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    May 29, 2014

    Weirdest Internet search quirks of all 50 states (including Colorado) according to Estately, the site behind our recent list of the ten best states for hippies, has a new target: the Internet search quirks of all fifty states, including Colorado, produced by running "hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which words, terms and questions each state was s ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Ryan Tedder made (more than) $2.5 million last year

    That's the big takeaway from Billboard's current cover story on Colorado-bred Ryan Tedder: He made $2.5 million in 2013 on royalties alone. The lion's share of it came from songwriting credits on songs performed by Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato, The Fray (hey!) and his own band, One ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    The 9 best concerts in Denver this weekend

    Lorde and Robin Thicke are playing the Fillmore this weekend. Oh! Not together. No, it's a Saturday/Sunday situation. But do you know who would make one exceedingly odd twerking couple? Those two. Elsewhere, the great Tower of Power hits our neighbor to the south, D.R.I. will be yelling at Englewo ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Social misbehavior in Boulder: Our top three things that really need fixing

    Boulder is certainly used to obnoxious behavior. Whether it's drunken college kids rioting on the Hill, homeless kids with dreadlocks harassing people on the Pearl Street Mall, entitled CEOs landing in jail (or just cutting us off in traffic), or the hippie elite lecturing the rest of the world on f ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    November 12, 2013

    Butch Walker on the difference between a good song and a hit song and which he prefers

    Although the two records that Butch Walker (due this Friday, November 15, at the Larimer Lounge) made with the Black Widows were collaborative efforts, from songwriting to production, Walker opted for a more personal approach on his latest five-song EP, Peachtree Battle. The album is about his fathe ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    The ten biggest tropes in country music

    What makes a great country song? Well, if David Allan Coe is to be believed, the songs require a few things: mama, trains, trucks, prison, or gettin' drunk. There's got to be more to it than that though, right? Like, at least five more things. Country music draws on the same themes so often that it' ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Womenswear Wednesdays: Student Angie Hoss on her summertime style

    The fall season is upon us, which means it's almost the perfect climate for wearing boots. Some Coloradans aren't wasting any time, jumping the gun early, and we're not upset about it. One of these trendsetters is Angie Hoss, a UCCS student who we spotted along the 16th Street Mall strutting in cowb ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    The ten shittiest post-grunge bands

    In the wake of the showerless grunge exfoliation of the early '90s, a slew of post-grunge bands emerged with diluted ditties filled with watered-down lyrics, all seemingly revolving around suffering through romance. Based on the the endless stream of crap these bands churned out, these test tube bab ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    What's the fun of a music festival if all of your friends aren't playing?

    The Underground Music Showcase takes over a stretch of Broadway every July, filling more than twenty venues with hundreds of bands. One of the things I love about the gathering is that no band can effectively play for over 45 minutes (because how else are you going to cram hundreds of sets into one ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Boulder non-profit is changing the lives of Ugandan women one bead at a time

    "I was so excited! I just got out of Spanish class and ran down the hallway to meet her. It's like meeting a rock star," says Stella Brown, an eighth-grader at Boulder's Horizon's K-8 School. Brown was racing down the hall to meet Teddy Namuyiga -- not Taylor Swift. Namuyiga is one of two Ugandan ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Ten songs Rockies first baseman Todd Helton could use for his walk-on music this season

    Pitchers and catchers reported this week. You know what that means, right? Yeah, probably nothing. We're not going to get our hopes up here. I mean, aside from our new skipper, Walt Weiss, a beloved former Rockies shortstop, there's really no reason to believe this season will be any less agonizing ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    The ten hottest musical pairings

    For centuries, men have known that the real power of music lies in its ability to get you laid. From "panty-dropper" mixtapes that your parents made back in the day, to John Cusack standing outside the window with Peter Gabriel on the boombox, to that little boy banging on the drums in Love Actually ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    The five best shows in Denver this week

    Welcome back to the work week. How was the weekend? A bunch of great shows, eh? Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks with Macklemore, Eli Goulding at the Ogden Theatre, Brother Ali and Danny Brown at Cervantes' and Hot Water Music at Summit Music Hall. What did you catch? Bunch more shows this week, incl ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 13, 2012

    New shows: Sigur Ros, Carrie Underwood, Bloc Party, Big Head Todd, Divine Fits and more

    It's not Christmas yet, but you'd certainly be excused for thinking otherwise, what with the radio already playing round-the-clock holiday tunes and the new shows we've been gifted with. Looks like somebody's been on their best behavior (god knows, it wasn't us). Whatever the case, we're now being r ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    New shows: Disco Biscuits, Passion Pit at 1STBANK, the Walkmen at the Ogden Theatre

