Chicks With Decks: Lea Luna

Lea Luna has moonlighted as a singing telegram messenger for me on occasion. What characters have I hired her to play? Naughty Nurse and Officer Frisk (Officer Strip-search?). We even penned a tune together...

Soundcloud Gems: Basement Tapes

California is not all bubblegum sweet despite what Katy Perry might have you believe. It's also not just a hunk of land overtaken by L.A. and Hollywood to the south and geek land to the north, though the PCH of...

Hindsight: Trampled by Turtles @ the Ogden

Denver bluegrass lovers came in droves to the Ogden Theatre  on Friday for the sold out Trampled by Turtles show. The intoxicated crowd was almost bewildering--young and vibrant, it seemed like the oldest g...

Festival Window: Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle has been on my radar for nearly half a decade now. Organizers The Do Lab have been manifesting high-profile interactive art at both Burning Man and Coachella for years. Sonic Bloom fes...

Event Horizon: Lupe Fiasco Tonight

Fresh off the success of 2011’s Lasers and “Vava Voom,” his recent collaboration with Bassnectar, Lupe Fiasco will make his first appearance in the 303 tonight since last fall. If you weren’t lucky enough to...

Soundcloud Gems: Anomie Belle

Otherworldly music that transports me from my own skin to somewhere other than here always garners a guaranteed future listen; when combined with decomposing trip-hop beats and pneumatic synths, my ears get wea...

Dear Mama: From Hip Hop With Love

From the two that have seemed to become the mothers of hip hop, Afeni Shakur and Voletta Wallace, to Debbie Mathers, topics of moms and motherhood have been a mainstay in hip hop. So, for your listening pleasur...

Soundcloud Gems: The Always Unprofessional

If you put a poppier Bob Dylan in a room with a less reflective Leonard Cohen that was biding his time chewing on a Jayhawks record, the musical meanderings of The Always Unprofessional might lope out at the en...

RIP Beastie Boys’ MCA

It's a sad day for music fans today as Adam "MCA" Yauch passed away at the age of 47. If you haven't heard of MCA or the Beastie Boys, I imagine you've been incarcerated in Joe Arpaio's "Tent City" since '86...

Event Horizon: Boombox Tomorrow

Ladies and gentlemen, if you have not yet gotten tickets to the Ogden Theatre's soiree a la mode, get in line: this is Boombox. The duo consists of Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux; the two will take the to...

Soundcloud Gems: Sameblod

Sweden continues to produce some amazing music–whether it’s airy, acoustic indie rock  or sweeping electro-pop , the country’s music scene begs a smile. Stockholm spells youth this time around with electroni...