Bluebird Theater

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    July 24, 2014
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    February 20, 2014

    Slaughterhouse show at the Bluebird Theater canceled, refunds available at point of purchase

    Bummer news if you were planning on catching Slaughterhouse at the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, April 1. The show has been canceled, and refunds are available wherever you purchased tickets. According to the folks at AEG, the outfit has postponed its tour to focus efforts on finishing its forthcomin ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Here's what the Bluebird looked like in 1933

    The Bluebird Theater. You know it. You love It. You've been to hundreds of shows there, and have probably driven past it ten times that over the years. You've probably heard the folklore about how at some point the theater apparently used to show dirty pictures sometime before it hosted the Dirty Pr ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    HAVOK @ MARQUIS THEATER | FRI, 6/21/13 Hot on the heels of its European tour with Cephalic Carnage, Suffocation and Fallujah, Havok is preparing for the release its new album, Unnatural Selection, next Tuesday, June 25. The ten-track album, the band's fourth release overall and the followup to 2011' ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at the Bluebird Theater, 6/15/13

    JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 6/15/13 Saving one of the most blistering numbers of the show for the end of the set, Jon Spencer and the Blues Explosion cut loose with "Blues X Man." Making his way to the front of the stage amid a squall of sculpted feedback, Spencer offered up a v ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    JOE BONAMASSA @ BELLCO THEATRE | TUES, 4/23/13 Joe Bonamassa is a nouveau bluesman who favors a hybrid blues-rock sound that employs simple song structures and puts the emphasis on powerful fretwork, an approach that nods to a distinctive era of the 1960s, when British players such as John Mayall, J ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Three Colorado venues make Rolling Stone's list of the twenty best rock clubs in America

    Last week, Rolling Stone kicked off its new Venues That Rock series with a list of the twenty best rock clubs in America. Three Colorado venues were ranked in the top twenty: Belly Up in Aspen, which checked in at number sixteen; the Bluebird Theater, which earned a nod at number fourteen; and the F ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Tea Leaf Green at Bluebird Theater, 2/9/13

    TEA LEAF GREEN @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 2/9/13 Tea Leaf Green is no stranger to jamming out. The act take its shit seriously, and when the San Francisco band took the stage at the Bluebird, it got right down to business. The only greeting was by way of the strum of their guitars and the beat of their d ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Win tickets to see Kraddy tonight at the Bluebird

    Tonight at the Bluebird Theater, Kraddy is kicking off an eight-night Colorado run with Ana Sia that will include stops in Crested Butte, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Ft. Collins, Vail, Breckenridge and Telluride -- in that order. Tonight is the only night in Denver, so you know it's going t ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    Quicksand at Bluebird Theater, 1/15/12

    QUICKSAND @ BLUEBIRD THEATER |1/15/12 In the moments before Quicksand took the stage last night at the Bluebird, the room lights dimmed and floor lights on stage came on to the sound of the Basil Poledouris's theme from Conan The Barbarian. Quicksand frontman Walter Schreifels looked pleasantly sur ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    The Black Angels at Bluebird Theater, 12/30/12

    THE BLACK ANGELS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER |12/30/12 One of the best moments of the Black Angels' show at the Bluebird Theater last night came in the middle of the set when the band -- playing the first of its two night New Year's Eve run -- played "Phosphene Dream," the familiar title track from its 2010 ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Munly talks Slim Cessna's Auto Club's new album and seeing Billy Bragg for the first time

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary last April, had been playing annual New Year's Eve shows at the Bluebird Theater for the past eleven years. This year, the band is playing two nights at the Oriental Theater -- with Sterling Sisters (which features Slim's son George ... More >>

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    December 15, 2012

    Divine Fits at Bluebird Theater, 12/14/12

    DIVINE FITS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER |12/14/12 Picking a high point of a show as thoroughly enjoyable as this one would be tough, but when Alex Fischel started playing the synth intro to "You Got Lucky" by Tom Petty -- which could have gone either way, kitschy or funny -- and Dan Boeckner started singing ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Dan Deacon at Bluebird Theater, 10/31/12

    DAN DEACON @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/31/12 Before going into "Guilford Avenue Bridge," Dan Deacon told us to gather as much to the west side of the theater as possible to create a pathway on the left side stage ramp to the back of the theater. He then told us to make this a tunnel where two people an ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Yelawolf at the Bluebird, 10/16/12

    YELAWOLF @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/16/12 "If you're over 21, make some noise!.... And if you're under 21 but you're still getting fucked up, MAKE SOME NOIIIIIIISE!" implored one Mr. Michael Wayne Atha, otherwise known as Yelawolf, the hip-hop pied piper of a younger, mostly male crowd, who would late ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Saint Vitus at Bluebird Theater, 10/03/12

    SAINT VITUS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/03/12 When Saint Vitus came on stage, the quartet went right into "Blessed Night," with Dave Chandler letting out a wail or siren sound with wah and distortion from his guitar. From there, guitar and bass rumbled together like a high idling engine, as Mark Vasque ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult at the Bluebird Theater, with Left Spine Down, 9/19/12

    MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 9/19/12 It comes as a bit of a shock when people slam into you for the first time after a dozen songs. That's exactly what happened last night when My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult dialed up "After the Flesh." From the start of the sample and ... More >>

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    September 8, 2012

    Review: Twin Shadow at Bluebird Theater, 9/7/12

    TWIN SHADOW @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 9/07/12Before ending the set, after a show full of enthusiastic responses from his audience, George Lewis Jr. said, "Denver, you're amazing. Who was here last time we came?" A few people claimed to have been. He complimented the crowd on being honest because he had e ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Liars at Bluebird Theater, 7/13/12

    LIARS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 7/13/12 See Also: Liars dance to the beat of their own drum After one of many short pieces of connecting music that resembled a science fiction movie synth sound backed by a big bass pulse, Julian Gross came in with the urgent, curiously toy-like, drum beat of "Hold Hand ... More >>

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    May 12, 2012

    The Lumineers at Bluebird Theater, 5/11/12

    THE LUMINEERS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 5/11/12 Wesley Schulz announced that the band was going to perform a Sawmill Joe song and it was obvious much of the crowd knew what was coming, as The Lumineers started the song and brought Joe back on stage. Between pretty much all the members of the band, a gre ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Review: Lucero at the Bluebird Theater, with Larry and His Flask, 3/31/12

    LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.31.12 Early in Lucero's set for a sold-out crowd at the Bluebird on Saturday night, frontman Ben Nichols detailed the toll of the band's latest stint in Colorado. Between the band's appearance at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins on Friday, the pair of shows at the Blu ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Photos: Dudes who love Deicide

    Florida, long known as ground-zero for death metal and all that comes with it, is home to Tampa-based Deicide, who stopped by the Bluebird Theater over the weekend with Lecherous Nocturne and Jungle Rot. Brandon Marshall, our resident metal-head was at the show and snapped some shots of the band's l ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Review: The Joy Formidable and A Place to Bury Strangers at the Bluebird Theater, 3/17/12

    THE JOY FORMIDABLE @ BLUEBIRD | 3/17/12With a sample of spoken words as an intro, one of the moments in the set where The Joy Formidable shined the brightest was during "Buoy." From its moody, murky beginning to its steady, rapid progression into something altogether more bombastic and expansive, th ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Review: Tennis at Bluebird Theater, 2/16/12

    Tom MurphyTennis at The Bluebird Theater TENNIS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 2/2/12 For a band whose music is so bright and sunny, the tinge of melancholia that swirled around "Waterbirds" gave this Tennis performance an otherworldly feel. The breakdown section in the middle was one of the most evocative ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Review: Greensky Bluegrass at the Bluebird Theater, 2/8/12

    Nick CallaioGreensky Bluegrass last night at the Bluebird Theater. GREENSKY BLUEGRASS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 2/8/12 Greensky Bluegrass played two sets of organic, roots-oriented bluegrass for a packed Bluebird crowd. With more than a decade under its belt and about seven years of consistently tourin ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Review: Tantric Picasso at BluebirdTheater, 2/2/12

    Tom MurphyTantric Picasso at The Bluebird Theater TANTRIC PICASSO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 2/2/12 Sometimes when bands come out on stage and look like they dressed for the show it can seem like a put-on. But when Tantric Picasso came on they looked like a band that had stepped out of a door to the ear ... More >>

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    February 4, 2012

    Review: FaceMan's Waltz at the Bluebird Theater, 2/3/12

    A.H. GoldsteinFaceMan at the Bluebird Theater last night.FACEMAN'S WALTZ @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 2/3/12The sound became expansive and the stage felt crowded fairly early in FaceMan's set at the Bluebird Theater on a snowy Friday night. After a brief introduction from the Flobots' Stephen "Brer Rabbit" ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Mayhem's show at the Bluebird tonight canceled

    ​If you had your heart set on seeing some Norwegian black metal at the Bluebird Theater tonight, you're going to be disappointed. While we hate to be the bearers of bad news, if you haven't heard already, Mayhem's van broke down, and tonight's show has been canceled as a result. No new date ha ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Halloween Events: Great American Taxi, MiM0Sa and Designer Drugs (win tickets!)

    This weekend is huge. It's one of those, "If you aren't here, then you aren't having as much fun as me" kind of weekends. The deck is stacked with amazing things to do, so pick a card -- any card. We've got some passes to Designer Drugs at Club Vinyl to give away, so leave us a comment on a memorabl ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Good Friday: Titwrench Fest, Cass McCombs, Cold Cave and more on tap this weekend

    Jacob TeitelbaumMarried In Berdichev​Kicking off last night, Titwrench Fest 2011 is now in full-swing at the Mercury Cafe tonight with bands, dance performances and informational workshops running through the weekend. The four-day festival brings avant-garde, experimental and (mostly) female m ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    TONIGHT: Westword Music Showcase Awards ceremony slated for 7 p.m. at Bluebird Theater