    As reported yesterday, the Disco Biscuits are playing three shows in Colorado after the first of the year at the Boulder Theater, Ogden Theatre and 1STBANK Center. And while that's arguably the biggest concert announcement of the week, it's not the only one. After cancelling its co-headlining date w ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    George Boedecker, Crocs co-founder, pleads not guilty in "batsh*t crazy" Taylor Swift DUI

    Last month, Crocs co-founder George Boedecker was busted for DUI despite -- or perhaps because of -- his alleged claim that a "batshit crazy" Taylor Swift had actually been behind the wheel. No telling if he'll repeat this assertion if the case goes to trial -- but for now, he's entered a not-guilt ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Photos: Top 25 mug shots of August 2012

    Better late than never. Our roundup of this past month's most memorable mug shots includes two Denver Broncos, a CEO, a high school grad turned media star and all manner of people accused or convicted of crimes ranging from the strange to the heinous. Check out the entire collection below, and chec ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Crocs co-founder George Boedecker regrets "batsh*t crazy" Taylor Swift-blaming DUI bust

    Update: Yesterday, we told you about the DUI arrest of Crocs co-founder George Boedecker Jr., who allegedly claimed that a "batshit crazy" Taylor Swift had actually been behind the wheel of his car; look below to read the extraordinary tale and the police report from which it springs. After the repo ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Video: Tim Tebow wins Best Moment ESPY for Broncos-Steelers TD, inspires love/hate

    Last night's ESPY awards were a reminder to Broncos fans about the bizarre nature of the Tim Tebow era. He appeared multiple times in the friggin' intro (including a brief Tebowing montage), was the first athlete on the stage (for a gag with host Rob Riggle), returned to be the initial athlete prese ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Five reasons why you should buy your coffee at Starbucks

    Starbucks' outspoken support of same-sex marriage prompted the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to create an international campaign to "Dump Starbucks," an attempt to persuade people to stop buying coffee from Starbucks because, according to itsDump Starbucks website, "it has taken a corpora ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Chartbreaker: Taylor Swift and The Hunger Games top Adele and One Direction this week

    Lots of noise on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the past two weeks, and it hasn't been from Adele...for once. Last week, newcomers One Direction made history as the first British import with a number-one album debut -- neither the Spice Girls nor the Beatles had albums ever debut at number one in ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    A Christian-rock farewell tribute to Tebow

    Oh, Tim Tebow, how we are going to miss him. It's hard to believe it's been only a little over two years since he began turning professional football into a platform for religious expression. Now that Tebowmania is officially coming to an end in Denver, we thought it would be fitting to honor the ma ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    Taylor Swift earned more than Adele and Katy Perry combined last year

    You don't want to screw with Taylor Swift. Virtually every confirmed -- or rumored -- romance she has ends up in lyrics to one of her songs. John Mayer? Check. Joe Jonas? Hell, yeah. Yet as much as it may hurt the doe-eyed Swift and her good intentions, having her heart broken -- much like Adele -- ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Black Keys: "Rock & Roll is dying because of Nickelback"

    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 >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Scissor Sisters share a "Shady Love" with Azealia Banks, plus a breakdown of the charts

    The Scissor Sisters have two incarnations: campy, carefree guitar-driven band, as was the case for early cuts like "Take Your Mama" and "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'," and a new, more hedonistic synth band with one ear to the dance floor and another in the bedroom. The latter vibe dominated the band's ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Rap round-up: Stream new music from A.Fox, Pries, Dyalekt and Rockie

    A. Fox​The rappers have been off to the races lately. Whether working on full-length albums, collaborative projects or performing at top speed, local hip-hop cats have been putting in work. We've compiled the latest heaters from A. Fox, who goes right in with his Boy Davey-produced certified c ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Taylor Swift & Kenny Chesney music scared a bear?: Guess it wasn't a country bear (VIDEOS)

    He woulda stayed.​Music supposedly has the power to soothe a savage beast -- but it can also annoy the hell out of one. That's the lesson recently learned by personnel at Boulder Community Hospital. When they found a bear hibernating under a building on hospital property, they managed to driv ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    How poop is smarter than Jesus: Google Reading Level ranks 100 random things

    ​​ Google introduced a new way of filtering search results last week: By reading level. You type something in and it tells you how many results fall into one of levels. Fair enough: if you're writing a research paper on sexual health or something, and thoughtful information would normal ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Rihanna is a Singles Lady if there ever was one

