Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>
Bands like San Francisco-based M Machine are helping American dance music grow and spread its reach into every genre. What started out as three friends working in a parallel field -- audio tracking for video games -- snowballed into a full-on band, complete with as-it-happens video production and li ... More >>
In the past few years, fuzz guitars have come conspicuously back to the forefront, and they're being played by some female-led outfits that sound like they came straight out of mid '90s, the time when Juliana Hatfield, Liz Phair and Courtney Love were queens of the Sam Goody racks. With jangly and d ... More >>
On the heels of rounding a list of the 20 Best New Bands of 2011 compiled by Paste Magazine, The Lumineers have announced plans to release their debut full-length on Dualtone Records, the imprint that's currently home to a half-dozen other artists including Brett Dennen and Guy Clark. While the self ... More >>
Friday, September 17, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Ah, yes, what a splendid birthday present (okay, it isn't exactly our birthday, but close enough). It seems one of our favorite bands, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, a group we've long been smitten with since first making its acquaintance at South Park some years ago, has a new album slate ... More >>
Lori Midson Venue chef James Rugile Restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards were released this morning, which gives all the nominees exactly 32 days to chew on their success before the five finalists in each category are announced on Monday, March 22. The ... More >>
Tuesday, February 16, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
According to Cymbals Eat Guitars 20-year-old frontman Joseph D'Agostino, Lou Reed didn't want a lot of cymbals on the first three Velvet Underground albums because "cymbals eat guitars," which explains the copious amounts of floor toms on those early discs. While that might have inspired the band ... More >>
Right this minute, the future of ten of America's great food cities is being decided. By readers of the Huffington Post. No, seriously. This isn't a joke. As you are reading this, the highest-rated, single-most popular story at HuffPo is a poll for the ten best food cities. Denver is on that ... More >>
Tokyo Police Club started a solid run on the main stage. (Photo by Chad Fahnestock). And it's gone. Just like that, the gale-force winds of indie rock have come and gone, whipping Red Rocks into a frenzy all day Saturday and Sunday. Missed it? Can't remember it? Read our Day 1 Monolith Live Blog ... More >>
Truth in advertising: Alright Alright. Indeed. (Photos by Tom Murphy). I Was Totally Destroying It, Alright Alright Wednesday, July 9, 2008 hi-dive Better Than: You might expect from a mid-week indie rock show. I missed Hunter Dragon and Fridge Magnet, because, the hi-dive, as it turns out, somet ... More >>
Wednesday, July 9, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Thursday, June 21, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Milemarker is back on track.
SNMNMNM wields weird instruments -- and an even weirder sense of humor.
New Backbeat editor throws his first punch.
Thank God for Astronauts launches some heavenly pop.
Finally playing for the right audience, Imperial Teen turns it On.
After years of setbacks, Spoon was used to obscurity. A breakthrough album changed all that.
Jason Ringenberg embraces his title as alt country's architect.
Our purple mountains' majesty can be a headache for traveling bands -- and for fans who crave live music.
...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead makes impeccable recordings in the studio -- and a mess of the bars and clubs where it performs.
Arizona's Les Payne Product feels the burn.
Former Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann exchanges indie cred for songcraft.
For the members of Thinking Plague, simple isn't necessarily better.
As part of Tuatara, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck heads in new musical directions.
With Shapes, Polvo vaults into the forefront of experimental rock acts.
On its new long-player, Helium gets ethereal.
Elephant 6's Neutral Milk Hotel books a room in Denver.
How the Squirrel Nut Zippers landed calypso on modern-rock radio.
Southern Culture on the Skids is finger-lickin' good.
DENVER-BASED HARRIET THE SPY LOOKS FOR PUNK IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES.
THE MEMBERS OF SUPERCHUNK CONTINUE TO LIVE AN INDEPENDENT LIFESTYLE.
SAN DIEGO'S ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT PREPARES FOR LIFTOFF.