Bluebird Theater

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    April 7, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver from April 7 to 10

    The shows continue, as always. Peelander-Z, which does crowd participation better than anyone on the planet, is in town on Wednesday. You have a chance to check out good-time local Pizza Time tonight at Larmier Lounge, or you can head to Boulder for Kate Nash. It's OK if you're staying in tonight. ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    The Black Lips' Jared Swilley explains why there is violence in the world: "Young dudes that aren't getting sex very often like to smash shit."

    The Black Lips (due Wednesday, April 2nd, at The Bluebird Theater) are the notorious rock and roll band from Atlanta, Georgia who had to flee India for fear of persecution over on stage antics involving band members kissing each other. Their show at the club Heaven in London in September 2008 ended ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Dark Tranquility's Mikael Stanne on Construct: "At first, it was polarizing because it's different"

    When metal outsiders think of the massively influential Swedish death metal scene, Dark Tranquillity co-founder and vocalist Mikael Stanne is probably not be the type of person they'd expect. Stanne is not intimidating,abrasive or angry. Instead, he has a very positive attitude, which is difficult t ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    EyeHateGod's Mike Williams: "I don't like being labeled. I think we're just a rock and roll band"

    EyeHateGod (due Sunday, January 26, at the Bluebird Theater) formed in New Orleans in 1988. The influential band combined its influences from the world of the blues, Black Sabbath and hardcore punk into a unique alchemy that lent itself well to dipping into the dark side of the psyche and projecting ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    Review: The Helio Sequence at the Bluebird Theater, with Menomena, 10/24/13

    THE HELIO SEQUENCE at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/24/13 When Brandon Summers pulled out his harmonica last night at the Bluebird, we all what was coming, "Harmonica Song," of course. Summers blew into his mouth harp like he was playing some kind of strange blues rock song, and he did so with so much momen ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Deerhunter at Bluebird Theater, 9/7/13

    DEERHUNTER at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 9/7/13 The other members of Deerhunter were set up ready to go when Bradford Cox made his way on stage clad in some kind of vest with a lot of buttons and/or patches. He was also wearing a Cramps T-shirt, and that was fitting because he also had on an all black wig w ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Baroness battles back from catastrophe

    By Jason Roche One year ago, Baroness was touring Europe in support of its criticially acclaimed record Yellow & Green. The ambitious double album was generating a strong buzz for the Georgia-based band. The momentum came to a screeching halt, though, on a rainy morning in August 2012, when the ban ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Westword Music Showcase 2013 winners

    Well, it's a wrap. The nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase Awards are now officially in the books. The Bluebird was packed, and, man, what a good time. Drinks, food, friends -- what else do you need? Next to the Showcase itself, this is one of the best nights for local music all year. Plenty o ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Don't miss the 2013 Westword Music Showcase Awards at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bluebird

    Emily Driskill This Wednesday, July 17, we'll be hosting the nineteenth annual Westword Showcase Awards at the Bluebird Theater. The votes have all been tallied, and tomorrow night, we'll be announcing the winners and handing out the awards. Following a VIP reception for nominees (shoot us an email ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    THE OH HELLOS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | FRI & SAT, 6/28-6/29 Last fall, the Oh Hellos released their first full-length, Through the Deep, Dark Valley. And while that album's got some solid tunes like "The Valley" and "I Was Wrong," it's "Hello My Old Heart," a track from their self-titled debut that perk ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Black Moth Super Rainbow at Bluebird, 5/17/13

    BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 5/17/13 Near the end of its set, Black Moth Super Rainbow performed "Sun Lips," one of its signature older songs. While some people sang along a bit earlier in the show, it seemed like everyone up front knew the words to this particular song and sang alo ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Boris at the Bluebird Theater, 5/14/13

    BORIS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 5/14/12 The fact that you could hear Atsuo Mizuno's drums or his hype-man shouts at all is a testament to whoever was running sound last night at the Bluebird. With two full Sunn stacks powering Takeshi Ohtani's guitar and a full stack and a half of Orange amps behind Wat ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Win tickets to see Joe King tonight at the Bluebird Theater and Sunday at the Fox Theatre

    Joe King of the Fray is slated to make his live solo debut tonight at the Bluebird Theater in support of Breaking, his brand new album, which dropped earlier this week. Nathaniel Rateliff and Night Sweats are sharing the bill. We've got a couple pairs of tickets to tonight's show and a couple of pa ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Spiritualized at Bluebird Theater, 4/4/13

