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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
Wednesday, August 10, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Marcus RothIt 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 >>
Radiohead was here.
Critters of Habit
Saturday, June 16
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 >>
Drag the River pulls up gold with a new disc.
Living With War (Reprise)
With Art Brut, what you see really is what you get.
Ichabod's gets a Jack Jensen makeover.
Killing Joke's ghoulish rock has the last laugh.
Straight from the vein of avant-hardcore, the Blood Brothers gush up a big mess.
Veni Vidi Vicious (Epitaph/Burning Heart)
Twenty-five years after releasing Britain's first punk single, the Damned return to the fray -- and to form.
Seattle's Mudhoney sometimes wonders what all the fuzz was about.
Marilyn Manson resurrects the same ol' shtick.
Look What I Almost Stepped In (Nitro)
A trio of records from Triage
Never mind the rumors; here's the Sex Pistols.
The The's Matt Johnson refuses to go quietly into the night.
This week's concert pick.
Part two of a pre-millennial trek through a hundred years of pop music.
THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM: GREAT IDEA OR SIGN THAT THE END IS NEAR?