Yazoo BBQ on Broadway Will Now Host Rooftop Concerts

Danielle Lirette
Yazoo BBQ Company's rooftop bar.
Last summer Yazoo BBQ Company owner Don Hines expanded his 700-square-foot spot at 2150 Broadway, which he opened fourteen years ago, to close to 5,000 square feet, adding to the kitchen and interior dining area, as well as building a patio and rooftop deck. About a month ago, Hines secured a cabaret license for the spot and he's celebrating with a show on the rooftop bar this Saturday, October 18 with Faceman and Jim Yelenick.

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Blues & Greens, Boulder's Home of the Blues, Closing This Month

Photos courtesy of Dan King
One of many blues jams at Blues & Greens in the Boulder Overlook Hotel.
About a year after Dan King and his business partners took over the Overlook Hotel in Boulder, bassist Mark Diamond started hosting weekly jazz jams in the back of the hotel's restaurant, before there was a stage set up. Four months later, King started bringing in local and nationally known blues acts, and along with jams, there was music five nights a week. But nearly ten years later, King and his partners have sold the hotel, and it will be torn down to make way for student housing. The hotel's music venue/restaurant Blues & Greens, dubbed "Boulder's Home of the Blues," is closing at the end of the month; one final jam will take place there on Sunday, October 26.

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New Park Burger in RiNo/Ballpark Neighborhood Will Host Live Music

Since Jean-Philippe Failyau opened his first Park Burger location in Platt Park about five years ago, he's opened a Park Burger in Highland, Park & Co. in Uptown, and a Park Burger in Hilltop. He's scheduled to open his biggest location yet next month, at 2601 Walnut Street in the RiNo/Ballpark neighborhood, where he plans to host live music.

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Privé Social Club, Featuring DJs and Dance Music, Opening Soon Near Larimer Square

photo courtesy of Privé
Last month, Dorchester Social Eatery opened in part of the space that was formerly Lavish. On Friday, October 3, Privé Social Club, a late-night extension of the Dorchester, will celebrate its grand opening on the other side of the space (with the entrance on 15th Street) with a performance by Grammy-nominated EDM vocalist Nadia Ali.

See also: Denver's Ten Best Dance Clubs

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Disco Biscuits Move Shows to the Ogden After Permits Denied for Ruby Hill Park

Eric Gruneisen
The Disco Biscuits at Red Rocks. More photos here.
The Disco Biscuits will play in Denver next weekend. That much isn't news, but late last night, the band announced a venue change -- again. Originally, the shows were going to take place at Sculpture Park. They were moved to Ruby Hill Park when that didn't work out, and the band took to Facebook yesterday to announce that the permits for Ruby Hill were not approved. Instead, all three shows will take place at the Ogden Theatre.

See also: Marc Brownstein of Disco Biscuits: "I feel like we are the best we have been in years"

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Swallow Hill CEO and Executive Director Tom Scharf Resigns

Courtesy of Swallow Hill
Tom Scharf spent seven years at the head of Swallow Hill.
Swallow Hill Music, a Denver-based nonprofit that runs music education programs and organizes many concerts in the area, has just announced the resignation of its CEO.

Tom Scharf, who also served as Executive Director, has served in the top role at Swallow Hill for seven years -- his last day will be September 30. His tenure saw the expansion of the nonprofit to include a second school, a broader musical mission and a greatly increased role as a concert promoter. Among other things, Swallow Hill books the extremely popular Botanic Gardens series.

See also: Swallow Hill's New Music-School Director Andres Cladera Has a Broad Definition of Folk Music

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A First Look at Nocturne, the Jazz Club Opening in RiNo Later This Year

Entrance rendering of Nocturne
The building at 1330 27th Street has been a number of different thing over the last eight decades or so: it was a manufacturing space for dozens of years, a warehouse, an artist loft, a rave spot. A drummer lived there for awhile and it's the former home of NoDo Urban Garden Supply. But in the next few months, the space will be transformed into Nocturne, a modern take on the 1940s jazz supper club.

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Record Store Chain Reaction Opens Today in Lakewood

A Google street view from late 2012 of the building that now holds Chain Reaction Records.
Somewhere on West Colfax in Lakewood is a strip mall, virtually indistinguishable from all the others on any given stretch of the meandering 26-mile boulevard. The only thing that differentiates this particular strip mall -- for music fans, anyhow -- is that it is now the home of Chain Reaction Records, Denver's newest record store. Co-owners Josh Lent and Val Landrum have been nurturing their mutual dream of opening up a record store with a focus on punk and heavy metal for a long time, but it wasn't until recently that everything seemed to click.

"We'd been thinking about it for years, since like 2007," says Lent, "but it wasn't the right time. Our bands had been touring to California, and every single town there seemed to have its own punk record store, so why not Denver?"

See also: Jello Biafra on His Early Days in Punk in Colorado and His First Encounter with Wax Trax

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Buena Vista's the BEACH Is the Most Scenic Colorado Venue You've Never Heard Of

It's a well-known fact that in order to be a true Coloradan, a yearly prescription of outdoor adventure must be filled. This weekend, I went to Buena Vista to do just that: kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, etc. But when I loaded the car and set off on the three-hour drive from Denver, the last two things I expected to discover when I got there were a thriving music scene and a beach.

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Introducing Syntax Physic Opera, a venue and restaurant with an interesting theme

Jon Solomon
Syntax Physic Opera will open this weekend at 554 South Broadway
Jonathan Bitz says the process of opening Syntax Physic Opera has been heavy, it's been emotional and it's been by far the hardest thing he's ever done. He was hoping to have his music venue and eatery at 554 South Broadway (which most recently housed the Bar and the Atrium) open late last year, but after enduring some construction delays and permitting issues, he says the spot should open this weekend if he gets the green light from the City.

See also: Here's what to expect at Syntax Physic Opera

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