Gary Numan (due Friday, April 2, at The Gothic Theatre) is most widely remembered for his 1980 hit song "Cars." That song was merely the most popular in an influential career that had a direct impact on artists as diverse as Prince, Beck, Lady Gaga and, of course, Nine Inch Nails, with whom Numan ha ... More >>
Denver native Austin Wintory says attending frequent Colorado Symphony Orchestra concerts and nerding out on video games and comic books inspired him just about equally as a kid, so Saturday's special concert "The Hero's Journey: A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con" at 7:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Ha ... More >>
The Naked and Famous was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2008 by Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith when the two were students at the Music and Audio Institute. Taking its name from Tricky's "Tricky Kid," the Naked and Famous isn't exactly what you'd call trip-hop. Rooted in alt rock, the Naked and ... More >>
#49: John Moore There is no greater friend of Denver theater than John Moore, a self-described storyteller given to telling its stories in great -- and loving -- detail. On his CultureWest.org website, the former Denver Post critic has laboriously followed the work of his friends in theater, of whic ... More >>
After a successful tour with How to Destroy Angels, which made a stop at the Paramount Theatre this past April, Trent Reznor has put the paddles to Nine Inch Nails, and is preparing to hit the road. Yesterday, "Came Back Haunted," a track from NIN's forthcoming album, Hesitation Marks, due out on Se ... More >>
Dave Grohl is a busy guy. The Foo Fighters frontman is a member of multiple supergroups, played alongside Paul McCartney at the 12/12/12 Sandy Relief Concert, will be the keynote speaker at South by Southwest this March, and just made his directing debut with Sound City, a documentary tracing the hi ... More >>
ManCub last night at the hi-dive.Nothing you've heard about ManCub can probably prepare you for ManCub. It would be easy to compare the duo to Daft Punk because both make groove-heavy electronic music and have an arresting visual element to their shows, but ManCub seems more tied-in with a ... More >>
For years, ticket scalpers have been the bane of existence for artists and venues. Directly and indirectly, they've been blamed for everything from rising ticket costs to fewer tours. Over the last few years, though, artists have started to fight back, and they've employed some interesting wa ... More >>
Probably would have been all right without this.As you may have heard, Radiohead's eighth album, The King of Limbs, was released today, a day earlier than expected, and only four days after it was announced. The complicated release strategy the band has devised is no longer the novelty it was ... More >>
Musician and activist Brian Rocheleau started his Boulder Blind Cafe series last February; since then, he's put on four dinners (three in Boulder, one in Portland, Oregon), with a fourth scheduled for Austin, Texas. Last night was the start of the third round of the Boulder Blind Cafe (it r ... More >>
Above is a screen grab from Lady Gaga's video for her latest single, "Alejandro." Her official website says the full video is "coming soon," and if this Gagapedia entry is to be believed, it will involve deaths, surprise twists, vampire fangs and was directed by fashion photographer Stephen ... More >>
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 >>
Adrian Belew has lead something of a charmed existence as a musician for the last thirty years, from his first high-profile gig as a guitarist for Frank Zappa in 1979 to his later work with Talking Heads, Trent Reznor, David Bowie and King Crimson. Though possessed of preternaturally able technic ... More >>
Hall & OatesSunday, August 30, 2009 Paramount TheatreBetter Than: Seeing most other bands of this vintageThe Hall & Oates show this past Sunday at the Paramount Theatre attracted a well-heeled, recital-worthy crowd. Aside from a few rogue, enthusiastic fans who just couldn't res ... More >>
Geek icon and Internet rock star Jonathan Coulton is set to make his first appearance in Denver on January 17, at the Soiled Dove. In anticipation of his first concert in the Mile High city, Coulton was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about his beginnings as a code monkey, his inspirations ... More >>
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