When Lorde became widely known following the release of her hit single "Royals," the term goth was quickly attached to her music and even more to her visual style. Vanity Fair referred her as the Queen of Darkness. Well, the goths didn't get that memo, and her sold-out show over the weekend in Den ... More >>
SWANS @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 9/24/12 "I know it's a Monday night, can you tolerate one more?" Michael Gira asked the crowd more than two hours into the show. It wasn't really even a question because Gira already knew the answer. Swans then played its final song: the sprawling, apocalypse-eclipsing "The ... More >>
Xiu Xiu got its start in 2002 when Jamie Stewart and his friend and longtime musical collaborator Cory McCulloch started writing songs in a more experimental vein, making extensive use of non-Western percussion and tones. The group's debut album, 2002's Knife Play, anticipated more widespread use of ... More >>
Xiu Xiu • tUne YarDs • Talk Normal 03.27.10 | hi-dive I'd never known a show at the hi-dive to start before 9, particularly on a Saturday, so I was gravely dismayed when I walked in about five till and saw Merrill Garbus tUnInG up on stage, meaning that I'd completely missed Talk Normal, the ... More >>
British Sea Power Do You Like Rock Music? Rough Trade 02:20-02:55 of “Waving Flags” Hmm, yes I do like rock music. I appreciate it when bands ask me questions. It makes me really feel like I’m involved in their creative project. It’s kind of like when an author tells me right away that I’ ... More >>
Saturday, September 23, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Xiu Xiu dodges mainstream success in favor of DIY catharsis.