LEFTOVER SALMON @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | FRI & SAT, 3/29-3/30
Leftover Salmon has graced the the bluegrass scene with their talents for 23 years and counting. With the passing of Mark Vann in 2001, the band hasn't produced an album in eight years. The new addition of Andy Thorn, carried over from Emmitt ... More >>
LOW @ LARIMER LOUNGE | FRI, 3/29/13
Since its inception in 1993, Low 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, like Red House Painters, Galaxie 500, Tarnation and Codeine, ... More >>
Jonathan Rado and Sam France met as teenagers and formed Foxygen in 2005. After releasing a handful of EPs on its own, the band, which plays a cross breed of collage sound art and psychedelic pop that recalls "White Album"-era Beatles and Obscured by Clouds-era Pink Floyd, signed with Jagjaguwar, wh ... More >>
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Happy 4/20! Welcome to the end of another work week. As always, there are plenty of music options to consider this weekend -- and that's whether you're living the Mile High life or not. The second edition of the annual Levi ... More >>
Hooray for Gauntlet Hair and congrats to Dead Oceans for having the good sense to add the Lafayette-based duo to its roster. The outfit attracted the attention of the "instantly spellbound" label with a pair of 7-inch releases, one on Mexican Summer and the other on Gorilla Vs Bear's Forest F ... More >>
Cory GustasonOver the past year, Bad Weather California has been hard at work on two albums, Sunkissed, recorded in Detroit with Akron/Family, and Demos and Live Takes for the Fans, recorded at bandleader Chris Adolf's home. The latter is being released this Saturday, April 22, at the Larimer Lounge ... More >>
Thanks to Micachu & the Shapes for making us keenly aware of a vacuum cleaner's emotional propertiesYeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten ... More >>
Sunset Rubdown's Dragonslayer, released last week on Jagjaguwar, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax for the week ending June 28. Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest moved down to third and Dirty Projectors' Bitte Orca moved up to the sixth slot. See the full breakdown after the jump.
Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews. This week, Andy Thomas weighs in on five recent national releases from Bon Iver (pictured left), Cheap Girls, Frank Turner, Papermoons and Lemuria after the jump.