A. Tom Collins, the five-piece band fronted by Aaron Collins, has a sound that's equal parts ragtime, honky tonk blues and tin pan alley. The outfit, which has smartly left its rough edges intact, is driven by Collins' piano and impassioned vocals, and while the act may teeter on the edge of chaos a ... More >>
NEUROSIS at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 2/16/13 Experiencing the rare and punishing set from Neurosis at the Summit Music Hall evoked the sensation of being in front of a oncoming freight train. But then the music itself was so powerful and felt like so many things, that it was almost overwhelming. The imp ... More >>
Slim Cessna's Auto Club, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary last April, had been playing annual New Year's Eve shows at the Bluebird Theater for the past eleven years. This year, the band is playing two nights at the Oriental Theater -- with Sterling Sisters (which features Slim's son George ... More >>
The Swayback is obviously Eric Halborg's main gig. But lately he's been moonlighting in Dragondeer, a side project he helms with Swayback drummer Carl Sorensen and Cole Rudy of Varlet on mandolin and lap steel. With Dragondeer, Halborg and company delve into some swampy blues and reverb-drenched psy ... More >>
MOJO NIXON @ LION'S LAIR | 4/14/12 "Rick Santorum can suck my dick!" was the chorus Mojo Nixon got the crowd to chant as a line in an extended version of "You Can't Kill Me." But everything was an extended version out of an eleven song set. With just his Guild electric and more playfully rambunctio ... More >>
A few years ago, Slim Cessna made CDs of old cassette recordings and sold them to help make ends meet. Now he's offering those two volumes of rare recordings again, but as download only. Some of the cuts date back to the '80s, some include his brother Whiff, some were recorded in Cranston, Rhode Isl ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Rusko (Snowball Fest), NEEDTOBREATHE and Dr. Dog were announced; Ian Cooke, Bare Bones and Slim Cessna got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, the Rolling Stones ... More >>
Audio books are all about finding the perfect actor with the perfect voice to read to you while you drive across the country. So, when we heard Will Oldham had taken on the narration of Rudolph Wurlitzer's Slow Fade, we started thinking about what other artists should venture into the same bu ... More >>
In what's become a homegrown tradition on par with shows by Slim Cessna and Big Head Todd, Rose Hill Drive has helped usher in the New Year up in Boulder for at least the past five years by taking on a classic album in its entirety. This year at the Fox, the band will be playing Elephant by the Wh ... More >>
Arguably the best single night of the year for live music, New Year's Eve can be an overwhelming thing to plan for. To help you narrow down your options, we've picked the ten best shows this year, plus a few extras we couldn't ignore. Also, feel free to hype your own show in the comments sect ... More >>
Bob Frebrache's Absinthe Studios has been buzzing along for the better part of three decades, recording the likes of Ian Cooke, The Fluid, The Swayback, Frantix and many others. Now, friend and fellow sound engineer James McElwee wants to tell Bob's story in a new documentary -- but he needs ... More >>
Eric Allen (l) enjoys a good smothered burrito now and then.Like all good rockers, Eric Allen enjoys a big fat burrito now and then. We caught up with the Denver-based Apples in Stereo bassist recently and asked him where he last ate out in the city. It's not where you might think. While i ... More >>
I was shuttling between the hi-dive and the Larimer Lounge on Friday night, so unfortunately, I didn't catch Reno Divorce and Slim Cessna heating things up for Reverend Horton Heat at the Ogden. But from the sounds of it -- Jon Solomon was at the show -- both acts tore it up, and although it took th ... More >>
Musician/author Daniel Grandboiss prose positively sings.
The Swaybacks new platter, Long Gone Lads, has all the makings of a career-defining record.
Meet the man behind some of Denver's best releases.
Andrew Murphy carries on a long-distance love affair with Denver music.
Footloose and fancy free, South Park proved to be a gay old time.
Life is a lonely highway when you’re a touring musician without a good booking agent.
Homeward bound, Slim Cessna keeps sin alive in a new project.
It's a Sin (Valley Records)
Scott Campbell moves down the road and away from the 15th Street Tavern.
With a twisted vision, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs get a leg up on the competition.
Gospel-and-soul group Reverend Leon's Revival has released minister Paul Ramsey's campy spirit.
Following Jeffrey-Paul Norlander's detour through sin and salvation, the Denver Gentlemen reclaim their own history.
Internet interest at CMJ Music Marathon 2000
All the cool kids are playing Six Degrees of the Denver Gentlemen.
Jug-gernaut is the latest local musician to leave town.
Say goodbye to another Denver band.
A Denver favorite gets ready for a long-distance commute.
A look at Den One, Denver's least likely regular hip-hop party.
1 night, 5 bucks, 7 venues, 39 bands Sunday, September 22 6 P.M.-1A.M. in LoDo