Since the only frame of reference I have is my own, I talk a lot about growing up in the '90s. Of course, I would also argue that that the '90s was the best decade ever: daytime talk shows ruled everything, Courtney Love was queen and MTV didn't suck yet. But not only did MTV not suck, it was home t ... More >>
I didn't wake up Tuesday morning thinking I'd stop being polite and start being real, but that's how I ended my day. MTV held an open casting call for the new season of its infamous reality show, The Real World at downtown bar Suite 200 and, against my better judgement, I decided to see if I had tha ... More >>
Tyrie Ballard, back in The Real World.Revisit the glory days of The Real World: Denver tomorrow night, when Tyrie Ballard, one of the cast members of the eighteenth incarnation of the reality show that held LoDo hostage five years ago, is featured in the opener of Real World, the Challenge: B ... More >>
Ariana Gradow.In our preview of the latest MTV Extreme Cribs episode, we focused on the creator of the Aspen home the program features: ex-Playboy bunny and Hef hutch minder Barbi Benton. But the show's intro doesn't mention the Playboy connection -- or even Benton's name. Instead, the focus ... More >>
A very pregnant Kim Gordon, flanked by band mate Julie Cafritz and KennedyOnce upon a time, before reality TV cheapened television programming as a whole, MTV (thirty years old today) was a bastion of music culture that actually showcased cutting edge artists for the sake of art. Because the network ... More >>
Although it could have been a snapshot of hardworking people in the cannabis industry, last night's MTV's True Life "I'm in the Marijuana Business" was an hour-long train wreck. Instead of being shown business people having success in the marijuana industry, all the current MTV generation sa ... More >>
Wednesday, June 29, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Stephanie CabralBorn a year after MTV's inception and surviving the Headbanger's Ball-era, Death Angel (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Four Horsemen and Steel Blades of Vengeance) is an integral part of thrash metal's history. The band members were in their early teens when the 1986 demo ... More >>
Hard to believe it's been that long. Seventeen years ago today, Kurt Cobain left this life entirely too early. I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when word of his death first came across the clock radio on my desk. It was a complete shock to the system. And that's the way th ... More >>
The music industry has been marked for death for a long time now, but amazingly, nobody has managed to come up with a concrete reason as to why. Sure, it's easy to assign blame, but the real reason the music is dying is still a mystery to most people in the industry. Thankfully, plenty of sta ... More >>
Fucking MTV. On the heels of its "extreme" strategy, we just heard the network is introducing another awards show that is apparently supposed to celebrate the "migration of music to the digital space." The show will honor tweets and best apps...uhhh...what?!? This isn't an awards show; this i ... More >>
Minneapolis' Melismatics have a transportative quality, like a step back to a time to when rock and roll was just drums, bass, guitar and vocals. This isn't a bad thing at all -- the band's nostalgic sound taps into The Strokes' prime era of the early '00s, but with the more glamorous nuances ... More >>
Hey MTV: Give Tony his naked bedspread back!There are many things that make English television better than American television. Mostly, it is a lack of censorship; American TV loves violence but hates sex, drugs and profanity. English TV loves them all equally, and luckily for us, by the good gra ... More >>
Even the logo is vaguely grossThere's hardly any denying that MTV's 16 and Pregnant is one of the most crassly exploitative shows ever made. Just the inherent nature of its subjects -- pregnant sixteen-year-old girls -- lends itself to portraying those subjects as frivolous, vindictive tards ... More >>
Todd ColeNo Age (due tonight at The Bluebird Theater) isn't a band that has hit the mainstream yet, but it has enjoyed an unexpected rise to prominence as a noisy pop band, making art grounded in notion of doing things your own way -- regardless of whether or not it's met with the stamp of ap ... More >>
While we always suspected that you could really cut a rug to 3OH!3's music -- especially "My First Kiss," the first single from the outfit's new album, Streets of Gold, and the video of which also earned the outfit another MTV VMA nomination earlier this week -- now we have proof, thanks to Kent B ... More >>
Well, there you have it: The internet is "completely over." That's according to Prince, who told the UK's Daily Mirror in advance of his new album 20TEN (which, incidentally, will only be released only on CD) that the world wide web was "like MTV: At one time, MTV was hip, and suddenly it ... More >>
While you were out enjoying the lovely weather last night, MTV aired its 19th annual Movie Award show. The broadcast featured such thought provoking awards as "Most WTF Moment" and "Best Villain." We're pretty certain the MTV Movie Awards haven't actually mattered to anyone for the better part of ... More >>
