Editor: The Westword Music Showcase is this weekend. It features over 150 Denver bands as well as a main stage with out-of-town headliners Diplo and 2 Chainz along with Man Man, Cherub and King Khan & the Shrines. Our coverage includes the following brief interview with Khan himself. King Khan beca ... More >>
The shows continue, as always. Peelander-Z, which does crowd participation better than anyone on the planet, is in town on Wednesday. You have a chance to check out good-time local Pizza Time tonight at Larmier Lounge, or you can head to Boulder for Kate Nash. It's OK if you're staying in tonight. ... More >>
GATHERING OF THE CLOUDS @ WALNUT ROOM |3/8/13 Despite Victoria Cecilia's illness, Gliss managed to put in a solid performance at Gathering of the Clouds last night at the Walnut Room. If she indeed needed the cough drop she had half-jokingly solicited from the audience, you couldn't tell from her s ... More >>
Known for a diverse music scene, Memphis, Tennessee has become known for its punk and garage rock scene, thanks to acts like the Oblivions, the Reatards and the bands championed by Goner Records. Ex-Cult came out of that punk world but ended up making the kind of rock and roll with the drive and ene ... More >>
Kristin CoferHunx and His Punx Hunx and His Punx (due at the hi-dive this Saturday, May 7, with Shannon & the Clams, Thee Goochi Boiz and Lust-Cats of the Gutters) started in the Bay Area in 2008 when Seth "Hunx" Bogart of Gravy Train!!!! decided to do something very different from the band he had ... More >>
In this special edition of Twitter Tuesday, we're highlighting the perverse and artistic Twitter work of Hunx, leader of bratty throwback band Hunx and his Punx. Whether you're a fan, a fag hag (like myself) or just a curious reader, Hunx's daily entries about food, sex on the road (his band come ... More >>
Hard to believe it's been that long. Seventeen years ago today, Kurt Cobain left this life entirely too early. I remember vividly where I was and what I was doing when word of his death first came across the clock radio on my desk. It was a complete shock to the system. And that's the way th ... More >>
Ben Weasel proved his douchebaggery last week by lashing out during a Screeching Weasel performance at SXSW, punching not one, but two women. The show-stopping fracas was caught on tape. The rest of the band was so embarrassed by the pathetic display that they reportedly quit the band, leavin ... More >>
Todd ColeNo Age (due tonight at The Bluebird Theater) isn't a band that has hit the mainstream yet, but it has enjoyed an unexpected rise to prominence as a noisy pop band, making art grounded in notion of doing things your own way -- regardless of whether or not it's met with the stamp of ap ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" Whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Friday, April 23, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
King Khan & the Shrines • Fresh & Onlys • Eyes & Ears 04.08.2010 | Bluebird Theater When King Khan and Shrines played the Larimer Lounge about a year and a half ago, it was a tough show to shake. All those cats were sweaty and crammed on that stage, the cheerleader gal never stopped mo ... More >>
Earlier this morning, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Jay Reatard's hometown newspaper, reported that the cause of his death last month has now been determined. As suspected and widely feared, Reteard's life was evidently cut short by his hard-living lifestyle. Waiting For Something - a short doc ... More >>
Update: This morning, Pitchfork, NME and several other outlets are reporting that Reatard's death is now being treated as a homicide, citing a seemingly erroneous report filed by MyFox Memphis stating as much. The original piece has since been inexplicably removed from the site, raising reasonable d ... More >>
A flickr photo. Already more than a dozen albums and slightly fewer years into his insanely prolific career in the Memphis scene, the major labels came calling for Jay Reatard. They told him they'd make him the next Kurt Cobain and that he was going to kill emo. Neither seemed out of his gra ... More >>
Tuesday, October 13, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Monday, September 14, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Pissed Jeans' King of Jeans grabbed the number one spot on Wax Trax's top seller list the second week in a row while Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, released last week on Domino, came in second for the week ending August 30. Dead Weather, Modest Mouse and Jay Reatard rounded out the top five while the Ro ... More >>
Pissed Jeans' King of Jeans, released last week on Sub Pop, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax for the week ending August 23. Magnolia Electric Co., Greymachine, Pictureplane and the Dead Weather also earned slots in the top five. Rocky Mountain Low and Local Anesthetic compilations continue to be ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
If you like free music -- and I know you like free music -- point your web-browsing machine over to One Track Mind, a newish blog offering a daily song review and download of said reviewed song. It's a Denver-based operation and, according to its About page, it's staffed by "A super-secret cabal of ... More >>
The February 4 profile "Fucked Up Pushes Punk Into the Future By Understanding the Past" is pretty hefty -- nearly 1,400 words. And yet it only uses a small portion of the quotes offered by Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham during a sprawling, wide-ranging and hugely entertaining conversation that c ... More >>
Wednesday, April 9, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-8497.
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