I've never been a big fan of the City & County of Denver when it comes to architectural and artistic decisions. They've repeatedly dropped the ball on everything from I.M. Pei's Zeckendorf Plaza, which was demolished in 1996, to the proposed destruction of Civic Center Park's beauty in 2006, to runn ... More >>
Colorado's musical legacy is about to find some permanence. Officials from the Colorado Music Hall of Fame and the Denver-based Blue Goose design firm have unveiled final plans for the permanent exhibition space set to open at Red Rocks Amphitheater later this year. Based at the current Trading Post ... More >>
Next summer, The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is moving to Red Rocks. All of the exhibits from the inductees, which have been on display at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield since the hall's inception in April 2011, will be moved into a new home at the Trading Post in time for next year's summer conce ... More >>
The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is preparing for its next round of inductions on Friday, November 8, at the Paramount Theatre. Before Judy Collins, Bob Lind, the Serendipity Singers and Chris Daniels become the next set of Colorado artists to be honored, an hour-long special is slated to air on Rock ... More >>
Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't merely perform somebody else's music; rather, they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. This is especially true of this week's cover band, Under a Bl ... More >>
Some more sad news to report for a music community that's still grappling with the losses of some other dearly departed friends: If you haven't heard, Joe Cahill, Leftover Salmon's lighting designer, passed away last week in New Orleans. According to an item filed by the New Orleans Times-Picayune, ... More >>
Oh, man, this week just isn't getting any easier. As we're still grappling with the two recent deaths that rattled our community this week, comes word of another significant loss. If you haven't heard yet, Jeff Hanneman has passed away at the age of 49. The Slayer guitarist reportedly died this morn ... More >>
A year ago, it seemed like the Colorado Symphony Orchestra might be silenced altogether. The CSO -- which had emerged from the ashes of the Denver Symphony Orchestra two decades ago -- faced a $1.2 million cash shortfall at the end of June 2011 despite record sales that season, and some ugly sounds ... More >>
Andrea Steele, founder and director of the International Freethought Film Festival describes herself as: "an agnostic atheist with secular humanist tendencies." Like sexuality, comics and Occupy Wall Street, there are endless subgroups within the cultures that don't believe in god(s). And whether y ... More >>
Generally, when you speak with someone with strong ties to rock history, you either get an earful of tedious name-dropping or you're forced to endure an exhaustive lecture about how kids today just don't get it. This is not the case with Dan Fong, the famed Denver rock photographer who has shot lege ... More >>
Just one week embarking on its recent format shift focusing on electronic dance music, HOT 107.1 brought in its first high-profile guest for an interview and performance this past Saturday. Shortly after noon, Ellie Goulding stopped by the studios to play some tunes for some lucky listeners, followe ... More >>
Jimi Hendrix is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in history. Before being gifted with a guitar at the age of fifteen, Hendrix used a broom stick in place of the instrument that would later become his most beloved method of communication. Born Johnny Allen Hendrix in November 1 ... More >>
Weird and winning?Throwing a county fair for the first time ever is a lot like losing your virginity, it turns out: The stakes are high and the results may be a little messy and awkward, but that doesn't mean it wasn't thrilling, and it certainly doesn't mean you're going to stop doing it. "W ... More >>
Update: Yay! DEVO Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. this morning! Get yours at the Denver County Fair website. It's official: As previously reported here a few weeks ago, Barry Fey joined the Denver County Fair fold to help Dana Cain and Tracy Weil wrangle a high-profile act music headliner fo ... More >>
Penny Parker's amusing column in today's Rocky Mountain News spotlights Yohannes Gebregeorgis, founder of Denver-based Ethiopia Reads, which raises funds to bring books and libraries to Gebregeorgis' native land. Our November 13 blog "Vote for Ethiopia Reads' Yohannes Gebregeorgis as CNN's Hero of t ... More >>
The techtonic plates continue to shift along Denver's increasingly competitive concert scene. Although no official statement has been released, Chuck Morris will be vacating his current post at Live Nation to join his proteges, Don Strasburg and Brent Fedrizzi, at the new Denver outpost of Anschutz ... More >>
Matt Fecher brings the sound of music to Fairplay.
Promoters get ready to suck up a new law that targets meth — and the music industry.
From the week of May 16, 2002
Are the stars out tonight? Depends on who's asking.
How does the media get back to normal when no one can say what normal is?
Clear Channel moves in on Red Rocks, while Tenacious D takes a crowd to the moon.
The SCFD is trying to stay out of hot water as it analyzes Ocean Journey.
The Beta Band demonstrates better living through sonic chemistry.
No bang for the buck
Li'l Stevie Johnston scores a victory for Denver boxing fans.
The coolest college station around could use some cash.
Trying to land a contract at the Pepsi Center can be a dirty game.
THE EAGLES AND PINK FLOYD BRING BACK THE ME DECADE.