The bad news is you didn't win a gazillion dollars last night in Powerball -- some lucky jerk in Michigan did, apparently. The good news is, however, you may still have some cashola coming your way that you weren't expecting. Think of it as finding a crisp twenty in the pocket of pants you haven't w ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Neil Diamond, Garland Jeffreys and Sophie B. Hawkins were announced; BLKHRTS, American Tomahawk and Driftwood Fire got spins on local radio; and new releases from Drake, Kate Bush and Sigur Ros wer ... More >>
Denver Does Denver sounds more salacious than it is -- though we're sure there's a sexualized metaphor in there somewhere that was intended. If you haven't heard about it, Denver Does Denver, slated to take place tomorrow night at the Meadowlark, is a rad little show put together by the fine peeps a ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, KBCO's Local Edition*, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>
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Without question, Hot IQs, which took the stage for the last time this past weekend at the Larimer Lounge, made its mark on the Mile High City and will be sorely missed. Starting life as the Royal We, the outfit grew ably into its own as songwriters and left us with a slew of outstanding songs, f ... More >>
Would you like to sniff the cork? Today in Cafe Society: • Grapes and grilling tonight at Strings. • Guess where I'm drinking? • Martini Ranch and Hiccups III dry up. • And the new, New York Times restaurant critic is... • Tonight's shochu dinner at Elway's Cherry Creek could be th ... More >>
Just caught a whiff of the line-up for this weekend's Hot IQs barbecue, and we must say it is absolutely, positively killer, friends. Besides being IQs' very last show ever -- unless, of course, the band plays the seemingly inevitable reunion show in a few years from now -- the line-up equates to ... More >>
Mark Manger Today in The Latest Word: -A few hundred pages inside the NFL. -Southwest's prices will probably go up. -Boobs! I dare you not to click that. -Top ten Apatow joints. -101.5 the Pole? Trust me -- click that. Today in Cafe Society: -Boulder Beer Festival. -Half-price cheesecakes. ... More >>
"Ah, man, I love this song!" I must make this remark a lot during the show. Last night, as I was marveling out loud about one of the tunes -- I'm not sure which one, but I think it might've been "Skinny" by Scaffolding -- Andy pointed out the obvious: I should love them, since I pick what we play ea ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Col ... More >>
As previously reported, tonight's the night when Hot IQs retire their jerseys after an estimable six year run. A distinguished, iconic band that earmarked an era, the outfit is immortalized in the pantheon of local music alongside other dearly departed, homegrown legends such as the Fluid, the Czars ... More >>
On the road again.... Rollin', rollin', rollin'. Today in Cafe Society: • Update: Pad Thai on the go.... • Toke of the town: Mary Jane's Pizza. • First report from the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. • A free donut for dad. • Huebner off The Bachelorette, back on pizza. • Barbecue this w ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Co ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were playing this week. We're currently tracking the playlists for five different shows: Radio 1190's long-running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, and the ... More >>
Another fun show last night. Andy was back from tour and as things worked out, we didn't have any guests, which meant less talk and more rock. In homage to Hot IQs, who recently announced their impending split, we kicked off the show with three back-to-back songs from the group, followed by our well ... More >>
Update: As if you needed any more incentive to attend this -- we just learned that the Bluebird show, which is all ages and will in essence serve as Hot IQs' farewell show*, is FREE for those who are of legal drinking age. Original post after the jump.* Hot IQs are also slated to play a BBQ show at ... More >>
Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story), an act profiled in these pages back in December and who just performed at Artopia, our gigundous annual arts celebration, over the weekend, earned the distinction this week of having its latest platter, the Great Collapse, listed as the tenth most added ... More >>
Here's this week's playlists from the other local-centric music shows around your radio dial, including Radio 1190's long running Local Shakedown, KTCL's Local's Only and the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is rebroadcast all over Colorado. If there are any others you'd like to see us t ... More >>
Young Coyotes have been together less than a year, but in that short time, the act has already embarked on an extensive cross country tour, attracted a high powered manager in Blee Music's Brian Swartz (Rose Hill Drive), and, most noteworthy, generated a substantial buzz locally. In what literally s ... More >>
Tonight is one of those nights you wish you could be multiple places at once. Over at the Bluebird, Hot IQs are hosting their combined video premier and record release party with Young Coyotes, the Chain Gang of 1974 and Team Firefox. (Stream both songs from the 7-inch and view the promo videos af ... More >>
