Phil Collins

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    October 24, 2014

    Six Ways James Blunt Could Make Up For That Horrid Travesty "You're Beautiful"

    Recently, in an interview with Hello! Magazine, that sappy dude with Ashton Kutcher hair, James Blunt, apologized for his double-platinum song "Beautiful." Referring to it as "force-fed down people's throats" and "annoying," Blunt has openly admitted his grim misdeed in writing the 2005 anthem for t ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    The Eight Worst Albums Ever: Let's Give Them a Second Chance

    Reviewing music is, at best, an inexact science. You may say, "I don't like The Mountain Goats because John Darnielle's voice is annoying." I would respond with, "Fuck you, his voice isn't annoying at all, you just don't get it." That's pretty much divisive music discourse in a nutshell. But that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Defend your Record Store Day purchases!

    Record Store Day is all about showing the love for your favorite bands by hitting the shops and making a purchase. Westword decided to hit the checkout lines at Wax Trax and Twist and Shout and put people on the spot. Hey You! You just bought a bunch of stuff from the record store: show us the goods ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014

    What's Jay Leno been up to since retiring?

    It was sad -- Jay Leno's 22 years hosting The Tonight Show ended with all the excitement of a guy farting at the mall. We all talked about his joke stealing and his talk-show stealing and how he'd played to the middle, threw away his talent. We were happy to see him go back to his garage and all h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    The ten most disappointing metal albums

    In the darkest recesses of the metal world, truly shitty albums lurk. Now, these albums aren't necessarily 100 percent shitty (there may still be some redeeming music to be found), but they are certainly incredibly disappointing, particularly given the otherwise worthiness of their creators. Plug yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The ten biggest assholes in rock

    Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    ELECTRIC SIX @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 2/19/13 Electric Six has been bringing the party to the unwary for a decade. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth-esque bravado with surreal barrages of i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Brian Eno's Before and After Science turns 35

    Brian Eno's 1977 album Before and After Science marks the end of an era. In the four years before it came out, starting in January of 1974, Eno released no fewer than three solo pop albums, and this, his fourth, was to be his last for almost thirty years. By the time he returned to song-oriented voc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    9th Wonder on how hip-hop is like pills in the applesauce, a gateway to knowledge and history

    A revered hip-hop producer who got his start with Phonte and Big Pooh in the North Carolina-based group Little Brother, 9th Wonder has worked an array of top shelf artists from Jay-Z and Destiny's Child to Mary J. Blige and Ludacris, among many others. Known as one of the best samplers in hip-hop, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    The five best concerts in Colorado this week

    There's some stellar music on tap this week to look forward to no matter your flavor. The week kicks off with an absolute bang this afternoon at the Summit Music Hall with Cannibal Corpse, which headlines the Summer Slaughter tour with Between the Buried & Me, Job for a Cowboy, Exhumed, Goatwhore an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: Fun., Gotye, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, SP Double and more

    Welcome to the end of the work week! Unsurprisingly, your musical options are plentiful this weekend: Gotye packs the Ogden tonight for a sold-out show with Kimbra, Fun. is at the Fox Theatre, John Scofield returns to Colorado after the successful three night stand with Phil Lesh not too long ago, B ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012


    Friday, April 6, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849, SOLD OUT.

  • Music

    March 17, 2011
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    February 18, 2011

    Phil Collins parade in Brooklyn: Five musicians more deserving

    ​Brooklyn's Greenpoint held a Phil Collins parade as an antidote to Valentine's Day (and sincerity, presumably). More than 250 people showed up, and the revelry got so out of hand that the cops had to show up and explain what was acceptable behavior for these sorts of things. Dancing on the ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Canada bans "Money for Nothing," but still missed a few offensive songs

    ​Yesterday the Canadian equivalent of the FCC decided to ban the Dire Straits' song, "Money for Nothing" from the radio because of the use of a certain slur. Fair enough, but it seems like they might be a little late to the party, as we're pretty certain Mark Knopfler and Sting could really ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Chromeo on the new album, Business Casual, and the importance of humor in its music

    Tim Saccenti​ Formed by pair of childhood friends, Chromeo first began gaining notoriety with the release of its second album, Fancy Footwork in 2007, and before long the Canadian duo, individually known as P-Thugg and Dave 1, garnered coveted slots at major festivals such as Coachella. The o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Drake's "Fireworks," Thank Me Later's latest leak: Does it live up to its name?

    ​ With close to six months of postponed release dates under its belt, two official videos already out in advance of its supposed release on June 15, and almost every one of its tracks leaked all over the internet, Drake's much anticipated first full-length, Thank Me Later, has generated a ton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Top 10 weirdest musical duets

    A couple of nights ago, we had the absolute pleasure of seeing William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun do a rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" on Lopez Tonight that made our hearts cream with loving ecstasy. We have no clue what to actually think of Lin Yu Chin (other than that the internet seems t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Hey, DJ! Q&A with boyhollow

    Every Friday we spotlight the hottest cats (and kittens) behind the decks in the MHC, grilling them to gain some insight on what it takes, exactly, to get the party rocking, to find out about their most treasured crate digging experiences and what they really think when we stumble up to them half co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Phil Collins is okay by me.

    Just take a look at me now. ​It's not everyday you're struck with eternal truth while watching a sitcom, but it does happen. And while watching a rerun of 30 Rock the other day, it happened to me when one character offered to make another a mixtape and asked, "You like Phil Collins?" and was a ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 22, 2009
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    August 31, 2009

    Dino Costa joins The Truth

    ​For the past several weekends, The Truth, at 101.5 FM, has broadcast music, as opposed to offering the sort of right-wing syndicated blather that dominates its airwaves Monday through Friday. But this particular aspect of its format has already gone through as many personalities as the famous ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
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    October 22, 2008

    Ten more Baileys to replace Champ, Boss

    Are there any more Baileys at home like you and Boss? As if the news about the Denver Broncos wasn't bad enough already, now we hear that the two best players on the team's hideous defense, Champ and Boss Bailey, are both hurt; Champ's on the shelf for four to six weeks with a groin injury, while ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2008

    The Elm

    Guys with guitars.

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    March 5, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    December 13, 2007

    Almost Famous

    It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Last Night: Rilo Kiley, Jonathan Rice and Grand Ole Party @ The Ogden Theater

    Rilo Kiley, Jonathan Rice and Grand Ole Party September 11, 2007 The Ogden Theater Better than: The next Denver show they play, which will undoubtedly be at the Fillmore and I'll be that snob you know who says, “I saw them at the 15th Street Tavern on their first tour, so I've no need to see them ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Daft Punk Diversifies

    From filmmaking to furniture design, this French duo is multi-faceted.

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    May 10, 2007

    On the Download

    Linking you to the best in legitimate, artist-approved exclusives.

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    Undercover of Night

    Violent shootouts and dangerous love in Michael Mann's visceral cop-series update.

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Beat It

    Meat Beat Manifesto's Jack Dangers prefers different strokes.

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Quiet Riot

    The Very Hush Hush come back to Denver with music to die for.

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Yin-Yang Sisterhood

    The Dearly Beloved strike a balance between fringe folk and Buddhist blues.

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    In Bloom

    Blusom was never intended to be a band, but it grew into one anyway.

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    For the Record

    For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    The Strokes

    Room on Fire (RCA)

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    Blame Conifer!
    April 10, 2003

  • Film

    February 13, 2003

    Bearly Necessary

    Jungle fever fails to catch hold in this routine sequel.

  • Music

    March 15, 2001

    Peter Frampton

    Frampton Comes Alive!: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (A&M)
    Peter Frampton (Legacy)

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    September 17, 1998
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    June 18, 1998
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    September 25, 1997
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    May 8, 1997

    Grade C

    Craig C is taking Denver house music to the masses.

  • Music

    May 1, 1997
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    February 13, 1997

    Quiz Show

    Before you declare yourself a Grammy expert, let Backbeat test your skills.

  • Music

    January 9, 1997

    A Good Rap

    Exploring the mindstate of the hip-hoppers in Denver's nGomA.

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