Trying to think with structure about an artist like Whitney Houston's ability to influence the entire world is as difficult as trying to squeeze your head in a jar. Her voice had a soaring power that transcended pop appeal and packed the gusto of an entire gospel choir. Houston's contributions to mu ... More >>
What a difference a few years makes. In 2006, Mark Cuban, the billionaire behind HDNet, partly based in Denver, was touting the service's inking of past CBS anchor Dan Rather. Now, he's psyched about hooking up with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and AEG Entertainment, owned by local moneybags Phi ... More >>
"Mr. Know It All" is no "Since U Been Gone," but it will sell quite well.Kelly Clarkson is back. Again. After disappearing from the pop-music scene following her massive hit album Breakaway, then returning with the Clive Davis-hated project My December, then returning again with "My Life Woul ... More >>
Many people in Denver may not know Nathan Reid by name. Just the same, over the course of his career, which spans three decades, he's had the chance to work with a host of prominent acts from Ghostface to Damien and Stephen Marley. Currently operating out of Mercury Sauce, his private produ ... More >>
If you've listened to KTCL even briefly in the past year, you've heard the handiwork of Lee Miles. You've either heard his band, Oh My Stars, who has one of the top played songs on the station, or you've heard his production on songs by Colorado-based acts like Tickle Me Pink, Speakeasy Tiger and ... More >>
Leona Lewis Spirit (J Records) Leona Lewis has quickly developed a huge gay following, and no wonder. She resembles a particularly gorgeous cross-dresser – a fact that’s no doubt made marketing to both the male and female gay demographic a helluva lot easier. How does any of that relate to her ... More >>
Sunday, March 9, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Monday, November 5, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Kelly Clarkson My December (RCA) How did I know that Ms. Clarkson’s latest would be a commercial disappointment? Because I kinda like it. Don’t get me wrong: The disc doesn’t exactly qualify as an artistic triumph – not given the surplus of mock-profound couplets exemplified by “I’m str ... More >>
All That I Am (Arista)
Usually, the Morning After is all about regret. This one is filled with optimism.
All hail the return of royalty.
Sunday, June 20, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-TIXS
Legendary is relative, especially when it comes to the Amercan Music Auditions.
Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.
The inside story of the little Boulder label that could.
THE MEMBERS OF SUPERCHUNK CONTINUE TO LIVE AN INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE.