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    November 13, 2014

    Bright Channel Was Denver's Last Great Shoegaze Band

    Bright Channel was one of the most widely respected bands in the Denver underground scene during its relatively short existence. From February 2002 through the fall of 2007, the trio flooded small bars and large venues with its colossal sound. Though it would probably today be called a shoegaze band ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Denver's Ten Best Small Venues

    It's no secret that Denver is blessed with an overwhelming amount of music venues, places boasting calendars packed full of local and national acts every night of the week. We wanted to highlight some of the best of the little guys -- venues that can hold crowds under 500 people. There are some old ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    Crowd-pleasing Cloud Nothings defy labels at Larimer Lounge

    There's been some discussion as to what to label Cloud Nothings. Punk, noise-rock, garage-rock, grunge and even emo have been tossed around when referring to the Ohio-based trio. But to put it into one of these labels would be a disservice. As the band proved at the Larimer Lounge last night, it is ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Here's why Pujol is the perfect voice for our time

    Daniel Pujol is a rock and roll songwriter from Nashville playing tonight at Larimer Lounge, and he would like to communicate with you. He's at several disadvantages there, especially if he sticks to the methods we mostly rely on these days. He could send you a text message, but they are short and ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    The six best shows in Denver from May 12 to May 15

    Now that our bonus day of winter has ended, the week's show schedule awaits. There are some good ones, including the debut of Ark Life at Greater Than Collective's Social Club at Lannie's this Tuesday. It's also the band's first show since announcing a partnership with the local label. Elsewhere, Pa ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    The Best of Denver 2014: Music category winners

    Westword's annual Best of Denver issue is on newsstands now. Within it, you'll find several hundred of our favorite things about this city, everything from best handcrafted signs to best tater tots. Go find yourself a copy to earmark and keep in your car or bicycle basket or whatever. It's not all ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, December 23-26

    Though it may be tempting to stay inside and watch holiday specials on YouTube, there's plenty to do in Denver this week between viewings of the Pete and Pete Christmas episode and the Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special. Our top three events include a concert with tacos, an evening of orchestral ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Larimer Lounge owner Scott Campbell buys Lost Lake Lounge from Matt LaBarge

    Nearly four years after Matt LaBarge took over the former Bulldog Bar at 3602 East Colfax and transformed it into the Lost Lake Lounge, he has sold it to Larimer Lounge owner and AEG talent buyer Scott Campbell. Campbell, who officially took over the space yesterday, says one of the reasons for buyi ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    The Outfit at Larimer Lounge, 8/24/13

    THE OUTFIT @ LARIMER LOUNGE | 8/24/13 The Outfit saved one of its best songs for late in the set, and the sparkling urgency at the beginning of "What Happened To You?" perfectly framed the song's poignant lyrics, which were inspired by a chance encounter Eric Johnston had at a school library a few y ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Sebadoh at the Larimer Lounge this August

    Somehow we missed getting this out to you yesterday. Our bad. Mark your calendar -- nay, clear your calendar -- on Tuesday, August 6. Sebadoh is coming to the Larimer Lounge, and whether you're new school or old school, you don't want to miss a chance to see Lou Barlow and company. Tickets for the s ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Eric Phipps of Wampire on why a live band is more exciting than a guy on stage with a laptop

    Wampire is a five-piece whose music doesn't seem fixed to a particular musical period, especially the current era. If anything, the band's gently swirling, swaying melodies are buoyed almost imperceptibly by a distinct if informal structure that keeps the music from wandering completely where it wil ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    OM at Larimer Lounge, 2/13/12

    OM @ LARIMER LOUNGE |2/13/12 It was impossible not to be moved last night by the music of OM, as the visceral, low-end sounds moved through your body and the music hit you and washed around you like a physical force. The mixture of those cthonic tones, with the clatter of cymbals and tambura, octav ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Our top five spins this week, September 24-30

    In this very special edition of Heavy Rotation, you not only get a through-the-keyhole view of our musical proclivities, but you also get a few words from us on our top pick of the week. Keep reading to find out what Mark Sanders considers musical comfort food, why Kelsey Whipple can't think of Spac ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Denver's ten best side projects

    The Swayback is obviously Eric Halborg's main gig. But lately he's been moonlighting in Dragondeer, a side project he helms with Swayback drummer Carl Sorensen and Cole Rudy of Varlet on mandolin and lap steel. With Dragondeer, Halborg and company delve into some swampy blues and reverb-drenched psy ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Ten best concerts in Colorado this weekend, Friday, August 24, through Sunday, August 26

    Welcome to the weekend! If you haven't made plans yet, there's an unreal number of shows, from five different festivals to several CD release shows to old school hip-hop. Of course, we have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and bre ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe on Beck, living in Germany and Bright Channel

    The Brian Jonestown Massacre (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) has been through ups and downs since 1990. But through it all, singer and primary songwriter Anton Newcombe, has steered the band through releasing more great albums per decade than most bands have across entire career. For the unini ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: Sleigh Bells, Cults, Heartless Bastards and more

    TGIF! You've worked hard all week, now it's time to coast into weekend. Plenty of great music on tap to help you unwind -- or get wound-up, as the case may be. Tonight at the Ogden, Sleigh Bells assaults the senses, Mojo Nixon kicks off a two-night stand at the Lion's Lair, JJ Grey and Mofro get the ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Weekend's best live bets: Joy Formidable, Girls, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson and more

    With pretty much the entire music world holed up in Austin this weekend for this year's edition of SXSW, it's amazing that there's any musical options to choose from this weekend at all, much less decent ones. Alas, though, there are still plenty of compelling reasons to leave the house. Girls get t ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Weekend's best live music bets: The Swayback, Pure Sunshine II, Snoop Dogg and more

    Welcome to the weekend! Whether you're making your way up to the mountains for Snowball Music Festival 2012 or staying behind in the city, there's an abundance of musical choices: Tonight at the Fillmore Snoop Dogg throws down before heading up the hill himself for a slot at Snowball, while a couple ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Mudhoney, Cattle Decapitation, the Wailers and more this weekend

    Sub Pop / Shawn BrackbillCatch Mudhoney tonight at the Bluebird for the Kulwicki Twins benefit with the Fluid and the Purple Fluid​Even in the early part of January when the concert calendar is typically just barely beginning to ramp back up after the holiday season, there's still plenty of gr ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    A first look at Hearts in Space "Shores of Time" video from the band's new Already Gone EP

    James Holden​It looks like Audio Visual Violence Club has been busy lately. On the heels of the recent video for Snake Rattle Rattle Snake's "Like a Moth," the Violence Club just dropped a video for "Shores of Time," the lead track from Hearts in Space's new record, Already Gone, slated for re ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Halloween Events: Great American Taxi, MiM0Sa and Designer Drugs (win tickets!)

    This weekend is huge. It's one of those, "If you aren't here, then you aren't having as much fun as me" kind of weekends. The deck is stacked with amazing things to do, so pick a card -- any card. We've got some passes to Designer Drugs at Club Vinyl to give away, so leave us a comment on a memorabl ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Photos: Foo Fighters, Odd Future, X, OFF!, Misfits and Melt Banana over the weekend

    They don't call it Rocktober for nothing. There was no shortage of options this past weekend: Foo Fighters at the Pepsi Center, Odd Future at the Fox and at the Ogden Theatre, X at the Summit Music Hall, OFF! at the Marquis Theater, Melt Banana at the Larimer Lounge, Misfits at the Summit and Chrome ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    The members of Mitya discuss their songwriting process in advance of tonight's CD release show

    Mitya is releasing its new CD tonight at the Larimer​Borrowing its name from the carousing, profligate brother in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel, The Brothers Karamazov, Mitya (due tonight at Larimer Lounge with Young Analogs and Sparkle & Burn) has spent the last handful of years evolving ... More >>

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    August 12, 2011

    Bobby Long at the Walnut, the Still City bids farewell, Richard Marx and more this weekend

    ​Bobby Long takes over the Walnut Room with Ian Cooke for a night of swooning, heartthrobbing goodness. The English singer-songwriter had his first big break thanks to the Twilight soundtrack, but his rough and beautiful voice has shown Long to be more than just a pretty face. (7 p.m. doors, 2 ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Tonight: Cults at the Larimer

    ​Manhattan duo Cults (playing the Larimer Lounge tonight with Guards and Writer) are, essentially, a pop group. At first glance, the band's name may be far from suggesting this genre idea, but the pair definitely create a warm and sparkling big room sound, with Madeline Follin's childish vocal ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Donovan Jones of This Will Destroy You on the state of post-rock and why he resists the term

    ​Although often lumped into the category of post-rock, This Will Destroy You (due tonight at Larimer Lounge) from San Marcos, Texas, is more rooted in outright instrumental rock music with more than its fair share of an experimental edge. When the band first emerged, the post-rock designation ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Tonight: Death Angel at the Larimer

    Stephanie CabralBorn a year after MTV's inception and surviving the Headbanger's Ball-era, Death Angel (playing tonight at the Larimer Lounge with Four Horsemen and Steel Blades of Vengeance) is an integral part of thrash metal's history. The band members were in their early teens when the 1986 demo ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Darwin Smith of Darwin Deez on his videos and his informal agenda as an artist

    Darwin Deez​ Darwin Deez (due at Larimer Lounge tonight) came to the attention of wider and wider audiences relatively early in the band's career with the release of its singles "Constellations" and "Radar Detector." The videos for both songs revealed a band both eccentric, quirky and capabl ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 22, 2010

    The Weekend Showdown: Do the Snake Rattle Rattle Snake

    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. ​ This week, we're a ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Q&A with Shawn Christensen of Stellastarr*

