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  • Ghosted at Starz

    published August 27, 2009

    Ghosted, opening this week, is a collection of potentially intriguing elements — emphasis on "potentially." The action... More >>

  • Eyedea & Abilities

    published August 27, 2009

    Not all bands can excel in every kind of venue, as those who attended the August 14 Atmosphere show at Red Rocks discovered during the Eyedea &... More >>

  • Fruit Bats

    published August 27, 2009

    Fruit Bats frontman Eric Johnson, who'll take the Larimer Lounge stage following Death Vessel and Achille Lauro, joined the Shins shortly after... More >>

  • Yonder Mountain String Band

    published August 27, 2009

    The jam with which YMSB's music has been flavored since its 1998 founding is spread thinner than usual on The Show, a new album being... More >>

  • John Eriksson talks about the changing flavors of Peter Bjorn and John

    published August 27, 2009

    John Eriksson was groomed from an early age to be an orchestral musician. He began taking lessons at age eight, earned a degree in classical... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published August 27, 2009

    Ghosted, opening this week, is a collection of potentially intriguing elements — emphasis on “potentially.” The... More >>

  • Betty Blue at Starz

    published August 20, 2009

    Early in Betty Blue, aspiring novelist Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) declares, "She was like a flower with translucent antennae and... More >>

  • Lil Wayne

    published August 20, 2009

    Lil Wayne, who headlines KS-107.5's Back to School Jam over Young Jeezy, Drake, Soulja Boy and Jeremih, is in an uncommonly vulnerable... More >>

  • The Avett Brothers

    published August 20, 2009

    The music made by North Carolina brothers Seth and Scott Avett, joined on this bill by Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, is about as trendy as... More >>

  • Motorhome

    published August 20, 2009

    Creating fresh-sounding roots music ain't easy. It's a bit like trying to make a new antique. Somehow, though, the quintet riding in Fort... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published August 20, 2009

    Early in Betty Blue, aspiring novelist Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) declares, “She was like a flower with translucent antennae... More >>

  • Somers Town at Starz

    published August 13, 2009

    At first glance, Somers Town seems gritty and realistic, what with its handheld, black-and-white shots of working-class London... More >>

  • M. Ward

    published August 13, 2009

    These days, singer-songwriter Matthew Stephen Ward is best known as half of She & Him, a duo that teams him with actress Zoey Deschanel, whose... More >>

  • HonorTheFallen

    published August 13, 2009

    Throughout Pathos, it's clear the Fallen ones do more with the post-emo formula than most of their contemporaries. What's tougher to... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published August 13, 2009

    Early in The Windmill, filmmaker Richard P. Rogers, whose never-completed autobiographical project was knitted together by former student... More >>

  • Donnie Darko at Film on the Rocks

    published August 6, 2009

    The cult that's assembled around 2001's Donnie Darko, which gets the Film on the Rocks treatment on Wednesday, August 12, seems... More >>

  • Simian Mobile Disco

    published August 6, 2009

    In recent years, major U.S. labels haven't figured out how to sell dance music — and Interscope's experience with Simian Mobile Disco... More >>

  • Arcanium

    published August 6, 2009

    The members of Arcanium are technically skilled and plenty passionate — but when it comes to distinctiveness and originality, they've... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published August 6, 2009

    The cult that’s assembled around 2001’s Donnie Darko, which gets the Film on the Rocks treatment on Wednesday,... More >>

  • Breathe Carolina's Kyle Evans discusses the joys and dangers of the Warped Tour

    published August 6, 2009

    July 13 is the first day off for Breathe Carolina bandmates Kyle Evans and David Schmitt since they hopped aboard the pop-punk juggernaut known... More >>

  • Pressure Cooker at Starz

    published July 30, 2009

    The opening frames of Pressure Cooker, a documentary debuting at Starz FilmCenter on Friday, July 31, serve the same sort of dish... More >>

  • Akron/Family

    published July 30, 2009

    When it comes to Akron/Family, expect the unexpected. The group boasts not one, not two, but three multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters:... More >>

  • Subcon

    published July 30, 2009

    Subcon has been playing the local rap game since the mid-'90s, and Antitoxin sounds like it. No question that he's well-intentioned on... More >>

  • Nearly four decades of rocking has taken its toll on Joe Perry and Aerosmith

    published July 30, 2009

    Aerosmith still sounds remarkably vital for a band that's been battering auditory canals since Richard Nixon's first term. But its members are... More >>

  • Flick Pick

    published July 30, 2009

    The opening frames of Pressure Cooker, a documentary debuting at Starz FilmCenter on Friday, July 31, serve the same sort of dish as... More >>

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