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Sun, September 21

Shemekia Copeland

Genre: Blues
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While only in her early 30's, she's opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton, and has even performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, the singer was presented with Taylor's crown by her daughter, Cookie, on June 12, 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new "Queen of the Blues" by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois. Copeland's passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more. Born in Harlem, New York, in 1979, Copeland actually came to her singing career slowly. Her father, the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, recognized his daughter's talent early on. He always encouraged her to sing at home, and even brought her on stage to sing at Harlem's famed Cotton Club when she was just eight. At the time, Shemekia's embarrassment outweighed her desire to sing. But when she was fifteen and her father's health began to fail, her outlook changed. "It was like a switch went off in my head, and I wanted to sing," she says. "It became a want and a need. I had to do it." At only 19, Shemekia stepped out of her father's shadow with the Alligator release of 1998 debut recording, Turn the Heat Up!, and the critics raved. The Village Voice called her "nothing short of uncanny," while the Boston Globe proclaimed that "she roars with a sizzling hot intensity." A year later, she appeared in the Motion Picture Three To Tango, while her song "I Always Get My Man, was featured in the film Broken Hearts Club. Her second album, Wicked, released in 2000, scored three Handy Awards (Song of the Year, Blues Album of the Year, Contemporary Female Artist of the Year) and a GRAMMY nomination. Two years later, New Orleans R&B legend Dr. John stepped in to produce her third recording, Talking To Strangers (2002), which Vibe called "a masterful blend of ballsy rockers and cheeky ballads." Copeland released The Soul Truth in 2005. The album was produced by legendary Stax guitarist Steve Cropper (who also played on the CD), and featured generous doses of blues, funk and Memphis-flavored soul. Never Going Back, her 2009 debut on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group, captured Copeland at a crossroads on that artistic path. While Copeland will always remain loyal to her blues roots, Never Going Back took a more forward view of the blues, and in so doing pointed her music and her career in a new direction. Produced by Oliver Wood, guest players included John Medeski, Marc Ribot and Chris Wood. "I've had success in my career, and I'm happy with that," she says. "But that doesn't mean I don't want to continue to grow. In order for an artist to grow – and for a genre to grow – you have to do new things. I'm extremely proud to say I'm a blues singer, but that doesn't mean that's the only thing I'm capable of singing, or that's the only style of music I'm capable of making." She adds: "I want to keep growing. My main goal when I started this was that I was going to do something different with this music, so that this music could evolve and grow. I got that idea from my father. He didn't do the typical one-four-five blues. He went to Africa and worked with musicians there. He was one of the first blues artists to do that. I want to be the same way. I want to be innovative with the blues."
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Thu, September 25

Tickets on sale 9/2 at 9PM! Jacob Whitesides with Dylan Holland & Zach Matari

Genre: Pop/Singer-Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

ALL AGES SHOW!

Humble, Gracious, and Genuine are just a few of the words you will hear fans use to describe You Tube Sensation Jacob Whitesides. Whitesides is a singer songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee. Jacob was first inspired at a Bluegrass festival in 2008, and ever since then he knew he wanted to do music for a living! Following the festival, Jacob set out to learn how to play guitar and sing. After playing around his hometown area of East Tennessee for awhile, two years ago, Jacob started uploading cover songs to You Tube as a hobby. Six million views plus later, here we are. He is now 16 and is having a blast traveling and meeting his fans known as "Whitesiders" all over the country. Jacob is an experienced guitar player and singer who puts favorable twists on covers and is currently writing his own songs for an album in nearby Nashville with the likes of Ernie Halter and other Music Row elites. Jacob also loves to play other instruments such as drums, ukulele, and electric lead. Jacob was voted Knoxville Tennessee's "Best Young Voice" of the year for 2011 in the junior voice competition for a good reason. In 2012, Jacob auditioned and made the first cut in the Fox Television music competition series X-Factor in front of judges Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and music industry icon L.A Reid. Since then, Jacob has been out on the road perfecting his craft playing a variety of shows, events, and festivals all over the US.

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Fri, September 26

Norman Brown

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

GRAMMY® Award winner Norman Brown is on close intimate terms with his audience. For almost two decades, it has been an engaging, mutually rewarding relationship, with the multitalented guitarist, composer and singer offering tasty sonic tidbits of classic R&B and contemporary jazz and his fans melting into satisfied aural bliss with every succulent, jazz inflected note. It‟s a veritable “love fest” – and Brown keeps the good vibes going on his long- awaited new release, Sending My Love, arriving this June on Peak Records. “I‟m a loving guy -- I hear that a lot. I started reading my emails and the fans were sending me so much love that I wanted to send them love back,” explains the artist, who wrote nine of the ten tunes on this offering. “The CD is about pure love, love in all its many aspects: a personal relationship and a general love for the planet and for people. We should be kind to each other,” he adds.

*Approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes*
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Fri, September 26

Norman Brown

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

GRAMMY® Award winner Norman Brown is on close intimate terms with his audience. For almost two decades, it has been an engaging, mutually rewarding relationship, with the multitalented guitarist, composer and singer offering tasty sonic tidbits of classic R&B and contemporary jazz and his fans melting into satisfied aural bliss with every succulent, jazz inflected note. It‟s a veritable “love fest” – and Brown keeps the good vibes going on his long- awaited new release, Sending My Love, arriving this June on Peak Records. “I‟m a loving guy -- I hear that a lot. I started reading my emails and the fans were sending me so much love that I wanted to send them love back,” explains the artist, who wrote nine of the ten tunes on this offering. “The CD is about pure love, love in all its many aspects: a personal relationship and a general love for the planet and for people. We should be kind to each other,” he adds.

*Approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes*
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Sat, September 27

All Ages Show! Lily Kershaw with Bobby Bazini & Taylor Berrett

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Sometimes a song is more than just a song. Sometimes a song can be a mirror to the world, or to the hidden selves we are or want to be. Lily Kershaw's debut album, Midnight In The Garden, explores emotional landscapes and heart clutching melodies that say the unsaid things we struggle to say ourselves. The album takes root in the titans of folk music…those classic songsmiths who weave tapestries of sound with fingerpicking and tales of often unspoken truths. In song, Kershaw is an old soul, but in person, she's a kinetic 22 year-old, a "nearly life-long Los Angeleno," she says. She's ebullient and lively, quick with a joke and an infectious smile. Raised adjacent to the Hollywood machine, Kershaw offers an antidote to the long-mythologized Los Angeles glitz; she's authentic, and honest, self-effacing and, above all, she is herself.
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Mon, September 29

All Ages Show! Parker Millsap with Del Barber

Genre: Americana
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Don't miss one of this year's nominees for the Americana Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year! An Oklahoma native brought up in the Pentecostal church, which he's since departed, 20-year-old Parker Millsap will make you a true believer with his self-titled Okrahoma Records/ Thirty Tigers debut album. Accompanied by his collaborators, high school buddy Michael Rose on bass and fiddle-player Daniel Foulks, the young tunesmith delivers his religious-laced parables, character-driven narratives and relationship tales with the fire-and-brimstone fervor of a preacher, restoring our faith in the power of song. Influenced by the dust-bowl neutrality of John Steinbeck, Millsap's memorable creations include the wife-murdering bible-thumper of "Old Time Religion," the self-made church-on-wheels minister in "Truck Stop Gospel," the questioning believer of "When I Leave," the meth cooks in "Quite Contrary" and the gambler who spends all his money buying lottery tickets in "Yosemite." Filled equally with ghosts and guilt, as well as an objectivity that invites listeners to paint themselves in each picture, Millsap's songs teeter on the fine line between gospel and the blues, sin and redemption, God and the devil, heaven and hell… from the pulpit to the back pew.
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Tue, September 30

All Ages Show! Justin Nozuka with David Ryan Harris

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

With his new album Ulysees, Toronto singer-songwriter Justin Nozuka crafts a world that fully explores the space and vibrancy that resonates within the purity of minimalism. There is a deeply-rooted calmness to Ulysees that echoes like a sustained note held through the 10 tracks of the album— a natural grace tempered with passion that creates an ambiance of delicate space around the music. "To me the songs feel generous and spontaneous," he explains. "I wanted to create a world with this album, an experience that is unique and unified." It is a new perspective for Nozuka, who says that finding the heart of Ulysees was a winding process. A marked departure from his previous work, the journey of creating it was a slow transformation and free-flowing experiment of sorts that began in 2011. Following his debut album Holly, and the follow-up You I Wind Land and Sea, Nozuka took his time to create his third work. "Making this album was really quite a long process, during which some key things happened. I was urged to get into production by a good friend, so I took his advice and decided to learn to produce. I was also able to work together with an aesthete, a friend with whom I created Ulysees," says Nozuka. The bold move to produce on his own brought a depth and instinct to his music that was previously untapped. While he looks back fondly on his previous work, this evolution in his creative process heralds a departure into new territory that he now relishes. With the new freedom of working from a home-based studio, and the experimentation of sitting in the producer's chair for the first time, as Nozuka pursued songs and refined them a specific aesthetic emerged within the music he was writing that would eventually become Ulysees. "Dreaming/Eyes Changing Colour" symbolizes the journey the album takes listeners on, enveloping them in a gentle night. The lead single "Right By You" evokes a languid, sensual feeling while delving further into a unique and soothing dream-like world Nozuka so deftly weaves together through the album. Listeners can almost feel the raw and transformative experience it has been for Nozuka. And so with Ulysees, Nozuka's artistry is ready to be embraced anew as a cherished pause and an intention for balance in an otherwise frenetic world.
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Fri, October 3

Comedy Night to Benefit the Morgan Adams Foundation Featuring Sam Adams, Stephanie McHugh and George McClure

Genre:
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

The Show
The co-host with Ron Zappolo of “Sports A to Z” on 9News, Sam Adams is a club and corporate event headliner who has performed on stages in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Boston and New York, as well as fabled Colorado venues Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Paramount Theater. Sam was the winner of the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival, and the Denver Business Journal once lauded him for “bringing down the house with a string of well-delivered lines that were notable for their lack of profanity, scatological or sexual references.”

