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Franz Ferdinand

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    New Denver shows: Mazzy Star, Jay Z, Kanye West, Jonas Brothers on sale this week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    New Denver shows: String Cheese Incident, Blizten Trapper, Buddy Guy, on sale this week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Lucky '13: Michael Trundle, Lipgloss co-founder and resident DJ

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza suspended, resumed after dangerous weather conditions

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    boyhollow on his five favorite Lipgloss guest DJs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Elway, Krayzie Bone, Aesop Rock & Kimya Dawson and more on tap this weekend

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Tyler Jacobson unveils Casual, a new Brit pop dance night at the Meadowlark, August 20

    Todd Roeth​Tyler 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Sorry, Amnesiac, you were way ahead of us

    ​ 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 >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2009

    Millions of Brazilians

    Thursday, November 19, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Over the weekend: Green Day at Pepsi Center

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    NPR's All Songs Considered weighs in on the best music of 2009

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    July 16, 2009

    Fake Problems

    Saturday, July 18, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Week in Review: 2/2/09 - 2/6/09)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, February 4 edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Lily Allen, Flight of the Conchords, Franz Ferdinand shows announced

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Of Montreal at the Ogden Theatre

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008
  • News

    March 6, 2008

    Shakeup in Denver Radio

    Denver radio's getting a shakeup, with more alterations on the horizon. But do any of the switches qualify as improvements?

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007
  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Against Me!

    New Wave
    Sire

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Alex Kapranos

    Franz Ferdinand, international chowhound.

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    The Atlantic Divide

    Ten bands that weren't singing Yankee Doodle Dandy in '06.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 2, 2006

    Dejá Dance

    Newest DDR: Same game, fresh set list.

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Al Right Now

    Is "Weird Al" Yankovic an American pop genius?

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    The Futureheads

    Wednesday, August 2, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    The Rakes

    Capture/Release (V2/Dim Mak)

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    February 2, 2006
  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Pop Rocks

    Ten albums that will snap and fizz in your earbuds all winter long.

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Everyone's a DJ

    DJ D-Stroyer kills the dance floor with a set of mostly local music.

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    Days in December

    Getting dramatic with the Decemberists frontman.

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    Four on the Floor

    Post-punk pioneer Gang of Four still loves a man in uniform.

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Franz Ferdinand

    You Could Have It So Much Better (Domino)

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Franz Ferdinand

    Tuesday, September 27, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Kelli*Said

    Let's Get This On! (KNKS Music)

  • Film

    August 25, 2005

    Best-Laid Plans

    Michael Winterbottom delivers the sex, and not much else.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    OK Go

    Oh No (Capitol)

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    The Beatdown

    The Golden Triangle was really golden during the Westword Music Showcase.

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Forward Into the Past

    The Futureheads look back in admiration.

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Gang of Four

    Entertainment! (Warner Bros./Rhino)

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Bloc Buster

    Bloc Party's rapid ascent didn't happen overnight -- it just seems that way.

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Dog Stars

    Dogs Die in Hot Cars takes a bite out of the hype.

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Critic's Choice

    Nightmare Fighters

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Putting Denver on the musical map.

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Scratching the Surface

    White Girl Lust

  • Music

    October 21, 2004

    Killing Time

    The Killers move forward into the past.

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Teaching the Rockies how to rock the Rockies.

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    Franz Ferdinand

    Franz Ferdinand (Domino Records/Sony)

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