Lords of Fuzz thundered into being from a tough time in Oscar Ross' life. He'd recently gotten divorced and moved to Denver from Texas and decided to pursue music as an outlet. After numerous line-up changes, and three albums, Lords of Fuzz are releasing their most fully-realized record to date, Bro ... More >>
JOY SUBTRACTION @ HI-DIVE | 8/4/12 See Also: - Joy Subtraction? Its members just enjoy screwing with Joy Division. "This is the first song on our new album," Joy Subtraction's Abe Brennan announced last at the hi-dive, goofing on Cheap Trick after the first couple of songs of the set. Then the ban ... More >>
Fire Season (due tomorrow at Wax Trax) is best described as a power- pop band with a singer who sounds like he retired from a decade or two of serving as a drill sergeant -- or might have been raised by wolves. Sam Braakman's voice has character, a Scott Kelly-esque edge in otherwise upbeat, angular ... More >>
Songs to Drive Wives Away
Cash Cow Production
Update: The Ryan Adams show originally slated for tonight the Temple Buell has been postponed until tomorrow night. The Dr. Dog show has also been postponed, but a new date has not been announced. What's a little snow? Blizzard schmizzard. There's too much great music this weekend to stay at home. ... More >>
This Friday, February 3, at the Bluebird Theater, FaceMan is celebrating the release of its new album, Feeding Time, with a full slate of guests, including members of Achille Lauro, the Knew, Flobots, Boulder Acoustic Society, Hindershot, Wheelchair Sports Camp and more. Feeding Time, the outfit's s ... More >>
Josiah HesseDENVER DOES CBGB at HI-DIVE | 10/29/11While the rest of the world celebrated Halloween weekend 2011, down at the hi-dive this past Saturday night it was 1976. Less a Halloween show and more akin to a Civil War reenactment or a Renaissance Festival, the night offered romanticized t ... More >>
Steve from FaceMan is pinching himself right now. Well, don't quote us on that. We don't know that for a fact, but we're assuming he is. He's gotta be. This Friday afternoon, his band FaceMan is going to be recording at Bryan Feuchtinger's Uneven Studio with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band before ... More >>
Without question, Hot IQs, which took the stage for the last time this past weekend at the Larimer Lounge, made its mark on the Mile High City and will be sorely missed. Starting life as the Royal We, the outfit grew ably into its own as songwriters and left us with a slew of outstanding songs, f ... More >>
Just caught a whiff of the line-up for this weekend's Hot IQs barbecue, and we must say it is absolutely, positively killer, friends. Besides being IQs' very last show ever -- unless, of course, the band plays the seemingly inevitable reunion show in a few years from now -- the line-up equates to ... More >>
As previously reported, tonight's the night when Hot IQs retire their jerseys after an estimable six year run. A distinguished, iconic band that earmarked an era, the outfit is immortalized in the pantheon of local music alongside other dearly departed, homegrown legends such as the Fluid, the Czars ... More >>
Update: Yes, we know we posted this last week, but we thought we'd bring it back to the forefront to remind you about the show tonight at the hi-dive and to provide a link to Tom Murphy's Rough Mixes feature running in this week's paper. Let's hear it for more new music! Better yet, let's hear it f ... More >>
Just received five new tracks from former Cat-A-Tac frontman Jim McTurnan's forthcoming solo effort, the Give Up Suffering EP, which was mixed and mastered by Jason Martin from Starflyer 59. If you tuned in to Mile Hi-Fidelity this past Wednesday, you head the title track from the new record, which ... More >>
We've had a burned copy of this for a minute, but we forgot just how utterly kick-ass it is. Needless to say, when the new, pressed, Zodiak Killer version came across our desk this afternoon, we got a refresher, and all we can say is holy fuck, man! Sounding like the wayward, amphetamine-addled offs ... More >>
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Photos by James Mitchell Evans The Dead Science, Physics of Meaning and Dan Kaufman Superstar Eruption Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Hi-Dive Better Than: Playing Indie-metal free jazz by yourself In any “movement,” there are going to be the moderates and the radicals. Both groups have equal claim o ... More >>
Yaw Action Records
Be there or be square!
This local label boosts Denver's national image.
Chris Cory ponders a career change while he still has an ear for music.
Thank God for Astronauts
With a stellar debut disc, Nightingale is ready to soar.
D.biddle's folk-style hush belies its hardcore pedigree.
When it comes to brainy pop, Hot IQs are real geniuses.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
The Royal We
Thank God for Astronauts launches some heavenly pop.