The best frontmen and women all have something in common. Whether it's their ability to connect with a crowd or the swagger with which they carry themselves, their fashion sense, the intrigue that surrounds them or their reckless disregard for their own well being, they all have that ineffable "it" ... More >>
After years of performing her soul-folk songs around the Denver music scene, Chella Negro hooked up with this town's blossoming comedy community when she joined the all-female sketch group LadyFace. Proudly public about her affection for ganja, Negro was the ideal candidate for our Getting Stoned ... More >>
With holiday preparations filling the calendar, who has time to sit in a restaurant and linger over a meal? For that matter, who has time to cook a meal? Right now, takeout is looking pretty good -- and there are several good reasons to try Bono's Italian Takeout. The takeout/lunch menu at this fami ... More >>
There's probably a certain amount of sincerity involved when a famous musician endorses a political candidate. But even the most un-cynical, democracy-loving patriot will have to admit that there's a hell of a lot more to the rock star/candidate public union than just fiscal policy. Endorsing a poli ... More >>
There's no question that the President -- in town this evening to debate Mitt Romney -- is a huge music fan. From quoting Sam Cooke during his '08 acceptance speech to randomly singing Al Green verses during a fundraiser to citing Stevie Wonder as being responsible for his marriage, Obama is far and ... More >>
See Also: • Tax Evasion: How to live like a rock star -- and pay taxes like one, too. As the saying goes: There are only two things that are certain and unavoidable in this life -- death and taxes. And while both might be causing folks to lose sleep these days (you didn't forget tax time is upon ... More >>
It's difficult to imagine, but U2 used to be cool. Not just cool, but one of the most innovative, inspiring and mysterious bands of their generation. The group challenged the sounds, look and emotional resonance of rock music, forever redirecting the cultural stream for good or ill. Today, while man ... More >>
For years, Barry Fey says, music fans have been needling him to write a book. "You know, people have been saying 'When's the book? When's the book?' for fifteen years," Fey notes. "It was daily, wherever I would go out... 'When's the book? Come on, you've got to write a book!'" Well, he final ... More >>
While U2 frontman Bono said "The Fly," the first single from Achtung Baby, was "the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree," it could easily be applied to the entire album, which was released on November 19, 1991. Achtung Baby is a document of the band, almost on the verge of breaki ... More >>
Jerry Bruckheimer's prophesy was by far the most entertaining.Every sensible person knows that when Earth is eventually destroyed, it will be by a huge asteroid like the one that killed all the dinosaurs. We learned this mostly from Jerry Bruckheimer, but Jerry Bruckheimer probably learned it ... More >>
The Amazing Criswell: As much credibility as anyone else, really.Call it an unlucky guess: In March 1963, the Amazing Criswell, born Jeron Criswell Konig and otherwise known as Jeron Criswell King, predicted that John F. Kennedy would not run for re-election because something would happen to ... More >>
This dude just looks like a charlatan, doesn't he?If the world had a nickel for every time the world was supposed to end, let's just say the world would have a whole boatload of nickels -- but as not-at-all-unusual as it may be for the various pseudo-prophets and charlatans of history to pred ... More >>
When Christ failed to make a second earthly appearance on May 21, 2011, it probably came as a surprise to few -- would-be prophet Harold Camping, the Biblical number-cruncher who predicted that date as the day of the Rapture, had been wrong about the world ending before, after all. But while nobody ... More >>
You sure about this, guys?Although the musical -- one of the sillier holdouts from an era when theater was more, you know, theatrical -- is mostly exploited these days for its camp potential (see: The Book of Mormon), it's still not quite dead as a study of human emotion, either. And although ... More >>
There was none of this.Despite the predictions of doomsayer Harold Camping, the Lord apparently did not see fit to visit destruction upon the earth Saturday, which passed somewhat unremarkably except that it was a particularly beautiful day. (Personally, I went to an apocalypse barbecue and a ... More >>
