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AEG Live Rocky Mountains is bringing the power of its Denver-based management team to bear in the Pacific Northwest, hoping to dominate live-music promotion in Seattle and Portland, Ore., as it has in Colorado.   Full Story
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Radio 1190 is getting a makeover. The independent AM radio station housed in the basement of CU's University Memorial Center is turning down the dirty dorm feel and cranking up its studio space. The main studio has already been renovated, setting the tone for the rest of the project, which is expected to be finished by the start of the fall semester.   Full Story
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We all know about the Fox and Boulder theaters. Most local music fans have caught a show at Red Rocks or the Filmore. But there are a handful of music venues in the area that aren't as widely known, or do things a little different. Here's five of them.   Full Story
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Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen are living every kid's dream: playing in a band with a lifelong best friend. Their two-man rock band, Black Pistol Fire, started in 2009, but the story really begins all the way back in kindergarten.   Full Story
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Colorado band Fox Street — formerly Fox Street All Stars — is in the studio working on its third release, but they gave us a preview of the album's material when they visited the Garage. Our conclusion is that few groups in the area are capable of the kind of deep-soul, dirty rock that Fox Street practices.   Full Story
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The rockumentary chronicles the formation of the band and its debut concert, held at the Boulder Theater.   Full Story
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Tickets for the R40 LIVE Tour at the Pepsi Center go on sale Jan. 30.   Full Story
Here are some new albums we'll be playing at Radio 1190 that are guaranteed to motivate you to lock yourself in your room and do your homework.   Full Story
This week I turned 24, which really isn't even that old. In fact, my car-insurance rate still sucks hardcore and I still get called a baby just about every time I go to the liquor store by the clerk.   Full Story
Steven Nickerson / Rocky Mountain News
There was more than a touch of grey in the long lines at Boulder's Valmont Station Post Office on Tuesday, a manifestation of many fans' golden road of unlimited devotion to an American icon once synonymous with rebellion and unfettered freedoms.   Full Story
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On Saturday, Caribou Ranch officials will auction off to the public nearly 500 items from the property, including furniture lounged in by John Lennon, a piano used by Elton John in music-scribing, and a jacket worn by Michael Jackson.   Full Story
I just completed my 2014 "Year in Music" on Spotify, and here's what I learned: I listened to more than 25,000 hours (about 18 days) of music, I listened the most on Thursdays and I listened to an alarming amount of Ke$ha.   Full Story
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Katy Perry says her female empowerment anthems make her the ideal Super Bowl halftime performer after an NFL season shadowed by highly publicized domestic violence cases involving players.   Full Story
Evan Semón / The Denver Post
Colorado's booming music scene is full of artists stepping out in the national spotlight — and in some cases, the international stage.   Full Story
Garth Brooks will play the Pepsi Center in March as part of his 2015 tour. This marks the country star's first Denver performance in 18 years.   Full Story
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Bass player Keith Moseley talks about possibility of popular Boulder jam band making new music and the group's upcoming gig, the Colorado governor's inaugural concert.   Full Story
Evan Agostini / Associated Press
The year-end surprise album release is becoming a holiday tradition. First, Beyonce, then D'Angelo: Each of them released recordings that came out of nowhere to capture the pop imagination just in time for the New Year.   Full Story
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British singer Joe Cocker, a Crawford, Colo., resident whose had hits that included "You Are So Beautiful" and "Up Where We Belong," and a contortionist style of performance memorably parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.   Full Story
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They're called The Dustbowl Revival, but "dustbowl" should be read as style, not politics. It's more Mardi Gras than "Grapes of Wrath." You could see this band with all their belongings on the back of a wagon heading west, but it would be a party. Their Americana swing gets you tapping your toes and raising your glass. No one's down on their luck here.   Full Story
It's been an impressive year for the Tompkins Square label, and "Get in Union" stands as one of the finest, most vital moments for the label in 2014. This 51-track compilation culls together recordings Bessie Jones made with the Georgia Sea Island Singers as well as collaborations with others.   Full Story