Ladies and gentlemen, the Black Fireworks! (And their adult manager-type people!)When the opportunity to volunteer for Girls Rock Denver's 2013 camp came around, I was hesitant. My adult mind began running through all of the reasons I couldn't possibly be involved again this year. What if I couldn't ... More >>
Pop music is cyclical. With the absence of one niche pop artist arises another: Look at what Lady Gaga did when Madonna was absent from the scene for so long. What has pop music been missing recently? Boy bands. 'N Sync, the world's most revered boy band -- bar the Beatles, pop's first boy band, w ... More >>
Elvis is everywhereElvis Costello finally made his Sesame Street appearance last week with a number-orientated rendition of "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes." The show is a well-tread, 42-year-old road that has included a charmingly sweet Tony Bennett, an unexpectedly fitting LL Cool J, ... More >>
Jorge MorenoSpank RockSpank Rock (due tonight at Summit Music Hall for the Check Yo Ponytail 2 tour) emerged in Philadelphia around the middle of the last decade making music that brought together threads of hip-hop, rock, R&B and electronic pop. With the release of 2006's YoYoYoYoYo, the gro ... More >>
There are a lot of things to love about the '90s: Power Rangers, Cindy Crawford, Titanic, Beanie Babies, Win Ben Stein's Money, Mr. Bean, Friends or that notorious low-speed chase involving a white van and a retired professional football player. The music, however, was the best part of the de ... More >>
Dude, Dave. Chill!Last week, NPR asked listeners to share photos of themselves with favorite musicians. That's a swell idea and all, but we thought that taking the angle of the photobomber would be a more entertaining way to look at pictures of famous people with non-famous people. While there have ... More >>
Demaryius Thomas.During the Broncos 31-14 trouncing of the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, you could almost hear the entire city of Denver sighing with relief: Aaah, that's more like it! And it was -- particularly in comparison to last week's dispiriting loss to Jacksonville. But there's a very ... More >>
Before we get into the whole Free Scooter thing, which is mind-blowing on a couple levels and takes a little explaining, let's take a second to think about Justin Bieber, who is probably a stranger pop star than Lady Gaga. Above is a video of Beiber performing his hit "Baby" on, of all places, The ... More >>
Saturday, June 20, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
BT at Beta
Dreaming Out Loud
Mosley Music/Interscope Records
Lance Bassís new memoir is a surprisingly good read.
Brian Transeau specializes in intricate simplicity.
What do Justin Timberlake and Thom Yorke have in common?
This time of year is taxing, even for rock stars.
Extreme sports might be fun, but First Descent is not.
In the Mix can't keep up with its likable star.
Destiny Fulfilled (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)
A smokin' deal
The Thorns (Sony)
In Chad Hugo's world, art and commerce co-exist.
Finding the right words for a Columbine memorial.
Full of Beans
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs get swept up in the rock-is-back movement.
Fall provides one last chance to do the yard-sale dance.
Were you born in a barn? White Fence Farm seems to think so.
Defending their turf
The Unkindest Cut
With the help of friends in high places, Groove Armada's ship has come in.
Jamie White is bringing her naughty talk to a station known for playing kiddie pop.
'N Sync concert at Mile High Stadium
From the hearts of Bronco fans, never. From the sportscasters' lips, August 20
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.
A performance veteran at 23, Ciria is hoping her music is meant to be.
Slayer hasn't stopped giving the devil his due.
A trio of records from Triage
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
From the week of June 1
From the week of May 4
Michael Robert's six-year-old daughters try to calm their father's fears about 'N Sync.
A father tries to determine if 'N Sync is a threat to his six-year-old twin daughters.
Despite a potentially huge audience, Denver's Spanish-language radio languishes.
A Sixties icon becomes a weapon in Denver's promotion wars.
A new boxed set argues that disco didn't suck after all.