The night before Minutemen played in Denver for the first time in 1984, at the now-defunct Rainbow Music Hall with Black Flag, the punk progenitors made up of singer and guitarist D. Boon, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley endured what Watt called a "seventeen-hour hell ride" right after a ... More >>
With the legalization of cannabis for recreational use starting January 1, 2014, Colorado has become a destination for touring bands. However, a steady stream of artists have been moving to the state for years. Some seem to use it purely as a base of operations, but some have engaged with the local ... More >>
Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All (screenings are set for Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26 at 7th Circle Music Collective) is the documentary film about the beloved, pioneering pop punk band and its associated project All. Starting in the late '70s with drummer Bill Stevenson, Desce ... More >>
What are the hundred things everyone should do in Colorado before they die? We posed this question to our writers and editors, and over the next week, we'll be rolling out the answers across our blogs. Check back on tomorrow for the full list -- and in the meantime, feel free to post your own sugges ... More >>
BLACK JOE LEWIS at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 11/25/13 Last night's Black Joe Lewis show at Bluebird showed that the garage heavy sound all over the band's latest release, Electric Slave, sounds incredible live and has really rejuvenated old hits. Now that the group has dropped "and the Honeybears" from its ... More >>
Kyle Even has parted ways with Breathe Carolina, and co-founder David Schmitt reports that the split is completely amicable. Even, who recently celebrated the birth of his first baby, has left the fold to devote more time with his family. Breathe Carolina, whose current lineup features Schmitt, Luis ... More >>
Hot Water Music came together in Gainesville, Florida when four friends moved there in 1993. Fueled by youthful exuberance and inspired in part by the music that surrounding the skateboarding culture of the time, Chuck Ragan, Chris Wollard, Jason Black and George Rebelo created a band that had that ... More >>
NOFX was started in Los Angeles in 1983 by Michael "Fat Mike" Burkett and Eric Melvin. The band was born of the same West Coast scene that produced some of the most important punk bands of all time, from Black Flag and the Circle Jerks to the Minutemen and the Descendents. Although the sound that NO ... More >>
Dinosaur Jr was the product of three guys from Massachusetts who had played in the hardcore bands Deep Wound and All White Jury. But when J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph got together, the music they produced sounded like it had all but shed that background in favor of melody, and the outfit made the ... More >>
Reno Divorce (due tomorrow night at the Marquis Theater) began in the middle '90s when frontman and guitarist Brent Loveday founded the outfit while still living in Orlando, Florida. Some early, glowing press came the way of the band's 7-inch. But it wasn't until Loveday relocated to Denver and disc ... More >>
Chapman BaehlerDescendents Descendents (due tomorrow night at the Fillmore Auditorium) didn't exactly invent pop punk, but the band's musical influence can be heard throughout that movement whether latter day poppy punk bands know it or not. Starting in 1978, Descendents were early compatriots of w ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayTim McIllrath of Rise Against last night at the Fillmore RISE AGAINST Bad Religion • Four Year Strong 04.15.11 | Fillmore Auditorium View more photos from last night The Rise Against show at the Fillmore began with a line that stretched from Colfax down Clarkson and east on ... More >>
Tina-KorhonenSt. Vitus (due tonight at Summit Music Hall) were one of the pioneers of a style of music that took its direct inspiration from the first four, maybe even the first six, Black Sabbath albums. The band's aggressive guitar work flirted with psychedelia but was too heavy to ever be ... More >>
Update:Congrats to law school student Marc and single mom Kristi, you're our winners. There will be a pair of tickets waiting for you at Lucky Strike Lanes. Looks like Flobots had a ball last year.Next Saturday, October 23, at Lucky Strike Lanes in Belmar, Flobots are hosting their second an ... More >>
Last in Line
In the November 13, 2008 issue, we printed excerpts of our conversation with Rise Against drummer Brandon Barnes, who just happens to be a Colorado Native, who’s returned here after stints living in Chicago and Austin. Barnes weighed in on the band’s success thus far, explained the appeal of rec ... More >>
Friday, December 7, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Bill Stevenson, who's readying for a December 7 gig with the Lemonheads at the Gothic Theatre (see this Now Hear This item for more details), isn't a man who likes to sit around doing nothing. He's the anchor of the Descendents, All and a third band, Only Crime, in addition to being a de facto Lemon ... More >>
Friday, January 26, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Saturday, December 2, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Fort Collins's Tanger moves to the front line of innovative punk.
Odds and ends from around Colorado's music scene.
The northern Colorado punk scene gets a boost from Wretch Like Me.
Mail Order Children play ska--and a lot of other things, too.
The Descendents live to punk again.