In this very special edition of Heavy Rotation, you not only get a through-the-keyhole view of our musical proclivities, but you also get a few words from us on our top pick of the week. Keep reading to find out what Mark Sanders considers musical comfort food, why Kelsey Whipple can't think of Spac ... More >>
James Morrison (due tomorrow night at the Fox Theatre) first started performing at open mike nights in England before he hit it big as a singer-songwriter with a crossover appeal between pop, rock and R&B music. Two of his songs, "Broken Strings" and a cover of "Man In The Mirror," earned him a dece ... More >>
Britt Chester SWOLLEN MEMBERS With Saigon • City Real • Prime Element 11.10.10 | Marquis Theatre Originally scheduled to take place the Summit Music Hall, last night's Swollen Members show was moved to the Marquis Theater. The dichotomy of confused Christian rock fans hoping to see Red ... More >>
Britt ChesterAloe Blacc ALOE BLACC AND THE GRAND SCHEME With Air Dubai • Maya Jupiter • Foodchain 11.10.10 | City Hall Amphitheater I'd been seeing posters all over town advertising Aloe Blacc and The Grande Scheme playing at City Hall with Air Dubai and FoodChain. What those posters failed to ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Earlier this week, Nick Cave responded to accusations that he nicked the basis of the song "Palaces of Montezuma" from a tune by some guy named Frank Duffy called "Grey Man." It seems absurd someone as versatile as Cave would intentionally borrow a lick or two from another song. Any similarities ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM.Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to le ... More >>
If you feel that Denver’s Public Works has too much authority in your life, you may find catharsis in the artwork of Dan Ericson. The self-proclaimed “street sign artist,” who adopts the nom de plume ‘Dunn’ as a graffiti-esque pseudonym, produces original artwork by painting hip hop tablea ... More >>
The mini-profile of Northern State that appears in the November 1 issue of Westword springs from the following maxi-Q&A with Julie Potash, one of three MCs in the sprightly hip-hop act. It’s her second interview with the paper, but the first one to actually appear in print; a previous article inte ... More >>
IO Echo, Kenna, She Wants Revenge October 11, 2007 Gothic Theatre Better than: Wearing out your vinyl copy of Floodland. Upon arriving at the Gothic for last night’s She Wants Revenge show, the first thing that struck me was the diversity of the crowd. There were dolled-up big-hair girls, hippie ... More >>
Saturday, June 16
It's early in the current Red Rocks season, but the marvelous venue's most unusual 2007 show may have already taken place. The May 15 date featuring Icelandic sprite Björk and harpist Joanna Newsom offered the sort of challenging music that wouldn't be expected to draw a throng. Yet the rows along ... More >>
Timbaland Presents Shock Value
Just over four decades ago, actor Peter Sellers presented the Beatles with a Grammy they'd won for the song "A Hard Day's Night." In a film of this event that was shown during the 1965 Grammy telecast, Sellers referred to the prize as a "Grandma award" -- and his joke rings true to this day. The fol ... More >>
Crossing over -- who's doing it, who's not.
The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year.
The Go! Team doesn't have TV-commercial aspirations.
Canada's Sam Roberts is determined to rock the Lower 48.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399
DJ Paul Oakenfold heads in a new direction -- and not everyone wants to follow.
A tip of the hat to Aubrey Collins, a country starlet in the making.
Going back to his roots, Scratch gives lip service to the lost art of beatboxing.