John Frusciante

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Ten Musical Projects Ikey Owens Made Great

    When Isaiah "Ikey" Owens passed away last week, the musician and producer left behind a massive legacy. Most recently the Long Beach, California native was on tour playing keyboards and piano with Jack White -- but he was also a member and founder of Free Moral Agents and was known for his role in s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    "WEIRD" AL YANKOVIC @ BOULDER THEATER | SUN, 7/21/13 "Weird Al" Yankovic's zany parodies catapulted him to fame in the '80s, back when pop culture was in dire need of some deflation. He never got critical props for his oddball iconoclasm, though, and after his 1989 film, UHF tanked at the box office ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    The music fan's guide to voting

    The defining narrative of American politics since the turn of the millennium seems to be that 'We the people' are screwed no matter who gets elected. Elect a Republican: We engage in pre-emptive war, the national deficit skyrockets, and we sacrifice education and infrastructure investment. Elect a D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2012

    Saturday Night Live: The best, worst and most controversial performances

    Update: 10:39 a.m. Sunday The Shins were on Saturday Night Live last night night weekend's musical guests. Being invited to be the musical guest on an episode of SNL has been a benchmark of commercial success for any band of the last forty years. And for good reason: From Andy Kaufman annihilating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik can almost buy booze

    Saturday marks the twentieth anniversary of the monumental Red Hot Chili Peppers album, Blood Sugar Sex Magik. In 1991, the world was in a war-charged state of transition. Combat troops were preparing to be sent to the Gulf; the Soviets were in fear of the big chill and their food supply; Los Angele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Q&A With The RZA

    The Backbeat section of Westword’s June 12 edition is dominated by updates and details about the annual Westword Music Showcase, as well it should be. But strange as it might seem, there are other notable musical happenings taking place around town during the week, including a Saturday, June 14 pe ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008
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    May 2, 2007

    Coachella, Yeah!

    Celebrities spotted in this tent. Our Denver contingent arrived at the Coachella campgrounds Thursday night to set up; we quickly became known as the "Denverites who came with the Hawaiians." The entire festival was amazing, but here are some of the highlights: Friday: Brother Ali, Digitalism, To ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Friday, August 18, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Stadium Arcadium (Warner Bros.)

  • News

    February 9, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of February 9, 2006

  • Music

    February 2, 2006


    Friday, February 3, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 1-866-464-2626.

  • Music

    August 5, 2004


    Automatic Writing (Warner Brothers)

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    People Pleaser

    Perry Farrell wants to turn your frown upside down.

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Red Hot Chili Peppers

    By the Way (Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    A Family Tree

    Though rooted in some legendary punk and rock bands, Banyan's free-form style extends far into the future.

  • Music

    May 29, 1997