Todd Snider is one of America's most gifted storytellers. The songwriter, who first gained notice in the mid '90s with the song "Talkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues," writes the kind of songs that can both cut you to the bone and make you laugh at the same time. He has a knack for exploring and expres ... More >>
In a scene oversaturated with bands mining the 1960s, Shannon and the Clams manage to stand out in stark contrast to their peers. That's partly because their songwriting is simple and strong, but mostly because of Shannon Shaw's powerful, soulfully melodic and emotionally gripping voice. Shaw sounds ... More >>
While he may be world-famous and seven years sober, the streets of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn still ring in the voice of Tracy Morgan. Coming from a childhood of poverty and crack-dealing, Morgan built a respectable career in standup, performing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam before reaching TV mega-stardom on Satu ... More >>
THE HEAD AND THE HEART @ COORS EVENT CENTER | 11/1/12 President Obama's speech last night at the University of Colorado's Coors Event Center marked the umpteenth time the Commander in Chief has stopped in the Centennial State this campaign season -- just last week, he was touting his record in Denv ... More >>
David Bowie's Hunky Dory was originally released on December 17, 1971No matter how hard he tried, David Bowie just couldn't fit into the '60s. From having to abandon his birth-name (Davy Jones) to the pop-darling Monkees singer, to staring in Ice Cream commercials in order to finance his tank ... More >>
As you're probably already aware, Bob Dylan turns seventy today. We want to take this moment to thank Mrs. Zimmerman for giving birth to one of the most influential musicians of our time. We're hard-pressed to find a musician that is more versatile or as cool as Dylan. He has been called the voice o ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinFACEMAN'S FIRST WALTZ FaceMan Bop Skizzum • The Knew • The Outfit • Chadzilla • Boulder Acoustic Society • The Vitamins • Medicine Man • Bonnie and the Beard • Chris McGarry and the Insomniacs • Panal • Martin Gilmore • The Construct • K Buzz and the Bras ... 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?" 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 al ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinNathaniel Rateliff last night at the Gothic Theatre. Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, Danielle Ate the Sandwich 10.8.10 | Gothic Theatre The capacity crowd that filled the Gothic Theatre to busting on Friday night had no problem staying calm for three hours, for the co- ... More >>
January 19, 2008 by Audrey Sprenger, Ph.D Denver | Jack Kerouac's On The Road, based in part on Kerouac's own life traveling back and forth across the United States in the mid to late 1940s, was written in a spontaneous but highly disciplined style of writing, which very effectively documented the ... More >>
Day One Day Two Day Three January 15, 2008 by Audrey Sprenger, Ph.D The American West | Lowell, Massachusetts, the small industrial town of Jack Kerouac's childhood and growing up, is not a setting in his most famous novel On The Road. Still, there is a presence of this town and the people Keroua ... More >>
Day One Day Two January 11, 2008 By Audrey Sprenger San Francisco | There is an alleyway in San Francisco named for Jack Kerouac. It links Grant and Columbus Avenues, the main drags of Chinatown and North Beach. Identified by a proper city sign and locatable on city maps it is, except for the gr ... More >>
Monday, January 7 by Audrey Sprenger, Ph.D Denver | There has been a lot of talk about Jack Kerouac this year and the 50th anniversary of his novel On The Road. It's buzzed through Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, public broadcasting and public radio. Over and over again I hear the same comments, th ... More >>
Monday, January 7 by David Amram Putnam Valley, New York | In 1956 Jack Kerouac and I first met at a bring-your-own-bottle party at a painter's loft and instantly began collaborating artistically. I backed him up musically while he read and from the earliest days of our working together I knew tha ... More >>
Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on.
I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film.
True-crime noir goes searching for Hollywood's heart of darkness.
Sharon Jones traveled a rocky road to R&B success.
Be there or be square!
Armando Zuppa serves up a steaming bowl of alphabet newgrass.
From the week of June 16, 2005
Along for the ride on the Silver City Express.
Take a peek inside the nation's unlikeliest Bob Dylan archive.
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
An artist for the ages, Roz Brown works the Western world as well as the senior circuit.
Peter Case continues to raise emotional ghosts with his personal music.
After learning the ropes as one of Bill Monroe's original Blue Grass Boys, Peter Rowan awakened to a world of possibilities.
The Weakerthans leave the noise, but not the idealism, of punk rock in their past.
As a train-hopping folk artist in the '60s, U. Utah Phillips rode into the heart of America's working class. He's been singing its song ever since.
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Brother, can you spare some nachos?
Jeff Tweedy moves Wilco further toward perfect pop...and perfect despair.
Odetta is happy to find trouble everywhere she goes.
Los Lobos has taken some shots, but Cesar Rosas and friends are far from dead.
For the 32-20 Jug Band, yesterday doesn't seem so far away.
Singer-songwriter Micah Ciampa proves that good music can be made on a low budget.
Multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid proves that acoustic folk doesn't have to be boring.
Reconsidering the image of the do-it-yourself poster child.
Outstanding in His Field The recordings of Alan Lomax dig up the roots of American music.
How onetime Denver resident Kirby McMillan Jr. was transformed into Mojo Nixon.
Getting on a new track with Railroad Jerk.