While you've already got well over a hundred compelling reasons to pick up your tickets for the nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase, here's one more: Last night, in the basement of Boettcher Concert Hall, I got a sneak peek at the highly anticipated and ground-breaking collaboration between th ... More >>
Tuesday, August 14, the hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Sunday, May 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Abstracts from show tunes at William Havu, and abstracts with show tunes at Sandra Phillips.
Rick Rubin put the polish on Neil Diamond's new disc. Who's next?
MirrorMask is a thing of beauty, a joy forever, etc.
Jude Law puts a pretty face on an ugly story in Alfie.
Studio 150 (V2)
The pop legend leads the CSO
Circles (Arena Rock Recording Company)
After fifteen years of ups and downs, Swell is on the rise again.
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.
Population Me (Audium Entertainment)
Sondre Lerche puts plenty of fizz into his sophisticated brand of pop.
Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.
Classic rock and mother nature fuel the weird Welshmen of Super Furry Animals.
Unsung country crooner Allison Moorer changes course on a new album -- and she doesn't care what you call it.
The Sssound of Mmmusic (Tricatel/Emperor Norton)
The sultry Brit-poppers of Cousteau go deep.
Jazz singer Nnenna Freelon has touched the “devil's music” with her own world-class style.
Just Enough Education to Perform (V2 Music)
The Best Of (Food/Parlophone/Virgin)
Paula Frazer artfully crosses the country divide with Tarnation. As a solo artist, she sticks more to the shadows.
With Lazy Dog, English songwriter Ben Watt gets a modish makeover behind steel wheels.
After her career blossomed anew with Magnolia, Aimee Mann made a declaration of artistic independence.
Who's changed more -- Trisha Yearwood or country music?
(V2 Music, Ltd.)
Trash-novel queen Jacqueline Susann is turned into pulp in Isn’t She Great.
Elvis Costello isn't angry anymore.
A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.
Just in time for Lollapalooza, a list of the albums you need to understand electronica.
Erasure's Vince Clarke visits America to check on the state of his baby: electronica.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
DENVER'S LOUNGE LIZARDS WERE ALL DRESSED UP WITH NO PLACE TO GO. ENTER THE KIT KAT CLUB.LET'S DO LOUNGE SINATRA SONGS, COCKTAIL PARTY CLOTHES AND CHAT GALORE--THEY'LL DRINK TO THAT.