The Matador is moving into the original home of Heidi's Deli, at 3496 West 32nd Avenue. But not as quickly as it had wanted to. Initially, the Seattle-based Tex-Mex chain had hoped to open its eighth location (there are four in the Seattle area, two in Portland and one in Boise) by Cinco de Mayo -- ... More >>
Before I explain why last weekend's Treefort Music Fest was amazing, I have to say that I hate big/corporate/non-DIY music festivals. Most of those events are just a bloated excuse for bloggers, record-label people and other industry assholes like myself to get drunk in public for days on end, while ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
Brace yourself, my aging hipster friend: If you haven't heard, your favorite band from nearly a decade ago is back together and playing shows again. While the Coachella date is the one that got everybody hyperventilating, the Postal Service's tour actually kicks off a few days earlier in Reno. After ... More >>
See Also: People of UMS 2011 Kicked off the first day of UMS by catching Bad Weather California in a very humid 3 Kings Tavern. People were packed in pretty tight in the middle of the room and mostly on the flanks. BWC played a loose, relaxed set like the guys had a group meeting beforehand and all ... More >>
See Also: Tonight: Youth Lagoon at the Bluebird The best SXSW music 2012 The worst SXSW music 2012 Youth Lagoon (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) began as the solo project of Trevor Powers, who first started making music while still in high school, and whose early recordings caught the attentio ... More >>
On Wednesday, September 12, you'll have a chance to become part of history and help the Melvins weasel their way into the Guinness World Records book, which they hope to do by playing shows in all fifty states plus one in the District of Columbia in just 51 days. One can only imagine what sparked th ... More >>
Prime Element is hitting the road this week, bringing its classic Colorado hip-hop style to the rest of the country. This Friday, the group joins Sweatshop Union for several dates as it kicks off its summer tour in Boise, Idaho, and then throughout the rest of the summer, beginning with the upcoming ... More >>
The Fray just confirmed another show at Red Rocks. Quincy Magoo probably could've seen that coming, eh? Even less surprising: The date of the second show is Saturday, May 12, the night after the first Red Rocks date -- that is, assuming that Sir Isaac Slade isn't mixing it up with Killers frontman B ... More >>
As we reported in Off Limits this week, MSNBC pundit Rachel Maddow highlighted Jefferson County's infamous "There Is No Poop Fairy" public-service campaign campaign again last week. The county created the PSA last summer as a way to remind people who used the county's parks and open spaces to pick u ... More >>
On the heels of rounding a list of the 20 Best New Bands of 2011 compiled by Paste Magazine, The Lumineers have announced plans to release their debut full-length on Dualtone Records, the imprint that's currently home to a half-dozen other artists including Brett Dennen and Guy Clark. While the self ... More >>
Update (2/7/12): Isaac Slade and Joe King give a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the Fray's new album. On the eve of releasing their third full-length album, Scars and Stories and almost exactly a year after playing at Invesco with U2, the Fray has announced plans to return to Red Rock ... More >>
Just before the holidays, the Fray offered another peek of its upcoming album, Scars & Stories, the follow-up to the act's eponymous sophomore release from 2009. While the record's first single, "Heartbeat," debuted this past October and has already charted, the Denver-based quartet recently ... More >>
Big pics below.The arrest affidavit pertaining to John Vasquez and Marie Marone is one of the most chilling documents you're ever likely to read -- which is appropriate given that their busts may finally close an eleven-year-old cold case. The allegation: that the couple killed a disabled wom ... More >>
Founded in Salem, Oregon in 2005, Typhoon (due tonight at the hi-dive with Lord Huron and Sour Boy Bitter Girl) started out as a recording project but quickly evolved into a sprawling live project with over ten members. Two years into its time together, the act essentially went on hiatus before be ... More >>
Cory GustasonThis morning, we shared the unfortunate news that Bad Weather California won't be performing at this year's Westword Music Showcase. While this is most certainly sad news for us, it's great news for the band, who will instead be joining Meat Puppets for a string of West Coast tour date ... More >>
Congratulations, Denver: You have officially been swallowed up whole by the Matrix. Men's Health recently came out with its list of the country's most socially networked cities, and Denver, of all places, came in third. Do we get a prize for this? Like a new FarmVille animal or something?
Holding it. Being a reality TV standby best known for getting kicked off his first gig on MTV's Road Rules: South Pacific for attacking a black co-star with widely speculated racist motivations is not exactly the most admirable thing to be known for, but this weekend, Abram Boise managed to s ... More >>
Big pics below.It's as if the planets suddenly came into alignment -- but in a truly disgusting way. Yes, friends, we bring you two, count 'em, two thoroughly repulsive stories with Colorado connections involving jails and shit. Paul Kausalik and Abram Boise, come on down!
The Winter Wildlands Alliance brings its Backcountry Film Festival tour to Boulder's Neptune Mountaineering (633 South Broadway) tonight at 8 p.m.
Hey, what do you know? Performing at the Showcase can actually be beneficial to your career. Well, so to speak. In a roundabout way, playing at the Showcase helped the men of Boldtype land an opening slot on the upcoming Guttermouth tour. Well, it sealed the deal, anyway. We'll let drummer Ma ... More >>
By now, its no secret: Tennis was born out of months at sea, after which newlyweds Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley came home and made and record. A whirlwind of interest in the band and a deal with Fat Possum Records followed, and now the duo is readying the release of its debut, Cape Dory, i ... More >>
Luca VenterAfter spending the better part of the past couple years touring with 3OH!3's as a sideman, Kamtin Mohager stepped away from his hired gun duties earlier this year, which has enabled him to focus all of his attention solely on cultivating his own band, the Chain Gang of 1974. To tha ... More >>
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 >>
Eric Gilbert, Lisa Simpson and Cam Bouiss formed Finn Riggins in the small town of Hailey, Idaho, in August of 2006. Since that time, the band has put out five releases. Three of those albums were released on the Portland, Oregon-based Tender Loving Empire label including the act's latest, Vs. Wi ... More >>
Update: More shows added, see full list of dates after the jump. In news that's sure to have local metal fans googling airfare before they even finishing reading this post, we just learned that Cephalic Carnage has been tapped to support Mayhem's upcoming North American tour, fittingly dubbed Blacke ... More >>
Breathe Carolina, a band that tours so often these days that it almost doesn't seem like a Denver band anymore (seriously, with the exception of April and May, the act is going to be on the road from now until at least the end of August; check out the list of tour dates on the next page), recently p ... More >>
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