Man, oh, man! Merry freaking Christmas, folks. It's two-for-Tuesday. First we pointed you in the direction of the Cephalic boot we found, and now we've just learned that Kam from the Chain Gang of 1974 -- who's just returned from a stint on the 3OH!3 tour and is due this Friday, December 19, at the ... More >>
Peruse these, won't you? Today in Cafe Society: • Health magazine declares DIA to be the fifth greenest airport in all the land. • Rooting around Root Down. • Cooking for a cause at the Ice House. • Cafe Bisque loses half its name. • The skinny on Fat Sully's grand opening. • Alaskan Wi ... More >>
So, what have the Hot IQs been up to? The answer to that question will apparently be revealed on Friday, December 19, when the new video is premiered and the act's 7-inch is released at an all-ages show at the Bluebird with local-scene luminaries the Chain Gang of 1974, Young Coyotes and Team Firefo ... More >>
Prepare yourself for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Rock Band Here's a user-friendly guide to all the great content you may have missed this week while you were busy practicing singing along to all your favorite Beatles' tunes in anticipation of the just-announced Beatles version of the popular R ... More >>
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These Kids are looking a little grizzled... Here's a convenient, one-stop guide to all the great content you might have overlooked this week on Backbeat Online while you were preoccupied with the alarming news that New Kids on the Block had reunited and released a new album, despite the fact they h ... More >>
This just in: In case you've somehow managed to to miss the thousands of inescapable national trend pieces floating around on the subject, vinyl is evidently making a comeback. And now it seems the backwards-glancing craze has made its way to the local scene. And we couldn't be happier, friends. Aft ... More >>
The 14th annual Westword Music Showcase Awards ceremony is now in the books. Holy crap! What a party! We haven't seen that many inebriated folks in one place since...well, probably since the last party we threw. In his Fluid review, Michael Roberts joked that "if terrorists wanted to rob Denver of i ... More >>
A Shoreline Dream lives up to its name. (Photos by Tom Murphy) Westword Music Showcase Saturday, June 14, 2008 Bar Standard Better Than: Last year’s lineup. By the time we were allowed in to Bar Standard, the first band of the afternoon had already started. A Shoreline Dream is probably a str ... More >>
You know when your mom sometimes goes on and on about how handsome you are, or how talented you are and whatnot, and you're all like, "Ah, ma', you're supposed to say that crap. You're my mom"? Keep that sentiment in mind right now as we tell you just how wicked cool our kid is. The lineup is for th ... More >>
Your taste in music is a cultural bullhorn. In a genre obsessed culture, what you listen to can project your overall aesthetic more than your fashion sense or the car you drive. Accordingly, there’s a part in our brains that organizes types of people based on the music they like. Let’s call it t ... More >>
Slide Show Stand By Your Band II Saturday, January 26, 2008, hi-dive Better than: Sitting at home and watching The Last Waltz again. What makes a scene great? Better yet, what makes a scene viable and important? One could say the quality of music, even still it could be said that the thing that m ... More >>
Denver bands make love, not war, at Stand By Your Band II.
It's Christmas time again in the Mile High City. That means you can count on a few things: Festive, postcard-worthy lights adorning the city and county building, seeing a proliferation of Santa hats on drunken weekend warriors from LoDo to SoCo and, of course, the return of Blister 66's annual White ... More >>
The Klaxons and Hot IQs Fox Theatre October 4, 2007 Better Than: The Klaxons turning out to be some fucking rave band. There’s something adventurous about going to a band’s show that you know nothing about. I guess adventurous for me qualifies as about anything that doesn’t involve TiVO Bogg ... More >>
Hot IQs, Everything Absent or Distorted and Laylights Bluebird Theater Saturday, June 23 Slide Show
Attention young, hip, creative-types of Denver! Need a photo to help launch your musical, acting, fashion, artistic, writing, dancing and/or modeling career? Look no further than local scenesterette Sarah Cass. The 21-year-old photographer from Grand Junction has been building quite a portfolio as ... More >>
Alright, so the wait is over. This year’s Showcase ballot has finally been revealed. As with every year, the event continues to evolve and improve (we like to think so, anyway). This year, you’ll notice that we’ve added five new categories, and there’s 57 acts making a first-time appearance ... More >>
Sterling Andrews Props to Hot IQs for being featured on Spin.com's home page. The link, which has now moved below the fold after being front-and-center earlier this afternoon, features a photo of the band along with a short blurb urging visitors to download "Duck and Cover," from the act's lates ... More >>
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