How did faculty and staff at the University of Colorado, where accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes was a neuroscience student, react the morning of July 20? We've put together a timeline of e-mails culled from the 3,800 released this week by CU. The e-mails, which you can read below, are fro ... More >>
Hola, amigo! Welcome to the weekend! A massive amount of musical goodness awaits you this weekend, the first of this fall season. Whatever you feel like getting into, there are a ton of shows to choose from, whether you're looking for metal, rock, hip-hop or just want to party down like there's no s ... More >>
By now you've seen Tupac's performance with Snoop Dogg last night at Coachella. The legendary rapper was brought back to life by Dr. Dre's production company in collaboration with Digital Domain, James Cameron's digital production company, and AV Concepts, a company based in Tempe, Arizona, using a ... More >>
Since having her son, Kase Townes Murray, last summer, Jewel might have taken time off the road, but she's still busy at home with a number of things, including working on a new Christmas album. Her free solo acoustic show this Saturday night at the Colorado Convention Centeras part of the Women's ... More >>
Over two days of competition, three American Idol contestants took on Adele -- Eben Franckewitz, Elise Testone and Jen Hirsh. Adele's not easy to sing, as Franckewitz proved two nights ago, but the ladies brought the vocal power last night to do the British soulstress justice. Testone's take on "On ... More >>
While covering the fallout from the Kyle Dyer/9News on-air dog bite incident, we noted the disappearance of a controversial Facebook post by staffer Kirk Montgomery and wondered if he'd been pressured to remove it. News director Patti Dennis denied any censorship and called such speculation "immoral ... More >>
From power pop to power ballads, rock anthems to rap staples, the nominees of the 54th Grammy Awards, which airs this Sunday night, sees no dearth of great music. There's little doubt that it will be Adele's night, but others, like Kanye West and Mumford & Sons, could win big too. Continue reading f ... More >>
Forget Tim Tebow. From now until at least the day after the Super Bowl, everyone's going to be talking about another figure in pop culture who had the religion thing down long before Tebow did: Madonna. Although Lady Gaga may never admit as much, Madge recently acknowledged the similarities between ... More >>
Katy Perry hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend.For a pop star whose boobs were their own punch line on a previous appearance of Saturday Night Live, Katy Perry's hosting duties fell flat on Saturday. Instead of creating any memorable new characters -- Ã¡ la Justin Timberlake -- the writer ... More >>
In a weird twist of unexpected collaborations, Rihanna just released her newest single, "We Found Love," which features Calvin Harris on production, last week. Somehow it manages to sound both like a Rihanna song and a Calvin Harris song, and both in their own merit. Could Harris be the new D ... More >>
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www.dallaspinup.comBurlyCute's Cora Vette will perform tonight at Bender's. BurlyCute's Cora Vette has heard a lot of misconceptions about burlesque. While some think of it simply as "that stripping stuff," others are totally clueless to the fact that it involves nudity, expecting the tame po ... More >>
David BlackBethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno are Best Coast In recent years, with bands ransacking the '60s, '70s and '80s for musical ideas and sounds, it's becoming increasingly easy to dismiss many musicians as being little more than throwbacks mimicking their artistic ancestors. But some ... More >>
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Colorado Springs has a message for James Dobson: Let Ted moo!
Fast reviews of recent releases
American Dreamz' nation of idiots lands a little close to home.
Steven Strait may be a promising actor, but this one should remain Undiscovered.
The Denver Cycle Sluts celebrate 25 years in the Queen City.
Rising political powerhouse Jared Polis is rich, tireless and filled with contradictions.
Liz Phair makes no apologies for reinventing herself.
Andy Dick’s got a dirty mind, but a funny one, too.
New York's Longwave is happy together.
The Pope's DJ
The members of Division of Laura Lee use musical ingredients from plenty of countries -- but not their own.
At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
Against a backdrop of punk and noise, O'er the Ramparts gives proof that rock is still there.
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their “free” music?
It's out with Howard Stern and in with more Britney as radio conglomerates chase the almighty buck.
By aiming for the lowest common denominator, Up in Smoke went over like gangbusters.
Boston-based singer/songwriter Melissa Ferrick lets Freedom ring on a new recording.
How could an R&B outlet become the most popular radio station in Denver? The little girls understand.
Golden pipes -- not a genie in a bottle -- helped fifteen-year-old Rachael Lampa land a lucrative record deal and a rare position in the world of Christian pop.
The The's Matt Johnson refuses to go quietly into the night.
Guitarist Shannon Curfman brings something new to the teen craze. It's called talent.
The answer is in the cards -— Blue Mountain cards.