Robert Palmer

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    How Bob Marley was sold to the suburbs

    At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    The ten things rockstars do to try to remain relevant when their stars start to fade

    We all have to make a buck, and musicians are absolutely no different. When their music careers start to fade, they still have to pay the bills. And with the endless parade of also-rans appearing on Celebrity Apprentice, we are continually reminded just how low some will go to keep their name in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    49 things younger than 49-year-old Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer

    Every story about Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer, including our cover story this week by Caleb Hannan, prominently features the word "old." But because, rightly or wrongly, that word can have a negative connotation in our society, we decided to focus for once on something young in relation to the 49-ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    All Capitals do the leg work to get people out to their show

    Click to enlarge​For this week's top flier, the legs have it. Four hypnotic, abstracted sets of them, like a mannequinesque nightmare that erupts after too a night of too much cough syrup and too many Robert Palmer videos, but in a good way. The key word here is synergy. The legs themselves ... 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

    May 7, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: Mike Marchant and KVDU form like Voltron

    Photo by Stephanie Borgman​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Q&A With George Porter, Jr. of The Meters

    George Porter, Jr. The heartbeat of the New Orleans All-Star Jam-Balaya event on August 24 -- reviewed in detail here -- was George Porter, Jr., one of the great bassists in modern musical history. Westword recently conducted an extended chat with Porter in the context of his current band, Porter ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
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    June 13, 2008
  • Music

    February 14, 2008

    George Porter Is Still Funkin'

    This Funky Meters bassist has become a jam icon for a new generation.

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    Q&A With Porter Batiste Stoltz's George Porter

    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 >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Maloneys Tavern

    The feeling of nostalgia is thick at this new LoDo destination.

  • Culture

    October 25, 2001

    Losing Contact

    Not everyone is doing the happy dance over this award-winning musical.

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of December 14, 2000

  • Music

    April 22, 1999

    Still Burning

    Jon Spencer and Alec Empire want you to get a sample of R.L. Burnside.

  • Music

    August 20, 1998

    On the Case

    Neko Case aims to shake up the world of country music.

  • Music

    March 19, 1998
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    March 12, 1998
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    December 25, 1997

    And the Winners Are ...

    Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.

  • News

    October 31, 1996

    Last Call

    Nobody played the blues like Bobby Hornbuckle. Now he's living them to the end.

  • Music

    December 27, 1995



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    September 20, 1995
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    August 23, 1995
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    August 23, 1995
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    February 23, 1994