Editor's note: Artist Charlie Boots is part of the inaugural pair of PAIR residents at Denver's Powerhaüs Studio. As part of his residency, he and his fashion-designing counterpart will be reporting from the real world via Show and Tell, as they learn the ropes from studio mentors Mona Lucero, Laur ... More >>
Clear your calendar on Saturday, August 17. Whatever you've got going that day, cancel it. You don't want to miss this show; I'm telling you. The one-man soul revival known as Charles Bradley is coming to Denver, and he's going to play an intimate set at the Larimer Lounge. Be there, or you'll regre ... More >>
#68: Charlie Boots Who is Charlie Boots? Yesterday you might not have known his name, but today Boots (aka Aaron Mulligan) is ready for his closeup. The young artist will make his public debut this weekend as the first-ever visual-arts fellow of the Powerhaüs Artist-in-Residence (PAIR) Program at P ... More >>
DEVENDRA BANHART @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 5/5/13 Devendra Banhart marches to the funkiest army ever, a fact that was prominently displayed during his abbreviated set at the Gothic Theatre last night. The man does not know how to keep still. By turns joking and serious, Banhart showcased an array of attitu ... More >>
HANEYSTOCK @ GOTHIC THEATRE | FRI, 5/3/13 Although the lineup for this show would otherwise be considered pretty great, with Havok, Speedwolf, the Limbs and Lola Black, the reason everybody will be heading down to the Gothic Theatre tonight is to celebrate the life of Chris Haney, a dearly departed ... More >>
Sunday, May 5, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 888-929-7849.
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 >>
Steely Dan is making its way back to Colorado for a show at Red Rocks this August, and there's a bunch of other new shows to let you know about, including Brad Paisley at Fiddler's Green, the Geto Boys at Summit Music Hall, Ride Festival and Selena Gomez. Keep reading for the full rundown on these s ... More >>
Ever the equal opportunity rocker, Kid Rock is bringing his Best Night Ever tour to Fiddler's and every seat in the house is $20. "Everyone knows the economy is still hurting people across the country," he says, "but I didn't want that to be a reason why everyone couldn't get out and enjoy themselve ... More >>
BOB SEGER @ PEPSI CENTER | TUES, 4/2/13 While Bob Seger might be immortalized by his long-running Chevy ads that featuring "Like a Rock" and the scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise sings along to "Old Time Rock and Roll," there's a lot more to the guy than that. He's carved out a spot in the ro ... More >>
The biggest show announcement this week actually came last week -- talking about Prince at the Ogden, of course -- but there's a whole bunch of other new shows to let you know about this week, including Keith Urban at Red Rocks, Lamb of God at the Boulder Theater, John Mayer at Red Rocks and Ke$ha a ... More >>
It's March 2013 -- at least according to the calendar. If you went by the concert calendar for the past few weeks, however, you'd swear it's the mid to late '90s. P!NK, Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, Darius Rucker. If you're already nostalgic for the ... More >>
Xiu Xiu got its start in 2002 when Jamie Stewart and his friend and longtime musical collaborator Cory McCulloch started writing songs in a more experimental vein, making extensive use of non-Western percussion and tones. The group's debut album, 2002's Knife Play, anticipated more widespread use of ... More >>
See Also: Lower Dens at Larimer Lounge - Tuesday, July 10 There's something both unnatural and superhuman about the new Lower Dens album, Nootropics. True to the Baltimore quintet's Facebook bio, which reads only "dark nerds," the band delved deep into social, moral and technological issues on its ... More >>
Tuesday, July 10, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Family Tree Records
Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences picks what they think are the best original songs of the year from a shortlist of soundtracks. The problem, of course, is that their specialty tends to lead them no further than a few Randy Newman songs. We're certainly not willing t ... More >>
Planning to catch Devendra Banhart tomorrow night at the Ogden? Boy are you going to be bummed: Evidently, broseph broke himself over the weekend trying to pull off some gnarly kick flip or ollie or something before his show in Tempe on Saturday and busted a bone in his leg. Two shows, including Den ... More >>
Just in case you're not already planning on being at Artopia tomorrow night (you are planning on being at Artopia, right?), here's another sweet way to spend your Saturday night. How about listening to sweet tunes and literary works while sipping wine beneath two inflatable bunnies? Sound like a bad ... More >>
As if playing in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters wasn't enough for Dave Grohl, he teamed up with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Queen of the Stone Age's Joshua Homme to form Them Crooked Vultures in 2009. The Vultures, who released their self-titled debut this past November, descend upon the Fil ... More >>
Thursday, January 28, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
By a Thread, Gov't Mule's first album in three years, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 1. Coming in second was the Swell Season with Strict Joy,released last week on Anti while Wolfmother chimed in at number three Cosmic Egg, released last week on Interscope. ... More >>
All right, have y'all heard about this one yet? Beck's record club? Just stumbled upon this one ourselves. Evidently, El Guero Loco and his cronies -- an ever shifting lineup which includes Nigel Godrich, Devendra Banhart, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden from MGMT, Andrew Stockdale from W ... More >>
Saturday, September 26, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People/Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Some bands merely play, while others engage in full-scale musical riots. In this review, Monotonix opt for the latter.
Make room on the Amy Winehouse bandwagon.
Devendra Banhart The Ogden Theater September 10, 2007 Better than: Actually being at a show in 1972, the Ogden was apparently a shithole back in the day and the sound last night was incredible. Also better than the Ben Gibbard nonsense that went on down the block. A few songs into the set, a concer ... More >>
Friday, November 24, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Brightblack Morning Light gets acclimated to city living.
Thursday, May 4, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Sunday, April 2, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Angels of Light & Akron/Family (Young God)
Indie rock meets prime time in a post-O.C. world.
After calling it quits more than two decades ago, Bauhaus is back -- again.
Devendra Banhart has plenty to Crow about.
Friday, July 8, Denver Zine Library, 303-297-1143; Saturday, July 9, Cedars Jazz Club, Colorado Springs, 719-578-5744.
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Tuesday, June 8, Revoluciones, 303-825-3845