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Ezra Koenig reviews Drake’s “Nothing was the Same”: “I didn’t listen to the whole thing”

October 9th, 2013
Ezra Koenig reviews Drake's "Nothing was the Same": "I didn’t listen to the whole thing"

Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend reviews Drake’s “Nothing was the Same.” He likes it — even though he didn’t listen to the whole thing — but he’s still annoyed with some Danish guy named Hans who blew him off in 2007.

Kendrick Lamar on his “Control” verse: “The whole point of the culture is to elevate the culture”

August 29th, 2013
Kendrick Lamar on his “Control” verse: "The whole point of the culture is to elevate the culture"

Kendrick Lamar talked about his controversial verse on Big Sean’s “Control” to Peter Rosenberg on New York’s Hot 97.

The Who, Vintage Trouble at the Pepsi Center, 2/12/13 (photos, review)

February 13th, 2013
The Who

In taking in the Who and its 2013 take on “Quadrophenia” at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday evening, the mind couldn’t help but wander. The band is hardly operating at full strength these days – because of loss, age, physical erosion. But they remain one of the most important groups in rock history.

Best Denver shows this week: The Who, Ty Segall and more

February 8th, 2013
Winston Yellen, a musician who grew up in Colorado Springs returns to Denver on Wednesday for the debut of his band Night Beds. The band is fresh off of a performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and the release of the debut album, "Country Sleep." Photo courtesy of Jarrod Renaud.

Here are the best Denver shows that you should be at this week (Feb. 8-14).

The Who to perform “Quadrophenia” at Pepsi Center, first tour in four years

July 18th, 2012

The Who will perform “Quadrophenia” in its entirety at the Pepsi Center in 2012, the band’s first tour in four years

Album review: Wilco, “The Whole Love”

October 4th, 2011
Album review: Wilco, "The Whole Love"

Album review: Wilco’s “The Whole Love” is the band’s best album in seven years, but it still falls somewhere in the middle of their storied discography

UMS 3.3: Boba Fett marches off with the whole damn show

July 25th, 2009
UMS 3.3: Boba Fett marches off with the whole damn show

From John Moore: The spirit of the underground surfaced like a lightning flash late Friday night when Boba Fett & the Americans, a renegade marching band — that’s right, renegade marching band, stopped the rain that had pretty much soaked Night 3 of the 2009 [...]

The MCA Denver takes a chance with Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh

October 24th, 2014
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 22: Artist and musician Mark Mothersbaugh is photographed in front of what he calls an untitled coagulation of rugs and video exhibit that is part of his show called Myopia at The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver), in Denver, CO on October 22, 2014. These pieces are rugs that he created and there will be videos on each one making the images come alive. Mark Mothersbaugh is an American musician, composer, singer and painter. He is a co-founder of the new wave band Devo and has been its lead singer since 1972. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post)

Risk is all over “Myopia,” the mega-retrospective of art by Mark Mothersbaugh opening at the MCA Denver this week. The DEVO founder is famous, rich, talented, and, until now, he hasn’t been a member of the fine art community.

CMJ venue closes after Ebola scare in Brooklyn

October 24th, 2014
The Gutter. Photo courtesy of the venue's website.

Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers’ fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day. The scare also closed a bowling alley, which hosts concerts for the CMJ Music Marathon.

Pearl Jam at the Pepsi Center in Denver (photos, review)

October 23rd, 2014
Pearl Jam at the Pepsi Center in Denver (photos, review)

It had been 11 years since Pearl Jam last headlined a show in Denver, and on Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center the band proved that it was well worth the wait.