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Fri, February 12

Yesterday - The Beatles Tribute Direct from Las Vegas!

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

Yesterday-A Tribute to The Beatles, founded by John Lennon performer Don Bellezzo tours not only in the U.S. but Internationally. With seven tours of Japan, dozens more to Canada, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Bahamas, and United States military bases throughout the World, these entertainers have performed on five continents. Completing a five month run in 2011 at the TropicanaLV Resort Casino in "Yesterday - The Beatles Tribute" on the Las Vegas strip, Yesterday is featured on video at McCarran International Airport with other celebrities welcoming all to the Entertainment Capital of the world...Las Vegas! Performing their critically acclaimed production, "The British Are Coming!" nightly for three years, to standing room only audiences, at The Tropicana Hotel and Casino's "Liverpool Club" in Atlantic City, "The British Are Coming!" became the longest running show in Atlantic City history. Over the last four years Yesterday Show Bands have had long term productions in Lake Tahoe, Reno and numerous venues nationwide. The resident Beatles Show Band for "Legends in Concert," the world's premier and longest running tribute show, Yesterday performs in Las Vegas, Branson, Missouri and Legends venues worldwide. Yesterday has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Showbiz Magazine, on NBC, CBS, and ABC, Dick Clark's "Your Big Break" Ed McMahon's "Star Search" and recently returned as highlight of the annual Joe Johnson's Beatles Cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise lines. Sailing with Yesterday was Laurence Juber, formerly of "Wings" , Tony Bramwell, Author and longtime Beatles childhood friend and Tony Perkins from ABC's Good Morning America, a well known Beatles enthusiast. Invited by the U.S. Postal Service to entertain at the unveiling of the "Yellow Submarine" Postage Stamp, Yesterday performed at the prestigious Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
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Sat, February 13

Ryan Montbleau Band

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

Hot-wired songwriter and performer Ryan Montbleau enters a new chapter of his career with the release of Growing Light on April 21st. The 10-song set is bold and barrier breaking, organically blending rock, funk, soul, folk and psychedelia to create a sonic kaleidoscope where tunes like the percolating first single “Pacing Like Prince” and the cinematic title track co-exist in refracted bliss. Montbleau will celebrate his new album with two CD release concerts at the Paradise Rock Club on Friday, April 17th with his original lineup of the Ryan Montbleau Band on Saturday, April 18th with players he has been working with over the past year. Growing Light is a “perfect storm” recording. The album pairs Montbleau’s most artfully crafted and sincere lyrics with vocal performances of exceptional grace and heart. The songs also benefit from the near-telepathic rapport of Montbleau and his band, which developed over a decade of touring. And those qualities are enhanced by the adventurous production of Galactic’s Ben Ellman and inventive mixing by Mikael “Count” Eldridge, who has worked with DJ Shadow, Radiohead and No Doubt. Growing Light is also poignant and personal. Montbleau’s new songs trace the bloom-and-fade cycle of finding and losing love through the arc of a relationship. They also come at the end of a decade-long era with his band – a group who came of age together while touring the jam band circuit, where the Massachusetts-born Montbleau built his initial following.
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Sun, February 14

Smooth Jazz Lovers Presents Paul Taylor with Elan Trotman

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 5:30PM
Show: 6:30PM

Twenty years ago when Paul Taylor released his hit debut album, On The Horn, it wouldn’t have been hard to imagine that here was a smooth jazz star in the making. His instantly identifiable sax tones, infectious melodies, cutting edge production and dynamic live performances foretold an impressive career that would catapult him to the top of the charts again and again. Of course, while many potential greats electrify their audiences initially only to fade into oblivion as “one hit wonders,” Paul has managed to build a 20-year career that has aged like fine wine. With the release of his 10th CD, the aptly titled Tenacity, he remains a fresh and vital force in contemporary urban jazz, with this CD hitting the top ten on the charts in 2014. From the start of his recording career, Taylor created a signature sound that was ever cool and deeply soulful, with a rhythmic trip-hop sound influenced by working with some of urban jazz and R&B’s top producers, including Rex Rideout, Barry J. Eastmond and The Heavyweights.
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Sun, February 14

Smooth Jazz Lovers Presents Paul Taylor with Elan Trotman

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

Twenty years ago when Paul Taylor released his hit debut album, On The Horn, it wouldn’t have been hard to imagine that here was a smooth jazz star in the making. His instantly identifiable sax tones, infectious melodies, cutting edge production and dynamic live performances foretold an impressive career that would catapult him to the top of the charts again and again. Of course, while many potential greats electrify their audiences initially only to fade into oblivion as “one hit wonders,” Paul has managed to build a 20-year career that has aged like fine wine. With the release of his 10th CD, the aptly titled Tenacity, he remains a fresh and vital force in contemporary urban jazz, with this CD hitting the top ten on the charts in 2014. From the start of his recording career, Taylor created a signature sound that was ever cool and deeply soulful, with a rhythmic trip-hop sound influenced by working with some of urban jazz and R&B’s top producers, including Rex Rideout, Barry J. Eastmond and The Heavyweights.
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Thu, February 18

