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Janet Jackson

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    August 20, 2013

    The ten best "yeahs" in recent music history

    Granted sometimes invoking a pithy "yeah" in song might seem like token verbalizing just to fill in the gaps when a singer can't think of anything else to say. No argument there. Sometimes, though, a forceful "yeah" can express all kinds of raw, unbridled emotions (see James Hetfield). Uh-huh. Yeah. ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    The best EDM in Denver this weekend

    PRETTY LIGHTS @ RED ROCKS | FRI & SAT, 8/16-8/17 Returning to the Mile High City for his now-annual two-night run at Red Rocks, Pretty Lights maestro Derek Vincent Smith is bringing an album's worth of new music and a talented cast of characters to entertain the hometown crowd. On Friday, Pretty Lig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE @ RED ROCKS | THURS, 8/15/13 A six-year hiatus hasn't made Queens of the Stone Age forget its roots. The earnest full-length album ...Like Clockwork, released earlier this year, is a long-awaited return to the spotlight, and it proves that the band hasn't lost its flair for ' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    PURITY RING @ GOTHIC THEATRE | MON, 4/8/13 Purity Ring came together when Megan James and Corin Roddick started writing electronic songs together after having served as touring members of experimental pop band Born Gold. Rather than rushing to put out material, this duo has spent the last couple of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Purity Ring's Corin Roddick on the unlikely impact of Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child

    See also: Purity Ring at Larimer Lounge, 8/29 Purity Ring came together when Megan James and Corin Roddick started writing electronic songs together after having served as touring members of experimental pop band Born Gold. Rather than rushing to put out material, this duo has spent the last couple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2012

    Review: Porter Robinson at the Ogden Theatre, 7/7/12

    PORTER ROBINSON @ OGDEN THEATRE | 7/7/12 Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Porter Robinson slowly drew his hands up as the strobes began to flicker and the crowd yelped in anticipation. The track? Robinson chose a remix of Janet Jackson's "Go Deep" which has a hook that states, "We go deep, and ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012
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    February 16, 2012

    Michael Jackson, the King of Pop: Remembering the greatest performer of all time

    Lauded as the greatest performer of all time, Michael Jackson was a dancing, singing, performing phenomenon, and we are not likely to see another performer of his caliber ever again. The life of Michael Jackson is well documented, his struggles, imperfections and sometimes bizarre behavior, but one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Top 5 greatest Super Bowl halftime shows

    See also: Super Bowl commercials: Elton John, Flava Flav, Echo and the Bunnymen and more and Video: M.I.A. flips off Super Bowl audience during halftime show Judging by the voluminous groans echoing across the country, word is spreading that Madonna will be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Occupy Denver: Mainstream media outlets aren't always taking the movement seriously

    Video below.​Occupy Denver protests present a challenge for mainstream media outlets. The local version of the Occupy Wall Street movement can't compare in size to the largest assemblies in the U.S. or internationally -- at least not yet. But it's still one of the biggest ongoing stories in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Microsoft rumors update: Janet Jackson and Usher at Red Rocks on Friday? Not so much.

    ​Update (07/22/11): So here's the very latest word that we've heard. After Arts & Venues Denver spokesperson Kristin Rust debunked the rumors earlier this week that Janet Jackson, Usher and Red Hot Chili Peppers would be performing at Red Rocks tonight, there's word that Christina Aguilera and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Gretchen Parlato on being a jazz singer and her thoughts on Esperanza Spalding's Grammy win

    ​Gretchen Parlato (due at Dazzle Jazz for a series of shows tonight and tomorrow night) is often accused of restraint. Ironically, though, she holds absolutely nothing back. Her unmistakable vocal style evokes Chet Baker and Miles Davis's famously muted performances, and like those giants of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Five Super Bowl XLV moments that could enter the pop-culture lexicon this year

    Nothing made it to this level in 2011.​Love it or hate, the Super Bowl crosses almost every cultural subgroup in the United States, and as befitting of such a massive national holiday, it also inspires new pop-culture touch points. From Mean Joe Green to Betty White, from Janet Jackson's wardr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Janet Jackson, Jethro Tull, OMD shows announced. Tix on sale this weekend.

    ​Janet Jackson visits the Wells Fargo Theatre on Wednesday, April 6 as part of her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal Tour, on which she'll be performing music exclusively from her album, Number Ones. Jackson's new book on self-esteem, dieting and exercise,True You, hits stores February 8. Res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Top Five Most Outrageous Musician Stunts

    Last week, on the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, a previously unknown rap-rock group called Imperial Stars stopped traffic so they could play an impromptu gig on the roof of the panel van. Appropriately, the Imperial doofuses performed a song titled "Traffic Jam 101." This über-lame, Airhea ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010
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    April 23, 2010

    Sex sells, but who's buying? Ciara's "Ride" anyone?

    ​ You know how they say sex sells and all that? Yeah? Well, spoiler alert: It does. Or does it? What if you're not instantly cognizant that it's sex that you're being sold? What if the innuendos aren't being overtly pushed along by an undeniably sexualized video? Do you still have the same re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    An ode to two-meal days. Or: Making you hungry on a Monday morning

    Start your next two-meal day at The Kitchen, in Boulder (Photo from thekitchencafe.com). Note: Writing this made the author extremely hungry and on pace for an 11:45 lunch break. Readers who brought Lean Cuisine to work should read with caution. I entertained an out-of-town guest this weekend. An ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2008
  • Music

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2008

    Rock Band Comes Alive and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Video games are so the new rock and roll, which makes this Battle of Rock Band tournament, in which players competed at the game Rock Band, the new Ed Sullivan Show. Or something. There are pictures t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Vintage Q&A with Kelis

    It’s time once again for a trip to the past – the recent past, when every boy, man and elderly dude doddering toward the grave was singing about Kelis Rogers’ breasts. In the following Q&A, conducted for a March 4, 2004 profile, Kelis proved to be bright and blunt. She chalked up the success ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007
  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Roger Sanchez

    Saturday, January 20, Vinyl, 303-860-8469.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    DJ Quik

    Saturday, August 27, Ogden Theatre, 303-831-2525.

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    John Legend

    Get Lifted (Columbia Records)

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.

  • Music

    December 2, 2004
  • Film

    August 26, 2004

    Constricted

    A PG-13 rating squeezes the life out of Anacondas.

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Let's Go Crazy...Please!

    Only one man can save us from our own devastating lack of sex appeal.

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    For Better or Curse

    An FCC crackdown has radio stations on high alert.

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Shake It Up

    Kelis gives thanks to more than her mammaries.

  • Music

    February 26, 2004
  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Off Limits

    I drink, therefore I am

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of February 12, 2004

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Off Limits

    Let us eat cake

  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Boob Tube

    Janet gave Focus on the Family something to focus on. Too bad.

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    For the Record

    For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Something Underground

    Slides (Self-released)

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    The Evolution Control Committee

    Plagiarythm Nation (Evolution Controlled Creations/Seeland)

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

    Dap-Dippin' With... (Daptone)

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Hit Pick

    Liz Clark

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    After Further Review

    Putting the season's major releases to the test.

  • Film

    December 18, 1997
  • Music

    February 13, 1997
  • Music

    November 14, 1996

    Blind Faith Redux

    June of 44 is one of today's finest supergroups. Depending upon your point of view, that is.

  • News

    January 31, 1996
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    January 11, 1995
  • Music

    April 20, 1994

    THE JACKSON FAMILY DISHONORS

    THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC'S MOST DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY.

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