Journey and Steve Miller Band co-headline the Pepsi Center, with Tower of Power opening, on Wednesday, July 16. Tickets range from $39.50-$135, and go on sale this Friday, December 6, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week and to see what songs were played on local rad ... More >>
Last night, after attending a press preview of the Treasures of the Hard Rock traveling music memorabilia exhibition -- on view starting today at the Hard Rock Cafe Denver -- I was going to write about what it felt like to look at the belongings of famous dead people I care about. While it was defi ... More >>
Alice Cooper is a shock rock pioneer that's influenced countless artists with his on stage horror movie imagery and antics, which included hangings and beheadings by guillotine. Theatrics aside, Cooper (aka Vincent Furnier) is also a talented songwriter. Hits like "I'm Eighteen," "School's Out" and ... More >>
Music is life. Or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ho ... More >>
Possibly the most famous and influential keyboardist in the history of rock, Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek, died yesterday at age 74 from complications due to bile-duct cancer. Known as the lanky professor crouched off to the left of Jim Morrison, Manzarek was an erudite multi-instrumentalist who de ... More >>
With May finally delivering the flowers that the old adage promises, you won't want to stay inside this week. Good news: When you're out and about enjoying the greening landscape, you won't need to drop a lot of green. From a booksigning with the former drummer for The Doors to a French artist's fir ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
While infinitely different than being there in the flesh, a live concert film can provide an up-close, multi-angled, cinematically inspired perspective of the music experience -- not to mention a glimpse into history for those who were born decades later. Such will be the case for a majority of the ... More >>
The names you'll recognize -- the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones -- and the titles of Boedecker Theater's upcoming film series will be a treat for classic-rock fans who have already devoured big-budget docs like When You're Strange or last month's Crossfire Hurricane. "Both the ... More >>
Marilyn Manson, even more than one of his inspirations, Alice Cooper, has become a lightning rod of controversy for his provocative lyrics and visual style. The guy had an album called Antichrist Superstar, after all, and he's been fairly open about his drug use, what more conservative members of so ... More >>
See also: Global Dance Festival Survival Guide Split Decision: Is vinyl obsolete? Split Decision: The Legend of Zelda Symphony With upwards of 20,000 kids descending on Red Rocks this weekend for Global Dance Fest 2012 -- a music festival made up mostly of DJ's -- it seemed like a good time to p ... More >>
Since first emerging in the mid '80s, The Cult (due tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre) has gone through some lineup changes and been on a few breaks. Through it all, the band's core members, frontman Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, have continued to churn out some heavy records, including 2 ... More >>
Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Been a long week, and now you're about to get to enjoy a long weekend. As always, a plethora of enticing options this weekend and it's another good mix: Tonight, a trio of local release parties featuring Signal Path, Mancub and Rockie kick things into gear, along wit ... More >>
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>
Tom MurphyMercuria and the Gem StarsUMS on S. BROADWAY | 07/23-24/11An especially hot summer day made navigating various venues an enervating experience, not to mention the humid heat indoors at times. Nevertheless, it didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits in performing the music, even in th ... More >>
Unless you've had your head parked squarely up your hiney for the last month or so, you've heard that May 21 is Judgement Day (aka The Rapture) -- that's this Saturday, people! It's really far too late to stockpile six months of food or build that cozy bomb shelter you and your besties have b ... More >>
With the recent passing of Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan's first muse, we thought it only appropriate to give a shout out to a couple of other famous ladies. The muse position is demanding and the position can vary (physically and figuratively) -- it's not all about getting a song named after you. T ... More >>
Throughout the late '60s, 1601 West Evans was a prime destination for live music, with acts like the Doors, Cream, the Grateful Dead and Van Morrison performing in the space now occupied by PT's Showclub at 1688 East Evans. Four years ago, rock returned to the building when the folks at Left Nut E ... More >>
Houses Houses, The Knew, Action Packed Thrill Ride Saturday, November 14, 2009 Larimer Lounge Better Than: The fireside. It was seriously snowing out on Saturday, hard enough to cover the signs and turn the city into a giant hushed bobsled track. You would not have known this if you were ta ... More >>
With Taking Woodstock in theaters today, hippies are on our mind. Specifically those scantily clad, flowers-in-the-hair, joint-tugging types who make us children of the '80s wish we had a DeLorean, a six pack of plutonium, and plenty of road. We're sure there are some lovable hippie chick ... 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 of ... More >>
Photo by Denny DoesKevin Devine. Singer-songwriter Kevin Devine, the subject of a profile in this week's Westword advancing his Sunday, May 24 gig at the Marquis Theatre with Miniature Tigers, The Rouge and Brian Bonz, is the rarest of interview subjects: a guy who listeners carefully to every ques ... More >>
Cinderella City's old "Blue Mall" fountain. Eerie, isn't it? We've all read about Denver’s haunted places. The same old stories get trotted out every year about this time, and they can be fun. But they tend to lose their zing the fourteenth time you hear about the ghosts of the Brown Palace or t ... More >>
Photo: Jon Solomon Nothing like going to the theater. I almost never go to plays. It’s not that I don’t enjoy a well-written drama or a well-staged theatrical piece, but the artifice of acting is often a bit too – well – artificial for my tastes. This is odd, actually, because when it come ... More >>
Electric Skychurch, appearing July 24 at the Church, is one of the seminal live electronic outfits to rise from American soil in the ‘90s. Inspiring vocals, funky bass lines, and smooth, flowing, trance-like textures are staples of the sound created by Skychurch founder James Lumb and his rotating ... More >>
Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool.
RiNo celebrates its first birthday, and Susan Cooper shows work that is both -- and neither -- painting and sculpture.
Queenie and the Jester take a ride.
Denver filmmakers take to the road and Do It for Johnny.
The Doors of the 21st Century
A new boxed set tries to wring every last drop from the music of the late moptop.
A gruesome crime. A bizarre defense. Can a crusading author reopen her best friend's case?
A new box set reveals Jim Morrison with his pants down.