Lou Barlow

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    November 21, 2014

    The Twelve Best Concerts in Denver This Weekend

    Solid weekend of shows here in town, with legends like Death From Above 1979 playing in Boulder and Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis playing a pair of nights at Larmier Lounge. The rest of our picks follow. See also: 50 Photos That Prove Red Rocks Is the Most Beautiful Venue on the Planet

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    July 30, 2013

    Sebadoh's Lou Barlow on how experimenting with eight-tracks influenced his early recordings

    Sebadoh started as a kind of solo recording project of Lou Barlow toward the end of his tenure with Dinosaur Jr. in the late '80s. Upon his departure from Dino in 1989, Barlow focused on his songwriting with Sebadoh, and his recording aesthetic became synonymous with "lo-fi" of the 1990s, alongside ... 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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    January 3, 2013

    The twenty best concert quotes of 2012

    We go to concerts for the music, but the best moments are often unrehearsed. For some bands, a show is just a series of songs -- the moments between, nothing but time to be killed until the music begins again. But we don't go to concerts to kill time-- and, truly, we don't go to hear songs, either, ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Dinosaur Jr at Bluebird Theater, 10/15/12

    DINOSAUR JR @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 10/15/12 In a an entire show of strong performances, one of the big surprises came when Lou Barlow said that he and J Mascis had been in a band called Deep Wound toward the end of the set. "We played the Ramones at triple speed," Barlow explained. "We didn't take dr ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    The ten best concerts this week: October 15-19

    Hope you got good and rested this past weekend, because you're going to need to tap into your energy reserves for the insane amount shows going down this week. We have all of them listed in our concert calendar, of course, if you'd like to get the full view. Otherwise, below, we've narrowed it down ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Murph of Dinosaur Jr on how the fans seem just as young and rowdy now as they once were

    Dinosaur Jr was the product of three guys from Massachusetts who had played in the hardcore bands Deep Wound and All White Jury. But when J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph got together, the music they produced sounded like it had all but shed that background in favor of melody, and the outfit made the ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Kick Majestic

    Deepest Reaches/Alpine Trenches
    Patient Sounds

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW coverage ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Emil Amos of Holy Sons on stint in Jandek, Lee Hazelwood and J. Mascis

    Eliza SohnEmil Amos of Holy Sons​ Emil Amos is part experimental rock musician and part philosopher poet. Amos is a champion of stripping away the layers of conditioning we accept as payment for being part of a mainstream society that demands obedience to arbitrary rules of identity and what ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011


    Tuesday, February 15, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    September 9, 2010

    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's Owen Ashworth on his background, his songs and inspiration

    Hannah Persson​ Casiotone For the Painfully Alone started out in 1997 as a solo project for songwriter Owen Ashworth. Initially using just a keyboard and a basic drum machine, Ashworth challenged himself to make the most of minimal elements. The result has been a body of work that not only sp ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    This Just In: Vans Warped Tour, Rihanna, Broken Bells shows announced

    Pennywise is one of the many bands at this year's Vans Warped Tour​While the Mile High Music Festival was announced yesterday, the Vans Warped Tour is also coming to town. Alkaline Trio, Andrew W.K., Bring Me the Horizon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Face ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Q&A with Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr.

    ​At lot has happened to Lou Barlow in the past four years. Around the time his daughter was born, he released his solo album Emoh, reunited with Dinosaur Jr. and recorded two albums and just released another solo album, Goodnight Unknown, earlier this month. Barlow will be performing both with Din ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    The Pogues, Dinosaur Jr., Creed shows announced

    Shane MacGowan and his new set of choppers. Last month, The Sun reported that Shane MacGowan got himself a new pair of dentures to stop his face from "falling apart" after 35 years on the thrash. Sure, the dude's been known as a drunkard of the highest order, he's missed a few planes to gigs over th ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008

    Lil' Slugger/The Good Old Fashioned Sinners

    Untitled Split CD

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    June 19, 2007

    Review: Westword Music Showcase @ Outdoor Stage- 6/16/07

    Westword Music Showcase June 16, 2007 Outdoor Stage Better than: Making small talk about my daily life. Aaron Collins is totally offensive. So is Gared O’Donnell, for that matter. The two mouthy frontmen--Collins of Machine Gun Blues and O’Donnell of Planes Mistaken for Stars--shot off a strin ... More >>

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    June 18, 2007

    Showcase by the Snippet

    Slide Shows Part 1 Part 2 There are several ways to approach a festival such as June 16's Westword Music Showcase. Wrist-banders can check out a handful of their favorites or several groups they haven't had a chance to catch yet and spend the rest of their time exploring the rewarding world of mass ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007

    Dinosaur Jr. Take Two

    Reunited and it feels so good.

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    June 13, 2007

    J Mascis Says "Yeah" and Several Other Words

    J Mascis is a lot better guitarist, singer and songwriter than he is a conversationalist. As noted in the June 14 profile of the reunited Dinosaur Jr., which headlines the June 16 Westword Music Showcase, I quizzed Mascis back in 1991, when a group called Nirvana was opening for his band, and the ch ... More >>

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    April 13, 2006

    Where You Been?

    The alt-rock pioneers in Dinosaur Jr. return to the freak scene as seniors.

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    May 26, 2005


    Monday, May 30, Monkey Mania, 303-292-4370.

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    February 10, 2005

    Lou Barlow

    Emoh (Merge)

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    December 30, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.

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    August 12, 2004


    Tuesday, August 17, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

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    February 19, 2004
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    February 6, 2003


    A Demonstration of Intellectual Property (ARTISTdirect)

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    November 15, 2001

    The Reindeer Section

    Y'all Get Scared Now, Ya Hear! ([PIAS] America)

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    March 30, 2000

    Getting in Tune

    Former Archers of Loaf frontman Eric Bachmann exchanges indie cred for songcraft.

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    March 2, 2000

    Eric Gaffney

    Brilliant Concert Numbers

    (Old Gold Records)

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    September 30, 1999

    Oh, L'Amour

    Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt is loving every minute of a new three-disc set.

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    September 23, 1999


    Ralph Carney, Charlie Haden Quartet West, Enemymine, Styx

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    October 22, 1998

    Creep Show

    The joys of navigating Creeper Lagoon.

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    February 13, 1997

    Sentimental Lou

    Sebadoh's Lou Barlow has found a way to put the pathos back into punk.

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    September 26, 1996
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    July 11, 1996

    Dinosaur Johnson

    On his own, Mike Johnson sounds nothing like his main band, Dinosaur Jr.

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    March 14, 1996
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    October 5, 1994