Interpol (Band)

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    The Eight Worst Albums Ever: Let's Give Them a Second Chance

    Reviewing music is, at best, an inexact science. You may say, "I don't like The Mountain Goats because John Darnielle's voice is annoying." I would respond with, "Fuck you, his voice isn't annoying at all, you just don't get it." That's pretty much divisive music discourse in a nutshell. But that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Here's How Long Your Set Should Be

    When you purchase a ticket to any concert, you run the risk of not getting the experience you paid for. Outdoor shows get rained out. Favorite songs don't get played. Opening bands go over their allotted time. Sometimes a musician is just having a very bad night. The one variable any musician can fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Judas Priest, Interpol, Macy Gray shows on sale this weekend

    In support of its seventeenth album, Redeemer of Souls, released July 8, the legendary Judas Priest brings its fall North American tour to the 1ST Bank Center on Wednesday, November 19 with Steel Panther opening. General admission and reserved tickets ($45 to $65) go on sale on Friday, July 18 at 1 ... More >>

  • Film

    March 20, 2014
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    August 9, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND @ RED ROCKS | SAT, 8/10/13 If any band typifies the Colorado approach to contemporary bluegrass, it's Yonder Mountain String Band. The quartet built up its chops playing in venues in Boulder, Nederland and beyond in the late 1990s, and its fusion of traditional instrument ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Lipgloss celebrates twelfth anniversary this Friday at Beauty Bar

    After debuting Lipgloss as an indie-rock, '80s-underground dance night in 2001, co-founders Michael Trundle (aka boyhollow) and Tyler Jacobson slowly built their once-monthly dance night into an award-winning weekly Denver institution, one of the first to embrace the dance-punk craze of the mid-2000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    The ten best concerts to see in Denver this week

    HAVOK @ MARQUIS THEATER | FRI, 6/21/13 Hot on the heels of its European tour with Cephalic Carnage, Suffocation and Fallujah, Havok is preparing for the release its new album, Unnatural Selection, next Tuesday, June 25. The ten-track album, the band's fourth release overall and the followup to 2011' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    The ten best concerts of the week

    BOB SEGER @ PEPSI CENTER | TUES, 4/2/13 While Bob Seger might be immortalized by his long-running Chevy ads that featuring "Like a Rock" and the scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise sings along to "Old Time Rock and Roll," there's a lot more to the guy than that. He's carved out a spot in the ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Paul Banks at Bluebird Theater, 11/27/12

    PAUL BANKS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER |11/27/12 When Paul Banks and his band walked on stage last night, with no preamble of any kind, the four musicians took up their positions and as drifts of fog floated gently by, the guitar sparkle and low end bass slides introduced one of Banks' best solo songs, "Sky ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012

    Paul Banks

    Tuesday, November 27, Bluebird Theater, 888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    New shows: the Coup, Broncho, Killswitch Engage, Macklemore, Twiztid, Paul Banks, RJD2

    A bunch of new dates going on sale later this week: This November, the Coup is coming to the Summit Music Hall, Killswitch Engage is due at the Fox and Interpol frontman Paul Banks is slated at the Bluebird. In December, Broncho's at the Gothic and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are at the Ogden. Finally, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Ten best concerts in Colorado this weekend, Friday, August 31, through Sunday, September 2

    Welcome to the (long) weekend! As the summer heat continues, so do the shows. There's a great variety to choose from over the next few days, a healthy mix of imports and exports. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and break ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2012

    School of Seven Bells

    Friday, August 31, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007. 