Mike Peters of The Alarm

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

Bio "Give Me Love, Give Me Hope, Give Me Strength" – The opening words from The Alarm's 1985 UK/US Top 40 hit song 'Strength' which gave its name to the band's career best selling album that celebrates it's 30th anniversary in 2015. Following on from the hugely popular 'Declaration Tour 2014', Mike Peters one man band 'Alarm' concept will present 'Strength' in a similar contemporary style featuring performance, stories and images to honor the legacy the album left on the decade it helped define and the continuing significance it holds for listeners who can still relate to it's timeless themes of love, hope and strength. The Alarm's debut album 'Declaration' was powered by unique electro-acoustic guitars that by the time of the follow up 'Strength', had evolved into a much fuller arena rock sound that paralleled U2 and Springsteen's E Street Band in its scope and ambition. A sound that would see The Alarm break North America on a grand scale and peak with a live appearance before an audience of 26,000 fans at a concert in Los Angeles watched by millions around the world via MTV's first ever live satellite broadcast. Packed with powerful yet personal songs like the autobiographical 'Spirit Of '76' and 'Walk Forever By My Side', 'Strength' went on to become The Alarm's best selling album of the 1980's charting in the Top 40 on both sides of the Atlantic. This is The Alarm record that brings together for the first time, the aforementioned themes of love, hope and strength now so synonymous with Mike Peters and his long running battle against cancer. Two times cancer survivor Mike Peters is fast emerging as one of the most visible advocates and activists for those living with and beating cancer around the world. Over the last four years, his Love Hope Strength Foundation has found over 1500 potentially life saving bone marrow donor matches; built the first ever children's cancer center in Tanzania; supported the Bhaktapur Cancer Center in Nepal with life saving equipment and registered over 90,000 donors through it's 'Get On the List' program. By turning rock concerts into lifesaving events, more than 10,000 international recording artists including Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Frank Turner and The Drop Kick Murphys now support the charity by allowing bone marrow registries at their concerts. Although Peters, is constantly fighting the illness himself (he may ultimately need a bone marrow transplant), he refuses to stop performing. Continually mixing his role as cancer advocate and musician by leading fundraising treks around the Globe and addressing delegates at the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne, Australia in December. "Thousands of people from around the world die every year simply because they can't find a match. The match is out there for everyone; they just have not been found. That is our life mission - seeing that everyone that needs a donor has one. It's that simple! Equally simple is the process - a simple cotton swab of the cheek - to get on the registry and then, if you are lucky enough to become a donor for someone suffering from blood cancer, the next step is a simple out patient procedure. Most people don't know this and it is our job to get the message out to as many as possible," says Peters. Peters inspirational story and musical exploits to perform awareness raising concerts at altitude on mountains such as Everest and Kilimanjaro (all while undergoing bi-monthly chemotherapy sessions), will be the focus of a new documentary film 'One Guitar', being produced in the USA by Kaleidoscope Pictures that will be released in 2015. The idea to climb mountains and perform concerts came when Mike was in hospital in Wales going through his second battle with cancer. Peters said, "I could see Mt. Snowdon from my hospital window and thought to myself, 'When I recover, I'm going to hike up that mountain as my symbolic climb back from cancer and raise money with my fans to support the cancer center that helped save my life.'" 30 years on from the original release of 'Strength', Mike Peters still has so much to live for, After twenty years living with cancer his songs of love hope and strength have taken on greater meaning and the defiance of his words from the 'Spirit Of '76' ring truer than ever. "I will never give in until the day that I die.? I'll get myself some independence, carve out a future with my two bare hands".
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Fri, February 19

Soul School

Genre: R&B/Soul
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

A high-energy dance band, Soul School offers a vast repertoire of music which includes rhythm and blues, Motown, jazz, rock, funk, golden oldies, beach, country and contemporary. Soul School's smooth, harmonious vocals and exciting stage show will entertain and impress the most discriminating music fan.
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Sat, February 20

Sophisticated Lady: JoFoKe Celebrates Natalie Cole

Genre: R&B/Tribute
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Singer-Songwriter JoFoKe (Joslyn Ford-Keel) grew up listening to, learning and loving Natalie Cole's music. The Natalie Cole collection has consistently been a part of Jo's stage performances and her personal life's soundtrack. From one 'Sophisticated Lady' to another, it is only fitting that JoFoKe honor Ms. Cole's memory through song. Join us for JoFoKe & CO's musically integrious take on some of your favorite Natalie Cole music! Support System: Derek Greaves, Stacie Alexander, Cory Baker, Dax Oliver (www.facebook.com/DaxOliverMusic), Darius Pope (www.DPgroove.com), Ellice Zoé (www.facebook.com/ZoeMusicLife)
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Thu, February 25

Freddy Jones Band The Stories Behind The Songs

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

Best known for their American roots-rock number one hits "In A Daydream" and "Take The Time" from the Capricorn Records era, the Freddy Jones Band are once again back on the charts with their new release Never Change, helmed by Producer Justin Niebank (Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock) and new Label Partner Timm Martin of Dustimmoff Records.

Featuring the hit songs "Those Diamonds" and "Never Change", Niebank, a three-time Grammy winning Producer/Engineer says of the new release..."Never Change is the best record I have worked on in over three years!"

The present FJB lineup is led by original member Marty Lloyd on vocals/guitar and new members... Longtime Gin Blossoms touring drummer Scott Kusmirek, Rich Ross on bass from Nashville, TN and Dave Preston From Denver, CO.

With a great new record, relentless touring and legendary live performances, the Freddy Jones Band is in its finest hour!
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Fri, February 26

The Underground Stand Up Comedy Showcase Feat. Nate Craig & Tim McLaughlin

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

Join us for the latest installment of The Underground Stand Up Comedy Showcase featuring Nate Craig & Tim Mclaughlin. Hosted by Matt Monroe and Stephen Agyei, this showcase features the best in local and national comics and is quickly becoming one of the best nights of comedy in Denver!
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Sat, February 27

SOLD OUT! Edwin McCain

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

Edwin McCain?s voice is everywhere. At any given moment, a radio station is playing one of his songs. An American Idol hopeful is belting out ?I?ll Be.? A newlywed couple is dancing to ?I Could Not Ask for More.? His songs have over 25 million plays on myspace alone. There?s Edwin singing the National Anthem before the Atlanta Braves and the Dodgers play for the pennant. Before a NASCAR race at Talladega. And at the NBA Finals. We hear him in over 100 concert halls throughout the country every year, and that?s not even counting the performances at the Super Bowl Village and fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity, the Wildflower Camp Foundation, Kyle Petty?s Victory Junction Gang and so many more. McCain?s innate ability to write and perform songs that somehow every listener claims as their own has made him one of the most enduring and downright likable entertainers of our generation. Over a million Dr. Phil viewers voted ?I?ll Be? as the best wedding song ever written, VH1 calls it one of the ?Greatest Love Songs of All Time?, it has received over 17 millions plays on myspace alone. Even Justin Beiber posted his version on YouTube (he?ll still sing it during a concert now and again). The New York Times dubs Edwin the ?great American romantic,? and his fans do certainly agree but it?s the FUN that brings them back to his concerts every single time he comes through town. Edwin roars through soulful renditions of his songs, tosses in irrepressible vintage R&B rhythms and turns his concerts into parties. His between-song-banter is more stand-up than rock star, drawing as many laughs as cheers. ?It?s not about chart positions or record sales or anything like that,? insists the man with 11 albums, a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the millions, and reams of Top 10, 20 and 40 hits, ?it just has to do with people coming together and sharing a moment, that's it. And that?s all I ever wanted to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single person in there has a moment where it?s silent and they get it and it?s beautiful, that moment where the music that?s coming off the stage is much more than the players and much more than the audience and something happens and you?re sitting there and your hair stands up. That?s it, man. I love it.? Few artists share such a tight bond with their fans and can fill concert venues like McCain can. And even fewer can win over new audiences the way Edwin does. Witty and affable, engaging and entertaining, McCain?s stage presence has even brought him invitations to deliver motivational speeches at corporate events, peppered with musical breaks featuring his hit songs. An entrepreneur who has launched major fundraising events as well as runs his own businesses and television productions, McCain imparts hard-earned wisdom about succeeding in business and life with humor, anecdotes from his triumphs - and failures - and his ability to embrace it all.
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Thu, March 3

Matt Hires

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

Bio Singer/songwriter Matt Hires made his recording debut at the age of 23, when the Florida native introduced his confessional songcraft with his first solo album, Take Us To The Start. Influenced by artists from Dashboard Confessional and The Get Up Kids to Bob Dylan and Tom Petty, Hires began writing music during his late teens, when his father jump-started his son's career by giving him a handmade 1977 acoustic guitar. He cut his teeth playing shows throughout central Florida with his friends in a band called "Brer". In 2008, Hires continued onward as a solo musician, issuing Live from the Hotel Café in October 2008, which was recorded while he was working on his solo debut, Take Us to the Start, which followed in 2009. Hires has toured extensively since 2008, supporting such artists as Needtobreathe, Matchbox Twenty, Parachute, Paolo Nutini, The Goo Goo Dolls, Eric Hutchinson, and many more, as well as headlining a few tours of his own. He also found a lot of success in film and TV, getting songs placed in four episodes of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, two episodes of Cougartown, Life Unexpected, When in Rome, and several more.
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Fri, March 4

Darren Rahn CD Release Party!

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

With over 25 #1 radio singles and multiple Grammy nominations over the past 11 years as an artist, producer and mixing engineer, Darren Rahn has become urban jazz’s premiere sonic architect, the “go-to” guy for established genre greats and up and comers looking for their next sure-fire hit. Yet in signing with Woodward Avenue Records and recording his fifth album, the British Columbia born, Denver based saxophonist – who launched his solo career with Soulful in 2004 - is after something more meaningful than a few more instantly infectious smashes. The multi-talented performer’s desire to launch his second decade as an innovative powerhouse by creating music in his truest voice, straight from the heart, is perfectly in line with the label’s unique mission: to let artists make music authentic to themselves, beyond the trappings of formulas and strictly commercial considerations.
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Thu, March 10

Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra

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

Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for New Orleans based band Better Than Ezra. Their debut record, Deluxe, went double-platinum fueled in part by the success of the #1 Modern Rock track ?Good.? The band's follow up record, Friction Baby, went Gold and contained two Top 10 Modern Rock tracks followed by another Top 10 Hit in 2001 with the single ?Extra Ordinary.? In 2005, Better Than Ezra had a Top 10 Hot AC hit with "Juicy" which was not only licensed by several commercials and brands but also featured in the promotional advertisements for the popular ABC television series Desperate Housewives. Better Than Ezra?s most recent song, ?Breathless,? was covered by Taylor Swift at the Hope for Haiti telethon and during her world wide tour. In 2006, Griffin branched into writing for other artists and soon scored a #1 hit with Howie Day's "Collide." Most recently, he has written and produced for a variety of artists in Rock, Pop, and Country. In 2010, Griffin had Sugarland's #1 Country hit, "Stuck Like Glue" which according to Yahoo Music! became the 11th most downloaded country music song of all time. Since then, Griffin has penned singles for David Cook, James Blunt, Augustana, and Tristan Prettyman. Other cuts include songs written and produced for artists such as Missy Higgins, Train, Blondie, Shinedown, The Rouge, Get Scared, Daniel Powter, Josh Radin, Brendan James and more. To date, Griffin has produced, written, and co-written albums and songs that have sold in excess of 30 million copies. Kevin recently re-located from Los Angeles to Nashville where he continues writing and producing in his newly built studio in the bucolic hills of Franklin, TN.
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Fri, March 11

Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra

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

Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for New Orleans based band Better Than Ezra. Their debut record, Deluxe, went double-platinum fueled in part by the success of the #1 Modern Rock track ?Good.? The band's follow up record, Friction Baby, went Gold and contained two Top 10 Modern Rock tracks followed by another Top 10 Hit in 2001 with the single ?Extra Ordinary.? In 2005, Better Than Ezra had a Top 10 Hot AC hit with "Juicy" which was not only licensed by several commercials and brands but also featured in the promotional advertisements for the popular ABC television series Desperate Housewives. Better Than Ezra?s most recent song, ?Breathless,? was covered by Taylor Swift at the Hope for Haiti telethon and during her world wide tour. In 2006, Griffin branched into writing for other artists and soon scored a #1 hit with Howie Day's "Collide." Most recently, he has written and produced for a variety of artists in Rock, Pop, and Country. In 2010, Griffin had Sugarland's #1 Country hit, "Stuck Like Glue" which according to Yahoo Music! became the 11th most downloaded country music song of all time. Since then, Griffin has penned singles for David Cook, James Blunt, Augustana, and Tristan Prettyman. Other cuts include songs written and produced for artists such as Missy Higgins, Train, Blondie, Shinedown, The Rouge, Get Scared, Daniel Powter, Josh Radin, Brendan James and more. To date, Griffin has produced, written, and co-written albums and songs that have sold in excess of 30 million copies. Kevin recently re-located from Los Angeles to Nashville where he continues writing and producing in his newly built studio in the bucolic hills of Franklin, TN.
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Sat, March 12

Najee

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

A native New Yorker, Najee began his iconic career playing clarinet, saxophone and flute in his hometown Jamaica, Queens New York. While in high school his tutelage included not only Jimmy Heath but Frank Foster, and Dr. Billy Taylor at the Jazzmobile in Harlem. Honing his skills as a flutist he additionally studied with Harold Jones at the Manhattan School of Music. Along with his brother Fareed, he continued his musical scope at the "New England Conservatory of Music" in Boston with a concentrated study in performance and composition. Upon their return to New York, they were invited to tour with the songstress Chaka Khan through his association with Me'lisa Morgan who at the time was a background vocalist. Najee then met Charles Huggins of HUSH Productions who invited him to record his "Grammy Nominated - Platinum Selling Debut Album" entitled "Najee's Theme" released by EMI. Najee embarked on a US tour with Freddie Jackson laying the foundation for what has be become a revolution of Urban Contemporary Jazz. His sophomore album "Day By Day" also achieved platinum. These albums were followed by "Tokyo Blue", "Just An Illusion" and "Share My World", all of which attained gold sale status.
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Sat, March 12

Najee

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

A native New Yorker, Najee began his iconic career playing clarinet, saxophone and flute in his hometown Jamaica, Queens New York. While in high school his tutelage included not only Jimmy Heath but Frank Foster, and Dr. Billy Taylor at the Jazzmobile in Harlem. Honing his skills as a flutist he additionally studied with Harold Jones at the Manhattan School of Music. Along with his brother Fareed, he continued his musical scope at the "New England Conservatory of Music" in Boston with a concentrated study in performance and composition. Upon their return to New York, they were invited to tour with the songstress Chaka Khan through his association with Me'lisa Morgan who at the time was a background vocalist. Najee then met Charles Huggins of HUSH Productions who invited him to record his "Grammy Nominated - Platinum Selling Debut Album" entitled "Najee's Theme" released by EMI. Najee embarked on a US tour with Freddie Jackson laying the foundation for what has be become a revolution of Urban Contemporary Jazz. His sophomore album "Day By Day" also achieved platinum. These albums were followed by "Tokyo Blue", "Just An Illusion" and "Share My World", all of which attained gold sale status.
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Mon, March 14

