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  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Todd Snider on how he parties with the co-founder of Crocs, George Boedecker, Jr.

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Cody Blanchard of Shannon and the Clams on his love for H.P. Lovecraft and Troma movies

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Tracy Morgan on drugs, Richard Pryor and the stigma of TV comedy

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    The Head and the Heart at CU Boulder, 11/1/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    David Bowie's Hunky Dory turns forty

    David Bowie's Hunky Dory was originally released on December 17, 1971​No 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Bob Dylan turns 70 today (happy birthday, big guy!): A list of our favorite Bob Dylan albums

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    Faceman's First Waltz at the Bluebird, 2/4/11

    A.H. Goldstein​FACEMAN'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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Aloe Blacc, Harry Nilsson, Kid Cudi fill our playlists this week

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff, Gregory Alan Isakov, Danielle Ate the Sandwich at the Gothic Theatre, 10/8/10

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    Jack Kerouac Wrote Here, Crisscrossing America Chasing Cool

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    Jack Kerouac Wrote Here, Crisscrossing America Chasing Cool, Day Three

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Jack Kerouac Wrote Here, Crisscrossing America Chasing Cool, Part Two

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Jack Kerouac Wrote Here, Crisscrossing America Chasing Cool, Day One

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    On the Road in Search of Jack

    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 >>

  • Film

    December 13, 2007

    Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten

    Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on.

  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    Like a Complete Unknown

    I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film.

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007
  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    Ghost World

    True-crime noir goes searching for Hollywood's heart of darkness.

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Soul Survivor

    Sharon Jones traveled a rocky road to R&B success.

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Zup's On

    Armando Zuppa serves up a steaming bowl of alphabet newgrass.

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of June 16, 2005

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    The Bus Stopped Here

    Along for the ride on the Silver City Express.

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Bringing It All Back Home

    Take a peek inside the nation's unlikeliest Bob Dylan archive.

  • Culture

    August 22, 2002

    Fallon Fast

    Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Songs of Old

    An artist for the ages, Roz Brown works the Western world as well as the senior circuit.

  • Calendar

    March 7, 2002

    Tough Case

    Peter Case continues to raise emotional ghosts with his personal music.

  • Music

    December 6, 2001

    He Saw the Light

    After learning the ropes as one of Bill Monroe's original Blue Grass Boys, Peter Rowan awakened to a world of possibilities.

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    The Calm After the Storm

    The Weakerthans leave the noise, but not the idealism, of punk rock in their past.

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    State of Grace

    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.

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Steve Earle

    Transcendental Blues
    (E-Squared, LLC/Artemis Records)

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Beggar's Banquet

    Brother, can you spare some nachos?

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Poison Pen

    Jeff Tweedy moves Wilco further toward perfect pop...and perfect despair.

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Lady, Sing the Blues

    Odetta is happy to find trouble everywhere she goes.

  • Music

    March 25, 1999

    How the Wolf Is Surviving

    Los Lobos has taken some shots, but Cesar Rosas and friends are far from dead.

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    The Jug Is Up

    For the 32-20 Jug Band, yesterday doesn't seem so far away.

  • Music

    October 29, 1998
  • Music

    October 15, 1998

    Less Is More

    Singer-songwriter Micah Ciampa proves that good music can be made on a low budget.

  • Music

    September 24, 1998

    Reid-ing Music

    Multi-instrumentalist Harvey Reid proves that acoustic folk doesn't have to be boring.

  • Music

    June 18, 1998

    Ani DiFranco, Musician

    Reconsidering the image of the do-it-yourself poster child.

  • Music

    August 28, 1997


    Outstanding in His Field The recordings of Alan Lomax dig up the roots of American music.

  • Music

    March 13, 1997

    He's Got His Mojo Workin'

    How onetime Denver resident Kirby McMillan Jr. was transformed into Mojo Nixon.

  • Music

    January 16, 1997
  • Music

    November 7, 1996

    Cool Jerk

    Getting on a new track with Railroad Jerk.

  • Calendar

    February 14, 1996
  • Music

    August 10, 1994
  • Music

    May 18, 1994
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