Lionel Richie is real, there's no question. His star was born decades ago and solidified through so many hits I had even forgotten some of them where his (and the Commodores, of course.) It was refreshing to see someone so real perform -- the last time I was at Red Rocks, it was for Lana Del Rey. Wh ... More >>
The shows continue, as always. Peelander-Z, which does crowd participation better than anyone on the planet, is in town on Wednesday. You have a chance to check out good-time local Pizza Time tonight at Larmier Lounge, or you can head to Boulder for Kate Nash. It's OK if you're staying in tonight. ... More >>
It's like Rihanna has to prove something. We know she can do serious, and sexy, and frightening, and strong, and addicted. But now, in one of her less controversial music videos post-Chris Brown, she really wants to remind us that she can dance. And Rihanna can dance if she wants to. Hell, she can e ... More >>
Black History Month 2012 has been a doozy. Beginning with the tragic and shocking death of Don Cornelius to dealing with equally troubling news of Whitney Houston's passing as the month wore on. Most interesting about this time is the ways in which the music healed us. When Whitney died, DJs played ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, the Avett Brothers announced another Colorado date on July 8 at the Boulder Theater the night before their sold-out Red Rocks show, the FMQB Triple A Conference is returning to the Fox, Diana Ross is due at Wells Fargo in Septemb ... More >>
Laura GrayMike Diaz of Million Young "Chillwave" is a buzzword used to describe a sound built on brezzy melodies with songs heavy on electronics. Even a short list of artists that have fallen under this umbrella, including bands like Small Black and Washed Out, reveals more diversity in appr ... More >>
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 >>
As 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. ... More >>
Steve GullickForming in London in 2003, the Duke Spirit has evolved a sound that brings together elements of garage rock, soul, the blues and swirly, noisy atmospheric rock. Rather than sounding like's trying to do too many things at once, act's music sounds rich with textures and emotional landscap ... More >>
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Prinzhorn Dance School Prinzhorn Dance School (DFA Records/Astralwerks) Prinzhorn Dance School’s name salutes Dr. Hans Prinzhorn, who, according to AllMusic.com, “collected the art of his mentally ill patients” -- and the unhinged quality of the music made by Tobin and Suzy Horn makes the mon ... More >>
Make room on the Amy Winehouse bandwagon.
Jennifer Hudson nails it as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model.
What's old is new with the Bang on a Can All-Stars
The Denver Cycle Sluts celebrate 25 years in the Queen City.
Chico Chicovsky imagines the impossible -- then makes it happen.
Legendary is relative, especially when it comes to the Amercan Music Auditions.
Through injury, adversity and obscurity, Orlando Terrell struggles to keep his music alive.
Felix da Housecat
Maid rehashes an old formula.
The daily gets a facelift
A local lawsuit against the world's largest radio/concert firm threatens to expose the dark side of the entertainment business.
Lionel Richie is back. Make your plans accordingly.
Stew Jackson let one of Denver's oldest family-owned businesses slip away, but his bands play on.
Or does it? When it comes to Landmark Education corporation, there's no meeting of the minds.
SHE'S THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES' N'DEA DAVENPORT, A SOUL SONGSTRESS FOR THE NINETIES.