I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
FRI | NEGATIVE APPROACH at MARQUIS THEATER | 11/23/13 In a just world, John Brannon would be as hallowed a punk icon as anyone out of early '80s and D.C. Hardcore. As the frontman for the Detroit-based Negative Approach, Brannon was involved in making some of the most confrontational and pointed mus ... More >>
DANZIG @ OGDEN THEATER | 4/19/12 Before Danzig came on stage, a voice that sounded like Glenn Danzig got the crowd going by informing us that Snoop Dogg was playing down the street and so was Tesla, you know, just in case seeing Danzig wasn't the most alluring option of the evening. A few minutes la ... More >>
LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13 Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... 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 >>
Bunch of new shows to let you know about this week, including Rush, who's coming to the Pepsi Center in August, plus new dates featuring the Postal Service, Rodrigo y Gabriela with the Colorado Symphony, Death, Danzig and Deer Tick. Keep reading for the full rundown of all those shows, including tic ... More >>
MISFITS at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10/9/11There's a reason why people go to a Misfits show. It's the same reason at least half of those people spend the show in the moshpit. At this point, the number of former Misfits members could triple the roster of Arcade Fire, and the band has spent more than half ... More >>
Growing up in New Jersey, I was a punk-rock kid. I started with Iggy and the Stooges, the Ramones and the Clash, and moved on to Bad Brains, Fear, the Misfits, early Bad Religion, then into NY hardcore, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, etc. As the '80s progressed, so did my punk-rock fervor. I re ... More >>
Headbanger's Ball started on April 18, 1987, and ran for nearly eight years. With little regard for a narrow definition of what constituted metal, the show's programmers seemed to embrace it all. So you would see a Poison video, something from Motorhead and then something from the Cult. The e ... More >>
The Danzig camp enforced a strict no photos policy last night at the Ogden. Pshaw! Who needs pictures when you've got Noah Van Sciver? DANZIG With Withered • Toxic Holocaust • Marduk • Possessed 11.12.10 | Ogden Theatre Atlanta's Withered set the stage for much of what was to follow ... More >>
Glenn beckons you.Everyday is Halloween for Danzig. Tonight, you can see Glenn in all of his dark, shirtless, wavy black-haired glory at the Ogden theatre for just 35 bucks -- or enter to win tickets by telling us five souls more evil than Danzig. Danzig has made an admirable , forty-plus y ... More >>
1981: A vintage year for devil-worshipping heavy metal.Of the countless contributions heavy-metal music has made to modern society -- leather pants and corpse paint not least among them -- perhaps the finest addition to this often crunchy, driving genre of music has been the focus it's put on ... More >>
Glitch Mob, which released its debut, Drink the Sea, this past spring, is slated to perform at the Fillmore Auditorium on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31. In August, the electronic trio also teamed up with MishkaNYC to release Drink The Sea Part 2: The Mixtape, which can be downloaded her ... More >>
Jason Arthurs Superchunk never tried to be the biggest band in the land, but it did make music on its own terms and became an iconic outfit in its own right by embodying what it means to be an indie rock band. While the band didn't enjoy nearly the same level of commercial success as many of ... More >>
We found the above gem while wandering around the comic store yesterday -- it appears to be some type of (unauthorized?) biography of Lady Gaga. Unfortunately, mom didn't give us enough loot to actually buy it, so we'll never know for sure. What we do know, however, is that this isn't the f ... More >>
Nothing a cheeseburger wont cure.
Black Aria II (Evilive)
Tuesday, July 4, Marquis Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
A few matchmaking suggestions for the also-rans.
Friday, March 11, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Violate a Sundae (Cold Sweat)
Sink or swim: Randall Shipp leads a one-man attack against CityLights Pavilion.
The Queens of the Stone Age find tipped-out serenity in their private desert oasis.
After a fourteen-year absence, the Misfits are back.
After a period of obscurity, Johnny Cash is once again a wanted man.