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The Afghan Whigs’ beastly worldview: seedy, sordid and better than ever

The Afghan Whigs @ The Ogden 10/30/12

Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs talks travel and inspiration in advance of his band’s Oct. 29 concert at Denver’s Bluebird Theater.



Why production makes all the difference in the Preatures’ debut, “Blue Planet Eyes”

Why production makes all the difference in the Preatures' debut, "Blue Planet Eyes"

Why production makes all the difference in the Preatures’ debut, “Blue Planet Eyes.”



Ex Hex’s debut, “Rips,” brings Mary Timony back to Earth

The Speedy Ortiz and Ex Hex co-headlining bill was an excellent match-up -- noisy and biting respectively -- at the Hi-Dive in Denver on Thursday.

In Ex Hex, which headlines the Hi-Dive on Oct. 9 , Mary Timony is abandoning her droning chords and alternate tunings for a throat-grabbing directness.



Are front-to-back album concerts sucking the fun out of live music?

An increasing number of acts have been booking dates around the idea of performing their most popular, iconic albums from start to finish. That includes multiple acts at Riot Fest Denver. But in the rush to monetize nostalgia, is something lost in the live experience?

An increasing number of acts have been booking dates around the idea of performing their most popular, iconic albums from start to finish. That includes multiple acts at Riot Fest Denver. But in the rush to monetize nostalgia, is something lost in the live experience?



WATCH: Jack White films “Would You Fight For My Love?” video at The Cruise Room in Denver

WATCH: Jack White films "Would You Fight For My Love?" video at The Cruise Room in Denver

What else did Jack White do when he was in town last month to headline Red Rocks? We know at least one thing.



Survivor tour canceled after singer Jimi Jamison dies of heart attack

This undated photo provided by Sally J. Irwin shows Jimi Jamison in Chicago. Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died. He was 63. (AP Photo/Sally J. Irwin)

Survivor tour canceled after singer Jimi Jamison dies of heart attack



PHOTOS: Oddball Comedy Festival 2014 at Red Rocks (review)

The Oddball Comedy Fest at Red Rocks,9/7/14

The artistic risks of performing stand-up in massive, rock-ready venues are considerable, but Oddball Comedy Festival at Red Rocks proved to be a seamless evening of high-level stand-up.



Tour de Fat Denver 2014 schedule: Lucius, Ark Life and more

Tour de Fat Bike Parade @ City Park

Tour de Fat will bring performances from Lucius, Ark Life, the Knew and, of course, bikes, beer and costumes to Denver’s City Park this weekend.



Kim Deal’s Breeders jump back into “Last Splash” with extended tour

Despite having been released in 1993, the Breeders' critically-acclaimed album "Last Splash" is still fun to perform for its creators.

Kim Deal appreciates that her band’s most famous album helped define an era when alternative music ruled the radio and MTV. She’s glad it achieved platinum sales status, and that critics have since pegged it as one of indie rock’s most enduringly bittersweet documents.

She’s just puzzled as to why that is.



JAS Aspen Snowmass: From jazz to Earth, Wind and Fire, OneRepublic

Earth Wind and Fire @ Red Rocks

JAS Aspen Snowmass generates hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for its nonprofit parent, bringing acts such as Earth, Wind and Fire, OneRepublic and others.