    Just a quick reminder in case you missed it in the paper or on the blog earlier this week: Tonight, the seventeenth annual Westword Music Showcase Awards are taking place at the Bluebird Theater. After months of voting and a stellar Showcase this past weekend, we reveal the winners in each of the fo ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Rose Hill Drive hosts listening party for its new album, Americana, this Monday at the Sundown

    ​Rose Hill Drive fans bemoaning the fact that the band has been mostly dormant for the past few years, rejoice! The indefinite, self-imposed hiatus has come to an end, and your heroes have returned -- with new music. The former power trio (now a quartet, with the addition of bassist Jimmy Stof ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Tonight: YACHT at the Bluebird

    ​YACHT (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater with Light Asylum, Jeffrey Jerusalem and Bad Weather California) has existed over the last decade in many forms. Electro-mastermind Jona Bechtolt ran the show himself for several years before being joined by creative partner, Claire L. Evans, in 2008 ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Today in Stoke: The Denver Shop drops new trailer for August 2011 skate video

    ​Not to be outdone by its local competitors 303 Boards, who premiered Bucky O'Connell's It's Always Sunny in Colorado last week at the Bluebird Theater, The Denver Shop (2323 East Evans Avenue) dropped a new trailer for its forthcoming team video this weekend. This is the third trailer for the ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Hair metal fashion: The most regrettable decade celebrated last night at Steel Panther

    What is this I don't even​Hate it or love it, like a cockroach covered in leopard-print spandex, '80s arena metal has crawled forth in tact after surviving grunge, boy bands, ringtone rap and now Bieber. Last night, twenty-somethings who looked like they fell out of a time-traveling telephon ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Weekend Dance Card: Bassface, Kraddy and Boogie Boutique

    ​Looking for something to do SIA weekend that's a little more under-the-radar? Bassface, Friday night at the Meadowlark, promises bass-centric grooves and an underground vibe. Local talent includes Roger Sampson, Christian Whitney, J-Grilla, Mike Deez, London Dungeon and Max Klaw. ($5-$10, 21 ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    October 13, 2010

    Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Old 97's, Black Angels shows announced

    ​Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, who have released three live albums together, visit the 1STBANK Center on Thursday, December 9, to play stripped down version of Dave Matthews Band classics. Tickets ($85-$95) go on sale Saturday, October 16 at noon.

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    August 5, 2010
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    July 19, 2010

    Margot and the Nuclear So and So's to tour in support of Buzzard, forthcoming new record

    ​Ah, yes, what a splendid birthday present (okay, it isn't exactly our birthday, but close enough). It seems one of our favorite bands, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, a group we've long been smitten with since first making its acquaintance at South Park some years ago, has a new album slate ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    AEG launches Early Bird Ticket program today

    AEG is offering a limited number of $20 seats to Spoon today as part of its Early Bird Ticket program‚ÄčToday, AEG kicked off its Early Bird Ticket program where folks can save some bucks by buying the concert tickets the weekend they go on sale. The deals are being offered for select shows at the B ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2009
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    April 15, 2009

    The Denver Boot: Voices Underwater - 09.29.05

    In this week's edition of the Denver Boot, the esteemed Mr. Lance Stack has provided us with another fine audio snapshot of the Denver scene that we're now blessing you with, a vintage -- well, if you consider three and a half years ago to "vintage" -- recording from the Bluebird Theater in 2005 fea ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Airborne Toxic Event show postponed

    Due to illness, tonight's Airborne Toxic Event show at the Bluebird Theater will be postponed until Wednesday, April 15 at the Ogden Theatre. All tickets to the Bluebird show will be honored and refunds are available at point of purchase. Henry Clay People, who were supposed to open the show tonight ... More >>

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    June 25, 2008

    Tonight: 2008 Westword Music Showcase Awards!

    After months of polling, tonight is the big night, when we'll announce the winners of the 2008 Westword Music Showcase. Please join us at at the Bluebird Theater this evening at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

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    June 18, 2008

    Fifty Ways to Look at the Fluid

    The Fluid, which plays a reunion show on June 20 at the Bluebird Theater, wasn't just a great-sounding band. It was also a highly visual one thanks to flashy lead singer John Robinson and a supporting cast that brought a variety of compelling rock-and-roll styles to the stage. Get a glimpse of the p ... More >>

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    April 2, 2008

    Last Night...Vampire Weekend and YACHT @ Bluebird Theater

    You'd be forgiven if you thought that buzzing sound was the arrival of Africanized killer bees finally arriving as promised a decade ago, but it was actually indie internet darlings Vampire Weekend arriving April 1 to play a show at the Bluebird Theater. Enjoy this slide show review by Cory Casciato ... More >>

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    June 25, 2007

    What You Missed This Weekend (June 23-24)

    Hot IQs, Everything Absent or Distorted and Laylights Bluebird Theater Saturday, June 23 Slide Show

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Don't start no stuff, won't be no stuff.

  • Music

    June 27, 2002


    Sid Pink makes the audience see red as Westword Music Showcase Awards winners are announced.

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