistry adding guitarist Andy Falco. But Things That Fly, recorded over ten days at Charlottesville, Virginia’s Haunted Hollow Studios and out April 20, 2010 on Sugar Hill, is a different animal entirely.There are a good many lush, new layers to the Stringdusters sound. Explains Book, “I think string bands have a tendency to feel like when they go to record, doing anything that they can’t necessarily replicate 100 percent live is sort of off limits. Instead of saying ‘Well, this is how it sounds when the six of us play it standing around in a circle, so we’re just going to put mikes up and capture it and that’s going to be it,’ we really got a little deeper in the production aspect.”“A lot of those pre-production sessions were focused on arranging the music, because, for us, with six guys and five soloists and three singers, so much of what makes that music uniquely Stringdusters-sounding is the way that it’s arranged,” explains Pandolfi, who’s also the band’s setlist-maker and de facto tour videographer. “Even though the writing credit might only reflect one or two guys, really pretty much all of those songs were a six-way collaboration.”--The Infamous Stringdusters

Fox Theatre

Wednesday, January 18th, 2011Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:30 pm 

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 11:04 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Split Lip Rayfield at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, January 15th, 2012.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 21st for $10.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show.The fire rages on for the powerhouse trio from Kansas, Split Lip Rayfield, as they celebrate the release of their new record, "I'll Be Around." The new album showcases the songwriting talents of mandolin player Wayne Gottstine and banjo player Eric Mardis, tied together by the harmony and deep-bass licks of Jeff Eaton. Such songs as "Aces High," "Heart of Darkness," and "The High Price of Necromancy" will take listeners on a journey of love, loss, change, and dark powers, as they discover what lies in the mysterious minds of SLR.The song for which the album is named, "I'll Be Around," serves as a tribute to the band's fallen teammate Kirk Rundstrom, whose influence on the band and its path was great. Rundstrom's legacy continues to live on in the new album and also the band itself as every live show is dedicated to his memory.Split Lip Rayfield has carved out their own genre of music with their unique sound and instrumentation. Often described as a mix of bluegrass and country with an accent of metal, no other band delivers the experience of the homemade gas-tank bass played by Jeff Eaton, sets the mandolin strings on fire like Wayne Gottstine, or makes the banjo sing like Eric Mardis. Together, they burn up speakers and stages alike providing an unforgettable experience.-

Split Lip Rayfield

Fox Theatre

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Doors:  8:00 pm

Show Time:  8:30 pm

 

Mon, 10/24/2011 - 12:55 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Good Gravy! at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, November 23rd.  Tickets go on sale Friday, October 28th for $8.00.Good Gravy’s flavor can be described as a modern approach to American roots music or Americana. Within their recipe, are the remnants of bluegrass, rock, folk, jazz, and even Caribbean music. This band has an eclectic earthy palette that is even furthered by the use of improvisation, a hard driving rhythm section, and occasional electric instrumentation.While reaching phenomenal energy levels with their acoustics, Good Gravy! pushes their music even further when they use electrics. The artistry and intermittent use of the electrics produces a dynamic story throughout their live shows that is unparalleled. Captivating melodies, thick vocals, intriguing dynamics, and intense improv jams, this bands imagination is fresh in the live music scene. Good Gravy is said to “melt the heart, as well as the face.”Ensuing the paths of the defining bands in the “jam” scene of Colorado, artists such as the String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Leftover Salmon are obvious inspirations. Guaranteed to throw down everything from psychedelic dance beats to slamming bluegrass this modern band takes acoustic song writing to new and exciting realms.-Good Gravy!Fox TheatreWednesday, November 23rd, 2011Doors:  8:00 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 1:11 pm

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Donavon Frankenreiter at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, March 22nd.  Tickets go on sale Friday, November 4th for $20.00 in advance and $22.00 day of show. Along with producer Mark Weinberg, Frankenreiter recorded new album ‘’Glow’ over three days at California's Pulse Studios, utilizing a band of crack players to amp up the original acoustic arrangements into gorgeously polished chill-out rock with U2-esque guitar flourishes ("Shadows"), lush strings ("Keeping Me Away From You"), and bluesy organ wails ("Hold On")."In Your Dreams" is about the haunted home Frankenreiter lived in as a kid, where he imagined "the houses talking to me." On "All Right," what the singer calls "a bitching drum pattern" built on a synthesizer gives way to organic drums, finger-picked guitars and Frankenreiter's smoky vocals."The first thing I do is grab a surfboard or guitar if I'm depressed or bummed – I think that's why a lot of my songs are positive and uplifting, because those two things make me happy. I've really enjoyed living in the moment, enjoying what's going on right now," he says. The disc's title track captures this sentiment perfectly: Riding a sweet, syncopated acoustic strum, the song swells into a beautiful chorus as Frankenreiter sings, "I want to see you glow/I want to see your daylight shining all around your heart.""The sounds are something I've never had on my records, ever," Frankenreiter says, adding he just played his acoustic guitar on the album and was pleasantly surprised by the addition of echo and delay on the disc's electric guitars. "I don't want to say it's a risk, but I don't know what people are going to think," he admits.But in true Donavon Frankenreiter fashion, there's little room for stress on Glow. The album's 10 tracks are the perfect antidote to trying times: warm, organic, and overwhelmingly hopeful. And Frankenreiter is ready to bring the new tracks to his international fanbase as he continues to crisscross the globe on more surfing and musical adventures. "If there's anything I learned, it's that you really gotta be yourself," he says, reflecting on his career. "You can't fool people in music if you want to stick around for a long time."-Donavon Frankenreiter

Fox Theatre

Thursday, March 22nd, 2011Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 2:45 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue & The Zimmermans perform the music of Dylan and The Dead at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, December 15th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 21st for $12.50 in advance and $15.00 day of show.Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Review was formed in 2005 from the top players of the foremost Grateful Dead tribute bands in the Rocky Mountain region.Based originally on a premise of player interchangeability to suit the situation, compatibility and success have coalesced the band into its present configuration. The band's forte lies in its faithful rendering of Grateful Dead material, both originals and covers, and the Grateful Dead's trademark style of improvisation.Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Review is the apex of Colorado’s vast cadre of uniquely talented and “Deadicated” musicians. Over the years, many regional bands have offered up their best efforts toward keeping alive the unparalleled music and party spirit of the phenomenon that was the Grateful Dead. From this cross-pollenating web of specialized tribute musicians has shaken out a pool of players deemed most apt, by popular opinion and support, to offer the truest interpretation of the essence of that legendary band.Unlike many “put a quarter in the jukebox” tribute bands, Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Review delivers a caliber of genuineness, spontaneity and artistic integrity by weaving their own measure of “X factor creativity” into the songs, jams and transitional interludes. Chemistry, both personal and musical, is an important ingredient of the musical high generated by Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue. RMGDR remains aligned with the Dead's creed of playing off the energy of the audience and making them an integral component of the overall dynamic.This chemistry exists both among the band members themselves and between the band and their all-important audiences. It is a closed-loop of positive energy that feeds on itself and tends to elevate gyrating bones off the floor.The Zimmermans, Boulder's own Dylan tribute band, pay homage to the one of the world's greatest songwriters, Bob Dylan!-

Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue & The Zimmermans

Perform the music of Dylan and The Dead

Fox Theatre

Thursday, December 15thDoors:  8:00 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 11/07/2011 - 1:10 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Perpetual Groove at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, February 11th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, November 11th for $13.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show.Rising out of the low country of Savannah, GA in 2001, Perpetual Groove has grown quickly into a formidable international touring organization. Now based in Athens, GA, the band continues to ride an unending wave of momentum buoyed by an enthusiastic fan base and international critical acclaim.Perpetual Groove released their first album, Sweet Oblivious Antidote, in 2003 on Harmonized Records after their first year of solid touring. Besides being the top seller for The Home Grown Music Network that year (it out-sold releases by Phish, Widespread Panic, and others), it was also voted HGMN Top Fan Pick for 2003. The buzz only got bigger on the 2004 follow-up record, All This Everything, which was produced by Grammy award-winner Robert Hannon. LiveLoveDie, their third record was released in March of 2007 and represents a significant evolutionary departure in style for Perpetual Groove. Teaming up once again with Hannon and Tree Sound Studios, the band set forth to create a darker sonic landscape without sacrificing too much of that "PGroove quality" thanks in part to Butler's warm, soaring vocals.HEAL, released in 2010, firmly established Perpetual Groove as more than a jamband with its focus on well-crafted songs. Honey Cuts, an EP released later in 2010, is the most accurate representation of the band's current sound, especially on the track "Cairo."-Perpetual Groove

Fox Theatre

Saturday, February 11th, 2012Doors:  8:00 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 1:56 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, January 5th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, November 18th for $17.00 in advance and $20.00 day of show.Jason Isbell’s most recent album, released is April, is entitled “Here We Rest.” The first motto of Jason Isbell’s home state got changed in the early part of last century to a Latin phrase that translates to “we dare defend our rights”. What starts out as peaceful idyll descends into a defensive posture with the threat of bellicosity just beneath the surface. That’s what tough times will do to a people.Jason Isbell’s home is northern Alabama, a region that has been hit especially hard in the recent economic downturn. “The mood here has darkened considerably,” says Jason. “There is a real culture around Muscle Shoals, Florence and Sheffield of family, of people taking care of their own. When people lose their ability to do that, their sense of self dissolves. It has a devastating effect on personal relationships, and mine were not immune.”As with the last album, the 400 Unit shines. Keyboard player Derry deBorja, guitarist Browan Lollar, bassist Jimbo Hart and drummer Chad Gamble play with either the ferocity or subtlety that the songs call for. Having played over four hundred shows together as a band have given Jason and the guys an innate sense of one another.The original state motto was written by Alexander Beaufort Meek in his 1842 essay outlining the history of the state. The last lines of that history say: “We have shown the condition and character of our population; the Red Sea of trials and suffering through which they had to pass; the fragile bark that floated in triumph through the perils of the tide….From such rude and troublous beginnings, the present population of Alabama, acquired the right to say, ‘Here we rest!’The times are indeed rude and troublous again in Alabama, and Jason Isbell’s inspired album offers both documentation and the same fervent hope that his people will find their rest.--Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitFox TheatreThursday, January 5th, 2012Doors:  7:30 pmShow Time:  8:00 pm 

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 2:21 pm

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Jackie Greene at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 14th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, November 18th for $15.00 general admission.

Discussing the imminent release of “Giving Up the Ghost,” his fifth album and first on 429 Records, Jackie Greene – singer and songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player, acoustic solo artist and electrifying band leader – hesitates to spell things out too much.

“Could we leave some questions unanswered?” he asks. “So people can make up their own minds about things?” Many people have already made up their minds about Jackie Greene, the Americana phenom from Sacramento who made his first album only six years ago and has steadily built up a passionate following among both rank-and-file fans and some of the biggest names in music. Tours with a who’s-who of American roots music - Buddy Guy, Elvis Costello, Susan Tedeschi, Willie Nelson, B.B. King and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott among them – and performances everywhere from the Newport Folk Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival to Bonnaroo, have meant that Greene was recognized quickly by those who know talent, and who saw something rare and promising in him. Their early enthusiasm has only grown with each new album.

Nevertheless, Greene himself is less and less keen on defining himself in a world that wants him to be its latest “New Dylan.” Instead, 27-year-old Greene is thinking big - about death or, more accurately, transformation. He named his new, game-changing album Giving Up the Ghost for a reason. “The phrase refers to the destruction of certain notions and practices that I used to hold in high esteem,” he says. “I’m just sorta sick of being the kid with the harmonica rack. I don’t want to be Bob Dylan.”

And as he prepares his band to head out for another year of serious touring, Greene is giving himself and his band the same sort of license he gave himself as a songwriter. “The recording is the recording, and the live show is the live show, and in my mind that’s different, it sounds way different, and that’s good,” he says. “Live is still the best way to experience music, because it’s pretty pure. If you want to hear something the same way over and over, you can listen to the record, but if you want to hear the song, you go hear it live."

Jackie Greene

Fox Theatre

Saturday, January 14th. 2012

Doors:  8:30 pm

Show:  9:00 pm

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 3:58 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Kraddy at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 28th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 18th for $13.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.The Los Angeles-based electronic-music Don known as Kraddy has always brought the undiluted sound of the underground to new audiences. From his work as a founding member of the infamous Glitch Mob to his groundbreaking solo work, Kraddy (born Matthew Kratz) has always been known for shattering genre conventions while moving crowds everywhere from Red Rocks to L.A.’s famed Low End Theory club. From his breakthrough 2008 hit “Android Porn” to the innovative bangers comprising his latest e.p. Labyrinth (Alpha Pup), Kraddy continues to hybridize hip-hop, dubstep and dancehall with face-melting panache and rock and roll bravado. But the man himself was as surprised as anyone when the mainstream crossed over to him.With its epic melody, dramatic builds, and speaker-shuddering bass drops, “Android Porn” was hailed as the anthem of the decidedly maverick “glitch hop” movement, getting remixed by everyone from Mochipet to breakbeat icon Si Begg. Soon, however, the song started appearing beyond the sweaty, crowded dancefloors that are Kraddy’s mainstay, getting licensed for TV shows like “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “America’s Got Talent”; a Hungarian dance troupe’s outrageous performance to the track quickly became a YouTube sensation.Kraddy’s latest e.p. Labyrinth, overflowing with grandiose symphonics, soulful emotion, pounding rhythm and crunching low end. “My new material had to cause blunt force trauma,” he explains. “These songs are as heartfelt as it gets, but chug like a locomotive. I just love hotwiring thick analog grunge with those unexpected digital tweaks.”Labyrinth signifies the pinnacle of a musical evolution that began when Kraddy moved from his native New York to San Francisco. He soon became a mainstay of that city’s beat scene: changing the game with his 2003 debut album, Truth Has No Path, Kraddy continued to gain notoriety with a series of unorthodox releases, from “Faux Show” (a raw remix of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”) to his second full-length, The Illegal Album, which fused Kraddy’s radical production chops with classic hip-hop/dancehall a capellas. Moving to L.A while releasing notable remixes for the Infesticons and Mochipet and a series of coveted bootleg mashups and mixtapes all built to Kraddy’s latest evolution, which has moved beyond pure electronics: his live shows will soon feature a live drummer, taking Kraddy even closer to a style he calls “Led Zeppelin 3000.” “It’s full and epic and shameless, but Kraddy-style,” he laughs. “That’s what I’ve always want to do, and now I’m doing it.”---KraddyFox TheatreSaturday, January 28th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow:  9:00 pm 

Fri, 11/18/2011 - 12:05 pm

Boulder Weekly & Grateful Web are proud to present Perpetual Groove at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, February 11th.  Tickets are on sale now for $13.00 in advance & $15.00 day of show.Perpetual Groove announce the return of original keyboardist, Matt McDonald!!  The band’s original line up has returned and is ready to hit the road.  Don’t miss the sound and show that is created when these musicians hit the stage together at the Fox Theatre!!Rising out of the low country of Savannah, GA in 2001, Perpetual Groove has grown quickly into a formidable international touring organization. Now based in Athens, GA, the band continues to ride an unending wave of momentum buoyed by an enthusiastic fan base and international critical acclaim.Perpetual Groove released their first album, Sweet Oblivious Antidote, in 2003 on Harmonized Records after their first year of solid touring. Besides being the top seller for The Home Grown Music Network that year (it out-sold releases by Phish, Widespread Panic, and others), it was also voted HGMN Top Fan Pick for 2003. The buzz only got bigger on the 2004 follow-up record, All This Everything, which was produced by Grammy award-winner Robert Hannon. LiveLoveDie, their third record was released in March of 2007 and represents a significant evolutionary departure in style for Perpetual Groove. Teaming up once again with Hannon and Tree Sound Studios, the band set forth to create a darker sonic landscape without sacrificing too much of that "PGroove quality" thanks in part to Butler's warm, soaring vocals.-Perpetual Groove

Fox Theatre

Saturday, February 11th, 2012Doors:  8:00 pm | Show Time:  9:00 pm 

Mon, 11/21/2011 - 3:24 pm
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Bonobo (DJ Set) at the Fox Theatre on Friday, February 24th, 2012. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 26th for $22.50 in advance and $25.00 day of show.
 
In 2003 Bonobo released his first album for the label, “Dial ‘M’ For Monkey.” This was a time when Simon Green a.k.a Bonobo was also focussing heavily on his DJing, playing banging dancefloor sets of hip hop, funk and drum & bass up and down the country and across Europe, a period which reached its apogee with the release of the mix album “Solid Steel: It Came From The Sea.” “Days To Come” followed in 2006, Green opting for a lusher, more live sound than on his earlier records. To tie in with this musical development, he put together and rehearsed a live band that could bring the music of his records to life. “Days To Come” scooped the Gilles Peterson listnerer’s poll for Album of The Year.
 
Over the last couple of years, Bonobo has become one of the premier artists on the Ninja Tune imprint and certainly one of the most listened to, with over 16 million plays recorded on LastFM. His combination of superb live shows and studio wizardry means that he is now perfectly placed to push on into a yet bigger league. With “Black Sands,” Bonobo has made the record to achieve it.
 
The album, “Black Sands,” which arrived at the beginning of 2010, wowed DJmag on first listen, then burrowed its way indelibly into their affections after several more — always the sign of a great record, those that take their time to reveal their charms — such was its sublime, slow-burn subtlety. And it seems they weren’t the only ones, with DJmag readers also voting it their Best British Album of 2010.
 
Indeed, ‘Black Sands’ saw Bonobo experiment with the electronic delights of futuristic two step garage, as on the sexy ‘Eyesdown’ and wonky dubstep, as on the Joker-via-Dorothy Ashby rhythms of ‘Kiara’, threading them into the lush, jazzy, orchestral grooves he’s become latterly known for. Inspired by new producers like Floating Points and Bullion, and nodding to his own past (like the trip-hop-heavy album ‘Animal Magic’), the result was a record that managed to satisfyingly marry his beat-making history and the live instrumentation of his present.
 
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Bonobo (DJ Set)

Fox Theatre

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Doors:  7:00pm

Show Time:  8:00 pm

 

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 4:40 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present El Ten Eleven at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9th for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.

El Ten Eleven is a Los Angeles-based instrumental indie rock duo consisting of Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty. What separates El Ten Eleven from their musical peers is that they are only two musicians on stage creating pounding landscapes of sound with no laptops or sequencers. Dunn switches off (sometimes mid-song) between a double-neck bass/guitar and a fretless bass, while his feet dance on an extensive floorboard of looping devices and effects pedals. He plays everything live, loops himself and juggles all the layers of tracks on top of each other. Fogarty switches between traditional acoustic drums, roto toms and electronic drum pads, usually within each song. To add to the insanity, Fogarty will occasionally loop himself as well.

The densely textured, atmospheric instrumental sounds of their first two full-length albums (the self-titled debut El Ten Eleven and their follow-up Every Direction Is North) have been praised alongside the work of such post-rock elite as Tortoise, Explosions in the Sky, and Sigur Rós. With their third album, These Promises Are Being Videotaped, the duo took a leap in a new musical direction more akin to the work of dance-rock envelope pushers Ratatat and Soulwax.

For their fourth full length, It's Still Like A Secret, the duo took the best elements of their first three albums and combined them into something extraordinary. "On each record we learned a lot about what works and what doesn't,” Dunn explains. “This is hopefully the perfect amalgamation of everything we do.”

El Ten Eleven’s wordless music needs no translation. Perhaps because of this, the band’s songs have been heavily used in the realms of television, film and advertising and continue to be highly sought after. Of significant note are two highly acclaimed PBS documentaries - “Helvetica” and “Objectified” – both of which were nominated for Independent Spirit Awards. These films, directed and produced by Gary Hustwit, were scored by Dunn and prominently feature El Ten Eleven’s music. The band has just signed on to score his third film, "Urbanized," which will be released in 2011.

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El Ten Eleven

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Doors:  8:00 pm 
Show Time:  9:00 pm

 

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 5:06 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Lez Zeppelin at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, March 13th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9th for $15.00 in advance and $18.00 day of show.Lez Zeppelin, the New York City-based all-girl band has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin.Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, It wasn’t long before the group’s reputation for playing Zeppelin’s music with a kind of passion and force beyond anyone’s expectations began to attract major interest from press and industry. In June, 2005, Chuck Klosterman wrote an article for SPIN magazine that featured Lez Zeppelin as a leading protagonist in a trend of all-female hard rock “tribute” bands. He referred to the group “the most powerful all-female band in rock history” and described the rise of bands like Lez Zeppelin as a “kind of multilayered cultural phenomenon.” The fortunes and notoriety of the group surged after this and Lez Zeppelin became provocative subject for the news media across the world. Stories about the group appeared in the Times of London, whose journalist called the band “the best new band I’ve seen all year, no question;” Reuters and CNN.com, which ran a front page feature that called the group so “electrifying” they are “driving club audiences to a frenzy.” The group also appeared as part of a major feature on CBS Good Morning, which ran nation-wide, as well as on many other local TV news spots in New York (ABC, WB) and across the country.Lez Zeppelin is set to launch a full-length tour of Europe, the United States and Japan in early 2011 to support LEZ ZEPPELIN I, and to continue to deliver a musical experience that not only exceeds expectations, but serves as the authentic female counterpart to one of the greatest rock groups of all time.-Lez Zeppelin

Fox Theatre

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 12:12 pm

KGNU & Boulder Weekly are proud to present Greensky Bluegrass at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, February 9th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 9th for $13.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.If you're familiar with bluegrass music, then you're tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They're also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.This quintet from Michigan has been staying up late at all the coolest festivals and stopping to play your favorite clubs and theaters across America for 11 years now. Nearly 175 shows per year has prepared them for the rigorous task of continuity. Greensky Bluegrass isn't slowing down. "They're coming to your town to help you party down." Yeah. Really. Like you never thought possible.At the start of the millenium,some of these guys met, then they met more guys. They thought Greensky was a clever name for a bluegrass band. Fast forward to 2011 when they recorded their fourth studio record, “Handguns.” Among them, words like, "proud," "killer," and "damn right!" have been spoken in regards to the music of Handguns.While they all may be accurate, we hope you'll find far more than you expected, hell - even more than we expected contained in this piece work that may well come to define one of 21st Century America's hardest working musical ensembles.--

Greensky Bluegrass

Fox Theatre

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Doors:  8:30 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

Thu, 12/08/2011 - 12:30 pm

97.3 KBCO & Boulder Weekly are proud to present The Wailers at the Fox Theatre on Friday, January 6th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 9th for $26.50. Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. It’s been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the “one-drop” reggae sound.The history of the band during Marley’s lifetime is well known. Just to recap, their music has sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. This was no accident. Apart from Marley, the Wailers have performed with international acts such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, as well as reggae legends Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Burning Spear. Their most recent collaborators include Kenny Chesney, Eve, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. They’ve also completed innumerable tours over the years, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe, including groundbreaking performances in Africa and the Far East.The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who in addition to being Marley’s most trusted lieutenant, played on countless other classic reggae hits throughout the seventies. The authenticity he brings to the Wailers’ sound is indisputable and yet today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers.“It’s been a wonderful experience, singing with the Wailers because so many of Bob Marley’s songs are still relevant to what’s happening right now. They are of the times,” lead vocalist Koolant says. “Bob Marley was a prophet, and it’s a honor to be part of that. I put my whole self into spreading that message, and it can only help my own development as an artist and as a songwriter.”As enthusiastic audiences have already discovered, Koolant brings his own personal expression to Marley’s songs, revitalizing them for young and old alike. Apart from featuring on a forthcoming Wailers’ album studded with celebrity guest artists, Koolant sings lead vocals on the band’s two latest tracks – one a future lovers’ rock classic called Shining Star, and the other a heartfelt appeal – A Step For Mankind – made on behalf of the World Food Program, co-starring Duane Stephenson. Both songs stand comparison with the band’s finest work from the past. The Wailers have succeeded in turning a fresh page and led by their charismatic new singer, they’re ready to make history once more.-The WailersWith Duane Stephenson

Fox Theatre

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Doors:  8:30 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 1:53 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Kung Fu & Smooth Money Gesture at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, February 2nd.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 16th for $10.00Kung Fu wasformed of a Monday night jam session in late 2009 and this jazz/funk/fusion quintet have hit the ground running and show no signs of slowing down! Kung Fu is making “fusion music” cool again. The band is pure talent and have been able to ride the line between Headhunters era Herbie Hancock and Jaco Pastorius’ Weather Report while incorporating some of the progressive jazz/rock of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Kung Fu is JAZZTRONIC! In their first 2 years Kung Fu have earned themselves repeat performances at  Gathering of  The Vibes and Strange Creek as well as sets at Mountain Jam, Camp Barefoot, The Big Up, Liberate, Bears Picnic, Rock n Roll Resort, Jam at the Grove and many more. People are talking!The members of Kung Fu have played with and/or recorded with The Allman Brothers, John Scofield, Bill Evans, Jazz is Dead, Umphrey’s Mcgee, T. Lavitz, The Disco Biscuits, Stephen Perkins and Karl Denson to name a few.Smooth Money Gesture is infectious groove funk with ear twitching space jams, face melting solos and tight rhythmic changes. Since the new millennium, the band has been honing in on their sound, bringing their music from the East Coast to Alaska; finally landing in Nederland, Colorado where the band permanently resides. The sextet’s sound is rooted in rock and roll with elements of funk, bluegrass, metal, and electronica producing a jam based high energy psychedelic creation all their own. With a variety of musical influences feeding the improvisational groove, and the majority of members contributing vocals and to songwriting, Smooth Money Gesture takes one on an adrenaline rich celebratory journey that never runs out of fuel. The band has just released their debut CD "The Grand Scubian: Evolution” and with their ever expanding tour schedule, are making forays beyond their homebase of Colorado. This next year will see them traverse the Western states and cross the great Mississippi.Sprinkling in the occasional  and unexpected covers or teases from bands such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, or Phish: SMG is constantly twisting and taking the jams to new heights. Integral to the SMG expansive experience, is the job of Bryce on lights and effects. Bryce has been working with SMG, adding a light show that's as over the top as the music, furthering the planetary excursion into vast and grand, Scubian worlds.-

Kung Fu & Smooth Money Gesture

Fox Theatre

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012Doors:  8:00 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 12:09 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Tribal Seeds with Duane Stephenson & Fortunate Youth at the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 16th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 16th for $13.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.With heavy influence from Bob Marley, Steel Pulse, and Midnite, this new and unique group brings a refreshing rock vibe to roots style reggae music. Spiritually driven and musically talented, Tribal Seeds have created an art form for rebel music enthusiast! With comparisons to the legendary group, The Police, they bring an authentic sound that reaches a broad demographic. The group is headed by two brothers, both raised playing instruments since early childhood in San Diego. The lead singer Steven writes the lyrics for the group, and his brother Tony-Ray along with the band produces all their music. They have toured throughout North America as well as Mexico and Hawaii, and have shared the stage with Matisyahu, The Wailers and Gregory Isaacs. They went on tour in 2007 with headliners including Barrington Levy, Yellowman, Israel Vibrations, Tanya Stephens, Elan and many others.Their last full album THE HARVEST was released in June of 2009 & debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts. THE HARVEST is a follow up to their first official, self-titled album which was picked on iTunes “Best of 2008″ list. The new album consists of fourteen new and original songs, written and produced by Tribal Seeds. Lead singer, Steven continues the task of writing the lyrics, while his brother T-Ray (keyboards) and the rest of the band compose all of their music. THE HARVEST was recorded & mixed by Alan Sanderson at Signature Sound studios in San Diego, Ca. Mastered by Erik Lobson at Universal Mastering.Catch Tribal Seeds in 2011 as they tour nation wide in support of their upcoming release, "SoundWaves" Ep.-

Tribal Seeds

Fox Theatre

Friday, March 16th, 2012Doors:  7:30 pmShow Time:  8:30 pm

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 9:15 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present PKB w/ Dr. Phil Good & Smack Thompson at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 7th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, December 16th for $5.00 in advance and $8.00 day of show.Los Angeles based People Under The Stairs, Double K (Michael) and Thes One (Christopher Portugal) are the most successfully independent hip hop duo in the history of Hip Hop. Since their initial full length release in 1998, People Under The Stairs have performed more than a thousand sold out shows, festivals, and world tours spanning 6 continents and 40 countries. With a pioneering DIY ethic, "The P" as they are referred to by their fans, have self-managed, produced and engineered 7 full-length albums and countless singles and side projects. The musical sensibility punctuating their unique brand of hip hop has not only earned them the title "The Steely Dan of Rap Music" but consistent critical acclaim and numerous appearances on the Billboard Charts. Read More...Bringing people together with soulful, original music while sharing amazing times is what Pete Kartsounes is all about. Armed with an acoustic guitar, blazing skill, powerful voice, and relentless heart, Pete inspires and entertains on a quest to make a difference in people’s lives.At the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Pete writes award-winning songs about love, loss, hope, and adventure. In 2009, he earned his newest award as first runner-up in Telluride’s prestigious Troubadour Competition. He is a musical craftsman and truly limitless artist whose songwriting draws from a myriad of musical traditions, including folk, rock, blues, jazz, and bluegrass. Writing ballads and compositions, Pete is best described as a story teller, weaving a tale through his music, taking listeners on a soulful journey. His smoky voice is complimented by a soft texture with depth that stretches beyond his years, as he sings with all consuming passion and conviction.Pete is an energetic performer who has shared the stage with many renowned artists including Jerry Garcia Band, Del McCoury Band, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), moe, North Mississippi All-Stars, The Radiators, The Neville Brothers, John McEuen, Leftover Salmon, and Yonder Mountain String Band. In 2000, Pete was chosen to write and record with Dave Kruzin of Pearl Jam, and members of Blues Traveler.PKB (Pete Kartsounes Band) features Kevin Malone on bass and Ryan Sapp on drums, with talented guests often sitting in. The diverse musicians boast a wide range of skills and instruments, opening the playing field to almost limitless possibilities. The band and trio provides a fuller, richer, live performance with the power to ignite a room and crowd, while solo shows offer listeners an intimate musical encounter that is unique and captivating.-

PKB – Pete Kartsounes Band – Winter Beach Tour

Fox Theatre

Saturday, January 7th, 2011

Doors:  8:30 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

Sun, 12/18/2011 - 7:06 am

KUNC & KGNU are proud to present Snowlive ft. Soulive & JJ Grey with The Hartswick Horns (Jennifer Hartswick, Jon Stewart & Jon Gray) at the Fox Theatre on Friday, February 17th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, December 23rd for $23.00 in advance and $26.00 day of show.  Snowlive Full Pass (3 Shows, 4 Workshops & Commemorative Poster for $250.1pm Saturday  Songwriting & Music Composition with Neal EvansA look into various methods and applied practices Neal uses when writing and composing music. This will be demonstrated through the dissection of many of Neal's works including music written for Soulive/ Film/ Commercial work/ his new solo album/ and collaborations with other artists. This workshop explores the role of inspiration and other driving forces behind composition/writing including Neal's unique approach of left hand bass.4pm Saturday Expanding Your Musical Vocabulary & Improv Techniques with Eric KrasnoGet an inside look at Eric Krasno’s signature improvisational techniques, improve your chord & scale vocabulary, and pick up songwriting tips from one of the most critically acclaimed guitarists alive today. During this session, Krasno will explore general music theory as well as guitar specific topics, including developing a unique tone and a full walk thru of his gear/setup used on the road with Soulive.1pm Sunday  Audio Engineering & Music Technology with Alan EvansEver want to know how Soulive transforms raw tunes into finished songs in the studio? Dig into the producer & sound engineer skills of Alan Evans, as he walks through a variety of topics from studio set up and equipment choice, miking and mixing techniques, Pro Tools tricks and more. This tutorial will feature demos and sample recordings to help you create that new school/old school sound.4pm Sunday  Soulive --- the art of being a band on stage and off the stageSoulive discusses what makes their particular blend of music unique. They break down the musical elements of the organ trio and discuss how a band of only 3 members can create so much sound and excitement. They tip their hat to their musical influences.  Soulive also discusses the keys to longevity and creative growth over a career. 

Mon, 12/19/2011 - 2:59 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present the Shakedown Street performing Europe ‘72 at the Boulder Theater on  Saturday, January 28th, 2012.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 10:00 am for $12.50 General Admission.In the live music venues of the Rocky Mountain region, there are only a few bands that consistently draw large crowds. One of the more notorious is Shakedown Street. By virtue of their success, they have proven that Grateful Dead music is an American musical institution that is rallied by hundreds of thousands and hard to resist . By necessity and demand, there are literally dozens of Grateful Dead cover bands in this country. However, Shakedown Street has garnered a national reputation as being the mother of all Dead bands!! Shakedown Street has provided a musical and spiritual public service for "deadheads" for over 24 years. The Band has performed numerous times with former members of the Grateful Dead including; Vince Welnick (keyboards), Tom Constanten (Keyboards), Melvin Seals (B3 for JGB) and Bob Bralove (the Dead's longtime sound designer.) Shakedown Street has also played with and opened for many national acts including three shows with Hot Tuna, twice with the J.G.B. Band, twice with The David Nelson Band, Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band, several shows with Spirit, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Jerry Jeff Walker, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Arlo Guthrie and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.The bands current arangement includes Josh Rosen (Guitar, Vocals) from Ft Collins, Smokey Joe Weisiger (Keyboards/Organ, Vocals) from Arvada, Edwin Hurwitz (Bass) from Boulder and Scott Swartz (Guitar, Vocals). We can't forget to mention founding/lifetime members Ted Galloway and Rick Starkey, each have played in the band for 18 years plus!! The band is hotter than ever, and obviously having the time of their lives during performances reaching some of the most intense levels in 24 plus years of Shakedown Street. Including the best of the Dead, original compositions, and other great tunes, Shakedown Street has a vast repertoire (over 200 and expanding) featuring many styles of music (rock, country, bluegrass, jazz, swing) thus having the musical capability to provide something for everybody. To keep things interesting and to keep the fans from burning out, Shakedown Street never repeats a show, won't repeat any song in a five night run (except at gunpoint or for big tips), and never really plays the same song the same way twice. This compels the fans to make every show in a multi-night run--they want to see what the band is going to do next and how they are going to do it!!!

Mon, 12/19/2011 - 3:17 pm

2 Entertainment is proud to present WhiteWater Ramble w/ The Henhouse Prowlers & Jet Edison at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, February 21st.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 23rd for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.

Self-described as "High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass", WhiteWater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft it's sound - bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of Mandolin, Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar, Upright Bass, Drums and Vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, WhiteWater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance.

A diverse festival resume has helped bring WWR to stages at events like Wakarusa, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Nedfest, Bohemian Nights NewWestFest, Copper Mountain Sunsation, Desert Rocks, Keystone Bluegrass and Brews, The Denver People's Fair, South Park Music Festival, Westword's Music Showcase, numerous Brew Festivals, and their own annual two day music and camping festival, Ramble on the River.

Their debut album, Red Alert! Live, is a live compilation album and has opened to high acclaim and rave reviews. See what the critics are saying..

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Fox Theater | Boulder, CO
Doors 8:00 pm 
Show 9:00 pm
Mon, 12/19/2011 - 4:09 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Poor Man’s Whiskey at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, February 25th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, December 23rd for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.Poor Man's Whiskey emerged from a rich and vibrant musical scene north of the Golden Gate. What began as a fun side project playing bluegrass instruments quickly evolved into a full time endeavor. Recently, they have performed at such venues as the Fillmore and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. PMW weaves a musical tapestry that is influenced by a wide variety of American music. Rooted in acoustic music, PMW's sound spills into rock, funk, pop, blues, and even disco. PMW has been winning over national audiences with their upbeat performances, zany stage antics, and infectious songs. While seamlessly integrating acoustic and electric instruments the band weaves tales of everyday life, inviting the audience to become a part of each show.PMW has released three studio albums, "Train to California" (2003), "Roadside Attraction"(2005), and in 2009: "Dark Side of the Moonshine" (a double disk set featuring original music as well as the bluegrass interpretation of the Pink Floyd classic album).Notable festivals and shows: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Kate Wolf Music Festival, The Fillmore, SF; Harmony Festival; Strawberry Music Festival; The Great American Music Hall; The Summer Melt Down, Las Tortugas; finals of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.-

Poor Man’s Whiskey

Fox TheatreDoors:  8:00 pmShow:  9:00 pm

Tue, 01/03/2012 - 10:40 am

Boulder Weekly & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Zach Deputy at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, March 14th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 6th for $10.00.

On his latest release Another Day (Eusonia Records, 2011), Zach Deputy demonstrates his extraordinary ability to perform and record in multiple contexts. He conveys the sensibilities of a mature singer/songwriter and demonstrates that he is not merely a "looper"1 with crazy chops, serious pipes and colorful outfits. Another Day offers another look at Zach Deputy and seeks to help him cross over into other audiences. Rich with ballads and mid-tempo songs, the music on this recording is best described as soulful rhythm and blues, with flavors of Al Green, Taj Mahal and Stevie Wonder emerging in the swells, changes and modulations of the music, in the voice and even in the lyrical content. The record will appeal to fans of contemporary artists like Jack Johnson and Amos Lee, but the origins of the style and feel remain classic.

Recorded over 5 days in August, 2009 at Mission Sound Recording in Brooklyn, NY, Another Day emerged as a warm, mellow album, one that is perfect for after hour soirees and sunsets. It is possible that the only benefit to recording with a limited budget in a small window of time is that the raw essence of the session is not stripped away by weeks or months of second guessing and revision. The instincts and experience of the players is critical in sessions like this, and producer Scott Jacoby chose the right guys to fill out the sound and vibe of the record.

Zach Deputy is a soul singer whose music is underpinned by Gospel as much as by any other musical idiom. Equally at home in the Gospel tradition, pianist / organist Will Buthod (Jay-Z, Fat Joe, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Mashonda, The Harlem Gospel Choir) rounded out the studio trio that filled out Deputy's vision for the recording, a vision made real by Jacoby's pitch perfect choice of accompanists. These four accomplished professionals met for the first time on the first day of recording and worked as if they were old friends with a shared history and a common purpose.

In contrast to the music and feel of Another Day, Zach Deputy has made his mark thus far as a touring powerhouse.

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Zach Deputy

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Doors:  8:30 pm
Show:  9:00 pm

 

Fri, 01/06/2012 - 2:15 pm
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Dumpstaphunk at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, February 16th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 6th for $13.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.
 
Dumpstaphunk's musicians have shared the stage with many legendary figures. Ivan and Ian‚ the sons of Neville Brothers Aaron and Art Neville respectively‚ seem to play their instruments flawlessly, and the dirty funk resonates organically from their souls as the offspring and kin of the legendary New Orleans Neville Brothers family.
 
Dumpstaphunk’s latest 10 song self-released LP, Everybody Want Sum (2010) contains original material including the single “Oughta Know Better” (co-penned by Allman Brothers/Govt. Mule’s Warren Haynes), and a more obscure cover of Meter's drummer Zigaboo Modeliste's composition "Standin In Your Stuff". The band’s first EP, Listen Hear was also self-released in 2007. Both albums were recorded at New Orleans' infamous Music Shed Studios in New Orleans, LA and have received outstanding praise.
 
Not uncommon to the festival and live touring circuit, Dumpstaphunk has unleashed notable performances at some of the nation's largest music extravaganzas including Bonnaroo, 10,000 Lakes, New Orleans Jazzfest 2005-2011, Bear Creek, Wanee, High Sierra, All Good and JamCruise 2011. They have recently supported everyone from Widespread Panic and Slightly Stoopid to Galactic and String Cheese Incident.
 
In 2011, the band continued to develop its sound and further push the envelope within a progressive funk sound that has arguably become the most defining in the modern genre from New Orleans. The band took home the trophy for Best Funk Award at the 2010 Big Easy Awards.
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Dumpstaphunk

Fox Theatre

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Doors:  8:30pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 12:31 pm

The Polish Ambassador is a beat machine from the future. Hailing simultaneously from the far reaches of other dimensional Universes and... Oakland, California, this dude drops his own unique blend of electro-funked, glitch-tweaked, wobble-freaked breakbeats that will have you dropping that bottom like it was 92.....3092, that is.The Ambassador builds all of his live sets from a monstrous stash of original drums, bass, synth, and vox lines. "No Genre Left Behind," Sugalski jokes as he blends elements of funk, glitch, idm, hip hop, 80s music, jungle, and dub into a beat soup that will instigate healthy doses of booty shake and fist pump. Claiming to be Poland's ambassador to the Universe, Sugalski has released 6 studio albums, 5 of them independently. Diplomatic Immunity in 2007, The Phantasmal Farm in 2008, I Found Him. Now I Must Kill Him in 2009, Mating Season (released under the Ample Mammal alias) and First Words in 2010. In 2011, Sugalski released his sixth record (Future, Sex, Computers) with a major lablel, 1320 Records with follow up remix record forthcoming this Fall. All 6 albums have obtained favorable press and achieved regular rotation on college, independent, and internet radio, and more than a dozen songs have been placed in nationally televised commercials. Synthesizers and a pure spirit are the Ambassador's primary weapons. Join his army and help Polish annihilate bad beats marring the earth with shame and disgrace.-The Polish Ambassador

Fox Theatre

Saturday, March 17th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 01/09/2012 - 1:05 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Zoogma w/ Eminence Ensemble Trio at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, February 23rd.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13th for $10.00.Zoogma combines the sonic diversity and precision of a DJ with the excitement and immediacy of a five piece rock group. Known for their energetic performances and retina pleasing light show, the band consistently dishes out heavy- weight beat-driven dance parties across the nation. Sets are kinetic, combining live improvisation with carefully crafted beats and melodic textures.Evolving in Oxford, Mississippi, Zoogma’s sound is an eclectic fusion of Electronica, Rock, Jazz, World, and Hip-Hop. This blend of genres results in a musical experience that appeals to a range of audiences with a sound that is refreshingly original, yet steeped in the dance music tradition. With the release of their debut album, ‘Recreational Vehicles,’ along with a relentless tour schedule, the five members have already added their unique voice to the live electronic-rock scene.Sharing the stage with acts such as Perpetual Groove, Pnuma Trio, Big Gigantic, Eliot Lipp, Keller Williams, The New Mastersounds, and Ozric Tentacles, Zoogma is poised to captivate you.-

Zoogma w/ Eminence Ensemble Trio

Fox Theatre

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012Doors:  8:00 pmShow:  9:00 pm

Tue, 01/10/2012 - 1:26 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Drive-By Truckers at the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 10th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13th for $30.00. Flaunting a mix of Southern pride, erudite lyrics, and a muscled three-guitar attack, Drive-By Truckers became one of the most well-respected alternative country-rock acts of the 2000s. Led by frontman Patterson Hood and comprising a rotating cast of Georgia and Alabama natives, the band celebrated the South while refusing to paint over its spotty past. History, Southern folklore, politics, and character studies all shared equal space in the Truckers catalog. It seems simplest to understand Patterson Hood as the director and/or producer of low-budget films, which is maybe what he thought he was doing when this all started. Each is released in record album form under the name Drive-By Truckers and features a closely held assortment of friends and combatants.Ten of those, so far, going back to 1998's Gangstabilly, plus two more under Hood's own name, have delighted the critics and enthralled fans. Each release filled with carefully told, fiercely rendered short subjects. Cinematic songs. Not Ed Wood films, by the way. More...well, did you see John McNaughton's Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer? Or, perhaps better, their friend Ray McKinnon’s short, The Accountant?The new one, the one we're meant to enjoy just now, is called The Big To-Do and ushers in a new relationship with ATO. And it offers up the curious, abiding peace which only great rock can still bring.Which is not to say that Hood and his long-time fellow-travelers -- Mike Cooley (vocals and guitars), along with Brad Morgan (drums), Shonna Tucker (vocals and bass), John Neff (extra guitars, as if there could be such a thing), Jay Gonzalez (keyboards) and studio facilitator David Barbe -- travel only on the darkest side of the street. But they do know the road tolerably well.-Drive-By Truckers

Fox Theatre

Saturday, March 10th, 2012Doors:  8:00 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 1:43 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 15th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 13th for $22.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show.‘Mirror Traffic’ is the new Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks album, recorded at LA's Sunset Sound Studios and at the home of the album's producer, Beck.With the question of a Pavement reunion having been triumphantly answered last year with an Ono-esque "YES", Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks return with their most energized set to date. These 15 songs range from hard-rocking political commentary ("Senator"), to touching, winsome folk ("No One Is"), to virtuosic but melancholy and contrite kiwi pop ("Stick Figures In Love"). The lyrics are as curious as ever but more meaningful than they have been since Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. "This record," concedes Malkmus dryly, "is relatively approachable."As the first producer to work with Malkmus since Pavement, Beck has drawn out a set of performances that ring with clarity and inventiveness. Gone are the long guitar workouts and jams that marked the last couple Jicks albums, replaced with a sharply defined focus and more colorful depth of field. With nearly half the tracks clocking in under three minutes, Mirror Traffic flashes by with a lightness of touch; a decision that band and producer found easy to take: "Beck & I were both burned out on the heavy rocking style," says Malkmus, "and playing to the strengths of a melody felt like the way to go."For someone who has occasionally enjoyed a reputation for throwing ideas into the air and seeing where they land, Mirror Traffic is a confident, heartfelt, direct record. Ease into the seat and enjoy the ride.-

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

Fox Theatre

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012Doors:  8:00 pmShow Time:  8:30 pm

Tue, 01/17/2012 - 3:50 pm

Paper Bird’s backbone is their songwriting, musicianship and a general allergy to all limitations and trends. With eight members and no leader, possibilities are ever unfolding, with fluctuations in style and mood akin to weather patterns.When asked what genre of music they play, they answer “joyful.” The eight-piece band consists of three female singers, accompanied by banjo, guitar, stand-up ...bass, percussion and trombone. Young in age but timeless in spirit, Paper Bird continually captures the hearts of new listeners and long-time fans. Their rare and beautiful approach to music led them to be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and they were voted in the Top 10 Best Underground Bands by Denver Post three years in a row, as well as 5280’s Top of the Town 2009 "Top Local Band". In the last year they have played Red Rocks Amphitheater to an audience of over 8000 people and have shared the stage with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Devotchka, Judy Collins, Doctor Dog, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Glen Campbell, and many more. Their haunting and authentic sound is a refreshing and breathtaking blend of folk, jazz, bluegrass and rhythm and blues.The band’s inception came a few years ago during a vacation in Breckenridge, Colorado. They wrote a song as a cure for cabin fever, and tested playing it standing on a street corner, where they earned a few dollars and decided to form a band. Shortly after they went into the studio and recorded their first self-released album Anything Nameless and Joymaking (2007), which has been a top selling record in local retail stores since its release. Following releases include: A Sky Underground (2009), When the River Took Flight (2010), and Carry On (2011).-

Paper Bird

Fox Theatre

Friday, March 9th, 2012Doors 8:00 pmShow:  9:00 pm

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 10:32 am

The Fox Theatre is turning 20 years old and we're throwing ourselves quite the 20th Anniversary bash! Celebrate with The Funky Meters on March 1st and 2 nights of Leftover Salmon on March 6th & 7th! Tickets for these special shows will go on sale this Friday, Jan. 27th!The month of March at the Fox is going to be pretty special.  In addition to LOS and The Funky Meters, the Fox will celebrate its 20th with The Drive-By Truckers on March 10th, Donavon Frankenreiter on March 22nd, and Gwar on March 31st.  Check out the website for more information.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 3:43 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present GWAR at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 31st. Tickets go on Friday, January 27th for $25.00.

THE TIME IS NOW! On your knees in submission and worship at the feet of the true lords of the underworld, humans! The mighty GWAR is again upon us. Unassailable in grandeur, GWAR emerged from the very bowels of Antarctica and have grown into two-time Grammy Award nominated icons whose influence upon society is far too great to accurately gauge. GWAR is all-ruling and everlasting! Surrender yourself to their remorseless force!

Many have tried to replicate the debilitating sounds and psychological trauma that defines the cosmic collective. No one has succeeded, nor will they, for GWAR is an unconquerable galactic battalion of rage and destruction, who are as loved as they are feared.

Join the members of GWARUrungus, Beefcake, Balsac, drummer Jizmak Da Gusha and guitarist Flattus Maximus — as they mark the 25th year of their re-awakening on planet Earth with new album, Lust In Space, coming August 18th. Recently resigned to powerhouse label Metal Blade Records after an eight-year/two-record absence, GWAR’s latest long player promises to be their most sonically devouring, instrumentally challenging offering to date. A head-jarring, teeth gnashing Molotov cocktail of chronic chaos, songs like “Let Us Slay,” “The UberKlaw,” “Where Is Zog?” and the title track, will silence any remaining skeptics for all eternity.

GWAR: Master's of metal and lords over Earth! Bow down and obey. Lust In Space is upon us.

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GWAR

Fox Theatre

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Doors:  8:30 pm
Show:  9:00 pm

 

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 3:37 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Black Seeds & Rubblebucket at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 14th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 27th for $14.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show. The Black Seeds originate from Wellington, New Zealand, The Black Seeds have carved out their reputation through platinum selling albums, a masterful 8-piece live show, and a unique sound that fuses infectious grooves and melodies with undiluted roots music.  With numerous European festival tours and releases behind them, and a successful 2009 North American release, their following continues to spread quickly around the globe.Led by the vocals of Barnaby Weir and Daniel Weetman, at its core The Black Seeds music is a boundary-crossing sound fusion of big-beat funk, dub, soul, and afro-beat, mixed with vintage roots-reggae.  Described by Clash Magazine as ‘one of the best reggae acts on the planet’, their legendary 8-piece live show brings the raw energy and good vibes wherever it goes. They now have countless sell-out New Zealand and Australasian tours behind them, and regularly perform at many of Europe’s biggest festivals.Lyrically The Black Seeds music expresses messages on different levels. Personal triumphs and failures, the fear of love, death, apathy, and relationships, give a personal insight into the lives of the musicians. Ultimately though, their songs are always under-pinned with an underlying positivity and optimism.Rubblebucket has a unique, afro-beat inspired sound and some exciting recent achievements - including being named Best New Band of 2008 (Seven Days Vermont, a title previously held by Phish and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals) and winning Relix Magazine's Jam-Off Competition - and comparisons having been drawn to Talking Heads, Bjork and Fela Kuti.Rubblebucket’s second studio album, Omega La La produced by Eric Broucek (LCD Soundsystem, !!!, Holy Ghost) @ DFA Studios & mastered by Joe Lambert (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Herbie Hancock) came out June 21st.-

The Black Seeds & Rubblebucket

Fox Theatre

Saturday, April 14th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow:  9:00 pm 

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 4:15 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Mike Doughty at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 1st.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27th for $22.00Mike Doughty and his book "The Book of Drugs." He'll read gleefully dark, haunted, and funny stories about addiction, the rise and bitter collapse of his band Soul Coughing, playing songs in between. There'll even be a Q&A with the audience.Doughty’s newest album was recorded it in a studio in Koreatown, Manhattan, from July ‘10 to April ‘11. Pat Dillett produced. Notable musicians included trusty factotum Andrew “Scrap” Livingston on bass, and the pianist Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, who basically plays with everybody who’s groovy (Justin Bond, Antony and the Johnsons, Glen Hansard, the National, David Byrne, Yoko Ono). The album was released on his own label, SNACK BAR, through Megaforce. I split with Dave Matthews’ label ATO so I could run my own shop and have more control, business-wise.He wrote most of the songs at the legendary artists’ colony Yaddo, where Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, James Baldwin, Truman Capote, Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers, Sylvia Plath, and a lot of other all-time giants worked. It was founded by a railroad tycoon’s wife, in her mansion, built in the 1890s. They put up artists for a month or two, feed them in an opulent dining room, and give them space and time to work.He used a capsule of the antidepressant duloxetine as a percussion instrument on some tracks. He held the tiny pill between his thumb and forefinger, put it close to the mic and shook it so it made a shcka-shcka-shcka! sound.He takes a cynical view of the changes he takes on every album. “I tend to take sharp left turns. Every time I put out a record, the audience seems to like what I did two years ago better. You’d think I could shrug it off because that’s what always happens, but it always gets to me. And every time I make an album I envision all the wonderful new ways that Pitchfork will savage it.”-Mike Doughty: The Book of Drugs: reading, concert, Q&A

Fox Theatre

Sunday, April 1st, 2012Doors:  8:00 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm 

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 9:10 am
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present FUTUREBIRDS at the Fox Theatre on Monday, February 20th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27th for $5.00 in advance and $7.00 day of show.
 
Hailing from the bohemian college town of Athens, Georgia, Futurebirds play laid-back country-rock with an atmospheric, psychedelic twist. The group began turning heads with the release of a self-titled EP, whose backwoods harmonies and pedal steel riffs helped earn a contract with Autumn Tone Records. With the label's help, Futurebirds booked time at Chase Park Transduction -- one of Athens' most renowned studios, with a client list that includes R.E.M., Drive-By Truckers, and Jason Isbell -- and recorded Hampton's Lullaby. The debut album was released in August 2010, and the group issued a follow-up EP, Via Flamina, while touring in support of both releases.
 
