After a being out of the limelight for a spell, MGMT is back with a new record and ready to hit the road. The outfit, who is slated to release its new album in August, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, September 6. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Keep rea ... More >>
Passion Pit began in as a solo project of lead singer and keyboard player Michael Angelakos in 2007. The project quickly fleshed out into a full band that combined a keen sense for upbeat pop melodies with lyrics that didn't exactly try to sugarcoat the complex emotional life and experiences of adul ... More >>
Dwarves are one of the most notorious punk bands of all time. In a time when punk rock has become a kind of brand rather than an authentic lifestyle, Dwarves are always dependable to show what the real thing looks, feels and sounds like. With a reputation for dangerously raucous live shows often inv ... More >>
Girl Talk (due this Saturday, June 23 on the Westword Music Showcase Main Stage) started when Gregg Gillis was earning his degree in biomedical engineering. Eventually Girl Talk took up enough of Gillis's time to become a full time endeavor. Although influenced in part by early mash-ups, Gillis was ... More >>
It's unfortunate that so many people assume that U.K. punk was all about politics. When Bill Maher interviewed Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong on his show Real Time with Bill Maher last year, he questioned the singer's punk credibility for working to help elect Barack Obama in 2008, referring to Th ... More >>
Hollywood Undead. More photos.HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the FILLMORE | 11/4/11What the Fillmore really means by "all-ages show" is this: At least one shirtless 17-year-old will approach you -- slowly, so as not to startle you -- and ask you "wazzup." If you are attending the Worl ... More >>
Over the course of a line-up change or two, Ideal Fathers Ideal Fathers, playing its final show tonight at the Larimer Lounge, developed a sound and a stage presence that probably would have been lumped in with "dance punk." But there was always an agenda in the band to inspire people to wake ... More >>
Cheryl Shuman.KushConII, December 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center, has made news over its RTD bus ads, which have drawn protests from law-enforcement. But Cheryl Shuman, the event's international director of PR and media, would rather focus on the event itself, which she says takes me ... More >>
Britt ChesterNo lights, camera, action! HEY MONDAY With We Are The In Crowd • the Ready Set • Cartel • This Century 11.12.10 | Marquis Theater If there was any question as to whether this show was sold out, the line snaking past the Gin Mill just before 7 p.m. dispelled any doubts. Ea ... More >>
Breathe Carolina Warped Tour Invesco Field at Mile High August 9, 2009 Fifteen years down the line, the Warped Tour, which took over the asphalt surrounding Invesco Field on Sunday, has a well-established formula: lots of bands (around seventy in Denver), most of them falling into the pop-pu ... More >>
Photos by Aaron Thackeray Check out the full slideshow.Punk Rocks: Offspring, Alkaline Trio, The Vandals, Street Dogs, Frontside FiveRed Rocks AmphitheaterThursday, May 28, 2009 Better than: Attending a purported punk festival at the Pepsi Center. It was an unlikely forum for a punk show. Red Rock ... More >>
Photo by Eric Gruneisen.Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz with one of Chicago's "finest." See more photos at westword.com/slideshow. Fall Out Boy, Metro Station and Cobra Starship Tuesday, April 14 Fillmore Auditorium When I took my daughter Lora to see Fall Out Boy in November 2007, I figured it was only ... More >>
Over the next couple of weeks, Backbeat will feature some Top Ten lists from around the Village Voice Media chain. Click here for previous year-in-review coverage from Backbeat and VVM. Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials ... More >>
From the week of 9/20/2007
These dudes turned late night into prime time.
The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year.
Be there or be square!
Justin Pierre's brain never stops, even when his mouth can't keep up with it.
Sometimes it pays to be a D.O.R.K.
A reckless cop goes undercover in Underclassman.
South by So What? Not this year, thanks to Vaux and other Denver bands.
With its haunting debut, the Arcade Fire keeps it in the family.
With the world on the brink, it's high time for Year Future.
Thirty miles of developments, drunks and dreams -- the ultimate road trip.
After a six-year run, MP3.com is now eMPty3.com.
When it comes to the power and passion of punk rock, there's no substitute for Stuntdoubles.
The R.A.V.E. Act could mean trouble for even legitimate promoters.
Local artists put out a wealth of good music this year. Step right up and read all about it.
Composer Michael Serviolo rides the loopy bandwidth of his own Elan-gated invention.
The impressive Andenken Gallery moves to glitzy new digs near Coors Field.
Unlike their more commercial pop-punk counterparts, the Gamits are most interested in good old-fashioned rocking.
With Enon, former Brainiac visionary John Schmersal makes music to challenge the cerebral cortex. But he doesn't mind if you dance to it.
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!
Please, don't try to classify Tony Furtado.
MDFMK's Sascha Konietzko on controversy, scapegoating and Columbine.
How a small band of insurgents led by K Records co-founder Calvin Johnson helped fashion a punk revolution.
The members of Knee Jerk Reaction flock together for pop punk.
The members of the 8 Bucks Experiment enjoyed a moment as movie stars. Now they're back to the real-life business of punk rock.
Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? CMH Records has given Eighties faves a musical makeover.
The Long Beach Dub All Stars carry on in the wake of Sublime vocalist Bradley Nowell's death.