Colorado is a pretty great place to be a music fan. Denver has more music venues than Austin, and several of them are among the busiest in the world. People living here spend twice as much as the national average on music. The local scene is experiencing unprecedented success. All this is to say t ... More >>
Did you watch the most recent Wrestlemania? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. This week, I'll ... More >>
Formed in 1982, Skinny Puppy (due tonight, February 24, at the Ogden Theatre) is a pioneer of electronic industrial music. The band's dark aesthetic and its visionary amalgamation of rhythm, texture and tone cast an indelible shadow on virtually all industrial music that followed in its wake. Throug ... More >>
Plenty of Discovery Channel viewers cried foul a few months ago when the cable network aired a bogus documentary about a prehistoric shark called the Megalodon. But that little piece of on-air fiction for "Shark Week" proved more inspirational than frustrating for FaceMan's uni-monikered frontman, S ... More >>
These are the phantoms of the metal opera. They are the faceless. Human? Alien? Robot? Beast? Pinky and the Brain? Luke Skywalker's father? Nobody knows for sure. The only way we could ever find out is if we go back in time to the '50s to collect a bunch of UPC codes for some X-ray glasses. For now, ... More >>
Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planets. These bands aren't necessari ... More >>
THE DEAR HUNTER @ MARQUIS THEATER | TUES, 4/16/13 The Dear Hunter was a side project launched in 2005 while Casey Crescenzo was touring with his now-former band, the Receiving End of Sirens. He had been writing songs on his laptop and recording them in his spare time. Crescenzo eventually devoted fu ... More >>
KVELERTAK @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 4/30/13 Kvelertak formed in 2007. Completely disregarding a line between metal and punk, the Stavinger, Sweden-based act brings the sonic intensity and violent and frayed dynamics of bands like Breather Resist. The band's song "Mjød" appeared in the end credits fo ... More >>
While a lot of people began celebrating Halloween this past weekend, there are still a ton of parties to check out, where you can show off whatever clever costume you dreamed up this year (we're going as either King Diamond -- or one of the baseball furies, depending how our make-up turns out). Keep ... More >>
Since forming nearly a decade ago, Toronto's Cancer Bats have developed an accessible, harder edged sound that comes across as rock shedding a hardcore shell, particularly on its latest release, Dead Set on Living. We recently spoke with vocalist Liam Cormier about the new album, how stoked he and h ... More >>
Happy Monday, amigos. Hope you didn't go too hard this past weekend -- though, judging from the pics from Rockbar's last call, some of you apparently did -- because there's at least four truckloads of shows (including Ryan Adams acoustic set at Boulder Theater tonight) going down this week, which me ... More >>
Wade Michael Page, the deceased forty-year-old gunman who is alleged to have killed six people at a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, reportedly has ties to Colorado. Citing an interview he gave to Label 56 this past May, a bulletin sent out by the Southern Poverty Law Center this morning states ... More >>
See Also: - The Who, New Order, the Script, Minus the Bear, Cursive lead this week's shows - Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Odd Future, Atmosphere and XX lead this week's shows - Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's shows - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins an ... More >>
Low Gravity (hosting its dual CD release party tomorrow night at 3 Kings Tavern with Jaded Poet) got together in the summer of 2009 when Jess Ellis -- who used to play in the noteworthy, and unconventionally literary, sludge metal band the Nod, as well as Half of Zero -- started jamming with Austin ... More >>
Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! Don't you just love living in the Mile High City? Besides the glorious weather we're enjoying right now, we have yet another weekend filled with a ridiculous number of enticing options: Lucero kicks off its two-night stand at the Bluebird, in addition to an in-store ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayGwar last night at Summit Music HallGWAR at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 11/16/11There's not a lot left to say about Gwar that hasn't already been mythologized. Instead, I'll defer to tradition: About twenty minutes before one of the band's shows, you hear the collective sound of zipper ... More >>
gwar.netCory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus, age 34) By now, you've probably heard about the death of Gwar guitarist Cory Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus), who was found dead on the band's tour bus at a truckstop in Pembina, North Dakota, not far from the Canadian border. After performing at First Ave ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: A pair of new October dates have Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden and Bush at the 1STBANK Center, with Chevelle and Filter, while November brings Tedeschi Trucks Band to the Fillmore. On local radio, Air Dubai, Le Divorce, Bop Skizzum and Signal Path ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinFACEMAN'S FIRST WALTZ FaceMan Bop Skizzum • The Knew • The Outfit • Chadzilla • Boulder Acoustic Society • The Vitamins • Medicine Man • Bonnie and the Beard • Chris McGarry and the Insomniacs • Panal • Martin Gilmore • The Construct • K Buzz and the Bras ... More >>
Here's something you don't see everyday -- well, unless you're one of their neighbors: Just in case your holiday season hasn't been splattered with enough fake blood and mindless destruction, the members GWAR have arrived to spread their own brand of holiday cheer. Don't miss Oderus Urungus ... More >>
The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers is hitting the road this fall in support of his solo debut, Flamingo, which hits stores today on Island. He'll be at the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, November 18. Tickets ($30) go on sale Saturday, September 18 at 10 a.m. Another frontman heading out on t ... More >>
"Me and my roommates were reading way too many Lone Wolf and Cub graphic novels," says Odam Fei Mud's Daniel Crosier about the formation of his neo-kabuki performance group, "and watching way too many Akira Kurosawa films." But that's just the inspiration behind Odam Fei Mud, slated to appe ... More >>
As we reported in July, the Pixies will visit the Fillmore Auditorium Monday, November 16 as part of a nine-city US tour celebrating the twentieth anniversary of act's 1989 watershed album Doolittle. The original line-up of Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering will play Dooli ... More >>
The Internet-television network known as ManiaTV! has been based in Denver since its inception -- but not for much longer. A press release issued late on January 9 confirms rampant speculation that "the majority of content operations will be moving to Los Angeles, CA." The item goes on to state that ... More >>
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Sunday, September 10, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352.
GWAR marks its platinum year of gore.
Wednesday, December 8, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Former Gladhand members construct artful sounds in Room 40.