Avril Lavigne

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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics: The Complete list

    Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    The worst rock/pop lyrics of all time: 20-11

    Join us as we go further down the rabbit hole of cringe-worthy rock lyrics, making our way through an underselling David Lee Roth, a culture war waged by Avril Lavigne, a melodramatic suicide note from Blink 182, some lumpy Black Eyed Peas and Chinese food that makes LFO sick, while Bob Dylan and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Celebrities on bikes: Ten best costumes at last night's Denver Cruisers ride

    The Denver Cruisers have been known to get wild and wacky on their weekly Wednesday rides. (On their website, however, they will warn you: The group is not intended for hook-ups.) Last night's celebrity theme brought out the troops once again, this time in easy-to-recognize (and occasionally, imposs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Michael Jackson songs stolen by hackers

    Remember last year when the hacker group Lulz Security nabbed credit card data and other personal information from Sony PlayStation Network? Around the same time, two British hackers lifted unreleased songs by Michael Jackson from the Sony Music Entertainment computer system. The two hackers are so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Madonna's new single leaks: Does it deserve any love? Plus a breakdown of this week's charts

    Madonna wants all your love, but does she deserve any of it?​It was a big week for female pop music. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Madonna were all in the spotlight this week. Perry's new video for "The One That Got Away" garnerd hit six million YouTube views over the weekend. The song is her sixt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Rihanna finds love in Calvin Harris, plus a breakdown of this week's charts

    ​In a weird twist of unexpected collaborations, Rihanna just released her newest single, "We Found Love," which features Calvin Harris on production, last week. Somehow it manages to sound both like a Rihanna song and a Calvin Harris song, and both in their own merit. Could Harris be the new D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Will Dev's sea of hands carry her to the top? Plus a full breakdown of this week's charts

    Dev: like a pregnant G6.Her name is Dev. She may roll like a G6, but her sex-drive shtick is totally hot. And the sea of hands touching her naked body doesn't hurt either. Unlike other dance-pop starlets of today, Dev comes out of left field with a sound that's more Euro club than Euro trash -- thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Ready! Set! Tackle! When fans attack! A look at the ten greatest uninvited stage guests/invaders

    You don't want that to happen to you​When a fan rushed the stage at the end of Lil Wayne's set at Comfort Dental and was subsequently tossed/tackled by security, we decided it was time to pay homage to the fans that have the balls to bum rush the stage. We don't exactly know what gets into the ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010
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    March 24, 2010

    Five albums that should be made into movies instead of American Idiot

    There are rumors floating around that the Tom Hanks owned Playtone production company may be discussing the possibilities of turning Green Day's American Idiot (the musical) into a movie. This is, without a doubt, the worst possible news we could feasibly imagine. We're picturing a kind of Garden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    And now, presenting thirty craptastic minutes with thirty different iPhone band apps

    ​ Sometimes we have to wonder if folks that program for Apple's App Store are hell-bent on wasting people's time. We spent an evening with as many artist-specific iPhone apps we could get our hands on and found a few amazing things, a few interesting things and a plethora of pure and total cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Top Ten Songs from the '00s That Will Puzzle Future Generations

    Wonder if whoever set these misfit creatures loose happened to notice their poker faces?​This last decade has seen several genres rise and fall on the Billboard charts and because of that we've had a weird array of singles briefly topping the charts. In ten years or so, when we look back on th ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    June 30, 2009

    MP3 Freeloader: The Nautical Mile Sunday, July 5 at hi-dive

    Abbi McCouryThere is definitely a critical mass of precocious radio-friendly pop rock bands along the front range. Add Boulder-by-way-of-Ft Collins band Nautical Mile to the rapidly expanding roster of bands vying for your attention. Featuring Rachel Cummings providing the frontman, er, frontwoman d ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008
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    February 7, 2008

    Auto Erotica

    Car lovers find a new flame in Burnout Paradise.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    Mudhoneyed Krautrock and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: This show review promises that Monotonix comes off like Mudhoney playing krautrock, which is high praise, indeed.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    45 Second Reviews

    Why be fair and actually listen to five albums when you can be an ADHD smartass? Burial Untrue Hyperdub 00:48-1:32 of “Untrue” Boy was my assumption about this one wrong. I was positive I was going to get a Buck 65 style hip-hop deal but no, Burial had to go ahead and make me look stupid by r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Q&A With Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips

    The Wayne Coyne profile that appears in the September 13 edition of Westword represents the SparkNotes version of a recent interview. Below, find the original text of our conversation with the Flaming Lips frontman, appearing unabridged and in its entirety. Coyne talks amusingly and at length about ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    September 6, 2007

    Getting Medieval

    Two Worlds sends next-gen RPGs back to the Dark Ages.

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Avril Lavigne

    The Best Damn Thing

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Making the Band

    A few matchmaking suggestions for the also-rans.

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Shell Game

    Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything.

  • Music

    March 2, 2006


    Wednesday, March 8, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.

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    August 25, 2005
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    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    The Beatdown

    In the final tally, Avril is far less Complicated than Britney.

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    For Better or Curse

    An FCC crackdown has radio stations on high alert.

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    All's Phair

    Liz Phair makes no apologies for reinventing herself.

  • News

    June 19, 2003
  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Lounge Wizard

    Sondre Lerche puts plenty of fizz into his sophisticated brand of pop.

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    [Linkin Park]

    Meteora (Warner Bros.)

  • Culture

    April 10, 2003

    Made With Love

    Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't.

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Too Fast for Love

    With a white-hot major-label debut, the Donnas don't have time for Avril Lavigne -- or you.

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    D.O.L.L. Parts

    The members of Division of Laura Lee use musical ingredients from plenty of countries -- but not their own.

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Seeing Red

    For better or worse, KHOW's Scott Redmond has people talking.

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    New Found Glory

    Sticks and Stones (MCA)