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  • Low at Larimer Lounge, 12/18/10

    Low at Larimer Lounge, 12/18/10

    published Dec 20, 2010

    LOW With Charlie Parr 12.18.10 | Larimer Lounge Fellow Minnesotan Charlie Parr opened the show and brought a classic blues and folk sensibility to his performance. It was a pretty minimalistic, str... More >>

  • Low's Alan Sparhawk on Joy Division and radio

    published Dec 15, 2010

    Since its inception in 1993, Low (due at the Larimer Lounge this Saturday, December 18) from Duluth, Minnesota, has created a body of work characterized by a fragile intensity. Although often lumped i... More >>

  • Mike Diaz of MillionYoung talks about his background, "chillwave" and Replicants

    published Dec 15, 2010

    "Chillwave" is a buzzword used to describe a sound built on brezzy melodies with songs heavy on electronics. Even a short list of artists that have fallen under this umbrella, including bands like S... More >>

  • Chris Westin on getting death threats for his music

    published December 16, 2010

    Chris Westin has become something of a fixture on the DIY scene in Denver since 2008, when he moved here from Oklahoma City and met... More >>

  • Modern Witch

    published December 16, 2010

    "5low" sounds like what it must be like to wander around a sprawling mansion in the dark, guided only by the muffled voice of your would-be... More >>

  • Low

    published December 16, 2010

    When Low formed in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1993, no one could have guessed it would become one of the most respected underground bands of the... More >>

  • D.R.I.

    published December 16, 2010

    Dirty Rotten Imbeciles started out as a speedy hardcore band in Houston in the early '80s. The band was renowned for its short songs, its... More >>

  • Flashlights, December 17 at the Larimer Lounge

    published December 16, 2010

    Ethan Converse and Sam Martin started Flashlights (due Friday, December 17, at the Larimer Lounge) messing around with synthesizers and... More >>

  • Mike Marchant's Outer Space Party Unit, Le Divorce and I Know You, Rider at Larimer Lounge, 12/11/10

    Mike Marchant's Outer Space Party Unit, Le Divorce and I Know You, Rider at Larimer Lounge, 12/11/10

    published Dec 13, 2010

    MIKE MARCHANT'S OUTER SPACE PARTY UNIT With Le Divorce • I Know You, Rider 12.11.10 | Larimer Lounge Le Divorce has always been good, but it seems the quartet has really honed its stage craft and... More >>

  • A chat with Julie Libassi of The Raven and the Writing Desk

    published December 9, 2010

    Julia Libassi and Scott Conroy met while attending Tufts University and played in and around Boston with their band Stop Switch before moving... More >>

  • Gauntlet Hair

    published December 9, 2010

    Occasionally, an artist from in or around Denver will put out a release that captures the spirit of the moment and forever reminds you of that... More >>

  • MillionYoung

    published December 9, 2010

    In southern Florida, Mike Diaz has been evolving MillionYoung from a promising synth-pop project into something that doesn't really fit into... More >>

  • Horse Feathers

    published December 9, 2010

    In 1932, the Marx Brothers released one of their classics, a movie called Horse Feathers. The music of the Portland, Oregon, group of... More >>

  • Monroe Monroe, December 11 at the Bluebird

    published December 9, 2010

    If you ever heard or saw the name "The Legendary Beep Beeps," you probably — understandably — thought it was going to be something... More >>

  • Tame Impala at the Bluebird, 12/4/10

    published Dec 06, 2010

    TAME IMPALA With Achille Lauro 12.04.10 | Bluebird Theater Stardeath and the White Dwarfs were originally slated to be part of this bill but couldn't make it, so at the last minute, local band Achi... More >>

  • No Age at Bluebird Theater, 12/01/10

    published Dec 02, 2010

    NO AGE With Hot White and Lucky Dragons 12.01.10 | Bluebird Theater Hot White was first on stage and discharged its signature shards of angular, off-kilter, eruptive sound. It looked like the trio ... More >>

  • Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer of the Posies talk about fame, Shatner and Big Star

    published Dec 01, 2010

    The Posies (due tonight at The Gothic Theatre) had the good fortune -- or bad, depending on your perspective -- of being a non-grunge rock band in Seattle that came into its own during the era when, f... More >>

  • Dean Spunt of No Age on the importance of DIY

    published Dec 01, 2010

    No Age (due tonight at The Bluebird Theater) isn't a band that has hit the mainstream yet, but it has enjoyed an unexpected rise to prominence as a noisy pop band, making art grounded in notion of doi... More >>

  • Former QOTSA bassist Michael Shuman and Mini Mansions play Moe's

    published December 2, 2010

    Before becoming the bassist for Queens of the Stone Age in 2007, Michael Shuman played in the bands Jubilee and Wires on Fire, the latter of... More >>

  • Tall City

    published December 2, 2010

    Before he became the keyboardist of the Nicotine Fits, Chris Bullock performed around the Front Range as Tall City. Part musical project, part... More >>

  • Diocletian

    published December 2, 2010

    Before entering Serbian mythology as the "Adversary of God," the third- and fourth-century Roman emperor Diocletian saw himself as a restorer... More >>

  • Tame Impala

    published December 2, 2010

    This band from Perth, Australia, started life as Dee Dee Dums before lineup changes and an evolving sound resulted in a change of name in 2007.... More >>

  • Black Acid Devil, December 2 at the hi-dive

    published December 2, 2010

    What do you do if you're from Boulder and you don't entirely buy into the town's clean, wholesome image — or you're just someone who... More >>

  • Max Cavalera of Soulfly talks about his history and darkly humorous song titles

    Max Cavalera of Soulfly talks about his history and darkly humorous song titles

    published Nov 30, 2010

    As the leader of Sepultura for over a decade, Max Cavalera helped put Brazil on the map. From the beginning, the outfit was clearly influenced by punk rock as much as it was by other metal bands, as e... More >>

  • Jake Hyman of Freelance Whales talks about subway busking and road testing songs

    published Nov 29, 2010

    Based out of Queens, New York, Freelance Whales (due tonight at the hi-dive with Minature Tigers) play the kind of atmospheric, experimental pop music that is often lumped under the umbrella genre tit... More >>

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