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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Where's the military when the chips are down?
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
flickr / Professor MLast 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Friday, March 16, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
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Denver filmmakers take to the road and Do It for Johnny.
Limbeck steers its road-weary twang into greatness.
For the members of Roy, home is where the art is.
Me'Shell NdegéOcello may not have platinum sales, but she's got peace of mind.
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Any way you want it: The Czars create some Spanish magic on a whirlwind tour of the Old Country.
Early in his career, Will Hoge is making powerful friends.
Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (Rhino/Warner Bros./Slash)
Will freedom of expression be the first casualty in the war on terrorism?
It never blinks -- even when we wish it would.
Guitarist Shannon Curfman brings something new to the teen craze. It's called talent.
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.
Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.
They had guns. They were after drugs and cash. What they got was trouble.
Me'Shell Ndegeocello fights the powers that be.
A gospel album on a Denver record label is the latest step in the rehabilitation of Willie Nelson's career.
Steve Earle has taken everything that's been thrown at him--and he's coming back for more.
LISA GERMANO TAKES ON HER DEMONS--AND WINS.