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PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT @ GOTHIC THEATRE | 9/28/12 Peter Hook's 33-song set at the Gothic was split into three distinct sections representing three periods of his early career as a musician. The first set was comprised of Joy Division songs and not really everything expected. Beginning with the brood ... More >>
FRI & SAT | BIG GIGANTIC at FILLMORE / RED ROCKS | 9/27-9/28 When Big Gigantic played Red Rocks last year, the feeling of hometown pride was unmistakable. As the act went into "Colorado Mountain High," a giant projection of the state flag draped the rocks, and the crowd went absolutely bananas. The ... More >>
NATHANIEL RATELIFF & NIGHT SWEATS @ BOULDER THEATER | 5/17 At this stage of his career, particularly in Denver, Nathaniel Rateliff is a man who requires absolutely no preamble. Nonetheless, the limited-edition two-song seven-inch he produced for Record Store Day feels like a fresh and glorious reint ... More >>
Monday, March 18, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-788-0984.
Happy Monday, amigo! Another great batch of shows this week to help you get through the work week. We've got all this week's shows listed in our concert calendar if you're so inclined. Otherwise, keep reading to get a full rundown on the five best concerts this week, the ones we think are worth stay ... More >>
Wednesday, October 10, 1STBANK Center, 866-461-6556.
As people who think about, talk about, write about, listen to and make music, it shouldn't be too surprising to find that the most common (and our mutually favorite) topic of conversation among all of us is the same: "What are you listening to right now?" Stick a quarter in us, and, boy, wouldn't yo ... More >>
There are so many fun things to spend money on in the fall, like sweaters and butternut squash soup and fancy lattes. So why spend money on entertaining fun? Fortunately, you won't have to this weekend, since there are many worthwhile events that cost under $10 -- many of them free! From a drag fun ... More >>
See also: - New Order's Movement turns thirty - Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction turns 25 - The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street turns 40 - The Beatles' Sgt Pepper turns 45 - Prince's Sign of the Times turns 25 - Velvet Underground & Nico turns 45 today - Today In History Archives When N ... More >>
Ceremony (due tonight at the Marquis Theater) started out in Rohnert Park, California, as a straight ahead hardcore outfit. The band's fast, hard-hitting songs put it in good company with like-minded bands influenced by that era of punk where a song could be less than a minute long, so long as you s ... More >>
In the nearly eleven years that Lipgloss has been adding spice to Denver's Friday nights, it has played host to some of the finest guest DJs in the music industry, from Mani of the Stone Roses/Primal Scream fame to the Go-Go's adorable guitarist Jane Wieldin to members of Cut Copy and Franz Ferdinan ... More >>
It's really hard to be a successful corporate retailer. Not only do you have to sell truckloads of stuff to make money, but you have to keep track of whose stuff it is you're even selling. Sigh. It's even harder when you appropriate a design by a band that's really popular thinking, "that'll sell," ... More >>
Tom MurphyScott KellySCOTT KELLY at HI-DIVE | 12/3/11There were plenty of signs around the hi-dive last night indicating that this was an acoustic show. Meaning: Talking was ill-advised. Even so, some people near the stage decided to have a conversation at the beginning of Scott Kelly's set, ... More >>
The debut album from New Order, 1981's Movement (which sees its 30th anniversary this Sunday, November 13, 2011), represents a turning point and a crossroads for the former members of the cult band Joy Division. Most bands do not survive the loss (or in this case, death) of a core songwriter. ... More >>
Tom MurphyPeter Hook and The LightPETER HOOK & THE LIGHT at the BLUEBIRD THEATER | 9/19/11It was to be expected that Peter Hook & the Light would be playing Unknown Pleasures in its entirety, and that it wouldn't be a half-hearted and insincere attempt at re-creating that music live. What was ... More >>
Timothy NorrisPeter HookWith his ground-breaking band Joy Division, Peter Hook (due this Monday, September 19, at the Bluebird Theater) perhaps accidentally created a style of playing bass that made the instrument not just a part of the rhythm section but also a carrier of the melody.
After debuting on March 10, 1986, 120 Minutes became a showcase for non-mainstream music of various stripes until around the year 2000 when it first got shuffled to the side in favor of reality programming. But during its heyday, 120 Minutes introduced a generation and more to music by artists that ... More >>
Alberte KarrebaekIceageIceage from Copenhagen, Denmark (due tonight at Rhinoceropolis) are all under the age of 22 but in its relatively short time together, the band has garnered a buzz for the sonic savagery of its live shows and the harrowingly resonant emotional tenor of its music. Its de ... More >>
Mark HolthusenDavid Eugene Edwards Wovenhand (due at The Marquis Theater tomorrow night with Git Some) is the current musical project of David Eugene Edwards. In his early bands, Bloodflower and The Denver Gentlemen, Edwards was developing an aesthetic that some consider synonymous with all ... More >>
Sara KieslingSince its inception in 1993, Low (due at the Larimer Lounge this Saturday, December 18) from Duluth, Minnesota, has created a body of work characterized by a fragile intensity. Although often lumped in under the banner of "slowcore" with a group of bands of similar sonic leanings ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Wednesday, April 21, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
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 ... More >>
If you've gotten around to reading this week's issue, you might have seen my gushing review of the incredible new record from the Jim Jims. Now, it isn't often that I do this (and by isn't often, I mean I have never done it before and may never do it again), but those 125 words of criticism and com ... More >>
A biopic shows why there was so little joy in Joy Division.
Sunday, September 17, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Midnight Madness at the Esquire
The Back Room (Fader)
Monday, April 24, Bluebird Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Hard Days, Hard Nights (Self-released)
Self-Propelled (Flight Approved)
Peter Hook has found a new way to move the masses -- as a DJ.
Post-punk pioneer Gang of Four still loves a man in uniform.
Tuesday, May 17, Bender's Tavern, 303-861-7070.
Dangerous Dreams (Rx/Palm)
The singer for an NYC buzz band tries his hand as a spin doctor.
Wear Black on the Outside
Original Soundtrack Recording: 24 Hour Party People (ffrr/Warner Strategic Marketing)
Get Ready (London/Reprise/Warner)