Hell yeah! It's finally Friday! Welcome to the weekend! Feel like tossing back a few cold ones and seeing some live music? You've come to the right place. There's an overwhelming number of outstanding shows for you to check out this weekend. We've got all of them listed in our concert calendar if yo ... More >>
JunoWhat performed on Friday at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver with Bernie Worrell (Parliament-Funkadelic, Talking Heads) on keys and Euforquestra, which opened the show. Photos by Nick Callaio for Westword.
Neon Indian (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) got a boost early in its career by online media, and by the time of the act's first album, Psychic Chasms was released, there was a pretty big buzz around his blend of synth-driven, R&B inflected pop songs. Alan Palomo and company went on to tour wit ... More >>
Thursday, July 21, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Ryat.Philadelphia's Ryat (due tonight at Rhinoceropolis) started as a solo project for multi-instrumentalist avant-garde songwriter Christina Ryat before Tim Conley joined the sonic adventure that is making music in this unit. With both Ryat and Conley benefiting from backgrounds in improvisa ... More >>
Su-Yin MahBirds & Batteries San Francisco's Birds & Batteries may be essentially a pop band, but the lushness of the act's songwriting and the ability to evoke and articulate complex emotions with poetry and intensity is a rare talent these days. The group's latest album, 2010's Panorama, li ... More >>
Tom MurphySmall Black SMALL BLACK With Class Actress • Pictureplane • Vitamins 11.13.10 | Rhinoceropolis This was a grittier than ever version of Vitamins. On the first song, it was obvious that someone had triggered a sample or a loop or something generating electronic sounds behind th ... More >>
Letitia SalazarMos Def, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, DCQ, Spoke-In-WordzGothic TheatreFriday, August 21, 2009Better Than: anything Lil Wayne or Drake could pull offMos Def hasn't headlined a nationwide tour since the Lyricist Lounge tour in 2000, where he recruited folks like Bernie Worrell (of ... More >>
New Year's Eve is almost upon us, which means it's time for you and all your friends to argue endlessly about what to do, building the night up so much that it can only turn into a major letdown. But! It doesn't have to be that way. Here, 10 events that may not totally suck and make you regret goin ... More >>
Tickets for B.B. King's April 10 Boulder Theater show go on sale Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. There was a lot more action this week with concert announcements, including Scott Weiland's gig at the Gothic Theatre February 2, KBPI's Birthday Bash with Slipknot, Coheed & Cambria and Trivium March 3 at t ... More >>
Friday, August 29, Owsley's Golden Road, 303-297-1772; Saturday, August 30, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
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Capsule record reviews
The Big Eyeball in the Sky (Prawn Song Records)
While resisting the jam-band tag, the instrumental octet Vinyl challenges with every spin.
February 4 - 10, 1999
Keyboardist Bernie Worrell doesn't want America to lose its funkiness.
September 3 - 9, 1998
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
The Heads' Jerry Harrison on the controversial decision to carry on without David Byrne.
SAX LEGEND MACEO PARKER ON MUSIC, JAMES BROWN AND THE KEYS TO FUNK.
THE MOST MEMORABLE ALBUMS OF 1994.