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Members of some of the area's favorite bands, in a gesture of support for one of their own, have joined the lineup of an all-star concert this weekend.   Full Story
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After selling 30 million albums worldwide, as Adele did with 21, there isn't a great deal of incentive to shake things up. So Adele does what Adele does best on what is being billed by some hype-stirrers as the year's (the century's?) most anticipated album.   Full Story
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Celine Dion's tribute to Paris victims is among the highlights of Sunday's honors show.   Full Story
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Dynamite dynamic drivers can be difficult to find. Last week I wroteabout the first of two popular types of headphone design these days: dynamic and planar magnetic.   Full Story
Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) and Mickey Melchiondo, Jr. (Dean Ween) have announced that their weirdo quasi-jamband Ween will reunite for two shows (Feb. 12-13) at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield.   Full Story
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Successful TV producer is making documentary about seminal Boulder band from the 1970s, including show at Boulder Theater. And you're invited.   Full Story
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The former frontman of the Sex Pistols has gotten life in order and is enjoying playing with the latest incarnation of PiL, which makes a stop in Denver on Friday.   Full Story
Arca had a lot to live up to on his newest record Mutant. Aside from doing production for Kanye West, FKA Twigs and Bjork, the Venezuelan producer's prior work is mesmerizing and has been critically acclaimed.   Full Story
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Clare Dunn has been on the road for months. Last week, the country singer played a show in Muncie, Ind. Over the weekend she was on stage in Kalamazoo, Mich.Thursday, Dunn finally will make a pit stop in her home state when she opens for Chris Young at the 1stBank Center.   Full Story
Thousands of volts, careening just millimeters from your skin, skeleton and brain. That was the sales pitch... or maybe just a titillating anecdote meant to impress. But the information regarding a pair of electrostatic headphones I tried at this year's Rocky Mountain Audio Fest CanJam headphones festival did little more than make me nervous.   Full Story
Boulder is pretty good at producing rock bands, and by "rock," we mean the in-your-face, guitar-heavy, leather-clad variety — you know, the good kind. For a prime example, look no farther than BANDITS.   Full Story
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December always brings a bounty of good musical cheer to the Front Range, heralding the holiday season and its beloved traditions. Broomfield's 1stBank Center will be a part of that tradition, playing host to very different holiday concerts next month. On Dec. 5, Denver's Channel 93.3 FM will present its annual Not So Silent Night show. Eight days later, K-LOVE Christian radio's K-Love Christmas Tour rolls into town. The lineups for both events are a who's who of pop and rock acts.   Full Story
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Call Carly Rae Jepsen one of 2015's breakout stars. Her album Emotion (School Boy/Interscope) is one of the year's best, with praise raining down from nearly every corner.   Full Story
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Longtime icon of the Denver DIY scene, Travis Egedy - also known as Pictureplane - moved to Brooklyn years ago but has kept up his production of strange and esoteric electronic dance music.   Full Story
Wednesday, Justin Bieber (pictured) announced he will embark on his "Purpose World Tour" that is slated to kick off in March of 2016. Calm down. Bieber will stop at Denver's Pepsi Center on April 4.   Full Story
I work under the assumption that nobody reads this column, which makes it pretty fun to write. It's always a surprise to hear someone I know mention something I've written. So it started to become obvious which topic resonates with people when I kept hearing again and again about a previous headphones column. I penned it a month ago about the annual audio equipment festival in Denver and the "CanJam" headphones and portable music aspect of it.   Full Story
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Though the room was full of A-listers such as Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, with their massive hit "Girl Crush," and Chris Stapleton, who has written songs for most of Nashville, owned the 2015 Country Music Association Awards.Stapleton, who has written for Bryan, Kenny Chesney, George Strait and others, was Wednesday night's big winner with three awards — male vocalist, new artist and album of the year for "Traveller."   Full Story
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After Joanna Newsom's critically lauded 2006 opus Ys and 2010's triple-disk Have One on Me, the musician had a lot to live up to on her fourth studio album, "Divers."   Full Story
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Ballroom Cancer, aka Jake Sheppard, is creating his music in the middle of a desert that was populated by tons of birds and lizards, is 105 degrees and offers the occasional crazy thunderstorm.   Full Story
"The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us" would be a pretty on-the-nose title for many records, but it's especially literal for Beach Slang's full-length debut, a record that should top the list of those things we do.   Full Story