This Saturday is poised to be the most celebrated day in our state's history, what with this being the first 4/20 since Amendment 64 was passed and all. Some of music's most heralded imbibers are being shipped in just to help the local stoners celebrate in style, from Slightly Stoopid and Cypress Hi ... More >>
The Soft Moon started out in 2009 as the solo project of Luis Vasquez. The band developed over the next few years from a stark, Suicide-eque, minimalist post-punk band into something with a dark urgency and expansive song dynamics that recalled Chrome and Cabaret Voltaire. The Soft Moon's 2011 EP, T ... More >>
The Uncertain Sea somehow managed to bring together a touch of math rock or prog with splintery post-punk and '90s emo and made it compelling -- think something like Mission of Burma with a country bent, written by people who grew up hearing stuff like Sunny Day Real Estate with a touch of Codeine's ... More >>
Even though the band has been around for five years, Metz just released its self-titled debut full-length on Sub Pop this year. Even prior to that, the Toronto-based trio only released a few seven-inches. Mostly these guys have spent their time focusing on developing as a group by touring and playin ... More >>
A Place to Bury Strangers makes the kind of guitar rock that doesn't just carry melody but is rather a palpable, elemental presence in the room. From early on, the act drew immediate comparisons to My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain, the Cure and Big Black, as critics searched for adequate an ... More >>
Update 10/29/12: Rumor confirmed. After performing this past weekend with Dirty Femmes at the Larimer Lounge, Violent Femmes frontman Gordon Gano is staying in town for an encore performance with the Denver tribute band this Friday, November 2, at the Oriental with Hell's Belles and MF Ruckus. Accor ... More >>
See also: Purity Ring at Larimer Lounge, 8/29 Purity Ring came together when Megan James and Corin Roddick started writing electronic songs together after having served as touring members of experimental pop band Born Gold. Rather than rushing to put out material, this duo has spent the last couple ... More >>
THURSTON MOORE @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 6/29/12 Thurston Moore came on stage joined by the members of Hush Arbors, one of the opening acts, and violin player Samara Lubelski. On the mike, Moore joked, "We just flew in from Boulder," to which some wag in the audience said, "You sure did," eliciting a lau ... More >>
Update: The Ryan Adams show originally slated for tonight the Temple Buell has been postponed until tomorrow night. The Dr. Dog show has also been postponed, but a new date has not been announced. What's a little snow? Blizzard schmizzard. There's too much great music this weekend to stay at home. ... More >>
Gauntlet Hair has plenty to smile about.We imagine this has been a pretty bittersweet week for the members of Gauntlet Hair. After being stranded in Montreal for a few days due to a busted van, the dudes have finally made it to New York just in time for CMJ. Though the repairs to the van left ... More >>
Catch Roger Daltry at 1STBANK on SundayAnother enticing weekend for music in the Mile High City: Dax Riggs closes out his two night stand at the Larimer Lounge, the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular illuminates the Fillmore on Friday, Cymbals Eat Guitars crash the hi-dive, Howard Jones plays his f ... More >>
Lafayette-based duo Gauntlet Hair, who was picked up by Dead Oceans over the summer, is set to release its self debut on the imprint on October 18. Already receiving high praise from a number of music blogs around the country for "Top Bunk," the first single from the album, Gauntlet Hair just ... More >>
Kottonmouth Kings (playing Summit Music Hall tonight with Kingspade) has been ruling its own corner of the musical stoner universe since 1994, carrying with it a fan base equally obsessed with weed culture. Coming up in the post-Sublime mid '90s, the Cali dudes easily found a niche market for ... More >>
Paleo (performing tonight at the Hi-Dive with Glowing House and John Davey) is the chosen stage name for David Strackany, a singer-songwriter who once lived out of his car while traveling the country and playing hundreds of shows. There isn't much to his music in the way of instrumentation or ... More >>
CULTS at LARIMER LOUNGE | 8/1/11In a lot of ways, last night's fast and furious set from Cults at the Larimer Lounge was the best show possible for a band with a short discography. They played the hits and sounded good doing it, and when they left the stage less than an hour later, nobody was ... More >>
Born in Chicago in 2004 as a duo, Walter Meego (playing the Larimer Lounge tonight with ManCub and C.S.Q.) makes the kind of sweet and accessible electronic pop perfect for the television medium -- which, as it turns out, is where the now-trio received initial mass exposure.
