A few years ago, Jon Spencer was getting the Blues Explosion's Matador albums ready for expanded reissues when he thought about getting the band back together after an extended hiatus began taking root. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion subsequently regrouped and spent the intervening years touring, w ... More >>
PRINCE @ THE OGDEN THEATRE | 5.12.13 Prince had one job last night, and that was to make this crowd forget about the price of admission. For about sixty of the ninety minutes he was on stage at the Ogden, he did just that, but his focus on the obscure, the new and the abrupt ending of the show left ... More >>
David CarloBootsy Collins (due tonight at The Boulder Theater), a bass player with a larger than life persona, first came to promience in the James Brown band. After leaving Brown's outfit, Collins was convinced by a friend to go to Detroit, where he hooked up with George Clinton, with whom C ... More >>
This isn't your daddy's Woodstock, your hippie cousin's Bonnaroo or your yuppie Chicago Uncle's Lollapalooza. This is Coachella, man, and it attracts the most pretentious music fans on the planet, who all choose to gather in grassy polo fields and endure intense desert heat for the same reason. We ... More >>
Josh Reichmann Oracle BandCrazy PowerPaper Bag RecordsAfter a perfectly respectable run as frontman of Toronto artsy punk outfit Tangiers, Josh Reichmann set off on his own last year, surprising fans of his earlier work by reinventing himself as a left-field soul man on the Life is Legal EP. With th ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
The Tipping Point (Geffen Records)
Maktub aims to prove that there's more to the Seattle sound than grunge.
Nikka Costa has a big, funky voice and a great butt. Which will you notice first?
Freddy Rodriguez Sr. has spent decades in Denver's jazz scene. These days his favorite partner is his son.
Any Dick or Harry can get funky with the Tom Tom Club's first recording in eight years.
May 28 - June 3, 1998
When it comes to hip-hop, Dr. Octagon veteran Kool Keith is out of this world.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.
HE'S JAMES BROWN AND HE'S PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN.