Luke Leavitt is sitting in the food court at the Town Center mall in Aurora for the second time in a week. At other tables are families with strollers, couples and groups of friends enjoying the cuisine at hand. It's mostly fast-food fare, but there is also what appears to be an independent establis ... More >>
In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, though, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the top guitarists, pianists and bassists, today we focus on the female vocalists. Although ther ... More >>
Music is a tough game. As a profession, it's one of the riskiest. Stars rise and fall almost overnight, and a career of a few years often seems the best a musician can hope for. Some transcend this uncertainty to become lasting legends. Others have more complicated and challenging paths that lead th ... More >>
It's been almost a week now since the whole Harlem Shake phenomenon began to reach critical mass. Before shit got completely ridiculous and ubiquitious, Chris McGuire of Schlepp Films in New York made a video and posted it online. Sensing a viral trend taking shape, the filmmaker and his friends fil ... More >>
Nick Apollo Forte, who'll perform in Denver for the first time in two decades on Sunday, April 22, at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, is best known for playing the lounge singer Lou Canova in Woody Allen's Broadway Danny Rose. But Forte is much more than a singer: He started off as a drummer and has be ... More >>
Black History Month 2012 has been a doozy. Beginning with the tragic and shocking death of Don Cornelius to dealing with equally troubling news of Whitney Houston's passing as the month wore on. Most interesting about this time is the ways in which the music healed us. When Whitney died, DJs played ... More >>
Just in case this whole presidency thing doesn't work out this year for President Obama, it's good to know that our current Commander In Chief has something to fall back on. Maybe he and Clinton can put a band together or something. They can call it Presidents of the United States of America. Oh, wa ... More >>
Aside from Red Rocks, there's only a handful of stages that merit inclusion on any performer's bucket list. We're talking about places that are so revered they're considered hallowed ground, the type of places in which artists dream of performing at for their entire lives. CBGB's before it became a ... More >>
By now you've heard that Michael Jackson died today at his home in California. Evidently, he had rented a place out in Belaire and was rehearsing for fifty sold out shows at O2 in London, the first four of which he had already reportedly postponed. Dubbed "This Is It," the shows were supposed to rev ... More >>
This production honors the music but not the message.
After being locked up for a decade, Lyfe Jennings found freedom in music.
Forget grunge. Today Denverites are dancing to a very different beat.