Best known for his Golden Globe-winning work as Kurt Hummel on Glee, Chris Colfer is a 22-year-old who has consistently delivered on his own high ambitions. Author of a New York Times bestseller, the barely-into-adulthood Colfer is also a screenwriter whose first film, Struck by Lightning, opens at ... More >>
Tuesday, November 27, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
Tuesday, June 19, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
Saturday, May 19, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, 303-830-8497.
Sofia Vergara hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Besides Vergara playing up her sex symbol status -- cleavage, accent and all -- and Kristen Wiig returning to form as evil schoolgirl Gilly, boy-band explosion One Direction delivered a solid appearance in what may have been one of the show' ... More >>
Thursday, April 5, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
What do you do if the lead single from your new album campaign drops like dead weight down the charts? If you're Madonna, you release another single and hope that the club kids don't notice that you're treading on old territory. Madge's lead single from her hotly-anticipated twelfth album, M.D.N.A. ... More >>
Let the comparisons to the late Whitney Houston begin. As of yesterday, Adele, the vocal powerhouse and people's champ of 2011, has broken Houston's record for number of weeks atop the Billboard 200 albums chart. As 21 logged 21 nonconsecutive weeks at the top yesterday, 365 days after being relea ... More >>
Update: Chris Brown's "Turn Up the Music" remix featuring Rhianna added below. Happy 24th birthday, Robyn Rihanna Fenty. We remember your first record, "Pon De Replay." Nice, disposable dancefloor pop. It was urban enough to get people dancing in high school, but not sexy enough to fertilize anythi ... More >>
One of the best films of the year, Midnight in Paris, and one of the most popular albums of the year, Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne, have little in common on the surface.
Cee Lo Green outsings Madonna during the "Like A Prayer" portion of the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.Forget the New York Giants and Eli Manning. The true winner of yesterday's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was pop music. Heralded in by Queen Madonna herself, the halftime show was truly an ... More >>
Chris Brown singles have always come in two flavors: Sexy & Braggadocious and Song & Dance -- songs that are either about busting a nut or busting a move, regardless of production or tempo. Edgier singles from his catalogue, like "Look at Me Now," "I Can Transform Ya" and even the recent "Strip" fal ... More >>
Forget Lil Kim. At this point in her career, Nicki Minaj's only enemy is herself and "Super Bass." That track, which catapulted Minaj into a mainstream as cross-genre artist and onto the iPods of Taylor Swift fans everywhere, will be her "Lose Yourself" -- the song that defines Minaj's career until ... More >>
Rihanna in "We Found Love"In less than a week (four days, to be exact), Rihanna has racked up over eight million views with her "We Found Love" video. And deservedly so. The song is catchy as hell, and the video, like the others the pop star has produced recently, is thought provoking. Rihann ... More >>
Tuesday, September 27, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
You can go on for days debating the musical mysteries of the so called 27 Club -- which includes Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and now Amy Winehouse -- but one thing is certain: The death of these artists had a profound impact on their subsequent sales. Pearl, for example, was rele ... More >>
She would vote for you.Alright, so we didn't like Soul Surfer that much. But they can't all be gems, and when it comes to elevating fellow Denverites into the echelons of dumb awards, we're always willing to help a brother out -- so take, if you will, a moment from your busy day and cast a vo ... More >>
Adele, the soulful British pop diva who's had this coming for a long time, has the first blockbuster album of 2011 with 21. She's atop the Billboard charts this week, having sold 350,000-odd copies. This is a welcome development no matter how you look at it: Take a tour through her recent bar ... More >>
Country superstars George Strait and Reba McEntire have sold close to 125 million records. combined. In his career, which spans more than three decades, Strait has had more number-one singles than Elvis, and his latest effort, Twang, debuted at the number-one slot on Billboard's Top Country A ... More >>
Okay, so here's a nutty idea. Last week, Taylor Swift topped the Billboard charts once again by selling 52,000 copies of her Speak Now album -- an industry low, reportedly, taking the title from the Dreamgirls soundtrack, which previously held the distinction with 67,000 sales.
The last time we heard from will.i.am and friends, they were breaking every singles record known to man. In case you've purged your brain of the memory: In 2009, they had the number one song in the country from April 18 through October 17. "Boom Boom Pow" took roughly the first half of that, ... More >>
The King?Buried in blurbs about this week's chart, Billboard.biz had this somewhat alarming stat: The cast of Glee debuted three new songs in the Hot 100 this week, bringing the total number of songs they've had on the chart to 93. To put this figure in perspective, that's two more than Jam ... More >>
Young Moolah, BabyLil Wayne sold a million copies of Tha Carter III in one week back in June of 2008. It's a nearly impossible benchmark in an era of dwindling album sales. And the day Lil Wayne was released from prison, Taylor Swift matched his feat. Actually, she surpassed it. Tha Carter ... More >>
It's a good thing 3OH!3 has inspired the rabid support of the fans (Streets of Gold debuted in the top ten of Billboard 200 and "My First Kiss," the inescapable ditty featuring Kesha, looks to be headed toward platinum status), because thus far, the Boulder ballers are encountering growing di ... More >>
Um, like, ewww and stuff. That's about all we have to say about 3OH!3 latest turn on the cover of AP. If you're keeping track, this is the third time the outfit has graced the cover. For the July edition of the magazine commemorating the Cleveland-based rag's 25th anniversary, the editors c ... More >>
In its fifth consecutive week on the charts, the Fray's self-titled sophomore release is still generating impressive sales figures, good enough, in fact, to remain in the top ten on the Billboard 200. Last week, the group registered 30,000 more sales, which moved it up a notch to number seven from n ... More >>
Friday, February 27, Grizzly Rose, 303-830-8497.
With "Handlebars," the first single from Fight With Tools, continuing to surge up the modern rock charts, Flobots are just starting to register on the radars of critics and bloggers nationally. Earlier this morning, as part of a frequent feature it runs called "Corporate Rock Still Sells" in which A ... More >>
When we last tuned in to As Flobots Turn, our local hip-hop hybrid heroes were steadily ascending Billboard's Modern Rock Chart and getting ready for a gig with Metallica. This week, we find Jonny 5 and the crew still burning up the charts, moving up two spots and edging ever so closer towards numer ... More >>
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Thursday, February 15, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Saturday, January 20, Vinyl, 303-860-8469.
Plant Music Records
Neither cancer nor tour burnout can stop Jack's Mannequin.
Damian Marley conveys his father's vision to a new generation.
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
There'll be no sorrow for O Brother multi-instrumentalist Dan Tyminski.
Neko Case has yet to make the Opry, but her reputation as a new country pioneer is grand.
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