SAT | RETOX at 7TH CIRCLE MUSIC COLLECTIVE | 11/2/13 Retox's Justin Pearson has been in a handful of the most respected punk and experimental bands for more than twenty years. He helped found hardcore band Struggle when he was fifteen. By 1994, that project was through, and Pearson was involved with ... More >>
COLORADO RISING at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/27/13 By the time Dave Matthews took the stage last night during the Colorado Rising flood relief benefit show at 1STBANK Center, it was tough to spot any empty seats. Matthews had the capacity crowd on its feet during his entire set, but even his obvious star ... More >>
Before it was even released, "Get Lucky," the first single from Daft Punk's forthcoming album "Random Access Memories," set the world on fire. From the fan edits of the track to the sixty second commercial from Saturday Night Live to the album teaser from Coachella, "Get Lucky" generated more than t ... More >>
KREAYSHAWN @ FOX THEATRE | 12/5/12 Part of Kreayshawn's appeal is the pure curiosity and spectacle of what she must be like "in real life." As a Tumblr princess (her page is currently decked out to look like a exactly like a Myspace page, circa 2004 -- which would have made her fifteen) who raps ab ... More >>
I cycled through a handful of emotions as I watched Katt Williams completely lose his shit in front of an audience last Thursday night. Like many at the Wells Fargo Theatre that evening, I first experienced confusion: There was seemingly no professional plan whatsoever for a show that some people ha ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
From power pop to power ballads, rock anthems to rap staples, the nominees of the 54th Grammy Awards, which airs this Sunday night, sees no dearth of great music. There's little doubt that it will be Adele's night, but others, like Kanye West and Mumford & Sons, could win big too. Continue reading f ... More >>
It's going to be a holly, jolly Christmas with Michael Buble's new collection of holiday classics.Michael Buble put out a killer Christmas record, and it could not have come at a better time. While the charts are currently flooded with dance-pop beats, synthesizers-laden hooks and auto-tuned ... More >>
Grammy nominations for 2012 were announced last night during the Grammys Nomination Concert -- which was, oddly, just that: a concert, not a nominations show. Nominations in four major categories were announced, plus performances by major players in mainstream music like Lady Gaga, who performed twi ... More >>
LMFAO is a love-'em-or-hate-'em act. You either love "Party Rock Anthem" or you hate it with every fiber of your party-rockin' being. You either love "Shots," or you think the devil would play it on loop in hell. LMFAO is that polarizing. The act's newest single, "Sexy and I Know It," is so cringe-t ... More >>
Duffy who?Adele makes Billboard chart history this week, as "Someone Like You" flies to the top spot on the Hot 100 -- even though it wasn't officially released as a single, it's still all over Denver radio. Adele deserves this, though. Girl has had a huuuuuge year in music. First "Rolling ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: A pair of new October dates have Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden and Bush at the 1STBANK Center, with Chevelle and Filter, while November brings Tedeschi Trucks Band to the Fillmore. On local radio, Air Dubai, Le Divorce, Bop Skizzum and Signal Path ... More >>
Pretty Lights, aka Derek SmithPRETTY LIGHTS at the FILLMORE | 8/12/11Pretty Lights Music is more than just a label now. It's more than a producer. It's more than Derek Vincent Smith. It's huge. Backed by a solid team of producers and talented deejays, the audience last night at the sold-out F ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: A Band of Horses date was just announced at the Ogden in September, Five Finger Death Punch is coming to the 1STBANK Center in October and Blitzen Trapper is due at the Fox in November. On local radio, the Still City, the Swayback and '57 Lesbian g ... More >>
J. WohletzIKEA after dark.When IKEA opened its 38th U.S. store in Centennial last week, the offers of free sofas, mattresses, chairs, meals and even baby spruce trees turned what would already have have been a stampede of eager customers into a veritable feeding frenzy of folks feeling the n ... More >>
Devin DeHavenEarly on in jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson's career, he listened to a lot of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans. While Terrasson says he doesn't listen to the three pianists as much as he did two decades ago when he was starting out, he's taken what they've given him and mo ... More >>
Tuesday, March 16, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
The Backbeat section of Westwordâ€™s June 12 edition is dominated by updates and details about the annual Westword Music Showcase, as well it should be. But strange as it might seem, there are other notable musical happenings taking place around town during the week, including a Saturday, June 14 pe ... More >>
Cartoonist Ed Stein brings his comic strip to a close at a time of crisis for editorial cartooning.
Joni Mitchell Shine (Hear Music) Mitchell is revered for her early work -- but the sad truth is, her last undeniably brilliant album was Hejira, which came out in 1976, and although her subsequent platters continued to display her intelligence and instrumental skill, they seemed to grow increasin ... More >>
Alison Sudol is indeed someone You Oughta Know. Thanks, VH1.
This trio invented its own genre — and then became kings of it.
Saturday, June 16