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    October 24, 2014

    Meet Michael Amott, Slash and the Rest of the Denver Zoo's Rock and Roll Flamingos

    It's not every day you get to brush feathers with rock and roll legends like Ace Frehley and Slash, but in Denver, all it takes is a visit to the zoo. Brittney Weaver started working at the Denver Zoo about six years ago. She also happens to be a big music fan, regularly attending heavy metal and r ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    New Denver concerts: Winter on the Rocks, Sharon Jones, Lotus, tix on sale this weekend

    As reported yesterday, the 2014 edition of Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks goes on sale this Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $52.80 to $100. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are at the Gothic Theatre on Monday, March 17; tickets ($27.75) go on sale this Saturday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Fina ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    FRI | GARY CLARK JR at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/11/13 Austin-bred guitar prodigy Gary Clark Jr. is focused on reconnecting the blues with its roots. The electric bluesman not only cites Jimi Hendrix as an influence, but with his slender frame, long fingers and soaring bellow, he might remind folks of the ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    WEDS | FRANK TURNER at OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/13 Before striking out on his own, Frank Turner spent some time in London's Million Dead, one of the better post-hardcore bands of the early 2000s. Rather than singing with nuance, as he does now, Turner screamed and yelled in that band, at the same time c ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    The ten best music biopics

    Word came down recently that André 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 >>

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    July 5, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    MAYHEM FESTIVAL @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | SUN, 7/7/13 Established in part by Kevin Lyman, one of the founders of the Warped Tour, this traveling showcase features a stacked lineup that caters to metal fans, with side activities for your downtime throughout the day. With a roster including acts as diverse ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Prince at the Ogden Theatre, 5/13/13, reviews and setlists of both the early and late shows

    PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | 5/13/12 | EARLY SHOW In a bold move during his first show at the Ogden Theatre last night, Prince played "Purple Rain" three songs in. But instead of the version we all know and love, he played piano, and the band subtly backed him up. Even without the signature guitar solo, ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Do drugs make musicians more creative?

    Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    SHABAZZ PALACES @ LARIMER LOUNGE | MON, 5/6/13 In the first half of the '90s, Ishmael Butler went by the moniker "Butterfly" as part of the rap trio Digable Planets. After the outfit's 1995 split, the group performed one-off shows here and there, but since 2009, Butler has released music with Tendai ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon turns forty

    More than being one of the best selling albums of all time, more than having the most recognizable album cover the world over, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon was a cross-cultural, trans-generational album that connected with audiences on issues of death, greed, life-purpose and the horrors and t ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Thee Dang Dangs tell us how they came up with their unusual name and what it means exactly

    Thee Dang Dangs got going this past summer when Broox Pulford of Wombmates, Shawn Butzin and Ray Koren of Dead Rollers and Rebecca Williams of Call Me Dolly decided to start a new band, united by a mutual love of rock that's still rough around the edges. The outfit has already garnered a good deal o ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012
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    February 29, 2012

    As Black History Month comes to a close, we reflect on the influential Sounds of Blackness

    Black History Month 2012 has been a doozy. Beginning with the tragic and shocking death of Don Cornelius to dealing with equally troubling news of Whitney Houston's passing as the month wore on. Most interesting about this time is the ways in which the music healed us. When Whitney died, DJs played ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Let zombicaturist Stan Yan bring out the bogeyman in you

    Tim Tebow: Dead or Undead?​ At tomorrow's pre-Zombie Crawl Afraid of the Dark reception for the Bogeyman Art Show at MacSpa, you can commission comic artist Stan Yan to create an on-the-spot zombie makeover for you on paper, which you can then hang on your wall and remember that important day ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary review: Natural Remedies in Denver

    ​Natural Remedies is on the fifth floor of a turn-of-the-century building on Market Street above Sonoda's Sushi. The building has a central staircase and the smell of freshly fried tempura wafts all the way up to the fifth floor, generally overpowering the feint smell of cannabis until you get ... More >>

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    July 23, 2011

    R.I.P. Amy Winehouse, 9/14/83 - 7/23/11

    ​By now, you've probably heard the news -- if not, sorry to be the bearer of sad news, darkening an otherwise sunny afternoon -- Amy Jade Winehouse has passed away at the age of 27. At 4 p.m. London time today, authorities reportedly found the singer dead in her apartment. The cause of death h ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Janelle MonÁe

    Sunday, May 29, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.

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    April 29, 2011

    Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai on musical roots and the awful Margaret Thatcher

    Steve GullickMogwai​ Formed in 1995, Mogwai quickly made a name for itself with adventurous guitar work and a sound that loosened and opened up the imagination. Over the course of the next sixteen years, the Scottish band very much plotted its own course through exploring every sonic whim wit ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    Top five best music action figures

    ​NECA is gearing up to release a topless, Skeletor-esque Iggy Pop action figure onto unsuspecting fans this coming June, a fact that might seem a bit odd for those who aren't familiar with rock stars' long and illustrious history with action figure manufactures. Over time we've seen plenty of ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Otis Taylor to give trance blues workshop

    ​One of the finest blues players to come of out of these parts, Otis Taylor has won blues album of the year awards from Downbeat for four of his albums, and he's jammed with Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and many other legendary players. Over the years, he's mastered a sparse and hypno ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Keytar not ridiculous enough? Try the iTar!

    Until now, if you wanted to look exceptionally silly playing an electronic instrument the keytar was your best bet. Not anymore. That's all changed with the introduction of the iTar, a "Guitar/DJ frame" for the iPad sporting doofus with everything but a sense of shame.

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    January 6, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. F ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    This Just In: Alice in Chains, Experience Hendrix, Gov't Mule shows announced

    ​Alice in Chains hits the road in February in support of Black Gives Way to Blue, its first studio album in fourteen years, and with new singer William DuVall, who took over vocal duties for the band after original singer Layne Staley passed away in 2002. The band hits the Fillmore Auditorium Frid ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Today's featured events: Woodstock rocks the Rocks

    ​It's only right that the Denver Film Society's Film on the Rocks series should fête Woodstock's 40th anniversary, considering that the event, the music and the movie have become inseparably melded in our collective consciousness over time. Besides, FOTR is all about a similar gestalt -- so o ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Built to Spill flashback: Our 1997 Doug Martsch interview

    Built to Spill back in the day. Our new profile and Q&A with Built to Spill's Doug Martsch, whose band headlines this Saturday's Westword Music Showcase (click here for more information), are built on a sturdy foundation -- an interview conducted with Martsch back in 1997, shortly after his band, t ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    July 21, 2008
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    July 20, 2008

    Mile High Music Fest Live Blog, Day Two

    Photo: Dave Herrera Rose Hill Drive bringing the rock. It's shaping up to be another banner day at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Today's lineup at the Mile High Music Fest is considerably stronger than yesterday's, with anticipated performances from Flobots, the Roots, the Black Crowes, Pinback and ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008

    Jesus, Saved

    The Rock & Roll Grill is here to stay.

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    August 2, 2007

    Patti Smith

    Wednesday August 8, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

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    October 26, 2006

    Habib Koité

    Sunday, October 29, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

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    September 22, 2005

    Retro Fits

    Roll Bounce skates on its '70s vibe.

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    July 15, 2004

    Cat Fever

    Denver's feline fanatics go head to head

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    March 18, 2004
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    March 11, 2004

    Norah Jones

    Feels Like Home (Blue Note)

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    February 12, 2004

    The Beat Goes On

    Linda McCartney's photos of '60s rockers roll

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    June 12, 2003

    Comic Correction

    Maher keeps on joking

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    May 2, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 2, 2002

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    July 27, 2000


    What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?

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    January 13, 2000

    Like a Record, Baby

    QBert and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz put a new spin on the DJ craft.

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    December 9, 1999

    Time of the Season

    This year's holiday CDs alternately inspire joy, nausea and terror. Which would you prefer?

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    November 26, 1998
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    April 9, 1998

    The Gospel According to Ben Harper

    A gifted performer reveals how to become a better musician: Work at it.

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    May 1, 1997

    Building for the Future

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch searches for the happy medium between fatherhood and rock and roll.

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    June 6, 1996
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