Alicia Keys

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    The Seven Best Concerts in Denver This Week

    Future Islands, touring on the strength of an album that has demonstrated to a much broader audience what the DIY crowd has known all along (namely that Future Islands are awesome), will be in town on Wednesday. There are a few other good ones, including MC Frontalot at Larimer Lounge and Crab Lab a ... More >>

  • Film

    October 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | GARY CLARK JR at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/11/13 Austin-bred guitar prodigy Gary Clark Jr. is focused on reconnecting the blues with its roots. The electric bluesman not only cites Jimi Hendrix as an influence, but with his slender frame, long fingers and soaring bellow, he might remind folks of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    WEDS | FRANK TURNER at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/13 Before striking out on his own, Frank Turner spent some time in London's Million Dead, one of the better post-hardcore bands of the early 2000s. Rather than singing with nuance, as he does now, Turner screamed and yelled in that band, at the same time c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Ten Grammy awards that you don't see on TV but that are totally worth being televised

    The Grammys are supposed to be "music's biggest night." Unfortunately, the only person who truly believes this is the copywriter who came up with that tagline. There are easily five festivals every year with stakes to the same claim. One of the highlights of this year's Grammys was a Bruno Mars/Stin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    New shows: Justin Bieber adds another date at the Pepsi Center, Imagine Dragons and more

    Did you totally blow it? Did you dawdle and miss your chance to pick up tickets to Justin Bieber's now sold-out concert at the Pepsi Center next month? Is your darling niece bummed with you beyond all recognition? Good news for you: You get a do-over -- well, sort of. The Biebs just announced anothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    New Shows: Furthur at 1STBANK, 420 show at Red Rocks with Slightly Stoopid, Cypress Hill

    Big news on the concert front this week: Furthur, always a local favorite, returns for a series of dates in Colorado, one at the Ogden, followed by three back-to-back nights at 1STBANK Center. Equally as big is word of a 420 show at Red Rocks featuring Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Top 7 goes Gaga, and Jessica Sanchez is still around, but probably won't be past tonight

    Last night's episode of American Idol saw the Top 7 tackle a new set of songs -- one produced between now and the turn of the century and one school classic. Some performances worked, some didn't, but there was certainly a lot of Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys for one episode.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    White Rabbits: "It was more important to be emotionally visceral and in the moment'"

    White Rabbits (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) moved from Columbia, Missouri to Brooklyn within a year of forming in 2004. The group's music had, from the beginning, an ineffably energetic spirit that could be heard by broader audiences first with its 2007 debut album, Fort Nightly. But it was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Prince is a shining example of creative blackness

    The day has come for us to celebrate the Purple One. Prince Rogers Nelson is as provocative as he is talented. A startlingly prolific songwriter and a virtuosic musician, Prince has written a slew of mesmerizing songs over the course of his career, both for himself and for other artists too numerous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    American Idol is back, with a new host of hopefuls

    If the hat Steven Tyler wore during last night's premiere of American Idol is anything to go by, it's going to be an interesting season.​Nearly eight months since Scotty McCreery became America's latest Idol in May 2011, it's good to have the cast of American Idol 2.0 back in action. To wit, R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    The Fray films video for "Heartbeat," the first single from its new album, Scars and Stories

    Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. Update (11/22/11): The full "Heartbeat" video and the Scars and Stories cover art has been added below. And so it begins. The Fray is now in full-on promo mode, ramping up for the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    A first look at Foodchain's video for "Dear Industry," the first single from Brunch

    Foodchain's new video for "Dear Industry" is a solid visual adaptation of the Alicia Keys-sampled joint from Brunch, the outfit's latest project, released on 11.11.11. Opening with crew shots of the fellas milling about town and interspersed with performance footage filmed at this past summer's Glob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    MTV's top five greatest on-air rap moments

    ​Oh, MTV. There has been no greater platform for fuckery's finest and the brilliance of unfiltered musician craziness than Music Television's many segments. Whether drunken freestyles, acceptance speech interruptions, or classic moments in live performance, hip-hop rightfully lived and thrived ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Video: American Idol takes over Invesco

    One of the best parts about living in America is freedom. The freedom to sing, dance, play in the streets, wear duct-tape skirts, paint your face for televised events and, most importantly, worship false idols. That's right, American Idol has invaded Denver yet again in search of that one voice, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    La Toya says Michael Jackson was murdered: Top five other music myths and conspiracies

    ​In an interview with CNN yesterday, La Toya Jackson stated rather bluntly that she believed her brother was murdered. "I would never, ever think differently," she said. "Michael told me that they were going to murder him." It's not that outrageous of a claim, but it's also one of those things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Celebs blackmail fans with Twitter embargo to raise money for AIDS orphans

    Keep A Child AliveAlicia Keys is dead!​Celebrities don't really owe the world anything. They do what they do and we treat them like royalty for it and ask nothing in return, except these days for maybe a tweet every couple hours to let us know what they are doing and thinking throughout every ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2010


    Tuesday, November 2, Wells Fargo Theater, Colorado Convention Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Drake's "Fireworks," Thank Me Later's latest leak: Does it live up to its name?

