At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>
Record Store Day is all about showing the love for your favorite bands by hitting the shops and making a purchase. Westword decided to hit the checkout lines at Wax Trax and Twist and Shout and put people on the spot. Hey You! You just bought a bunch of stuff from the record store: show us the goods ... More >>
Folk music fans woke up some very sad news this morning. Banjo player, guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, folklorist and all-around activist Pete Seeger died late last night in New York from natural causes. He was 94. The loss is tough to quantify for fans of any folk, roots, blues and Americana music ... More >>
"Denver has the most gabacho gabachos in the United States," Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, proclaimed yesterday, name-checking Tim Tebow (briefly), John Elway and Tom Tancredo, with whom he'd debated immigration eighteen months ago on the same Su Teatro stage.
Gustavo Arellano, author of Ask a Mexican, returned to the Su Teatro stage last night, where eighteen months ago he'd discussed immigration with Tom Tancredo. Before that debate, Tancredo and Arellano had met across the street for dinner at El Noa Noa. And no matter how he feels about Mexicans, "Tan ... More >>
No matter how many ways he said no, Mike Doughty was still bombarded with requests for Soul Coughing songs at the Fox Theatre last night. Currently on tour in support of his autobiography, The Book of Drugs, and the recently released album Yes And Also Yes (one of close to a dozen records Doughty ... More >>
The 1980s did not start well for Ozzy Osbourne. After being kicked out of Black Sabbath, the Prince of Darkness holed up in an L.A. hotel room, planning to remain as drunk as possible until his money ran out, and then probably move back to England to work as a laborer. He met future wife Sharon Arde ... More >>
Update: 10:39 a.m. Sunday The Shins were on Saturday Night Live last night night weekend's musical guests. Being invited to be the musical guest on an episode of SNL has been a benchmark of commercial success for any band of the last forty years. And for good reason: From Andy Kaufman annihilating ... More >>
Carmelo.As predicted in our post about Carmelo Anthony's awful play versus the 76ers, Melo went off last night against the New Jersey Nets, who pulled the plug on a deal when he balked at signing a contract extension -- yet the Nugs still lost handily. Not that it matters, since New York Knic ... More >>
Carmelo.Yesterday, we shared reports that a Carmelo Anthony trade is unlikely to happen this week. Now, an organization source hints that with the collapse of a deal with the New Jersey Nets, the Nugs are now seriously looking at shipping Melo to his chosen destination, the New York Knicks, w ... More >>
Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest, released last week on the Warp imprint, knocked Green Day down to the second slot at Twist & Shout for the week ending May31. Phoenix's new album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, grabbed the third slot while Steve Earle and Bob Dylan rounded out the top five. See the full b ... More >>
If you only recognize Michael Ian Black as the talking head on VH1 or the guy hawking Sierra Mist between first downs, than you have truly been missing out. And you're an idiot. Because although those appearances are certainly smirk-inducing, Black is a bona fide alternative-comedy superhero, dishin ... More >>
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From the week of April 29, 2004
Bill Daniels made a fortune bringing cable to the West. But would he agree with how his legacy is being spent?
Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more.
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Ever since Madonna called, remix artist and DJ Victor Calderone has been basking in a ray of light.
Bruce Springsteen can still rock -- but has he lost his human touch?
Li'l Stevie Johnston scores a victory for Denver boxing fans.
A hometown fighter gets a title shot.
Colorado sports went on a downhill slide in '99.
Their mission is to help the homeless, but now the Catholic Workers are trying to keep a roof over their own heads.
Get reacquainted with Steve Knutson, the Denver rock-scene alum behind four CDs' worth of hip-hop history.
A new boxed set tries to wring every last drop from the music of the late moptop.
The Damn Shambles stand up for good old rock and roll.
A new box set reveals Jim Morrison with his pants down.
This summer's outdoor-concert season was the weakest in years. Doesn't anyone want to hear music outside anymore?
Gene Simmons is offering the deal of the century on a slightly used rock band.
Wild Bill Hardney keeps getting knocked down. And he gets right back up.