Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damagin ... More >>
Did you know that Michael Bolton's real last name is "Bolotin"? (It's pronounced "below-tin.") Or that he is a major Scrabble nerd? These are important things to know. Bolton's talent supersedes any genre. He has worked with an eclectic array of musicians, including Pavarotti, Cher, Barbra Streisan ... More >>
By Jermaine Charles All performers, no matter who they are or how talented they may be, had a time before they were famous when they were still coming into their own. For some, that time can be awkward or even cringe-inducing to reflect on, while for others, the progression seems more natural. Take ... More >>
At his X-Factor audition at the Denver Coliseum earlier this year, which was finally shown this past Thursday on the show's premiere, Jeff Brinkman took Kelly Rowland's breath away before he even sang a note. Rowland gasped noticeably as the shaggy-haired, 36-year-old singer (and T.J. Miller lookali ... More >>
Many hip-hop fans, those who love rap -- hell, even some rappers -- have an aversion to gangsta rap for its objectionable content. Common named the rise of gangsta rap as one of the many steps in hip-hop's downfall in "I Used to Love H.E.R.," a sentiment that, of course, began a contentious relation ... More >>
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 >>
How awesome is "Big Pimpin'," by Jay-Z? Really awesome. But some folks argue that its awesomeness comes courtesy of an unlicensed sample, and they'd like to be compensated. A new round of legal claims has been brought against HOV by a handful of heirs and music publishers who argue that the track ... More >>
Wynkoop BrewingWynkoop brewers know hops.You won't find many of Colorado's brewers around Colorado this week as most of them have taken off for the annual Craft Brewers Conference, taking place in San Francisco. But that doesn't mean you can't toast them -- and the industry as a whole -- whi ... More >>
By now you've heard about Christina Aguilera's vocal malfunction at the Super Bowl last night. Midway through her a cappella rendering of our hallowed national anthem, she completely flubbed the lines, "O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming." Evidently she was caught up in the m ... More >>
By now you've heard about Christina Aguilera's vocal malfunction at the Super Bowl last night. Midway through her a cappella rendering of our hallowed national anthem, she completely flubbed the lines, "O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming." An embarrassing gaffe to be sure. Ev ... More >>
The music industry has fallen upon hard times, and hard times call for innovation. Now, we don't know enough about the licensing difficulties behind streaming music, or the revenue share of digital downloads or any of that to suggest a business model based on how people want to listen to music these ... More >>
Songs not to include on your Valentines Day mix CD.
Separating heavenly holiday music from Hell's noels.
Searching for gems in the flood of seasonal discs.
Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jew-pergroup.
Don't start no stuff, won't be no stuff.
Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.
'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.
Reviewers have tried to get rid of him for years, but Barry Manilow's not going anywhere.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.
TWO NEW STATIONS TURN DENVER RADIO UPSIDE DOWN.
THE KINGS OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC BELIEVE THAT THEIR PRAYERS ARE ABOUT TO BE ANSWERED.
THE EAGLES AND PINK FLOYD BRING BACK THE ME DECADE.