The Underground Music Showcase is underway. Last night's kickoff of the 400 band festival featured standout sets from the likes of Jux County and Homebody. But there's plenty more to see and here. We've picked out eleven of the sets we're most excited about. See also: Denver musicians talk about ... More >>
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 ... More >>
Thursday, July 5, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
I've seen probably upwards of seven million shows in my lifetime, give or take five or six. In all that time, there's been a ton that I'm grateful for having the chance to have seen -- Mars Volta at Tulagi, the Killers at the Larimer Lounge, an unreal triple bill at the Coliseum featuring Pea ... More >>
Curse All Summers
Steven PierceLocation: Alameda light-rail station. Number: Unknown. Status: Operable. Price: 50 cents for local calls. Photo: Taken 3:30 p.m. on April 28.
A Swan at Smiley's
Friday, May 9, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
Kill Rock Stars
This nomadic singer-songwriter is never at a loss for words.
Weighing in on ten of 2006ís most stellar releases.
Wednesday, October 25, Chielle, 303-722-1877.
Renaissance is black and white and a little dead all over.
The Sound the Hare Heard (Kill Rock Stars)
Monday, May 15, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
To: Elliott/From: Portland (Expunged Records)
Thursday, February 16, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Oblio Duo (Self-released)
Wednesday, October 5, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
I needed a fix, and Chris Fogal delivered.
HorrorPops|Doomriders|Greg Osby|Messer Chups|The Kingsbury Manx|The Posies|Rihanna
Dandelion Day (KOA Records)
Wednesday, April 6, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Yellow Second puts faith in the redemptive power of pop.
Backbeat scribes weigh in on their favorite national releases from 2004.
From a Basement on the Hill (Anti-)
After six years in Portland, the Minders revisit the city that put their pop on the map.
For national releases, 2003 wonked as much as it rocked.
The year's best local music becomes the soundtrack of our lives.
Kiss me, Iím a rock star -- at least for one night.
At 21, songwriter Ben Kweller is young at art.
Velocity of Sound (Elephant 6/SpinArt)
Rilo Kiley tiptoed toward success while you weren't looking.
As Badly Drawn Boy, Damon Gough colors outside the lines.
We're All in This Alone
Elliott Smith has nothing to do with what's happening in the current music scene. Thank goodness.
Gifted singer-songwriter Rebecca Gates says the Spinanes are both singular and plural.
Mary Lou Lord is smarter than the average busker.