I'm a 24-year-old One Direction fan. One day, years ago, a friend suggested I listen to the band while I was studying for finals in college. I had never heard of those five boys from the British X-Factor, but I gave their music a chance, one thing led to another, and now "Up All Night" is at the top ... More >>
It's a good one, folks: KS 107.5 FM's Summer Jam brings hip-hop royalty to Englewood tonight, and most of the people there will probably be capping off their weekends with The Fray at Red Rocks on Sunday. There's more: Dragondeer, subject of this week's Backbeat feature, will release its long-awai ... More >>
Cash Money Records, the label founded by Bryan "Baby/Birdman" Williams in 1991, rose to prominence in the hip-hop scene with its signing of the Hot Boys, consisting of B.G., Young Turk, Lil' Wayne and Juvenile. Since then, the group has become one of rap's premier labels, having piggybacked Lil Wayn ... More >>
With a recent chart-topping house banger on Beatport, Israeli producer Asaf Borgore has a new record on the horizon. Aside from enjoying other recent success with his Miley Cyrus on the collaborative chart topper "Decisions," Borgore is mainly focused on finishing his forthcoming album at an L.A.-ba ... More >>
Pop music is cyclical. With the absence of one niche pop artist arises another: Look at what Lady Gaga did when Madonna was absent from the scene for so long. What has pop music been missing recently? Boy bands. 'N Sync, the world's most revered boy band -- bar the Beatles, pop's first boy band, w ... More >>
Elvis is everywhereElvis Costello finally made his Sesame Street appearance last week with a number-orientated rendition of "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes." The show is a well-tread, 42-year-old road that has included a charmingly sweet Tony Bennett, an unexpectedly fitting LL Cool J, ... More >>
Monday, March 28, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Young Moolah, BabyLil Wayne sold a million copies of Tha Carter III in one week back in June of 2008. It's a nearly impossible benchmark in an era of dwindling album sales. And the day Lil Wayne was released from prison, Taylor Swift matched his feat. Actually, she surpassed it. Tha Carter ... More >>
Demaryius Thomas.During the Broncos 31-14 trouncing of the Seattle Seahawks yesterday, you could almost hear the entire city of Denver sighing with relief: Aaah, that's more like it! And it was -- particularly in comparison to last week's dispiriting loss to Jacksonville. But there's a very ... More >>
Pennywise is one of the many bands at this year's Vans Warped TourWhile the Mile High Music Festival was announced yesterday, the Vans Warped Tour is also coming to town. Alkaline Trio, Andrew W.K., Bring Me the Horizon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Face ... More >>
Saturday, June 20, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Before he got in Marc Cohn's face, Joseph Yacteen was on myspace.
From the week of August 25, 2005
Tuesday, August 23, Budweiser Events Center, Loveland, 877-544-8499.
NOW 19 (Capitol)
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs get swept up in the rock-is-back movement.
Elevator music is looking up.
Meet Aaron Carter, the dreamiest teen on the planet.
Britney does Denver as the little girls scream.
This Is the Moment (Decca), The Greatest Hits...Alive (Hip-O)
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.
The Wallflowers wither in the hype.
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad.
Crush (Island); Samantha 7 (Portrait/C2 Records)
A trio of records from Triage
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
House of Blues vs. the Backstreet Boys
Do yourself a favor and stay home during this Road Trip.
Lionel Richie is back. Make your plans accordingly.
The Essex Green
Everything Is Green
Kincaid Plays Super Hawaii
Dire predictions for music in the Y2K.
The Pet Shop Boys maintain their pop pedigree with a new album and tour.
Ralph Carney, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Enemymine, Styx
The toughest executive in Denver radio pleads his case.
Four new releases don't tell all of the Captain Beefheart story.
A new boxed set argues that disco didn't suck after all.
For the members of Thinking Plague, simple isn't necessarily better.