David Bazan (due this Saturday, November 23, at the Denver Music Summit) is perhaps best known for his songwriting for Pedro the Lion. His skill in crafting delicate, gently evocative music with subtle but powerful emotional resonance earned him fans and critical accolades from early on. Although Pe ... More >>
Born Joshua Davis, DJ Shadow made great waves with his first proper album, 1996's Endtroducing, which has been lauded as the first album made up entirely by samples. By then, he'd already made a name for himself as a producer with some singles and production work out on Mo' Wax Records, and with Ent ... More >>
Emily Reiman Mudhoney formed around the same time as Sub Pop, the record label with which its sound became synonymous; Mark Arm and Steve Turner had recently left Green River and teamed up with former Bundle of Hiss drummer Dan Peters and ex-Melvins bassist Matt Lukin. The band crafted an exhilarat ... More >>
John Hughes.When news broke yesterday about the death of director John Hughes at age 59, I couldn't help thinking back on my brief encounter with the maker of iconic '80s teen flicks such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The year was 1985, and I was living ... More >>
An image from the Jacksons' 1984 Victory tour. Regrets: I've had a few. And one of them is not going to see Michael Jackson in concert when I had free tickets to do so. The year was 1984, and to make money while attending UCLA, I worked at the famous (and now long gone) Tower Records branch on L.A ... More >>
Elvis Perkins, right, and the other members of Elvis Perkins in Dearland. Not surprisingly, the leader of Elvis Perkins in Dearland (a band headlining the hi-dive on Friday, May 8) is none other than Elvis Perkins, a singer-songwriter of uncommon depth and gravitas. Find out for yourself by reading ... More >>
Stuff you need to know to avoid ostracism.
Live From Ebbets Field brings classic concerts back to life.
Oakhurst injects roots rock with a heady dose of bluegrass.
Get out of Denver, baby, go!
Rex Ray's newest collages stop hearts at Rule.
Last Chance Week gives voters a chance to punch in.
Still reigning in blood, Slayer gives the devil his due.
Anyone trying to steal the spotlight from David Lee Roth is asking for an ass-kicking.
Ken Burns's Jazz remains controversial. But its effect on album sales is difficult to dispute.
All That You Can¹t Leave Behind (Interscope)
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their “free” music?
Thanks to an exhaustive deal with K-tel, the music of Chris Daniels and the Kings shall be released.
Listening to the distant echoes of a pop-rock genius.
Terraform Records covers the extremes of the local dance spectrum.
Mix Master Mike wants you to know how the tables turn.
The owners of the Cherry Creek mall are fighting for your right to shop, but their neighbors aren't buying it.
Vamp Dogg serves up songs fresh from the streets.
A chromosome-challenged critic gets in touch with his feminine side.
Josie Kreuzer gives rockabilly a new twang.
What the years have done to the Who.
The Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli, in black, white and gray.
THE KINGS OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC BELIEVE THAT THEIR PRAYERS ARE ABOUT TO BE ANSWERED.