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  • Cut Off Your Hands

    published March 5, 2009

    New Zealand has been home to some of the greatest pop bands of the last few decades. Lately, bands like Die! Die! Die! and Cut Off Your Hands... More >>

  • Futurecop!

    published March 5, 2009

    When you first hear this duo — if you're old enough to remember this — you might think someone took the music that HBO used to... More >>

  • Missing DuFrenes at Larimer Lounge

    published March 5, 2009

    Taking their odd name from a bit by Mitch Hedberg, the Missing DuFrenes write good old-fashioned rock and roll with a dash of... More >>

  • Space in Time

    published February 26, 2009

    This EP opens with "Deep Hole on a Gold Throne," which sounds a bit like Dio if Michael Schenker had been his guitarist and the fantasy-fiction... More >>

  • Sabertooth Cavity

    published February 26, 2009

    Hailing from Albuquerque's avant-garde noise scene, Sabertooth Cavity takes the stage and looks like any other noise-rock band you see making... More >>

  • Safe Boating Is No Accident at the Meadowlark

    published February 26, 2009

    We don't know if the members of this quartet were imagining what it must have been like to be inside Noah's head as he built the Ark, or if... More >>

  • Two Cow Garage at 3 Kings Tavern
    FEATURED STORY

    Two Cow Garage at 3 Kings Tavern

    published Feb 23, 2009

    Two Cow Garage w/Colder Than Fargo, Raleigh, Six Months to Live and Jon SnodgrassFriday, February 20th, 20093 Kings Tavern, DenverBetter Than: A five band bill has any right to be.Colder Than Fargo op... More >>

  • Meet Extra Kool, the Creature From the Whack Lagoon

    published February 19, 2009

    Extra Kool has been rapping since the late '90s, most notably as part of the duo Optik Fusion Embrace, with Satyr. Since 2005, he's performed... More >>

  • Air Dubai

    published February 19, 2009

    These songs sound like they've been percolating in the imaginations of Julian Thomas and Jon Shockness for years in terms of what would make... More >>

  • Two Cow Garage

    published February 19, 2009

    With a name like Two Cow Garage, you'd be excused for thinking this band was yet another Americana or neo-Southern rock band beating that horse... More >>

  • Chuck Potashner at the Oriental Theater

    published February 19, 2009

    TeamAWESOME! probably wasn't for everyone, but if there was one thing that was undeniable about the group, it was the sheer catchiness of Chuck... More >>

  • Eyes and Ears

    published February 12, 2009

    Technically, Howl at the Moon is a re-release of material from Eyes and Ears' debut. Still, the vinyl brings a warmer sound to what were... More >>

  • Obi Best

    published February 12, 2009

    Although Alex Lilly sings backup for the well-known indie-rock outfit The Bird and the Bee, she fronts this charming lounge-pop act, whose... More >>

  • The Little Ones

    published February 12, 2009

    When an act gets dropped by a major label, its album typically gets shelved and the band implodes. The Little Ones bucked that trend. Instead... More >>

  • Spoke Shaver at the Larimer Lounge

    published February 12, 2009

    A lot of bands throw out the artistic trope that their music doesn't really fit into a category — and more often than not, it's nonsense... More >>

  • Spellcaster

    published February 5, 2009

    With an imposing array of guitar gear, including at least one full stack and a variety of pedals, many obviously modified, Warren Bedell, former... More >>

  • My Sister Outlaw

    published February 5, 2009

    My Sister Outlaw once considered using the title of this record as its moniker, which makes sense; the feisty material here certainly fits.... More >>

  • Delta Spirit

    published February 5, 2009

    Hailing from San Diego rather than Louisiana, Delta Spirit writes the type of music that will always be lumped in with some strain of... More >>

  • Yo, Majesty!

    published February 5, 2009

    Oh, sure, profane, sexually explicit hip-hop is nothing new. Peaches made the most ridiculous extreme of that type of thing artistically... More >>

  • Spellcaster at Rhinoceropolis

    published February 5, 2009

    With an imposing array of guitar gear, including at least one full stack and a variety of pedals, many obviously modified, Warren Bedell,... More >>

  • Hot Congress Show 1 at Moe's Original Barbecue

    published Feb 02, 2009

    Hot Congress Show 1: The Jim Jims, Lil Slugger, The Pseudo Dates and Vitamins Friday, January 30, 2009 Moe's Original Barbecue, Denver Better Than: A bill where a random group of bands is thrown toget... More >>

  • Fail to Follow

    published January 29, 2009

    There is much more to Salt Lake City punk than some silly movie set in the '80s. The real thing is very much alive and well in hard-edged... More >>

  • The Christines

    published January 29, 2009

    Although this record was put to tape around a decade ago, the resurgence of psychedelically tinged indie pop has made the Christines' music... More >>

  • Cody Crump at the Meadowlark

    published January 29, 2009

    Sometimes songwriters take well until adulthood to reach a level of creative maturity warranting attention by anyone beyond their peer group.... More >>

  • Meat Puppets at Bluebird Theater
    FEATURED STORY

    Meat Puppets at Bluebird Theater

    published Jan 26, 2009

    Meat Puppets with Shaky HandsSaturday, January 24, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Not seeing such a deservedly legendary band.Shaky Hands from Portland, Oregon, opened the show with its own brand of... More >>

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