Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Before he and Rihanna found love in a hopeless place, few people in the States knew who Calvin Harris was -- even though the Scottish producer had released two albums of game-changing electro-pop across the pond. The Timbaland of electro, Harris has a distinctively auteuristic quality to his product ... More >>
Mojo Nixon (due Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at the Lion's Lair) gained notoriety in the mid- to late '80s for his irreverent songs informed by an absurdist humor with partner Skid Roper. Nixon's exuberant, unapologetic persona won over audiences because even as Nixon would make seeming ... More >>
Saturday, March 24, Artwork Network, 878 Santa Fe Drive.
Cee Lo Green outsings Madonna during the "Like A Prayer" portion of the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.Forget the New York Giants and Eli Manning. The true winner of yesterday's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was pop music. Heralded in by Queen Madonna herself, the halftime show was truly an ... More >>
Chris Brown singles have always come in two flavors: Sexy & Braggadocious and Song & Dance -- songs that are either about busting a nut or busting a move, regardless of production or tempo. Edgier singles from his catalogue, like "Look at Me Now," "I Can Transform Ya" and even the recent "Strip" fal ... More >>
Forget Lil Kim. At this point in her career, Nicki Minaj's only enemy is herself and "Super Bass." That track, which catapulted Minaj into a mainstream as cross-genre artist and onto the iPods of Taylor Swift fans everywhere, will be her "Lose Yourself" -- the song that defines Minaj's career until ... More >>
Fag and Hag, respectively.Once upon a time in 2005, I unknowingly enrolled myself in the "Fag Hag Placement Program" at the local mall. Yes, when I applied for a job with a certain retailer, I was unaware that I was also going to be fitted with the right gay for me, a lifelong gal pal who wou ... More >>
Former Sony Corporation president Norio Ohga, the man widely attributed for pushing Sony into a new generation that led to the standardization of the Compact Disc format, passed away on Saturday from multiple organ failure. He was 81. While Ohga left Sony in 2000 to focus on music -- namely c ... More >>
It's understandable to sneak in a little ad placement all up in your video, but when the product makes more appearances than the musician? There's a problem. As of late, advertising in music videos has become disgustingly apparent. It's not just the sweet, sweet jams that are bringing in mill ... More >>
Sitting at the top of the remix game, Jon Pegnato and Daniel LeDisko of LA Riots are definitely the crowned kings. Signed to A-Trak's Fool's Gold imprint and endorsed by forefathers MSTRKRFT, the DJ and production duo stretch and mold club bangers by taking the pop out of Ciara and Tings Ting ... More >>
Dear stores, we get it: It's Christmas time. It only comes but once a year -- yadda, yadda, yadda. That's great and all, but being bombarded by Christmas music while searching for the perfect gifts is driving us nuts -- it's like being a mouse in an endless maze with no buttons to push. And, ... More >>
Though David Guetta is all the rage these days in terms of house DJs gone mainstream, Mark Knight isn't too far behind. The U.K. house producer shares production credit with Guetta for "Rock That Body," one of the bigger tracks this year by the seemingly unstoppable Black Eyed Peas. With doze ... More >>
TIESTO With Robbie Rivera 11.13.10 | 1STBANK Center Holland's native son, superstar trance DJ and dance music producer Tiesto, boasts a resume that would be hard not to find impressive. Some of its highlights: Headlining Coachella and Bonnaroo; a Grammy nomination for his 2007 album, Elements of ... More >>
If you haven't seen the 1959 film On The Beach, you might want to tune out now before we spoil anything. It's a post-apocalyptic emotion-drain that chronicles the last days of humanity in a painstakingly slow manner -- which is to say it's a bit slow in the hips but fast in the brain. Anyw ... More >>
Friday, June 25, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
A couple of nights ago, we had the absolute pleasure of seeing William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun do a rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on Lopez Tonight that made our hearts cream with loving ecstasy. We have no clue what to actually think of Lin Yu Chin (other than that the internet seems t ... More >>
Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to the ... More >>
Thursday, April 16, Beta, 303-383-1909.
I deejayed a Valentine's Day party at the Horseshoe Lounge on Saturday. The bar had a great vibe, as always, and the ample crowd was in the mood for a good party. It was the first time I ever had to play music for four and a half straight hours, and I was initially worried that I would: a) run out o ... More >>
I had the pleasure and delight to DJ last Wednesday at the Larimer Lounge with some absolute luminaries among Denver's deck wreckers: DJ Ginger, DJ Klaw and the one and only Tyler Snow. The extremely talented Klaw mans the Thursday night Mommy's Little Monster party at Bender's Tavern, with El ... More >>
Yesterday, we discussed two strategies for handling the myriad year-end lists with which you'll be inundated in the coming weeks. Those tips were: (1) consider the source, and (2) consider the author. Today, we'll consider two more techniques that will ensYesterday, we discussed two strategies for h ... More >>
Saturday, June 21, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
Tuesday, August 16, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.
Aussie Kasey Chambers is more country than most of her American counterparts.
Moulin Rouge thrusts forth a deliciously garish Paris.