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    August 26, 2014

    Podcast: Why Did So Few People See Sin City 2?

    Why did so few people see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For over the weekend? That and other topics are discussed in this week's edition of the Voice Film Club podcast with the Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, joined as always by Amy Nicholson of the L.A. Weekly via the magic of th ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Podcast: How We Will Remember Robin Williams

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice and Amy Nicholson of L.A. Weekly remember Robin Williams, who died on Monday. He was 63. They also recommend We Are Mari Pepa, a slight movie about growing up punk in Mexico, the Daniel Radcliffe and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Podcast: Is this the Rom-Com that finally kills the Rom-Com?

    On this week's episode of the Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critics Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek, along with L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson, discuss rom-com Begin Again (2:26), starring the always-interesting Mark Ruffalo. They also talk about the biting rom-com parody They C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Film Podcast: We have to hold filmmakers responsible; if they make a piece of crap, too bad

    We leave the movie theater on this week's Voice Film Club podcast in favor of a longform interview with Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek, who's been at the New York paper for about a year. Before that she wrote for Salon, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and the Boston Phoenix, among ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    New Colorado hip-hop compilation comes with a free joint

    Hip-hop label Upset Records is celebrating the state's new unofficial pastime with the release of Colorado Smoke. The compilation is due out April 15th with an in store at Angelo's downtown. Recorded in 72 hours in the Upset Records studio with various of the label's stable of artists, these eleven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Voice Film Club Podcast: We're split on Nymphomaniac: Volume 1

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, we're split on Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Volume I, but laughed throughout the the latest Muppets movie. The Veronica Mars movie is worth your money, and so is The Great Invisible, a revealing doc about the BP oil spill, which was named the top doc at SXSW ... More >>

  • Music

    April 25, 2013

    KING

    Thursday, April 25, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849; Sunday, April 28, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    April 15, 2013

    Repertory Cinema Wishlist: Crossing Delancey

    Since the beginning of time -- or at least the beginning of cinema -- there have been chick flicks: three-hanky tear-jerkers and, conversely, romantic comedies. In honor of the Sie FilmCenter's new Hey Girl chick-flick series, debuting April 24 with Dirty Dancing -- which might just be the greatest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Are mixtapes even a thing anymore?

    Even the most casual music fan has made or received a mixtape at some point. For the kind of people who see music as the soundtrack of their lives, assembling a list of songs for a friend or lover is a compulsion that is difficult to deny. But in the age of file-sharing and iTunes, does this form of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Inside the Insane Clown Posse iPhone App

    By David Thorpe While perusing Insane Clown Posse's Twitter timeline, like a person does, I came across something interesting: our favorite rap clowns announced a new update to their official smartphone app, which I didn't even know existed. For the advancement of pop journalism and human knowledge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Harlem Shake: Everything to know about YouTube's viral successor to "Gangnam Style"

    This is a turning point in the history of music on the internet. I know, I know, it feels like a regular Friday, but trust me, things will never be the same again. The forces of capitalism, social networking and goofing off have converged at the perfect time to create the magic that is the "Harlem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Stoner MacGyver marijuana product review: Cannabis Logbook 1.5 iPhone app

    Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games. We showcase them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver. The latest? Cannabis Logbook 1.5 iPhone app.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Take that, Ticketmaster! String Cheese Incident buys its own tickets and resells without fees

    Ethics be damned, I download music illegally. Why, just the other day, I downloaded Metallica's entire catalogue and then deleted it and downloaded it again just because fuck Metallica. Mostly, though, it's a convenience thing: I would consider buying tracks at a reasonable price on iTunes or some s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Veterans pair with songwriters to create a full-length album about the military experience

    Courtesy of LifeQuest TransitionsA scene from last year's inaugural songwriting camp.​When military nonprofit LifeQuest Transitions wanted to raise awareness for the issues of moving from active duty to civilian life, it chose what founder CW Conner somewhat cheesily refers to as "the universa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Songwriting camp helps veterans transition from active duty to civilian life

    ​For five days this week, ten veterans selected to represent the range of issues that come with their careers will tell their stories to four professional songwriters chosen to promote the strengths that come with theirs. During that time, the two groups will combine forces on a musical experi ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012
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    December 13, 2011

