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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Saturday, January 20, Vinyl, 303-860-8469.
Saturday, August 27, Ogden Theatre, 303-831-2525.
Get Lifted (Columbia Records)
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote.
A PG-13 rating squeezes the life out of Anacondas.
Only one man can save us from our own devastating lack of sex appeal.
An FCC crackdown has radio stations on high alert.
Kelis gives thanks to more than her mammaries.
I drink, therefore I am
From the week of February 12, 2004
Let us eat cake
Janet gave Focus on the Family something to focus on. Too bad.
For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.
Plagiarythm Nation (Evolution Controlled Creations/Seeland)
Dap-Dippin' With... (Daptone)
Putting the season's major releases to the test.
June of 44 is one of today's finest supergroups. Depending upon your point of view, that is.
THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF AMERICAN MUSIC'S MOST DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY.