Word came down recently that Andr√© 3000 of Outkast will be playing the highly influential Jimi Hendrix in a biopic called All Is By My Side, which centers on the iconic guitarist's early years. With inspired and estimable casting like this, it made us think about the other memorable biopics that ha ... More >>
Last night, after attending a press preview of the Treasures of the Hard Rock traveling music memorabilia exhibition -- on view starting today at the Hard Rock Cafe Denver -- I was going to write about what it felt like to look at the belongings of famous dead people I care about. While it was defi ... More >>
Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>
Possibly the most famous and influential keyboardist in the history of rock, Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek, died yesterday at age 74 from complications due to bile-duct cancer. Known as the lanky professor crouched off to the left of Jim Morrison, Manzarek was an erudite multi-instrumentalist who de ... More >>
With May finally delivering the flowers that the old adage promises, you won't want to stay inside this week. Good news: When you're out and about enjoying the greening landscape, you won't need to drop a lot of green. From a booksigning with the former drummer for The Doors to a French artist's fir ... More >>
Legendary rock promoter Barry Fey, who died this past weekend, wanted to be laid to rest at Morrison Cemetery, a stone's throw from his beloved Red Rocks -- and his loved ones say he'd reached a deal for this to happen despite rules restricting burial there to Jefferson County residents. But after h ... More >>
On a chilly January afternoon in West Hollywood, the heavily tattooed singer Otep Shamaya can't hide her excitement for the release of Hydra, her namesake band's sixth studio album. In the testosterone-fueled genres of aggressive rock and heavy metal, it's not easy to be a lesbian singer, but Shamay ... More >>
Wednesday, March 13, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.
The best frontmen and women all have something in common. Whether it's their ability to connect with a crowd or the swagger with which they carry themselves, their fashion sense, the intrigue that surrounds them or their reckless disregard for their own well being, they all have that ineffable "it" ... More >>
See Also: Montgomery Gentry and the Denver Broncos: Lord knows I'm a "Lucky Man"... or am I? Remember that one time when the Doors were all set to play the Ed Sullivan Show and the network brass strongly implored Jim Morrison and company to alter the lines of "Light My Fire" from "girl we couldn't ... More >>
You can go on for days debating the musical mysteries of the so called 27 Club -- which includes Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and now Amy Winehouse -- but one thing is certain: The death of these artists had a profound impact on their subsequent sales. Pearl, for example, was rele ... More >>
It's fitting that Chris Steele chose the name "Time" as his moniker, because he clearly wastes none. Last year, he released one EP every month all year for free download the Dirty Laboratory website. And now that the dust has settled on that project, he's followed it up with a video for "Why ... More >>
Unless you've had your head parked squarely up your hiney for the last month or so, you've heard that May 21 is Judgement Day (aka The Rapture) -- that's this Saturday, people! It's really far too late to stockpile six months of food or build that cozy bomb shelter you and your besties have b ... More >>
Tom MurphyMogwai MOGWAI With Errors 05.02.11 | Bluebird Theater Errors, from Glasgow, Scotland, started things off with what seemed like the intro to an ethereal, somber set of music. Turns out, though, the foursome was just getting warmed up with a slow drift into its first song. Clearly t ... More >>
Aside from Red Rocks, there's only a handful of stages that merit inclusion on any performer's bucket list. We're talking about places that are so revered they're considered hallowed ground, the type of places in which artists dream of performing at for their entire lives. CBGB's before it became a ... More >>
Julie Davis of Bela Karoli (A.H. Goldstein)‚ÄčLast night, the four-day UMS festival wrapped, and most of our crew made it out for at least part of the fest. And while we rarely agree on anything, we're all pretty much in agreement that Danielle Ate the Sandwich absolutely stole the show with one of ... More >>
Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite as seen through the lens of Jon SolomonMogwai, Women Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better than: Listening to layered and nuanced instrumental music as background. Instrumental music is not dead. For all the prominence of vocal-driven music in the modern pop scen ... More >>
Laughing is good for this old soul.
The bloom is off this rose.
Music has no borders.
Monday, December 3, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Hard Days, Hard Nights (Self-released)
Letís keep them from spreading.
Saturday, June 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Bad Luck City (Self-released)
The Doors of the 21st Century
Friday, June 4, hi-dive, 720-570-4500
This band doesn't take rock and roll for granted.
Sancho's Broken Arrow
The Voodoo Organist pins down an a-gris-gris-able sound.
Straight from the vein of avant-hardcore, the Blood Brothers gush up a big mess.
Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars(Astralwerks)
A new box set reveals Jim Morrison with his pants down.