Aretha Franklin is the greatest soul singer to ever live. She's the reason we have Mary J. Blige, Cee-Lo Green, Adele, you name it. The singer, born Aretha Louise Franklin in March 1942, paved the way for all of the artists who followed. The Queen of Soul sang on a slew of hits such as "Natural Woma ... More >>
The Red Hot Chili Peppers return to Denver on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Tickets on sale Saturday, December 17.Fresh off their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (along with Guns N' Roses, the Beastie Boys and the Small Faces, among others), the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be making the ... More >>
Guns N' Roses, who announced last week that it would be coming to Denver (but no venue or date has been confirmed yet), is among the fifteen acts nominated, along with the Cure, Joan Jett, Beastie Boys, Freddie King, Donovan, Erik B & Rakim and Red Hot Chili Peppers, for the Rock and Roll Hal ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Mastodon, Stephen Stills and Trans-Siberian Orchestra were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Saints, Kinetix, the Fluid and Dave Beegle all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record s ... More >>
Getty ImagesA bunch of old white dudes and Darlene Love got trophies yesterday at a fancy hotel in New York. We're referring, of course, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, an institution that exists to reaffirm our canonical certainties. This year's class: Love, Tom Waits, Alice Coo ... More >>
TREY ANASTASIO BAND
03.01.11 |Ogden Theatre
Whenever I think of Phish singer/guitarist/composer Trey Anastasio's most powerful solo work, my mind always turns to "orchestral funk" -- the term Anthony Keidis used to describe the Talking Heads' large-band era (with Adrian Belew on ... More >>
Darren AnkenmanLiz Phair
In the early '90s, Liz Phair (due at the Bluebird Theater this Tuesday) started releasing tapes she called Girly Sound. These early tapes revealed a wide-ranging and playful musical creativity and helped to establish Phair in the underground music scene in Chicago. S ... More >>
Brian Landis FolkinsJimmy Cliff on the Kyocera main stage.Jimmy Cliff, 3:45 p.m. on the Kyocera Main Stage
Jimmy Cliff and his band delivered all of the expected musical components within the first strains of their hour-plus set.
The godfather of roots reggae and his ensemble set down a set ... More >>
Original Kinks bassist Peter Quaife died yesterday at age 66. The cause of death is yet to be determined but he had suffered from kidney disease for more than a decade. He was a member of the band from its founding in 1961 until 1969 when he quit due to tensions within the group. He played on ... More >>
Lori Midson Corey Cunningham, exec chef of Baur's Corey Cunningham
1512 Curtis Street
Corey Cunningham has cooked for Bill Cosby, former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, NASCAR and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- and he also onc ... More >>
Electric Six have been bringing the party to the unwary for six albums
in as many years, starting with 2003's Fire and leading up to the
brand-new Kill. 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 ... More >>
Twenty-nine years into its career, the Church recently released Untitled
#23, one of its most accomplished works in an already remarkable string
of albums over the last decade. We had a chance to have a candid
conversation about the band's music, the true meaning of artistic
significance and its daz ... More >>
Photo by Soren McCartyYes, this is a man in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Everyone looks better in a fedora....
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• Last night: Leonard Cohen at Red Rocks.
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• Ministry's Al Jourgensen off ... More >>
It's always dangerous when sportswriters include music references in their columns. Such citations are typically moldy -- as, for instance, Rocky Mountain News staffer Bernie Lincicome's dopey mention of Loggins and Messina, who hailed from an era "when music was fun," he claimed in a December 7 p ... More >>