    Phil Knott​ Stellastarr* (due at the Larimer Lounge with Transfer and Le Divorce on Wednesday, December 9) emerged onto the national music scene at the turn of this past decade in the musical milieu that gave us fellow New York acts like The Strokes, The Rapture and Interpol. While clearly influe ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    This Just In: KS 107.5 Jingle Jam, Steve Earle, Brandi Carlile shows announced

    ​Fabolous, Twista and Mario, who have each recently dropped new albums, are among the noted hip-hop and R&B talent slated to appear at KS 107.5's Jingle Jam Friday, December 18 at the Fillmore Auditorium. Advance general admission tickets are $27/$30 day of show. Steve Earle, who's touring in ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Freeloader: Win tickets to see Meshell Ndegeocello, the Nadas and Great Lake Swimmers

    ​Happy Wednesday. Yes, we've looked outside and know there's not much happy about this dreary day. Winter, it seems, is eager to rear it's ugly head. Nonetheless, we've got a bunch of tickets for some shows tonight that will hopefully help ease some of the pre-winter blues. First up, is Meshell Nd ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    September 1, 2009

    Dirty Projectors, White Rabbits, Meshell Ndegeocello shows announced

    Sarah CassDirty Projectors​Originally a solo project for David Longstreth, the Dirty Projectors is now touring as a six-piece in support of the band's latest, the wonderful Bitte Orca. Longstreth and company stop at the Bluebird Theater Sunday, November 8. Tickets are $15.25 in advance and $18 day ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 28 edition

    I used to love Mr. T cereal....​Pity those fools. Today in Backbeat Online: • Freaky Friday: "Treat Your Mother Right." • Q&A with John Osborne of KingBilly. • Last Night: Desolation Wilderness at Rhinoceropolis. • The Denver Boot: Lion Sized at the Larimer Lounge -- 08/02/09. • Fiv ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 6 edition

    ​Would you like to sniff the cork? Today in Cafe Society: • Grapes and grilling tonight at Strings. • Guess where I'm drinking? • Martini Ranch and Hiccups III dry up. • And the new, New York Times restaurant critic is... • Tonight's shochu dinner at Elway's Cherry Creek could be th ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Epilogues win a slot on Warped Tour this weekend

    Photo by Andy Mellen​Congratulations are due to the fine young men of the Epilogues. For the second year in a row, the band is one of the winners of the Ernie Ball battle of the bands, earning them a coveted slot on that stage for this Sunday's Warped Tour date at Invesco. The time slot has y ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Missed connection: Discount Cinema and Joy Subtraction

    ​Even the lowliest of local bands are used to getting a little groupie action now and then. But it turns out Denver-area musicians don't need to sift through their adoring audiences for a shot at romance; sometimes it's right there onstage. Emily Carter, bassist of Lakewood electro-rock outfit Dis ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    December 23, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: All mixed up

    While year-end lists are predominantly the province of journalists and critics, everyone can get in the act at the holidays with a year-end mixtape. These capstone compilations serve a very different purpose from the mixtapes you've made for girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses and - best of all - unreq ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    This Just In 10/30-11/05

    The Killers invade Magness Arena on January 17. The big news in this slow week of concert announcements is the Killers January 17 show at DU's Magness Arena. Good news for fans of the Gibbons brothers: some amazing seats for ZZ Top's sold out Halloween show at the Paramount have been released. Bad ... More >>

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    October 7, 2008

    Chairlift in Apple's nano-chromatic Commercial

    Photo: Jason Klauber Not sure if you noticed or not or if you were even paying attention, but the cutesy synth-pop featured in Apple's newish nano-chromatic commercial is by none other than Chairlift, the Brookyln-by-way-of-Boulder trio. The song, "Bruises," is the same one the outfit closed its ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008

    The Blog Shortcut, July 14 Edition

    Got blogs? Yes, we do -- and here's how to find a passel of them. Demver is distinguished by Kenny Be's latest Delegating Denver feature, this one spotlighting Virginia. It's for lovers, like all of Mr. Be's work. The Cat's Pajamas previews season five of Project Runway, which will probably wind up ... More >>

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    June 23, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Broken Spindles, Red Orange Yellow and We Are! We Are! @ Larimer Lounge

    Photo by Tom Murphy. Broken Spindles, Red Orange Yellow and We Are! We Are! Saturday, June 21, 2008 Larimer Lounge Better Than: Anything else going on in town this night. I got to the show a little late, and was relieved to find that We Are! We Are! hadn't played yet. Instead, a “DJ” was play ... More >>

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    June 18, 2008


    Just in time for the Friday, June 20, reunion show featuring the Fluid - among the best Denver bands of the past quarter century - Backbeat Online is offering a cyber-history of the act in words and images. The June 19 Westword includes a new profile of the five-piece plus a Message column focusing ... More >>

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    June 4, 2007

    What You Missed This Weekend (June 1-3)

    We Are! We Are!, All Capitals, The Narrator and Me Llamo Rosa Larimer Lounge Friday, June 1st Slide show Live review

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    April 27, 2006

    Party Arty

    Lower Larimer Street gets down with the underground.

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    July 1, 2004


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