Experimental house-music label Dirtybird has become a force to be reckoned with over the past couple of years, taking over entire stages at festivals and consistently showcasing what's coming up next in the realm of house -- even, some might argue, setting those trends before they become trendy. And ... More >>
In the wake of the showerless grunge exfoliation of the early '90s, a slew of post-grunge bands emerged with diluted ditties filled with watered-down lyrics, all seemingly revolving around suffering through romance. Based on the the endless stream of crap these bands churned out, these test tube bab ... More >>
LOW @ LARIMER LOUNGE | FRI, 3/29/13 Since its inception in 1993, Low has created a body of work characterized by a fragile intensity. Although often lumped in under the banner of "slowcore" with a group of bands of similar sonic leanings, like Red House Painters, Galaxie 500, Tarnation and Codeine, ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
Just when you think the suck factor has been turned all the way up, here comes another batch of songs to push the needle further in the red. Today as the countdown of total crappiness continues, we've got tunes by Kid Rock, Nickleback, Michael Jackson, Sublime and more. Keep reading to see which son ... More >>
NICKELBACK @ PEPSI CENTER| 6.10.12 As the rotating stage rose to its peak nearly forty feet in the air, hovering above a packed general admission floor with the entire band playing, and just as the first notes of "Rockstar" began to fill the ears of fans, it became very apparent that Nickelback doe ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Whoo freaking hoo! Another stacked one on tap. Tons of options no matter your flavor. We've got Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga and more at KS 107.5's Summer Jam, Big Head Todd and the Monsters's annual sojourn to Red Rocks, a parade of imports, including Destroyer, Sarah Jaffe, ... More >>
When half-brothers Patrick Wilson and Nicholas Blake were looking for a concept for their new club, they found inspiration in Nickelback's "Rockstar" video. When we spoke with them back in November 2010 when the club first opened, the brothers told us they were opening the Rockstar Lounge with the i ... More >>
Interviewing some celebrities can be as excruciating as putting out a campfire with your face, but talking to John Waters is a lot like talking to a friend -- that is, if you have friends who have made freaks, gays, drugs, abortions and religion into delightfully irreverent movies that have defined ... More >>
The only difference between Whitney Houston and the guy who pissed himself in his cot and died last night in the Salvation Army shelter is that nobody knew that guy's name," says Jef Otte in this week's video sidebar to his "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" weekly column, After Whitney died, pundits ... More >>
This week's video sidebar to Jef Otte's "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" column -- "Johnny Cash's covers album has the gravity that Paul McCartney's doesn't" -- talks about country music and destroying a 1979 Volvo 240 in rural New Mexico with the "Murder" cassette from Johnny Cash's Love, God, Mur ... More >>
Today marks the debut of a new weekly video rant from our resident loudmouthed rabble-rouser Jef Otte, who does his level best each week to break your heart. In the video-version of I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, monsieur Otte attempts to make a compelling case for why Nickelback is poised to knoc ... More >>
Forget Tim Tebow. From now until at least the day after the Super Bowl, everyone's going to be talking about another figure in pop culture who had the religion thing down long before Tebow did: Madonna. Although Lady Gaga may never admit as much, Madge recently acknowledged the similarities between ... More >>
By early June, Denver will long be in the rearview for the Black Keys dudes, who'll play here on Monday, April 30. Too bad. It would've been sweet-ass sweet to witness a good old-fashioned battle royale for ultimate supremacy between them and the Nickelback dudes to settle this whole "rock and roll ... More >>
Despite the pointed assertion of Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney that rock music is dying because of Nickelback, the genre still appears to be selling quite well. Granted, not quite as well as hip-hop or pop, but it's still kicking. In a recent Rolling Stone cover story, Carney is quoted as sayin ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones ... More >>
Update (07/22/11): So here's the very latest word that we've heard. After Arts & Venues Denver spokesperson Kristin Rust debunked the rumors earlier this week that Janet Jackson, Usher and Red Hot Chili Peppers would be performing at Red Rocks tonight, there's word that Christina Aguilera and ... More >>
Anonymous: Now with less legion.For a group that made its name pulling such dumb pranks as sending "Justin Bieber syphilis" to the top of Google search results and collectively lowering the rating of Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's signature Gibson, Anon's been getting awful serious lately ... More >>
So this year's Coachella lineup has been announced. Have you peeped that shit? It's going to be sick, bro. Creed? Nickelback? Limp Bizkit? On the same stage? Be still our beating hearts. Road trip! Can we get a hell yeah? Looks like it's time to hit the LQ, fire up the shaggin' wagon and po ... More >>
Soundgarden was just certified Platinum for sales of its best-of album, Telephantasm (which, incidentally, has the worst cover art of the year, beating out Hurley by a long shot) generated in one day. On the surface, this sounds like one hell of an accomplishment, until you read the fine pr ... More >>
Crowded House, whose new album Intriguer hits stores today, visits the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, September 9. Intriguer, the band's follow-up to 2007's Time on Earth, will also be released as a two-disc deluxe edition that includes a bonus DVD. Tickets ($39.50 advance, $45 day of show) ... More >>
Hey, honey, apparently we owe the federal government half a million dollars. On April Fools' day, folks are a little less inclined to believe the bizarre. Your consummate bachelor friend probably isn't announcing his marriage over Facebook, and Canada most likely didn't apologize for Nickelba ... More >>
The music industry has fallen upon hard times, and hard times call for innovation. Now, we don't know enough about the licensing difficulties behind streaming music, or the revenue share of digital downloads or any of that to suggest a business model based on how people want to listen to music these ... More >>
"It's not my fault, I'm just a symptom"Susan Boyle is the top seller at not one, but two independent record stores this week. Let that sink in for a moment. Susan fucking Boyle. No offense to Ms. Boyle; I'm sure she's a lovely person. But she's a middle-aged woman who got famous singing fuck ... More >>
For the third week in a row, Eminem grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending June 7. The rapper's Relapse beat out brand new albums by Dave Matthews, Rancid and 311. Tech N9ne's Sickology 101 came in fifth and has stayed in the top ten on Independent's top seller list since be ... 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 >>
Tuesday, February 10, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
After five months of interest, Meese signs with Atlantic Records.
After breaking with Rock Ridge, Love.45 is back to basics.
Drop Dead, Gorgeous is kid-tested and mother-approved.
Wednesday, February 1, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
All the Right Reasons (Roadrunner)
More Than Medium
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
Rather than muzzle Barnett, CU clamps down on music.
The Long Road (Roadrunner)
Kiss me, Iím a rock star -- at least for one night.
Charlie's high-flying heroines kick ass -- but not the sequel syndrome.