Curt Kirkwood

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    March 31, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver from March 31 to April 3

    Maybe you saw Neutral Milk Hotel last night in Boulder; if not you have another shot at it tonight in Denver. If the line "putting fingers in the notches of her spine" sends ice through your veins as consistently as it does ours, we can strongly recommend finding your way there. The band's great the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets on the band's legacy and his vivid lyrical imagery

    Photo by Jaime Butler​When Meat Puppets (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater with Bad Weather California and The Black Box Revelation) formed and released its first few records on SST in the early '80s, the Phoenix-based act challenged punk rock conformity with its eclectic blend of countrifie ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    The Meat Puppets

    Wednesday, June 29, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

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    May 12, 2011

    Top ten "oldster" bands still putting out great records

    ​At risk of alienating and outraging vast swaths of music fans, there's really no polite way of referring to bands with a career spanning fifteen years plus as a whole. So here are ten "oldster" bands -- written by a self-proclaimed oldster -- to keep making great records long after their hips ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Bad Weather California to join the Meat Puppets on summer tour

    Cory GustasonThis morning, we shared the unfortunate news that Bad Weather California won't be performing at this year's Westword Music Showcase. While this is most certainly sad news for us, it's great news for the band, who will instead be joining Meat Puppets for a string of West Coast tour date ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Meat Puppets at Bluebird Theater

    Meat Puppets with Shaky HandsSaturday, January 24, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Not seeing such a deservedly legendary band.Shaky Hands from Portland, Oregon, opened the show with its own brand of countrified indie rock. There was nothing languid about the performance of this four-piece: Bright, ... More >>

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    May 17, 2007

    The Meat Puppets

    The Kirkwood brothers return after a decade-long sabbatical.

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    October 24, 2002

    The Eyes Have It

    Keeping hype to a dull roar, Eyes Adrift washes ashore with an all-star veteran lineup -- and plenty of scars.

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    September 21, 2000


    Local punk label, King Bee Music, is zine and heard