There are some punk rock bands playing next to the football stadium this weekend. Perhaps you've heard. There are plenty of options for those not headed to Riot Fest, including the inaugural Cloak & Dagger fest, with an impeccable lineup full of some of dance music's most interesting up-and-coming a ... More >>
Jody Savin and Randall Miller are preparing to release their latest film CBGB in a few months. If those names ring a bell, they should: These are the same filmmakers who announced plans earlier this year to start work Caribou Records, a movie about the legendary Caribou Ranch recording studio in Ned ... More >>
With more than 77,000 pieces of music history in its possession, the Hard Rock Cafe empire is a global music museum as well as eatertainment complex. Along with presenting permanent displays in dozens of locations across the world, the company culls pieces from its archives for traveling exhibitions ... More >>
Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>
Yesterday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed civil unions into law; for our coverage, click here. In honor of this historic step, we've assembled photos and information about famous same-sex couples who've legally committed to each other, either through marriage ceremonies in areas where doing so is ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
See also: Top 5 Greatest Super Bowl halftime shows and Video: M.I.A. flips off Super Bowl audience during halftime show So we all know that half the fun of watching the Super Bowl is seeing all the commercials. If you missed them for whatever reason -- your loud mouth buddy was yapping about this ... More >>
Forget Tim Tebow. From now until at least the day after the Super Bowl, everyone's going to be talking about another figure in pop culture who had the religion thing down long before Tebow did: Madonna. Although Lady Gaga may never admit as much, Madge recently acknowledged the similarities between ... More >>
Girl Walk // All Day star Anne MarsenIt's like a mash-up of mash-up: The film Girl Walk // All Day takes the manic moods of remix master Girl Talk's 2010 record, All Day, and pairs it with a story of Girl and her city, told through dance. In advance of tomorrow's screening at the Denver Fil ... More >>
It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! Are you excited? We are. Gosh, we are. We've been breathlessly awaiting this day for what seems like forever. But then, we're nerds like that. You know what today is, right? Why, it's the day that the new Muppets movie hits theaters, ... More >>
Is that you, Katy Perry?It's no secret Katy Perry has a wicked sense of comedic timing. Remember when her Sesame Street appearance didn't air and she donned a skin-tight Elmo t-shirt and bounced around on Saturday Night Live as Maureen the sixteen-year-old who just hit puberty (and hard)? No ... More >>
Just one of the many acts birthed in the last half-decade thanks to YouTube, thirteen-year-old Greyson Chance -- due at the Gothic Theatre tonight with Cody Simpson and Camryn -- could still be considered a bit of an anomaly in his own right. Unlike his pop contemporaries, the 'tween's adorat ... More >>
Sunday, March 20, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Getty ImagesA bunch of old white dudes and Darlene Love got trophies yesterday at a fancy hotel in New York. We're referring, of course, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, an institution that exists to reaffirm our canonical certainties. This year's class: Love, Tom Waits, Alice Coo ... More >>
Elton John is performing at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Tuesday, April 12 to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation, founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. Tickets ($49-$149) go on s ... More >>
Either the third or fourth (depends if you count the leaked but never released "Monster" monstrosity) video from Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy came out over the weekend, for current single "All of the Lights." And after all the billionaire, art house, heaven-and-hell enormity ... More >>
Once upon a time, when garage/post-hardcore was at the apex of its popularity, a friend and I came up with the concept for Black Back Lotion, a band that would -- this is hilarious! -- only do Black Black Ocean covers. Like many other concepts that start with a play on words, the joke pretty ... More >>
Update: The spokeswoman for the stock show has responded to our post and acknowledged that mistakes were made. See her comments below our original item. I was sitting in the stands of the rodeo at the National Western Stock Show on Saturday night, watching men wrestle steer to the ground, wh ... More >>
Wherever you go, chances are that not too far away from you is a hidden gem tucked away in some off-the-path corner of the landscape, a weird little spot that somehow got bounced off the flatbed of time and just kind of stayed there -- to find it, you just have to know where to look. Where I' ... More >>
A "guilty pleasure" can mean a lot of things: to a music listener, it is usually in reference to an artist you wouldn't be caught dead listening to in public. But tonight, DJ Tonyo and crew bring their version of the guilty pleasure to Lost Lake Lounge, and we must say, he shouldn't be embarr ... More >>
Elton John and Leon Russell's The Union , released October 19 on Decca, took the top spot at Albums on the Hill and came in second at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 31. Lil Wayne's latest effort, I Am Not a Human Being, continues to stay on top at Independent Records, while Hed P.E ... More >>
While it isn't a huge surprise, Come Around Sundown, Kings of Leon's fifth studio album, released last week on RCA, claimed the top spots at both Albums on the Hill and Twist and Shout, and checked in at number two at Independent Records, behind Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being. Deerhunter' ... More >>
Local bread bag and holy sandwich.A cameo on the red-hot-high-school-musical-dark-comedy-Jane-Lynch-extravaganza Glee is nothing to sneeze at, even if that cameo involves nothing more than a glimpse of an unexceptional bread wrapper. That's why Boulder animation studio Mighty Fudge is all atw ... More >>
Last week, Deadline reported that Sacha Baron Cohen, of Borat and Ali G fame, is lined up to play Freddie Mercury in an untitled biopic. Although the majority of his work has been in parody, Baron Cohen is a nearly perfect fit, and a we don't doubt his intentions for a moment. Even still, a b ... More >>
Monday, September 6, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
The Place: Elway's Downtown, 1881 Curtis Street, 303-312-3107 The Hours: Daily from 2 to 7 p.m. The Deals: $3 draft beers; $5 select wines by the glass; $7 select martinis; select appetizers are half price. The Digs: The Ritz-Carlton is gorgeous -- and so is Elway's, the ritzy hotel's in-h ... More >>
So uh, ahem, well, this happened. During a benefit show for the rain forest an all-star cast of performers spent much of the evening doing cover songs, all culminating in a collection of the crew doing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'." We can't help but giggle a bit at the absurdity of what is e ... More >>
Since 1993, Quasi has released a series of albums underscoring the fact that sad songs don't have to sound like surrender. Instead, as Quasi's material often displays, there can be a feisty defiance to the inner grey skies and rain. The act comprises yeyboardist Sam Coomes, who played in He ... More >>
Billy Joel and Elton John's Face 2 Face show originally scheduled for Sunday, November 22 at the Pepsi Center has been pushed back to February 22. Any tickets purchased for this Sunday's show will be valid for the rescheduled date, and refunds are available at point of purchase. The two have have ... More >>
Billy Joel and Elton John, both legendary pop singers and pianists, have been on their Face 2 Face tour since March will visit the Pepsi Center Sunday, November 22. After opening the show with a series of duets, each playing pianos and trading vocals, Joel and John will play sets with their own b ... More >>
You've had the experience. You're driving in the car or Pandora-ing or even - gasp! - listening to the radio when that song comes on - the one you can't believe you forgot all about. Instantly, you're transported in time and space - back to that kegger during your freshman year when you got so ... More >>
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Tuesday, July 18, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
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Digging up Funeral for a Friend's Denver connection.
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Trainwreck (Ferret Music)
Monday, September 20, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Pinball Showdown pits game fanatics against machines
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Become part of the machine at Lyons Classic Pinball.
Death Cab for Cutie lays the sorrow on sweetly.
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