Stephanie McHugh’s wit and charm have made her a regular in the Denver comedy scene. She kept radio listeners laughing with her daily mishaps on the Steve and Stephanie Morning Show on KOOL 105. She has appeared on Nick at Nite's TV show, "NickMom Night Out” and “America's Funniest Mom,” which won her praise from celebrity judge Rosanne Barr.

A Denver native and longtime Comedy Works favorite, your host and feature act George McClure has appeared on Comedy Central and A&E and opened for such luminaries as Ellen DeGeneres and Lewis Black. He is also, along with KUSA's Kyle Dyer, the regular emcee for the MAF's artma art auction.

Please join us for this awesome show to benefit a great cause!

More about The Morgan Adams Foundation
The Morgan Adams Memorial Neuro-Oncology research fund at The Children’s Hospital in Denver was started in November of 1998, after Morgan, age 6, lost her battle with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor. Morgan’s parents, Joan Slaughter and Steven Adams, started the artma art auction and The Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance to raise money for research efforts being conducted in neuro-oncology and other areas of childhood cancer. These events have received an incredible show of support from the community and together have contributed over $2.2 million to the fund. The Foundation’s Comedy Night event follows in this tradition. The OBJECTIVES of The Morgan Adams Foundation are to:
1. Provide funding for both basic science and clinical research in neuro-oncology at Children’s Hospital.
2. Support pilot projects which translate into potential therapies for people with cancer.
3. Support collaborative research initiatives conducted in partnership with The Children’s Hospital, with the hope of expanding treatment options for children battling cancer in the Rocky Mountain region, across the country and around the world.
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Sat, October 4

The Sax Pack Featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Jackiem Joyner

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Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

THE SAX PACK is a class act consisting of three signature sax players; Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Jackiem Joyner. Backed by a tight rhythm section, the talented trio combine their life-long love of music and their passion for performance, to make an impact on audiences that love music as much as they do. Committed to sharing the excitement, spontaneity and creative energy that flows between them on stage, THE SAX PACK inspires an audience far beyond the duration of a show.

*estimated run time for this show is 75-90 minutes.
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Fri, October 10

Face - All Vocal Rock Band

Genre: Acapella/Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Face is an all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado that has been thrilling audiences for over a decade. Using only five voices and a beat boxer, Face creates a high-octane rock music phenomenon that must been seen to be believed. The band competed on the hit NBC series “The Sing-Off,” as well as “America’s Got Talent,” and were named “Best Local Band” in 2014 by Boulder Weekly, and in 2013 by Denver A-List Awards. Having recently released their fifth album, Face regularly performs for sold-out audiences around Colorado in classic venues such as Paramount Theatre, Boulder Theater, and Soiled Dove Underground. Nationally, Face has touched crowds from San Francisco to Chicago, Dallas to Minneapolis, as well as headlining at Detroit's famous Fox Theatre and Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Critics and fans nation-wide describe Face as “nothing short of spectacular,” “a six-voice bomb blast,” and “among the top ten singing groups in the country.” With their incredible vocal harmonies, heart pounding vocal drums and more than a touch of humorous stage presence, Face has proven themselves to be a world class act for audiences of all ages.
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Sat, October 11

Josh Blackburn Band

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Josh Blackburn Band is a new project of local and extremely talented individuals. This is a very new collaboration of original music ranging from a country feel to an adult contemporary classic rock conception.
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Sun, October 12

Glenn Tilbrook (of Squeeze) with Jefferson Grizzard

Genre:
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Mention Glenn Tilbrook and most people may immediately think of Squeeze. After all, with his writing partner Chris Difford, Tilbrook was responsible for Top Ten hits all around the world such as "Tempted", "Hourglass", "Cool For Cats" and "Up The Junction". Ever since their first EP in 1977, Squeeze has delighted audiences with their brand of honky-tonk new wave and pithy lyricism, while their stock in the music world has seen the likes of Jools Holland, Paul Carrack and Elvis Costello all contribute to their work. However, since an acrimonious split in 1998 Squeeze has been on the backburner. Although you might forgive him for resting on his laurels after 13 albums and countless tours all over the world, Tilbrook has continued to write and perform with the same enthusiasm that he brought to Squeeze's earliest recordings. With his two solo albums, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook" and "Transatlantic Ping-Pong", he proved he's lost none of the joie-de-vivre that became Squeeze's trademark. For 2009's album "Pandemonium Ensues", he injected some fresh faces by recruiting a new band, The Fluffers, and some prestigious guests in the shape of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. This has been complemented by a conversational live show that is delightfully shambling in its approach – Tilbrook loves blurring the boundary between crowd and performer by performing requests and even taking his audience for walkabouts to set up impromptu gigs!
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Mon, October 13

