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Feb
19
Fri
G LOVE AND SPECIAL SAUCE @ Ogden Theatre
Feb 19 @ 8:30 pm

G Love and Special Sauce Denver Ogden Theatre

Artist Biography by Greg Prato

G. Love & Special Sauce are a Philadelphia-based trio whose laid-back, sloppy blues sound is quite unique, as it encompasses the sound/production of classic R&B and recent rap artists (the Beastie Boys, in particular). The group — G. Love (born Garrett Dutton) on guitar/vocals/harmonica, Jeff Clemens on drums, and Jim Prescott on upright bass — released their self-titled debut in 1994 on OKeh/Epic. It received enthusiastic reviews and nearly went gold on the strength of the MTV-spun video for “Cold Beverage.” The group toured heavily, also landing a subsequent spot on the H.O.R.D.E. tour, and found a receptive young audience. They followed up this success with the more mature Coast to Coast Motel in 1995. Although it didn’t sell as well as the debut, it was definitely a stronger album. On tour, the group nearly broke up due to bickering over finances. They decided to take a break from each other, while G. Love worked on a new album with three different bands (All Fellas Band, Philly Cartel, and King’s Court) and special guest Dr. John.

Soon, though, G. Love & Special Sauce made amends, and the next album featured Special Sauce plus combinations of the three other groups. Yeah, It’s That Easy was released in October 1997, and it turned out to be a soul-inflected effort, more similar to their debut than their second album. G. Love & Special Sauce soon embarked on another world tour, returning in 1999 with Philadelphonic. Released in 2001, Electric Mile was another solid release, but it was also G. Love‘s most schizophrenic album yet, incorporating hip-hip, funk, psychedelia, blues, and soul in equal and ambitious measure. Mile was followed by extensive touring. By 2004 and the Hustle LP, G. Love had eased up a little on the kitchen sink approach, offering instead a cohesive, dry groove reminiscent of his earliest efforts. Hustle was also the first G. Love release under Jack Johnson‘s Brushfire Records banner. It made sense; the two had been pals at least since Philadelphonic, on which Johnson had guested. His move from Sony spawned The Best of G. Love & Special Sauce, but G. Love wasn’t done. Special Sauce did a series of shows in 2004 with Johnson and fellow Brushfire artist Donavon Frankenreiter, and the trio also found time to issue a brief live EP before 2006’s Lemonade. The live album A Year & a Night with G. Love & Special Sauce appeared in 2007. The studio album Superhero Brother followed in 2008. After a six-year break, the original G. Love & Special Sauce lineup (featuring Clemens and Prescott) reunited for 2014’s Sugar. A year later, the band released Love Saves the Day on Brushfire Records. Appearing in October 2015, the album featured a slew of special guests including Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope, and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

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Venue Information:

32359550-7386-4fe1-afeb-f65254d9f5b2

Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

Public Transportation

The Ogden Theatre is served by several bus routes (12, 15, 15L). Use the map above or visit www.rtd-denver.com for directions from your location.

Parking

Parking for the Ogden Theatre is all street parking. Please be aware of any residential permitted parking. Pay lots are available throughout the neighborhood.

 

Mar
5
Sat
AFROLICIOUS – BUD LIGHT ROCKS THE BOAT FREE SHOW @ Steamboat Stage - Gondola Square
Mar 5 @ 3:30 pm

Afrolicious, the live/electronic collective based in the San Francisco Bay Area, started out not as a band but as a club night at the famed Elbo Room in The Mission District in 2007. The format of Afrolicious party was very open and included the DJs spinning the latest soulful dance music including Afro-House, broken beat, modern funk and disco alongside classics and re-edits and remixes of their favorite Afrobeat, Salsa alongside live percussionists and guest MCs and musicians.

Eventually morphing into a live band led by the production and arrangement skills of Pleasuremaker, many dancers, DJs and producers began to take notice of their unique sound. Since the release of their first two EPs which were produced by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, the reputation of the band and founding DJs Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz have grown and they have performed everywhere from Red Rocks, Burning Man, Cielo and the Greek Theatre in Berkeley.

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Mar
12
Sat
MAGIC GIANT – BUD LIGHT ROCKS THE BOAT FREE SHOW @ Steamboat Stage - Gondola Square
Mar 12 @ 3:30 pm

Like a banjo player and a DJ rocking a club show in a barn, Magic Giant is a band on a mission to move bodies and souls. The group kicked off 2015 with a performance on KEXP hosted by John Richards (credited for discovering The Lumineers’ Ho Hey). They have since been featured on Spotify’s New Music Tuesday, Billboard for Artist on the Verge, and NPR’s Songs We Love, which proclaimed, This L.A. indie-folk band has a summer festival anthem on its hands. Described by some as rave-folk, Magic Giant has been turning clubs into dance parties on their maiden US headline tour, concluding with a full house at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles. Magic Giant continues to build a reputation for its anthemic sing-alongs, blending organic instruments with big drums and electronic beats. The band is composed of Austin Bis on lead vocals; Zambricki Li on banjo, mandolin, and fiddle; and Brian Zaghi on upright bass and acoustic guitar.

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Mar
19
Sat
THE GOONIES – BUD LIGHT ROCKS THE BOAT FREE SHOW @ Steamboat Stage - Gondola Square
Mar 19 @ 3:30 pm

Based in Boulder, CO, this 4-piece rock band will rip your shirts off with their shredding guitar solos and unravel your sense of space and time. Founded in 1985, after escaping a kidnapping by a large Sasquatch, the young rock stars decided to travel through time and come light up the 21st century. While you may wake up with crimped hair, a sore neck, and no recollection of the last 12 hours, The Goonies never… ever…. say Hangover.

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Mar
26
Sat
JAKUBI – BUD LIGHT ROCKS THE BOAT FREE SHOW @ Steamboat Stage - Gondola Square
Mar 26 @ 3:30 pm

Jakubi is a Melbourne-based band composed of two brothers, two cousins and one friend whose love for producing music brought them together and whose pure talent propelled them forward. Jakubi’s unique flavor stems from an irresistible combination of jangly guitars, hip-hop beats and sailing synth rhythms. Flawlessly melding the sounds of a talk box one minute and reggae-inspired guitar the next; the band’s infectious experimental songs are guaranteed to get everyone dancing. 2014 saw the band touring two continents and three countries including Australia, the US and Canada. Since the release of their first single in 2013, the band’s music has been streamed on SoundCloud almost 5 million times and has amassed over 4 million views across YouTube. Starting 2015 off with a bang, the band has released its debut EP, Holiday, to critical acclaim, gaining further attention from industry insiders and fans alike.

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Mar
29
Tue
THE WHO DENVER RESCHEDULED DATE @ Pepsi Center
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm

THE WHO DENVER

The Who Hits 50!

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Public Transportation

Public Transportation - Light Rail

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is the public bus and light rail system for the Denver Metropolitan area. RTD has more than 170 bus routes and more than 35 miles of light rail lines.

An RTD bus stop is located adjacent to the grounds of Pepsi Center at 9th Street and Auraria Parkway. For an updated RTD bus route schedule, call 303.299.6000 or 800.366.7433.

The C Line from the Littleton/Mineral Light Rail Station and E Line from the Lincoln Light Rail Station provide light rail service to the historic Union Station in LoDo with a stop at Pepsi Center/Elitch Gardens. D Line from Littleton/Mineral Light Rail Station, F Line from Lincoln Light Rail Station and H Line from the Nine Mile Light Rail Station provide light rail service to 16th/California in Downtown Denver.

The MallRide provides FREE shuttle service on the 16th Street Mall. The Mall extends approximately two miles and accesses both northbound and southbound light rail service at Union Station and the 16th Street Mall.

More Information | Light Rail Map


C and E Line Schedules
(Please note that light rail service to and from Union Station will increase during major sporting events, concerts and other special events.)

C LINE – Littleton/Mineral to Union Station
5:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday, except holidays
Train stops approximately every 15 minutes

C and E LINES – I-25/Broadway to Union Station
6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Every day
Trains stop approximately every 15 minutes

E LINE – Lincoln to Union Station
5:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Trains stop approximately every 30 minutes

6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays
Train stops approximately every 15 minutes

For more information on RTD and its services, including additional early morning and late night trains, log on to RTD-Denver.com.

Directions:

If you are traveling south on I-25, take exit 212B toward downtown. Turn left onto Speer Boulevard. At the second stop light, turn right onto Chopper Circle.

If you are traveling north on I-25, take exit 210B for Auraria Parkway. Merge onto Auraria Parkway. Turn left onto 11th Street to enter the grounds of Pepsi Center.

From downtown Denver, take Speer Boulevard to Auraria Parkway. Go west on Auraria Parkway and turn right on 11th Street to enter the grounds of Pepsi Center.


Pepsi Center Toyota Parking Lot:

Pepsi Center has 4,930 parking spaces located on its grounds. Elitch Gardens provides an additional 2,000 spaces and the Auraria Campus, located across Auraria Parkway, also provides parking.

Camry lot (VIP)
The Camry (VIP) parking lots are located on the southwest side of Pepsi Center. During Colorado Avalanche home games, access is restricted and available only to vehicles displaying a VIP parking pass.

Prius lot
Prius lot provides parking to permit holders and the general public.

