Before Yoko Ono even met John Lennon, she was an active and influential figure in international avant-garde art and music. In the 1950s, she went to school at Sarah Lawrence College, during which time she rubbed shoulders with the likes of La Monte Young. Her mentor was the godfather of minimalism, ... More >>
Last weekend was jam-packed with events all around Denver. The inaugural Denver Comic Con, PrideFest, Juneteenth and Father's Day, to name just a few, brought very diverse crowds out around the city. And that meant that very different fashion styles were seen on the street -- everything from the rai ... More >>
The weekend before Valentine's Day has plenty of love (and anti-love) themed fun to offer, whether or not you're attached. From a Barbie and Ken art exhibit to a Victorian Mourning ceremony, we've got it all for less than $10. It will be way better than binging on heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. We ... More >>
Bands break up all the time. This is an established fact, and depending upon how many of your favorite band's original members are alive, sane or producing concept albums, it can be a welcome one. The only difference this year is the purely unfair share of fallen rock soldiers that will have ended w ... More >>
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 >>
A very pregnant Kim Gordon, flanked by band mate Julie Cafritz and KennedyOnce upon a time, before reality TV cheapened television programming as a whole, MTV (thirty years old today) was a bastion of music culture that actually showcased cutting edge artists for the sake of art. Because the network ... More >>
There is no way to stretch the word "poet" to fit into something I am even remotely interested in, but when you find yourself in the position to take a poetry/writing workshop from Thurston Moore, you're willing to break out of your cage a little. When Moore took on the task of teaching a wo ... More >>
In case you haven't heard yet, Modest Mouse is working with Big Boi on its next album. Seriously. Yeah, we're having a hard time even trying to imagine what that's going to sound like. The news, however, did get us thinking about the ten of the best and rap/rock collaborations. You know Aeros ... More >>
Probably would have been all right without this.As you may have heard, Radiohead's eighth album, The King of Limbs, was released today, a day earlier than expected, and only four days after it was announced. The complicated release strategy the band has devised is no longer the novelty it was ... More >>
Sounding like a lost band from the DGC Records roster heyday, Gata Negra seems unafraid to play to its influences -- the Denver-based three piece blends some mid-'90s-referenced riotous vocals and guitar with the true heartache of rhythm and blues.
If you haven't heard (or don't check Pitchfork like its your Twitter account) Steve Albini is pissed off -- again. In a Q&A with GQ.com published this week, everyone's favorite producer/indie curmudgeon decided to attempt to assassinate Sonic Youth's impenetrable DIY credibility. Serving up s ... More >>
Jon Solomon SONIC YOUTH With Caldera Lakes 10.04.10 | Ogden Theatre The thing about seeing Sonic Youth is, no matter what else is going on in the venue, the city or even the world at that very moment, there is no question the show will be staggeringly beautiful. It won't be flashy or dramat ... More >>
Jon SolomonSonic Youth Friday, July 31, 2009Ogden TheatreThree songs into Sonic Youth's muscular set, Kim Gordon sang, "I want you to levitate me/Don't you love me yet?" during "Sacred Trixter." Although her feet might have still been on the ground, those first three songs, which also included th ... More >>
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (Interscope) For the most part, the critical intelligentsia has looked askance at the Peas' latest due to its backburnering of the hip-hop style on which the act was founded, as well as the presence of more party-hearty exhortations than consciou ... More >>
While we'll be posting some pictures and a write up of our own shortly from Tom Murphy, who accompanied the Fluid and the Overcasters to the East Coast for a pair of dates this past weekend, Brooklyn Vegan posted a bunch of a great pics from the show. Unsurprisingly, both bands evidently kicked ass ... More >>
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