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    September 10, 2014

    The 2014 Goldrush Music Festival Schedule

    Goldrush Music Festival has always featured a meticulous lineup of local and national artists working with unusual sounds and approaches. This year is the biggest in the four-year history of Goldrush, with headliner Wolf Eyes joining a slew of other exceptional noisemakers on three stages at Larimer ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Remember Black Kids? They're Amazing Now.

    When Black Kids seemed to disappear from the popular music landscape in the .mp3-blog heydey of 2009, it looked like another example of too much hype, too soon. If the pressure of impossible expectations is weighing on the band's members still, it sure wasn't present at Larimer Lounge, because every ... More >>

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    August 21, 2014

    Portugal. The Man's "Secret," Instantly Sold-Out Show at Larimer Lounge

    As the old saying goes, "Any show that starts with a giant singalong to Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick in the Wall pt. 2' is going to be a good show." Okay, that's not actually a saying, but it probably should be after Portugal. The Man began its Larimer Lounge show with it. See also: Things You Won' ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    The nine best concerts in Denver from April 7 to 10

    The shows continue, as always. Peelander-Z, which does crowd participation better than anyone on the planet, is in town on Wednesday. You have a chance to check out good-time local Pizza Time tonight at Larmier Lounge, or you can head to Boulder for Kate Nash. It's OK if you're staying in tonight. ... More >>

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    April 1, 2014

    Denver's best dubstep shows in the past seven years, according to Sub.mission

    Sub.mission dubstep is arguably the most influential music authority in Denver. Consistently winning Westword's Best Of Denver awards for various shows and events, Sub.mission has been bringing the underground dubstep sounds to Denver for seven years. Thanks to founder Nicole Cacciavillano, and a cr ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Deer Tick show at Bluebird tonight canceled, free "Beer Tick" show tonight at Larimer Lounge

    Okay, just got some good news/bad news. First, the bad news: Deer Tick's show at the Bluebird tonight has been canceled. The band -- or at least part of it -- is dealing with an unspecified medical emergency preventing him/them from performing tonight. Sucks, but there's good news: Tomorrow night's ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Tokimonsta at Larimer Lounge, 9/19/13

    TOKIMONSTA at LARIMER LOUNGE | 9/19/13 Let's face it: Really progressive urban shows are rare here in Denver. Given that, consider for a moment the genre-destroying line up of Tokimonsta, Gavin Turek, MNDR and Jesse Boykins III that took the stage last night at Larimer Lounge. Tokimonsta is this yea ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Broncho at Larimer Lounge, 8/27/13

    BRONCHO @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 8/27/13 Broncho hit the stage last night like a great, long lost band from several eras. With its catchy melodies, and its infectious exuberance and aggression, Broncho recalled the Buzzcocks by way of the Stooges, except the guitar sweep and atmospherics was more like som ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    40th Day at Larimer Lounge, 7/20/13

    40TH DAY @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 7/20/13 The whole 40th Day set felt a bit like me traveling and a creative resurrection at the same time. For whatever reason, it just didn't feel like a reunion show. The felt show felt like the five members of the band were playing music they had written and just hadn't ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Download Force Publique's haunting new cover of "Today" by the Smashing Pumpkins

    Sometime in the last year, Force Publique shifted its focus a bit to include electric guitar rather than bass and the opted for using an MPC over playing pre-crafted beats made on software. The resulting sound is still darkly moody as it was during the band's more post-punk period, but this version ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    TESTAMENT @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | MON, 2/25/13 Testament is one of the bands that you can make a strong case for expanding the Big 4 to the Big 5. The Bay Area act was part of the original thrash movement, which fused the precision and savagery of speed metal with the intensity of hardcore punk. For n ... More >>

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    September 22, 2012

    Dragonette at Larimer Lounge, with The Knocks, 9/21/12

    DRAGONETTE @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 9/21/12The Larimer Lounge wore three sizes too small on Dragonette last night. The Canadian band, which stopped at the Larimer Lounge for their first Denver show three years ago, put on a show that rock n' rolled too hard for the constraints of the venue this time aroun ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Ten best concerts this weekend, Friday, September 7, through Sunday, September 9

    Welcome to the weekend! We know, it's here already? Indeed. As always in our beloved Mile High City, the options are ripe for the picking and plentiful. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious and have some time to kill before lunch, print that bad boy ... More >>

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    May 26, 2012

    ManCub at Larimer Lounge, 5/25/12

    ManCub @ Larimer Lounge | 5/25/12 With a perforated, paneled structure as its backdrop with lights shining through and strung along the top edge, ManCub started things off with a forceful flood of low end, and both Alex Anderson and Ethan Converse seemed to push themselves headlong into the music ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Review: Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso UFO at Larimer Lounge, 4/8/12

    ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 4/8/12 It would be a tough to pinpoint a specific climax of this show, but a true high point of feeling for the band -- and probably the crowd -- came with the last number of the set when Kawabata Makoto used some kind of white, plastic object that looked lik ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    Ring in the holidays with Denver Doomfest this Saturday, December 3 at the Larimer Lounge

    Ah, yes, after months and months of fevered anticipation, the date is finally upon us. Fellow metal fans, rejoice! This Saturday, December 3, at the Larimer Lounge, Denver Doomfest kicks off to the most joyest of seasons, the time when we all gather together to bask in the thunderous, deafening roar ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Good Friday: the Swayback, Electric Six, Wolves in the Throne, Dick Dale Room and more

    Larimer Lounge Presents: Don't Get Shot!​True to form, there's no shortage of things to do this weekend in Denver. And as always, there's tons of variety to choose from. On Friday, the Swayback is playing a free gig at the Larimer, while Electric Six hits up the Bluebird, Wolves in the Throne ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Preview Hearts In Space's Already Gone before the official release

    ​It looks like Heart in Space was too excited to get their new sounds into the hands of its fans. In preparation for its official release on November 11 at the Larimer Lounge, the dreamy-space-rock band has made the disc available digitally for streaming or a six-dollar download.

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    July 29, 2011

    Good Friday: Titwrench Fest, Cass McCombs, Cold Cave and more on tap this weekend

    Jacob TeitelbaumMarried In Berdichev​Kicking off last night, Titwrench Fest 2011 is now in full-swing at the Mercury Cafe tonight with bands, dance performances and informational workshops running through the weekend. The four-day festival brings avant-garde, experimental and (mostly) female m ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Peter Black presenting first annual Denver After Dark Festival this August on Larimer

    Looks like Peter Black, the progressive mind behind Analog Space, is trying his hand at curating a music festival. Dubbed Denver Afterdark, Black's inaugural soiree is slated to take place at the Meadowlark, the Larimer Lounge and Flobot.Org's community space on Friday, August 26, with performances ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Tonight: White Denim at the Larimer

    ​It is easy to pass off White Denim (due tonight at the Larimer Lounge with The Growlers) as psychedelic garage rock -- except the reverb isn't there and the Austin-based act implements some seriously dub-like rhythms. Labels aside, the power trio (that recently became an even tighter foursome ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Wye Oak at Larimer Lounge, 4/2/11

    WYE OAK With Callers 04.02.11 | Larimer Lounge As far as standout female voices in today's indie-landscape, the front seems to be dominated as of late by heavyweights like Best Coast's Bethany Cosetino or Beach House's Victoria Legrand. But a serious chunk of room needs to be made for both Brookl ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Meet Force Publique, our latest infatuation

    ​ There are few things that bring us joy quite like finding a new act to get all excited about. It's kind of like finding a twenty-dollar bill in the pocket of a jacket you haven't worn in a while. We're enjoying that feeling right now listening to "Still Falls Apart," by Force Publique.

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    December 16, 2010
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    November 10, 2010

    Git Some fancy silk screens

    ​Rock posters have a long and storied history with silk screening. It has been a tradition in poster and flier design for as long as the promotion of rock concerts has existed. It's this very fact that warms our hearts when we see local shows with silk-screened posters, and this week we get pl ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010
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    August 26, 2010
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    April 8, 2010
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    March 26, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: The (Andrea) Ball

    ​ We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. Andrea Ball's g ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: We're hanging out with The Jim Jims

    ​We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. This week, Larimer ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: We Are the Dot

    We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down five of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post, with video and audio. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. ​ No sleep till Mon ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Over the weekend: Acoustic Profanity at Bender's Tavern

    Acoustic Profanity Friday, January 8, 2010Bender's Tavern Better than: MTV Unplugged. Acoustic Profanity was about what you'd expect from the name: Get a bunch of punks together and take them out of their element a little by handing them acoustic guitars and sitting them on some stools. Over the co ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    The Denver Boot: Hot IQs final show at Larimer Lounge

    ​Without question, Hot IQs, which took the stage for the last time this past weekend at the Larimer Lounge, made its mark on the Mile High City and will be sorely missed. Starting life as the Royal We, the outfit grew ably into its own as songwriters and left us with a slew of outstanding songs, f ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    The blog shortcut, July 14 edition

    Photo by David BarberJohn Baxter and Matty Clark play skins and skins. In the flesh. Today in Backbeat Online: • Westword Music Showcase Awards Wrap Up. • Q&A with Asher Roth. • Deejay Diabolic competing to spin at Lollapalooza. • Fake Problems cancels Larimer Lounge date. • Tickle Me Pi ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Over the Weekend: What you missed while briefly getting into soccer before realizing you still don't care

    Kiernan MaletskyWhite Rabbits. They're definitely white. Not very rabbit-y, though. If, like me, you sat around all weekend salivating over the U.S.-Brazil soccer game before realizing as you watched it that you still don't care about soccer and likely never will, well, you missed this stuff: Whi ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    The blog shortcut, May 29 edition

    Photo by Aaron ThackerayWhat cute Offspring you have! Hello, we must be going. Today in Backbeat Online: • Last night: Punk Rocks at Red Rocks. • Catch the Buzz 3 Mixtape features Spoke-In-Wordz, Playalitical, DJ Chonz. • MP3 Freeloader: Saturday, the Rouge CD release party at Larimer Lounge ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Flier of the Week: Ideal Fathers CD Release at Larimer Lounge

    Our premier flier for the week advertises the upcoming CD release party for the Ideal Fathers debut EP on Saturday, May 16, at the Larimer Lounge. The Fathers are great live performers  who bring some serious energy, the EP kicks ass and this is pretty much a can't-miss show -- plus you get Acc ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Young Coyotes to release pair of EPs next month

    Young Coyotes have been together less than a year, but in that short time, the act has already embarked on an extensive cross country tour, attracted a high powered manager in Blee Music's Brian Swartz (Rose Hill Drive), and, most noteworthy, generated a substantial buzz locally. In what literally s ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Reno Divorce at the Ogden Theatre

    I was shuttling between the hi-dive and the Larimer Lounge on Friday night, so unfortunately, I didn't catch Reno Divorce and Slim Cessna heating things up for Reverend Horton Heat at the Ogden. But from the sounds of it -- Jon Solomon was at the show -- both acts tore it up, and although it took th ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Hope That I Get Old Before I Die

    Every year, about this time, I find myself getting philosophical. Don’t worry. I won’t bore or torture you with the countless inane, pretentious, half-baked or downright silly thoughts that flood my brain. Still, as I approach yet another birthday, I feel like I’m standing outside my body, wa ... More >>

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    June 13, 2008

    In the Ballpark: Meadowlark

    If you’re tired of the downtown crowd or simply looking for a mid-show break from the Larimer Lounge, the Meadowlark’s patio is a true urban oasis. It’s big and dark and often quiet, and coming here is like slipping away from a party and into someone’s back yard to share a cigarette and a he ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    Over the Weekend...A Bevvy of Aural Pleasures

    Instead of a rundown, I simply give you a list of the amazing stuff we heard and saw this weekend: Cut Copy and Black Kids @ Larimer Lounge; Kool Keith, ManeLine and the Americans @ the Oriental Theater; Destroyer and Josh Queen @ the Walnut Room, Bad Weather California, Velella Velella and Hearts ... More >>

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    January 16, 2008

    Last Night ... Sea Wolf @ Larimer Lounge

    Click here for slide show Sea Wolf Larimer Lounge January 15, 2008 Better than: Watching girls dancing with hula hoops Last May, Sea Wolf played to a handful of people at the Larimer Lounge. The band played a fine set, and after the gig I picked up the band’s Get To The River Before It Runs To ... More >>

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    October 24, 2007

    Last Night: The Born Ruffians, Caribou @ Larimer Lounge

    The Born Ruffians and Caribou Larimer Lounge October 23, 2007 Better than: An acid flashback The cold, fall air wafting in through the open doors on either end of the Larimer Lounge had just about numbed my feet and I was beginning to consider either starting a fire in the corner or insulating myse ... More >>

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    October 23, 2007

    Last Night: Electric Six, Gore Gore Girls and We Are the Fury @ Larimer Lounge

    Electric Six, Gore Gore Girls and We Are the Fury October 22, 2007, Larimer Lounge Better than: Trying to remember an album name like I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master “Kill Hollywood Rock” was stenciled on the guitar player’s Marshall cabinet, w ... More >>

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    March 24, 2005

    Best Concert (Since March 2004)

    The Killers
    April 20, 2004

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    October 28, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.

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    January 8, 2004

    The Beatdown

    Life is a lonely highway when youre a touring musician without a good booking agent.

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    March 27, 2003

    Best New Rock Club

    Larimer Lounge

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    December 5, 2002


    Scott Campbell moves down the road and away from the 15th Street Tavern.

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