Ian Astbury

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    March 3, 2014

    Pentagram at Summit Music Hall, 2/28/14: Review

    Pentagram @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL |2/28/14 Pentagram took the stage in the wake with a spooky soundscape coming through the PA, Bobby Liebling looking like a puppet woken up from a nap and blinking. He was all but twitching to life, pulled along by invisible strings. But when Liebling took the mic, an ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    AMERICANARAMA @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | WEDS, 7/31/13 Sometimes when genre-specific festivals are put together, the bill gets padded with -- to put it charitably -- lesser-known artists. Fortunately, that's not the case with Americanarama, which features Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingha ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    R.I.P., Ray Manzarek: The Doors' keyboardist dies at 74

    Possibly the most famous and influential keyboardist in the history of rock, Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek, died yesterday at age 74 from complications due to bile-duct cancer. Known as the lanky professor crouched off to the left of Jim Morrison, Manzarek was an erudite multi-instrumentalist who de ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, May 13-16

    With May finally delivering the flowers that the old adage promises, you won't want to stay inside this week. Good news: When you're out and about enjoying the greening landscape, you won't need to drop a lot of green. From a booksigning with the former drummer for The Doors to a French artist's fir ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 5/13/13 Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit records tha ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    10. SNOW THA PRODUCT @ ROXY THEATRE | SAT, 2/16 It may at first seem easy to dismiss Snow Tha Product as another Iggy Azalea or Kreayshawn-level gimmick because of her gender and unconventional appearance, but it gets harder and harder the more you listen to her. Make no mistake, Snow can ride a bea ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013
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    January 18, 2013

    Dirty Few at 3 Kings Tavern, 1/17/12

    DIRTY FEW @ 3 KINGS TAVERN |1/17/12 Earlier in the night, you wouldn't have guessed that so many people would have shown up so enthusiastic for a local band, many of them knowing the words to all the songs. But Dirty Few from the beginning hyped people up with its own antics to pump itself up for t ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    Quicksand at Bluebird Theater, 1/15/12

    QUICKSAND @ BLUEBIRD THEATER |1/15/12 In the moments before Quicksand took the stage last night at the Bluebird, the room lights dimmed and floor lights on stage came on to the sound of the Basil Poledouris's theme from Conan The Barbarian. Quicksand frontman Walter Schreifels looked pleasantly sur ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Ian Astbury on the Cult's new album, Choice of Weapon, his interest in Native American Culture and being a devotee of the Doors -- not just a fan

    Since first emerging in the mid '80s, The Cult (due tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre) has gone through some lineup changes and been on a few breaks. Through it all, the band's core members, frontman Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, have continued to churn out some heavy records, including 2 ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    The Cult

    Wednesday, May 30, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.

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    May 24, 2012

    The Doors' Robby Krieger on playing with the Roadhouse Rebels and his new album

    When the Roadhouse Rebels come to Oriental Theater this Sunday night, the act, which features Robby Krieger of the Doors and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz, they'll be joined by an all-star cast of players, including Oingo Boingo/Mutaytor bassist John Avila, the Black Crowes' Rich Robinson and dr ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    The Cult at the Ogden Theatre, 5/30

    With Choice of Weapon, The Cult's first studio album in five years, slated to hit stores on May 22, the band kicks off the first leg of its North American tour in San Diego on May 25 and hits the Ogden Theatre on Wednesday, May 30. The Cult's current line-up includes frontman Ian Astbury, guitarist ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Roger Daltry, Howard Jones, Boris, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Dax Riggs and more this weekend

    Catch Roger Daltry at 1STBANK on Sunday​Another enticing weekend for music in the Mile High City: Dax Riggs closes out his two night stand at the Larimer Lounge, the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular illuminates the Fillmore on Friday, Cymbals Eat Guitars crash the hi-dive, Howard Jones plays his f ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011


    Saturday, October 15, Marquis Theater, 303-487-0111.

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    September 27, 2010

    Last Night: The Cult electrifies the Ogden Theatre - 9/25/10

    Tom MurphyThe CultTHE CULT With The Black Ryder 9/25/2010 | Ogden Theater, Denver Sydney, Australia's the Black Ryder opened the show with an impressive array of songs that seemed to overt take some overt cues from modern psychedelic rock bands like Brian Jonestown Massacre and early Verve. But Aim ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Billy Duffy of the Cult on punk's influence and playing with Morrisey in the Nosebleeds

    ​ Many people heard The Cult after its breakthrough album, Love, which contained the classic single "She Sells Sanctuary," was released in 1985. But The Cult increasingly became a worldwide phenomenon with its following two albums, Electric and Sonic Temple.

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    August 30, 2010

    Ray LaMontagne, Arcade Fire top sellers at local stores

    ​Ray LaMontagne's God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise, released August 17 on RCA, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and came in second at Wax Trax. Arcade Fire's The Suburbs continues to perform well, while JJ Grey & Mofro Georgia Warhorse, released last week on Alligator Records, claimed the ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, Slash, Matt & Kim shows anounced

    ​Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, touring this summer and fall as "The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue," visit Red Rocks on Monday, September 27. What will they be playing, you ask? Ah, follow the jump to find out.

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    March 25, 2010

    The Swayback

    Die Finks/Steamrolling 7-Inch

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    December 4, 2007

    Last Night ... The Cult, Action Action @ Fillmore Auditorium

    The Cult, Action Action December 3, 2007, Fillmore Auditorium Better than: Seeing any band with “Guns,” “Revolver,” “Velvet,” “L.A.” or “Roses” in the name. The show was half-packed with strippers, heshers and goths, none visibly underage. Enough open space lay waiting for a b ... More >>

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    November 29, 2007

    The Cult

    Monday, December 3, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    September 4, 2007

    Last Night: Projekt Revolution @ Coors Amphitheatre

    Projekt Revolution, which concluded its 2007 run on September 3 at Coors Amphitheatre, wasn't exactly revolutionary from a musical standpoint. Sizable chunks of the venerable package show headlined by Linkin Park played like extended outtakes from VH1's I Love the '80s. Still, there were quite a few ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    March 31, 2005

    The Beatdown

    South by So What? Not this year, thanks to Vaux and other Denver bands.

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    March 24, 2005

    Best Frontman

    Brian Hagman
    Black Lamb

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    June 17, 2004


    The Doors of the 21st Century

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    July 12, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of July 12, 2001

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    June 21, 2001

    Electric Company

    Toughened by time and the rigors of the road, the Cult gets ready for another round.

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    March 22, 2001


    We remember the Alamo, but South by Southwest is now a blissful blur.

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    March 1, 2001

    The Doors

    The Bright Midnight Sampler: 14 Songs/8 Concerts (Bright Midnight Records/Rhino Handmade), Various Artists Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors (Elektra)

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    February 8, 1995