2011 has been a large year for Futurebirds. The Athens outfit has released two well-received EPs; road-dogged the nation with bands such as Widespread Panic, Drive-By Truckers, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Gary Clark, Jr., J Roddy Walston & the Business, Thomas Hardy, and grass giraffes; rocked to rave reviews at Bonnaroo Music Festival and Austin City Limits; and generally simply had a swell time—though brains and livers might scream otherwise.
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FUTUREBIRDS

Fox Theatre

Monday, February 20th, 2012
Doors:  8:30 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

 

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 9:14 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Odd Future at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, March 11th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 27th for $30.00.Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, often abbreviated OFWGKTA, is an alternative hip hop collective from Los Angeles, California. The group is led by rapper/producer Tyler, The Creator, and includes rappers Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and Mike G, singer Frank Ocean, producers Left Brain, Syd The Kyd & Matt Martians and other non-musical members, notably Jasper Dolphin and Taco. Jasper and Taco have not had any tracks entirely to themselves, but they do have on Bastard, Radical, and Goblin. Not all members of the group are atheist.There are multiple groups inside the collective: MellowHype (Hodgy Beats and Left Brain), The Jet Age of Tomorrow (Matt Martians and Hal Williams, also known as The Super 3), EarlWolf (Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator), and I Smell Panties (Jasper and Tyler, The Creator).-Odd FutureFox TheatreSunday, March 11th, 2012Doors:  8:00 pmShow:  9:00 pm 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:42 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present SBTRKT at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, April 10th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27th for $20.00.Design is at the heart of this project: first the instruments, then the songs and finally the masks.  Whilst massively prolific, a minimalist ethos runs through the work and style of SBTRKT, not just in the name but in the precision of the sonics and arrangements.        After dropping audacious white-label re-rubs of Goldie & Radiohead in 2009,  SBTRKT has announced himself in 2010 with releases on dubstep stalwarts Ramp + Brainmath  & eclectic indie label, Young Turks.He’s got the airwaves in a stir with Mary Anne Hobbs, Annie Mac, Mistajam, Benji B, Rob Da Bank Toddla T, Sinden and Gilles Peterson singing his praises. Recently SBTRKT has wrapped up remixes for Basement Jaxx, Jack Penate, Portico Quartet and These New Puritans.Recent remixes have left the clubs wanting more and the masked man has obliged in the form of recent collaborative bangers w/ Sinden & Sampha.  Whilst record heads and shop salesmen argue over whether SBTRKTs sound is more “techno”,“neo-garage” or “dubstep”, the forthcoming album plus releases on Tempa, Young Turks and Monkeytown place him comfortably in any category he wishes to occupy.-SBTRKT

Fox Theatre

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012Doors:  8:00 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm 

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 2:00 pm
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Frankenstein Brothers Ft. Buckethead & That 1 Guy at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 26th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 3rd for $25.00 in advance and $28.00 day of show.
 
The Frankenstein Brothers is the combination of Buckethead and That 1 Guy. On September 17, 2008 they released their first album called ‘Bolt on Neck: Prototype #1’.
 
The ever mysterious and amazingly talented guitarist/theme park manager Buckethead has opened the doors to his famed Bucketheadland once again, and this time, he has asked his friends to help him provide thrills and chills to his guests. A variety of intonation is complimented by Buckthead’s array of genre bending guitar playing and songwriting that infuses his trademark frenetic picking and robotic riffage with hypnotic and vividly rich atmospheric elements creating a balance and link between beauty and the beast.
 
“Funky Bean,” “Buttmachine,” Mustaches and Laser beams. It reads like a page out of a Dr. Seuss book, but for Mike Silverman, better known as That 1 Guy, it is just the reality he was searching for. At 150-200 live shows each year people gather to see his mad scientist at work, curiously watching as That 1 Guy plugs an electric chord into the heel of a cowboy boot and transforms it into an instrument. He howls and the audience joins him like a pack of coyotes. Silverman’s back story is not dissimilar to other musicians: he grew up a music geek, influenced by his jazz musician father, and enrolled in San Francisco Conservatory of Music before joining the jazz scene himself as a sought-after percussive bassist. This is where the similarities end, though, and where That 1 Guy began. “In my case, being a bass player, I just felt very restricted by the instrument itself,” he says. “I’ve always wanted to sound different and have my own sound. I was headed that way on the bass, but for me to fully realize what I was hearing in my head sonically I was going to have to do it my way."
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Frankenstein Brothers ft. Buckethead & That 1 Guy

With Wolff and Tuba
Fox Theatre
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Doors:  8:00 pm
Show:  9:00 pm

 

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 3:57 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Soul Rebels Brass Band at the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 23rd.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10th for $12.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show. The Soul Rebels formed when Lumar LeBlanc and Derrick Moss, originally members of New Orleans’ iconic Dejean’s Young Olympia Brass Band, decided they wanted to play the new, exciting music they were hearing on the radio while respecting the tradition they loved. Both New Orleans natives, the pair was steeped in the fundamentals of New Orleans jazz, but inevitably, contemporary styles of music began to seep into their psyches.Soon, the Soul Rebels’ contagious originals and updated takes on standards won them a loyal local audience. They began rocking some of New Orleans’ most beloved live music venues. A chance gig opening for the Neville Brothers got them a real start—and an official name. It was youngest brother Cyril Neville who first called them “Soul Rebels,” a good name for a band that strived to incite positive change in its treasured musical heritage.Since those days, the band has settled on an eight‐piece lineup, building a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in the party‐like atmosphere of a dance club. Their weekly show at Uptown New Orleans spot Le Bon Temps Roulé has been known to descend into a sweaty shout‐along as the band mixes up songs from its five studio albums with hits by Jay‐Z and OutKast. While touring the U.S., the Soul Rebels have shared the stage with notable artists from many corners of the pop and jazz worlds, including Arcade Fire, The Roots, Bootsy Collins, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Counting Crows, Green Day, Drive By Truckers, James Brown, Roy Hargrove, Allen Toussaint, Chuck Brown, Terence Blanchard, The Gap Band, Better than Ezra and many more. Averaging around 250 shows per year, the Soul Rebels have brought the party to stages as far away as South Africa and Europe, playing some of the world’s best‐known music events, including, Umbria Jazz Fest, Antibes Jazz Festival, The Montreal Jazz festival, Bonnaroo, the Wanee Festival and, of course, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.-Soul Rebels Brass Band

Fox Theatre

Friday, March 23rd, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 5:18 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Twiddle with Policulture at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, March 21st.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10th for General Admission $8.00.

Twiddle, a Vermont-based quartet, spins tall-tales over an intricate soundscape of Hi-def shred. They have started a frenzy on both coasts, composing complex arrangements that conjure up Coltrane, Ranglin, and Zappa.  Obliterating the laws of improvisation, Twiddle delivers spectacular climaxes, defiantly weaves through genres, and never fails to leave a crowd lusting for more. It is three-dimensional music. You can see it from all sides, and even serve it to your guests.

They’re the other Vermont-based jam quartet and they’re spreading like wildfire across the country with their self-described “three-dimensional” music. They improvise with the best of them, creating intricate soundscapes with peaks and valleys that keep your ears engaged and your feet moving. Their music has a classic feel and feels like it’s plucked from a different generation.

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Twiddle

w/ Policulture

Fox Theatre

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Doors:  8:00 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 2:52 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Alameda & Ukulele Loki’s Gadabout Orchestra with You, Me and Apollo at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, March 15th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10th for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of show.Alameda is the new Portland-based three- piece outfit founded by singer/guitarist Stirling Myles and cellist Jessie Dettwiler, joined by orchestra Clarinetist, Jennifer Woodall. Compared to the baroque pop of Nick Drake and the slow-core dream pop of early Low, ALAMEDA blends orchestral arrangements with modern instrumentation, thus blurring the lines of genres and moods and offering a lush backdrop for Myles' folk-inspired songs. They take a delicate and intentional approach to song writing, taking Myles' original compositions and further arranging them along with a rotating cast of collaborators, including members of Horse Feathers, AgesandAges, Builders and the Butchers, and musicians from various regional symphonies.Though Alameda is a relatively new band, they have spent the last year cutting their teeth in the music world, having toured and shared the stage with Horse Feathers, Ian Cooke, Nick Jaina, Jen Wood, Quiet Life and Autopilot is for Lovers. In 2010 ALAMEDA released their debut EP Floating Hospital, and in 2011 they will spend much of their time on the road, in support of their debut full-length, Seasons/Spectres, on False Migration Records.-Alameda & Ukulele Loki’s Gadabout Orchestraw/ You, Me and Apollo

Fox Theatre

Thursday, March 15th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 4:49 pm

Colorado Daily & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Adventure Club at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 7th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 10th for $13.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.

Adventure Club is a Dubstep Duo hailing from Montreal. Formed in early 2011, Adventure Club is a production ouftit / DJ duo birthed by local musicians Christian Srigley & Leighton James.

After a blitz in the studio, they’ve released 8 tracks with an Upcoming EP to hit the scene shortly, with remixes ranging from 1950′s classics, post-hardcore rock to the sweet electronic sounds of today.

The original ‘Do I See Color’ is full of their signature vocal chopping, awesome yoi’s and is a tribute to their exceptional production quality.

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Adventure Club

Fox Theatre

Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Doors:  8:30 pm
Show:  9:00 pm
Mon, 02/13/2012 - 4:35 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Good Gravy with Bob Molly at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, March 8th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 17th for $8.00.

Good Gravy’s flavor can be described as a contemporary approach to American roots music or Americana. Within their recipe, are the remnants of bluegrass, rock, folk, jazz, and even Caribbean music. This band has an eclectic earthy palette that is even furthered by the use of improvisation, a hard driving rhythm section, and occasional electric instrumentation.

While reaching phenomenal energy levels with their acoustics, Good Gravy pushes their music even further when they use electrics. The artistry and intermittent use of the electrics produces a dynamic story throughout their live shows that is unparalleled. Captivating melodies, thick vocals, intriguing dynamics, and intense improv jams, this bands imagination is fresh in the live music scene. Good Gravy is said to “melt the heart, as well as the face.”

Original techniques in the composition of their music are paired with influences that are evident. Ensuing the paths of the defining bands in the “jam” scene of Colorado, artists such as the String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Leftover Salmon are obvious inspirations. Guaranteed to throw down everything from psychedelic dance beats to slamming bluegrass this modern band takes acoustic song writing to new and exciting realms.

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Good Gravy w/ Bob Molly

Fox Theatre

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

 

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 6:11 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Local Shakedown with Ramaya Soskin, Dechen Hawk, Wadirum & more at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 3rd. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 17th for $8.00.Ramaya Soskin is an eclectic musician, in search of something much greater than himself and has been writing and performing music in Boulder Colorado since 2000. Starting first at Naropa University, he formed a trio named Specter X. While maturing as a songwriter he practiced his craft and soon started the band SLOWROSA with local songstress Cate Coslor, Tres Altman, Chris Mustaine and Jeb Bows. The band performed with acts such as Devotchka, The Fray, and The Czars at Boulder's Fox and Boulder Theaters.Dechen Hawk was rocked to sleep as a child to Stevie Wonder, and now his music ranges from beautiful ballads to serious backbeat funk. A 2009 graduate of Naropa University, he studied with Bill Douglas, Art Lande, and Janet Feder. For the past 15 years he has performed locally and nationally and shared billing with such legends as Bruce Hornsby, Leon Russell, R.E.M., Ty Burhoe, and the Fun Lovin' Criminals. Music credits for television/film include the Swedish documentary "No Artificial Anything", reality TV's "What's Your Problem", and the indie film "Don Juan's Diary". Dechen was a finalist at the 2003 NCSC Songwriter's Competition and his neo-soul/pop-noir project 'Dechen Hawk & A Murder of Prose' highlights the songwriter's talents.WadiRum was named by the band's leader, Stewart Erlich, after traveling for 6 months in the middle east. Wadi Rum is a region in Jordan where Erlich found himself miraculously healed after suffering a debilitating illness during his travels in the desert. The music is much like the region: raw, powerful, silent and loud in turns, and ultimately healing. WadiRum's songs build to crescendo, with lush harmony, dark, warm bass and cello, and drums that move from subtle to explosive. Each song is different, but the message is the same- the revelation of the human heart.-Local Shakedown with Ramaya Soskin, Dechen Hawk, WadiRum

Fox Theatre

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 1:58 pm

On March 6th, 1992 the Fox Theatre opened its doors in Boulder, Colorado with a performance by the Meters.  The Fox Theatre family is honored The Funky Meters will return to lead the celebration on March 1st to kick off the legendary venue's 20th anniversary month.  Anniversaries are an opportunity to bring family together,  therefore The Fox is excited for Leftover Salmon to perform on March 6th & 7th.  The Boulder based "Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass"  band paved the way for the national jamgrass scene.Over the past 20 years, the sheer number of artists who performed on the Fox stage is staggering.  Over 10,000 artists graced the stage at The Fox, many on their way to international stardom. Radiohead, The Dave Matthews Band, Phish, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, The String Cheese Incident, Ray LaMontagne, 311, Jack Johnson, My Morning Jacket, Deadmau5, Taj Mahal, Coldplay, Run DMC, Moby, The Killers, Wilco, John Fogerty, Bonnie Raitt, Common, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Gilberto Gil, Femi Kuti, Skrillex, The Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Atmosphere, Counting Crows, Burning Spear, Widespread Panic, Ween, Social Distortion, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Flaming Lips, Warren Zevon, Kings of Leon, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Fray, 3oh!3, Pretty Lights, Ryan Adams, Modest Mouse, The Shins, Gil Scott Heron, John Butler, Robert Palmer, Death Cab for Cutie and No Doubt are just a snippet of incredible performers who started their illustrious careers at The Fox. Whether a young, up and coming local act or a legend, the Colorado community enjoys the best music the world has to offer at The Fox.For the past two decades, The Fox has tirelessly worked to create the best environment to see live music. It’s a true honor for The Fox to celebrate this milestone and we look forward to another 20 years of incredible experiences with the Colorado community we cherish.To see a full list of artists performing during the anniversary month, visit www.foxtheatre.com

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 2:53 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Eligh & Amp Live at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, March 20th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 24th for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of show.Eligh, a self-described “genre-breaking, obsessive bass fiend” has continued to sustain himself as a salient figure for over fifteen years within the increasingly fickle and rapidly revolving world of hip-hop. The Los Angeles native has maintained his respected status by fearlessly veering from the traditional trajectory, which is often limited to beats and rhymes. Instead, Eligh has chosen to fabricate projects that incorporate the gritty sounds of the UK dub scene, the unorthodox styling of indie rock, the lush guitars and honesty of folk music, and the complexity of jazz, all without losing the listener in a musically esoteric composition. Eligh is well known for his recent collaborations with The Grouch.Amp Live is building a rep as one of cali’s most talented and diverse music producer/djs. After his dreamy soulful beats for the hip hop group Zion I, he has been able to produce for major and independent artist such as Akon(Warner), Flipsyde(Interscope Records), Nicole Schercenger of the Pussy Cat Dolls(Interscope), Tokyo Police Club, MGMT, Linkin Park , Goapele, and Mystic. Most importantly Amplive’s most recent success has been his critcally acclaimed “Rainydayz Remixes” album for the rock group Radiohead’s In Rainbows LP. Always experimenting, Amplive has also done rock, dance, electro, mashups, and drum ‘n bass.In the past years, Amp Live has been a part of the video game industry, having his production being one of the main features for the Sony Traxxpad and also a basketball player character in the NBA 2K6 to the newly released 2K10 video game. Finally, Amp’s beats have been featured on a number of movies, tv shows, and commercials, which include Nestle’s “Wonka Candy-Feed Your Imagination” series, “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Dirt” by Courtney Cox, “Friday Night Lights”, “Honey”, “Big Fat Liar”,”Leperchaun 4″, “Americas Top Model” by Tyra Banks, ESPN Sports center, and the “Jamie Kennedy Show”.-Eligh & Amp Live

Fox Theatre

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 9:03 am

97.7 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present James Morrison at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012.  Tickets go on sale Friday, March 2nd for $20.00 in advance and $23.00 day of show.As the title of James Morrison’s third and by far best album suggests, “The Awakening” is the sound of an artist coming of age. In his personal life, Morrison has become a father, while losing his own father after the latter’s long battle with alcoholism and depression. At the same time, Morrison, 26, has matured as a singer, songwriter and musician, enabling him to channel all of that emotion into his most accomplished collection of songs yet. “My first two albums felt like practice shots,” he says, “and now I’ve graduated. In many ways this feels like my first proper album.”He has sold out arena tours, gigged coast-to-coast in America as well as in Australia, Japan and across Europe; he has performed on Jimmy Kimmel’s and Jay Leno’s TV shows in the States; sung in front of tens of thousands at London’s Hyde Park supporting both Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder; appeared on Herbie Hancock’s Grammy-winning album The Imagination Project – singing a widely acclaimed cover of Sam Cooke’s A Change Is Gonna Come; he has been voted Best Male at the 2007 Brit Awards; and – at just 21 – was the biggest-selling British male solo artist the year his debut album, Undiscovered, came out.Fortunately, The Awakening has turned out to be the album that James Morrison always had the potential to make – at last a worthy platform for his extraordinary singing voice. “This time I wasn’t worrying about success at all, and that’s why it was really enjoyable. I didn’t feel I had to go for the big, loud notes all the time – I just sat back and sang how I felt and it all just came flooding out.”-

James Morrison

Fox Theatre

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012Doors:  8:00 pmShow:  8:30 pm

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 2:18 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Augustana at the Fox Theatre on Friday, May 4th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 16th for $20.00 in advance and $22.00 day of show.Augustana's new self-titled album, featuring the first single, "Steal Your Heart," is available now. The band, which is fronted by vocalist/lyricist Daniel Layus, recorded the album in Los Angeles with Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Jacquire King, who is known for his work with Kings of Leon and Norah Jones, among others."The creative and musical progression of this record feels like the most true expression of who this band is in its most basic form," said Layus. "We worked really hard to bring the sound to a new frontier, but not so far that it lost that sense of organic sensibility."The album delivers on the emotionally resonant, rootsy pop/rock that Augustana have become known for since launching themselves onto the scene with their major-label debut, 2005's All The Stars and Boulevards. The album reached No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. It also spawned two Top 40 hits, "Stars and Boulevards" and "Boston," which was certified digital platinum. The band's follow-up, 2008's Can't Love, Can't Hurt spawned the singles "Sweet and Low," and "I Still Ain't Over You."Augustana hit the road even before ‘All the Stars and Boulevards’ was released, crisscrossing clubs with the Stereophonics before graduating to much larger venues. By the time the band was logging well-received stints opening for Snow Patrol, Dashboard Confessional and Counting Crows, “Boston” was in rotation on radio, the video was getting plays under VH1’s “You Oughta Know” banner, and the band knew it was onto something.They are currently touring in support of their new self- titled album. Fronted by a charismatic, deeply thoughtful songwriter with a powerfully expressive voice and effortlessly backed by natural musicians. It’s more than a band. It’s organic when it happens. The members get together and they just know. Each realizes he will never be better than he is when he’s playing with these other guys. And so it is with Augustana.-

Augustana

Fox Theatre

Friday, May 4th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow:  9:00 pm

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 1:34 pm
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Mariachi El Bronx with Two Gallants at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 17th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, March 30th for $15.00 in advance and $17.00 day of show.

Mariachi el Bronx was probably conceived in August of 2006 in Los Angeles’ infamous “Downtown Rehearsal.” The Original El Bronx line up, or at least as it appeared on TV. featured guest appearances from Zander Schloss ( Wierdos, Circle Jerks) and Keith Douglas (Mad Caddies). The project triggered something inside all of them that was unexpected. They instantly started writing new songs. The body of this record was written all over the world. As the Bronx played, El Bronx wrote.

Once they were home the territorial pissings of punk once again worked their way into our lives as we completed writing what was to become Bronx III and Mariachi El Bronx. They discovered that they had more than enough songs for a record, now it was time to cement the sound. Vincent Hidalgo, son of David Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys) joined El Bronx in late 2007. Vincent really helped bring everything together. As a unit we poured our heart and soul into every song, musically and lyrically. Jon Avilla (Oingo Boingo) was picked out of a prison line up to produce the record. It was at his studio in the San Gabriel Valley where they put the finishing touches on the record.

What had started as an act of rebellion had become something bigger than the sum of its parts. Alfredo Ortiz (beastie boys / money mark) plays percussion and an unnamed string quartet that did them a “solid” but wouldn’t give them their names due to contractual obligations to the television show “American idol.” Mariachi El Bronx touches on many facets of mariachi music, the most well know being norteno as well as jorocho, juasteka, bolero and corridos.

It may seem strange for a band that blasts the audience into outer space every night to take this direction, but mariachi music is every bit as much of a soundtrack to southern California as punk. They are seamlessly intertwined. The band will perform in a variety of different ways, sometimes incorporating mariachi into their punk set, sometimes 2 nights at a venue performing each band respectively, often times having one band open up for the other.

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Mariachi El Bronx

Fox Theatre

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Doors:  8:00 pm
Show:  9:00 pm

 

 

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 7:25 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present West Water Outlaws at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, May 9th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 13th for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.The Outlaws were formed in early 2010 when singer Blake Rooker accidentally walked into the wrong statistics class, hazily. He ran into a friend from freshman year at CU, Will S. Buck Esq. who had interest in forming a band. After fifteen minutes of what felt like brothers meeting for the first time, Rooker and Buck discovered each others love for down home blues and dirty rock and roll, and a band practice was scheduled for later that evening. After a few practices and some spirited writing sessions the band started playing parties in the basement of Rooker’s house. Interestingly enough during the mass explosion of dj software and macbook pros, not many parties in Boulder featured live Rock & Roll bands at this point in time. The rock parties were a hit and the band began playing out at bars and local clubs for a small fee of beer and food. After adding Andrew “Monkey” Oakley on drums and Vincent “Funky” Ellwood on bass, The West Water Outlaws have managed to win the 2010 CU battle of the bands, and share the stage with national acts such as Rose Hill Drive, Dirty Sweet, The Swayback and Rival Sons. Using recoring time won in the battle of the bands, the Outlaws released their first official EP entitled “Crooked Angel,” recorded, mixes and mastered at Coupe Studios.In June of 2011 The Outlaws booked their first regional tour ever and piled into a black F250, later known as “Black Sabbath,” and headed south with only four total shows confirmed. West Water was an instant hit on their first stop in Memphis, Tennessee and was immediately offered another show the following night. By the end of the month, the band had played over twelve shows in four cities and grown their fan base by 25%.West Water Outlaws are a down home rock and roll band that adds new ideas to an old sound. They take influence from timeless bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Funkadelic, Bill Withers and contemporary artists like The Black Keys, The Roots and Queens of The Stone Age and combine them into a synthesis of styles that range from gritty blues to roots reggae, heart felt soul and hard hitting rock.There’s no telling what The Outlaws are cooking up next but it’s a guarantee that their shows will be high energy and rowdy both on and off the stage. This will be a band to watch as they strive to be the next big thing out of Boulder.

Thu, 04/12/2012 - 11:00 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present WhiteWater Ramble at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 3rd.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 13th for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of show.Self-described as "High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass", WhiteWater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft it's sound - bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots Americana. The Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of Mandolin, Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar, Upright Bass, Drums and Vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations. Whether playing an intimate encore, acoustic and unplugged in the crowd, or surfing on top of the upright bass, WhiteWater Ramble delivers a powerful and memorable live performance.A diverse festival resume has helped bring WWR to stages at events like Wakarusa, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Nedfest, Bohemian Nights NewWestFest, Copper Mountain Sunsation, Desert Rocks, Keystone Bluegrass and Brews, The Denver People's Fair, South Park Music Festival, Westword's Music Showcase, numerous Brew Festivals, and their own annual two day music and camping festival, Ramble on the River.Their debut studio alblum, All Night Drive features 12 genre-jumping original tracks complimented by a who’s who of guest artists that showcases this formula. Produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth fresh off projects with Greensky Bluegrass and Great American Taxi, the album leverages 6 years of touring, writing and arranging the very best of WWR’s original pieces.Guest artists include Steve Molitz of Particle/Phil&Friends, Josh Clark of Tea Leaf Green, Erik Yates from Hot Buttered Rum, Grant Gordy of the David Grisman Quintet and Pete Wall on Saxophones.-

WhiteWater Ramble

Fox Theatre

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012Show Time:  9:00 pm 

Sat, 04/21/2012 - 6:16 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present An Evening with (the music of) Dylan and The Dead featuring the Zimmermans & Dead/Phish Orchestra at the Fox Theatre on Friday, May 25th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 20th for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.The Zimmermans are a Boulder-based band that has been bringing the music of Bob Dylan to the Front Range since 2006. Their set blends a healthy mix of iconic songs with some of the hidden gems in the Dylan catalogue, providing something for everyone in the audience. The music is at times rocking, at times funky, and at times soulful, but always energetic. The band’s passion for Dylan’s music shines through at every show, reminding audiences why these songs are still as vital today as they were 30-40 years ago. Formed in 2009 on the front range of Colorado, DeadPhish Orchestra brings an utterly unique perspective to the Jamband and Tribute scene through its seamless blend of Phish and Grateful Dead. The band features former and current members of Great American Taxi, Phix, and Mason's Children, and created significant buzz through their 2011 performance at the Powellapalooza Festival when String Cheese Incident's Michael Kang joined the band for a full set. Audiences are kept guessing with segue-ways such as My Friend, My Friend > Friend of the Devil, Help > Slipknot > Sand > Slipknot > Frankenstein, Antelope > Cumberland Blues > Antelope.Each show is merely a humble attempt to capture the spirit and energy of two great bands whom we have grown up admiring, and have inspired us both musically and personally. DPO features former and current members of Great American Taxi, Phix, and Mason's Children and has set up shop at Quixote's True Blue n Denver, with occasional visits to the mountain towns and appearance in festivals. DeadPhish Orchestra humbly invites you to Split Open and Melt Your Face.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 10:29 am

Colorado Daily And Twist & Shout are proud to present Sharon Van Etten at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, August 19th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, April 27th for $12.00 in advance and $14.00 day of show.The shimmering sound of Sharon Van Etten's Jagjaguwar debut album, Tramp, both defies and illuminates the unsteadiness of a life in flux. Throughout the 14 months of scattered recording sessions, Van Etten was without a home -- crashing with friends and storing her possessions between varied locations. The only constant in Van Etten's life during this time was spent in Aaron Dessner's garage studio.A two- year journey brought her to that point of instability. Upon the release of epic (Ba Da Bing; 2010), Sharon Van Etten surprised the music world with a touching embrace. Having established herself as a reliable performer around New York, and coming off the release of her spartan first effort, Because I Was In Love (Language of Stone; 2009). Since epic's release, she has opened the Pitchfork Music Festival, played The Hollywood Bowl with Neko Case and at Radio City Music Hall with The Antlers, sung on new records for Beirut and Ed Askew, and collaborated with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Megafaun on the Songs Of The South project.Now, one year later, Van Etten unveils Tramp, an album showcasing an artist in full control of her powers. Tramp contains as much striking rock (the precise venom of "Serpents," the overwhelming power of "Ask"), as pious, minimal beauty (the earnest solemnity of "All I Can," the breathtaking "Kevins," "Joke or a Lie"); it can be as emotionally combative ("Give Out") as it can sultry ("Magic Chords"). Contributions from Matt Barrick (Walkmen), Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), Zach Condon (Beirut), Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Julianna Barwick, and Dessner himself add a glowing sheen to the already substantial offering.Van Etten has traveled far, and if her displacement took an emotional toll, she offset those setbacks with a powerfully articulated vision. And so, once again, each listener will discover their own moments along the way, and the debates as to the best song start anew.

Wed, 05/02/2012 - 4:57 pm

Have you felt a few drips on your head at shows lately? Yes, we’ve rocked the roof off the Fox Theatre and after 20 years it’s time to replace it (and improve the climate control while we’re at it)!Don’t fear! The Fox Theatre is only closing for 2 short months. We will be announcing shows all summer long and will reopen with a full schedule of shows the first week of August, including the 20th year anniversary FMQB not-to-be-missed shows. Keep checking our site and stay in touch on our Facebook page so you don’t miss any show announcements or on-sale dates! The Fox Theatre Box Office, located across the street at Albums On The Hill, will be open Monday through Friday 11am-3pm. Fox Theatre tickets are also available at the Boulder Theater Box Office 7 days from 3pm-7pm during the summer or on line at www.foxtheatre.com To see a full list of artists performing, visit www.foxtheatre.com and www.bouldertheater.com

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:55 am

Z2 Entertainment, FMQB and 97.3 KBCO are proud to present the 4th annual FMQB Triple A Conference to Boulder, Colorado at the Fox Theatre, Wednesday, August 8th – Friday, August 10th.  Performers include Passion Pit, fun., Alabama Shakes, Citizen Cope, Trampled By Turtles, GIVERS, LP, Good Old War, and Allen Stone.97.3 KBCO interactive members and Fox Theatre email subscribers will have access to a limited number of pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday May 24th at 10 a.m.  All other remaining tickets will go on sale to the public Friday May 25th at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available online, Albums on the Hill and Boulder Theater box office. There will be no phone sales for FMQB Triple A Conference.As a renowned contributor to the music and radio industry, FMQB (Friday Morning Quarterback) is pleased to bring the country’s best Triple A format talent in front of industry decision makers, in an attempt to decide the climate of this year’s radio play lists.Free Outdoor Stage on The Hill:Featuring up and coming artists such as Dry The River, Heartless Bastards, Sons of Fathers, Imagine Dragons, and Zach Heckendorf.Fox Theatre Main Stage Schedule:Wednesday, August 8th FMQB, 97.3 KBCO and the Fox Theatre PresentPassion Pit, Trampled By Turtles, and LPThursday, August 9th         FMQB, 97.3 KBCO and the Fox Theatre Presentfun., Citizen Cope, and GIVERSFriday, August 10thFMQB, 97.3 KBCO and the Fox Theatre PresentAlabama Shakes, Good Old War, and Allen Stone 

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 4:16 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present MarchFourth Marching Band at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, August 16th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, May 25th for $10.00 in advance and $13.00 day of show.With a rallying cry of “JOY NOW!” MarchFourth Marching Band (known as M4 by its growing legion of fans) throws itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle. What began as a Fat Tuesday party on March 4, 2003 in Portland, Oregon has over the last 8 years become one of the nation’s best live touring acts. The band will have spent over 180 days and 50,000 miles on the road by the end of 2011 alone, and thanks to word-of-mouth will soon be graduating from “best kept secret” to a band on the brink of exploding in popularity. Aside from the band’s marching band themed costumes, percussion corps and brass, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though the band has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4 is anchored by funky electric bass, and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience. In one 90-minute set the band will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, along the way stopping to sample the deepest grooves of the best of American funk, rock, jazz and boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and sexy dancers. This genre-busting approach is usually the territory of DJs, but this band is real people making music and art in real time—and every show is different.At the core of the band is its DIY ethic. The band has been writing and arranging all of its own material, designing and fabricating its own costumes and merchandise, developing its own choreography and managing itself from Day One. MarchFourth inspires dancing… when the audience can tear its eyes from the kaleidoscope of visual energy (and maybe even a crowd-surfing stilter) pouring from the stage. “Part New Orleans brass ensemble, part groove-heavy rock group, and part vaudevillian circus, this group unleashes such a technicolor experience that using the word ‘concert’ to describe their performance falls flat” (5820 Magazine). M4 provides the opportunity to come together in joyous union with a band whose mission is to seize the moment, bring communities together, and leave everyone feeling as if the world is a better place.MarchFourth Marching Band

Fox Theatre

Thursday, August 16th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 11:49 am

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Aaron Freeman: The Marvelous Clouds Tour at the Fox Theatre on Friday, November 2nd.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 8th for $22.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show.

Aaron Freeman, better known as Gene Ween of Ween, has stepped out from behind his pseudonym to record his first-ever solo record, Marvelous Clouds. Out May 8th, the album features 13 heartfelt interpretations of songs written by 20th century poet/songwriter, Rod McKuen. Marvelous Clouds reunites Freeman with Ben Vaughn, who produced Ween‘s classic 12 Golden Country Greats.The meticulously crafted and stunning result casts Freeman as you’ve never heard him and is sure to prompt a reappraisal of McKuen, who has lived privately and out of the public eye in recent decades.

Having sold over a million albums with Ween worldwide, Freeman’s use of McKuen’s work to articulate one of his most personal efforts to-date marks a new milestone in a career well known for its use of a wide range of vocal styles and song characters. After running away from home in the 1940’s at age 11, Rod McKuen emerged from the influence of the San Francisco Beat scene to become one of the most prolific and top-selling poets and songwriters of the 20th century, earning two Oscar nominations, one Pulitzer nomination, selling tens of millions of books and records. His songs have been recorded by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Johnny Cash to Madonna.

Aaron Freeman: The Marvelous Clouds Tour

Fox Theatre

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Doors:  8:30 pm | Show Time:  9:00 pm

 

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 6:33 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Easy Star All-Stars at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, September 13th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 15th for $16.00 in advance and $18.00 day of show.Combining musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a superb rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts since their live debut in 2003. Thanks to their best-selling tribute album releases, Dub Side of the Moon (2003) and Radiodread (2006), and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2009), the Dub Side remix album Dubber Side of the Moon (2010), as well as Until That Day (2008), an original EP, the Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. Their latest release, First Light, allows the group to grow creatively, unleashing its talent on a disc of totally original music.The Easy Star All-Stars—in any combination of members—have been a resounding success. Their worldwide album sales have surpassed 300,000 units since 2003, with Dub Side of the Moon staying on Billboard’s Reggae Chart since its 2003 release. MOJO picked Dub Side as the second best cover album of all time. Radiodread spent almost 2 years on Billboard’s Reggae Chart and earned praise from the members of Radiohead themselves. As for Lonely Heart's, the record cracked the Billboard Top 200 twice, becoming the first reggae album to do that in over two years.

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 1:44 pm

Boulder Weekly & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Shakedown Street playing Cornell University May 8th, 1977 at the Fox Theatre on Friday, August 17th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 22nd for $12.00 in advance and $14.00 day of show.One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world, Shakedown Street, makes its home in and around the Rocky Mountain region of North America. Spawned from jam sessions at the Ancient Mariner bar in Manitou Springs, Colorado in 1987, Shakedown Street quickly grew in popularity, and garnered a legion of loyal fans who refer to themselves as "Shakeheads". In a few short years, throngs of "Shakeheads" could be found on the highways and byways of the Rocky Mountains, making their way to another Shakedown Street show.In the live music venues of the Rocky Mountains, there are only a few bands that are able to consistantly draw large audiences. Shakedown Street accomplishes this year after year by embodying the Grateful Dead ethos of improvisation and discovery, while maintaining an intimacy and open repoire with its audience. A whole new generation of "Shakeheads" has discovered the positive and collaborative energy found at a Shakedown Street concert. Longtime fans are thrilled to find the band sounding hotter than ever, and having the time of their lives!The band's personnel is comprised of some of the most creative musicians from some of the finest Colorado bands: Smokey Joe Weisiger (Keyboards/Organ and Vocals) from Arvada; Scott Swartz (Rhythm Guitar and Vocals) from Moffat; Edwin Hurwitz (Bass) from Boulder; Josh Rosen (Lead Guitar and Vocals) from Fort Collins; and Christian Teele (Drums and Percussion) from Boulder.Throughout the years, Shakedown Street has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many iconic musicians. Some of these include former Grateful Dead members Vince Welnick and Tom Constanten, as well as Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band, and Grateful Dead technician and keyboard wizard Bob Bralove. Others include Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, The JGB Band, Hot Tuna, The David Nelson Band, NRPS, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Merl Saunders, Mitch Ryder, Spirit, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Big Brother and the Holding CompanWith 2012 marking the beginning of Shakedown Street’s year-long 25th Anniversary Party, big plans are in the making. The band will be performing special celebratory shows throughout the year, that will feature guest appearances of many well known Colorado and national artists. Don’t be surprised to find Shakedown Street in your neighborhood soon!!

Shakedown Street plays Cornell University 05.08.77

Fox TheatreFriday, August 17th , 2012

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 4:27 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at the Fox Theatre on Friday, August 31st. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 22nd for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.

Upon hearing the unique and refreshing sound of Nicki Bluhm, it becomes immediately clear why she is in the midst of a breakout year. Nicki has filled a void in music with her brand of vintage-tinged rocking country soul -- music that's like an enchanting friend you've known for a short while but feels like you've known forever.

Nicki's story began at a New Year's Eve party when she sang an impromptu blues song that caught the attention of musician/producer Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips). With Tim's encouragement Nicki began to write songs and perform in public, and soon was earning fans of her own. They went on to record Nicki's debut album, Toby's Song (2008), which appeared on Jambase's top ten albums of the year. Nicki and Tim were married shortly after and formed her band with childhood friend and guitar player, Deren Ney. The band continued to grow with the addition of Steve Adams on bass (ALO), Dave Mulligan on rhythm guitar and drummer Mike Curry. Nicki has since shared the stage with Chris Robinson, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Pegi Young, Josh Ritter, and many others.

Her sophomore album, Driftwood (2011), shows an impressive expansion of Nicki's natural talent and is well into its second pressing. The sounds range from the AM magic of Linda Ronstadt to the charming duets of Johnny and June Cash to smokey Memphis soul. Since Driftwood's release, Nicki has become the "It Girl" of the San Francisco music scene -- performing with her band, "The Gramblers"; as a duo with her husband Tim; and as a guest artist with an array of revered peformers. Her warm, strong voice and striking presence have undeniable appeal, confirmed by her sensational performances and rousing reception from music lovers at every show...

NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS

Friday, August 31s, 2012
Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm
Mon, 06/25/2012 - 5:53 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Mourning America Tour Feat. Brother Ali with Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman, DJ Sosa & The Reminders at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 13th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 29th for $15.00 in advance and $18.00 day of show.Brother Ali is hitting the road this fall to celebrate the release of his new album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color dropping August 21st. Ali will be accompanied by his new band, Blank Tape Beloved, a 5 piece ensemble that incorporates Jake One's thundering drums with a powerhouse horn section, keys and guitar. He'll be joined on the road by Homeboy Sandman, the newest emcee signed to Stones Throw Records as well as The Reminders, a hip- hop duo from Colorado.Fully recharged and inspired by his eye-opening first trip to Mecca, the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East, and the world wide Occupy movements, Brother Ali is prepared to unveil his fourth full-length offering Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. Created during a self-imposed two-month exile in Seattle and helmed by platinum-selling producer Jake One (50 Cent, T.I., Wiz Khalifa), the album presents a scathing yet honest critique of America and its many flaws while simultaneously presenting a hopeful outlook of its possibilities. Preceded by the release of free music downloads with accompanying music videos such as “Shine On," "Writer’s Block,” and “Not A Day Goes By," Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color is the pièce de résistance.In an age of hip-hop where the paradigm of swag over substance reigns supreme, few emcees are willing to use their platform to tackle the hot-button topics and pressing social maladies of our time - but it’s apparent that Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist Brother Ali is one of those few. Over the course of 14 tracks with assists from esteemed author/ professor Dr. Cornel West, revered Southern hip-hop icon Bun B, and Def Poetry Jam poet Amir Sulaiman, the album brazenly holds a mirror to the idiosyncrasies of American life while simultaneously painting a vibrant portrait of its wondrous potential.-

Mouring America Tour Ft. Brother Ali

With Blank Tape Beloved, Homeboy Sandman, DJ Sosa & The Reminders

Fox Theatre

Saturday, October 13th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 6:01 pm

Allen Stone has added nine dates to his North American headline tour. The fall outing, which will feature special guests Tingsek, Sister Sparrow, Yuna, and Selah Sue on select dates, kicks off on September 24 at Philadelphia’s World Cafe Live. The newly added shows begin with an evening at the Alabama Music Box in Mobile, AL on October 10 and include the run’s closing night – November 16 at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME.A limited number of tickets for the additional North American dates will be available to fan club members beginning tomorrow, June 26, on Stone’s Facebook page and website. The pre-sale tickets will include early entry plus a limited edition download. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, June 29.Allen, whose mother, Sandy Stone, is a breast cancer survivor, has forged a partnership with The Keep A Breast Foundation, wherein fifty cents from every ticket sold on the tour (including pre-sales and ticket bundles) will go directly to the organization. The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is the leading youth-focused, global, nonprofit breast cancer organization.Stone will perform on “The 2012 ESPYs Countdown Show,” which will be broadcast live on ESPN from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Plaza on July 11 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm PT. He will appear on “Late Show with David Letterman” on August 14.The 25-year-old soul singer from Chewelah, WA recently signed to ATO Records, which will give his self-titled album its wide release on July 31. Stone released his album digitally via his own stickystones label last fall. It quickly entered the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and the Top 5 of iTunes’ R&B/Soul charts. Performances on “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Live from Daryl’s House” followed and Esquire, CNN and Billboard named Stone as an artist to watch – all before he had signed with a label.“With his tangle of blond locks and lumberjack sweater, he looks less like a soul singer and more like someone you’d find selling hemp necklaces in Big Sur,” said Forbes.com in a feature exploring his success as an independent artist. “But soon hundreds of slack-jawed hipsters have sheathed their smartphones to listen as he belts out the words to his song ‘Unaware,’ sounding something like the love child of Stevie Wonder and a resurrected Amy Winehouse, if not better.”The New York Times’ Jon Pareles noted: “his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early ’70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music.” “Stone's beautiful music has universal appeal,” said the Chicago Tribune while the LA Weekly declared: “he's the real deal.”Stone’s new single, “Sleep.” was recently tapped by KCRW as “Today’s Top Tune.” You can stream it – and the rest of the album – at www.allenstone.com.

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 2:24 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Jet Edison at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, August 4th. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 29th for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of show.Boulder-based quartet Jet Edison has quickly emerged as Colorado's premier rock/fusion band on the scene today. Following their first year on the road, with headlining tours throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the Midwest, the band enters 2012 with no sign of slowing. In crafting their distinct genre-blending music, each member contributes a wealth of influences from modern rock, '70s prog, old school funk, and '80s dance music. Borrowing from so many styles, their original songs feature strong technical musicianship, varying time signatures, tempos, and dynamics while remaining grounded by thought provoking lyrics and talented improvisation. Together they create a sound as interesting and imaginative as it is groovy and danceable.Jet Edison brings their unique approach to the modern jam scene and word of their captivating, high-energy performances has spread rapidly, gaining them recognition throughout the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. Recently the group was nominated as Colorado’s Best Rock Band in the "Jam/Improv” category by Denver's Westword Magazine for the second year in a row. With larger shows, more extensive tours, and exciting new originals on the horizon, Jet Edison continues to give audiences something to dance about all night long.Jet Edison has been billed with such national acts as Particle, Orgone, Cornmeal, and Marco Benevento, and has performed and played with members of Colorado's most established musicians and bands, a few being Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Joey Porter (The Motet), The Phix, Euforquestra, Mountain Standard Time, WhiteWater Ramble, Elephant Revival, and Kinetix.

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 6:09 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Hot Soup w/ Lo’ Down on the Mothership at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, August 18th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 29th for $8.00.Hot Soup is just the thing! It’s is a thick, rich and hearty combination of funk, rock, fusion, jazz, reggae, blues and other quality ingredients, then garnished with a healthy amount of homemade improvisation for good measure. This Hot Soup is no bland, canned variety; it’s fresh, spicy and packs some serious rock ‘n’ roll flavor.Led by founding members Matt Flaherty on guitar and Mirco Altenbach on saxophone, Hot Soup is a tremendously talented – and deliriously odd – Boulder-based five-piece with a remarkable ability to incorporate every imaginable mutation of rock, and effortlessly combine contrasting styles – and bit of schlock – into its sound. All the ingredients are included for this Hot Soup to become the ultimate Colorado-style rock band.Hot Soup’s new rhythm section brings a heavy element of groove – and talent – to the band’s sound. Joining Flaherty’s searing guitar work and Altenbach’s soaring sax are Naropa University faculty member and African drumming master Scott Parker Mast on percussion, former Zobomaze bassist Sean Dandurand and jazz-obsessed drummer Ryan Sapp, a Detroit-native who also plays with The Pete Kartsounes band.Hot Soup has played to fans all across the Rocky Mountain region and headlined venues like the Fox Theater and played festivals like Tatonka and Powellapalooza. Its members have also performed on stage with, among others, Dave Grippo and Russ Lawton of Trey Anastasio Band, Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident, Jen Durkin of Deep Banana Blackout, Pete Kartsounes, Drew Emmitt and other members of Leftover Salmon. No matter where the band plays, or who joins in, however, the outcome is always an astonished and admiring audience. Like its namesake, the combination of elements in this band is more flavorful than its individual parts, and there is no question that no matter what ails you, Hot Soup will help you feel better. 

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 5:20 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Kottonmouth Kings w/ Big B, Prozak & KMK Side Project at the Fox Theatre on Friday, August 3rd. Tickets go on Friday, June 29th for $25.00.On Aug 14, 2012 The Kottonmouth Kings will release their most prolific and smashing record to date, "Mile High". It includes 18 certified bangers that will cement the Kottonmouth Kings legacy, as one of the most influential and underrated groups of our time. "Mile High" is the Kottonmouth Kings on steroids with a twist of ecstasy and a pot brownie! The sonics and bass alone on “Mile High” will blow speakers from coast to coast! So buy stock in speaker companies, if you need some investment tips. "Mile High" has the Kings passing the mic around like the Harlem Globetrotters pass a basketball. There is not a group on the planet that can rival what the Kottonmouth Kings have pulled off! “Mile High” will have music snobs down on their knees, wiping semen from their cheeks. You will find no traces of tight jeans or trendy indie trash!The Kings are an independent music force! The Kings are seasoned vets ready to storm troop the music industry like Navy Seal Team 6 raiding Osama Bin Laden’s compound! The Kings are here to take no prisoners and make no apologies. The Kings have never stopped pounding and smashing for over 15 years. What other group of our generation has done more collectively and as a unit? What other group releases as much prolific solo and group material. It is high time to recognize that the Kottonmouth Kings are not some novelty weed act - but one of the most intensely original and profound groups of our generation. Don't take our word for it - go to a show and you will see thousands of people lose their fucking minds every time the Kings hit the stage.“Mile High” will also contain a deluxe bonus disc that contains all the original Kings: Saint, D-Loc, Richter, X, & The Dirtball, wrecking tracks all together again! This is history! Spread the good word! Fasten your seat belts and get ready for the flight! It's 2012 and the Kottonmouth Kings have their red eyes set on the future - so be prepared to blast off to whole new dimension when the kings drop “Mile High” worldwide Aug 14th, 2012.-Kottonmouth KingsWith Big B, Prozak & KMK Side Project

Fox Theatre

Friday, August 3rd, 2012Doors:  7:00 pmShow Time:  7:30 pm

Mon, 07/02/2012 - 1:31 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Gourds & James McMurtry at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, September 23rd.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 6th for $18.00 in advance and $21.00 day of show.The GourdsYou would think that after multiple albums and seventeen years of touring coast-to-coast and across the pond, the Gourds would have it all down. Well, they do: they project the alt/indie/roots sensibilities of their hometown, Austin, Texas, better than any music group going. They are also the quirkiest bunch of guys you’ll ever meet. Playing 150 gigs a year while helping raise 12 offspring among them will do that to a band.But from the first notes of “I Want It So Bad,” it’s clear this is a whole ‘nother Gourds on Old Mad Joy. Their previous recordings were all done on the fly, close to home, assembled down and dirty. “We were DIY all the way,” explained bassist and co-composer Jimmy Smith. This one was done in Woodstock, New York, where the band known as the Band articulated American roots music in a series of recordings, some with their occasional front man, Bob Dylan. The Gourds went to Woodstock as the great Austin band. They emerged from the experience sounding like the great American band, with Old Mad Joy as their calling card.James McMurtryThe son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, Too Long in the Wasteland (released in 1989), was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. In 1996, McMurtry received a Grammy nomination for his Longform Music Video of Where'd You Hide The Body. 1997's It Had To Happen received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album.Never one to rest on his laurels, James McMurtry continues to tour constantly, and consistently puts on a "must-see" powerhouse performance. 'The Washington Post' noted McMurtry's live prowess: "Much attention is paid to James McMurtry's lyrics, and rightfully so: He creates a novel's worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets.

The Gourds & James McMurtry

Fox Theatre

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Mon, 07/09/2012 - 1:32 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Xavier Rudd at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 11th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, July 14th for $25.00.

Sometimes, the most unique and special sounds are the most organic. For singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd, connecting land and heart isn’t a matter of conscious art but a humble understanding that everything before us will remain long after we are gone. Crossing cultural lines from the modern world to that of the Aborigines, Rudd continues his journey to become one of Australia’s most iconic voices today with the release of his seventh album (and first for SideOneDummy) ‘Sprit Bird’ on June 5, 2012.

A performer who truly lives to the natural beat of the world, Rudd fuses hypnotic ceremonial rhythms into tender and breezy folk songs, creating a vibe and tone that is unmistakably earthy and excitingly expansive. Not afraid to kick off an album with didgeridoo, rain forest sounds, and aboriginal chanting like he does with opening track “Lioness Eye”, his fearlessness in experimentally incorporating indigenous sounds and rhythms is rarely, if ever, seen in pop music. Accompanied by a plaintive harmonica and acoustic guitar, “Comfortable In My Skin” sets the breezy tone that hearkens Chuck Ragan in a more contemplative mode or what Bob Dylan would have sounded like if he surfed. The lead-off track, “Follow the Sun” ebbs and flows hypnotically, with a lilting guitar line and a flitting harmonica that propels you forward in a breezy haze. By incorporating aboriginal chants into the fabric of the title track, Xavier constructs an epic goosebump-inducing song that soars in otherworldly bliss, cathartically crashing into a whispered hush.

Releasing his debut ‘To Let’ in 2002 to local acclaim, Xavier’s weaving of native music into his folk music helped reintroduce Australians to the sounds and stories of the land’s original owners while revealing an entirely new sound to the rest of the world. Building a strong reputation on his live performances, he has traveled the world playing festivals such as Bonnaroo Music Festival, Lowlands, Rock Werchter, The High Sierra, Wakarusa, etc. as well as touring with Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, G. Love and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

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Xavier Rudd

Fox Theatre

Sunday, November 11th, 2012
Doors:  7:30 pm | Show:  8:00 pm

 

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 2:54 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Beth Orton at the Fox Theatre on Friday, October 12th. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13th for $25.00Elizabeth Caroline Orton, commonly known as Beth Orton, is a BRIT Award–winning English singer-songwriter. Beth was born in Norfolk in 1970 and was raised there until the mid '80s whereupon she relocated to Dalston in North London. Beth's older brothers were punks, yet her own private musical rebellion was folk, immersing herself in everything from Nick Drake and Rickie Lee Jones to The Slits and, eventually, The Stone Roses. These influences shaped Beth's own musical output - a voice that could sooth angels, shatter glass and reduce the hardest of hearts to tears, all within the space of one song; songs as soft as early morning sunshine with lyrics drenched in yearning - songs that ended up as so much more than the sum of just being inspired by the music she held dear. Beth began writing songs based on her personal experiences - an introverted childhood growing up in the sticks, break ups, broken hearts and destructive relationships.Known for her "folktronica" sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica, she was initially recognised for her collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers in the mid 1990s — but these were not Orton's first recordings. She released a solo album, Superpinkymandy, in 1993. Since the album was only released in Japan, it went largely unnoticed by international audiences. Her second solo album, Trailer Park, garnered much critical acclaim in 1996. With the release of the albums Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album Daybreaker, Beth developed a devoted fan base.Her 2006 release, Comfort of Strangers, saw her completely move away from the electronica style, to a much more stripped down folk-based album. Well-known single releases are the hits "She Cries Your Name" and "Stolen Car" and Beth has also received much attention for her stirring cover of The Five Stair Steps' "Ooh Child".

Beth Orton

Fox Theatre

Friday, October 12th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:01 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present An Evening With…Chris Robinson: Brotherhood at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 15th. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20th for $12.00 in advance and $14.00 day of show.In 2011, after more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording, Chris Robinson set off to shape something new, a fresh rock mythology, a breathing kaleidoscopic thing stuffed with chooglin' soul, bedrock boogie and shuffling wisdom birthed in intimate clubs and amongst the tall trees of the Golden State and eventually taken nationwide as the Chris Robinson Brotherhood evolved. What began as an experiment without expectations turned into a 118-show journey for Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) that surprised these seasoned pros as music of unshakeable solidity and exuberant reach poured out of them, a New Cosmic California sound with tendrils reaching to the original Fillmore West, Topanga Canyon and outwards towards far horizons that finds its fruition on the CRB's studio debut Big Moon Ritual, followed by companion album The Magic Door (September)."People were surprised to see a van roll up and just the band and our tour manager roll out," says Robinson. "I'm lugging around this hippy-fied custom Twin Reverb amp at gigs and loading out at the end of the night. Some people asked, "Why are you doing this?' Because you build a temple brick by brick.""This music is unashamedly what we're into," says Robinson, who cites Neu!, Melanie, Flatt & Scruggs, Mel Tillis and Morton Subotnick as regulars in their van listening. "It's not a psych band because you have a Prince Valiant haircut and wear Beatle boots. It's psych because that's where our heads are. We want to make music that blossoms. We want to make music that sounds cosmic."The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is also a torchbearer for rock's 1950's roots, tapping the catalogs of greats like the Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley for their ever-changing cover tune selections-and this band does have a way of truly inhabiting the work of others. "We already feel successful because we have the freedom to do what we want. And it's always cosmic. The times demand it.”--Chris Robinson: Brotherhood

Fox Theatre

Saturday, September 15th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm 

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 8:22 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Other Lives at the Fox Theatre on Friday, October 19th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20th for $15.00 in advance and $17.00 day of show.Other Lives’ latest release ‘Tamer Animals,” unlike their self-titled debut, was tracked in the privacy of the band’s own space in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It was eventually professionally mixed and sanded down around its edges, but it took Other Lives 14 months to get to that point. We’re not talking about lazy Sunday sessions here, either. More like 11 songs that were carefully sculpted over time, with certain sounds creeping up when the record called for them, and nothing that’s forced or rushed. “Every sound has a purpose without being too indulgent,” explains Tabish. “There’s nothing like, ‘Hey, let’s rock out on this!’ It’s homemade in a way. For better or for worse, it’s all our sound.”That sound amounts to one hell of a sweeping listen—an atmosphere, a mood, a state of mind. So while you might find yourself going back to the minor-key melodies of “Dust Bowl III” or the Morricone-caliber arrangements of “Old Statues” more often than not, it’s all part of a greater whole. And since Tabish prefers treating his vocals like an instrument, the lyrics are left open to interpretation.To be honest, they don’t even matter in the end. What matters is how Tamer Animals makes you feel; how it aims to hit you in the chest...hard, like the Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Sigur Ro?s LPs that made Tabish want to write this kind of music in the first place. (If you can believe it, he played in punk bands as a kid and didn’t resume the piano lessons he started in third grade until he was 18.)“I’d rather us be an ensemble than a rock band,” he says. “That’s my goal—to get away from those traditional ideas. It’s not a strength in numbers kinda thing, either, where 12 people are on stage and five of them are playing the same melody. When the music calls for that many players, we’ll go there. We’ll destroy the band itself.”He’s smiling as he says that. And frankly, so are we.Other Lives

Fox Theatre

Friday, October 19th, 2012Show Time:  9:00 pm 

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:22 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Devil Makes Three at the Fox Theatre on Friday, October 5th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20th for $15.00 in advance and $18.00 day of show. With a slightly punky perspective on vintage American blues, The Devil Makes Three is a breath of fresh musical air on its eponymous Milan debut. Laced with elements of ragtime, country, folk and rockabilly, the critically praised, drummer-less trio – consisting of guitarist/frontman Pete Bernhard, stand-up bassist Lucia Turino and guitarist Cooper McBean – brings forth a genuine approach to acoustic music that is deeply steeped in rhythm. “The rhythm is what our band is about,” Bernard enthuses. “We write with rhythm and dancing in mind.” Launched with the “The Plank,” an ode to meeting one’s maker, The DMT’s infectious amalgam of styles talks the talk and it walks the walk right out of the starting gate.We play mainly rock venues where it’s not seated,” Pete explains. “Everybody dances. And except for the instrumentation and the fact that we don’t have a drummer, it’s pretty much like a rock gig. It can get pretty crazy, people are dancing and drinking and yelling. And that’s the way we like it.” Proof that mayhem can be found without a drummer, Bernhard adds, “Our thinking is, ‘Let’s get people to have a good time and get together and go crazy.’The Devil Makes Three intend to spread its fiendish blues across the fruited plain in support of its first proper album. “We thought these recordings are the best representation of what we can do,” Pete says. “And the word is spreading to a vast array of music fans, from Deadheads to punk rockers, bluegrass barflies and beyond. Of their ability to draw a wide spectrum of fans from all genres and ages, Bernhard says, “I’ve never really understood it, but I’ve always been really happy about it.” “We’re not really a genre-specific band,” he concludes. “I’ve actually had people come up to me and say, ‘I don’t listen to anything but hip-hop, but I love The Devil Makes Three. So I think we’ve always tried to keep it so you can’t really define our band. That always keeps things really exciting.”

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 2:00 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Angus Stone at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday Sept 19th. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27th for $17.00 in advance and $20.00 day of show.“I feel like it would be my most personal work to date,” he ventures on the topic of Broken Brights. “I think I’m constantly introverting to that place, to that pocket I’ve always wanted to live inside amongst the songs & the tales that I’ve written. This album holds an essence that I’ve been searching for, for a long time.” That search has taken him to the far-sailed corners of the globe. He’s recorded in a rustic dwelling nestled in the Swiss Alps, beneath Australia’s bright-lit cherry blue skies along the coastline, to a ramshackle log cabin with a view over the lush Indian countryside.On one hand, you’ll find Angus Stone off in his own world, dreaming away, and on the other, he’s energetic, charismatic and quite frank. He’s had to be to keep up with the pace of his career — Stone’s quickly becoming one of contemporary music’s most acclaimed, yet inherently enigmatic, young artists.For the past seven years, he’s been travelling the world as one half of brother-sister duo Angus & Julia, during which time he’s played to spell-bound audiences in sold-out shows at iconic venues like London’s Royal Festival Hall and Paris’s Le Trianon. Together, the artists have sold close to a million records around the world since the release of their debut EP, Chocolates and Cigarettes, in 2005. Now, Angus Stone is setting out on his own.“I’m excited to let go of it all,” he says of Broken Brights: the first solo album he’s released under his own name. “For the people that have listened to Julia and I play for so long, I’m looking forward to handing it over to them so that they can create their own worlds & experiences with the writings. To play live as my own in front of those people, it’s going to be a different trail of gravel & gold, but none the less very exciting.”Stone has drawn upon the ideas and experiences that make Angus & Julia’s music so endearing, whilst offering a fresh perspective on the world that they’ve created. His poignant lyrical musings on life, love, and loss are both familiar and fresh, which will no doubt excite old fans and invite new ones into the fold.In short, what Angus Stone has captured in the recording process is this: memories and imaginings from his pilgrimage around the planet. What he says about going solo could easily sum up the experience of listening to Broken Brights: “It’s a whole different trip.”

ANGUS STONE

Fox Theatre

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 4:24 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present North Mississippi Allstars and Missing Cats featuring John “JoJo” Hermann & Sherman Ewing at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 14th. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27th for $22.00 in advance and $25.00 day of show.North Mississippi Allstars and the Missing Cats, featuring Jojo Hermann and Sherman Ewing, announced today that the two bands will tour together this fall. The tour will include 16 stops over 4 weeks spanning across the country. Audiences will be treated to the Mississippi Hill Country blues tradition of NMA, combined with the New Orleans boogie-woogie piano and raw emotive songwriting of Missing Cats, in what’s sure to be an amazing night of music.Growing up in Mississippinear Memphis, TN, Luther and Cody Dickinson have had a life-long experience in music.  The brothers soaked up the music of their father, acclaimed musician and renowned producer Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi Blues legacy while playing and shaking it down at the juke joints with their blues ancestors. In 1996, inspired by the Mississippi Hill Country blues tradition of local heroes RL Burnside, Fred McDowell, Junior Kimbrough, and Otha Turner, the Dickinson brothers added bass player Chris Chew and formed the North Mississippi Allstars.After more than a decade touring together and releasing five studio albums, three of which were Grammy nominated, the brothers decided to branch out and pursue other projects.  In 2008, Luther played guitar and mandolin on the Black Crowes release “Warpaint” and soon became a full time member of the band.  In 2009 he formed the South Memphis String Band with Alvin Youngblood Hart and Jimbo Mathus, touring moderately and releasing an album Home Sweet Home. Meanwhile, Cody formed his own group Hill Country Revue, which released its debut record “Make A Move” in May 2009.  They followed up with the release of “Zebra Ranch” in the fall of 2010.  The band toured heavily behind the release and has shared the stage with a number of lauded musicians including the Dave Matthews Band, Gov’t Mule and Big Head Todd & the Monsters.North Mississippi Allstars and Missing Cats featuring John “JoJo” Herman & Sherman Ewing

Fox Theatre

Friday, September 14th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 5:03 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Perpetual Groove at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 7th. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 3rd for $13.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show.

Perpetual Groove have unveiled the dates for their “Fend For Your Life” fall 2012 Tour. Following a busy spring and festival season, the band hits the road with dates throughout the East Coast and Colorado, plus 2-night runs in Charleston, Boston and New York. The Athens based band will celebrate Halloween in Baton Rouge with a "Heroes and Villains" theme event, and will ring in the New Year close to home in Atlanta, GA. Earlier this year, PGroove reunited with original keyboardist Matt McDonald and embarked on a renewed era of live performances. Though constantly evolving, their music always maintains a rock and roll attitude with driving momentum. They approach "Fend For Your Life" with an energized voice, synchronized with a newly designed light show. Perpetual Groove 2.0 is in effect.

Fans of Perpetual Groove (or PGroove, as the fans like to call them) are known to follow the band from state to state, night to night, to experience their euphoric live show that features an ever changing set-list. Perpetual Groove's music has evolved into a genre-bending, highly original sound that touches upon jazz-rock, neo-psychedelia, R&B, trance electronica, progressive rock, and anthemic arena rock. Their large catalog of original music offers something for everyone, but the band is also known for their eclectic range of covers; including everything from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls On Parade". The addition of an intense, retina burning, intelligent light show creates an atmosphere unlike any other, assuring fans they'll get a highly polished, yet different show each night.

Perpetual Groove continues to tour relentlessly throughout the United States and is a staple in the US festival scene with performances at All Good Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Jazz Fest, Riverbend and their own annual gathering, Amberland. Perpetual Groove continues to push the envelope in the music industry, touring behind the first ever 5.1 surround sound system and producing the first album to be completely offset by renewable energy credits.

PERPETUAL GROOVE

Fox Theatre

Friday, December 7th, 2012
Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm
Mon, 08/06/2012 - 12:39 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Soul Rebels Brass Band w/ The Revivalists at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, September 6th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10th for $13.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show. The Soul Rebels formed when Lumar LeBlanc and Derrick Moss, originally members of New Orleans’ iconic Dejean’s Young Olympia Brass Band, decided they wanted to play the new, exciting music they were hearing on the radio while respecting the tradition they loved. Both New Orleans natives, the pair was steeped in the fundamentals of New Orleans jazz, but inevitably, contemporary styles of music began to seep into their psyches.“We wanted to make our own sound without disrespecting the brass tradition,” LeBlanc recalls, “so we knew we had to break away.” They found a stylistic middle ground when they spun off and formed a band of young, like‐minded local players from all over New Orleans. Graduates of university music programs throughout the South, the band took the marching band format they had learned in school and incorporated influences from outside the city as well as late‐breaking local styles – R&B, funk and hip‐hop – especially through half‐sung, half‐rapped lyrics. “Most of our originals have vocals,” says LeBlanc. “You wouldn’t have done that in a traditional brass band.”Since those days, the band has settled on an eight‐piece lineup, building a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in the party‐like atmosphere of a dance club. While touring the U.S., The Soul Rebels have collaborated or shared the stage with notable artists from many corners of the rock, pop and jazz worlds, including Metallica, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Cee Lo Green, Arcade Fire, The Roots, Bootsy Collins, Seal, Drive By Truckers, James Brown, Roy Hargrove, Allen Toussaint, Galactic, Slick Rick, Chuck Brown, Terence Blanchard, The Gap Band, Better than Ezra and many more. Averaging around 250 shows per year, the Soul Rebels have brought the party to stages as far away as South Africa and Europe, playing some of the world’s best‐known music events, including, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Umbria Jazz Fest, Antibes Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz festival, the Wanee Festival and, of course, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 4:34 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Head for the Hills at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, November 3rd.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10th for $10.00 in advance and $13.00 day of show. “Head for the Hills has created a sound that is all at once organic, precise, timeless, and brand-new,” as reported by the Missoula Independent. The acclaimed Colorado quartet has been receiving nation-wide recognition in response to their refreshing take on acoustic music. Described as progressive acoustic/contemporary roots, H4TH produces an endearing mixture of homegrown compositions, traditional harmonies, and improvisation. In the live setting, H4TH effortlessly ventures into a myriad of musical styles and sonic landscapes that appeal to a boundless array of listeners.The past year has been outright explosive year for the quartet, having been voted by the Westword Magazine Music Showcase (Denver, CO) as the “Best Bluegrass” band in Colorado, a highly esteemed honor, for 2 years in a row (2010 & 2011). Additionally, the band has been receiving national attention, from their recently released self-titled studio effort. The group was selected to perform at SxSW in 2011, and were also a “SxSW Critics Picks-Must See” choice, via the Austin Statesman/360. The band has a host of music festivals scheduled for summer 2011 including: DelFest, NightGrass at Telluride Bluegrass Festival (Sold Out), High Sierra Music Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival (Bluegrass in Paradise), Yarmony Grass Music Festival (Late Night Set), NedFest, Strings Music Festival, Boats & Bluegrass & more.Head for the Hills have performed, supported, & shared programming with such notables as: David Grisman, Sam Bush, The Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Ween, Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris, Dr. Dog, Little Feat, Nickel Creek, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan, Punch Brothers, Doc Watson, Railroad Earth, and have performed at Wakarusa Music Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival (NightGrass), Northwest String Summit, Mulberry Mountain Harvest Festival, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival (Official Evening Performance), Yarmony Grass Music Festival, Bristol Rhythm and Roots and many more.HEAD FOR THE HILLS

Fox Theatre

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 6:22 am

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Michael Kiwanuka at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, September 30th. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10th for $15.00 in advance & $17 day of show.With Michael Kiwanuka, it’s all about the voice. A voice that he describes as “hitting straight through to the core” with direct, emotional songs about love, yearning, comfort and belonging. It’s a voice that built him a following via MySpace and small London gigs, and led Paul Butler from The Bees to invite him to the band’s Isle of Wight studio to lay down these introductory tracks from what promises to be a major new British singer/songwriter. Which makes it all the more strange, really, that what Michael originally set out to be was a session guitarist who maybe wrote the odd song for other people.Growing up in North London, he struggled at times to see where he fitted in.  An avid England and Spurs fan, he found it hard to imagine a day when a name like Kiwanuka could sit comfortably on the back of a football shirt here. Nonetheless, when his parents took him and his brother back to Uganda to visit family, he and his brother were immediately recognised as British tourists. Like most of his schoolmates, he liked bands like Nirvana, Radiohead, Offspring and Blur, but it was only when he discovered that Jimi Hendrix was black that he understood he had a place playing rock guitar.--MICHAEL KIWANUKA

Fox Theatre

Saturday, September 30th, 2012Doors:  7:30 pm | Show Time:  8:00 pm 

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 6:36 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Heartless Bastards at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, October 17th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17th for $17.00 in advance and $20.00 day of show.Brimming with confidence and creativity, Arrow sees Heartless Bastards pushing their distinctive sound forward with their most eclectic, energetic collection thus far. The album – the Austin, Texas-based band’s first release with Partisan Records – is marked as ever by singer/guitarist/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom’s remarkable voice, at turns primal and pleading, heartfelt and heroic. Songs like “Parted Ways” and the searing “Low Low Low” expertly capture the Bastards’ multi-dimensional rock in all its strength and spirit.Arrow stands as a powerhouse new beginning for Heartless Bastards. “The Mountain was me going through some things after being in a relationship for nine years,” Wennerstrom says. ”This album is kind of like me being comfortable again.” Arrow serves as the recorded debut of Heartless Bastards’ current iteration, their latest and greatest line-up since Wennerstrom first convened the band back in 2003. Drummer Dave Colvin and bassist Jesse Ebaugh – both of whom played on the Bastards’ first-ever demo recordings – returned to the fold in order to play live behind The Mountain.Soon after embarking on tour, Wennerstrom decided to put more meat on the band’s raw bones by enlisting guitarist Mark Nathan, who had ostensibly come aboard to handle the live sound. “I wanted to add another guitar,” Wennerstrom says, “so I asked Mark, ‘What do you think of joining the band?’ and he was into it. I’ve always planned on being a four-piece, but it just takes a while to find somebody that you feel you click with. I’d rather have it be stripped down than just have somebody there for the sake of having them there.” The expanded line-up brought additional color and dynamism to the Heartless Bastards’ already colorfully dynamic rock ‘n’ roll.Arrow is the glorious sound of a four-piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit in full flight, with little outside accompaniment bar conga player Matthew “Sweet Lou” Holmes’s performance on the evocative “Skin and Bone.” “It’s a pretty stripped-down album in a lot of ways,” Wennerstrom says. With Arrow complete, Heartless Bastards are now itching to get back out there.-Heartless Bastards

Fox Theatre

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012Doors:  8:00 pmShow Time:  8:30 pm

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 6:49 pm

Z2 Entertainment & Radio 1190 are proud to present two nights of State Radio at the Fox Theatre on Friday, November 16th & Saturday, November 17th. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17th for $21.00 in advance and $23.00 day of show.The sound of a revolution doesn’t come with a bang; it doesn’t come with a whimper.  Revolution reveals itself like a song. Cultural change starts with inspiration; the desire to break from the status quo and write a new chapter. For these days of uncertainty, the Boston-based trio State Radio set the explosive soundtrack for change with their forthcoming album, Rabbit Inn Rebellion (October 23 via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records).These 11 tracks create a concept album, depicting a dystopia world ravaged by endless war (“Take Cover”), wanton executions (“State of Georgia”), heartless oligarchs (“Big Man”) and the unlikely love between freight train runaways (“Adelaide”). But this isn’t science fiction; these stories are true, revealing facets of the world, as it is today.State Radio’s Chad Stokes (of Dispatch & Chadwick Stokes), Chuck Fay and Mike “Mad Dog” Najarian serve up rock n’ roll realism that weaves together stories of the downtrodden and the oppressed, but never loses its sense of hope. The album is raw and gritty, rolling with thunderous drumming and delectably grimy guitars. If there is a through line of anthemic rock, it’s because the record was crafted from drummer Mad Dog’s basement - just three guys, some amps and ideas. “The best thing about this record is just the raw energy and the basic facts,” Stokes says. “We recorded it to tape with these old amps from the 70s and these big drum sounds in a warehouse.”With these songs, State radio crafts a narrative of where the world is going, and where it has been. If these songs sound like road trip music, it’s because much of it was written on the road…or to be more precise, on the rail.  Between projects, Stokes decided to hop on the trains, the same way modern gutter punks and age-old hobos have traversed the country. Stokes and his brother rode from coast to coast stopping off in cities and towns, picking up stories along the away.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 2:47 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Greensky Bluegrass at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, October 18th. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 24th for $13.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.If you’re familiar with bluegrass music, then you’re tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. Theyre also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.This quintet from Michigan has been staying up late at all the coolest festivals and stopping to play your favorite clubs and theaters across America for 11 years now. Nearly 175 shows per year has prepared them for the rigorous task of continuity. Greensky Bluegrass isn’t slowing down. They’re coming to your town to help you party down. Yeah. Really. Like you never thought possible.At the start of the millenium, some of these guys met, then they met more guys. They thought Greensky was a clever name for a bluegrass band. Fast forward to 2011 when they recorded their fourth studio record, called Handguns. Among them, words like, proud, killer, and damn right! have been spoken in regards to the music of Handguns.While they all may be accurate, we hope you’ll find far more than you expected, hell – even more than we expected contained in this piece work that may well come to define one of 21st Century Americas hardest working musical ensembles.-GREENSKY BLUEGRASS

Fox Theatre

Thursday, October 18th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 3:50 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Signal Path at the Fox Theatre on Friday, September 28th. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 24th for $12.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show.Signal Path began in the mountains of Missoula, MT in 2001 where they forged a unique brand of electronic dance music by splicing technology with raw instrumentalism. Now thriving in one of the most explosive electronic scenes in the country, the Denver based band creates powerful studio work and wildly popular live shows. Playing to packed crowds throughout the US, Signal Path's unique live experience is as beautiful as it is intense as they bend guitars, basses, drums, mandolins, and the bajo quinto around a core of unrelenting rhythm and massive low end production.After releasing five albums of entirely original music between 2010 - 2011 including a full length entitled Imaginary Lines in Sept of 2010, and then releasing a new EP on the first day of each new season throughout 2011. In 2012 this prolific band released a studio project unlike anything they've ever done.Signal Path's new mixtaEP features remixes mashed up with Signal Path's unique take on electronic music. Artists featured include, Zola Jesus, The Roots, Active Child, Skrillex, Austra, Shabazz Palaces, Mode Selektor, Main Attrakzions, Asap Rocky, Sleighbells, and Cults.With this new studio release, Signal Path has taken some of their favorite current artists and sliced, diced, and turned them into a musical collage unlike anything they've done before. From the unlikely, yet emotionally deep Zola Jesus/Skrillex mashup to the instant banger, Swerve, featuring Shabazz Palaces, this new mixtaEP is pure ear candy for not only hardcore SP fans but fans of electronic, hip hop, and indie music as a whole!

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 4:11 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Juno What?! w/ Ill-Mannered at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, September 27th. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 24th for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show. Juno What?! is a shameless dance party. Formed in 2008, the band has quickly become the leading practitioner of high-energy disco booty jams, and live electro-funk.Juno What?! is bringing their illuminated madness to stages across the country. Catalyzing dance floors into sonic landscapes, the band has ignited a devoted following of fans by providing raw, electrifying shows which are devoid of the aimless wanderings of the lesser jam community. Their sound is ahead of its time yet still rooted in the foundation of early-80’s dance grooves with a devout appreciation for sternum-bumping progressive themes. This is a force to be reckoned with.The band consists of Joey Porter (keyboards, talk box) and Dave Watts (drums, samples) from the Motet, and Steve Watkins (keyboards, talk box, bass). This core group is often augmented by special guests taken from the best of the gigging groups on the scene (including founding member Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic). These musicians have gathered their collective talents to focus on this mission of making the world a better place to DANCE!“That’s the whole thing about Juno What?!,” confesses Porter, “being shameless.” For him, it’s about exuding an overall rhythm that sounds profound, and prompts listeners to get up and groove for minutes on end. “We’re saying shake your butt,” he says, with a laugh. “People need that in life—times are stressful.”JUNO WHAT?!

Fox Theatre

Thursday, September 27th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 4:26 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present MartyParty at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 27th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 24th for $16.00 in advance and $18.00 day of show.

Whether performing as a member of PANTyRAiD, or through solo performances as MartyParty, Martin Folb brings in a fresh breath through the EDM community as his musically diverse, all-original live shows that have been widely regarded as some of the best in the business. The South African-born Brooklyn native has been storming festivals and clubs through North America with his original style of seductive and melodic bass that crosses over the genres of hip hop, trap, dubstep, and EDM. The result is an amusement park ride through a symphonic purple odyssey that explodes into a one-of-a-kind live experience.

With headlining spots on the Monsters of Bass Tour, Lightning in a Bottle Festival, Camp Bisco, and more, MartyParty’s live set is a seamless voyage through his original music collection, taking the audience on a melodic journey through emotion and dance. Intense bass, huge beats, melodies, and cutting edge sound design all come together for a wild trip that is pointedly unique to every performance. He has also shared the stage with names such as the The Glitch Mob, Skrillex, Bassnectar, and Steve Aoki, not to mention countless chart-topping releases with his partner on the PANTyRAiD act, Ooah of the Glitch Mob.

With exponentially multiplying tracks under his belt, countless plays from some of the world’s biggest DJ’s, and a massive focus on the next step, MartyParty has set himself apart as a sought-after connoisseur in dance music. The goal is to bring an enthusiastic audience, never really knowing what to expect, and capture them with a spontaneous music event. The guarantee is that no set will ever be choreographed, and that your experience of MartyParty will always be different.

MartyParty

Fox Theatre

Saturday, October 27th, 2012
Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

 

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 12:35 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Werks & Good Gravy at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, October 3rd. Tickets go on sale today- Friday, August 24th for $8.00.

The Werks have quickly emerged as a national powerhouse. As a result of their eclectic individual influences, The Werks produce a dance party that can be appreciated by a majority of musical tastes. Fusing the psychedelic shredding guitar and screaming organ of jam and classic rock with funk slap bass, synthesizers, and modern dance beats, The Werks create their own style of music entitled "Psychedelic Dance Rock". Their unique style of performing is affected and manipulated by the energy of the audience, guaranteeing that each show will be different and memorable. The success is largely credited to the hard work of their street team as well as to the dedication of the band, their fans and a unique performance. The Werks have released 4 albums entitled: "Dig It" (2007), "Synapse" (2009), "The Werks Live at The Werk Out Music Festival" (2010) and their self-titled album, The Werks (2012). The band regularly tours the US and holds their annual music festival, entitled "The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival", each September.

Good Gravy’s flavor can be described as a contemporary approach to American roots music or Americana. Within their recipe, are the remnants of bluegrass, rock, folk, jazz, and even caribbean music. This band has an eclectic earthy palette that is even furthered by the use of improvisation, a hard driving rhythm section, and occasional electric instrumentation. While reaching phenomenal energy levels with their acoustics, Good Gravy pushes their music even further when they use electrics. The artistry and intermittent use of the electrics produces a dynamic story throughout their live shows that is unparalleled. Captivating melodies, thick vocals, intriguing dynamics, and intense improv jams, this bands imagination is fresh in the live music scene. Good Gravy is said to “melt the heart, as well as the face.” Original techniques in the composition of their music are paired with influences that are evident. Ensuing the paths of the defining bands in the “jam” scene of Colorado, artists such as the String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Leftover Salmon are obvious inspirations.

The Werks & Good Gravy

Fox Theatre | Wedneday, October 3rd, 2012

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show Time:  9:00 pm
Tue, 08/28/2012 - 1:23 pm

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.  Initially formed as an acoustic string band, seven years of constant touring has transformed Hot Buttered Rum into a plugged-in, percussive powerhouse that wows critics and fans alike. Their left-coast rock reveals an access to jazz, country, and world music that few groups can match. While the band's music belies simple categorization, its songwriting and stage chemistry delights listeners at every turn.Hot Buttered Rum’s story is one of evolution. The “high altitude bluegrass” era captured on their first studio album, In These Parts, found the band enjoying success at such diverse stages as the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Grey Fox, High Sierra, Wakarusa, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Along the way, the group shared the stage with some of today's most accomplished artists, including Phil Lesh, Bela Fleck, Ben Harper, and Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile.The continued expansion of Hot Buttered Rum’s sound and writing found a home in Live in the Northeast. More electric pickups made their way to the stage, along with an increased focus on songwriting. As the band developed a heavier sound, fans and press began to describe them as a rock band with acoustic instruments. It therefore came as no surprise when, following the departure of mandolinist Zac Matthews, the other founding members Aaron Redner (fiddle and mandolin), Bryan Horne (upright bass), Nat Keefe (guitar), and Erik Yates (banjo, guitar, woodwinds, and resophonic guitar) joined forces with Bay Area drummer Lucas Carlton.2009 saw the new line up in San Francisco’s Mission Bells Studios, where they recorded Limbs Akimbo under the watchful eye of producer Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips). Featuring guest appearances by Jackie Greene (Skinny Singers, Phil Lesh and Friends) and Zach Gill (ALO, Jack Johnson), the album marked the beginning of a new creative phase. Limbs Akimbo signaled the arrival of a highly matured, impressively listenable, stirringly rocking, and pleasantly poppy sound. Look for a major label release in late Summer, 2012.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 6:04 pm

2 Entertainment & Colorado Daily are proud to present Euforquestra w/ Roster McCabe at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, October 4th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 7th for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of show.

Originally from Iowa City, IA, Eufórquestra (pronounced: yoo • FOHR • keh • struh, think Euphoria+Orchestra) relocated to Fort Collins, CO in August 2008 and has made a splash on the Colorado music scene with its progressive, genre-crossing funk fusions and a relentless tour schedule. Eufórquestra is quickly spreading its High Intensity Global Dance Music, a unique, rhythmic blend of sound, integrating such genres as Afrobeat, Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Samba, Soca, Funk, Salsa, and Dub. Eufórquestra’s music is igniting dance floors across the country, with a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss” (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com). As the band puts it, "we just want to make people dance.”

In October 2009, the band released their third studio album, Soup, a collection of 11 tracks that captures the band at new heights in terms of songwriting, energy and production. In an effort to spread the album far and wide as an independent artist, the band decided to give the album away for free online at www.euforquestra.com. With nearly 10,000 downloads since the album’s release, the word is spreading!

With three full length albums, a brand new live album and a relentless tour schedule (over 100 shows per year), Eufórquestra has created a presence on the national scene, performing all over the U.S. at clubs, concert halls, community events, and festivals, such as Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, 80/35 (Des Moines, IA), Sweet Pea Festival (Bozeman, MT), NedFest (Nederland, CO), Montana Beer Festival (Bozeman, MT) and Iowa City Jazz Festival. In addition, Eufórquestra hosts their own festival, Camp Euforia, every year in July, just outside of Iowa City, in Lone Tree, IA.

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 3:50 pm

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Zappa Plays Zappa at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 14th, 2012.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 21st for $35.00 in advance and $40.00 day of show.

Frank Zappa (1940-1993) was an American composer who immersed himself in his craft with equal parts vision and vigor. Over the course of 80 albums — first as the leader of the Mothers Of Invention and then as a solo artist — Zappa raised the bar in a rock world that spent most of its time embracing the ordinary. His music was fearless, imbued with an impeccable sense of technique, but never, ever at the expense of emotion. Although critics marginalized his music (apparently too busy celebrating the “genius” of the Eagles), and radio stations would rarely play it (lest they thought they would lose the ever-important used-car dealership commercials), Zappa’s work continues to defy any calendar thrown at it.

To that end, Dweezil Zappa is becoming more proactive in the continued public display of his father’s music for years to come. Zappa Plays Zappa is a seven-person-strong ensemble dedicated to keeping Frank Zappa’s music (aesthetically eight to 10 years ahead of whatever copyright date was printed on the records in the first place) very much alive. Zappa Plays Zappa is the synergistic result of what happens when a vibrant repertoire of music is learned by a stellar band and worshiped by an audience weary of Pro Tools.

After he accomplished the wood-shedding needed to realize his goal, Dweezil was faced with the aesthetic considerations of such a large body of work. (Read: Mother, Mary and Joseph! What the hell are we gonna play?) With over 1,000 pieces to choose from, he focused on Frank’s work from the mid- to late-’70s, as well as some personal favorites from his own youth. “It takes a certain snarky delivery of that material and it's difficult to execute it the way Frank did,” reminds Dweezil. “Frank's vocal style is very distinctive and I did not want any of the material we were presenting to seem like a cheap imitation.” He pauses and starts to laugh. “Attitude is everything with this music!”

From the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen in California to the stages of theatres and festivals across the globe, Zappa Plays Zappa is prepared once again to respectfully expose new fans to Frank Zappa's extraordinary achievements in music.

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ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA

Fox Theatre

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Doors:  7:30 pm

Show Time:  8:30 pm

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:14 pm

Channel 93.3 & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Reverend Horton Heat w/ Reno Divorce at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 21st for $9.33 in advance and $18.00 day of show.Recently, the Reverend Horton Heat, aka Jim Heath, had something along the lines of what he calls an epiphany.He's a little tired of being taken so seriously-well, maybe not seriously, exactly, but you get the idea-and lately he's noticed that some of his funnier, country-tinged songs were his biggest crowd pleasers. Besides, being entertaining is what this is all about, right?So, ladies and gents, roll your smokes up in your sleeve and hold on to your cowboy hats, it's time to take a trip back to a time before slick, over-produced country became the norm-a time when outlaws wrote songs about being without a pot to piss in-or at least about psycho exboyfriends and deadbeat girlfriends that spend your paycheck faster than you can say Lone Star.Welcome to Laughin' and Cryin' with the Reverend Horton Heat a record full of country-heavy tunes about bad habits, well-meaning but clueless husbands, ever-expanding beer-guts and, well, Texas. It wouldn't be a Reverend Horton Heat record without a song or-in this case, two-about the Lone Star State. And, while Laughin' and Cryin' marks a detour from the hard driving punkabilly of the Rev's last record, 2004's Revival, this time tending toward honk, there's still some shit-kickers ["Death Metal Guys"] to let you know that Heath and crew still mean business.Without a doubt, the mighty Reverend has won a cult following around the world these past 20+ years with a nearly endless touring ethic and musical style that's equally as rooted in tradition as it is in breaking it. He's one of the lynchpins of the neoroots movement and responsible for moving the genre forward and garnering it a whole new generation of fans. Mix that with a mythic stage presence and you've got a live act that turns rock clubs into psychobilly tent revivals across the country 300 days a year.Reverend Horton Heat w/ Reno Divorce

Fox Theatre

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:27 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Motet at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, December 30th & Monday, December 31st.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 28th for $20.00 in advance and $23.00 day of show for the 30th and $30 GA for the 31st.THE MOTET's BEGINNING OF TIME BALLperforming OG Funk crossed with tributes to the greatsSunday, December 30th w/ EuforquestraMonday, December 31st w/ DubSkin2012 brings a new sound to a familiar face in the national music community. With an astonishingly talented cast of musicians, The Motet has refined their sound and their vision into a dynamic and expressive improvisational force.Founded and led by drummer Dave Watts, the group began over ten years ago and hasn’t let up since. Featuring complex compositions written and arranged by Watts himself, the music tells a story through syncopated rhythms and melodies. As music and technology evolve at an astounding rate, so too has The Motet pioneered their unique sound while continuing to defy categorization. With roots in Jazz, Afrobeat, Funk, Salsa and Samba, The Motet keeps their audiences in a dancing frenzy by layering House and Techno rhythms into a style that is uniquely their own.With its 6th release, Dig Deep, The Motet once again proves that it is a group committed to exploring and pushing the sonic envelope, while still remaining dedicated to the musical traditions that have defined their sound. A heavy-horned Afrobeat influence countered with a textural blanket of Electronica, this album showcases the talents and strengths of the cast of characters that drummer and producer Dave Watts has assembled. Keyboardist Joey Porter lays down the funk under the coursing melodies of saxophonist Dominic Lalli in pure Motet fashion, with the ever driving beats of Watts’ masterful rhythmic production pushing the music through sonic peaks and valleys that tantalize and invigorate listeners. If you’ve loved The Motet for years or are just tuning in, listen up. You won’t be disappointed. 

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 11:45 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Wailers perform “Survival” at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 28th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, October 19th for $26.00 in advance and $28.00 day of show.Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. It’s been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the “one-drop” reggae sound.Apart from Marley, the Wailers have performed with international acts such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, as well as reggae legends Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Burning Spear. Their most recent collaborators include Kenny Chesney, Eve, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. They’ve also completed innumerable tours over the years, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe, including groundbreaking performances in Africa and the Far East.The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who in addition to being Marley’s most trusted lieutenant, played on other classic reggae hits throughout the seventies. The authenticity he brings to the Wailers’ sound is indisputable.Koolant joined the Wailers soon after his cameo appearance in the film Made In Jamaica. A solo track, Rat Race, was getting regular airplay and things were looking up for this young Rasta artist from St. Thomas, who’d already performed at major shows in Jamaica.As enthusiastic audiences have already discovered, Koolant brings his own personal expression to Marley’s songs, revitalizing them for young and old alike. Yet there’s a great deal more to the Wailers than reliving the past.-The Wailers perform “Survival”

Fox Theatre

Friday, December 28th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Wed, 10/31/2012 - 5:26 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present People Under The Stairs at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 29th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, November 2nd for $20.00.Los Angeles based People Under The Stairs, Double K (Michael) and Thes One (Christopher Portugal) are the most successfully independent hip hop duo in the history of Hip Hop. Since their initial full length release in 1998, People Under The Stairs have performed more than a thousand sold out shows, festivals, and world tours spanning 6 continents and 40 countries. With a pioneering DIY ethic, "The P" as they are referred to by their fans, have self-managed, produced and engineered 7 full-length albums and countless singles and side projects. The musical sensibility punctuating their unique brand of hip hop has not only earned them the title "The Steely Dan of Rap Music" but consistent critical acclaim and numerous appearances on the Billboard Charts.Highlighter, People Under The Stairs’ most ambitious work to date, marks their 8th album release and captures the unparalleled group at the height of their 14 year career. More than just an indie hip-hop album, Highlighter’s outside collaborators comprise a group of influential LA indie-rock producers, engineers and live players featuring everything from full string sections to vintage vibraphones & keyboards. Recorded across a handpicked selection of Los Angeles studios, the duo dig deep into tape, consoles, obscure records and live players and emerge with a project that is both unique and yet familiar. Amidst the swirling musical landscapes, the P realize their most psychedelic album yet and continue to pioneer an alternate, innovative musical direction in rap music.Their illustrious career includes an appearance on the Simpson’s 20th Anniversary Special, John Peele Session at Abbey Road, and groundbreaking performances at key festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella and Bonnaroo, the last of which was noted by SPIN magazine as “Simply the best performance of Friday…period!” As part of their 10 Year Anniversary World Tour in 2009, People Under The Stairs traveled to new continents with sold out shows in China, Brazil and Africa and continued to tour through 2010 with mainstage plays at Outside Lands Festival, Governors Ball NYC and many others. With their 8th studio album Highlighter, independently released in September, the P will be heading out in the fall with Mac Miller and continuing to play festivals and shows worldwide.-People Under The StairsFox TheatreSaturday, December 29th, 2012

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 1:19 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Tribal Seeds at the Fox Theatre on Friday, January 25th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 2nd for $15.00 in advance and $17.00 day of show.From San Diego, California, award-winning reggae group Tribal Seeds have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. Originally started by two brothers, Steven Rene Jacobo [lyrics, lead vocals, rhythm guitar] and Tony-Ray Jacobo [producer, keyboard player], Tribal Seeds now boats six members, including: Tony Navarro [lead guitar], Carlos Verdugo [drums], Jose Rodriguez [keys, percussion], and Victor Navarro [bass].Tribal Seedsʻ unmatched musical talent and authentic sound has brought them to the forefront of the reggae rock genre, as their art form has reached people of all ages across the United States, and worldwide. The bandʼs self titled debut album, “Tribal Seeds” was released in 2008, and their second album “The Harvest” was released in June of 2009. iTunes named both albums the “Best Of” in the Reggae genre, for their respected years. Their debut album helped garner them the “Best World Music” title at the San Diego Music Awards in 2008, and “The Harvest,” which contained fourteen new and original songs, debuted at the number 5 spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The tracks, written and produced by Tribal Seeds, were recorded and mixed by Alan Sanderson at Signature Sound Studios in San Diego, and mastered by Erik Lobson at Universal Mastering.On July 19, 2011, Tribal Seeds gave listeners a brand new EP entitled “Soundwaves,” which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. The band notes that the album was inspired by their life experiences, being on tour, and their desire to inspire youth to raise their voices and seek a higher consciousness. Tribal Seeds have toured throughout the United States, and have also performed in Mexico, Guam, Aruba, and Hawaii. They have shared the stage with artists such as Matisyahu, MGMT, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Sublime with Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Pretty Lights, Pepper, Collie Buddz, The Wailers, Stephen Marley, Gregory Issacs, SOJA, Rebelution, and many more.

Fri, 11/02/2012 - 12:17 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Eminence Ensemble at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, January 17thTickets go on sale Friday, November 2nd for $10.00.

Eminence Ensemble is a five piece Progressive Electronic Rock group based out of Boulder, Colorado. Since forming in 2008, Eminence Ensemble has been mesmerizing the Colorado music scene through their eloquent, inventive composition style and captivating, explosive performances.

Elegantly fusing elements of Jazz, Rock, Funk, Classical, Hip-Hop, Reggae and Electronica, Eminence Ensemble’s technical prowess is surpassed only by its robust blend of composition and improvisation. Eminence Ensemble’s groundbreaking sound evolves with every show, sure to keep the audience moving and leave it craving more. Band Members include Zac Flynn-Bass, Tanner Bardin-Drums/Vocals, Justin Neely-Guitar/Vocals, Blake Mobley-Key Boards and Nick Baum Aux Percusion/Lead Vocals.

 

EMINENCE ENSEMBLE

Fox Theatre

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Doors:  8:30 pm

Show Time:  9:00 pm

 
Mon, 11/05/2012 - 11:03 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Hot Soup & Dead/Phish Orchestra at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 21st.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 9th for $8.00.  

Hot Soup is just the thing! It’s is a thick, rich and hearty combination of funk, rock, fusion, jazz, reggae, blues and other quality ingredients, then garnished with a healthy amount of homemade improvisation for good measure. This Hot Soup is no bland, canned variety; it’s fresh, spicy and packs some serious rock ‘n’ roll flavor.

Led by founding members Matt Flaherty on guitar and Mirco Altenbach on saxophone, Hot Soup is a tremendously talented – and deliriously odd – Boulder-based five-piece with a remarkable ability to incorporate every imaginable mutation of rock, and effortlessly combine contrasting styles – and bit of schlock – into its sound.

Hot Soup’s new rhythm section brings a heavy element of groove – and talent – to the band’s sound. Joining Flaherty’s searing guitar work and Altenbach’s soaring sax are Naropa University faculty member and African drumming master Scott Parker Mast on percussion, former Zobomaze bassist Sean Dandurand and jazz-obsessed drummer Ryan Sapp, a Detroit-native who also plays with The Pete Kartsounes band.

Dead/Phish Orchestra

All of us who have experienced Phish & The Grateful Dead know that what lies at the heart of it all is the incredible amount of energy that is exchanged between the band and the audience at a live show. We try our best to recreate that energy so that we can share it with audiences who are clearly thirsting for it. While we would never claim to be able to truly recreate the originals, we do think we can bring a respectable version of it into intimate settings.

Dead/Phish Orchestra is…quite simply… A seamless web of Phish and Dead to split open and melt your face.

Winter Solstice Party featuring Hot Soup & Dead/Phish Orchestra

Fox Theatre

Friday, December 21st, 2012
Doors:  8:30 pm
Show:  9:00 pm
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 12:31 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Big Head Todd and The Monsters at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 15th, 2012. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 16th for $35.00.Big Head Todd and The Monsters’ ninth studio album – Rocksteady, on the group’s Big Records imprint, distributed by Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group – finds the veteran Colorado band returning to their DIY roots and forging into surprising musical territory.Funky, lilting, and melodic, the new collection features founding members Todd Park Mohr (lead vocals and guitars), Rob Squires (bass), and Brian Nevin (drums), with keyboardist, steel guitarist, and backup vocalist Jeremy Lawton, who joined The Monsters in January 2004. Lawton produced and mixed the album.Mohr says, “We went into the studio and recorded over thirty songs. We've always been a versatile group with a wide range of influences and so our albums tend to be an eclectic mix of different genres of music. Somewhere along the line we realized we had a group of songs that fit together really well as a soul/R&B/Carribian kind of thing. So we set aside some of the harder rock stuff in order to focus on a soulful, danceable sound."Lawton adds, “We were noticing we had these two different directions in songs. Big Head Todd albums are always like a buffet – there’s always a rocker, and then there are a couple of mood songs, and then there are some R&B/soul songs. We said, ‘Let’s try to concentrate on one of the branches of the tree.’ We went towards this fun, happy R&B kind of sound.”As ever, the hard-touring Monsters will go out to meet the fans on tour. “The quality of the relationship between the band and the fan is the most important aspect of our career,” says Mohr. “We’ve always realized that. That’s why we do cruises with fans, and we sign autographs after shows. We still try to play every request. We listen to our audience and do whatever we can to acknowledge that relationship.”

BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS

Fox Theatre

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Doors:  7:30 pm | Show:  8:00 pm

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 6:00 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Particle at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 19th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, November 11th for $13.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.Along with The Disco Biscuits and Sound Tribe Sector 9, Particle was among the first to blend rock, jazz, funk, and electronica into the milieu of what has been dubbed "livetronica." The group has made a name for itself and built an enthusiastic fan base, - known as Particle People - by performing energetic late-night sets at festivals such as Bonnaroo. Reliance on word of mouth from fans, rather than advertising, allowed this group to sell out venues such as the Bowery Ballroom in New York City before they finally released their much anticipated first album, "Launchpad," in early 2004.In 2006, following a reorganization of key players within the band, Particle released "Transformations: Live for the People," featuring guest appearances by experimental rap duo Blackalicious, Robby Krieger of The Doors, guitarist Joe Satriani, and DJ Logic, the album showcased the band exploring vocal-based music as well as incorporating more overt rock and hip hop influences.Particle shows since 2008 have featured Josh Clark of Tea Leaf Green, Michael Kang of The String Cheese Incident, Dan Lebowitz of Animal Liberation Orchestra, Lucas Bingham of Free Band Radio, Pete Wall (sax) of The Motet as well as former Particle members Ben Combe and Charlie Hitchcock. As of 2012, Particle's official homepage lists Gould, Pujalet, and Molitz as the current members of Particle.Particle 80’s Tributew/ Earphunk

Fox Theatre

Saturday, January 19th, 2013Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 6:15 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Smooth Money Gesture & Twiddle at the Fox Theatre on Friday March 15th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, November 16th for 10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.Smooth Money GestureSmooth Money Gesture is the very essence of a modern American Rock and Roll band. Since the early 2000’s, the band has been honing in on their sound, bringing their music from the East Coast to Alaska; finally landing in Nederland, Colorado where the band permanently resides. The quartet’s sound is rooted in rock and roll with elements of funk, bluegrass, metal, and electronica producing a jam based high energy psychedelic creation all their own. With a variety of musical influences feeding the improvisational groove, and the majority of members contributing vocals and to songwriting, Smooth Money Gesture takes one on an adrenaline rich celebratory journey that never runs out of fuel. Playing over 100 shows in 15 states throughout the Mountain, Midwest, Northeast, and Southwest regions in 2012, SMG is proving that they are not just another garage band, but a major player in the US tour circuit. At the core of Smooth Money Gesture are the Diminico brothers. Doug Diminico plays guitar and sings alongside his brother Dan Diminico (bass guitar and vocals). On keys is Pete Goldberg, contributing a whole new dimension to Smooth Money's music with his energetic playing and gritty vocals. Cody Wales on drums and vocals keeps the band driving while adding a touch of polyrhythmic flareTwiddleTwiddle, a Vermont-based quartet, spins tall-tales over an intricate soundscape of Hi-def shred. They have started a frenzy on both coasts, composing complex arrangements that conjure up Coltrane, Ranglin, and Zappa.  Obliterating the laws of improvisation, Twiddle delivers spectacular climaxes, defiantly weaves through genres, and never fails to leave a crowd lusting for more. It is three-dimensional music. You can see it from all sides, and even serve it to your guests.  It's Twiddle. Tasty.Smooth Money Gesture & Twiddle

Fox Theatre

Friday, March 15th, 2013Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 1:27 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Reel Big Fish at the Fox Theatre on Friday, January 11th. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30th for $28.00 in advance and $30.00 day of show.Earlier this year, Reel Big Fish released their 7th studio album, Candy Coated Fury (Rock Ridge Music), an inspired and infectiously catchy return to the hyperkinetic ska and biting wit of the band’s beloved early albums. “This album is a lot like our first two albums. It’s got a lot of the same intensity, frantic energy in the music, and the same sarcastic sense of humor.Candy Coated Fury is Reel Big Fish’s first album of newly recorded original material in five years. Overall, it’s the seventh in the band’s twenty year history, and it feels as vital and vitriolic as RBF’s foundational releases. The record opens with the huge sing-along vocal, balmy horns, and hyperactive ska groove of “Everyone Else Is An Asshole.” The track is an exceptional distillation of Reel Big Fish’s classic euphorically-juvenile ska punk. The stately arena riffs in “I Dare You To Break My Heart” reference cock rock, new wave, and soul without sacrificing one iota of RBF’s signature simmering skank. “I listen to the Darkness a lot; it was only a matter of time till I wrote a song like this! I can’t really sing as high as that guy so this song sounds more like Kiss, if Kiss was a Motown band that played ska,” Barrett says, detailing the song’s diverse stylistic touchstones.  The anthemic “I Know You Too Well To Like You Anymore” features some of Barrett’s finest cutely cruel lyrics. “I think that is an amazing bad-relationship song,” he laughs. “I really captured the hateful love of two people who were once madly in love, but have been together so long, they can’t stand the sight of each other anymore but still say ‘they drive me crazy, and I hate this and this about them, but I love them.’” No RBF album would be complete without playfully irreverent 1980s covers. The band rounds things out ska-ifying the Wonderstuff’s “Don’t Let Me Down Gently” and When In Rome’s “The Promise.”Reel Big Fish continues to tour non-stop, playing over 250 shows a year to thousands of loyal fans all over the world, gaining more and more underground popularity as the Ska scene continues to flourish.

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 1:49 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present El Ten Eleven at the Fox Theatre on Friday, February 8th, 2013. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30th for $12.00 in advance and $14.00 day of show.“I really hope people don’t say that we are a math rock band!” doubleneck guitar/bass virtuoso Kristian Dunn exclaims while discussing his duo, El Ten Eleven’s, new album Transitions.  Acoustic and electronic drummer Tim Fogarty adds, “We get labeled all kinds of things from post-rock to ambient to experimental... all of those make us cringe. So far my personal favorite label for the band has been 'Power Duo'... it's kind of ridiculous but I like it.Despite the absence of lyrics, their latest release, their fifth studio full-length album, may be the most personal to date. “Tim and I have been through a lot in the past couple of years,” Dunn reflects. “We’ve both been divorced, moved to different cities, Tim went through some really dark times, I got remarried and had a kid … for a while things were uncertain and we threw ourselves into the new record and it called for more than just short pop structures.“The problem I have with most math rock bands or prog rock bands is that they are usually just showing off for other musicians. ‘Ooh!  Look what I can do!’  We’re just not interested in that.  We want girls to come to our shows, too!”And they do. The band has been touring almost non-stop for the last eight years. 2012 has already seen them headline their own tours as well as play big festivals such as Capitol Hill Block Party, Camp Bisco, Osheaga and more.Armed with merely a doubleneck bass/guitar, drums and a dizzying array of foot pedals, the band creates complex, deeply felt music, from scratch, onstage, with no help from laptops, click tracks or additional musicians. They utilize multiple looping pedals to create songs that sound as though they are being played by at least six people. Most first-timers to an El Ten Eleven show are stunned that the band is a duo.

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 2:25 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Kung Fu at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, January 23rd.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 30th for $10.00.Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements.  Making fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility.  Imagine 70's funk-fusion meets a modern dance party!Although the ensemble cast enjoys a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam, this fledgling "nu-sion" project is growing a unique and rabid following by commanding audiences at theaters, clubs, and major national festivals, all within the past 18 months.Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri (guitar), Robert Somerville (tenor sax), Todd Stoops (keyboards), Chris DeAngelis (bass guitar), and Adrian Tramontano (drums/percussion).  The powerhouse quintet's live show has been described by critics and fans alike as "lethal funk", "explosive", "jaw dropping", and "musically mesmerizing".  For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple!

KUNG FU

Fox Theatre

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 4:42 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present March Fourth Marching Band at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, March 28th. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30th for $12.00 in advance and $14.00 day of show.With a rallying cry of “JOY NOW!” MarchFourth Marching Band (known as M4 by its growing legion of fans) throws itself and the audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle. What began as a Fat Tuesday party on March 4, 2003 in Portland, Oregon has over the last 8 years become one of the nation’s best live touring acts. The band will have spent over 180 days and 50,000 miles on the road by the end of 2011 alone, and thanks to word-of-mouth will soon be graduating from “best kept secret” to a band on the brink of exploding in popularity.Aside from the band’s marching band themed costumes, percussion corps and brass, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though the band has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4 is anchored by funky electric bass, and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience. In one 90-minute set the band will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, along the way stopping to sample the deepest grooves of the best of American funk, rock, jazz and boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and sexy dancers. This genre-busting approach is usually the territory of DJs, but this band is real people making music and art in real time—and every show is different.At the core of the band is its DIY ethic. The band has been writing and arranging all of its own material, designing and fabricating its own costumes and merchandise, developing its own choreography and managing itself from Day One. MarchFourth inspires dancing… when the audience can tear its eyes from the kaleidoscope of visual energy (and maybe even a crowd-surfing stilter) pouring from the stage. “Part New Orleans brass ensemble, part groove-heavy rock group, and part vaudevillian circus, this group unleashes such a technicolor experience that using the word ‘concert’ to describe their performance falls flat” (5820 Magazine). M4 provides the opportunity to come together in joyous union with a band whose mission is to seize the moment, bring communities together, and leave everyone feeling as if the world is a better place.March Fourth Marching Band

Fox Theatre

Thursday, March 28th, 2013Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 1:54 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Great American Taxi & Poor Man's Whiskey at the Fox Theatre on Friday, January 25th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, November 30th for $12.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show.GREAT AMERICAN TAXI"I believe in the power of music and songs that can generate the energy to do something," explains Herman. "Politics should be in music; everything's politics, especially music. Songwriting can draw attention to appropriate issues of our times." The band holds no bars in confronting current issues like mountaintop removal, nuclear energy, poor economic conditions, or a soldier returning home from war."Taxi's latest release has shed the jamming and gone for the throat with focused song writing and tight musical arrangements," adds Staehly. "The album combines 'folky' elements with straight ahead bluegrass that was propelled by Tim O'Brien playing fiddle, banjo and mandolin on several numbers mixed with equal parts rock 'n' roll — think early-'70s country-rock Rolling Stones."POOR MAN'S WHISKEYNorthern California’s outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals world wide.  This “High-Octane Hootenanny” will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin good time.  Poor Man’s Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-stage shenanigans.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:33 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Magic Beans with The Main Squeeze at the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 22nd.  Tickets go on sale Friday, December 7th for $12.00 in advance and $14.00 day of show.

The Magic Beans

Since the creation of the band just two years ago, The Magic Beans have established themselves as one of the most prominent and original acts in the perpetually flooded Colorado music scene and beyond. The group had made a name for themselves with a deep cannon of original songs, virtuosic playing, and fusing genres while connecting with their fan base in a way that is not typical with other bands. Drawing from a wide range of influences, The Beans style can be described as natural and all encompassing, encapsulating the diverse interests of each musician in the band and today’s music lovers into one package.

The Magic Beans are well known for going between folk, funk, rock and electronica in a single composition, original setlists each night, and with the added element of improvisation, there is always something special that can happen at every show. The group uses no pre-recorded tracks or samples in favor of a more traditional approach to music; original songwriting, diverse instrumentation, and continually pushing the musical envelope are what set the Magic Beans apart. Seamlessly combining acoustic roots music and traditional instruments with modern technology and electric dance music, the Magic Beans are unique as their place of origin, the Colorado Rockies.

The Main Squeeze

The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience born within the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana. Since coming together in late 2009 The Squeeze have managed to establish a unique sound and identity in a short period of time. Their first studio offering entitled “First Drops,” is a seven song EP released in early 2011 which showcases the broad range of styles and influences that each member brings to the table; from rock to jazz, funk to R&B, and hip-hop to electro.

THE MAGIC BEANS

w/ The Main Squeeze
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:33 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Infamous Stringdusters at the Fox Theatre on Friday, February 15th & Saturday, February 16th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 7th for $22.00 in advance and $24.00 day of show.Stand for those things in which you truly, passionately believe to the depth of your core: the integrity of your work, the way you choose to do business, the people with whom you surround yourself. How and where you live your life.A bit of a young person’s boast, that. Harder to live up to when the compromises of career and adulthood come calling. Which makes The Infamous Stringdusters’ insistence on living out those hard choices — and taking control of their own business — all the more remarkable.As is the constant, relentless, revelatory evolution of their music. Pick-ups, in-ear monitors, lighting effects. Start there, for this is an acoustic band, right? Their live show isn’t a concert, it’s a performance, their music flirting constantly with risk and reward, the grip of the moment taking them way beyond the barriers of bluegrass, way out of that safe harbor where they began and into the deep waters of inspiration and innovation.And they’re only beginning to grapple with the possibilities of all this freedom. High Country, The Stringdusters have taken to calling that music, and it fits. “The High Country,” says banjo virtuoso Chris Pandolfi, winding his more complicated, carefully reasoned thought to a close, “is a beautiful, inspiring spot, wherever it may be.” Yes, exactly. High Country is also the name of the record label created by The Infamous Stringdusters, and the centering spirit behind everything they do.“I think the beauty of what’s going on here is that the hard part is over,” Pandolfi says. “I think we all have the universal feeling that we will never find a playing situation that will be anything like this, even close to as satisfactory. And the beautiful thing is that when we came together it was a musical attraction. We’re five very different guys in the band, but there’s just such camaraderie, and that, above all else, is the thing that makes the music.”

THE INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS

Fox Theatre

Friday, February 15th & Sat, February 16th, 2013

Date:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 6:42 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Naïve Melodies at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, January 10th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, Deebmer 14th for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of show.Headliners the Naïve Melodies are one of those must-see acts for children of the ‘80s and all fans of the Talking Heads. That’s right, the three-piece cover band plays only Talking Heads music, and uses this shtick to sell out shows up and down the West Coast.Hailing from Arcata, Calif., the band is receiving great reviews and is riding the coattails of the retro cover-band movement, pioneered by acts such as the Spazmatics.“Naïve Melodies is a three-piece dance machine that sounds like a six- or even seven-piece band,” said lead vocalist Matt Engel. The group has a mastery and respect for the integrity of the music that sometimes is indistinguishable from the real thing, and sometimes features an interpretation thereof. Sets are designed to interweave older and newer Talking Heads songs with blends of three- part harmonies, synthesizers, and a heavy dance groove.Engel also plays bass, bass synth and keyboard. Harry Hulsizer plays drums and percussion and Johnny Fiya plays guitar. The three got together in early 2011 and found a common love for the music of the Talking Heads as well as a natural chemistry playing together, and so they went for it.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 2:43 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Eliot Lipp at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, February 7th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 14th for $12.00 in advance and $14.00 day of show.After more than eight years of global touring, seven solo albums, countless collaborations, label-head tastemaking and vital artist-incubator in the USA's most critical beat-making cities (SF, Chicago, NYC), Eliot Lipp's status as an electronic music pioneer is known to scene connoisseurs and weekend warriors alike. Lipp's omnivorous tastes are apparent, from the obvious funk and myriad manifestations of hip-hop though less explicit reference points as jazz fusion, folk and techno. His well-earned reputation as a producer's producer stems, in part, from his craftsmanship. Never content with well-worn breaks and effects, his work incorporates a fetishistic love of analogue gear with sampledelic flourishes, intricate rhythmic patterns and more than a few leftfield surprises. But his melodic instincts and tunefulness are what have earned him such wide appeal, his songwriterly connection to music's storytelling possibilities, even without words.2012 has been a year of milestones for Eliot.  He signed with internationally renowned Pretty Lights Music, through which he released his most recent album, Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake, digitally and on vinyl. Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake is a bubbling cauldron filled with anything and everything—from 80’s synthpop jams through jazzy funk to hiphop, with underlying electro breakdowns throughout. As Eliot continues to share his signature sound you can count on the unpredictability of what you’ll hear from him next.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:22 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Mountain Standard Time's MardiGrass 2013 with Dead Winter Carpenters at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 9th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, December 14th for $13.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.As a bluegrass band that's anything but traditional, Mountain Standard Time follows in the footsteps of such Colorado greats as The String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon. While leading acoustically with guitar and mandolin, MST brands its own style, boasting a big, full-band sound with keyboards, electric bass, drums, and electronic effects.The members of Mountain Standard Time hail from all over the country, yet their musical paths crossed in Nederland - a small, Colorado mountain town steeped in bluegrass music. Whether you chalk it up to fate or coincidence, music goers everywhere are coming together to enjoy the "bluegrass fusion" that these five friends and musicians have come to create. MST has performed all over Colorado and across the country, with appearances at Wakarusa Music Festival, 10,000 Lakes Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival contest finals, among other events.After some time away from the road, 2012 returns Mountain Standard Time back to the live music scene. The band’s unique sound adds new dimension as Otis Lande joins on bass and Ryan Ebarb (formerly of Yamn) on keyboards.Mountain Standard Time's roots stem from late night "picks" among the bluegrass faithful, making music lovers dance from mountain towns to backwoods campfires. Rich lyrics, original melodies, vocal harmonies and driving backbeats have been moving fans across the country, while the band's unique charisma has been winning hearts.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:34 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Lianne La Havas with Jamie N Commons at the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 29th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 14th for $18 general admission.La Havas’ “stunning (New Yorker)” live show has been lauded by critics and fellow musicians alike. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon recently told Esquire (UK): “As soon as we saw her play it was so refreshing; somebody who could play their instrument, somebody who could use their voice, but in their own way. She is just fantastic.” Look for North American tour dates to be announced soon. In the meantime, fans can live stream her sold out London show from the Village Underground today, Tuesday, July 17 at 4pm EST/1pm EST here: http://smarturl.it/liannelive. Fans are encouraged to use the Twitter hashtag #liannelive to appear in the virtual crowd as the show streams.Emerging as one of the UK’s most buzzed-about new talents, La Havas has received international praise for her music, live performances and funky fashion sense. She’s been featured in US media outlets including Entertainment WeeklyNPRW MagazineNYLONVogue.comLucky MagazineRefinery 29 and much more.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 12:46 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Technicolor Tone Factory with Genetics at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, February 23rd.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 21st for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.Technicolor Tone Factory is a musical enigma. Boulder based, this collaboration draws its roots from a monstrous palette of styles ranging from Rock to Jazz while touching on everything in between.Fondly referred to as TTF by their avid fans, the group heralds a virtuosic excellence that is rivaled by few. Together, the two rhythm specialists effortlessly blend technical precision with a creative prowess that is sure to keep hips moving and heads nodding well into the night. Bassist Zach Jackson holds down the grooves with his intricately composed bass lines and penetrating vocals, accompanied by Bryan LaFever, whose marching-band history with the Blue Knights has crafted his drumsticks into high-energy rhythm weapons.Guitarist Jarrod Guaderrama is the last of a dying breed. Where many have tried and failed, Guaderrama successfully blends old school riffs with a new age touch resulting in melodies that are filled with passion, managing to remain both familiar yet unique simultaneously.Only fellow guitarist Brian Boster rivals Guaderrama’s prowess on the fret board. Boster’s loose but intentional riffs are the perfect punctuation to the TTF sound.The final cog in this musical machine is keyboardist, Greg Kalfa. Armed with an arsenal of influences from Chick Corea to Joey Porter, Kalfa’s agile fingers masterfully lace texture, melody, and rhythm into a musical net sure to entrap any self-proclaimed music fan, especially when he and Jackson combine their words to create TTF’s profound vocal harmonies.Together these five musical forces combine to create the TTF experience, one that is sure to leave your feet sore, your smile muscles searing, and your ears screaming for more.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 12:14 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Greensky Bluegrass at the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 1st & Saturday, March 2nd. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 28th for $15.50 in advance and $18.00 day of show.If you're familiar with bluegrass music, then you're tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They're also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.This quintet from Michigan has been staying up late at all the coolest festivals and stopping to play your favorite clubs and theaters across America for 11 years now. Nearly 175 shows per year has prepared them for the rigorous task of continuity. "They're coming to your town to help you party down." Yeah. Really.At the start of the millenium,some of these guys met, then they met more guys. They thought Greensky was a clever name for a bluegrass band. Fast forward to 2011 when they recorded their fourth studio record, called Handguns. Among them, words like, "proud," "killer," and "damn right!" have been spoken in regards to the music of Handguns.Greensky Bluegrass

Fox Theatre

Friday, March 1st & Saturday, March 2nd, 2013Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 11:26 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Revivalists at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, February 14th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, December 21st for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.Since forming 2007, The Revivalists have rightfully earned their reputation as the next breakout band from the music capital of New Orleans. The group’s blend of soulful, syncopated rock and earnest songwriting comes to life through a meticulously crafted and ever-evolving live performance. In 2011 they were named Best Emerging Artist at Gambit Magazine’s Big Easy Awards, and were nominated for Best Rock Act in 2012.With the seed being planted during jam sessions at Tipitina’s Sunday Music Workshops, where drummer Andrew Campanelli and guitarist Zack Feinberg first met, the band found its frontman by pure luck when Feinberg heard David Shaw singing on his Birch Street porch. Fueling the rhythm section, Campanelli’s college friend, George Gekas, became the bassist. Feinberg later invited saxophonist Rob Ingraham, the two realizing their incontestable dynamic while taking music classes at Tulane University. After a fortuitous meeting at French Quarter Fest, Ed Williams joined on the pedal steel guitar. The newest addition to The Revivalists' cross-generational rocking goodness comes from multi-instrumentalist Michael Girardot. Having played sporadically with the band since 2009, he has grown into an integral part of their live show.

THE REVIVALISTS

Fox Theatre

Thursday, February 14th, 2013Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 4:48 pm

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Milo Greene at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 30th. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 11th for $14.00.Milo Greene is not real. However, the fictitious character that is Milo Greene is very much alive.His makers perceive him as an intellectual entrepreneur. In his poised and dignified manner, he keeps things close to the vest and lets everyone know who’s boss. He is exactly the type of man you would want to represent you in any business venture…and that is exactly why he was created.In the DIY music world, having proper representation is key. Lacking an actual manager, college classmates Andrew Heringer, Robbie Arnett, and Marlana Sheetz concocted a virtual one – Milo Greene – to promote their individual musical efforts. It wasn’t until 2009 that the three began creating music together. Seeking a name for their new venture, they thought it only natural to pay tribute to the fake manager/booking agent that had represented them throughout their college years: Milo Greene.Eventually Heringer and Sheetz moved to Southern California, where Arnett was living. There, they added Graham Fink (formerly of ‘The Outline’) and Curtis Marrero (formerly of Arnett’s band ‘Links’). The five-piece made a habit of escaping periodically to desolate West Coast locations to continue the story they had started.Milo Greene is a collection of voices that live and breathe simultaneously with the breadth of an omniscient, collective consciousness. The melodies invoke long drives down the California coast and the feeling of leaving home. There is something meditative about it, as though it asks to be listened to alone and given one’s full attention. Guitar lines swell and recede as ocean waves would. A slight dissonance can be sensed underneath a seemingly passive exterior; a tension can be found in passing tones that evoke jazz harmony and the sense of waiting for something really big to happen, a sense of growing inevitably older while grasping at the threads of youth.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 5:09 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Katchafire at the Fox Theatre on Friday, May 3rd.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 11th for $14.00 in advance and $17.00 day of show.

Reggae is one of the bloodlines of New Zealand music -- which accounts for the extraordinary success of Hamilton’s Katchafire who, two years ago, emerged as the hardest working band in the country. Their astonishing debut album, the prophetically named Revival, sold in excess of 30,000 copies (double platinum) and they scored massive hits with songs like Giddy Up, the biggest selling single of 2002. Katchafire had tapped into that bloodline of New Zealand and people, being reacquainted with what they had lost, loved it all over again. Katchafire’s music was uplifting and celebratory, and their gigs were joyous singalong affairs where people of all cultures and affiliations were welcomed.

And now they are stepping up again with a cracking new album Slow-Burning which shows them reaching a new level. From the terrific cover slip -- a cheeky homage to the classic Bob Marley album sleeve from which the band took its name -- to the eleven diverse tracks within Slow-Burning is a leap forward, both musically and lyrically. The title is again appropriate; you will feel the fire from this for a long time to come. Produced by Chris Macro (of Dubious Brothers) and with international guests, this is a new level of consciousness music from Katchafire which moves effortlessly from classic JA-sounding roots-reggae to material which could be located nowhere else other than in Aotearoa: when they say “don’t frisk me down because of my brown skin” they also bring dignity to bear, “we must hold our head up high”. The deeply felt and fiery I And I stands proudly in the local lineage of politicised reggae that was kick-started by Herbs. More than on their debut they pull in threads of dub and toasting, there are musical references to the sound of classic Trojan records (Close Your Eyes, Hey Girl Version) but, courtesy of the French horn section Mister Gang whom they met in New Caledonia, you can also hear echoes of DD Smash-styled pop.

Katchafire shows are always celebratory affairs and with Slow-Burning the band have even more to be joyous to be about. Be prepared to celebrate with them.

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 1:49 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Malah & DubSkin with Congo Sanchez at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, March 7th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 18th for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.THE MALAHDenver, CO based live-electronic trio, The Malah, have been captivating ears across the country with their organic, electro grooves since 2003. Having recently relocated to the burgeoning music scene in Colorado, by way of Greenville, SC, The Malah have spent the last decade touring relentlessly, mastering their sound, and gaining a devout fan-base along the way. In a scene where live-electronic music is running rampant, the Malah have managed to stand out by mixing rich, earthy atmospheres with electrifying rhythms. The trio explores the meeting point of cutting-edge technology and ancient musical theory. Creating a unique sound that is praised in both the “Jam” and “Electronica” communities. The music is constantly evolving and brings together influences from an endless array of genres including Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, World Beat, Trance, and Breakbeat with an effortless transition.DUBSKINOriginating in Ft. Collins, Co in 2006, DubSkin has since become a prominent fixture on the American reggae scene. After releasing two full length albums, Love in Spite of in 2007 and No End in Time in 2009, DubSkin has just finished their best work to date Release from Fear. This collection of songs, that was written and recorded in 2011 and was mixed by Jason "Jocko Randall of John Brown's Body, incorporates many styles of reggae and beyond. Running the gamut from roots, steppers, rockers and dancehall, Release from Fear also shows DubSkin’s love for many other styles of music including hip-hop, rock, funk and more.                                                   

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:44 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Bonobo (Live Band) at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 25th, 2013. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 1st for $22.75 in advance and $25.00 day of show.It's been almost three years since the release of Bonobo's masterful, mould-breaking Black Sands, an album that saw him touring a hypnotic live show across the world for well over a year.Now, in 2013, he stands ready to take things up yet another notch. 'The North Borders' is a long stride forward - both a natural evolution and a continuation of the electronic palette of Black Sands. Thematic, resonant, addictive and perfectly formed, it's a thrillingly coherent statement piece.The first track to be unveiled from the album is ‘Cirrus,' which can be downloaded for FREE at www.bonobomusic.com. Be sure to also check out the Cyriak directed video.

BONOBO (LIVE BAND)

Fox Theatre

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Doors:  8:30 pmShow:  9:00 pm

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 6:42 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Dumpstaphunk at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 11th. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8th for $14.00 in advance and $16.00 day of show.Dumpstaphunk’s latest 10 song self-released LP, Everybody Want Sum (2010) contains original material including the single “Oughta Know Better” (co-penned by Allman Brothers/Govt. Mule’s Warren Haynes), and a more obscure cover of Meter's drummer Zigaboo Modeliste's composition "Standin In Your Stuff".   The band’s first EP, Listen Hear was also self-released in 2007. Both albums were recorded at New Orleans' infamous Music Shed Studios in New Orleans.Not uncommon to the festival and live touring circuit, Dumpstaphunk has unleashed notable performances at some of the nation's largest music extravaganzas including Bonnaroo, VoodooFest, 10,000 Lakes, New Orleans Jazzfest 2005-2011, Bear Creek, Wanee, High Sierra, All Good, JamCruise 2011, Gathering of the Vibes, Ottawa Blues Festival, Dave Matthews Band Caravan and Monterey Jazz Festival.  They have recently supported everyone from Widespread Panic and Slightly Stoopid to Galactic and String Cheese Incident, not to mention sit-ins with Derek Trucks, Mike Gordon from Phish and Warren Haynes, which only begin to scratch the surface.Moving forward, the band continues to develop its sound and further push the envelope within a progressive funk sound that has arguably become the most defining in the modern genre from New Orleans. For more information, visit www.dumpstaphunk.com.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 7:28 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present West Water Outlaws at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 27th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 1st for $12.00 in advance and $14.00 day of show.The Outlaws were formed in early 2010 when singer Blake Rooker accidentally walked into the wrong statistics class, hazily. He ran into a friend from freshman year at CU, Will S. Buck Esq. who had interest in forming a band. After fifteen minutes of what felt like brothers meeting for the first time, Rooker and Buck discovered each others love for down home blues and dirty rock and roll, and a band practice was scheduled for later that evening. After a few practices and some spirited writing sessions the band started playing parties in the basement of Rooker’s house. Interestingly enough during the mass explosion of dj software and macbook pros, not many parties in Boulder featured live Rock & Roll bands at this point in time. The rock parties were a hit and the band began playing out at bars and local clubs for a small fee of beer and food. After adding Andrew “Monkey” Oakley on drums and Vincent “Funky” Ellwood on bass, The West Water Outlaws have managed to win the 2010 CU battle of the bands, and share the stage with national acts such as Rose Hill Drive, Dirty Sweet, The Swayback and Rival Sons. Using recoring time won in the battle of the bands, the Outlaws released their first official EP entitled “Crooked Angel,” recorded, mixes and mastered at Coupe Studios.In June of 2011 The Outlaws booked their first regional tour ever and piled into a black F250, later known as “Black Sabbath,” and headed south with only four total shows confirmed. West Water was an instant hit on their first stop in Memphis, Tennessee and was immediately offered another show the following night. By the end of the month, the band had played over twelve shows in four cities and grown their fan base by 25%.West Water Outlaws are a down home rock and roll band that adds new ideas to an old sound. They take influence from timeless bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Funkadelic, Bill Withers and contemporary artists like The Black Keys, The Roots and Queens of The Stone Age and combine them into a synthesis of styles that range from gritty blues to roots reggae, heart felt soul and hard hitting rock.There’s no telling what The Outlaws are cooking up next but it’s a guarantee that their shows will be high energy and rowdy both on and off the stage.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:20 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Zoogma at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, April 17th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8th for $13.50 in advance and $15.00 day of show.ZOOGMA combines the sonic diversity and precision of a DJ with the excitement and immediacy of a four piece rock group. Known for their energetic performances and retina pleasing light show, the band consistently dishes out heavy-weight beat-driven dance parties across the nation. Sets are kinetic, combining live improvisation with carefully crafted beats and melodic textures.With the release of their debut album, Recreational Vehicles, along with a relentless tour schedule, the four members have already added their unique voice to the live electronic-rock scene. Evolving in Oxford, MS, ZOOGMA’s sound can be described as an eclectic fusion of Electronica, Rock, and Hip-Hop. This blend of genres results in a musical experience that appeals to a range of audiences, with a sound that is refreshingly original yet steeped in the dance music tradition.Sharing the stage or performing late-night after-parties for such national acts as Phish, STS9, Widespread Panic, Pnuma Trio, Big Gigantic, Perpetual Groove, Lotus, Umphrey's McGee, Galactic, Les Claypool, Matisyahu, Ozric Tentacles and The New Mastersounds, Zoogma is poised to electrify new audiences while gaining friends and fans along the way.ZoogmaFox TheatreWednesday, April 17th, 2012Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 2:04 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Jeff Austin with Larry Keel, Jenny Keel & Danny Barnes at the Fox Theatre on Friday, April 12th.  Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15th for $20.00.From Jeff Austin...I have always wanted to play music...sing, play, whatever. I was lucky enough to be raised by a mom who, besides being amazing, encouraged me to sing and act and let my inner music out in every form.I was born in 1974, just outside of Chicago, Illinois...grew up and attended school in the same area. i was involved in music in every way I could find...I acted in plays and musicals, sang in every choir I could fit into my schedule, and even taught junior high kids my senior year of high school...went to...and thankfully dropped out of...college after less than a year. Still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Kept at music...this time not just singing, but trying...and I do mean trying... to play guitar.I found the mandolin in 1994 and started really trying...and I do mean trying...to play it. In 1995, I met Dave Johnston and he changed my life by asking me to be in the bBuegrassholes, which is still the best thing that has ever happened to me. Just look at what that little bit of faith made possible...I thought positive, moved to colorado, busted ass and put together a band.I’ve made a lot of mistakes, had a lot of great times, and I’m always grateful for being able to do what I do for a living.JEFF AUSTIN with Larry Keel, Jenny Keel & Danny Barnes

Fox Theatre

Friday, April 12th, 2013Doors:  8:30 pmShow Time:  9:00 pm

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 6:47 pm

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Toots and The Maytals at the Fox Theatre on Monday, April 1st. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 22nd for $28.00 in advance and $30.00 day of show.Toots Hibbert, one of the great voices of Jamaica, returns to the Fox withToots and The Maytals this April Fools Day! The latest album, TRUE LOVE, finds Toots and the Maytals revisiting some of the band's most classic works with a host of musical friends onboard - Keith Richards, Shaggy and Rahzel, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Beck, Ben Harper, No Doubt, Marcia Griffiths, Ken Boothe, Ryan Adams, Bootsy Collins and the Roots, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Terry Hall and the Skatalites and Trey Anastasio - for delightful fresh-ear journey through Toots' musical history. Add in the surprise tracks - Willie Nelson and Toots groovin' on Willie’s STILL IS STILL MOVIN TO ME, Rachel Yamagata pleading on the newer BLAME ON ME and Bunny Wailer's vocal comradery on the never-before released TAKE A TRIP for an unparalleled reggae joy ride.Indeed Toots and the Maytals artistry spans every phase of Jamaican music's evolution, earning him the reputation as one of Jamaica's most consistent and inspired performers, and one of the greatest reggae/r&b singers of all time. Generations of fans old and new are discovering that Toots and the Maytals were and are masters of reggae and the live performance. The combination of great reggae rhythms, heartfelt vocals, and soulful gospel influence remains potent and powerful, probably the most cohesive mix of reggae and soul music ever, and still going strong.Constant touring has shown audiences what Jamaicans had known for over a decade - that Toots and the Maytals are simply one of the greatest live acts in the world. Toots and the Maytals have been nominated three times for Grammy Awards, the other nominations were for TOOTS IN MEMPHIS and TOOTS LIVE. The Maytals also hold the record for the largest number of number one hits in Jamaica, with 31 to their credit.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 3:35 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Fortunate Youth with Inna Vision at the Fox Theatre on Friday, May 17th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 22nd for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of show.Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay Reggae stand outs. Rising from various bands, they’ve created a phenomenal 7-piece masterpiece bringing more fire to the stage than ever before. The combination of rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos, and heavy keys is what separates Fortunate Youth from every other mainstream Reggae band. With their high-energy approach and positive stage presence they provide an unforgettable show to every music fan. Fortunate Youth’s objective is to ensure a performance that leaves you feeling euphoric and curious of what might happen at the next show.In 2011 they supported Tribal Seeds on their nationwide Tribal Youth Tour to spread their conscious music to the nation. F.Y. linked up The Green, from Hawaii, for a Midwest/Westcoast run before jumping back in the studio to record. They have hit the masses promoting only their 6-song EP titled “Up-Lifted EP” and just released their full-length album, “IRIE STATE OF MIND” on July 1, 2011. Fortunate Youth will also be touring very heavily through 2011 including a Naitonwide CD Release Summer Tour.Upon Releasing their full-length album they quickly rose to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and also locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. Receiving great praise for early success Fortunate Youth strives to spread their interpretation of Reggae music to Music Lovers worldwideThey have had the honor to share the stage with bands such as Groundation, Toots & The Maytals, The Green, The Wailers, Katchafire, Tribal Seeds, The Expendables, Pepper, Dirty Heads, Natural Vibrations, Tomorrows Bad Seeds and Sashamon.

Wed, 02/20/2013 - 3:49 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Hilltop Hoods with Sims (of Doomtree) at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 2nd. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 22nd for $18.00 in advance and $20.00 day of show.While Australian Hip Hop continues to break new ground, there is only one act synonymous with the term ground-breaking. Within a genre that is growing at an exponential rate, Adelaide’s Hilltop Hoods will always remain leaders.The group has continued to move forward at light speed without ever looking back, and their latest album ‘Drinking From the Sun’ is no exception. The first single ‘I Love It’ featuring the mesmerizing vocal talents of Sia was their biggest single ever (their first to go triple platinum). The band launched ‘I Love It’ in Australia by supporting Eminem at three massive stadium concerts.Upon it’s release (March 2012) ‘Drinking From the Sun’ became the groups third consecutive #1 album and held its position for 2 weeks, taking the top spot from Adele. ‘Drinking From the Sun’ went gold on the day of its release and was certified platinum within one week.In support of ‘Drinking From the Sun’ the Hoods set out on their biggest national tour ever, ‘The Speaking In Tongues Tour’. They also completed a maiden US tour in support of their recent signing with Fontana (USA). On top of this the Hoods’ released their album in markets all over the world via Universal Music, and subsequently completed sold out dates in Canada, UK, Germany and Switzerland (including festival appearances at T In The Park, Open Air Frauenfeld and Wireless.)With all these exceptional accolades, Hilltop Hoods have stayed true to their music and retained their integrity in an industry that has a tendency to value the transient.

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 5:07 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Bombino at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 30th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 1st for $15.00.Bombino was raised as a Muslim and taught to consider honor, dignity and generosity as principal tenets of life. The Tuareg, known amongst themselves as the Kel Tamasheq, have long been recognized as warriors, traders and travelers of the Sahara Desert - as a people of grace and nobility as well as fighters of fierce reputation. They are a nomadic people descended from the Berbers of North Africa and for centuries have fought against colonialism and the imposition of strict Islamic rule.Although just thirty years old, Bombino's life and travels have exposed him to the problems facing his people. He has taken on the mission of helping the Tuareg community achieve equal rights, peace, maintain their rich cultural heritage and promote education. He is an advocate for teaching children the Tuareg language of Tamasheq, the local Haoussa language as well as French and Arabic, all of which he speaks fluently. "We fought for our rights," remarks Bombino, "But we have seen that guns are not the solution. We need to change our system. Our children must go to school and learn about their Tuareg identity."Four thousand years of living in a hostile environment taught the Tuareg that the will to survive with dignity intact is stronger than any external threat. Bombino puts that sentiment to music, writes its anthem, and gives it a life of its own. He is known as being emblematic of the next generation of Tuareg, a new voice of the Sahara and Sahel, fusing traditional Berber rhythms with the energy of rock and roll and songs about peace. After thirty years of drought, rebellion, and tyranny, Bombino extols his audience to remember who they are, but also realize who they can be.

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 11:49 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Grant Farm with The Drunken Hearts at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, May 2nd. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 15th for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.Grant Farm is a band on a mission. Tyler, Chris, Adrian and Sean are experienced players of renown in their own right, but as a unit they form a greater whole, and are working hard to grow into the best band that they can be. Former members of Leftover Salmon, The Drew Emmitt Band, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Snake Oil Medicine Show, Bill Nershi’s Blue Planet and Hot Soup, these fine young players have been featured on stage with many of today’s greatest musicians.The seeds of Grant Farm were planted in 2009 by Tyler Grant and Andy Thorn. Tyler was fresh off the boat from Nashville, TN and Andy from Chapel Hill, NC. The duo found themselves in Boulder, CO as members of The Emmitt-Nershi Band, and were eager to showcase some of their original music.With the help of Thorn and stellar bassist Keith Moseley of The String Cheese Incident, the electric Grant Farm started rehearsing in early 2011. Their concerts in Denver, Boulder and the mountains beyond caused a ripple in the local music scene that led to some fine festival plays the following Summer, including Yarmonygrass, Four Corners Folk Festival, Fort Collins Bark n’ Bluegrass, Riverfront, and Harvestival. With a country-disco (Cris-Co), roots-rock, booty-shakin’ jam-tastic concept fully formed, Adrian Engfer and Sean Foley were brought on board to bring the band into 2012. Now, after a couple solid seasons of touring Coast-to-Coast behind their eponymous debut CD, Grant Farm, released on Grant Central Records in March 2012, audiences everywhere are a-buzz with the Roots, Rock and Cris-Co statement that Grant Farm brings to every performance.

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 2:35 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Dunwells at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 29th at 12:00pm for $14.00 in advance and $17.00 day of show.From the very first time The Dunwells hit American shores at the 2011 International Folk Alliance conference, their impact has been astounding. “Anyone that’s seen them has just been ‘Oh My God!’ They’re mind boggling!” raved Folk Alliance Executive Director Louis Jay Meyers to Voice of America radio.Lyrically evocative and musically assured, Blind Sighted Faith is a stunning first bow that seems to charm everyone on first listen. Now with their debut album under their belts and the unending road in front of them, The Dunwells are primed to take their music as far and wide as they can; one can hear that solidarity and aspiration in the music they create together. “We’re all in it for the same reason,” concludes David Dunwell. “We just love making music.”For more information, please visit www.thedunwells.comTHE DUNWELLSFox TheatreJune 22nd, 2013Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 4:12 pm

Z2 Entertainment & Channel 93.3 are proud to present Pepper at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, May 28th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 29th at 12:00pm for $25.00.Pepper has been known to hypnotize fans of all walks of life with their incredibly sweet harmonies all the while keeping bodies moving on the dance floor. They have sold over a million records independently and founded their own record label, LAW Records through which three other artists’ music is distributed: IRATION, Passafire, and The Supervillians. Their music has appeared in many movies (including Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Good Luck Chuck), television shows and video game soundtracks as well as having had a number of album tracks appear on Billboard’s “Alternative Songs” chart (including No Shame’s “No Control,” which peaked at 18, and “Give It Up” which peaked at 34). Their song “Your Face,” also from No Shame, is now available for Guitar Hero World Tour. Pepper has always been a relentless touring machine and this Spring is no different!PEPPERFox TheatreMay 28th, 2013Doors: 8:00 pm | Show: 9:00 pm 

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:25 am
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue at the Fox Theatre on Friday, June 21st, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 5th at 12:00pm for $9.00 in advance and $11.00 day of show.
 
Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue was formed in 2005 from the top players of the foremost Grateful Dead tribute bands in the Rocky Mountain region. Based originally on a premise of player interchangeability to suit the situation, compatibility and success have coalesced the band into its present configuration. The band's forte lies in its faithful rendering of Grateful Dead material, both originals and covers, and the Grateful Dead's trademark style of improvisation.
 
Achieved through a careful balance of comprehension and execution of the more defined musical elements of the material with a fearless passion to connect with the elusive "X factor" that Jerry Garcia affectionately spoke of, RMGDR remains aligned with the Dead's creed of playing off the energy of the audience and making them an integral component of the overall dynamic.
 
Tue, 04/02/2013 - 1:49 pm
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Hatrick Penry with The A-OKs at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 25th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 5th at 12:00pm for $10.00.
 
Hatrick Penry boldly goes where no new band has ever gone, they are bringing ska back from the dead. Their live shows are energetic and fill the audience with desire for more. In their two years of being a band, they have accomplished such feats as going on tour, sharing the stage with Goldfinger at The Ogden Theatre, and winning Best Band in Boulder of 2012. Hatrick Penry circulates the Denver ska scene and are expanding throughout the front range rapidly.
 
DJ Nerf from Channel 93.3 once said, “Ska is underground and niche right now,but its gonna come back eventually and Hatrick Penry kicks ass!”
 
For more information, please visit http://www.hatrickpenrymusic.com
 
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 12:27 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Robert Walter's 20th Congress at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, August 17th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 12th at 12:00pm for $15.00.Robert Walter performs all his own stunts. For 20 years, the San Diego native has been pulling drawbars and pushing the limits of the Hammond B3 organ. As a founding member of the Greyboy Allstars, he helped usher in the funkjazz renaissance of the early ‘90s and has continued to keep one hand comping chords in the instrument's funky past while the other explores ever new melodic terrain with his many solo projects. This spring, the Greyboy Allstars return to the road with ‘Inland Emperor,’ their first album since 2007’s ‘What Happened to Television?’ but a recent move from New Orleans to LA has also jump started Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, an outlet for the keyboardist’s funkiest material since its inception in 1999.Get Thy Bearings' pushes Walter's organ, piano, Rhodes and synthesizer to the front of a grouprounded out by guitarist/bassist Elgin Park, drummer Aaron Redfield, sax players Karl Denson and Cochemea Gastelum, and percussionist Chuck Prada-an allstar lineup in its own right. Recorded in just a few takes at Egonix Labs, the same studio where Walter and producer Michael Andrews have been busy scoring films such as Bridesmaids, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Walk Hard, Bad Teacher, Cyrus, She’s Out of Your League, 5 Year Engagement and the title song to the Fox comedy The New Girl, the album is full of spontaneous energy and cinematic color.For more information, please visit http://robertwalter.com

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 1:49 pm

The Pamlico Sound, a funk/soul/psychedelic band from Boulder CO, first appeared in September 2010. The group displays fierce mastery of the funk and soul genres, dizzying musicianship, and above all a sense of fun and freedom, which feeds their audiences’ desire to cut loose and dance.

At a Frogs Gone Fishin' show, fans are treated to heavy-­‐hitting rock with the Frog's signature improvisational twist. In an age of auto-­‐tuned vocals and laptop superstars, it's great to find a band who relies on harmonies, strong melody, and dynamic rhythms to keep their fans coming back. On any given night, the Frogs cut across genres and material from their two albums and never, ever, play the same set-­‐list twice.

THE PAMLICO SOUND & FROGS GONE FISHIN’
May 31st, 2013
Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

 

 

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 1:57 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Poor Man’s Whiskey at the Fox Theatre on Friday, June 14th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 12th at 12:00pm for $13.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show.

Northern California’s outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-­‐energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals worldwide.  This “High-­‐Octane Hootenanny” will certainly delight those interested in a foot-­‐stompin good time. Poor Man’s Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-­‐telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-­‐stage shenanigans.

For more information, please visit www.poormanswhiskey.com

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Fox Theatre
June 14th, 2013
Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:46 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Dead Floyd at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, June 8th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 26th at 12:00pm for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.

Dead Floyd is a celebration of the music of two of rock and roll’s greatest bands, The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd, mashed together into one high-­‐energy, unpredictable show. Drawing from both extensive catalogs of music, the Dead Floyd performances include early rarities to modern classics and everything in between. The love of the music of both bands inspires Dead Floyd to uniquely interpret the songs in a way that allows the music to timelessly live on and the legacy of both bands to stay alive to the next generation of fans.  The excitement, creativity, and improvisation that went into both bands live shows of so many years is brought back for old and new fans to enjoy today.

The audience response to Dead Floyd has been overwhelming for everyone involved and the fans’ love of the music pushes this project to new heights. Come to the next show and find out why…

For more information, please visit http://deadfloyd.com

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DEAD FLOYD 

Fox Theatre 

June 8th, 2013

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 1:53 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Joy Formidable at the Fox Theatre on Friday, June 6th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 26th at 12:00pm for $22.00 in advance and $24.00 day of show.The Joy Formidable’s most recent release, Wolf’s Law, is a driven, hugely emotive record, and an alluring and attitudinal follow-­‐up to The Joy Formidable’s keenly received 2011 debut, The Big Roar. It’s an album that was recorded in very different circumstances to its predecessor, both geographically and emotionally. “With Wolf’s Law, some of the difficult personal circumstances have been resolved, so while there is still aggression there, the record is a lot more harmonious and focussed. It helped that we were completely lost in nature in Maine because it is really an album about reconnecting – with yourself, with nature and with spirituality.”The album’s audacious reach and ambition is clear in the extraordinary film that The Joy Formidable commissioned for its title track: a breathtaking sequence of monochrome images of birth, death and the natural world. T heir charming reticence may soon become immaterial. The Joy Formidable have made an album so colossal, so compelling that it may even put Casco, Maine on the map. If there is any justice in the world, 2013 will be the Year of the Wolf.For more information, please visit http://www.thejoyformidable.com

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 11:17 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present William Tyler at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 26th at 12:00pm for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of show.

2010’s Behold the Spirit, William Tyler’s first album under his own name, was celebrated as “the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more,” establishing him as a critical constellatory star, the picker that connected the dots between Sandy Bull, Richard Thompson, Bruce Langhorne and Reggie Young. You don’t get perfection with William (I suspect he’d be OK with that assessment); you get brambles and wandering, the wide and deep and arcane path to transcendence. My notes from Liverpool read, “Body impulse/no thought.” I was writing about William Tyler that night.

William will worry a phrase—some tangled chordal wormhole—until you are certain it’s all that exists, he’ll take you over the stiles, he’ll love you up and down and then he’ll make you cry for the world and what we’ve done to it. Willy T’s got the vampire blues. And there’s only one like him.

For more information, please visit www.williamtyler.net

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WILLIAM TYLER

July 23rd, 2013
Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 3:21 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Juan Maclean (DJ set) at the Fox Theatre on Friday June 28th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 3rd at 12:00pm for $12.00 in advance and $15.00 day of show.Since the turn of the 21st century, DFA club music maestro Juan MacLean has been laying groundwork. First, there were killer singles, from “By The Time I Get to Venus” in 2002, to international mega hit of 2008 “Happy House” as well as the “The Simple Life”. There was a debut full-­‐-­‐length (Less Than Human, 2005); remixes for colleagues like Air, Yoko Ono, Daft Punk, David Gahan, Franz Ferdinand; international tours with Cut Copy and Shocking Pinks, and DJ gigs from Telluride to Tel Aviv.Last year DFA released 12” under Juan’s “house-­‐-­‐-­‐de-­‐-­‐-­‐plum” Peach Melba and a digital-­‐-­‐-­‐only album called Everybody Get Close. It pulled together songs which had previously never been released on an album and remixes of The Juan MacLean songs by the likes of Cut Copy, Holmes Price and DFA’s Jee Day.  For more information, please visit http://www.thejuanmaclean.com

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 10:22 am
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Dead Winter Carpenters with The Yawpers & The Longest Day of the Year at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, July 6th, 2013. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 10th at 12:00pm for $8.00 in advance and $10.00 day of show.
 
Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, CA, Dead Winter Carpenters represents everything the American west stands for. The band seamlessly blends Americana with roots rock and a tinge of straightforward ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ alt. country for hard-hitting performances that are as edgy as they are whimsical. The project pushes and pulls at musical boundaries with top-notch, live performances while walking the line with unexpected world music flair. With an unbridled spirit, and an authentic approach to the art of songwriting, the five-piece captures the freedom of the road with the kind of energy that legends are made of.
 
In January 2012, DWC paused for some time away from its relentless touring to record at renowned Prairie Sun Studios (clients of PS include Tom Waits, Paul McCartney, Arlo Guthrie). The band emerged from the studio with a new album titled, “ain’t it strange,”. The album was released in May 2012. This 10 song album captures the essence of the band’s ever-evolving sound.
 
For more information, please visit http://deadwintercarpenters.com
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DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS
with The Yawpers & The Longest Day of the Year
Fox Theatre
Saturday, July 6th, 2013
Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm

 

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 10:37 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Gigantic Underground Conspiracy at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, July 18th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, May 31st at 12:00pm for $30.00.

Gigantic Underground Conspiracy is Marc Brownstein & Aaron Magner (of The Disco Biscuits/ Conspirator), Dominic Lalli & Jeremy Salken (of Big Gigantic), Chris Michetti (of Conspirator/ Raq) & Ben Baruch (of Underground Orchestra).

Prepare to party.

GIGANTIC UNDERGROUND CONSPIRACY
Fox Theatre
July 18th, 2013
Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 12:02 pm

KGNU & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Les Claypool's Duo De Twang at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, October 10th, 2013. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 7th at 2:00 pm for $30.00 general admission. Claypool's Duo de Twang has been added to the lineup for Jam Cruise 12, January 4th-9th, 2014.

LES CLAYPOOL’S DUO DE TWANG

Fox Theatre

October 10th, 2013

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool is an American musician and writer, best known as the lead vocalist and in the band Primus. Claypool's playing style on the electric bass mixes tapping, flamenco-like strumming, whammy bar bends, and slapping. Duo De Twang is Les' most recent project with Marc "Mirv" Haggard, guitarist and singer for the San Francisco based band, M.I.R.V., founded in 1994.

For more information on Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang, please visit:  www.lesclaypool.com

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 1:51 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Juno What?! at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 21st, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 28th at 12:00pm for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.Juno What!? is a shameless dance party! Formed in 2008, the band has quickly become the leading practitioner of high-energy disco booty jams, and live electro-funk.Juno What?! is bringing their illuminated madness to stages across the country. Catalyzing dance floors into sonic landscapes, the band has ignited a devoted following of fans by providing raw, electrifying shows which are devoid of the aimless wanderings of the lesser jam community. Their sound is ahead of its time yet still rooted in the foundation of early-80’s dance grooves with a devout appreciation for sternum-bumping progressive themes.The band consists of Joey Porter (keyboards, talk box) and Dave Watts (drums, samples) from the Motet, and Steve Watkins (keyboards, talk box, bass). This core group is often augmented by special guests taken from the best of the gigging groups on the scene (including founding member Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic). These musicians have gathered their collective talents to focus on this mission of making the world a better place…….to dance!!For more information, please visit http://www.junowhat.com

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:02 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present John Brown’s Body with Stick Figure  at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, September 19th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 19th at 12:00pm for $16.50 in advance and $19.00 day of show.If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that Kings And Queens is a synthesis of every aspect of John Brown’s Body’s storied career. It’s as if, after close to two decades of existence, this pioneering band has finally crafted their ultimate statement, tying together styles they’ve dabbled in, paid respect to, created, or pushed forward into one tightly woven mosaic. JBB’s Future Roots is now present tense.John Brown’s Body formed (in Boston in the mid 1990s) at a time when there wasn’t what you’d call a U.S. reggae scene. The American bands that played reggae were regional at best, touring little, and many were primarily cover bands of the best known Jamaican reggae. JBB was one of a handful of groups that began touring nationally and created distinctly American reggae, steeped in traditional vibes but incorporating elements from other genres. Whereas most groups tackled typical reggae themes –religion and marijuana – JBB acted more like an indie band, writing songs that used the vocabulary of reggae to express their own experiences. Over time, this style has become the norm. The U.S. scene has grown tremendously – to the point of having two bands debut records in the Billboard Top 20 in 2012 – and many in the genre point to John Brown’s Body as a key influence. Brown’s Body as a key influence.However, this is not your typical story of an influential band doing what they did 20 years ago now trying to cash in on the movement they helped foment. Because a funny thing happened along the way for John Brown’s Body – they evolved and grew, taking their music ever forward, and have continued to influence the scene as much today – some might even say more so today than they did at the start. The band’s relentless touring schedule helped pave the way for nationwide scene, showing other bands that it was okay to be from the Northeast and still be comfortable playing in California, Hawaii, Colorado or Iowa. Early on, members of the band formed their own record label to highlight their local scene, which has since become the norm in many pockets of the scene. JBB delved deeply into dub effects from the start, incorporating elements of electronic music well before that became standard for today’s bands. Yet, JBB is somehow still utterly unique within the scene, even after two decades at work, which brings us back to the record at hand.Musically and lyrically, lead singer/songwriter Elliot Martin has crafted a work that seems both self-reflective and visionary. A song like “Old John Brown” is obviously open to interpretation that Martin is commenting on both the man for whom the band is named after, as well as the legacy of the band itself. Musically, the song evokes riddims Burning Spear used in the 1970s, which has been an undercurrent influence on the group since the beginning, but has rarely surfaced as obviously as it does here since the band’s earliest breakthrough records.The group’s last full-length record, Amplify (#1 on the Billboard Reggae chart in 2008), was extremely forward-thinking, steeped in electronic effects. Last Fall’s JBB IN DUB EP (#1 on iTunes’ Reggae Chart) stripped things down to the bedrock elements of reggae. Kings And Queens utilizes the best aspects of both these records, while bringing back much more of the classic JBB sound into the mix and production. This is reinforced by working with engineer Matt Saccuccimorano, who worked on some of the band’s earliest successful albums, and the involvement on numerous songs by former guitarist/keyboardist  Nate “Silas” Richardson.Bassist Nate Edgar continues to astonish with his nimble and muscular bass lines. The bass and drums have always been at the center of Martin’s songwriting, but in Edgar and founding drummer Tommy Benedetti, he has found his most spectacular partners-in-crime. Martin has crafted his strongest batch of songs ever, coupled with startling horn lines written by the JBB Horns. Saying the JBB Horns are an influential bunch is no small talk, considering past alums have gone on to play for Slightly Stoopid as well as form the eclectically amazing band Rubblebucket.The most obvious touch point for the band’s sound has always been classic UK reggae, especially the work of Aswad, Steel Pulse and Dennis Bovell, and that unmistakable influence permeates every track, most noticeably in the heavy drum and bass and complicated horn lines. As it was in that scene, JBB’s songs

Tue, 07/16/2013 - 11:21 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Pickin’ on Phish featuring DeadPhish Orchestra and Andy Thorn (of Leftover Salmon) at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, October16th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 19th at 12:00pm for $10.00 in advance and $12.00 day of show.DeadPhish Orchestra featuring Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon) with The Railsplitters bring you -- Pickin' on Phish-- bluegrass style!When Martin Haerle passed away in 1990, his son David Haerle stepped in to run the label, and created the “Pickin’ On” series, which consists of bluegrass tributes to rock, pop and country artists including Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, and Led Zeppelin. The first title in the series was Pickin’ On The Beatles (1994), but it wasn’t until three years later that the concept took off with the success of Pickin’ On The Grateful Dead.David West, who co-founded the “Coach Valley Drifters” a modern style bluegrass band, was the producer over 60 CDs in the “Pickin’ On” series for CMH Records. It is his creative arrangements that put together the great tribute albums that make up the “Pickin’ On” series.For more information, please visit www.foxtheatre.com

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 11:20 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present 3 nights of SOJA at the Fox Theatre on Friday, November 15th through Sunday, November 17th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, August 24th at 12:00pm for $25.00 general admission.Mention folk music to the average listener and the list of usual suspects come to mind: Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Woodie Guthrie, etc. Talk to SOJA lead singer/guitarist Jacob Hemphill, however, and you’ll walk away with a different perspective. “To me, Rage Against The Machine, Wu -Tang Clan, Sade, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley – they’re all folk artists,” he says. “There’s no difference between Raekwon saying, ‘I grew up on the crime side, the New York Times side, where staying alive was no jive,’ to Bob Marley saying, ‘Cold ground was my bed last night and rock was my pillow, too,’ to Johnny Cash saying, ‘I know I had it coming, I know I can’t be free, but those people keep on moving (around) and that’s what tortures me.’ Folk is all about storytelling and passing on a legacy. It’s timeless, it’s limitless and it crosses all boundaries. That’s what this band is striving for. It’s a tall order,” he laughs, “but we’re making our way.”They’ve raised the bar with Strength to Survive, their fourth full-length album, an intoxicating mix of hot-rod reggae grooves and urgent, zeitgeist-capturing themes. The album, produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews, John Mayer, O.A.R.), is the band’s first for ATO, the label co- founded by Dave Matthews.Over the course of the past few years, SOJA has sold more than 200,000 albums, headlined large theaters in more than 20 countries around the world, generated over 40 million+ YouTube views, amassed nearly 2 million Facebook fans, and attracted an almost Grateful Dead-like international fanbase that grows with each tour, with caravans of diehards following them from city to city. Most impressive of all, they’ve accomplished all this on their own. This 8-piece band has spent the past year and a half grinding it out from venue to venue, playing more than 360 dates, including headlining sold-out tours of North and South America, as well as opening for O.A.R. and sharing stages with everyone from Dave Matthews Band to Matisyahu.For more information, please visit: http://www.sojamusic.com

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 2:40 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 6th, 2013.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, September 13th at 12:00pm for $20.00 advanced and $22.00 day of show.

On October 1st, The Wood Brothers will release their new album 'The Muse,' on Zac Brown's Southern Ground Artists.

Produced by country-music legend Buddy Miller, the album embodies a newfound musical bond between brothers Oliver and Chris Wood -- one cemented by two years on the road with a new full-time member, drummer Jano Rix.

Recorded at Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, 'The Muse' mines The Wood Brothers' timeless influences -- Robert Johnson, Willie Nelson, Charles Mingus -- and showcases their high-lonesome harmonies, Oliver's gritty acoustic guitars, Chris's virtuosic standup bass, the warrior poet lyrics. New to this recording is the patented "shuitar," a beat-up acoustic guitar rigged with tuna cans and other noisemakers, which Jano uses as a percussive instrument.

The title track "The Muse" reveals Oliver's songwriting at its most tender and autobiographical to date, as he sings of his "finest work yet" -- his newborn child -- over classically bowed bass and delicate melodica. On "Honey Jar," Chris and Oliver double up on a bluesy jam-band groove and then hit the brakes for a slow-swinging, heavy-hitting chorus with backups by The McCrary Sisters, all recalling the secular gospel of The Black Crowes. "Wastin' My Mind" could pass for a lost track from "The Last Waltz," while "Neon Tombstone" drives home the brothers' now more deeply collaborative spirit, with verses written and sung by Oliver and Chris taking over for the chorus. Throughout, Oliver's endearingly offbeat vocals are more "gripping" (The New York Times) than ever, with Chris' and Jano's dialed-in harmonies providing rich, rustic texture.

While The Wood Brothers have always favored the production values of a purer time, they take their analog sensibility a step further with 'The Muse.' Here Chris, Oliver and Jano often circled around a tree of microphones and simply played the songs, with even the lead vocals being recorded on the spot. The strategy was embraced by Miller, an award-winning producer, guitarist and solo artist who's performed and recorded with Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams. Nashville studio vet Mike Poole engineered the album, which was recorded to two-inch tape.

'The Muse' comes as a high-water mark for the band -- once a "side project," it's become so important to the brothers that both recently relocated to Nashville so they could work even more closely together. "It's taken years for us to really feel like we can collaborate," Oliver says, "and I think this is the pinnacle of it so far."

The Wood Brothers

Fox Theatre
December 6th, 2013
Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm
Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:19 am

KGNU, Boulder Weekly & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Black Uhuru with Mike Pinto at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.  Tickets are on sale now for $22.00 advanced and $25.00 day of show.Legendary reggae act Black Uhuru has announced they have inked a new deal for the release of their upcoming studio album in early 2014. The group has also announced the dates for their upcoming headlining tour across the United States with Mike Pinto as support throughout November and December.BLACK UHURU TOUR DATES: Nov 05 – Austin, TX - Flamingo Nov 07 – Atlanta, GA - Variety Nov 08 – Orlando, FL -  SocialNov 09 – Tampa, FL - State Theatre Nov 10 – Miami, FL - Grand Central Nov 12 – Jacksonville, FL - FreebirdNov 13 – Wilmington, NC - Ziggy'sNov 14 – Charlottesville, VA – The  SouthernNov 15 – New York, NY - BB Kings Nov 16 - Washington, DC - Howard  TH Nov 17 – Norfolk, VA - Jewish MotherNov 19 - Philadelphia PA - World Café Live Nov 20 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom Nov 22 - St. Louis, MO - Duck RoomNov 23 - Chicago, IL - Mayne Stage Nov 24 – Minnesota, MN - Cedar Cultural Nov 26 – Boulder, CO - Fox TheatreNov 27 - Park City, UT - Park City LiveNov 29 - South Lake Tahoe, CA - Mont Blue CasinoNov 30 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy Dec 03 – Phoenix, AZ - Pub rock Dec 04 – Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Dec 05 - San Diego, CA - Belly UPDec 06 - Sacramento, CA - PowerhouseDec 07 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe'sDec 08 - San Francisco, CA – Independent

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 3:21 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Turkuaz & Springdale Quartet at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, January 09th, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 15th at 12:00pm for $10 advanced or $12 day of show.The Brooklyn-based funk army known as Turkuaz “is like tossing a lit match into a dumpster full of fireworks” (bestnewbands.com). Their stage show combines influences from Sly and the Family Stone to Talking Heads into an explosive auditory and visual circus, a full-frontal assault on the senses. After multiple residencies at NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl, two blowout performances at Bear Creek Music Festival, and tours spanning the east and west coasts, Turkuaz has developed a reputation from NYC to San Francisco as the band that plays louder, faster, and harder than all the rest.Formed in a time when the definition of “live music” seems in constant flux, Colorado’s Springdale Quartet may upon first inspection seem slightly out of place with some of their contemporaries. Their sound and style, based foremost on a compositional foundation with its roots in the jazz and blues traditions, has been described at times as “vintage”. But the real stuff- the music itself- cannot be so readily labeled. Drawing additionally from the musical institutions of Heavy organ, upbeat funk, and progressive rock, Springdale’s live show is anything but antiquated – in fact, it’s dance music!For more information on Turkuaz, please visit http://www.turkuazband.com For more information on Springdale Quartet, please visit  http://www.springdalequartet.net 

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 8:15 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 6th at 12:00pm for $10 advanced and $12 day of show.Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue was formed in 2005 from the top players of the foremost Grateful Dead tribute bands in the Rocky Mountain region. Based originally on a premise of player interchangeability to suit the situation, compatibility and success have coalesced the band into its present configuration. The band's forte lies in its faithful rendering of Grateful Dead material, both originals and covers, and the Dead's trademark style of improvisation. Achieved through a careful balance of comprehension and execution of the more defined musical elements of the material with a fearless passion to connect with the elusive "X factor" that Jerry Garcia spoke of, RMGDR remains aligned with the Dead's creed of playing off the energy of  the audience and making them an integral component of the overall dynamic.For more information on Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue, please visit: www.facebook.com/RockyMountainGratefulDeadRevue-ROCKY MOUNTAIN GRATEFUL DEAD REVUEFox TheatreJanuary 11, 2014Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 1:13 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Mountain Standard Time with Time Carbone (of Railroad Earth) at the Fox Theatre on Friday, February 28th, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 17th at 12:00pm for $13 advanced or $16 day of show.Mountain Standard Time has announced that they will be playing Wakarusa alongside Umphrey’s Mcgee, The Flaming Lips and Michael Franti & Spearhead. Don’t miss them before the big stage at the Fox Theatre!MST brands its own style of "Rocky Mountain FreeGrass," blending acoustic guitar and mandolin with keyboards, electric bass, and drums. The members of MST migrated to Colorado from different regions of the country, bringing wildly diverse musical backgrounds and influences along with them. Their paths eventually crossed in Nederland, where musical relationships were forged through the camaraderie of late-night jam sessions that characterize the music scene of the Front Range. Shortly after meeting, MST grew quickly and performed all over Colorado and across the country, with appearances at 10,000 Lakes Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, among many others.For more information on Mountain Standard Time, please visit: http://www.mstband.com

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 1:39 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Travelin’ McCourys with Bill Nershi (of String Cheese Incident) at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 17th at 12:00pm for $20 advanced or $22 day of show.The Travelin’ McCourys are well known for their collaborative work with great musicians such as Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band and many more. Don’t miss them at the Fox Theatre with guitarist and singer of The String Cheese Incident, Bill Nershi!The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online—entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music. No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father’s work—a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating.For more information on The Travelin’ McCourys please visit  http://www.thetravelinmccourys.com

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 1:52 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Tractorbeam at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, January 26th, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, January 17th at 12:00pm for $39.50 general admission.Tractorbeam is the ultimate rarity for The Disco Biscuits and any other jamband fans!Tractorbeam is The Disco Biscuits all instrumental band name for their secret shows. It was conceived as a different concert experience...something more akin to a DJ club set than a traditional rock concert. As Tractorbeam, The Disco Biscuits play completely instrumentally and reinvent their songs by removing the vocal sections.For more information on Tractorbeam, please visit: http://www.discobiscuits.com

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 1:38 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Cornmeal at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 20th  at noon for $15.00 for general admission.

Cornmeal has never been a band to shy away from reinvention and after over a decade, they are proving just that as the band sets out with a newly reformed lineup, a fresh energetic sound and heads back into the studio to finish their long awaited first studio album after almost 6 years. A nationally recognized live music institution, Cornmeal is heavily influenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the five-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge a path all their own, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of bluegrass and live performance.

With the release of their debut album "In The Kitchen" (2001 Livin' Live records), Cornmeal secured its place as one of the top bands in its genre. 2003’s “Tales from Magic Stone Mountain” (Livin’ Live records) garnered much critical attention and became a staple on College and AAA top 10 lists throughout the country. In May of 2006, Cornmeal released their third album, “Feet First”, which became proof positive that Cornmeal’s tenure on the road brought on an honest and mature sound. Produced by former guitarist Kris Nowak and bassist Chris Gangi, "Feet First" features a strong confidence in songwriting, musicianship and the ability of this band to stylistically ride the fence and bring it back home without missing a step.

In the beginning of 2010, Cornmeal released their first live album, “Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I” (2010 Livin’ Live Records), an album that pays tribute to the fans. Towards the end of 2011, Cornmeal released the follow up, “Live in Chicago, IL Vol. II” (2011 Livin’ Live Records). During this time the band went into the studio set to record their first album in over 5 years.  Self   produced by bassist Chris Gangi and tracked in Chicago at the prestigious Rax Trax recording studios, the process was cut short due to lineup changes and the album was shelved. After almost a year of auditions, rehearsals and wood shedding new material the band is poised to return to the same recording space to finish the album polishing the old material and setting forward with a new sound, new songs and a fresh perspective on the future.

While playing a blend of high profile venues, jam-band and bluegrass festivals to thousands nationally, Cornmeal has been a main stage act at some of the most renowned festivals in the country. These festivals include Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Magnolia Fest, Wakarusa Music Festival, and Summer Camp Music Festival as well as having performed on multiple stages at Bonnaroo, All Good Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, 10K Lakes, and many others. They pride themselves on the energy they put forth each night creating an unrivalled live performance that continues to shape itself into an energetic one of a kind experience. “Live in Chicago, IL Vol. I & II” prove that Cornmeal continues to be a band to watch out for. Every show they play is a unique experience that leaves fans begging for more.

For more information, please visit http://www.cornmealinthekitchen.com

 

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:48 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Werks with Yamn & Jaden Carlson Band at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 4th, 2015. Tickets are on sale January 30th for $13 advanced or $15 day of show.

LISTEN TO THE WERKS RECENTLY RELEASED ALBUM, MR. SMALLS SESSIONS, HERE!

The Werks have quickly emerged as a national powerhouse. As a result of their eclectic individual influences, The Werks produce a dance party that can be appreciated by a majority of musical tastes. Known for fusing psychedelic shredding guitar, wailing organ of jam and classic rock with funk slap bass, synthesizers, and modern dance beats, The Werks create their own style of music. Their unique style of performing is affected and manipulated by the energy of the audience, guaranteeing that each show will be a different and memorable experience.

For more information, visit The Werks website at: http://thewerksmusic.com

THE WERKS

with Yamn & Jaden Carlson Band

Fox Theatre

April 4th, 2015

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:05 am

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Shakedown Street Performing 5/8/77 with Special Guests at the Fox Theatre on Friday, May 8th, 2015. Tickets are on sale March 20th for $12.50 advanced or $15 day of show.

THE GRATEFUL DEAD’S MAY 8TH 1977 BARTON HALL, CORNELL UNIVERSITY SHOW IS DEBATEBLY ONE OF THE GREATEST DEAD PERFORMANCES OF ALL TIME! CATCH THE SAME SHOW 38 YEARS LATER WITH SHAKEDOWN STREET AT THE FOX!!!

One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world, Shakedown Street, makes its home in and around the Rocky Mountain region of North America. Spawned from jam sessions at the Ancient Mariner bar in Manitou Springs, Colorado in 1987, Shakedown Street quickly grew in popularity, and garnered a legion of loyal fans who refer to themselves as “Shakeheads”. In a few short years, throngs of “Shakeheads” could be found on the highways and byways of the Rocky Mountains, making their way to another Shakedown Street show.
 
In the live music venues of the Rocky Mountains, there are only a few bands that are able to consistantly draw large audiences. Shakedown Street accomplishes this year after year by embodying the Grateful Dead ethos of improvisation and discovery, while maintaining an intimacy and open repoire with its audience. A whole new generation of “Shakeheads” has discovered the positive and collaborative energy found at a Shakedown Street concert. Longtime fans are thrilled to find the band sounding hotter than ever, and having the time of their lives!

For more information, visit Shakedown Street’s website at: http://shakedownstreetband.com/

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:28 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present The Drunken Hearts featuring special guests Tim Carbone (of Railroad Earth) and Duane Trucks (of Hard Working Americans) at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, May 9th, 2015. Tickets are on sale March 27th for $15 advanced or $18 day of show.

THE DRUNKEN HEARTS ARE ON THE RISE, AND FAST! WITH A SOLD OUT SHOW AT THE FOX LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR’S SHOW FEATURING TIM CARBONE (OF RAILROAD EARTH) AND DUANE TRUCKS (OF HARD WORKING AMERICANS) IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Rockin' performances around the West have folks buzzing on The Drunken Hearts.  The band's fiery sound was forged on Colorado's high peaks and river banks.  The band is comprised of guys from different walks of life, however it was Colorado and her allure that brought the band together.  The Drunken Hearts honest brand of rockin' alternative Americana resonates with audiences.  Their sound has truly evolved over the course of a few years.  They fearlessly bottle a tempestuous, yet smoky flavor of music - infusing spirited vocals with electric and acoustic guitars, fiddle, bass, lap steel and drums.  This Spring the band's releasing their 2nd studio EP, produced by Grammy winner Rob Eaton - Dark Star Orchestra.

For more information, visit The Drunken Heart’s Website website at: http://www.thedrunkenhearts.com

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THE DRUNKEN HEARTS FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS TIM CARBONE (OF RAILROAD EARTH) AND DUANE TRUCKS (OF HARD WORKING AMERICANS)

Fox Theatre

May 9th, 2015

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 1:56 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Jazz is Dead with Special Guests at the Fox Theatre on Monday, August 3rd, 2015. Tickets are on sale May 1st for $25 GA.

JAZZ IS DEAD TAKES A CAPTIVATING TWIST ON GRATEFUL DEAD TUNES INCORPORATING A JAZZ INFLUENCE FROM A GROUP OF WELL ACCLAIMED MUSICIANS, INCLUDING GRATEFUL DEAD KEYBOARDIST FROM ’68 – ’71, TOM CONSTANTEN.

At the beginning of 2015, the surviving members of GRATEFUL DEAD announced historic “Fare Thee Well” (farewell) concerts… inspiring JAZZ IS DEAD to reform and likewise celebrate GRATEFUL DEAD’s 50th Anniversary.

JAZZ IS DEAD consists of Alphonso Johnson (Further, Weather Rport), Jeff Pevar (Phil & Friends, CSN), Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs), Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead) & Chris Smith (Jefferson Starship). Jazz is Dead’s, "Explorations Into the Music of GRATEFUL DEAD” embarks from the compass point of GARCIA and company's most complex and audacious material, culled from many periods of their storied history.  From there, the musical heading is unknown ... each performance, promising inspired improvisation and new discovery ... crafted by a line-up of stellar players.

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:48 am

Boulder Weekly and Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Everyone Orchestra with The Suffers at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for $20 advanced or $25 day of show.

THE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA IS CONDUCTED BY MATT BUTLER FEATURING JEREMY SALKEN (BIG GIGANTIC), CHUCK MORRIS (LOTUS), SAM BROUSE (PAPADOSIO), BRIDGET LAW (ELEPHANT REVIVAL), REED MATHIS (TEA LEAF GREEN), CRIS JACOBS (THE BRIDGE), JONATHAN MEADOWS (THE CONGRESS), JANS INGBER (THE MOTET), GABE MERVINE (THE MOTET) & MATT PITTS (THE MOTET)

“The experience of playing with different musicians, improvising every night, and getting the crowd involved in ways that they can’t be at a regular show has provided an unparalleled live music experience,” said Butler.

The Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.

For more information, visit Everyone Orchestra’s website at: http://everyoneorchestra.com/

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:32 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Shakedown Street Performs 7/8/78 – Red Rocks at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, July 11th, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for $12.50 advanced or $15 day of show.

JULY 8TH, 1978 – RED ROCKS IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS AND RECOGNIZED GRATEFUL DEAD PERFORMANCES ON THE ROCKS! JOIN US FOR A NIGHT TO RE-LIVE THE MEMORIES!!!

One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world, Shakedown Street, makes its home in and around the Rocky Mountain region of North America. Spawned from jam sessions at the Ancient Mariner bar in Manitou Springs, Colorado in 1987, Shakedown Street quickly grew in popularity, and garnered a legion of loyal fans who refer to themselves as “Shakeheads”. In a few short years, throngs of “Shakeheads” could be found on the highways and byways of the Rocky Mountains, making their way to another Shakedown Street show.
 
In the live music venues of the Rocky Mountains, there are only a few bands that are able to consistantly draw large audiences. Shakedown Street accomplishes this year after year by embodying the Grateful Dead ethos of improvisation and discovery, while maintaining an intimacy and open repoire with its audience. A whole new generation of “Shakeheads” has discovered the positive and collaborative energy found at a Shakedown Street concert. Longtime fans are thrilled to find the band sounding hotter than ever, and having the time of their lives!

For more information, visit Shakedown Street’s website at: http://shakedownstreetband.com/

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 6:34 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Twiddle at the Fox Theatre on Friday, June 3rd, 2016. Tickets are on sale now for $20 advanced or $22 day of show.

JOIN US FOR TWIDDLE’S FOX TO THE ROCKS: SUMMER 2016 COLROADO TWEEKEND – JUNE 3RD AT THE FOX FEATURING 3 UNIQUE SETS WTH THE FRIENDLY HORNS FOLLOWED BY RED ROCKS THE NEXT NIGHT!!!

Twiddle, a Vermont based quartet, spins tall tales over an intricate soundscape of hi-def shred. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up jazz, classical, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. Obliterating laws of improvisation, their complex arrangements never fail to leave crowds lusting for more. With sage songwriting and unmatched variety, Twiddle’s thrilling infancy continues to exceed all expectation.

Currently Twiddle is climbing the rows on festival billings, inspiring each other, and often dismantling preconceived notions of the jam band culture. Their live experience genuinely segues from bluegrass to electronica, melts jazz-fusion into rockabilly, and enhances reggae with funk. New fans should expect an immensely fun, and highly dynamic show. Tenured fans know to expect the unexpected. Put simply, Twiddle’s hi-def shred is going to melt faces.

For more information, visit Twiddle’s website at: http://twiddlemusic.com/

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 6:40 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Trout Steak Revival with Caribou Mountain Collective & Augustus at the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 11th, 2016. Tickets are on sale January 8th for $14 advanced or $18 day of show.

TROUT STEAK REVIVAL WON THE 2014 TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL BAND COMPETITION, PLACED IN THE 2012 ROCKYGRASS BAND COMPETITION AND HAS WON AN EMMY AWARD FOR A SOUNDTRACK WTH ROCKY MOUNTIAN PBS. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THEY ARE SUCCESSFULLY EARNING THEIR WAY IN THE MOUNTAIN STATES BLUEGRAS SCENE!!!

From beginnings as an informal jamming unit during treks through the peaks of the Front Range, Trout Steak Revival has evolved into one of Colorado’s most tightly knit, hard-driving bluegrass bands. Their brand of heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies, all tied together with the unmistakable sound of their years of friendship. From sweat-soaked clubs to mountain festivals, the five-piece has shown a tenacity for quick-picking and all the right polish without sacrificing the raw feeling of well-executed bluegrass. Keeping an eye on traditions of the past but boldly forging into new territory, Trout Steak takes us back to memories of whiskey, laughter, and the misty high country where the band was born.

For more information, visit Trout Steak Revival’s website at: http://www.troutsteak.com

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TROUT STEAK REVIVAL

with CARIBOU MOUNTAIN COLLECTIVE & AUGUSTUS

Fox Theatre

March 11th, 2016

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 2:20 pm

MarchFourth! is an internationally-acclaimed, genre-breaking FORCE in the world of live entertainment—a sonic explosion delivered by 20 musicians and dancers who tour the country, year-round, stealing the festival wherever they appear, taking audiences from all walks of life on a joy-inducing, booty-shaking, soul-stirring journey that defies categorization! Word on the street: You have to see it to believe it!

Combining funk, rock, jazz, Afro-beat, Gypsy Brass, and Big Band, with a visual kaleidoscope of stilt walkers, acrobats and Vaudeville-style performers, M4 whips audiences into a celebratory frenzy with high-energy compositions, colorful costumes, hilarious stage shenanigans, and infectious jubilation! This is not a band that simply “puts on a show.” MarchFourth delivers an indelible experience that leaves audiences flabbergasted and breathless.

It's been over a year since MarchFourth's sold-out Boulder show, and the band is thrilled to be returning to the Fox Theatre! Get ready for an unforgettable night of joy and laughs and musical mayhem!

“MarchFourth” (band) is coming back to Boulder! with special guest: Diego’s Umbrella

Date: Friday, February 5, 2016

Venue: The Fox Theatre - 1135 13th St, Boulder CO – 303.447.0095

Doors at 8:30pm; music at 9pm

Ages 15+

Tickets: $20 Advance | $25 Day of show  ($2 additional for under 21)

Ticket link: http://foxtheatre.com/2016-02-05-0830PM-March-Fourth-Marching-Band

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 5:29 pm

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present John Kadlecik Band with Special Guests at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 30th, 2016. Tickets are on sale January 22nd for $17.50 advanced or $20 day of show.

JOHN KADLECIK CO-FOUNDED DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, PLAYED LEAD GUITAR WITH GRATEFUL DEAD FOUNDING MEMBERS IN FURTHUR, HAS JOINED PHIL LESH AND FRIENDS ON STAGE & MORE!!!

The John Kadlecik Band features one of the most loved guitarists in the scene, with a mix of his musical friends playing both original music and fan favorites in a format that is a sheer pleasure for festival audiences. The John Kadlecik Band is embarking on a national and is ready to visit markets new and old and dazzle new audiences with the band's take on well-loved songs and his own original works.
 
While most of the bands he played with wrote their own music, in 1997 John co-founded the group Dark Star Orchestra, a band exclusively devoted to playing the well-documented actual setlists of the Grateful Dead. Originally started as a side-project house band for some of the best local deadhead musicians, "DSO" rapidly became a nationally touring band, attracting many guests to join them onstage, including John Fishman, Mike Gordon, Sam Bush, Jorma Kaukonen, John Popper, Sanjay Mishra, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir to name a few.

John now lives near Washington, DC, and when not on the road with the John Kadlecik Band, appears as a solo acoustic performer and as a featured guest performer with other bands, including as a frequent and special guest of Everyone Orchestra and Melvin Seals and JGB.

For more information, visit JKB’s website at: http://www.johnkmusic.net

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JOHN KADLECIK BAND

Fox Theatre

April 30th, 2016

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 7:35 pm

In spring 2016, Steve Kimock’s latest solo effort, Last Danger of Frost, was first presented in the exciting, new, intimate ensemble called K I M O C K -- which will come to Colorado in June -- when Steve partnered with John Morgan Kimock (drummer, composer, multi-instrumentalist). The father/son duo has been composing further music over the past year, inspired by the record’s compositions and direction, orchestrating musical styles across genres and generations. Fans encountered a listening experience that spotlights Steve’s remarkable tone in an intuitive flow of Eastern and Western folk music, heartfelt acoustic guitar, ambient electronic expressions, inventive covers, and contemporary compositions. Also planned for the new touring project is Steve’s longtime bass-playing left hand, Bobby Vega, who brings 30 years’ worth of chemistry and collaboration, deep grooves and rich tones to the mix.  Add to that vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Leslie Mendelson, with whom the duo has composed quite a few original new songs, and have an inspired new project.

For more information, visit KIMOCK’s website at: http://www.kimock.com

AN EVENING WITH KIMOCK

Fox Theatre

June 4th, 2016

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm

Tickets on sale now - $25 advanced or $30 day of show

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 8:59 am

Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.” Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile, and Sam Bush, Dead Winter Carpenters harmoniously blends refined musical ability with a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out. The result is a controlled burn, a riveting sound, and a connection with fans that sells out shows and has the band sharing stages with the likes of Jason Isbell, Greensky Bluegrass, and Hard Working Americans.

Boulder, Colorado-based Cosmic Americana band GRANT FARM has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant. Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and music, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Phish. Comprised of zany, creative and highly musical comrades, Grant Farm members include Grant (aka “The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keyboards and vocals).

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DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS & GRANT FARM

Fox Theatre

July 7th, 2016

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale May 13th - $10 advanced or $12 day of show

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:44 pm

PINK TALKING FISH BRINGS THE EPIC EMOTION OF PINK FLOYD, THE FUNKY, DANCEABLE LAYERINGS OF THE TALKING HEADS & THE MULTITUDE OF STYLES, UNIQUE COMPOSITIONAL STRUCTURES AND PURE FUN OF PHISH MERGING ALL INTO ONE GIVING MUSIC LOVERS AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!!!

About Pink Talking Fish:

Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world's most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music.
 
Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands... they are Phenomenons.  Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mindblowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.

Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar.  This is a band created by musicians who love the music of these acts.  It's purpose is to heighten people's passion for this music by creating something fresh and exciting for fans.

The story is ever evolving.  The experience is always exciting.  Come join Pink Talking Fish for the ultimate fusion tribute and celebrate the love of this music in unique fashion.

For more information, visit Pink Talking Fish’s website at: http://www.pinktalkingfish.com

PINK TALKING FISH

PRE-PHISH DICKS PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

Fox Theatre

August 31st, 2016

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale May 27th - $15 Advanced, $17 Day of Show

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:57 pm

PERPETUAL GROOVE IS BACK AFTER A 2-YEAR HIATUS - CHECK OUT THEIR NEW OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR, “PAPER DOLLS, HERE!!!

About Perpetual Groove:

Based in Athens, GA, Perpetual Groove is a long time well established touring act with an enthusiastic fan base and international critical acclaim. PGroove’s music has been described by their fans as anthemic arena rock. Their large catalog of original music offers something for everyone. The addition of an intense, retina burning, intelligent light show creates an atmosphere unlike any other, assuring fans they’ll get a highly polished, yet different show each night.

For more information, visit Perpetual Groove’s website at: http://www.pgroove.net

PERPETUAL GROOVE

with AQUEOUS

Fox Theatre

October 26th, 2016

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale June 3rd - $22 Advanced or $25 Day of Show

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 9:03 pm

SIGNAL PATH began in the mountains of Missoula, MT in 2001 where they forged a unique brand of electronic dance music by splicing technology with raw instrumentalism. Now thriving in one of the most explosive electronic scenes in the country, the Denver based band creates powerful studio work and wildly popular live shows. Playing to packed crowds throughout the US, Signal Path's unique live experience is as beautiful as it is intense as they bend guitars, basses, drums, mandolins, and the bajo quinto around a core of unrelenting rhythm and massive low end production.

TRAD+ brings the banjo to new musical words. The brainchild of Chris Pandolfi (The Infamous Stringdusters), the sound is a new fusion of analog and electronic, the missing link between computer and banjo. The brand new debut album, INTERFERENCE, is a nine-track drift from ambient soundscapes to heavy melodic hooks that features Nick Falk on drums and special guest Oteil Burbridge on bass. Three years in the making, the first musical chapter has come to completion. It's a journey back to the future of sound, and it's just the beginning of TRAD+.

SIGNAL PATH & TRAD + (FEAT. CHRIS PANDOLFI OF INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS)

with RUMTUM

Fox Theatre

November 9th, 2016

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale now - $10 Early | $12.50 Adv | $15 Day Of Show

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:38 pm

It’s jamtronica with Beethoven — hence, the world’s first CDM (“classical dance music”) band.

About Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven:

While on tour with various projects over the past few years, bassist extraordinaire Reed Mathis spent his spare time rearranging Beethoven (Symphonies 3 and 6), recording each newly reimagined movement with a long and impressive “who’s-who” list of his musical brethren, including Phish’s Page McConnell and Mike Gordon, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, the Barr Brothers, Robert Walter and Galactic’s Stanton Moore. The resulting double album, “Beathoven,” will be released this September on Royal Potato Family records. When imagining what it would be like to tour these Beethoven masterpieces, Mathis rearranged his rearrangements a second time, this time welding Beethoven’s motifs and melodies to modern-era dance beats, with plenty of waypoints for the musicians to jump off into heavy, full-band improvisations.  It’s jamtronica with Beethoven — hence, the world’s first CDM (“classical dance music”) band. While the album’s many special guests will show up at various shows along the way, to tour the album for the next two years, Mathis assembled his very own dream team: Jay Lane (Primus, Ratdog) on drums, Todd Stoops (RAQ / Kung Fu) on keyboards, Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green) on percussion and laptop, and Clay Welch — a young guitar phenom who literally grew up studying Mathis as a bass player while following Mathis’ then-band, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, from show to show as a fan.

LETTER FROM REED MATHIS
“Beethoven's music, at its core, is about learning to love in a world in which hearts can break.  We can know only the surface circumstances that made up Beethoven's broken heart.  Rejected as a child performer, orphaned as a teen, deaf at 30 and unable to perform, a string of marriage proposals rejected, and his adopted son's suicide attempt, but the details of his life are not really the point.  We all feel alike the sting of life's indifference to our wishes, of random tragedy, and ultimately of our own mortality.  We are all angels surprised to find ourselves trapped inside monkeys.  We’ve all seen that bad things happen to good people.  So, what can be done with a cruel and unfair world?  A profound, heartfelt answer to that question is what we hear in Beethoven's music, and it's why some of us return again & again to these evergreens of song.  The archetypes that Beethoven articulated are in every newborn baby, in every broken heart that heals.  They are in me, and they are in you.  The real communication happens directly between you and him, without words, in our universal dream-language of sound. We present here two of his nine symphonies.  In the 6th, called “Pastoral,” he admits that his true religion is not Christianity, but the divinity of Nature, of skies, and trees, and rivers, and storms.  In the 3rd, called “Eroica” or “Heroic,” he walks us through his suicidal anguish over his encroaching deafness, and his ultimate victorious decision to commit egocide rather than suicide. It has been such an honor to improvise on these forms, and to chant these prayers.  And it is my hope to discover new realms of joy, anger, surprise and triumph lurking in the many different universes of sound contained in each movement, as we put them on top of dance beats and bring them into the new world, in a live music setting.”

For more information, visit Electric Beethoven’s facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/electricbeethoven

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REED MATHIS AND ELECTRIC BEETHOVEN

Fox Theatre

November 15th, 2016

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, September 30th, 2016

$15 Early | $20 General Admission

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:40 pm

“Religion aside, a revival is all about the tangible electricity that can only be created when enough like minds are crammed under a single roof for a singular purpose. It’s a spiritual spectacle, a carnival of the divine, a whole greater than the sum of its parts.”

The formation of The Revivalists was all about chance, but everything since then has been a combination of hard work, awesome music, and friendship. The septet has been playing nonstop since 2007, crafting a genre-hopping sound that rounds out traditional rock instrumentation with horns and pedal steel guitar and mixes the divergent backgrounds of its individual members with the humid, funky undercurrents of the band’s New Orleans home. The result is like English spoken with an exotic accent: familiar, yet difficult to pin down.

Religion aside, a revival is all about the tangible electricity that can only be created when enough like minds are crammed under a single roof for a singular purpose. It’s a spiritual spectacle, a carnival of the divine, a whole greater than the sum of its parts. The same could be said for The Revivalists’ searing live performances. The band has a knack for bringing music to life on a stage, and they have tuned their talents to Swiss-watch precision over years of relentless touring. Their bombastic showmanship is the outgrowth of a desire to connect with audiences on a personal level, and that intimate connection is what elevates their shows above simple entertainment.

True to their name, The Revivalists lean more heavily on the older styles and warmer sounds of the golden age of rock ‘n roll, but the band isn’t afraid to dabble in electronics and sleight-of-studio when it’s right for the song. The group tends not to bother with questions like “does this sound like us?” or “does this fit with our other stuff?”, instead allowing songs to define themselves and take shape organically, each on its own terms. Is this a dark, heavy rock manifesto driven by a steel guitar line that borders on electronica, or is it an airy, acoustic story about star-crossed lovers, rich in vocal harmony and sparsely arranged until the coda? This one’s funky, that one’s sweet, this one’s heavy… To The Revivalists, it doesn’t matter. They just write songs that they want to play.

THE REVIVALISTS

Fox Theater

December 7th, 2016

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, October 14th, 2016

$22 General Admission

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 7:29 am

Dawes has come home. After recording its last two albums, Stories Don’t End and All Your Favorite Bands, in Asheville, North Carolina, and Nashville, respectively, the Los Angeles band has returned to the city that has been both home and inspiration since its inception in 2009 to record its fifth album, We’re All Gonna Die, with longtime friend and Grammy-nominated producer Blake Mills at the helm.

Mills had been in bands with Dawes founder Taylor Goldsmith since they were in junior high together, but they hadn’t worked on an entire project together since Mills left the band’s early incarnation, Simon Dawes, in 2006 after the release of its well-regarded album Carnivore.

It was clear from the onset that home was much more than a physical place for Dawes. It was a state of mind. For the band—guitarist/singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith (Taylor’s younger brother), bassist Wylie Gelber, and new keyboardist Lee Pardini, who took over from Tay Strathairn last fall—it also meant getting to a point where everyone felt they had found a sound that was uniquely their own, equivalent to an author finding their own voice.

“The dream has been not to have someone say, ‘You sound like Warren Zevon in this song or Bob Dylan with this song,’ but where someone hears a first few notes of a track, even before the words come in, and they know it’s Dawes,” says Taylor Goldsmith. “And they say, ‘That’s Wylie, that’s Griffin, that’s Taylor, that’s Lee. That’s the way they play together.’”

“I think we’ve finally done that on this record.”

All of their records seemed to have been in service to getting to that point, each album willfully different, every one a point on a continuum. First, the acoustic-based folk-rock and close harmonies of North Hills that brought to mind nothing so much as the Band’s Music From Big Pink. The cosmic country-rock of Nothing Is Wrong, an album that conjured up visions of Gram Parson’s Nudie suits. The smart, wordy, Joan Didion-inspired Stories Don’t End, then the literate, post-breakup yowl of All Your Favorite Bands, with its crisp lyrics and Dire Straits guitars, masterfully capturing their live genius in a way none of their other albums had.

“I think how we got here is our ambition level and discipline to be honest,” explains Goldsmith. “When we worked with Dave Rawlings on All Your Favorite Bands, we were searching for a representation of what we did on the stage. Once we got that, we wanted to fuck with people’s perceptions of us.”

“From the first song I wrote, ‘We’re All Gonna Die,’ it was clear that this wasn’t going to be a folkie record at all. This was an opportunity for us to be a new band. Not just a rock band, not just an alternative band, but a new band. One that maintains all the weird personality traits that our other records might have had, but that also brings them out even more.

“With this record we went in thinking, ‘How do we create something that’s coming out of the speakers that forces someone to say, “What is that? How did they do that?”’ There’s sounds on ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ or ‘Roll With the Punches’ where people are like, ‘How did you get that guitar tone?’ It’s not even a guitar,” laughs Goldsmith.

It’s something that fans hardly expect from Dawes, which has always bridged generations and genres, writing music you feel you already know, with a familiarity and a resonance that seemed to echo from earlier times in rock’s great canon. It’s one of the reason they have found great favor with classic rock artists such as John Fogerty, opening up for him, acting as backing band for Jackson Browne and Robbie Robertson, even appearing on Robertson’s album How to Be Clairvoyant. In 2013, they opened for Bob Dylan for six weeks.

“I have to say Blake Mills has challenged me more than any producer I’ve ever worked with,” says Goldsmith. “And that’s a good thing. We can read each other’s minds: The two of us learned music together, and we were sitting next to each other when we were in AP Theory class. It’s like we have the exact same set of tools.”

But those tools are used in astonishing ways on We’re All Gonna Die, with Mills guiding Dawes into much deeper waters, crafting a record that is much more bass-heavy and keyboard-centric than any of their others, recalling some of the sonic explosions that Kanye West and Bon Iver have set off on their recent albums.

Mills has distorted Dawes’ formerly pacific sounds by adding futuristic noises, anxious beats, an occasional island sensibility, and even the messed-up plunk of New Orleans-style piano on “As If Design,” which attempts to solve one of life’s bigger conundrums, amplifying one of Taylor Goldsmith’s familiar themes of trying to figure out both arcane and pragmatic mysteries about life and love.

From the disorienting synth sound that kicks off the album’s lead track, “One of Us,” Dawes’ paean to not fitting in, to the buzzy stutter of “Quitter,” with its metaphysical uncertainties, to album stand-out “When the Tequila Runs Out,” with its found and familiar sounds used in disconcerting and unnerving ways, as jarring as the debauched hipster party the protagonist attends, this is a new beast.

“I know it’s not anything like All Your Favorite Bands, and I know it’s much stranger, but in some ways it’s much simpler,” says Goldsmith.

Simpler in terms of winnowing down some of the lyrics, compressing the stories, saying less and meaning more, like the very best novelists. In fact, it would be fair to say that Goldsmith is perhaps more writer than he is musician—casting no aspersions on the multi-instrumentalist’s musical acumen. We’re All Gonna Die is dense with stories and brilliant, telling images that are more like movies than four-and-a-half-minute songs, all containing a moral, a proverb, advice or hope, like a scrap of paper tucked instead a Chinese fortune cookie, nudging listeners towards understanding, clarity, or at best, enlightenment.

“There’s a difference between art that makes a suggestion and art just that’s just disruptive. Anyone can pick up a guitar and say, ‘She left me, I’m heartbroken.’ That’s going to do something to people in the audience. They’re going to feel something. But if you leave it at that, they just feel stuck in the same place as you are. But if there is some sort of suggestion, like ‘here’s how I moved on and here’s why it’s okay,’ then at least there’s potential for a listener to feel empowered. That’s what I try to do in my songs,” says Goldsmith.

This time out, the songwriting responsibilities didn’t fall only on Taylor Goldsmith’s shoulders. Six of the album’ songs were co-written with Blake Mills and two with Jason Boesel, Goldsmith’s longtime friend and former member of Rilo Kiley. Mills and Boesel also wrote one together, “Roll Tide,” which takes the University of Alabama’s football war cry and turns it into a romantic lament.

But what you hear most over the span of the album’s 10 songs is joy and camaraderie, from the close relationship between the band members to such friends as Jim James, Jim Keltner, Brittany Howard and Will Oldham, who all make an appearance on “When the Tequila Runs Out,” and Mandy Moore and Lucius’ Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, who pitch in their lovely voices on “Picture of a Man.”

“I feel like listening to the record, it’s four players who are really in love with each other and want to support each other. Nobody felt like they needed to step out. I don’t think we were like that before,” Goldsmith says. “It feels like joy. It feels really good.”

“What I like most is the risks we’ve taken. I know we have always taken steps that help us get to the next level even when we don’t know where it’s going to take us. But we just know that it will take us somewhere. And it has. It’s taken us to a place that feels right.”

For more information, visit Dawes’ Website at: http://dawestheband.com

AN EVENING WITH DAWES

FOX THEATER

February 10th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 A.M. Friday, November 18th at foxtheatre.com

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:26 am

Founder of FALSE iDOL MUZiK and the FUTURE TRiLL movement, MiM0SA has made a name for himself as one of the underground pioneers of the west coast EDM sound. Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, MiM0SA has traveled all over the globe selling out shows from US to the UK and OZ. His live performances have caught the attention of blogs such as Spin, who named him as one of the “Top 10 Acts at Bonnaroo” of 2012. As a result, he chalked up early triumphs at other festivals such as Coachella, EDC, Made in America, Ultra, Beale Street, Noisy Neighbors (UK), Sunshine Festival (OZ), Camp Bisco and Red Rocks just to name a few.

His latest work “Delusion of Grandeur” displays his versatility as an artist. Whether it’s big bass lines, sultry melodies or experimental music that just can’t be defined, Mimosa has his own unique style that can’t be imitated.

For more information, visit Mimosa’s Website at: http://www.mimosamuzik.com

Raised in Trumbull, CT and now based in Denver, CO, VIBE STREET (Ben Davis) brings a flavor that is unrivaled in the world of music today. Taking influences from game-changing producers in the ever exploding Electro-Hiphop-Glitch-Funk movement, and combining it with elements of bluegrass, folk, blues and jam, Davis has coined the genre "Grass-Hop/Future-Folk" to describe his unique sound. Ranging from feel good, blue-grassy tunes, to soulful, spacey electronic beats that can rock a late-night dance tent, Vibe Street combines forward thinking and versatility, and is providing music fans across all spectrums with the refreshing dose of originality that they so desperately crave.

For more information, visit Vibe Street’s Website at: http://vibestreetmusic.com

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MIMOSA + VIBE STREET

with LOVE AND LIGHT & JADE CICADA

FOX THEATRE

December 31st, 2016

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale now at foxtheatre.com

$15 Early | $20 Advanced 1 | $25 Advanced 2 | $30 Day Of Show

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:39 am

The legendary Wailers band is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to loyal fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ band members, The Wailers are on the brink of musical history!

This Wailers band promises to deliver music and talent perfected over numerous decades. Old-school members welcome the new-generation talent of drummer Aston Barrett Jr., Fams’ multi-talented son and nephew of Wailers co-founder and innovative drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett. Familyman Barrett is heralded as a musical genius, was named as one of the most influential bass players of all times, and received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player magazine.

Since 1974, Bob Marley & The Wailers have recorded, toured, and performed before millions of fans in multiple countries. They have claim to more than 250,000 Bob Marley & The Wailers records sold since the early 70s, including 1977’s Exodus, declared Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine. The BBC named “One Love” Song of the Millennium that same year. The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the century, and Rolling Stone magazine name Bob Marley & The Wailers Band of the Year in1976. All of these accolades were made possible with the Wailers band creation of and participation in timeless, distinctive music; intricate arrangements, and lyrics that touched fans everywhere. The incomparable Wailers are coming together, to perform on stage, and this is a slice of musical history you must not miss.

For more information, visit The Wailers’ Website at: http://www.thewailers.net

THE WAILERS

FOX THEATRE

January 28th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale now at foxtheatre.com

$25 Advanced | $27 Day Of Show

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:46 am

SunSquabi has launched out of 2016 with HUGE momentum on their side. With festival announcements such as Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Camp Bisco, High Sierra announced already the band has reached the National spotlight.

The Colorado trio has quickly become one of the premier up and coming acts in the live electronic/jam world. SunSquabi is set to release their debut EP with GRiZ’s All Good Records on April 8th. The 8 track “Odyssey” takes you on an epic musical journey that features tracks with artists GRiZ and Big Gigantic’s Dominic Lalli.

SunSquabi continues to break down and analyze the expectations of what a “Live-Electronic” band should be. SunSquabi is dedicated to their ever evolving craft in the studio and on the live stage. It’s no wonder the twenty-something’s in SunSquabi are gaining national attention for their unique sound. The band has multiple answers when asked to describe their sound, but most often describe it as an Electronic Hydro Funk Experience.

For more information, visit Sunsquabi’s Website at: http://sunsquabi.com

SUNSQUABI

with DYNOHUNTER

FOX THEATRE

February 4th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 A.M. Friday, November 18th at foxtheatre.com

$15 Advanced | $18 Day Of Show

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:51 am

Loaded guns, space heaters, and big skies. Welcome to the lethal littered landscape of Jim Heath’s imagination. True to his high evangelical calling, Jim is a Revelator, both revealing & reinterpreting the country-blues-rock roots of American music. He’s a time-travelling space-cowboy on a endless interstellar musical tour, and we are all the richer & “psychobillier” for getting to tag along.

Seeing REVEREND HORTON HEAT live is a transformative experience. Flames come off the guitars. Heat singes your skin. There’s nothing like the primal tribal rock & roll transfiguration of a Reverend Horton Heat show. Jim becomes a slicked-back 1950′s rock & roll shaman channeling Screamin’ Jay Hawkins through Buddy Holly, while Jimbo incinerates the Stand-Up Bass. And then there are the “Heatettes”. Those foxy rockabilly chicks dressed in poodle-skirts and cowboy boots slamming the night away. It’s like being magically transported into a Teen Exploitation picture from the 1950′s that’s currently taking place in the future.

Listening to the REVEREND HORTON HEAT is tantamount to injecting pure musical nitrous into the hot-rod engine of your heart. The Reverend’s commandants are simple. ROCK HARD, DRIVE FAST, AND LIVE TRUE.

And no band on this, or any other, planet rocks harder, drives faster, or lives truer than the Reverend Horton Heat. These “itinerant preachers” actually practice what they preach. They live their lives by the Gospel of Rock & Roll.

From the High-Octane Spaghetti-Western Wall of Sound in “Big Sky” — to the dark driving frenetic paranoia of “400 Bucks” – to the brain-melting Western Psychedelic Garage purity of “Psychobilly Freakout” — The Rev’s music is the perfect soundtrack to the Drive-In Movie of your life.

Jim Heath & Jimbo Wallace have chewed up more road than the Google Maps drivers. For twenty-five Psychobilly years, they have blazed an indelible, unforgettable, and meteoric trail across the globe with their unique blend of musical virtuosity, legendary showmanship, and mythic imagery.

“Okay it’s time for me to put this loaded gun down, jump in my Five-Oh Ford, and nurture my pig on the outskirts of Houston. I’ll be bringing my love whip. See y’all later.” - Carty Talkington Writer/Director

Rev your engines and catch the sermon on the road as it’s preached by everybody’s favorite Reverend. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the 11th studio album from REVEREND HORTON HEAT, boldly titled Rev, due out January 21st.

For more information, visit Reverend Horton Heat’s Website at: http://www.reverendhortonheat.com

REVEREND HORTON HEAT

with JELLO BIAFRA & SUPERSUCKERS

FOX THEATRE

February 19th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 A.M. Friday, November 18th at foxtheatre.com

$19.50 Advanced | $22.50 Day Of Show

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 3:36 pm

"Imagine taking a hardcore heavy metal band like Pantera and cramming all that energy into the body of a 23-year-old bluegrass guitarist. That’s BILLY STRINGS. He tears up the stage during his set, grimacing, growling, head-banging and tearing the holy sh*t out of a set of super-charged Americana. Kid can pick! DAMN can he pick!  It’s acoustic music with a punk edge and a lot of youthful enthusiasm and, oh man, that PICKING!  Strings covers a wide variety of classic tunes and songs in his show, from a slow-burning cover of 'Wild Bill Jones' to a raw cover of 'Cocaine Blues' or picking delights like 'Red Haired Boy' and 'Soldier’s Joy.' But the standout track is the opening song, 'Dust in a Baggie,' a cleverly written mountain song about meth that manages to take a very current and destructive issue and translate it into the bluegrass vernacular. It’s a tour-de-force, written by Strings himself, and is the moment you realize just how far this kid’s gonna go."

—  D.L. "THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION"

With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, THE LIL' SMOKIES have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. The quintet, from Missoula, MT, has been hard at work, writing, touring and playing to an ever-growing fan base for the past 6 years. The fruits of their labor recently culminating with wins at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award for Best Band and at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass festival band competition. In 2013 the band also won The Northwest String Summit Band Competition. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, innumerable unique originals, sheer raw energy, and exquisite musicianship, The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor.

For more information, visit Billy Strings’ Website at: http://www.billystrings.com

For more information, visit The Lil’ Smokies’ Website at: http://thelilsmokies.com

OFFICIAL WINTERWONDERGRASS STEAMBOAT PRE-PARTY WITH BILLY STRING & THE LIL’ SMOKIES

with DEAD HORSES

FOX THEATRE

February 22nd, 2017

Doors:  7:30 pm | Show:  8:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 A.M. Friday, December 2nd at foxtheatre.com

$10 Early | $13 Advanced | $15 Day Of Show

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 5:19 pm

On March 6, 2017, our beloved Fox Theater turns 25 years old. The Motet’s show on Friday, March 17th, will be a part of a month-long celebration. This quarter-century milestone of rock ’n’ roll history will feature a number of high-profile shows at the Fox Theatre. Stay tuned for a big announcement in early January! Sign up for the Fox Theatre newsletter now to be the first to know and also receive the first crack at tickets.

You can’t fake the funk, and The Motet bring it on hard with a signature style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and unique.  The future of funk is clear on The Motet’s brand new studio album, Totem. The recent addition of singer Lyle Divinsky, who joined the band in early 2016, fans the flames of this already hot band. The Motet are Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keyboards), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabriel Mervine (trumpet), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Drew Sayers (saxophone).

FOX 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

THE MOTET

Fox Theatre

Friday, March 17, 2016

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. this Friday at foxtheatre.com

$56.00 2-Day Pass: March 17 at the Fox Theatre and June 2nd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 7:35 am

On March 6, 1992, the Fox Theatre opened it’s doors to the public with a performance from The Meters. Started by a group of young men - James and Charles Hambleton, Dave MacKenzie, Jon O’Leary, Don Strasburg – and the sage-like Dicke Sidman, the Fox Theatre quickly grew from “the little club that could” into a touchstone of the music community. Fans, artists and industry vets alike recognize the Fox as offering one of the best customer and artist experiences. Publications such as Pollstar and Rolling Stone routinely rank the venue as one of the best clubs in the country. To celebrate this quarter-century milestone of rock ’n’ roll history, the Fox proudly features shows from some of the bands, the family really, who’ve helped build it’s reputation. Sign up for the Fox Theatre newsletter at foxtheatre.com now to receive the first crack at tickets.

March 2, 2017 – 3OH!3
March 3 & 4, 2017 – String Cheese Incident
March 6, 2017 (actual anniversary) – Leftover Salmon
March 8, 2017 – New Mastersounds
March 9, 2017 – Rose Hill Drive, reunion and album release
March 10 & 11, 2017 – The Greyboy Allstars
March, 16, 2017 – Big Gigantic
March 17, 2017 (on sale now) – The Motet
March 18, 2017 – The Magic Beans
March 23, 2017 – Funky Meters
March 29, 2017 – North Mississippi Allstars
March 31, 2017 – G. Love & Special Sauce
More shows to be announced!

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 1:23 pm

Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, starring in movies like 'Stand By Me', 'The Lost Boys', 'Young Guns', Flatliners', 'A Few Good Men', 'A Time to Kill', 'Dark City', 'Melancholia' and most recently, a western called 'Forsaken,' as well as the TV series '24.'

But unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same kind of dedication and commitment. The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a cattle rancher and competitive cowboy (roper) in the USTRC team roping circuit. He ran a successful ranch with partner John English for almost a decade. During that timeframe, Sutherland won numerous roping events around the country including Phoenix, Indio and the Los Angeles Open.

In 2002, Sutherland, with his music partner and best friend Jude Cole, began a small record label called Ironworks. The goal of this label was to record local musicians and distribute their music at a time when the music industry was going through a monumental shift. Some of their artists included Rocco DeLuca and the Burden, HoneyHoney and Billy Boy On Poison. In 2009, Sutherland left the label to recharge and figure out what he was going to do next.

In early 2015 Sutherland played Cole two songs he had written and wanted to record as demos for other artists to record. Cole responded positively to the songs and the album grew organically from those recordings. Two songs became four and four grew into six, until Cole suggested that they make a record. Their collaboration resulted in Kiefer Sutherland's upcoming debut album: 'Down In A Hole'.

Sutherland says of the 11 tracks that make up the album, "It's the closest thing I've ever had to a journal or diary. All of these songs are pulled from my own personal experiences. There is something very satisfying about being able to look back on my own life, good times and bad, and express those sentiments in music. As much as I have enjoyed the writing and recording process, I am experiencing great joy now being able to play these songs to a live audience, which was something I hadn't counted on".

For more information, visit Kiefer Sutherland’s Website at: http://kiefersutherlandmusic.com

KIEFER SUTHERLAND – NOT ENOUGH WHISKEY 2017

FOX THEATRE

May 10th, 2017

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm

Tickets on sale Friday, February 3rd at foxtheatre.com

$25 General Admission

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 2:46 pm

In 2010, the five Wisconsinites that make up Horseshoes & Hand Grenades found themselves in a living room in the college town of Stevens Point, WI, holding acoustic instruments and enjoying a hodgepodge of fermented beverages. Music and revelry ensued that evening and, while many of the party guests eventually bid their goodbye well into the morning hours, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades wasn't ready to let the get-together fade. Five years later, the music still hasn't stopped and the party is still going strong, from the mountain west to the river towns of the Midwest that the quintet calls home.

While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, the band produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn't lend itself well to categories or boundaries. One could probably be formed, but the boys seem to generally prefer fishing a river, or enjoying the company of friends and barley beers.

With their music well-defined or not, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has begun to form a place in the Midwest music scene, gaining recognition on both a regional and national scale. The band took 3rd place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Band Competition in 2012 and has since shared the stage with Trampled By Turtles, The Travelin' McCourys, Railroad Earth, Merle Haggard, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Marty Stuart, and many more. The group's third full-length Middle Western was released in March of 2015. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink, this five-piece is as sturdy as any Midwest riverbed and will make your toes tap from sundown to sunrise.

HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES

FOX THEATRE

April 6th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale now at foxtheatre.com

$13 Advanced | $15 Day Of Show

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 11:00 am

A founding member of The Allman Brothers Band (ABB), drummer Butch Trucks was known as the “freight train” behind the band as they wrote music history for 45 years. With ABB co-drummer and best friend Jaimoe, together they developed a rhythmic drive that formed a new foundation in music that is still unmatched today. My Blue Sky and their All Star special guests (TBA) will honor Butch in a musical celebration that is not to be missed.

My Blue Sky "Honoring the music of the Allman Brothers family of bands." Award winning My Blue Sky is comprised of 7 experienced Colorado musicians that all share the passion and love of the music of the Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band have a unique blend of southern rock, blues, and jazz that have inspired musicians and fans for decades. Their music and performances have created memories for everyone that have stood the test of time. It is in that spirit that My Blue Sky honors their music. And they honor it well...My Blue Sky has placed First two years in a row (2014 and 2015) at Leftapalooza the Mile High Tribute Band Competition, and they have earned the support and approval of Gregg Allman himself. Westword recently honored My Blue Sky in their list of Top Ten Tribute Bands in Colorado.

For more information, visit My Blue Sky’s Website at: http://www.mybluesky.co

MY BLUE SKY & ALL STAR SPECIAL GUESTS

A TRIBUTE TO BUTCH TRUCKS

FOX THEATRE

February 25th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale now

$10 Advanced | $12 Day Of Show

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 7:26 pm

The Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online—entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music.

No other band today has the same credentials for playing traditional and progressive music. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo continue their father’s work—a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. And with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram, the ensemble is loved and respected by the bluegrass faithful. But the band is now combining their sound with others to make something fresh and rejuvenating.

They recently played with the Allman Brothers at Wanee Fest and then brought the house down at Warren Haynes’ Annual Christmas Jam, an invitation only Southern Rock homecoming. Their jam with the Lee Boys was hailed by many as the highlight of the evening, and once word of the live video hit the streets, sent new fans online to watch a supercharged combination of sacred steel, R&B, and bluegrass. They’ve also performed with Warren Haynes, Phish, and have a tour scheduled with the aforementioned Lee Boys. Ronnie McCoury described it as “peanut butter and jelly.” It was just right.

They can push forward so far because their roots are so deep. The band has a confidence that only comes with having paid their dues with twenty years on the bluegrass road. Other groups and new fans hear this immediately—the tight rhythm, the soulful material, and the confidence in taking bluegrass from the safety of the shore into uncharted waters.

Ronnie says, “We like to go in and play traditional bluegrass music the way we do it with Dad, but we also like to be able to step into situations where we can really stretch out. If we need to plug in, we’ll plug in. We’re open to anything.”

It’s that attitude, backed up by talent, that marks great musicians, traditional or progressive. The Travelin’ McCourys are twenty-first century musical pilgrims and adventurers. They’re onto something new, just like Bill Monroe was in the 1940s, but now we can see and hear that adventure live or online. Go see them, or—if you hold still long enough—they’ll come to you.

For more information, visit The Travelin’ McCourys Website at: http://www.thetravelinmccourys.com

THE TRAVELIN’ MCCOURYS WITH DREW EMMITT (LEFTOVER SALMON), ANDY THORN (LEFTOVER SALMON), ADAM AIJALA (YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND) AND GREG GARRISON (LEFTOVER SALMON)

FOX THEATRE

April 14th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday, February 3rd at 10AM MST

$25 General Admission

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 4:41 pm

Hot Buttered Rum lives for a good time, and a mindful recklessness settles in whenever these five guys step on stage. From Anchorage to Miami, the group’s onstage chemistry fuels the lovefest that is a live Butter show. Rooted in the trajectory of west coast bluegrass, Hot Buttered Rum has been described as California’s own acoustic music.