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    August 27, 2012

    The five best concerts in Colorado this week, Monday, August 27 through Friday, August 30

    Good morning! Here we are again. Weekend's over. Bummed? So are we. Luckily, there's another full slate of music to look forward to this week. As always, the choices are plentiful. From folk and metal to indie rock and jam, whatever your flavor, there's plenty of options. Mumford & Sons kicks off a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    boyhollow on his five favorite Lipgloss guest DJs

    In the nearly eleven years that Lipgloss has been adding spice to Denver's Friday nights, it has played host to some of the finest guest DJs in the music industry, from Mani of the Stone Roses/Primal Scream fame to the Go-Go's adorable guitarist Jane Wieldin to members of Cut Copy and Franz Ferdinan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Bluebird Theater, 5/8/12

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    Matthew Dear

    Friday, October 14, 2200, 720-325-6511.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Chromeo, Lupe Fiasco, X, St. Vincent, Odd Future and more on tap this weekend

    Rocktober is living up to its name so far, especially this weekend: On Friday, Chromeo electrifies the Ogden, while Frank Turner throws down at the Marquis and Lupe Fiasco raps at the Fillmore. On Saturday, there's some agonizing decisions to make between seeing OFF!, which features Circle Jerks fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Why LCD Soundsystem mattered

    ​LCD Soundsystem just closed its doors on nearly a decade of music, going out with a bang in New York this past weekend. As another indie-heavyweight bites the dust, it got us thinking about what LCD Soundsystem did while it was around. It's easy to toss the project off as a "hipster" DJ gone ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2011


    Tuesday, February 8, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Bruce Springsteen, Cee-Lo, Rihanna top sellers

    ​Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager might have dominated last week's charts, but this week, it's disappeared from the top ten at Albums on the Hill and Twist & Shout and moved down to the number four at Independent Records.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Brian Eno, Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, Deerhunter top sellers at local stores

    ​Small Craft on a Milk Sea, Brian Eno's Warp debut released last week, claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill and rounded out the top five at Twist & Shout for the week ending November 7. Lil Wayne's I Am Not a Human Being, meanwhile, continues to hold down to the top spot at Independent R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Disco Biscuits, Girl Talk, Korn shows announced

    Disco Biscuits​After selling out shows at Red Rocks and the Ogden Theatre this past summer, Philadelphia's Disco Biscuits is slated to return to the area for back-to-back nights at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, January 13 and Friday, January 14, followed by two more nights at the Ogden Thea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Pretty Lights, Ween and Jay-Z filled our playlists this week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    The National, Bassnectar, Sleigh Bells, the Slits filled our playlists this past week

    ​As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Gathering of the Clouds, 10/21/10 - 10/23/10

    GATHERING OF THE CLOUDS Overcasters • Swayback • Buckingham Squares • Gangcharger Achille Lauro • Light Travels Faster • Glass Homes • Juliet Mission Action Packed Thrill Ride • Hearts In Space • Anna.Martina.Ross 10.21.10 - 10.23.10 | The Weather Center, Denver, CO Overcasters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Interpol at the Ogden Theatre, 10/25/2010

    Jon Solomon​ INTERPOL With White Rabbits 10.25.10 | Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO Colorado went from summer to winter in one momentary movement yesterday (complete with a rainbow early in the day), and, as usual, that season other states call "fall" was skipped altogether. Interpol's show at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Surfer Blood, the Drums and the Dewars at Bluebird Theater - 10/10/10

    Tom MurphyJP Pitts of Surfer Blood rides a wave into the crowd​ SURFER BLOOD With the Dewars and the Drums 10.10.10 | Bluebird Theater From the moment the Dewar brothers took the stage and opened with "Life is Like a Merry Go Round Until the Burial Ground," it was clear that they had ample p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Grinderman, Black Angels, Trey Songz top sellers at local stores

    ​Grinderman, which features Nick Cave and three members of the Bad Seeds, claimed the top spot at Albums on the Hill and landed in the top five at Twist & Shout with Grinderman 2, released last week on Anti. The Black Angels' Phosphene Dream, meanwhile, which also came out last week on the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Interpol, Animal Collective, Eminem and the Heads top sellers this week

    ​While there weren't any clear winners across the board at local record stores for the week ending September 12, !!!'s Strange Weather Isn't It made it into the top ten at Albums on the Hill and at Wax Trax. Elsewhere, Interpol's self-titled album, released last week on Matador, took the top s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Gogol Bordello, DeVotchKa, Interpol, Railroad Earth shows announced

    ​Gogol Bordello, who shared a headlining bill with Primus at Red Rocks last week, returns to the area for a two-night stand at the Boulder Theater on Wednesday and Thursday, October 27 and 28. Tickets for this one range between $36 and $41 and go on sale on Friday, August 27 at 10 a.m. The gyp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 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. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 25, 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. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Top Ten Songs of the Decade

    This band had a leg up on everyone else for top song of the decade.​Radiohead? Arcade Fire? Interpol? The Strokes? The White Stripes? Animal Collective? Yeah, we've heard of 'em. For us, though, there was a much more intriguing, compelling batch of bands that weren't -- for the most part, anyw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Q&A with Shawn Christensen of Stellastarr*

    Phil Knott​ Stellastarr* (due at the Larimer Lounge with Transfer and Le Divorce on Wednesday, December 9) emerged onto the national music scene at the turn of this past decade in the musical milieu that gave us fellow New York acts like The Strokes, The Rapture and Interpol. While clearly influe ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009


    Wednesday, December 9, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

  • Music

    September 17, 2009

    The Airborne Toxic Event

    Wednesday, September 23, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497; Thursday, September 24, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Q&A with David Frederickson of the Prids

    Some bands wear a style like a trendy fashion statement, and others embody what that music is about by creating their own artistic identity while expanding and building upon what has come before them. The Prids, from Portland, Oregon, are among the latter. Incorporating elements of synth-inflected n ... More >>

  • Music

    March 5, 2009

    Cut Off Your Hands

    Sunday, March 8, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    The Fluid at Maxwell's in Hoboken, New Jersey

    THE FLUID @ MAXWELL'S | 1/6/09 It was a painfully cold night in northern New Jersey, but the legendary Maxwell's was plenty warm, and any thoughts of harsh weather were eclipsed once the show got started. Opening, oddly enough, was Overcasters from Denver. The band had been invited to share the sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Q&A with Evan Mast of Ratatat

    The members of Ratatat are deer friends. Westword’s August 28 Ratatat profile dips into a lengthy interview with Evan Mast, who makes up half the lineup of this electro/eclectic instrumental partnership. So take a long drink of the complete Q&A, accessible below.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Swervedriver, the Swayback and Life and Times @ Marquis Theater

    Photo by Tom Murphy. Swervedriver, the Swayback and Life and Times Friday, May 23, 2008 The Marquis, Denver Better Than: Way too many guitar rock bands of the last decade and a half. With talk of how latecomer tickets were going for upwards of a hundred dollars for Swervedriver's show in New Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007

    Ben Harper and John Butler Release CDs Cut at Twist & Shout

    Since opening in October 2006, Twist & Shout's Lowenstein Center HQ, at 2508 East Colfax, has earned loads of praise from locals like us. Now, folks well beyond the metro area will begin to learn the store's name thanks to a pair of high-profile releases recorded live in Twist's terrific performance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007

    This Weekend: Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks, Friday, September 14

    Monolith festival, Day One September 14, 2007 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Better than: Any other reason to climb roughly sixty thousand stairs. There are a lot of stairs at Red Rocks. Usually, once you make it through the grueling hike into the place, you’re done. You settle into a spot and maybe take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ the Acoma Center - 6/16/07

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 The Acoma Center Better than: Having to fake any enthusiasm for utterly mainstream bands. Although I made it to the Acoma Center too late to catch Rachael Pollard’s absolutely beautiful, understated songs, I did arrive just in time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007

    Coachella, Yeah!

    Celebrities spotted in this tent. Our Denver contingent arrived at the Coachella campgrounds Thursday night to set up; we quickly became known as the "Denverites who came with the Hawaiians." The entire festival was amazing, but here are some of the highlights: Friday: Brother Ali, Digitalism, To ... More >>

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    March 24, 2005
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    January 6, 2005

    The Beatdown

    Setting the stage for 2005.

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    December 9, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Putting Denver on the musical map.

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Mink Lungs

    I'll Take It (Arena Rock Recording Company)

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