Can Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Redman stop coming to Colorado on 4/20?
At this point we should all have Snoop Dogg, Method Man and Redman’s personal cell phone numbers on speed dial and ready to request a private show at any moment.
Where to Record Store Day in Denver, Boulder (in map form!)
Have you been eyeing that Courtney Barnett "Kim's Caravan" 12" vinyl? The D'Angelo "The Charade" 7"? The two J Dilla 7"? The live Phish vinyl box set?
Listen: Colorado Rockies’ 2015 walk-up songs
RBI, AVG or SLG might define a baseball player's performance at the plate, but it doesn't define their personality. That's where the walk-up song comes in.
Let Me Drake That For You: The amazing Drizzy search engine
When it comes to search engines, Google just doesn't cut it on all matters Drake-related. Drake needs his own search engine for all things Drake.
Understanding masked musicians: Marketing, mystery or privacy?
Since Liszt dazzled audiences with his feverish piano solos in the mid 19th century, musicians have grappled with the status of celebrity. Like so many modern pop stars, Liszt cut an enigmatic figure that audiences couldn’t get enough of.
This is the best band website we’ve ever seen
Most band websites suck. It seems like a horrible generalization, but it's true. Musicians go for flashy design and artistry over something that's actually user-friendly.
Download Sour Boy, Bitter Girl’s “Mule,” exclusive to Steal This Track
"Music, I've accepted, is a commodity," says Benjamin Buttice of Fort Collins band Sour Boy, Bitter Girl. It's gotta be a difficult revelation for artists, who imagine their work transcending stuff like crude oil.
Who should replace Zayn Malik in One Direction?
Directioners will call this Black Wednesday -- the day Zayn Malik left One Direction. In years to come, this will become an international day of remembrance, where One Direction fans and supporters mourn the day that the music died.
Download “Trust” by Natalie Walker, only in Steal This Track
Natalie Walker was called a "strange bird" as a child, a nickname she chose for the title of her March release. But don't expect strange music, at least not on the surface.
Six acts you must hear after SXSW 2015: Courtney Barnett, Twin Peaks and more
Future Islands' Samuel Herring casually leans against a pillar near the back of the crowd at Cheer Up Charlies on the Thursday of SXSW.
Viet Cong’s one-armed drummer is a better surprise than Miley Cyrus at SXSW
At one point during Viet Cong's packed set at Cedar Street on Thursday night, singer/vocalist Matt Flegel asked the crowd if anyone was wearing a Def Leppard t-shirt.
U2 expands 2015 tour to include a Denver Pepsi Center date
It's rare that the Pepsi Center can seem like a small venue for a band. And few others than U2 could make that happen. The band has announced that it will return to Denver to play the arena.
The new Kendrick Lamar album is out now
The new Kendrick Lamar album, "To Pimp a Butterfly," is out now, a week ahead of its March 23 release date. It's available to stream on Spotify and download on iTunes.
Remember, remember Garth Brooks was in Denver
During his last tour stop in Colorado, Garth Brooks took the stage with a beeper clipped to his belt. It was the year 1996 and Brooks and his then-wife Sandy Mahl were expecting their third child.
SXSW 2015: How to get the most of it from home
When it comes to the months leading up to South by Southwest, music fans wanting to attend the country’s biggest music festival and showcase are faced with a long pros and cons list.
Here’s how the “Blurred Lines” verdict could change the music business
BY ANTHONY MCCARTNEY AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A verdict saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" could ripple across the music industry, potentially changing how artists work and opening the door to new copyright claims.
Alex Wiley, “One Singular Flame Emoji” review: A party album for the right crowd
You can tell that Alex Wiley started out as a scatterbrained kid who made music as an internet joke. But the Chicagoan has since found himself through complex soundscapes, club beats and tightly structured melodies.
Will Butler, “Policy” review: Arcade Fire brother takes a sincere solo path
“Policy” is an odd title for Will Butler’s solo debut. It sounds too serious and it sounds like an album title for his band.
Matthew E. White, “Fresh Blood” review: Soul man brings life to a classic genre
Matthew E. White’s Siddhartha beard and flowing mop of hair brings to mind a joke I just made up: What was the yogi’s favorite genre?
Are the Rolling Stones playing Red Rocks this summer?
It's hard to imagine the Rolling Stones playing Red Rocks in 2015. Certainly, the band can easily sell out a show at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Pepsi Center, Sports Authority Field at Mile High or a few days at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre.
Could Prince be playing a Denver show this year?
Last year, Prince and 3rdEyeGirl brought the Hit & Run Tour through the U.K. The unconventional run of appearances had Prince announcing the dates and locations of each show spontaneously.
Purity Ring, “another eternity” review: Duo’s “future pop” feels familiar
Before Purity Ring released “Shrines” in 2012, before the duo became indie darlings who were pursued by labels and who collaborated with high profile rappers, Megan James and Corin Roddick called their music “future pop.” On “another eternity,” in 2015, that sound is more like present pop.