James Mercer

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    The ten best concerts this week: December 10-14

    We're blessed to live here, you know. If you haven't already come to this conclusion on your own from feeling the ever-present sunshine and observing the wondrous sunset paintings we're treated to each evening, all you have to do is take a look at the brimming concert calendar. Whereas the live musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Aimee Mann at Ogden Theatre, 10/9/12

    AIMEE MANN @ OGDEN THEATRE | 10/9/12 With an interesting mix of middle aged 'Til Tuesday fans reliving their high school heartaches, along with twenty-something feminist-lit majors swaying with their eyes closed, Aimee Mann delivered a refreshing dose of singer/songwriter warmth to the Ogden Theatr ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    The Shins at Red Rocks, 5/29/12

    THE SHINS @ RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE | 5/29/12 Fewer than thirty seconds into their set and the Shins already needed a do-over. Playing Red Rocks could make any band nervous, but its grip is especially tight on one for whom U2 were gods growing up and for whom "this Red Rocks thing is really big for ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Placing odds on Danger Mouse's next collaboration

    ​Danger Mouse just announced he will be collaborating with Jack White, which makes White the billionth musician Danger Mouse has worked with after Beck, the Gorillaz, MF Doom, Cee-Lo, James Mercer, U2, the Rapture, Sparklehorse, Black Keys and, oh, just about everybody else. He's the hottest c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: Candy Claws in Arvada and Disco Biscuits everywhere

    Photos by Matthew Sage, Background and layout by Ryan Hover.​ 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 ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2010

    Broken Bells

    Saturday, May 29, Gothic Theatre, 303-830-8497.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    This Just In: Vans Warped Tour, Rihanna, Broken Bells shows announced

    Pennywise is one of the many bands at this year's Vans Warped Tour​While the Mile High Music Festival was announced yesterday, the Vans Warped Tour is also coming to town. Alkaline Trio, Andrew W.K., Bring Me the Horizon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Face ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    The invigorating sounds of Broken Bells, James Mercer and Danger Mouses new collaboration

    Gotta give it up to brother Tres for turning us on to Broken Bells a few weeks ago. Finally got around to checking out the video for "The High Road," one of the first songs to from Broken Bells, the name given to the collaboration between James Mercer (the Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse). Tod ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Modest Mouse

    We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Have Mercer

    The attendees at the February 15 Shins/Viva Voce concert constituted one of the most polite capacity crowds since the adjective "modern" was first affixed to "rock." Sure, there were plenty of folks who decided to wriggle their way to toward the front of the stage long after they should have, forcin ... More >>

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Viva Voce

    This couple makes marriage seem cool.

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    May 5, 2005
  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    The Shins

    Tuesday, May 25, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-TIXS.

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    A World Apart

    Heralded as new heroes of indie rock, the Shins shrug their way out of obscurity.