Griffin House with Special Guest

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Although Springfield, OH native Griffin House didn't begin playing guitar and writing songs until he was 18, the power of his music struck an emotional connection with audiences immediately. The athletic gifted House shocked his family by turning down a golf scholarship to focus on a new path making music. "Sports were really a big part of me and how I grew up," he says. "So deciding not to take that scholarship was a turning point for me in choosing a new path for myself, a new life making music." There were some issues to deal with first, however – he couldn't play the guitar he'd bought from and friend, nor had he ever written a song. "I took a couple of guitar lessons and got so frustrated that one day I kicked the strings off my guitar," he recalls with a laugh. "It sat there for about a year, but I took it to school (at Miami of Ohio) with me and made up my mind I was gonna learn how to play. One night I picked up my guitar and wandered around campus till I could barely keep my eyes open, trying to play this one chord over and over. Finally, around 4 a.m., my hand got used to it and I formed my first G chord." Not long afterward, he wrote his first song for the high school sweetheart with whom he'd parted ways after graduation. When she came for a visit, House played it for her, and it brought her to tears. "Then I was hooked," he says, "I thought, 'Oh, man, if I can make people cry, I'm gonna keep doing this. I'm gonna make as many people cry as I can!'" After laughing at the memory, he puts the experience in perspective: "What I was drawn to was the power of the song, how it could affect people emotionally." The epiphany caused the neophyte's creative juices to bubble over, and he got really good really fast. After graduating, he joined some of his buddies who'd moved to Nashville, and started doing solo gigs at the bottoms of bills in local clubs. Within months, he was headlining, surprising himself at his rapid development. "I was working in a gift shop downtown for $6.50 an hour," he remembers, "and four months later I was flying to L.A. and New York for meetings with record labels." House signed with Nettwerk and banged out his first CD with his band in five days, before moving from Nashville to Cincinnati. He spent most of the subsequent three years on the road, while also finding time to record several "direct-to-fan" releases, a pair of EPs (House of David Vol. 1 & 2) and the 2006 digital release Homecoming. He didn't fully understand at first, but writing and recording these songs about his "own issues" was the best sort of help he could possibly offer others, friends and strangers alike. His intelligent and heart-felt lyrics and melodies in such songs as "The Guy Who Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind" and "Better Than Love" have garnered commercial and critical acclaim alike. From being featured on the CBS Sunday Morning Show, to touring with the likes of John Mellencamp and the Cranberries, House continues to gain national recognition and currently is headlining his own tour across the U.S.
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Thu, October 16

Dave Barnes

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

ALL AGES SHOW!

When Dave Barnes first showed up on the music scene 12 years ago, he was the guy hitting the college circuit with limitless energy and an equally unrestrained expectation for the future. There were songs to be penned, tours to be booked and a whole world of experiences to be seized. Since then, the singer-songwriter has written and released seven albums, played hundreds of cities each year, received Grammy and CMA nominations for Blake Shelton's cut of his song “God Gave Me You,” become a father and formed deeper relationships in the industry than his 23-year-old self could have dared hope. Turning 35 this year, Barnes is in a season of both nostalgia and reality about what it means to be a traveling musician, and those reflections have become the life and breath of his eighth full-length release, Golden Days. “It kind of tells a story of beginning something, where you are now and, as the season changes, the things you look back on,” he says. Having recorded his 2012 Razor & Tie Records release, Stories to Tell, in LA with renowned producer John Fields, Barnes is stepping closer to home for his new independently released project, co-producing with multi-Grammy nominated Ed Cash in Nashville and giving his thoughts time to simmer and take shape.
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Fri, October 17

An Evening With Ian Tyson

Genre: Country/Folk
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi award winner, Ian Tyson, is celebrating 5 decades of performance in 2011 with a full schedule of concerts planned from coast to coast in both Canada and the United States. Throughout 2008, Tyson shot a TV Music/Documentary Special for Canada's Bravo Chanel which aired in January 2010 and, along with additional live footage, a second TV special was also produced for the CBC Network. These shows are now available in a double DVD package titled "Ian Tyson, This Is My Sky". In December 2010, Ian's memoir for Random House of Canada - "The Long Trail" - became an instant Best Seller. From the superstar status of Ian & Sylvia in the 1960's to the legendary Tyson of today, Ian continues to keep his loyal fans in awe with songs that range from his classics - Four Strong Winds (named Canada's top song of the 20th century), Someday Soon, and Navajo Rug, to his newest works which he continues to write with inspired vigor. Now in his mid 70's, Tyson combines a busy touring performance schedule with the work on his Alberta ranch, nestled in the foothills of the Rockies south of Calgary. It's a workload that would exceed that of most people generations his junior.
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Sun, October 19