    ​Last week in Poptimystic, we talked about Taylor Swift and her unparalleled ability to sell albums in the current music industry wasteland. But the album is not what it once was, and the ability to sell singles may actually be a better litmus test of an artist's influence. It remains the un ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Part two: Z Cuisine's Charles MacDonald destroys Oreos

    Lori Midson​ Charles MacDonald Z Cuisine 2239 West 30th Avenue 303-477-1111 Don't miss part one of Lori Midson's interview with Charles MacDonald, the chef de cuisine of Z Cuisine. Rules of conduct in your kitchen: Less grammar, more hammer. I say that a lot in the kitchen, ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Five artists begging to be riffed on by the new Beavis and Butthead

    ​We're sure you've heard by now that Beavis & Butthead, the staple of '90s-era MTV, is returning in a new series to help break up the monotony of the reality-show based programming choices on the network. While MTV hasn't yet officially confirmed what the NY Post reported two months ago, they ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    The 10 Most Hated People in Hip-Hop

    Guru (left) and heartless greed monger Solar (right). Photo by Barbara Mürdter​ There is no fence-riding in hip-hop. It is the most competitive genre of music, partly because of the way it formed and partly because it remains the newest major movement. So there is no shortage of hatred going ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Tyler Ward and friends take on "Airplanes" by B.o.B.

    Tyler Ward: Shameless coattail rider or shrewd, talented musician fueled by ennui with a plethora of equally talented friends, a readily available recording facility and ample time on his hands? You make the call. Personally, although we're leaning more toward the latter -- given the other video ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    And now, presenting thirty craptastic minutes with thirty different iPhone band apps

    ​ Sometimes we have to wonder if folks that program for Apple's App Store are hell-bent on wasting people's time. We spent an evening with as many artist-specific iPhone apps we could get our hands on and found a few amazing things, a few interesting things and a plethora of pure and total cr ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Shel inks a deal with Republic Nashville

    Scott Borchetta. Name ring a bell? Not really? How about this: Remember the record exec who came to Taylor Swift's defense a few weeks ago when the whole world was up in arms over her supposed catastrophically pitch-friendly performance at the Grammys? That guy? Yeah, that's Scott Borchetta. He's th ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Lilly Scott joins Haeley Vaughn as Colorado's great American Idol hopes

    Based on the edition of American Idol focusing on Denver auditions, we declared Fort Collins' Haeley Vaughn to be Colorado's great American Idol hope. (Of course, Bikini Boy Ty Hemmerling made a different kind of impression.) But last night's episode marking the beginning of Hollywood Week (and the ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    American Idol: Lilly Scott and Haeley Vaughn move on to round two

    America finally got a look at Ms. Lilly Scott last night on Idol. She got the nod from Simon Cowell and company to move forward to the next round of cuts after wowing them with a sterling rendition of "Lullaby of Birdland," a tune made famous by Ella Fitzgerald. If you ask us, Lilly did Ella justice ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Google is shutting down blogs, trying to kill Twitter.

    Do no evil my ass. Last night and into today, many people using a Blogger account to host a music blog logged on to find this. The news is making its way across the web now, but DJ/record producer Tommie Sunshine tweeted about it way early. The error message of doom.​ Presumably, people got ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Poptimystic: 3OH!3 and Vampire Weekend

    Welcome to Poptimystic, our latest feature where we lead you on a leisurely stroll through the world where pop music actually means popular. This week, hometown goofboys 3OH!3 make a return to the top of the Hot 100, and early returns have Vampire Weekend besting all comers. Huh? ​ The 3OH!3 ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Three ways to save Christmas (music)

    "Ho ho holy crap, do I hate Christmas music"​Every season, once Thanksgiving is in the books (and sometimes earlier, god forbid) and the shopping frenzy begins in earnest, my most-hated time of the year comes around: Christmas music season. See, I don't hate Christmas, per se -- I'm no Scrooge ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of November 23, 2009

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Kanye West says he's sorry. Again. Do you believe him?

    All right, by now you've seen the clip of Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at this past weekend's MTV Video Music Awards (see the clip after the jump if you haven't already), an act of utter douchebaggery that's been universally condemned: Katy Perry likened the outburst to ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Beyond Playlist: Church of Misery and more

    ​Church of Misery Houses of the Unholy (Rise Above/Metal Blade) The Japanese knack for musical mimicry reaches a new peak on the latest by Church of Misery, which sounds so much like the best hard-rock album from 1975 (or 1985) (or 1995) that listeners can be excused for checking their calend ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: The Offspring and More

    The latest edition of Beyond Playlist includes reviews of the Offspring's Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, Vanessa Hudgens' Identified, Misha Alperin's Her First Dance and George Strait's Troubadour.

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