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Road Trip: Make plans for July 23–29

By Staff

Here are some events coming to Colorado 
and Utah: ■ DeVotchka and the Colorado Symphony — Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 23. ■ Underground Music Showcase — nearly 20 venues, Denver, July ...

Music Scene: Zolopht tour launch, other area shows July 3-9

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Home-grown reggae, blues/rock band Zolopht is launching its “Pack The Van Tour” and will celebrate with a local party and performance. The band will play from 5–8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th ...


Sing It, America!

By Melinda Mawdsley

Americans can be a fiery, competitive bunch. (See: War, Revolution.) But Americans also can be soulful and spirited, artistic and unique. Look no further than our music. Whether it’s the inspired lyrics of “The Star-Spangled ...



By Melinda Mawdsley

Alicia Mitchell gets paid to listen to music. It’s her dream job. Sometimes, however, people say she works at a “fake” radio station because KAFM Community Radio sounds different than other stations on the ...

Road Trip: Make plans for July 16–22

By Staff

Here are some events coming 
to Colorado and Utah: ■ The Offspring — Belly Up, Aspen, July 16. ■ Morrissey — Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, July 16. ■ DeVotchKa — Belly Up, Aspen, July ...


Music Scene: Front Country, other area shows June 26–July 2

By Tammy Gemaehlich

A band that has become a familiar presence at bluegrass festivals — Rockygrass, Wintergrass, Summergrass and others — Front Country is set to bring its sound to Grand Junction. The band from San Francisco will perform at 7:30 p.m. ...


Loudwire Music Festival seeks to cater to wide variety of fans

By Melinda Mawdsley

It’s time to rock! After the cancellation of Rock Jam last year, music fans were left wondering what, if anything, might replace the multi-day rock show. Townsquare Media, the new owners of Country Jam, stepped in to create Loudwire ...


Show Goes On: Meet the local stagehands at Country Jam

By Melinda Mawdsley

Brad Swenson has never given birth, but if he did, he guesses it would look and feel like Country Jam. For the past 21 years, give or take a few, Swenson, a retired teacher from West Middle School, has been a stagehand at Country Jam, ...


By Melinda Mawdsley

Landon Balding has six children between the ages of 8 and 14, and he often finds himself questioning what he wants them to see and hear. Unfortunately, there isn’t much he finds suitable for his kids. From musicians using profane or ...

Loudwire lineup full of surprises, from Rob Zombie to Hoobastank

By David Goe

The Loudwire Music Festival starts Friday, June 26, and by this point you’ve already made up your mind about attending this Rock Jam replacement. You’re either going, or you’re not. Some of the bands playing this year are ...

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