Alt-J to release Red Rocks live album on Record Store Day
Red Rocks Amphitheatre has been an object of desire for virtually all artists who've come through Colorado over the years. From the Beatles to My Morning Jacket, the venue is virtually a right of passage.
Cypress Hill’s Cannabis Cup show downsized
And the hits to the Cannabis Cup in Colorado keep coming. First the U.S. Cannabis Cup got booted from its Denver-adjacent home. Then its plans to stage a Cup in southern Colorado fell apart.
2016 Chautauqua summer concert series lineup announced
Pack up those picnic baskets and call the babysitter: the Chautauqua 2016 Summer Concert series just dropped with a celebration of all of the favorite Colorado sounds that make the summer nights a little bit brighter.
The Weeknd snags 16 Billboard Music Award nominations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a sweet day to be The Weeknd. The R&B artist is leading the nominees at this year's Billboard Music Awards with 16 nods in categories such as top artist, top hot 100 song and top Billboard 200 album.
Recording industry sees first significant growth in two decades
LONDON (AP) — Adele had the world's best-selling album last year, a global smash that helped music revenues record their first significant growth since the dawn of the digital age two decades ago.
Hudson Gardens announces 2016 summer series lineup
Hudson Gardens in Littleton has announced the acts booked for the 2016 summer concert series at its outdoor amphitheater. Once again, the lineup focuses on classic rock acts (Gin Blossoms, Foreigner, Blue Oyster Cult) with a handful of soul (Gladys Knight) and folk acts (Firefall) scattered throughout.
Coldplay extend tour, add Denver date
Coldplay has extended the North Amreican leg of its Head Full of Dreams Tour, adding another dozen dates including a show in Denver. The British rockers will play Denver's Pepsi Center on August 29.
Stream The Lumineers’ “Cleopatra” 24 hours early
The long wait for the second full-length release from Denver trio the Lumineers is almost over. But why wait until tomorrow when you can stream "Cleopatra" right now?
What it’s like to dance with Justin Bieber
Jonathan Jaramillo is going to set the night on fire -- or at least dance floor. The 11-year-old Aurora youth recently won a contest that allowed the fleet-of-foot dancer an opportunity to share the stage with one of the biggest megastars in the world for one night: Justin Bieber.
Outlaw country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame though his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday.
Janet Jackson postpones re-rescheduled tour dates
Janet Jackson is delaying her "Unbreakable" tour, saying Wednesday that she and her husband are planning their family and that she is under doctor's orders to rest.
X weird and wonderful at Summit Music Hall
Friday night at the Summit Music Hall, seminal LA punk band X gave a new meaning to the term “all ages show.” The audience included little kids wearing noise cancelling headphones, adolescents with their parents, an assortment of Denver rockabilly, punk and goth kids, as well as an array of gray-hairs and no-hairs.
Drake releases new single “Pop Style” featuring Kanye West and Jay Z
Back when Drake dropped “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” the MC mused on the track “6pm” how he was “rapping like The Throne should be the three of y’all.” This was a reference to the Throne, the rap super duo which Kanye West and Jay-Z formed to release the 2011 album “Watch the Throne." Fast forward to “Pop Style,” the newly released track featuring Drake with West and Jay Z's the Throne.
The UMS announces 2016 headliners and initial lineup
Denver music faithful, your day has arrived: The Underground Music Showcase has announced the initial roster of artists that will storm South Broadway this summer.
Sigur Rós announce tour, Denver date
Icelandic post-rock hereos Sigur Rós have announced an extensive North American tour, including a Denver date. The band will play Denver's Paramount Theatre on September 27.
Denver Botanic Gardens announces 2016 summer lineup
Denver Botanic Gardens, along with Swallow Hill Music, has announced its popular summer music lineup for 2016. Laura Viers, k.d. lang and Neko Case's new supergroup case/lang/viers, mellow singer-songwriter José González, Steep Canyon Rangers and returning favorites Chris Isaak and Bruce Hornsby round out the 13 shows that have been announced so far.
Portland, Austin hipsters apologize to Denver for cultural theft
Dozens of artists, restaurateurs and tech startups from Portland, Ore., and Austin, Texas, co-signed a formal letter today apologizing for their longtime theft of Denver's cultural heritage.
Divide Music Festival initial lineup and headliners announced
The Divide Music Festival has announced the initial lineup for its inaugural year in Winter Park. The initial lineup for the July 22-24 festival includes Kid Cudi, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Fray, Cake, Passion Pit and more.
Smashing Pumpkins cancels Denver show
Just hours before doors were set to open for their Denver show, '90s alt rockers Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair have cancelled their performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
Rapper C-Murder allegedly recorded music video while in jail
ANGOLA, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana believe rapper C-Murder recorded and released a rap song while in prison. The Advocate reports that the rapper, who real name is Corey Miller, released a video for a new single, "Dear Supreme Court," last week.
Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne coming to Denver’s 4/20 at Civic Center Park
Let's be real: Any music festival commemorating 4/20 shouldn't have Snoop Dogg holding down the festivities. Coloradans have seen more than enough of the weed-loving caricature he's become in recent years.
Sean “Diddy” Combs’ latest project will literally school you
NEW YORK (AP) — He's been a rapper, actor, singer, entrepreneur, record producer and clothing designer. Now Sean "Diddy" Combs has taken on a new job as the founder of a charter school in New York City's Harlem neighborhood.