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    October 14, 2014

    Naoko Yamano of Shonen Knife on Why Shows Start Earlier in Japan

    In the late 1980s, it was nearly unheard of for Japanese underground rock bands to play in the United States. But Shonen Knife, appearing at the Oriental Theater this Thursday, October 16, played a show in Los Angeles in 1989. By then, the band's music had already spent several years circulating i ... More >>

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    August 13, 2013

    Bad Weather California's Chris Adolf on Back Seats, the new EP, and the band's break-up

    Bad Weather California has reached its natural conclusion. Although the outfit still has a string of dates left to play, including a tour kickoff show is this Thursday, August 15, at the hi-dive, celebrating its brand new EP, Back Seats -- due out this week on Fire Talk -- Chris Adolf confirms that ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012

    Jason Anderson

    Thursday, July 5, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    July 5, 2012

    Jason Anderson: "Whether there are five people or fifty people... I just give everything I have"

    See Also: - Tonight: Jason Anderson at the hi-dive - The members of Holophrase on working with Ikey Owens on Horizons of Expectation Jason Anderson's startlingly unvarnished yet well-crafted songs and his intimate and charismatic performance style evoke the sense of a compassionate and unpretentio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Brian King of Japandroids on Husker Du, the Gun Club and the lost art of album art

    Japandroids (due tonight at Larimer Lounge) started out with its own reinterpretation of angular, splintery punk and post-punk. But instead of sounding like another band that just discovered the Stooges or Joy Division, Japandroids plays its songs with a certain conviction you normally hear in blue- ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    March 23, 2012

    Weekend's Best Live Music Bets: The Autumn Film, Wovenhand, the Hive Dwellers and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Spring has officially sprung, and just as you can count on a another delightful couple of days weather wise, there's some great music awaiting you in the Mile High City. Locals rule this weekend. Tonight at the Walnut Room, the Autumn Film celebrates the release of its new al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Calvin Johnson of the Hive Dwellers: "Any excuse not to play a rock club, I'm there"

    The Hive Dwellers (due Saturday, March 24, at Yellow Feather Coffee) is the latest musical project of Calvin Johnson. Since 1982, Johnson's K Records imprint has been one of the most influential underground labels not just for its ethos of an eternally youthful perspective and using creativity as th ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2012

    The Hive Dwellers

    Saturday, March 24, Yellow Feather Coffee, 303-825-1700.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, March 2-4, 2012

    It looks like March is roaring in like a lion just in time for the weekend, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of things to do for fun. From Johnny Depp's classic bad-boy role in Cry-Baby to a whole slew of art openings, we've got plenty of interesting events to attend that won't maul your poc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Growler Records offers discount to DIY music scribes

    Molly Zackary's Growler Record Distro is changing the way we talk about music in Denver. More than just another storefront box of commerce, Growler is actively engaging the music community with new events and programs. "I have an agenda," says Zackary. "I think artistic movements and scenes are crea ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011
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    July 19, 2011

    Tonight: The Blow at the Larimer

    ​As The Blow (performing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with He's My Brother, She's My Sister and Shaky Molars), Khaela Maricich has been making albums since the late '90s, and has been doing so through influential Pacific Northwestern label, K Records, for most of that time. The Blow's minimal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Monolith Q&A: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

    ​With early support from one of the country's most important independent radio stations, KEXP in Seattle, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart -- appearing at Monlith this weekend -- struck a chord with fans of earnest, dreamy, lush pop music. Though often compared to C86-era and Sarah Records ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Built to Spill flashback: Our 1997 Doug Martsch interview

    Built to Spill back in the day. Our new profile and Q&A with Built to Spill's Doug Martsch, whose band headlines this Saturday's Westword Music Showcase (click here for more information), are built on a sturdy foundation -- an interview conducted with Martsch back in 1997, shortly after his band, t ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    September 18, 2008
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    May 12, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Nudity, Temples and Outer Neon @ Glob Glob Glob

    Photo by Tom Murphy Nudity with Temples and Outer Neon Friday, May 9, 2008 Glob Glob Glob, Colorado Springs Better Than: Most of the neo-classic rock out there. Tight Bros. From Way Back When only played Denver once during its entire career, and that was on June 15, 1999 at Soulciety on Brighton B ... More >>

  • Music

    April 17, 2008

    Meet Juno MacGuff’s Muse

    An unlikely Hollywood hit spotlights the songs of an unlikely singer-songwriter.

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    April 16, 2008

    Q&A With Kimya Dawson

    Kimya Dawson, the subject of an April 17 profile and the Q&A below, isn’t a new artist. She and Adam Green were part of the Moldy Peaches, a so-called anti-folk combo whose debut CD arrived in 2001 – and since then, she’s issued several solo albums and cut a disc with another band, Antsy Pants ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008


    Tuesday, February 26, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    January 31, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Doing It Together

    Ever since, let’s say 1968, people in the music world have just loved talking about DIY – Do It Yourself. If you use the term in the UK, people will think you’re talking about home improvement projects, but here in the colonies, that phrase carries a deep, complex and emotionally hefty connota ... More >>

  • Music

    December 28, 2006


    Our music writers pick the years national bests.

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    October 19, 2006

    Calvin Johnson and Karl Blau

    Wednesday, October 25, Chielle, 303-722-1877.

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    June 1, 2006

    Old Time Relijun

    Sunday, June 4, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    The Beatdown

    In the final tally, Avril is far less Complicated than Britney.

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    March 18, 2004

    Whirled Music

    Old Time Relijun puts a new spin on ancient sounds.

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Flame On

    The Thermals light a fire under indie rock's ass.

  • Music

    May 16, 2002


    Behind the scenes at the Paramount Theatre

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Mouse on the Moon

    Modest Mouse, the band that would be indie rock's king, navigates a major-label existence.

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    Stage Fright

    ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead makes impeccable recordings in the studio -- and a mess of the bars and clubs where it performs.

  • Music

    June 8, 2000


    This band lives -- and performs -- in a van down by the river.

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Notes From the Underground

    Local artists come out from wherever they are.

  • Music

    April 20, 2000

    Modern-Day Calvinism

    How a small band of insurgents led by K Records co-founder Calvin Johnson helped fashion a punk revolution.

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Lois Maffeo and Brendan Canty

    The Union Themes
    (Kill Rock Stars)

  • Music

    September 23, 1999


    Ralph Carney, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Enemymine, Styx

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    July 8, 1999

    Minor Threat

    The Rondelles prove that the kids are all right.

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Year-End Close-Out

    We've got 1998's best albums in stock, but they're going fast.

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    One (Or More) Against the World

    Gifted singer-songwriter Rebecca Gates says the Spinanes are both singular and plural.

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    March 19, 1998

    Electronica Goes Punk

    Kento Oiwa of icu uses old methods to make new sounds.

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    March 5, 1998
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    October 16, 1997

    System's Abnormal

    K Records founder Calvin Johnson leads Dub Narcotic Sound System down the road less traveled.

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    October 9, 1997
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    September 18, 1997

    Got Milk?

    Elephant 6's Neutral Milk Hotel books a room in Denver.

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    May 22, 1997

    Beck on the Highway

    The man of the moment wants some moments for himself.

  • Music

    May 1, 1997

    Building for the Future

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch searches for the happy medium between fatherhood and rock and roll.

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    October 10, 1996
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    October 26, 1994