THE OH HELLOS @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | FRI & SAT, 6/28-6/29 Last fall, the Oh Hellos released their first full-length, Through the Deep, Dark Valley. And while that album's got some solid tunes like "The Valley" and "I Was Wrong," it's "Hello My Old Heart," a track from their self-titled debut that perk ... More >>
Do drugs fuel creativity? Is an addled mind essential to making great music? Does sobriety cause creative impotence? What if Jimi Hendrix had suddenly decided to enter a twelve-step program? Would Are You Experienced? have sucked? To answer this nagging question, you have to take a look at rock's re ... More >>
We Were All Like Whatever
Science fiction isn't for everyone. But those who get it, really get it. "Comics and sci-fi are the new archetypes of our culture, we relate to Star Wars and Stan Lee's characters; we've created new mythologies through them," says Dan Landes, restaurateur and self confessed sci-fi geek. And this Fri ... More >>
Although the Lions Lair opened in 1967, the bar didn't start hosting live music until Jux County played there in 1991. Since then, the place has brought in a steady stream of local and national acts, including some legends like Graham Parker, John Doe and Jonathan Richman. To celebrate twenty ... More >>
Vamping in the Key of Niche
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Jonathan RichmanWednesday, July 1, 2009Lion's LairBetter than: Seeing an energetic and earnest singer/songwriter play at the Bluebird or the Fillmore. It seemed perfectly appropriate that Jonathan Richman opted to perform in the cramped confines of the Lion's Lair. The bar's small scope and understa ... More >>
An image from Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell. The ongoing Denver Film Festival features a great many cinematic attention magnets, several of which have been covered in this space. (Examples include "The Brothers Bloom Flowers to Open the Denver Film Festival," "Grappling with Th ... More >>
3 Kings Tavern
Friday, September 15, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Caveh Zahedi comes clean in I Am a Sex Addict.
Tuesday, May 10, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
10th Avenue Freakout (Lex)
With its haunting debut, the Arcade Fire keeps it in the family.
Hamell on Trial trades electric guitar for an abrasive brand of acoustic punk.
Fuckin A (Sub Pop)
Bad Weather California whittles indie pop down to the basics.
Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow (Vapor)
Tommy Womack is still rattling Nashville's cage, but in a kinder, gentler way.
(Too Pure/Beggars Banquet)
Local artists come out from wherever they are.
For Buzz Bomber and the M-80s, raising money is a blast.
For Wesley Willis, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Musical crime and punishment with Little Fyodor.
David Byrne is mad as hell at his former bandmates--and he's not going to take it anymore.
The Heads' Jerry Harrison on the controversial decision to carry on without David Byrne.
FORMER VELVET UNDERGROUNDER JOHN CALE IS STILL DOING WHATEVER HE DAMN WELL PLEASES.
...YOU'D BE THE CRANKIEST GENIUS IN ROCK AND ROLL.
GETTING LOW WITH MARK SANDMAN, THE MAN BEHIND MORPHINE'S ADDICTIVE SOUND.