The Lawrence Arms (due Saturday, February 22, at The Summit Music Hall) started in 1999 when former members of the Broadways, Brendan Kelly and Chris McCaughan, decided to do a more melodic punk band focused on often startlingly detailed and personal but emotionally vibrant music that didn't wax int ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it's not surprising that the most common (and favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off we go, on and on about t ... More >>
Well, here we are, at the end of the road of lyrical idiocy. As our countdown to crappiness finally culminates, we've trained our eye on some of the greatest lyricists in rock, who during select moments, greatly disappointed us with their valueless verse. These lyrics are all bad on their own terms, ... More >>
Join us as we go further down the rabbit hole of cringe-worthy rock lyrics, making our way through an underselling David Lee Roth, a culture war waged by Avril Lavigne, a melodramatic suicide note from Blink 182, some lumpy Black Eyed Peas and Chinese food that makes LFO sick, while Bob Dylan and th ... More >>
Like attack ads during election season, the jewelry commercials are set to overdrive. Rose prices have gone up, like, one billion percent. Every you look, it's all pink and red and hearts. Yep, V-Day is upon us. You know what that means, right? It means that after you get all that sappy sentimental ... More >>
The Uncertain Sea somehow managed to bring together a touch of math rock or prog with splintery post-punk and '90s emo and made it compelling -- think something like Mission of Burma with a country bent, written by people who grew up hearing stuff like Sunny Day Real Estate with a touch of Codeine's ... More >>
See Also: - Tonight: Jason Anderson at the hi-dive - The members of Holophrase on working with Ikey Owens on Horizons of Expectation Jason Anderson's startlingly unvarnished yet well-crafted songs and his intimate and charismatic performance style evoke the sense of a compassionate and unpretentio ... More >>
Every week, just when we think we've seen the best of the upcoming concert season and that things couldn't possibly get any more compelling, there's a whole new batch of new shows to make us flip our lids. This week: Skrillex at Red Rocks in August, preceded a few days earlier by two Neil Young show ... More >>
FENCES (performing tonight at the hi-dive with Chimney Choir and the Crook's Coat) is the name for Chris Mansfield's body of work, a collection of crisp, heartbreaking songs he's been crafting since around 2004. Like the older brother of Dashboard Confessional, FENCES brings self-awareness to ... More >>
Think back to your teenage years. Chances are, if you were like any of us, you spent the majority of your time listening to music, reading the liner notes through and through and playing air guitar half-naked in your room. Doesn't sound that depressing, but a recent study in Pediatrics & Adol ... More >>
Jonathan Coulton With Paul and Storm 01.22.2011 | Soiled Dove Underground Monsters, vaginas, science fiction, shop-vacuums, pirates, robots: just a few of the topics covered last night at the Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Avenue, by Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm. The geek-cred ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayChris Carraba still makes all the ladies swoon DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL John Jefler, Lady Danville and Chris Conley Summit Music Hall | 1.10.11 View the full slide show. Unsurprisingly, a huge amount of people waited outside Summit Music Hall last night to witness the ten-year ... More >>
Next Monday, Dashboard Confessional is bringing its Swiss Army Romance 10 Year Anniversary Tour to the Summit Music Hall. We have several pairs of tickets to the show. Would you and guest like to be our guests, or, if we don't happen to pick you this time around, be in the running for futur ... More >>
As part of her first North American headlining tour, Ke$ha stops at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 19. Cannibal, the companion album to her debut, Animal, drops next week and will be available individually and bundled with Animal as a special repackage dubbed Animal Cannibal. ... More >>
Let Go EP
Fabolous, Twista and Mario, who have each recently dropped new albums, are among the noted hip-hop and R&B talent slated to appear at KS 107.5's Jingle Jam Friday, December 18 at the Fillmore Auditorium. Advance general admission tickets are $27/$30 day of show. Steve Earle, who's touring in ... More >>
Pamela LittkyUpdate 11/02: Just received word that Dashboard Confessional has postponed its upcoming tour due to "a family situation that is beyond our control," including a scheduled appearance at the Fillmore on Monday, November 9. No word on when the dates will be rescheduled or how this new d ... More >>
Mexican music is more than mariachi bands.
Tuesday, November 14, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-468-7621.
Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba offers his guide to soul-baring.
Dusk and Summer (Vagrant)
As video games go indie, here's some ideas for a few likely pairings.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Tuesday, February 14, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
The Volunteers (Jade Tree)
The 101 (The Self-Starter Foundation)
The Fire Theft
A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar (Vagrant)
Sticks and Stones (MCA)
Pleasure Forever indulges the senses in a dark, debauched sound.