Sat | Propagandhi at Summit Music Hall | 3/8/14 In an era where many punk bands form and release their first album less than a year after starting, Propagandhi's development seems remarkably long. Formed in 1986, playing its first live shows in 1989, the band released its early demos a years after t ... More >>
Editor's note: Hall & Oates are now going as Daryl Hall & John Oates, because apparently that's the way you add gravitas to a catalogue that will turn your pants pastel and put shoulder pads in whatever shirt you're wearing if you listen long enough. Here's the thing: They needn't bother -- the song ... More >>
TUES | FLATBUSH ZOMBIEZ at CERVANTES' OTHER SIDE | 10/22/13 As if torn out of the pages of a graphic novel, Flatbush Zombies are intense and ultra-stylized to an extent that is at once cartoonish and darkly gritty. Sometimes, in the case of very exciting music such as theirs, substance takes a back ... More >>
SUN | GUITAR WOLF at MARQUIS THEATER | 10/6/13 Founded in the Harajuku district of Tokyo in 1987, Guitar Wolf was inspired in part by guitarist Seiji's encounter with Link Wray's monumental classic, "Rumble." Hashing together bits of old time rock and roll with punk, garage rock and noise, Guitar Wo ... More >>
When trumpeter Dave Douglas played at Dazzle just over a year ago as part of Greg Garrison's Improvised Roots series, he was introduced to Crooked Still's Aoife O'Donovan, who sang during the sets. Douglas went on to recruit O'Donovan -- who is also joining Douglas's his two-night stand at Dazzle th ... More >>
5. IMPROVISED ROOTS #4 @ DAZZLE | FRI & SAT, 3/15-3/16 While Greg Garrison plays bass for local bluegrass act Leftover Salmon, he also knows his way around jazz changes. With his Improvised Roots series, he brings the two worlds together with roots music. The previous two shows in his Improvised Roo ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be surprising to find that the most common (and mutually favorite) topic of conversation among us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't you know it, off ... More >>
Thursday, September 27, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
It's officially fall now, according to the calendar -- and, well, the thermometer -- but that doesn't mean things have cooled down here in the Mile High City. While most of the shows have moved indoors, there's still plenty to choose from, including Rise Against at the Fillmore tonight and tomorrow ... More >>
Thursday, July 21, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
Tom MurphyAction Friend.For the past eight years, Action Friend (due Saturday, June 25th, at The Meadowlark Bar) has been evolving the kind of music played by what many would say are "a musician's band." Although all the players in the band are highly skilled, it's the inherent weirdness to i ... More >>
This man may be a reflection of a reflection of a reflection.Sometimes in our lives, we probably all feel as if we are merely characters in someone else's novel, hunched over his desk, grappling with the material of our stories -- a writer who is himself a character in another novel, a reflec ... More >>
Friday, July 17, Glob, 303-641-9809.
Finally, a band has emerged that combines my love of experimental improvisation and dub with my love for spiders (seriously, I love the creepy little bastards). The brilliantly named Fight Spider with Spider lists David Lynch and John Zorn amongst its influences, has an instrumental credit for "mad ... More >>
Celebrating three decades of creative collaboration.
Photo by David Quint Wu Fei's off to the Big Apple. Today's marks another bummer day for the Denver music scene. We were just informed that Wu Fei, a master of the guzheng (a traditional Chinese stringed instrument) that has worked with John Zorn and Cecil Taylor, is preparing to move to New York ... More >>
Friday, June 29, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Who needs a rhythm section when your players are this good?
Wednesday, August 16, Monkey Mania, 303-292-4370.
The Experimental Playground blasts classical-music cliches.
Friday, April 22, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 303-297-1772.
10th Avenue Freakout (Lex)
Tuesday, September 21, 15th Street Tavern, 303-572-0822.
Les Ballet Jazz brings the heat
Fred Frith stays on his unusual path to unusual music.
New Ancient Astronauts
Set to debut in Boulder, Billy Martin's Turntable Sessions will turn you on your ear.
The Olivia Tremor Control Presents: Singles and Beyond (Emperor Norton)
Uz Jsme Doma creates a bohemian rhapsody.
Guy Klucevsek takes the accordion beyond and back.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.
THE BOREDOMS ARE AS ALTERNATIVE AS LOLLAPALOOZA '94 GETS.