Itchy-O is a band that defies explanation: It's a massive, noise-making horde of masked weirdos, an ecstatic jumble of influence and culture and myth. The Denver-based mobile unit is celebrating the release of its first full-length album, Burn the Navigator, on Alternative Tentacles. It headlined a ... More >>
Somewhere on W. Colfax in Lakewood is a strip-mall, virtually indistinguishable from all the others on any given stretch of the meandering 26 mile boulevard. The only thing that differentiates this particular strip-mall, for music fans, anyhow, is that starting today, it will be the home of Chain Re ... More >>
While the are a number of high profile jam-centric New Year's Eve shows this year, including dates with Yonder Mountain String Band, String Cheese Incident and Umphrey's McGee, there are also a ton of other concerts and club events on NYE. We've put together a comprehensive list of ways for you to r ... More >>
Last night, I got a call from Susan Sarandon. No, she didn't want to talk to me about her Academy Award for Dead Man Walking or the eleven pending projects listed on her IMDB page or whether Justin Timberlake is a motherlover in real life. No, she wanted to tout Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana ... More >>
Smashing Pumpkins leads this week's new show announcements. The '90s alt rock band fronted by Billy Corgan will make its way to Colorado this October for a show at 1STBANK Center. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday. Yonder Mountain String Band, Aesop Rock, the Faint and Mayer Hawthorne are ... More >>
The West Coast punks are pogoing into town this spring at MCA Denver, Gildar Gallery, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center and other locations, for a series of shows falling under the aegis of Search & Destroy. So-named for the San Francisco 'zine or the '70s), the ring of satellite shows will come ... More >>
MUDHONEY @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 1/6/12Though the mood hanging from the heads of the Bluebird Theater crowd last night was a heavy one, it was also bittersweet -- Mudhoney, the Fluid and the bands' mutual fans were gathered together to remember their friend, Fluid guitarist Ricky Kulwicki, who died in ... More >>
Slim Cessna's Auto Club @ Bluebird Theater | 12/30/11 For the past decade, Slim Cessna's Auto Club has been playing the Bluebird on New Year's Eve and the night before. As Slim himself says, it just kind of happened. The band just kept getting asked to do these yearly shows. For past New Year's sho ... More >>
April 1983 issue of TIME. How could '80s lefties not kind of loathe and fear this guy?Thirty years ago today, at 12:27 p.m. mountain time, John Hinckley, Jr., shot then-president Ronald Reagan outside the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Reagan, of course, survived the shooting, ... More >>
Bob Frebrache's Absinthe Studios has been buzzing along for the better part of three decades, recording the likes of Ian Cooke, The Fluid, The Swayback, Frantix and many others. Now, friend and fellow sound engineer James McElwee wants to tell Bob's story in a new documentary -- but he needs ... More >>
The best is yet to come for Kal Cahoone. Which is crazy, because her musical resume is already quite impressive. She began writing songs while living in Chile. There, she collaborated with composer Christian Basso (one of their songs appears in the film Dot The I). When she came back home t ... More >>
Bandcamp is gaining quite a bit of traction here lately with Colorado bands. It has (thankfully) begun to replace Myspace as a primary outlet for bands to network, distribute music and sell albums without the hassle of setting up their own website. If you have all kinds of time on your hand ... More >>
Gary IsaacsSlim Cessna misses green chile sauce.Slim Cessna hasn't lived in Denver for a decade but that doesn't mean he's forgotten where he came from. Cessna, who fronts the band Slim Cessna's Auto Club, has lived in Pittsburgh since 2000 but still practices and records his brand of countr ... More >>
â€‹Slayer's eleventh studio album, World Painted in Blood, released last week on American recordings grabbed the top at Wax Trax for the week ending November 8. Themselves came in second with CrownsDown while the all-star metal band Shrinebuilder grabbed the third spot with its self-titled debut. Ja ... More >>
Panic at the Disco hits Broomfield Event Center Oct. 17. It's been an insanely busy week for concert announcements. We also just got word that Moby will in town for DNC and doing a DJ set at the Church on Wednesday, August 27. But in the meantime, here's a sampling of what's on sale this weekend. F ... More >>
The '80s return in Chris Deutschs photographs.
Matt Fecher brings the sound of music to Fairplay.
The Coup makes up for lost time on its latest disc.
Puttling Colorado on the map.
Youth and success are relative to Thurston Moore.
Tarantella gets caught up in an exotic whirlwind.
For the Melvins' Buzz Osborne, grunge means never having to say you're sorry.
Music insiders pen The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Band.
Homeward bound, Slim Cessna keeps sin alive in a new project.
Krist Novoselic has punk and politics on the brain.
With a twisted vision, Reverend Glasseye and His Wooden Legs get a leg up on the competition.
16 HP rides high with Hoarse, a new collections of live cuts from local performances.
We remember the Alamo, but South by Southwest is now a blissful blur.
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Please, don't try to classify Tony Furtado.
After nearly twenty years, Electric Frankenstein has rock down to a mad science.
A new breed of country fan is taking a shine to Moonshine Willy.