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  • The Snake Pit gets a dazzling makeover as Beauty Bar

    published December 31, 2009

    Noah Ray McMahan would go to the Snake Pit twice a week when he was in college back in the '90s. And this fall, after stints in New York and... More >>

  • DJ BloodPreshah ends five-year run at Kazmos this weekend

    published Dec 30, 2009

    After five years of hosting weekly reggae dances at Kazmos Lounge on 13th and Kalamath, DJ BloodPreshah (aka Thomas Behler) is throwing one last bash at the joint starting at 10 p.m. this Saturday, Ja... More >>

  • Carla Bley top seller at Albums on the Hill

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​Jazz pianist Carla Bley grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill with Carla's Christmas Carols, an ECM release that also features bassist Steve Swallow and the Partyka Brass Quintet. Edward Sharp... More >>

  • KKHi's Smooth Sound of Colorado top seller at Twist and Shout

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​KKHi's second volume of The Smooth Sound of Colorado, featuring Walter Beasley, Craig Chaquico, Euge Groove and other smooth jazz artists, grabbed the top top at Twist & Shout for the week endi... More >>

  • Willowz top seller at Wax Trax

    published Dec 29, 2009

    ​Anaheim-based garage rockers Willowz grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax this past week with Everyone, the band's latest effort on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records. Rocky Mountain Low and 2010: Warp Recor... More >>

  • This Just In: The Toasters, Street Dogs, POS shows announced

    published Dec 29, 2009

    ​While last week was relatively slow in terms of show announcements, the folks at Soda Jerk Presents recently unveiled quite a few shows at the the Marquis Theater and the Black Sheep in Colorado Sp... More >>

  • Young Money top seller at Independent Records

    published Dec 28, 2009

    ​Young Money, a hip-hop collaboration lead by Lil Wayne, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 27. The group's We Are Young Money features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae ... More >>

  • Monsters of Folk grabs top spot at Albums on the Hill

    published Dec 28, 2009

    ​Monsters of Folk's self-titled debut grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill, while eponymous releases from Blakroc and Them Crooked Vultures came in second and third for the week. Boulder-based... More >>

  • Bob Dylan top seller at Wax Trax

    published Dec 23, 2009

    ​Bob Dylan's Christmas in the Heart topped the charts at Wax Trax, while Shrinebuilder's self-titled debut continues to be a strong seller and came in second for the week ending December 20. Susa... More >>

  • Smoke 'em if you've got 'em at these area cigar bars

    published December 24, 2009

    When I was a kid, every summer my dad and I would fly to Chicago. My grandfather would meet us at O'Hare, puffing on a stogie and blowing the... More >>

  • This Just In: Rose Hill Drive to open for Jane's Addiction, second Nick Jonas show added

    published Dec 22, 2009

    ​After Boulder's Rose Hill Drive played Led Zeppelin II in its entirety at the Boulder Theater last New Year's Eve, the band took a year-long hiatus. The band members made quite a few announcements ... More >>

  • Susan Boyle on top again at Twist and Shout

    published Dec 22, 2009

    ​Susan Boyle continues to dominate the charts at Twist & Shout and once again grabbed the top spot with her debut, I Dreamed a Dream. Tom Waits is still putting up a fight with Glitter and Doom ... More >>

  • Alicia Keys top seller at Independent Records

    published Dec 21, 2009

    ​Alicia Keys grabbed the top spot at Independent Records with her fourth studio effort, The Element of Freedom, released last week on J Records. Gucci Mane, who was on top last week with The State v... More >>

  • Q&A with Sin and Kurt of Primasonic

    published Dec 18, 2009

    ​Primasonic's frontman Sin says the band's latest effort, Unadorned, could have easily been called No Bullshit. With some help from the Overcasters' Kurt Ottaway acting as co-producer and Modul... More >>

  • Bob Dylan top seller at Wax Trax

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​Bob Dylan's first Christmas album, Christmas in the Heart, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax for the week ending December 13. Shrinebuilder's self-titled debut continues to be a strong seller and ca... More >>

  • Gucci Mane top seller at Independent Records

    published Dec 16, 2009

    ​Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane grabbed the top spot at Independent Records with his latest effort, The State vs. Radric Davis, released last week on Asylum. Snoop Dogg claimed the second slot with Malic... More >>

  • Behold the foot-stomping alt-folk of the Legendary River Drifters

    published December 17, 2009

    Shortly after Suzanne Magnuson and Olivia Quintana formed Malas Semillas ("Bad Seeds" in Spanish) three years ago, they brought in Cyrus... More >>

  • The Getdown!

    published December 17, 2009

    On this three-song EP, the Getdown! — made up of singer/bassist Dustin Lawlor and drummer Tom Nelson — literally wears its... More >>

  • Ben Sollee

    published December 17, 2009

    While Kentucky-based Ben Sollee is a classically trained cellist, he's also steeped in the vintage soul of guys like Otis Redding, Wilson... More >>

  • Ami Benari pools his resources at ZanZBar Billiards

    published December 17, 2009

    For the past decade, Ami Benari has run Tarantula Billiards (1456 Champa Street) with a simple business plan: Make a small profit by... More >>

  • This Just In: Muse, Yeasayer, Killswitch Engage shows announced

    published Dec 15, 2009

    ​England-based alt-rock band Muse, who's touring in support of its latest effort, The Resistance, is slated to visit Odeum Colorado (formerly the Broomfield Event Center) with Silversun Pickups on T... More >>

  • Susan Boyle grabs top spot at Bart's CD Cellar

    published Dec 15, 2009

    ​Susan Boyle, whose I Dreamed a Dream is burning up American and UK charts, grabs the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending December 13. Norah Jones claims the second slot with her latest... More >>

  • Susan Boyle top seller at Twist and Shout

    published Dec 14, 2009

    ​Susan Boyle and Tom Waits continue to duke it out at Twist & Shout. Three weeks ago, Boyle took the top spot with her debut, I Dreamed a Dream, and Waits grabbed the top spot with Glitter and D... More >>

  • Neil Young Top Seller at Wax Trax

    published Dec 10, 2009

    ​Neil Young's Dreamin' Man Live '92, which includes a complete live performance of Harvest Moon before the studio album was released, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax this week, while Mars Volta's O... More >>

  • Action Packed Thrill Ride

    published December 10, 2009

    There was a time when Action Packed Thrill Ride's tunes were steeped in countrified Americana, but over the four years the band has been at it,... More >>

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