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    March 28, 2014

    Ryan Tedder made (more than) $2.5 million last year

    That's the big takeaway from Billboard's current cover story on Colorado-bred Ryan Tedder: He made $2.5 million in 2013 on royalties alone. The lion's share of it came from songwriting credits on songs performed by Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, The Fray (hey!) and his own band, One ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    New Denver concerts: Railroad Earth, Flux Pavilion, Brantley Gilbert, tickets this weekend

    Railroad Earth is due at the Boulder Theater on Friday, August 1, followed by a show at Red Rocks on Saturday, August 12, with Greensky Bluegrass and the Wood Brothers. Tickets for the latter show go on sale this Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. Flux Pavilion, meanwhile, headlines Red Rocks on Frida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Valentine's Day: The braggart's holiday

    I don't even remember what I was doing on Valentine's Day 2013. That's because I'm the kind of person who lets the individual feeling of each holiday be dictated by my own current selfish standing in the world. Last year, I was so far from being in love that Valentine's Day could just fuck right off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    New Denver shows: James Taylor, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Head and the Heart, tix on sale

    Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee James Taylor returns to Red Rocks on Tuesday, June 17. Tickets range from $49.50 and $89.50 and go on sale this Monday, February 10, at 10 a.m. Rodrigo y Gabriela stops at Red Rocks on Sunday, August 17, with local opener Nathaniel Rateliff. Ticket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Hot Tuna, the Bad Plus, Funky Good Times Benefit, tickets on sale now

    Hot Tuna, featuring former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, returns to the Oriental on Sunday, February 23; tickets are $30 and on sale now. The Bad Plus are due at Dazzle on Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24. Tickets are $25 and on sale now. Mountain Sun hosts its annual Funky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life. Or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Did Daft Punk "Get Lucky" with Pharrell, or vice versa? Examining Pharrell's ten greatest misses

    Before it was even released, "Get Lucky," the first single from Daft Punk's forthcoming album "Random Access Memories," set the world on fire. From the fan edits of the track to the sixty second commercial from Saturday Night Live to the album teaser from Coachella, "Get Lucky" generated more than t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Borgore on the number of hot chicks in Boulder and why he gets so many naked pics sent to him

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    The ten hottest musical pairings

    For centuries, men have known that the real power of music lies in its ability to get you laid. From "panty-dropper" mixtapes that your parents made back in the day, to John Cusack standing outside the window with Peter Gabriel on the boombox, to that little boy banging on the drums in Love Actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    "The Field": An ode to America's obsession with criminals, sports and commercials

    My disdain for American football knows no bounds, and I don't believe in wasting my Sundays watching testosterone-addled meatheads run up and down a field with the hopes of placing a ball. In honor of yesterday's Super Bowl game -- as well as all the attendant hoopla -- I created a poem that follows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Backbeat's top five spins: This is what we're listening to this week. What's on your playlist?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Photos: Naked woman at Denver International Airport becomes TMZ celeb

    Today, we're aswim in a culture crowded with folks seeking fame. So how the hell did an unknown woman in Denver outstrip Khloe Kardashian and Beyonce to become the subject of the most viewed item on TMZ? By stripping at Denver International Airport. Yep, a woman reportedly gave DIA security an easy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Ten pop music moments that defined 2011

    With major comebacks and massive hits, 2011 was the year of the women, from Beyoncé to Miley Cyrus. Without singers like Adele, we wouldn't have songs to cry along with, and without Katy Perry, we wouldn't have any songs to hum at our nine to five. So what exactly were the biggest pop moments of 20 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    2012 Grammy Nominations: Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic up for Producer of the Year

    ​While Ryan Tedder has garnered his share of acclaim fronting his band, OneRepublic, he's earned just as many accolades as a songwriter, penning tunes for a parade of pop stars including Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Natasha Bedingfield, Jordan Sparks, Leona Lewis, Gym Class Hero ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Beyoncé's "Party" will make you forget B's last video, plus a breakdown of this week's charts

    Forget "Countdown" -- Beyoncé is here to party.​What do you do if you release a music video and get slammed with plagiarism accusations? If you're Beyoncé, you release another video. And then another. First Beyoncé released a video for "Countdown," her third official single (after "Run The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Beyoncé accused of plagiarism for a dance number -- wait, can you copyright dance moves?

    ​Beyoncé can't seem to catch a break this year: Back in May, she was accused of pulling a little more than just a casual homage to Lorella Cuccarini with her VMA performance of "Run the World (Girls)," and now she's getting called out for copping dance moves from German choreographer Anne Ter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Netflix is tapped into your psyche

    You've lied to us all, Beyonce. ​Interpellation: a word I learned in my college critical theory class, which I admittedly skipped almost every day of. The Althusser day, however, I dragged my semi-stoned, semi-drunk ass out of bed and learned some useless philosophy. Interpellation, as it was exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    MTV's top five greatest on-air rap moments

    ​Oh, MTV. There has been no greater platform for fuckery's finest and the brilliance of unfiltered musician craziness than Music Television's many segments. Whether drunken freestyles, acceptance speech interruptions, or classic moments in live performance, hip-hop rightfully lived and thrived ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Twitter Tuesday: Cazwell has seen Beyonce at Burger King

