The transportive power of music never ceases to amaze me. Whenever I hear the Verve's "Bitter Sweet Symphony," it's suddenly 1997 inside my head; I'm back in high school, daydreaming while sitting on my bedroom floor, and my little blue boombox's dial is tuned to my favorite radio station, which pla ... More >>
More than being one of the best selling albums of all time, more than having the most recognizable album cover the world over, Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon was a cross-cultural, trans-generational album that connected with audiences on issues of death, greed, life-purpose and the horrors and t ... More >>
By Christian McPhate For years, hidden messages have allegedly been embedded in music, cryptic musings that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backwards. Backwards masking, as this phenomenon became known, centered on songs by bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, acts that supposedly impla ... More >>
ROGER WATERS @ PEPSI CENTER | 5.7.12 See Also: (Review) Roger Waters at the Pepsi Center, 11/23/10 "Thirty years ago, when I first wrote this album, I was rather famously not very good at being in rooms with people liking me a lot," Roger Waters said last night at the close of his epic performance ... More >>
Monday, May 7, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Gabrielle McClinton had to dismiss a good deal of formal training in preparing for role in the touring production of Green Day's American Idiot. McClinton, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, plays the character of Whatsername in the touring production of the Broadway musical tha ... More >>
Despite the pointed assertion of Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney that rock music is dying because of Nickelback, the genre still appears to be selling quite well. Granted, not quite as well as hip-hop or pop, but it's still kicking. In a recent Rolling Stone cover story, Carney is quoted as sayin ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Radiohead, Roger Waters, the Descendants and Los Lobos were announced. Nautical Mile, Tennis, Churchill and Dressy Bessy got spins on local radio. And new and recent releases from Tom Waits, Wale a ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThis show didn't earn a Best of Denver nod this year for nothin'.Holy crap! If we didn't see it with our own eyes, we would've never believed it. If you haven't heard yet, brace yourself: We've just received word that one of the best concerts we've ever seen in our lifetime (an ... More >>
Photos by Aaron Thackeray U2 360° TOUR With The Fray 05.21.11 | Invesco Field View U2 at Invesco Field slideshow Say what you will about U2. Name another band that can fill a stadium these days... Time's up. Drawing a blank? That's because there aren't any -- certainly not any from this era. That ... More >>
Cypress Hill getting lifted at last year's MHMF. You'll think we're just as high when you see our list.Okay so by now you've had a chance to absorb the deflating news that the Mile High Music Festival is being put on ice this year, and you've even offered up with some suggestions of how to ma ... More >>
"I need a ticket!"So we came across this gem last week at the Roger Waters concert. Although you can't see it here in the thumbnail to the right, there's a word bubble that reads: "I need a ticket!" Judging by the fact that we found this elaborately scrawled piece of cardboard abandoned and l ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray ROGER WATERS 11.23.10 | Pepsi Center If you were at the Roger Waters show last night at the Pepsi Center, chances are you're still talking about it this morning, regaling your co-workers and feebly trying to figure out a way to somehow express the unbelievable awesomeness yo ... More >>
Left, ten years, and right, fifteen years.If you read our review of Roger Waters at the Pepsi Center last night, you know it was a show not to be missed. As a band, Pink Floyd is in that select (but growing none the less) group of bands whose fans are more like soldiers, proudly wearing the s ... More >>
Tuesday, November 23, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
Chad Wadsworth From the beginning, Ghostland Observatory has gone into its musical endeavors with a certain level of personal ambition to make it the kind of band they've always loved themselves. Mixing a variety of electronic music styles with rock, soul and funk, this Austin-based outfit i ... More >>
I hate Pink Floyd. Absolutely! I hate the black light posters in high school bedrooms. I hate the sound, the look, the fans and everything else about the band. If you were ever curious of knowing what my personal version of hell was, it would be Pink Floyd. Well, maybe Bob Marley, too. Before y ... More >>
As part of The Wall's thirtieth anniversary, Roger Waters is bringing the Pink Floyd rock opera in all its epic glory to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, November 23 with a new band and a newly-mounted state-of-the-art production. Waters has performed The Wall, which is still among the Top 5 best ... More >>
In 2006, Oblio Duo The Archers established itself as a pillar of Denver's hipster-country scene with The Flag, striking a just-right balance between mellow steel guitars and experimental weirdness. After a long wait, the partners are finally prepping to release a seven-inch split EP with Reno's ... More >>
Quixote's True Blue
Monday, April 11, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
The Secret Machines locate the sweet spot between heartache and head rush.
Thursday, July 15, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Every second counts in the merry old land of Dark Oz.
Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (Capitol), Wouldn't You Miss Me?: The Best of Syd Barrett (Harvest/Capitol)
After a period out of the public eye, Remy Zero continues to create its own poets' society.
Primus, The Go, At the Drive In, Method Man/Redman
A roundup of big-name recordings that live up (or down) to expectations.
The joys of navigating Creeper Lagoon.
SHE'S THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES' N'DEA DAVENPORT, A SOUL SONGSTRESS FOR THE NINETIES.
THE EAGLES AND PINK FLOYD BRING BACK THE ME DECADE.
THE BANDS THAT CAN FILL STADIUMS OFFER ONLY BLASTS FROM THE PAST.