SAT | ARTOPIA at SOCO CLUBS | 2/22/14 Artopia is always a blast, and this year's lineup includes a cornucopia of producers and bands handpicked from the local scene, including Shady Elders, Confluence, FaceMan, Colfax Speed Queen, the Outfit, the Royal, Pruitt, Mikey Thunder, Decadon, Lotus Drops, P ... More >>
DEVOTCHKA & COLORADO SYMPHONY @ RED ROCKS | FRI, 6/14/13 Teaming up with an orchestra can sometimes be a thin attempt to disguise a creative lag, but in this case, the pairing has produced an inspired, brilliantly structured melding of two aesthetics that relies less on contrast than it does on simi ... More >>
YO GABBA GABBA! @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | SUN, 2/24/13 Sesame Street couldn't handle mixing kids' programming with Katy Perry cleavage, but Yo Gabba Gabba! gets it right every time. Perhaps it's because one of the show's creators, Christian Jacobs, is MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. After becoming a f ... More >>
ELECTRIC SIX @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 2/19/13 Electric Six has been bringing the party to the unwary for a decade. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth-esque bravado with surreal barrages of i ... More >>
Happy Monday, amigos. Hope you didn't go too hard this past weekend -- though, judging from the pics from Rockbar's last call, some of you apparently did -- because there's at least four truckloads of shows (including Ryan Adams acoustic set at Boulder Theater tonight) going down this week, which me ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! You made it. And of course, this is not just any weekend. It's the Westword Music Showcase weekend! Whoo freaking hoo! So with that in mind, here's a rundown of what you have in store tomorrow afternoon/evening on the main stage. Be sure to check out this page for a full rund ... More >>
Karl Denson (due on the main stage at this weekend's Westword Music Showcase) is hard to pin down. The saxophonist and bandleader may have strong roots in the traditional jazz of giants like John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter, but that hasn't stopped the musician from exploring funk, R&B, hip-hop and m ... More >>
It's almost time for that holiday you've been waiting for all year -- President's Day! Well, maybe not. But at least it might get you out of work for a day, which means you can go out every day this weekend and still have Monday to recover. We've got it all for less than $10, with everything from a ... More >>
LENNY KRAVITZ @ TEMPLE BUELL THEATRE | 2/10/12 If you're lucky enough to be sitting in the first few rows of the Buell Theatre right now, you are no doubt losing your shit. Based on your tickets, you probably figured you'd have some pretty good seats tonight, but holy hell, this is ridiculous! You' ... More >>
Ah, yes, we've reached the end of another glorious week in the Rockies, which can only mean another dope weekend of music in the Mile High City. Lenny Kravitz kicks things off tonight with a show at the Buell Theatre, Widespread Panic pulls into the Fillmore for a three-night stand, TaunTaun returns ... More >>
After selling out stadiums and arenas in South America and Europe over the last few months, Lenny Kravitz will kick off his first American tour in five years in January that includes a stop at the Buell Theatre on Friday, February 10. Kravitz, who has been making appearances on a number of TV ... More >>
Duffy who?Adele makes Billboard chart history this week, as "Someone Like You" flies to the top spot on the Hot 100 -- even though it wasn't officially released as a single, it's still all over Denver radio. Adele deserves this, though. Girl has had a huuuuuge year in music. First "Rolling ... More >>
Wynton MarsalisJazz Aspen Snowmass, which has been going strong for the last two decades, announced the line-up for its twenty-first season. The June Festival's headliners include Sheryl Crow (June 25) and Jennifer Hudson (June 26). Raul Midon, Richard Bona and Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingst ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Flaming Lips have announced a co-headlining date with Primus this August at Red Rocks. Kenny Chesney is also at the Rocks in July, and Panic! at the Disco is due at the Ogden in June. Meanwhile on local radio, Air ... More >>
A year before Trombone Shorty (aka Troy Andrews) scored a number jazz album with his major label debut, he was already sparring with lions. Just check out the eight-minute YouTube clip of the young Shorty trading trumpet licks with Wynton Marsalis at the House of the Blues in New Orleans.
Valerie PhillipsElisabeth Maurus, who performs under the moniker Lissie, plays tonight at the Bluebird. She had to cancel a show here in October because her voice gave out, but she's eager to return to Colorado. She spent a couple undergraduate years at CSU in Fort Collins. We spoke with her ... More >>
â€‹Electric Six have been bringing the party to the unwary for six albums in as many years, starting with 2003's Fire and leading up to the brand-new Kill. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth ... More >>
The Black Parade (Reprise)
Fast reviews of recent releases
Thursday, March 2, Fox Theatre, Boulder; Friday, March 3, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, 1-970-482-8300; Saturday, March 4, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Monday, January 30, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Friday, November 4, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Watch out for beer bottles, laser pointers and pointy umbrellas.
Wednesday, May 11, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Olympic stars swoop in for the 2004 Rock and Roll Gymnastics Championships Tour.
Acid-jazz legend DJ Greyboy is remixing his roots.
Confessions (Arista Records)
Fly or Die (Virgin)
New Backbeat editor throws his first punch.
If this summer’s concert season has an encore, we’d rather skip it.
Fed to Your Head
Summer days, driftin' away....
Now That's What I Call Music! 6 (Epic)
More local reviews a go-go.