Tickets on sale 9/10 at 10AM! The Derailers

Genre: Country/Rockabilly
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

In a career that has given rise to more than a decade’s worth of fine-tuned, highly anticipated and wonderfully received music, the Derailers continue to build the relationship between song, listener and dance floor. Each album has been a mix of well-crafted original songs and cover songs so thoughtfully chosen and so representative of the band, fans think they are as original as the band themselves. Challenged by their fans to create a sound that mirrors the shuffle of happy boots on a hardwood floor, the Derailers have fed the hungry dancehall crowds with their classic country beats and a 60s pop sensibility. Fans continue to show their appreciation and admiration with requests for encores long after the last drink has been served. In terms of sound, the Derailers have gotten smoother with age. As Hofeldt puts it, “I think we have retained the path we are going for. But we have certainly grown as players and allowed other influences to come in.” Their music celebrates the legacies of Buck Owens, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich and the Beatles, while still being on the edge of today’s country music. Hofeldt describes his view of country music as, “finding out what love really is, versus what you thought it was when you were a kid.” For all the fans of the Derailers, love is all you need.
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Wed, October 22

Shook Twins

Genre: Folk/Roots
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

ALL AGES SHOW

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins' sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul. The twins are the main songwriters but they have recently started backing up their band members, Niko Daoussis (Cyber Camel) and Anna Tivel (Anna and the Underbelly) and adding their stunning songs to the mix. Each Shook Twins song tells a story, distinctive, sharp, genuine, and well – sometimes quirky. Drawing from their life experience, select subjects include, being potters’ daughters, imagined superpowers and a chicken named ‘Rose’ they befriended. Shook Twins also pull out unexpected takes on classic hits, retellings of their musician friends’ songs, heartfelt ballads and rhythm driven dance numbers. After releasing their first album "You Can Have the Rest," the twin sisters moved to Portland in December of 2009, conceptualizing their 2011 release "Window" (featuring Bonnie Paine and Bridget Law of Elephant Revival). Both albums were recorded and produced in Santa Cruz, California, at InDigital Studios. Favorable reviews, extensive radio airplay and a busy tour schedule have created an ever growing fan base & kudos from many major musicians. Shook Twins and their full band, including Niko Daoussis (mandolin, electric guitar, vocals), Kyle Volkman (bass), Anna Tivel (violin, vocals), and Russ Kleiner (drum kit, percussion), recently finished recording their third album “What We Do” (releasing 4/8/14) with Grammy nominated producer Ryan Hadlock at Bear Creek Studios as well as partnering and recording an album, with fellow Portland musician Ben Darwish on his epic concept piece, "The Clear Blue Pearl." National and regional press accolades have poured in since the April 8th, 2014 release of "What We Do," including USA Today touting, "The Portland, Ore., folk group is ready to rattle the music world with its 'What We Do' album." Acoustic Guitar Magazine says, "'What We Do' is a nearly flawless album that pushes the band into unexplored sonic territory…this is a band that packs a tremendous amount of artistry and talent into their compositions." Indie-music mecca Portland, OR's weekly newspaper Portland Mercury states, "'What We Do' is the sound of two preternaturally talented siblings making the music they want to make with a wide-eyed sense of wonder and the good sense to absorb whatever the world puts in their path." Shook Twins have shared the stage with artists including: Ryan Adams, David Grisman, Mason Jennings, Blizten Trapper, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sarah Jarosz, Laura Veirs, The FruitBats, Jonatha Brooke, JJ Grey and MoFro, The Indigo Girls, Crooked Still, Jason Webley, The BoDeans, Elephant Revival, The Head and The Heart, The Lumineers and many more. Eclectic, amusing and whimsical, Shook Twins' laid-back and fun stage presence draws the listener in, allowing them to take the audience away on the adventure that is their live show.
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Fri, October 24

