Gothic Theatre

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    April 3, 2014

    Gary Numan on inspiration, money and staying hungry

    Gary Numan (due Friday, April 2, at The Gothic Theatre) is most widely remembered for his 1980 hit song "Cars." That song was merely the most popular in an influential career that had a direct impact on artists as diverse as Prince, Beck, Lady Gaga and, of course, Nine Inch Nails, with whom Numan ha ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Review: Sleep at Gothic Theatre, 1/3/14

    SLEEP at THE GOTHIC THEATRE | 1/3/14 Cannabis is legalized here in the same week Sleep comes back to Colorado to play a show. Coincidence? Whatever the case, this show surpassed the last time the outfit played at the Gothic in September 2009. Something just seemed more coherent and focused this time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Win tickets to see DeVotchKa at the Gothic Theatre on Halloween with Shady Elders

    It just wouldn't be October without DeVotchKa's annual Halloween extravaganza. This year, the beloved Denver act is holding court at the Gothic Theatre on Thursday, October 31, and the Boulder Theater on the following night, Friday, November 1. Shady Elders (who just premiered its new video "Summer ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    The Dandy Warhols at Gothic Theatre, 6/11/13

    THE DANDY WARHOLS @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 6/11/12 When Peter Holmström put on his orange Telecaster and Zia McCabe strapped on a bass guitar rather than helming the Moog she plays most of the time otherwise, you knew what song was coming: "Bohemian Like You," of course, is the band's biggest hit to dat ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Tim Butler on the Psychedelic Furs being like Roxy Music with the attitude of the Sex Pistols

    The Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977 in the wake of the explosion of punk rock in England. By the 1980s, the group had evolved from its earlier musical impulses into a kind of atmospheric, at times brooding, at times celebratory, post-punk band with a broad emotional and sonic palette. See also: - ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on how to tell when somebody is full of sh*t

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club formed in the late '90s after Peter Hayes left the Brian Jonestown Massacre, when he and his high school friend Robert Been, son of the late Michael Been of the Call, started the band, influenced by acts like the Verve, Loop and the Jesus and Mary Chain. BRMC's self-title ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Reader: Chris Haney was true to himself right up to the moment of his death

    Our post yesterday about the weekend murder of Chris Haney, a longtime employee of the Gothic Theatre said to have been breaking up a fight when he was shot, prompted a number of heartfelt, grief-stricken posts. Here's a note from one of Haney's many admirers.

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    April 22, 2013

    Johnny Marr at the Gothic Theatre, 4/21/13

    JOHNNY MARR @ GOTHIC THEATRE |4/21/12 The moment everybody seemed to be waiting for during Johnny Marr's set last night came at the end when the iconic echoing guitar part rippled through the air signaling the beginning of "How Soon is Now?" There was just something about the vividness, the clarify ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Johnny Marr on how he created the sound for "How Soon is Now?" without effects pedals

    Johnny Marr is an iconic and influential guitarist best known for his work in The Smiths, which broke up in 1987. His guitar phrases and his genius for crafting textured and tonally rich rhythmic leads has influenced countless rock guitarists of the last quarter century. After leaving The Smiths, Ma ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Dirk Verbeuren of Soilwork on playing a homemade drum kit made of cardboard boxes

    Soilwork formed in Helsinborg, Sweden, in 1995 and developed out of the Gothenburg melodic death metal mold, incorporating aspects of NWOBHM and other styles of music to forge an angular yet flowing sound of its own. Though clearly rooted in prog, there is enough of punk frayed edges in the band's m ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    The ten best New Year's Eve shows in Denver

    Wow! Has 2012 really already come to a close? If you are anything like us, you might be relieved, but either way, you're ready to start the new year. That doesn't mean this year shouldn't end on a good note (pun fully intended). With that in mind, we've compiled a list of the ten best shows with whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2012

    Born in the Flood at the Gothic, 12/21/12

    BORN IN THE FLOOD @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 12/21/12 It seemed like members from about half the bands Denver were on hand for Born in the Flood's reunion show with Nathan & Stephen and In the Whale at the Gothic. Sure, it's not uncommon to see bands supporting other bands, but this felt like a high schoo ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    September 24, 2012

    Win tickets to see Swans tonight at the Gothic

    Swans and Xiu Xiu are performing at the Gothic Theatre tonight. If there was ever a show to obliterate a case of the Mondays and entice you out on the first night of the work week, this is it. If you and a guest would like to be our guests at the show tonight, we've got a pair of tickets to set you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Why? at Gothic Theatre, 9/5/12

