The world continues to burn, propelling artists such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and La Bouche to the top of the charts. Meanwhile, some of the most brilliant artists sit silently in obscurity. Sometimes people discover them years later and bring them to light through covers, or a hip-hop artist i ... More >>
TUES | WU YEAR'S EVE at CERVANTES | 12/31/13 More than just creating a free-associative style that would be emulated ceaselessly throughout the '90s and to this very day, the Wu-Tang Clan engineered an aesthetic and model for profitability with only a spiritual guide, the GZA, a mastermind producer, ... More >>
Lauded Sub Pop recording artist Sera Cahoone grew up in Colorado -- Littleton, to be exact. By the time she was in middle school, she was playing drums for gigging bands, and in the early '90s, she formed the experimental-rock band Idle Mind with her friend Roger Green. Although one of the more prom ... More >>
MONO @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 9/27/12 Mono's entire set felt like a grand meditation on the interconnectedness of patterns from the tides coming in and out daily in step with the tides of the moon, and changing in character with the changing of the seasons. The flow and evolving levels of sonic density a ... More >>
THE OFFSPRING @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 9/27/12 It was maybe four songs into Offspring's set -- somewhere around "Days Go By" and "Have You Ever," that the message became clear: Purists be damned. Frontman Dexter Holland looks every bit of his 46 years, and if his band didn't want to play punk music ... More >>
Chris Brokaw has had a career in underground music that sounds like it can't possibly be true: He went to Oberlin College in the '80s, where he met Sooyoung Park, Liz Phair, John McEntire and Stephen Immerwahr. After graduation he played drums briefly with GG Allin, and from there he more or less he ... More >>
Update 9/20/12: Local string quartet Per Vita is slated to back Amanda Palmer this Friday at the Gothic Theater. The group reached out to Palmer immediately when she put out the initial call, knowing full well that it was volunteer only. "We didn't care at all," says Laena McDonald. "We play a lot ... More >>
Welcome to the (long) weekend! As the summer heat continues, so do the shows. There's a great variety to choose from over the next few days, a healthy mix of imports and exports. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and break ... More >>
Saturday, September 1, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
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 >>
Twin brothers Charly and Vincent Fasano believe that art belongs on Broadway. "Showing your work at a Santa Fe gallery is like having Mom and Dad home during a party," says Vincent. "I like my art to be surrounded by punk-rock music; I'd take that over a gallery any day. At a DIY space, we can do ... More >>
SPATULA @ CLIMAX LOUNGE | 2/10/12Almost without warning, King Lexie looked like she was either wheeled or aided on to stage, her bulging belly indicating a ripe pregnancy. Joining her were Summer Snover and Jesse Roadkill as well as Evan Brown and Paul Cousineau. All were dressed in various costumes ... More >>
Tom MurphyBlag Dahlia of Dwarves crowd surfing to the back of the BluebirdThere were no costumes on stage until near the end when some silly fan got up with a shirt over his head like some low-rent imitation of HeWhoCannotBeNamed and sang into the mic. And yet somehow The Dwarves created a spectacle ... More >>
Wednesday, June 1, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.