In the late 1980s, it was nearly unheard of for Japanese underground rock bands to play in the United States. But Shonen Knife, appearing at the Oriental Theater this Thursday, October 16, played a show in Los Angeles in 1989. By then, the band's music had already spent several years circulating i ... More >>
Bad Weather California has reached its natural conclusion. Although the outfit still has a string of dates left to play, including a tour kickoff show is this Thursday, August 15, at the hi-dive, celebrating its brand new EP, Back Seats -- due out this week on Fire Talk -- Chris Adolf confirms that ... More >>
As I sat in a coffee shop yesterday, camped out with my laptop and a mission to actually get some writing done, I knew full well that I wouldn't really get anything accomplished. Not because I'd be distracted with the mundane cruising of Facebook for hours at a time like I am at home, but because th ... More >>
Thursday, July 5, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
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 >>
The Hive Dwellers (due Saturday, March 24, at Yellow Feather Coffee) is the latest musical project of Calvin Johnson. Since 1982, Johnson's K Records imprint has been one of the most influential underground labels not just for its ethos of an eternally youthful perspective and using creativity as th ... More >>
Saturday, March 24, Yellow Feather Coffee, 303-825-1700.
It looks like March is roaring in like a lion just in time for the weekend, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of things to do for fun. From Johnny Depp's classic bad-boy role in Cry-Baby to a whole slew of art openings, we've got plenty of interesting events to attend that won't maul your poc ... More >>
Molly Zackary's Growler Record Distro is changing the way we talk about music in Denver. More than just another storefront box of commerce, Growler is actively engaging the music community with new events and programs. "I have an agenda," says Zackary. "I think artistic movements and scenes are crea ... More >>
Monday, September 19, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Tuesday, April 13, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Tuesday, February 26, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Wednesday, October 25, Chielle, 303-722-1877.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Friday, May 14, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007
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Behind the scenes at the Paramount Theatre
How a small band of insurgents led by K Records co-founder Calvin Johnson helped fashion a punk revolution.
The Rondelles prove that the kids are all right.
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
Gifted singer-songwriter Rebecca Gates says the Spinanes are both singular and plural.
Kento Oiwa of icu uses old methods to make new sounds.
K Records founder Calvin Johnson leads Dub Narcotic Sound System down the road less traveled.
Elephant 6's Neutral Milk Hotel books a room in Denver.