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The Big Stars That Weren't

They say things come in threes. You know usually bad things like celebrity deaths and bad news from family. I have also noticed this trend with influential rock musicians and their uncanny habit of releasing three albums and then vanishing.   First you have Jimi...

Top 5 Summer Songs of All Time

Summer has dawned over the Vail Valley and though the official start is not until June 21 around these parts we tend to get a jump on things. Therefore I decided to do the same and talk about summer songs.   There is a very real phenomenon that each summer a song...

R.E.M. Unplugged A Must Have

After nearly three decades as a recording unit, we finally get a R.E.M. album you can understand the lyrics.  It’s a bit sarcastic of course but the band, that defined college radio in the eighties and nineties, had a reputation for muddling lyrics. One might...

A Concert Film For and About the Ages

For years Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense” has been the standard for concert films. Many have tried but rarely succeeded.  Too often filmmakers try to make too much of the behind the scenes nonsense while others struggle to capture the essence of a band’s live...

Your Colorado Summer Music Festival Guide

Festivals, festivals everywhere you look another festival. And there is nothing wrong with that.   Each summer the number of music festivals only seems to grow and as long as they are successful, they will continue to enhance. No longer is the question should I...