From the beginning of last night's first Neutral Milk Hotel show in Denver in some twenty years, when Jeff Mangum stepped on stage with his guitar to play "King of Carrot Flowers Pt. I" it was immediately powerful, no nostalgia necessary. Then, the rest of the band joined him, and the show found new ... More >>
Maybe you saw Neutral Milk Hotel last night in Boulder; if not you have another shot at it tonight in Denver. If the line "putting fingers in the notches of her spine" sends ice through your veins as consistently as it does ours, we can strongly recommend finding your way there. The band's great the ... More >>
Monday, March 31, Ogden Theatre, 303-832-1874.
While 2012 will be remembered as they year that Red Rocks hosted the most shows in its history, it's also going to go down as one of the best years for concerts in Colorado in general. As we reflected on all the incredible shows we took in this past year, there were an astounding number of what we'd ... More >>
DESTROYER @ BLUEBIRD THEATER| 6.09.12 See Also: Q&A with Dan Bejar of Destroyer. Dan Bejar ambled on to the stage, scanned it left to right, shoved some stray strands of his fro back into place, clenched his eyes shut and wore a look of abstract passion, an expression he kept for the entirety of t ... More >>
JEFF MANGUM at OGDEN THEATRE | 4/26/12 See Also: • Jeff Mangum comes to aid of distressed fan at Coachella • Neutral Milk Hotel books a room in Denver. • The Apples get set to reap the fruits of their labors Jeff Mangum has not returned to Denver in fourteen years, and it shows. You can tell ... More >>
Thursday, April 26, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
The first weekend of Coachella was cold, damp and wet. The second weekend of Coachella was hot, sultry, and steamy. This weekend meant tributes, tributes, tributes. From Levon Helms to Biggie, everyone got a shout-out. In between all that, Jeff Mangum came to the aid of fan in distress and our West ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Madonna, Jeff Mangum, the String Cheese Incident, Jane's Addiction, B.B. King and more were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent a ... More >>
Hold on to your hats: We've just received word that Jeff Mangum, the iconic mastermind of Neutral Milk Hotel, is coming to the Ogden Theatre on Thursday, April 26. Couple important things to note about this show, which we imagine sell out rather quickly: All tickets will be will-call only and there ... More >>
Not all Mondays suck. This one's pretty good so far, at least: Tickets for the Westword Music Showcase went on sale this morning, a reminder that summer is just around the corner, we received word that Jeff Mangum and Madonna are coming to town, and now we've got a couple of pairs of tickets to see ... More >>
With the passing of Memorial Day we can finally say summer is here. And with summer comes summer camp, vacations and tours -- and how do we get there? We drive. That's how. This is America, after all. In celebration of seemingly endless sunny days and left-arm tans, we've picked some of our favori ... More >>
The Whigs, a buzz band that gets the profile treatment in the March 6 Westword, plays music of the sort typically identified as indie rock – yet drummer Julian Dorio continues to receive the sort of love from percussion aficionados that’s all but unheard of in the genre. Dorio takes on that topi ... More >>
Fast reviews of recent releases
End of Love (SpinArt)
Sleep and Wake-Up Songs (Jagjaguwar)
After six years in Portland, the Minders revisit the city that put their pop on the map.
The Mighty Rime (Caulfied)
John Vanderslice is an excellent musician and songwriter. He's also a pretty good prankster.
The Olivia Tremor Control Presents: Singles and Beyond (Emperor Norton)
We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.
Elf Power is helping to keep Elephant 6's winning streak alive.
The Olivia Tremor Control, part of Denver's Elephant 6 family, shakes up the underground.
Elephant 6's Neutral Milk Hotel books a room in Denver.
THE APPLES GET SET TO REAP THE FRUITS OF THEIR LABORS.