For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of e ... More >>
If you thought last week's new show announcements were killer, brace yourself. This week's show is just as killer, er make that Killers. After being missing in action for the past couple of years, the Las Vegas quartet is making its triumphant return this November at the 1STBANK Center in support of ... More >>
It's unfortunate that so many people assume that U.K. punk was all about politics. When Bill Maher interviewed Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong on his show Real Time with Bill Maher last year, he questioned the singer's punk credibility for working to help elect Barack Obama in 2008, referring to Th ... More >>
Over the weekend at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, there was a triple bill featuring what's left of Night Ranger, Foreigner and Journey. Stephanie March had fun, and while Spaceplace, who posted our comment of the day, agrees that it was fun, there were plenty of other things he didn't appreciate, fro ... More >>
There is nothing better than reminiscing about the awesomeness of the 80s. And no two bands scream that era louder than Journey and Foreigner (due tomorrow night at Comfort Dental Amphitheater). Journey, once led by lead singer Steve Perry, carries us through the depths of love and heartache like no ... More >>
Jon SolomonDamon Albarn of Gorillaz GORILLAZ With N.E.R.D. 10.24.10 | Wells Fargo Theatre In what will probably now become a legendary appearance at Wells Fargo Theatre last night, Gorillaz brought out a Colorado crowd in its truest form -- Dads, ravers, white people with dreads, babies, br ... More >>
Many people heard The Cult after its breakthrough album, Love, which contained the classic single "She Sells Sanctuary," was released in 1985. But The Cult increasingly became a worldwide phenomenon with its following two albums, Electric and Sonic Temple.
It's been a hell of a week for show announcements. Aside from getting the word on shows by the Cult, Blitzen Trapper, Bad Religion, the Thermals and Drake, Gorillaz announced a show at the Wells Fargo Theatre on Sunday, October 24. Tickets to see the Damon Albarn-fronted group, which includ ... More >>
Like so many new albums from old dudes, it's not that Ozzy Osbourne's Scream, which was released today, is not good, per se -- it's that it's not needed. While Osbourne's new effort updates his shtick a bit -- it sounds like he's been listening to a long of Norwegian opera-metal and possibly some ... More >>
On Plastic Beach, the Gorillaz first release since 2005's Demon Days, frontman Damon Albarn recruited a hell of a guest line-up, from Lou Reed and the Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon to Mos Def, Bobby Womack and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. The album, which was released last week on Virg ... More >>
Patti Smith provided an interesting definition of punk rock in the current issue of New York magazine: "Punk rock is just another word for freedom." That got us thinking about what punk is and was, and how, as with all abstractions, you get to make up your own definition. As you can see in the ab ... More >>
Thursday, March 27, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on.
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything.
Code 46 paints a plausibly problematic tomorrow.
What do emo, Jah, Neil Young and THC have in common? The Mighty Rime.
Alex Paterson returns from Orblivion with a disc that inspires passionate responses.
HE'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST STARS IN SHOW BIZ--AND NO, THAT'S NOT A FAT JOKE.