There are literally hundreds of pages on Wikipedia that feature the word "Denver," and many of them include information that'll be new even to most natives -- about, for instance, the Denver Tool, the Denver Doll and Denver Spiderman, who was a murderer rather than a superhero. And that's not to men ... More >>
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, who are set to release Hypnotic Eye in July, visit Red Rocks for a two-night stint on Tuesday, September 30 & Wednesday, October 1. Steve Winwood opens both nights. Tickets ($51.50-$127) go on sale on Friday, June 20 at 10 a.m. Phantogram returns to the area for a sh ... More >>
GOLDRUSH 2 @ DEER PILE | 9/21/12-9/22/2012 By Leya Lynette and Tom Murphy The hype around Goldrush 2 had not been identical to that of Goldrush 1. the original crew that did the booking had changed, and the festival this year focused on more under the radar acts from around the country in comparis ... More >>
See Also: Family-friendly or adults-only, PrideFest 2012 has celebrations for all Milli Vanilli will always be a part of pop culture history. In February 1990, the duo of Fabrice Morvan (due this Saturday at Denver PrideFest at Civic Center park) and Rob Pilatus won the Grammy for Best New Artist. ... More >>
LUPE FIASCO @ CITY HALL AMPHITHEATRE | 5.17.12 See Also: Five things non-Lasers need to know about Lasers, Lupe Fiasco's diehard fans Lupe Fiasco loves his fans, and clearly the feeling is mutual. The more he gave last night, the brighter his Lasers shone. The connection Fiasco has with his fans i ... More >>
Donna Summer died this morning in Florida after succumbing to lung and breast cancer. Born on New Year's Eve 1948, LaDonna Adrian Gaines was a trained traditional gospel singer who grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. As Donna Summer, she went on to change the landscape of dance music w ... More >>
Here's an interesting tidbit about Donna Summer, who passed away today at the age of 63, vaguely related to our fair city: Did you know that she once sang a song called "Denver Dream"? The storyline for the lesser know cut from 1974, written by British songwriter Pete Belotte, centers on a conversat ... 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 >>
VNV Nation (due tomorrow night at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs) started as a kind of bedroom project for the band's singer and co-programmer, Ronan Harris. By 1995, he had developed his music to the point that it was becoming part of the next wave of underground electronic pop. Some may dismi ... More >>
Guns N' Roses, who announced last week that it would be coming to Denver (but no venue or date has been confirmed yet), is among the fifteen acts nominated, along with the Cure, Joan Jett, Beastie Boys, Freddie King, Donovan, Erik B & Rakim and Red Hot Chili Peppers, for the Rock and Roll Hal ... More >>
Damn you, Astley!In the modern age of the iPod, any shoe store, cowboy bar, hair salon or (in this particular case) pho restaurant can do business to any soundtrack it chooses. When I worked at KB Toys in the 90s, we were sent a monthly cassette to play in the store -- except the tape player ... More >>
You know what's better than the 19th most successful act of the 1990s and a teensy bit worse than the 17th most successful act? The 18th most successful act of the 1990s, which just so happens to be En Vogue -- who just so happen to be headlining Denver PrideFest on Sunday at 3 p.m. En Vogu ... More >>
Nitzer Ebb, from Essex, England, helped to define the musical style called EBM with its heavy industrial rhythms and stark vocals. As with emo, another much-maligned genre, EBM started out as a vital and relevant music whose pioneers never chose to name with a blanket term to encompass a music th ... More >>
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