Ben Ottewell of Gomez

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

While Gomez is a three-singer band, Ottewell's powerful tenor has graced many fan favorites, from early songs like "Get Miles" and "Revolutionary Kind" to the more recent singles "How We Operate" and "See The World." In one early profile, Rolling Stone declared, "Gomez's not-so-secret weapon is Ben Ottewell. His deep, raspy voice is spine chilling... more like an otherworldly bluesman than a baby-faced Brit." And GQ once wrote, "Ottewell's voice is not of this world. It is a deep, reverent baritone, the kind of voice that shakes windows." Ottewell collaborated with childhood friend Sam Genders, previously of Tunng, on the ideas that became "Shapes & Shadows." As Ben explains, "Sam and I grew up together in a little village called Bonsall in Derbyshire and have been friends since childhood. I love his songwriting -- the stuff he did with Tunng and The Accidental, particularly lyrically. We've been wanting to do this sort of thing for a while now. Having grown up together, there is a strong theme of looking back or recollecting."
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Thu, March 17

Chris Trapper

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

CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late-90?s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. As a singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his original song THIS TIME, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). His music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories. The New York Times has called his work ?classic pop perfection.? The new CD SYMPHONIES OF DIRT & DUST is a collection of 12 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper and Produced by Jason Meeker at Silver Top Studios, Boston, MA. Guest musicians include Dan McLoughlin of The Push Stars on bass and NYC singer/songwriter Amy Fairchild on harmonies. "I have to mention Jason, the producer of Symphonies of Dirt & Dust. He is my old friend, who not only worked the clubs in rock bands but also worked for Geffen records in their heyday, so he has a good sense of the music business as a whole. What I love about Jason is that he is absolutely obsessed with his craft and getting songs right. Every record tells a story. For me, much more than gimmicks, my albums are like diary entries, or truthful accounts of where I'm at in life. I suppose that might be the same for most songwriters, but in the spectrum of the music business, it's still an animal that's nearly extinct." Chris Trapper
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Fri, March 18

Young Dubliners

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

The hard-rocking Irish band, the Young Dubliners owe everything to their fans. "They keep us honest, expecting good music both on the road and on the albums," mentions frontman Keith Roberts. Building a fervent fan base comparable to that of jam band rockers like Phish and Dave Matthews Band, The Young Dubliners have become notorious for the whirling "jig pits" that erupt at their live shows. In fact, the group's origins can be traced back to Los Angeles' vibrant pub scene in which Dublin natives Keith Roberts (vocals, guitar) and Paul O'Toole first met. The Young Dubliners grew into a pugnacious music machine resulting in their debut, the Rocky Road EP (1994). It exhibited a hefty rock sound that made them a club favorite. Breathe followed a year later with the addition of Chas Waltz (violin, keys, harmonica, etc). By 2000, the band had morphed into a septet without O'Toole and released the critically acclaimed Red. The presence of the band sky-rocketed: Gabriel Byrne requested the band to write the theme song for his television show Madigan Men and they spent much of 2001 touring Europe with Jethro Tull, and the US as headliners and as openers for acts such as John Hiatt and Robert Cray. The Young Dubliners also revved up the crowd at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. From Irish-flavored anthemic rock to rowdy pub tunes, lead singer Keith Roberts voice is stronger than ever and the songwriting, performance, and production show a new maturity and artistic ambition. Roberts notes, "Since Absolutely, we've become a much tighter band. It's the first time we've had the same members for two albums in a row, plus we've had the benefit of relentless touring. I think those two factors have really come together to make us sound and write better."
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Sat, March 19

Josh Blackburn Dirty Bird

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

Josh Blackburn has rounded up some fantastic players to play songs from his 4 solo albums. This will be his debut show of his most current album Dirty Bird. Josh Blackburn is a full time live performer in the Denver area who is normally found to be a solo performer. This show is going to be one not to miss. Come out and show some love on this special occasion of local original music
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Sun, March 20

Tickets on sale 1/29 at 10AM! Daimh & Old Blind Dogs

Genre: Celtic
Doors: 5:00PM
Show: 6:00PM

Daimh –(pronounced Dive) Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye. Taking their name from the Gaelic word for kinship, Gaelic super group Daimh, fuse together music from across the Celtic diaspora in a celebration of their common ground. From pyrotechnic jigs and reels to achingly poignant ballads, they run the full expressive gamut of folk music at its best, and are justly renowned for their thrilling live shows. Recent accolades include last year’s award for the “Best Folk Band in Europe” at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany and most recently winner of “Folk Band of the Year” at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. “One of the most exhilarating acoustic bands on the Celtic map.” - Irish Music Magazine

Old Blind Dogs- Since forming in the 1990's, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland's roots revival. The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes. Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stirring pipes fuel the delicately-phrased melodies and traditional songs. The Dogs have released eleven albums and have won numerous awards including the prestigious title of Folk Band of the Year at the 2004 and 2007 Scots Trad Music Awards. Their album 'Four On The Floor' picked up the IAP 'Best Celtic CD' Award and their last CD, 'Wherever Yet May Be' was nominated for the same award. The Old Blind Dogs play with a compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm, players and audience seem to share a wild ecstasy of emotion. (The Scotsman)
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Thu, March 24

Tickets on sale 1/29 at 10AM! 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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Fri, March 25

The Elders

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

Take a group of Kansas City musicians with a passion for Celtic music, an Irishman with a love of all things American, and you get a cross-pollination of elements that is high octane and progressive, yet rooted in tradition. What they have come to discover is something unaffected by fads, trends and the giant maw of mind-numbing commercialism. Some call it arse-kickin' music from the heartland. Robert Oermann of Music Row Magazine calls The Elders "a band to shout from the rooftops about."
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Thu, March 31

Interaktiv Tour Kawehi

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

Hawaiian independent artist Kawehi (kuh-veh-hee) is known across the nation for her live shows as a "one-woman band," creating intricate loops via beatboxing, a guitar, a midi keyboard and Ableton Live. She is known for her opinionated songwriting, centering her music messages around social issues and injustices. Kawehi's videos and songs have been featured on CBS News Most Viral Videos, Vimeo, Booooooom!, Sony Music, Huffington Post, Esquire, Spin, Elle, Maxim, People, Devour, Gizmodo, etc. Her original music can be found on commercials throughout Asia for MasterCard and Casio. As an independent artist, Kawehi has taken to Kickstarter, raising funds for four EP's, a live album, a documentary and a US national tour through crowd-funding alone - staying true to herself and her fans by making the kind of music she is proud of. Kawehi is making a name for herself as a true DIY artist, creating music that is honest, creative and relative - and generating much-deserved attention from both fans and industry folk alike.
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Fri, April 1

