Sometimes flawless technique, inspired lyrics and a devoted fan base aren't enough. Sometimes you've gotta do something outlandish to step up your game and grab the world's attention. Some would say that getting on a stage and saying, "Hey! Watch what I'm doing!" might be considered attention-seekin ... More >>
If someone wanted to learn more about the sixties, but didn't know where to start, these are the albums we'd recommend. While they aren't necessarily the best selling, or the most critically acclaimed, they are certainly the ones that float to the surface all these years later, providing a rough blu ... More >>
By the summer of 1966, the Beatles sucked. Or at least that's the way they felt for the band. "Performance, for us, it's gone downhill," Paul McCartney said of his band at the time. "Because we can't develop if no one can hear us; so for us to perform...it gets difficult each time." The pressures of ... More >>
Faced with the postponement of two screenings of the highly anticipated film The Beatles: The Lost Concert, Boedecker Theater manager Glenn Webb didn't cry in his kidney pie. Instead, he secured a replacement reel: Paul McCartney Is Really Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison, a comic mockume ... More >>
Besides blowing the mind of everyone who ever heard it, Sgt. Pepper broke a lot of ground: The album radically expanded the concept of what pop music could be, in the process inventing the studio technology needed to make it happen. There's probably not another person alive who can articulate what t ... More >>
Mini Mansions. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky MINI MANSIONS Wire Faces • Action Friend 12.4.10 | Moe's Original Barbecue Mini Mansions is defined by comparisons. First, to Queens of the Stone Age because Michael Shuman is a member of both. And while the two bands have little in common musical ... More >>
Click play on that video. What do you hear? Why, it's the classic Oasis track "Wonderwall," sans any musical backing. Now, upon hearing that, you will have one of two reactions -- you will ask yourself, "Why do I care about this?" or you will say, "Wow! I could totally remix that and/or get my mas ... More >>
Hey there! Welcome back to our completely irregular and totally random feature, Guess Where I'm Peeing. If you can guess the location correctly, you win, well, nothing -- but at least you'll have the satisfaction of being right at least once today.
It's probably no secret at this point we're a bunch of dorks, nerds and geeks here, and luckily, every once and while these tendencies happen to collide with our love for music. Such is the case with Giraffes in My Hair: A Rock 'n' Roll Life, a graphic novel released last year by Fantagraphi ... More >>
Courtesy of shankar,shiva's FlickrIn the last two days I have overheard three different people discussing their carefully crafted Valentine's Day date playlists. Once I stifled the gag reflex, I started to wonder when the hell dates started requiring customized, more importantly, premeditated soundt ... More >>
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. F ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list ... More >>
Musicianship and pageantry bring back the Fab Four.
There was a whole a Beatles mania happening at Twist & Shout last Wednesday when the remastered versions of the Fab Four's catalog were released. People lined up before the store was open and the store was sold out of the The Beatles Mono Box Set fifteen minutes after opening. "Then, througho ... More >>
Blueprint 3, Jay-Z's highly anticipated follow-up to his two previous Blueprint albums, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records while Raekwon's latest effort, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 came in second for the week ending September 13. Insane Clown Posse's Bang! Pow! Boom!, which was the top se ... More >>
Joy, Phish's eleventh studio album and first release in five years, nabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar while six Beatles re-issues (including Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper's and the Stereo Box Set) dominated the store's top ten for the week ending September 13. Yo La Tengo's latest, effor, Popular ... More >>
Kellie MacMullan, at a bowling event wih the Flobots, proves she's got balls.Ever since News on the Deuce debuted in late March, local viewers have known they're likely to see something unintentionally funny (or at least uncomfortably lame) within seconds of tuning in. But few moments have be ... More >>
Joe Bithorn as George HarrisonNew York City native Joe Bithorn plays the role of George Harrison in Rain, one of the most popular and well-known Beatles tribute bands in the country (appearing September 22 to 27 at the Buell Theater. Raised with a steady diet of classical, jazz, blues and psy ... More >>
When We Were FaB takes you away to another time.
Wil Swindler's ElevenetSunday, November 30, 2008Dazzle Restaurant & LoungeWil Swindler's weekend show at Dazzle helped me recover a lost memory. I must have been three years old at most. My mother was rifling through my parents' vinyl collection at our suburban home in Aurora, and the Beatles' " ... More >>
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra covers Abbey Road.
Join in the annual Beatles Memorial Singalong.
Tuesday, August 14, the hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Awesome live bands sometimes make magic in the studio, too.
Friday, November 25, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
Les Fradkin brings back the Beatles with a little help from his friends.
Retrace the Beatles' steps at the Brown Palace
Daniel Johnston ventures into the wicked world with a batch of new music and a blank slate.
The World Won't End (Ashmont), Maroon (Atlantic)
A spiffed up Hard Day's Night continues to dazzle, with its jump cuts, slow motion and sped-up Beatles antics.
Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? CMH Records has given Eighties faves a musical makeover.
Julian Lennon returns to music with a new album and new light to shed on his famous father.