HBR’s years of touring have given the band the chance to work and play with a wide cross-section of musicians, people like Peter Rowan, Phil Lesh, Chris Thile, Brett Dennen, and Robert Earl Keen. Seasoned veteran Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), acoustic guru Mike Marshall, and left-coast rocker Tim Bluhm (Mother Hips, Nicki Bluhm) have all produced studio albums for the band. Each guided HBR towards the next step in its evolution. It’s a sound that is tough to describe and easy to love, and it has found its way to the most prestigious pop, folk, and bluegrass stages in the country: Telluride, Newport, Bonnaroo, Strawberry, Hardly Strictly, Kate Wolf, Horning’s Hideout, String Summit, Grey Fox, Merlefest, All Good, High Sierra, Wakarusa, and many more.

The next step in Butter’s evolution involves recording three 5-song EPs, each focusing on a part of music that Hot Buttered Rum loves and is inspired by, and each with a different producer. The first EP was recently recorded with Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone and will be released this fall. The second will be a collection of Ralph Stanley old school bluegrass standards, to be recorded in September with producer Sally Van Meter. The third will be Hot Buttered Rum’s latenight throwdown music, to be recorded in November with SCI’s Kyle Hollingsworth. Together, the three collections of songs will explore Butter’s roots and express Butter’s present passions.

At the center of Hot Buttered Rum is the enduring camaraderie of old friends. The band was conceived on a backpacking trip of high school and college buddies in the High Sierra. What was dreamed up on mountaintops and around campfires has found its way into the hearts, minds, and bodies of thousands.

For more information, visit Hot Buttered Rum’s Website at: http://www.hotbutteredrum.net

HOT BUTTERED RUM

with YARN

FOX THEATRE

April 12th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale now - $15 Advanced | $18 Day Of Show

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 7:22 pm

It was in Bozeman, Montana that our Kitchen Dwellers first discovered a constant source of musical inspiration near the kitchen, with bluegrass music, and each other. From those free form kitchen picking sessions, their very own chief recipe of a bluegrass style was created. Over the course of their 4 year career the Dwellers have been honored to open for some of their very own musical heroes: Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Head for the Hills, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, just to name a few. And as ambitious as it was daring, the band set to dedicating a greater portion of 2013 and 2014 to hitting the road. They were honored to be welcomed at the very own Delfest in Cumberland, Maryland, took second place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s band competition and was selected as a finalist at the North West String Summit band competition at Hornings Hideout in North Plains, Oregon all in the summer of 2014.

All this work and travel over the course of the last four years has developed a diverse fan base (some may even be as so bold as to coin themselves “dishwashers.”) These enthusiastic fans, friends and now family have followed the Dwellers’ as they have set off across the country performing at all sorts of venues and theatres, such as: The Mishawaka and Oriental theatres in Colorado, The Tonic Room in Chicago, The Cabooze in Minneapolis, The Emerson Ballroom of Bozeman Mt, and The Top Hat in Missoula. Not mentioning all the amazing bars and other various venues not mentioned that made these tours possible.

The Kitchen Dwellers currently reside in Bozeman, Mt and consist of: Torrin Daniels on Banjo and Vocals. Max Davies on acoustic guitar. Jesse Butler on Fiddle. Joe Funk on Bass and Vocals and Shawn Swain on Mandolin. Altogether, the Kitchen Dwellers bring their acoustical picking and songwriting to the stage with electrically manipulated textures guaranteed to impress. Please Click on any of the above links for further information.

For more information, visit Kitchen Dwellers’ Website at: http://www.kitchendwellers.com

KITCHEN DWELLERS

with PART AND PARCEL & KIND COUNTRY

FOX THEATRE

April 20th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday, 2.17 - $12 Advanced | $15 Day Of Show

 

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 7:29 pm

Cory Henry, Brooklyn NY native, is telling everybody he is on his way. He is a two-time Grammy Award-winning keyboardist with musical roots in gospel, jazz and soul. His instrument of choice is the Hammond B-3 organ. Henry’s 2016 release and touring project, The Revival, features his dynamic and improvisational performances of music ranging from old gospel to Stevie Wonder.

Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles is his newest passion and project, comprised of five of the world’s best musicians, hand picked to bring his musical concepts to life. Cory is currently on tour with The Funk Apostles and has been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” BBC’s Proms Quincy Jones Tribute, National Public Radio, and The New York Times Facebook Live with Erykah Badu, among other media outlets.

His solo wizardry and charismatic nature have garnered millions of views via YouTube and other social platforms, giving birth to a rabid fan base excited for what’s to come. The upcoming self-titled Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles album exhibits his vocal talents and emphasizes the new sound and vibes he wants to innovate for the world to sing along with. “We are on our way. Tell Everybody. How many bodies? Everybody!”

For more information, visit Cory Henry’s Website at: https://coryhenry.com

CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES

FOX THEATRE

April 17th, 2017

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm

Tickets on sale Friday, 2.17 - $18 ADV | $22 DOS | $30 2-Day

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 3:47 pm

Founding member, singer, songwriter and mandolin player for the award winning folk/americana outfit Greensky Bluegrass, this is the FB home for Paul Hoffman's solo musical adventures. Anders Beck plays the dobro... or the resophonic guitar as some call it... or the "drop steel" as he calls it. In his relatively short time playing the instrument, Anders has built a reputation for being a unique, creative player that fits into any musical situation with a sound that is strong yet sweet; dirty yet somehow clean.

Anders was a founding member of what may turn out to be one of the most notable farm teams in bluegrass, Broke Mountain. His playing and songwriting helped shoot the band quickly into the spotlight when they won the 2003 Rockygrass Band Contest only two months after forming the band. When the band members decided to pursue other outlets for their music in 2005, Anders was recruited by friend and songwriter extraordinaire, Benny "Burle" Galloway of Yonder Mountain String Band fame, to help create a band to showcase the man's phenomenal songs. The resulting band, The Wayword Sons (uniquely consisting of acoustic guitar, dobro, piano and bass) made one critically acclaimed album, toured coast to coast and played many of the country's major festivals. In 2008, Anders officially joined Greensky Bluegrass as a result of many late night jam sessions and a clear musical chemistry that could not be denied. He views the band as a sort of culmination of his previous projects in that it involves killer bluegrass pickin' and stellar songwriting. His playing fits incredibly well into the bands melodic soundscape and seems as if it was always there.

PAUL HOFFMAN / ANDERS BECK QUARTET WITH BILLY STRINGS & SAMSON GRISMAN

FOX THEATRE

April 5th, 2017

Doors:  7:30 pm | Show:  8:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday, 2.17 - $17 Advanced | $20 Day Of Show

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 4:44 pm

Start Making Sense are selling out rooms throughout the eastern half of the United States. This band is a huge hit as the Talking Heads are never on tour, and the band's amazing dedication to the music and fun loving attitude has proven to be a favorite at clubs and festivals.

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career, including songs Talking Heads never performed live! Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, some have said this is the closest thing you'll get to seeing Talking Heads again.

For more information, visit Start Making Sense’s Website at: http://www.startmakingsenseband.com

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START MAKING SENSE

with WAKE UP AND LIVE: A BOB MARLEY TRIBUTE

FOX THEATRE

May 18th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday 3.03

$12.50 Early | $15 Advanced | $17 Day Of Show

 

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 6:28 am

Picture Stevie Wonder fronting a combination of Led Zeppelin and Daft Punk. The future of live Rock N Roll looks like this, and it’s unlike anything you would expect. Soul-shattering vocals blend with electrifying guitars, lush synths, and raw energy, leaving audiences resurrected.

After forming in 2010 at Indiana University, The Main Squeeze began selling out clubs to frenzied college students in just a few short months. Their captivating live performances have since earned them a devoted national following and even caught the interest of legendary producer, Randy Jackson, who produced their latest album Mind Your Head. The dynamic 5-piece is currently based in los angeles.

Coming off their Red Rocks debut and a summer filled with festival plays (KAABOO, Summer Camp, and High Sierra) The Squeeze now prepare to release their most potent work to date, a Brand new hard-hitting sound that transitions them from the indie scene to the majors.

THE MAIN SQUEEZE

FOX THEATRE

April 28th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday 3.03

$15 Advanced | $17 Day Of Show

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 6:35 am

Saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can. Always at the forefront, Maceo has been a common thread in the history of funk — helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince, all the while honing his own signature brand of showmanship. Leading his flawlessly tight band with a cool confidence, Maceo transports audiences to the slickest of eras in performances that are positively timeless. Maceo will soon re-release Roots Revisited — The Bremen Concert, a live recording from the first incarnation of Maceo’s own band in 1990 (which, at the time, included Fred Wesley on trombone, Pee Wee Ellis on tenor saxophone, Larry Goldings on B-3 organ, Rodney Jones on guitar, and Bill Stewart on drums). Maceo’s current band hits the road this season in celebration of repertoire spanning the prolific career of this funk legend: 50 Years of Funk.

MACEO PARKER

FOX THEATRE

August 17th, 2017

Doors:  7:30 pm | Show:  8:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday 3.10

$25 Advanced | $30 Day Of Show

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 6:39 am

Tenth Mountain Division revives the soul, spirit and eclectic intersection of influences that birthed rock’n’roll, afresh for the modern ear. Just a fancy way of saying that we’re bringing back classic rock, because that’s what we love! Originating from Boulder, CO, founders Winston Heuga (Mandolin) and MJ Ouimette (Electric/Acoustic Guitar) originally sought to create an acoustic bluegrass outfit. After a few years dedicated to playing bluegrass, the duo transitioned to an electrified, rock’n’roll sound. Here they found their stride when Ouimette and Heuga collaborated with bassist Connor Dunn, drummer Tyler Gwynn and the ever-talented keyboard player Campbell Thomas. Together the quintet creates a diverse soundscape that combines soaring electric guitar leads and melodic keyboards while retaining its roots in bluegrass with Heuga’s incomparable mandolin style. The rhythmic interplay of Dunn’s driving bass fused with Gwynn’s incendiary drumming round out the unique sounding band that is truly a style of its own; what the band refers to as 'Ski Rock". Tenth Mountain Division has evolved greatly since its inception but retains its roots in the American musical styles of rock, jazz, improvisation, bluegrass and the crossroads between them all. The band has performed throughout Colorado from Boulder’s Fox Theatre, the Aggie Theatre, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Pardee Palooza Festival at State Bridge Amphitheatre, in addition to venues across the country when they embarked on their first national tour summer of 2016. TMD’s performance at the Fox Theater’s installment of the Summer Camp: On The Road competition earned the band a slot at the 2016 Summer Camp Music Festival. Previously they’ve placed 2nd in CU’s 2015 Battle of the Bands as well as winning fan favorite in that competition. Recently, the band released their first album ‘Cracks In The Sky’ in March of 2016, available now on all platforms!

The Denver-based power trio, CYCLES, comprised of Patrick Harvey (guitar), Michael Wood (drums), and Tucker McClung (bass/vocals) are on a musical mission to melt your mind. Self-described as psychedelic rock fusion, Cycles effortlessly blends rock, jazz, hip-hop, soul, and much more creating a versatile soundscape that makes each live show different than the last. Striving for variety in each set, Cycles carefully construct a live show designed to thrill. Each member brings a special set of skills and influences to the table.

Living in the same house together and practicing hours upon hours each day has created a profound chemistry between the band members that truly shines through in the live setting. Tucker McClung is a powerful commander of the bass who never shies away from applying the melodic nature of the instrument all the while leading the show with powerful vocals. Michael Wood, with his tight and jazzy drum beats, works tirelessly to keep the band on track through intricate tempo changes and wide-open space. Patrick Harvey’s dominating guitar shred is what completes the band’s sound and often drives them to take the jams into outer space.

The songs are written by all members of the band which adds yet another element of diversity to the end product. With humorous, relatable, and illustrative lyrics, Cycles reaches out and touches their audience in a way that produces a feeling of harmony and community. Throughout the last year, Cycles has picked up some serious steam around Colorado. Every show Cycles plays garners new fans. In January of 2016, the band released their first EP, Loads Of Fun which showcases their one-of-a-kind sound.

OFFICIAL BEANSTALK PRE-PARTY FEAT. TENTH MOUNTAIN DIVISION + CYCLES

with GOOD TOUCH

FOX THEATRE

April 27th, 2017

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm

Tickets on sale Friday 3.10

$ 8 Early | $10 Advanced | $12 Day Of Show

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:48 pm

The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Jambase, Relix, and The Boston Herald, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, which have included numerous festival appearances like Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage with each other has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don't be quick to think that the no holds barred experimentation is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it's the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.

DOPAPOD – DEAD AFTER PARTY

FOX THEATRE

June 10th, 2017

Doors:  11:00 pm | Show:  11:30 pm

Tickets on sale Friday 3.10

$20 Advanced | $25 Day Of Show

 

 

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 6:40 am

Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 20 years of age, Marcus King's dazzling musical ability is evident throughout THE MARCUS KING BAND, the young phenom's 2nd full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records. Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls "soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock," the album highlights King's gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country's most sought after live acts.

AMERICAN BABIES defies easy categorization. The Philadelphia-based band shapeshifts between Americana, psych-tinged indie rock and classic rock—leading them to spots opening for Bruce Hornsby, Greensky Bluegrass, the New Mastersounds and the Felice Brothers, as well as appearances at Gathering Of The Vibes, Electric Forest, Bonnaroo and the Allman Brothers-founded Peach Festival.

THE MARCUS KING BAND + TOM HAMILTON’S AMERICAN BABIES: PRE-DEAD PARTY

FOX THEATRE

June 8th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday 3.10 - $10 General Admission

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 6:35 pm

Amoramora is a traveling, working, multipurpose rock and jazz fusion quartet from Boulder, Colorado. With members from Chicago, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and Boulder, the band formed after crossing paths in 2015 and has been performing, as well as expanding their extensive catalog with original material ever since. After gaining traction amongst the legendary students at the University of Colorado, the group of composers and multi-instrumentalists quickly jumped from packed house parties, to small bars, and then to bigger stages. An Amoramora experience is an eclectic mix of improvisational musical gumbo, blending and stirring together integral aspects of Progressive Funk, Psychedelic Rock, African High Life, Jazz, Bluegrass, and Soul. Astronomic compositions take the listener on an engaging journey while whimsical and captivating lyrics fuel the fire of musical imagery. The instrumentation of guitar, bass, percussion, trumpet, and EWI mixed in with vocal harmonies add up to truly original and endless musical possibilities – and have been proven to create large dance parties in cities like Denver, Boulder, Chicago, Breckenridge, Vail, Crested Butte, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Fort Collins, Durango, Nederland, and more.

The quartet, two of which are formally trained jazz musicians from University of Colorado at Boulder & University of Miami (FL), create a fresh and different set list every night to keep their audience engaged and returning to listen to what the four have to offer. Often creating intriguing theme nights for audiences members, in 2016 the band hosted a ‘Big Lebowski Night’ in their hometown, complete with two sets of original material, costumes, extensive production, and musical teases with covers tied into the selection inspired by the feature film. The group has also played as ‘Smoked Gouda: A Tribute to the String Cheese Incident’ multiple times, paying homage to a group from their home state. Adding to the history of themes the boys also concocted an 80’s-themed Halloween show in late 2016, featuring their first ever ‘Wheel of Fortune Set’ where they had audience members spin the wheel in order to select an improvisational idea from it, and the band would then play it.

AMORAMORA

with THE ALCAPONES, THE JIVE TRIBE

FOX THEATRE

May 11th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday 3.17

$10 Advanced | $15 Day Of Show

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 7:47 pm

Two worlds have collided, and what glorious and odd worlds they are. After a successful summer tour pairing Primus with Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon have decided to combine their abstract talents into a project called The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Their efforts thus far have spawned the upcoming, full-length release called "Monolith of Phobos."

"Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart," said Claypool. "He definitely reflects his genetics—not just the sensibilities of his dad but also the abstract perspective and unique approach of his mother. It makes for a glorious freak stew." After some impromptu, backstage jams and an epic live sit-in on Primus's psychedelic opus, "Southbound Pachyderm," Claypool approached Lennon about doing a recording project. "I was trying to wrangle up an Oysterhead reunion since Primus was taking a rest for 2016 but the planets just wouldn't align for that," said Claypool. "I don't like sitting around, so when Sean said he didn't have plans for this next year, we started kicking around the notion of making an old-school, psychedelic/prog record. Next thing I know, he's staying in my guesthouse, drinking my vino and banging on my drums." Lennon responded, "I told Les that I was Neil Diamond's nephew. I think that is what really sold him on the idea of working with me."

Over the course of six weeks or so, the two wrote and recorded a total of ten songs with both of them sharing various vocal and instrumental responsibilities, going beyond their core instruments of bass and guitar. Claypool explained, "Usually I play the drums and percussion on my records but Sean has such a different feel than I do, it just made more sense for him to man the kit on most of the tunes on this project. I took the helm at my old vintage API console and let him bang away. He was happy as a piggy rolling in shit every time he grabbed the sticks…his drumming is like a cross between Ringo and Nick Mason. But I think folks will be most surprised by what a monster guitar player he is, especially when you prod him a bit."

"Monolith of Phobos" is just how the title implies—an old-school approach to a psychedelic space rock record. Lennon added, "It's been an honor and a challenge playing with someone of Les' caliber, but luckily the Gods of Pinot Noir shone favorably down and granted us a bundle of devilish tunes about monkeys, outer space and sexual deviancy."

The Claypool Lennon Delirium "Monolith of Phobos" record is slated for a spring release and the band will be touring through the summer.

THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM

FOX THEATRE

May 17th, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday 3.17 - $36.50 General Admission

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 6:57 am

INTUIT formed in 2011 in Boulder, CO and began to shape their sound and intentions together on the campus of Naropa University. With roots in reggae, funk, jazz, blues, hip-hop, folk, and world music, the band has developed a distinguishable sound of their own. Their song writing crosses genres with a rich improvisational component that keeps a fresh live energy to their wide repertoire of original music. With heart-warming lulls, climactic peaks, and endless stylistic shape–shifting, Intuit delivers a captivating groove that all can enjoy. Inspired by their shared love for the earth and all her creatures, as well as a dedication to building community and growing together, each song has a message inviting us to go beyond the surface into a deeper sense of knowing. Let the music lift you up and take you in.

BONFIRE DUB plays a deep and powerful blend of roots music — original songs with rich melodies, featuring down tempo, acoustic laced and electric steel driven reggae, folk and dub. Bonfire’s lyrical repertoire is inspired from eastern philosophy, indigenous struggles, political injustice, international relief efforts and a deep respect for the soul of love and the balance of nature. Bonfire’s founder, Scotty Stoughton, interweaves stories of hope and struggle, derived from his humanitarian aid experiences in regions such as Central America and Haiti.

In 2015, WE DREAM DAWN quickly grew from a distant dream into a new life when Sage Cook decided to take leave from Elephant Revival, a neo-folk quintet he had helped found in 2006. Fueled by lofty ideals about approaching art while living closer to the land, this new project is honing in on a new sort of american dream. “We are hoping to be growing most of our own food in a few years, because I feel most of the worlds problems are systemic of the way we cultivate our food and medicine” Sage states. Although WE DREAM DAWN was born from a subsistence farming adventure you may never come to that conclusion by listening to them. Somewhere between vintage analog psychedelia and dreamy electro folk pop these folks are representing rural America in a whole new light.

INTUIT, BONFIRE DUB, WE DREAM DAWN FEAT. BRIDGET LAW (OF ELEPHANT REVIVAL)

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.

$10.00 ADV | $12.00 DOS plus applicable service charges

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:27 am

The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level. They have been together six years and have held a weekly residency since the beginning. The band is comprised of sidemen from some of the most respected acts in the music industry (Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Chrisette Michelle, Talib Kweli, P. Diddy, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.), yet possesses a sound distinctly separate from any of their individual projects.

The Funky Knuckles move together musically as a school of fish, never complacent and always stretching the boundaries of improvisation and composition. Whether performing original music or standards, they draw from each member’s musical experiences to create their unique genre-bending sound. After the release of their debut album on GroundUP Music, As of Lately, The Knuckles added a full-time horn section and began touring nationally. Meta-Musica (also on GroundUP), climbed the iTunes Jazz Charts to become the #1 selling record in the United States the day it was released.

PHO is a Twin Cities funk band creating a new Minneapolis sound utilizing modern taste and classic influences to break musical boundaries. 2015 was a groundbreaking year for PHO. They released their debut album 'CASH IT' in February and created lasting buzz for recording such a mature and creative record as early 20 year olds. They reached out to friends Alan Evans of Soulive and John Davis, producer for Lettuce/Jo Jo Mayer to help achieve a sound that would resinate internationally. They have supported and toured with bands such as The Motet, Larry Graham and GCS, Jonathan Richman, Dopapod, and Oddisee. In early Early 2016 Prince found the band via Youtube and posted about them on his social media. This sparked a huge buzz for PHO around the globe and landed them an invite to Prince's Paisley Park Studio's opening for Larry Graham. Fans are watching this band eagerly into 2017 as they predict them to be one of the bigger names of the funk/festival scene.

THE FUNKY KNUCKLES & PHO

FOX THEATRE

June 22, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:34 am

Malai Llama is a Colorado-based experimental rock quartet who fearlessly creates an atmosphere of triumph and inspiration every time they hit the stage. Improvisation manifests in a variety of forms during a Malai Llama set, as the band weaves together the benevolent jam band spirit, the technical rigor of prog-rock, and modern jazz performance.

The band was officially formed in 2013 by longtime friends and bandmates Chris Cornwall (drums) and Steven Govanlu (keys, guitar, lead vocal) before they connected with Matt Flaherty (guitar, vocal) and John DeSousa (bass, trombone, vocal). The result was a palpable collective energy and a long-term vision for the future.

The Malai Llama experience is marked by both freeform composition and compelling original lyrics and songwriting. They wield added strength through their ability to select potent covers like “Carry the Weight” “Foxy Lady” or “Happy Hour Hero.” By keeping everyone involved in the show, both old and new Malai Llama fans develop a community on the dancefloor. They aim to continue foster a burgeoning community around their music that embraces all artists of the visual and performance variety.

In 2016, Malai Llama released their first full length LP ‘Out to Graze.’ The album was truly the product of the merging of each member’s musical stories and the cultivation of a sound all their own. Inspired by artists like Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Medeski Martin & Wood, each track features dynamic song structures and lyricism meant to galvanize crowds to embody exploration and confidence. ‘Out to Graze’ was simply the springboard for the band’s songwriting, as they continue writing vigorously between gigs.

Malai Llama has taken the stage with members of String Cheese Incident, Toubab Krewe, Blues Traveler, Lotus and many other legendary acts. Recent killer performances include The Gothic Theater for a sold out show alongside the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and a co-headlining billing for Halloween with The Big Wu. After rapidly establishing a strong foothold in Colorado, the band will be hitting stages across the Southwest and beyond in 2017.

THE MALAI LLAMA

FOX THEATRE

May 12, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 7:15 pm

Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines.

Now, with Stove Up, due out March 3, 2017, he’s showing us that it was always a choice, that he’s always had the chops to play straight ahead bluegrass banjo with the best of them. With a top-flight band backing him up, Danny turns in an amazing set of tunes that demonstrate his respect for tradition and his commitment to his own musical voice.

“Happily, with Stove Up, our five-string hero steps out of the lab and into the sunlight where his pre-war Gibson can really shine,” says Tim O'Brien. “Producer and guitarist Nick Forster wisely loosens the reins and lets his pack of thoroughbreds set a fast pace around the bluegrass track. Mandolinist Chris Henry, with his bone-dry tone and expanded traditional approach, is a particularly inspired foil to Barnes. Along with Forster, much decorated fiddler Jason Carter, and everyone’s favorite bassist, Mike Bub, they cut through some beautiful territory, including two Don Stover’s compositions—”Black Diamond” and “Rockwood Deer Chase.” Three vocal tracks peek through the instrumentals and give new listeners a look into the quirky mind of Barnes… These are live and lively performances where you can almost hear the musicians smile.”

Recorded in eTown Studios in Colorado, Stove Up was produced by Nick Forster and engineered by James Tuttle. The mixing and editing were done by the great banjo player Scott Vestal and it was mastered by David Glasser at Airshow.

Danny says, “After 45 years of practicing, this is the first acoustic bluegrass record I've ever made. Nick, Mike, Jason, and Chris are bluegrass royalty! It was a sure enough honor to be able to make Stove Up, a loving homage to the great Don Stover.”

One of his banjo heroes, Don Stover, was the inspiration for this project simply because Don knew how to play bluegrass banjo in a way that fit the style, showed respect for Earl Scruggs and others, but it still sounded like him, had his own voice. Danny delivers on all fronts here, from scorching banjo fiddle duets with Jason Carter (“Paddy on the Turnpike,” “John Hardy,” and “Bill Cheatum”) to faithful versions of Scruggs (“Flint Hill Special” and “Fireball”), or a Grandpa Jones tune (“Eight More Miles To Louisville”) to a reinterpreted Rolling Stones song (“Factory Girl”) or his own originals (“Isotope 709,” “Charlie,” and “Get It While You Can”).

This generous set of music sounds like what it is – great musicians having fun playing music in real time.

Danny says, “All these tunes on here (except the ones I made up), I’ve been playing and working on since I was a young boy. I’m STILL working on this stuff. My plan = never give up.”

If you’re looking for an antidote to the world’s problems, go find Stove Up, this new Danny Barnes record, and turn it up loud. It’s a thing of joy and beauty!Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines.

Now, with Stove Up, due out March 3, 2017, he’s showing us that it was always a choice, that he’s always had the chops to play straight ahead bluegrass banjo with the best of them. With a top-flight band backing him up, Danny turns in an amazing set of tunes that demonstrate his respect for tradition and his commitment to his own musical voice.

DANNY BARNES + SILAS HERMAN

THE SWEET LILLIES, OLD SALT UNION

FOX THEATRE

Friday, May 19, 2017

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:49 pm

Blending musical versatility, instrumental prowess, beautiful vocal harmonies and a premier rhythm section, the Easy Star All-Stars have established themselves as one of the top international reggae acts on the scene today. Thanks to their best-selling tribute album releases, Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006), Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009), Easy Star’s Thrillah (2012), the remix album Dubber Side of the Moon (2010), as well as original releases Until That Day EP (2008) and First Light (2011), the Easy Star All-Stars have built a growing, dedicated fan base throughout the world, bringing together fans of reggae, classic rock, dub and indie rock into one big family. The band has toured in over 30 countries on 6 continents. They’ve played many major festivals around the world, including an unprecedented three-day, three-stage stand at Glastonbury in 2009, which earned them a UK Festy Award Nomination that year.

EASY STAR ALL-STARS (PERFORMING RADIODREAD & HITS)

THE LATE ONES, THE ELOVATERS

FOX THEATRE

June 7, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale now at foxtheatre.com.

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 7:47 am

A Live One is Texas’ premier Phish tribute, formed in 2011 by guitarist Josh Pearson, now consisting of bassist Andy Harn, keyboardist Zack Morgan and drummer Shadd Scott. Being huge fans and heavily influenced by Phish, the band found it very exciting recreating their music. With 500 shows under their belts, the band has toured heavily throughout the country and performed at several festivals including Phases of the Moon, Euphoria, Art Outside & Highberry. Digging into the chemistry of Phish’s music, A Live One rises to the challenge, striving to create a similar experience, on a much smaller scale.

A LIVE ONE - PHISH TRIBUTE

with KESSEL RUN

FOX THEATRE

Friday, June 16, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:15 am

Phil Lesh is in his 16th year of playing with a rotating mix of Friends, both old and new. Phil began playing under the moniker Phil Lesh and Friends in 1998, after he'd returned to performing following the death of his friend and bandmate Jerry Garcia in 1995. With a varied mixture of some of the best performing musicians in the live music universe, Phil has kept his musical journey fresh by constantly and consistently putting together bands featuring dynamic, exciting musicians and singers working together toward keeping the music of the Grateful Dead moving forward into the future.

Formed from weekly shows at Phil's Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, the Terrapin Family Band has become the venue's official house band. Terrapin Crossroads' constant free bar shows, often featuring bandleader Phil, have created an opportunity for the young musicians of Terrapin Crossroads to perform together and with a diverse cast of visiting musicians. Through playing in this setting, and with ongoing mentoring from Phil, the Terrapin Family Band has grown into a richly nuanced and fun band, weaving the classics with obscure covers and fresh original music to create a unique musical tapestry.

Friday, June 23; Saturday, June 24; and Sunday, June 25, 2017

Doors:  7:00 pm | Show:  8:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:10 am

In celebration of the Dead & Company shows at Folsom Field on Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th, we are thrilled to announce the inaugural Shakedown Street on the Hill! This FREE outdoor street fair will be held on Saturday, June 10th on University Hill along 13th Street and College Avenue! This Pre-Dead & Company street festival features live music, vendors plus a craft beer and spirits garden (21+). The event kicks off at 12pm and will last throughout the afternoon.

The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater are the proud homes to all of the official Dead & Company pre-parties and after parties!
Tickets for all events on sale now!

Nahko & Medicine for the People with Midnight North

Thursday, June 8 @ Boulder Theater – click here for tickets

The Marcus King Band / Tom Hamilton’s American Babies

Thursday, June 8 @ Fox Theatre – click here for tickets

Circles Around The Sun – Late Night

Friday, June 9 @ Boulder Theater – click here for tickets

White Denim with A Shadow of Jaguar – Late Night

Friday, June 9 @ Fox Theatre – click here for tickets

BoomBox – Late Night

Saturday, June 10th @ Boulder Theater – click here for tickets

Dopapod – Late Night

Saturday, June 10th @ Fox Theatre – click here for tickets

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:22 am

Flash Mountain Flood is a 5 piece, Boulder-based psychedelic rock n’ roll jam band with a classic feel that is committed to preserving one of America’s greatest music cultures with their unique approach to their live shows and extensive catalogue of original songs.

Founding members are Logan Green on lead guitar and vocals, Derek Dames Ohl on bass and vocals, Wes Rather on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Taner Clark on drums. Paul Copoulos, the keyboardist joined the band in November of 2015 finalizing their lineup.

Flash Mountain Flood delivers their loyal Front Range fanbase a true concert experience with their fresh take on American roots music. Fans show up with an expectation for improvisation, diverse genres of original music, surprise covers and a true sense of musical community. Whether jazz, country, funk, folk, bluegrass, reggae, blues or rock n’ roll - Flash Mountain Flood’s music brings together music lovers of all ages and backgrounds playing over 130 shows in 2016.

FLASH MOUNTAIN FLOOD

KIND HEARTED STRANGERS, HONEYDEW CONNECTION

FOX THEATRE

July 13, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 1:13 pm

JIMMY HERRING, one of the most sought-after contemporary American guitarists, will be embarking on the next chapter of his career as he announces tours with his new band, The Invisible Whip. As the founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z and Jazz is Dead, in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to The Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends, HERRING has made his indelible impact on the music world. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the very popular American band Widespread Panic.

Although Jimmy has been touring consistently with Widespread Panic over the past 10 years, along with short tours with Aquarium Rescue Unit, Phil Lesh, and The Ringers, it has been almost five years since he last toured with his own band. The 2017 tour will feature new music that he has been working on, along with material from his last two records, Lifeboat (2008) and Subject to Change Without Notice (2012).

The Invisible Whip, which stands for the invisible force of music that drives the band, is a nod to Col. Bruce Hampton, who’s made a lifelong impact on the members of the band. All graduates of the “University of Bruce Hampton”, The Invisible Whip are longtime friends. Previous members Jeff Sipe (aka Apt Q258) on drums, and Matt Slocum on B3 Organ and Clavinet, will be joined by bassist Kevin Scott, and multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby, who will primarily be featured on Fender Rhodes and piano.

JIMMY HERRING & THE INVISIBLE WHIP

The Invisible Whip features Matt Slocum - B3 (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Oteil Burbridge), Jason Crosby - fiddle / Fender Rhodes (Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene), Jeff Sipe - drums (Aquarium Rescue Unit) and Kevin Scott - bass

FOX THEATRE

Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 5:07 pm

The Interstellar Boys are first and foremost borne from a collection of friendships. Musical friendships that date back as far as 30 years. Todd Nance, Daniel Hutchens, Jerry Joseph, Sam Holt, John Neff and Jon Mills have shared stages and songs over the years and now form a new band that draws on those decades of collaboration. Todd Nance brings undeniable experience and depth to the band as a founding member/drummer/songwriter of Widespread Panic. Daniel Hutchens has been a driving force with the band Bloodkin for 29 years (and counting) and he is widely recognized as one of the South’s great modern day songwriters. Jerry Joseph and his various bands have been recording and touring on a national/international scale since the 80’s. Jerry’s expertise as a musician/songwriter is as unquestionable as his passion for sharing the power of music. He has recently toured and taught music in such far flung places as Afghanistan, Ghana and is soon to perform in Iraq. Sam Holt brings a reverence and intensity to playing the guitar that energizes the faithful fans of this community in a way that is second to none. John Neff (formerly of Drive-By Truckers) is the secret weapon that adds depth and soul via the pedal steel. And Mr. Jon Mills (professor emeritus of bass in the Athens, GA music scene) is the glue that keeps the whole thing tastefully held together.

Fans and industry veterans alike will find this band a compelling draw for its maiden voyage this summer season as evidenced by comments from Raleigh, NC based talent buyer Chris Malarkey (Lincoln Theatre): “When I was first approached about the possibility of bringing this lineup to town I thought 'man, this is too good to be true'. The thought of some of the most talented musicians to ever to walk through the doors of my venues joining forces not just for a show, but for a new band, seemed farfetched at best. But, somehow, someway the stars aligned, schedules were cleared and plans were made. The Interstellar Boys are real. What I can only describe as a dream band is booked.”

This accomplished group of musicians and songwriters look to explore new terrain touring together this summer….and have their eyes on the horizon to create some new material, get into the studio and keep pushing boundaries as they have always done.

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:23 am

With one foot in the funk world and the rest kicking through the retro, fusion, and dance doors, the Jaden Carlson Band are a four-piece "funksion" ensemble from Boulder, Colorado led by female guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist and producer, Jaden Carlson. The group is comprised of some of the best talent to be heard, with varied backgrounds coming together from all over the country on bass, drums and keys.

Jaden Carlson, the front of JCB, with her oft face-melting prowess on the guitar as well as thought-provoking lyricism, has led many to tag her as an "old soul" and "well beyond her years." Low in age but tour-mature, Jaden leads the music with the poise and character of a highly accomplished professional.

Chris Hunnicutt brings his low-end rhythm from years of gigging in the hotbed of Minneapolis gospel, funk, blues, jazz and hip-hop.

Eric Imbrosciano's depth of experience in blues, hip-hop, funk and jazz stems from his early years beating his drums around the New York scene before making his musical home in Colorado.

Adam Revell's versatility from multi-genre influences and years of gigging with many different bands shines through in his playing the keys while providing soulful and melodic harmony on piano, organ and synthesizer.

The band has been appearing at some of the nation's most notable festivals: Summer Camp, The Friendly Gathering, The Vertex Festival,80/35, Bumbershoot, LEAF Festival, The Werkout Music and Art Festival, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, ARISE Festival, Bohemian Nights, and many others.

The Jaden Carlson Band has headlined major venues all over Colorado, as well as played direct support for national touring bands Twiddle, The Revivalists, The Werks, DeVotchKa, Robert Cray, Anders Osborne, and Marco Benevento just to name a few.

"Polychromatic", an 11-song cd of all originals, is Jaden's fourth album and was released in October 2014, to both highly regarded journalistic and musician/peer reviews.

Jaden is the youngest musician to play legitimately on the the Red Rocks Stage at age 11 with Michael Franti and Spearhead, and again the next night with Blues Traveler; and has also played numerous sit-ins with Umphrey's McGee, The Revivalists, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, The Main Squeeze, The Nth Power, Twiddle, The Werks, TAUK, Zoogma, The Motet, Dopapod, members of Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, Big Gigantic, and many more.

JADEN CARLSON BAND

BROCCOLI SAMURAI, MLIMA

FOX THEATRE

Friday, July 7, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 6:29 am

The Pamlico Sound play authentic, high-energy big band funk in an updated reading of the classic styles of greats like Sly and the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic. The interweaving lead vocals of Ghana Queen (LaSha Afarko) and the Reverend EverReady (Will Baumgartner) are laid over a hard-grooving rhythm section and ornamented by the notorious Soul Shouters Horns (Baumgartner, Maus Nomdeguerre, Paul Stadler, and Alice Hansen). With lyrics reminiscent of the intelligence, humor and social consciousness of their legendary influences and a relentlessly upbeat drive to their musical arrangements, the group lifts listeners’ spirits into a rarefied atmosphere. Based in Boulder Colorado, TPS have been driving fans onto the dance floor and happily out of their minds for a half-decade, and show no intention of slowing down. In late 2016, the band released their EP “Jive Church”, which has been getting airplay on local stations such as KGNU and The Colorado Sound. Also in the past year, TPS has shared shows with such great local and national/international acts as Euforquestra, Analog Son, Orgone, and Seun Kuti & Egypt 80; won the 2016 Bolder Boulder Battle of the Bands; and performed live on the radio at KGNU, KBCO and Radio 1190. As stated in Marquee Magazine, “TPS bring the funk wherever they perform. Experiencing their unavoidable dance scene firsthand is a must.” And as the Reverend EverReady says in their audience-interactive “Jive Church” theatrical experience, “The Funk will Set You Free!”

Originating in Denver, Colorado, The Jive Tribe is a band that embodies the spirit, vibe, and attitude of Colorado's colorful culture. By taking inspiration from a wide variety of different artists and genres, The Jive Tribe has managed to craft a sound and style that is unique and very difficult to describe. Different musical backgrounds, training and performance styles have given the band a unique musical diversity and the ability to combine genres such as Jazz, Funk, Rock, R&B, Soul, Blues, Hip-Hop, and Psychedelia. This melting pot of different creative ideas and perspectives has led to a new sound and genre of its own which the band has come to call Jive. The band is excited to announce the debut release of their new, unique and mindbending sound on their penultimate album, Jive. Available NOW on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play , CD baby, and all other major digital distribution softwares, and trust us this album is surely not something to miss, so get your copy now! We will also have hard copy CD's, T-shirts, Hats, Stickers, Posters, and a limited run of Jive. on Vinyl available on our website soon. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming show, hope you enjoy the tunes, Jive on.

THE PAMLICO SOUND + THE JIVE TRIBE

THE GUESTLIST

FOX THEATRE

Friday, July 14, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at foxtheatre.com.

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 5:53 pm

The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear.

An independent role model, founder of Australia’s Jarrah Records, family man and proud skateboard aficionado, JB, in spite of his matey public persona, remains an enigma. He is from everywhere and nowhere, an Australian/American, Everyman/Nowhere Man, and his music mixes rootedness and rootlessness, pain and celebration in a way that is utterly beguiling. He is the consummate rebel-refugee whose songs chart disenchantment with the corporate world and show a yearning for truth along with an ongoing struggle for a sense of locus. The songs’ off-centre grooves have always been their charm, and yet now there is a sense, in the new album at least, of resolution and peace after years of being against the world and what it offered. Maybe the man on the brink will not jump after all?

The Past

Born in California and of mixed Australian, Greek and Bulgarian ancestry, Butler began his musical career in classic if tentative style. The narrative arc is well-known Down Under. An art-school dropout, he was ‘discovered’ busking in 1996, bystanders marvelling at ‘the sweat flying off his brow’ and ‘the holy madness in his eyes’. The tape of these early compositional soundscapes Searching for Heritage gave an inkling of where Butler was going, reaching as it did both forwards and backwards in time, conversant with all genres and yet somehow defining its own. The sound had, and still has, elements of folk, funk, reggae and rock all drizzled through the 90s Seattle sensibility. Behind all that there was a wistful Celtic ambience surreally counterpointed by a Jamaican roots/rudeboy vibe. What could have been a mess somehow made perfect sense, with the bluegrass fingerpicking, hip hop beats and psychedelic wig-outs proving not uneasy bedfellows but perfect complements.

Now

On Flesh & Blood it goes even further, yet with a restraint that bespeaks a deepening maturity. There are dirty Stevie Wonder-style boogies, ghostly refrains that could come from Simon and Garfunkel, sonic poltergeists which seem, at times, to resemble lost rock classics. In the hands of a lesser man this would be mere thievery dressed up as ‘eclecticism’. But Butler is a maestro - he takes his influences and transcends them. He creates a sound that is as ancient as aboriginal bone-art and yet as modern as your Twitter feed. He has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, a musician’s musician, one whose sound offers not three chords and the truth but a thousand. His prestidigitation is astounding. An old song like “Ocean,” for example, has chalked up 30 million Youtube hits, and not just with guitar freaks studying his technique. The new album has songs that are less expansive and more ‘reined in’, but the playing is all the more impressive for being more tightly corralled. Less sometimes really is more.

Flesh & Blood may be his best yet. In parts it is simply overwhelming. The album has captured that elusive thing: soul. Butler has spoken in interviews of his songs being like ‘wild horses, wild beasts’ and you can see what he means. Songs, he says, come from the ‘ether’, from a savage hinterland: they must be caught without breaking their spirit. A ‘song-capturer’, Butler’s job has been not to tame those horses but to present their wildness. His myth of composition evokes the timeless expanse of both the Aussie Outback and the American West, and he and his fellow band members have been at pains to honour the songs as independent things that belong to no one, least of all themselves.

Arising from a series of agenda-free jams in Butler’s studio ‘The Compound’ in Fremantle, (Australia) the album took a mere 20 days to record and, though beautifully structured in sonic terms, there is a rawness and honesty to the album that reflects the brevity of its laying down. The songs have a wide-open, semi-improvised feel. The crisp and beautifully spare production of Jan Skubiszewski accentuates the sense of limitless space: the drums (courtesy of the aptly named Nicky Bomba) kick with dub explosions, while the bass (‘Lord’ Byron Luiters) goes on inspired transient walkabouts. Butler’s voice, free of the ‘anger’ that has dogged him for so long, now soars with both melancholy and plangent purity. “Wings are Wide” evokes rainforests: it is drenched in dizzying guitar loops in which the listener is enmeshed and lifted timelessly elsewhere. “Spring to Come” could be a classic, Butler’s acrylic fingernails plucking more of their extraordinary patterns. “Blame it on Me” is a cocky peacock-strut juxtaposed with dark references to apocalyptic ‘heavy times’. “Young and Wild” has the simple beauty of a song - a down home-country feel offset by the gorgeous shadowing of female vocalist Ainslie Wills. “How You Sleep at Night” is a hypnotically anthemic piece featuring the ferocious drumming of new man Grant Gerathy; Bomba having jumped ship (albeit amicably) to front his own Melbourne Ska Orchestra. The synth-anchored “You’re Free” sounds like its title: it is as if the composer, haunted by righteous ire, has taken flight, escaping earthly confines but not flying too close to the sun. New single “Only One” shows a new maturity in pop craftsmanship. The quiet/loud dynamic is beautifully exploited yet again. A simple three note refrain and rolling storm-cloud drums establishes a minor key mood: a place of ‘castles built out of sand’ and ‘something haunting’ the protagonist. But then the chorus erupts with steel drum euphoria transporting the listener to what sounds like Africa — a third world of ecstatic being. That is the JB trick par excellence: the shift from fireside ballad to communal dance, from private to public, from doubt to assertion.

Home Again

With Flesh & Blood, Butler has come full circle. Searching for Heritage led ultimately to April Uprising, an album that delved into Butler’s family history, one in which ethnic Bulgarians (Butler’s kin) rose up in 1876 against the tyrannical Ottoman Empire that had suppressed them. John’s own name derives from his paternal grandfather, a forestry worker who died fighting a bushfire in Nannup, Oz. From these historical titbits we glean some inkling of the artist. He is a man fighting for justice, a man fighting fires — those of love gone bad, of corporate greed, or simply of his own angry soul. As Butler has confessed in a recent interview, “I thought my anger was my strongest asset and that’s what made me powerful, but it was actually my weakest link. My vulnerability, my honesty and patience and trust are my strongest attributes.” The album bears this out. As Butler has matured the anger has been sublimated in poetry, and his voice, on the tender love songs especially, has become his outstanding instrument.

Flesh & Blood is a testament to his talent, and to a man who has finally found himself. On some songs he sounds simply reborn. “I wanted the songs to be a lot more guttural and fleshier,” says a newly humble JB. “I wanted to smell it and feel it a bit more. And I wanted my voice, now and always, to be more convincing.” If it’s authenticity he was seeking he has surely found it.

If he has been a ‘man on the edge’ he is certainly not going to jump and end it all. He now has the wisdom and the courage to take a step back - and enjoy the view.

John Butler is no pie-in-the-sky hippy. He has dirt beneath his feet: red dirt. He is well-known Down Under for his environmental and political commitment. His white Rasta look once suggested a teleported Bob Marley - but that has gone. The more recent barbered image makes him look like a handsome American from the Civil War era. His stare is hypnotic. Who will draw first, you or him? He is not, however, all gun and no trousers. He has put his money where his mouth is, fronting a campaign that helped stop a vast gas plant from despoiling the natural beauty of the Kimberley area in NW Australia. He has also set up a charitable trust that has enabled many aspiring artists to find an outlet. He is a man who cares about the world he is in and one who has tried, in his own way, to set in right.

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 7:18 am

There's a great scene in The Last Waltz – the documentary about The Band's final concert – where director Martin Scorsese is discussing music with drummer/singer/mandolin player Levon Helm. Helm says, "If it mixes with rhythm, and if it dances, then you've got a great combination of all those different kinds of music: country, bluegrass, blues music, show music…"

To which Scorsese, the inquisitive interviewer, asks, "What's it called, then?"

"Rock & roll!"

Clearly looking for a more specific answer, but realizing that he isn't going to get one, Marty laughs. "Rock & roll…"

Well, that's the way it is sometimes: musicians play music, and don't necessarily worry about where it gets filed. It's the writers, record labels, managers, etc., who tend to fret about what "kind" of music it is.

And like The Band, the members of Railroad Earth aren't losing sleep about what "kind" of music they play – they just play it. When they started out in 2001, they were a bunch of guys interested in playing acoustic instruments together. As Railroad Earth violin/vocalist Tim Carbone recalls, "All of us had been playing in various projects for years, and many of us had played together in different projects. But this time, we found ourselves all available at the same time."

Songwriter/lead vocalist Todd Sheaffer continues, "When we started, we only loosely had the idea of getting together and playing some music. It started that informally; just getting together and doing some picking and playing. Over a couple of month period, we started working on some original songs, as well as playing some covers that we thought would be fun to play." Shortly thereafter, they took five songs from their budding repertoire into a studio and knocked out a demo in just two days. Their soon-to-be manager sent that demo to a few festivals, and – to the band's surprise – they were booked at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival before they'd even played their first gig. This prompted them to quickly go in and record five more songs; the ten combined tracks of which made up their debut album, "The Black Bear Sessions."

That was the beginning of Railroad Earth's journey: since those early days, they've gone on to release five more critically acclaimed studio albums and one hugely popular live one called, "Elko." They've also amassed a huge and loyal fanbase who turn up to support them in every corner of the country, and often take advantage of the band's liberal taping and photo policy. But Railroad Earth bristle at the notion of being lumped into any one "scene." Not out of animosity for any other artists: it's just that they don't find the labels very useful. As Carbone points out, "We use unique acoustic instrumentation, but we're definitely not a bluegrass or country band, which sometimes leaves music writers confused as to how to categorize us. We're essentially playing rock on acoustic instruments."

Ultimately, Railroad Earth's music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members. As mandolin/bouzouki player John Skehan points out, "Our M.O. has always been that we can improvise all day long, but we only do it in service to the song. There are a lot of songs that, when we play them live, we adhere to the arrangement from the record. And other songs, in the nature and the spirit of the song, everyone knows we can kind of take flight on them." Sheaffer continues: "The songs are our focus, our focal point; it all starts right there. Anything else just comments on the songs and gives them color. Some songs are more open than others. They 'want' to be approached that way – where we can explore and trade musical ideas and open them up to different territories. But sometimes it is what the song is about."

So: they can jam with the best of them and they have some bluegrass influences, but they use drums and amplifiers (somewhat taboo in the bluegrass world). What kind of music is it then? Mandolin/vocalist John Skehan offers this semi-descriptive term: "I always describe it as a string band, but an amplified string band with drums." Tim Carbone takes a swing: "We're a Country & Eastern band! " Todd Sheaffer offers "A souped-up string band? I don't know. I'm not good at this." Or, as a great drummer/singer/mandolin player with an appreciation for Americana once said: "Rock & roll!"

RAILROAD EARTH: 3-NIGHT COLORADO NYE RUN 2018

FOX THEATRE

 Friday, December 29 & Saturday, December 30, 2017

Doors:  7:30 pm | Show:  8:30 pm

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:13 pm

The Ned Superjam is a collection of Nederland area musicians of many different styles coming together to create a one of a kind musical experience. We do this all the time in the mountains and We're finally bringing it down the hill!

NEDERLAND MOUNTAIN JAM

feat. MEMBERS OF THE MALAI LLAMA, CARIBOU MOUNTAIN COLLECTIVE, NEW FAMILY DOG, DEADPHISH ORCHESTRA, AND MORE

with NEW FAMILY DOG, CARIBOU MOUNTAIN COLLECTIVE, SARA FARMER, ELECTRIC TOAST

FOX THEATRE

 Friday, August 18, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 28th, 2017   at foxtheatre.com.

$10.00 ADV | $12.00 DOS plus applicable service charges

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 9:59 am

Derrick “Duckie” Simpson the “Gong Gong Gullie” is the founder and leader for reggae’s BLACK UHURU. Although going through numerous lead singers and musicians they have remained to be one of the most recognized and prolific reggae band for over 50 years.

The roots of BLACK UHURU were formed in Kingston Jamaica’s Waterhouse district also known as “Firehouse” in the early 60′s. Though considered to be one of Jamaica’s toughest neighborhoods it’s home to several other reggae singers and musicians. It was where Duckie Simpson grew up and learned to sing from boyhood friends Winston “Pipe” Matthews and Lloyd “Bread” McDonald of Wailing Souls and Bob Marley. He recorded four tracks with Wailing Souls before forming his own group.

The original Uhuru’s (Swahili for freedom) were Derrick “Duckie” Simpson, Euvin “Don Carlos” Spencer and Rudolph “Garth” Dennis. They only recorded a few singles “Folk Songs” “Time Is On Our Side” and “Slow Coach” before separating. Don went solo and Garth joined Wailing Souls.

Duckie reformed the group adding Michael Rose & Errol “Tarzan” Nelson, both from Waterhouse. They recorded their debut album “Love Crises” in 1977 at Prince Jammy’s famous studio in Waterhouse on St. Lucia Road. It was later re-released as “Black Sounds Of Freedom”. Errol later left to join The Jayes. He was soon replaced by American female singer & dancer Sandra “Puma” Jones. They teamed up with drummer Sly Dunbar and bass player Robbie Shakespeare. Together they developed a musical style full of deep bass thumps, loud drum slaps, sharp keyboards, long instrumentals with guitar riffs, whirly back round noises, echos and the signature”woh oh oh’s” creating they’re “classic” sound. Producing hits like “I Love King Sellassie, “‘Shine Eye Gals”, “General Penitentary” and “What is Life”.

BLACK UHURU released the albums Red, Chill Out, Sensemila and Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner and began to tour the world bringing them to international audiences. It was during this period they started to gain rapid popularity. They opened live shows for the Rolling Stones and the Police. They began to work with other well accomplished producers and musicians. Keith Richards played guitar for the “Shine Eye Gal” track. Dennis Brown “The Crown Prince of Reggae” produced the tracks “Rent Man” and Wood For My Fire”. The track” Spongi Reggae” appeared on an episode of The Bill Cosby Show and “Party in Session” in the movie 1980′s North Shore. BLACK UHURU made reggae history when they won the first ever Grammy Award for reggae music in 1984 for the album Anthem Shortly after the grammy Michael Rose went solo.

Another Waterhouse resident named Delroy “Junior” Reid became the new lead singer. They released two albums Brutal and Positive. The Brutal album was nominated for a grammy. They filmed three music videos for the tracks “Fire City” “Brutal”, and “Great Train Robbery”, that track also played on a popular video game Grand Theft Auto. Sadly in 1990, due to ill health, Sanda “Puma” Jones passed away of cancer. Junior Reid shortly went solo.

Then the original three re-united. They released four albums Now, Iron Storm, Mystical Truth and Strong. Each album was nominated for grammy. They made an award winning music video for the track “Tip Of The Iceberg” featuring rap star Ice-T in 1992. Eventually splitting up again. Carlos & Dennis left again & Duckie stayed again. This time there was a lawsuit brought amongst the group over the band’s legal rights in Los Angeles county court. Derrick Simpson won.

As the new melenium approached there came a new lead singer yet again from Waterhouse named Andrew “Bee’s” Beckford. They released two albums. Unification was produced by King Jammy & Dynasty was produced by Fitzroy Francis & Duckie. They went on a worldwide tour featuring Sly and Robbie and had the famous producer Scientist as its road engineer. Andrew Bee’s then went solo.

In 2007 Duckie & Michael Rose reunited after twenty years. They performed in Jamaica and did one international tour and released the single “Dollars”. In 2011 Duckie reunited with Andrew Bee’s after ten years. He added female backing vocalist Kaye Star and began touring again performing in South America & America.

BLACK UHURU recently performed in a Broadway Musical. The red carpeted event “Loving the Silent Tears: A New Msuical” premiered October 27th 2012 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles Ca. They were invited to represent reggae music and performed a new track “Make A Deal”. And in Las Vegas Nevada BLACK UHURU was recently honored for its contribution to the entertainment industry. August 31st if now officially “Black Uhuru Day” in the city of Las Vegas.

BLACK UHURU’s long success has allowed them to become ambassadors of reggae while earning several achievements in the music industry. With 14 full length albums, 7 instrumental dub albums, and 4 live albums they have the highest record sales in reggae music behind Bob Marley. The album Red was voted #23 for Rolling Stone’s list of “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980′s. Aside from winning the first reggae grammy they have been nominated 5 more times. They are the only reggae group to have won the Diamond Awards of Excellence in 1994.

Despite all of BLACK UHURU’s change of different singers and musicians the one thing that has always remained is Derrick “Duckie” Simpson. Much respect to a legendary figure for Reggae Music. The group is presently working on releasing a new album soon to come. It features Duckie on lead.

BLACK UHURU

FOX THEATRE

September 26, 2017

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 4th, 2017   at foxtheatre.com.

$20.00 GA plus applicable service charges

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:45 am

In June of 2017 Midnight North is slated to release their third studio album: Under the Lights. On this full length record, Midnight North left it all on the court. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, Under the Lights features their 11 best new tunes. Expect flares of country on tracks like “The Highway Song” and “Greene County”, tinges of soul on the likes of “Back To California”, but mostly good solid rock and roll. With strong melodies and stronger harmonies, for this band it comes down to one thing: the song.

Immediately after their last studio release, 2015’s Scarlet Skies, Midnight North – fronted by lead songwriters Elliott Peck & Grahame Lesh with lush Hammond B3 organ, lead guitar, and harmony work from Alex Jordan and stomping bass lines from Connor O’Sullivan – began touring the country in earnest, visiting the East Coast and the Midwest for the first time in Summer 2015. The band wrote the majority of Under the Lights in the following months, and the lyrical road themes – the initial excitement, the longing for home, and the inherent need to keep moving – shine through.

“Under the Lights is the perfect title for this collection of songs,” said O’Sullivan. “These songs and lyrics are about being a band of musicians on the road away from home. Songs literally performed and tested under the lights at countless venues across the US.”

Last year, while work in the studio continued, the band’s stream of amazing live shows and festival appearances sped by as the band jammed with heavyweights like Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Tom Hamilton, Mihali Savoulidis, and more. Hitting the road night after night and building their fan base has proved a lot of fun and every time they come back to a city the venues and crowds get bigger while the songs get tighter. “On the road you have an opportunity to dig into what the band is capable of and learn where your limits as a group are and aren’t,” said Jordan. “It was a wonderful opportunity to capture a sound on this album that is identifiably our own.”

In addition to all the touring, Midnight North is on year five of holding down Sunday nights at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. To celebrate the occasion, they released a free live album, Live at Terrapin Crossroads in 2016, where Relix Magazine took a shine to “the group’s powerful three-part harmonies.” Performing weekly for a hometown crowd allows a chance to continuously test new material. “I feel like I’ll come to the band with this raw idea and watch it totally come to life,” said Peck.

2017 will continue the growth for Midnight North, as the exciting release of Under the Lights helps point the way for more and more fans to discover the band. “These songs tell our story, at least up to this point,” said Lesh. “Our job is to sing you these stories as honestly as we can and transport you into our world for an hour or two.”

SINFUL SUNDAY HALLOWEEN PARTY

MIDNIGHT NORTH

ALL CHIEFS

FOX THEATRE

 October 29, 2017

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm

Tickets on sale Friday, August 11th  at foxtheatre.com.

$5.00 GA plus applicable service charges

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 8:02 am

Flash Mountain Flood is a 5 piece, Boulder-based psychedelic rock n’ roll jam band with a classic feel that is committed to preserving one of America’s greatest music cultures with their unique approach to their live shows and extensive catalogue of original songs.

Founding members are Logan Green on lead guitar and vocals, Derek Dames Ohl on bass and vocals, Wes Rather on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Taner Clark on drums. Paul Copoulos, the keyboardist joined the band in November of 2015 finalizing their lineup.

Flash Mountain Flood delivers their loyal Front Range fanbase a true concert experience with their fresh take on American roots music. Fans show up with an expectation for improvisation, diverse genres of original music, surprise covers and a true sense of musical community. Whether jazz, country, funk, folk, bluegrass, reggae, blues or rock n’ roll - Flash Mountain Flood’s music brings together music lovers of all ages and backgrounds playing over 130 shows in 2016.

THE JAUNTEE

Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, The Jauntee’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including: Funk, Rock, Jazz, Progressive, Bluegrass, Psychedelic and Ambient music. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon all song structure, and dive into ‘the weird’ sets them apart from your average upcoming Jam Band. They aim to push the boundaries of improvisation, embrace the moment and engage the audience. With an ever-expanding song catalog and an inclination for open ended improvisation, every show promises to be a unique experience.

FLASH MOUNTAIN FLOOD + 

THE JAUNTEE

BANSHEE TREE

FOX THEATRE

October 18, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10:00am Friday, August 18, 2017  at foxtheatre.com.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:37 am

Ever since winning the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, Trout Steak Revival has quickly become a quintessential Colorado band.  The band won an Emmy Award for a soundtrack they contributed to a Rocky Mountain PBS.  They’ve collaborated with school children in mentoring programs in Denver and Steamboat Springs.  Their music is featured on Bank of Colorado’s radio and television advertisements. Most recently, Westword named them Denver’s Best Bluegrass Band, and they were nominated as a Momentum Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. 

Defined more by expressive songwriting and heartfelt harmonies rather than any one genre, Trout Steak Revival crosses over and blends the bounds of folk, indie, bluegrass, and roots evoking its own style of Americana.  With five band members all contributing unique lyrics, lead vocals, acoustic instrumentation, and harmonies, Trout Steak Revival delivers memorable tunes to an energetic fanbase that grows hand-in-hand with the band.

Trout Steak Revival has shared the stage with The Wood Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm, Sara Watkins, Leftover Salmon, and many more...

TROUT STEAK REVIVAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

with KIND COUNTRY, MEADOW MOUNTAIN

FOX THEATRE

Friday, December 1, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10:00am Friday, August 25, 2017  at foxtheatre.com.

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:31 am

Grateful Bluegrass Boys is a string band that plays traditional Bluegrass versions of Classic Rock favorites from bands such as the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Rolling Stones and more. These songs, combined with classic Bluegrass and Country tunes, consistently have audiences singing and dancing along the whole show.

The band consists of Aaron Redner, violin, mandolin, and vocals,who is known for his work with Hot Buttered Rum with whom he toured for 13 years. David Thom, who fronts the David Thom Band and Vintage Grass, plays mandolin and guitar, and sings like an angel. He also spent two years working for David ‘Dawg’ Grisman. Isaac Cantor, banjo, also plays in Dusty Green Bones Band. He is one of the finest young jam-jo pickers on the scene. Ben Jacobs, accordion, can be seen with Poor Man’s Whiskey and Achilles Wheel. Ben is a highly sought-after keyboard player and we are honored to have him play with us! We have a rotating cast of bass players that include Bryan Horne (Hot Buttered Rum), Aspen Stevenson (Poor Man’s Whiskey), Pam Brandon (Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys), and Russel Simon (Rusty Stringfield).

GRATEFUL BLUEGRASS BOYS feat. special guest TYLER GRANT

with TIMBER

FOX THEATRE

September 27, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10:00 am Friday, August 25, 2017  at foxtheatre.com

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:42 pm

Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements.  Making fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility.  Imagine 70's funk-fusion meets a modern dance party!

Although the ensemble cast enjoys a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam, this fledgling "nu-sion" project is growing a unique and rabid following by commanding audiences at theaters, clubs, and major national festivals since 2012. The powerhouse quintet's live show has been described by critics and fans alike as "lethal funk", "explosive", "jaw dropping", and "musically mesmerizing".  For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: just sit back and enjoy the ride!

Kung Fu Features:
Tim Palmieri (guitar & vocals)
Robert Somerville (tenor sax & vocals)
Beau Sasser (keyboards & vocals)
Chris DeAngelis (bass guitar & vocals)
Adrian Tramontano (drums/percussion)

KUNG FU

THE JIVE TRIBE

FOX THEATRE

October 26, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale 10:00am Friday, August 25, 2017  at foxtheatre.com.

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:05 am

Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building. Members Pappy Biondo (banjo, vocals), J.P. Biondo (mandolin, vocals), Mickey Coviello (acoustic guitar, vocals), Dylan Skursky (electric bass, double bass), Todd Kopec (fiddle, vocals) and Josh Karis (drums, percussion) all live and love music, and aren’t afraid to show it.

Cabinet formed in 2006, bringing together players from various musical and personal backgrounds. Some of the members were barely old enough to drink legally, but their thirst for older music was unquenchable. Whether its rustic "American Beauty"-era Grateful Dead or old-timey bluegrass, Cabinet has digested it all. But that is not to say that Cabinet recreates older styles. No, this is music that might have its roots in the past, but it is current and vibrant, with a sense of celebrating the now.

The band's 4th studio record, Cool River, is slated for a 10/13/17 release. This 8 song effort as recorded in late 2016 and early 2017 with renowned producer, Ben Collette at the helm. Fans can expect a much more electric energy from this record.

BILLY STRINGS

Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing as a solo artist or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets at festivals, the reaction to Billy Strings tends to come in two varieties: “Who is this guy?” and “That kid can play!”

Raised in Michigan and based in Nashville, Strings — real name William Apostol — learned music from his father, who had learned it from his father, and his father before him. Maybe that’s why at 24, Strings’ songs, his articulation, his entire approach, sounds so authentic and steeped in tradition. Consider him the next in line of an Americana thread, not some upstart or bandwagon jumper.

While Strings’ profile as a guitarist and singer in the acoustic/bluegrass scene continues to grow, he has already earned some landmark achievements. He has been invited to play on stage with Del McCoury, David Grisman, Larry Keel, Sam Bush, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon and more. He’s landed coveted slots at festivals like Pickathon, Merlefest, DelFest, High Sierra Music Festival, Grey Fox to name a few and he’s shared bills with popular touring acts Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Leftover Salmon, Cabinet and more. And the industry has taken notice: He just won IBMA 2016 Momentum Awards Instrumentalist of the Year for guitar, banjo and mandolin and was voted #1 in, scene tastemaker, Bluegrass Situation’s Top 16 of ’16.

While the Billy Strings phenomenon is best experienced live and in person — if you’re in Nashville, check him out during his weekly residency at The 5 Spot — if he’s not coming to your town anytime soon, there’s a self-titled EP he released in June of 2016 to dig into, a full-length debut on the way, and a slew of sessions for taste-making outlets like KEXP, The Bluegrass Situation and Second Story Garage available online.

What’s next for Billy Strings? 2017 has him in the studio working on his first full length LP, a slew of festival and tour dates including support slots for Railroad Earth and The Infamous Stringdusters, a handful of dates as part of David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and much, much more. Keep an eye and an ear out as Billy will be coming to a town near you real soon.

WHISKEY SHIVERS

A masterfully talented string band known for raucous live shows, Whiskey Shivers continue to leave the traditional bluegrass world in the dust with their new album 'Some Part of Something,' out now.

The Austin, TX-based band have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that the Washington Post called "apocalyptic Americana." NPR described them as "frenetic bluegrass" with a "punk spirit," while Rolling Stone compared them to "the fierce inertia of Old Crow Medicine Show, the ramshackle folk punch of Felice Brothers and the punk energy of a pre-sobriety Deer Tick."

The band members also just wrapped shooting for their role in the upcoming film 'Pitch Perfect 3,' which hits theaters in December. Plot details have not yet been released, but the band appears in both acting and musical roles alongside a returning cast that includes Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld and Rebel Wilson.

It might sound strange for a bluegrass band, but the big screen is the perfect place for Whiskey Shivers, who had their first major breakout when their horror-movie influenced music video went viral after ending up on the top of Reddit's front page. Since then, they've been featured on The Daily Show, Anthony Bourdain's 'No Reservations' and on NBC’s post-apocalyptic drama 'Revolution.'

The band launched a pre-order campaign via Pledge Music for the new album which was fully funded, with some fittingly "one of- a-kind" rewards for fans, including banjo lessons, yoga and tattoo sessions with the band, and custom bolo ties and jewelry made from actual hair taken from frontman and fiddle player Bobby Fitzgerald's famous mullet.

CABINET + BILLY STRINGS + WHISKEY SHIVERS

FOX THEATRE

November 8 & 9, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale now at www.foxtheatre.com

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 5:58 pm

Kessel Run creates music for the body & the mind. The band was formed in Boulder, Colorado in 2016. In their first year, their playing has gained them some furious momentum, allowing them to play in venues such as the Fox Theatre in Boulder and the Bluebird Theater in Denver. With a heavy utilization of improvisation, Kessel Run combines Funk, Rock, and Dance Music. Jazz tones and intricacies meet the pulse-pounding grooves and energy of Rock & Roll. Join them as they travel to the forefront of the Colorado jam scene in less than 12 Parsecs.

KESSEL RUN

THE MALAI LLAMA

FOX THEATRE

Friday, November 3, 2017

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00am Tuesday, September 5th  at www.foxtheatre.com.   

$12.00 ADV | $15.00 DOS plus applicable service charges  

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 6:56 pm

Margo Price has announced the October 20 release of her new album 'All American Made’ on Third Man Records.  Delivering on the promise of her 2016 debut ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter,’ – an album that took her from country underdog to breakout star - Price raises the stakes considerably on ‘All American Made,’ offering twelve new, original songs that explore long nights and hard days, wild women and cocaine cowboys, politics and sexism, with plainspoken poetry and cutting insight.

Listen to first track “A Little Pain” here: https://youtu.be/3W4-6R54xdg

“A Little Pain” will be included as an instant download for all digital album pre-orders, in addition to her recent single “Weakness”. Pre-order ‘All American Made’ on CD, LP or digitally at http://smarturl.it/allamericanmade. Participating independent record stores will be the only retailers to carry a limited edition, sky blue vinyl version of ‘All American Made,’ with an LP jacket and insert, both screenprinted and assembled by hand, available on release date.

Price has also announced her ‘Nowhere Fast’ headline tour for early 2018, in addition to fall festivals and shows with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, and Eric Church.  All album pre-orders through Third Man Records before Sunday, September 10th at midnight CST will receive a code for access to an early exclusive Nowhere Fast tour ticket pre-sale on Tuesday, September 12 at 10am local time. Tickets will be available for general on sale on Friday, September 15 at 10am local time. See full dates below. For more info, visit http://margoprice.net/.

Sessions for ‘All American Made’ commenced shortly after the 2016 election with Price and her hard-touring band – Kevin Black (bass), Jamie Davis (electric guitar), Micah Hulscher (piano), Jeremy Ivey (acoustic guitar/bass/harmonica), Dillon Napier (drums), and Luke Schneider (pedal steel) – returning to Memphis to work at Sam Phillips Recording, just down the street from the original Sun Studios where she cut her debut.  Once again, Grammy-winner Matt Ross-Spang and Alex Munoz helmed the sessions, co-producing with Price and Ivey. It proved an incredibly fruitful period, yielding over thirty new songs. From those, Price selected all the tracks that appear on ‘All American Made’ plus her recent surprise-release ‘Weakness’ EP, which earned praise from the New York Times, NPR and Pitchfork, who hailed the title track’s “fiery country-soul” and “gritty momentum.”  Last week, Price released a hell-raising, fire-starting, liquor store-robbing video for “Weakness,” watch here: http://bit.ly/2xDjwse

Real-deal country music may be the most prominent touchstone on ‘All American Made,’ with the genre’s éminence grise Willie Nelson dueting with Price on the heart-stopping “Learning to Lose,” but touches of classic soul and R&B inform many of the arrangements here, fusing two of Tennessee’s greatest musical exports. The funky “Do Right By Me” grooves with gospel legends The McCrary Sisters on backing vocals, and the driving “A Little Pain” features sweeping orchestration by Memphis legend Lester Snell (the man responsible for the string arrangements in “Shaft”).

With the largely autobiographical 'Midwest Farmer's Daughter,’ Margo Price was hailed as “country’s next star” by The Fader and “a singular voice” by The New York Times Magazine.  The album debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, and NPR predicted “Margo Price will stop Music Row dead in its tracks.”  Her impact was felt far beyond Nashville, with performances and interviews everywhere from SNL, Fallon and Colbert, to Charlie Rose, Austin City Limits and CBS This Morning. The album earned Price the Emerging Artist of the Year honor at the 2016 Americana Music Awards (she’s nominated for Artist of the Year this year), collaborations with some of her musical heroes including Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn and Jack White, and her own display at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

'All American Made' Track List:

1. Don't Say It
2. Weakness
3. A Little Pain
4. Learning to Lose (featuring Willie Nelson)
5. Pay Gap
6. Nowhere Fast
7. Cocaine Cowboys
8. Wild Women
9. Heart of American
10. Do Right By Me
11. Loner
12. All American Made

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:48 am

Hirie--the frontwoman of the exhilarating reggae band HIRIE--grew up a global citizen. Her father worked for the United Nations and she was born in the Philippines, spent years in Italy, before her family settled in Hawaii, which became her spiritual home.

Wandering Soul’s lush construct reflects this depth. The songs feature chord sequences that have a sophisticated, tension and release accessibility. The musicianship is high-level restraint, showcasing that point of mature virtuosity where laying back implies instrumental prowess. The album’s trippy production—the bulk of it courtesy of Danny Kalb (Beck, Ben Harper, Sia)—replete with adventurous textured passages, heady dub segues, and subtle psychedelic flourishes, make it a rare headphone experience for a pop oriented record.

San Diego’s seven-piece band HIRIE is ready to offer a global spiritual uplift. Melding the balmy island touches of its singer’s beloved home—as symbolized by its moniker’s first letter, a “H” for “Hawaii,” with that feeling of irie, the award-winning group offers a soundtrack of hope. Now, with its masterful new album, Wandering Soul, brimming with invigorating female-fronted shamanistic reggae an oasis of positivity is just an album away.

The album opens with the smoldering and ambitious title track—a sonic journey through heartfelt longing, and heady dub passages. The militant “Renegade” features Nahko Bear of Nahko and Medicine For The People and boasts stately horns, simmering grooves, and call-to-arms individuality against the massification of culture. The personal “Melody of a Broken Heart” and “You Won’t Be Alone” shine a light on personal domestic struggles. “I wrote ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ for my daughter with the hopes that she understands my life when she hears me on the radio. I hope she understands how much I love her and how I can be a role model by showing her she can be anything she wants,” Hirie confides. The sleek futuristic electronic textures of “Boom Fire” represents HIRIE’s party vibe and exudes vivaciousness of in the moment HIRIE living.

Reflecting on the power of HIRIE, Hirie shares this story: “I met a fan who was suffering from of six tumors. He shared with me ‘Your music is the reason I get out of bed, you’re my medicine.’ That drives me to push this movement forward to share conscious music. I feel a responsibility and a duty to share a positive message.”

HIRIE

NATTALI RIZE

FOX THEATRE

November 15, 2017

Doors:  7:00 pm | Show:  8:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00am Friday, September 8th  at www.foxtheatre.com

$16.00 ADV | $18.00 DOS plus applicable service charges 

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:52 pm

Guitarist Felix Rentschler, bassist Edwin Hurwitz, and drummer Jonathan Abel met at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1983. A few years later, after graduation, Edwin brought his friends in to fire up blues band Graffiti, featuring Jeff Grove on tenor sax and vocals. The seeds of Shockra chemistry were sown. Graffiti made some forays into the Boston bar scene, but Felix, Edwin, Jeff, and Jonathan wanted to break free of the blues genre and, after adding "Spaceship" Dan Coutu on keyboards, Shockra was born. The group started shedding furiously, refining their funk, fusion, and world beat sound, and started playing clubs and colleges around New England, as well as the underground party scene. As things were beginning to coalesce, Jonathan joined up and coming pop band, Storm, leaving Shockra drummerless. After many fruitless auditions, Dave Watts answered a flyer hung on a pole across the street from Berklee. The Shockra chemistry was now fully activated! In 1990, Vermont buddies Phish introduced the band to Brian Ross and Jon Bell at Family Tree Entertainment, who put Shockra on the road far beyond their regular New England haunts. Tours lasted months, through the Midwest out to the Rocky Mountains, and down the eastern seaboard. Family Tree got the band in the studio to record Garuda¹s Groove, enlisting the help of Larry St. Pierre, owner of the infamous Aikos in Saratoga, NY to finance the disc. With a CD hitting the streets and airwaves, Shockra enjoyed headline status at sold out shows from the Paradise in Boston to the Fox in Boulder, CO. They became a staple on the college circuit and shared billing and the stage with Phish, Widespread Panic, and Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit and others, sometimes ending up at after hours jams at the Shockra house, Neptune.  It was an exciting time in the music world, as what would be called the jam band scene was starting to coalesce and cross-pollinate. All the bands were hanging out together, sharing ideas, influences, and exploring new ways to put music together. Shockra was right there.

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00am Friday, September 14th  at www.foxtheatre.com  

$20.00 ADV | $22.00 DOS plus applicable service charges

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:07 am

Flash Mountain Flood @ Fox Theatre

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:31 pm

The legendary Wailers band returns to bring its revolutionary sound to fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers’ guitarists Julian Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers continue to create musical history.

From 1973 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured and performed before millions of fans worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman and Junior Marvin have carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together,” just as Bob requested, affirming: “By doing that, you keep me alive through the music.”

In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Aston Barrett, Jr. on drums. It’s startling how this young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s unique and inspiring landmark style. Lead singer Joshua David Barrett is a Rastaman by lifestyle and culture. Josh impeccably delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his engaging performance and interaction with the audience.

Adding to the exciting stage show are singers Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three Judy Mowatt, and Hassanah, a multi-cultural powerhouse vocalist and dancer. Veteran Owen “Dreadie” Reid on guitar & bass is a past student of Familyman, while super-charged performer Javaughn Bond rocks on three keyboards. Live audio engineer Dennis Thompson, the man responsible for The Wailers sound in stadiums, clubs, and studios throughout the ‘70s will make special appearances as schedules permit.

There are more than 100 million Bob Marley & The Wailers recordings sold worldwide, including 1977’s Exodus, anointed Best Album of the Century in 1999 by Time Magazine, and “One Love,” named Song of the Millennium that same year by BBC. Spin Magazine listed Bob Marley & The Wailers at #4 of the “50 Greatest Bands of All Times,” while The New York Times named Bob Marley the most significant musician of the 20th century. These accolades were made possible by the creative, timeless, and distinctive music, lyrics and production of these incomparable Wailers musicians.

THE WAILERS

FOX THEATRE

January 18, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale NOW  at www.foxtheatre.com  

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:33 am

Amoramora is a traveling, working, multipurpose rock and jazz fusion quartet from Boulder, Colorado. With members from Chicago, Cleveland, Washington D.C., and Boulder, the band formed after crossing paths in 2015 and has been performing, as well as expanding their extensive catalog with original material ever since. After gaining traction amongst the legendary students at the University of Colorado, the group of composers and multi-instrumentalists quickly jumped from packed house parties, to small bars, and then to bigger stages. An Amoramora experience is an eclectic mix of improvisational musical gumbo, blending and stirring together integral aspects of Progressive Funk, Psychedelic Rock, African High Life, Jazz, Bluegrass, and Soul. Astronomic compositions take the listener on an engaging journey while whimsical and captivating lyrics fuel the fire of musical imagery. The instrumentation of guitar, bass, percussion, trumpet, and EWI mixed in with vocal harmonies add up to truly original and endless musical possibilities – and have been proven to create large dance parties in cities like Denver, Boulder, Chicago, Breckenridge, Vail, Crested Butte, Telluride, Steamboat Springs, Fort Collins, Durango, Nederland, and more.

The quartet, two of which are formally trained jazz musicians from University of Colorado at Boulder & University of Miami (FL), create a fresh and different set list every night to keep their audience engaged and returning to listen to what the four have to offer. Often creating intriguing theme nights for audiences members, in 2016 the band hosted a ‘Big Lebowski Night’ in their hometown, complete with two sets of original material, costumes, extensive production, and musical teases with covers tied into the selection inspired by the feature film. The group has also played as ‘Smoked Gouda: A Tribute to the String Cheese Incident’ multiple times, paying homage to a group from their home state. Adding to the history of themes the boys also concocted an 80’s-themed Halloween show in late 2016, featuring their first ever ‘Wheel of Fortune Set’ where they had audience members spin the wheel in order to select an improvisational idea from it, and the band would then play it.

Flash Mountain Flood is a 5 piece, Boulder-based psychedelic rock n’ roll jam band with a classic feel that is committed to preserving one of America’s greatest music cultures with their unique approach to their live shows and extensive catalogue of original songs.

Founding members are Logan Green on lead guitar and vocals, Derek Dames Ohl on bass and vocals, Wes Rather on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Taner Clark on drums. Paul Copoulos, the keyboardist joined the band in November of 2015 finalizing their lineup.

Flash Mountain Flood delivers their loyal Front Range fanbase a true concert experience with their fresh take on American roots music. Fans show up with an expectation for improvisation, diverse genres of original music, surprise covers and a true sense of musical community. Whether jazz, country, funk, folk, bluegrass, reggae, blues or rock n’ roll - Flash Mountain Flood’s music brings together music lovers of all ages and backgrounds playing over 130 shows in 2016.

AMORAMORA + FLASH MOUNTAIN FLOOD NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

BANSHEE TREE

FOX THEATRE

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:45 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00am Friday, October 20th  at www.foxtheatre.com  

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:19 am

Join us for an all-star benefit show featuring Cyril Neville and Gaynielle Neville, Bill McKay (Derek Trucks Band, Leftover Salmon), Jordan Linit (Analog Son, Kinetix), Tori Pater (Dyrty Byrds, Polytoxic),Chadzilla (Polytoxic), Charlie Martens, Emily Clark, and Ashley Niven Fairman. Also featuring Jaden Carlson Band and Cass Clayton and the Riders. 100% of proceeds will benefit hurricane victims through a partnership with MusiCares, the non-profit arm of the Grammy’s. Full ticket price goes to the cause (excluding ticket fees).

HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT feat. FEMA - FUNKY ELECTRIC MUSIC ALLSTARS

with CYRIL NEVILLE AND ALL-STAR BAND, CASS CLAYTON AND THE RIDERS, JADEN CARLSON BAND

FOX THEATRE

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Doors:  6:30 pm | Show:  7:00 pm

Tickets on sale at NOW  at www.foxtheatre.com

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 6:21 am

MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, FUN!

Fifteen MarchFourth musicians traveled from Portland, Oregon to New Orleans, Louisiana to record their fourth studio album, MAGIC NUMBER, self-released in September 2016. With Producer Ben Ellman (Galactic) and Engineer/Producer Mikael “Count” Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Trombone Shorty) at the helm, the album is full of the captivating grooves and brassy swagger you’d expect from MarchFourth, plus a healthy dose of New Orleans magic, with guest appearance by Trombone Shorty, Stanton Moore (drums), and Matt Perrine (sousaphone). The album was fan-funded through Kickstarter.

MARCHFOURTH

FOX THEATRE

February 15, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00am Friday, November 3rd  at www.foxtheatre.com

 

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:37 am

Cigarettes After Sex front man Greg Gonzalez had a clear vision for his band’s debut album, a gorgeously cinematic work released via Partisan Records on June 9th, 2017. After the phenomenal online break-out success of 2015’s reverberant beauty ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’ from the early Cigarettes EP (‘I.’) from 2012, the Brooklyn transplant (originally from El Paso) wanted to project his worldview on to a bigger screen, a broader canvas. As Greg explains, “This is like the novel or feature-length version of Cigarettes. I wanted it to feel like a complete work, where some of the imagery repeats – like it’s all in the same world. It’s very much a fulfilment of the feelings in the short works.”
 
That sense of fulfilment is richly felt on Cigarettes After Sex, which unspools like the most achingly romantic of movies: immersive, cohesive and transporting. Swooning in the spirit of influences such as Mazzy Star and Red House Painters, its sumptuous songs of love elevate Cigarettes to the ranks of those acts who create worlds of their own, exciting the most devoted kind of following – for Gonzalez, The Smiths were a reference point.
 
Right from the off, Gonzalez’s ability to set a scene and sustain a mood reels you in deeply. On album opener ‘K.’, a tale of blossoming love etched in tiny details luxuriates over chiming guitars; on the hymn to romantic compulsion of ‘Each Time You Fall in Love’, the suspended animation of Angelo Badalamenti’s heart-stopping Twin Peaks music is echoed. ‘Sunsetz’ and the gently lilting ‘Sweet’, meanwhile, showcase Gonzalez’s ability to weave impressionistic snapshots of romance into melodies that haunt like memories of past loves, all coalescing around his melting vocals.
 
Elsewhere, Gonzalez mounts movies in miniature with the photographic references of ‘Flash’ and Fitzcarraldoechoes of ‘Opera House’, a song so lovingly languid it could, conceivably, soundtrack a man hauling ships over mountains for love. And, just as every good film-maker knows the need for a killer finale, so Gonzalez closes the album with the retro-romantic swing and teasingly filthy put-downs (the “sucking cock” lyric isn’t as barbed as it seems, just friendly joshing) of ‘Young & Dumb’, which brings the album to a close with good, timeless advice: “Drive your car to the beach with the song on repeat…”.

If the result is the spirit of pop-noir romanticism distilled, it’s also grand pay-off for Gonzalez’s band’s slow-burn gestation. Although Cigarettes seemed to spark into life over one breakthrough weekend in 2015, Gonzalez ignited the project in 2008. Early iterations nodded to 1980s-vintage New Order, Erasure and Madonna, before Gonzalez harkened back to darker influences such as Joy Division for a band makeover. A commitment to confessional, sexualised lyrics stuck early; Leonard Cohen’s ‘Chelsea Hotel No 2’ numbered among Greg’s reference points. Meanwhile, an amorphous band line-up began to solidify as keyboardist Phillip Tubbs became more of a permanent member.
 
For some of the band’s early years, Gonzalez studied music at the University of Texas, El Paso. He dropped out but his time there was not wasted. Attracted by the “echo-y” sonic potential of a university stairway, he recorded an EP there which, he says, “ended up being something special”. Indeed, Cigarettes’ 2012 EP was so special Gonzalez struggled to follow it. When his patient perfectionism bore fruit with ‘Affection’, the online response took his breath away, he recalls. “There was this big flood of support over, like, a weekend… It was fairly emotional for me, because I’d been waiting for that since I started writing music.”
 
Post-university, Gonzalez had moved to Brooklyn, where he bided his time working as a musician and managing a cinema, the Beekman Theatre on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. If his memories of holding private screenings with friends there sound romantic, so do his favourite films. The “strange mystery” and “hazy” romance of Antonioni’sL’Avventura was one influence; so was the “autumnal beauty” of Kieslowski’s The Double Life of Veronique.
 
To mirror their woozy romanticism in music, Gonzalez rejected conventional studio routes for his band, which numbers Randy Miller on bass, Jacob Tomsky on drums and Tubbs on keyboards. Taking influence from The Cowboy Junkies’ The Trinity Session (recorded in a church, single microphone), Cigarettes recorded most of the album in three days at the Sweatshop rehearsal space, Bushwick. The exception is ‘Each Time You Fall in Love’, which was recorded in the Beekman’s stairway after hours, the ghosts of screen lovers channelled in every warm note. Like the best movie, Cigarettes After Sex holds you in a hell of a spell.

CIGARETTES AFTER SEX

FOX THEATRE

Friday, April 20, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00am Friday, November 17th  at www.foxtheatre.com  

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:43 am

Redefining the possibilities of modern music, The Russ Liquid Test fuses the raw vitality of classic funk and the inventive sound design of electronic production. Songwriter/producer and renowned brass specialist Russell Scott heads up the New Orleans-based band. Guitarist Andrew Block and drummer Deven Trusclair round things out, with each providing a distinct musical background deeply rooted in the New Orleans jazz scene. Their debut EP 1984 featured an eclectic array of guest collaborators such as Mr. Lif and Ivan Neville -- successfully creating an auditory canvas to forge The Russ Liquid Test's irresistibly soulful future-vintage stylings.

A kinetic energy infuses each track on 1984. Giving way to a mixture of funk/jazz/electro, The Russ Liquid Test evokes a kaleidoscope of textures, senses, and moods. Featuring Ivan Neville on keyboards and the Funky Meters' Russell Batiste Jr. on drums, the effervescent and synth-heavy title track "speaks about the current state of America from the perspective of an outsider," as described by Scott. Lead single "Honesty," meanwhile, finds The Russ Liquid Test slipping into a woozy psychedelia, offset by a brilliantly structured dichotomy introduced in its second-line-inspired groove.

At the heart of The Russ Liquid Test is an improv-driven musicality that began with Scott's taking up classical piano. After spending several years playing in a jazz quintet on cruise ships and touring with psychedelic ska band Uprite Dub Orchestra, his one-of-a-kind artistry was unveiled in the genre-busting musical performance group MarchFourth Marching Band. Capable of playing the trumpet and saxophone, Scott quickly began experimenting with electronic music, eventually adopting the moniker of Russ Liquid. As his full-length debut, 2013's Foreign Frequency showcased a forward-thinking mentality and fearless vision, anchored by an incomparable knowledge of music as a whole. "I wanted new colors to paint with," says Scott of his foray into electronic music. "I kind of look at the electronic world as this whole other color palette, compared to the traditional sounds we've been working with for the past however many years."

While on tour with Gramatik in 2014, Scott crossed paths with Block and discovered the duo's shared musical tastes and philosophies. A South Florida native, Block grew playing guitar in his local Pentecostal church. "I wasn't religious, I just wanted to play at that church because the music there was amazing," says Block. He later relocated to New Orleans, pursuing his dream of becoming a full-time musician. The guitarist's legendary endeavors reached fellow purveyors of soul/funk/R&B, ranging from Pretty Lights to New Orleans icon Dr. John. Capable of collaborating and working as a solo artist without missing a beat, Block released his 2014 debut You Can Only Go Up From Here on Gramatik's independent label Lowtemp.

In the making of 1984, The Russ Liquid Test compounded their potent chemistry by bringing in a lineup of equally impassioned musicians. "Coming from a background of playing in bands and then getting into electronic music, I'd really

missed having that interaction with other musicians," says Scott. "The most rewarding thing for me is being able to bounce ideas off other people, so that the music ends up having more than just one person's vibe to it. Ultimately it lets you give the audience even more to connect with."

The studio workhorses have already begun working on a sophomore EP. The Russ Liquid Test also presents a joyful sense of synergy in their high-powered live shows, with recent appearances including Shambhala Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Summer Camp, and Sonic Bloom, among others. No matter the setting, a clear multidimensionality can always be heard in The Russ Liquid Test's projects. "We want to make people feel good but also give them something to reflect with," says Scott. "It's not about just making party music or music that's more introspective -- it's for the full gamut of human expression, and we want it to be just as dynamic as life itself."

THE RUSS LIQUID TEST

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00am Friday, November 17th  at www.foxtheatre.com  

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:28 am

J Boog (Jerry Afemata), a reggae singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, CA. He is the youngest of seven brothers and one sister who come from hard working parents that relentlessly instilled a strong cultured household.

Currently residing back and forth between Hawaii and California, J Boog has been working incessantly since the release of his debut album "Hear Me Roar" (2007). He followed that up with his sophomore album "Backyard Boogie" (2011) which topped the US Billboard Charts and iTunes charts in numerous countries.

J Boog has shared his craft & has toured around the world: Europe, Africa, Dubai, New Zealand, Australia, The US & Japan all have felt the authenticity of J Boog.

Jerry helped pave the way for many Polynesian artists with the help of island music pioneer George "Fiji" Veikoso. The two met in 2005. They immediately clicked and created a sound that opened many doors for the Polynesian community. In 2008, J Boog joined Hawaii/San Francisco based recording & record label, Wash House Music Group Inc. Together they've been on a journey thats most promising with endless limits.

Shortly after that, J Boog teamed up with Yami Bolo & Gramps Morgan of reggaeʻs royal family, Morgan Heritage. They embarked on a journey to have J Boog witness the culture of Jamaican music & history. This being Jerry’s first visit to Jamaica, he was completely overwhelmed & found himself working in historic studios: Bob Marley's "Tuff Gong Studio", Don Corlean's "Hit Maker Studio", Bobby Digitals "Digital B Studio", Shaggy’s "Big Yard Studio" & Sugar Minotts "Youth Man Promotions". All very prestigious recording artists & compounds. He was constantly surrounded by several artists he had been influenced by and many of these artists where featured on his 2011 release Backyard Boogie. Backyard Boogie entertained a wide spectrum of reggae fans, old & new. It gave a variety of roots, r&b, lovers rock and good vibes. Hits included: Let’s Do It Again produced by Don Corleon and Sunshine Girl produced by Gramps Morgan featuring Morgan Heritage front man Peetah Morgan.

The success of Backyard Boogie earned J Boog Best Entertainer Award at the 2012 Irawma Awards held in Chicago, IL. A year later, he dropped a 5 song EP called "Live Up" & a mix-tape collaboration with fashionista powerhouse Diamond Supply Co. His most recent EP "Rose Petals" (2016) peaked the US Billboards & iTunes Charts at #1 & was nominated for Best Reggae Album of the Year at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. It featured hip hop mogul Snoop Dog & six time Grammy Award winner Stephen "Ragga" Marley. The Rose Petals EP was just a little foreplay to what would become his next full length album called "Wash House Ting".

A true student of music; you can catch J Boog on worldwide tours across the globe, on radio interviews or in the studio working on new material. His humility has gained him true fans everywhere he goes while exercising, MUSIC IS THE ONLY UNIVERSAL TONGUE. Stay tuned...

J BOOG

JESSE ROYAL, ETANA

FOX THEATRE

Friday, February 23, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00am Friday, November 17th  at www.foxtheatre.com

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:58 am

Potions and Poisons is the fourth album of original music from Head for the Hills, the Colorado based post-modern bluegrass outfit of Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen and Sam Parks. There’s no reinvention of the wheel here--no computer programmed banjo rolls or digitally arpeggiated fiddle lines. Instead we find Head for the Hills at the peak of their powers of musical alchemy, building little worlds of sound from the detritus of bluegrass, jazz, hip hop, folk and soul. Potions and Poisons is a look at the darker side of love, lust, and life; an examination of our affinity for and aversion to the things that make us fragile but human. Recorded at home in Colorado with the band’s go-to engineer, Aaron Youngberg (Cahalen and Eli, Martha Scanlan, Grant Gordy and Ross Martin), the record features appearances from Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival) on vocals and washboard, Erin Youngberg (Uncle Earl, FY5) on vocals, and a lush string section. Potions and Poisons is the most Head for the Hills record yet, and in the great tradition of bluegrass (and soul and folk and old time music), it delivers some bitter pills, but the ten new original songs are more than a survey of the human condition. This is reflective but buoyant music, restorative and full of vibrancy.

Head for the Hills prides itself on defying expectation, turning neophytes into converts and genre purists exploratory listeners. Remaining true to the roots of bluegrass while simultaneously looking to it’s future prospects, the band makes music that reaches into jazz, indie rock, hip hop, soul, world and folk to stitch together cutting edge songs that bridge the divide between past and future acoustic music. More than a decade in and after thousands of miles, hundreds of performances, a handful of independently released records, 4 times awarded Best Bluegrass in Colorado, and one new mandolin player--Head for the Hills is at their absolute peak, firing on all cylinders and winning the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere they go.

Head for the Hills have been bringing their music to audiences from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to South by Southwest and a multitude of stages in between--including Summer Camp Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, RockyGrass, DelFest, Northwest String Summit, Blue Ox Music Festival FloydFest, Strawberry Music Festival and many more. The band has been featured on NPR Ideastream and eTown, co-released beers with Odell Brewing Company and Sanitas Brewing, charted on the CMJ Top 200 (Blue Ruin, 2013 and Head for the Hills, 2010), and was featured by CMT – Edge, who said; “Head for the Hills’ Blue Ruin effortlessly matches integrity against innovation.”

Front Country:

An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco’s Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Francisco skyline, Front Country forged a sound hell bent on merging the musical past with the future.

Front Country’s sophomore release Other Love Songs is their Roots Pop opus. A graduation from mere concept to a high-speed rail line traveling at breakneck speed with the listener able to walk to the back of the train and look out at a distant but constant glimmer of the past. While their ultimate goal is musical space exploration, the technology of Front Country’s sound has evolved significantly in their five short years as a band, all while maintaining a tool kit of wooden string band instruments. Like a carpenter building a rocket ship, there is a whimsy to Front Country’s perspective that takes an active, imaginative listener to appreciate. It’s not a sound based on current trends of what any mainstream audience has asked for, it is a new perspective looking to find a new audience. Creating one’s own audience from the ground up is never an easy path, but if successful, several decades later, the reward is worth the risk and the journey is its own reward.

HEAD FOR THE HILLS + FRONT COUNTRY

FOX THEATRE

March 1, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00am Friday, November 17th  at www.foxtheatre.com  

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 6:43 am

The Rumpke Mountain Boys combine signature vocals, a unique command of string instruments (acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo) and dynamic special effects into a singular musical experience. An emotion filled musical stream of consciousness with no setlist, minimal structure, and intuitive improvisational flow. In this way, they summon the energy of the crowd as their guide in linking just the right music to precise moments in time.

Grateful Dead Hour host David Gans proclaimed, “One of the things I love about the Rumpke Mountain Boys is that there’s a fundamental honesty in their presentation. This is something they share with my other heroes, Donna the Buffalo and the Grateful Dead. They don’t make set lists ahead of time, they don’t rehearse their songs to a fare-thee-well-- they perform in real time. All four of them write, which is very important, and they draw songs from a tremendous variety of sources... being a musician is a life-long learning experience, if you’re doing it right, and they are.”

Like playing around a campfire, the Boys take turns calling the next tune, distilling shows from a sea of infinite notes created from years of jamming. Drawing upon a growing catalog of originals and and an ecclectic mix of covers, the Rumpke Mountain Boys blend music like a fine Irish whiskey-- the result affectionately dubbed Trashgrass. The Boys titled their 2012 album release with the same name, followed by their 2013 release, Moon, which was recorded at the famed Royal Studios in Memphis. 2016's High Time, Low Tide marks the release of their 4th self-produced album.

2016 was outstanding for the string quartet. The Boys broke new ground throughout the the country including Colorado, California, Oregon, and the Southeast. Finishing up the year with two stellar highlights, their own Snuggleween and the Rumpke Mountain Boys New Years Eve Ball in their hometown of Cincinnati.

2017 promises to be even better, with extensive touring from coast to coast and the best festival lineup yet. Keep your ear to the ground because the Rumpke Mountain Boys are rolling into a town near you!

RAPIDGRASS

When a snowflake falls it melts to stream, and eventually meets the creek. The creek then pours down though the canyon and the rapids begin to speak.

The celebration of mountains and whitewater rapids is the inspiration for everything Rapidgrass. The Internationally acclaimed mountain music is influenced by an active, outdoor lifestyle. Brought together through music and love for mountains, they define modern, acoustic, Colorado mountain music.

The lineup includes Mark Morris (guitar, vocals); Coleman Smith (violin, mandolin, vocals); Carl Minorkey (upright bass, tenor banjo, vocals); and Alex Johnstone (mandolin, fiddle, vocals). Adjunct players include Billy Cardine (dobro, vocals, recording producer) and Kyle Hauser (banjo, vocals). This front range Colorado ensemble uses classical, gypsy, bluegrass, pop, swing, and other world rhythms to create what is, and can only be described of as, Rapidgrass.

Rapidgrass Music Festival and Rapidgrass the ensemble were twins born of the desire to celebrate the rapids of Clear Creek and the mountains of Idaho Springs through mountain music, each complementing the other. The band released their first CD, RAPIDGRASS QUINTET, in 2013 and was voted as one ofthe top 5 albums by the Mountain Arts Culture Colorado. In 2015 they then released CROOKED ROAD and went on to win the prestigious ROCKYGRASS band contest that same year. Rapidgrass is currently producing their 3rd album, HAPPY TRAILS, which is due to be released at the eighth annual Rapidgrass Music Festival this June 23-25. Rapidgrass has had the pleasure of bringing mountain music throughout Colorado, Alaska, the lower 48, and the European Alps. The band is eager to kick off their 2017 music endeavors.

RUMPKE MOUNTAIN BOYS + RAPIDGRASS

FOX THEATRE

March 15, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale NOW  at www.foxtheatre.com

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:56 am

Eufórquestra (pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul, afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear with sheer bliss”(Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com).

Eufórquestra’s fifth full-length record, FIRE, was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (of The String Cheese Incident) and captures the passion and musical maturing of these road warriors. Over the course of 14 tracks, the band takes you on an hour-long adventure that will touch your heart and mind, and keep your fingers and toes tapping. A handful of special guests, including Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), Gabriel Mervine and Kim Dawson (The Motet) and Mr. Hollingsworth himself, put their own touches on the band’s already cohesive sound that is “tight and engineered to a fine, funky precision.” (Jeremy Frazier; Chicago Jam Scene) The result is a record that is distinctly modern, maintaining one foot in the future and firmly planting in the musical roots traditions of the past.

With almost 1,000 shows under their belt, Eufórquestra shows no sign of stopping. A perpetually heavy tour schedule keeps the band and fans happy, as performing live in front of an audience has always been the band’s top priority. As noted in a live show review by Grateful Web, “…the boys seem to play like the apocalypse will happen at any second and they want to die doing what they do best…”

MAMA MAGNOLIA

Mama Magnolia is your guide through a groovy and dangerous musical landscape. Their sound pushes musical boundaries while capturing the ear, touching the soul and moving the body. Their powerful blend of groovy rhythms, explosive horn lines, captivating melodies and soulful lyrics will invite you to want more. With a love of shifting meters, polyrhythmic structure, evolving harmonies and complex dynamic shape, they let the music guide them to create danceable and undeniably deep music that is tasty soul candy to those who hear it.

This crew from Denver, CO pulls inspiration from each of their personal genre influences and brings it to the table to create the intertwining and captivating sound that they call home. Soul, rock, jazz, hip-hop, classical - it’s in there somewhere. Mama Magnolia finds a way to sneak it in. They want to create music to make your body move and your brain think, but mostly, they want to give you the gift of music. Every show, every event, every gathering of any kind is a family gathering with Mama Magnolia - and the kitchen is full of music, dancing, singing and making noise from the rooftops!

The majority of Mama Magnolia met in music school and played in a variety of musical settings - from big bands to Indian dance class. Then singer, Megan Letts, brought forth the proposition of going steady with this stellar group of humans and musicians. "There was something magical about when the six of us plugged in and played for the first time. No. It was just magic," recalls Megan. And they took that magic and ran!

EUFORQUESTRA + MAMA MAGNOLIA

(EUF-ZEPPELIN FEAT. KIM DAWSON PERFORMS LED ZEPPELIN)

FOX THEATRE

February 1, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale NOW  at www.foxtheatre.com 

$12.00 ADV | $14.00 DOS plus applicable service charges

 

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 5:13 pm

On The Road Tour brings the magic of Summer Camp Music Festival to your town. We'll be visiting multiple cities across the country searching for the best talent the area has to offer. Come out to support local artists as they play for a spot at #SCamp18!

SUMMER CAMP: ON THE ROAD

FOX THEATRE

February 8, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00am Friday, December 15th  at www.foxtheatre.com

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 5:21 pm

Singer-songwriter Matisyahu has been on journey inward for more than a decade. The journey has been private and public. The journey has at times been explicitly external, even while being driven by internal change. Now nearly thirteen years after the release of his first studio record, Matisyahu and his band have done something unmatched in his past repertoire; they have crafted that journey into a musically thematic eight song movement.

The band features longtime guitarist Aaron Dugan, Dub Trio bassist and drummer Stu Brooks and Joe Tomino, and keyboard virtuoso BigYuki -- and the journey starts with them. The band improvised for hours in the studio with Matisyahu watching on as an admirer without singing a single lyric. Out of the improvisations grew melodic themes, rhythmic peaks and valleys, blissful and proto-song guitar passages, deep dub meditations and ultimately an inspired instrumental record until itself. Only once the band had crafted this musical narrative, did Matisyahu begin to work on a lyrical narrative of his own -- a lyrical narrative that is simultaneously informed and integrated with the music yet driven by Matisyahu's own personal journey. The result is Undercurrent, Matisyahu's sixth studio album.

The record is musically Matisyahu's most courageous release to date and lyrically his most vulnerable.

The courage in the music comes from trust. Trust in the band. And only in the band. There are no post-production bells and whistles or litany of special guests on Undercurrent. On the opening track, "Step Out into the Light" the band lays out a repetitive minimalist verse section that anchors the listener in a near meditative loop only to open up into a gorgeous set of chord changes that makes the chorus feel revelatory, as if the listener has earned this release, and can achieve the song-title's call to action.

By the record's third track, "Coming Up Empty" the band has established melodic themes that will be called upon or re-harmonized later in the record, and just two songs in, it is clear that these musicians are road-tested, brave-song-crafters, with tens-of-thousands of hours of playing together embedded in their muscles and fortified in their bones.

The vulnerability in the lyrics comes from acceptance. Acceptance in uncertainly. Acceptance in the actions of one's younger self and acceptance that while the future may be uncertain, having the courage to trust gives us all the best chance at meaningful relationships. It's a lyrical reframing of the Jewish philosophical differences between emunah (faith) and bitachon (trust). Faith, the constant, and trust the immediate. Matisyahu sets the stage for this conceptually on the record's opening track, but he digs in internally on the authoritative plea in the chorus of "Back to the Old," [I'm giving up, I'm giving in / All I got is what's right in front of me / Is the people that I see...]. He projects it outwardly through questioning in "Forest of Faith," [What's a man got to do, Oh! / To get through to you?] And finally works towards acceptance on the guitar-driven gem "Headright, [And I know feelings come and go / How should hold on, should I let go].

These forces direct the journey of Undercurrent, and as the record progresses the music begins to open up into full band improvisations like a relationship becoming more trusting, willing to take chances, knowing there's acceptance in the process. A stunning example of this is on the record's fifth track "Tell Me." If you stop the song at the three-and-a-half-minute mark, you have a great reggae-tinged pop tune that promises to make a hit radio single. The track however continues for another six-and-half-minutes, beginning with a beautifully re-harmonized keyboard reference to the song's opening wordless vocal melody. From there the entire band begins to improvise. Each player speaking briefly but with purpose, adding slowly and deliberately to the conversation. Drums and bass falling in and out. Guitar and keyboards calling back and forth to each other. The listener can almost intuit the personalities of each musician. The musical conversation continues to build, each band member adding to the improvisation without playing on top of one another. Trust and respect. This is truly Matisyahu the band. Matisyahu the singer is patiently waiting for the band to direct the journey, and he joins back in with a near whisper as the rhythm section finds that incomparable dub groove Brooks and Tomino are famous for.

The level of interplay between Matisyahu and his band mates on Undercurrent is unquestionable and requires multiple listens. Each repetition of a song reveals a guitar line from Dugan that elevates a vocal melody that only 15 years of experience together can achieve. Keyboard patterns from Yuki unrealized in a previous listen connect one song to another and the full band improvisations that climax with an impressive exploratory section on the record's final track "Driftin'" achieve the rare feat of capturing a band's live potential on a studio album.

Ultimately, Undercurrent, is a fully realized concept album crafted by a band-of-brothers who have learned to hold a conversation that is both comforting and challenging at the same time. It plays like a revelatory session with a great psychotherapist.

Like someone watching an ocean wave move chaotically towards the shore unaware of the undercurrent pulling mightily back in the opposite direction, Matisyahu and his band have achieved a musical retelling of the Matisyahu story that explores the forces within that inspire us all, challenge us all, break us down, lift us up, and yet are rarely obvious to the outside observer.

FOREST OF FAITH TOUR

MATISYAHU

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 6:36 am

When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their new album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass roots with the punch of a rock band.“We wanted to duplicate the energy of our live shows. It’s a perfect mixture of improvisation and composition. The record shows how fearless we’ve become in the last year,” says Andy Dunnigan, lead songwriter, singer and dobro player. They cut Changing Shades in a lighthearted, week-long session at SnowGhost Music in Whitefish, MT with engineer Brett Allen (The Avett Brothers, Kris Kristofferson, Béla Fleck) and co-producer Rob Gordon (Elephant Revival). “It was a breeze,” Dunnigan says. “Rob got us to focus on what makes each song special. We refined and recorded them live, together in one room, just like on stage.”

The band will be touring nationally to support Changing Shades, including Campfire Caravan from September 26 through November 18—a tour with The Brothers Comatose and Mipso, where all three bands rotate in lineup with no single ensemble acting as the headliner. Dunnigan reflects, “Last year, we did 175 shows and lived on the road. We eat, sleep and breathe music. We’re road warriors – mobile, sonic proselytizers with banjos.”

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.

