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    June 25, 2014

    How Bob Marley was sold to the suburbs

    At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Elvis Costello's My Aim is True turns 35

    See Also: Damned, Damned, Damned turns 35 Lester Bangs died 30 years ago today It was 45 years ago today . . . The Beatles Sgt. Pepper nears the half century mark The Smiths Louder than Bombs turns 25 today In the early 1970s, a bespectacled English waif named Declan MacManus -- later to be known ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows

    See Also: - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows - Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsma ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Damned Damned Damned turns 35

    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 >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Paul Simon, Amos Lee and Matisyahu were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Whiskey Bottles, Petals of Spain and Hot IQsall got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new and rec ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Danzig at the Boulder Theater, 5/3/11

    Dane Cronin DANZIG 05.03.11 | Boulder Theater The first time I went out to see Danzig over a decade ago as a teenager in the Pittsburgh, the concert was inexplicably canceled minutes before show time, and I returned to my '89 Pontiac Sunbird to find it towed. Last night in Boulder, I feared some s ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    August 25, 2010

    Cee Lo Green's inescapably charming (and shamelessly profane) kiss off tops our playlists

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most persistent question we encounter is: "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a lis ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 1, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Another weekend, another music format for The Truth

    Great White.​The new talk outlet known as The Truth, at 101.5 FM, is playing music on the weekends. But stylistically, the station is a lot less consistent than the right-wing flavor of its syndicated blab. At first, the outlet simply spun the same mix of hard rock and hip-hop as during an int ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008

    Nick Lowe

    Tuesday, April 15, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

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    April 3, 2008
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    July 5, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    December 29, 2005

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten discs that are worthy of your money and your close attention.

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    April 10, 2003

    Space Is the Place

    Thank God for Astronauts launches some heavenly pop.

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    May 30, 2002

    Solomon Burke

    Don't Give Up on Me (Epitaph/Fat Possom)

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    January 10, 2002

    Graham Slams

    New-wave pioneer Graham Parker is still squeezing out the sparks.

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    April 6, 2000

    Panther, Panther Burning Bright

    Re-examining the cultural legacy of the MC5.

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    May 27, 1999

    The Mellowing of Mr. C

    Elvis Costello isn't angry anymore.

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    July 2, 1998
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    November 20, 1997

    The Revenge of Guilty Pleasures

    Readers come up with their own list of songs that are so bad they're good.

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    June 12, 1997

    Cash on the Barrelhead

    After a period of obscurity, Johnny Cash is once again a wanted man.

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    September 27, 1995
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    March 30, 1994
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    February 23, 1994