You can't experience a Colorado summer without seeing at least one show at Red Rocks and tonight, Widespread Panic throws down the inaugural performance of a full weekend of jammy goodness. These dudes are so popular here, you would think they are from Colorado, but no. It might just be somet ... More >>
Norwegian-born singer Sondre Lerche (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Kishi Bashi and Nightlands) knows how to write a catchy melody, but it's his deep catalog of complex chord structures, bossanova beat references and Tom Jones-ish crooning that set him apart. This diversity has also allo ... More >>
Are your dance shoes ready to go for the weekend yet? We hope so, because we've got tons of places where you can lace up those shoes and shake that ass this weekend, including a Deeper reunion, a Sex Panther resurrection and much more. Keep reading for what's hot:
This past Sunday, April 24 at the Larimer Lounge, a bunch of friends of Rick Kulwicki got together one more time to celebrate the life of the dearly departed guitarist at the Pure Sunshine BBQ. Boss 302 reunited for the occasion, and our art director Jay Vollmar was there and captured these ... More >>
Beat-man Tomas Fec (aka Tobacco, who performs tonight with Beans and Shapers at the Larimer Lounge) is not only a sound manipulator, but has the warped visuals to match. Tobacco's musical creations are best experienced live for this reason, as he projects pop- and consumer-culture collages wh ... More >>
Knoxville's Royal Bangs (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Hindershot and Spires) knows the power of a three-piece. Beginning as one, growing into a quintet, and now back to band life as trio, the dudes still manage to create plenty of electronic-infused punkishness on its latest rel ... More >>
Fort Collins-born Candy Claws (playing the Larimer Lounge tonight with Gardens & Villa and Flashlights) is like a vacation unto itself. The family-style band creates soundscapes fit for traveling from the forest to the sea with ethereal layers of vocals, bells, and traditional instrumentation ... More >>
Wednesday, March 30, Walnut Room, 303-292-0529.
As reported last week, the Avett Brothers will be at Red Rocks in July, while Warren Haynes and Cake are due at the Ogden in May and June respectively. Also, Arctic Monkeys, who have been working on their fourth album, make their way back to the Ogden again on Monday, May 30, as part of a twe ... More >>
Tom MurphyCrocodiles CROCODILES With Hearts In Space and Overcasters 01.22.11 | Larimer Lounge With the stage bathed in shifting hues provided by Shane Williams, Overcasters opened its set with a new song -- something a little more on the bluesy and noisy side of the band's repertoire. Whil ... More >>
Trip balls with Tjutjuna, dude.Finally, Tjutjuna will be giving its debut LP a proper celebratory release tonight, with a show at the Larimer Lounge. The self-titled, ten-song LP -- which became available for a a listening preview in September and was physically released in October -- is fina ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Vincent Gallo RRIICCEE 11.17.10 | Larimer Lounge Vincent Gallo: Not an asshole. First of all, assholes, especially assholes who have starred in movies, do not play music at places like the Larimer Lounge. And they definitely don't express gratitude when 38 people show up ... More >>
Brothers O'Hair. Photos by Kiernan Maletsky BROTHERS O'HAIR With Weather Maps • The Fling 11.13.10 | Larimer Lounge One year and two months since their first show together, Brothers O'Hair returned to the Larimer Lounge with their first recording in tow. And people noticed. You could not ... More >>
Formed in 2009, Weekend started out as a trio comprised of guys from punk and hardcore bands in the Bay Area who wanted to do something with a broader sonic palette. Often compared to My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus & Mary Chain, Weekend doesn't really sound like either so much as a pop ban ... More >>
With all the food trucks and carts revving up, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to cater exclusively to mobile vegetarians and vegans. That someone was Trevor Smith, who now parks the Sprout House downtown at the corner of 17th Avenue and Lincoln from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tues ... More >>
Click to enlargeSummertime, in our book, is all about fireworks, barbecues and sweaty live music. How fitting then, that this week's top flier uses one of those things to advertise a great slate of the other two? It's for one of the Larimer Lounge's fine summer barbecue events, which are like ... More >>
Tuesday, May 4, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
King Khan & the Shrines • Fresh & Onlys • Eyes & Ears 04.08.2010 | Bluebird Theater When King Khan and Shrines played the Larimer Lounge about a year and a half ago, it was a tough show to shake. All those cats were sweaty and crammed on that stage, the cheerleader gal never stopped mo ... More >>
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. Whitney Van Cleave ... More >>
Did you catch Daughtry's New Year's Eve performance? We saw a clip, and the dude, who apparently gets mistaken for Vin Diesel a lot, has facial hair and eyebrows that kind of look like they were drawn on his face with Sharpie. Seems a little distracting if you ask us, but the Times Square crowd w ... More >>
Bailey Ferguson 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 three 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.
Jens NordstromThere's something to be said about a group that boldly calls itself, CunninLynguists. Since 2001, the Kentucky-bred group, which consist of rapper Natti and producers/rappers Deacon the Villain and Kno, has redefined what it means to be courageous with their music, during a time whe ... More >>
Update: Charles Hughes and Cherie C will be our guests at the show tonight. Thanks to them and to everyone else who responded with the correct answer ("Don't Dream It's Over" and The Stand). We'll have more tix up for grabs later this week.Yes, we know it's a Monday. And yes, we know the Broncos ... More >>
Last night on I-25 as Del the Funky Homosapien (aka Teren Delvon Jones) and his crew were making their way up from Colorado Springs to Denver for a scheduled show tonight at the Larimer Lounge, an Escalade reportedly driven by a drunk driver rear ended the crew. Although Del and company escaped m ... More >>
Photo by Aaron ThackerayBlink-182's Tom DeLonge.Blink and you'll miss it. Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the Weekend: Blink-182 at Fiddler's Green. • Over the Weekend: Fell at Larimer Lounge. • Over the Weekend: Ween at Red Rocks. • Over the Weekend: Warlock Pinchers (almost) reuni ... More >>
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