Pat McGee

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

McGeeâ??s self titled upcoming record, his 10th effort and itâ??s a doozie. Recorded in Los Angeles in 2014, with a legendary band: Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar, Jeff Pevar and guests: Little Featâ??s Paul Barrere, Blues Travelerâ??s John Popper, Trainâ??s Pat Monahan, Punchbrotherâ??s Gabe Witcher as well as the PMB powerhouse players! McGee wrote all the music himself inspired by the classic albums of the 1970â??s that he grew up listening to. To land this incredible band, dubbed The Section, for these sessions was truly amazing and you can hear the passion and creativity on each track. These are the same players who helped create the signature sounds of Jackson Browne, James Taylor and so many more iconic artists. Pat McGee Band was founded in 1995 and released and eight albums (2 on Warner Brothers) and a live DVD. PMB toured relentlessly for ten years all over the United States, in one stretch doing 98 shows in 103 days. They were asked to perform for President Clinton, sold out venues all over the US, shared the stage with The Who, Allman Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Counting Crows, Rat Dog, Levon Helm & more. The band was crushed with the untimely death in 2006 of founding drummer Chris Williams. He was the backbone of the band and an integral part of the signature sound of the group, both live and in the studio. McGee has assembled various star-studded ensembles over the years aand continues to have a focus on the song supported with strong harmonies, percussive acoustic guitars, mandolins as well as a tight rhythm section and tasteful electric guitars.
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Fri, April 8

The Long Run - Colorado's Tribute to The Eagles

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

The Long Run, Colorado's Tribute to the Eagles, was born from 5 of some of the busiest and best musicians in Colorado! This talented, tightly knit group reproduces the Eagles hits with an organic seventies sound, gorgeous 4 and 5 part harmonies, true to form lead guitars and a lead-singing drummer, in honor of the Eagles very own, Don Henley. The Long Run has headlined at Denver's major music festivals, casinos, fairs and clubs around the country.
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Thu, April 14

Dave Barnes

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

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Seasoned singer-songwriter Dave Barnes, who received GRAMMY® and CMA nominations for Best Country Song (?God Gave Me You? as recorded by Blake Shelton) and was recognized by ASCAP for the song going No. 1., will release his ninth studio album Carry On, San Vicente on Friday March 18th. The nine track studio album was written by Barnes and co-produced with Ed Cash (Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Amy Grant). Carry On, San Vicente marks a new sound for the Nashville native who describes the album as a tip of the at to Laurel Canyon in the 70s with a ton of influences from that era including The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. In celebration of the release of Carry On, San Vicente Barnes will be hitting the road for a national tour across the country that will include stops in major markets.
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Fri, April 15

Keiko Matsui

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

eiko Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of US Recording Career With Star-Studded CD featuring Narada Michael Walden, Chuck Loeb & Kirk Whalum Among Others. ?Creating this album was like going on a soul quest, as I tried to figure out how to express the things I was thinking and experiencing during this past year,? confides pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui (pronounced Kay-Koe, meaning ?happy, celebratory child? in Japanese). ?This music energizes me and I am overwhelmed with emotion when I listen to it. I hope people will allow themselves to go inside the music and become a part of my journey,? says the stunning, profound pianist and world citizen who is celebrating a triumphant 25 years of recording in the US. In the words of Duke Ellington, Keiko Matsui is ?beyond category.? The courageous, spiritually-driven and consummate artist who enjoyed the distinction of being an invited guest and performer at the second International Jazz Day, sponsored by UNESCO and held in Istanbul in April 2013, transcends boundary. Her unique melting pot of musical influences have garnered her a devout international following. The eloquent and soft-spoken but yet deliberate musician tours relentlessly and seeks to make a genuine connection with her audience. ?Everybody has so many things going on in their lives but my concerts are special for me. The music creates a oneness. The exchange I share with my audience is the root of my energy. It?s like my mission.? Matsui has worked alongside the best including Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masakela and Bob James. A true humanitarian, Keiko has lent her voice to raise awareness for such causes as The Daniel Pearl Foundation, The United Nations World Food Programme, Be The Match Marrow Registry and The National Donor Program and Marrow Foundation. She has also lent her efforts to the continued revitalization and healing of Japan in the wake of the recent Tsunami and Fukushima disasters. "I still have these images of kindergarten teachers holding their kids in order to protect them. I also think about all of the older people who did not make it and the children who lost parents,"reflects Keiko, the first Japanese musician to top the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts. "But when I think about the people who did survive, I think that they may be the strongest souls there are. Out of this pain, I have found the greatest strength from these individuals. Keiko Matsui's new recording Soul Quest, is a riveting new collection of songs that unfold like an epic journey. With an all-star cast that includes such heavyweights as producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden, guitarist Chuck Loeb, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and bassist Marcus Miller, among others, Keiko explores themes of love, loss, spirituality and environmental consciousness.
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Fri, April 15

Keiko Matsui

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

eiko Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of US Recording Career With Star-Studded CD featuring Narada Michael Walden, Chuck Loeb & Kirk Whalum Among Others. ?Creating this album was like going on a soul quest, as I tried to figure out how to express the things I was thinking and experiencing during this past year,? confides pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui (pronounced Kay-Koe, meaning ?happy, celebratory child? in Japanese). ?This music energizes me and I am overwhelmed with emotion when I listen to it. I hope people will allow themselves to go inside the music and become a part of my journey,? says the stunning, profound pianist and world citizen who is celebrating a triumphant 25 years of recording in the US. In the words of Duke Ellington, Keiko Matsui is ?beyond category.? The courageous, spiritually-driven and consummate artist who enjoyed the distinction of being an invited guest and performer at the second International Jazz Day, sponsored by UNESCO and held in Istanbul in April 2013, transcends boundary. Her unique melting pot of musical influences have garnered her a devout international following. The eloquent and soft-spoken but yet deliberate musician tours relentlessly and seeks to make a genuine connection with her audience. ?Everybody has so many things going on in their lives but my concerts are special for me. The music creates a oneness. The exchange I share with my audience is the root of my energy. It?s like my mission.? Matsui has worked alongside the best including Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masakela and Bob James. A true humanitarian, Keiko has lent her voice to raise awareness for such causes as The Daniel Pearl Foundation, The United Nations World Food Programme, Be The Match Marrow Registry and The National Donor Program and Marrow Foundation. She has also lent her efforts to the continued revitalization and healing of Japan in the wake of the recent Tsunami and Fukushima disasters. "I still have these images of kindergarten teachers holding their kids in order to protect them. I also think about all of the older people who did not make it and the children who lost parents,"reflects Keiko, the first Japanese musician to top the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts. "But when I think about the people who did survive, I think that they may be the strongest souls there are. Out of this pain, I have found the greatest strength from these individuals. Keiko Matsui's new recording Soul Quest, is a riveting new collection of songs that unfold like an epic journey. With an all-star cast that includes such heavyweights as producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden, guitarist Chuck Loeb, saxophonist Kirk Whalum and bassist Marcus Miller, among others, Keiko explores themes of love, loss, spirituality and environmental consciousness.
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Sat, April 16

