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    September 11, 2014

    Happy Hour at Vesper Lounge: A New Spin on an Old Favorite

    As the bars of your parents and grandparents slowly atrophy, the layers of paint and smoke are peeled off and the floorboards ripped up, no one is quite sure how to replace these one-time classics while maintaining their old-fashioned spirit. But Frank Bonnanno's Vesper Lounge found a way. The for ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    The fifteen best female-fronted fuzz guitar bands

    In the past few years, fuzz guitars have come conspicuously back to the forefront, and they're being played by some female-led outfits that sound like they came straight out of mid '90s, the time when Juliana Hatfield, Liz Phair and Courtney Love were queens of the Sam Goody racks. With jangly and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Shawn Stockman and Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men tell the stories behind their biggest hits

    You awkwardly danced to "End of the Road" at your middle school dances. You sang along to "I'll Make Love to You" on the radio, even if you didn't fully understand the subject matter. "Motownphilly" will always be back again. After taking a break for several years, the Boyz behind these early '90s ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012
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    May 17, 2012

    American Idol recap: Phillip Phillips will sail through to the final, but who will join him?

    It's down to the wire now. Last night's performances will determine which of the three remaining Idol contestants will make it through to the final and ultimately win the entire competition, which, with the elimination of Hollie Cavanagh last week, is anyone's game at this point. The contestants eac ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    American Idol recap: Jermaine Jones booted when producers discover his criminal past

    Even before the contestants performed last night, one had been eliminated. Jermaine Jones, the "gentle giant" of this season's American Idol, was forced to leave the show after Idol staff's discovery of his criminal activity -- oh, and him lying to Idol producers about the whole thing didn't help th ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    The new faces of R&B in Denver: Jon Shockness, J. Carey, Devan Blake Jones, BMore and B.Blacc

    Kate LevyJ. Carey is one smooth operator​Have you noticed the influx of male R&B singers these days, particularly in the Mile High City? Adam Duncan, who just joined the A&M/Octone Records roster, is just one of many cats putting it down in Denver these days. Jon Shockness (Air Dubai), J.Carey ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Meet Devan Blake Jones, another burgeoning R&B sensation from the Mercury Sauce camp

    ​Devan Blake Jones is originally from California, but he was bred here in Denver. Growing up in a family of musicians, Jones learned to hone his skills in the church and started pursuing his passion for singing in earnest in high school. Now a protégée of Mercury Sauce's Nathan Reid (Amanda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    The 10 worst smelling rock star-branded perfumes or colognes

    Now you can smell like a teen girl in love with Justin Bieber.​Smelling like a rock star wasn't always considered a good thing. But now that The Strokes' Julian Casablancas is the face and inspiration of Azzaro's new perfume, Decibel, and Prince has to pay $4 million to a company over his fail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Music App Roundup: Bandito, Groove Coaster, My Wedding Music, Voloco, Rdio

    ​As smartphones have opened the door to amazing mobile applications, the sheer amount of them being released makes it difficult to keep up with the best of them. So to help filter though all of it, we take a look at the best and tally them up here. This round, we've got an amazing rhythm game, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Round two with Trattoria Stella's Valentino Ujkic

    Lori Midson​ Valentino Ujkic Trattoria Stella 3201 East Colfax Avenue 303-320-8635 This is part two of my interview with Valentino Ujkic , executive chef of Trattroria Stella. Part one of that interview ran yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    5 things the Qaddafi family could've spent $1 million dollars on

    ​Mariah, Usher, Beyonce and 50 Cent? Not the MTV video music awards. Definitely not the Grammy's. No, these are all artists that were paid approximately one million dollars to perform for Muammar Qaddafi family functions. The Libyan ruler has been the leader of Libya since 1969, and judging by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Flash mob, holiday style, at FlatIron Crossing food court -- and nobody got slushied! (VIDEO)

    ​Hipsters may think flash mobs are played out -- but to that, we say: "Bah, humbug!" As reported by the Boulder Daily Camera, students from Westminster's Artistic Fusion Dance Academy took over FlatIron Crossing's food court yesterday, sashaying to Mariah Carey's version of "All I Want For Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    $16 million to recover $391,000: The RIAA just blew a lot cash. Here's ten more of the industry's greatest wastes

    [via Flickr]​Last week, it was revealed the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) spent $16 million to recover $391,000 from lawsuits involving peer-to-peer file sharing. No, we didn't print that backwards; you don't need to adjust your screen -- they really did waste that much mone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    We're speechless: A look at the year's most unintentionally funny lyrics.

