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    March 5, 2014

    One label controls almost all of hip-hop, and that's a problem for music fans

    It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    Lucky '13: Musician and DIY venue operator Gregg Ziemba

    This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Five world-changing albums that wouldn't have existed if blog buzz determined greatness

    One day, historians will look back and marvel at how blogs changed the music industry -- that is if they can avoid being distracted by the next big thing long enough to think analytically about history. Where just a few critics used to shape the tastes of music fans across country, now an army of bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    It was 45 years ago today... The Beatles' Sgt Pepper inches toward the half centry mark

    By the summer of 1966, the Beatles sucked. Or at least that's the way they felt for the band. "Performance, for us, it's gone downhill," Paul McCartney said of his band at the time. "Because we can't develop if no one can hear us; so for us to perform...it gets difficult each time." The pressures of ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    The Sex Pistols signed with A&M outside Buckingham Palace 35 years ago today

    In the history of rock there has never been a greater example of media manipulation than the Sex Pistols. From the Stones refusing to wear a tie to Bowie claiming he was gay to Ozzy biting the head off a dove, press savvy rockers have been tricking the media into endless headline coverage as long as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Will Dev's sea of hands carry her to the top? Plus a full breakdown of this week's charts

    Dev: like a pregnant G6.Her name is Dev. She may roll like a G6, but her sex-drive shtick is totally hot. And the sea of hands touching her naked body doesn't hurt either. Unlike other dance-pop starlets of today, Dev comes out of left field with a sound that's more Euro club than Euro trash -- thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Turntable.fm gets more investors, Lady Gaga and Kanye West supposedly among them

    ​It seems to be nothing but good news for Turntable.fm. Hot on the heels of snagging licensing deals with BMI and ASCAP, the music-sharing service is closing a $7.5 million deal with Union Square Ventures, bringing Turntable's value up to somewhere around $37.5 million. That's not all, Busines ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    July 19, 2010

    $16 million to recover $391,000: The RIAA just blew a lot cash. Here's ten more of the industry's greatest wastes

    [via Flickr]​Last week, it was revealed the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) spent $16 million to recover $391,000 from lawsuits involving peer-to-peer file sharing. No, we didn't print that backwards; you don't need to adjust your screen -- they really did waste that much mone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    OK Go's Damian Kulash weighs in on viral marketing

    There was an interesting op-ed in the New York Times this weekend by OK Go's lead vocalist Damian Kulash that dealt with his label's inability to update their business model to incorporate YouTube. It's worth a read for his insiders perspective, even if it's a problem most of the Internet has been c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Fray's former manager files counterclaim

    The Fray awaits its day in court​The saga continues. Back in September, you might remember, Isaac Slade and Joe King of the Fray filed a lawsuit in U.S. District court against Gregg Alan Corp, a company headed by their former manager, Gregg Latterman, alleging that a portion of their publishing wa ... More >>

  • Music

    October 8, 2009
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    October 7, 2009

    Q&A with Justin Sullivan of New Model Army

    ​These days, a real punk band (sorry, Green Day) can almost never find its way onto the pop charts. But back in the day (see: mid-'80s), England's New Model Army released political punk that didn't merely sell to left-wing extremists. Almost thirty years ago, frontman/mastermind Justin Sullivan, w ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    September 25, 2008
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    March 13, 2008

    45 Second Reviews: Jaymay, Fat Joe, Ferras, Paul Benton

    Paul Benton Grey Bridgetone Records 01:00-01:45 of “I Only See You” I think the lyrics “I only see you in all that I do, to the rest I am blind,” clearly exemplifies Mr. Benton’s knack for writing crap lyrics where he is that friend that we all have that gets super obsessive over a girl a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2008

    Major Fables

    It's finally dawned on record companies that they're screwed. But is it too late?

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Sanity Claus

    Separating holiday-music gifts from seasonal disorders.

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Taking the World On

    After five months of interest, Meese signs with Atlantic Records.

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    October 18, 2007

    Sound Bites

    Brief reviews of recent releases

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    Munky from Korn Q&A

    Korn guitarist Munky appeared to be more than a little befuddled during a conversation with Westword for an August 24 profile. A sizable percentage of questions during the interview (which took place on August 1, the day after the release of Korn’s eighth studio disc, Untitled) seemed to confuse h ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Season's Bleatings

    Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.

  • Music

    October 21, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Striking while the Iron is still hot, Reese Roper returns with a new band.

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Retroactive

    George Thorogood

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    DJ Danger Mouse

    The Grey Album (Self-released)

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    The Beatdown

    A punk-rock burlesquecapade puts the suicide squeeze on one local venue.

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Atlantic Records may be a major fable, but it knows Vaux is the real deal.

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Patrick Parks idle mind has been busy creating a brilliant debut album.

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The Beatdown

    Dont be a D.O.R.K. support the local music scene.

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Eternal Flame

    After half a century, Burning Spear is still stoking the fire in reggae's soul.

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Still Scorching

    Jason Ringenberg embraces his title as alt country's architect.

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    After the Fall

    An unfortunately timed album cover put the Coup in a harsh post-September 11 spotlight. But the controversial rap group's political resolve refuses to crumble.

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    A Joyful Noise

    Golden pipes -- not a genie in a bottle -- helped fifteen-year-old Rachael Lampa land a lucrative record deal and a rare position in the world of Christian pop.

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Britneymania!

    What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Happier Campers

    The members of Camper Van Beethoven are talking -- and touring -- again a decade after an acrimonious breakup.

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Cleared for Takeover

    Backwash gets caught up in merger mania!

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Coast to Coast

    Dez wants to put Denver on the hip-hop map all by himself.

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    March 4, 1999

    In His Life

    Beatles producer George Martin tries to pass along the wisdom of the ages.

  • Music

    November 5, 1998

    Orgasm Transplant

    Michael Colin on the current operation of Phantazmorgasm.

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Getting Big

    Ex-Denver DJ Big Jon Platt on how to succeed in business by really, really trying.

  • Music

    September 10, 1998

    Going to W.A.R.?

    The inside story of the little Boulder label that could.

  • Music

    September 3, 1998

    Jammin'

    Jam X was a turntablist before turntabling was cool.

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    June 11, 1998
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    May 29, 1997

    Life With Fluffy

    Fluffy's Amanda Rootes officiates at the wedding of glamour and punk.

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Generation D

    D Generation aims to teach these young punks a thing or two.

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    August 8, 1996
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    November 22, 1995
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    November 1, 1995
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    November 2, 1994

    ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SINGERS!

    THE KINGS OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC BELIEVE THAT THEIR PRAYERS ARE ABOUT TO BE ANSWERED.

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    July 6, 1994

    ROCK AND POLE

    A DENVER FIRM BUILDS A MUSIC EMPIRE IN POLAND.

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