By Jason Roche Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant returns to town this week with his newest backing band, the Sensational Space Shifters. The lineup features members of his early-'00s band the Strange Sensation, and has Plant revisiting both blues-rock and world-music influences; this after expl ... More >>
Led Zeppelin was already a record-setting global powerhouse when Atlantic Records released their fifth album, Houses of the Holy, on March 28, 1973. The English quartet had laid down the basic tracks for the record in the spring of 1972 at the Rolling Stones' mobile recording studio at Stargroves, a ... More >>
Wednesday, April 27, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Not so long ago, MGMT was like many underground bands in America playing small clubs and relatively low key shows. But even by the time of the release of its second album, 2007's Dave Fridmann-produced Oracular Spectacular, the band was already in the midst of its meteoric rise to popularit ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray Them Crooked Vultures • Mini Mansions Fillmore Auditorium | 4.19.10 The rawk fist (index and pinky for horns, thumb tucked) is a tricky little bugger. It's a totally sincere expression of rock-induced euphoria with all the subtlety of a billy club. Them Crooked Vultures earned th ... More >>
When explaining why there weren't too many rock and roll tunes on Them Crooked Vultures' self-titled debut, singer and guitarist Josh Homme says, "Let's just try to steamroll everybody with dark heavier music." With former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and ex-Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jo ... More >>
As if playing in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters wasn't enough for Dave Grohl, he teamed up with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and Queen of the Stone Age's Joshua Homme to form Them Crooked Vultures in 2009. The Vultures, who released their self-titled debut this past November, descend upon the Fil ... More >>
Detroit Cobras, Super 400 and Yerkish Friday, May 9 The Falcon You'd never know that Yerkish was missing a guitar player. Down an axeman, Nate Huisgen pulled double-duty -- not an easy task considering the band's complex song structures that border on math-rock. But with his creative approach, Huis ... More >>
These g'Earls know how to get the Led out.
Is Terry Reid the unluckiest man in rock?
Sound tumblers Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio flirt with the fault line.
Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones goes it alone.
Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.