PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 9/28/12 Peter Hook's 33-song set at the Gothic was split into three distinct sections representing three periods of his early career as a musician. The first set was comprised of Joy Division songs and not really everything expected. Beginning with the brood ... More >>
FRI & SAT | BIG GIGANTIC at FILLMORE / RED ROCKS | 9/27-9/28 When Big Gigantic played Red Rocks last year, the feeling of hometown pride was unmistakable. As the act went into "Colorado Mountain High," a giant projection of the state flag draped the rocks, and the crowd went absolutely bananas. The ... More >>
Word came down recently that AndrĂ© 3000 of Outkast will be playing the highly influential Jimi Hendrix in a biopic called All Is By My Side, which centers on the iconic guitarist's early years. With inspired and estimable casting like this, it made us think about the other memorable biopics that ha ... More >>
THE XX @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 6/3/13 Clad in black and appearing every bit as mysterious and guarded as their music implies, the xx stepped on stage, strapped on its gear and began playing "Try" from its sophomore album, Coexist. The siren-like drone from Jamie Smith's synthesizer set the tone for ... More >>
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & NIGHT SWEATS @ BOULDER THEATER | 5/17 At this stage of his career, particularly in Denver, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble. Nonetheless, the limited-edition two-song seven-inch he produced for Record Store Day feels like a fresh and glorious reint ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are derigeur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors Sa ... More >>
Kris Baehre's earliest memory is watching the 1974 World Cup final with his dad, which cemented a lifelong obsession with soccer, particularly the Arsenal. The Armoury, which is slated to open on New Year's Eve in the former Euphoria Lounge space at 2048 Larimer Street, is named after the English so ... More >>
Tuesday, November 27, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.
Happy Monday, amigo! Another great batch of shows this week to help you get through the work week. We've got all this week's shows listed in our concert calendar if you're so inclined. Otherwise, keep reading to get a full rundown on the five best concerts this week, the ones we think are worth stay ... More >>
Wednesday, October 10, 1STBANK Center, 866-461-6556.
See also: - New Order's Movement turns thirty - Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction turns 25 - The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street turns 40 - The Beatles' Sgt Pepper turns 45 - Prince's Sign of the Times turns 25 - Velvet Underground & Nico turns 45 today - Today In History Archives When N ... More >>
This past weekend my Hole cover band, Jennifer's Body, played the Denver County Fair. Until this show, we weren't an actual band at all -- we formed earlier this year for a two-song set to honor the opening of Hole drummer Patty Schemel's documentary, Hit So Hard, and had never planned on being anyt ... More >>
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 05.08.12 If you decide to put all of your eggs in Anton Newcombe's basket, they're going to end up scrambled. The lead singer of early-'90s psychedelica group Brian Jonestown Massacre might be the group's longest-running member, but he also seems to be ... More >>
Tom MurphyohGr last night at the Bluebird TheaterOHGR AT THE BLUEBIRD | 12/07/11"Don't do coke," Ogre urged the audience at the Bluebird last night. "Because I sure fuckin' did, and it nearly killed me." This unvarnished pronouncement from ohGr's frontman came at the end of a particularly str ... More >>
The debut album from New Order, 1981's Movement (which sees its 30th anniversary this Sunday, November 13, 2011), represents a turning point and a crossroads for the former members of the cult band Joy Division. Most bands do not survive the loss (or in this case, death) of a core songwriter. ... More >>
Timothy NorrisPeter HookWith his ground-breaking band Joy Division, Peter Hook (due this Monday, September 19, at the Bluebird Theater) perhaps accidentally created a style of playing bass that made the instrument not just a part of the rhythm section but also a carrier of the melody.
Mark HolthusenDavid Eugene Edwards Wovenhand (due at The Marquis Theater tomorrow night with Git Some) is the current musical project of David Eugene Edwards. In his early bands, Bloodflower and The Denver Gentlemen, Edwards was developing an aesthetic that some consider synonymous with all ... More >>
Sara KieslingSince its inception in 1993, Low (due at the Larimer Lounge this Saturday, December 18) from Duluth, Minnesota, has created a body of work characterized by a fragile intensity. Although often lumped in under the banner of "slowcore" with a group of bands of similar sonic leanings ... More >>
Jon Solomon THE NATIONAL 10.18.10 | Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO In a New York Times piece written on the National last April, R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe explained how he took his bandmate Mike Mills to see the group in London. It took half a song for Mills to say it was the most amaz ... More >>
Photo by Tom Murphy M.I.A., the Egyptian Lover and Low B Saturday, May 17, 2008 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver Better Than: Virtually every other hip-hop show to hit town for the rest of the year. If nothing else, this show was proof that M.I.A. brings together groups of people who otherwise wouldnâ€ ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current exhibits
Two conceptual photo shows explore life and death.
Capsule reviews of current exhibits
Friday, February 1, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool.
A biopic shows why there was so little joy in Joy Division.
Monolith festival, Day One Friday, September 14 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better than: Seeing a band you know nothing about and really digging them By the time I got to the top of Red Rocks, all sweaty and wheezy, I realized that Iâ€™d just missed Reverend Peytonâ€™s Big Damn Band, which was a bummer ... More >>
Midnight Madness at the Esquire
Saturday, May 13, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Monday, April 24, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
She Wants Revenge is best served hot.
Peter Hook has found a new way to move the masses -- as a DJ.
After calling it quits more than two decades ago, Bauhaus is back -- again.
Trent Reznor seems a little less disturbed on his latest effort.
Black Forest (Sub Pop)
Don't let the downpour fool you. Aveo's clever pop is far from overcast.
The singer for an NYC buzz band tries his hand as a spin doctor.
Original Soundtrack Recording: 24 Hour Party People (ffrr/Warner Strategic Marketing)
The World Won't End (Ashmont), Maroon (Atlantic)