Patrick Lee has taken a Jekyll and Hyde approach to music. He leads several musical lives that rarely intersect -- so much so that you could see him in one context and not recognize him in the next. There's Patrick Lee, the virtuoso piano/organ/keyboard player, who views live music as "improvisatory ... More >>
Wynkoop Brewing Company is gearing up for the Great American Beer Festival and recently tapped a couple of its rarest but most outstanding beers. Orville is a blend of a couple of unusual beers: a pale ale fermented with brettanomyces in four wooden barrels for six weeks, and the same beer fermented ... 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 >>
VAN HALEN @ PEPSI CENTER | 5/24/12 Evidently, 1982 was a very good year for David Lee Roth. "You're taking pictures here tonight, hot stuff?" the Van Halen frontman asked a woman in the front row in the middle of "Panama." "What? Oh, you want to make a sex tape. I'll tell you what, girlfriend, you ... More >>
As you might have heard, Van Halen played the Pepsi Center in Denver last night, dusting off a few hits from its mega-selling album, 1984. Roving photographer Brandon Marshall hit the Pepsi Center parking lot asking fans to share where they were in 1984. Here's some of the people he talked to, and y ... More >>
Where UFOs Go to Die
Thursday, May 24, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.
This Thursday, May 24, Kool & the Gang is due at the Pepsi Center with Van Halen. While this might seem like an unlikely pairing, the legendary funk/R&B act opening for the equally iconic rock band, Robert "Kool" Bell, Kool & the Gang's founding member, tells us it's working out great. We recently s ... More >>
‚Äč Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring the Avett Brothers, James Taylor, Blues Traveler and Gogol Bordello were announced; Gauntlet Hair, Hindershot and Fierce Bad Rabbit got spins on local radio; and recent albums from Van Halen, Dr. ... More >>
Here's something odd: After all of these years of being Van Halen fans, this is the first time we can remember hearing Eddie Van Halen's voice. It sounds quite a bit different from how we imagined. Same goes for his brother, Alex Van Halen, for that matter. Guess the pair let the music do the talkin ... More >>
Oh, hell yeah! Mark your calendars. It's really happening. Van Halen is coming to Denver. It's confirmed, and we finally have a date. Thursday, May 24, at the Pepsi Center, Van Halen will be here with Kool and the Gang. So stoked! Almost as stoked as we are to hear the new record, A Different ... More >>
After 35 years with Warner Bros., Van Halen signed a deal with Interscope last month, and rumors spread that the band -- with David Lee Roth back on board -- had a new album nearly in the can and a tour in the works. Now one of those rumors can be squashed, as the band just announced a 2012 tour wit ... More >>
Teddy rocksLast week when we started talking about the first album that we bought with our own money, everybody had a story. Some were laudable (Ready to Die) and some were laughable (Savage Garden), but everybody had a story. And as we suspected, we weren't alone. When we asked you to share ... More >>
When copyright law was revised in 1976, there was a provision that gave artists control of their work after 35 years, provided they applied two years in advance. The law didn't go into effect until 1978, but now artists like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Loretta Lynn can start a ... More >>
Sammy. Sammy. Sammy. It must be difficult for a rock star in a rad band like Van Halen to be constantly competing with his predecessor, but this who's-better nonsense has gone on too long and now... too far. Sammy Hagar has just released his autobiography, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, con ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray STEEL PANTHER with Drug Under 03.16.11 | Bluebird Theater See Steel Panther at the Bluebird slideshow Last night, Steel Panther and a few hundred of its closest friends in Denver, hopped in the Delorean with Doc and took the Bluebird Theater back to the future when spandex, ... More >>
Cypress Hill getting lifted at last year's MHMF. You'll think we're just as high when you see our list.Okay so by now you've had a chance to absorb the deflating news that the Mile High Music Festival is being put on ice this year, and you've even offered up with some suggestions of how to ma ... More >>
Instead of cookies, I leave Sour DieselLast week I talked about how much I hated holiday shopping. After going to KushCon II over the weekend, I've changed my mind. Below is my top ten pot-toy wish list for Santa this year. All photos by Aaron Thackeray.
Ah, audiobooks. That great modern invention that means even the busiest people can still enjoy a book here and there. Especially those of us that find ourselves stuck in cars for hours a day commuting. Too bad they're as expensive as real books -- even more so sometimes. If only there were so ... More >>
Soda, like most everything else in the world, has a lifespan. Some sodas live long and prosper, while others die and fade away (or, as is true of a few on this list, end up in the bargain section at Walmart). This list is devoted to those drinks that quenched our thirst, kept us awake, and ... More >>
Friday, September 11, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
The VH saga continues. Welcome to Chapter IV, the Peppermint Patty years.
The ghost of Denverís past pays us a visit, just in time for the holidays.
Behold the world-class guitarist behind Acoustic Mayhem.
Free music, yours for the taking.
Who will be inducted next? Gaze into our crystal ball.
This blues revisionist insists that the genre must progress or die out.
It's what's up front that counts.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Friday, May 20, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Thursday, December 9, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Nobody in particular knows the trouble these guys have seen.
Kiss me, Iím a rock star -- at least for one night.
Anyone trying to steal the spotlight from David Lee Roth is asking for an ass-kicking.
Harlan Hendrickson wants to prove that '80s rock and roll is not noise pollution.
Just try to stop Sammy Hagar from telling how Van Halen did him wrong.
Reviews of 23 recent superstar recordings--just in time for your holiday purchasing pleasure.