This week's crop of shows includes a busy lineup at the big venues, including guitar heaven at Fiddler's Green with ZZ Top and Jeff Beck. Elsewhere, the Coathangers return to Denver after a short time away, Styrofoam Sanchez plays Rhinoceropolis and, yes, Huey Lewis and the News are in Colorado. T ... More >>
Maybe you saw Neutral Milk Hotel last night in Boulder; if not you have another shot at it tonight in Denver. If the line "putting fingers in the notches of her spine" sends ice through your veins as consistently as it does ours, we can strongly recommend finding your way there. The band's great the ... More >>
Wednesday, April 2, Bluebird Theater, 303-377-1666.
Over the years, there have been plenty of Christian metal bands playing in a variety of styles, from death metal to metalcore to '80s metal. Some artists in this realm often wish critics and fans would focus less the religious aspect -- claiming it detracts from the music -- while others embrace the ... More >>
MAYHEM FESTIVAL @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | SUN, 7/7/13 Established in part by Kevin Lyman, one of the founders of the Warped Tour, this traveling showcase features a stacked lineup that caters to metal fans, with side activities for your downtime throughout the day. With a roster including acts as diverse ... More >>
MAYHEM FESTIVAL @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | SUN, 7/7/13 Established in part by Kevin Lyman, one of the founders of the Warped Tour, this traveling showcase features a stacked lineup that caters to metal fans, with side activities for your downtime throughout the day. With a metal roster as diverse as Rob Zo ... More >>
Brad Wilson had exactly one week to finish his custom-design guitar for a commissioned birthday present and, at that moment, he was thinking about starting over. The guitar still needed a camouflage paint job, a Colorado design for the pick guard, a painted neck and all the wiring -- basically, it n ... More >>
It's March 2013 -- at least according to the calendar. If you went by the concert calendar for the past few weeks, however, you'd swear it's the mid to late '90s. P!NK, Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, Darius Rucker. If you're already nostalgic for the ... More >>
Lamb of God started in 1990 as an instrumental metal band called Burn the Priest. But it wasn't until 1995, after recording a few demos and playing countless house parties, that the band recruited singer Randy Blythe and started developing into the band you would recognize today as Lamb of God. With ... More >>
DEFTONES @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 10/19/12 Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has an unmatched intensity on stage. With his trademarked disposition, Moreno hovered commandingly over the crowd, hunched over and screaming until the veins on his head popped out, belting songs like "Tempest," one of many of ... More >>
When Greeley's Treff Carpenter, a field engineer for Noble Energy, died Sunday after a fall in Boulder Canyon, he was doing something he loved. That's clear from his Facebook page, which is dominated by photos and videos of mountain climbing -- a couple posted just days before his tragic death. See ... More >>
See Also: - Emily Francis brings together art and music at Marion Street Tattoo Gallery - Emily Francis Prepares for Takeoff Fans of art and metal, take note: Famed artist Paul Romano, best known for his illustration and design work on albums by Mastodon, Chiodos, Earth Crisis and Trivium, among c ... More >>
Baroness (due tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre) is a band from Savannah, Georgia, known for making a true alloy of psychedelic metal, the precision of prog, and punk attitude. In that way, they're musical kin to bands like Kylesa and Mastodon. With the release of its debut full-length, 2007's Red ... More >>
See Also: • (Photos) Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost at the Fillmore Auditorium, 4/23/12 • Q&A with Bill Kelliher of Mastodon • Now, that's what you call a metal shirt. Nice work, Havok • The Tom Petty shirts we spotted last night in the parking lot • How old is your Pink Floyd shirt? • A $10 ... More >>
See Also: • Twenty most gnarly metal shirts we saw last night • (Photos) Opeth at the Ogden Theatre, 10/11 • Q&A with Bill Kelliher of Mastodon • (Review) Mastodon at Ogden Theatre, 11/9/11 • (Review) Ghost at Marquis Theater, 1/27/12 The Mastodon, Opeth and Ghost tour may be the first on ... More >>