Photos by Aaron Thackeray U2 360° TOUR With The Fray 05.21.11 | Invesco Field View U2 at Invesco Field slideshow Say what you will about U2. Name another band that can fill a stadium these days... Time's up. Drawing a blank? That's because there aren't any -- certainly not any from this era. That ... More >>
Pictured here without cross.Come Saturday, Colorado's poised to have more incoming messiahs than anybody ever asked for, including the evangelicals; besides being the scheduled day of Jesus' second coming according to Biblical number-cruncher Harold Camping, it's also the day Bono comes to De ... More >>
Spiderman: Much better at saving the world than Bono.Bono recently took time out of his busy touring schedule to save his investment opportunity, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark -- a Broadway musical boasting tunes written by the investor himself, daredevil scenes of amazing acrobatics and, acco ... More >>
Grammy nominations? Platinum status? Selling out Red Rocks? It's difficult to imagine any single event surpassing those sorts of mile markers in your career. Unless, of course, said event involves warming up for U2. In your hometown. Now that's beyond difficult. That's inconceivable. But tha ... More >>
A few weeks before U2 was slated to come to the States for another leg of its 360° tour, Bono injured his back while preparing for the dates and had to have emergency surgery, which resulted in the postponement of a number of US dates, including the June 12 show at Invesco Field. Live Nati ... More >>
Bummed out that Bono and his U2 compadres won't be at Invesco this weekend? Yeah? So are we. Luckily, we have Under a Blood Red Sky, Denver's trusty rusty U2 tribute band, which has pulled together a gig this weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe this weekend to help us forget that we're now going to have ... More >>
File this one under: Worst. News. Ever. Well, unless you don't count yourself as a fan of U2, that is. We've just learned that one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the summer, due at Invesco field on Saturday, June 12, has been postponed until sometime in 2011. Although Bono's sur ... More >>
A few years back, visitors to Red Rocks had the opportunity to sign a petition suggesting that the famed amphitheater represent Colorado in the U.S. Mint's state quarters program. Unfortunately, the campaign didn't succeed -- the winning design features a fairly generic mountain backdrop -- and a n ... More >>
According reports filed by NME and the Washington Post, Kanye West is reportedly in talks with AT&T to perform at a party being thrown on behalf of Bono's One Campaign, a non-partisan organization whose primary mission is to raise public awareness in the areas of global poverty, hunger and disease. ... More >>
Letters from the week of 6/26/2008
This week's print edition includes a few letters about Jason Sheehan -- one taking issue with his very existence, another with his recent review of Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q (shown here). It wasn't the only letter we received on that subject; the following was too long for the paper, but it fits just fine ... More >>
Wednesday, June 18, Toad Tavern, 303-795-6877.
Photo by G. Wigler Twenty-five years ago today, on a unseasonably dreary June day presumably a lot like the one we're experiencing right now in the Mile High City, a marginally known band from Ireland played a now legendary set at Red Rocks. The gig essentially turned Bono and his mates into bona fi ... More >>
I love barbecue. But not here.
I can be bought for an easy smile and a pint of sweet tea. When someone has their grill going in my neighborhood, I will sometimes sit out on my porch just to smell the air. My wife has often told me that I’ve never met a barbecue restaurant I didn’t like, and I have to correct her: Truth is, ... More >>
Helio Sequence Keep Your Eyes Ahead Sup Pop 02:00-02:45 of “Lately” I remember this band sounding totally different. It seems like they used to be sort of electro-pop. Now they sound like U2. I guess they’re just copying U2 in reverse historical order. Anyone remember Pop? Man, that record wo ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice media empire: Hip-hop needs more pie charts, as this post proves elegantly as it breaks down the latest offerings from Jay Z, Kanye and Wu-Tang visually. An explication of rock and roll more pure than “Jim ... More >>
Mod Livin' offers some cherry furniture for a good cause.
Bring Us Meat
Fiona Apple and Chris Martin have their games down Cold.
Sunday, February 19, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Interscope)
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
All That You Can¹t Leave Behind (Interscope)
The Chemical Brothers try to move beyond the hype.
U2 brings its carnival to Denver--and Denver shrugs.