Prince 4 Ever

If, like me, you hit puberty in the early 80’s when Prince was in his heyday, you likely learned about sexuality, sensuality, and love through purple lenses. The same man who broke our hearts in songs like “Purple Rain” and “Nothing Compares 2 U” also taught us about the slow grind in “When Doves Cry.” […]

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Twenty One Pilots for Youth On Record

On Friday, December 11th, band-of-the-moment Twenty One Pilots played the Gothic Theater in Denver as a fundraiser for Youth On Record, a local nonprofit organization that helps provide music instruction and guidance for at-risk students. The band visited the organization earlier in the day at the Youth Media Studio and met with some of the students Northern […]

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for KING & COUNTRY at Aloft Live

I was invited to check out the final show of the Aloft Live concert series, for KING & COUNTRY at the downtown Denver Aloft hotel. I received invitations to previous Aloft Live shows (Christian Burghardt, The Veronicas, Michelle Chamuel) but wasn’t able to make it out for those. This time around the hotel smartly offered a […]

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Riot Fest 2015 – Denver Day 1

First off, I need to thank a few people & organizations – most notably Ultra5280 and I won tickets after entering contests from each and ended up with surplus tickets that I gave away to some people who were really thankful. I’d also like to thank my friend Chad, who hooked me up with […]

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Album Listening Club – Every Kingdom

…And we’re back! The last album that the club chose was Ben Howard‘s Mercury-prize nominated debut Every Kingdom, released in September 2011. The music is very solitary, to my ears. He reminds me of other solo acoustic artists that play with effects, like Kim Churchill, Garrin Benfield, Julie Collings, and Howie Day. Before this album was chosen […]

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ThURGHsday #12 – Athletico Spizz 80

I’m sorry, what? Athwhoica whazza wha? Spizzenergi was formed in the late 70’s in England and changed the name of the band every year – hence “Athletico Spizz 80.” (Also known as Spizzles, Spizzology, Spizzoil, etc.) The track featured here,”Where’s Captain Kirk?,” had a bit of a novelty feel to it, as Star Trek: The […]

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Riding SideSaddle* with Teacup Gorilla, Jen Korte, and Open to the Hound

Teacup Gorilla embarks on a midwest tour starting August 2nd 2015 in Wichita, KS. Catch them if you can!——————–“Better late than never” is a saying that is appropriate for how late this show review is being posted, but it’s especially apt when it applies to writing about a compelling band with great tunes. Riding Sidesaddle* […]

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Album Listening Club – Goo

In the early 90’s, as punk rock made its way into the American mainstream, Sonic Youth was about as punk as you could get. This was before Nevermind, before Dookie. This is Raymond Pettibon drawings and guest vocals by Public Enemy’s Chuck D. This is Goo. But Sonic Youth isn’t “punk” in the loud-fast Ramones/Pistols/Exploited […]

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Album Listening Club – Express

I don’t know that I had heard much Bauhaus other than “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” when I started hearing Love and Rockets, but I had heard the in-between band Tones on Tail out at dance clubs. Love And Rockets – Ball Of Confusion single J-Card I’m glad I didn’t have any associations with Bauhaus, because I […]

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