Euge Groove

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, Euge Groove graduated from the University of Miami School of Music in 1984. A rather late-bloomer in the genre, Groove did not record his first solo album until 2000. Prior to that, he had replaced Richard Elliot in the Tower of Power when Elliot decided to pursue a solo career, and he also did session work with various pop acts, most noticeably the Miami girl group Expose. He has a sax solo on their #1 hit "Seasons Change," and another on their 1993 hit "I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)." Grove adopted the name Euge Groove, which consists of a shortening of his middle name and a very frequent mispronunciation of his last. While initially it was presumed to be coined by fans who saw him perform in Europe, Grove later indicated in an interview on XM Radio during the summer of 2006 that his Mother-in-Law conceived the idea for his stage name. Euge Groove's best-known solo hits include "Sneak a Peek," "Slam Dunk," "Rewind," "Don't let me be lonely tonight," "Livin' Large" and "XXL." His most recent hits include "Get 'Em Going" and "Chillaxin'." Solid albums include; Born 2 Groove (2006), Livin' Large (2004) and Play Date (2002). He has recently released another album, titled "Sunday Morning." In 2008 he went on Tour with the legendary Tina Turner.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes.
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Fri, October 24

Euge Groove

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, Euge Groove graduated from the University of Miami School of Music in 1984. A rather late-bloomer in the genre, Groove did not record his first solo album until 2000. Prior to that, he had replaced Richard Elliot in the Tower of Power when Elliot decided to pursue a solo career, and he also did session work with various pop acts, most noticeably the Miami girl group Expose. He has a sax solo on their #1 hit "Seasons Change," and another on their 1993 hit "I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)." Grove adopted the name Euge Groove, which consists of a shortening of his middle name and a very frequent mispronunciation of his last. While initially it was presumed to be coined by fans who saw him perform in Europe, Grove later indicated in an interview on XM Radio during the summer of 2006 that his Mother-in-Law conceived the idea for his stage name. Euge Groove's best-known solo hits include "Sneak a Peek," "Slam Dunk," "Rewind," "Don't let me be lonely tonight," "Livin' Large" and "XXL." His most recent hits include "Get 'Em Going" and "Chillaxin'." Solid albums include; Born 2 Groove (2006), Livin' Large (2004) and Play Date (2002). He has recently released another album, titled "Sunday Morning." In 2008 he went on Tour with the legendary Tina Turner.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes.
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Fri, October 31

Halloween Party Under A Blood Red Sky - U2 Tribute

Genre: Rock/Tribute
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Covering all of U2's best music since the 1983 War tour, UABRS shows amaze fans with our U2-esque reenactments because we make every effort to replicate wardrobe, stage props, video/audio choreography, instruments and equipment from many famous U2 concerts around the world. This project, from day one, has been about the spectacle of what seeing/experiencing U2's music live has grown to be known for; so, for us, it's been more about creating a "theatre-like" experience for fans than just covering the music. Come out and sing along with us...and feel the power and passion of one of the greatest bands of our time!!!
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Sun, November 2

Square Peg/Sherpa Concerts Present Home Free SOLD OUT!

Genre: A Cappella/Country
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

SOLD OUT!

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity. Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years in the early 2000s, Home Free had been perfecting their live show for years prior to The Sing-Off--performing together for crowds in countless State and County Fairs, on college campuses, in Fortune 500 companies, and in theaters all across the country. It was their experience on the road that carried them to a Sing-Off victory, swelling their fan base and bringing their homegrown country style into a national spotlight. ALL AGES SHOW!

Home Free continues to entertain audiences with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor. This spring they continue their journey as they take part in the 32-city, 36-show Sing-Off Tour Live! on the heals of their Columbia Records debut release, Crazy Life, in stores February 18.
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Fri, November 7

Peter Buck & Alejandro Escovedo One Night. Two Legends.

