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 >>
PURITY RING @ GOTHIC THEATRE | MON, 4/8/13 Purity Ring came together when Megan James and Corin Roddick started writing electronic songs together after having served as touring members of experimental pop band Born Gold. Rather than rushing to put out material, this duo has spent the last couple of ... More >>
ELECTRIC SIX @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 2/19/13 Electric Six has been bringing the party to the unwary for a decade. The group's songs combine '80s rock, disco and New Wave into a cranked-up, ultra-catchy sound all its own, with lyrics that mix a David Lee Roth-esque bravado with surreal barrages of i ... More >>
Dwarves are one of the most notorious punk bands of all time. In a time when punk rock has become a kind of brand rather than an authentic lifestyle, Dwarves are always dependable to show what the real thing looks, feels and sounds like. With a reputation for dangerously raucous live shows often inv ... More >>
Update: The Ryan Adams show originally slated for tonight the Temple Buell has been postponed until tomorrow night. The Dr. Dog show has also been postponed, but a new date has not been announced. What's a little snow? Blizzard schmizzard. There's too much great music this weekend to stay at home. ... More >>
Off With Their Heads has come a long way since first rolling through Denver and playing at Pasquini's with No Plot Kill a few years ago. Since then, the dudes have crisscrossed the country at least a dozen times -- including numerous stops in Denver at 3 Kings Tavern and the Marquis, where th ... More >>
Wilco's got its own label now, Kid Cudi has Wicked Awesome Records, and Odd Future just launched Odd Future Records. Everyone seems to be moving away from the old model, where the majors handled everything, and have opted to do their own thing. Of course, it's all a bit of a misnomer: While all thes ... More >>
Friday, February 18, Summit Music Hall, 866-468-7621.
Social Distortion's Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, released last week on Epitaph, claimed the top spot at Independent Records this week and came in second at Twist & Shout, while the Decemberists' latest effort, The King is Dead , released last week on Capitol, debuted at number one at both A ... More >>
"Parental Advisory. Explicit Content." Remember that little sticker? The little black and white one that used to rest in the corner of only the most bad-ass of cassette tapes? The first albums I remember seeing with this warning were Danzig's self titled album, Soundgarden's Louder than ... More >>
Converge's Axe to Fall, released last week on Epitaph, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax while the Flaming Lips' Embryonic and Atlas Sound's Logo came in second and third for the week ending October 25. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down's Know Better, Learn Faster and Radio 1190's Local Shakedown V ... More >>
Thee Goochi BoizNobunny, Thee Goochi Boiz, Lust Cats of the Gutters, Shanty Vamps, the Manxx Friday, August 21, 2009 Denver Creative Co-op Studio Better than: A persistent case of scabies I didn't get to the show Friday night in time to catch opening act The Manxx, but I certainly didn't leave t ... More >>
Tuesday, July 8, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
In this entry, check out the Morning Benders' Talking Through Tin Cans, Love's Forever Changes: Collector's Edition, Yellowjackets' Lifecycle and Story of the Year's The Black Swan.
In the following Q&A, conducted for a February 7 Westword profile, Gallows guitarist Laurent Barnard gets visceral in his descriptions of the U.K. punk act’s life and times. Barnard, who joins Frank Carter, Steph Carter, Stuart Gili-Ross and Lee Barratt in the band, kicks off with a preview of an ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
Saturday, November 25, and Sunday, November 26, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 1-866-468-7621.
Wednesday, May 10, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
Wednesday, April 5, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Friday, May 13, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
Eyedea & Abilities tries to live up to its potential as it strives to push hip-hop forward.
Tuesday, October 19, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
The Empire Strikes First (Epitaph)
Despised by hardcore elitists, the Locust finds a loving home on Epitaph Records.
Veni Vidi Vicious (Epitaph/Burning Heart)
Wiser with age, the Promise Ring challenges the expectations of fans -- and the derision of critics -- with a new album.
The Process of Belief (Epitaph)
Breaking from the mold of prefabricated punk, Hot Water Music dares to be smart.
The Latin-flavored Voodoo Glow Skulls speak the language of ska.
i>Éxitos al Cabrón(Grita!)
The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs want to take you to Detroit Rock City.
For Hepcat's Alex Desert, his love of ska is no act.
The Red Aunts have no relation to punk cliches.
The members of Pennywise carry on in the wake of tragedy.
The Descendents live to punk again.
The New Bomb Turks are hitting harder because they're hitting slower.
Punk godfather Wayne Kramer is keeping the legacy of the MC5 alive.
Seven years down the road, the members of Gas Huffer are breathing easier.
They're punk. They're ska. They're Christian. They're Denver's Five Iron Frenzy.
Bad Religion is pushing punk rock to the masses.