• Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    The Eleven Best Shows in Denver This Week

    It's another busy week here in Denver: The wildest in the Hank Williams lineage plays tonight at the Ogden, Keys N Krates returns with a set at Cervantes' Other Side and indie mainstay Of Montreal plays the Bluebird. There are plenty more -- the rest of our picks follow.

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    The ten best hip-hop shows in Denver in June

    GETO BOYS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | SAT, 6/22/13 When it comes to the history of hip-hop in the Dirty South, it begins with Geto Boys and their self-titled, Rick Rubin-produced debut. The group had existed, though with a different cast, since '86, but it wasn't until the turn of the decade -- when it go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Harlem Shake: Everything to know about YouTube's viral successor to "Gangnam Style"

    This is a turning point in the history of music on the internet. I know, I know, it feels like a regular Friday, but trust me, things will never be the same again. The forces of capitalism, social networking and goofing off have converged at the perfect time to create the magic that is the "Harlem ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012

    Asking Alexandria

    Tuesday, November 27, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Five world-changing albums that wouldn't have existed if blog buzz determined greatness

    One day, historians will look back and marvel at how blogs changed the music industry -- that is if they can avoid being distracted by the next big thing long enough to think analytically about history. Where just a few critics used to shape the tastes of music fans across country, now an army of bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Five acts whose careers have resurrected

    Whether you're honoring a ubiquitous egg-laying rabbit obsessed with scavenger hunts or the miraculous resurrection of a thirty-something Jewish carpenter, the Easter season is upon us once again. But regardless of your religious affiliation, in the world of music, returning from the dead seems to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Chartbreaker: Adele beats Michael Jackson's record and eyes Prince's Purple Rain next

    Yet another big week for Adele, who continues to dominate the charts. With a ninth consecutive week at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, the 22nd week overall, Adele's second album, 21 recently supplanted The Bodyguard soundtrack in the record books and now the album has is closing in on Prince ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Madonna upstaged by M.I.A. and Cee Lo Green during the Super Bowl halftime show

    Cee Lo Green outsings Madonna during the "Like A Prayer" portion of the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.​Forget the New York Giants and Eli Manning. The true winner of yesterday's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was pop music. Heralded in by Queen Madonna herself, the halftime show was truly an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Madonna's new single leaks: Does it deserve any love? Plus a breakdown of this week's charts

    Madonna wants all your love, but does she deserve any of it?​It was a big week for female pop music. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Madonna were all in the spotlight this week. Perry's new video for "The One That Got Away" garnerd hit six million YouTube views over the weekend. The song is her sixt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Could Katy Perry's new single break MJ's record, or merely be "The One That Got Away"?

    Katy Perry won't let another number-one single get away.​This Friday, on the magical, mystical date of 11/11/11, Katy Perry is planning to premiere the video for her sixth single, "The One That Got Away," from Teenage Dream, the album that keeps on producing hit singles. In an attempt to break ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Gym Class Heroes enters top ten with Adam Levine's help, plus a look at this week's charts

    When did Adam Levine become such a pop god? Really? Throw the Maroon 5 singer's vocal on any track, and watch it hit the top ten right now. Case in point: "Stereo Hearts." It isn't the strongest Gym Class Heroes track (that distinction belongs to "Peace Sign/Index Down" with Busta Rhymes), and yet " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Tonight: Gabriel & Dresden at Beta

    ​As Gabriel & Dresden (throwing down tonight at Beta Nightclub with Kostas and Marshall Monica), Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden form the powerful union of DJ and producer. Creating trance and house-oriented remixes for big names like New Order, the Killers, Britney Spears and Madonna, the duo a ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2011

    The Decemberists

    Wednesday, February 9, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Tonight: Dave Aude at Beta

    ​Even if Dave Aude's name isn't immediately recognizable, it is impossible to have missed his work over the past two decades. The prolific DJ and producer has worked with Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige and Lady Gaga on Billboard-charting remixes this year alone, and put his precise ear to task for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    10 weirdest music news stories of 2010

    ​2010 has been an aggressively weird year in music news. It seemed like no matter where we turned musicians were saying and doing the strangest damn things. From decrying the most popular thing in the world to talking people off of buildings, it was a wacky year to report. There was so much we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Top Ten musical jailbirds: In honor of Lil Wayne and T.I. and their respective prison stints

    ​Earlier this morning, Lil Wayne was released from New York's Rikers Island after serving eight months of a one-year sentence for criminal possession of a weapon. Fellow Southern rapper T.I., meanwhile, went back to jail on Monday after a federal judge in Atlanta revoked his probation follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Soundgarden cheats its way to a Platinum release: Here are five more bands that could use the boost

    ​ Soundgarden was just certified Platinum for sales of its best-of album, Telephantasm (which, incidentally, has the worst cover art of the year, beating out Hurley by a long shot) generated in one day. On the surface, this sounds like one hell of an accomplishment, until you read the fine pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    In honor of Paste Magazine's passing, here are five more print magazines we miss

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  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Rage against Zack de la Rocha's Arizona boycott

    ​Zack de la Rocha's never been prim about his political leanings. In fact, that's always been the whole point: Since Rage Against the Machine was named, well, Rage Against the Machine, up to the time De la Rocha left the band to devote more time to pursuing social justice in the Chiapas in Mex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    B.o.B. (sort of) wins the week

    As expected, B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray is the number one album in the country this week. Of course, it only needed to sell 84,000 copies to do it. As Billboard notes, this is the first three-week run of no albums breaking 100,000 since February of last year. Cue alarm bells, death of The I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Young Money tops charts at Independent for third week in a row

    ​Although Lil Wayne is heading to prison next month after pleading guilty to gun charges, the rapper's gotta be pretty damn happy with how well Young Money's We Are Young Money is selling. It's number twelve on Billboard's Top 200, and locally, it's on top of Independent's top sellers for the thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Norah Jones top seller at Bart's CD Cellar for third week in a row

    ​Norah Jones latest effort, The Fall, grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the third week in a row, besting Susan Boyle's I Dreamed Up a Dream, which is number one on Billboard's 200 chart. John Mayer's Battle Studies and the self-titled debut by Blakroc, the Black Keys' hip-hop project, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    3OH!3 releases Live Sessions ep on iTunes

    ​Ever wonder what a languid version of "Don't Trust Me" would sound like drained of its vitality with completely earnest, singer-songwriter styled vocals? Actually, if you've ever wondered what 3OH!3 would sound like hopped up on tranquilizers and stripped of its hyperactive delivery and ever pres ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Week in Review: 2/9/09 - 2/13/09

    The biggest news of the week in Denver music was obviously the Fray being the biggest selling band in the country. But aside from that, there was a ton of other news, like word of SleeperHorse parting ways, Gregory Alan Isakov touring with Brandi Carlile, Single File being featured on, the ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    UCD Prof Asks: Just How Long Is Your Fifteen Minutes?

    Storm Gloor -- and yes, that is his actual name. Andy Warhol's prediction that everyone in the future would be famous for fifteen minutes seems pretty generous at this point. In the age of YouTube and reality television, fifteen nanoseconds is more like it. But Storm Gloor, assistant professor in t ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Denver Music’s Media Onslaught

    Pictureplane gets a shout-out on Pitchfork and Nathaniel Rateliff gets written up in Billboard, while DeVotchKa kills it on Conan and Flobots throw down on Carson Daly.

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Jimmy Eat World

    Jim Adkins and company still write the songs that make the whole world cry.

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Taylor Swift

    This songstress is the best underage songwriter to emerge from Music Row in decades.

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    The Shins

    Thursday, February 15, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Glenn Danzig

    Black Aria II (Evilive)

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Kenny Rogers

    Thursday, September 14, CityLights Pavilion, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    Rick Ross

    Port of Miami (Def Jam)

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    The BellRays

    Have a Little Faith (Cheap Lullaby)

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Il Divo

    Ancora (Columbia/Syco Music)

  • Music

    November 18, 2004
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    November 4, 2004


    Social Distortion

  • Music

    May 27, 2004


    The Fixx

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Norah Jones

    Feels Like Home (Blue Note)

  • Culture

    April 10, 2003

    Made With Love

    Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't.

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Pet Shop Boys

    Disco 3 (Sanctuary)
    Other Peoples Songs (Mute)

  • Music

    September 26, 2002
  • Music

    March 28, 2002


    Big Head Todd and the Monsters take an old approach to a new album.

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    System of a Down

    Toxicity (American)

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Getting Big

    Ex-Denver DJ Big Jon Platt on how to succeed in business by really, really trying.

  • Music

    September 4, 1997
  • Music

    June 5, 1997

    The Closing of the American Ear

    We have more musical choices than ever before. So why are so few of us taking advantage of them?

  • Music

    October 4, 1995
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