    WHY? @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 9/05/12 After a great set from Why? no one seemed to be in a hurry to leave the Gothic last night, so the band came back on stage for an encore. The rapid xylophone figure meant the band was going to play "A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under." Immediately the audience reacted lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Win tickets to SummerGrind this Saturday with the Dwarves, Leftover Crack and more

    Update 8/31/12: Contest is over. Congratulations to Katherine Windheuser. You and a guest will be our guest at SummerGrind tomorrow at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's. Check your email for details of how to claim your tickets. Feel like getting punk in drublic? Man, oh, man, you came to the right pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Five 48 Hour Film Project Denver films

    Last weekend, more than fifty teams of local filmmakers wrote, shot and edited entire film in 48 hours. Oh, and in case that wasn't enough of a challenge, the film they made had to be in a genre selected at random, and incorporate a line of dialogue and prop that was selected for them at the last mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Afghan Whigs, Amanda Palmer, Aimee Mann and Seether lead this week's new shows

    See Also: - Mumford and Sons, Brother Ali, Henry Rollins and Melvins Lite lead this week's shows - Morrissey, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube, Dinosaur Jr., Jackson Browne lead new shows - Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Shinedown, Godsmack, Steve Vai and Kimbra lead new shows Oh, man, what a fall we have to look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    The Dandy Warhols' Peter Holmstrom on major to indie: "the most challenging aspect was to learn how to work with a much smaller budget"

    The Dandy Warhols (due at the Gothic Theatre and Twist & Shout on Tuesday, June 12) came out of the underground rock world of the 1990s to enduring popularity and fame. Over the course of the band's career, it has consistently pushed its sonic boundaries and songwriting. The Dandys are one of the ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: Fun., Gotye, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, SP Double and more

    Welcome to the end of the work week! Unsurprisingly, your musical options are plentiful this weekend: Gotye packs the Ogden tonight for a sold-out show with Kimbra, Fun. is at the Fox Theatre, John Scofield returns to Colorado after the successful three night stand with Phil Lesh not too long ago, B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    New Year's Eve in Denver: live music tip sheet

    Correction: Bop Skizzum performs at Moe's BBQ & Bowling on New Year's Eve. An earlier version of this story included an incorrect venue. While there's plenty of action in the clubs over New Year's weekend, there are also a ton of bands playing in Denver and Boulder, and a lot of them playing multip ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Goodwill has the neon stretch pants you need for the 80s Ski Party

    ​The party so bright you've gotta wear shades! Don't be caught with your bib-pants down when the EPIC Foundation's eighth annual 80s Ski Party rolls into town next week: This year every Goodwill store in the metro region sent its '80s ski stock to the Goodwill locations at 21 South Broadway an ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011
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    June 24, 2011

    Good Friday: Widespread Panic, Dax Riggs, Pink Hawks and more this weekend

    ​You can't experience a Colorado summer without seeing at least one show at Red Rocks and tonight, Widespread Panic throws down the inaugural performance of a full weekend of jammy goodness. These dudes are so popular here, you would think they are from Colorado, but no. It might just be somet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    J.D. Cronise of The Sword shares advice from Lars Ulrich of Metallica: 'You gotta give it to 'em'

    J.D. Cronise​The last time I got a contact high was in September, when Sleep played the Gothic Theatre. So it was only appropriate that my next contact high came while talking with J.D. Cronise of the Sword, another great metal band, about fifteen minutes after the Austin-based act finished it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Good Friday: Westword Music Showcase, after-party and more this weekend

    UME​So, the Westword Music Showcase is finally going down tomorrow, and, of course, we're excited. Along with laundry list of amazing local acts like Kingdom of Magic, Diamond Boiz and Vices I Admire, we've got Chromeo, UME and Del the Funky Homosapien rolling through.

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    May 27, 2011

    Pezzner, J.Caprice, Disco Biscuits and more on this Memorial Day weekend's Dance Card

    Pezzner plays Appaloosa tonight.​The underground scene will be poppin' this Friday night with two back-to-back residencies sharing space. Seattle's Pezzner (Om/Freerange records) will share the stage with Sound Advice, the Tableist and Blood Beat, and Matt'e (aka Garret) at Appaloosa Grill. (9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Tonight: Greyson Chance at the Gothic

    ​Just one of the many acts birthed in the last half-decade thanks to YouTube, thirteen-year-old Greyson Chance -- due at the Gothic Theatre tonight with Cody Simpson and Camryn -- could still be considered a bit of an anomaly in his own right. Unlike his pop contemporaries, the 'tween's adorat ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    February 17, 2011
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    January 26, 2011