    3OH!3 releases first of three songs from its vault

    ​3OH!3 pulled out three unreleased cuts from its vaults, and the electro-pop duo is releasing a song a week this month on iTunes, starting today with "Bang Bang", which Nathaniel Motte told Rolling Stone was originally commissioned by Ball Aerospace in Boulder as the only song to keep scientis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Minimum wage goes up 28 cents an hour: Our ideas about how to spend that windfall

    ​Time to loosen your belt -- your wallet is about to get fatter. Effective January 1, 2012, Colorado's minimum wage will go up by 28 cents per hour -- from $7.36 to $7.74 for salaried employees and from $4.34 to $4.62 for tipped ones.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Tommy Metz re-masters and remixes Tommy Metz

    ​The internet age just got a little weirder. One of Denver's most prolific musicians, Tommy Metz (AKA Iuengliss) decided his 2010 album, Blossom Frontier, wasn't up to snuff, so he pulled it, remixed it, re-mastered it and redid the artwork. He even renamed it to Frontier, which we're pretty s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Björk's new album, Biophilia, slated for simultaneous iPad app release

    ​Björk has a relationship with technology that rivals that of Joe Satriani with his guitar -- the two cannot exist without each other. It has always seemed like Björk has been waiting for technology to catch up with her, and when Apple launched its iPad, she finally had a place to experiment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    The Best Of... iPhone app is here and it's free, of course

    Best Of app. Download here​Our Best of Denver issue (which hits newsstands on March 31) is sure to be a big, bulky thing, as it is every year. Unless you possess a European men's carry-all, it can be tough to tote around. Which is why we came up with the Best Of... iPhone app. It's free, it in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    What's killing the music industry? Auto-Tune? The Internet? American Idol? All of the above?

    ​The music industry has been marked for death for a long time now, but amazingly, nobody has managed to come up with a concrete reason as to why. Sure, it's easy to assign blame, but the real reason the music is dying is still a mystery to most people in the industry. Thankfully, plenty of sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Bull of Heaven works to provide enough music for several lifetimes

    ​Most bands will go through their lifespan recording a few hours worth of music. The lucky ones might end up getting a single day's worth of music cut to tape. Composer Clayton Counts and Git Some's Neil Keener of Bull of Heaven have already recorded more than most musicians will in their enti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Mountain Dew signs the Cool Kids to "the best deal in the world"

    ​The Cool Kids have been stuck in label hell for over a year now trying to get their debut full-length released. Their relationship with previous label, Chicago's Chocolate Industries, went bad, and none of the majors interested in the album could figure out an offer that worked for everyone. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Big Gigantic on new album, old sounds and the joys of touring the festival circuit

    ​ Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken are Big Gigantic, the sweeping Boulder-based duo taking over festivals. Born from Lalli's own creative and abstract mind, the act came about after years of formal music training in New York, playing with the Motet and utilizing MySpace to spread their beats f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Dressy Bessy teams up with King Scratchie, Christmas ensues

    ​While not all of us are particularly enthusiastic about Christmas music, that doesn't mean we can't recognize a good song when we hear one. This new Dressy Bessy single, "Hopped Up (on Xmas) Featuring King Scratchie" might be one of the few holiday songs worth a regular holiday rotation. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    The Food Chain practices "Reverse Psychology" and prepares to shoot video with Talib Kweli

    ​To coincide with the reissue of Corpses, the debut full-length from the Food Chain, which dropped this week on iTunes, Showoff Digital,the group's label headed by Statik Selektah, premiered the video for "Reverse Psychology," a bonus track from the re-release, earlier this week. The clip fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Rihanna is a Singles Lady if there ever was one

    ​Last week in Poptimystic, we talked about Taylor Swift and her unparalleled ability to sell albums in the current music industry wasteland. But the album is not what it once was, and the ability to sell singles may actually be a better litmus test of an artist's influence. It remains the un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    The Denver Diatribe: Why I helped start Denver's best only iTunes friendly podcast

    ​Lately I've been spending a good chunk of my minimal free time working with Jared Jacang Maher, a former Westword writer now at Face The State and John Dicker, founder of the Geeks Who Drink quiz night empire, to launch the Denver Diatribe, a weekly half-hour podcast on culture, politics and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Whygee and Foe discuss Dispensary Music, drugs power and ancient civilization

    ​One of the most anticipated albums in local hip-hop circles this fall is Dispensary Music, the long awaited full-length collaboration between Whygee and Foe, slated to drop tomorrow on iTunes.The collaboration between these two rappers was inspired by sporadic features on various songs in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    B.o.B. (sort of) wins the week

    As expected, B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray is the number one album in the country this week. Of course, it only needed to sell 84,000 copies to do it. As Billboard notes, this is the first three-week run of no albums breaking 100,000 since February of last year. Cue alarm bells, death of The I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    I Need That Record: The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store -- have you seen it yet? You should.

