Someday a monograph about punk will give Naked Raygun its proper place of prominence in that history. Naked Raygun was one of the most important punk bands to emerge in Chicago in the Reagan era. Inspired in part by the diversity of sounds in that initial wave of English punk, Naked Raygun forged a ... More >>
BRONCHO @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 8/27/13 Broncho hit the stage last night like a great, long lost band from several eras. With its catchy melodies, and its infectious exuberance and aggression, Broncho recalled the Buzzcocks by way of the Stooges, except the guitar sweep and atmospherics was more like som ... More >>
Sebadoh started as a kind of solo recording project of Lou Barlow toward the end of his tenure with Dinosaur Jr. in the late '80s. Upon his departure from Dino in 1989, Barlow focused on his songwriting with Sebadoh, and his recording aesthetic became synonymous with "lo-fi" of the 1990s, alongside ... More >>
TY SEGALL @ HI DIVE | 2/12/13 Ty Segall and his band must have been feeling nostalgic as they performed the final set of what looks like a monster tour. Over the past three months, they've been going nonstop between enviable European destinations, to the West and East coasts, and now back westward ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
LOS CAMPESINOS! @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 1/31/12 Los Campesinos! is a band weathered by fine lines. By attending one of the Welsh septet's shows, you are, whether you know it or not, crossing one of your own in the sand. You are saying that you prefer precociousness to pretense, that you listen to blun ... More >>
Saturday, August 20, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
Partially reinventing the old garage rock wheel, Oakland's Bare Wires (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Winter Legends, Six Eyed Snake, The Conjugal Visits and BleachedBlonde) do a damn fine job of adding a pretty shine to the usually clangy genre. Part Buzzcocks, part Kinks, the t ... More >>
Vamping in the Key of Niche
Emerging From Troubled Days
Kiernan Maletsky KATE NASH With Peggy Sue 11.06.10 | Ogden Theatre Kate Nash, it turns out, is fucking punk rock. Yes, the Kate Nash with a single called "Merry Happy," the one with the dress-up music videos and glossy studio singles. An understandable first glance might lead you to believe ... More >>
Many people heard The Cult after its breakthrough album, Love, which contained the classic single "She Sells Sanctuary," was released in 1985. But The Cult increasingly became a worldwide phenomenon with its following two albums, Electric and Sonic Temple.
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of all the things we'r ... More >>
The Dualisitcs have been on something of a hot streak for the past six months. They kicked off the year with a brand-new EP that drew great buzz, a solid review and warranted a feature from us. They followed that up a few months later with a Nirvana cover show that had everyone stoked (sorry I misse ... More >>
The Ideal Fathers have a fresh, danceable, well-crafted take on post-punk. They have a freshly recorded, yet-to-released EP that's damn good. What they don't have is a drummer, and that's holding them back from capitalizing on those first two things, which is a shame. Their longtime drummer recentl ... More >>
Cheap Lies EP
Ten bands that weren't singing Yankee Doodle Dandy in '06.
Tuesday, July 18, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Louder Now (Warner Bros.)
New night, new faces
Monday, July 4, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
The Symptoms' frantic, fuel-injected sound is kicking into high gear.
Wednesday, February 9, Club 156, Boulder, 303-443-2227.
Sunday, July 18, Invesco Field at Mile High, 1-866-468-7621.
A killer cat steals a wonderful movie.
Twenty-five years after releasing Britain's first punk single, the Damned return to the fray -- and to form.
British punk pioneers the Buzzcocks invade America -- again.
The rockers in Gaunt don't feel guilty about their new major-label contract.
The women of Cub aren't as cuddly as you think.