With new bassist Kim Shattuck in tow, the Pixies are slated to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Thursday, February 13, with Best Coast. Tickets ($49.50/$55) go on sale this Friday, October 11, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on lo ... More >>
And it don't stop. Another batch of great shows announced this week, including Rise Against, who's due for a pair of back-to-back nights at the Fillmore in September, as well as Peter Gabriel, who will be performing his album So in its entirety a few nights later at Red Rocks. Wait, there's more: th ... More >>
Michael Gira's show on Saturday night at the Oriental Theater with Wovenhand included a few chatter-boxes with which the 58-year-old Swans mastermind just couldn't abide. Page down to hear Gira tell the more vocal members of the crowd to "go read Pitchfork," after demanding that they kindly "shut th ... More >>
Just over four years ago, Eric Shiveley self-produced a documentary called Everyone But You. The film, which Shiveley shot, produced and edited himself over the course of two years, did a fine job of capturing the loneliness, isolation and frustration of being a struggling musician from the p ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Rammstein, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Kraddy, Peter Frampton, Umphrey's McGee and Henry Rollins were announced; Caleb Slade, Force Publique, My Body Sings Electric and the Outfit ... More >>
Eric Shiveley has steadily progressed as a filmmaker over the years. Since first making his cinematic debut almost four years ago with Everyone but You, the documentary he shot, directed, edited and produced all by his lonesome, Shiveley has gotten a handle on this whole moving-pictures thing ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Paul Simon, Amos Lee and Matisyahu were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Whiskey Bottles, Petals of Spain and Hot IQsall got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new and rec ... More >>
We're blessed to be living in the best city in America.Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, St. Vincent is due at the Boulder Theater, followed by DeVotchKa who also appear there later in the month, as well as the Ogden, and Why? at the Gothic Theater. On local radio, Bop ... More >>
This year once again as we compiled our annual Moovers and Shakers issue -- a rundown of our favorite local releases from the past year -- we found that there were simply more albums that we dug than we had space to devote to in the paper. Thankfully, no such limitations exist on the web. C ... More >>
Here's what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists from a number of different shows, including KTCL's Locals Only*, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound*, which originates at KRFC a ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>
Ever had your heart broken? I mean, just absolutely shattered, to the point where you can't tell up from down and it's all you can do to find the strength to pick yourself off the floor? In "I Can't Stop Crying," one of my all time favorite songs, Sam Phillips once sang the words, "I know that thi ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only*, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-bro ... More >>
This must just be the week for seemingly inactive bands to unceremoniously jump back into the fold. Earlier this week, we posted an item about the Titan Courageous, who's been off the grid for a while, making new music. Now we've received confirmation that Three Miles West, an outfit led by Russ ... More >>
What She Did
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over ... More >>
Turned in an economy version of the show last night. No guests, no co-host. Not much to report really. Just one guy, one mike and two dozen handpicked tunes. Where was my faithful sidekick, you ask? Why Mr. Thomas had a show last night at the Larimer Lounge, as he dutifully reminded me via text yest ... More >>
As if this wasn't already painfully apparent, Andy and I are hopelessly devoted to music, particularly the music made here. Exhibit A: Last night, instead of pounding beers and watching the Nuggets trounce the Mavericks like the other bandwagoneers in this city (my co-hort being the exception -- A t ... More >>
Tonight at the Oriental Theater, Eric Shiveley's excellent film Everyone But You will be screened for the very first time in Denver. The movie, as I assessed several years ago, serves as an exceptional portrait of a struggling artist. Written, filmed and edited entirely by Shiveley with little to no ... More >>
Another fun show last night. Andy was back from tour and as things worked out, we didn't have any guests, which meant less talk and more rock. In homage to Hot IQs, who recently announced their impending split, we kicked off the show with three back-to-back songs from the group, followed by our well ... More >>
In terms of music news this was a slower week in the Mile High City. The biggest items were news of Overcasters being invited to perform at South By Southwest on the heels of a particularly harrowing trip to the East Coast a few weeks ago with the Fluid, followed closely by DJ Vajra's inclusion in a ... More >>
This week's Beatdown deals with the whole idea of talking during shows, as it seems like a fairly frequent occurrence regardless of who's performing. I offered up a few viable theories as to why it happens and asserted that, for the most part, I sincerely don't believe that anyone truly intends to b ... More >>
Hearts of Palm. That's the new name being batted around by the members of Nathan & Stephen. Ran into Nathan McGarvey, who was tending bar on Friday night at the hi-dive, and he confirmed the less than ten minute-old rumor I had just heard on my way into the dive to catch Roger Green's set.
Everyone But You captures the frustration of being a struggling musician.
Eric Shiveley is quite the character. Several years ago, a week or so after he'd appeared in my column with a brief one-line mention of how I'd dug his music and everything he'd had a hand in producing at that point, he sent me a note (which I still have in my office) along with some homemade cookie ... More >>
Eclectic and Mental Guitar Music
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
El Diablo's ep (Lawnmower Records)
If you ask Rachel Simring, there's nothing quite like the sound of your own voice.
The Way It's Going to Be (Lawnmower Records/Desert Airport Music)
Trace Reddell is in touch with his computer. They make beautiful music together.
Death springs eternal for Maris the Great, Denver's most lovable serial murderer. But even killer zombies need a break from brutality.
Behind the scenes at the Paramount Theatre
From the week of April 25, 2002
Acoustic Carnival gets ready to take its first spin through the Front Range.
The skies opened up on the Westword Music Showcase. But the bands played on.
Rachel & Andy, Denver's newest acoustic addition, live in perfect harmony.
Eric Shiveley and the Shive-Tones
Wishing for a perfect world.