The SXSW floodgates probably extend as far as Denver, and regardless this week brings an exceptionally strong crop of bands to town. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, subjects of a recent cover story in our sister paper in St. Louis, play the Gothic tonight. There are plenty more below.
In jazz discussions, the saxophonists and the trumpeters generally dominate the conversation, and rightly so. Equally as integral to the music, is the rest of the band. While we've already listed the pianists and we'll soon be taking a look bassists and drummers, today we focus on the six-stringers. ... More >>
Los Lobos singer and guitarist David Hildago clearly knows his away around Latin music, and so does guitarist Marc Ribot, who's played with a ton of folks over the years, from Tom Waits and Elvis Costello to John Zorn and the Lounge Lizards. When the two bring their Border Music duo to the L2 Arts a ... More >>
Hell yeah! It's finally Friday! Welcome to the weekend! Feel like tossing back a few cold ones and seeing some live music? You've come to the right place. There's an overwhelming number of outstanding shows for you to check out this weekend. We've got all of them listed in our concert calendar if yo ... More >>
HANK 3 @ BOULDER THEATER | 9/04/12 Hank 3 outlasted most of his audience last night at the Boulder Theater. Exceeding even the expectations he himself set, he played more than the three and a half hours he said he's playing on this tour. By the time he launched into the third and final set of the e ... More >>
This is an only-in-New York romantic comedy.
Professor Fred Frith is as much pupil as teacher.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Mike Patton's Fantômas exits the O.R. with a visceral disc.
Combining everything from hardcore to free jazz, New Ancient Astronauts have all the right stuff.
Dave Cieri explores the creative space at Dulcinea's 100th Monkey.
Despised by hardcore elitists, the Locust finds a loving home on Epitaph Records.
The Tin Hat Trio defies description -- even by its own members.
When Cephalic Carnage went looking for success outside of Denver, it turned to the sewers of the death-metal underground.
Blending free jazz with film lore, Sex Mob reworks old James Bond soundtracks for a sound that's shaken and stirred.
Ken Burns's Jazz remains controversial. But its effect on album sales is difficult to dispute.
After writing for more than 400 films, Ennio Morricone remains the man with one name
The acid jazz of United Dope Front keeps 'em dancing in the trenches.
The Creative Music Works Orchestra brings jazz out of the closet.
This week's local music pick: Jack Wright
Guitarist Mark Ribot stumbles upon the hottest trend in popular music.
A New Mexico jazz trio makes smart music -- but you'll probably like it anyway.
Medeski, Martin and Wood branch out beyond jazz.
The Boulder Creative Music Ensemble is still taking chances after all these years.
Convicted murderer Sammy Town sinks his teeth into Fang.
Two of Denver's leading industrialists embrace the dark side of the force.
Neon Renaissance wants to change the way Denverites hear music.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.
The Czars make some of Denver's most beautiful noises.
Yuka Honda's Cibo Matto makes delectable treats for the postmodern ear.
DENVER NATIVE BILL FRISELL RETURNS FOR AN EXCURSION INTO COLORADO JAZZ.