GUITAR WOLF @ MARQUIS THEATER | 10/06/13 After Bass Wolf more or less stumbled into place and Drum Wolf sat down behind the kit, Guitar Wolf himself strode on stage and smashed down any unnecessary walls between punk, garage rock, noise rock, R&B, the blues, soul and rockabilly song after song. If ... More >>
FRI | LOTUS at RED ROCKS | 10/4/13 The jazzy electronic quintet Lotus, known for its precisely timed improvisations during live shows, is celebrating its fourteenth year as a group. From incorporating video-game music to performing David Bowie tribute shows and playing Black Sabbath covers, Lotus ha ... More >>
Founded in the Harajuku district of Tokyo in 1987, Guitar Wolf puts on one of the most wild shows around. Inspired in part by guitarist Seiji's encounter with "Rumble," the Link Wray classic, the band crafted a sound that combines bits of old time rock and roll with punk, garage rock and noise. See ... More >>
SUN | GUITAR WOLF at MARQUIS THEATER | 10/6/13 Founded in the Harajuku district of Tokyo in 1987, Guitar Wolf was inspired in part by guitarist Seiji's encounter with Link Wray's monumental classic, "Rumble." Hashing together bits of old time rock and roll with punk, garage rock and noise, Guitar Wo ... More >>
JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 6/15/13 Saving one of the most blistering numbers of the show for the end of the set, Jon Spencer and the Blues Explosion cut loose with "Blues X Man." Making his way to the front of the stage amid a squall of sculpted feedback, Spencer offered up a v ... More >>
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 >>
PURE SUNSHINE II @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 3.2.12 It would be hard to have picked the star attraction for this show because the crowd changed and switched throughout the show with some people sticking around for everything. But chances are, no one had seen Spell since its last show in July of 1995. With ... More >>
DICK DALE at GOTHIC THEATRE | 10/2/11"We just made that shit up," said surf rock legend Dick Dale after a mid-tempo blues instrumental about a half an hour into Sunday night set at the Gothic. "That's the story of my life. Everything I do onstage is made up. We never follow a pattern or a list. That ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Agency Group.Moon DuoErik "Ripley" Johnson first came to prominence in the rock underground with his San Francisco-based band, the Wooden Shjips. That project's hypnotically dark, droning psychedelia became a favorite of fans and critics alike. In 2009, Johnson teamed up ... More >>
Littles Paia delivering his distorted, pastoral, garage folk. (Photos by Tom Murphy). Littles Paia, Slight Harp, Bird Names, Sic Alps and Milton Melvin Croissant III Monday, July 7, 2008 Glob Glob Glob, Denver Better Than: Watching TV or staying home on a Monday night. The cool evening air was wel ... More >>
Dieselhed's Virgil Shaw's on his own these days, and happier than ever.
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Monday, May 23, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.
If people won't come to the noise, Friends Forever will take the noise to them.
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By making it up as they go along, the members of Log chop down genre conventions.
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The Beloved Invaders ride the wave.
Los Mex Pistols del Norte will put the spaghetti back in your Western.
The Subdudes may be grounded, but Magpie's flying high.
Rockabilly innovator Paul Burlison is back from a forty-year hiatus.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.
Link Wray virtually invented modern-rock guitar. So why haven't you heard of him?
Southern Culture on the Skids is finger-lickin' good.
Surf music and beyond with California's most animated instrumental rock band.
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THE KING OF THE SURF GUITAR IS BACK ON THE BOARD.