    SPIRITUALIZED @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 4/4/13 With little more than the lights dimming to indicate the band was about to take stage, Spiritualized walked on stage and went right into "Here It Comes (The Road, Let's Go)," which began an evening of music with no breaks or banter to break the vibe of the ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    The five best concerts in Denver this week

    Another week, another swell roster of music in the Mile High City. From the bacchanalian throwback debauchery of the Darkness, who will be invading the Summit Music Hall, to the lyrical thriftiness of Macklemore, who is set to headline Icelantic's second annual edition of Winter on the Rocks, there ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    What New Year's weekend looked like in Denver

    Wowzers! Is your head still hurting today? Ours is, and we even had all day yesterday to recharge and rehydrate. Needless to say, we all sent 2012 packing in the Mile High City with an absolute ferociousness. Whether you were there and want to relive the revelry or if you had a quiet year end and sl ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    The Foodchain at Bluebird Theater, 12/20/12

    THE FOODCHAIN @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 12/20/12 As the Foodchain played "Young Amsterdam," their anthem to Denver's favorite plant, the thick cloud that hovered near the ceiling of the Bluebird got thicker, and the pungent smell that pervaded the venue got even more pronounced. The band shifted from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Five Finger Death Punch, Myke Charles, SP Double and more

    See Also: - Myke Charles has talent and charisma to spare - SP Double has come a long way, and it shows - Q&A with Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch - Q&A with Joe Queer of the Queers Welcome to the weekend! You've worked hard, and now it's time to treat yourself to some live music. Good news: ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Tonight: Free BLKHRTS show at the Bluebird Theater for the 2012 #WMS Awards party

    See Also: - 2012 Westword Music Showcase winners - Photos: Locals only! 2012 Westword Music Showcase - Set recaps by Westword music writers - Photos: The people of Westword Music Showcase In case you missed their blistering performance at this year's Showcase or you just want to relive the mayhem ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Jane's Addiction, Swans, Aaron Freeman lead this week's shows

    Things might be slowing down a bit with the bigger concert announcements, but there was still a fair amount of activity over the last week, including Jane's Addiction at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Swans and Xiu Xiu at the Gothic Theatre, and Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) at both the ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe on Beck, living in Germany and Bright Channel

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012
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    March 27, 2012

    Sharon Van Etten: "I get nervous sometimes that my songs are too personal"

    Sharon Van Etten (due this Wednesday, March 28, at the Bluebird Theater) saw more sides of the music industry than most of her peers before embarking on her musical career. She moved to Murfreesboro, Tennessee as a teenager to go to school and became involved with Red Rose, a coffee shop/music venue ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Weekend's Best Live Music Bets: The Autumn Film, Wovenhand, the Hive Dwellers and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Spring has officially sprung, and just as you can count on a another delightful couple of days weather wise, there's some great music awaiting you in the Mile High City. Locals rule this weekend. Tonight at the Walnut Room, the Autumn Film celebrates the release of its new al ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Q&A with The Joy Formidable: "It's important to always push people to feel something"

    The Joy Formidable (due this Saturday, March 17, at the Bluebird Theater with A Place to Bury Strangers) is one of the most aptly named bands of the last several years. Its dream pop atmospheres and sheer exuberance as a live band have wowed audiences wherever the band plays. Part of its charm, too, ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Big Gigantic, Jedi Mind Tricks and more

    Denver's best live music bets, weekend of January 20, 2012

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    January 9, 2012

    Over the Weekend: Bassic Fridays at Beta, Fluid benefit, mystery eats, Ballet Nouveau Colorado

    Did you know that other things happened over the weekend aside from the Broncos' shocking playoff win? It's true, and our slide show page and family of blogs -- The Latest Word, Cafe Society, Backbeat Online and Show and Tell -- have the skinny. Look below for photos and info about Bassic Fridays a ... More >>

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    December 31, 2011

    Review: Slim Cessna's Auto Club at the Bluebird Theater, 12/30/11

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club @ Bluebird Theater | 12/30/11 For the past decade, Slim Cessna's Auto Club has been playing the Bluebird on New Year's Eve and the night before. As Slim himself says, it just kind of happened. The band just kept getting asked to do these yearly shows. For past New Year's sho ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Review: ohGr at the Bluebird, 12/07/11

    Tom MurphyohGr last night at the Bluebird Theater​OHGR AT THE BLUEBIRD | 12/07/11"Don't do coke," Ogre urged the audience at the Bluebird last night. "Because I sure fuckin' did, and it nearly killed me." This unvarnished pronouncement from ohGr's frontman came at the end of a particularly str ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Standard Films drops first trailer for Snowboard On The Rocks headliner TB:20

