When Gregory Alan Isakov and Nathaniel Rateliff played The Aggie in Ft. Collins earlier this year, the audience was silent. The only time the crowd made a peep during the music was when a diabetic girl fainted in the audience. It was weird. It was beautiful. It may have been related to the venue tem ... More >>
AMERICANARAMA @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | WEDS, 7/31/13 Sometimes when genre-specific festivals are put together, the bill gets padded with -- to put it charitably -- lesser-known artists. Fortunately, that's not the case with Americanarama, which features Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingha ... More >>
#85: Judy Anderson When Judy Anderson founded PlatteForum a decade ago, it was a good idea. Over the years, with the help of an enthusiastic team, it's morphed into a great idea -- a well-oiled machine that molds a rare product: Kids pumped up on creativity. The basic idea behind the nonprofit -- ... More >>
Dark Dark Dark from Minneapolis makes music that draws from folk, jazz, modern classical and pop without showing favor to any of those elements in particular. Although the band's earlier material was largely written by singer/pianist Nona Marie Invie and fellow singer/clarinetist/banjo player Marsha ... More >>
YEASAYER @ OGDEN THEATRE | 8.26.12 See also: Anand Wilder of Yeasayer on being from Baltimore but making a name in New York As soon as the lights dimmed for Yeasayer's entrance, the cheering began. Moments later, when the bizarre, sci-fi mirror-monstrosity of a stage set was revealed, the cheers s ... More >>
While things are slowing down a bit somewhat with summer concert announcements, the fall show season is beginning to shape up nicely with new shows from (updated) Mumford & Sons, a trio of dates with Brother Ali in October, as well as the Melvins Lite and Henry Rollins in September and an October da ... More >>
A fresh batch of new shows announced this week, including Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller at Red Rocks, the Head and the Heart and Blitzen Trapper at the Boulder Theater, Kimbra at the Ogden Theatre, Shinedown and Godsmack at Comfort Dental and Steve Vai at the Ogden. Page down for a full rundown plus lo ... More >>
Things might be slowing down a bit with the bigger concert announcements, but there was still a fair amount of activity over the last week, including Jane's Addiction at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, Swans and Xiu Xiu at the Gothic Theatre, and Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween) at both the ... More >>
While the concert announcements have started tapering off a bit, there's still some big shows that have been announced, including Gotye's Red Rocks show in August, Channel 93.3's Big Gig in September featuring Silversun Pickups, 3OH!3, the Hives, the Wombats and others at Red Rocks. Also, Matisyahu ... More >>
And it don't stop. Another batch of great shows announced this week, including Rise Against, who's due for a pair of back-to-back nights at the Fillmore in September, as well as Peter Gabriel, who will be performing his album So in its entirety a few nights later at Red Rocks. Wait, there's more: th ... More >>
See Also: Best of Denver 2008: Best Singer-Songwriter Since moving to Denver in 2000, Joe Sampson has been a highly visible member of the scene, but it's always been either as member of bands like A Dog Paloma or Bad Weather California, or collaborating on projects like Wentworth-Kersey or playing ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Madonna, Jeff Mangum, the String Cheese Incident, Jane's Addiction, B.B. King and more were announced; Lola Black, Fresh Breath Committee and the Autumn Film got spins on local radio; and recent a ... More >>
Here's what's hot this week in music on the Front Range: On the concert front, new shows featuring Girl Talk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Battles, Bon Iver and Feist, LMFAO, Destroyer, Anders Osborne and Classix were announced; the Swayback, Coles Whalen and Strip the Stars got spins on local radio; ... More >>
Tim Tebow's latest miracle versus the Jets inspired Bronco Planet to share a musical nod to No. 15: a version of "I Believe" from The Book of Mormon (by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, locals made good and Broncos fans) in which puppets yelp lines like, "I believe... that reading the defense and calling ... More >>
Penguin Books, eager to eclipse Twilight with a new moon of its own, sharpened its stakes and rounded up five authors of hot new fantasy titles for Young Adult readers from its various imprints, unleashing them on the world for the Breathless Reads National Book Tour, which haunts the Tattere ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinHankering for something exceedingly cool to do tonight? Yeah? Write this down: Lost Lake Lounge (3602 E. Colfax). That's the place to be for what should be just a stellar evening of live music. Hot on the heels of his show at the Gothic a few weeks ago, Nathaniel Rateliff is i ... More >>
So just in case you were wondering how well Nathaniel Rateliff is being received in other parts of the country, check this out: Last week, he caught the notice of Jon Pareles, the highly estimable pop critic for the New York Times, who saw fit to include Rateliff's show at Le Poisson Rouge in the ... More >>
In Memory of Loss
Thanks to Micachu & the Shapes for making us keenly aware of a vacuum cleaner's emotional propertiesYeah, pal, that's "college rock," scare quotes very much included. Look, it's a meaningless term. As are "indie," "alternative," "hipster," etc., etc. Let's not overthink this: Here we have ten ... More >>
Apparently there was a bit of a fight between Tom Waits' Glitter & Doom Live and Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream last week at Twist & Shout, and fortunately, Waits, who turned sixty yesterday, was the victor. Blakroc, the Black Keys' new hip-hop project, came in third, while Them Crooked ... More >>
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 >>
Sunday, September 27, Exdo Event Center, 303-468-5443.
Doug BeamBat For Lashes, Other Lives Bluebird Theater Saturday, August 22, 2009 Better Than: See bands with technical ability but no imagination. Openers Other Lives started out with a lush, orchestral, folk-inflected pop song that reminded me a bit of Arab Strap, without the bile and the Scottis ... More >>
Elizabeth & the Catapult is a Brooklyn-based trio playing the kind of jazz-inflected pop music that is simultaneously soothing and thought provoking. The act's debut album, Tall Children, bears favorable comparison to the more adventurous pop songwriters of recent years like Suzanne Vega and ... More >>
Update (Thursday): Just received word from AEG Live that some great seats to the show tonight, which was rescheduled from Tuesday due to inclement weather, have just been released. Tickets are available at all TicketMaster outlets.(Posted Tuesday): Due to the inclement weather we're experiencing rig ... More >>
Photo: Brian Landis Folkins A couple nights ago, I went to the Ogden, with the hopes of catching Denver’s own Astra Moveo, as well as Shy Child and the Faint. Unfortunately, pre-show drinks and toe-curling vegan sausage pizza at City 'O City were too good to rush, so I missed our local boys, an ... More >>
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