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Nathaniel Rateliff, Isaac Slade to play huge Colorado music education benefit concert

For more information on Take Note Colorado, check out its website. (Provided by Take Note Colorado)
A handful of Denver’s biggest music names will come together this spring for the first annual Take Note The Concert, a benefit show for Colorado music education. Proceeds from the show will help establish grant funds for the Colorado Music Coalition (CMC), a newly formed nonprofit aimed at supporting Colorado music programs and cultural activities. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats will headline the show, which is set for May 4 at Broomfield’s FirstBank Center. VIP tickets will also be available for $250. Watch Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats’ cameo in a new video for Matthew Logan Vasquez’s “Redfish” below. (Full disclosure: Saunders also writes for The Denver Post.)
Tickets to the show are $25-$55 and go on sale March 10 at 10 a.m. via altitudetickets.com. will be joined by The Fray’s Isaac Slade, Big Head Todd and the Monsters’ Todd Park Mohr and Tracksuit Wedding. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats along with members of the Fray and Big Head Todd and the Monsters will play the first annual Take Note The Concert, a benefit show for Colorado music education. Rateliff and co. Take Note Colorado is a Governor Hickenlooper-led initiative within the CMC that will champion music education programs in Colorado schools, as well as students’ access to musical instruments. Denver Comedian Josh Blue and KBCO’s Bret Saunders will MC the evening.

Alt-J announces short tour, Red Rocks show

via axs.com. If you weren’t among the 9,000-plus who packed in to catch the band at the sold-out amphitheater and have been regretting it ever since, you’re in luck: The band just announced a handful of summer dates, including a concert at Red Rocks. Photo by Tina Hagerling, heyreverb.com. SOHN will perform in support. Some say that Alt-J’s 2015 Red Rocks show was not only the best of that year, but one of the venue’s best shows in recent memory. Alt-J performs at the Fillmore Auditorium on Oct. Alt-J will play the venue on August 7. The tour is in support of the band’s latest album, “Relaxer,” which comes out on June 9. 28, 2014. Tickets are $45.00 – $55.00 and go on sale March 10 at 10 a.m. (For the rest of the band’s tour dates, check out its Facebook page.) The band just released the first single off the album, “3WW,” on Spotify today. Listen to that below.

Gin Doctors says farewell with bittersweet, four-hour retrospective

Without Despres, it would also have to be the band’s last performance, as it revealed when it first announced the show back in January. Even before Gin Doctors took the stage on Saturday night at Stoney’s, the room was heavy with emotion. The band shuffled plenty of straight-ahead sing-alongs into what it stated would shake out to be a 48-song evening (as the show barreled toward midnight, the count got hazy), which piped throughout Stoney’s cavernous — and thoroughly packed — halls. with a few plaintive piano chords and the night’s opener, Counting Crows’ “Round Here.”
“Step out the front door like a ghost / Into the fog where no one notices / The contrast of white on white,” special guest Jen Korte sang to start the show. With a keen sense of curation and chops, the Denver-born ’90s cover band has never had a problem piling the city in to relive its grunge-infused, tip-frosted glory days. This was the band’s first show without Tyler Despres, the band’s co-founder and prodigious guitarist, who died unexpectedly last November. On Saturday, that went double. Related Articles

Denver’s Gin Doctors announce final show

It was the first of a flurry of lyrical moments that took on a heavier hue in light of Despres’ passing. “Cheers to y’all and cheers to our boy Tyler Despres,” said bassist James Morrison after someone in the crowd bought the band a round of shots just three songs into a 28-song set, the first of two. And then, the band itself, a group of friends that, one goofy melancholic rock show at a time, has become so much more to Denver’s music scene; not just as a live jukebox, but as people with stories — happy and sad — of their own. But those melancholic rocks songs reached new highs and lows given the night, setting songs like “1979” aflame, albeit with a blue, numbing heat. “This is all for him.”
This slideshow requires JavaScript. As a Gin Blossoms show should be, it was as memorable as a straight-forward party as a tribute. Photos of Despres set on stools and amplifiers around the stage evoked the man his friends, family and fans knew him to be: kind, goofy, a liver of life. (“Can I get more of Tyler’s vocals in my monitor?” Korte asked on occasion to the sound engineer during the first set.) The band’s bread and butter is ’90s alt rock songs, after all, a time and type of music that will whine about nothing and everything all at once while simultaneously stirring the pit into a manic spaz. (She was one of a handful of guests, which included Maria Kohler, AKA Kitty Crimes during a rendition of TLC’s “Waterfalls” and memorably, Despres’ mother on the show-ending Cranberries hit “Dreams”). The crowd piled in promptly at 8 p.m., and swelled (and sweated) immensely by the time the band hit the stage at 9 p.m. No matter how much hell some of these bros might have once given a frat brother for wearing a Weezer shirt, a group huddled around ESPN highlights in a far-away corner of the bar couldn’t not mouth along to the chorus “Buddy Holly.”
And so Gin Doctors once again served as a point of contact for Denver’s disparate strangers: The twenty-somethings who remember the songs from the car stereo of their now thirty-something older siblings; the outcasts who held Radiohead’s “Creep” in deep solace in high school; the women who have seen “Spice Girls” more times than any of the Oscar-nominated Best Picture films combined (“La La Land” not included).

Darius Rucker announces Red Rocks concert

For those who don’t remember Rucker from the Blowfish or the recent charts, he also starred in a country-fried Wendy’s commercial right around the time he went Nashville, which will be forever burned in my brain. Opening Acts Dan+Shay and Michael Ray (Jensen Sutta, Special to the Know)
Darius Rucker, former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman and current country star, is coming to Colorado this summer.   And not just any old venue. Tickets are $39.50-$69.50 and go on sale March 10 at 10 a.m. via axs.com. Darius Rucker 2016 Good for a Good Time Tour, Fiddlers Green Englewood, CO. Lauren Alaina will perform in support. Check that out below, along with two of his other indelible hits. The Grizzly Rose is great and all, but Rucker, who recently topped the charts with a popular cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” has a grander stage in mind. On August 1, Rucker will play Red Rocks Amphitheatre.