    ​The world premiere of TB:20 -- the 20th anniversary edition of Standard Films' Totally Board series -- will be on Friday, September 16 at Red Rocks Amphitheater, where it's the headlining film at the 2nd annual Snowboard On The Rocks film and music festival. Standard released the first full t ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase Awards ceremony this Thursday night at the Bluebird Theater

    Photo by Kate LevyAll right, now that the festival portion of the Westword Music Showcase is in the books, it's time to hand out the awards. As far as that goes, we're tallying the votes right now and the winners in each individual category will be announced at a special ceremony this Thursday, June ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Tonight: Borgore at the Bluebird

    Whether you're a fan of the whomp or not, Dubstep is here to stay. Borgore (performing this evening at the Bluebird Theater with Thorazine, ServOne and Seeda) is definitely on the newer end of movement, but the Tel Aviv-born producer and DJ has already carved out his own style within the genre. Form ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai on musical roots and the awful Margaret Thatcher

    Steve GullickMogwai​ Formed in 1995, Mogwai quickly made a name for itself with adventurous guitar work and a sound that loosened and opened up the imagination. Over the course of the next sixteen years, the Scottish band very much plotted its own course through exploring every sonic whim wit ... More >>

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    March 27, 2011

    Pure Sunshine at the Bluebird, 3/16/11

    Tom MurphyGit Some PURE SUNSHINE Overcasters • the Buckingham Squares • the Purple Fluid The Omens • The Geniuses • Git Some 03.26.11 | Bluebird Theater Git Some kicked off night two of Pure Sunshine last night at the Bluebird Theater. The act's lyrics are often washed out by the torrent o ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Steel Panther at the Bluebird Theater, 3/16/11

    Aaron Thackeray​ STEEL PANTHER with Drug Under 03.16.11 | Bluebird Theater See Steel Panther at the Bluebird slideshow Last night, Steel Panther and a few hundred of its closest friends in Denver, hopped in the Delorean with Doc and took the Bluebird Theater back to the future when spandex, ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    December 14, 2010

    On sale this weekend: A Day to Remember, Circle Jerks and Yanni

    ​A Day to Remember and Bring Me the Horizon are co-headlining The Game Changers Tour, slated to stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Sunday, March 27. We Came as Romans and Pierce the Veil are also on the bill. Tickets ($35.25) go on sale this Saturday, December 18 at 10 a.m.

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    December 9, 2010
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    November 22, 2010

    Nosaj Thing at the Bluebird, 11/20/10

    ​ NOSAJ THING With Jogger • Toro Y Moi 11.20.10 | Bluebird Theater This is not a diatribe dedicated to hating on electronic music, music made via laptop, patchy synths or anything else that involves playing instrumentation off of a card table. This is simply a timeline of Saturday night's ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase 2010 reminder: Today's the last day to vote!

    Aaron ThackerayWestword Music Showcase: Oh, oh, it's Magic!​ As you can see from the pictures, this year's Showcase was played in the key of awesome. Relive the whole thing with us. Over the course of the day as we get our wits about us, a few of our writers will share their thoughts on what ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Jamie Lidell, Chemical Brothers, Legendary Pink Dots shows announced

    ​Jamie Lidell, who issued his latest effort, Compass, on Warp last month, hits the Bluebird Theater again Tuesday, September 7. Advance tickets $20.50 and $25 day of show, but early bird tickets are $15 available from 10 a.m. Friday, June 18 through midnight Sunday, June 20.

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    April 9, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: Experience the FoCoMX

    ​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. This week, the F ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    This Just In: Band of Horses, Snoop Dogg, Beach House shows announced

    Band of Horses recently finished recording a new album, Night Rainbow, which the act has been playing songs from at shows since. While there's still no word on when the disc will be issued, chances are better than good that the band will be playing new material when it hits the Fox Theatre on Monday ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Dirty Projectors, White Rabbits, Meshell Ndegeocello shows announced

    Sarah CassDirty Projectors​Originally a solo project for David Longstreth, the Dirty Projectors is now touring as a six-piece in support of the band's latest, the wonderful Bitte Orca. Longstreth and company stop at the Bluebird Theater Sunday, November 8. Tickets are $15.25 in advance and $18 day ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    Blast from the Past

    The Yard Dogs Road Show brings vaudeville to the Bluebird stage.

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    June 12, 2008

    Air Heads

    Cheer on your favorites at the US Air Guitar Championship regional competition.

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    February 15, 2007
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    November 27, 2003

    Bite Me


  • Music

    December 19, 2002


    So long, farewell! Local bands said bye-bye in 2002.

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    December 20, 2001


    The City Council votes on the side of youth and music.

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