Mitch Mayers Black Pearl 1529 South Pearl Street 303-777-0500 www.blackpearldenver.com This is part one of my interview with Mitch Mayers, exec chef of Black Pearl; part two of our conversation will run tomorrow. Mitch Mayers wanted to cook; his parents insisted that he go to Cornell. He negotiate ... 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 >>
Last week, the Beatles finally caved into to the digital model, joining other once-holdouts like Pink Floyd and Metallica on iTunes. There are two reasons why artists are still withholding their music from iTunes: They want full-album/no-single purchases, and they want more money.
Here's why some fans have reasonable doubts when they hear an artist say they're retiring.With the regular football season getting ready to kick off, Brett Favre has once again pulled a fast one and decided to return for one more season. Sure, he can say retired; he just can't seem to stay re ... More >>
Paul Winner Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumbl ... More >>
Country with a capital C.
This songstress is the best underage songwriter to emerge from Music Row in decades.
Finding more local bang for the byte.
Sunday, July 23, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Feeling the love at the Westword Music Showcase Awards.
We just can't quit this countrified Karaoke.
Friday, February 24, Grizzly Rose, 303-295-1330.
In which yours truly auditions for Gimme the Mike.
The good, the bad and the ugly of neo-country.
Country-radio pros gather in Colorado to search for ways to seduce a younger generation.
Blue Country Heart (Columbia)
Lovesick, Broke and...Driftin' (Curb)
Buddy & Julie Miller (HighTone)
A group of area songwriters gathers to improve their tunes -- and take a shot at the bigtime.
Let There Be Country, Keys to the Kingdom, Life Is Messy, Salt of the Earth, The Only Years, Between Midnight & Hindsight, Epic Recordings (Lucky Dog)
Kinky Friedman is an author/musician/Jewish cowboy like no other.
Who's changed more -- Trisha Yearwood or country music?
Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time
Murder on Music Row
(Shell Point Records)
This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?
Puff Daddy, Leo Kottke, Prince, Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines
Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.
Mike Ness makes an album without so much Social Distortion.
Salt-N-Pepa are still capable of spicing up your life.
A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.
An essential boxed set shows what was right about Hank Williamsand what's wrong about country music today.
October 15 - 21, 1998
Putting the season's major releases to the test.
On two new reissues, a pair of C&W legends refuse to paint by the numbers.
Lee Roy Parnell thought that slide guitar had a place in country music. He was right.
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.
WE'VE JUST LISTENED TO EVERY RADIO STATION IN DENVER--AND BOY, DO OUR EARS HURT.
THE KINGS OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC BELIEVE THAT THEIR PRAYERS ARE ABOUT TO BE ANSWERED.
16 HORSEPOWER REVS UP THE LATEST IN COUNTRY PUNK.