Tacoma lot
Tacoma Lot provides parking to the general public.

Tundra lot
Tundra Lot provides parking to permit holders and the general public.

Rav4 lot (Premiere Parking)
The Rav4 lot is available to the general public and offers Pepsi Center’s closest parking spaces.

Valet Parking (Highlander Lot)
Valet Parking is available to the general public and offers the most convenient way to arrive and leave Pepsi Center. Valet drop-off and pick-up is located on the circle drive outside of the East Atrium.

Parking for Guests with Special Needs
Pepsi Center has more than 99 parking spaces for guests with special needs. The designated spaces are located in Lots Camry, Rav4 and Tundra.

For more information on Pepsi Center parking and rates, call 303.405.1299. For additional maps, as well as information on hotels & restaurants, please visit Denver.org.
Pepsi Center Toyota Parking Lot

Lot Avalanche Game Nuggets Game Mammoth Game Concerts & Other Events
Camry North Permit and $15 Permit and $15 Permit and $10 $10-$20
Camry South Permit and $15 Permit and $15 Permit and $10 $10-$20
Prius Lots $15 $15 $10 $10-$20
Tundra $15 $15 $10 $10-$20
Rav4 $20 $20 $15 $15-$25
Tacoma $15 $15 $10 $10-$20
Highlander $30 $30 $25 $25-$35
Corolla $20 $20 $15 $15-25
Apr
1
Fri
WARREN HAYNES AND THE ASHES AND DUST BAND @ Ogden Theatre
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm

You think you know someone, and then you realize that there’s more than meets the eye.

Grammy Award winning artist Warren Haynes has been recognized as a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar players in the world. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history – Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule and the Dead – his virtuosic artistry has led to thousands of unforgettable performances and millions of album and track sales. Despite all of the ground that Haynes has covered on his musical journey, the impressive thing is that he still has many miles to explore. On his newest solo album Ashes and Dust, he puts forth one of his most gorgeous, musically rich and personal albums to date. It is endlessly exciting to see one of the most brilliant minds in modern music shine an entirely new light on the depths of his creativity.

Ashes and Dust, only the third studio album Haynes has ever released under his own name, is a masterful work of art and a particularly important statement for Haynes. The songs are immediately and clearly different from his usual style – encompassing beautiful acoustic arrangements, a rootsy/Americana soundscape and honeyed vocals that cut straight through to the soul. Although many of these songs are brand new, some of the tunes that make up this album have been dear to Warren for years. In some cases he has been carrying them around for 20 or 30 years, waiting for the right time to record them.

“I’ve been writing songs all my life from a more folky, singer-songwriter, even Celtic direction,” he says. “For a while, I’ve been compiling songs that didn’t necessarily fit in with Gov’t Mule or the Allman Brothers or even my last solo album. So this record was really a chance to bring a lot of that music to fruition. It’s really given me the opportunity to take a lot of songs I love, that didn’t have a home, and build a home for them.”

Given his life-long commitment to experimentation and eclecticism, though, it should come as no surprise that the album reveals yet another new side of his musical personality. Knowing that he wanted to pursue a more folk-based approach on this project, he brought in the New Jersey-based Americana band Railroad Earth as collaborators.

“I have a cool chemistry with those guys—they add their own personality to the songs, but they’re really great at interpreting, as well,” says Haynes. “We’ve known each other casually for several years, and then at Del-Fest a few years ago, we winged a few songs together and it went really well. A little later, when I was opening the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, they joined me for part of the set. We did that with a little more rehearsal, more preparation, and it was a great experience. At that point, I started thinking that maybe I should make my next record with these guys.”

Even with a clear sense of his goals for the album, Haynes and Railroad Earth still needed to explore various avenues and possibilities. They recorded more than 30 songs, often trying entirely different arrangements for each take or even recording late at night and not listening to playbacks until they reconvened the next day.

Fans of jam-band powerhouse Gov’t Mule or the most recent soul-charged incarnation of the Warren Haynes Band—or listeners who know Haynes through his 25-year affiliation with the Allman Brothers Band or his work with various extensions of the Grateful Dead family—may be surprised to hear him working in a more song-based context. Several of the tracks on Ashes and Dust, like “Company Man” and “Coal Tattoo,” are links to the folk tradition of narrative writing.

“I love story songs,” Haynes says. “I was very influenced by the whole concept of writing songs that tell a story. When I first got bitten by the singer-songwriter bug, when I was 14, it was due to those people who transported you to another place and another time with their songs”

Which is not to say that Ashes and Dust leaves his instrumental adventures behind; several songs such as “Blue Maiden’s Tale” and “Stranded in Self-Pity” open out into more extended musical journeys. “In the studio, you’re always looking for the balance between structure and focus and improvisation, opening up the music to chance” says Haynes.   “But too much of either can keep the music from being as rewarding or as effective as it can be.  Luckily my audience loves things to be stretched out. They love to hear the performance aspect. It was nice to take a few dirt roads, musically speaking, and go to some places none of us were expecting.”

Haynes shares that this album also brought out some new dimensions for him as a guitarist. “My playing here is quite different from what I’ve done in recent projects. It’s showcasing a side of my musicality that’s unlike, in some cases, anything I’ve ever done,” he says, noting that he played a hollow-body D’Angelico instrument (“kind of a jazz guitar”) for many of the sessions. “I like to adapt to my surroundings—to the music itself and to the musicians, trying to choose a musical voice that fits into the overall picture a certain way.  I played a lot more slide guitar than I’ve played in a long time and a lot of acoustic guitar, things that were more directed to weaving themselves into the fabric of this music.”

One of the songs, “Spots of Time” (the lyrics of which include the phrase that gives the album its title), may be familiar to ardent Haynes-watchers.  The song was written by Haynes and Phil Lesh from the Grateful Dead, and the Allman Brothers have been playing it on stage in recent years. He had hoped that the song would be included if the Allmans made another studio album, but after the legendary band retired in 2014, he decided to record it himself—but not before inviting Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge and percussionist Marc Quinones to join him in the studio.

On “Gold Dust Woman,” Grace Potter adds her unique vocal timbre. Sparking a fast friendship and instant chemistry several years ago, Haynes and Potter have performed this song together many times on stage and this endeavor seemed like the perfect opportunity to document it in the studio. That chemistry, along with Railroad Earth’s unique instrumental interpretation, plays out here in fine form on the sole duet on the album.

The presence of these world-class musicians and artists, along with that of Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin and famed harmonica player Mickey Raphael (who each make an appearance here on “Wanderlust”) is yet another reason why Ashes and Dust stands as such a personal, ambitious document of Warren Haynes’ history. With songs that reach back to his initial fascination with music and others that go right up to the present day, it’s a look behind his first-rate playing and into his enduring creative spirit.

“These songs were each very important to me when they were written, especially since some of them go so far back,” he says. “They’re all visual memories and experiences of certain time periods that I tried to capture in song. They really represent a collection of memories in my life.”

 

 

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Venue Information:

32359550-7386-4fe1-afeb-f65254d9f5b2

Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

Public Transportation

The Ogden Theatre is served by several bus routes (12, 15, 15L). Use the map above or visit www.rtd-denver.com for directions from your location.

Parking

Parking for the Ogden Theatre is all street parking. Please be aware of any residential permitted parking. Pay lots are available throughout the neighborhood.

 

Apr
2
Sat
GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD – BUD LIGHT ROCKS THE BOAT FREE SHOW @ Steamboat Stage - Gondola Square
Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (GPGDS) formed in 2001 in Rochester, New York. A mysteriously fertile area for developing the U.S. reggae scene, the city has ties going back to 1981. In these formative years, GPGDS began to explore their songs with an experimental approach that is stylistically akin to the Grateful Dead, while keeping their roots firmly planted in reggae rhythms and lyrical content. Around 2005 tapers began to notice and soon after one of the band’s first Colorado shows received homepage placement on the popular taper website Archive.org. Almost overnight they became a mainstay on the jam band festival circuit. GPGDS is known for folding the aesthetics of the jam band scene into the structures of reggae. In the live setting, the band performs extended jams. On their current album, they have synthesized their approach by weaving traditional folk instrumentation into a foundation of reggae, with arrangements that let the reggae breathe in a non-traditional way.

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X AMBASSADORS @ Ogden Theatre
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm

 

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Venue Information:

32359550-7386-4fe1-afeb-f65254d9f5b2

Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

Public Transportation

The Ogden Theatre is served by several bus routes (12, 15, 15L). Use the map above or visit www.rtd-denver.com for directions from your location.

Parking

Parking for the Ogden Theatre is all street parking. Please be aware of any residential permitted parking. Pay lots are available throughout the neighborhood.

 

Apr
5
Tue
GARY CLARK JR @ Ogden Theatre
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm

Gary Clark Jr Denver Ogden Theatre

The Story of Sonny Boy Slim Tour

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Venue Information:

32359550-7386-4fe1-afeb-f65254d9f5b2

Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

Public Transportation

The Ogden Theatre is served by several bus routes (12, 15, 15L). Use the map above or visit www.rtd-denver.com for directions from your location.

Parking

Parking for the Ogden Theatre is all street parking. Please be aware of any residential permitted parking. Pay lots are available throughout the neighborhood.