FRI & SAT | ADVENTURE CLUB at OGDEN THEATRE | 1/10-1/11 The Montreal-based Adventure Club is a duo that started as a pop-punk act. Quickly outgrowing that hybrid, Christian Srigley and Leighton James started making electronic music, their first foray into it being a remix of Brand New's "Daisy." Adv ... More >>
Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>
By Jason Roche Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant returns to town this week with his newest backing band, the Sensational Space Shifters. The lineup features members of his early-'00s band the Strange Sensation, and has Plant revisiting both blues-rock and world-music influences; this after expl ... More >>
Led Zeppelin was already a record-setting global powerhouse when Atlantic Records released their fifth album, Houses of the Holy, on March 28, 1973. The English quartet had laid down the basic tracks for the record in the spring of 1972 at the Rolling Stones' mobile recording studio at Stargroves, a ... More >>
The names you'll recognize -- the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones -- and the titles of Boedecker Theater's upcoming film series will be a treat for classic-rock fans who have already devoured big-budget docs like When You're Strange or last month's Crossfire Hurricane. "Both the ... More >>
Big news on the concert front this week: Furthur, always a local favorite, returns for a series of dates in Colorado, one at the Ogden, followed by three back-to-back nights at 1STBANK Center. Equally as big is word of a 420 show at Red Rocks featuring Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and Tribal Seeds ... More >>
Formed nearly a decade ago in Austin, Texas, the Sword, with its sludgy guitar work and the fantastical themes of its lyrics, is often assigned the stoner rock designation, and understandably so. But while the band certainly bears the clear influence of bands like Black Sabbath, Sleep and Led Zeppel ... More >>
By Christian McPhate For years, hidden messages have allegedly been embedded in music, cryptic musings that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backwards. Backwards masking, as this phenomenon became known, centered on songs by bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, acts that supposedly impla ... More >>
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 >>
The Essential Joy Subtraction
See Also: • John Baldwin Gourley looked to his roots and found Portugal. The Man's sound • (Photos) Portugal. The Man at the Fox Theatre • Portugal. The Man at the Bluebird To be a member of the newly changed line-up of Portugal. The Man (due tonight at the Ogden Theatre) is to be spontaneo ... More >>
Quick: Name the most iconic albums of the classic rock era... Uh, let's see.. Dark Side of the Moon? Check. Born to Run? Uh, yeah. Led Zeppelin IV? Of course. Revolver? Duh! Sticky Fingers? Totally. Who's Next? Tommy? Yes and yes! Where are you going with this anyway?
Wednesday, April 27, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
In case word hasn't reached you yet, rock god among men, Robert Plant, is coming to the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, April 27. We've been blessed with a pair of VIP tickets to the show that could potentially have your name on them. How would you and a guest like to be our guest to see th ... More >>
An average Misfits fan.Personally, it's been the "One Bad Album" rule. That's all it takes for a band's musical reputation to be asterisked forever, which makes getting a tattoo of that band, well, risky. You have to wonder how often thirty-somethings across the land hear "Nice Chi' Pep's tat ... More >>
Britt ChesterBackyard BangersThis past Saturday, we stopped by the Backyard Bang, which stretched between Lincoln and Sherman on 12th. We noticed the riders all had headphones in, so being all about the music, we asked them what they were listening to during their respective drops, rail slide ... More >>
Saturday, June 26, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
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 >>
The above photo was obviously taken long before the members of the Swayback found out they'd be working with Andy Johns. Wherever they are right now, though, you've got to assume they're experiencing a similar sense of jubilation knowing that in a week and a half they'll be heading to Los Angeles to ... More >>
What else is happening in the Westword.com blog universe? Glad you asked. Backbeat Online includes a review of the city-shaking Fluid reunion show, plus our take on a Red Rocks performance by once-and-future Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and bluegrass lass Alison Krauss, plus a review of Broke ... More >>
Friday, February 1, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.
Draw Your Lines
Their people make the difference.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Be there or be square!
Saturday, March 4, Ogden Theatre, 303-863-8668.
Rose Hill Drive completes work on its long-awaited debut.
Friday, January 13, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 866-464-2626.
Is Terry Reid the unluckiest man in rock?
Friday, July 1, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Saturday, April 16, Bender's 13th Avenue Tavern, 303-861-7070.
With the Lights Out (Geffen)
Wednesday, August 4, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Shivering King and Others (Matador)
Dopesmoker (Tee Pee)
Almost Famous rings in your ears -- and heart -- long after it's over.
Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones goes it alone.
Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.
THE IN-CONCERT MELLOWING OF JIMMY PAGE AND ROBERT PLANT.