Jamie Smith

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    The Underground Bands of Denver Music's Dark Ages: Part Two

    Editor: Please see the Author's note on this new photo-driven series at the end of this article. In this second part (read part one here) of the Underground Bands of Denver Music's Dark Ages, we're going to use a few bands of the era to spotlight some of the important venues. Not every band played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Flume's Harley Streten started making music with software he got from a cereal box

    Flume is the musical project of Harley Streten from Sydney, Australia. At 21, Streten has come a long way from where he started, making electronic music using a bit of production software he got from a box of cereal at age thirteen. His spare but evocative soundscapes defy easy categorization. With ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    The xx at the Fillmore Auditorium, 6/3/13

    THE XX @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 6/3/13 Clad in black and appearing every bit as mysterious and guarded as their music implies, the xx stepped on stage, strapped on its gear and began playing "Try" from its sophomore album, Coexist. The siren-like drone from Jamie Smith's synthesizer set the tone for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Jamie Smith of the xx on touring the U.S. and how the food is better here than in England

    Formed in 2005 by a group of classmates in Putney, England, the xx came to the attention of wide audiences with its 2009, self-produced and self-titled debut album. Bringing together a moody, post-punk musicianship with hip-hop beats and downtemp sensibilities, the xx struck a chord with a sound tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Jamie Smith of the xx on the idea of mixing oil and water and how it applies to his London band

    The xx is an electronic pop group from London, England whose music is informed by soul and post-punk as well as hip-hop and modern electronica. The act's critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album from 2009 garnered the outfit widespread popularity. And while a lot of bands would have stopped dev ... 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

    June 12, 2008

    Q&A with d.biddle

    hi-dive photo booth shots shamelessly pilfered from Lisa G's myspace. d. biddle began as Duncan Barlow’s sad, quiet solo project – a reaction against all the metal and hardcore he’d played for most of his life, with bands like Endpoint, Guilt and By the Grace of God. The original incarnation ... More >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Portent Melodies

    Erin Roberts prefers to let the music speak for itself.

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Art of Flying

    Thursday, September 15, Denver Zine Library,


  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Against the Grain

    D.biddle's folk-style hush belies its hardcore pedigree.

  • Dining

    June 12, 2003

    Bite Me

    Going Postal

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Hit Pick

    Dang Head

  • News

    December 4, 1997
  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    The Lords' Prayers

    The adventurous sounds of the Lords of Howling.

  • Music

    May 22, 1997