    ​ With close to six months of postponed release dates under its belt, two official videos already out in advance of its supposed release on June 15, and almost every one of its tracks leaked all over the internet, Drake's much anticipated first full-length, Thank Me Later, has generated a ton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Do you have a Denver State of Mind? KS-107.5's Larry Ulibarri, Sarah Snead and Hypnautic evidently do.

    We're not going to even try and lie: We haven't caught KS-107.5's morning show in a minute, so we have utterly no idea what in the Sam Hill possessed Larry Ulibarri to try his hand at rapping. But Jeez-o-pete if we didn't get a jolt and a half out of seeing homie spit some verses about our beloved h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Young Money still on top at Independent Records

    ​While Vampire Weekend's Contra is dominating the charts nationally and locally, it came in second to the Lil' Wayne-produced Young Money's We Are Young Money, which has sat at the number one slot at Independent Records for a month now. Snoop Dogg's Malice N Wonderland, Gucci Mane's State vs. Radr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Young Money tops charts at Independent for third week in a row

    ​Although Lil Wayne is heading to prison next month after pleading guilty to gun charges, the rapper's gotta be pretty damn happy with how well Young Money's We Are Young Money is selling. It's number twelve on Billboard's Top 200, and locally, it's on top of Independent's top sellers for the thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Young Money grabs top spot at Independent Records again

    ​Lil Wayne's hip-hop project Young Money nabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the second week in a row with We Are Young Money, which features Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jae Miltz and Lil Twist. Snoop Dogg, meanwhile, came in second with Malice 'N Wonderland and Eminem's Relapse: Refill came in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Flaming Lips grab top spot at Wax Trax

    ​The Flaming Lips' latest effort, Embryonic, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax, while Alicia Keys' new disc, The Element of Freedom, came in second for the week ending January 3. The Felt Pilotes' Wonderful Summer, Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream and the This is Gothic: The Bat Cave Anthology compi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Young Money top seller at Independent Records

    ​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 Miltz, Lil Twist, Gucci Mane and more. Eminem's Relapse checked in at number two, while Mary J. Blig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Alicia Keys top seller at Independent Records

    ​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 vs. Radric Davis, slipped to number two, while Snoop Dogg's Malice 'N Wonderland came in third for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with DJ Bedz

    Michael Martin​Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2008

    Alicia Keys

    Wednesday, September 17, Wells Fargo Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Dining

    May 29, 2008


    A hit in the Ballpark neighborhood.

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Grammy Suckfest Celebrates Half Century of Lameness

    On February 10, the Grammy Awards marked their fiftieth anniversary with a program so misguided and wrongheaded that it perfectly encapsulated all of the music industry's current woes. Following a suitably embalmed duet with the thoroughly dead Frank Sinatra, appearing in stock footage, Alicia Keys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    The Live Magic of Ghostland Observatory and Alicia Keys and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: One girl's love of Ghostland Observatory overcomes a solid, wailing wall of douchebags, drunks and general idiocy.

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007
  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Sanity Claus

    Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.

  • Music

    November 22, 2007

    Alicia Keys

    As I Am
    J Records

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    MTV's VMA Experiment is an Embarrassing Catastrophe

    So you've thought the MTV's Video Music Awards have sucked in recent years? Well, the 2007 edition aired on September 9 brought sucking to a level that even the pros on the Hoover design team never imagined possible. Although the startlingly pathetic opening number by Britney Spears has received the ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    April 19, 2007
  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Strange but True

    A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    The Radiators

    Thursday, December 15, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, Quixote's True Blue, 303-297-1772.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 13, 2005
  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Off Limits

    Monkey Business

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    John Legend

    Get Lifted (Columbia Records)

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    The Beatdown

    All hail the return of royalty.

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    Carina Round

    The Disconnection (Interscope Records)

  • Music

    April 29, 2004


    Damita Jo (Virgin Records)

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Alicia Keys

    The Diary of Alicia Keys (J-Records)

  • Music

    February 13, 2003


    God's Son (Columbia)

  • Music

    March 21, 2002


    Mongolian throat singers bring very, very old-timey music to Denver.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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