How Risky Are Concerts? We Asked an Infectious Disease Expert

For a year and a half during the pandemic, concerts seemed more dangerous than just about any other setting. Then came vaccines, and shows trickled back, from Madison Square Garden to Red Rocks Amphitheatre — until the fast-spreading delta variant ripped through a Netherlands festival, leading to 1,000 infections, and the Foo Fighters postponed a show after a […]

The Deals: Phoebe Bridgers Signs Third Artist; ‘Blippi’ Label Teams Up With UMG

Charlie Hickey has signed to Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory record label with plans to release a physical version of his EP Count The Stairs. “Being able to sign Charlie is one of the reasons I started a label,” Bridgers said in a statement. In celebration of the announcement, the 21-year-old artist released a reimagined version […]

Wyoming Is Kicking Off the Rocky Mountains Concert Comeback With Few Restrictions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Taking the stage not far from trucks roaring down Interstate 25 in Cheyenne, Wyo., with the faint odor of manure from the air, Subtronics announced to a fist-pumping EDM audience packed to a general-admission pit: “I’will shout! We’re actually back at this time. Is this true? ” Regardless of the unusual location, […]

Vaxxed & Amped: Rehearsal Spaces Are Filling Up With Artists ‘Dying to Play’

In their tiny rehearsal space in an old Birmingham, Ala., shopping center, where a mystery critter nibbled inside the walls, all eight members of the soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones spent three-plus hours in mid-April playing their songs — without masks or social distancing. The band members are fully vaccinated, and with […]

Billy Strings Run At Capitol Theatre Brings Together Streaming Era’s Two Powerhouses

The numbers are in for Billy Strings’ six-night run at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York last week. The bluegrass phenom sold 20,000 pay-per-view tickets for four shows streamed on, and lured another 200,000 viewers who tuned in for the series opener and finale broadcast on Twitch. At one point during the […]

Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett Talks New Amphitheater: ‘There’s Just Not Enough Great Venues’

American music lovers have a intricate relationship with the heaps of amphitheaters that criss-cross the United States. A handful are placed on a base for their stunning design and acoustics — think Denver’s Red Rocks or the Gorge in Washington state — while the majority are only tolerated by lovers who slog through muddy parking […]

“Butterfly” Collaborator Mimi Page Reveals Bassnectar’s Manipulative Business Practices

Even more than two weeks after Bassnectar announced he was leaving the music industry following a litany of accusations against him for grooming and sexually abusing underage girls, more about him is continuing to come to light. Now, “Butterfly” collaborator Mimi Page has penned an extensive account of her time working with the producer and […]

Denver’s Departure restaurant closes after two years in Cherry Creek

Departure Denver, the second place of “Top Chef” finalist Gregory Gourdet’s Portland-based restaurant, is closed Monday after two and a half years at the bottom of the Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek. The Pan-Asian restaurant closed after Sage Hospitality’s sale of the Halcyon Hotel, according to a press release. Sage Restaurant Group, which owns the […]

Colorado Symphony might leave downtown Denver, but Boettcher Concert Hall is done either way

Even the Colorado Symphony is totally absolutely free to search for a home on — or off its existing site in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, following an agreement with the city which condemns its existing home at Boettcher Concert Hall. Planning for a new concert hall is underway, because both parties have stated there’s […]