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Yesterday should be a stellar movie, but it’s just OK

Danny Boyle’s “Yesterday” is the second film this summer season to feature a classic rock soundtrack, and it hits theaters one month after “Rocketman,” and a month before “Blinded by the Light.” As someone who’s considered the Beatles her favorite band since high school, it’s been really hard for me to buy into Hollywood...

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Rock on, Telluride: Widespread Panic, Jason Isbell at RIDE Festival

It’s no secret that Telluride is a Southwest hub for all things art, film, and music, so it shouldn’t surprise you that yet another larger-than-life festival will be gracing its stages this month.

From July 12-14, music lovers will flock to the mountain town for The RIDE Festival, an event that’s been entirely dedicated...

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Pitbull and Boys II Men among the July shows Southwesterners have to look forward to

It’s finally summer and we’re hot for music. It’s time to take a look at all the upcoming height-of-the-heat shows that are coming to the Colorado and New Mexico areas.

As y’all know, concerts are a great excuse to leave the comfort of your home and road trip a few hours down the highway. On top of that, summer is the...

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Have a happy time at Sad Summer Festival in Denver

It’s time to get melancholy, er, real happy folks. Tickets to Sad Summer Festival in Denver are now on sale and the artist lineup was announced.

With appearances in cities across the country, Denver is one of Sad Summer Festival’s next stops on July 27 at Sculpture Park. So wipe away those tears, friends, and dig out...

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E3 explores the next year in gaming: Sequels, spinoffs and new releases

Announcement hangover. It’s usually difficult to keep up with the latest release dates for video game franchises and downloadable content, but E3 was a whirlwind of a week.

This year, fans of the expo feared the worst, yet hoped for the best. We laughed, we cried, and we cringed. Without Sony, Blizzard Activision and...

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Mother Earth’s Plantasia is a weird, compelling record worth a spin

Whether you are a casual reader of my column or one of the two weekly devotees, you’ll know that I have an affinity for certain old school record labels. And by that, I mean that I still believe in the notion of trusting a record label, their roster, and their judgment when it comes to new recordings or re-releases....

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NOFX and The Bouncing Souls among Red Rocks Beer Fest acts

Red Rocks Beer Festival is back for the second year in a row to celebrate all that is good in the world (aka, beer and music) and this week they’ve announced their 2019 lineup.

The Punk in Drublic tour is swinging by the Morrison, Colo. stage Aug. 25 and is bringing with them a host of bands to release our inner punk....

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Elton John’s Rocketman has a lot to sing about

Elton John is one of those music artists whose songs you just like, even if you’re not big on his genre or era. While watching Dexter Fletcher’s musical biopic, “Rocketman,” which is based on Elton’s life, I found myself singing (or rather lip-syncing) along to every song, even though I’ve never considered myself a huge fan....

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Durango author Blake Crouch reimagines memory in his latest book, “Recursion”

Imagine a world where particular memories of yours are, without warning, missing. You no longer remember your parents, your entire college experience, or your first job. Memories that play a vital role in molding you into the person you are today.

The idea is frankly horrifying, and it is the brain child of Durango...

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The Pixies, Goon, and Stephen Malkmus: This year’s albums are truly great

And just like that, here we are. Summer seems to be upon us, with temperatures and tourist numbers in our corner of Colorado on a steady incline.

According to the solstice-ers and my trusty oversized calendar, the official start of summer is Friday, June 21, as per usual. June is the sixth month of the calendar year,...

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Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, and Greensky Bluegrass among Telluride Bluegrass Festival performers

Just when it seems like there’s a lull in local music festivals, you can road trip on up to Telluride for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival to catch national acts like Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Punch Brothers, and, well, the list goes on and on, folks. This is a bluegrass lover’s dream come true.

From June 20-23,...

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Wilde’s “Booksmart”: A coming of age tale we’ve heard many times before

United Artists’ “Booksmart” is the latest raunchy R-rated teen comedy to hit theaters. For the past couple of weeks, the movie’s been received with overwhelmingly positive reviews across the board. The director is former starlet Olivia Wilde, who currently fancies herself a filmmaker. Fortunately for her (and her film’s...

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