The undisputed heavyweight champion of grunge, Pearl Jam, makes a stop in Denver this week. There will be some pop punk in Colorado Springs and some jazz in Golden. And more! The rest of our picks follow.
Wolf Eyes is among the most well-known bands to have come out of the world of noise music. But the act was never strictly noise -- its music, even early on, included experiments in texture and atmosphere that could terrify and inspire. What started as Nate Young's solo project now also includes John ... More >>
The SXSW floodgates probably extend as far as Denver, and regardless this week brings an exceptionally strong crop of bands to town. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, subjects of a recent cover story in our sister paper in St. Louis, play the Gothic tonight. There are plenty more below.
PHISH @ DICK'S SPORTING GOODS PARK | 8/30/13-9/1/13 Phish is playing at Dick's this weekend. You know what that means, right? Yep --the end of summer. Bye-bye, barbecues and basking in the sun. Besides signifying the conclusion of the iconic Vermont band's summer tour, the now-annual three-day extra ... More >>
Thursday, February 28, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
TESTAMENT @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | MON, 2/25/13 Testament is one of the bands that you can make a strong case for expanding the Big 4 to the Big 5. The Bay Area act was part of the original thrash movement, which fused the precision and savagery of speed metal with the intensity of hardcore punk. For n ... More >>
CRIME AND THE CITY SOLUTION @ ORIENTAL THEATER | 10/18/12 From the beginning of its set, Crime and the City Solution created an intimate, sensory immersive environment with a flood of atmospheric sounds built from what seemed like Persian music. The instruments interacted with each other as though ... More >>
The Westword Music Showcase celebrates seventeen years, a lifetime for some of 2011's performers
At risk of alienating and outraging vast swaths of music fans, there's really no polite way of referring to bands with a career spanning fifteen years plus as a whole. So here are ten "oldster" bands -- written by a self-proclaimed oldster -- to keep making great records long after their hips ... More >>
Tom MurphyHoly Fuck HOLY FUCK Indian Jewelry • Gauntlet Hair • Peter Black 10.20.10 | Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO As usual, Peter Black set the stage for what was to come with what sounded like some sonically-appropriate remixes. Right before the first band took the stage, it sounded lik ... More >>
Tarina WestlundPavement is among the most influential rock bands of the '90s, despite not quite becoming a household name, and you can hear the band's influence in virtually all underground rock since then, from the slightly off-center rhythms, the jagged but melodic guitar riffs and the fasc ... More >>
Friday, May 26, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
LCD Soundsystem's brain trust happily loses his edge.
Face the Truth (Matador)/A River Ain't Too Much to Love (Drag City)
After a four-year hiatus, Girls Against Boys is back in the high life again.