    In case you haven't gotten your quotient of feel-like-shit yet today, check out I Need That Record! website, a documentary about the death of independent record stores. For a limited time, you can stream the doc for free in its entirety on Pitchfork or you can purchase it directly for eleven buck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    The Northern Way debuts new single

    ​Man, if The Northern Way doesn't break out in a major way within the next year, it's certainly not going to be for a lack of having radio-friendly songs. This morning, the outfit, formerly known as Set Forth, premiered its brand new single, "Starting Line," on MySpace. Matching the undeniable sug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Katey Laurel chosen as a finalists in Vintage Voices competition

    Breck Larson​Way to go, Katey Laurel! She was just named as one of seven finalists in the Nine West Vintage Voices competition. In an effort to promote its Vintage America collection, the boutique ladies shoes retailer has launched a contest to discover the next vintage American voice. The finalis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Tip Sheet: Arliss Nancy

    Darren Mahuron​Speaking of Mile Hi-Fidelity, here's another show favorite. Those who tuned in more than once likely heard "Wrong or Right" by this band, which we spun quite a few times. If you're drawn to the raw, emotionally-charged song stylings of Lucero, then Fort Collins-based Arliss Nancy is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Wentworth Kersey gives away new CD at St. Mark's

    Forgive me, for I have sinned. It's been nearly two weeks since our last makeout. I'm sure you've probably moved on by now, found others to make out with and forgotten me completely, and I don't blame you. All I can say in my defense is something you undoubtedly already know -- that family emergenci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Denver-based Max3 launches artist-friendly digital distro with free beer

    The Photo Atlas and the Still City will be playing this Thursday night at the Marquis Theater. In itself, that might not seem so noteworthy. Sure, the Photo Atlas has been receiving some great national press lately, and the Still City is one of the best bands I haven't seen. What makes this show rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    The economy sucks, so here are 570 free songs

    It's finds like this that make me glad I am a pathetic, house-bound loser who spends all his time surfing the Internet. The good folks at Amazon.com got into the MP3-selling business a while back. Not only are there formats better than the ridiculous iTunes formats (for example, no DRM, universally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Week in Review: 2/9/09 - 2/13/09

    The biggest news of the week in Denver music was obviously the Fray being the biggest selling band in the country. But aside from that, there was a ton of other news, like word of SleeperHorse parting ways, Gregory Alan Isakov touring with Brandi Carlile, Single File being featured on Spin.com, the ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    November 13, 2008
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    June 27, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Lenny Lenn, Death Row Records, Shaquille O’Neal and Kanye West

    Locals Only Lenny Lenn is known for the work he put in as a radio personality for various radio stations across Colorado. His biggest claim to fame is being part of the launch team of the now-defunct Denver hip-hop radio station, U102. Lenny then spent some time working behind the scenes on the Lew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008

    Vaux CSI Promo and Ride the Boogie

    Anybody catch the new CSI promos over the weekend? Evidently, after being on ice for the duration of the agonizing writer's strike, the CSI crew is back on the case, and in honor of such a momentous occasion, CBS is running promos hyping its return with a trailer featuring "Are You With Me" from the ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008
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    March 27, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Sharing the Wealth

    An out-of-state friend of mine just asked me to pull together some recommendations of good music that has emerged from colorful Colorado in recent years. I’m looking at the playlist in iTunes right now and can’t believe my eyes.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008
  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Ingrid Michaelson

    Wednesday, January 16, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Overseas MP3s

    For just pennies a tune, you can build a primo music library and support free enterprise in Russia.

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    U2

    How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Interscope)

  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    NuBreed

    Saturday, November 20, Sherman Events Complex, 303-778-0916.

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