FIVE IRON FRENZY @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 8/17/13 Five Iron Frenzy began life in 1995, as the side project of a long-forgotten thrash-metal-and-industrial band called Exhumator. Ahead of the ska revival of the mid-'90s, Exhumator's members wanted to play music that was inherently fun, positive and upl ... More >>
The folks at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival up in Lyons have announced the lineup for this year's festival, which is slated to take place from Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch. The acts this year include John Prine, Patty Griffin, Colin Meloy of the Decemb ... 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 >>
Editor's note: Two of our writers were at the Decemberists show last night in Boulder, and so today we present you with two different accounts of the show from two different perspectives. Two for the price of, uh, none, as it were -- well, unless you count the cost your Internet connection. Adam Pe ... More >>
Rumors have been swirling recently that Nick Cave may have signed on to rewrite the screenplay for The Crow remake (ouch that sentence hurts our heads). Cave is a favorite around here for his music, but we're a bit hard pressed to find anyone who's actually made it through a piece of his fict ... More >>
Tuesday, May 26, Fillmore Auditorium, 1-877-598-6659.
The latest Decemberists album, The Hazards of Love, is a challenging yet rewarding song cycle. Yet "The Rake's Song," which serves as the recording's centerpiece, is as musically compelling as it is lyrically unusual: Lead singer/tunesmith Colin Meloy portrays a widower who bumps off the "three litt ... More >>
The Decemberists frontman relishes the chance to play more intimate shows.
The crowd that gathered on April 22 for the Decemberists' gig at the Fillmore Auditorium was dominated by college agers who looked as if they'd decided to take a break from writing a paper for their semiotics class or post-grad couples looking for a little intellectual stimulation in advance of the ... More >>
Weighing in on ten of 2006ís most stellar releases.
Tuesday, November 14, Paramount Theatre, 303-830-8497.
The Lone Wolves of 2005
Getting dramatic with the Decemberists frontman.
Saturday, October 8, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
The Tain (Kill Rock Stars)
Tuesday, June 1, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984
The Decemberists make smart music, and damn the consequences.
Castaways and Cutouts (Hush/Kill Rock Stars)