King Khan Curates Art Exhibit At University Of Colorado Gallery
Arish Ahmad Khan -- better known as King Khan -- has always taken care to incorporate striking visuals into his live shows. While performing with The Shrines and The King Khan & BBQ Show, Khan dons outrageous costumes and engages in sometimes scandalous behavior.
The garage rocker -- now two decades into his music career -- takes his artistic skills off stage this winter. He's teamed up with Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky and Belfast designer Michael Eaton on a new art exhibit that's coming to the University of Colorado's Colorado Springs campus.
"The Black Power Tarot" is a collection of tarot cards created by Khan that features 26 images of notable African-Americans. Subjects include musicians Andre 3000, Billie Holiday and Curtis Mayfield. Each is assigned a different "role" in the tarot deck.
The exhibit opens Jan. 13 at UCCS's GOCA 121 gallery (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs) with a live tarot reading event and talk from Khan. It runs through April 1.
Watch the video for King Khan & The Shrines' "Bite My Tongue" below.
Coachella is bringing some marquee names to Indio, Calif., for the 2017 edition of the annual music festival. Headliners include Radiohead, Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar.
The festival will also feature Lorde's first performance in over a year. Other notable artists on the bill include Bon Iver, the xx, Father John Misty, New Order, Devendra Banhart, Kaytranada, Warpaint, Mitski, The Lemon Twigs, The Avalanches and Denver band Tennis.
Chairlift -- which formed at the University of Colorado in Boulder -- today announced it will disband following a string of tour dates next spring.
The pop duo -- singer Caroline Polachek and producer/multi-instrumentalist Patrick Wimberly -- delivered the news Friday morning via Twitter. The tweet details Polachek's plans to pursue a solo career and Wimberly's plans to work as a full-time record producer.
New Punk Rock Festival Coming To Denver's Baker Neighborhood
Music festivals tend to pop up in the summer, but you may need a winter coat for the newest Denver fest.
The inaugural Don't Panic Fest takes place in Denver's Baker neighborhood Feb. 17 and 18. More than 20 punk rock bands will play at three South Broadway venues -- Hi-Dive, 3 Kings Tavern and Mutiny Information Cafe.
Organizer Madison House Presents announced yesterday that it will not host a 2017 edition of the festival. The statement follows reports of noise complaints and a rejected three-year permit application for Vertex to stay in Buena Vista.
The inaugural Vertex took place last August. It brought 8,000 attendees to the mountain town with a diverse music lineup featuring electronica act Odesza, rockers Alabama Shakes and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash.