Pop. 1280, which formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 2008, is a band whose music is informed by the energy of punk and the eruptive and menacing sounds of the darker end of post-punk and early industrial music. The surrealistic atmospheres are bracing and chilling rather than soothing,.Pop. 1280's debu ... More >>
RIOT FEST @ MAY FARMS | SAT & SUN, 9/21-9/22 When your band can be said to be a direct and obvious influence on the Ramones, the Sex Pistols and countless punk bands since, it's fair to say you've made an impact on punk rock. But The Stooges didn't look too far into the future in making its music, i ... More >>
NO AGE @ GLOB | 8/28/13 When No Age kicked into "Fever Dreaming," during a show that had already maintained a hyperkinetic momentum from jump, the title of the song was such a metaphor for the entire performance that you had to wonder if its placement was intentional. The song brought out an even mo ... More >>
10. CLUTCH @ BLACK SHEEP | MON, 3/18/13 Clutch has dodged being saddled with a label, primarily because of the illusion of reinvention it's projected with each album. But the truth is that it's just an illusion. Clutch is set in its ways, yet all of its music sounds like bold experimentation -- even ... More >>
The Soft Moon started out in 2009 as the solo project of Luis Vasquez. The band developed over the next few years from a stark, Suicide-eque, minimalist post-punk band into something with a dark urgency and expansive song dynamics that recalled Chrome and Cabaret Voltaire. The Soft Moon's 2011 EP, T ... More >>
Blues Control is an experimental rock duo that got started in New York City in 2006 as a kind of side project from their New Age music project Watersports. The greater immediacy and visceral impact of Blues Control connected with audiences, and soon, the side project became the main band of Russ Wat ... More >>
Perc (due at NORAD Dance Bar tomorrow night) emerged over the last several years as one of the key figures in the global techno scene by championing an aggressive, atonal and industrial-tinged brand of dance-music via his own production work and through his label, Perc Trax. We recently caught up wi ... More >>
Japanther (due tomorrow night at Glob) was started by a pair of art school students who wanted a way to create art beyond the confines of a specific medium or traditional methods. The resulting New York duo has been just as involved in the art world and performance art as it has been in writing raw ... More >>
Tom MurphyDaniel Bouse and Neal Samples of Tollund Men.Tollund Men is no longer just a bunch of poor saps buried in a Danish peat bog from the time before the Roman Republic transitioned to Empire. In Denver, it's the solo project of Neal Samples, with some help from genius musical chameleon ... More >>
Iceage last night in Denver.ICEAGE at RHINOCERPOLIS | 8/2/11When Iceage, from Copenhagen, Denmark, took the stage (or floor in this case) at Rhinoceropolis last night, there was a palpable air of anticipation and excitement, and certainly the members of the band had a quiet intensity about them that ... More >>
Sunday, May 23, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
The Nitro Club is a gas.
Dinosaurs rule the dance floors no more.
Peter Hook has found a new way to move the masses -- as a DJ.
LCD Soundsystem's brain trust happily loses his edge.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Monday, September 26, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
After a four-year hiatus, Girls Against Boys is back in the high life again.
Contrary to popular belief, there's more than one Josh Wink.