Daily Archives: January 3, 2017

Mariah Carey seen leaving Colorado pot shop in a ball gown over Christmas

In a phone call to The Original Leaf, an employee told The Cannabist it is against company policy to comment and would not confirm whether or not she was a customer. 2 post in the UK’s Daily Mail:
“Mariah, who wore a green ballgown and sunglasses for the evening outing, smiled at photographers while walking in and out of the store. The (still) reigning queen of Christmas reportedly ducked into the Aspen Mountain-adjacent shop decked out in true Mariah style — entourage in tow — before browsing The Original Leaf’s selection of locally and organically grown cannabis and signature line of infused products (respect for your dispensary choice, Mimi). Mariah was not seen carrying any bags with her as she left after perusing the store with her crew, which included her manager Stella Bulochnikov.”
This story was first published on The Cannabist According to a Jan. Mariah Carey spotted heading into a marijuana dispensary..just one week before her NYE meltdown https://t.co/ktGiyA3PkU
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) January 2, 2017

In the midst of the ongoing saga of Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve meltdown, photos have also surfaced from a recent shopping trip to The Original Leaf recreational dispensary during her annual Christmas vacation in Aspen. She topped off her look with a red and black checkered coat and black beanie, along with a pair of Santa mittens she elected to hold in her hands rather than wear and sky-high platform heels.

Chicago and the Doobie Brothers to double-headline Red Rocks

The Doobie Brothers and Chicago will shower Red Rocks with classic rock this summer. Chicago and The Doobie Brothers have announced a joint headline tour, including a stop in Morrison this summer. 9 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $39.50-$125 and go on sale Jan. The soft rock balladeers Chicago, who are in fact from Chicago, and “What A Fool Believes” singers The Doobie Brothers, who aren’t actually brothers, will play Red Rocks on June 13. Red Rocks doesn’t get much more classic rock than this. Image courtesy of Live Nation. via livenation.com.

Download “Love Is Free” from the Gasoline Lollipops, only in Steal This Track

Boulder’s Gasoline Lollipops are a self-branded alt-country band, and they wear it with pride. As a result, it can describe punk bands with twang or folk bands with a slide guitar. Some might be quick to add a “punk” label as well, but the punk is more in attitude than sound. Fans will have to wait until Valentine’s Day for the full release, when the band will host a show at Fox Theatre. If you’re a Colorado band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration. Thing is, if a musician plays music that has a hint of country, yet is clearly outside the Nashville juggernaut, music journalists reach for the old “Alt-C” brand and hit them in the hide. At times, songs can be frenetic and raucous, but they always return to the comforts of down-home country. Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. Steal a new track by The Gasoline Lollipops. “Alt-country,” a term most agree was first used with Uncle Tupelo, now describes a crowded field of artists. Below, we have the advanced single, “Love Is Free,” for you to steal, for free, like love. There’s is a sound that, at its core, is very country, but they don’t limit themselves to country. But 2017 may be their year. The band also has a video for the track, produced by WeTubers.com and filmed at a show at Gold Hill Inn over the summer. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live. We only feature tracks not available for free elsewhere. Love may be free that night, but tickets are between $8 and $20. It’s not all that descriptive. The combo makes for a dynamic, interesting mix that doesn’t feel “alternative” to anything, just exactly what they are. In February, they will release “Resurrection,” an album that is already generating some deserved hype, and the band seems poised to take their music to broader audiences. Photo by ALOC Media. For years now, the band has performed memorable shows, achieved accolades including SXSW appearances and “Best Country” awards, and built a solid fanbase.

The String Cheese Incident rings in 2017 with a hometown throwdown

It was quite a marathon and a feat for a veteran group not only celebrating 2017, but also its 23rd anniversary as a band on Saturday night. Musically, the show was a diverse mix of old and new that left ample room for exploration. For the last five years, New Year’s Eve in Colorado has belonged to hometown favorites the String Cheese Incident. Amidst a sea of sequins and smiles, the band brought its A-game for upwards of five hours. When the clock struck midnight (or maybe a few minutes after), the proverbial skies opened up. Confetti launched from cannons filled the air. The band’s notoriously rowdy three-day spectacles at the FirstBank Center in Broomfield have become an annual staple, always one of the largest productions (and priciest tickets) the Front Range sees all year. Two performers flew off the stage on covert wires and swirled over the crowd. Setlist: The String Cheese Incident 12/31/16 1st Bank Center

SET 1
San Jose, Song In My Head, MLT, Who Am I, Outside and Inside > Hot ‘Lanta > Deal
SET 2
Close Your Eyes, Looking Glass > Orange Blossom Special, Get Tight, Best Feeling > Walking On The Moon, Howard, You’ve Got The World, Just One Story
SET 3
Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance, Rivertrance, Sirens, Beautiful
ENCORE
The Mighty Quinn, Sitting On Top Of The World The String Cheese Incident plays the FirstBank Center on Dec. Thousands of yellow balloons showered the room. Related: How electro-soul found its home in Denver’s “middle of nowhere” music scene
Instead, the show was jam heavy, even progressive, with pockets of bluegrass that let Michael Kang’s fiddle or Billy Nershi’s flatpicking guitar take lead on hoedowns like “Rivertrance” and “Sitting on Top of the World.” The first set ended with the two best covers of the night, an extended jam of the Allman Brother’s “Hot ‘Lanta” which led into the swing of the Grateful Dead’s “Deal.” There was also a distinct reggae portion of the show, accented by red, green and yellow lights as the band transitioned from “Best Feeling” into the Police’s “Walking On the Moon.”
After closing the book on 2016, 2017 is already shaping up to be a rewarding year for the String Cheese Incident. In years past, the New Year’s Eve performance has featured light-up LED bracelets and even 3D glasses for ticket holders. Photos by Ali Baker, The Know. The intimate arena was decorated in groups of oversized Japanese lanterns that glowed over the audience. Three more dancers fell from the rafters spinning around in transparent, glitter-filled globes. But what lurked in the rafters is what defined the night. Hanging from the center of the arena, a ball peeled up that revealed a floating carousel operated by four aerialist dancers. The band is off to Riveria Maya, Mexico for a four-day concert getaway “Los Muertos con Queso” January 25-28 and has a new album “Believe” due out in the Spring. It was lit by a massive lighting rig that towered over the six-piece band. The band got its electronic fix out of the way during the first two nights of the run (including a full set with Big Gigantic on Thursday), so Saturday was mostly void of the bass-heavy influence that has crept into their repertoire in recent years. 31, 2016. The question on everyone’s mind Saturday, then, was what they’d have in store for 2017. The answer was a lot: Seven thousand elated fans, three sets and eight aerialists in one massive New Year’s celebration. Pandemonium!