STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS at GOTHIC THEATRE | 2/12/14 During their time in Denver, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks were apparently staying in a hotel in Cherry Creek. We know this because Malkmus asked if anyone hung out there or skateboarded in Cherry Creek or went rafting in it. Malkmus engaged ... More >>
Yesterday in this space, we noted that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder may not have time to weigh in on Colorado marijuana laws because of two mushrooming scandals -- one of them involving reports that the Internal Revenue Service placed extra scrutiny on Tea Party groups seeking nonprofit status. ... More >>
It's a super sad day for the entire music world, but especially for the members of the Swayback, who have lost their dear friend, Andy Johns. The legendary engineer/producer passed away yesterday at the age of 61. In addition to amassing a mind-blowing list of credits over the course of his life on ... More >>
In our series of coveted Colorado music-industry jobs, we've covered a range of jobs, from guitar tech and handling publicity to being tasked with overseeing digital music delivery from a vast electronic music catalog to band management. Today, we complete our list of the most coveted Colorado music ... More >>
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With a number of Grammys under his belt, and being named "Male Singer of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association six times in the last decade, Kurt Elling is one of the world's top jazz vocalists. On his latest effort, The Gate, released in February on Concord, Elling teamed up with leg ... More >>
The Meatmen In the late 1970s, Tesco Vee was an elementary school teacher in Michigan who lead something of a secret life, first as a fan of punk rock and then as the frontman of one of the most notorious and hilarious bands of that era -- the Meatmen (due this afternoon at Twist & Shout for ... More >>
Cypress Hill, 4:45 p.m. on the Wolf Stage I walked straight in the clouds of smoke and the packs of dancing 20-somethings as the first strains of "Insane in the Brain" sounded from the Wolf Stage. I should probably clarify that -- by "strains," I mean I heard B-Real loudly demanding if the crowd fel ... More >>
There's a certain political group that pays a lot of lip service to individual property rights -- raise your hand if this sounds familiar: Lower taxes, gun ownership, capitalism! As it turns out, there seems to be one aspect of individual property that certain group does not seem to respect ... More >>
Just a few weeks into the new year, and already it's shaping up to be a good one for the Swayback. Just received word from Eric Halborg, who's celebrating the birth of his brand-new baby (congrats!), that the band has licensed two of its songs. "All Bad News," a newer track, is slated to appear in a ... More >>
The case of Richard Lopez, a sergeant in the Army who died outside a Steamboat Springs bar shortly after returning from a tour in Afghanistan, would have been terrible under any circumstances. But the ultra-trivial dispute that led to the tragedy -- a jukebox spat that pitted Jimmy Buffett-loving Lo ... More >>
Andrew Hudson is busier than a business reporter tracking the latest layoffs. That's because he's become the first person people call when they're laid-off, or think they could be laid-off. Hudson has made it his job to let people know where the jobs are. And since he specializes in communications, ... More >>
Drawing equally from the Melvins as it does from My Bloody Valentine, this Florida metal quartet sets itself apart.
All too often these days, the memos at the Rocky Mountain News concern folks who've chosen to leave the paper or the entire journalism profession. However, a recent pair of notes reproduced below actually focus on more upbeat developments: promotions for folks such as Gil Rudawsky, who's been named ... More >>
Chris Browne's bowling documentary has gloom to spare.
Getting the skinny on Fatboy Slim.
An FCC crackdown has radio stations on high alert.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
Rock Bottom Remainders
Will freedom of expression be the first casualty in the war on terrorism?
The Dawn of Electric Frankenstein
(Triple X Records)
After nearly twenty years, Electric Frankenstein has rock down to a mad science.
An essential boxed set shows what was right about Hank Williamsand what's wrong about country music today.
Bassist Mike Gordon explodes some myths about Phish--and confirms others.
July 9 - 15, 1998
If you're easily offended, don't read this article--because it's about a band called Fuck.
THE HISTORY OF A TAX LOOPHOLE--AND HOW IT GOT PLUGGED.
THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING AT COORS FIELD.
HOW TO PICK THE PERFECT SUMMER CONCERT FOR YOU.
OUR LIST OF THE MOST OVERPLAYED CLASSIC-ROCK SONGS OF ALL TIME.
THE BANDS THAT CAN FILL STADIUMS OFFER ONLY BLASTS FROM THE PAST.
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS A STAGE MOTHER WITH A GROUP OF SCHIZOPHRENICS? A REALLY, REALLY BIG SHOW.