Marni Pickens wasn't always the easy-going bluegrass picker she is today. "I'm a rocker chick," she says. "Even though I grew up in Colorado, I never listened to much country or bluegrass at all." After moving from Colorado to New York City at eighteen years old, Pickens started playing bass in pu ... More >>
Denver is brimming with talent and style -- and sometimes, the two clash perfectly together, as is the case with Kissing Party singer Deirdre Sage. We recently spotted the musician at the Mouth House following one of the band's performances and questioned her about her fashion choices. Continue read ... More >>
PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | SUN & MON, 5/12-5/13 Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit rec ... More >>
There's probably a certain amount of sincerity involved when a famous musician endorses a political candidate. But even the most un-cynical, democracy-loving patriot will have to admit that there's a hell of a lot more to the rock star/candidate public union than just fiscal policy. Endorsing a poli ... More >>
Down to your last ten dollars? Don't worry, there are plenty of things you can do this weekend that cost a Hamilton or less. Gawk at a performance artist living in a box, usher in summer at a dance party, or pretend you're in Paris at a Francophile craft party. You might even have some money left ov ... More >>
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Josiah HesseDENVER DOES CBGB at HI-DIVE | 10/29/11While the rest of the world celebrated Halloween weekend 2011, down at the hi-dive this past Saturday night it was 1976. Less a Halloween show and more akin to a Civil War reenactment or a Renaissance Festival, the night offered romanticized t ... More >>
An average Misfits fan.Personally, it's been the "One Bad Album" rule. That's all it takes for a band's musical reputation to be asterisked forever, which makes getting a tattoo of that band, well, risky. You have to wonder how often thirty-somethings across the land hear "Nice Chi' Pep's tat ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Jon SolomonBlack FrancisWednesday July 29, 2009The Walnut RoomBetter than: Seeing him at a much bigger venue. Black Francis (aka Frank Black aka Charles Thompson) doesn't tour in a van. Dude's been riding around the country in a big-ass tour deluxe tour bus, which seemed really out of place parke ... More >>
With pastries this good, I'll lie down for Emogene's bad service.
Fuckin A (Sub Pop)
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