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 >>
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!
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 >>
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
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
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 >>