Paula Cole

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

“7 is a collection of songs that came suddenly and urgently. The songs demanded to be written and released, as if my subconscious needed to reach out to me; to tell me all I was going through. I recorded this album live, as an acoustic quartet. It sounds like a soft, soulful album made in the 1960’s and the songs speak for themselves.” Featuring Cole’s original band members/musical soul mates Jay Bellerose and Kevin Barry, with upright bassist Dennis Crouch complementing the bottom-end, “’7’ is about the songs. I’m very proud of it. These are entirely live performances, no overdubs by the band. The only overdubs are my background vocals, and my requisite Alfred Hitchcock appearance, my clarinet”, laughs Cole. “Very intimate.” The songs of “7” reveal Cole reflecting on her life: “The cycle of 7 years is powerful to me. I believe I’ve finished another ‘life era’ of 7 years, and I’m beginning a new one. Intuitively I feel I’m not going to be doing the same thing now. I’m moving into a different time of my life, standing on a mountaintop with some wisdom; looking down at my life as a whole. There are songs here that were crystalized by my past - but there are songs that reflect my future - a glimpse that I’m headed on an unknown road to my unknown fate. All my albums, all my songs are Polaroid snapshots of my life, as intuitively I’m an autobiographical writer. This album represents a bridge to my next chapter, as I finish a cycle of 7 years back on the road, still dedicated to this crazy music business. I feel there are good things ahead even though it has been challenging. My career changed when I had my daughter. I entered the realm where too few of us working musicians go; motherhood. I sing concerts on the weekends, I go home to be Mom. There’s a dearth of women role models for me in my career; too-few who’ve had children, the long, successful marriage and the long, successful career. I’m arriving at new perspective nearly 25 years as a singer-songwriter, and I sense society is keen to hear the rare voice of the wise-mother-art rocker. I feel a bit like Hermann Hesse’s “Siddhartha” coming back to the river of realization after having lived as an ascetic, as a lover - I see all the things I’ve lived combined together in my songs. I’m facing a new cycle of the next 7 years: I don’t know what this means yet, of course…but when I do I will write about it.”
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Fri, April 22

Howie Day

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

Howie Day?s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day?s warm tenor voice ?soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,? as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release. A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day ?gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years? with ?a brave, beautiful singing voice.? During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft. After signing with Epic Records, Day released his major-label debut, Stop All The World Now, and hit the road to support it. The constant promotion paid off: Stop was certified gold in the U.S. and spawned two Top 10 radio hits: ?She Says? and the platinum single ?Collide.? After three subsequent years of intense worldwide touring, Day moved to Los Angeles and returned to the studio. His next release, Sound the Alarm, built on the emotionally complex spirit of its predecessor and delved into Day?s journey from indie wunderkind to platinum-selling artist. It?s lead single, ?Be There,? became a staple at modern AC radio. After parting ways with Epic and relocating to New York City in 2010, Day released the Ceasefire EP on his own label, Daze. New songs began to emerge and evolve at shows across North America and Australia. Day is currently immersed in the recording process of his fourth studio album, which he is crafting with the help of longtime friend and producer Mike Denneen. ?There is a sense of inherent creativity and imagination to these sessions,? Day says. ?Everything seems to be in perfect balance, and I want to capture that energy as it?s happening. Nothing is over or under thought, it?s just in the moment.?
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Sat, April 23

Tickets on sale 1/29 at 10AM! Mr. Majestyk's 8 Track Revival

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

So, what exactly *is* MR. MAJESTYK'S 8-TRACK REVIVAL (And His Cavalcade of All-Stars)?? We're glad you asked. To answer that, we must enter (not so quietly) into the realm of GENIUS: A Band forged with the toughest musicians there are, performing musical masterpieces from THE ERA: the 1970s. Their musical choices don�t dwell within the obvious cheese, nay; they drill deep into the medulla oblongata for the songs you REALLY LOVED when they were played on the radio. These are the songs that blasted from the 8-track player of your '70 Challenger as you hurtled thru the desert, Vegas-bound.
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Fri, May 6

SMOOTHJAZZLOVERS.ORG Presents Pieces of A Dream 40th Anniversary Tour

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

Pieces of a Dream got its start in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – a city steeped in history, tradition and rich musical heritage. Artists like John Coltrane, Stanley Clarke, Grover Washington, Jr., Gamble and Huff, Stan Getz, Jeff Lorber, Patti Labelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Jill Scott and The Roots are just a few of the amazingly talented musicians who hail from or have been nurtured by the “City of Brotherly Love.” This vibrant city and its melting pot of art, music and history helped shape the musical style of the young musicians who would become the talented contemporary jazz band Pieces of a Dream. Just as the city embraces its past, it continues to evolve, and so has Pieces of a Dream as the group makes history of its own by marking two major milestones: their 37th year together as a group and the release of their 20th album entitled In The Moment, due out on August 27, 2013 on Shanachie Entertainment. Founding members James Lloyd (keyboards) and Curtis Harmon (drums) both use words like “thankful,” “blessed” and “grateful” to describe how they feel about their work and their fans, who have continued to make it all possible. Curtis says, “I would describe In The Moment as a milestone for us. Not many groups get to reach 37 years and 20 albums! I feel very fortunate and blessed to be in the music industry this long and to have this kind of success.” James adds, “That’s crazy isn’t it?! Twenty albums and the first one came out in 1981 when I was a senior in high school, 16 years old. We were out on the road with Grover Washington, Jr. the following year and I basically grew up on the road with him. We would open for him as Pieces and then play as part of his rhythm section.” And Grover Washington, Jr. was indeed their guiding light, a mentor who took Pieces of a Dream under his wing as the first group he signed with his brand new production company. James and Curtis were the nucleus of the band, having played together as members of the Ada Lewis Middle School jazz ensemble along with former member bassist Cedric Napoleon. Danny Harmon, Curtis’ father and a jazz musician himself, became their manager and had the guys listening to the Modern Jazz Quartet, Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson as they developed their unique sound, blending their jazz roots with R&B, soul and funk. Pieces released three albums in quick succession, establishing its place in the world of smooth jazz with the CDs Pieces of a Dream (1981), We Are One (1982) and Imagine This (1983). Those albums include some of their biggest early hits, including “Warm Weather,” “Mount Airy Groove” and “Fo Fi Fo.”
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Fri, May 6

