PAUL SIMON & STING at PEPSI CENTER | 2/11/14 When Paul Simon and Sting took the stage together, they were each accompanied by their full bands, which often appeared on the stage with them at the same time throughout the set, working together to create an even more lush and almost orchestral version ... More >>
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 ho ... More >>
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As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
Chip KalbackPaul Simon last night at 1STBANK CenterPAUL SIMON at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/26/2011It was not late in the evening when Paul Simon began to play. It was exactly 8:22 p.m., in fact -- and it's interesting to note that, when he penned the story of his journey as a musician in that song ... More >>
Wednesday, October 26, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.
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 >>
Paul Simon, who recently announced a new two-disc collection that spans five decades of material, is coming to the 1STBank Center on Wednesday October 26, two days after his new album, Songwriter, hits stores. Next month also marks Simon's 70th birthday. Reserved tickets for the show ($45-$85 ... More >>
Today's a historic day, in case you were wondering. Not only is it the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, but today will mark the day that the Velvet Elvis, one of the country's top Elvis "emulators," comes to rest as well. In honor of the occasion, we asked the Velvet Elvis himself, ... More >>
Peter Gabriel got all sorts of orchestral last night at Red RocksPETER GABRIEL at RED ROCKS | 06.13.11"The rain started to fall in earnest, and lyrics like "Be afraid of the cold" and "After me comes the flood" were punctuated with peals of thunder and the dance of lighting bolts on the distant hori ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Death Cab for Cutie is due at Red Rocks in August with Frightened Rabbit, preceded by O.A.R. in July, while Ben Folds stops by the Ogden in July and Queensryche plays the Theatre in September. ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Kings of Leon is slated for a two-night stand at Red Rocks with Band of Horses, Tony Bennett is due at Ellie Caulkins and Symphony on the Rocks will feature Sarah McLachlan, among others. Meanwhile, ... More >>
Paul Simon...looking seeeexy.In a recent interview, Paul Simon proclaimed that he's no longer concerned with topping the pop-music charts, and that he can now go back to writing and performing the songs that are true to his nature. To that statement, we say, "FUCK YOU, PAUL SIMON." We love yo ... More >>
If you've been itching to learn how to record your music yourself or you just want to hone your skills a bit, here's your chance. Next month, as part of FoCoMX, music producer John Alagia (Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Ben Folds) will be hosting a free workshop for budding engineers. To attend ... More >>
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 >>
We may remember Malcolm McLaren, who passed away yesterday at the age of 64, as the manager of the Sex Pistols and New York Dolls, but he was also a musician and experimenter. Hell, he even created the song used in British Airways advertising for over fifteen years. His music was eclectic, an ... More >>
Vampire Weekend • The Blow 03.19.10 | The Ogden Theatre A lot of people accuse Vampire Weekend of not being original. "It's Paul Simon but smirkier," they say, or: "It's Afro-pop but whiter." And maybe it is those things. But you know what we're willing to bet no Afro-pop band, Paul Sim ... More >>
I love songs that tell stories. I'm partial to them in a way that if I got jury duty to pick the best of them, I'd be kicked out due to my relentless love of any and all songs conveying even a semblance of plot. Knowing this, I still feel comfortable saying that the 1999 release of The Leg ... More >>
Welcome to Poptimystic, our latest feature where we lead you on a leisurely stroll through the world where pop music actually means popular. This week, hometown goofboys 3OH!3 make a return to the top of the Hot 100, and early returns have Vampire Weekend besting all comers. Huh? The 3OH!3 ... 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 >>
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 al ... More >>
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Tuesday, January 29, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Eyedea and Abilities with Sector 7G, Abzorbr, and Maneline December 3, 2007 Marquee Theatre Independent hip-hop, like all indie music, usually falls into one of two categories: Talented, boundary-pushing, cultishly adored stalwarts occupy one corner; wanky, pretentious, self-satisfied duesh bags cl ... More >>
As noted in this June 11 blog, Denver Post editor Greg Moore announced to his staff that sixteen people had decided to accept a buyout package offered to workers age fifty and older -- but he also conceded that these individuals had the right to change their mind prior to a June 15 deadline. In the ... More >>
Tuesday, October 10, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.
Surprise (Warner Bros.)
Thursday, February 16, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Awesome live bands sometimes make magic in the studio, too.
The Oh No EP (Self-released)
The Frequent Flyers are putting on Air.
You Are Food (Self-Released)
An Afro-Portuguese Odyssey (Putumayo)
What does old-fashioned patriotic music mean in a newfangled war?
Almost Famous rings in your ears -- and heart -- long after it's over.
Putting the season's major releases to the test.