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Ideal Fathers

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    April 11, 2013

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    February 15, 2013

    Sample a track from the Hollow Talk, the new band feat ex-members of d.biddle and more

    Hollow Talk. You probably don't know the name yet, but you're almost certain to recognize the names of players in this new outfit, which is slated to make its live debut tomorrow night at the hi-dive with the Big Get Even and Rowboat. While I hesitate to toss out the "supergroup" designation here, a ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    With Gun Street Ghost, Mike Perfetti explores the everyday dark secrets of American life

    See also: Gun Street Ghost EP release party at the hi-dive, 8/17/12 Gun Street Ghost is the latest project fronted by Mike Perfetti, perhaps better known from his stints in Ideal Fathers, Johnny Knows Karate and Raleigh. With bassist Tyler Campo (ex-Cowboy Curse, also in Port Au Prince), guitarist ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Five best concerts in Colorado this weekend

    See also: - Brennen Bryarly goes Into the Night as option4 - Parting words: A Sauna Q&A before its farewell show - Sharon Van Etten Q&A: "I get nervous sometimes that my songs are too personal" - Q&A with Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance - Q&A with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights Welcome to the ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012
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    August 5, 2012

    Joy Subtraction at The Hi-Dive, 8/4/12

    JOY SUBTRACTION @ HI-DIVE | 8/4/12 See Also: - Joy Subtraction? Its members just enjoy screwing with Joy Division. "This is the first song on our new album," Joy Subtraction's Abe Brennan announced last at the hi-dive, goofing on Cheap Trick after the first couple of songs of the set. Then the ban ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Liars at Bluebird Theater, 7/13/12

    LIARS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 7/13/12 See Also: Liars dance to the beat of their own drum After one of many short pieces of connecting music that resembled a science fiction movie synth sound backed by a big bass pulse, Julian Gross came in with the urgent, curiously toy-like, drum beat of "Hold Hand ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has died

    Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) has died. He was 47. Forming the Beastie Boys as a teenager in Brooklyn in the late '70s, Yauch was part of a pivotal assembly of artists that defined rap music for the radio. Early incarnations of the group shifted genres and changed members, but Michael "Mi ... More >>

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    February 26, 2012

    Review: Gathering of the Clouds at City Hall, 2/24/12

    Gathering of the Clouds Day 2 @ City Hall | 2/24/12One of the main reasons for the festival was the release of the new Overcasters album, Curses/Prayers and as usual, Overcasters delivered a solid set of music. Bathed in various shades and hues of shifting light over the course of the show, with hig ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    September 8, 2011

    Gone but not forgotten: Pick up the Ideal Fathers discography for any price you like

    This past weekend, Ideal Fathers might have played their final show after five years of rock. And while you may never have a chance to see the band play live again, you can pick up most of its discography for free, including the slightly bonkers remix EP by DJ Soup. The group's output was consistent ... More >>

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    September 3, 2011

    An interview with Ideal Fathers in advance of their farewell show tonight at the Larimer

    ​Over the course of a line-up change or two, Ideal Fathers Ideal Fathers, playing its final show tonight at the Larimer Lounge, developed a sound and a stage presence that probably would have been lumped in with "dance punk." But there was always an agenda in the band to inspire people to wake ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    July 20, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    We're blessed to be living in the best city in America.Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: In October, St. Vincent is due at the Boulder Theater, followed by DeVotchKa who also appear there later in the month, as well as the Ogden, and Why? at the Gothic Theater. On local radio, Bop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    R.I.P. Ideal Fathers: Cool dads call it a day. Last show slated for September 3 at Larimer Lounge

    Ideal Fathers in happier times​Cue Boyz II Men: Ideal Fathers have evidently come to the end of the road. "The report of our death is not entirely an exaggeration," the outfit confirms. "We are, individually, in good health and spirit, though it is with somewhat heavy heart that we deliver the ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase: Backbeat scribes' travelogues

    Every year, we enlist our Backbeat writers to host various stages at the Westword Music Showcase, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty and write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Click through to read travelogues from Thorin Klosowski, Ru John ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    Westword Music Showcase 2011

    The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers

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    May 3, 2011

    Mile Highlights: This week's concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​ Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week: On the concert front, we've received word that Death Cab for Cutie is due at Red Rocks in August with Frightened Rabbit, preceded by O.A.R. in July, while Ben Folds stops by the Ogden in July and Queensryche plays the Theatre in September. ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    2011 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​Seventeen years! It's hard to believe we've been doing the Westword Music Showcase for that long. I can still remember being at the first one in LoDo nearly two decades ago. And when I think back, it seems like that cold, rainy Sunday night was just a few years ago.

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    January 22, 2011

    Last Night: Cast viewing of music documentary Denver Undiscovered

    ​Last night at Illiterate Callery, bands and members of the music community who participated in the making of Denver Undiscovered got a special sneak peek of the film before its public debut on February 4. The yet-to-be-released documentary -- which is a collaboration between filmmaker Dane B ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Accordion Crimes covered by chiptune moonlighting Ideal Fathers, awesome ensues

    ​Hey kids, here's something fun, free and fresh to fill up your ears and digital music playback devices this fine Monday morning! It's a groovy chiptune cover/remake/remix of the Accordion Crimes fine tune "Potshots," done by the Ideal Fathers' Mike King. Here's let's let him explain it: "Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    St. Elias flier has us hungry like the wolf for the release show

    Click to enlarge​This week's flier caught our eye a few days ago, since the main image of it is Adam Reker's cover art for the new St. Elias CD Altered Beast. It's a CD cover! It's a flier! And if you go to the CD release show this Friday at the hi-dive you can get a free print of it with pu ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Preview the new St. Elias disc Altered Beast with two free songs

    Cover art by Adam Reker​A week from tomorrow, the new St. Elias disc Altered Beast will be released at the hi-dive, in the company of other fine bands such as Accordion Crimes, Ideal Fathers and Alan Alda. Said new disc is sporting a sweet cover, seen here, by local artist Adam Reker and a hal ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    The Weekend Show Down: Monotonix mixes up a molotov of rock

    Aaron ThackerayMonotonix at last year's Monolith festival​ There's nothing like experiencing the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. But it can be tough to decide which one to go to when you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing musical riches, the land of too many shows and too li ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase 2010: Backbeat scribes' travelogue

    ​ Here's our massive, multi-page report/travelogue of the Westword Music Showcase from (in order) Tom Murphy, Cory Casciato, A.H. Goldstein, Jef Otte, Jon Solomon and Brain Frederick. Let us know in the comments what you saw and loved, saw and hated, or missed and hated yourself for missing. ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Schedule and Map

    IMPORTANT SCHEDULING UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control (and, more to the point, frontman Chris Fogal's) TAUNTAUN will not be performing in the 6:15 - 7 p.m. slot at Broadway's tomorrow. While Fogal is resting his aching back ("I would tough it out," he assures us, "but the problem is t ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Ideal Fathers rarely disappoint, and this Wasteland show was no exception

    The Fugitive Kind (Tom Murphy)​ Ideal Fathers • Vicious Women • Fugitive Kind 05.28.10 | The Wasteland Although the Fugitive Kind from San Francisco may be the same band that former Blatz guitarist Robert Eggplant helped start, the female-fronted five-piece sounded like a more brutal Dea ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Solar Bear's Captain's of Industry: Backbeat presents an exclusive advance listen (CD release party tomorrow!)

    ​ Call us homers if you must, but sometimes we just can't get over how unbelievably badass the music scene is in this town. Sure, like any other place, we have a seemingly endless supply of crappy also rans and probably-never-will-be's, but for every five of those, we have a Solar Bear, an ac ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase local lineup revealed

    Gabriel Rovick And Ryan James (Focus 4 Design)​ The complete lineup for Showcase has been finalized, and all that's left to do now is countdown the days until the sixteenth annual Westword Music Showcase takes place on Saturday, June 19. Nearly a hundred local acts (well over a hundred if y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Tomorrow is Record Store Day -- What are you doing?

