Archive | October, 2019

https://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Devotchka-2.pngNEWS: Devotchka Breaks the Silence on 1929 Silent Film Man with a Movie Camera

NEWS: Devotchka Breaks the Silence on 1929 Silent Film Man with a Movie Camera

By Peter Jones | In some ways, Devotchka is the perfect band to create a new 21st-century soundtrack for an esoteric slice of 1920s Russian cinema. The Colorado-based quartet was…

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https://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Conductor.jpgNEWS: Music to the eyes: The sounds of the Denver Film Festival

NEWS: Music to the eyes: The sounds of the Denver Film Festival

By Peter Jones | The Denver Film Festival has a musical soundtrack again this year—from documentaries to narrative features, from industry panels to music videos, from Itchy-O to the New…

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EVENTS: Peter Jones Interviews Chris White of The Zombies

By Peter Jones | Although the 50th anniversary of Woodstock 1969 has now passed with enough publicity to last until the 100th, let’s not be too quick to forget about…

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EVENTS: COMBO Guest Writer Peter Jones Interviews Chris White of The Zombies – Coming Sept. 20th to the Paramount Theater in Denver

By Peter Jones Although the 50th anniversary of Woodstock 1969 has now passed with enough publicity to last until the 100th, let’s not be too quick to forget about 1968—at…

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INTERESTING BITS: COMBO Special Writer Peter Jones’ Interview with Chris White of The Zombies – Coming to Denver

The Zombies — High Grundy, Chris White, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent – will play Denver’s Paramount Theater on Saturday, Sept. 20, opening the show for Beach Boys founder Brian…

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KUDOS: A Journey from ‘Small Towns’ to ‘Woodstock’ – Runaway Express’ New Concept Album

By Peter Jones – Special writer for COMBO | Another great ‘idea’ becomes an album by Colorado’s Jim Ratts and Runaway Express. It all begins with one acoustic guitar and…

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MOVIES: ‘Bathtubs Over Broadway’ Tips Hat to Unsung ‘Corporate Musicals’

MOVIES: ‘Bathtubs Over Broadway’ Tips Hat to Unsung ‘Corporate Musicals’

By Peter Jones, 10/31/18 || Comedy writer Steve Young has paid his dues since retiring from the Late Show with David Letterman. But it’s his own fault. No one is…

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NEWS: Jim Ratts Goes Home to ‘Small Towns’ on His Latest ‘Sound Collage’ Album

NEWS: Jim Ratts Goes Home to ‘Small Towns’ on His Latest ‘Sound Collage’ Album

By Peter Jones, Oct. 24, 2018 || Colorado’s Jim Ratts has been living in Small Towns for decades—but now, the musical storyteller has finally finished his newest long-in-the-works concept album…

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MOVIES: Waxing Nostalgic — Documentary Explores History of Wax Trax

MOVIES: Waxing Nostalgic — Documentary Explores History of Wax Trax

By PETER JONES – Oct. 24, 2018 || Early in a new documentary about the Denver-founded Wax Trax, Jello Biafra recalls the moment in 1975 when he giddily discovered a…

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EVENTS: Calendar and Bell Ringers for Thursday, October 25, 2018

EVENTS: Calendar and Bell Ringers for Thursday, October 25, 2018

We want to welcome new guest writer Peter Jones to our newsletter. Peter has been writing about the music scene in Colorado for years and we are so honored to…

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SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: Singer-songwriter Jim Ratts Goes Home to ‘Small Towns’ on His Latest ‘Sound Collage’ Album

SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: Singer-songwriter Jim Ratts Goes Home to ‘Small Towns’ on His Latest ‘Sound Collage’ Album

Colorado’s Jim Ratts has been living in Small Towns for decades—but now, the musical storyteller has finally finished his newest long-in-the-works concept album about the triumphs and tragedies of the…

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MOVIES and BOOKS: Waxing Nostalgic — New Documentary Explores History of Wax Trax

MOVIES and BOOKS: Waxing Nostalgic — New Documentary Explores History of Wax Trax

Early in a new documentary about the Denver-founded Wax Trax, Jello Biafra recalls the moment in 1975 when he giddily discovered a place of kindred spirit at a new Capitol…

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