Just caught an interview on MTV with the 3OH!3 dudes about the new album, Streets of Gold. Evidently, Ke$ha, with whom the boys collaborated with on her chartbuster, "Blah Blah Blah," is slated to appear on track from the new record called, "My First Kiss," produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco. A ... More >>
Carmelo Anthony and La La Vazquez have set a date for their New York City nuptials: July 10, 2010. And to make sure none of their important guests schedule a backyard barbecue for the same day, the Nuggets star and former MTV veejay put a couple hundred Valentine's Day-themed save-the-date ca ... More >>
Acoustic Profanity Friday, January 8, 2010Bender's Tavern Better than: MTV Unplugged. Acoustic Profanity was about what you'd expect from the name: Get a bunch of punks together and take them out of their element a little by handing them acoustic guitars and sitting them on some stools. Over the co ... More >>
Some quick news bites from the local scene...Oh my!: Recognize these striking dames? Yeah, us neither. That boa helmet and weird, red, veil, feathery thing kind of obscures any chance we have any sort of face recognition. This pic was snapped a few nights ago at mtvU's Woodie Awards, which we som ... More >>
Update: The thirty-second preview clip has been swapped with the full video. Check it out. BTW, the video reportedly goes into regular rotation on MTV next week.All right, so dig it: the new 3OH!3/Katy Perry "Starstrukk" video won't offically see its broadcast premiere until next Monday, October 26, ... More >>
Okay, if you're like us and were up at Red Rocks for Monolith this past Sunday night watching the Mars Volta confound the audience with its spectacular over indulgence or -- depending upon your perspective -- dazzle the crowd with its awe-worthy musicianship, you missed 3OH!3's thirty second long, ... More >>
MTV NewsMTV's ongoing love affair with the dashing young gentlemen of 3OH!3 continues unabated. Just the other day, they delivered this in-depth expose of what the guys pack in their carry-on luggage while flying around the globe living the jet-set lifestyle of electro-crunk superstars on the ... More >>
3OH!3 has officially achieved ubiquity. The duo performed live yesterday on MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung. The guys are featured among people.com's hottest bachelors. Oh, and in actual music news, "Don't Trust Me" has reached the number five spot on Billboard's top 40 chart. As the B ... More >>
Looks like 3OH!3's debut single, "Don't Trust Me," can now officially be considered a smash, having purportedly sold one million digital copies. For those of you who've recently unthawed after being cryogenically frozen for the past decade or so, that is the modern-day equivalent of selling a millio ... More >>
Did you happen to catch 3OH!3's recent spring break performance on MTVU? Panama City, Florida, on the beach with babes in bikinis, wall-to-wall kids, losing their minds, Benny Blanco on the ones and twos -- trust us: the shit was b-a-n-a-n-a-s, as Ms. Stefani would say. Er, well, actually, if this w ... More >>
It was only a matter of time before drag queens hit reality TV. To prove the point, RuPaul's Drag Race, an elimination competition hosted by America's favorite female impersonator on MTV's GLBT-centric Logo network, is speeding around the bend tonight with its fifth fantastic episode. The show featu ... More >>
Wednesday, December 10, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Friday, June 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Right now, the most talked-about band on the rise among the nation's critical taste-makers is Vampire Weekend. But in Westword’s March 20 profile of the New York-based group, and in the following Q&A, lead singer/guitarist Ezra Koenig talks for himself. Koenig begins by sketching in details about ... More >>
Friday, February 15, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Attention young political junkies! As the Democratic National Convention approaches, don’t think the big news networks will be the only ones peddling your political fix. MTV is looking to take over as the pusherman on the Gen Y electorate, and in Colorado, recent CU graduate Trevor Martin will be ... More >>
The members of Fall Out Boy, who headline the Young Wild Things tour that stopped at DU's Magness Arena on November 23, are new millennium anachronisms: musicians who became famous thanks to MTV video airplay. Of course, the video medium is currently the province of YouTube, while MTV prefers to dev ... More >>
So you've thought the MTV's Video Music Awards have sucked in recent years? Well, the 2007 edition aired on September 9 brought sucking to a level that even the pros on the Hoover design team never imagined possible. Although the startlingly pathetic opening number by Britney Spears has received the ... 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 >>
Crossing over -- who's doing it, who's not.
Saturday, September 23, CityLights Pavilion, 303-405-6080.
Bidding farewell from the cheap seats.
Saturday, December 17, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Pushing the boundaries of taste and common sense, Steve-O and the cast of Jackass bring their physical comedy to the stage.
Veni Vidi Vicious (Epitaph/Burning Heart)
Save the Last Dance trips the light fantastic while bridging the black-white racial divide.
Model scout at Sevilla.
HOW THE CABLE CHANNEL IS RETURNING US TO THE BORING DAYS OF YESTERYEAR.