    Oh hay, Cazwell, haaaaay!​In honor of the PrideFest 2011 celebration going down in Denver this weekend, we wanted to highlight Cazwell, the New York City DJ and entertainer set to blow our minds on the main stage at Civic Center Park on Sunday, June 19. His tweets are all kinds of gay, and tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Katy Perry's "Kathy" the latest rockstar alter-ego

    Is that you, Katy Perry?​It's no secret Katy Perry has a wicked sense of comedic timing. Remember when her Sesame Street appearance didn't air and she donned a skin-tight Elmo t-shirt and bounced around on Saturday Night Live as Maureen the sixteen-year-old who just hit puberty (and hard)? No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    VH1's Pop-Up Returns! Here are the first five videos we want to see them tackle

    ​Between 1996 and 2003, VH1 ran the Beavis and Butthead for old-people, otherwise known as, Pop-Up. If you're too young to remember it or if you were like many of us and too poor for cable, the premise was that they'd take a music video and add additional, fact-based commentary via pop-ups.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    5 things the Qaddafi family could've spent $1 million dollars on

    ​Mariah, Usher, Beyonce and 50 Cent? Not the MTV video music awards. Definitely not the Grammy's. No, these are all artists that were paid approximately one million dollars to perform for Muammar Qaddafi family functions. The Libyan ruler has been the leader of Libya since 1969, and judging by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Hey, is that Dave Grohl?: Ten awesome celebrity photobombs

    Dude, Dave. Chill!Last week, NPR asked listeners to share photos of themselves with favorite musicians. That's a swell idea and all, but we thought that taking the angle of the photobomber would be a more entertaining way to look at pictures of famous people with non-famous people. While there have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Will cutting the prices of CDs get you back into stores?

    ​Yesterday Universal announced that it's cutting the its base CD prices from the average $12-$16 to an astonishingly low $6-$10. It's good news for those of you still buying CDs regularly, but what exactly does it mean for the rest of us and why are they even bothering at this point? We can't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Lady Gaga's "Telephone" video breaks the Internet

    The arrival of the "Telephone" video has now officially cemented Lady Gaga as the most compelling pop star on the face of the planet (your move, Kanye). It's only been out for four and a half days, and you could write a doctoral thesis on the Internet's reaction. And now, the thing has amassed o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Fray slated to sit in with Timbaland at the Gothic

    ​No doubt capitalizing on Joe King's recent collaboration on "Undertow," from Shock Value II, his latest effort, and the fact that the band happens to be in town that day, Timbaland has evidently invited the Fray to make a cameo at his show at the Gothic on Tuesday, January 26. We have no indi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    The Music Industry's 11 Saviors of 2009

    As with every year since 2001, the music industry in 2009 was kept barely alive by a ratag crew of baffling one-offs, mediocre hit makers and a few cameos from the dead. If dollars are votes, we have some weird taste in representation. In backwards order, this year's 11 saviors of the establishmen ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    February 17, 2009

    The Fray covers, uh ... Kanye West?

    Hot on the heels of last week's Valentine's Day challenge in which the Fray reportedly wrote and recorded a love song in 24 hours at the behest of Q Magazine, comes this oddity: Evidently, Isaac Slade and company -- prompted by God only knows what -- recorded a cover of Kanye West's "Heartless" on R ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009

    Wil Key

    Satisfy My Soul
    Larimar Records

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Q&A with Adele

    British singer-songwriter Adele Adkins, who's in town for a sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater tonight, is having a moment. She's been nominated for four Grammy awards, including Song of the Year and Best New Artist, in conjunction with 19, an album named for her age upon the time of its release. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Locals Get Radio Play, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Young Buck

    LOCALS ONLY Local hip-hop artists and their fans rarely get to hear their music played on the radio. But in recent years, opportunities for local hip-hop artists to get their music on the air have grown immensely. Local hip-hop artists like Dent, Babah Fly, Catch Lungs, Infinite Minds, Deca and a h ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008

    Tia Fuller Has Sax Appeal

    Find out how this Aurora native wailed her way into Beyonce’s band.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Grammy Suckfest Celebrates Half Century of Lameness

    On February 10, the Grammy Awards marked their fiftieth anniversary with a program so misguided and wrongheaded that it perfectly encapsulated all of the music industry's current woes. Following a suitably embalmed duet with the thoroughly dead Frank Sinatra, appearing in stock footage, Alicia Keys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    Ike Turner's Lurid Life and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: In case you didn't hear, Ike Turner died last week. Here are some lurid remembrances of the hard-partying, wife-beating icon.

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Talib Kweli

    Warner Bros.

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    August 16, 2007


    Wednesday, August 22, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Dining

    July 19, 2007


    Their people make the difference.

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    June 27, 2007
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    March 8, 2007
  • Film

    December 21, 2006


    Jennifer Hudson nails it as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model.

  • Music

    September 21, 2006


    B¹Day (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006

    What a Drag

    Local "ladies" put on a variety show like no other.

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Destiny's Child

    Tuesday, August 23, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Various Artists

    NOW 19 (Capitol)

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Destiny's Child

    Destiny Fulfilled (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Rie Rie

    Rie Rie (Mobruled Productionz)

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    March 25, 2004
  • Film

    September 18, 2003

    The Gospel Truth

    Temptations fire up the soul of the South.

  • Music

    July 10, 2003


    Dangerously in Love (Columbia)

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