Nelson Mandela was a pivotal agent for change who inspired a rich musical legacy of resistance. Biographer Richard Stengel describes Mandela, who passed away yesterday at the age of 95, as "the last pure hero." And while he was all that and more, the music the iconic historical figure inspired was p ... More >>
ROB ZOMBIE & MARILYN MANSON @ 1STBANK CENTER |10/2/12 With the theme to Suspiria pumping out through the speakers as a preamble, Marilyn Manson took the stage with a huge, glowing, red, psychic cross hanging overhead -- a nice touch. The distorted, driving bass line of "Hey, Cruel World" let us kno ... More >>
Let's not kid ourselves here: Caffeine Music Festival is a rave of epic proportions. From the first candy-clad fan entering the door at 7 p.m., to the last man standing on the floor of the laser-scaped 1STBANK Center, Caffeine blew up like an explosion of electronic music, raining down bass and treb ... More >>
Eric GruneisenMichael Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums last night at the Ogden Theatre. More Fitz & the Tantrums photos. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS @ THE OGDEN THEATRE | 1/15/12 Fitz & The Tantrums put on a show that was magnetic, engaging and inspiring. Boasting an impressive presence unable to be captu ... More >>
ERASURE at OGDEN THEATRE | 09/27/11Like two ethereal beings dropped from the glittery synthpop heavens, Vince Clarke and Andy Bell's slim and nimble figures made larger-than-life-appearances last night at the Ogden Theatre. Legions of fans stood in polite awe as Bell sashayed his way through Erasure ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThe Samples.Boulder alumnus the Samples packed the area in front of the Wolf stage with their bluesy, funky jams with heavy dance hall/world influence. They played "Did You Ever Look So Nice" and the segued into "Giants," with Blues Traveler's John Popper jumping in on harmonic ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinNathaniel Rateliff brought a hushed intensity to his performance on Sunday UMS Travelogue, Night Four 7.24.10 | Baker District/South Broadway The heat was stifling when I showed up to watch Photo Atlas play the main stage in the Goodwill parking lot, and the crowd seemed too s ... More >>
The logo for 101.5/The Pole.Last week, Max Media replaced its well-regarded Indie 101.5 format (still audible online at Indie303.com) with The Pole, described as "Stripper Radio." Jeff Norman, the general manager of 101.5 and its sister station, Hot 107.1, has thus far avoided publicly admitt ... More >>
Because of the peculiarities of this gig, I've crossed paths quite a few times over the past few years with the Geeks Who Drink, an enterprise profiled in this Westword cover story. Most often, these run-ins have taken the form of me walking in the door of some tap-shack or restauran ... More >>
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There's more to Z-Trip than the mash-up phenomenon he helped make famous.
The Ultimate Illusion of Privacy (Self-released)
Drop the Fear has created a drama that's not afraid to look you in the eye.
Twenty-four hours inside Denver radio: A survivor's story.
Old and new collide to create the next wave of electronica.
Elevator music is looking up.
Marilyn Manson resurrects the same ol' shtick.
Roxy Music veteran Bryan Ferry sets the way-back machine for the 1930s.
Jon Spencer and Alec Empire want you to get a sample of R.L. Burnside.
DJ King Britt is making Boulder part of his royal domain.