    After splitting with Live Nation nearly a year ago, the Gothic and Moe's are doing just fine

    Courtesy of the Gothic Theatre​Live Nation, an entertainment company with a net worth north of $4 billion, held a contract with Steve Schalk, who owns the Gothic Theatre and Moe's Original BBQ in Englewood. That contract expired last year on March 1, and Schalk elected not to renew. The venue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Dance Card: Mark Farina, Make Mistakes, House Warming Party, House Guest Saturdays

    ​ Tonight, Re:Creation at the Gothic Theatre features San Francisco house DJ Mark Farina performing a Mushroom Jazz set, in the style of his vaunted downtempo mix series for Om Records, currently on its sixth permutation. A longtime Colorado favorite, both Farina and the series remain popular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Win a pre-concert meet-and-greet with Joshua Radin

    ​All right, folk pop fans. Joshua Radin is bringing his acoustic guitar and best crooning voice to Denver tomorrow, where he'll play a sold-out show at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 South Broadway. If you absolutely can't wait to toss on a plaid shirt and be seduced by the man's heartfelt, confessi ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010
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    October 27, 2010

    Tonight: Horrorpops at the Gothic Theatre

    Octavio Winky TikiDidn't get tickets to the sold out Mumford & Sons show? Try Horrorpops instead.Its hard to tell if a band is as popular in other states as it is in our fair square one -- as a music-listening population, Colorado fans are eclectic and devoted, coming out in droves for every style o ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    John Mellencamp, Rose Hill Drive, Tech N9ne shows announced

    ​Touring in support of his latest effort, No Better Than This, John Mellencamp comes to the Temple Buell Theatre on Wednesday, April 6. Tickets range from $44.50 to $130 and go on sale this Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. -- and include a digital download of the T Bone Burnett-produced album, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Old 97's, Black Angels shows announced

    ​Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, who have released three live albums together, visit the 1STBANK Center on Thursday, December 9, to play stripped down version of Dave Matthews Band classics. Tickets ($85-$95) go on sale Saturday, October 16 at noon.

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    September 8, 2010

    Glitch Mob, Danzig, KT Tunstall shows announced

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Soulfly, Les Nubians, the Bad Plus shows announced

    ​While last week's big announcement included Phish's three-night stand at the 1STBANK Center, a number of other shows were recently announced, most which are on are sale now. In addition to Kottonmouth Kings, Joshua Radin, Combichrist and Soulfly, lead by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2010

    Seraphim Shock

    Black Heart Revival
    Sacrilege Records

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    August 12, 2010
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    July 6, 2010

    Gary Numan, Bettye LaVette, Brad Paisley shows announced

    ​Electro-pop legend Gary Numan is making a short sixteen-date trek across North America this fall, which is slated to include a stop at the Gothic Theatre on Thursday, October 28. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of his debut, The Pleasure Principle, Numan will perform the album in its enti ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Jamie Lidell, Chemical Brothers, Legendary Pink Dots shows announced

    ​Jamie Lidell, who issued his latest effort, Compass, on Warp last month, hits the Bluebird Theater again Tuesday, September 7. Advance tickets $20.50 and $25 day of show, but early bird tickets are $15 available from 10 a.m. Friday, June 18 through midnight Sunday, June 20.

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    August 24, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 24 edition

    Photo by Doug BeamBat For Lashes' Natasha Khan.​Lash-ing out. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Bat for Lashes at the Bluebird Theater. • Over the Weekend: The Avett Brothers at the Ogden Theatre. • Over the Weekend: The Flaming Lips at Red Rocks. • Over the Weekend: Mos D ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Placebo postpones North American tour

    ​After Placebo's singer Brian Molko collapsed on stage at the Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka, Japan from a combination of a virus he picked up in Asia and jet lag, the band decided to postpone its North American tour. The band's September 23 show at the Gothic Theatre has been canceled and refunds ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Q&A with Adam Franklin of Swervedriver

    Johnny MotoAdam Franklin is well known for his role as the singer and guitarist in Swervedriver. His work in post-Swervedriver projects such as Toshack Highway, Magnetic Morning and his solo work, however, shows a remarkable breadth of musical imagination and a wealth of sonic ideas that reveal dime ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007
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    October 28, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.

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    March 6, 2003


    Denvers clubs go changing. Again.

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    November 7, 2002

    Drag the River

    Live at the Starlight (Mars Motors)

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