The heated gun control debates that have emerged in response to the Aurora theater shooting that left twelve dead have reached elected officials at all different levels of government -- whether they want to talk about it or not. Since Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, arguably the most prominent Colorad ... More >>
Marking one hundred days before Election Day, Barack Obama's campaign held thousands of events across the country on Saturday, asking supporters to take at least one action for the President through an initiative called "It Takes One." As part of that effort, his Colorado team brought not one, but t ... More >>
Turns out that one half of Harold & Kumar just wasn't enough to get Colorado voters excited about reelecting Barack Obama. In May, Kal Penn, i.e. Kumar, came to a Denver youth summit to promote Obama, and this weekend, John Cho, i.e. Harold, is getting in on the fun and stopping by this key swing ... More >>
Other Lives (due at 1STBANK Center tonight with Radiohead) started in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 2004 under the name Kunek, but when one of the founding members of the band left, the remaining members switched to their current moniker. The band's orchestral arrangements and its knack for creating tense ... More >>
Paging Alexandra Patsavas: Have you met Shel (due at the Bluebird tonight with Elephant Revival) yet? If not, you should definitely make their acquaintance. The music these lovely ladies make genuinely sounds like it was painstakingly crafted in a lab specifically to be played in an episode o ... More >>
Big pics below.Director Lars von Trier's Melancholia, the red-carpet-premiere attraction at the Denver FilmCenter Colfax opening night for the 2011 Starz Denver Film Festival, is a feel-bad movie that's been declared a masterpiece by critics aplenty. So universal has been the acclaim that any ... More >>
To say that Joe Purdy (due this evening at the Bluebird Theater with The Milk Carton Kids) is prolific would be, well, exactly accurate -- the singer-songwriter has released ten albums in ten years, all while touring. His workman like approach has paid off in the form of devoted fans, and li ... More >>
Photo by Tod SeelieDark Dark Dark is wet wet wetAlthough it's often referred to as a "chamber folk" band, Dark Dark Dark (due tonight at The Walnut Room and tomorrow, April 16, at Odd Fellows Hall in Boulder as part of Communikey) from Minneapolis is a horse of a different color. Yes, its sev ... More >>
Friday, April 15, Walnut Room, 303-292-0529.
JOSH RADINWith Laura Jansen and Cary BrothersBoulder Theater | February 28, 2011 "The Radin audience is an audience that loves music," said Laura Jansen in the middle of her opening set. And, I would add, chick flicks, even if, like me, they'd vehemently deny that under oath. But only the ... More >>
Even if Josh Radin's name isn't immediately recognizable, it is virtually impossible not to have heard his music. His songs have made dozens of appearances in the back and foregrounds of television shows like Scrubs and Grey's Anatomy, and Radin's not-too-sappy love songs come in a satiating ... More >>
Mike NelsonAs Jef Otte wrote, tomorrow is National Weatherman's Day. No really. Created for 18th-century weather observer John Jeffries, it honors "men and women who collectively provide Americans with the best weather, water, and climate forecasts and warning services of any nation," the Nat ... More >>
Smile!Lindsay Lohan may or may not go to prison (again) because she may or may not have assaulted a staff member of the rehab facility she's staying in. Her parents must be so proud. Oh, wait... never mind. Lohan, whose music career was brief and mostly predicated upon cleavage, joins a panth ... More >>
Lauren Dukoff Greg Laswell doesn't have instant name recognition quite yet, but if you watch certain popular television shows like Grey's Anatomy, True Blood, Friday Night Lights and Dollhouse, you've probably heard his music. Laswell came up in the independent music scene in San Diego and Los An ... More >>
Last week, Victoria's Secret announced a way for men with football-hating significant others to really piss off their ladies: a line of branded clothing with the logos and colors of the Denver Broncos and a dozen other NFL teams. Okay, so the raciest things among the collection of t-shirts a ... More >>
Sarah Drew (April) in the "Grey's Anatomy" season finale.From a conceptual standpoint, last night's season finale of Grey's Anatomy had a lot in common with the famous it-was-all-a-dream episode of Dallas. Fans haven't been wowed by many of the new characters introduced of late, so Grey's cre ... More >>
The television-show-music montage made its debut underneath a radar that no amount of research can seem to muster up. Although the montage's early use in film is evident, the end-of-a-TV-show montage seems to have slipped into the cultural brainstem without leaving a mark at the beginning.
Church of Misery Houses of the Unholy (Rise Above/Metal Blade) The Japanese knack for musical mimicry reaches a new peak on the latest by Church of Misery, which sounds so much like the best hard-rock album from 1975 (or 1985) (or 1995) that listeners can be excused for checking their calend ... More >>
Sunday, June 28, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Photo by Jerry GoffThe Ideal Fathers are four guys (singer Jesse Hunsaker, guitarist Adam Rojo, bassist Michael King and drummer Michael Perfetti) who play gloriously chaotic, hyperkinetic dance punk with verve and abandon. If you haven't caught one of their sets or heard any of their songs on one o ... More >>
Dull. Boring. Formulaic. Uniformly bland. Uninteresting. Calculated. Inoffensive. Forgettable. These are just a few of the adjectives that various critics from across the country have used to describe the Fray's self-titled sophomore release. As observed in this column last week, the band is clearly ... More >>
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Please, Ambitious, Please
Signed to soundtrack supervisor Alexandra Patsavas' Chop Shop label, the act is clearly poised to make that dream a reality.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
This Aussie singer moved to America to try and replicate her success
Saturday, May 10, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Wednesday, January 16, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
This hip-hop hybrid is no longer on a major label, and it couldn’t be happier.
With over a dozen songs licensed to television, he's ready for his close-up.
You're not a doctor, but Trauma Center lets you play one on TV.
And the winner is…
Yo, Flaco! says goodbye to Denver.
Wednesday, October 11, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Drop Dead, Gorgeous is kid-tested and mother-approved.
Alexandra Patsavas creates the soundtrack of our lives.
Let the spirit move you.
The top WTF moments of 2005.
Indie rock meets prime time in a post-O.C. world.