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Denver Day of Rock brings 25 acts, 100,000 people and no Pitbull

Denver Day of Rock 2013

When 100,000 people swarm downtown during this weekend’s free Denver Day of Rock, they’ll see 25 national and local acts playing rock, pop, R&B, folk, indie and country music across five stages. But they won’t see Pitbull.

Five Points Jazz Festival returns all beefed up in its 11th year

DENVER, CO. - MAY 18: The Buckner Funken Jazz band performs on the Five Points Plaza stage at the Five Points Jazz Festival, May 18, 2013. The festival runs 11am to 8pm on May 18, 2013 and is a free community event highlighting local musicians, art and the historic Denver Five Points neighborhood. (Photo By Mahala Gaylord/The Denver Post)

The free event, which returns for its 11th year on May 17, features bumped-up music offerings from 30 different acts on nine stages around Five Points.

Rock Comic Con returns during Denver Comic Con weekend with Magic Cyclops, H2Awesome!, Total Ghost

The 7th annual Rock Comic Con returns to Denver June 13-14. (Photo provided by Rock Comic Con)

Rock Comic Con returns during Denver Comic Con weekend with Magic Cyclops, H2Awesome!, Total Ghost and more to be announced.

Why So Serious, Kevin McDonald?

Kids in the Hall veteran Kevin McDonald will perform and teach a two-day improv class at the Ballpark neighborhood's Voodoo Comedy Playhouse May 2-4. (Provided by Voodoo Comedy Playhouse)

“Kids in the Hall” veteran Kevin McDonald teases his shows and classes in advance of his Voodoo Comedy Playhouse visit.

Why So Serious, Anthony Jeselnik? (Boulder edition)

Anthony Jeselnik wishes the new late-night talk-show comics all the best - and says the job would be like prison to him. (Provided by Comedy Works)

Anthony Jeselnik, never one to mince words, has zero interest in helming a late-night talk show. And here’s why, dear readers.

Record Store Day buoys the resurgence of vinyl, neighborhood record shops

Nathaniel Rateliff @ Twist & Shout 4/10/14

Dave Wilkins is expecting customers to line up by the dozens outside of Wax Trax Records on Record Store Day to buy exclusive, limited-edition releases from Death Cab for Cutie, the Pixies and other bands.

Earth, Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey on his trek from Denver to the rock hall of fame

Earth Wind and Fire @ Red Rocks

For all his accomplishments in Earth, Wind & Fire, which range from multiplatinum album sales and Grammy awards to a coveted spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, singer Philip Bailey has always viewed the band as a means to an end.

The Pack A.D. takes stripped-down rock from fake fights to European clubs

The Pack a.d. headlines the Hi-Dive in Denver on April 11.

There’s a moment in the video for “Battering Ram,” one of the singles from the Pack A.D.’s new album “Do Not Engage,” in which the scene at a gritty dive-bar turns unexpectedly violent.

Tickets on sale: UMS 2014, Fleetwood Mac and more

UMS 2013 Day Four SM

Here are the tickets going on sale this weekend — UMS 2014, Fleetwood Mac and more.

Why So Serious, Kathleen Madigan? (2014 edition)

Kathleen Madigan is in comedy for all the right reasons. (Photo provided by Comedy Works)

Respected stand-up and Colorado favorite Kathleen Madigan talks before her latest round of area comedy dates, including at Denver’s Paramount Theatre.