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  • For punk's Frontside Five, major changes have bred major success

    published July 16, 2009

    A lot can change in three years. When Frontside Five released its last full-length album, three years ago, it was, in many ways, a very... More >>

  • Last night: Jonathan Richman at Lion's Lair

    published Jul 02, 2009

    Jonathan RichmanWednesday, July 1, 2009Lion's LairBetter than: Seeing an energetic and earnest singer/songwriter play at the Bluebird or the Fillmore. It seemed perfectly appropriate that Jonathan Ric... More >>

  • Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Fidel's Cantina
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    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Fidel's Cantina

    published Jun 15, 2009

    See more photos from Fidel's at westword.com/slideshow. Yerkish, 12 p.m. The crowd inside the cramped cantina is building slowly as Yerkish takes the stage, and the band wastes no time in laying ou... More >>

  • Last night: Punk Rocks at Red Rocks

    published May 29, 2009

    Punk Rocks: Offspring, Alkaline Trio, The Vandals, Street Dogs, Frontside FiveRed Rocks AmphitheaterThursday, May 28, 2009 Better than: Attending a purported punk festival at the Pepsi Center. It wa... More >>

  • On the Road Again

    published May 28, 2009

    Touring can take a toll on even the most loyal devotee of the rock-and-roll lifestyle. The endless string of hotel rooms, cramped stages and... More >>

  • Over the weekend: Trouble Andrew at the Bluebird

    published May 26, 2009

    Trouble Andrew, Natural Selection, Boyhollow Monday, May 25, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better than: Celebrating Memorial Day outside in the rain. Talk about having the odds stacked against you. In additi... More >>

  • Over the weekend: Flight of the Conchords at Red Rocks
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    Over the weekend: Flight of the Conchords at Red Rocks

    published May 18, 2009

    Flight of the Conchords, Iron & Wine, Arj Barker Saturday, May 16, 2009 Red Rocks Amphitheater Better than: Going to a show to see bands that take themselves far too seriously. I'm leery about us... More >>

  • Last Night: Mogwai at the Bluebird
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    Last Night: Mogwai at the Bluebird

    published May 13, 2009

    Mogwai, Women Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better than: Listening to layered and nuanced instrumental music as background. Instrumental music is not dead. For all the prominence of vocal-dr... More >>

  • Flight of the Conchords and Iron and Wine

    published May 14, 2009

    Talk about an unlikely combination. The meditative sounds of Iron and Wine, driven by the earnest lyrics and Travis picking of frontman Sam... More >>

  • Over the weekend: Gene Ween at the Walnut Room and b.side in Boulder
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    Over the weekend: Gene Ween at the Walnut Room and b.side in Boulder

    published May 11, 2009

    Gene Ween Saturday, May 10, The Walnut Room Sunday, May 11, The b.side lounge Better than: Hearing Gene Ween play a bunch of solo songs you don't recognize. Gene Ween (aka Aaron Freeman) perhaps best... More >>

  • Gene Ween Band

    published May 7, 2009

    The prospect is more than a bit jarring: Seeing one of the founders of Ween play a show without the other seems comparable to catching a Bud... More >>

  • Light Travels Faster began thriving the minute the band moved to Denver

    published April 23, 2009

    Christopher Rigel wishes he thought more like a novelist. "I'd say the written word is just as big an influence for me as the musical... More >>

  • The Kills

    published April 16, 2009

    The Kills haven't let artistic progression compromise their minimalism. For nearly ten years, Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have offered a... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Single File at Gothic
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    Over the Weekend: Single File at Gothic

    published Apr 06, 2009

    Single File, Epilogues, Set Forth, Frequent SeaFriday, April 3Gothic TheatreBetter than: Celebrating Denver's native music scene at home alone.An almost palpable sense of native pride seemed to float ... More >>

  • To Alan Alda, there's nothing funny about making music

    published March 19, 2009

    Sometimes it's hard to tell if the members of Alan Alda are joking. Engaging the threesome is like stepping straight into a steady... More >>

  • Last Night's Show: Andrew Bird at the Ogden

    published Feb 27, 2009

    Andrew Bird, Lonely DearThursday, February 26, 2009Ogden TheaterBetter than: Having a good show ruined by an obnoxious audience.Andrew Bird's stage entrance at the Ogden Thursday night boasted all the... More >>

  • DeVotchKa at the Paramount
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    DeVotchKa at the Paramount

    published Feb 16, 2009

    Photo: Gary Isaacs DeVotchKa, Quixotic Friday, Feb. 13 Paramount Theater Better than: Seeing one of Denver's most effusive and entrancing local acts in a stripped-down, sullen setting. Atmosphere can... More >>

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