Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the profession ... More >>
Denver Craigslist is an online repository for just about everything -- including people who like to share haiku. And there's plenty of strangeness on display even when it comes to typical transactions like buying and selling. Case in point: The "Wanted" category, where folks post about stuff they're ... More >>
White Trash. Stacker. Kid Rock. These are just some of the monikers that inspired law enforcers trying to bust a northern Colorado meth ring to brand their efforts "Operation Bad Nickname." The two-phase sweep is still seeking ten suspects at this writing, including White Trash and Stacker; their r ... More >>
This week, CU-Boulder Regent Jim Geddes argued that the university should add more conservative faculty as a way of striking a better ideological balance at the famously liberal institution -- this after CU chose Steven Hayward as the Board of Regents' first "visiting scholar in conservative thought ... More >>
I know it's hard to imagine now, especially with the temperature outside and the blanket of snow currently covering the Front Range, but summertime is just around the corner, which means the festival season is just getting ready to kick off. We know this because we're in the middle of putting togeth ... More >>
Ever the equal opportunity rocker, Kid Rock is bringing his Best Night Ever tour to Fiddler's and every seat in the house is $20. "Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country," he says, "but I didn't want that to be a reason why everyone couldn't get out and enjoy themselve ... 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 >>
Just when you think the suck factor has been turned all the way up, here comes another batch of songs to push the needle further in the red. Today as the countdown of total crappiness continues, we've got tunes by Kid Rock, Nickleback, Michael Jackson, Sublime and more. Keep reading to see which son ... More >>
Once upon a time when imposing creatures like Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch roamed the earth, we used to get glossy black & white publicity photos by the truckloads, along with CDs (I know, right?). The discs are long gone, but the pics, we crammed 'em in a filing cabinet and forgot about 'em. Unti ... More >>
We know it's beautiful here. Carrie Underwood evidently finds it pretty breathtaking, too. This photo from the country queen's Instagram account shows Underwood taking an oxygen break before last night's encore. See also: - Photos: Carrie Underwood @ 1STBANK Center, 2/14/13 - The misappropriation ... More >>
There's probably a certain amount of sincerity involved when a famous musician endorses a political candidate. But even the most un-cynical, democracy-loving patriot will have to admit that there's a hell of a lot more to the rock star/candidate public union than just fiscal policy. Endorsing a poli ... More >>
Update: Campaign reps alerted us to an error in the initial release: Dave Matthews will be appearing solo. Our post has been amended to reflect this. There's four days until the election. Only four. We know this first because, well, at least a dozen helpful Obama for America volunteers reminded us ... More >>
Okay, so while the election is reducing some little girls to tears, we're nowhere near sick of all the attack ads and gladhanding leading up to the big day next week. Kidding. That's sarcasm, in case you missed it. We're as sick of all that crap as you are, Ms. Abigael Evans of Fort Collins. But eve ... More >>
While Mitt Romney may have Kid Rock, Rodney Atkins and, uh, Meat Loaf (!) in his corner, El Presidente has Ryan Adams in his, and, well, musically, that's pretty much a trump card if ever there was one. Adams is throwing his muscle behind the Obama/Biden campaign this evening by playing a free acous ... More >>
RAEKWON @ ROCK THE VOTE ROAD TRIP / AURARIA | 10/25/12 "Whether there's twenty people or 2,000," said Raekwon, painfully aware of which side of that spectrum this small gathering was on, "I'm always gonna give it 200 percent." And he did, with grace. He spoke directly to the front row, despite the ... More >>
So as many people were stoked for the Romney/Ryan Victory Rally last night at Red Rocks (more than ten thousand folks reportedly showed up and thousands were turned away), not everybody was jazzed for the event, including a group of commenters. "Interesting that a dude who got his start in rap music ... More >>
Colorado is a swing state, apparently. Our vote will be key in helping decide who the next leader of the free world is. It's all up to us and some people from Ohio -- oh, and our, uh, meemaw in south Florida, evidently. Who knew, right? We only know this, of course, because we watch the Daily Show. ... More >>
You didn't need to listen to all the pundits dissect the presidential debate to know that Colorado is still a swing state. Just check traffic reports: Today, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will hold a rally at Red Rocks -- accompanied by Kid Rock. (This might be the only way Kid Rock could ever get a gig ... More >>
Okay, so just when we thought we heard the last chords ring out for the year at Red Rocks comes word that the hills will once again be alive without the sound of music tomorrow night. There's another show slated for the Rocks, and this one's rather last minute and features a pair of acts supporting ... More >>
The defining narrative of American politics since the turn of the millennium seems to be that 'We the people' are screwed no matter who gets elected. Elect a Republican: We engage in pre-emptive war, the national deficit skyrockets, and we sacrifice education and infrastructure investment. Elect a D ... More >>
See also: Super Bowl commercials: Elton John, Flava Flav, Echo and the Bunnymen and more and Video: M.I.A. flips off Super Bowl audience during halftime show Judging by the voluminous groans echoing across the country, word is spreading that Madonna will be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, ... More >>
Last night, Kid Rock, one the Motor City's most prized exports, pulled into the Mile High City on his Born Free Tour. On this tour, Kid Rock committed to donating money to various charities in each city. In Denver, the charities he chose were Bikers Against Child Abuse, Excelsior Youth Center and Sa ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, Mute Math is coming to the Gothic in January and Kid Rock's at the Fillmore in December. On local radio specialty shows, Crimson Red, ManCub, the Foot. and DeVotchKa all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our loca ... More >>
Um, like, ewww and stuff. That's about all we have to say about 3OH!3 latest turn on the cover of AP. If you're keeping track, this is the third time the outfit has graced the cover. For the July edition of the magazine commemorating the Cleveland-based rag's 25th anniversary, the editors c ... More >>
On Sunday night we had the chance to watch the Colorado Avalanche get pummeled by the visiting New York Rangers. While we should have been paying more attention to the game, we couldn't help our ears being caught in familiar sounds. The music selections -- and there were many -- were just awful. Co ... More >>
From 1015thepole.com I'm in love with a stripper (radio station). Cue the medieval flute-sounding music. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, allow T-Pain to school you.) I was driving in my car this afternoon, and I got a text from a friend of mine. (Don't worry. I didn't holler back ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Timeless tunes, a pirate shirt and a large cougar on the prowl are just a few of the highlights of this New York Dolls show review.
Rock N Roll Jesus
Atlantic/Top Dog Records
How American are you? Take this quiz and find out.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Kid rocks, the Colorado Convention Center doesn't.
The American Badass pulls out the stops on his latest tour.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Wednesday, March 9, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
A long day's journey into the Wild Divine.
I drink, therefore I am
The Lancer Lounge
Coors loves the young male demographic -- and twins!
From the week of May 16, 2002
From the week of May 9, 2002
Loose laws have turned Denver into an easy place for hookers to do business, but the fun's about to end.
Harlan Hendrickson wants to prove that '80s rock and roll is not noise pollution.
A Beck boy no more, DJ Swamp uses headbanger histrionics to blaze his way to the top.
The Farrelly Brothers take a churn for the worse in Osmosis Jones.
Deep Porn (HardCorps/Oglio)
Methods of Mayhem