Mastodon (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) formed in 2000 after meeting at a High on Fire show -- at least that's the myth, and it suits this band that has made a name for itself as purveyors of the kind of metal that is less about speed and more about a groove and weightiness. In the dozen y ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayThis should be pretty killer: In support of their latest albums, Heritage and The Hunter, Opeth and Mastodon -- two acts that recently headlined the Ogden Theatre and are certainly no strangers to the Mile High City -- are preparing to hit the road together on the aptly named H ... More >>
How important in stage presence in terms of how much impact a show has on you? Depends who you ask. While our reviewer was struck by the energetic set turned in by the Dillinger Escape Plan at the Ogden and less moved by Mastodon, Ian, who posted our comment of the day, thought Dillinger put ... More >>
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Mastodon, Stephen Stills and Trans-Siberian Orchestra were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Saints, Kinetix, the Fluid and Dave Beegle all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record s ... More >>
If the geeks are really set to inherit the earth (that's the saying, right?), then it's time we highlight the musical offerings they have on the table. With Jonathan Coulton's Artificial Heart being released last week at PAX, it seems as good a time as any to look at our favorite albums about ... More >>
Dark Castle (due tonight at the Larimer Lounge, with Yob and Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire) from St. Augustine, Florida, is often lumped in with doom or death metal -- or whatever heavy music seems to be at least a few steps removed from mainstream metal. But the eclectic blend of so ... More >>
After reading the above headline, you're probably thinking: Denver needs another tattoo parlor and art gallery like it needs another dispensary, right? Hold on. This one's a little different. For starters, it's being run by Emily Francis, a cherished member of the local music scene.
Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday, and stores around town have been preparing for the epic event in a variety of ways. The exclusive release list is huge, but so far, most stores aren't confirming or denying their inventory. The owner of Twist & Shout Records, Paul Epstein, confirms ... More >>
If you're curious what you might be getting yourself into attending Boards for Kids this weekend, we've got a preview of some of the decks. You should be able to start scoping them out around 6 p.m. tomorrow evening, but the decks don't actually go on sale until 8 p.m. -- the first $100 will ... More >>
Thursday, February 24, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Aaron ThackerayChino Moreno of the DeftonesLast night at Red Rocks, Mastodon, the Deftones and Alice In Chains got it on for a one-of-a-kind mountain metal sandwich, the kind of awesome threesome you usually only hear about, rarely experience and talk about for years to come. We sent our resi ... More >>
After selling out the Ogden Theatre in March, Vampire Weekend returns to the area for more spacious digs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, September 3 with Beach House and Dum Dum Girls opening. General admission tickets ($39.50) go on sale Friday, May 21 at noon.
Apparently there was a bit of a fight between Tom Waits' Glitter & Doom Live and Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream last week at Twist & Shout, and fortunately, Waits, who turned sixty yesterday, was the victor. Blakroc, the Black Keys' new hip-hop project, came in third, while Them Crooked ... More >>
Isaiah "Ikey" Owens is better know these days as the keyboardist of the Mars Volta. His versatile and creative musicianship, though, was honed in the '90s when he played with Sublime and later Long Beach Dub Allstars. Ikey first played with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala in the ... More >>
Dethklok (Aaron Thackeray)Dethklok, Mastodon, Converge and High on Fire Saturday, October 10, 2009 Fillmore Auditorium Better than: Seeing the Archies, Alvin and the Chipmunks or any other cartoon rock band "There sure are a lot of nerds here for a heavy metal show," said a friend while overlook ... More >>
Plans for the Who's next tour might still be up in the air, but frontman Roger Daltrey has decided to hit the road to keep his pipes in shape on his "Use It or Lose It Tour," his first solo outing since 1985, which includes a stop at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, October 20. Reserve tickets a ... More >>
Tuesday, April 14, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>
Sunday, April 13, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.