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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 [...]

Foreigner, Styx at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 7-22-14 (photos, review)

July 23rd, 2014
Foreigner, Styx at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, 7-22-14 (photos, review)

You could count on one hand the number of original members in both bands Tuesday night when Foreigner and Styx played Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.

Wye Oak, Pattern is Movement at the Bluebird Theater, 7-19-14 (review)

July 21st, 2014
Wye Oak played at the Bluebird Theater on Saturday.

Four people in two duo acts made one hell of a night of music on Saturday. Philadelphia’s Pattern Is Movement and Baltimore-based Wye Oak both played interesting, entertaining and compelling sets at the Bluebird Theater.

Here’s why Tool hasn’t released an album in almost a decade

July 15th, 2014
With visually elusive front man Maynard James Keenan once again prowling the back of the stage, the rest of Tool, including bassist Justin Chancellor, were left to play to the crowd. Photo by Brian Carney,

Tool finally explains to fans why the band hasn’t released and album in almost a decade.