Pearl Jam's 24th anniversary - which the band celebrated last night with a raucous, rarity-filled, tour-ending barnburner of a concert at the Pepsi Center - closed with lead guitarist Mike McCready playing "the Star Spangled Banner" Hendrix-style while the rest of the Seattle quartet sprayed champag ... More >>
The undisputed heavyweight champion of grunge, Pearl Jam, makes a stop in Denver this week. There will be some pop punk in Colorado Springs and some jazz in Golden. And more! The rest of our picks follow.
Imagine you're on a date and you're telling a story. It's a long one, but you know it's a winner. Everyone always loves this story. Three quarters of the way to the punch line, you notice a shift in your date's behavior. She's glancing at the door, bouncing her leg or messing with her hair. Does she ... More >>
Granted sometimes invoking a pithy "yeah" in song might seem like token verbalizing just to fill in the gaps when a singer can't think of anything else to say. No argument there. Sometimes, though, a forceful "yeah" can express all kinds of raw, unbridled emotions (see James Hetfield). Uh-huh. Yeah. ... More >>
Is there life after death? After eighteen years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit, most of them spent in the debilitating confines of death row, Damien Echols plans to find out. In 1993 Echols, then eighteen, and two other Arkansas teenagers were arrested and charged with the murders of thre ... More >>
See Also: Maudlin Magpie at Unit E, Saturday, July 14 Maudlin Magpie started out as the solo project of Jason Horodyski, but after two shows, Horodyski realized he preferred to make music with other people. The band went through different line-ups before settling with its current incarnation. What ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Dierks Bentley, Mickey Hart Band and Dirty Nasty were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, The Congress and The Epiloguesall got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In September, Zac Brown is due at Red Rocks, followed by Jay-Z and Kanye West at the Pepsi Center and Neon Indian at the Bluebird in October. On local radio, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Flashlights and King Mob got some spins. Mea ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, this August, Christie Front Drive is getting back together once again for old time's sake at the Larimer Lounge and Stiff Little Fingers are stopping by the Summit Music Hall. On local radio, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Mesita, Pacif ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In concert news, TV on the Radio is slated to perform two nights at the Ogden in September, Furthur is making its way back to Colorado for three nights at Red Rocks and blink-182 and My Chemical Romance headline KTCL's Big Gig in September. On lo ... More >>
All right, a few weeks ago we offered up our take on the ten worst moments of crossover disaster, ill-advised efforts to mate movies with music. Now it's time to look at the flip side of the coin, the ten movies in which music and Hollywood made great bedfellows, outstanding cinematic turns that ... More >>
Lucas Field, the frontman for Low Vs. Diamond (the subject of a profile in Westword's November 27 edition), is a Seattle native -- but he spent his college years at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he played in a jam band whose music has little in common with the tunes he's making with his ... More >>
The younger Dave Grohl. Prior to seeing (and being knocked out by) the Foo Fighters during their September 8 Red Rocks show, I'd only seen the band once: back in 1995, during its first-ever Denver appearance. It'd only been a year or so since the suicide of Grohl's old boss, Nirvana leader Kurt Co ... More >>
Dave Grohl at Red Rocks. Free blogs. Get your free blogs here. Backbeat Online doubles your pleasure with two blogs about the Foo Fighters -- a review of Dave Grohl's band at Red Rocks last night (the group is on the Rocks tonight as well) plus the first online appearance of Westword's original F ... More >>
Sesame Street and the Who bookend two very special editions.
What: Immagine at Cornice. Where: The Tivoli student union building at the Denver Film Society/Starz FilmCenter Theatre (off 9th and Auraria). When: This Wednesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. Cost: FREE! Itching for some free Pearl Jam? Well then be a “Better Man,” get off your “Yellow Ledbette ... More >>
Sunday, July 2, and Monday, July 3, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Wednesday, October 6, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
D.C. Gallery gives a high profile to lowbrow art
Pearl Jam accuses the Rocky Mountain News of uneven flow.
Substitute: The Songs of the Who (Edelton Entertainment)
Seattle's Mudhoney sometimes wonders what all the fuzz was about.
Now That's What I Call Music! 6 (Epic)
Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys
Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?
For this Seattle trio, music isn't made by instruments alone.
No one told Gomez's Tom Gray that British rock stars are supposed to be loudmouths.
After a three-year hiatus, Sunny Day Real Estate is in business again.
Masseuse Carla Madison keeps in touch with the Denver music scene.
Jeru the Damaja aims to save rap from itself.
Is gangsta rap getting more profound? Well...no.
HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT SUMMER CONCERT FOR YOU.
How artists in a dishonest business are trying to keep your trust.