I am a devoted video-game fan and a constant cheerleader for them to be considered art, but honestly I would give up most of the compelling stories and high-definition graphics in the world for simple pinball machines. They're crafted and mechanical, and when built with a loving hand they can turn a ... More >>
Learning to play guitar came late in life for John Hollenbach. The Louisville carpenter wasn't a stranger to the instrument but had trouble finding the time to really focus on music. "I always had a guitar," he says. "There's always been one around me but I never really took it seriously until the k ... More >>
PAUL SIMON & STING at PEPSI CENTER | 2/11/14 When Paul Simon and Sting took the stage together, they were each accompanied by their full bands, which often appeared on the stage with them at the same time throughout the set, working together to create an even more lush and almost orchestral version ... More >>
ALICE COOPER & MARILYN MANSON @ RED ROCKS | MON, 6/3/13 Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson at Red Rocks. Sweet Jesus! How this totally obvious and sure-to-be-awesome pairing has not happened before now is anybody's guess. The music world's O.G. shock rocker and his direct artistic descendent are slated ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love t ... More >>
See also: - Jonny Barber brings Elvis back to life in honor of Elvis week - Velvet Elvis's Top 10 favorite Elvis songs in honor of the King's passing - Jonny Barber putting Velvet Elvis to rest with one last gig Jonny Barber knows what it's like to walk in Elvis's footsteps. Literally. The former V ... More >>
Every week, just when we think we've seen the best of the upcoming concert season and that things couldn't possibly get any more compelling, there's a whole new batch of new shows to make us flip our lids. This week: Skrillex at Red Rocks in August, preceded a few days earlier by two Neil Young show ... More >>
And the shows just keep coming. Red Rocks, which is on pace for a record season this year, added a pair of dates from My Morning Jacket, while tickets for the Beach Boys show are finally going on sale. The biggest concert news this week is Nicki Minaj, who is bringing her Pink Friday Tour to the Mil ... More >>
There's terrible news on the peanut beat this week: "Peanut butter prices skyrocketing," screams the headline across the peanut butter world. And with the Fool's Gold Loaf now just a memory of the long-closed Colorado Mine Company restaurant, there's no single way to enjoy peanut butter that ... More >>
Chip KalbackPaul Simon last night at 1STBANK CenterPAUL SIMON at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/26/2011It was not late in the evening when Paul Simon began to play. It was exactly 8:22 p.m., in fact -- and it's interesting to note that, when he penned the story of his journey as a musician in that song ... More >>
Wednesday, October 26, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.
Today's a historic day, in case you were wondering. Not only is it the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, but today will mark the day that the Velvet Elvis, one of the country's top Elvis "emulators," comes to rest as well. In honor of the occasion, we asked the Velvet Elvis himself, ... More >>
Since birthing Velvet Elvis on Elvis Presley's birthday in 2004, Jonny Barber has gone on to sing at both Graceland and Sun Studios, he's met members of The King's band, as well as Larry Geller, Elvis's hair stylist and spiritual adviser, and he's had the pleasure of hearing first hand storie ... More >>
Surely you've heard the expression: "That's a heart attack waiting to happen"? While we're not inquiring enough to Google its origin, from the sounds of it, that phrase could very well have been coined to describe the Fool's Gold Loaf from the Colorado Mine Company that Elvis once flew to all the wa ... More >>
Paul Simon...looking seeeexy.In a recent interview, Paul Simon proclaimed that he's no longer concerned with topping the pop-music charts, and that he can now go back to writing and performing the songs that are true to his nature. To that statement, we say, "FUCK YOU, PAUL SIMON." We love yo ... 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 >>
Tuesday, October 12, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Catch Vampire Weekend tonight at Red Rocks with Beach House and the Dum Dum GirlsOkay we all have some skeletons in our closet, shit we dig -- be it music, movies or television shows -- that we'd just as soon that nobody else knew about. Guilty pleasures is what most people term these sort of ... More >>
Cableland's Republican-friendly, too.A few weeks back, Mayor John Hickenlooper announced that the city would sell Cableland, a swanky bachelor pad turned official mayoral residence, which had been donated to Denver by the late cable baron Bill Daniels. Proceeds would go to a scholarship found ... More >>
Storied Denver band Vaux is no more, which means no more Vaux shows, which means the last time you saw them is literally the last time you saw them. That makes us sad, since Vaux were always one of the best, most visceral live bands going. But if we're not going to get any new memories of Vau ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Hot on the heels of SXSW, the nations hottest buzz band returns to Denver.
Elvis Presley died thirty years ago today, but he left behind many reasons for Denverites to remember him. Cadillacs, for starters.
Pack the sunscreen, hitch up the Impala, and just go for it.
Americana explores the currents in our culture
Lisa Marie Presley's belated rock-and-roll career couldn't have come at a better time.
How Al Jourgensen's years in Colorado helped shape Ministry's unique musical fury.
Riding with the King
Elvis is dead -- but Columbine lives on.
A boy's death gives snowboarder Chris Klug a second chance at life and the Olympics.
The beautifully done Stop Kiss illustrates universal emotions.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acknowledges Scotty Moore, the guitarist behind the King.
Rocky Mountain Book Festival
March 19-25, 1998
The Very Reverend Dr. D. Wayne Love of A3 preaches the American gospel in a rather foreign tongue.
The anniversary of Elvis Presley's death inspires the release of--surprise!--more Elvis Presley product.
Denver's Carol Downey keeps Elvis's flame alive.
KING SUNNY ADE CONTINUES TO BRIGHTEN THE WORLD-MUSIC SCENE.