After nearly two decades, Mazzy Star is making its highly anticipated return with a new album, Seasons of Your Day. In support of that record, the band's coming to Denver on Sunday, November 10, for a show at the Ogden Theatre. Tickets ($35) go on sale this Saturday, September 14, at 10 a.m. Keep re ... More >>
String Cheese Incident returns to the 1STBANK Center for a three-night New Year's run on Saturday, December 29, Sunday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31. Tickets ($56-$80/three-day passes $180) go on sale this Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, wha ... More >>
This past year has been tough for many people, and we're eager to kiss 2012 goodbye. In hopes that 2013 will turn out to be much luckier for many, we invited some of the town's cultural tastemakers -- entrepreneurs and entertainers we're lucky to have in Denver -- to answer a trio of questions. We e ... More >>
BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>
In the nearly eleven years that Lipgloss has been adding spice to Denver's Friday nights, it has played host to some of the finest guest DJs in the music industry, from Mani of the Stone Roses/Primal Scream fame to the Go-Go's adorable guitarist Jane Wieldin to members of Cut Copy and Franz Ferdinan ... More >>
Taking its name from a Colorado pop culture behemoth like John Elway could be a blessing or a curse for a band. But Elway, making an appearance tonight at the Hi-Dive with Michael Dean Damron, St. Fall Apart and The Holy Mess, gets the joke, and fans do too. Besides, a name is just a name, an ... More >>
Todd RoethTyler Jacobson can't stay away from the turntables for too long. The local DJ and tastemaker has been keeping busy since his 2009 departure from Lipgloss (a night he co-created) with his semi-regular throwback night, Mile High Soul Club. But on Saturday, August 20, at the Meadowlark ... More >>
I was fifteen when I heard Radiohead's OK Computer for the first time. This was shortly after seeing "Karma Police" on MTV and knowing I had to have the album right away. Like Pablo Honey, OK Computer was straightforward enough for my undeveloped palette, but the band had also gotten notice ... More >>
Thursday, November 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Billy Joe Armstrong engages the crowd (Aaron Thackeray)Green Day, Franz Ferdinand Pepsi Center Saturday, August 15, 2009Better than: Hanging out with eleven-year-olds at an indoor recreation center. The members of Green Day and their crew tried with all their might to summon the spirit of an old ... More >>
Last time we checked, there's still a good four months left until the end of the year. Regardless, that hasn't stopped Bob Boilen and company from NPR's All Songs Considered from weighing in on the best music of 2009 (so far). Actually, check that -- the results, which were posted on the show's b ... More >>
Saturday, July 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
After two weeks of U2 and Neko Case sitting at the number-one and -two spots, Bonnie Prince Billy's new album, Beware, knocked U2 down to the second spot and Case moved down to the eighth slot at Twist & Shout for the week ending March 22. Les Claypool's new disc, Of Fungi & Foe, came in at ... More >>
U2 and Neko Case nabbed the top two spots for the second week in a row on Twist & Shout's bestseller list for the week ending March 15. Madeleine Peyroux's new album, Bare Bones, which was released last week, Raphael Saadiq's The Way I See It and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band's The Whole ... More >>
Undoubtedly, the biggest news this week was word that Jim Dalton had been asked to join Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, replacing his friend, departing guitarist Steve Larson. This was also the week that the Fray's new album hit stores, which made for a great photo opportunity for Locals Only host, ... More >>
Where were we? Today in Backbeat Online: • Lily Allen, Flight of the Conchords, Franz Ferdinand shows announced. • Is it too early to reminisce about mid-'90s rap? • Isaac Slade on the meaning of "You Found Me." • Update: Join the Photo Atlas video shoot. Today in Cafe Society: • Vesta ... More >>
Lily Allen, whose new album, It's Not Me, It's You, hits the streets next Tuesday, will stop at the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, April 9, while New Zealand folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords hit Red Rocks with Iron & Wine and Arj Barker on Saturday, May 15. A few other shows announced this w ... More >>
Photo: Jon Solomon Of Montreal Ogden Theatre Sunday, November 16, 2008 Better than: Fellini's Satyricon It's one thing to see photos and videos from Of Montreal's Skeletal Lamping tour. It's another thing entirely to witness the spectacle firsthand. Even if they released a 3-D tour film complete ... More >>
101.5's Whip. The whispers about the impending demise of 101.5 FM, a station that calls itself "The Independent Alternative," continue unabated, and an incident that took place on August 14 won't squelch such gossip. A listener tells me the station went off the air for an hour and a half, from aro ... More >>
Denver radio's getting a shakeup, with more alterations on the horizon. But do any of the switches qualify as improvements?
Franz Ferdinand, international chowhound.
Ten bands that weren't singing Yankee Doodle Dandy in '06.
Newest DDR: Same game, fresh set list.
Is "Weird Al" Yankovic an American pop genius?
Wednesday, August 2, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Capture/Release (V2/Dim Mak)
Fast reviews of recent releases
Ten albums that will snap and fizz in your earbuds all winter long.
DJ D-Stroyer kills the dance floor with a set of mostly local music.
Getting dramatic with the Decemberists frontman.
Post-punk pioneer Gang of Four still loves a man in uniform.
You Could Have It So Much Better (Domino)
Tuesday, September 27, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Let's Get This On! (KNKS Music)
Michael Winterbottom delivers the sex, and not much else.
Oh No (Capitol)
The Golden Triangle was really golden during the Westword Music Showcase.
Entertainment! (Warner Bros./Rhino)
Dogs Die in Hot Cars takes a bite out of the hype.
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
Putting Denver on the musical map.
White Girl Lust
The Killers move forward into the past.
Teaching the Rockies how to rock the Rockies.
Franz Ferdinand (Domino Records/Sony)