When I first moved to Denver in 2004, I had a very difficult time locating pot. I spent a lot of time at galleries, concert venues and taverns like Gabors and Bar Bar, asking everyone I met where I could find "some grass" (as an ignorant farmboy, I still spoke like a hippie from Dragnet), and gettin ... More >>
Join us as we go further down the rabbit hole of cringe-worthy rock lyrics, making our way through an underselling David Lee Roth, a culture war waged by Avril Lavigne, a melodramatic suicide note from Blink 182, some lumpy Black Eyed Peas and Chinese food that makes LFO sick, while Bob Dylan and th ... More >>
ELECTRIC SIX @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 2/19/13 Electric Six has been bringing the party to the unwary for a decade. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth-esque bravado with surreal barrages of i ... More >>
We go to concerts for the music, but the best moments are often unrehearsed. For some bands, a show is just a series of songs -- the moments between, nothing but time to be killed until the music begins again. But we don't go to concerts to kill time-- and, truly, we don't go to hear songs, either, ... More >>
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VAN HALEN @ PEPSI CENTER | 5/24/12 Evidently, 1982 was a very good year for David Lee Roth. "You're taking pictures here tonight, hot stuff?" the Van Halen frontman asked a woman in the front row in the middle of "Panama." "What? Oh, you want to make a sex tape. I'll tell you what, girlfriend, you ... More >>
Thursday, May 24, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
This Thursday, May 24, Kool & the Gang is due at the Pepsi Center with Van Halen. While this might seem like an unlikely pairing, the legendary funk/R&B act opening for the equally iconic rock band, Robert "Kool" Bell, Kool & the Gang's founding member, tells us it's working out great. We recently s ... More >>
SAY ANYTHING @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 3/30/12Freddie Mercury be damned. Say Anything frontman Max Bemis's performance last night at the Summit Music Hall resembled more than a tribute to Queen's lead singer; it was a show of peacockery that successfully encapsulated the evening's restless atmosphere. B ... More >>
â€‹ Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Gogol Bordello were announced; Gauntlet Hair, Hindershot and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Van Halen, Dr. ... More >>
Here's something odd: After all of these years of being Van Halen fans, this is the first time we can remember hearing Eddie Van Halen's voice. It sounds quite a bit different from how we imagined. Same goes for his brother, Alex Van Halen, for that matter. Guess the pair let the music do the talkin ... More >>
After 35 years with Warner Bros., Van Halen signed a deal with Interscope last month, and rumors spread that the band -- with David Lee Roth back on board -- had a new album nearly in the can and a tour in the works. Now one of those rumors can be squashed, as the band just announced a 2012 tour wit ... More >>
Oh yeah, that's Madonna, Sting and TupacWe are flashed hundreds of images of celebrities doing regular stuff everyday via tabloids and television -- they get caught buying groceries, going to Starbucks and fighting inappropriately with their significant others in public. But who cares if they ... More >>
Big pics below.Courtney Bowles, a former teacher at Mountain View High School, got national exposure for exposing herself, in a manner of speaking. She was caught having sex with a student in a car, setting off a web frenzy spurred by her comely photos and hot-for-teacher fantasies of the sor ... More >>
Cypress Hill getting lifted at last year's MHMF. You'll think we're just as high when you see our list.Okay so by now you've had a chance to absorb the deflating news that the Mile High Music Festival is being put on ice this year, and you've even offered up with some suggestions of how to ma ... More >>
â€‹Electric Six have been bringing the party to the unwary for six albums in as many years, starting with 2003's Fire and leading up to the brand-new Kill. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth ... More >>
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Friday, May 20, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
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Nobody in particular knows the trouble these guys have seen.
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Return of the grievous angel--a tribute to Gram Parsons, The Road Kings, Paul Westerberg
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The Southern-rock wildman on sex, politics and firing one up with the president.
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