Born Jewel Cameron II, Esi Juey was born in California, and he moved around as a child, living in places like Ohio, before eventually landing in the Mile High City. One of the most promising local rappers to emerge in recent years, he's swinging for the fences. "I'm trying to hit a homerun," the rap ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! The fact that you're reading this right now means that we either all survived the end of the world, or we all misunderstood the Mayans and miscalculated the date of our supposed demise. Whatever the case, we're here, and it's the weekend -- and it's a holiday weekend at that. ... More >>
With the exception of the almighty Clutch (pictured above), the entirety of this week's enticing options are all homegrown, including the Foodchain's first headlining show at the Bluebird, with 9th Wonder behind the decks and a slate of Mile High heavyweights; OneRepublic's second annual Denver Acou ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinAchille LauroUMS on S. BROADWAY | 07/23-24/11I started out Saturday with the Yes We Cans' appearance at Moe's Barbecue at 3 p.m., a staid set that seemed to reflect the early hour of the gig. With ballads composed of minor chords and heavily reverbed guitar effects, the Colorado ... More >>
Jon SolomonMumford & Sons last night at the FillmoreMUMFORD & SONS at the FILLMORE | 06.15.11"Mumford and his mates certainly did their best to show the crowd one of the greatest shows they have seen in recent memory."
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel Variety ShowSaturday, December 12, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: The V Ultimate Variety show featuring Wally Eastwood. An estimated 48 musicians took part in the third annual Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel variety show on Saturday night. All of them played br ... More >>
It's been a couple months since its release, but the double-disc Rocky Mountain Low compilation--an exhaustive overview of the Front Range punk scene of the late '70s, including a rare pre-Dead Kennedys track by a young Jello Biafra, back when he was a long-haired Boulder kid named Eric Boucher-- ... More >>
Julie Davis of Bela Karoli (A.H. Goldstein)Last night, the four-day UMS festival wrapped, and most of our crew made it out for at least part of the fest. And while we rarely agree on anything, we're all pretty much in agreement that Danielle Ate the Sandwich absolutely stole the show with one of ... More >>
From the soggy, cold weather to being under, uh, well, the weather until today -- which, incidentally, also accounts for why this week's episode of Moving Pictures wasn't posted until today -- it was a pretty miserable weekend. Fortunately, the music was delightful, as always, which more than made u ... More >>
There’s a lot of talk – especially in this column – about how supportive and caring the Denver music scene is. Every time you turn around, there’s a benefit show to help some musician pay his medical bills, move out of state, or fund his honeymoon. It’s not unlike the rent parties of the 1 ... More >>
Pictureplane gets a shout-out on Pitchfork and Nathaniel Rateliff gets written up in Billboard, while DeVotchKa kills it on Conan and Flobots throw down on Carson Daly.
Fancy us: We caught a few songs from one of the best unsigned singer-songwriters in the country (that's a designation bestowed by Billboard, in an issue that hits stands later this week, BTW -- not that we disagree) at the Meadowlark this past Friday night. Sucking down a few cold ones on the Lark's ... More >>
Nathaniel Rateliff puts his voice in peril while other locals prove themselves worthy of national acclaim.
Denver's hometown heroes are larger than Life.