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  • Three weeks after a fight broke out, Hai Bar keeps it low-key

    published October 29, 2009

    I'm rarely carded these days: I'm nearly twice as old as the legal drinking age, and what hair I still have is starting to go gray. So when the... More >>

  • Flaming Lips grabs top spot at Twist and Shout

    published Oct 27, 2009

    ​The Flaming Lips' latest effort, Embryonic, grabbed the spot at Twist & Shout for the second week in row while Flight of the Conchord and Lyle Lovett came in second and third. Monsters of Folk'... More >>

  • Rammstein top seller at Independent Records

    published Oct 26, 2009

    ​German industrial metal band Rammstein nabbed the top spot at Independent Records with Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, the band's sixth studio effort released last week on the Vagrant imprint. Jay-Z, who h... More >>

  • Over the weekend: The Pogues at the Ogden Theatre

    published Oct 26, 2009

    ​The Pogues Friday, October 23, 2009Ogden TheatreBetter than: expected. Much better. "Sorry it's taken us awhile to get here," guitarist Philip Chevron said during the Pogues' first show ever in Den... More >>

  • Tyler Gilmore leaves Dazzle to focus on composing

    published Oct 23, 2009

    ​Tyler Gilmore, who's been booking shows at Dazzle for the last four and a half years, is leaving the jazz club to focus more on composing for Ninth+Lincoln Orchestra, which he heads up. He's also p... More >>

  • Local Shakedown Vol. 3 top seller at Wax Trax

    published Oct 22, 2009

    ​Radio 1190's The Local Shakedown, Vol. 3, a two-CD collection of 41 Colorado bands released last week, topped the charts at Wax Trax, for the week ending October 18. Coming in second was Run Rabbit... More >>

  • Q&A with Philip Chevron of the Pogues

    published Oct 21, 2009

    ​This week's preview of the Pogues' show this Friday at the Ogden Theatre only scratched the surface of our interview with guitarist Philip Chevron, who also talked at length about Just Look Them St... More >>

  • Flaming Lips grab top spot at Bart's CD Cellar

    published Oct 21, 2009

    ​The Flaming Lips latest effort, Embryonic, debuted at the number one spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 18. Bob Dylan's Christmas in the Heart, released last week on Columbia, cam... More >>

  • Casselman's is destined for big things

    published October 22, 2009

    I only went to Shakespeare's once after it moved to 2620 Walnut Street, and I never ventured beyond the front section of the bar, so I had no... More >>

  • With Shane MacGowan back on board, the Pogues make their first trip to Denver

    published October 22, 2009

    Although the Pogues' storied career spans nearly four decades and includes several tours to the States, the London-based band has never played... More >>

  • The Bottesini Project

    published October 22, 2009

    On the Bottesini Project's outstanding self-titled debut, leader and saxophonist Paul Riola recruited high-caliber musicians like Tortoise... More >>

  • The Damned

    published October 22, 2009

    Although there's video of the Damned titled Final Damnation, which includes footage of a 1988 reunion show in London, it was hardly the... More >>

  • Jay-Z top seller at Independent Records again

    published Oct 20, 2009

    ​Jay-Z, who's been dominating Independent's charts for the past two months with The Blueprint 3, was on top again for the week ending October 18. Mario's D.N.A., released last week on J Records, deb... More >>

  • Billy Joel & Elton John, Bebel Gilberto, Imogen Heap shows announced

    published Oct 20, 2009

    ​Billy Joel and Elton John, both legendary pop singers and pianists, have been on their Face 2 Face tour since March will visit the Pepsi Center Sunday, November 22. After opening the show with a se... More >>

  • Off-duty cop working door at Hai Bar over the weekend

    published Oct 19, 2009

    ​A uniformed off-duty cop was working the door at Hai Bar, at 3600 West 32nd Avenue, on Saturday night. It wasn't entirely surprising, considering the altercation that occured at the 3,000-square-fo... More >>

  • Flaming Lips top seller at Twist and Shout

    published Oct 19, 2009

    ​The Flaming Lips' two-disc Embryonic, released last week on Warner Brothers, debuted at the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending October 18 while the Monsters of Folk's self-titled deb... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: The Bottesini Project at Notably Fine Audio

    published Oct 19, 2009

    ​The Bottesini Project Friday, October 16, 2009Notably Fine AudioBetter than: Any other local collective improvisation group.   One of the great things about Bottesini Project shows is the uniq... More >>

  • Tegan and Sara, 30 Seconds to Mars, Everclear shows announced

    published Oct 15, 2009

    ​Canadian twin sisters Tegan & Sara hit the road the last week in October in support of their sixth studio album, Sainthood, which drops on Tuesday, October 27. After European and Canadian dates... More >>

  • Built to Spill top seller at Twist and Shout

    published Oct 15, 2009

    ​Built to Spill's latest effort, There is No Enemy, released last week on Reprise, grabbed the top spot at Twist and Shout for the week ending October 11. Rosanne Cash's The List, which features som... More >>

  • Avett Brothers on top again at Bart's CD Cellar

    published Oct 14, 2009

    ​The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar again for the week ending October 11. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way to Blue nabbed the... More >>

  • Le Loup was essentially a solo project for Sam Simkoff that has grown into a band

    published October 15, 2009

    Le Loup's 2007's debut, The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly, was essentially a Sam Simkoff solo... More >>

  • Erik Applegate

    published October 15, 2009

    Denver-based jazz bassist Erik Applegate has strong enough chops to have performed with jazz heavies like Milt Jackson, Harold Mabern and Tom... More >>

  • Liam Finn & Eliza Jane

    published October 15, 2009

    On Liam Finn's outstanding 2007 debut, I'll Be Lighting, the New Zealand-based singer-songwriter played nearly every instrument save for... More >>

  • Jay-Z back on top at Independent Records

    published Oct 13, 2009

    ​After holding on the top spot for a weeks in a row and then moving down to the fifth spot last week, Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 is back on top at Independent Records for the week ending October 11. Mariah... More >>

  • Air top seller at Wax Trax

    published Oct 12, 2009

    ​French electronic duo Air grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax with its latest effort, Love 2, which was released last week on Astralwerks. A Place to Bury Strangers' There is No Enemy and Built to Spi... More >>

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