We understand the temptation to do something other than drive on a day like today. After all, when the roads are icy and many of us are already out of the winter mindset (because we spent Saturday in shorts and T-shirts), getting stuck in a traffic jam is even a bigger drag than usual. But just beca ... More >>
FRI & SAT | BIG GIGANTIC at FILLMORE, RED ROCKS | 9/27-9/28 Last year's Big Gigantic date at Red Rocks was the best EDM shows of the year in this state, and that speaks volumes, given how many stellar acts there were to choose from. The feeling of hometown pride, in both the band and the crowd, was ... More >>
Denver is definitely in need of more good barbecue, so I was eager to visit Southern Hospitality BBQ, the upscale barbecue restaurant that opened last October in the very renovated old St. Elmo Hotel building. This joint came with a smoking back-story: The original was opened in Manhattan in 2007 by ... More >>
Remixes Vol. 3
Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>
In case you're the type that likes to plan ahead -- I mean waaaaay ahead -- Justin Timberlake is making his way to the Mile High City for a show at the Pepsi Center...uh, next year. January 22, 2014, to be specific. So why mention it now? So you can clear your calendar, of course, duh! Wouldn't want ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
Brace yourself for the return of Fall Out Boy. The dudes are evidently back to save rock and roll. Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, are teaming up for a co-headlining date at Fiddler's Green for the Honda Civic Tour, and Warren Hayes is set to collaborate with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra ... More >>
The biggest show announcement this week actually came last week -- talking about Prince at the Ogden, of course -- but there's a whole bunch of other new shows to let you know about this week, including Keith Urban at Red Rocks, Lamb of God at the Boulder Theater, John Mayer at Red Rocks and Ke$ha a ... More >>
By Brittany Spanos At what point did teen girls suddenly just become wrong? "Serious" music fans seem to have universally accepted a critique of quality that befalls any artist who willingly sells to the rabid teen girl market and stigmatized the fans who dare to sometimes be male or at least above ... More >>
It's less than a week until the fat man in the red suit shimmies down the chimney, and we've already heard "White Christmas," "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and every other traditional song you can think of at least a thousand times since Thanksgiving. But there are a few songs out there, well-wr ... More >>
No sightings of Justin Timberlake yet, but the liquor-license hearing sign is up in the window of the future home of Southern Hospitality, at 1433 17th Street. And the owners of this branch of a restaurant Timberlake introduced in New York are going for both a standard restaurant license and a cabar ... More >>
Clever, market-savvy purveyors of food and drink have spent some serious Cheddar on making sure that we, the consuming public, buy whatever they are peddling. Sometimes their efforts work like Lucky Charms, and other times the slogans are so bad that people will go out of their way to avoid the poor ... More >>
Over a holiday meal at Elway's a year and a half ago, One Republic lead singer and now Grammy-winning producer Ryan Tedder was telling his family about Southern Hospitality, the Manhattan restaurant started by Justin Timberlake; Tedder had jumped on board when a second location opened in Hell's Kitc ... More >>
Pop music is cyclical. With the absence of one niche pop artist arises another: Look at what Lady Gaga did when Madonna was absent from the scene for so long. What has pop music been missing recently? Boy bands. 'N Sync, the world's most revered boy band -- bar the Beatles, pop's first boy band, w ... More >>
Denver blog posts are having trouble getting reservations for tonight. Wonder why. Predominantly Orange's Kim Constantinesco wonders if Tim Tebow will emulate Justin Timberlake's and accept a YouTube invite (following at least two video requests for a date last month) to the Military Ball. Plants ... More >>
Justin Timberlake has his hands in a lot of culinary pots these days. While his barbecue restaurant, Southern Hospitality BBQ, expands across the country -- including in Denver, with the help of One Republic frontman Ryan Tedder -- he's also trying to grow a spirits brand, 901 Tequila. And h ... More >>
Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on this week's SNL. Her performances were good -- she's an undeniable presence -- but her star turn was in a digital short called "The Creep." In the last half-decade, that's where some of SNL's most memorable non-Sarah Palin moments have been. Where did ever ... More >>
Smile!Lindsay Lohan may or may not go to prison (again) because she may or may not have assaulted a staff member of the rehab facility she's staying in. Her parents must be so proud. Oh, wait... never mind. Lohan, whose music career was brief and mostly predicated upon cleavage, joins a panth ... More >>
Keep A Child AliveAlicia Keys is dead!Celebrities don't really owe the world anything. They do what they do and we treat them like royalty for it and ask nothing in return, except these days for maybe a tweet every couple hours to let us know what they are doing and thinking throughout every ... More >>
Last week, on the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, a previously unknown rap-rock group called Imperial Stars stopped traffic so they could play an impromptu gig on the roof of the panel van. Appropriately, the Imperial doofuses performed a song titled "Traffic Jam 101." This über-lame, Airhea ... More >>
We predict that Matt Morris is going to provoke one of two reactions from folks as he navigates his way through the shark infested waters of the music industry: They're either going to find his wide eyed wonderment completely endearing and want to pinch his cheeks incessantly like somebody's grandma ... More >>
One more in-case-you-missed-it moment from the weekend, this one local: Matt Morris and Justin Timberlake performing "Hallelujah" last night on the Hope For Haiti Telethon. Doesn't really touch Buckley's version, but the two kill it otherwise.
What we learned from watching Matt Morris's new aol Keys to the City webisode: Dude does a damn fine Anita Baker. Rapturous. Seriously. Color us impressed. Morris, in case you haven't heard, is the homegrown, velvet voiced singer-songwriter signed to Justin Timberlake's Tennman Records. His new a ... More >>
JensenBlare Magazine. Familiar? Yeah, us neither. Regardless, the site (blog?) recently posted a list that struck us as fairly interesting: ten pop albums that Nate Motte thinks should be listened to all the way through. We stumbled onto the link via AbsolutePunk.net, where a number of folks express ... More >>
Goodness gracious. Our man Yonnas Abraham has got his hustle down cold. Just received word that the Pirate Signal has been tapped as the house band in some fabuloso mansion during the Sundance film festival in Park City, which kicks off next week in Park City, Utah. Broseph is going to be throwing d ... More >>
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Red Carpet Massacre
Public Enemy's Chuck D is among the greatest innovators in hip-hop, and unlike so many of his peers, who’ve either disappeared from the scene or have transitioned into other sectors of the entertainment universe, such as acting or reality TV, he’s still spitting rhymes with something approximati ... More >>
It’s become an easy joke, poking fun at MTV and what makes for the majority of its content. So easy, in fact, that Justin Timberlake can do it. “I challenge MTV right now,” he said, accepting the “Quadrulple Threat” award at the Video Music Awards Sunday night, “to play more videos.” ... More >>
Timbaland Presents Shock Value
Nick Cassavetes Jr. and Justin Timberlake team up for a real-life tale of killer potheads.
What do Justin Timberlake and Thom Yorke have in common?
Dillinger Escape Plan shifts gears again.
Monkey Business (A&M Records)
Destiny Fulfilled (Sony Urban Music/Columbia)
Escapology (Virgin)/Human Conditions (Virgin)
A father tries to determine if 'N Sync is a threat to his six-year-old twin daughters.