Early Thursday morning 106.7 KBPI’s Willie B. announced that Lola Black has joined the ranks of just six other local bands to hold the station’s “Best Band in Denver” title. The female-fronted rock band also made station history with Lola Black being the first woman to even advance past the semi-final rounds — let alone win the title.
Like fans of science fiction and fantasy literature, metalheads tend to enjoy a lack of buyer’s remorse. If you pick up a hardcover of fantasy novelist George R.R. Martin’s latest, you should have a good idea of what you’re in for. The same goes for those who plunk down $12 for a copy of the Sword’s new LP, “Apocryphon.”
Someone should tell Asking Alexandria that a room full of angsty scenesters and sweaty metal heads might not be the best audience for a Justin Bieber joke. The Outbreak Tour’s headlining set at the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday night was full of awkward interactions with the crowd. But, despite a few bad jokes, several failed attempts to insight a mosh pit and a balcony full of fans shouting for As I Lay Dying (who should have headlined the tour) to come back on stage, Asking Alexandria’s devoted followers still belted out every lyric.
Alice Cooper may hold one of the longest running tenures on the hard-rock-glam-metal scene, but he’s no slouch after all the success — quite the opposite actually. The veteran rocker and ever-consummate showman packed the house at Denver’s Paramount Theatre on Friday evening and demonstrated just why he’s been able to cross the 40-year mark of a successful musical career.