John Mellencamp

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    September 16, 2014

    Railroad Earth, John Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams Announce Denver Shows

    New Jersey-based newgrass act Railroad Earth, who has played the Ogden Theatre many times, return to the venue for a three-night stand from Thursday, January 22 through Saturday January 24. Tickets ($34.50) go on sale on Friday, September 19 at 10 a.m. John Mellencamp brings his Plain Spoken tour ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics: The Complete list

    Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    The 50 worst rock/pop lyrics of all time: 40-31

    The countdown of total crappiness continues. Yesterday we laid out the back half of the of the top fifty worst rock and pop lyrics of all time, and today we present the other half, which is populated by Poison's "Unskinny Bop," the Rolling Stones' "Cocksucker Blues" and a bunch of other ill-conceive ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2012

    Growing numbers of veterans are becoming addicted to gambling

    Where's the military when the chips are down?

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    What's killing the music industry? Auto-Tune? The Internet? American Idol? All of the above?

    ​The music industry has been marked for death for a long time now, but amazingly, nobody has managed to come up with a concrete reason as to why. Sure, it's easy to assign blame, but the real reason the music is dying is still a mystery to most people in the industry. Thankfully, plenty of sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    10 weirdest music news stories of 2010

    ​2010 has been an aggressively weird year in music news. It seemed like no matter where we turned musicians were saying and doing the strangest damn things. From decrying the most popular thing in the world to talking people off of buildings, it was a wacky year to report. There was so much we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    John Mellencamp, Rose Hill Drive, Tech N9ne shows announced

    ​Touring in support of his latest effort, No Better Than This, John Mellencamp comes to the Temple Buell Theatre on Wednesday, April 6. Tickets range from $44.50 to $130 and go on sale this Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. -- and include a digital download of the T Bone Burnett-produced album, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Ryan Bingham, Arcade Fire, Git Some top sellers at local stores

    ​Ryan Bingham, who won an Oscar for his theme song to the film Crazy Heart, claimed the number two and four spots at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout with his new album, Junky Star, released last week on Lost Highway. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and the Black Keys' Brothers, meanwhile, cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Ray LaMontagne, Arcade Fire top sellers at local stores

    ​Ray LaMontagne's God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise, released August 17 on RCA, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and came in second at Wax Trax. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs continues to perform well, while JJ Grey & Mofro Georgia Warhorse, released last week on Alligator Records, claimed the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Dear, John Mellencamp: Here's 5 inventions more dangerous than the Internet

    flickr / Professor M​Last week, John Mellencamp was quoted by Reuters as saying, "the Internet is the most dangerous invention since the atomic bomb." His argument was two fold, beginning with the destruction of sound quality courtesy of MP3 compression (perhaps, but who the hell has an ear th ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
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    August 21, 2008
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    November 19, 2007
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    October 24, 2007

    The Rockies Make a Grand Entrance

    As promised in this week's Beatdown, the following is a breakdown of entrance music for many of your favorite Rockies players. The songs are reportedly chosen by the players themselves, and while some of the selections make total sense (Todd Helton and Josh Fogg's picks are no-brainers), others are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Charles Mingus and More

    Charles Mingus Live in ‘64 (Reelin’ In the Years) In this country, at least, films and videotapes of classic jazz recordings turn up on television far too seldom. As a result, even fans of the genre -- at least those who haven’t spent hours trolling through YouTube posts -- often have seen on ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Blackpool Lights

    Friday, March 16, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    Your guide to deep thoughts.

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Moovers and Shakers 2005

    Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite new releases from the past year.

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 15, 2005

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    John Mellencamp

    Tuesday, September 6, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

  • News

    March 3, 2005

    Depp Charge

    Denver filmmakers take to the road and Do It for Johnny.

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Drivers Wanted

    Limbeck steers its road-weary twang into greatness.

  • Music

    July 1, 2004
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    April 29, 2004

    Roy Meets World

    For the members of Roy, home is where the art is.

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003
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    October 9, 2003

    Free Bird

    Me'Shell NdegéOcello may not have platinum sales, but she's got peace of mind.

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Music

    January 2, 2003


    Any way you want it: The Czars create some Spanish magic on a whirlwind tour of the Old Country.

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    Will to Succeed

    Early in his career, Will Hoge is making powerful friends.

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    The Blasters

    Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (Rhino/Warner Bros./Slash)

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Stop Imagining

    Will freedom of expression be the first casualty in the war on terrorism?

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    The Media Eye

    It never blinks -- even when we wish it would.

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Keep On Rockin', Baby

    Guitarist Shannon Curfman brings something new to the teen craze. It's called talent.

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    The Bottom Dollar

    The members of the 8 Bucks Experiment enjoyed a moment as movie stars. Now they're back to the real-life business of punk rock.

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    The Oblivion Express

    Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.

  • News

    August 20, 1998
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    July 9, 1998

    Bad Company

    They had guns. They were after drugs and cash. What they got was trouble.

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    March 5, 1998
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    January 30, 1997
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    December 19, 1996
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    September 26, 1996

    Soul Woman

    Me'Shell Ndegeocello fights the powers that be.

  • Music

    August 22, 1996
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    August 15, 1996

    Free Willie

    A gospel album on a Denver record label is the latest step in the rehabilitation of Willie Nelson's career.

  • Music

    June 20, 1996

    Rebel With a New Cause

    Steve Earle has taken everything that's been thrown at him--and he's coming back for more.

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    September 20, 1995
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    December 14, 1994
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    November 9, 1994



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    October 5, 1994