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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
You don't want that to happen to youWhen 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Car lovers find a new flame in Burnout Paradise.
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Two Worlds sends next-gen RPGs back to the Dark Ages.
The Best Damn Thing
A few matchmaking suggestions for the also-rans.
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything.
Wednesday, March 8, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
In the final tally, Avril is far less Complicated than Britney.
An FCC crackdown has radio stations on high alert.
Liz Phair makes no apologies for reinventing herself.
Sondre Lerche puts plenty of fizz into his sophisticated brand of pop.
Meteora (Warner Bros.)
Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't.
With a white-hot major-label debut, the Donnas don't have time for Avril Lavigne -- or you.
The members of Division of Laura Lee use musical ingredients from plenty of countries -- but not their own.
For better or worse, KHOW's Scott Redmond has people talking.
Sticks and Stones (MCA)