JJ GREY & MOFRO at FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 2/21/14 This show at the Fillmore offered a full night of funk in various forms, from the cowfunk stomp of Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers to the slick and polished Motown meets Shel Silverstein funk of Keller Williams, culminating with JJ Grey and Mofro's down ... More >>
The term "bottle service" usually implies something very specific: plush pleather seating and a bottle of your favorite booze, complete with an array of classic mixers and potentially a gaggle of scantily-clad ladies. While Denver does boast plenty of places that will give you exactly this -- a nigh ... More >>
ZAC BROWN BAND @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5/8/13 "We're gonna warm it up!" Zac Brown said just before he launched into "Toes," one of the handful of Jimmy Buffettized country-rock tunes his band played at Red Rocks last night. That song ("Toes in the water/Ass in the sand"... don't act like you have ... More >>
Last night, I got a call from Susan Sarandon. No, she didn't want to talk to me about her Academy Award for Dead Man Walking or the eleven pending projects listed on her IMDB page or whether Justin Timberlake is a motherlover in real life. No, she wanted to tout Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana ... More >>
Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) has died. He was 47. Forming the Beastie Boys as a teenager in Brooklyn in the late '70s, Yauch was part of a pivotal assembly of artists that defined rap music for the radio. Early incarnations of the group shifted genres and changed members, but Michael "Mi ... More >>
The Beastie Boys have been shaking our ear drums with their mind-blowing rap, hilarious and brilliant lyrics, and daring beats since the '80s. Over the weekend, the crew premiered its new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (streaming below), at Madison Square Garden, center court. That momen ... More >>
The Beastie Boys.The Beastie Boys have been men for quite some time now, but they've clearly never lost their sense of playfulness. The group's long-anticipated upcoming album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 (no, you didn't miss part one), is shaping up to be quite an event, judging by the just-r ... More >>
Penny Parker's amusing column in today's Rocky Mountain News spotlights Yohannes Gebregeorgis, founder of Denver-based Ethiopia Reads, which raises funds to bring books and libraries to Gebregeorgis' native land. Our November 13 blog "Vote for Ethiopia Reads' Yohannes Gebregeorgis as CNN's Hero of t ... More >>
The Q&A below starring Roots drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, whose band opens for Westword profile and Q&A subject Erykah Badu, represented a first for yours truly. Never before had I conducted an interview with an artist who spent the first portion of the conversation on a treadmill. But Thompson ... More >>
Owen Wilsons a bad fit for an ass-kicking bodyguard.
Margot sees family for what it is: prickly.
The crowd that gathered on April 22 for the Decemberists' gig at the Fillmore Auditorium was dominated by college agers who looked as if they'd decided to take a break from writing a paper for their semiotics class or post-grad couples looking for a little intellectual stimulation in advance of the ... More >>
The awful truth about Nancy Meyers’s chick flicks.
Dog House Music trains tomorrow's stars.
Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown.
This Kong's just too long.
Cruel, vapid and unfunny, this Shark bites.
D.C. Gallery gives a high profile to lowbrow art
For Dennis and Jimmy Flemion of the Frogs, whoring out for The Man is enough to make you croak.
Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more
Clear Channel moves in on Red Rocks, while Tenacious D takes a crowd to the moon.
The country revisionists behind BR5-49 play Nashville's numbers game.