The members of Residual Kid (due Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, at the Hi-Dive) from Austin, Texas are all under fifteen-years-old. Despite their youth, it is impossible to ignore their sheer power of the songs -- they're something more than you'd expect out of three guys who have yet to get ou ... More >>
BILL CALLAHAN at ORIENTAL THEATER | 11/25/12 If you show up to a Bill Callahan show expecting a whiskey-soaked rager, you shall be disappointed. Last night's gig at the Oriental was proof positive of that. The audience took their seats, and Callahan -- standing near the back of the stage, as if to e ... More >>
Author/journalist Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for A Visit From the Goon Squad, writes with equal ease about punk rock, the ravages of time, the oddities of technology and, of course, the complexities of love. Goon Squad also has a strange focus on lists, and in one sec ... More >>
JOHNNY MARR @ GOTHIC THEATRE |4/21/12 The moment everybody seemed to be waiting for during Johnny Marr's set last night came at the end when the iconic echoing guitar part rippled through the air signaling the beginning of "How Soon is Now?" There was just something about the vividness, the clarify ... More >>
ELLIE GOULDING @ OGDEN THEATRE | 2/1/13 The Halcyon Days Tour that Ellie Goulding's currently on does not seem to change from night to night. Her set at the Ogden Theatre began with "Don't Say a Word," and was followed by "Halcyon," "Figure 8" and "Salt Skin" -- the same as what she played in Montr ... More >>
There are a ton of new shows to tell you about this week, including a co-headlining date at Red Rocks featuring Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, plus new shows from Paramore, a solo date from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, the Gaslight Anthem, Marina & the Diamonds and Charli ... More >>
New week, new year, new show announcements -- the biggest one this week involves STS9. Fresh off a three-night New Year's Eve run at the Fillmore comes word that the outfit has been added as a headliner at this March's SnowBall Music Festival. We've got the full run down on that below, as well as wo ... More >>
It's not Christmas yet, but you'd certainly be excused for thinking otherwise, what with the radio already playing round-the-clock holiday tunes and the new shows we've been gifted with. Looks like somebody's been on their best behavior (god knows, it wasn't us). Whatever the case, we're now being r ... More >>
As reported yesterday, the Disco Biscuits are playing three shows in Colorado after the first of the year at the Boulder Theater, Ogden Theatre and 1STBANK Center. And while that's arguably the biggest concert announcement of the week, it's not the only one. After cancelling its co-headlining date w ... More >>
Tons of concert news for you this morning: You've already heard about the Morrissey show this weekend being postponed and about Taylor Swift coming back to Denver next summer, but we've also got word of Green Day's 1STBANK show in February being postponed, K'nann show at the Gothic being cancelled, ... More >>
Update 10/24/12: A Bob Weir solo date with Jackie Greene has been announced on Thursday, December 13 at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets for the show ($37.50 - $56, plus fees) go on sale this Friday, October 26 at 10 a.m. So now that the final debate's over, we still don't know who's going to be in t ... More >>
There's a whole new batch of shows to let you know about, some of which are going on sale this week, including a new date from Breathe Carolina, as well as a rescheduled date for Mouse On Mars at Summit Music Hall, plus 3 Doors Down and Daughtry, who are co-headling the 1STBANK Center in December, a ... More >>
A bunch of new dates going on sale later this week: This November, the Coup is coming to the Summit Music Hall, Killswitch Engage is due at the Fox and Interpol frontman Paul Banks is slated at the Bluebird. In December, Broncho's at the Gothic and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are at the Ogden. Finally, ... More >>
If you thought last week's new show announcements were killer, brace yourself. This week's show is just as killer, er make that Killers. After being missing in action for the past couple of years, the Las Vegas quartet is making its triumphant return this November at the 1STBANK Center in support of ... More >>
Hannah Persson Casiotone For the Painfully Alone started out in 1997 as a solo project for songwriter Owen Ashworth. Initially using just a keyboard and a basic drum machine, Ashworth challenged himself to make the most of minimal elements. The result has been a body of work that not only sp ... More >>
This band had a leg up on everyone else for top song of the decade.Radiohead? Arcade Fire? Interpol? The Strokes? The White Stripes? Animal Collective? Yeah, we've heard of 'em. For us, though, there was a much more intriguing, compelling batch of bands that weren't -- for the most part, anyw ... More >>
As previously reported, Tori Amos will stop at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, July 21, in support of her new album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin, which was released last week. Blues Traveler, who's made an annual tradition of playing Red Rocks on July 4, returns again this year. Tickets for both s ... More >>
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