It's a common saying around the Beltway: Politics is just show-business for ugly people. The parallels between politician and pop star are too numerous to list here, yet by simply looking at the quotes dolled out by rockers and legislators over the years -- and trying to figure out which belongs to ... More >>
Parliament-Funkadelic gave birth to every single motley crew of funk and don't-give-a-fuck all-stars we love so much. Funkadelic, of course, begat Public Enemy, which then begat the Wu-tang Clan, which then begat Odd Future, etc. Ask not what the funk can do for you, but what you can do for the funk ... More >>
A quick heads-up if you've already got your tickets for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic's show at City Hall: The gig, originally slated for Saturday, August 13, has been rescheduled for Friday, September 16. Tickets for the original date will be honored. If you haven't picked up your t ... More >>
Making music since the mid-1950s, George Clinton -- in town tonight at the Fillmore towing the Parliament-Funkaledic line -- is an enduring musical force that extends far beyond sound. Clinton is a movement in himself, a colorful cultural noisemaker who has, over the last five decades, taken ... More >>
Man alive! Ahem, it's a super weekend. As you can see, there is no shortage of things to do in the Mile High City. There's a full Dance Card, FaceMan having its First Waltz tonight at the Bluebird, then there's that kick ass double-bill at 3 Kings and the hi-dive, Bob Marley's b-day celebration at ... More >>
Catch People Under the Stairs on Saturday night at the Marquis with Prime Element and Input As the first hip-hop duo signed to electronic dance label Om Records, People Under The Stairs have been spitting out quality underground material since 1998. Thes One and Double K have a true apprecia ... More >>
The first time The Heart is a Drum Machine caught my eye was sometime in March when it popped up on my Netflix Instant queue. It looked interesting -- but I quickly moved on to something else -- probably something with explosions or monsters or some obscure foreign film that put me to sleep. Eithe ... More >>
Kyle Hollingsworth headlines Snowmass's annual Chili Pepper & Brew Fest.If you think there's no good reason to fight I-70 traffic to get to a mountain town between June and October, think again: Today marks the start of the annual Snowmass Chili Pepper & Brew Fest. The International Chili So ... More >>
Better Than Ezra There have been a lot of bands in the history of the universe and most of them, at one point or another, have broken up. Surprisingly, we've found the majority of them have reformed despite themselves. Another surprise is the amount of bands still playing -- Better Than Ezra, Sev ... More >>
Just spoke with U.S. Pipe founder Chris "Citrus" Sauthoff and he confirms that the band has indeed called it a day. The catalyst, he says, is tension between the members that had been simmering since Christmas before reaching a boiling point this week. Although the outfit managed to hold it to ... More >>
George Clinton & P-Funk return to the Fillmore January 10. Things are slowing down a bit with shows these days, but it usually happens over the winter months. But there is some good music to look forward to in January, including George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic at the Fillmore (Jan. 10), Pep ... More >>
Rick Astley will never give this award up Here's a handy guide to all the great content you might have missed this week while you were busy voting on Rick Astley as best act ever in the MTV Europe Music Awards. Thanks to your tireless efforts, the EMAs were successfully Rickrolled...
Head to the Denver Coliseum for the Lowrider Tour.
The Backbeat section of Westword’s June 12 edition is dominated by updates and details about the annual Westword Music Showcase, as well it should be. But strange as it might seem, there are other notable musical happenings taking place around town during the week, including a Saturday, June 14 pe ... More >>
Here's a wrap up of all the exciting stuff you missed this week while you were goggling in amazement at Metallica's insistence that a blogger take down his preview of their upcoming album, thus demonstrating the group's continued lack of anything resembling a clue when it come to these here internet ... More >>
George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic Saturday, May 31 Fillmore Auditorium Better than: getting up for the downstroke. For years, George Clinton and P-Funk have been delivering marathon sets of uncut funk where four –hour shows seem to be the norm. While Saturday’s Fillmore shore was just ... More >>
Capsule record reviews
Thursday, May 17, Trilogy Wine Bar & Lounge, Boulder, 303-473-9463; Saturday, May 19, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Tuesday, May 23, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Saturday, May 13, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
After a decade with P-Funk, Chris Sauthoff's Pipe dreams are a Mile High.
Tuesday, November 1, and Wednesday, November 2, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Saturday, September 17, Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, 1-866-515-6166; Sunday, September 18, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Watch out for beer bottles, laser pointers and pointy umbrellas.
Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.
Friday, August 6, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Damn right, Brendan's has got the blues.
The Unkindest Cut
Deep Porn (HardCorps/Oglio)
Mike V puts on his Gameface.
Keyboardist Bernie Worrell doesn't want America to lose its funkiness.
The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head.