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David Bowie

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    April 21, 2014

    Defend your Record Store Day purchases!

    Record Store Day is all about showing the love for your favorite bands by hitting the shops and making a purchase. Westword decided to hit the checkout lines at Wax Trax and Twist and Shout and put people on the spot. Hey You! You just bought a bunch of stuff from the record store: show us the goods ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    Peter Murphy on his former Bauhaus bandmates and how he's a pain in the ass sometimes

    Peter Murphy co-founded the influential post-punk band Bauhaus in 1978 with Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. Over the course of four full-length albums, Murphy and company creating an experience of heightened reality with its music that broke from convention, not just sonically but with lyrics ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    Buzz Osborne of the Melvins on how the band chose covers for Everybody Loves Sausages

    Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    New Denver shows: Keith Urban, Lamb of God, John Mayer, Ke$ha and Pitbull and more

    The biggest show announcement this week actually came last week -- talking about Prince at the Ogden, of course -- but there's a whole bunch of other new shows to let you know about this week, including Keith Urban at Red Rocks, Lamb of God at the Boulder Theater, John Mayer at Red Rocks and Ke$ha a ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now. What's rocking your world this week?

    As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    New Denver shows: P!NK, Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Guster

    It's March 2013 -- at least according to the calendar. If you went by the concert calendar for the past few weeks, however, you'd swear it's the mid to late '90s. P!NK, Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, Darius Rucker. If you're already nostalgic for the ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Playing cover songs is a sign of creative fatigue

    There's nothing wrong with cover songs. In fact, before Sam Cooke and the Beatles shifted the established paradigms, singer and songwriter were two entirely separate professions. And there's also nothing wrong with a musician recording a cover album in the twilight of their career (Johnny Cash's Ame ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    The ten hottest musical pairings

    For centuries, men have known that the real power of music lies in its ability to get you laid. From "panty-dropper" mixtapes that your parents made back in the day, to John Cusack standing outside the window with Peter Gabriel on the boombox, to that little boy banging on the drums in Love Actually ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Five best live concert films

    While infinitely different than being there in the flesh, a live concert film can provide an up-close, multi-angled, cinematically inspired perspective of the music experience -- not to mention a glimpse into history for those who were born decades later. Such will be the case for a majority of the ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 13, 2012

    The ten best lines from Labyrinth

    Let's get one thing straight from the start: I am a woman over thirty, and Labyrinth is one of my all-time favorite movies. In honor of the upcoming Labyrinth Quote-Along on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16 (it's part of the International Film Series at the University of Colorado at Bou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    The Man Who Sold the World is the closest thing to a definitive David Bowie chronicle yet

    Since David Bowie made his first mark on the world -- and beyond -- with 1969's "Space Oddity," decoding his music has been a prime pastime for his fans. It's also been a cottage industry for music journalists, most of whom have been content to simply rearrange the pieces in the Bowie puzzle. In ess ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Plants and Animals

    Tuesday, May 15, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    April 18, 2012

    In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday: Ten records we treasure. What's your favorite vinyl?

    In honor of Record Store Day this Saturday, we dug deep into our collection to unearth our favorite pieces of vinyl. These are the records we treasure above all else. Don't even think about asking to borrow them. If there were a fire, these are the first platters we'd make sure to grab. You get the ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

    Wednesday, March 21, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

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    December 16, 2011

    David Bowie's Hunky Dory turns forty

    David Bowie's Hunky Dory was originally released on December 17, 1971​No matter how hard he tried, David Bowie just couldn't fit into the '60s. From having to abandon his birth-name (Davy Jones) to the pop-darling Monkees singer, to staring in Ice Cream commercials in order to finance his tank ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Naeem Juwan of Spank Rock on "#1 Hit," Bowie, Prince, James Brown, and the perils of nostalgia

    Jorge MorenoSpank Rock​Spank Rock (due tonight at Summit Music Hall for the Check Yo Ponytail 2 tour) emerged in Philadelphia around the middle of the last decade making music that brought together threads of hip-hop, rock, R&B and electronic pop. With the release of 2006's YoYoYoYoYo, the gro ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    T. Rex's Electric Warrior turns forty on Saturday

    ​As a record, T. Rex's Electric Warrior wears both the flickering flame of ageless cool and the glaring time stamp of what was 1971. Flagged as the entry point for glam rock, this second record for T. Rex (the sixth, technically speaking, as the band endured line-up changes and a moniker short ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Katy Perry's "Kathy" the latest rockstar alter-ego

    Is that you, Katy Perry?​It's no secret Katy Perry has a wicked sense of comedic timing. Remember when her Sesame Street appearance didn't air and she donned a skin-tight Elmo t-shirt and bounced around on Saturday Night Live as Maureen the sixteen-year-old who just hit puberty (and hard)? No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    A $10,000 Led Zeppelin shirt? The next ten highest-selling band T-shirts