SMOOTHJAZZLOVERS.ORG Presents Pieces of A Dream 40th Anniversary Tour

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

Pieces of a Dream got its start in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – a city steeped in history, tradition and rich musical heritage. Artists like John Coltrane, Stanley Clarke, Grover Washington, Jr., Gamble and Huff, Stan Getz, Jeff Lorber, Patti Labelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Jill Scott and The Roots are just a few of the amazingly talented musicians who hail from or have been nurtured by the “City of Brotherly Love.” This vibrant city and its melting pot of art, music and history helped shape the musical style of the young musicians who would become the talented contemporary jazz band Pieces of a Dream. Just as the city embraces its past, it continues to evolve, and so has Pieces of a Dream as the group makes history of its own by marking two major milestones: their 37th year together as a group and the release of their 20th album entitled In The Moment, due out on August 27, 2013 on Shanachie Entertainment. Founding members James Lloyd (keyboards) and Curtis Harmon (drums) both use words like “thankful,” “blessed” and “grateful” to describe how they feel about their work and their fans, who have continued to make it all possible. Curtis says, “I would describe In The Moment as a milestone for us. Not many groups get to reach 37 years and 20 albums! I feel very fortunate and blessed to be in the music industry this long and to have this kind of success.” James adds, “That’s crazy isn’t it?! Twenty albums and the first one came out in 1981 when I was a senior in high school, 16 years old. We were out on the road with Grover Washington, Jr. the following year and I basically grew up on the road with him. We would open for him as Pieces and then play as part of his rhythm section.” And Grover Washington, Jr. was indeed their guiding light, a mentor who took Pieces of a Dream under his wing as the first group he signed with his brand new production company. James and Curtis were the nucleus of the band, having played together as members of the Ada Lewis Middle School jazz ensemble along with former member bassist Cedric Napoleon. Danny Harmon, Curtis’ father and a jazz musician himself, became their manager and had the guys listening to the Modern Jazz Quartet, Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson as they developed their unique sound, blending their jazz roots with R&B, soul and funk. Pieces released three albums in quick succession, establishing its place in the world of smooth jazz with the CDs Pieces of a Dream (1981), We Are One (1982) and Imagine This (1983). Those albums include some of their biggest early hits, including “Warm Weather,” “Mount Airy Groove” and “Fo Fi Fo.”
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Sat, May 7

Chris Pureka

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

It’s rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her life’s work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring. Chris’s elegant emotionality as a vocalist, and her flair and immediacy as a lyricist have garnered her favorable comparisons to Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Patty Griffin. She’s earned accolades from such distinguished taste-making outlets as The New York Times, Paste, Magnet, Billboard.com, and The AllMusic Guide. She’s shared the stage with such diverse and esteemed artists as Dar Williams, The Lumineers, The Cowboy Junkies, Gregory Alan Isakov, Martin Sexton, and Ani DiFranco. Along the way, Chris has remained fiercely independent, selling nearly 50,000 albums through her own label, Sad Rabbit Records. Chris’s journey in music mirrors her path toward self-discovery. At 16, writing songs became a way of journaling. “I was shy and introverted, and songwriting was a very personal process. I never had any intention of performing,” she shares. Post high school, she went on to complete a biology degree at Wesleyan University, and afterwards, worked in a microbiology research lab at Smith College. Meanwhile, she established a music career parallel to her biology work through touring and issuing a clutch of well-received indie releases. In 2006, when Chris found herself turning down too many opportunities as a musician, she shifted her priorities to become a full-time artist. Her latest album, Back in the Ring, is Chris’s first studio full length since 2010’s critically acclaimed How I Learned to See in the Dark. “I’m not interested in releasing songs I can’t get behind or records I don’t love,” she says of the five-year span between albums. The title of her latest playfully suggests something of an artistic comeback, but it also references the album’s themes of relationship conflict and making the decision to fight back against dark inner demons. “My music is the outward expression of the work I’m doing internally. What I do comes from my experiences, and I strive to express these experiences authentically. Speaking my truth, and being myself, is the way that I connect with people,” Chris confides. Her rise as an esteemed artist with captivating emotional integrity has been organic and always on her own terms. For someone who never had an intention of being a professional musician, it’s been a life of far-reaching changes and unexpected rewards.
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Wed, May 11

Kris Allen with Luke Wade

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

On his third full-length album Horizons, singer/songwriter Kris Allen sharpens his songcraft and brings a more boldly openhearted spirit to his soulful brand of poprock than ever before. With his past work including a 2009 self-titled debut featuring the platinum-selling single ?Live Like We?re Dying,? Allen?s first independently released album finds him reaching a new level of sophistication in his melody-minded songwriting while fully tapping into his natural grace as a singer and guitarist. For Allen, Horizons began with the spontaneous writing of ?Beautiful & Wild,? one of the album?s most gently powerful tracks. ?That song came to me as I was falling asleep, and I got up and started writing and realized it was different from anything I?d ever done,? says the 29-year-old Arkansas native of ?Beautiful & Wild,? a song partly inspired by the birth of his first child in the summer of 2013. ?It wasn?t trying to be a big pop song or to please anybody else?it just felt very organic and personal and straight from the heart, and that ended up shaping the rest of the record for me.?
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Fri, May 13

Tickets on sale 1/29 at 10AM! Under a Blood Red Sky

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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Sat, May 14

Tickets on sale 1/29 at 10AM! Dee Lucas & Tony Exum Jr. Nothing But The Sax 2016

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

These two saxophonists will bring to the Soiled Dove Underground two bands with two separate shows for one night only! Dee Lucas, an Atlanta-based recording artist, will be celebrating the new release of his 6th CD titled 'Going Deeper'; while, Colorado Springs saxman Tony Exum, Jr. celebrates the release of his fifth CD titled 'V'.
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Wed, May 18

Tickets on sale 1/29 at 10AM! The James Hunter Six

Genre: R&B/Soul
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

t’s been 10 years since the Englishman James Hunter burst onto the scene with his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk (GO/Rounder 2006), topping the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and his fans—including Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Over the last decade, he’s toured extensively around the world on the club, theatre, and festival circuits, steadily growing a dedicated audience comprised of hardened gig-goers, old-school baby boomers, and young hipsters alike. His follow-ups The Hard Way and Minute By Minute (GO/Fantasy), further cemented Hunter’s reputation as a soul powerhouse, heralded for his talents both as a live performer and perhaps even more so as a songwriter, with The New Yorker describing his “tight, taut compositions” as “rooted in American soul music without being bound to it.” Now Hunter is back with his fourth album, Hold On! marking his debut on Daptone Records, America’s premier soul imprint and Hunter’s second collaboration with famed producer Gabriel Roth aka Bosco Mann. It also marks a cumulative and consecutive total of 48 original songs written exclusively by Hunter, without resorting to a single covered recording. At age 53, Hunter feels he has finally found his home for making music. “The great thing about working with Gabe is that he can get our tunes on tape exactly the way I heard them in my head when I was writing them,” explained Hunter. “It's a rare thing when a producer knows what you're going for before you've told him. It's good to be associated with a record company that ‘gets’ us.”
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Fri, August 19

Tickets on sale 1/29 at 10AM! Terry Bozzio Composer Series

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

Los Angeles - Legendary & award winning melodic drummer, Terry Bozzio is releasing worldwide, what he calls a “Life's Work” project of Art & Music on the Japanese label Ward Records in December 2015. Bozzio is embarking on a world tour to promote it starting in Japan and Europe in the fall of 2015 & continuing throughout the US & other territories in 2016. Terry has worked with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn, UK, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson, Alan Holdsworth, Tony Levin, Steve Vai, Quincy Jones, Ken Scott, Metropole Orkest, SMAP, Loudness' Munetaka Higuchi & “X” Japan's Hide - as well as Film score composers Basil Poledouris, Mark Isham & Patrick O'Hearn - see more at www.terrybozzio.com - Grammy winner, RockWalk Honoree, Modern Drummer magazine's Hall of Fame Award, Rolling Stone's Top 5 Drummers of All Time! Says Bozzio, “I've been composing, (not just song writing, like for Missing Persons & Jeff Beck) since the '70s. I compose in all styles (as one might classify them), from classical to ambient, electronic, film-like to fusion/rock or jazz. I have my own character or personality, it's unique. I work with many different processes from writing notes on paper, to recording live, to several different computer software applications I may use, that are suited to the particular result I am trying to achieve. Both Zappa & famed musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky encouraged me to compose & I have had my Chamberworks performed at the Vienna Jazz Festival & in Holland w/Metropol Orkest.” He continued, “I first got interested in Art & Sketching at the encouragement of renowned artist Don Van Vliet (aka: Captain Beefheart) who I played with on my first Zappa/Mothers of Invention tour in 1975. Don was always carrying markers & paper & it looked like fun, so I bought some myself & started. He was very encouraging. Last year, I released my first project called Rhythm & Sketch in collaboration with the art group Scene Four. It's been successful & inspired me to do more. (available at www.terrybozzioart.com)” Terry Bozzio fulfilled a major 2 &1/2 month US solo tour in 2014 in which he displayed his art as a stage set while performing melodic, tuned melodies on his strikingly large drum set, to sold out crowds. “I thought it would be great to share this music which I’ve been working on & keeping to myself for so long. I hope to show a different side of my expression from what people are used to seeing from my solo drumming. And, I wanted to have an abstract painting to represent & be paired with each title to create this hybrid project of music & art,” Bozzio explained. The “Composer Series” contains 59 individual pieces or movements of compositions with a painting in a booklet for each title, along with detailed liner notes for each piece, explaining his concepts, feelings, process and approach for each. It will be available in a deluxe hard-cover artbook which includes Terry Bozzio’s hand drawn illustrations and commentary for each piece, audio CDs & a solo drum performance Blu-Ray shot in Japan in 2015 (w/bonus footage), 192kHz/24bit Hi-Res audio of the 59 pieces on Blu-ray and a bonus DVD including 60min talk session of Terry Bozzio with Masa Ito. The material will also be made available in CD/DVD or 4CD/Blu-ray for record stores, as well as in many or individual downloadable formats online.
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Sat, August 20

Tickets on sale 1/29 at 10AM! Terry Bozzio Composer Series

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

Los Angeles - Legendary & award winning melodic drummer, Terry Bozzio is releasing worldwide, what he calls a “Life's Work” project of Art & Music on the Japanese label Ward Records in December 2015. Bozzio is embarking on a world tour to promote it starting in Japan and Europe in the fall of 2015 & continuing throughout the US & other territories in 2016. Terry has worked with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn, UK, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson, Alan Holdsworth, Tony Levin, Steve Vai, Quincy Jones, Ken Scott, Metropole Orkest, SMAP, Loudness' Munetaka Higuchi & “X” Japan's Hide - as well as Film score composers Basil Poledouris, Mark Isham & Patrick O'Hearn - see more at www.terrybozzio.com - Grammy winner, RockWalk Honoree, Modern Drummer magazine's Hall of Fame Award, Rolling Stone's Top 5 Drummers of All Time! Says Bozzio, “I've been composing, (not just song writing, like for Missing Persons & Jeff Beck) since the '70s. I compose in all styles (as one might classify them), from classical to ambient, electronic, film-like to fusion/rock or jazz. I have my own character or personality, it's unique. I work with many different processes from writing notes on paper, to recording live, to several different computer software applications I may use, that are suited to the particular result I am trying to achieve. Both Zappa & famed musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky encouraged me to compose & I have had my Chamberworks performed at the Vienna Jazz Festival & in Holland w/Metropol Orkest.” He continued, “I first got interested in Art & Sketching at the encouragement of renowned artist Don Van Vliet (aka: Captain Beefheart) who I played with on my first Zappa/Mothers of Invention tour in 1975. Don was always carrying markers & paper & it looked like fun, so I bought some myself & started. He was very encouraging. Last year, I released my first project called Rhythm & Sketch in collaboration with the art group Scene Four. It's been successful & inspired me to do more. (available at www.terrybozzioart.com)” Terry Bozzio fulfilled a major 2 &1/2 month US solo tour in 2014 in which he displayed his art as a stage set while performing melodic, tuned melodies on his strikingly large drum set, to sold out crowds. “I thought it would be great to share this music which I’ve been working on & keeping to myself for so long. I hope to show a different side of my expression from what people are used to seeing from my solo drumming. And, I wanted to have an abstract painting to represent & be paired with each title to create this hybrid project of music & art,” Bozzio explained. The “Composer Series” contains 59 individual pieces or movements of compositions with a painting in a booklet for each title, along with detailed liner notes for each piece, explaining his concepts, feelings, process and approach for each. It will be available in a deluxe hard-cover artbook which includes Terry Bozzio’s hand drawn illustrations and commentary for each piece, audio CDs & a solo drum performance Blu-Ray shot in Japan in 2015 (w/bonus footage), 192kHz/24bit Hi-Res audio of the 59 pieces on Blu-ray and a bonus DVD including 60min talk session of Terry Bozzio with Masa Ito. The material will also be made available in CD/DVD or 4CD/Blu-ray for record stores, as well as in many or individual downloadable formats online.