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 >>
Last weekend was filled with fun. And while many people feasted upon turkey legs at the People's Fair or gazed upon the Denver Chalk Art Festival on Larimer, others checked out the First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe Drive or the Mutants show at the hi-dive on Saturday. Take a peek at this week's visi ... More >>
TGIF! You've worked hard all week, now it's time to coast into weekend. Plenty of great music on tap to help you unwind -- or get wound-up, as the case may be. Tonight at the Ogden, Sleigh Bells assaults the senses, Mojo Nixon kicks off a two-night stand at the Lion's Lair, JJ Grey and Mofro get the ... More >>
Last time we checked, there's still a good four months left until the end of the year. Regardless, that hasn't stopped Bob Boilen and company from NPR's All Songs Considered from weighing in on the best music of 2009 (so far). Actually, check that -- the results, which were posted on the show's b ... 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 >>
Lily AllenThursday, April 9, 2009Ogden TheatreSome lyricists bury a song's meaning in metaphors or subtleties, which sometimes leaves a lot more room for interpretation. Lily Allen, on the other hand, shoots from the hip. She's blunt and she'll tell you what's what in plain English, whet ... More >>
Photo by JensenThe 3Oh!3 fans in Texas know how to throw signs, too.
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For the second week in the row, the Fray's new self-titled album grabbed the number one spot on Twist & Shout's top seller list. Elsewhere, it's not too surprising that Robert Plant & Alison Krauss's Raising Sand,which just won a Grammy for Album of the Year, claimed the second spot, followe ... More >>
British singer-songwriter Adele Adkins, who's in town for a sold-out show at the Bluebird Theater tonight, is having a moment. She's been nominated for four Grammy awards, including Song of the Year and Best New Artist, in conjunction with 19, an album named for her age upon the time of its releas ... More >>