It's summer in Colorado which means it's time to enjoy the outdoors before winter arrives again and the beautiful green fades to a snowy white. Summer also means the Denver-area concert calendar is packed, and thankfully, you can enjoy both mother nature and music in the same place this summer. From ... More >>
That's the big takeaway from Billboard's current cover story on Colorado-bred Ryan Tedder: He made $2.5 million in 2013 on royalties alone. The lion's share of it came from songwriting credits on songs performed by Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, The Fray (hey!) and his own band, One ... More >>
This week we spotted an eye-catching look from artist and musician Piper Shepherd. Although she's from Alabama originally, Shepherd now lives in Colorado. Read here to learn where she shops, what inspires her style, and what's inside her bag. See also: Womenswear Wednesdays: Cosmetologist Chloe Ja ... More >>
FRI | ICELANTIC'S WINTER ON THE ROCKS at RED ROCKS | 1/31/14 More than misogyny or materialism, intelligence and verbal skill are championed by Jurassic 5; the vocabulary is impressive and the verbal acrobatics the guys perform are outstanding. J5 carries the energy and excitement of a newer era gro ... More >>
TUES | THE NATIONAL/LOCAL NATIVES at RED ROCKS | 9/17/13 After finishing their tour in support of 2010's High Violet, the members of the National didn't have any immediate plans to record again. But guitarist Aaron Dessner, whose daughter had just been born, ended up with a lot of time on his hands. ... More >>
Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>
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 >>
Second City Chicago is this country's Mecca of funny. Among its famous alumni are John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Steve Carrell and Tina Fey. It also happens to be the place where Frank Caeti, formerly of MadTV, and Matt Craig, a former Saturday Night Live writer, first met and performed together, crea ... More >>
See also: Super Bowl commercials: Elton John, Flavor Flav, Echo and the Bunnymen and more and Top 5 Super Bowl halftime shows. C'mon! How did the NBC network brass not see this one coming? Seriously? Let's see... tap one of music's most subversive artists who has a well known reputation for flaunti ... More >>
See also: Super Bowl commercials: Elton John, Flava Flav, Echo and the Bunnymen and more and Video: M.I.A. flips off Super Bowl audience during halftime show Judging by the voluminous groans echoing across the country, word is spreading that Madonna will be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, ... More >>
Caribou Ranch, near Nederland, was a major recording studio throughout the '70s and early '80s. The 178 artists who recorded there over the years included such legends as Elton John, Billy Joel, the Beach Boys, Frank Zappa and Joe Walsh. But when a fire destroyed the control room in 1985, own ... More >>
Live Nation Entertainment, which now houses Ticketmaster, House of Blues and Ticketweb has announced a partnership with the Universal Music Group to create a joint-venture management company for managing and strengthening the label's acts. This is the first time a major label has teamed up di ... More >>
This past weekend, Carmelo Anthony -- you know, that guy who used to be Denver's best basketball player until the new Nuggets showed up and started kicking major ass (GAAAAAAALLO!) -- did something in New York that he could have never, ever done in Denver: took just a few hours out of his bu ... More >>
The releases of Beastly and Red Riding Hood mark just two more additions to a time-honored film tradition: hackneyed, shitty movies based on fairy tales. Inspired by these cloying new releases, we decided to take a look back at five more insipid films that were vaguely based on magical childr ... More >>
Fucking MTV. On the heels of its "extreme" strategy, we just heard the network is introducing another awards show that is apparently supposed to celebrate the "migration of music to the digital space." The show will honor tweets and best apps...uhhh...what?!? This isn't an awards show; this i ... More >>
Yes, this Michael Sawaya.Prepare to consider Michael Sawaya -- best known as the guy from the auto-injury law firm -- in a light in which it is pretty much guaranteed you have never considered him. To celebrate the release of Turbulence in the River, his new book about "finding your world and ... More >>
Kanye West released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy yesterday amid rave reviews -- Pitchfork gave it a perfect ten rating, Spin gave it nine out of ten stars, Rolling Stone gave it five stars, Urb gave it four and a half out of five stars, and XXL has reportedly given the album an XXL ratin ... More >>
Once upon a time, pop music -- like the rest of American popular culture -- was in closet. From Liberace and his floor-length furs to George Michael's dangly earrings, gay men were marketed as female conquests. Thankfully minds and attitudes have (for the most part) evolved, and a band like ... More >>
You know Master Chief? Star of the Halo franchise, which is one of the biggest video game properties on Earth (or anywhere else)? Well, did you ever expect to see him take his helmet off, turn out to be a goofy-looking German dude and start singing? Neither did we, but here it is. Joining th ... More >>
photo by Erin Tidwell and Kurt Ottaway (click to enlarge)Saturday, March 20: The sun burned off most of the cloud cover as the crowd continued to swell. In the Bat Bar, the Von Bondies tuned up all of their gear for a DirectTV taping, then launched into a near perfect set of fuzzy soul blues mixed i ... More >>
Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind such documentary hits as Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Who Killed the Electric Car? has finished up his latest project, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, which will be released in selected theaters t ... More >>
The '80s return in Chris Deutschs photographs.
Timbaland Presents Shock Value
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The last American Idol faceoff of the season provided all the thrills and suspense of the average episode of Teletubbies -- but with lousier music. Several of the predictions made in jest yesterday on this blog actually came true (eeesh), but the joke was on the record companies that will have to p ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
The Arvada Center's well-staged Aida is sumptuous eye candy.
Elizabethtown is only the latest movie to reveal Cameron Crowe's love affair with soundtracks.
Wednesday, October 12, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Valentine's Day turns guys into sweethearts
Having moved away from Palace, Will Oldham breaks down as Bonnie Prince Billy.
Three new stations attempt to woo audiences turned off by Denver radio.
Moulin Rouge thrusts forth a deliciously garish Paris.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.