It's a weekend of superlatives in Denver: The biggest reunion of the year (OutKast), the biggest drum set on the planet (Terry Bozzio), the king of Tex-Mex Guitar (Joe King Carrasco)...All great shows. There are more, including the annual Reggae on the Rocks and NedFest for the people who miss the o ... More >>
Sleeping in the van. Editor's note: As she has in years' past, Kalyn Heffernan from Wheelchair Sports Camp will be sending us dispatches from the band's trip to Austin for SXSW. She sent her first report, which you see here, Wednesday afternoon, before a drink driver crashed into a crowd of pedestr ... More >>
Will Johnson (due this Saturday, November 23, at the Denver Music Summit) made a name for himself in the '90s in Centro-Matic. A gifted songwriter, Johnson has a knack for penning elegant, emotionally rich and subtly powerful, folk-inflected songs. Over the years, he's toured endlessly on his own an ... More >>
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS | 8/23-8/24 Twenty years ago, the Dave Matthews Band played Red Rocks for the first time, opening for the Tragically Hip and the Samples, and went on to build a loyal following with early shows at the Fox Theatre in Boulder. In the two decades since, the gu ... More >>
MY BLOODY VALENTINE @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 8/19/13 Few bands of the past two decades have had as profound an influence on as wide a spectrum of artists as My Bloody Valentine. Not only did the landmark 1991 album Loveless have a massive impact on the group's peers at the time, but it has since influ ... More >>
ROBERT PLANT @ RED ROCKS | WEDS, 7/10/13 Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant returns to town this week with his newest backing band, the Sensational Space Shifters. The lineup features members of his early-'00s band the Strange Sensation, and has Plant revisiting both blues-rock and world-music in ... More >>
Some of the songs of Jackleg Devotional to the Heart date back to 2005, but Chris Flemmons, the Baptist Generals' frontman, didn't like the way it was going, and so the album was essentially shelved. Flemmons then spent two and a half years getting involved in development politics in the band's home ... More >>
See also: Why? at Gothic Theatre, 9/5/12 Why? was one of the flagship bands of the nascent Anticon imprint ten years ago. Like its labelmates, the outfit was expanding and pushing the boundaries of what hip-hop was and where it could go. But Why? in particular has blurred the line between hip-hop a ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Whoo freaking hoo! Another stacked one on tap. Tons of options no matter your flavor. We've got Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga and more at KS 107.5's Summer Jam, Big Head Todd and the Monsters's annual sojourn to Red Rocks, a parade of imports, including Destroyer, Sarah Jaffe, ... More >>
Catch Lykke Li tonight at the OgdenThere's an astounding number of great shows to pick from this weekend in the Mile High City: Lykke Li at the Ogden, Tech N9Ne kicks off his two-night Denver run with an intimate show tonight at the Summit Music Hall, followed by an appearance at the Fillmore ... More >>
Photo Roadies Saturday, March 19 Good morning -- or should I say afternoon? -- from the beautiful city of Austin! SXSW has gotten crazier by the day, and the day has come for Wheelchair Sports Camp to tear the roof off of Austin at the legendary Red 7 venue! We were cited as one of the top ... More >>
Photo Roadies Wednesday March 16, 8 p.m. Kalyn here from Wheelchair Sports Camp writing about our very first trip to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas! Sitting here in the back of my van while the girlfriend drives us to Austin from the town of Denton, where we played two nights ago. The ... More >>
A few weeks ago, Tom Murphy and I were sharing stories, and somehow we got on to the subject of Tornado Dream, a fascinating film chronicles the rise and fall of three great Denver bands, Rainbow Sugar, Orbit Service (an earlier incarnation; Randall Frazier has since brought the band back to ... More >>
Alan Palomo made a name for himself trying to sound like someone else. His breakout, however, didn't come until he settled for just sounding like himself. It was an unlikely break for Palomo, but then his entire career is full of such unlikely things, like Ghosthustler, his previous project, ... More >>
Playing like a vivid dream sequence in which the members of A Shoreline Dream gently lull you to sleep, the act's new video for "Manhattan Beach" looks precisely what you'd expect it to look like just based upon hearing the band's dreamy compositions. Extreme close-ups of the members faces and t ... More >>
The chills-inducing men of MidlakeTo some, indie rock is an aesthetic, something between Sonic Youth and Pavement that's played by people with in mop-tops and ringer t-shirts with cans of Pabst atop their amplifiers. Others, meanwhile, might define indie rock literally as music recorded and p ... More >>
By now you've probably heard that Skyfox is among the latest Denver acts to land a record deal, specifically, the group is the most recent addition to the Crappy Records roster -- a completely fitting association if there ever was one. The label is owned in part by Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Re ... More >>
After a tour with the Flaming Lips and loads of hype, the only thing this quintet is missing is confidence.
Wednesday, September 13, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Not all hopes will be crushed at the Crush open tryouts.
Brave Combo plays polka without borders.
Todd Solondz has been a lot of things, but never preachy or dull -- till now.
After the death of one of its own, Chin Up Chin Up holds its head high once more.
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
No Silver/No Gold (Sub Pop)
Sara Hickman just wants to give the world a great big hug.
Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Folk music for children