Novelty had its moment in hip-hop; vision had its moment; abstraction had its moment. But thanks in no small part to Top Dawg Entertainment and its star, Kendrick Lamar, good old fashioned high-quality rapping is once again the standard of the day. And now, K.Dot's longtime running mate Schoolboy Q ... More >>
FIVE IRON FRENZY @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 8/17/13 Five Iron Frenzy began life in 1995, as the side project of a long-forgotten thrash-metal-and-industrial band called Exhumator. Ahead of the ska revival of the mid-'90s, Exhumator's members wanted to play music that was inherently fun, positive and upl ... More >>
The Arise Music Festival kicks off today at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland and runs through Sunday. Take one look at the schedule, and you'll quickly see there are an overwhelming number of acts on the bill. We narrowed it down to the half-dozen acts you must-see. Keep reading to see which ones we picked ... More >>
THE AVETT BROTHERS @ RED ROCKS | FRI & SAT, 7/5-7/6 The country is awash in Americana fever as scores of rock-radio favorites dabble in the sounds of yore. Though it might be cute, many of the current banjo-picking types fail to elevate their style beyond gimmick. A huge exception is the Avett Broth ... More >>
Steely Dan is making its way back to Colorado for a show at Red Rocks this August, and there's a bunch of other new shows to let you know about, including Brad Paisley at Fiddler's Green, the Geto Boys at Summit Music Hall, Ride Festival and Selena Gomez. Keep reading for the full rundown on these s ... More >>
We're blessed to live here, you know. If you haven't already come to this conclusion on your own from feeling the ever-present sunshine and observing the wondrous sunset paintings we're treated to each evening, all you have to do is take a look at the brimming concert calendar. Whereas the live musi ... More >>
Born to Fly
There's a whole new batch of shows to let you know about, some of which are going on sale this week, including a new date from Breathe Carolina, as well as a rescheduled date for Mouse On Mars at Summit Music Hall, plus 3 Doors Down and Daughtry, who are co-headling the 1STBANK Center in December, a ... More >>
Welcome to the (long) weekend! As the summer heat continues, so do the shows. There's a great variety to choose from over the next few days, a healthy mix of imports and exports. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and break ... More >>
Our collection of photos from Barack Obama's visit to The Sink in Boulder included an absolutely hilarious shot of CU student Madalyn Starkey mugging alongside the Prez -- one so funny that she soon became a major media darling, Internet sensation and memes subject; see examples below. But that does ... More >>
Michael Franti -- due at an in-store this evening at Independent Records from 4- 6 p.m. and headlining tomorrow night's Harvest Ball at Broomfield's 1STBANK Center -- is known for his social activism through his music. He started off as a rapper, spitting aware (and angry) rhymes in his early ... More >>
James MinchinSinger-songwriter and social activist Michael Franti will headline tomorrow's Harvest Ball at the 1stBank Center, which will feature a morning yoga workshop, an early afternoon (and sold-out) matinee concert, and an evening concert to help celebrate the end of the harvest season ... More >>
Anne StaveleyThe once-nomadic-now-settled Nederland folk quintet Elephant Revival is celebrating the release of its second album, Break In The Clouds, tonight at the Walnut Room, but this isn't just a regular old release show. The band is also offering up a "meet and greet" session as part of ... More >>
The super-official, absolutely real, Record Store Day might have been earlier this year, but there's no reason why we can't celebrate our favorite holiday twice. Instead of cutting each other's throats and arguing with old folks at the mall today, maybe you'd like to consider spending your Bl ... More >>
Michael Franti & Spearhead with Brett Dennen 7.31.10|Red Rocks Amphitheatre Since 1986, Michael Franti has been making music with a social conscience -- from his industrial punk days in the Beatnigs to the hip-hop leaning Disposable Heroes to his current (and most commercially successful) project ... More >>
"William Elliott Whitmore Stretches the Definition of Hardcore," a profile in the January 22 edition of Westword, only scratches the surface of an enjoyable and revealing Q&A with this deep-voiced roots-and-folk purveyor, who shares more in common with punk rockers than just his record label. (He' ... More >>
One of the Handsome Little Devils. For more ways to rock the night and kill the day, go to westword.com/calendar. Before you get all excited about taking the kids to Michael Frantiâ€™s Harvest Ball circus matinee next weekend, cancel the funny hats and get a grip. Sold out. Sure, she looks cut ... More >>
Red Rocks offers recycling — but only if you trash your seat.
From the week of October 13, 2005
Say Word! lets poets speak out.
Sunday, April 24, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
The Charlie Hunter Trio strikes a jazzy balance between brains and heart.
Songs From the Front Porch: An Acoustic Collection (Boo Boo Wax)
This week's concert pick: Gil Scott-Heron
Krist Novoselic has more to talk about than his days in Nirvana.
In Zap Mama, Marie Daulne dispenses the wisdom of the world.
THERE'S NOTHING DISPOSABLE ABOUT MICHAEL FRANTI'S LATEST ADVENTURE IN HIP HOP.