3OH!3 (due this Saturday, November 16, at Summit Music Hall) formed in 2004 as an irreverent, outrageously humorous, dance pop band. Founded by Boulder natives Nathaniel Motte and Sean Foreman, 3OH!3 quickly caught on with audiences locally and then well outside of Colorado with its 2007 debut, 3OH! ... More >>
MUSE at PEPSI CENTER | 9/17/13 A Muse show is never short on spectacle and stunning visuals, and this Pepsi Center date was no exception. One of the most impressive moments came at the beginning of "Sunburn" when a single turquoise beam came down from the ceiling to a sphere held by Matthew Bellamy, ... More >>
THE PHOTO ATLAS @ HI-DIVE | 2/8/13 The wide-ranging sounds of "Memory Like a Sinking Ship" was one of the high points of this set from the Photo Atlas. The way the band's usual wiry energy was threaded together with colorful, incandescent moody passages and hanging melodies around confessional, sel ... More >>
DIRTY FEW @ 3 KINGS TAVERN |1/17/12 Earlier in the night, you wouldn't have guessed that so many people would have shown up so enthusiastic for a local band, many of them knowing the words to all the songs. But Dirty Few from the beginning hyped people up with its own antics to pump itself up for t ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! We know, it's here already? Indeed. As always in our beloved Mile High City, the options are ripe for the picking and plentiful. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious and have some time to kill before lunch, print that bad boy ... More >>
The Swayback is obviously Eric Halborg's main gig. But lately he's been moonlighting in Dragondeer, a side project he helms with Swayback drummer Carl Sorensen and Cole Rudy of Varlet on mandolin and lap steel. With Dragondeer, Halborg and company delve into some swampy blues and reverb-drenched psy ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Noah Hubbell ho ... More >>
Earlier today, the Photo Atlas premiered its brand new video for "Swear I'm Innocent" on Spinner.com. According to Alan Andrews, the band's frontman, the high-energy, performance-based video was shot at the Inca house by the folks at Love Drunk, whom the band met through their friends from Omaha, Br ... More >>
NURSES @ THE HI-DIVE | 1/15/12 This was one of those Sunday shows where a lot of people showed up and everybody seemed to be very into all of the artists on the bill, from the opening set from The Don'ts and Be Carefuls all the way to the end, through Nurses. The headliners took the stage with Aaro ... More >>
The Photo Atlas has been hard at work on a new record. While there's been a few EPs released since then, this untitled effort is slated to be the band's first full length since 2007's No, Not Me, Never on Stolen Transmission. The album isn't finished yet and won't be released until early next ... More >>
All right Showcase is finally here. You excited? We are. If you're on your way or just getting here, there's a couple of programming changes we wanted to make you aware of that are different from the printed pocket guides and the downloadable PDFs. Most notably, over at City Hall, Bop Skizzum and Ai ... More >>
The Epilogues with Sam Endicott of the Bravery Friday, March 18 Here we are again in Austin for the least "Texas" thing that the state has to offer... thousands of liberal, godless musicians showcasing themselves to the world. We did a small tour on our way to SXSW this year with our dear friends ... More >>
Lest it seem like The Chain Gang of 1974 was the only Denver band rocking the absolute shit out of NYC last week, we've received visual confirmation that Alan Andrews and company, better known collectively in these parts as the Photo Atlas, were setting off sparks at the Pure Volume house. ... More >>
Adam Halferty is American Tomahawk's mastermindAs much fun as he has touring with 3OH!3 and being a member of that act's live band, and as fond as he is of playing in Young Coyotes with Zach Tipton, American Tomahawk is Adam Halferty's baby, the place where he's able to express himself the mo ... More >>
The February 26 Westword profile on the Photo Atlas only scratched the surface of our interview with singer Alan Andrews Jr., guitarist Bill Threlkeld III, bassist Mark Hawkins and drummer Nick Miles. At the house where the band practices and where Hawkins and Miles live, they spoke at length about ... More >>
Itís business as usual for the Photo Atlas, however things shake out with the band's label.
Footloose and fancy free, South Park proved to be a gay old time.
Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite new releases from the past year.
The Photo Atlas prepares to dance its way across the country.
Ways You Once Thought Were Short Cuts (Self-released)