Red Rocks plays the classics this week, with performances by Chicago (with REO Speedwagon) and Boston. It'll also host a damn good time of a double-bill in Chromeo and Cut Copy. The rest of our picks follow. See also: Cut Copy on Interactive Billboards, Unusual Guitars and the Summer of Love
Five Iron Frenzy is a Colorado band with a lengthy and storied history. Initially formed as a side project of Exhumator, an idustrial thrash band, Five Iron became a full time endeavor when its founders, frontman Reese Roper, bassist Keith Hoerig, and guitarists Micah Ortega and Scott Kerr, and drum ... More >>
Last month, rocker Ted Nugent drew Secret Service scrutiny when he said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," at an NRA convention in St. Louis. That was on April 18, ancient history in the news cycle, but as roving he ... More >>
For most men, the depressing realization that they are no longer cool comes somewhere around the late '30s -- and while many just give up, there must always be those few brave men of oblivious overconfidence who ignore that fact, who stare boldly into the face of cruel father time and say, yo ... More >>
Lori Midson Doug Anderson Hi*Rise 2162 Larimer Street 303-296-3656 www.hirisedenver.com This is part one of my chef interview with Doug Anderson, owner and master baker of Hi*Rise. Part two of my chat with Anderson will run in this space tomorrow. At 32, Doug Anderson decided he wanted to ... More >>
Tom MurphyTour Banner at back of stage. Should've been a t-shirt. BEST COAST With Waaves and No Joy 02.14.11 | Fox Theatre Opening the show with "Ghost Blonde," No Joy provided the perfect blend of noisy garage rock and dream pop. The title track to the group's debut full-length is one of i ... More >>
Lori Midson Brandon Biederman Steuben's 523 East 17th Avenue 303-830-1001 www.steubens.com This is part two of Lori Midson's Q&A with Brandon Biederman, exec chef of Steuben's. To read part one of that interview, click here. Rules of conduct in your kitchen: Be smart, be safe, be clean, be ... More >>
Over the past decade, Weezer has become more and more ridiculous, from its songwriting to its performances (Kenny G, seriously?). And now you can add its album cover art to the running tally of ridiculousness: See the snapshot Jorge Garcia here, the actor who played Hurley on Lost? This is ... More >>
Great White.The new talk outlet known as The Truth, at 101.5 FM, is playing music on the weekends. But stylistically, the station is a lot less consistent than the right-wing flavor of its syndicated blab. At first, the outlet simply spun the same mix of hard rock and hip-hop as during an int ... More >>
The summer concert season is beginning to take shape. A lot of great shows were announced this week, including Neil Young's show at Magness Arena on Monday, April 27, Depeche Mode's show at Red Rocks on Thursday, August 27, and Keith Urban's show at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday, July 15. We've list ... More >>
The Stampede turns 85.
Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop.
Thirteen weeks of sports and leisure, arts and entertainment, and people and places.
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative.
From punk to folk, poetry to prose, Patrick Porter is a voice of unease.
John Losasso's Italian roots go deep into Denver's history.
Still seething, Speedealer stretches out and slows down -- a little.
Anthony Gengaro does battle on Broadway.
Raise the roof! The Denver Barn Dance finds a home in the Mercury Cafe.
All Is Dream (V2)
Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been.
REO Speedwagon, Styx and Eddie Money
A member of Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion maps his own road.
THESE METAL VETERANS DO BATTLE WITH A FORMIDABLE ENEMY--MODERN ROCK.