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Larimer Lounge

2721 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 | Downtown Denver | 303-291-1007

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The Larimer Lounge does one thing better than anyone else in the area: It brings the rock. Sure, the venue has brought in indie rock progenitors like Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Sebadoh, it’s also seen acts like Arcade Fire and Bat for Lashes who have since outgrown the venue. Aside from a variety of national acts who come through every month, Larimer Lounge brings in a number of local bands as well.


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    Partially reinventing the old garage rock wheel, Oakland's Bare Wires (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Winter Legends, Six Eyed Snake, The Conjugal Visits and BleachedBlonde) do...
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    It is easy to pass off White Denim (due tonight at the Larimer Lounge with The Growlers) as psychedelic garage rock -- except the reverb isn't there and the Austin-based act implements some...
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    Although often lumped into the category of post-rock, This Will Destroy You (due tonight at Larimer Lounge) from San Marcos, Texas, is more rooted in outright instrumental rock music with...
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  • Music: Featured Stories
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  • Backbeat: Interviews
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  • Backbeat: Interviews
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  • Music: Show Preview
    Young the Giant possesses songwriting wisdom and craft far beyond that of a band whose oldest member is only 22. The California quintet is made up of guys who started playing music at a...
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    Let's face it: Any band with John Dwyer in it will probably rule. His latest -- and one of his best projects -- Thee Oh Sees, is a grimy four-piece that eats the lo-fi garage rock label and...
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  • Backbeat: Last Night
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  • Backbeat: Interviews
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  • Backbeat: Concerts and Clubs
    We have to hand it to a band that makes us physically LOL. A searing vision of George Costanza running out of the bathroom, pants around his ankles and screaming "Vandelay Industries!" was...
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  • Music: Feature
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    TJUTJUNA Woodsman • Married In Berdichev • DJ Peter Black 11.19.10 | Larimer Lounge For his set, Peter Black used an iPad to control and trigger some of the sounds he was weaving into his...
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    Finally, Tjutjuna will be giving its debut LP a proper celebratory release tonight, with a show at the Larimer Lounge. The self-titled, ten-song LP -- which became available for a a...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Recalling the work of Donald Fagen or Jason Mraz, this band's eclectic oeuvre is undergirded by jazz and R&B rhythms, with a bit of hip-hop thrown into the vocal melody here and there. And...
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    RRIICCEE 11.17.10 | Larimer Lounge Vincent Gallo: Not an asshole. First of all, assholes, especially assholes who have starred in movies, do not play music at places like the Larimer...
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    Christian Atencio and Sean Payton formed Gritch in the spring of 2006, brought together by a mutual love for well-crafted, well-produced pop songs informed by simple melodies. The band's...
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  • Music: Featured Stories
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    A complete list of the notable bands represented in this lineup would be exhaustive. But when you have Rick Kulwicki and Matt Bischoff of The Fluid present, that's not a bad place to start....
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