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Peter Buck is the guitarist for R.E.M., arguably the most important and influential American rock band of the post-punk era. Born December 6, 1956, in Berkeley, California, he was managing the Athens, Georgia-based Wuxtry record shop when he met University of Georgia student Michael Stipe, and with bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry, they formed R.E.M. in the spring of 1980. Distinguished by Buck's chiming guitar riffs, the group honed an atmospheric, jangly pop sound often reminiscent of the Byrds, touring relentlessly prior to issuing their debut single, "Radio Free Europe," on the tiny Hib-Tone label in mid-1981; after the record's success on college radio attracted the attention of IRS Records, they released the Chronic Town EP a year later. R.E.M.'s first full-length album, 1983's Murmur, cemented their reputation as critics' darlings; despite little mainstream airplay, 1984's Reckoning reached the Top 30 and with the darkly beautiful follow-up Fables of the Reconstruction, the band earned increasing MTV visibility for the videos "Can't Get There from Here" and "Driver 8." While 1986's Lifes Rich Pageant revealed a growing awareness with sociopolitical concerns (among them environmental issues and American foreign policy), the following year's Document was R.E.M.'s commercial breakthrough, buoyed by the Top Ten hit "The One I Love." Released on Election Day 1988, the Warner Bros. label debut Green was R.E.M.'s most pointedly polemic effort to date, although the hits "Stand" and "Pop Song 89" also reflected the band's wry sense of humor. Following the Green tour, R.E.M. took an extended break, during which time Buck, Mills, and Berry teamed with singer/songwriter Warren Zevon to record an LP as the Hindu Love Gods. Buck, who earlier produced the Feelies' 1986 comeback LP The Good Earth, also helmed sessions for Kevn Kinney (MacDougal Blues), Run Westy Run (Green Cat Island), and Uncle Tupelo (March 16-20, 1992); a comic book written and drawn by then-unknown singer/songwriter Jack Logan even depicted the guitarist as a superhero. R.E.M. returned in 1991 with the chart-topping Out of Time, which generated the Top Ten hits "Losing My Religion" and "Shiny Happy People"; the elegiac masterpiece Automatic for the People followed in 1992 and as alternative rock took over the pop charts, the band was widely acknowledged among the chief inspirations behind a generation of new artists. In the wake of 1995's Monster, Buck formed the side project Tuatara, an experimental, free jazz-inspired collective also featuring the Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin and Luna's Justin Harwood; the group's debut album, Breaking the Ethers, appeared a year later, followed in 1998 by Trading with the Enemy. In 1997, he also teamed with ex-American Music Club frontman Mark Eitzel for the collaborative LP West. He returned to R.E.M. -- by then a trio following Berry's retirement -- for 1998's Up, the album that established that the group could continue without Berry. Over the next decade, Buck would pursue side-projects between R.E.M. albums, frequently playing with such old friends as Robyn Hitchcock and Scott McCaughey; he played bass in McCaughey's band the Baseball Project. R.E.M. announced their disbandment in the fall of 2011. In the spring of 2012, Buck announced he was recording his first solo album. The result was released in October in an extremely limited edition of 2000 vinyl copies. He released a second solo record exclusively on vinyl in 2014.

There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers. Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony riding the air of a nightclub room, removed from amplification, within the audience. His rise has been gradual, a steady incline rather than a quick ascendance, but it has deepened and burnished his music, made it closer to the bone, where it begins to break, deepening his insight and his ability to find that insight in performance. His tireless touring, and dogged determination to place one album after another, has taken him through many musical scenes, remaining the same persona within each, of an artist who doesn’t settle for the easy way out. “You just do your good work, and people care,” Alejandro says over the phone beginning a promotional tour for his latest work, Street Songs of Love, his tenth solo album. “I always believed, when I was a kid, that if you just worked hard, you would find fulfillment. I think I got a lot of that from my father, and my brothers. A working musician is all I ever wanted to be. Hard work, to stay true to what you want to do, and then eventually someone would notice for that very reason.”
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Sat, November 8

Jeff Lorber Fusion

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

By the late 1970s, trailblazing keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber had become a prominent figure in the new movement known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber and his band, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, first honed their craft in the Portland, Oregon, club scene and rapidly expanded their reach to a national and international audience via a combination of complex harmonies, unconventional time signatures and compelling rhythms. In subsequent years, Lorber dropped the term “fusion” from his billing as the movement evolved into what is currently known as contemporary jazz. Still, he continued to explore the innovative, improvisational potential of grafting other musical forms to the jazz idiom. More than three decades after his earliest recordings, Lorber has come full circle. His new recording, Galaxy, set for release January 31, 2012, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, revisits a sound he helped pioneer. The album takes the experiment that he started with his last GRAMMY®-nominated CD, Now is the Time, up a notch with 11 exciting and energetic new compositions performed by some of the biggest names in jazz today. Core members Lorber, bassist Jimmy Haslip and saxophonist Eric Marienthal are in rare form, aided by the explosive playing of drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and guest appearances by trumpeter Randy Brecker, percussionist Lenny Castro, guitarists Paul Jackson Jr. and Larry Koonse, and drummer Dave Weckl.
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Fri, November 14

Mason Jennings

Genre: Folk/Acoustic
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

ALL AGES SHOW!

Recorded at Minneapolis studio The Terrarium, ‘Always Been’ builds on the rugged, acoustic-guitar-driven indie-folk of Jennings’s earlier work (from his 1998 self-titled debut to 2011’s highly acclaimed Minnesota) with sunnier melodies and more hi-fi sonics. While Jennings credits the album’s joyful spirit in part to “letting go and getting help from all these great musicians”—including Greg Brown upright-bassist Gordon Johnson, string virtuoso David Mansfield, singer/songwriter Pieta Brown, and several members of The Pines—at the heart of Always Been’ is an undeniable sense of the wonder he rediscovered during his winter-long writing session. “Staying open to the feeling of awe, the feeling of being moved by things—that’s the most important part of songwriting for me,” says Jennings. “When I’m able to stay in a childlike state that’s more about the heart than the head, that’s when the songs really come in.”
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Sat, November 15

Mason Jennings

Genre: Folk/Acoustic
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

ALL AGES SHOW!

