I Don't Want Love You Won't Give Until I Cry
What makes a great country song? Well, if David Allan Coe is to be believed, the songs require a few things: mama, trains, trucks, prison, or gettin' drunk. There's got to be more to it than that though, right? Like, at least five more things. Country music draws on the same themes so often that it' ... More >>
THE WALKMEN @ THE OGDEN THEATRE | 01/21/13 Like a punk band scoring a gothic Western, the Walkmen delivered a set at the Ogden last night that came off as a unique chemistry of contrasts. Blending all the feverish energy of rockabilly inside a tightly controlled package of casual style, the band tu ... More >>
I have bad taste in all facets of my life. I'm attracted to pink and turquoise bathroom fixtures, knock-off Chanel purses and PT Cruisers outfitted with the many personalities of Taz. My favorite flavors are black licorice and Alka-Seltzer, and if I could, I would serve every meal with Kalamata oliv ... More >>
EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS @ OGDEN THEATRE | 3/22/12 Fresh off their stint at South By Southwest, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros delivered a strong dose of their tent-revival mania to Denver last night. Strutting a fine line between sunshine hippie cult and televangelist showmanship, ... More >>
Aurora is so eager to have Gaylord Entertainment build its giant convention center/hotel/resort there that it's pushing for a $300 million tax subsidy for the project -- but only if Gaylord doesn't use the word "Denver" in the name of the hotel. Other options?
While Denver City Council was approving a proposal to turn the city's back yards into a barnyard, Aurora was attempting to rustle the National Western Stock Show. The city dangled a $300 million incentive to lasso the annual event for a new complex that would be built by Denver International ... More >>
The week just got a little sadder: American country and folk icon Charlie Louvin lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer yesterday at the age of 83. Louvin's death marks the passage of a living piece of American music history.
Wednesday, January 20, Soiled Dove Underground, 303-830-9214.
Once country’s next big thing, this sassy lady is driven by her spontaneity.
Ketch Secor and company's old-timey music invokes a simpler time.
Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman.
Sunday, February 13, e-town at the Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030; Tuesday, February 15, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772; Tuesday, February 16, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Patsy Cline is light entertainment.
Dead Girls Don't Cry (Hellcat)
Swingin' from the rafters at Appaloosa Grill
Still a big thinker, Dallas Wayne holds out for honky-tonk.
At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.
Will the Circle be Unbroken (Capitol)
There'll be no sorrow for O Brother multi-instrumentalist Dan Tyminski.
The Broadmoor has a heavenly reputation, but the food falls flat.
While stretching the boundaries of old-timey bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band has reached a peak.
Neko Case has yet to make the Opry, but her reputation as a new country pioneer is grand.
Detroit's White Stripes will save your savage soul.
Lannie Garrett into Pasty DeCline
Danilo Perez rocks the Boulder Theater, while a local girl makes good at the Grammys.
Ralph Carney, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Enemymine, Styx
Neko Case aims to shake up the world of country music.
Three new reissues serve as reminders of how good country music can be.