The ten best concerts this weekend: 12/7-12/9

6. SOULIVE @ CERVANTES' | FRI & SAT, 12/7-12/8
Soulive takes a broad range of influences, from Duke Ellington and Earth, Wind & Fire to the Roots and Stevie Wonder, and blends them into a sound that is so thunderously intense live, it's hard to believe there are only three primary players in the band. Keyboardist Neal Evans handles the low end on a Hammond B-3 with his left hand while juggling harmonic and solo duties with his right; seeing his stunning ambidexterity is worth the price of admission alone. Evans's playing style mingles old-school R&B, funk and traditional jazz for a deeply melodic sound that translates well to hip-hop and jazz crowds alike. Brother Alan's hip-hop stylized grooves anchor the trio, and together the Evans brothers make up one of the tightest rhythm sections on the funk/soul/jazz circuit. Eric Krasno rounds out the lineup on guitar. A true virtuoso, Krasno has the chops of Joe Pass, the brilliant warmth of John Scofield and the single-note linearity of Grant Green. No wonder Dave Matthews refers to Soulive as "the greatest band in the world." (Both bills also feature the Kyle Hollingsworth Band.)


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Hi-dive

7 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Fillmore Auditorium

1510 Clarkson St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Paramount Theatre

1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Fox Theatre

1128 13th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music

Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom

2637 Welton St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Boulder Theater

2032 14th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music

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3 comments
Patrick Kohlwey
Patrick Kohlwey

I know there is a lot of music in Denver every weekend, but EOTO is playing this weekend, and they did not make this list. I'm really starting to doubt Westwords' opinion on music. This has happened several time in the past summer, Y U NO LIKE GOOD MUSIC?

Jack Wertheimer
Jack Wertheimer

I'm going to both Medeski, Martin, Scofield, and Wood AND Punch Brothers this weekend! Gonna be amazing!

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