Slayer headlines the Fillmore on Saturday, May 10, with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus opening. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 24 at 10 a.m. The Knife brings its Shaking the Habitual North American Tour to the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, April 21, and tickets ($32.50-$35) are on sale now. ... More >>
As reported yesterday, the 2014 edition of Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks goes on sale this Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $52.80 to $100. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are at the Gothic Theatre on Monday, March 17; tickets ($27.75) go on sale this Saturday, November 16, at 10 a.m. Fina ... More >>
Savoy is slated to make its way back to the Mile High City for a headlining date at the Fillmore Auditorium on Saturday, February 15, as part of the act's Get Lazer'd Tour. Tickets ($25) go on sale this Friday, October 25, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what s ... More >>
New York-based jam band moe. returns to the Ogden Theatre for a two-night stand on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7. General admission tickets ($30) go on sale on Saturday, August 31 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, what songs are being played on local radio a ... More >>
FIVE IRON FRENZY @ OGDEN THEATRE | 8/17/13 There were several moments during Five Iron's set that nodded to the hometown crowd, and all of them were dependably absurd thanks to frontman Reese Roper. "The Broncos are losing forty to seven," Roper informed us. "I've never been more proud to be from th ... More >>
FIVE IRON FRENZY @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 8/17/13 Five Iron Frenzy began life in 1995, as the side project of a long-forgotten thrash-metal-and-industrial band called Exhumator. Ahead of the ska revival of the mid-'90s, Exhumator's members wanted to play music that was inherently fun, positive and upl ... More >>
A couple wants a kickass wedding with all the trimmings -- full band with the saxophone player, twenty-tier French cake with custard filling, individually plated sashimi selections, and a photo booth that takes those old-fashioned sepia pictures -- all in an urbane, affected, pastoral setting comple ... More >>
In addition to Rihanna and Queens of the Stone Age shows that we told you about yesterday, we've also got new dates from the Cult, the Moody Blues and Pinback, all of which go on sale this weekend. Keep reading to get the full rundown on those shows, and to find out what local music is being played ... More >>
Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>
Another solid batch of new shows going on sale this weekend, including Phoenix, who's coming to the Rocks with Dinosaur Jr., Five Iron Frenzy, set to play the Ogden in August, KTCL Channel 93.3 is set to feature the Lumineers, Langhorne Slim and Paper Bird, plus the Monkees. Keep reading for the ful ... More >>
It's amazing that somebody hasn't already thought of this: A Colfax-themed compilation filled with songs about...wait for it... Colfax. Leave it to local music man and ColfaxAvenue.com webmaster Jonny Barber to beat everybody to the punch. This gem features tunes by Five Iron Frenzy ("Where Zero Mee ... More >>
Back in 1976, while traveling around northwest Colorado, composer and musician Bruce Odland was introduced by locals to the Tank, a sixty-foot-tall water tank outside Rangely. Odland used a circular portal to go inside the never-used tank -- and immediately knew he'd entered a very special sonic won ... More >>
FIVE IRON FRENZY @ CASSELMAN'S BAR AND VENUE |12/31/12 From the very beginning of its New Year's Eve set at Casselman's Bar & Venue in Denver, Five Iron Frenzy brought an enormous amount of energy, fueled by a clear sense of joy at performing. The old fans were incredibly happy to get to see the ba ... More >>
Wowzers! Is your head still hurting today? Ours is, and we even had all day yesterday to recharge and rehydrate. Needless to say, we all sent 2012 packing in the Mile High City with an absolute ferociousness. Whether you were there and want to relive the revelry or if you had a quiet year end and sl ... More >>
Five Iron Frenzy is a Colorado band with a lengthy and storied history. Initially formed as a side project of Exhumator, an idustrial thrash band, Five Iron became a full time endeavor when its founders, frontman Reese Roper, bassist Keith Hoerig, and guitarists Micah Ortega and Scott Kerr, and drum ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! We know, it's here already? Indeed. As always in our beloved Mile High City, the options are ripe for the picking and plentiful. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious and have some time to kill before lunch, print that bad boy ... More >>
Friday, September 7, Summit Music Hall, 1-866-468-7621.
Amanda Palmer recently set the record for crowd-sourced fundraising among music-related projects -- a record once held by Five Iron Frenzy -- after the Kickstarter campaign to fund her new record raised $735,000 in about two weeks. The former Dresden Dolls frontwoman served up tickets, copies of the ... More >>
My Body Sings Electric is one of the recent Kickstarter success stories locally. Granted, the act's initiative wasn't quite as successful as, say, Five Iron Frenzy's recent campaign, which has raised a staggering $161K and counting, but My Body Sings Electric successfully funded its project. ... More >>
Update, 7:54 p.m.: Astoundingly, unless our eyes are playing tricks on us, Five Iron Frenzy appears to have already reached its Kickstarter goal of raising $30,000 to record its new album. Holy crap! That's got to be some kind of record. So far, this reunion seems to be off to a great start. So as ... More >>
Oh those crazy Five Iron Frenzy kids. What will they do next? They have something planned. Something big, evidently. And whatever it is, it's happening tomorrow. Or at least that's when the beloved, bygone homegrown ska-core ambassadors are going to tell us whatever it is they have up their l ... More >>
In the course of writing this week's feature ("O Scum All Ye Faithful"), I spoke with Five Iron Frenzy singer and Scum co-founder, Reese Roper. Roper was an icon for '90s Christian punk rock, writing songs with a lyrical sophistication that referenced literature and world history. His songs w ... More >>
By the time Five Iron Frenzy played its final show on November 22, 2003 at the Fillmore, it was, at the time, one of Denver's most successful acts. From the time it formed in 1995 until the time it folded nearly a decade later, the band built a rabid fanbase the old fashioned way, winner over one ... More >>
â€‹Remember back when we didn't really have too many high-profile bands, before the Fray and all the other members of the Neo Denver Invasion were even a gleam in their daddy's eye? Then you probably remember Five Iron Frenzy, the ridiculously popular ska-core outfit fronted by Reese Roper whose mem ... More >>
It's time to start getting excited about a fresh EP from the Hollyfelds, the band that Westword readers deemed the best alt-country act in town last year. It's been just over a year since the thoroughly entertaining, unflinchingly professional and utterly engaging quintet graced us with its debut fu ... More >>
Update: Wednesday night's show has been posted after the jump.Well, we made it through another show. What are we at, like, seven now? Kind of lost count. Somebody's keeping track, right? Anyhow, it was a good one, but like I said at the beginning of the show, you'd hardly expect to hear otherwise fr ... More >>
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Dan Rutherford has his finger on Mootown's musical pulse.
Yellow Second puts faith in the redemptive power of pop.
Giving KTCL’s Project Next a whole new spin.
Striking while the Iron is still hot, Reese Roper returns with a new band.
Yellow Second and Mary Beth Abella unleash two fine samples of local sounds.
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Joe Queer makes punk that's built to last.
The peak performances by Colorado artists in 1997.
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They're punk. They're ska. They're Christian. They're Denver's Five Iron Frenzy.