This weekend's best shows include rapper Redman releasing a new album poolside in RiNo, Xiu Xiu bringing its newest noise to Larimer Lounge and "Jessie's Girl" to Fiddler's Green. There are plenty of other good ones in the next couple days -- the rest of our picks for the weekend are below.
It's been a hell of long time since Beck played these parts. Now touring in support of his new album, Morning Phase, which he's called a companion piece to 2002's Sea Change, Beck headlines Red Rocks on Friday, August 15. General admission and reserved tickets ($49.95-$57.50) go on sale on Friday, M ... More >>
#39: Amanda Berg Wilson. Amanda Berg Wilson is a juggler of great energy, who came to Boulder from Chicago, where she helped found the interdisciplinary performance group Striding Lion. And when she moved to Colorado, she brought with her an adventurously playful breath of creative fresh air. Once ... More >>
See also: Top 5 Greatest Super Bowl halftime shows and Video: M.I.A. flips off Super Bowl audience during halftime show So we all know that half the fun of watching the Super Bowl is seeing all the commercials. If you missed them for whatever reason -- your loud mouth buddy was yapping about this ... More >>
"Mr. Know It All" is no "Since U Been Gone," but it will sell quite well.Kelly Clarkson is back. Again. After disappearing from the pop-music scene following her massive hit album Breakaway, then returning with the Clive Davis-hated project My December, then returning again with "My Life Woul ... More >>
Between 1996 and 2003, VH1 ran the Beavis and Butthead for old-people, otherwise known as, Pop-Up. If you're too young to remember it or if you were like many of us and too poor for cable, the premise was that they'd take a music video and add additional, fact-based commentary via pop-ups.
Wilco's got its own label now, Kid Cudi has Wicked Awesome Records, and Odd Future just launched Odd Future Records. Everyone seems to be moving away from the old model, where the majors handled everything, and have opted to do their own thing. Of course, it's all a bit of a misnomer: While all thes ... More >>
OK Go. Have you ever heard a band cover "Ace of Spades" at 8 a.m.? If you were one of the few hundred or so people packed into Lodo's Bar and Grill at 19th and Market yesterday, you can proudly answer yes. If you remember it.
Just a few weeks ago we talked about the Black Eyed Peas' 360 degree music video, and subsequently, how disappointing it was, being that it was being presented by Black Eyed Peas and all. Thankfully, ex-Shudder to Think vocalist Craig Wedren went ahead and took the bulk of their idea and did ... More >>
The new OK Go video for "White Knuckles" is premiering today, on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, but you don't have to wait (or watch Ellen) -- we've got you covered. Like its past batch of videos. this new one is clever, funny and shot in one continuous take. You will like it. You will send it to all o ... More >>
Gogol Bordello, who shared a headlining bill with Primus at Red Rocks last week, returns to the area for a two-night stand at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27 and 28. Tickets for this one range between $36 and $41 and go on sale on Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m. The gyp ... 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?" So 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 ... More >>
Marcus RothIt was a hell of a week for show announcements, including rock legends, reunion tours and bit of everything in between. One of the most anticipated tours of the year is Pavement, who played its first show in a decade in New Zealand yesterday (photo of the setlist of that show here) ... More >>
There was an interesting op-ed in the New York Times this weekend by OK Go's lead vocalist Damian Kulash that dealt with his label's inability to update their business model to incorporate YouTube. It's worth a read for his insiders perspective, even if it's a problem most of the Internet has been c ... More >>
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 >>
â€‹Vampire Weekend's sophomore effort, Contra, released last week on XL, grabbed the top spot at Albums on the Hill for the week ending January 17. The reissue of Ween's The Pod came in second, while OK Go's latest, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, released last week on Capitol, nabbed the third spot. ... More >>
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. F ... More >>
Remember yesterday when we wrote about OK Go and heaped praise on the LA-by-way-of-Chiago act for evading obscurity once again with yet another clever new video -- you know, the one with the marching bands and all that? Seems we weren't the only ones completely aghast that the video couldn't be ... More >>
Video killed the radio star, eh? Pshaw! More like video made the radio star. Ask the lads from OK Go. You remember them, right? Affable group of guys from Chicago, had a few moderately catchy tunes, played Monolith last year? Hmm... still kind of drawing a blank? All right. How about this: ... More >>
Joe Tone As the Guy Who Sits in the Media Tent and Updates Our Live Music Fest Coverage, there are two perks to my job: 1. Proximity to free food. 2. Opportunity to pick which photos we use in our slideshows and live-review blogs. Monolith, like Mile High before it, served up scores of ph ... More >>
Update: Just in case you haven't been keeping tabs, this year's Monolith line-up has been shaping up rather nicely. On May 18, the masterminds of Monolith began revealing the line-up for the third annual two-day indie-centric music festival every two hours on Twitter and Facebook. Some folks found t ... More >>
Update: Early bird tickets are gone. If you snoozed, you losed (yes, we know that's not a word, but "lost" didn't rhyme). On a related note, Monolith, which added Chromeo to the line-up last week, earned a nod from Outside Magazine as one of the best summer music fests. Yay, Monolith!For a limited ... More >>
The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>
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