M Sage (due Saturday, May 15, at The Sidewinder Tavern) is Matthew Sage, who grew up in Fort Collins and has been involved in music along the front range as both a fan and artist. Whether in indie rock acts like Castles, the gritty freak-folk-esque M. Pyres or his more experimental offerings as M Sa ... More >>
Animal Collective is one of the most critically acclaimed and popular bands to come out of the American underground in the past fifteen years. The outfit's true synthesis of the avant-garde with pop and psychedelia has yielded a handful of albums that have had a profound impact on a huge swathe of b ... More >>
Eric Prydz's biggest hits so far have both incorporated famous work by other musicians -- 2004's "Call on Me" samples Steve Winwood's "Valerie," and his '06 track "Proper Education" is a remix of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2." However, he released a number-one track on Beatport th ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
Japanther (due tomorrow night at Glob) was started by a pair of art school students who wanted a way to create art beyond the confines of a specific medium or traditional methods. The resulting New York duo has been just as involved in the art world and performance art as it has been in writing raw ... More >>
The riots in the U.K. destroyed a lot of things, but one dear to our hearts is the Sony distribution center that housed the bulk of one of the largest distro's in Europe, PIAS. On the August 9, looters torched the entire facility, destroying the inventory of over 150 labels, including the lik ... More >>
Todd ColeNo 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 doing things your own way -- regardless of whether or not it's met with the stamp of ap ... More >>
Astrophagus kicked off Bocumast Records' month-long residency at Lost Lake BOCUMAST RECORDS RESIDENCY 08.05.10 - 08.26.10 | Lost Lake Over the last month, Lost Lake handed over the booking keys for Thursday nights to Bocumast Records. During that time, the imprint was tasked with scheduli ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Sigur Ros really Takk it on when it comes to packagingIn the age of the digital download CD and LP packaging has been forced to step up its game in order to attract sales. Sometimes a great looking record is just too hard to pass up. We'd like to honor those that are still keeping the traditi ... More >>
Warren BedellA 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 few years, most notably HEALTH who took Pictureplane on a national tour in March 2009. HE ... More >>
Alexis Johnson Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 The Boulder Theater, Boulder Better Than: Most shows going through Boulder these days. Brooklyn's Black Dice opened this show in what has lately become their typical fashion. Long gone, I suppose, were the harsh, brutally abrasive textures of old, replaced by ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of a ... More >>
These Are Powers, Extra Life, Bad Weather California, Zach Kahn, Masculine, Neon KnightsTuesday, March 3, 2009RhinoceropolisBetter Than: A show that doesn't feature gratuitous nudity on the rooftop of the venue. Ah, another chaotic night at Rhinoceropolis. The first of six groups to take the, uh, fl ... More >>
British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music? Rough Trade 02:20-02:55 of “Waving Flags” Hmm, yes I do like rock music. I appreciate it when bands ask me questions. It makes me really feel like I’m involved in their creative project. It’s kind of like when an author tells me right away that I’ ... More >>
Thursday, November 15, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
Behold the demigod rulers of math rock.
Monday, May 1, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
LCD Soundsystem's brain trust happily loses his edge.
Monday, September 26, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Red Sparowes' impressive pedigree has roots in Colorado.
My Calculus Beats Your Algebra (Self-released)
Take Them On, On Your Own (Virgin)