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  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    The Eleven Best Shows in Denver This Week

    It's another busy week here in Denver: The wildest in the Hank Williams lineage plays tonight at the Ogden, Keys N Krates returns with a set at Cervantes' Other Side and indie mainstay Of Montreal plays the Bluebird. There are plenty more -- the rest of our picks follow.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver from April 7 to 10

    The shows continue, as always. Peelander-Z, which does crowd participation better than anyone on the planet, is in town on Wednesday. You have a chance to check out good-time local Pizza Time tonight at Larmier Lounge, or you can head to Boulder for Kate Nash. It's OK if you're staying in tonight. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Sara Century reveals friends and idols with her musician's portrait series, opening Saturday

    Sara Century is everywhere: running her monthly freeform open mic, Baby Hair, with co-conspirator Erica Adams; playing solo and with various bands all over the city; and hawking tape rentals behind the counter at Video One. This Saturday, April 13, Century wears yet another hat, an artist's, as Hook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The ten biggest assholes in rock

    Feuds, tantrums, threatening to kill the president -- if you've been following rock music for the past few decades, you know that dickish behavior comes with the territory when your job involves a stage and adoring fans. Here we've assembled the reprehensible cream that has risen to top, highlightin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    The Armoury set to open in former Euphoria Lounge on Larimer on New Year's Eve

    Kris Baehre's earliest memory is watching the 1974 World Cup final with his dad, which cemented a lifelong obsession with soccer, particularly the Arsenal. The Armoury, which is slated to open on New Year's Eve in the former Euphoria Lounge space at 2048 Larimer Street, is named after the English so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Elvis Costello's My Aim is True turns 35

    See Also: Damned, Damned, Damned turns 35 Lester Bangs died 30 years ago today It was 45 years ago today . . . The Beatles Sgt. Pepper nears the half century mark The Smiths Louder than Bombs turns 25 today In the early 1970s, a bespectacled English waif named Declan MacManus -- later to be known ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    The Sex Pistols signed with A&M outside Buckingham Palace 35 years ago today

    In the history of rock there has never been a greater example of media manipulation than the Sex Pistols. From the Stones refusing to wear a tie to Bowie claiming he was gay to Ozzy biting the head off a dove, press savvy rockers have been tricking the media into endless headline coverage as long as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Damned Damned Damned turns 35

    It's unfortunate that so many people assume that U.K. punk was all about politics. When Bill Maher interviewed Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong on his show Real Time with Bill Maher last year, he questioned the singer's punk credibility for working to help elect Barack Obama in 2008, referring to Th ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2011


    Wednesday, August 10, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Anand Wilder of Yeasayer on being from Baltimore but making a name in New York

    ​Yeasayer (due tonight with Hush, Hush and Smith Westerns at the Ogden Theatre) was started by three guys from Baltimore, who each moved to New York separately before starting the band. During its four-year existence, the trio has developed an experimental pop sound that is more akin to quirky ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Alex Cox, director of Repo Man, joins CU-Boulder's film studies faculty this fall

    ​Alex Cox, who wrote and directed cult favorites like Repo Man and Sid & Nancy, is joining CU-Boulder's film studies faculty this fall and will teach screenwriting and film production, as the Daily Camera reported. Cox, who grew up England, studied film at UCLA, then lived in Mexico and Spain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Tesco Vee of the Meatmen on punk in Michigan, Meatmen album covers and Touch and Go

    The Meatmen​ In the late 1970s, Tesco Vee was an elementary school teacher in Michigan who lead something of a secret life, first as a fan of punk rock and then as the frontman of one of the most notorious and hilarious bands of that era -- the Meatmen (due this afternoon at Twist & Shout for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    RIP Ari Up of the Slits, dead at 48

    ​Ari Up (aka Arianna Foster), a founding member of the Slits, passed away yesterday at the young age of 48. John Lydon, who is married to Nora Foster, Up's mother, delivered the disheartening news rather succinctly on his website: "John and Nora have asked us to let everyone know that Nora's d ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010
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    April 23, 2010

    The ten best John Lydon Interviews

    ​ With Public Image Ltd. coming to town this weekend, we've been thinking about John Lydon and all the crazy weird things he's done. If you haven't seen many interviews with him, you're going to quickly notice a theme in many of these, namely a slight air of pretension, curse bleeps and an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    PiL's John Lydon on appearing in butter commercials and being on Judge Judy

    ​ That a person could be in two hugely influential bands is rare enough, but John Lydon also became something of an icon for punk rock and experimental music. The Sex Pistols were instrumental in bringing punk rock to the attention of people worldwide, whether they liked the music or not. R ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010
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    March 2, 2010

    This Just In: Pavement, Public Image Limited, Sting shows announced

    Marcus Roth​It was a hell of a week for show announcements, including rock legends, reunion tours and bit of everything in between. One of the most anticipated tours of the year is Pavement, who played its first show in a decade in New Zealand yesterday (photo of the setlist of that show here) ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2008
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    November 29, 2007


    Radiohead was here.

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Amphibious Jones

    Critters of Habit

  • Music

    June 14, 2007
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    April 18, 2007
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    April 18, 2007

    Poppin' Fresh

    When proto-punk and original-era punk acts were in their prime, I was either too young or too far from the various scenes to catch them in action. As a result, my only chance to see such groups perform has been in reunion formats -- and my experiences at such shows have been extremely mixed. During ... More >>

  • Music

    June 8, 2006


    Drag the River pulls up gold with a new disc.

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Neil Young

    Living With War (Reprise)

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Art Show

    With Art Brut, what you see really is what you get.

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    Art Attack

    Ichabod's gets a Jack Jensen makeover.

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    Knock 'Em Dead

    Killing Joke's ghoulish rock has the last laugh.

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Red Menace

    Straight from the vein of avant-hardcore, the Blood Brothers gush up a big mess.

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    The Hives

    Veni Vidi Vicious (Epitaph/Burning Heart)

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    Music for Pleasure

    Twenty-five years after releasing Britain's first punk single, the Damned return to the fray -- and to form.

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Here's Mud in Your Ear

    Seattle's Mudhoney sometimes wonders what all the fuzz was about.

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Apocalypse Yesterday

    Marilyn Manson resurrects the same ol' shtick.

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    The Vandals

    Look What I Almost Stepped In (Nitro)

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Various Artists

    A trio of records from Triage

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    New Bomb Turks

    Nightmare Scenario

  • Film

    June 8, 2000

    Young Guns

    Never mind the rumors; here's the Sex Pistols.

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Still Pissed Off After All These Years

    The The's Matt Johnson refuses to go quietly into the night.

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    This week's concert pick.

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    More Songs of the Century

    Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.

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    November 23, 1994