DEERHUNTER at BLUEBIRD THEATER | 9/7/13 The other members of Deerhunter were set up ready to go when Bradford Cox made his way on stage clad in some kind of vest with a lot of buttons and/or patches. He was also wearing a Cramps T-shirt, and that was fitting because he also had on an all black wig w ... More >>
NEIL HALSTEAD / TENNIS @ eTown Hall | 10/16/12 For the end of the show, eTown host Nick Forster and co-host Helen Forster came on stage with both Tennis and Neil Halstead. Forster told us they had all learned a song that seemed appropriate for the occasion, and with Halstead on lead vocals with Ala ... More >>
Tennis on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night: Did you catch it? The "duo from Denver," as Leno introduced the act, performed "Origins" from the new album, Young & Old, and brought along a few familiar faces from Denver. Even thought they didn't see much face time, it was nice to see the two ... More >>
Tom MurphyTennis at The Bluebird Theater TENNIS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 2/2/12 For a band whose music is so bright and sunny, the tinge of melancholia that swirled around "Waterbirds" gave this Tennis performance an otherworldly feel. The breakdown section in the middle was one of the most evocative ... More >>
Lilly ScottNearly two years after she charmed the world as an American Idol contender on the ninth season of the Fox flagship, Lilly Scott is thriving creatively in Denver, fronting her own band, Varlet. The group has completed its debut effort, The Drifter, and set a release date for Saturda ... More >>
MELT BANANA at the LARIMER LOUNGE | 10/8/11Nothing can fully prepare you for the sounds coming off stage at a Melt Banana show unless you've seen the band before. Between the breakneck rhythms, Yasuko Onuki's demented and rapid-fire vocal delivery and Ichirou Agata's ability to meld noise with exper ... More >>
Tom MurphyHappy New YearDay two of Goldrush Festival also felt like you had stepped into an alternate universe where a good friend with good taste in music was introducing you to his or her favorite bands of the moment were gathered together in one place instead of being handed some kind of m ... More >>
Tom MurphyMidday Veil MIDDAY VEIL With Décollage, Tjutjuna, Midday Veil, Mike ZormanNigh tshark and Night of Joy Rhinoceropolis | May 13, 2011
Whoever pointed out that the cover of Tennis's forthcoming Fat Possum debut, Cape Dory, appeared to be homage to Lisa Hartman's 1979 album Hold On was right on the money. We caught up with Patrick Riley to get more details on the record, and he confirmed as much. "We decided to recreate the ... More >>
Vitamins (Tom Murphy) Tennis • Flashlights • Gauntlet Hair • Vitamins 09.10.10 | Larimer Lounge, Denver If its last three albums are any indication, Vitamins seem to reinvent their sound every year or so. The band's latest material has the foursome stretching out quite a bit. While Vi ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinPacific PridePacific Pride, Weed Diamond, Green Typewriters November 27 hi-dive What it was like: Making the most of a menu of three or four chords. The stark sounds of Pacific Pride's CD release show at the hi-dive on Friday seemed especially fitting this weekend. Following the su ... More >>
Bailey FergusonRecalling the frayed pop sounds of New Zealand indie-rock bands of the '80s and the angular, contorted psychedelia of Pavement, Pacific Pride has always focused more on quality over quantity. Beginning in 2004 after the dissolution of the original lineup of the May Riots, Pacific P ... More >>
Ah, yeah! It's two-for-Tuesday! May is shaping up to be a pretty big month for new releases in the Mile High City. In addition to the songs we've already shared with you from Houses, Elin Palmer, Synthetic Elements, Angie Stevens and the Jim Jims, here's another track from a magnificent indie pop ba ... More >>
Good Housekeeping was a little stiff. (photos by Tom Murphy). Good Housekeeping, Hawks of Paradise, Joshua Novak and Monofog Thursday, July 3, 2008 Larimer Lounge Better Than: A line-up where all the bands are pretty much the same. Good Housekeeping opened the proceedings with a cover of “Pink R ... More >>
An out-of-state friend of mine just asked me to pull together some recommendations of good music that has emerged from colorful Colorado in recent years. I’m looking at the playlist in iTunes right now and can’t believe my eyes.
With a stellar debut disc, Nightingale is ready to soar.