Recorded at Minneapolis studio The Terrarium, ‘Always Been’ builds on the rugged, acoustic-guitar-driven indie-folk of Jennings’s earlier work (from his 1998 self-titled debut to 2011’s highly acclaimed Minnesota) with sunnier melodies and more hi-fi sonics. While Jennings credits the album’s joyful spirit in part to “letting go and getting help from all these great musicians”—including Greg Brown upright-bassist Gordon Johnson, string virtuoso David Mansfield, singer/songwriter Pieta Brown, and several members of The Pines—at the heart of Always Been’ is an undeniable sense of the wonder he rediscovered during his winter-long writing session. “Staying open to the feeling of awe, the feeling of being moved by things—that’s the most important part of songwriting for me,” says Jennings. “When I’m able to stay in a childlike state that’s more about the heart than the head, that’s when the songs really come in.”
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Tue, November 18

Ricky Nelson Remembered starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase 'Teen Idol' after him and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson's life and music touched millions; his twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists in their own right, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson. Featuring hit songs like "Hello Mary Lou," "Poor Little Fool," "Travelin' Man," "I'm Walkin'," "I Gotta Feeling," "Teenage Idol," "Garden Party" and many more, RNR showcases his life with never-before-seen interviews from artists he influenced, including Paul McCartney and Chris Isaak. Matthew and Gunnar's musical event is heartfelt and full of laughter. Ricky Nelson died in a plane crash on his way to perform a New Year's Eve concert in 1986. His legacy includes 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and nineteen other top-ten hits. He is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, a Golden Globe winner for his performance alongside John Wayne in Rio Bravo and in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. From Ozzie and Harriet to Ricky to Matthew and Gunnar, the Nelson's are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in history with three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers. Matthew and Gunnar are also nephews of NCIS star, Mark Harmon, on their mother's side.
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Sat, November 29

Nick Colionne

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

With a jazz style that is both urban and contemporary, Nick Colionne has blazed a trail to the top of the ranks of today's stars. Combining jazz, R&B, blues and funk, he has an unmistakable sound and vibe that is instantly recognizable. Nick takes the guitar to unexpected places every time he performs and his rich baritone vocals delight his audiences. As for his showmanship....you have to experience a Nick Colionne show for yourself. With style and energy to spare, unparalleled musicianship and a natural comedic flair, he is one of a kind.
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Fri, December 5

Tickets on sale 9/12 at 10AM! Hazel Miller Christmas Show

Genre: Soul/Gospel/Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Join us for a special evening as Denver's own Hazel Miller plays her holiday favorites as well as the songs you've come to love from her!

Whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop, or gospel, her voice charges the songs with a primal dose of genuine soul. Her voice has been called stunning, moving and powerful. Hazel Miller is not just a great singer, "she is a force of nature!" declares the Rocky Mountain News. A sought-after performer in Colorado for the past 14 years, Hazel has regularly performed with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and was a regular performer on the ETown Radio Show, aired on NPR.
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Wed, December 31

New Year's Eve! Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven

Genre: Rock
Doors: 8:00PM
Show: 9:00PM

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Alt-rock icons Cracker have signed with 429 Records and have unleashed a collection of new songs, SUNRISE IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. Long-time musical cohorts David Lowery and Johnny Hickman have teamed up again with drummer Frank Funaro and bassist Sal Maida and along with stellar producer David Barbe (Drive By Truckers), have created a uniquely eclectic trove of new tunes. Well-worn words used to describe their sound—brash, irreverent, sharp-witted, anthemic and riveting—all descriptives are in full-effect on the new project that bursts with their trademark rock, punk, glam, surf and country aesthetic. Friends John Doe, Patterson Hood and Adam Duritz also make spirited guest turns on SUNRISE... Taking a new approach to their creative process, SUNRISE IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY is a truly collaborative effort for the band. Suprisingly self-disciplined, the whole band would take time out to write together one week every two months between tours over the course of a year. Focusing on a goal of two songs per day, their individual musical influences combined in refreshing and distinctive ways. On the outside it was a straight ahead work ethic, but the process resulted in the band clicking creatively with a renewed energy. Says Lowery: “We weren’t kicking back on an island in the Caribbean, waiting for the muse to hit us. We got down to work, found the punk and glam rock in our blood and woke up to Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey.”

Back in the day, before alternative rock was invented and indie rock was still shy of roots music and other folk elements, Camper Van Beethoven's merging of punk, folk, ska, and world music was truly a revelation. Singer/songwriter David Lowery's smart-aleck lyrics, delivered in laid-back California style, combined with Jonathan Segel's violin as lead instrument, were the band's instant trademarks. Decades after their inception, CVB's sound is still remarkably fresh and their influence on alternative music undeniable and resounding.

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