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    November 6, 2013

    Five under-the-radar picks for the Starz Denver Film Festival

    It's that time again -- the Starz Denver Film Fest is here, bringing joy for the cinephile girls and boys. With almost 200 films in every genre, from all over the world, there's a lot to take in. To help navigate the schedule, we asked festival programmer Matt Campbell to steer us toward some of the ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this weekend

    SUNDAY | COLORADO RISING at 1STBANK CENTER | 10/27/13 Colorado Rising is a fitting name for this benefit show. Aside from its obvious meaning, the title could also describe the homegrown acts on the bill, each of which has helped raise the profile of music being made in our state considerably. While ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Third Eye Blind, Big K.R.I.T, Big Freedia, Lissie

    Third Eye Blind is making its way back to Denver for a show at the Gothic Theatre on Friday, December 6. Tickets ($30) go on sale this Friday, September 27, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, what songs are being played on local radio and what's selling at local r ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013



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    September 11, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    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 >>

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    September 9, 2013

    MGMT at Fillmore Auditorium, 9/6/13

    MGMT @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 9/6/13 There were two distinct, dramatically different moods to MGMT's set at the Fillmore, and let's just say that those who came to hear MGMT's breakthrough hits -- bright and peppy synthpop tunes like "Electric Feel," "Kids" and "Time to Pretend" -- were not disappoin ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this weekend

    MGMT @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | FRI, 9/6/13 Back in 2008, at the peak of their Coachella-studded career, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser were living one dream (deliciously abstract pop art) and singing about another: one rooted in Paris, heroin, cocaine, "elegant cars" and "models for wives," to ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    The ten best shows in Denver this week

    ALT-J @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | THURS, 9/5/13 With prime slots this years's Coachella and millions of YouTube views, Alt-J is one of the hottest emerging acts in the country right now on the strength of its latest effort, The Lateness of the Hour. Alt-J sold out the Bluebird last spring, and this week ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Win tickets to see MGMT at the Fillmore

    MGMT is making its way back to the Mile High City for a show at the Fillmore Auditorium next Friday, September 6, just ahead of the release of its new album, which is due out a few weeks later on Tuesday, September 17. We've got a sweet, sweet giveaway to hook you up with that includes a pair of tic ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    New Denver shows: KBPI's Locura Festival, Thirty Seconds to Mars. Tix on sale this weekend

    KBPI's first annual Locura Festival is slated to hit Fiddler's Green on Sunday, September 1, and Monday, September 2. Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Jane's Addiction, and Volbeat are set to headline a bill that also includes HIM, Halestorm, All That Remains, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive an ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    New shows: Foxygen, Heavyweight Dub Champion and Salt-N-Pepa

    Foxygen is returning to Denver for a headlining date at the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, September 24. Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale this week, plus a rundown of local radio playlists and the top album sales locally ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    New shows: Rusko, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Goblin. Tickets on sale this weekend

    Rusko is making his way back to the Mile High City on the Lift Me Up Tour, which is slated to make a stop at the Fillmore Auditorium on Wednesday, November 27, with Roni Size and Dynamite MC. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    New Denver shows: MGMT, Luke Bryan and Jack Johnson. Tickets on sale this weekend

    After a being out of the limelight for a spell, MGMT is back with a new record and ready to hit the road. The outfit, who is slated to release its new album in August, is set to headline the Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, September 6. Tickets ($35) go on sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. Keep rea ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Flashbulb Fires on the new album and adjusting to life as a three-piece without a bassist

    Flashbulb Fires (due this Saturday, May 12, at the hi-dive, with Princess Music and Shirley) has endured some changes and been rather active in the past year. Now a trio -- the act parted ways with its bassist last summer and opted not to replace him -- the act split its time between touring and rec ... More >>

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    January 14, 2012

    Review: Game 7 at Quixote's True Blue, 1/13/12

    Nick CallaioMichael Kang of Game 7 last night at Quixote's True Blue.​GAME SEVEN at QUIXOTE'S TRUE BLUE | 1/13/12When the bases were loaded last night after the monumental kickoff of the Great Cycles Spectacles tour at the Fillmore, the party was still rolling at Quixote's True Blue with the m ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Paper Diamond added to Outside Lands

