CD sales have plunged over the last decade, but vinyl LPs have become increasingly trendy, with music fans still desiring a physical product to clutch to their chests on their way home. Recognizing this trend, several years ago musician Adam Baumeister (formerly of Bad Weather California) purchased ... More >>
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Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>
Good things sometimes come in small packages, and that's certainly the case with Westword MasterMind Johnny Morehouse's long-running Five Minute Film Fest, a showcase of short shorts that pack a lot of punch in five minutes or less. Its latest incarnation has found a home at Deer Pile, and because M ... More >>
It's not Christmas yet, but you'd certainly be excused for thinking otherwise, what with the radio already playing round-the-clock holiday tunes and the new shows we've been gifted with. Looks like somebody's been on their best behavior (god knows, it wasn't us). Whatever the case, we're now being r ... More >>
AEROSMITH @ PEPSI CENTER See Also: Q&A with Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer From the beginning, they promised a spectacle. "We're gonna go all Aerosmith mojo on your ass tonight," lead screecher Steven Tyler promised vaguely but aggressively less than a minute after appearing center stage in a cloud ... More >>
Photographer Eric Gruneisen spotted this gentleman last night before Aerosmith's show at the Pepsi Center with Cheap Trick. We won't apply a judgmental "do" or "don't" to him, or any of the below diehards we spotted last night. We did rank their rocker style on a scale of one to five Steven Tyler he ... More >>
See Also: Aerosmith at the Pepsi Center, 8/1/12 Despite ongoing feuds between frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry, Aerosmith has been a vital force in rock music for more than four decades. In the 1970s, the band built a solid fan base on the strength of songs like "Dream On," "Walk This ... More >>
Wednesday, August 1, Pepsi Center, 303-534-6773.
See Also: Sunday: Anthrax at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre Joey Belladonna talks about Married...With Children and rejoining the band Scott Ian on Worship Music, comic books, Doctor Who and interviewing Ozzy Photos: Anthrax at Summit Music Hall, 10/19/11 Review: Anthrax at Summit Music Hall, 10/18/10 ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Aerosmith and Cheap Trick, Pretty Lights, Tenacious D, Umphrey's Mcgee and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Sh ... More >>
After touring South America and Japan, Aerosmith brings its Global Warming Tour to the States, starting in Minneapolis in June and stopping at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, August 1, with Cheap Trick opening the show. While tickets go on sale on to the public on Friday, March 31, pre-sale tickets f ... More >>
For years, Barry Fey says, music fans have been needling him to write a book. "You know, people have been saying 'When's the book? When's the book?' for fifteen years," Fey notes. "It was daily, wherever I would go out... 'When's the book? Come on, you've got to write a book!'" Well, he final ... More >>
TestamentTestament (sharing a bill tomorrow night at Summit Music Hall with Anthrax and Death Angel) is one of the bands that make a strong case for expanding the Big 4 to the Big 5 (or Big 6, if the often overlooked Exodus were included). The Bay Area act was part of the original thrash move ... More >>
Silhouettes perform to Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World"It was another great night for Denver's Silhouettes on America's Got Talent, as all three judges seemed to agree that America should vote for our favorite shadow dancers. Beset by technical difficulties, the group was forced to perform ... More >>
Denver's Silhouettes dance troupeIt's coming close to the end for Denver's two remaining acts on America's Got Talent, and tonight will be sure to keep us on the edge of our seat for news of whether one or both of them succeed in continuing to wow audiences nationwide. Dance troupe Silhoue ... More >>
In case you haven't heard yet, Modest Mouse is working with Big Boi on its next album. Seriously. Yeah, we're having a hard time even trying to imagine what that's going to sound like. The news, however, did get us thinking about the ten of the best and rap/rock collaborations. You know Aeros ... More >>
Remember in the '90s when Aerosmith was really old, but somehow still popular? Adam Baumeister of Bad Weather California is helping us all relive those days with a trilogy of re-worked videos from the Get A Grip-era. Only he's made these gratuitously awkward scenes actually tolerable by setti ... More >>
Touring in support of his latest effort, No Better Than This, John Mellencamp comes to the Temple Buell Theatre on Wednesday, April 6. Tickets range from $44.50 to $130 and go on sale this Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. -- and include a digital download of the T Bone Burnett-produced album, wh ... More >>
Like so many new albums from old dudes, it's not that Ozzy Osbourne's Scream, which was released today, is not good, per se -- it's that it's not needed. While Osbourne's new effort updates his shtick a bit -- it sounds like he's been listening to a long of Norwegian opera-metal and possibly some ... More >>
Chalk this one up to a case of celebrity cash-in: It looks like Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer has an iPhone app now. And this probably isn't going to come as any surprise, but it it absolutely blows. The ap, Joey Kramer: Hit Hard, only held our attention for about three minutes. Even so, those thr ... More >>
Alice in Chains hits the road in February in support of Black Gives Way to Blue, its first studio album in fourteen years, and with new singer William DuVall, who took over vocal duties for the band after original singer Layne Staley passed away in 2002. The band hits the Fillmore Auditorium Frid ... More >>
Photo by Ross HalfinJoe Perry, right, and his Aerosmith brethren, between hospital visits. In Rolling Stone's list of the greatest guitarists of all-time, Aerosmith's Joe Perry placed 48th -- a ranking capable of slackening the jaw of any true rock-and-roll fan. This former Toxic Twin has penned on ... More >>
When Wicked Garden opened last Halloween on Larimer, some folks were hoping it might be Denver's answer to Hollywood's Viper Room. But it takes a little more than throwing up a few '80s album covers, pictures of Jimi Hendrix and Angus Young and painting quotes from Aerosmith songs on the wall to pul ... More >>
Photo: Claudia LopezI deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I ... More >>
Monday, February 5, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Monday, January 30, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
It'd Be Cool if this sequel were any good. Too bad it ain't.
Tuesday, July 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-0959.
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The hits just keep coming on radio.
Now in a new home, Bang! still does a bang-up job.
The Bright Midnight Sampler: 14 Songs/8 Concerts (Bright Midnight Records/Rhino Handmade), Various Artists Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors (Elektra)
Terrell Davis throws down some rhymes, but can't complete the play.
A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.
An Aerosmith concert begs the question: If rock and roll is rebellious, why do your mom and dad like it, too?
Run-D.M.C. has seen the light--and wants to show it to you.
OUR LIST OF THE MOST OVERPLAYED CLASSIC-ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME.