Sometime in the last year, Force Publique shifted its focus a bit to include electric guitar rather than bass and the opted for using an MPC over playing pre-crafted beats made on software. The resulting sound is still darkly moody as it was during the band's more post-punk period, but this version ... More >>
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS @ LARIMER LOUNGE |11/11/12 It's never boring when you go see A Place to Bury Strangers play, and last night at the Larimer was no exception. The band overwhelmed the senses for the bulk of the set. A tasteful layer of fog drifted around the stage, sliced through with strea ... More >>
Every year, for the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages, and in addition to their emcee obligations, we ask them to pull double duty (or triple-duty in some cases) and also write up the acts that appear on their individual stages. Noah Hubbell ho ... More >>
Kyle Smith CRYSTAL STILTS Overcasters • Force Publique 05.16.11 | Larimer Lounge While it was a bit of an odd choice for Force Publique to open for a reverb-drenched indie pop band, Cassie McNeil and James Wayne's industrial-tinged goth pop sounded as good as it did when we last caught the duo a ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray COLD CAVE With Force Publique 04.11.11 | Larimer Lounge My companion's flowery dress was almost comically out of place amid all the black at the Larimer last night, as local and national representatives of the darkwave revival took the stage for some synth-heavy brooding. It ... More >>
There are few things that bring us joy quite like finding a new act to get all excited about. It's kind of like finding a twenty-dollar bill in the pocket of a jacket you haven't worn in a while. We're enjoying that feeling right now listening to "Still Falls Apart," by Force Publique.