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 >>
Soundgarden formed in 1984 as a three-piece with Chris Cornell on drums on vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Though noisier in the beginning, the band would go on to be one of the main purveyors of a slow, sludgy, intense, punk-rooted rock that was dubbed "grunge" by the Britis ... More >>
Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! And what a glorious weekend it's going to be. Have you seen the forcast? What's more, the Broncos have a bye-week this week, which means there's no reason at not to get out in the sunshine during the day and then treat yourself to some shows at night. As always, we'v ... More >>
Photo: Stephanie MarchHellbound Glory last night at Pete's Monkey Bar.There's a time and place for kick-ass country music, and Pete's Monkey Bar was the place to hear it last night.
For the lonely, there's probably not much lonelier than Christmas, that time of year when we're supposed to be basking in the warmth of family and loved ones, but instead we're watching It's a Wonderful Life for the third time and eating TV dinners seasoned with the bitter salt of our own tea ... More >>
A Golden opportunity for our new Drunk of the Week.
Singing cowboy Bret Bertholf sums up country for kids.
Sunday, July 23, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Thursday, January 19, and Friday, January 20, Grizzly Rose, 303-295-1330.
Ten discs that are worthy of your money and your close attention.
Friday, August 12, Bender's 13th Avenue Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Planes Mistaken for Stars brings the noise to Plea for Peace.
Through tragedy and triumph, Bambi Lee Savage returns to Denver with new music and new hope.
Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams
It's a Sin (Valley Records)
Four new discs show that reggae is bigger than just one mon.
Kinky Friedman is an author/musician/Jewish cowboy like no other.
Slim Cessna has seen the light.
Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
The Hurting Business
Sleepy LaBeef hasn't tired of American roots.
Mike Ness makes an album without so much Social Distortion.
Josie Kreuzer gives rockabilly a new twang.
Ray Condo and His Richochets aren't Americans, but they love American music.
On two new reissues, a pair of C&W legends refuse to paint by the numbers.
Welcome to the wacky world of Webb Wilder.
Onetime Blasters guitarist Dave Alvin makes tradition sound new again.
Steve Earle has taken everything that's been thrown at him--and he's coming back for more.