    ​Grab the Guinness Book of World Records, because we've got a ridiculous tale to tell. Earlier this week, a man in Australia purchased a Led Zeppelin T-shirt for $10,000, making it the largest sum anyone has paid for a vintage band shirt. That doesn't mean there aren't shirts that are valued h ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Scare Tactics: The top five most horrifying acting performances by musicians

    ​Apparently Jack Osbourne (son of Ozzy) is going to appear in a new horror film due to be released in...wait, we don't care. The news did, however, spark our interest enough to take a look at what other rockers have squandered their reputation broadened their horizons by acting in horror movie ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Photos: A weekend of F.A.M.E. at Suite 200

    ​In addition to no tomorrow, what you got at Denver's Fashion First: A Weekend of F.A.M.E. at Suite 200 this weekend was (pay attention to the acronym here) Fashion, Art, Music and no shortage of Entertainment -- and contrary to David Bowie's well known assessment, it was not hard to swallow. ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Don't know what you're going to be for Halloween yet? Here are five costume ideas.

    ​Halloween is almost upon us. Have you decided what you're dressing up as yet this weekend? No? What the heck are you waiting for? Better get on the stick. Clock's ticking. All the good costumes have most likely been snapped up by now. Lucky for you, we've come up with a list of costume ideas ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Ten greatest monster songs that are not 'Monster Mash'

    Werewolves of London, probably the best picture disc ever released.​So October (or Monstober if you're into annoying nicknames) is the month of monsters, when we take an evening to support kids in dressing up like their favorite killing beast and threaten neighbors for candy, and adults in dre ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Top 10 weirdest musician movie roles

    ​It's not unusual for musicians to try out acting or vice-versa, but sometimes those roles take unusual turns. Now, with "I Kissed a Girl" songstress Katy Perry (who, interestingly, recently called Lady Gaga's new "Alejandro" video "blasphemous") gearing up to play Smurfette in the upcoming ad ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Top 10 weirdest musical duets

    A couple of nights ago, we had the absolute pleasure of seeing William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun do a rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on Lopez Tonight that made our hearts cream with loving ecstasy. We have no clue what to actually think of Lin Yu Chin (other than that the internet seems t ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 7, 2009

    ‚ÄčAs music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    When Rock 'n' Roll meets Hollywood: Ten Awful Decisions

    ​ Taking Woodstock is in theaters Friday. Maybe it will be really good, or maybe taking a stand-up comedian and sticking him in a semi-dramatic movie about Woodstock that doesn't feature any -- any! -- musical performances is a terrible idea. Still, rock 'n' roll and Hollywood have been ugly, ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    August 14, 2008

    Rich Sallinger's protest warehouse story goes viral

    Channel 4's Rich Sallinger. It didn't take long for Channel 4 investigator Rich Sallinger's report about a warehouse where police plan to take protesters if there are mass arrests at the Democratic National Convention to move beyond the station's website. Alex Jones, a filmmaker and talk-show host ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008
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    July 17, 2008

    Into the Labyrinth

    Last night's Labyrinth screening at Film on the Rocks was close to magical. I settled in at a prompt 7:30 p.m., preparing for amusement and delight when Ukulele Loki's Gadabout Orchestra took the stage. The group of annoying, loudmouthed teenagers a few rows behind me (I must be getting old) made se ... More >>

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    March 11, 2008

    Thoughts on Five Songs While I Quietly Freak Out and Try to Work

    "Young Americans" David Bowie Singles You already have an opinion of this song. Hell, most hipsters have probably held at least three opinions of this tune over the course of their lives, and may be formulating a new one even as they read this. You probably ignored it as a kid when it was everywhere ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008

    The Band Show

    Denver bands make love, not war, at Stand By Your Band II.

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    July 5, 2007

    Into the Labyrinth

    A cult favorite screens at Starz.

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    October 13, 2005

    They Vant to Suck Your Blood

    There are vampires galore at Starz.

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    The Dandy Warhols

    Odditorium or Warlords of Mars (Capitol)

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    May 6, 2004

    Go Getters

    Just because the Go hails from Detroit doesn't mean it's stuck in the garage.

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    April 22, 2004

    Off Limits

    It's curtains!

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    January 15, 2004
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    November 8, 2001

    The Langley Schools Music Project

    Innocence and Despair (Bar None)

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    August 16, 2001

    Various Artists

    Substitute: The Songs of the Who (Edelton Entertainment)

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    March 29, 2001
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    December 21, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    Starlight Mints

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    May 15, 1997
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    November 8, 1995
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    October 25, 1995
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    October 11, 1995
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    January 25, 1995

    YOU ASKED FOR IT

    OUR READERS REVEAL THE OTHER OVERPLAYED CLASSIC-ROCK SONGS.ONCE MORE WITH FEELING

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    September 14, 1994
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