When you purchase a ticket to any concert, you run the risk of not getting the experience you paid for. Outdoor shows get rained out. Favorite songs don't get played. Opening bands go over their allotted time. Sometimes a musician is just having a very bad night. The one variable any musician can fe ... More >>
Best known as the leader of the legendary '80s alternative band the Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn has found surprising success in channeling his love of baseball into his songwriting. A few years back, Wynn found another baseball junkie, Scott McCaughey (best known for his work with the Young Fresh Fe ... More >>
Jeff Trujillo has been with the Colorado Aids project for almost six years. He started as the event coordinator for AIDS Walk Colorado, and when he took over the reins of other failing fundraising programs he decided that it was time to start fresh. The result was the Red Ball, coming up on Sunday, ... More >>
Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels just finished recording their new album, Honky Tonk Bastard World, in the Nashville home of revered designer Manuel Cuevas, whose iconic Nudie suits have been worn by an array of country legends. It's an ideal pairing for the two, as the former has steadi ... More >>
"WEIRD" AL YANKOVIC @ BOULDER THEATER | SUN, 7/21/13 "Weird Al" Yankovic's zany parodies catapulted him to fame in the '80s, back when pop culture was in dire need of some deflation. He never got critical props for his oddball iconoclasm, though, and after his 1989 film, UHF tanked at the box office ... More >>
GLENN TAYLOR ORCHESTRA @ DAZZLE | TUE., 7/23/13 Rarely is the pedal steel used outside of country music, but Glenn Taylor is one of the few who takes the instrument to completely different places, especially when he's playing with folks like Ron Miles or Matt Skellenger. While Taylor explores jazz, ... More >>
For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of e ... More >>
Dave Grohl is a busy guy. The Foo Fighters frontman is a member of multiple supergroups, played alongside Paul McCartney at the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Concert, will be the keynote speaker at South by Southwest this March, and just made his directing debut with Sound City, a documentary tracing the hi ... More >>
By Christian McPhate For years, hidden messages have allegedly been embedded in music, cryptic musings that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backwards. Backwards masking, as this phenomenon became known, centered on songs by bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, acts that supposedly impla ... More >>
Rockmount Ranch Wear has a lengthy history of celebrity drop-ins. Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler is just the latest in a long list of stylish stars to stop by the store. Knopfler played at the 1STBANK Center on October 29 and 30, along with rock legend and former Rockmount visitor Bob Dylan, on ... More >>
When he came storming onto the scene, Jimi Hendrix made weepy children out of the world's best guitar players, bringing a primal sexuality and grace to his playing that only a true master of the craft could muster. Guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Pete Townsend had spent nearly the whole ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Wilco, 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dukes of September and more were announced; Overcasters, Lumineers, Churchill and the Jekylls got spins on local radio; and recent albums from the Shins, E-40, Fun. and th ... More >>
Everyone loves Stevie Wonder. If you haven't been at a basement party singing along to "I Just Called to Say I Love You" in punch-drunk love and harmony, you haven't lived. Born Stevland Hardaway Morris in 1950, Stevie Wonder is a child prodigy who has been blind since birth. His classical prowess o ... More >>
Update: Chris Brown's "Turn Up the Music" remix featuring Rhianna added below. Happy 24th birthday, Robyn Rihanna Fenty. We remember your first record, "Pon De Replay." Nice, disposable dancefloor pop. It was urban enough to get people dancing in high school, but not sexy enough to fertilize anythi ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Gogol Bordello were announced; Gauntlet Hair, Hindershot and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Van Halen, Dr. ... More >>
Cee Lo Green outsings Madonna during the "Like A Prayer" portion of the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.Forget the New York Giants and Eli Manning. The true winner of yesterday's Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis was pop music. Heralded in by Queen Madonna herself, the halftime show was truly an ... More >>
Jimi Hendrix is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in history. Before being gifted with a guitar at the age of fifteen, Hendrix used a broom stick in place of the instrument that would later become his most beloved method of communication. Born Johnny Allen Hendrix in November 1 ... More >>
About a month ago, if you'll recall, I raked my former idol, Mario Batali, over the coals for jumping on the bandwagon of the cute veggie campaign, Meatless Monday. And in the aftermath, as was only fair, I was chastised for my pigheadedness (no pun intended). But as my comments about anima ... More >>
Like so many new albums from old dudes, it's not that Ozzy Osbourne's Scream, which was released today, is not good, per se -- it's that it's not needed. While Osbourne's new effort updates his shtick a bit -- it sounds like he's been listening to a long of Norwegian opera-metal and possibly some ... More >>
Phil Lesh & Bob Weir's group Further, who helped kick off things at the 1stBank Center in March, return to the area for a two-night stand at Red Rocks on Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25. The two Grateful Dead members will be joined by RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, Benovento-Russo ... More >>
Jef OtteMaria Kohler as Mercuria Hot Congress / Long Spoon Block Party 06.05.10 | Meadowlark • Larimer Lounge The upside to a big, multiple-venue show like the Hot Congress/Long Spoon Block Party this past Saturday is that there's always something awesome to see. The downside: There's alw ... More >>
Which song will electrify the crowd next Thursday? In a little more than a week, 75,000 lucky ticket-holders will head for Invesco Field, ready to usher in a new era of photos for their Facebook pages. They'll walk through the closed (and possibly burning) streets of Denver, arriving hours early t ... More >>
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George Porter is the bassist for Porter Batiste Stoltz, a three-piece whose mammoth grooves have made the players favorites among jam-band aficionados – but he's also a whole lot more. As a founding member of the Meters, a classic New Orleans combo, he helped establish a Big Easy sound that’s de ... More >>
Since opening in October 2006, Twist & Shout's Lowenstein Center HQ, at 2508 East Colfax, has earned loads of praise from locals like us. Now, folks well beyond the metro area will begin to learn the store's name thanks to a pair of high-profile releases recorded live in Twist's terrific performance ... More >>
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