Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't just merely perform somebody else's music, but rather they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. Often times these acts tend to get overlooked because ... More >>
Before grunge scrubbed the smeared makeup off of the face of hair metal and trimmed its flowing locks, an endless parade of longhaired dudes did their level best to destroy the ozone layer, fueled by a steady diet of sex, drugs, rock and roll. Oh, and, well, depending on the band, more sex and lots ... More >>
Big news on the concert front this week: Furthur, always a local favorite, returns for a series of dates in Colorado, one at the Ogden, followed by three back-to-back nights at 1STBANK Center. Equally as big is word of a 420 show at Red Rocks featuring Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds ... More >>
Every Wednesday throughout the summer, Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue, hosts a live music performance on the mall beyond its patio from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This is more than just a concert, though; it's a real scene. This year's series is almost over, so grab a spot in Elway's "back yard" ... More >>
After hearing Bon Jovi exclaim in "Dead or Alive" that he had "seen a million faces, and rocked them all," photographer Peggy Dyer was inspired. And ever since, she's been working on her own project: to photograph one million faces. She's now nearing the 8,000 mark, and the latest volume of her proj ... More >>
We've all been out on bad dates -- but what's the worst? That question was asked in a funny Denver Yelp thread a while back, and participants responded with some doozies. We've illustrated our favorites and compiled them into a bad date top (bottom?) ten list -- one with a surprise happy ending! Cou ... More >>
Neptune Krill Oil sounds like something you'd find on page 117 of the Kama Sutra. Still, it doesn't actually matter if you're unfamiliar with the dietary supplement -- because John Elway will tell you about it. The Broncos legend turned football operations veep has put his John Elway on a years-long ... More >>
Last night's episode of American Idol offered us a few strong contenders and an out-of-place space shuttle opening sequence. Houston, we have a problem: we're not actually in Houston -- despite misleading promos, we're in Galveston, Texas. Don't be deceived, people. Skylar Laine, a sweet seventeen ... More >>
The comments keep coming about Gabor's, the classic neighborhood bar whose closure was the biggest bombshell of the new year; the space is slated to become Marion Street Tavern this summer. In the meantime, regulars keep pouring out their opinions. Here's the latest from Boz:
Despite the pointed assertion of Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney that rock music is dying because of Nickelback, the genre still appears to be selling quite well. Granted, not quite as well as hip-hop or pop, but it's still kicking. In a recent Rolling Stone cover story, Carney is quoted as sayin ... More >>
The music industry has been marked for death for a long time now, but amazingly, nobody has managed to come up with a concrete reason as to why. Sure, it's easy to assign blame, but the real reason the music is dying is still a mystery to most people in the industry. Thankfully, plenty of sta ... More >>
Less Than Jake hasn't released a new record since 2008's GNV FLA, but it doesn't matter -- the Florida dudes still tour relentlessly, and their fans still come to see them play. Why? Because, in an era of performers constantly questioning their own cool, LTJ prides itself on being uncool. The ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsTrainTrain brought back the alterna-ballad '90's (acknowledging that most of the band's output has taken place within the last ten years, I still think the band sounds more like the Goo Goo Dolls or Counting Crows than anything much that's happening now) with a set that le ... More >>
When a thirteen-year-old picks up a guitar and plays a song, what do you expect? Clumsy fumbling? Maybe mild competence with the occasional touch of style? yeah, us too. That's why this clip is so mind blowing. The kid playing is Trace Bundy protege Sungha Jung, a thirteen-year-old wunderkind from ... More >>
Ah, the future of the late '70s and early '80s. A futuristic place, filled with wise-cracking robots, strangely medieval garb and incredible mustaches. At least, that's what the vintage TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was predicting. That, and some really sucky music. Luckily, Buc ... More >>
Okay, so I'm not sure why you, me or anyone else, frankly, would remotely give a crap -- or ahem, a Ratt's ass, if you will -- but Ratt evidently has a new album out. It's called Infestation (of course it is), and for whatever reason (ennui? morbid curiousity?), I'm sitting shotgun in the w ... More >>
The music industry has fallen upon hard times, and hard times call for innovation. Now, we don't know enough about the licensing difficulties behind streaming music, or the revenue share of digital downloads or any of that to suggest a business model based on how people want to listen to music these ... More >>
Just take a look at me now. It's not everyday you're struck with eternal truth while watching a sitcom, but it does happen. And while watching a rerun of 30 Rock the other day, it happened to me when one character offered to make another a mixtape and asked, "You like Phil Collins?" and was a ... More >>
Acoustic Profanity Friday, January 8, 2010Bender's Tavern Better than: MTV Unplugged. Acoustic Profanity was about what you'd expect from the name: Get a bunch of punks together and take them out of their element a little by handing them acoustic guitars and sitting them on some stools. Over the co ... More >>
As reported last week, Jay-Z brings his BP3 tour to the Pepsi Center on Monday, March 22. Reserved tickets range from $39.50 to $99.50 and go on sale Saturday, November 14 at 10 a.m. On Monday, March 8, Bon Jovi also hits Pepsi Center as part of the band's Circle World Tour, which includes 135 sh ... More >>
As reported earlier this week, a new batch of North American dates for U2's 360° Tour were announced, which includes a stop at Invesco Field June 12. Live Nation says 85 percent of the tickets are priced at less than $95, general admission floor tickets at $55 and at least 10,000 tickets per ve ... More >>
Okay, so how many times have you went to a show, watched a band and thought to yourself, I can out sing that dude in my sleep!? If this sounds like you, here's your chance. If you've secretly harbored the desire to get up onstage and showcase your pipes but don't have the time nor the wherewithal ... More >>
Although Xiren has never particularly struck as an artist you'd file under AC -- radio lingo, evidently, for the Adult Contemporary format, which we believe from our years working at KOSI in a past life is another way of saying light rock -- apparently program directors across the country feel th ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsYerkish led off at Fidel's. See more photos from Fidel's at westword.com/slideshow. Yerkish, 12 p.m. The crowd inside the cramped cantina is building slowly as Yerkish takes the stage, and the band wastes no time in laying out its frenetic, frantic rhythms. It's a dynamic compl ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsFresh Breath Committee kicked things off at Vinyl. See more photos from Vinyl at westword.com/slideshow. Fresh Breath Committee, 12:00 p.m. The day started off nice and sunny and Club Vinyl's rooftop, but I was a bit late in catching the set from the Fresh Breath Committee. The ... More >>
You've had the experience. You're driving in the car or Pandora-ing or even - gasp! - listening to the radio when that song comes on - the one you can't believe you forgot all about. Instantly, you're transported in time and space - back to that kegger during your freshman year when you got so ... More >>
Saturday, February 24, Eck's Saloon, 303-989-2991.
Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers (Liberty & Lament)
Going overboard at Ocean.
Thursday, February 23, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Tuesday, December 14, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.
In a single bound, Accidental Superhero leaps to the top of the MP3 charts.
Crush (Island); Samantha 7 (Portrait/C2 Records)
Dan Murphy comes out from behind a bank of Golden Smog.
HE UNCLOGS LIFE'S PASSAGES! HE'S DR. BUZZ, NURSE PRACTITIONER TO THE STARS!