THE LIL SMOKIES

FOX THEATRE

Friday, March 23, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale NOW  at www.foxtheatre.com

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:42 am

John Kadlecik is a singer, songwriter, and musician who can play most string instruments but is primarily known for being a guitar-slinging sideman to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. Also, an original co-founder of the group Dark Star Orchestra, John has been performing improvisationally-oriented shows regularly since the late 1980's and touring nationally for the last 20 years. His work also includes several studio releases of original music, and he is currently touring with his own group, The John Kadlecik Band.

The John Kadlecik Band features one of the most loved guitarists in the scene, with a mix of his musical friends playing both original music and fan favorites in a format that is a sheer pleasure for festival audiences. The John Kadlecik Band is currently on a national tour and is ready to visit markets new and old and dazzle new audiences with the band's take on well-loved songs as well as his own original works.

While most of the bands he played with wrote their own music, in 1997 John co-founded the group Dark Star Orchestra, a band exclusively devoted to playing the well-documented actual setlists of the Grateful Dead. Originally started as a side-project house band for some of the best local deadhead musicians, "DSO" rapidly became a nationally touring band, attracting many guests to join them onstage, including John Fishman, Mike Gordon, Sam Bush, Jorma Kaukonen, John Popper, Sanjay Mishra, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir to name a few.

In 2009, John departed from Dark Star Orchestra to join Furthur, with original Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. Since then that band has toured tirelessly, filling arenas and headlining festivals. More recently John has been the frequent lead guitar player for Phil Lesh and Friends, meshing into that ever-changing line-up.

Even within this extremely busy schedule, John also time for other musical projects, both live and in the studio. A bluegrass band, numerous short-lived original groups, and in 2003 John began playing sporadically with Melvin Seals. Out of those shows came a group with Melvin called The Mix, also featuring Greg Anton, Jeff Pevar, and Kevin Rosen. The Mix toured nationally and went on to sign a recording contract, releasing a full-length CD in 2004 titled, American Spring, but eventually disbanded for lack time in everyone's schedule to tour.

John now lives near Washington, DC, and when not on the road with the John Kadlecik Band, appears as a solo acoustic performer and as a featured guest performer with other bands, including as a frequent and special guest of Everyone Orchestra and Melvin Seals and JGB.

THE JOHN KADLECIK BAND

FOX THEATRE

February 19, 2018

Doors:  8:00 pm | Show:  8:30 pm

Tickets on sale NOW  at www.foxtheatre.com 

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 7:32 am

"When you get the spark, you got to ride that energy," says G. Love, and that spark certainly ignites on his 10th studio full-length Love Saves The Day. He calls the new release "the fullest realization of the hip-hop blues" that he first pioneered with Special Sauce in the early '90s. The album, due out October 30 on Brushfire Records, not only features G. Love's long-term Special Sauce rhythm section -- upright bassist James "Jimi Jazz" Prescott, and drummer Jeffrey "The Houseman" Clemens -- but also prominent guest performers including Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo, Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope, Ozomatli, DJ Logic, Money Mark, Zach Gill and Adam Topol.

To create their down and dirty "trashcan blues" sound, G. Love and Special Sauce returned to Brushfire Records' Solar Powered Plastic Plant in Los Angeles. The band was excited to reteam with Sugar engineer and producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Beastie Boys, Mars Volta). They recorded live with few edits to capture the immediacy of the music: G. Love making his guitar snarl and his harmonica moan, bassist Prescott bringing nimble funk to the bottom end and Clemens' drum work crackling with power. "The music," G. Love enthuses, "jumped off the tape."

The new album completes the trilogy for G. Love that started with 2011's Fixin To Die. That disc stripped his music down to its roots and saw him record with The Avett Brothers, while Sugar, in G. Love's words, "reconnected the blues with the electric side" and reunited the original trio to create the band's signature style of blending John Lee Hooker blues with "Golden Era" hip-hop beats. On Love Saves The Day the group dives even deeper, making the grooves heavier, the music rawer and the performances more authentic.

Love also feels Love Saves The Day is his most rock 'n' roll record yet. Just listen to the title track that opens the album and you'll hear why. This blast of furious blues, powered by David Hidalgo's wicked guitar work, stands toe-to-toe with the classic work of Cream and the other blues-inspired bands of the '60s and early '70s. Hidalgo, a returnee from the Sugar sessions, plays on two other songs, "Dis Song" and "That Girl." Besides being the first tracks recorded, G. Love sees these three tunes as forming the core of the album. They also lead off the release and set the record's rugged, raucous tone.

This wonderfully unruly spirit flows through the revved-up rendition of the old Leadbelly tune "New York City," where G. Love does a delightfully ragged duet with celebrated singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams. On the mesmerizing "Muse," which arose from an all-night writing session he had with his old pal Citizen Cope, G. Love's sinewy slide guitar drives the tune's southern rock/hip-hop hybrid groove. "Baby Why You Do Me Like That" kicks off with scratching from another old friend, D.J. Logic, and features the album's heaviest hip-hop beats. Adding to the groove on "Muse" and "Baby..." is the energetic horn work supplied by L.A. band Ozomatli; however, their contributions really shine on "Let's Have A Good Time," a super funky jam that could have easily been a lost James Brown gem.

Although "Let's Have A Good Time," along with the catchy, power-of-love ode "Peanut Butter Lips," rank as the lighter tunes on the album, the overall lyrical mood, as G. Love easily admits, tends to favor the darker side. Even the seemingly optimistic title track turns heavy towards the end. Standout cut "Back To Boston," which examines a troubled relationship, was written on a drive from New York City to Boston. Longtime fans will recognize the tune from the acoustic EP Bloodshot & Blue, but G. Love wanted to give it the full-band treatment, with the new version showcasing frequent collaborator Mark Boyce's jazzy organ work. The rough-hewn performances on tracks like "That Girl," "Pick Up The Phone" and "R U Kidding Me...!" further reflect the lyrics' raw emotions, with the sharp-tongued "Dis Song" representing the peak of, as G. Love calls it, "pissed- off-ness."

Whether angrily railing about a girl with a "shotgun tongue" in "Dis Song," joyfully leading a party celebration in "Let's Have A Good Time," or solemnly addressing love woes on the solo acoustic tune "Lil' Run Around," G. Love's vocals vividly express his torn-from-the-heart emotions. He has been putting more emphasis on his singing in the past few years, and feels his vocals on the new album are his strongest ever. G. Love admits that singing with Citizen Cope and Lucinda Williams on this album, and the great session singer Merry Clayton on Sugar, made him raise his game.

He certainly has come a long way in the 20 years since drummer Clemens discovered him performing in a Boston pub. The two started playing together and, after Clemens brought in upright bassist Prescott, G. Love & Special Sauce was born. Their self-titled debut, featuring the hit "Cold Beverage," wound up going gold. The band became known for their live shows and performed around the world. G. Love has played with and without Special Sauce over the years, but now the trio is back together and it feels right.

Love believes the current manifestation of the band is stronger than ever and is riding a creative high, adding "and we didn't want to kill each other."

Love Saves The Day marks G. Love's sixth with Brushfire Records and he's thrilled with their relationship. He lauds label chief Emmett Malloy as someone driven by creativity first and whose aesthetic tastes he trusts. G. Love views today's music world as the Wild West, with "all the lines washed away;" however, his genre-blurring music now is more relevant than when he started. "It's a good time to be doing what we are doing," he asserts, noting Gary Clark Jr., Jack White, Robert Randolph and Galactic as some fellow keepers of the blues flame who "maintain the roots but push music forward."

Love proudly describes himself as a road dog who "will be touring until I fall off the earth" and plans to keep on pushing with Special Sauce from stage to stage. Whether Love Saves The Day makes one dollar or a million isn't a big concern to him. It stands as a huge success because he made the gritty, honest album that he intended by "keeping it raw, keeping it immediate, keeping it real." It's an approach that he has honed over the years: "be original and be true to what you do."

G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE

RON ARTIS II & THE TRUTH

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale NOW  at www.foxtheatre.com 

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:16 pm

Bozeman, MT-based bluegrass quartet Kitchen Dwellers are riding the wave of their sophomore release, Ghost in the Bottle, an album produced by Leftover Salmon’s Andy Thorn. The album also features Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis, who joined the band in the studio to record the album’s first single “Vision of More.” The band continues to relentlessly tour the country, captivating audiences with their own unique style, dubbed “Galaxy Grass.”

Formed while attending college at Montana State, the group has burst onto the bluegrass scene sharing the stage with acts such as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Twiddle. In recent years the band has begun to tour nationally, hitting notable venues and festivals around the country including The Brooklyn Bowl, The Fox Theatre, Delfest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String  Summit, and The Frendly Gathering.

KITCHEN DWELLERS

TENTH MOUNTAIN DIVISION

FOX THEATRE

April 18, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:35 pm

Whether traveling to gigs on horseback or by tour bus, Americana mavens The Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll music. The five-piece string band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit with their fierce musicianship and rowdy live shows reminiscent of stadium rock concerts. In fall 2017, “Campfire Caravan” featuring The Brothers Comatose, Mipso, and The Lil Smokies hosts three of today’s foremost emerging indie Americana bands as they trek across the United States to more than 30 cities. “Campfire Caravan” honors the musicians’ early days playing music, when they’d perform for friends and family in basements, living rooms, and around campfires. “Campfire Caravan” celebrates the American tradition of gathering communities around music.

Following three critically acclaimed full-length studio albums (Songs From The Stoop, Respect The Van, City Painted Gold), the five-piece string band disrupts the traditional album cycle and focuses their 2017/2018 release schedule on a series of strategically released songs. Produced by indie-rock legend John Vanderslice, the first four new songs to be released in 2017 include the sun-soaked new single “Don’t Make Me Get Up And Go” that channels harmony vanguards The Beach Boys.

“Cedarwood Pines” is an early-‘70s-esque alt-country number reminiscent of a George Harrison, post-Beatles sensibility. A new music video for “Cedarwood Pines” captures the band’s recent horseback tour across California’s gold country in the Sierra Nevada Foothills featuring beautiful California vistas, saloon and events center gigs, and the band of brothers loving life out on the range with their characteristic whimsical charm.

“Get Me Home” reflects the struggle for commitment and fidelity in a relationship that has to survive the rigors of artists hitting the road while their partners are at home. Life as a nationally touring act has its extreme highs and lows. As the days go on with show after show, relationships must bear increasing distance, temptations, and loneliness. Despite crazy schedules and differing experiences between two lovers, “Get Me Home” keeps the gravity of being faithful and remembering the promises made at the center of one’s life while touring the world.

Beautiful acoustic guitar work and crooning baritone vocals from lead singer Ben Morrison opens up “Joshua Tree.” An escapist tale for a couple weighed down by the burdens of big city life, “Joshua Tree” hones in on how simple pleasures become amplified when experienced in a magical desert world such as Joshua Tree, CA. Running through the sand, drinking cold wine, dreaming about the sun, there isn’t a worry in the world. Even with city life weighing you down, “Joshua Tree” celebrates a destination where you can leave your concerns at the door and focus on what’s important.

The Brothers Comatose is comprised of brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), Gio Benedetti (bass, vocals), Philip Brezina (violin), and Ryan Avellone (mandolin). When they’re not headlining The Fillmore for a sold-out show or appearing at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the band is out on the road performing across America, Canada, Australia, and hosting their very own music festival, Comatopia. In 2018, The Brothers Comatose will travel to Asia for a month of cultural music exchange and education with American Music Abroad, a program directed by the State Department.

THE BROTHERS COMATOSE

THE SAM CHASE & THE UNTRADITIONAL

FOX THEATRE

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:31 am

Ghost Light is a true musical collaboration; five personalities, five perspectives, and five unique approaches towards one common sound.

Foregoing current traditions, rather than initially focusing on live shows, the band played together for the first time in a recording studio in Philadelphia. This decision gave the band’s members - Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen and Scotty Zwang - the ability to come to the project with fresh ears and no pre-conceived notions. They developed the songs as they developed their musical communication which led to trust, creativity and an adventurous take on the process. Scotty Zwang explained it thusly, “It’s a unique and interesting approach we get to take...” “we are being patient with each other and figuring out what the song needs”

While the recording project has been the beginning point for Ghost Light, the live experience is what will define this band. “In the parts of the sessions where we have had a little more room to just let things go, there have been these little glimmers of what the improvisation will feel like live. That’s a whole other thing and it’s very exciting,” notes Holly Bowling. Tom Hamilton adds, “with this new band, we felt super comfortable going in any direction, knowing that with our new bandmates, the songs will get to where they needs to go. And in the live setting, that confidence is just as strong.”

The first half of 2018 will see the band playing major venues in major markets coast to coast, followed by heavy rotation on the festival circuit. The debut record will be released in the second half of the year and will be supported by an extensive tour.

GHOST LIGHT (TOMMY HAMILTON + HOLLY BOWLING)

FOX THEATRE

Friday, May 11, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday, February 2nd at 10:00 a.m.  at www.foxtheatre.com 

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 4:27 pm

NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.

Formed in 2004, Consider the Source features Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann. Called “the guiding light for his generation of six-stringers”, Marin channels the mystical fury of McLaughlin and Coltrane into wailing melodies, kaleidoscopic soundscapes and boneshaking riffs. With a background in classical musics both Eurpoean and Indian, and an instinct for avant-jazz and destructive metal, Marin’s hypnotic fusion of styles is ever unpredictable. Ferrara’s propulsive, percussive attack, equally suited to simple grooves and impossible chords, can ground the music or launch it into space. His madcap gumbo of slap bass, Indian rhythms, earthy minimalism and complex tapping constantly pushes into strange new worlds, whilst still dropping thick booty-clap beats. Underneath them lies Mann’s rolling thunder; dense rhythmic architecture built from pure swagger and bounce. Half double-bass prog-metal, half crackle-pop Buddy Rich swing, with African and Balkan swirls, Mann’s muscular, freewheeling polyrhythms are the engine fuel for Consider’s multiversal mischief. Even when not improvising, Consider’s music is always a conversation, a roiling stew of dynamic interplay. Each member of Consider the Source alternately leads and follows, spars and assists; in any single song, alliances are made and broken, bargains struck and divorces finalized.

Touring from coast to coast, as well as Europe and the Middle East, has not only earned the band thousands of fans, but has allowed them to perform with a wide variety of well-known artists, including Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz, King Crimson Projekt, Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Wyclef Jean, Andy Statman, Matt Darriau (Paradox Trio), Oteil Burbridge, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Dumpstaphunk, Keller Williams, George Porter, Jr., Jeff Sipe, Panzerballet (Germany), Eatliz (Israel), Freak Kitchen (Sweden), Morglbl (France), and many others. They have performed at numerous festivals and events, including Burning Man, Gathering of the Vibes, the NYC Fretless Guitar Festival, Catskill Chill, Sun Seekers Ball (Canada), Aura Music & Arts Festival (Florida), Head For The Hills Festival & SXSW (Texas), Rootwire (Ohio), and the NYC Gypsy Festival. The band’s latest release, “World War Trio (Parts 2 & 3)” (2016) is available at considerthesourcemusic.bandcamp.com.

About The Jauntee:

Averaging over one hundred shows a year  — The Jauntee has quickly made a name for themselves in the New England music scene.  Hailing from Boston, they’ve solidified a dedicated following in the Northeast, playing most staple venues in the area (ie. Paradise Rock Club, Nectar’s, The Spot Underground, Stone Church). Several New England festival appearances (ie. Catskill Chill, StrangeCreek, Disc Jam) and extensive touring down the East Coast and across the Midwest have given them Nationwide recognition, with sold out shows as far west as Denver, CO (Quixote’s).  A focus on live improvisation, set list variety, and musical exploration makes every show different from the last, truly making The Jauntee a live act to see again and again.

Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, The Jauntee’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including: Funk/Rock/Jazz/Progressive/Bluegrass/Psychedelic and Ambient music. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon all song structure, and dive into ‘the weird’ sets them apart from your average upcoming Jam Band.  They aim to push the boundaries of improvisation, embrace the moment and engage the audience. With an ever-expanding song catalog and an inclination for open ended improvisation, every show promises to be a unique experience.

CONSIDER THE SOURCE + THE JAUNTEE

SIXTY MINUTE MEN

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 1:48 pm

Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn’t mean that the revolution isn’t still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe.

Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place.

Which is no mean feat. On his debut album, The Change I’m Seeking, Love harkens the legends of roots reggae in both his lyrics and his sound, but never relies on any one genre to hold him down. Coming from a wealth of influences – he started out playing classical piano as a teenager and later would perform in high school bands that were more akin to the grunge sounds of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam – Mike Love fuses the simple rhythms of classic reggae with the complex changes of the classical and rock music he was first trained on to come up with a style wholly unique to him.  Mike is currently wrapping up his second album titled Love Will Find A Way.

But it’s his message, his passion, the wisdom behind his words that truly resonate with his fans. “It’s always been about the depth,” Mike Love explains, “I’ve never been into music that was shallow. I’m still learning. I’m still learning about where I’m going and where I want to be. All the music is a learning tool to me too. I just make myself open to it. All the messages that come through the music, it’s not just coming through me and my wisdom, because I don’t think I’m that wise of a person. I don’t think I’m some wise elder or anything like that. I just make myself open to the music and it just comes through. To me it’s just as much of a teaching for me as it is for anyone who is listening to it and is open to it.”

His songs take you on a journey, one of healing and inspiration. One designed to help you on your path to knowledge, wisdom and understanding. On “Permanent Holiday” he takes you on a lyrical quest for freedom, both his and yours. He laments the ills of the world but also discusses solutions and ideas to change them.

Mike Love has shared the stage with artists like Stephen Marley, Don Carlos, Trevor Hall, Nahko & Medicine For The People, John Butler Trio, Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson. 

Revolutionary, Conscious, Music.

MIKE LOVE

CAS HALEY

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 11:36 am

What is Wookiefoot? What isn't Wookiefoot?!

Wookiefoot is a band, a Non-Profit 501C3 Charity Organization, a circus, a philosophy, and a community of globe trekking bliss junkies and believers that are the fuel to keep this Tribadelic Spaceship going! Their charity organization (with the support of their community) has donated over $500,000 to third world relief efforts. Wookiefoot invites their community home every September… when they host and headline their own Global Conscious Gathering called Shangri~La Festival at Harmony Park in Southern MN.

Wookiefoot's live sets are an always inspiring and entertaining barrage of sonic and visual stimulation. The fast paced circus like set has been called "Short Attention Span Musical Theater". These live performances are a one of a kind experience that mixes Reggae, World Beat, Hip Hop, Irish, Funk, Folk, Rock & more with a large band featuring everything from a vintage Hammond Organ to Bag Pipes! Combine that with a mind-blowing stage show that may include anything (such as a light show, projection, costumes, fire, dancers, aerialists, magic, clowns, puppets, etc)… and you better buckle up! Welcome… and thank you for riding Wookiefoot!

20 Year Anniversary

WOOKIEFOOT

TROPIDELIC

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday, March 9th at 10:00 a.m.  at www.foxtheatre.com

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 8:26 am

Dustbowl Revival is an Americana and Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal.  The band was founded in 2008 in the bohemian enclave of Venice Beach, California.

Dustbowl just recorded their fourth studio album with Grammy Award winning producer (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphy’s) and Flogging Molly founding member Ted Hutt, to come out on Signature Sounds this summer. While the band launched with an old-time style and deeper bluegrass roots (a fateful Craigslist ad got it all started), they recently departed toward a more modern soul sound, still with their mixture of New Orleans swing, Americana, a little blues, and roots-rock. The soul-dipped first single of their new collaboration, came out on a 45 with a music video in the end of 2016, with a premiere via Relix Magazine.

Over the last five years Dustbowl has become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining their funk rhythm and brass section with a fast-picking string band section – opening for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, touring China as a guest of the state department and headlining festivals like Delfest, Floydfest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and recently Bergenfest (Norway) and Tonder Festival (Denmark). The band received a big wave of attention with their music video that featured famous actor Dick Van Dyke for “Never Had to Go”, which garnered over 10 million cumulative views.

A new album drops this summer and Dustbowl is ready to bring their newest sound – the place where funk and folk meet – to a bigger audience.

DUSTBOWL REVIVAL

FOX THEATRE

August 16, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday, March 16th at 10:00 a.m.  at www.foxtheatre.com.  

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:25 am

The Mighty Pines are a fierce roots band making music inspired by the wide rivers and red-brick streets of St. Louis.  For over four years they’ve been fashioning their distinctive heartland sound.  The music is fresh: bluegrass meets acoustic soul and rock & roll. With their genre bending original songs the band bridges the gap between groove and grass, between country and funk, between blues and folk. The music can at one moment be raucous and at the next hushed, with soaring harmonies keeping it sweet through every song.

The Pines formed in 2012 and since have released three albums, played hundreds of live shows and shared bills with such renowned acts as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Sam Bush, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Fruition, and more in bars and concert halls across the country. This is a band that can rage a late night festival show or captivate an intimate listening room crowd.  Their full length album Lonesome Blues establishes The Mighty Pines as a young, exciting force in grass-roots music, but there’s only way to truly experience this dynamic quartet: see them live.

THE MIGHTY PINES

FOX THEATRE

May 17, 2018

Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm

Tickets on sale Friday, March 16th at 10:00 a.m.  at www.foxtheatre.com

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:54 am

On Modern Lore, Julian Lage's second studio recording with his trio, the composer and guitarist focuses on the groove, building his melodies and solos around the work of the prodigious rhythm section of double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Modern Lore finds Lage playfully flipping the script he followed on his acclaimed 2016 Mack Avenue debut, Arclight. That album -- produced, like Modern Lore, by Lage's friend and collaborator, the singer-songwriter Jesse Harris -- was his first trio set on electric guitar and found Lage inspired by the sounds and the attitude of the freewheeling, pre-bebop jazz era, when, as he puts it, "country music and jazz and swing were in this weird wild-west period." This time he incorporates the sensibility, if not the outright sound, of early rock and roll, a similarly hybrid form driven by rhythm, personality and a passion for the electric guitar.

"Last time it was specifically a combination of the electric guitar being a lead voice interacting with those pre-bebop songs. I wanted to do a jazz record the way I had always craved to do one," Lage recalls. "Modern Lore is the evolution of that sound, through the lens of original compositions. These pieces are more designed in the image of early rock and roll, early Little Richard, early Bo Diddley, wherein the first measure of music sets the tone for the whole experience. The sound of the band driven by these grooves and the guitar is more of an explosive voice, it bends more; it's more dynamic."

Opening with the exuberant "The Ramble," Lage's set of all-original new material is largely up-tempo, though on tracks like "Atlantic Limited" and "Splendor Riot" the trio adopts a hypnotic, lyrical stride. And, on "Revelry" and "Pantheon," it grows more pensive. Throughout, the beat is concise and steady. Lage's solos are action-packed musical monologues, stuffed with brilliant melodies and off-the-cuff inspiration. The penultimate track, "Earth Science," is an outright scorcher.

"I wanted all the songs on this album to be borne out of a danceable groove, a kind of sensuality, something that felt great even before the guitar was a part of it," Lage explains. "Kenny and Scott have this unique way of transforming these pieces, creating variations that morph into completely new feels. It's kind of kaleidoscopic. With that in place, I wrote melodies that were singable to me."

Lage was already an established guitar virtuoso when at age 27, he picked up the Telecaster for the Arclight sessions. That was, in a sense, a return to his roots: When he was four years old, his dad, a visual artist, had made him a plywood guitar, based on a Fender Esquire he'd traced from a Bruce Springsteen poster. As a young and preternaturally gifted musician, Lage found supporters in such artists as vibraphonist Gary Burton and veteran jazz guitarist Jim Hall, who would become Lage's mentor and friend. Though Hall passed away in 2013, he remains a profound influence on Lage. In fact, Lage first encountered Colley and Wollesen when they were backing Hall at the famed Bay Area jazz club, Yoshi's in Oakland, CA. Since then, Lage has more than fulfilled the promise of his youth, collaborating with a diverse range of fellow artists, including guitarist-singer Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers, bassist Steve Swallow, and iconic avant-garde composer John Zorn; often appearing with the house band on Prairie Home Companion; and composing for and fronting this trio.

For Modern Lore, the trio cut the tracks at Reservoir Studios in midtown Manhattan. Then Lage brought in keyboardist Tyler Chester from the Blake Mills trio to add some very subtle textures. As Lage notes, "In the most tasteful way, Tyler brought a spirit to everything that really ignites the sonic palette." Tom Schick, Wilco's longtime engineer, mixed the album in Chicago and producer Jesse Harris contributes acoustic guitar on "Whatever You Say, Henry."

Once again, producer Harris was an important editorial voice, both arbiter and cheerleader. Says Lage, "Jesse and I shared a vision and a craving for a body of tunes that focused on directness and the space we could leave. We were adamant about keeping the music in that zone, that warmth and clarity, within which the beat of the song could really thrive. This was our dream for these songs."

"Every time I record with Scott and Kenny, I wish I could do this every day," Lage admits. " The sound I'm craving takes many forms; it can be very restrained, or it can be wild and crazy. It kind of depends on the context. With Modern Lore, the music sets the foundation for a multitude of directions, all rooted in a kind of sensual narrative."

As one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation, Lage has long displayed an ability to explore a wide range of sounds, ideas and genres. But what delights him here -- and will, in turn, captivate his listeners -- is the the artful simplicity of Modern Lore.

AN EVENING WITH

THE JULIAN LAGE TRIO

FOX THEATRE

September 30, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 4th at www.foxtheatre.com.  

$18.00 ADV Seated or Standing Room | $20.00 DOS Seated or Standing Room | $75.00 Masterclass and GA Ticket plus applicable service charges

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:30 am

The Dead Funk Summit is a culmination of everything Joe Marcinek has done with the Joe Marcinek Band. It started with a concept of a different lineup every weekend using players from all over the country. This led to meeting and playing with prominent members of the Grateful Dead world and the New Orleans Funk scene. It sparked a dream Joe had of bringing together George Porter Jr and Melvin Seals. This historic summit of the two worlds will be the first time the two have shared the stage!

About Melvin Seals:

Melvin is best known for his long friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon and guitarist Jerry Garcia and the smile of his that lights up the room. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music”.

Current projects include Melvin Seals and JGB, Oteil & Friends, The Rock Collection, Terrapin Flyer and The Mix.

The best is yet to come. From blues to funk to rock to bluegrass, The Mix serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. Each member of this powerhouse lineup brings an intuitive, expressive style, soul, spontaneity and remarkable chops to the table. With acoustic and electric ingredients and unique combinations of guitar, mandolin, slide and lap steel with savory bass, hearty drums and, of course, a heapin’ helpin’ of the wizard’s magic on Hammond B-3 Organ and keyboards, the result is a most satisfying blend of natural organic grooves that challenges genre boundaries. Their chemistry is the focus from which they create a spontaneous and high art where the sky is the limit musically. They offer an exciting, often psychedelic musical journey that keeps audiences dancing and smiling (and some staring in amazement) for several hours. Melvin is pioneering a path deeper into the musical territory he helped to establish.

The Melvin Seals’ performances are a must see, must feel experience!!! Their music is guaranteed to get into your soul, raise your spirit and get you groovin’!!!

“May you enjoy peace and happiness until we meet again”. -MS

About George Porter Jr:

George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60's and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B. The Meters disbanded in 1977, but reformed in 1989. Today the original group still plays the occasional reunions but the Funky Meters, of which Porter and Neville are still members, most prominently keeps the spirit alive.

Porter’s rhythmic work in the Meters in lockstep with drummer Zigaboo Modeliste was epic. Those pockets, the long notes and fat holes, provided the cushion for Leo Nocentelli or Art Neville to play or sing over and created some of R&B history’s most memorable grooves.

Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter Jr. During the course of a career spanning more then four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with his work in the Meters, but he’s notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Ryan Montbleau and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno (and including recent studio releases with Warren Haynes and Bill Kreutzmann) just to name a few. Early in his career, Porter worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, The Lastie Brothers again to only name a few.

Porter is also the band leader of his own unique long term project the Runnin’ Pardners, well respected not only as a quintessential New Orleans band, the touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. He has assembled some seasoned and talented musicians to join him on this project. Familiar Pardners - Brint Anderson (guitar) and, Michael Lemmler (keyboards) and rising stars on the New Orleans music scene Khris Royal (saxophone) and Terrence Houston (drums). George Porter Jr. plans to keep a smile on his face." I feel like I am working towards something that will be remembered."

Porter has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and R&B, and has gained recognition as one of the industry’s elite bass players. He continues to be not only an in demand performing artist but an accomplished studio musician and producer.

Today, Porter features that epic bottom end in his latest ventures with his own band the Runnin' Pardners.

About Joe Marcinek:

Joe Marcinek Band is an experience you will never forget. That is because each show features a different lineup of musicians creating a different set of music every night. The music is equal parts Chicago Blues, New Orleans Funk, Grateful Dead Psychedelia, and Jazz Fusion! 

Joe Marcinek tours nationally from New York to LA and everywhere in between. Most of the lineups will only happen one time making every night a can't miss show.

DEAD FUNK SUMMIT feat. MELVIN SEALS, GEORGE PORTER JR. & JOE MARCINEK

With J.Wail Live Band

FOX THEATRE

Friday, June 8, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 11th at www.foxtheatre.com.  

$15.00 ADV | $18.00 DOS plus applicable service charges

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:56 am

A 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, BIG Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It's no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. Soaring guitars, E.W.I. (electronic wind instrument), synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the ears of such revered stalwarts as Umphrey's McGee, Moon Taxi, Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s, who have all tapped Big Something as direct support.

Big Something is thrilled to announce that they will be releasing their new album The Otherside on April 20th, 2018. The Otherside, the band’s 5th full-length studio album, is a follow up to 2017’sTumbleweed, which is Big Something’s most critically acclaimed release to date. Fans can check out the first single, “Sundown Nomad,” here. For more information, please visit: www.bigsomething.com.

The Otherside was recorded at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC with the help of Grammy-nominated producer and Carolina Music Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient - John Custer (Corrosion of Conformity) who has produced all 5 of the bands albums.

On The Otherside, Big Something continues to build upon the post-apocalyptic peyote trip imagery from Tumbleweed, concluding the story of a nomad who has made it to the other side of his journey wandering through the night towards a desert sunrise. The album also showcases a different musical side of the band with a heavier, more focused and soulful collection of 8 songs including “Smoke Signal” - a track that was written for the studio and has never been performed live.

The project is dedicated to the memory of the bands late lyricist and friend Paul Interdonato who tragically passed away on Dec 3, 2017 - the same day the band was setting up in the studio to record. Now each song carries a certain weight as the album features several of the last lyrical compositions that Paul ever wrote for Big Something. It is a thoughtful and poignant musical journey paying tribute to a lifelong friend with a brilliant imagination.

Big Something is Nick MacDaniels (vocals, guitar), Casey Cranford (sax, EWI), Jesse Hensley (lead guitar), Ben Vinograd (drums), Doug Marshall (bass), Josh Kagel (keys, trumpet), and Rhett Huffman (keys).

BIG SOMETHING – PRE DEAD & CO PARTY

FOX THEATRE

July 12, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 11th at www.foxtheatre.com.  

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 11:39 am

For the past quarter-century, Colorado’s Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences; rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. They are firmly settled in the long lineage of bands that defy simple categorization, instead setting their own musical agenda. They are the direct descendants of bands like Little Feat, New Grass Revival, Grateful Dead and The Band, born of the heart and soul of America itself, playing music that reflects the sounds emanating from the Appalachian hills, the streets of New Orleans, the clubs of Chicago, the plains of Texas, and the mountains of Colorado.

During Leftover Salmon’s twenty-five plus years as a band they have headlined shows and festivals from coast to coast, released nine albums, and maintained a vibrant, relevant and influential voice in the music world. Over that time, Leftover Salmon’s sound has grown and evolved while staying true to the roots and guiding spirit of the band’s founding members - mandolinist/singer Drew Emmitt and guitarist/singer Vince Herman.

The evolution of Leftover Salmon’s music is influenced by Emmitt and Herman’s keen musical instincts, and follows a musical path that adheres to the deep tradition the duo started when they first formed the group along with deceased banjo player Mark Vann. The addition of new band members over the years has nurtured an unmistakable evolution and freshness in Leftover Salmon’s sound, and has added an edge to the long-lasting power of the band’s music. Today, Leftover Salmon endures as a vital and significant presence and holds an unequivocal stature as a truly legendary band.

Now fueled by the rhythm section of drummer Alwyn Robinson, keyboardist Erik Deustch and long time bassist Greg Garrison, the band is currently enjoying a creative renaissance. The front line trio of Emmitt, Herman and prodigious banjo player Andy Thorn are continually challenged and pushed in new directions as the band collectively searches for new spaces and sounds within their extensive catalog of songs.

Leftover Salmon’s greatness cannot simply be measured through album and concert ticket sales. For a band as unique as Leftover Salmon, that measure is found in their impact on the music world as whole. With their unpredictable approach in a live setting, their willingness to take chances by fusing disparate musical styles together and their incorporation of non-traditional bluegrass covers into their repertoire, Leftover Salmon has pushed that progressive bluegrass sound they were originally influenced by to the next level.
Leftover Salmon are considered to be the architects of what has become known as Jamgrass - where bands clearly schooled in the traditional rules of bluegrass break free of those rules through non-traditional instrumentation and an innate ability to push songs in new psychedelic directions live. This has created an altogether new dimension for bands such as The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and countless others to inhabit. Leftover Salmon’s willingness to never be boxed in by “normal” music standards has given the bands that have followed in their wake the license to do and try what they want.

The history of Leftover Salmon begins in 1989 when members of Herman’s Salmon Heads could not make a New Year’s Eve gig at the Eldorado Cafe in Crested Butte, Colorado. Herman called on his buddy, fellow Boulder picker Emmitt, to help supply a few players from his band, the Left Hand String Band, to fill out the lineup for the evening. The energy that night was unmistakable and Emmitt immediately realized, “this could be something really cool.” Emmitt and Herman soon shelved their respective bands and focused all their energy into the new one - which they named Leftover Salmon.

About Adam Aijala (Yonder Mountain String Band):

For nearly 18 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. Yonder is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road, and the fans are there to experience it in real time. The result is music that doesn't stand still, it's always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground.

With their latest album, Black Sheep (scheduled for national release on their own Frog Pad Records at Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 16, 2015), Yonder Mountain String Band — Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), Allie Kral(violin, vocals), and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin, vocals) — begins a new era. The first YMSB release produced by the band itself, Black Sheep is, by any measure, a triumph, perhaps the most mesmeric of their career. The result, says Kaufmann, is that, "This record sounds more like Yonder than any record we've ever done. I'm hoping that when people are finished listening to it, they'll just hit play and listen to it again."

Black Sheep marks the first time in Yonder's history that they're actually utilizing, throughout an entire record, the conventional five-piece instrumental arsenal of bluegrass introduced in the 1940s: guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass. With the exception of the album's sole cover tune, "Ever Fallen In Love," originally by the late '70s British punk-rock band the Buzzcocks, each of the album's new tracks were written by the YMSB members during the past couple of years. Three of the new songs — "Annalee," "Landfall" and the title track — have already been road-tested on tour; others will be added to the band's live repertoire following the album's release. The majority of Black Sheep was recorded at Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado, with Adam handling much of the engineering at his home studio and while on the road; the first time a band member has taken on that task.

Even on first listen, it becomes instantaneously apparent that Black Sheep is the work of a new Yonder Mountain String Band, one with a strong commitment to re-exhibiting itself and broadening its parameters following the departure of a founding member. While it's immediately recognizable as YMSB music, there's undeniably a raw aesthetic to the studio tracks — a sense of daring is embedded in both the instrumental interaction between these five singular players and in the lyrical content of each song.

Yonder has its roots in the year 1998, when the original quartet came together in Colorado. Through steadfast gigging in all manner of venues from small clubs to massive outdoor festivals, Yonder Mountain String Band quickly built a robust fanbase while continually experimenting to define its sound. Some of the most fervent audiences were at jam band shows and festivals, where fans took readily to YMSB's potent mix of the traditional bluegrass of Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers and Doc Watson and the improvisational sensibilities of the Grateful Dead andPhish. Also deeply ingrained in the band, albeit more subtly, was a fierce love for punk, which provided the members with seminal influences while they were growing up. "We didn't even hear bluegrass until our 20s," says Aijala. "Falling in love with the sound of bluegrass instruments, while also having all of these outside influences that had nothing to do with bluegrass — well, what comes out isn't what we envisioned."

About Dave Watts, Joey Porter & Garrett Sayers (The Motet):

The future of funk is clear on The Motet's new self-released studio album, Totem, which hits streets July 8, 2016. The 12 tracks on Totem, all originals, cover a lot of ground stylistically while never losing sight of the groove. Produced by Lettuce and Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Totem was written collectively by the seven members of the band. Each song is steeped in The Motet's signature style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and unique.

The recent addition of singer Lyle Divinsky, who joined the band in early 2016, fans the flames of this already hot band. His sinfully soulful voice and rich lyrics are powerfully prevalent throughout Totem. "There was a month and a half between the time I joined the band and when we went into the studio," explains Divinsky. "I wound up writing the lyrics and melodies to four songs, and re-wrote the lyrics to two. It gave me and the band an opportunity to really connect musically. We're deeply proud of this album and it's very exciting to have this new material to push out as we begin this next phase of The Motet's journey."

The brilliance of The Motet is that they do not mimic bands of the past, but rather create new, authentic sounds in a language from the past. One might explain the difference like the process of writing a poem in Old English or Aramaic: first, you have to learn the language by digging into the past, then you can express yourself in the present - and say anything you want - using that language.

No matter how you choose to express funk, you can't fake it - and you sure as hell can't play it - if you don't know where to find it.

Just how did The Motet find the funk? Simply put, they dissected it. "We have put together funk-themed Halloween shows for the past fifteen years, where we pay tribute to a particular artist or play a 'Mixtape' set of music culled from a certain year," shares Dave Watts.

Past Halloween cover sets have included tributes to Herbie Hancock, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Parliament-Funkadelic and many others. Recent tribute shows have celebrated a particular year in music, with 'Mixtape' sets from 1975, 1977, and 1980. "Preparing for these shows are intense, and we take it very seriously. Each year it gives us an incredible opportunity to not just learn, but to understand, the art of funk – both as individual players and as a band." These shows, which have become a beloved live music tradition and sell out each year, have also offered a unique (and rowdy) opportunity for the band's fans to join them in their ongoing exploration of creative, live dance music.

The Motet began in 1998 in Denver, Colorado, where the band's then-rotating cast of musicians amassed an enthusiastic and loyal throng of hometown fans. The Motet took their infectious dance parties on the road about three years ago, and their national fan base has been growing exponentially ever since. Today their shows sell out from coast to coast at such venues as Red Rock's Amphitheatre, Brooklyn Bowl, Chicago's Park West, The Independent in San Francisco, Tipitina's in New Orleans, Portland's Crystal Ballroom, and Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. A favorite along the festival circuit, The Motet has performed at Electric Forest, Summer Camp, All Good Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Bonnoroo, Peach Fest and many others.

The Motet are Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keyboards), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabriel Mervine (trumpet), Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Drew Sayers (saxophone).

THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED feat. DREW EMMITT & ANDY THORN (LEFTOVER SALMON), ADAM AIJALA (YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND) and DAVE WATTS, JOEY PORTER & GARRETT SAYERS (THE MOTET)

DEAD & COMPANY AFTER PARTY

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Doors: 10:30 pm | Show: 11:30 pm

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:40 pm

Jam veterans Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears and John Molo team up with singer/ songwriter/guitarist Katie Skene to perform original music, classic Americana and rock n’ roll, blending uninhibited jams, swamp blues, old style twang, traditional roots music, and southern soul into a musical truth that pushes forward the tradition of the California Jam Band movement.

Barry Sless – guitar & pedal steel (David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh, Moonalice, Cowboy Jazz)

Pete Sears –  bass & vocals (David Nelson Band, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Moonalice)

John Molo – drums & vocals (Phil Lesh, David Nelson Band, Bruce Hornsby, Moonalice)

Rob Barraco – keys & vocals (Phil Lesh, The Dead, Dark Star Orchestra, Chris Robinson)

Katie Skene – guitar & vocals (Singer/Songwriter)

CALIFORNIA KIND FEAT. AN ALL-STAR LINE-UP OF JOHN MOLO (BRUCE HORNSBY & THE RANGE, PHIL LESH & FRIENDS), BARRY SLESS (PHIL LESH & FRIENDS, DAVID NELSON BAND, MOONALICE), ROB BARRACO (DARK STAR ORCHESTRA, PHIL LESH & FRIENDS), PETE SEARS (JEFFERSON STARSHIP, HOT TUNA, ROD STEWART) & KATIE SKENE

FOX THEATRE

July 19, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets on sale NOW at www.foxtheatre.com

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:28 pm

Billy Strings plays hard and he lives hard, picking so fast and intensely that he’s known to break multiple strings per song, and basing the songs he writes on the hard lives he grew up around in the abandoned rural communities of America. His new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, taps into a deep vein of psychedelia in Americana, referencing everything from the Dead to Sturgill Simpson, but all underlaid by Billy’s undeniable virtuosity and his knowledge of the roots of American music. He’s one of the most beloved young bluegrass guitarists today within the bluegrass community, and his front porch in East Nashville is constantly filled up with Nashville’s best roots musicians just picking up a storm.

The tricky part of making the new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, was translating Billy Strings’ incendiary live show into the studio. Returning to his home state of Michigan, Billy enlisted acoustic roots wizard Glenn Brown (Greensky Bluegrass) as producer, and centered the music around his new band, featuring Drew Matulich on mandolin with banjo prodigy Billy Failing and much-loved Nashville bassist Brad Tucker. Rich with special guests, Turmoil & Tinfoil shows off Billy’s East Nashville community of picking friends, among them Miss Tess, Molly Tuttle, John Mailander, Shad Cobb and Peter Madcat Ruth. Of special note is a virtuosic duet between Billy and bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton on “Salty Sheep” that shows the speed, precision, and creative craftsmanship of bluegrass when it’s done right.

BILLY STRINGS

FOX THEATRE

Friday, November 30, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15th HERE.

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:49 pm

Z2 Entertainment, in proud partnership with FMQB and 97.3 KBCO, is thrilled to announce the 2018 Fox Theatre and FMQB Free Outdoor Stage lineup for the FMQB Triple A Conference. Performances take place August 8th through August 10th. Full lineup is listed below. Tickets for all Fox Theatre performances go on sale 10 a.m. this Friday at foxtheatre.com.

FOX THEATRE PERFORMANCES

THE DEVIL MAKES THREE, RAINBOW KITTEN SURPRISE, LISSIE - Wednesday, August 8th   - Tickets

BRANDI CARLILE, DR. DOG, THAD COCKRELL - Thursday, August 9th - Tickets

GRETA VAN FLEET, MOON TAXI, LEWIS CAPALDI - Friday, August 10th - Tickets

FMQB FREE OUTDOOR STAGE

RAYLAND BAXTER / MATT COSTA - Wednesday, August 8th

NAKED GIANTS / PARKER MILLSAP - Thursday, August 9th

MOTHER HIPS / ALLEN STONE - Friday, August 10th

About FMQB Triple A Conference As a renowned contributor to the music and radio industry, FMQB (Friday Morning Quarterback) is pleased to place the country’s best Triple A format talent in front of industry decision makers in an attempt to decide the climate of this year’s radio play lists. Join us for three nights of some of the top artists being played on Triple A radio stations. For more information about FMQB, visit http://www.fmqb.com

How to Get Tickets

97.3 KBCO and Fox Theatre email subscribers will have access to a limited number of pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, June 14th at 10:00 A.M. All other remaining tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, June 15th at 10:00 A.M. Tickets available at Boulder Theater Box Office, by phone at (303)-786-7030 or online at http://www.foxtheatre.com

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:35 pm

Wait – I know what you’re thinking. Another fucking Grateful Dead cover band?

Really?

The thing is, Los Angeles-based Grateful Shred manage to channel that elusive Dead vibe: wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, choogling beats, and yes, plenty of tripped out, Shredded solos. The look, the sound, the atmosphere. It’s uncanny. “It’s more of a ‘take’ on the Dead than a tribute band,” says bassist Dan Horne. “We end up sounding almost more like the Dead because we approach it in this free-spirited way.”

Founded one night in 2016, the band came about almost by accident. Singer/guitarist Austin McCutchen had a residency at The Griffin in Atwater Village; his band was out of town, so he drafted some friends to play a set of Dead covers, and the four founding members (Austin, Sam, Clay, and Dan) have been together ever since. Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch (of country-folk revivalists Mapache) handle vocal and guitar duties, rounded out by bassist Dan Horne (of Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson, and the estimable Circles Around The Sun, who provided the incidental music for 2015’s “Fare Thee Well” concerts, the last shows played by the living members of the Dead). Add a rotating cast of drummers (like Richard Gowen of he Growler) and keyboardists (like Lee Pardini of Dawes and Jerry Borgé of Ziggy Marley), and you’ve got the essential formula.

Far from being a historical re-enactment, Grateful Shred’s laissez faire vibe infuses the band with a gentle spirit, warmth, and (dare we say it) authenticity. From their killer merch game to their eminently watchable YouTube channel, they’re clearly having a rad time and spreading the love. Strangely enough, in a world overflowing with wax museum nostalgia and Deadly sentimentalism, we need the Shred, now more than ever.

GRATEFUL SHRED

WITH MAPACHE

FOX THEATRE

December 6, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3rd HERE

$20.00 ADV | $25.00 DOS plus applicable service charges

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 2:49 pm

The Magic Beans are a band with a passion for music that is as infectious as their songs, both of which have gained them national notoriety in a short time. Much like modern music lovers, the band’s sound isn’t confined to one-genre. The Beans strive to be as inclusive as possible by skirting the lines between many genres within their unique sound. Listeners are left with a danceable ode to funk, rock, bluegrass, livetronica, Americana, world, prog, and more. Music can encompass so many different feels and emotions. That is why the group strives to pull from many unique influences to produce music that moves both your mind and feet.

The group uses no pre-recorded tracks or samples in favor of a more traditional approach to music; original songwriting and continually pushing the envelope are what have set this group apart. Whether you like ballads or bangers, the Beans have something you will enjoy. Seamlessly combining clever songs with modern dance music, The Magic Beans are an original band you have to see.

MAGIC BEANS HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS CONSIDER THE SOURCE

FOX THEATRE

October 31, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3rd HERE

$15.00 ADV | $18.00 DOS plus applicable service charges

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 6:17 pm

DEADPHISH ORCHESTRA FEATURING JOHN KADLECIK

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 6:55 pm

Voodoo Dead featuring the powerhouse line-up of Oteil Burbridge, Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti and John Kimock will debut at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado this November 11. 

Inspired by Grateful Dead music with the spirit of New Orleans and American roots music, the band embodies a celebratory vibe with a depth of improvisation and breath that sets it apart.  In 2015, Voodoo Dead debuted at the NOLA Jazz Festival as a super group with Steve Kimock, Bill Kreutzmann, Jeff Chimenti, Dave Schools, and Keller Williams.

With a slightly varied lineup, it’s gone on to become an annual late-night staple at JazzFest in addition to playing a sold-out Northeast tour in February 2017.  The band has also included such outstanding players as George Porter Jr., Wally Ingram, Papa Mali, and many more.

November will see the 2017 group reconvene in Colorado:

Oteil Burbridge, bass

Steve Kimock, guitar

Jeff Chimenti, keys and vocals

John Morgan Kimock, drums

Just as the cold weather settles on the Rockies, the spirit of the music will come warm things up.  Not to be missed.

VOODOO DEAD FEAT. OTEIL BURBRIDGE, STEVE KIMOCK, JEFF CHIMENTI AND JOHN MORGAN KIMOCK + SPECIAL GUESTS

FOX THEATRE

November 11, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10AM Friday, September 14th HERE

 

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 1:36 pm

One of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute bands in the world, Shakedown Street, makes its home in and around the Rocky Mountain region of North America. Spawned from jam sessions at the Ancient Mariner bar in Manitou Springs, Colorado in 1987, Shakedown Street quickly grew in popularity, and garnered a legion of loyal fans who refer to themselves as "Shakeheads". In a few short years, throngs of "Shakeheads" could be found on the highways and byways of the Rocky Mountains, making their way to another Shakedown Street show.

In the live music venues of the Rocky Mountains, there are only a few bands that are able to consistently draw large audiences. Shakedown Street accomplishes this year after year by embodying the Grateful Dead ethos of improvisation and discovery, while maintaining an intimacy and open rapport with its audience. A whole new generation of "Shakeheads" has discovered the positive and collaborative energy found at a Shakedown Street concert. Longtime fans are thrilled to find the band sounding hotter than ever, and having the time of their lives!

Throughout the years, Shakedown Street has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many iconic musicians. Some of these include former Grateful Dead members Vince Welnick and Tom Constanten, as well as Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band. Others include Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, The JGB Band, Hot Tuna, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Merl Saunders, Jerry Jeff Walker, Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, and many others.

With a working repertoire of over two hundred songs, Shakedown Street is able to perform multi night runs without repetition, drawing equally from early and modern Grateful Dead songs, and weave together unique and unforgettable performances. Believing that it is good to give back to the planet, Shakedown Street performs charity and benefit engagements on an ongoing basis to help their local and global communities.

SHAKEDOWN STREET

PERFORMS 12/29/77 - DICK’S PICKS VOL. 10

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm | Show: 8:30 pm

Tickets on sale NOW, HERE

GA: $15.00 plus applicable service charges

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 5:17 pm

Kessel Run is a Progressive Funk band that was formed in Boulder, CO in 2016. Fusing elements of Rock, Jazz, Prog, and Electronic music over pulse-pounding Funk, Kessel Run delivers a high-energy concert experience that has something for everyone. Now, soaring through their second year with furious momentum, the Denver-based quintet has already completed a Southwest regional tour and has presented memorable performances in historic venues such as Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom & The Bluebird Theater in Denver, The Boulder Theater & the Fox Theatre in Boulder, and The Belly Up in Aspen. With the upcoming release of their first studio album in late Spring, a Midwest Tour on the books, and a long list of other exciting appearances all the way up through festival season, 2018 promises to be an exciting year for Kessel Run and their fans.

KESSEL RUN ALBUM RELEASE

THE CASINO EFFECT

FOX THEATRE

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm | Show: 8:30 pm

Tickets on sale 10AM Friday, December 7th HERE

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 5:29 pm

JAZZ IS PHSH is an instrumental tribute to Phish inspired by the popular tribute to The Grateful Dead, “Jazz is Dead”. JAZZ IS PHSH is a collective of prominent musicians from the Jazz and Jam scenes that have come together in their appreciation of Phish music to reimagine Phish in an instrumental, jazz fusion setting!

Founded in 2015 by The Chase Brothers, Adam Chase and Matthew Chase, JAZZ IS PHSH has quickly become a world renown tribute to Phish, attracting some of the most influential musicians in the jazz and jam scenes to take part in this collective approach to paying tribute to one of the most important and influential bands in Rock and Roll history.

With the music of Phish being both largely improvised as well as highly composed, the framework of Phish’s music is the perfect vehicle for exploring in an instrumental setting. The compositions are both challenging and adaptive. Jazz IS PHSH provides an exploration of Phish music unlike anything else.

JAZZ IS PHSH

FOX THEATRE

Friday, April 5, 2019

Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm

Tickets on sale at 10AM Friday, December 14th HERE

Sun, 12/16/2018 - 5:58 pm

Satsang is a power trio creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock, and hip-hop.  Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection.  The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love, and many more.

Lead singer and songwriter Drew McManus creates music for his soul, fueled by the ever present task of personal growth and the beautiful life that he found in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. Commenting on his difficult upbringing in Des Moines and residency in Chicago, McManus says, “I grew up in an environment where aggression, violence, abuse, and addiction were always present. It made me a lot of things; angry, sad, and ashamed. I hated my story and I was a slave to addiction. I tried for so long to hide from the reality of my story and the reality of how beautiful life could be.” It wasn’t until an intense spiritual experience lead Drew to break his cycle of addiction. “I had changed my entire outlook on everything” say McManus, “I began to realize that had everything not happened to me exactly like it did, I would not be exactly who/where/what I am right now.” In an effort to share his revelation with others who may be in the same predicament, Drew began to write every day. “I was flooded with the urge to write down the lessons that kept revealing themselves in this surrender. And the connections I began making with other people by making this music vulnerable and open, began to change everything.” These songs are a statement of lessons learned and a further understanding of self. “The whole story is what makes it beautiful, not just the good bits.”

Satsang released their sophomore album Pyramid(s) in March of 2017 and saw it quickly rise to #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts and #2 on the iTunes charts. The band also surprise-released a new EP, In Between Another Blink at the end of 2017 and had it crack the top 20 on the iTunes Singer/ Songwriter chart with no advance promotion. The band spent 2018 selling out two-thirds of their shows on headline tours in the Midwest, Northeast, and on the Pacific Coast.  This success shows the proof of concept in creating legions of fans from coast to coast on support tours with Micael Franti, Trevor Hall, Wookiefoot and Nahko and Medicine for the People.

SATSANG

FOX THEATRE

Friday, March 15, 2019

Doors: 8:30 pm | Show: 9:00 pm

Tickets on sale NOW, HERE