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Listen: Lorde sings “South Park” parody song, “I Am Lorde Ya Ya Ya”

Lorde

Lorde sings a little bit of the “South Park” parody song, “I Am Lorde Ya Ya Ya.”



Nas at the Paramount Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

Nas at Paramount Theater 10.12.14

Thanks to context from the documentary “Time is Illmatic,” Nas’ performance at the Paramount Theatre in Denver brought new life to his legendary 1994 album.



The War on Drugs at the Ogden Theatre in Denver (photos, review)

War On Drugs @ Ogden 10/10/14

At the tightly packed Ogden Theatre in Denver, The War on Drugs was more polished and more relaxed than when they played to a smaller crowd at the Bluebird Theatre in March.



Slow Magic at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)

Slow Magic at the Bluebird Theater

Two songs into Slow Magic’s show at the Bluebird Theater on Thursday, the producer had grabbed one of his two drums and ran into the middle of the crowd.



Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz at Hi-Dive in Denver (review)

Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz at Hi-Dive in Denver (review)

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.



Psychedelics, “Visual Trips” and communicating in the mode of the rock poster

4D poster: Pablo Ferro Films, November 30, 1967. Offset lithographic poster. Courtesy of David and Sheryl Tippit. Photo by William O’Connor

The exhibit, “Visual Trips,” at the University of Denver turns psychedelic posters for the Grateful Dead, the Doors and other groups into the stuff of museums.



Halloween 2014 concert guide: The Motet, Cherub, GWAR and more in Colorado (a map)

GWAR Halloween

To help you plan Halloween 2014 early, we put together a curated list of the shows happening across Colorado on Oct. 31. You can see Cherub, the Motet, GWAR, Widespread panic and more.



Of Montreal at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)

Of Montreal

A seven foot tall, glittering somewhat angelic monster stands behind Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes on stage at the Bluebird Theater during “And I’ve Seen a Bloody Shadow.”



Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015 nominations: Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, Lou Reed

NIN/Soundgarden at Red Rocks

The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, “Lean on Me” singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2015.



War on Drugs, Mark Kozelek fight: Here’s what happened

The War on Drugs play The Bluebird Theater on 3/26/14.

We fill you in on the long and strange feud between the band and Mark Kozelek that led to Kozelek writing the song: “War on Drugs Suck My —-.”