LOCAL NEWS

Construction Contract Announced for Levitt Pavilion

Construction Contract Announced for Levitt Pavilion

September 1, 2015—Following an eight-month review process, studiotrope Design Collective has been selected as the architectural firm to build Levitt Pavilion Denver, a new, state-of-the art outdoor music venue in Ruby Hill Park that will bring Denverites of all ages and backgrounds together through 50 free concerts every summer beginning in 2017. Denver was selected […]

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The Yawpers Announce New Album American Man, Out October 30

The Yawpers Announce New Album American Man, Out October 30

Denver, CO trio The Yawpers will release their Bloodshot Records debut American Man on October 30th. This is the band’s second full-length album and third overall release. American Man pre-order link: https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/american-man American Man album artwork: https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/sites/default/files/bs236_yawpers_frnt_0.jpg Consequence of Sound is premiering the album’s first track, “Deacon Brody,” saying about the forthcoming album: “The result […]

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Haunted Fest Announces 2015 Lineup And Texas, Colorado Expansions

Haunted Fest Announces 2015 Lineup And Texas, Colorado Expansions

(Columbus, OH) – Prime Social Group is pleased to announce the lineup for Haunted Fest Columbus and its expansions into the Dallas, Texas and Boulder, Colorado markets. After a wildly successful first year in Ohio, PSG is taking Haunted Fest on the road for a fantastic nationwide Halloween celebration. On Friday October 30th all 3 […]

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LOCAL NEWS

Cervantes Takes Ownership of Aggie Theatre

Cervantes Takes Ownership of Aggie Theatre

The crew from Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom closed a deal in August securing ownership of Fort Collins’ Aggie Theatre. The ownership allows the Denver-based company that also currently runs Cervantes Other Side to increase their impact in the market and up their visibility to touring artists. We spoke with co-owner Scott Merill about the deal and […]

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Taos Mesa Brewing to Hold Awards Ceremony Celebrating Regional Musicians

Taos Mesa Brewing to Hold Awards Ceremony Celebrating Regional Musicians

  On October 11, local musicians from Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona will be honored at the Independent Music Awards, taking place at Taos Mesa Brewing in El Prado, New Mexico. The event will feature live performances as well as an awards ceremony. This will be the ceremony’s third year, with over 200 artists from […]

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Weekly ‘Monday Night Menagerie’ Coming to Cervantes Other Side

Weekly ‘Monday Night Menagerie’ Coming to Cervantes Other Side

by Tim Wenger If you have been looking for a fresh way to spend your Monday evenings, look no further than Cervantes Other Side. Doran Joseph is the originator of a new concept called Monday Night Menagerie, an eclectic circus-like event that will be taking place each Monday evening starting in August. According to a […]

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BUZZWORTHY

Nashville’s Diarrhea Planet On Riot Fest, Working with Vance Powell, Tour Life

Nashville’s Diarrhea Planet On Riot Fest, Working with Vance Powell, Tour Life

by Tim Wenger Nashville’s Diarrhea Planet has been squirting their way up the ranks of the US alt-rock scene since 2009. Their diverse sound and the ridiculous name shine a light into their world and offers a glimpse at the versatile success the band is seeing. Wide and diverse guitar sit under light-hearted, pop-driven vocals […]

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Papa J Ruiz, Follow Your Dream

Papa J Ruiz, Follow Your Dream

  by Charlie Sullivan Local rap/hip-hop artist Papa J Ruiz isn’t a young man to be taken lightly. Ruiz delivers the goods with a well thought out blend of rap, R&B, and a history lesson. Ruiz infuses his music with sound bites from old civil rights news reports and other media. The newest album titled HR-1955 takes […]

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CU Denver Professor Stan Soocher Dissects Beatles’ Legal Issues in new book

CU Denver Professor Stan Soocher Dissects Beatles’ Legal Issues in new book

by Tim Wenger Off the cusp, it might sound a bit inundating- another book about the Beatles. None in the know will argue the vast influence the group has had, and continues to have, on not only popular music but the the business behind it. But do we really need to more reading about a […]

