Music is life. Or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ho ... More >>
VICEROY @ BAR STANDARD | 4/26/13 I arrived fashionably late for Viceroy's guest DJ gig at Denver Disco. The San Francisco based DJs appearance at Bar Standard was definitely one of the more anticipated events of the spring. The Viceroy vibe is "summer all the time," and that definitely comes across ... More >>
Before it was even released, "Get Lucky," the first single from Daft Punk's forthcoming album "Random Access Memories," set the world on fire. From the fan edits of the track to the sixty second commercial from Saturday Night Live to the album teaser from Coachella, "Get Lucky" generated more than t ... More >>
Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined racism with rave gaudiness. On Friday, she pushed her way in front of us, obstructing our and everyone else' ... More >>
Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the d ... More >>
NEW ORDER @ COACHELLA | 4/13/13 While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps-more-enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order last night. ... More >>
Is Daft Punk playing Coachella? This is the burning question of the festival, being asked everywhere from the campsites to the press tent. Even though the French dance-punk duo officially squashed the rumors, not many people seem to be buying it. At least, not since last night. Just before Yeah Yeah ... More >>
RJD2 @ BLUEBIRD THEAER | 1/27/12Is it just us, or does RJD2 look more like R2D2 every time we see him? Last night, when he took to the small, technology-overwhelmed stage of the Bluebird, the DJ/producer was barely recognizable behind a Daft Punk-style robot mask and the sound effects box strapped t ... More >>
Nick CallaioMichael Kang of Game 7 last night at Quixote's True Blue.GAME SEVEN at QUIXOTE'S TRUE BLUE | 1/13/12When the bases were loaded last night after the monumental kickoff of the Great Cycles Spectacles tour at the Fillmore, the party was still rolling at Quixote's True Blue with the m ... More >>
This weekend is all about one thing: Halloween. While there are a couple things you can do without stretching your costume muscles, nearly all of the events happening are related to Halloween in some way. If you don't like the holiday, you best hit up the video store and stock up on full seas ... More >>
Sometimes, you just don't have the cash lying around to splurge on that expensive Halloween costume. Fear not, young heathens! We have compiled a list of costumes for you that cost nearly nothing. In fact, you probably have the materials lying around the house. Click through for some ideas. A ... More >>
Robot Prom is just two days away, which means you'll need to get your metalic ass in gear if you want to have the most radical costume of the night -- or for Halloween two weeks later. To help you out, we've compiled the best DIY robot costumes we could find online (with instructions). So get ... More >>
Since the first Shakespearean performance with blaring trumpets, cross-dressed men, confetti poppers and a curtain call, stage spectacles have only gotten better. With technological upgrades allowing music to actually control the visuals, accompanied with professional lighting engineers and a ... More >>
We don't know much about ROM. We know we've been seeing stickers around town, which is what made us to look it up in the first place, and now we know there's a Kickstarter project trying to fund a flexi disc. We also know it's made up of two people in Colorado who have been making music for a ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
After being on top at Albums on the Hill for a month, Nederland's Elephant Revival has vanished from the top ten. Whiskey Blanket now holds the top spot with its latest effort, No Object. Elsewhere, the Live at Ebbets Field Vol. 4 comp is back on top at Twist and Shot., T.I.'s number one at I ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Chad Wadsworth From the beginning, Ghostland Observatory has gone into its musical endeavors with a certain level of personal ambition to make it the kind of band they've always loved themselves. Mixing a variety of electronic music styles with rock, soul and funk, this Austin-based outfit i ... More >>
As you may or may not be aware there is an entire scene of people demaking popular songs into 8-bit blips and bloops. While chiptunes, in general, have always attracted the most circuit-minded of musicians, the demakes themselves are a genre all their own. As the Tron clip above demonstrates, they ... More >>
I'm not going to lie: The first time I heard "Frontier Psychiatrist" I thought it was one of the most annoying songs I'd ever heard. This was because it was released in the year 2000, when I was working at shitty chain record store and being pummeled with the likes of The Crystal Method, The Prodigy ... More >>
Having trouble getting going today? Head still a little fuzzy from the weekend's revelry? Well, you're in luck, because we've got something for you that will blow those cobwebs right out (not to mention blowing away whatever the cobwebs are attached to) and get you bouncing up and down in you ... More >>
Soren McCartyâ€‹Most years, I make it up to Red Rocks for just one show. It has to be a real occasion -- something to make it worth the drive, the parking, the overpriced beers and the difficulty of escaping once the show is over. Two years ago, I made the journey for Ozomatli, and I left when the h ... More >>
Thursday, June 25, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
DJs Boyhollow and Max Klaw are kicking off a monthly all-disco party tonight at the Walnut Room, but before you break out that white jumpsuit and faux-Saturday Night Fever shuffle, you need to know this is not about the irony. "We think this music deserves a real forum for expression and for people ... More >>
Today's entry takes us way back to the swinging '70s, when disco was king and Star Wars was the cultural phenomenon. Some enterprising French types decided to combine the two into one synthesizer-driven, hip-shaking, spaced-out classic in a band called the Droids, a song called "The Force" and, supp ... More >>
French singer-songwriter Sebastien Tellier isn't shy about talking about either his sexuality or Sexuality, his new album, throughout which he delves into matters of the flesh with great delight. But he also sees the sacred side of salaciousness, as he makes clear in a December 4 Westword profile ... More >>
An erstwhile hobby spells success for this Parisian duo.
Tuesday, February 26, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Although acclaimed behind the decks, this Danish DJ is ready to focus on his own music.
Island Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella
From filmmaking to furniture design, this French duo is multi-faceted.
Classics (XL Recordings)
Sunday, April 9, Marquis Theatre, 303-298-0900.
Human After All (Virgin)
Sunday, April 10, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
LCD Soundsystem (DFA/Capitol)
Discovery (Virgin/Daft Club)
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