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  • Panal S.A. de C.V.

    published September 10, 2009

    The debut EP from Panal S.A. de C.V. is an all-instrumental affair that blends electronic pop with experimental rock. Recalling the expansive... More >>

  • The Get Up Kids

    published September 10, 2009

    Though often cited as being instrumental in forging the mid-'90s, post-hardcore aesthetic that was the second wave of emo, many of the Get Up... More >>

  • The Getdown! At the Larimer Lounge

    published September 10, 2009

    Ever since Jack and Meg White reimagined the raucous, bluesy two-piece of the pioneering Flat Duo Jets, anyone flying that musical... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Warlock Pinchers (almost) reunion at 3 Kings Tavern

    published Sep 08, 2009

    ​Get Your Going, Murder Ranks and Caroliner Rainbow Sunday, September 6, 2009 3 Kings Tavern Better Than: Anyone but the performers could have hoped for. With Get Your Going you never really know w... More >>

  • Travis Egedy's Pictureplane is taking off

    published September 3, 2009

    A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Travis Egedy, who performs under the name Pictureplane, has been rapidly gaining the attention of popular... More >>

  • Little Fyodor

    published September 3, 2009

    The subtly disturbing "Death Sides Now," a Joni Mitchell cover, opens the latest full-length from Little Fyodor. Recalling the more demented... More >>

  • OvO

    published September 3, 2009

    Hailing from Milan, Italy, OvO is essentially an international duo at this point, keeping up a rigorous yearly tour schedule that traverses... More >>

  • M. Pyres & the Skygaze Family Band at the hi-dive

    published September 3, 2009

    Fort Collins's Castles started as a solo project, but eventually Matt Sage's sophisticated electro-indie pop evolved into an impressive... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Slight Harp w/Black Magicians From the Mountains of Mars and Pink Hawks at the Glob

    published Aug 31, 2009

    Slight Harp w/Black Magicians From the Mountains of Mars and Pink Hawks Saturday, August 29th, 2009 Glob, Denver Better Than: Every other Slight Harp show I've seen. The three-piece Black Magicians... More >>

  • Over the Weekend: Kissing Party at the Hi-Dive

    published Aug 31, 2009

    Kissing Party w/Bad Weather California Friday, August 28, 2009 hi-dive Better Than: What some would say of a Kissing Party show. The Bad Weather California set started off with Chris Adolf playing ... More >>

  • Last Night: Desolation Wilderness at Rhinoceropolis

    published Aug 28, 2009

    ​Desolation Wilderness, M. Pyres & the Skygaze Family Band, Woodsman and Milton Melvin Croissant III Thursday, August 27, 2009 Rhinoceropolis Better Than: The previous Desolation Wilderness appe... More >>

  • Q&A with Travis Egedy of Pictureplane

    Q&A with Travis Egedy of Pictureplane

    published Aug 27, 2009

    ​A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Travis Egedy, who performs under the name Pictureplane, has been rapidly gaining the attention of popular underground bands from around the country for the last fe... More >>

  • The Kissing Party's music is emotionally engaging and fun without a hint of irony

    published August 27, 2009

    The Kissing Party is a band masterful in the writing of upbeat, melancholy pop songs and wry wit. Although the lyrics reveal the romantic and... More >>

  • Thundercade

    published August 27, 2009

    Before joining Nick Houde to form BDRMPPL, Ryan Mcryhew performed under the name Thundercade. This latest release from that project weaves... More >>

  • Desolation Wilderness

    published August 27, 2009

    Olympia's Desolation Wilderness combines ghostly atmospherics with scintillating poppy guitar work, sounding as though its members learned to... More >>

  • Tjutjuna at Larimer Lounge

    published August 27, 2009

    The elusive Tjutjuna, the Siberian equivalent of Sasquatch, roams the highlands of eastern Russia. Tjutjuna (due at the Larimer Lounge... More >>

  • Over the weekend: Bat for Lashes at the Bluebird Theater

    published Aug 24, 2009

    ​Bat For Lashes, Other Lives Bluebird Theater Saturday, August 22, 2009 Better Than: See bands with technical ability but no imagination. Openers Other Lives started out with a lush, orchestral, fol... More >>

  • Q&A with Natasha Kahn of Bat For Lashes

    published Aug 19, 2009

    ​The panoramic songwriting of Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes has gained the attention of critics and peers alike and lead to her recurring opening gigs on the 2008 Radiohead tour. Drawing on her ric... More >>

  • Meet Natasha Khan, the alluring songstress behind Bat for Lashes

    published August 20, 2009

    The lushly atmospheric, mysterious and richly resonant music of Bat for Lashes first caught the attention of critics with the release of the... More >>

  • Burn Sand Burn at the hi-dive

    published August 20, 2009

    A band doesn't always fit into a specific musical category even though it's associated with one by default. Burn Sand Burn (due on... More >>

  • The Language of Termites

    published August 20, 2009

    The appropriately titled In a Different Time and Place is the result of a collaboration of bandmembers across three years and disparate... More >>

  • Danava

    published August 20, 2009

    Named after enemy beings in the Rigveda and the Bhagavad Gita, the members of Portland, Oregon's Danava are clearly adherents of the heavy... More >>

  • Last night: Sunn O))) at the Bluebird

    Last night: Sunn O))) at the Bluebird

    published Aug 14, 2009

    ​SunnO))), Eagle Twin and The AccüsedBluebird TheaterThursday, August 13th, 2009Better Than: Some commentators on SunnO))) would have you believe. The two-piece Eagle Twin kicked off the show in... More >>

  • Vitamins

    published August 13, 2009

    The appropriately titled "Intro" begins this latest Vitamins album, sounding like it's going to be a work of ambient noise. Instead, it ramps... More >>

  • Psychic Reality

    published August 13, 2009

    A cursory listen to Psychic Reality will leave you with the impression that this outfit is part of the strand of the neo-lo-fi aesthetic... More >>

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