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 >>
For the updated version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which will kick off the new Denver Center Theatre Company season this fall, the DCTC has cast Beth Malone, an unsinkable Colorado native, in the starring role. Malone began her career as a teenager playing roles at the Country Dinner Playhouse a ... More >>
For centuries, men have known that the real power of music lies in its ability to get you laid. From "panty-dropper" mixtapes that your parents made back in the day, to John Cusack standing outside the window with Peter Gabriel on the boombox, to that little boy banging on the drums in Love Actually ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and boy, wouldn't you ... More >>
"Hello. I'm Johnny Cash." That was enough of an introduction for the country legend himself, but Cash's legacy has surpassed that simplicity. In his nearly fifty-year career, Cash played himself in dozens of film and television spots, but his death in 2003 opened the gates for others to take up the ... More >>
The latest edition of Beyond Playlist includes reviews of the Offspring's Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, Vanessa Hudgens' Identified, Misha Alperin's Her First Dance and George Strait's Troubadour.
Brian Malone is a local documentarian who's taken on subjects as varied as Blinky the Clown and the vagaries of the broadcast-news business. On Sunday, December 2, however, he gets musical with a little help from an in-family pro. Beth Malone, Brian's sister, built up a reputation among local theat ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
Walk the line with Rusty Evans.
Perry Farrell's Satellite Party Ultra Payloaded (Columbia) It's been ages since Farrell's best work with Jane's Addiction. Today, he's more of a scenester and raconteur than a musician interested in pushing anything other than product, and he proves it on Ultra Payloaded, an exercise in alleged coo ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
Rosanne Cash transforms loss into art.
Walk the Line never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale.
Wednesday, November 9, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
On her new album, and in her movie debut, Shelby Lynne suits herself.
When Rodney Crowell stopped trying to write hits, his music got better.
Wildwood Flower (Dualtone)
Henry Rollins takes no prisoners, wants no sympathy and gives good quote.
The Essential Johnny Cash
The Fabulous Johnny Cash
Hymns by Johnny Cash
Ride This Train
Orange Blossom Special
>Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter (Columbia)
Now part of Denver Joe's "family," Dick and Lois Meis have strummed, plucked and picked their way across five decades of Western music.
O Brother's success revealed Norman Blake's genius to a wide audience. Bluegrass fans have seen it all along.
DeVotchKa's cultural collisions make for fascinating art.
After a period of obscurity, Johnny Cash is once again a wanted man.
CARLENE CARTER RETURNS IN AN UNLIKELY GUISE--AS A C&W STAR.