Marni Pickens wasn't always the easy-going bluegrass picker she is today. "I'm a rocker chick," she says. "Even though I grew up in Colorado, I never listened to much country or bluegrass at all." After moving from Colorado to New York City at eighteen years old, Pickens started playing bass in pu ... More >>
In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition version, rather than the high definitio ... More >>
Do you heart Jethro Tull? If so, you better hold on to your hat, hombre. I'm about to flip your wig: For the first time in the States in more a decade, there's a Jethro Tull Convention booked, and apparently, it's happening here. (I know, right?!) Well, not here here, but rather in Longmont up at th ... More >>
Ronald DeanBased out of Austin, Ian Moore & the Lossy Coils (playing tonight at Bender's Tavern with National BLues Arsenal and Land Grabbers) bring the kind of epic-sounding rock and roll to the table that doesn't need much of an introduction. Led by Moore's soulful vocals, the three-piece m ... More >>
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, our president revealed that his music palette has expanded slightly in recent years with a little help from his personal aide, Reggie Love. New additions to his usual standbys of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones include Nas and Lil' Wayne. It's a lit ... More >>
Perhaps you've heard by now about the "riot" that happened a few days ago in New York surrounding a free concert featuring Drake and Hanson. Weird that there was a riot at a concert featuring two of maybe the blandest performers ever to exist. Weirder still is that Hanson and Drake were even perform ... More >>
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?" So 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 ... More >>
I'm not going to lie: The first time I heard "Frontier Psychiatrist" I thought it was one of the most annoying songs I'd ever heard. This was because it was released in the year 2000, when I was working at shitty chain record store and being pummeled with the likes of The Crystal Method, The Prodigy ... More >>
Leo Nocentelli is most well known as the innovative guitarist in the pioneering, New Orleans funk band the Meters. His clipped guitar tone and smoothly executed improvisations have been imitated by virtually everyone who has ever tried to play funk. Growing up in New Orleans, Nocentelli had ... 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. For t ... More >>
Six Months to Live, deadbubbles and Dario Rosa Saturday, November 14, 2009 Meadowlark Better Than: The second big snowstorm of the season outside. Opening act deadbubbles set the pace for the rest of the show with an energetic set of rock and roll full of more than its fair share of weirdness an ... 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 >>
Relive the Sixties in three hours.
If you've been to Rockbar the past few Wednesdays, you might've noticed something missing, namely the affable hosts of Jinxed! There's a good reason for that. Your hosts, Eric Halborg and William Murphy from the Swayback, have been holed up in L.A. for the past week recording with legendary knob twi ... More >>
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Yo, Flaco! says goodbye to Denver.
Thursday, November 24, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
A Bigger Bang (Virgin)
Is Terry Reid the unluckiest man in rock?
Trevor Pryce delivers hits on the field -- and off, with Outlook Music.
Meet Marlon Brando
Thursday, November 4, Fox Theatre, 303-447-0095.
Little Shanghai Cafe
Thickfreakness (Fat Possum)
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Electric Bible: The New Testament (Triple X)
DJs Matthew Smyth, David Watts and Tim Shady fancy a Shag every week at the Snake Pit.
Go The Way of the Gun, and you shall be rewarded.
Vue, with Wow and Flutter
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.
Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.
The B-Movie Rats want to star as the next monsters of rock.
Mo Wax founder James Lavelle tries to explain Unkle, the sort-of band behind one of the year's most flamboyant albums.
MEDIA DARLING LIZ PHAIR RELUCTANTLY TAKES HER SHOW ON THE ROAD.