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King Crimson

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    November 3, 2014

    No One Plays Guitar Like Adrian Belew

    Before Adrian Belew, who's due at the Boulder Theater on Tuesday, November 4, performed and recorded with King Crimson, David Bowie and the Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails and a slew of other artists, the adventurous guitarist spent a year working with Frank Zappa. Belew sees that year between 1977 a ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    How Colorado effects pedal maker Mantic Conceptual is already getting national attention

    When Luis Etscheid and Caleb Henning launched their boutique effects-pedal company, Mantic Conceptual, in spring 2013, they had a great deal more curiosity than experience. Fortunately, the Denver-based musicians are pretty good at experimentation, and in their first year, they found an impressive l ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2014

    Dwarf Planets

    Dwarf Planets
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    MON | JUNIP at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10/14/13 Formed in 1998, Junip fuses an acoustic folk sensibility with a meditative psychedelia driven by synthesizers. Before the Swedish outfit took off, guitarist and singer José González had a bit of a successful solo career with songs that were used in telev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Maurizio Guarini of Goblin talks about his band's first ever North American tour

    Inspired by early art-rock bands like Genesis and King Crimson, Goblin started out in 1972 as Cherry Five. But when the Italian group was recruited to help score the 1975 Dario Argento film Profondo Russo, the act changed its name to Goblin before releasing an album of the music it wrote for the mov ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013

    Paer

    Paer
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir gets NY Times mention -- but how about donations?

    OpenAir, an indie-music affiliate of Colorado Public Radio, debuted in October 2011, creating new content for the underutilized 1340 AM signal. Since then, the station's developed into one of the small pleasures on the traditional dial, and its love for local music paid off with a mention in yesterd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Kurt Elling on his new album and working with Don Was

    ​With a number of Grammys under his belt, and being named "Male Singer of the Year" by the Jazz Journalists Association six times in the last decade, Kurt Elling is one of the world's top jazz vocalists. On his latest effort, The Gate, released in February on Concord, Elling teamed up with leg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Slim Cessna, A. Tom Collins, Serious Moonlight and DJ MU$A top our weekly playlists

    ​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?" 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 al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer of the Posies talk about fame, Shatner and Big Star

    Julian Ochoa​The Posies (due tonight at The Gothic Theatre) had the good fortune -- or bad, depending on your perspective -- of being a non-grunge rock band in Seattle that came into its own during the era when, for far too many people, "alternative" became synonymous with "grunge."

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2010

    UMS Night Two Travelogue: Pink Hawks at the Skylark, Achille Lauro at Club 404 and more

    A.H. GoldsteinNon from Oklahoma City set up shop on the sidewalk​ UMS Travelogue, Night Two 7.23.10 | Baker District/South Broadway I started my tour of South Broadway relatively late in the evening, heading south from the 404 Lounge at around 9:45 p.m. Turns out I still had plenty of time t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    Tool

    Tuesday, June 29, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-295-4444.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Q&A with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

    ​Performing as St. Vincent, Annie Clark is a writer of lush, adventurous pop music. As a teenager she was the tour manager for her uncle's band, Tuck & Patti, where she learned not only a great deal about the music business but also a bit about musicianship and effective performance. In her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 7, 2009

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 26, 2009

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    October 22, 2009
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    October 21, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 19, 2009

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Q&A with Adrian Belew

    ​Adrian Belew has lead something of a charmed existence as a musician for the last thirty years, from his first high-profile gig as a guitarist for Frank Zappa in 1979 to his later work with Talking Heads, Trent Reznor, David Bowie and King Crimson. Though possessed of preternaturally able technic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of October 5, 2009

    ​​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Last Night: Prog Nation at the Buell

    Big Elf​Progressive Nation Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa, Big Elf, Scale the Summit August 25, 2009 Buell Theater Better than: Reliving high school memories by flipping through a yearbook. Let me admit to a strong bias up front: I spent at least three of my teenage years with a diet almost excl ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Last Night: Minus the Bear, the Helio Sequence and Grand Archives @ The Gothic Theatre

    Minus the Bear, the Helio Sequence and Grand Archives October 29, 2007 Gothic Theatre Better than: Flying to the Northwest to see each of these bands. When it comes to concerts, sometimes it’s better to go in blind but with open ears, where you hardly have any expectations and just embrace the ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Minus the Bear

    Planet of Ice
    Suicide Squeeze Records

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    June 1, 2007
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    January 4, 2007

    Blast Beats, Dark Harmonies and Monstrous Melodies

    The Top 10 Heavy Metal Albums of 2006.

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    September 15, 2005
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    May 5, 2005

    Dangerous Sounds

    The Experimental Playground blasts classical-music cliches.

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Machinehead

    The Secret Machines locate the sweet spot between heartache and head rush.

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Critic's Choice

    Colonial Excess

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Critic's Choice

    Plastic Parachute

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Circling the Drain

    Exploring the beauty of sadness, Orbit Service spins tales best heard sitting down.

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Making Progress

    Dave Kerman thinks prog rock is good business.

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Tin Men

    Tintin packs an epic, spacious sound into a modest frame.

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    The Mars Volta

    De-loused in the Comatorium (Universal)

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Neil Haverstick

    If the Earth Was a Woman

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    The Home Team

    Local artists put out a wealth of good music this year. Step right up and read all about it.

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Vincent Gallo

    Recordings of Music for Film (Warp)

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Culture Clash

    Alex Paterson returns from Orblivion with a disc that inspires passionate responses.

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Boulder Rocks

    Plans are in the works for a musical retrospective of the People's Republic.

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Playlist

    Primus, The Go, At the Drive In, Method Man/Redman

  • Music

    December 17, 1998
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    October 22, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 22 - 28. 1998

  • Music

    January 1, 1998

    The Three Weissman

    Learning jazz from the ground up with the Perry Weissman 3.

  • Music

    October 30, 1997

    Lighter Than Air

    On its new long-player, Helium gets ethereal.

  • 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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    February 27, 1997
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    October 25, 1995
  • Music

    June 14, 1995

    CRIMSON TIDE

    THIS YEAR'S MODEL OF KING CRIMSON IS A BLAST FROM THE PAST--AND THE FUTURE.

  • Music

    January 25, 1995

    YOU ASKED FOR IT

    OUR READERS REVEAL THE OTHER OVERPLAYED CLASSIC-ROCK SONGS.ONCE MORE WITH FEELING

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    July 6, 1994
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