That's the big takeaway from Billboard's current cover story on Colorado-bred Ryan Tedder: He made $2.5 million in 2013 on royalties alone. The lion's share of it came from songwriting credits on songs performed by Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, The Fray (hey!) and his own band, One ... More >>
It is Texas time in Denver. All we'd need is the Geto Boys and Gary Clark Jr. to hit the spectrum of Lone Star exports: St. Vincent brings her shock of white hair to town tomorrow, the Toadies' Rubberneck victory lap hits Englewood and songwriting genius Joy Ely makes the Soiled Dove the perfect pla ... More >>
PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS | FRI-SUN, 8/29/13-9/1/13 Phish is playing at Dick's this weekend. You know what that means, right? Yep --the end of summer. Bye-bye, barbecues and basking in the sun. Besides signifying the conclusion of the iconic Vermont band's summer tour, the now-annual three-day e ... More >>
After 35 years with Warner Bros., Van Halen signed a deal with Interscope last month, and rumors spread that the band -- with David Lee Roth back on board -- had a new album nearly in the can and a tour in the works. Now one of those rumors can be squashed, as the band just announced a 2012 tour wit ... More >>
Justin Bieber, Anton Dodson -- every individual who devoted a special solo dance to Ginuwine's "Pony" -- they all have YouTube to thank for providing a free entertainment platform to millions of viewers. California-bred singer and songwriter Kina Grannis, who plays the Soiled Dove Undergrou ... More >>
Saturday, July 31, Gothic Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Yeah, that headline threw us for a loop as well. "Dear Family, Friends & Fans," begins Matt Morris's Tumblr post yesterday. "There's some news I have to share. It's pretty big, so Mom - if you're standing, you better sit down. As of today, I am no longer a Tennman Records Artist..." WTF? Th ... More >>
Lady Gaga's Fame Monster, released last week on Interscope, nabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending November 29. Birdman's Priceless, released last week on Cash Money, and Tech N9NE's K.O.D. came in second and third, while 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct and Blakroc's self ... More >>
Tech N9NE's latest effort, K.O.D., continues to dominate the top sellers at Independent Records and grabs the number one spot for the third week in a row. Jay-Z's Blueprint 3, meanwhile, still holds strong and claimed the second slot, while Wale's Attention Deficit, released last week on Intersco ... More >>
By a Thread, Gov't Mule's first album in three years, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 1. Coming in second was the Swell Season with Strict Joy,released last week on Anti while Wolfmother chimed in at number three Cosmic Egg, released last week on Interscope. ... More >>
The past two years have served as a period of transition for ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead. After splitting with Interscope Records in 2008, the Austin-based sextet started their own label and drew on its own funds to record and release its latest effort, Century of Self, which ... More >>
Thursday, August 6, The Church, 303-832-2383.
Don't let the tight jeans and thick-rimmed glasses fool you. The brothers who make up The Knux were raised about as far away from the suburbs as you can get: New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Still, Krispy Kream and Rah Almillio (aka Kentrell and Alvin Lindsey) found their sound by listening to just a ... More >>
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (Interscope) For the most part, the critical intelligentsia has looked askance at the Peas' latest due to its backburnering of the hip-hop style on which the act was founded, as well as the presence of more party-hearty exhortations than consciou ... More >>
Eminem's Relapse grabbed the top spot for the second week in a row at Independent Records for the week ending May 31. Marilyn Manson's High End Low, released last week on Interscope, came in second while Tech N9ne, Method Man & Redman and Busta Rhymes rounded out the top five. See the full break ... More >>
Looks like Strange Condition is cashing in on its sweat equity. The outfit, which has endured numerous line-up changes since forming, has worked tirelessly over the years amassing a loyal and ravenous fan base (the act has consistently packed Herman's for years and has little difficulty these days f ... More >>
Conrad Keely, frontman for the indie-rock vets in ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, is among the most articulate and opinionated figures in music. He earns this reputation anew it in the following Q&A, conducted for our profile of the band, "...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of De ... More >>
Since reinventing herself as M.I.A., Maya Arulpragasam has hardly been missing in action.
The May 15 Westword profile of Maya Arulpragasam, who performs as M.I.A., is built upon the foundation provided by the following Q&A, conducted on April 28, the day after the end of the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, where her set turned the heads of fans and fellow musicians alike. In ... More >>
After five months of interest, Meese signs with Atlantic Records.
Brief reviews of recent releases
The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year.
Drop Dead, Gorgeous is kid-tested and mother-approved.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Worlds Apart (Interscope)
Size Matters (Interscope Records)
Truth sets the record straight about her hefty lawsuit, her split with Dr. Dre, and what's next.
Friday, June 4, Rock Island, 303-572-7625
Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399
After a six-year run, MP3.com is now eMPty3.com.
Between Mondo Generator and Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Oliveri has the schedule from hell -- and he loves making it worse.
The Rock In' Freak Fest was all that -- and more.
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
Source Tags & Codes (Interscope)
The Jurassic 5 make a heroic ascent from the hip-hop underground.
A performance veteran at 23, Ciria is hoping her music is meant to be.
After her career blossomed anew with Magnolia, Aimee Mann made a declaration of artistic independence.
Denver's early punk rock pioneers are remembered
To hip-hop's OutKast and Black Eyed Peas, the glass is half full.
The Descendents live to punk again.
The Toadies have spread the word by doing it on the road.
DRIVE LIKE JEHU TRIES TO STEER OUT OF THE SHADOW OF ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT.
SAN DIEGO'S ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT PREPARES FOR LIFTOFF.