SUN | MAZZY STAR at OGDEN THEATRE | 11/10/13 David Roback was a leading light in the Paisley Underground movement with his band Rain Parade. When that group split up in 1986, Roback formed another outfit, called Opal, with former Dream Syndicate bassist Kendra Smith. Opal released Happy Nightmare Ba ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
Sebadoh started as a kind of solo recording project of Lou Barlow toward the end of his tenure with Dinosaur Jr. in the late '80s. Upon his departure from Dino in 1989, Barlow focused on his songwriting with Sebadoh, and his recording aesthetic became synonymous with "lo-fi" of the 1990s, alongside ... More >>
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 >>
Wednesday, November 14, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
Since having her son, Kase Townes Murray, last summer, Jewel might have taken time off the road, but she's still busy at home with a number of things, including working on a new Christmas album. Her free solo acoustic show this Saturday night at the Colorado Convention Centeras part of the Women's ... More >>
If you've been around Denver a while, you might know that septuagenarian songstress Judy Collins grew up here and attended East High. The daughter of blind bandleader Charles Collins, Judy's first official performance as a singer was at the age of 17 seventeen, when she won the local Kiwanis Club's ... More >>
Having established himself as an in-demand drummer in both jazz and rock circles by working with everyone from Wayne Shorter and Bill Frisell to Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, Brian Blade is also a strong leader in his own right -- namely, with his Fellowship Band, which will be at Dazzle tonig ... More >>
Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
Gretchen Parlato (due at Dazzle Jazz for a series of shows tonight and tomorrow night) is often accused of restraint. Ironically, though, she holds absolutely nothing back. Her unmistakable vocal style evokes Chet Baker and Miles Davis's famously muted performances, and like those giants of s ... More >>
WYE OAK With Callers 04.02.11 | Larimer Lounge As far as standout female voices in today's indie-landscape, the front seems to be dominated as of late by heavyweights like Best Coast's Bethany Cosetino or Beach House's Victoria Legrand. But a serious chunk of room needs to be made for both Brookl ... More >>
MC Hammer recently decided the best way to rekindle his once massive flame was to start a beef with Jay-Z in the way of diss track called "Better Run Run," boasting lines like, 'That boy tried to steal my swag/His finger prints all over the bag." While it might have sounded good on paper -- start ... More >>
Jamie Lidell, who issued his latest effort, Compass, on Warp last month, hits the Bluebird Theater again Tuesday, September 7. Advance tickets $20.50 and $25 day of show, but early bird tickets are $15 available from 10 a.m. Friday, June 18 through midnight Sunday, June 20.
Hilary WalshRachael Yamagata released her critically acclaimed debut disc Happenstance in 2004 only to be dumped by her record label, RCA, shortly thereafter. Last year the singer-songwriter and pianist finally resurfaced, on Warner Bros., with the wonderfully ambitious double album Elephants...T ... More >>
Peace Is Boring
Brief reviews of recent releases
Saturday, September 29, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
Saturday, March 4, Swallow Hill, 303-777-1003; Sunday, March 5, Avogadro's Number, Fort Collins, 1-970-493-5555.
Thursday, April 7, 15th Street Tavern, 303-572-0822.
Friday, February 18, Lion's Lair, 303-320-9200.
The story of the Magdalene asylums raises questions about the Catholic Church in Ireland.
Gems in the Rough (Vocal Eyes)
The Last Waltz (Warner Bros./Rhino)
Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.
Putting the season's major releases to the test.
Reviews of 23 recent superstar recordings--just in time for your holiday purchasing pleasure.
HERE'S WHAT GRAMMY HOPEFULS SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR.
JENNIFER TRYNIN HAS SUCCEEDED BY TRYING AND TRYING AGAIN.