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BUZZWORTHY

The Dirt Underneath Mike Cooley of the Drive By Truckers

The Dirt Underneath Mike Cooley of the Drive By Truckers

words and photo by Luca Montana Nearly 30 years ago within the city lines of Muscle Shoals, two close friends from the great state of Alabama, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley formed a band called “Adam’s House Cat”. Ambitious yet very young their tenor with Adam’s House Cat was short lived and Hood and Cooley […]

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Divide Zero’s Ty Lord Breaks Out Solo Career

Divide Zero’s Ty Lord Breaks Out Solo Career

by Tim Wenger Divide Zero was a band very similar to Jack Flash: Here in an instant, garnering attention, stealing looks from the ladies, and kicking some major ass- then poof, vanished, leaving the starry-eyed masses to wonder when (and even if) they’ll make their next heart-wrenching appearance. The band’s pop-punk fury crashed head-on with […]

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Indigenous Robot Drop New Video, Share Thoughts on Touring

Indigenous Robot Drop New Video, Share Thoughts on Touring

by Tim Wenger Denver psych-rockers Indigenous Robot have done quite a bit for an independent band. They have been to Japan, as well as around this country and are constantly working to engage their audience and increase their reach. The group’s latest effort is a video for the show “In A Dream,” which the band […]

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A-SIDES / REVIEWS

Megan Burtt- The Bargain

Megan Burtt- The Bargain

by Tim Wenger Megan Burtt just keeps on pushing the envelope. In 2013, she dropped a record that showcased her style coerced with that of many of Colorado’s top artists, and now in 2015, her new album The Bargain demonstrates her ability to not only focus on, but evolve and grow, her own style. The […]

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Augustus- Into Frames

Augustus- Into Frames

by Tim Wenger Boulder’s Augustus has dropped what we’d consider to be Colorado’s strongest pysch-rock/mashup album of 2015. Everything from bluegrass to folk and the occasional slam of the rock hammer can be found on the band’s new release Into Frames. Emotional lyrics stray from tear-jerking sorrow to reflective happiness. Allowing the trifecta of guitar, […]

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Izcalli- Izcalli III

Izcalli- Izcalli III

by Tim Wenger Let’s put it bluntly here- Izcalli is the freshest thing to happen in Denver’s indie rock scene in the last two years. I’ve been working on my Spanish lately, and the group’s new record Izcalli III is now to going to be on repeat in my car while I memorize the lyrics […]

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A-SIDES / REVIEWS

Kerry Pastine and The Crime Scene- Let’s Do This Thing

Kerry Pastine and The Crime Scene- Let’s Do This Thing

by Thom Jackson You’d be hard-pressed to find a genre of music who’s culture is more of a cornucopia than rockabilly. The style draws both fans and influence from everything from punk rockers to honky-tonkin’ cowboys, and while the traditional style has been around the block for over a half-century now, there are bands still […]

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Bloodstrike- In Death We Rot

Bloodstrike- In Death We Rot

by Thom Jackson Not every day does the Denver scene get a good take on death metal. It often seems too diluted. Not this time. Bloodstrike put out their debut record In Death We Rot in August and it is sure to have even non-metalheads grooving. Rapid-fire drum beats, ripping guitar lines and demonic vocals […]

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Sad Star Cafe

Sad Star Cafe

by the Swami After a long and heroic climb back, Mark Sundermeier and company return with a F*(king rocking disc! Sad Star Café was somewhat of an institution about 10 years ago, sharing the stages with likes of Rubber Planet and Love 45. Following an incredible life changing car crash, Sundermeier returns with the original […]

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NATIONAL NEWS

Tenacious D Crack Up Riot Fest

Tenacious D Crack Up Riot Fest

words by Tim Wenger photos by Dave Wruck For a few moments there, I thought we had all been duped. Were they really going to be that boring? That predictable? Jack Black and Kyle Gass, along with their backup musicians, took the stage as the notorious comedy rockers Tenacious D on the final night of […]

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System of a Down Provide Life Experience at Riot Fest

