Maybe it's the punk rock origins of Riot Fest that brought out the funny and the ridiculous in various performers and attendees at Riot Fest. It was mostly the usual self-deprecating and/or sarcastic commentary one expects out of musicians but there were a handful of gems both inspired and just funn ... More >>
Les Claypool and Larry Lalonde will be signing copies of Primus: Over the Electric Grapevine, an oral history of the band, at Tattered Cover on Thursday, September 18, at 7 p.m.. Primus is also slated to perform at Riot Fest on Friday, September 19. Formed in 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Prim ... More >>
A Colorado summer can be short, but there are plenty of ways to make it sweet, especially if you pack it with as many festivals, road trips and patios as possible. We've picked out ten music festivals sure to give you the flavor of the state's musical offerings -- everything from the EDM of Global D ... More >>
June is here and with it comes summer. And summer time means rooftops, patios, grilling and festivals. Our top ten culinary events for June have all this and more, from bacon festivals to roof top parties here are the best of the best for the first official month of summer. See also: Top five ce ... More >>
Chris Thile has decided he's bored of not selling thousands of tickets at a time, so Nickel Creek is back, and they're coming to Denver. Rod Stewart and Santana are also into selling thousands of tickets, so they'll be coming through as well. Incidentally, Santana has never meet a collaboration he d ... More >>
Ben Harper, always a local favorite, will be making his way back to the Mile High City for a show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Friday, November 8, as part of his fall acoustic tour. Tickets ($42.50-$75) go on sale this Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m. See also: Our constantly updated, super com ... More >>
THE EAGLES @ PEPSI CENTER | SAT, 10/5/13 The Eagles, who just released the three-disc documentary History of the Eagles, hits the Pepsi Center on Saturday, October 5. The band will be performing classics spanning their entire career, as well as tunes from the bandmembers' solo catalogues. Tickets, w ... More >>
PRINCE @ OGDEN THEATRE | MON, 5/13/13 Prince became a household name after the release of his third album, 1982's 1999. Over the years, his perfectly realized blend of rock, pop, funk and jazz has proved equally popular with audiences and critics. Throughout the '80s, Prince released hit records tha ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! We made it. And as we already noted in Dance Card, there's an extra hour for you to enjoy. Depending upon how hard you go, this will either give you more time to imbibe or an extra hour to sleep off the effects of the night before. Whatever the case, there's plenty of quality ... More >>
Hell yeah! It's finally Friday! Welcome to the weekend! Feel like tossing back a few cold ones and seeing some live music? You've come to the right place. There's an overwhelming number of outstanding shows for you to check out this weekend. We've got all of them listed in our concert calendar if yo ... More >>
Les Claypool of Primus last night at the Ogden Theatre. More Primus at the Ogden photos. Although Primus was last in Denver only back in August, opening for the Flaming Lips at Red Rocks, the San Francisco band and '90s radio staple took top billing for two nights in Denver this week at the Ogden T ... More >>
Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18, Ogden Theatre, 1-888-929-7849.
Hey, folks, we're off to see the Wizard. Won't you join us?THE FLAMING LIPS PRIMUS at RED ROCKS | 8/3/11"This will probably go down as one of the greatest shows at Red Rocks - ever!" So declared Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne as part of his introductory rundown on what would be happening ... More >>
Thursday, July 21, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
RUSH 8.16.10 | Red Rocks Amphitheater It's taken more than three decades for Rush to refine its approach to stadium rock, and the long gestation process has paid off. The Canadian trio's three-hour set at Red Rocks Monday night showed just how carefully the band has constructed its approac ... More >>
Not so long ago, MGMT was like many underground bands in America playing small clubs and relatively low key shows. But even by the time of the release of its second album, 2007's Dave Fridmann-produced Oracular Spectacular, the band was already in the midst of its meteoric rise to popularit ... More >>
As if we didn't already have enough reason to find our way to Tennesee to catch the Flaming Lips playing Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, we now have even more incentive -- namely, Chromeo with Daryl Hall and Stevie Wonder!
Fucking A. Ask and ye shall receive, eh? (Well, it's not Denver, but close enough.) Just glimpsed the lineup for this year's Coachella. As far as headliners go, you've got your Jay-Z and your LCD Soundsystem and, uh, let's see here, Thom Yorke and ... yada, yada, yada. Whatever, dude. Five words: Fa ... More >>
Slayer and Megadeth team up for KBPI's Midwinter Melee on Monday, January 25 at DU's Magness Arena. It's the first time the two bands have co-headlined in two decades, and as a bonus for diehard metal heads, Testament gets things started. General admission floor seats are $49.50, while reserved s ... More >>
Twiztid's brand-new album, W.I.C.K.E.D., knocked the Dream's Love vs. Money down to the second spot while Jamie Foxx, Hollywood Undead and T.I. still hold top-ten positions at Independent Records for the week ending March 22. See the full breakdown after the jump.
After two weeks of U2 and Neko Case sitting at the number-one and -two spots, Bonnie Prince Billy's new album, Beware, knocked U2 down to the second spot and Case moved down to the eighth slot at Twist & Shout for the week ending March 22. Les Claypool's new disc, Of Fungi & Foe, came in at ... More >>
Les Claypool visits the Fillmore March 14 as part of the Oddity Faire Tour with the Yard Dogs Road Show, Saul Williams and Secret Chiefs 3. After a slow holiday season of show announcements, things are starting to pick back up with a lot of spring concerts announced this week. But unfortunatel ... More >>
Tuesday, October 9, Walnut Room, 303-292-1700.
Sunday, February 18, Dulcinea's 100th Monkey, 303-832-3601.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Thursday, February 9, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030; Friday, February 10, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308; Saturday, February 11, Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, 1-970-482-8300.
Saturday, August 13, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
Wednesday, August 3, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Side One (Sanctuary)
Real Gone (Anti-)
The Charlie Hunter Trio strikes a jazzy balance between brains and heart.
The Big Eyeball in the Sky (Prawn Song Records)
Friday, August 6, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984.
From the week of January 23, 2003
Jon Fishman gets swept up in Pork Tornado.
Particle, L.A.'s newbie jam band, charges up for a journey.
While resisting the jam-band tag, the instrumental octet Vinyl challenges with every spin.
Primus, The Go, At the Drive In, Method Man/Redman
August 13 - 19, 1998