Larimer Lounge

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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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    November 12, 2012

    A Place to Bury Strangers at Larimer, 11/11/12

    A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS @ LARIMER LOUNGE |11/11/12 It's never boring when you go see A Place to Bury Strangers play, and last night at the Larimer was no exception. The band overwhelmed the senses for the bulk of the set. A tasteful layer of fog drifted around the stage, sliced through with strea ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Mono at Larimer Lounge, with Chris Brokaw, 9/27/12

    MONO @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 9/27/12 Mono's entire set felt like a grand meditation on the interconnectedness of patterns from the tides coming in and out daily in step with the tides of the moon, and changing in character with the changing of the seasons. The flow and evolving levels of sonic density a ... 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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    May 17, 2012
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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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    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 >>

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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 27, 2011

    Cut Copy to do DJ set October 4 at Larimer Lounge

    ​Each time Cut Copy has come through town over the last few years, the Australian indie electronic group has played a bigger venue as its popularity grew, moving up from the Larimer Lounge in 2008 to the Bluebird in 2009 to the Ogden Theatre on Tuesday, October 4. After the Ogden show, fans wi ... 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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    August 10, 2011

    Tonight: Vitamins tour kick-off at the Larimer

    Vitamins (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge Gauntlet Hair, Woodsman and Hearts In Space) is seemingly unstoppable -- The Denver-by-way-of Fort Collins band has been on a roll with new releases and stunning accompanying videos (like the just-released "Vimanas" below), plus, the quartet had the o ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    December Denver Doomfest at Larimer Lounge with Black Sleep of Kali, Royal Talons and more

    Denver Doomfest, December 3 at the Larimer Lounge​Doom metal is alive and well in Denver. And what better time to bask in the realm of doom as we enter into the thick of holiday season than to have an entire evening devoted to downtuned guitars? Precisely. Needless to say, our little hearts we ... More >>

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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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    February 4, 2011

    Woodsman release video for "Serfer," which will make you trip balls, slowly

    ​Woodsman offered up a new video for "Serfer" today, a song from the latest album, Rare Forms, released last month on it's own label, Fire Talk. The almost four-minute clip feels kind of like a interstellar trip to the optometrist -- glowing lights sharpen and blur as they travel through space ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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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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    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 22, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Mehko & Ocean Birds at the Larimer Lounge

    Mehko & Ocean Birds Saturday, February 20, 2010 Larimer Lounge Sour Boy, Bitter Girl​ Sundays at the Larimer Lounge are pretty much guaranteed to be a mulligan, with the decidedly un-rock 'n' roll start time of 4pm. This is not the way to attract a crowd, but neither is having a show on a S ... 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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    November 3, 2009

    Animals At Risk remixes the Swayback

    Matt Fecher isn't letting the grass grow under his feet. Although his hands are clearly already full with helping curate the Monolith Festival, Fecher, who DJs under the name Hot to Death, is constantly moving in a number of different creative directions at once it seems, from launching and hostin ... 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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    March 27, 2008

    Early Start

    Get a jump on Monolith six months in advance.

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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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