Most of the audience at the Soiled Dove was there to see the Polyphonic Spree and didn't know much about opener Sarah Jaffe. Matt Arrington of Fort Collins was one such person. "I never saw Sarah perform before, but I was here for her warm-up and it sounded amazing!" The show opened with Denver's M ... More >>
Like any other town, Denver has its share of cover bands. For the most part, the outfits here don't merely perform somebody else's music; rather, they put time, energy and effort into really channeling the acts and eras they're emulating. This is especially true of this week's cover band, Under a Bl ... More >>
More and more, you've probably noticed an influx of Internet jukeboxes, the kind that offer a seemingly endless assortment of songs, cropping up in bars. But there are still a handful of spots rocking old school CD jukeboxes that require a bit of taste-making. Here's the ten best, including this yea ... More >>
See also: - Deadmau5 disses Playboy model for her tweet joking about Batman shooting - Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer honors Aurora shooting victims - Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to the Aurora shooting victims - Neil Diamond donates proceeds from merch sales to Aurora Victim R ... More >>
See Also: - Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer pens song for Aurora shooting victims - Neil Diamond donates proceeds from merch sales to Aurora Victim Relief Fund - Reel Big Fish donating proceeds of Aspen show to Aurora shooting victims/families - Tim McGraw and other musicians pay tribute to t ... More >>
While there are a countless number of places to do karaoke around town, we've picked ten best spots to conjure your inner crooner. Some of these places cater to singers every night of the week, while others only do karaoke on specific nights. Page down to see which spots made the list. Did your favo ... More >>
Five months of auditions, live performances and rounds and rounds of voting led to last night's big moment. Who would be crowned the American Idol champion after so much anticipation? Who deserved to win? Phillip Phillips. Beating Jessica Sanchez, the season's runner-up, in a record-breaking 132 m ... More >>
It's pretend summer in Colorado! You know, that time of year (read: every single month) when it gets up to 80-plus degrees for a few days, long enough to make you forget that it's probably going to still snow-out your cousin's wedding in June? Last week, when we experienced one of those first gorgeo ... More >>
See Also: • Best of Denver 2012 - Rear Inn Lounge/Armida's • Best of Denver 2011 - Music Bar • Best of Denver 2010 - Charlie Brown's Bar & Grill Before Dave Staff started singing Peggy Lee and Big Crosby in front of an audience, he sang to light fixtures. A former electrician, the seventy-yea ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Spring has officially sprung, and just as you can count on a another delightful couple of days weather wise, there's some great music awaiting you in the Mile High City. Locals rule this weekend. Tonight at the Walnut Room, the Autumn Film celebrates the release of its new al ... More >>
[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 >>
So by now you've heard that legendary curmudgeon Simon Cowell is leaving American Idol after this season. Good for him. Probably a few years too late if he were hoping to jump ship before the franchise jumped the shark, but whatever. Anyhow, his absence will all but drain Idol's talent pool ... More >>
Lori MidsonSqueaky Bean executive chef Max Mackissock "After all that nonsense at Primebar -- those guys are the biggest scumbags ever -- it was unbelievably refreshing to get a job at a restaurant that's owned by one of the nicest guys I've ever met," Max Mackissock says during our interview ... More >>
SoKabs (via Flickr)Did you see this yet? We just caught a link to this on Twitter (thanks, MyBodySings), a list of artists whose music was used "during the detention and interrogation of" to torture "prisoners at Guantanamo and other US facilities"? The list, published by the National Security Ar ... More >>
Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith are ChickenfootOn the surface it might seem a bit strange throwing Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith together, but the four apparently gelled so well that they decided to ... More >>
Early arrivers gathered around the bandstand an hour or so before Palin was set to speak. A country band was twanging up a storm when I entered the Jefferson County Fairgrounds building where Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was slated to appear today. Didn't ... More >>
Scorsese and the Stones, together again.
Eric Bachmann w/ Ian Cooke, Elin and Freida Saturday, January 12 Better than: The hangover the next morning The swell of people at the Hi-Dive Saturday night seemed like a perfect fit for Denver transplant Eric Bachmann. Any one of the many there may have been a random character from any one of hi ... More >>
Heritage Square Music Hall goes back to high school.
Is "Weird Al" Yankovic an American pop genius?
A lost lad longs for life in I Am David.
Ice Cube's words now ring hollow for one of his students.
From the week of January 1, 2004
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Behind the scenes at the Paramount Theatre
The Last Waltz (Warner Bros./Rhino)
E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts.
Innocence and Despair (Bar None)
Prepare for a blast from the past!
Two native sons seek ideal mates in Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire.
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
Look who's talking now.
Denver produces a new crop of music.
Terrell Davis throws down some rhymes, but can't complete the play.
Two new releases -- and a certain music awards showcase -- prove Denver's no one-note town.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
MICKY DOLENZ ON THE DRAWBACKS AND REWARDS OF LIVING IN THE PAST.
THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.