Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit records that broke genre barriers, not just in te ... More >>
GASLIGHT ANTHEM @ OGDEN THEATRE |4/29/12 Gaslight Anthem performed last night with a fluidity and emotional power worthy of peers like Hot Rod Circuit or Hot Water Music or perhaps even the E Street Band. Gaslight is clearly informed by punk, as edges of the band's guitar sound recalled Hüsker Dü, ... More >>
So this one summer before New Kids on the Block made all the girls (who are all middle aged moms now -- meditate on that for a minute) swoon like no other, the dudes did an in-store at the mall in Cheyenne. I was there. My best friend was a DJ at the station presenting the meet and greet, and so we ... More >>
Update:Ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a week after allegedly killing three , including former Denver resident Keith Lawrence; see previous coverage below. Now, the crisis appears at an end, with charred remains found in a gutted California cabi ... More >>
This week, there's only been a handful of new shows announced, but they're all good ones, including the Deftones who are slated to hit the Fillmore in October just prior to the release of their new album, Steve Winwood, who's due at the Paramount in November, and Black Angels who will ring in the Ne ... More >>
It's difficult to imagine, but U2 used to be cool. Not just cool, but one of the most innovative, inspiring and mysterious bands of their generation. The group challenged the sounds, look and emotional resonance of rock music, forever redirecting the cultural stream for good or ill. Today, while man ... More >>
Some sad news to report today: We've received word that bluesman Creighton Holley passed away yesterday. The news is devastating to the scene, in general, but particularly for the blues community, which is still grieving the loss of John-Alex Mason, who passed away this past fall at the tragi ... More >>
David Bromberg's eclectic musical expertise is rooted in the sounds of America. Since the 1960s, the singer and guitarist has drawn from a palette of influences, from bluegrass to ragtime, from country blues to New Orleans jazz. Taking lessons from the legendary Reverend Gary Davis as a Columbia stu ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: Guns N' Roses is at 1STBANK Center in December, and in January, Wilco's at the Fillmore and the Jayhawks are due at the Ogden. Air Dubai, Gauntlet Hair, Ian Cooke and Jonny Barber & the Living Deads all got some spins on local rad ... More >>
Between the Denver Beer Fest, the Great American Beer Fest and various Oktoberfest events taking place around the city, you're sure to find your fill of beer at one place or another. Still, there's lots more non-carbonated fun taking place, including a new movie series at Infinite Monkey Theo ... More >>
Reyna Von Vett as Cora Vette in Reefer Mania.At the beginning of May, Reyna Von Vett's burlesque company (which won a Best Of award for Best Burlesque Comeback this year under the umbrella Black Box Burlesque before changing its name to BurlyCute) took up residency at the Crossroads Theatre, ... More >>
For fans of America's biggest cult band, the term "boys of summer" doesn't refer to guys who get paid millions to play baseball but rather four Vermont men in their forties who earn millions by playing goofy, unpredictable music while jumping on trampolines, having glowsticks thrown at and around ... More >>
Ron Asheton, the mega-influential guitarist with the Stooges, died yesterday at age 60 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It's sad news, but at least Asheton was able to experience some much deserved acclaim in his last few years, when the surviving Stooges reunited for a new album, entitled The Weirdness, a ... More >>
Pinetop Perkins is among the last survivors from the classic era of the blues.
Heartache still produces some of the finest art.
Katrina swamped his life, but music keeps this jazzman afloat.
Does I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House embody its name?
From the week of September 2, 2004
Backed by a talented cast of characters, Erica Brown is happy about the shape she's in.
Bluesman Willie Houston turns a junkyard into a juke joint.
Don't Give Up on Me (Epitaph/Fat Possom)
The AUTONO's Chuck Snow launches the Lazy Spacemen -- and gives the music business another go.
A weekly jam session designed for young players encourages a rock of ages.
The city's millennium celebration is no Woodstock.
Indigenous joins the tribe of rock and roll.
Tommy Thomas is paying the cost to be the boss.
Pinetop Perkins can't return to his blues roots -- because he never left them.
Ike Turner doesn't say he's innocent, but he swears he's not as guilty as you think.
Susan Tedeschi is painting the radio dial blue.
Rod Piazza isn't your average blues harmonica player.
Sparks are flying between sculptor Ed Dwight and a former employee.
Lee Roy Parnell thought that slide guitar had a place in country music. He was right.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.
The rise, fall and rise of blues guitarist Buddy Guy.
A local pathologist takes time out from real-life cancer-fighting to do some fictional crime-fighting.
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.
NOW DEPARTING: THE FRATERNAL CLUB OF DINING-CAR WAITERS AND PORTERS.ALL ABOARD THEY'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD--AND THEY'VE CHANGED THE FACE OF DENVER IN THE PROCESS.
LAVELLE WHITE HASN'T TAKEN ANY SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS.