Karl Denson Stories

When Boogie Meets Boogaloo | Karl Denson Eats A Bunch Of Peaches In Chicago

By: @312mrg | Photos/Video: John 'Nunu' ZomotAll of music is a whirling blender which incorporates elements of performers that swirl around each creator orbit.  Labels are always difficult, often times meaningless, but occasionally offer a window into how to process invdidual pieces of art.Paraphrasing from good ole wikipedia, Boogie is a term...

Phil Takes Chicago | 10 Bullets, 30 Photos, 5 Videos & 2 Streams

Photos: John 'Nunu' ZomotAt age 77, there's little that Phil Lesh needs to prove.  And that's the genius of the Grateful Dead bassist, he doesn't fall comfortably into any narrative.  His very appeal lies in his ability to march to his own beat (bass lines?). So rather than try to recount the entirety...

Photos / Recap | Karl Denson Closes Tour in Denver With Free Show

By: Zach StoneWhat's better than a Karl Denson's Tiny Universe show in Denver?  A free KDTU show in Denver -- which actually went down this past Saturday at Leavitt Pavilion.There was an incredible Colorado sunset just prior to the band going on stage, a sign of great things...

Video | Medeski, Oteil, KarlD & Kraz Anchor Throwback Jam @ Bonnaroo

We've come a long way since the 2002 Bonnaroo Superjam, which was essentially an expanded String Cheese Incident & Friends set.In 2015, Hollywood actors open the festivities with an a capalla "We Are The World", and stars from all over the popular music spectrum drop in for a cameo. But one thing stays the same, the...

Review & Media: Phase Of The Moon Festival

You can point to the first Bonnaroo as a potential Ground Zero for the music festival explosion that has gripped America in the dozen or so years since its inception. While many festivals that have emerged in its wake -- both big and small -- have chosen to replicate its key elements, very few, not...

Setlist / Photos: Widespread Panic @ Phases Of The Moon Festival 9/13/14

Saw an absurd amount of good music today capped by this Widespread Panic set.One SetHenry Parsons Died, Chilly Water, Can't Get High, Let It Rock > Radio Child, Shut Up & Drive, Ride Me High > Hatfield > Space Wrangler > Walkin, Holden Oversoul > Do What You Like > Me & The Devil,...

Setlist / Photos: Karl Denson @ Park West 4/5/14

Karl Denson and the Tiny Universe mixed up material from their latest release, New Ammo, with a handful of classics at Park West on Saturday night.Our photographer, Rickie Kostiner, caught this set as a part of a big night (look for more from her to come). Check out her handiwork and the complete setlist...

The Covers Of Karl Denson

Read closely for a chance to win tickets!Karl Denson's Tiny Universe hits Park West this Saturday (4/5), touring in Chicago for the second time behind his latest release New Ammo. The album features some hot new Denson compositions, but also finds a lot of it's life in a handful of covers, both obscure and beloved....

The What-A-Weekend Ticket Giveways

We're staring down the best musical weekend in Chicago in recent memory. To celebrate, we want to get you out to as many shows as possible and are giving away a ton of tickets to some of our top picks.Fill out this simple form or drop us an email at info @ thebarnpesents.com with...

Karl Denson Rings In 2014 With Tiny Universe

While 2013 has been a busy year juggling multiple projects for Karl Denson, you'll find him greeting 2014 at Chicago's Park West the way he'd like to spend the most of next twelve months: with his friends in the Tiny Universe."I want to get back to just doing Tiny Universe," he told me in a phone...