    ​Paper Diamond's stock just rose significantly. The Boulder-based act led by Alex B. (aka Alex Botwin) of Pnuma Trio and Elm and Oak, has been added to the Outside Lands festival happening a few weekends from now in San Francisco. Have you seen the lineup? He'll be in some pretty impressive c ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Anand Wilder of Yeasayer on being from Baltimore but making a name in New York

    ​Yeasayer (due tonight with Hush, Hush and Smith Westerns at the Ogden Theatre) was started by three guys from Baltimore, who each moved to New York separately before starting the band. During its four-year existence, the trio has developed an experimental pop sound that is more akin to quirky ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    In honor of Modest Mouse and Big Boi: A look at the Top 10 rap/rock collaborations of all time

    ​In case you haven't heard yet, Modest Mouse is working with Big Boi on its next album. Seriously. Yeah, we're having a hard time even trying to imagine what that's going to sound like. The news, however, did get us thinking about the ten of the best and rap/rock collaborations. You know Aeros ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Lollapalooza lineup: The Chain Gang of 1974 and Tennis due at this year's fest in August

    ​Lollapalooza turns twenty years old this year. Can you believe it? We can't. Doesn't seem like it was two decades ago when Perry Farrell introduced America to his roving festival in 1991. The inaugural version, which made a stop at Fiddler's Green, featured Farrell's band Jane Addiction, alon ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    DJ Vajra wins Red Bull Thre3Style competition in Boulder

    Photo: Ru JohnsonDJ Vajra in Boulder last night.​ RED BULL THR3STYLE TOURNAMENT 04.07.11 | Boulder Theater Last night at the Boulder Theater, the Red Bull Thre3Style tournament was live and absolutely direct. Beyond the blazing marquis outside and the multi-Mini Coopers with the gigantic Red B ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    People Under The Stairs on music and big ass mansions

    Catch People Under the Stairs on Saturday night at the Marquis with Prime Element and Input​ As the first hip-hop duo signed to electronic dance label Om Records, People Under The Stairs have been spitting out quality underground material since 1998. Thes One and Double K have a true apprecia ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Savoy at the Ogden Theatre, 11/13/10

    ​ SAVOY With Trajikk • Kostas • Alex B. 11.13.10 | Ogden Theatre Savoy electrified the Ogden with their crazy dirty, electro beats and a lightshow that made for one of the best productions I've seen in ages. The night started off with sets from Trajikk and Kostas of Triad Dragons. I miss ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010
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    August 15, 2010

    Weezer covers Gaga and MGMT, embraces its rock star status at Mile High Music Festival

    Weezer, 6:45 p.m. on the Wolf Stage A piercing series of guitar lines, the push of a pounding drum line and synchronized singing syllables lent an epic feel to the beginning of Weezer's set. As soon as Rivers Cuomo and company took the stage, it seemed the band was working hard to create a large-sc ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Minature Tigers' Charlie Brand on evolving as an artist and the joys and shortcomings of touring

    Brandon Lee​The music of Miniature Tigers sounds like it has its roots in the sunnier, more upbeat end of '60s guitar rock, utilizing spare melodies with melodic atmospheres that have an nostalgic immediacy -- as though your future self could sing a song to you with words of compassion and com ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Last Night review: Kings of Leon at Comfort Dental Amphitheater

    Kings of Leon • Built to Spill • the Features 07.20.10 | Comfort Dental Amphitheater, Greenwood Village In the pantheon of all time miserable shows, I'd rank last night's Kings of Leon show at Comfort Dental right up there with MGMT at Red Rocks last month, DeVotchKa's set at Monolith in 2008 ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Part two: Big Game's Leo Harvey dishes on trashy cheese dip, his biggest embarrassment and Gordon Ramsay

    Lori Midson ​This is part two of my interview with Leo Harvey, executive chef of Big Game Restaurant & Lounge. To read part one of that interview, click here. Favorite dish to cook at home: Braised chicken thighs and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. It's a very comforting dish that's hearty, easy ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010
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    June 11, 2010

    The Weekend Show Down: hi-dive Hullabaloo brings the rock mayhem

    ​There's nothing like experiencing the sweat, thump and catharsis of a great show. Trouble is, you live in Denver, the land of embarrassing riches when it comes to music, the land of too many shows and too little time. So which ones are worth checking out? Glad you asked. After the jump, we've ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010


