The Plates Blast Off!
Jun23

The Plates Blast Off!

On their third CD, Blast, the Plates pack a heap of intensity into their tight compositions, with most of the tunes clocking in around the three-minute mark and one track, “Sugar at the Controls,” barely exceeding 68 seconds.

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TipJar Turns Two!
Apr20

TipJar Turns Two!

TipJar continues to be a non-profit, organic and commercial-free zone. Thanks to occasional donations, the site is able to pay for its costs. If you like what you read on TipJar and want to help keep it going, consider donating to the site using our donation button. Thank you for visiting!

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Gasoline Lollipops Release New CD on Valentine’s Day

Colorado’s Gasoline Lollipops are on the rise. The tenacious Boulder-based group grafts inspired alt-folk songwriting to the rootsy sounds of country, rockabilly and bluegrass.

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Fare Thee Well Quixote’s True Blue
Dec07

Fare Thee Well Quixote’s True Blue

The announcement that Quixote’s True Blue was closing this past October came as a shock to its dedicated patrons. More than just a bar to its regular clientele, the Denver jam-music venue represented a way of life.

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Denver’s Workshy hit the Road
Sep20

Denver’s Workshy hit the Road

The Workshy is a beautiful testament to six musicians from very different musical styles coming together to create a sound we haven’t heard before. From funk to prog, as well as jazz, disco and Latin.

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Steely Dan and Steve Winwood — Camden, NJ, July 3, 2016
Jul26

Steely Dan and Steve Winwood — Camden, NJ, July 3, 2016

The current incarnation of Steely Dan is comfortably faithful to the old sound. Fagen mostly plays the piano, but also offered up some plastic organ with its funky slide effect, as with his classic solo in “Do it Again.” Fagen is a self-taught keyboardist, who refined his jazz harmonies by going to see Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis when he was developing as a musician.

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