The way you find a band is important. I discovered Haim in a park in small town Illinois with five story oak trees towering over strings of warm lights. I was camping nearby and drinking wine straight from the gallon-sized jug. The three sisters from LA drew me around the corner to the front of the ... More >>
THE POSTAL SERVICE @ RED ROCKS | 5/30 "We had to cancel last night because I lost my voice, but I've got it back, kinda sorta," Ben Gibbard told a packed house last night at Red Rocks, referring to scrapping the previous night's gig in Salt Lake City. "And by kinda sorta I mean this will be kind of ... More >>
The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>
Katie and Tom. Katy and Russell -- everybody's breaking up these days, it seems. Hell, even Adam Levine traded in one Victoria's Secret model for another. Break ups aren't just relegated to the super couples or the superstars, obviously. Everybody's been been on the receiving end of being dumped -- ... More >>
Bands break up all the time. This is an established fact, and depending upon how many of your favorite band's original members are alive, sane or producing concept albums, it can be a welcome one. The only difference this year is the purely unfair share of fallen rock soldiers that will have ended w ... More >>
BRIGHT EYES at THE FILLMORE, 6/5/11"It was a bit bittersweet to think that this might be the last time Bright Eyes plays Denver."
Tom Murphy PAVEMENT With guests Jenny and Johnny 09.09.10 | Ogden Theatre, Denver Jenny and Johnny opened this show and received a mixed reception from the crowd at first. But appreciative cheers for the group, which features Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice, increased with every song. The ban ... More >>
Houses, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Joseph Pope III Friday, Aug. 7 Meadowlark Better than: The other performances I've seen from the same three acts. Houses' schedule has been demanding lately. The group's ambitious goal for the year -- to release four separate EPs, each bearing the name of a sep ... More >>
Elizabeth & the Catapult is a Brooklyn-based trio playing the kind of jazz-inflected pop music that is simultaneously soothing and thought provoking. The act's debut album, Tall Children, bears favorable comparison to the more adventurous pop songwriters of recent years like Suzanne Vega and ... More >>
I just received a press release from the Salt Lake City Arts Council (cue the Pace picante sauce dudes asking incredulously, "Salt Lake City?!") informing me of their Twilight Concert Series. Evidently, the concerts, which are free and take place every Thursday night at the Gallivan Center in downto ... More >>
Jenny Lewis and Elvis Costello are into sharing. "Carpetbaggers," the A-side of a vinyl single up for sale on Record Store Day, is a Lewis cut from her Acid Tongue album that features Costello on backing vocals. In contrast, the B-side, "Go Away," is a Costello cut from the Momofuku platter that spo ... More >>
Monday, July 21, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Rilo Kiley, Jonathan Rice and Grand Ole Party September 11, 2007 The Ogden Theater Better than: The next Denver show they play, which will undoubtedly be at the Fillmore and I'll be that snob you know who says, “I saw them at the 15th Street Tavern on their first tour, so I've no need to see them ... More >>
Under the Blacklight
Saturday, September 30, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Be there or be square!
Jenny Lewis takes a break from Rilo Kiley with a solo experiment.
Indie rock meets prime time in a post-O.C. world.
Monday, June 13, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
Rilo Kiley tiptoed toward success while you weren't looking.