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Digitized or demonized, today’s music defies easy categorization. We may listen to music in ways we never dreamed of before, but it always comes down to the beat, the rhythm and the lyrics no matter how many ones and zeroes line up for our inspection.

Billy Joel at Coors Field: The Piano Man Persists
1 week ago

Billy Joel at Coors Field: The Piano Man Persists

Billy Joel shared an obvious confession Thursday during his packed Coors Field concert appearance.

“I ain’t got nothing new for you. It’s the same ol’ s***,” the New York native …
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Queensryche, Dream Theater Keep Prog Metal Alive
4 months ago

Queensryche, Dream Theater Keep Prog Metal Alive

The prog rock genre has long been the punching bag of the music industry. That may not be the case anymore.

Progressive stalwarts like Rush, Yes and even the Moody …
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‘Deplorables Tour’ Comics Punished for Trump Support
6 months ago

‘Deplorables Tour’ Comics Punished for Trump Support

It took only one night with The Deplorables Tour for Brian Haner to learn what happens when you publicly support President Donald Trump.

Haner, a sessions musician turned comic performer, …
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7 Amazing [But True] Facts About The Monkees
10 months ago

7 Amazing [But True] Facts About The Monkees

By  •  Music

Fifty two years ago four “pre-fab” actors launched the most misunderstood band in rock history.

“The Monkees” debuted on NBC Sept. 12, 1966, building the prototypical “boy band” template in …
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Midland’s ‘On the Rocks’ Is Just What Country Needed
2 years ago

Midland’s ‘On the Rocks’ Is Just What Country Needed

It’s one of those songs you don’t get tired of.

Every time Midland’s “Drinkin’ Problem” comes on the radio—which is so often that it might be annoying in another song—I …
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Costello Rocks Colo. Crowd Before Bashing Trump
2 years ago

Costello Rocks Colo. Crowd Before Bashing Trump

Give Elvis Costello some credit. He waited until the encore at the premiere Hike to the Mic before lacing into President Donald Trump.

And Costello did so without uttering a …
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Yoakam Clings to the Classics in Killer Garden Set
2 years ago

Yoakam Clings to the Classics in Killer Garden Set

Dwight Yoakam isn’t one of those singers whose fans greet their new music with a shrug.

Recent Yoakam releases like “Second Hand Heart” and “3 Pears” capture the same songwriting …
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9 Unmistakable Signs You’re at a Chris Isaak Concert
2 years ago

9 Unmistakable Signs You’re at a Chris Isaak Concert

Chris Isaak is a touring machine.

At 61, the troubadour hits the road virtually every year with a songbook bursting with gems. This summer proved no different. He doesn’t have …
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Roger Waters Praises Refugees, Bashes Trump in Concert
2 years ago

Roger Waters Praises Refugees, Bashes Trump in Concert

Roger Waters failed to impress with his latest attack on freedom days before the anniversary of the country he now calls home.

If you attended Waters’ July 1 concert at …
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The Eternal Mystery of Corey Feldman, Rock Star
2 years ago

The Eternal Mystery of Corey Feldman, Rock Star

By  •  Reviews, Music

“Listen,” my wife said a few weeks ago in a serious tone, “Don’t you think that by buying a ticket to this thing, you’re contributing to Corey Feldman’s personal deterioration?”


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