Remember back in the day when you got home from school all psyched to watch some sweet, violent cartoons only to find that the dreaded After School Special? Buzz kill. It was even more of a bummer when our musical heroes took it upon themselves in the '80s and '90s to urge us all to lay off the reef ... More >>
DIVINE FITS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER |12/14/12 Picking a high point of a show as thoroughly enjoyable as this one would be tough, but when Alex Fischel started playing the synth intro to "You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty -- which could have gone either way, kitschy or funny -- and Dan Boeckner started singing ... More >>
KREAYSHAWN @ FOX THEATRE | 12/5/12 Part of Kreayshawn's appeal is the pure curiosity and spectacle of what she must be like "in real life." As a Tumblr princess (her page is currently decked out to look like a exactly like a Myspace page, circa 2004 -- which would have made her fifteen) who raps ab ... More >>
While a lot of people began celebrating Halloween this past weekend, there are still a ton of parties to check out, where you can show off whatever clever costume you dreamed up this year (we're going as either King Diamond -- or one of the baseball furies, depending how our make-up turns out). Keep ... More >>
The scene from A-Trak's house party last night at Rhinoceropolis: People were pushing, shirts were off, sweat was dripping to the ground like so many leaky faucets then rising from the beer soaked floor to form the most disgusting sauna you can imagine. The best moment of the show, which came during ... More >>
We expected a lot from the collaboration between Ke$ha and The Flaming Lips -- something rocky, guitar-heavy and feisty, Ke$ha bringing the personality and The Flaming Lips bringing an unmatched quirkiness. What we got, however, was the first decidedly brilliant collaboration Ke$ha has ever done. Ev ... More >>
See Also: • Prince's Sign of the Times turns 25 • Velvet Underground & Nico turns 45 • More Today in History posts When the '80s became the '90s, everyone stepped up their game. Rap matured lyrically and became more sophisticated sonically, while rock became more intelligent and emotionally r ... More >>
"Oh, I can absolutely work Saturday. I didn't have any plans anyway."The job market's still very tough, your 401 (k) has probably lost its value over the last week, and your rent, car payment and baby mama aren't going to get paid on their own. You hate your job, your boss treats you like gar ... More >>
Eric GruneisenBLKHRTS: FOE, Karma and Yonnas AbrahamBLKHRTS at OLD CURTIS ST. BAR | 8/6/11In advance of this show, BLKHRTS spread the word that there would be a sacrificial ceremony to kick off its tour. Considering the names of the opening acts and the lyrical content of the band's music, th ... More >>
The Beastie Boys have been shaking our ear drums with their mind-blowing rap, hilarious and brilliant lyrics, and daring beats since the '80s. Over the weekend, the crew premiered its new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (streaming below), at Madison Square Garden, center court. That momen ... More >>
Photo: Aaron Thackeray Yo Gabba Gabba! Live 11.07.10 | 1STBANK Center, Broomfield See the full slideshow It would kind of rule if all concerts were split into two half-hour sets with a twenty-minute break between -- but unfortunately, not all shows are geared toward four-year-olds. Yesterday's Yo ... More >>
The beating heart of Yo Gabba Gabba!: Scott Schultz (clockwise from left) DJ Lance Rock and Christian JacobsAs co-creator of the children's television show Yo Gabba Gabba!, Christian Jacobs has a simple agenda: Create entertainment that engages both parents and their kids through really aweso ... More >>
OMG, it's Matt and Kim! Last night at the Ogden.Matt and Kim • So So Glos • Picture Plane 09.24.10 | Ogden Theatre, Denver The hyper-positive drum-and-keyboard duo of Matt and Kim: From playing DIY art spaces to packing grand old joints like the Ogden Theatre, you have to wonder how much bigger ... More >>
Hannah Persson Casiotone For the Painfully Alone started out in 1997 as a solo project for songwriter Owen Ashworth. Initially using just a keyboard and a basic drum machine, Ashworth challenged himself to make the most of minimal elements. The result has been a body of work that not only sp ... More >>
Gotta love Denver, man. At the risk of sounding like a homer, the creativity here is invigorating. It seems cats are constantly striving to come up with compelling ways to put on shows, Stand By Your Band at the hi-dive, Denver Does Denver and now Hip-Hop Bites Back, an idea whose time has truly com ... More >>
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