The holiday season has felt a bit underwhelming this year. Maybe it's the lack of snow in Colorado -- which rules for those of us (read: grumps like me) who think weather below 65 degrees is pointless (but still results in this weird depression caused by a depletion of the feeling that I'm in Cathol ... More >>
If performance-on-the-fringe is your cup of tea, here's a great way to support it -- Silver and Gold: A Holiday Extravaganza, hosted by Band of Toughs at Naropa University at 7 p.m. Friday, focuses on a handful of qualifying Boulder fringe ensembles and their friends buy presenting three-minu ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only*, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC ... More >>
Christmas songs really ought to be up little tunes -- hope, faith, charity, love and all that. But some songs have apparently snuck through the back door, drunk up all the rum, made a clumsy pass on pretty much everyone but the family dog, and are now holding court in the corner, seriously br ... More >>
Rudy, Rudy, Rudy...Local blogs want you -- to read them. Square State blogger Something The Dog Said recently saw the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas special and concluded the the show is sexist. Guess Santa's sleigh was pulled by male chauvinist pigs. Allen Iverson loved returning ... More >>
Get blitzed with Blitzen.Donner may have been Rudolph's dad in the 1964 TV special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but Blitzen will be responsible for giving you a red nose when downtown's Rock Bottom Brewery taps its venerable holiday seasonal beer at 6 p.m. tonight. Even better: Pints are ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part four features "Variety Pac ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part three is titled "Jazz to t ... More >>
Nothing parts the clouds this time of year like spreading some Christmas cheer.
Searching for gems in the flood of seasonal discs.
Young teens become super-empowered in Sky High.
From the week of June 16, 2005
Thanks to these CDs, it's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.
The stage is set for Christmas in Denver.
The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.
THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.