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    June 10, 2010

    MGMT's Matt Asti on Spacemen 3, '60s psychedelia and playing with Paul McCartney

    ​ 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 >>

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    May 26, 2010

    10 Most WTF Music Videos of 2010 (NSFW)

    ​ Above is a screen grab from Lady Gaga's video for her latest single, "Alejandro." Her official website says the full video is "coming soon," and if this Gagapedia entry is to be believed, it will involve deaths, surprise twists, vampire fangs and was directed by fashion photographer Stephen ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Album Sales Are In The Crapper, But The National Is Doing Just Fine

    This week's signs of the music industry's apocalypse: 1. The National had the highest selling debut album in the country this week, good for number three overall (behind Justin Beiber and Lady Antebellum). 2. This was the worst week for album sales since SoundScan started keeping track in 1991. ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Nathaniel Rateliff and Deftones top sellers at local record stores

    ​In Memory of Loss, Nathaniel Rateliff's outstanding Rounder Records debut, topped the charts at Twist & Shout (where he also did an in-store performance last week) and Wax Trax, while rounding out the top ten at Albums on the Hill for the week ending May 8. Forgiveness Rock Record, meanwhile, ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    B.o.B and Gogol Bordello top sellers at local record stores

    ​Atlanta-based rapper B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray, which dropped last week on Atlantic, claimed the number two and three slots at Albums on the Hill and Independent Records, respectively, while Gogol Bordello's fifth studio album, Trans-Continental Hustle, released last week on Columbia a ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson, Natalie Merchant top sellers at local record stores

    ​While no specific artist dominated sales across the board at local record stores for the week ending April 25, Natalie Merchant's Leave Your Sleep, Cypress Hill's Rise Up Willie Nelson's Country Music claimed the top spots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Records and Twist & Shout, respect ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Ralphie does Coachella without credentials

    This isn't your daddy's Woodstock, your hippie cousin's Bonnaroo or your yuppie Chicago Uncle's Lollapalooza. This is Coachella, man, and it attracts the most pretentious music fans on the planet, who all choose to gather in grassy polo fields and endure intense desert heat for the same reason. We ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Flaming Lips, Rolling Stones top sellers at local record stores

    ​While the Flaming Lips and Stardeath & the White Dwarfs' fascinating interpretation of the Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon has been available on iTunes since December, the colored vinyl version, released on Record Store Day, took the top spot at Twist & Shout and came in third at Independe ... 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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    April 6, 2010

    Lollapalooza lineup revealed. Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga among the headliners

    This year's Lollapalooza lineup has been revealed. Bold face names this time around: Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Erykah Badu, alongside nearly ninety of the brightest emerging acts, including MGMT, Grizzly Bear, the National, Yeasayer, Phoenix, Frightened Rabbit and Edward S ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    January 19, 2010

    Faith restored: Coachella 2010 lineup announced

    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 >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of January 11, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. F ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Top Ten Dance Albums of 2009

    ​The past year brought the worst economy since the malaise of the 1970s, and like that era, it also saw dance music sweep the nation. Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé and P. Diddy all dabbled in the sound. Even Michael Jackson was said to be working on a dance album with the Peas' Will ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Modest Mouse top seller at Twist and Shout

    ​Modest Mouse's No One's First and You're Next, released last week on Sony, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout while Yim Yames (aka Jim Jones of My Morning Jacket) nabbed the second slot for the week ending August 9. Wilco's Wilco (the album), Levon Helm's Electric Dirt and Dead Weather's H ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    Animal Collective grabs top spot on Twist & Shout's top seller list

    Animal Collective's latest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, which was released last Tuesday on Domino, tops last week's seller list at Twist & Shout. The band's June 2 Boulder Theater concert was announced last week as well. Paper Bird, which has been on store's top sellers list for the last f ... More >>

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    February 5, 2008

    Last Night ... MGMT and Yeasayer @ hi-dive

    MGMT and Yeasayer took the stage at hi-dive February 4 and brought out a die-hard crowd in spite of weather that would have sent meeker souls packing. That's just the kind of rock troopers they are. Slide show review by Cory Casciato

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