    Royce Da 5'9" remembers that new mom smell​The lowest common denominator having been achieved in 2005 with the release of the Black Eyed Peas' Monkey Business, popular musicians have had to work extra hard in recent years to find new and inventive ways to be inane. They found great success in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 7, 2009

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Tech N9NE top seller at Independent Records again

    ​Tech N9NE's latest effort, K.O.D., grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the second week in a row, while Slayer's new disc, World Painted Blood, came in second and Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 grabbed the third slot. Michael Jackson's This is It and Say Anything's new self-titled album rounded o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Rammstein top seller at Independent Records

    ​German industrial metal band Rammstein nabbed the top spot at Independent Records with Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, the band's sixth studio effort released last week on the Vagrant imprint. Jay-Z, who had been at number one for the last few weeks with Blueprint 3 was knocked down to the second slot wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Jay-Z top seller at Independent Records again

    ​Jay-Z, who's been dominating Independent's charts for the past two months with The Blueprint 3, was on top again for the week ending October 18. Mario's D.N.A., released last week on J Records, debuted at second while Drake's So Far Gone came in at third. The Flaming Lips' Embryonic and Five Fing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Avett Brothers on top again at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar again for the week ending October 11. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way to Blue nabbed the second and third slots while Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel and Lil Boosie Superbad r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Jay-Z back on top at Independent Records

    ​After holding on the top spot for a weeks in a row and then moving down to the fifth spot last week, Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 is back on top at Independent Records for the week ending October 11. Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, which grabbed the top spot last week, moved down to the seco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Avett Brothers top seller at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You, released last week on American Recordings, grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 4. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way to Blue nabbed the second and third slots while Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Impe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Mariah Carey grabs top spot at Independent Records

    ​Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, released last week on Island, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending October 4. Black Give Way to Blue, Alice in Chain's first album with new singer William DuVall, and Dethklok's Dethalbum II claimed the second and third slot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    When Rock 'n' Roll meets Hollywood: Ten Awful Decisions

    ​ Taking Woodstock is in theaters Friday. Maybe it will be really good, or maybe taking a stand-up comedian and sticking him in a semi-dramatic movie about Woodstock that doesn't feature any -- any! -- musical performances is a terrible idea. Still, rock 'n' roll and Hollywood have been ugly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Q&A with Adele

    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 release. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Monolith Festival Live Blog, Day 2

    Tokyo Police Club started a solid run on the main stage. (Photo by Chad Fahnestock). And it's gone. Just like that, the gale-force winds of indie rock have come and gone, whipping Red Rocks into a frenzy all day Saturday and Sunday. Missed it? Can't remember it? Read our Day 1 Monolith Live Blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Q&A with Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson of the Roots

    The Q&A below starring Roots drummer Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson, whose band opens for Westword profile and Q&A subject Erykah Badu, represented a first for yours truly. Never before had I conducted an interview with an artist who spent the first portion of the conversation on a treadmill. But Thompson ... More >>

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    March 24, 2008
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    December 14, 2006


    Music biopics Hollywood won't make.

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    December 7, 2006

    Midtown Beat/Armidas

    Indulge your inner songbird.

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    March 9, 2006

    Satoshi Tomiie

    The Church

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    October 27, 2005

    Critical Fatwa

    Mariah Carey

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    June 2, 2005

    How to Survive...Being Stuck in I-70 Traffic

    Entertain yourself -- if not others -- with these handy roadside games.

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    May 19, 2005


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    July 15, 2004

    Jessica Simpson

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    March 28, 2002

    Bang to Hype

    At SXSW, it's all about the buzz, not the Buzz Band.

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    September 27, 2001

    Off Limits

    The Unkindest Cut

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Lady Sang the Blues

    Monica Janzen had a great voice, a solid band and a new record. She also had breast cancer.

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    A Joyful Noise

    Golden pipes -- not a genie in a bottle -- helped fifteen-year-old Rachael Lampa land a lucrative record deal and a rare position in the world of Christian pop.

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    July 8, 1999

    More Songs of the Century

    Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.

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    December 18, 1997

    After Further Review

    Putting the season's major releases to the test.

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    October 2, 1997

    Rap Gets Puffy

    Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop.

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