System of a Down Provide Life Experience at Riot Fest

words by Tim Wenger photos by Dave Wruck I didn’t realize that I know the words to just about every System of a Down song. I never really considered myself much of a fan, they were always just a band that my quasi-metal/grunge stoner friends listened to in the car back in high school and […]

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Wakarusa 2015- Review and Photo Gallery

Wakarusa 2015- Review and Photo Gallery

  Story by Joel Center Photos by Ann Rairigh Escaping everyday reality is a task that grows more difficult with society being integrated into social media and computers being found in the pocket of most citizens. Keeping up with the responsibilities of today’s world can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to get caught up in the […]

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SHOP TALK

The Manager’s Corner-September

The Manager’s Corner-September

by Chris Daniels I’ve managed my own band for 31 years and I’m in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. All that’s nice – but today’s music business is changing at light-speed and you have to be more engaged in the ‘biz’ than ever. Some things have not changed, careers are built on some tried […]

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The Manager’s Corner- August

The Manager’s Corner- August

by Chris Daniels I’ve managed my own band for 31 years and I’m in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. All that’s nice but today’s music business is changing at light-speed and you have to be more engaged in the ‘biz’ than ever. Some things have not changed, careers are built on some tried and […]

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Why Jazz Matters: Track 15

Why Jazz Matters: Track 15

by Norman Provizer Back in 1926, Chicago hosted a six-day long International Jazz Congress that had Paul Whiteman as its honorary chairman. The event is widely viewed as a key precursor of the phenomenon we know as jazz festivals, three of which take place in Colorado in August. It’s also an event that reminds us […]

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PRESS PLAY

Slow Caves Talk About SXSW Documentary

Slow Caves Talk About SXSW Documentary

by Tim Wenger Fort Collins rockers Slow Caves brought some major debauchery down to South By Southwest with them this year. Lucky for us, they also brought along a camera to document it. The footage was recently debuted at coloradomusicbuzz.com. Here are some words from the band and the production team at Rev Films, LLC, […]

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Planet Mish Mash- “Green Light”

Planet Mish Mash- “Green Light”

Planet Mish Mash is doing everything they can to stand out in Boulder’s hip-hop and EDM scenes and beyond. Members TBONE and MARVELBELLADONNA have just dropped a new video for the track “Green Light,” filmed on location in Mexico, and are hard at work on the next collaboration and will be living in Los Angeles […]

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Anxious: “Marijuana’s Legal Now in Colorado”

Anxious: “Marijuana’s Legal Now in Colorado”

The song title itself is a statement, and the video is about as eye catching as anything we’ve seen this year. It is also hilarious. CMB caught up with Ryan Hyde, aka Anxious, to get the lowdown on his video and upcoming plans. Watch the video below. CMB: Tell us about the process of making the video. […]

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LOCAL FLAVOR

Rupert’s at the Edge Offers Appeal For All Diners

Rupert’s at the Edge Offers Appeal For All Diners

by Angela Kerr A good friend of mine invited me to breakfast in early August to Rupert’s on the Edge in Edgewater, Colorado overlooking Sloan’s lake and not too far from the intersection of Sheridan Boulevard and 20th Street. We divined a parking place as there were none to be found and made our way through […]

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Jonathan Bitz Opens Syntax Physic Opera, Speaks About Scene

Jonathan Bitz Opens Syntax Physic Opera, Speaks About Scene

by Tim Wenger Syntax Physic Opera. A unique name, for what promises to be a unique venue. The “physic opera” will be just that- a physical representation of the Denver Syntax, a ten-year-old music and art review covering the Denver area and its happenings, opinions, and thoughts. Jonathan Bitz, the man behind the literary and […]

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Lakewood Grill- History in the Making

Lakewood Grill- History in the Making

by Angela Kerr AKerr@ColoradoMusicBuzz.com “The Lakewood Grill was built in 1950 and attained their liquor license in 1951,” according to Myette Keranen a tenured veteran and bar tender who has devoted ten years to the company. As a matter of record, the building originally was constructed in what was then unincorporated JeffcoCounty which finally became […]

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