    If the scent of fresh vinyl in the morning turns you on, then chances are you're already aware that tomorrow is Record Store Day. for the rest of you, consider this a public service announcement. Starting at various times across the state on Saturday, April 17th, independent record shops are ope ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: We're having fun at the Who's Having Fun Festival

    ​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. This weekend's m ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010
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    January 11, 2010

    Hearsay bits: 3OH!3 tops the iTunes charts, Little Fyodor's cassette release

    ​Pop Tart Charts: 3OH!3 is atop the iTunes chart, thanks to their collaboration with Ke$ha. The pop tart's wittily titled "Blah Blah Blah (feat. 3OH!3)" might be "face-shooting pablum" (as we called her work the other day) but this "unholy, completely sexless union of Katy Perry and Lady Gaga" ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Hearsay bits: Free cassingle from Ideal Fathers, GLO VIP contest, more

    ​Father's day: If you've been digging the new "Tokyo Gore Police"/"Guitari 2600" single from Ideal Fathers as much as we have, you're going to want to head down to the Meadowlark on February 6 for their next show. The band will be giving away handmade "cassingles" (that's a cassette single, in ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 4, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. F ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009
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    December 22, 2009

    Freeloader: New single from Ideal Fathers

    ​Looks like Christmas has come early, in the form of a brand-new, free single from the Ideal Fathers. These two new songs -- "Tokyo Gore Police" and Guitari 2600," available for free download on the band's site -- continue not only the Fathers' tradition of saddling their tunes with killer nam ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Flier of the Week: Post-Thanksgiving Rock Down

    Flier by Justin Murray​We're all familiar with the phrase "so wrong it's right" but it's rare that we come across an image that exemplifies that familiar idea as perfectly as this week's top flier. We feel a little dirty just looking at it -- liking it as much as we do surely indicates there's ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Animals at Risk mash-up Beastie Boys with Ideal Fathers

    ​The latest remix/mash-up from Animals at Risk -- the remix crew made up of Matt Fecher/DJ Hot to Death with Yonnas from the Pirate Signal -- is alive. The new track, "Intergalactic Fathers," takes the Beastie Boys classic "Intergalactic," chops up lots of little bits from Ideal Fathers "The T ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    ​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, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and i ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of August 3, 2009

    As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Over the weekend: UMS Festival

    Julie Davis of Bela Karoli (A.H. Goldstein)​Last night, the four-day UMS festival wrapped, and most of our crew made it out for at least part of the fest. And while we rarely agree on anything, we're all pretty much in agreement that Danielle Ate the Sandwich absolutely stole the show with one of ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    MP3 Freeloader: Sneak preview of DJ Soup/Ideal Fathers remix EP

     Right now, in his secret dance-music laboratory, DJ Soup is hard at work cooking up some intriguing dancefloor takes on the Ideal Fathers crazed, kinetic post-punk sound. The plan is to release a remix EP of all of the songs on the Fathers' recent debut in at least one remix -- right now that ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Ideal Fathers branch out into chiptunes

    Photo by EickeI like Denver-based, danceable post-punk outfit the Ideal Fathers a lot. I like the bleepy, chirping 8-bit soundscapes of chiptunes a lot. So you can imagine my excitement today when I stumbled upon a completely kickass chiptunes remix/reimagining of one of my very favorite Ideal Fathe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    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 >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    June 23, 2009

    Dialed In: This week's local music radio playlists

    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 >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Sutra

    Brian Landis FolkinsIdeal Fathers opened the day at Sutra.See more photos from Sutra at westword.com/slideshow.Ideal Fathers, 12 p.m.Ideal Fathers kicked off the Sutra stage with a high-charged set of post-punk that included some keyed up takes on songs from its new brand new EP, A Complete Waste of ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    MP3 Freeloader, Showcase Edition: Ideal Fathers

    IDEAL FATHERSNOMINATED IN POST-PUNK12:00-12:45 P.M., SUTRAPersonnel: Jesse Hunsaker; Adam Rojo; Mike Perfetti; Mike KingDiscography: Complete Waste of Time Travel EP (2009)Download or stream "A Complete Waste of Time Travel" after the jump.

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    June 8, 2009

    Update: Westword Music Showcase line-up

    Update: As with year's past, before the ink's even dry on the schedule, we've had to make made some minor more changes. Among the recent ones: We've moved the metal showcase from Andrew's to Broadways (two doors down from Bar Standard, next to the pawnshop), and moved the punk line-up to Bannock Str ... More >>

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