Posts Tagged ‘ Stephin Merritt ’

CD reviews: Nick Jonas, Norah Jones, the Magnetic Fields, Retribution Gospel Choir

CD reviews: Nick Jonas, Norah Jones, the Magnetic Fields, Retribution Gospel Choir

Nick Jonas & the Administration, “Who I Am” (Hollywood) After his years spent dominating the concert and television industries with his brothers, Nick Jonas surprised us all by making a soulful, if soft, R&B record as his solo debut. “Who I Am” breaks no musical boundaries, but it is proof of Jonas’ plans. Like it or not, kids, there is an expiration date on the Jonas Brothers. Consider them a paycheck — a big one, mind you — and a solo career will be Jonas’ […]



The Magnetic Fields @ Boulder Theater

The Magnetic Fields @ Boulder Theater

The Magnetic Fields make beautiful music live … you had just better not have the audacity to get up and pee. Video by John Moore, The Denver Post The last two Magnetic Fields shows to take place in Colorado have been on the University of Colorado campus, which turns out to be appropriate. Before Wednesday, I’d never been to a show where I felt the same angst-ridden surprise you get when a pop-quiz is dropped in your lap, in the one class that just can’t […]



The UMS: A review by Billy Thieme

[photopress:round.jpg,full,pp_image] The HomeVibe “in the round” stage was one of 20 venues at the Denver Post’s 8th annual Underground Music Showcase. Photo by Laurie Scavo. The Denver Post’s 8th annual Underground Music Showcase (UMS), which took place Aug. 1-2, brought to mind a song from Colorado’s underground history: “88 Lines About 44 Women” by the Nails (from the Boulder underground in the mid 1970s). As I ran between the nearly 20 venues and caught sets from 22 local bands over the two-day festival, I used […]