Matt Fecher

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    August 16, 2012
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    October 5, 2011

    3 Kings Tavern gets its scary on with a pair of back-to-back spooktacular Halloween shows

    If we know you (and let's face it -- we know you well, probably better than your mom), your plans for Halloween have already begun to take shape. Yes? Well, before you move that entry from pencil to ink on your calendar, there are a few more enticing options to consider at 3 Kings Tavern. On Satur ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    BLKHRTS Ball at Glob, 01/08/11

    ​ BLKHRTS With The Pirate Signal, Lust-Cats of the Gutters Flashlights and PDRBLK 01.10.11 | Glob Yonnas Abraham has often referred to BLKHRTS as a "gang" and flippantly pointed out how formidable and imposing the crew -- which also includes King FOE and Karma - is. From only minor cameos, t ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Get down with Buck Rogers in the futuristic future

    ​Ah, the future of the late '70s and early '80s. A futuristic place, filled with wise-cracking robots, strangely medieval garb and incredible mustaches. At least, that's what the vintage TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century was predicting. That, and some really sucky music. Luckily, Buc ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Presenting the 2010 Westword Music Showcase Ballot

    ​ This past February, when we started putting together the 2010 Westword Music Showcase, we posted an item asking you how we could improve our annual music festival, this year set for Saturday, June 19, in the Golden Triangle (if you haven't already purchased your tickets, you can still buy d ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
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    December 10, 2009

    Hold off reading Monolith its last rites. The festival still has some life in it.

    ​From the outside looking in, things still look incredibly grim for the Monolith Festival and its prospects for the future. Organizers set up a Kickstarter account a few weeks ago in response to an overwhelming outcry from fans, who offered to pitch in when word first leaked that the festival was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Q&A with Monolith Festival Director Josh Baker

    Matt Fecher (left) and Josh Baker with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, whose band headlined the inaugural editon of Monolith ​Yesterday's news that the Monolith Festival is in financial straits and in need of a rather large infusion of cash just to continue wasn't completely shocking, especially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Animals At Risk remixes the Swayback

    Matt Fecher isn't letting the grass grow under his feet. Although his hands are clearly already full with helping curate the Monolith Festival, Fecher, who DJs under the name Hot to Death, is constantly moving in a number of different creative directions at once it seems, from launching and hostin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Monolith adds more than a dozen local DJs

    DJ Vajra​Just received word from Monolith curator Matt Fecher that the annual fall festival, headlined this year by the Mars Volta and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, has just added more than a dozen local DJs to its lineup. Nationally renown turntablist DJ Vajra heads the roster, which also includes Mu$a, w ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009
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    April 10, 2009

    Update: Starflyer 59's Jason Martin mixes Jim McTurnan's new solo record

    Just received five new tracks from former Cat-A-Tac frontman Jim McTurnan's forthcoming solo effort, the Give Up Suffering EP, which was mixed and mastered by Jason Martin from Starflyer 59. If you tuned in to Mile Hi-Fidelity this past Wednesday, you head the title track from the new record, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Fertility in fallow fields, part two

    Last night, hundreds of invited guests drank for free at a private party at the Larimer Lounge. Good thing, too. Lots of those folks were as broke as you are, and though Miller High Life might not be your preferred lager, it tastes mighty good pro bono. The night before, I ran into a bunch of othe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Airborne Toxic Event show postponed

    Due to illness, tonight's Airborne Toxic Event show at the Bluebird Theater will be postponed until Wednesday, April 15 at the Ogden Theatre. All tickets to the Bluebird show will be honored and refunds are available at point of purchase. Henry Clay People, who were supposed to open the show tonight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Lion Sized have hearts like, well, lions

    It's been said that the mark of a truly great band is the ability to deliver the same caliber performance in front of virtually nobody as you would for a crowd of thousands. Gared O'Donnell from Planes Mistaken for Stars didn't just subscribe to this notion, he lived it. Emily Francis, who managed P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    From Blonde to Black: When DJs Attack

    On Monday night, while I was enjoying the turntable stylings of DJ Hot to Death (aka the Monolith Music Festival's Matt Fecher) and those of his co-horts for the evening, Heather Powell Browne (writer of the "I Am Fuel, You Are Friends" music blog), and Nathan and Patrick Meese at the Larimer Lounge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Mile High Makeout: My head is spinning

    Photo: Lucia De Giovanni Last night, I had the honor and privilege of guest deejaying at Matt Fecher's New Music Mondays at the Larimer Lounge, playing music from my collection next to the incandescent DJ Ginger and firestarter DJ Hot to Death. Ginger played a couple of body-rocking sets, including ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Reverend Peyton spins at Larimer Lounge tonight

    Reverend Peyton will be a guest DJ tonight at Larimer Lounge as part of Matt Fecher's New Music Mondays. We're guessing that the Rev might be spinning some of his favorite bluesmen who inspired the singer/guitarist like Charley Patton, Bukka White, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House and Big Bill Broon ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008
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    December 2, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 2 edition

    Peruse these, won't you? Today in Cafe Society: • Health magazine declares DIA to be the fifth greenest airport in all the land. • Rooting around Root Down. • Cooking for a cause at the Ice House. • Cafe Bisque loses half its name. • The skinny on Fat Sully's grand opening. • Alaskan Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Matt Fecher launches New Music Mondays tonight at the Larimer Lounge

    Monolith Festival co-founder Matt Fecher kicks off the first of his New Music Mondays tonight at the Larimer Lounge (2721 Larimer St.). Fecher, who hosts the night as DJ Hot to Death, will be bringing in local artists, media, tastemakers, DJs and friends every Monday. In addition to having two guest ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: These ARE the good old days

    Photo: Cory Casciato Remember the good old days? If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably caught yourself on more than one occasion muttering that rhetorical question while you waxed nostalgic about something or other that you could just swear was far superior ten or twenty years ago or m ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    A Long, Strange Trip

    A panel discussion looks at how rock

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    October 2, 2008

    Evolution of the Rock Concert... a panel discussion

    Occasional Backbeat contributor and band manger/consultant with BandGuru, Mark Bliesener, has organized a panel discussion at the Tivoli Center titled Evolution of the Rock Concert. Fittingly, the discussion -- which is free and open to the public and slated to take place on Wednesday, November 12, ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    August 25, 2008
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    June 14, 2008

    Showcase LiveSemi-Live Blog

    Click here to view the Showcase slide show. 2:30 p.m. As long as the laptop battery holds up and the connection stays live, we'll be live blogging from the Showcase all afternoon. The Chain Gang of 1974 is just finishing its last song at the outdoor stage -- Kam and company are bringing it. Folks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007

    The Rockies Make a Grand Entrance

    As promised in this week's Beatdown, the following is a breakdown of entrance music for many of your favorite Rockies players. The songs are reportedly chosen by the players themselves, and while some of the selections make total sense (Todd Helton and Josh Fogg's picks are no-brainers), others are ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Sight Seeing

    SXSW was a real eyeful -- and earful.

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    The Hills Are Alive

    Matt Fecher brings the sound of music to Fairplay.

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    June 22, 2006


    There was something for every musical appetite at the Westword Music Showcase.

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    The Beatdown

    The mountains win again at the South Park Music Fest.