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    October 21, 2013

    The best concerts to see in Denver this week

    TUES | FLATBUSH ZOMBIEZ at CERVANTES' OTHER SIDE | 10/22/13 As if torn out of the pages of a graphic novel, Flatbush Zombies are intense and ultra-stylized to an extent that is at once cartoonish and darkly gritty. Sometimes, in the case of very exciting music such as theirs, substance takes a back ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    The best punk shows in Denver in October

    SUN | GUITAR WOLF at MARQUIS THEATER | 10/6/13 Founded in the Harajuku district of Tokyo in 1987, Guitar Wolf was inspired in part by guitarist Seiji's encounter with Link Wray's monumental classic, "Rumble." Hashing together bits of old time rock and roll with punk, garage rock and noise, Guitar Wo ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    New Denver shows: Ben Harper, Empire of the Sun and Toro y Moi. On sale this weekend

    Ben Harper, always a local favorite, will be making his way back to the Mile High City for a show at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Friday, November 8, as part of his fall acoustic tour. Tickets ($42.50-$75) go on sale this Friday, August 9 at 10 a.m. See also: Our constantly updated, super com ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this weekend

    CONSPIRATOR @ OGDEN THEATRE | SAT, 3/23/13 Conspirator is an apt name for this supergroup of sorts, which comprises members of several well-known acts. Exploring the ethereal realms of EDM, the quartet -- Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein of the Disco Biscuits, KJ Sawka of Pendulum and Chris Michetti ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012


    Thursday, September 27, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    September 24, 2012

    Ten Best Concerts This Week: Sept. 24-28

    It's officially fall now, according to the calendar -- and, well, the thermometer -- but that doesn't mean things have cooled down here in the Mile High City. While most of the shows have moved indoors, there's still plenty to choose from, including Rise Against at the Fillmore tonight and tomorrow ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Photos: Foo Fighters, Odd Future, X, OFF!, Misfits and Melt Banana over the weekend

    They don't call it Rocktober for nothing. There was no shortage of options this past weekend: Foo Fighters at the Pepsi Center, Odd Future at the Fox and at the Ogden Theatre, X at the Summit Music Hall, OFF! at the Marquis Theater, Melt Banana at the Larimer Lounge, Misfits at the Summit and Chrome ... More >>

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    October 9, 2011

    Review: Melt Banana at Larimer Lounge, 10/8/11

    MELT BANANA at the LARIMER LOUNGE | 10/8/11Nothing can fully prepare you for the sounds coming off stage at a Melt Banana show unless you've seen the band before. Between the breakneck rhythms, Yasuko Onuki's demented and rapid-fire vocal delivery and Ichirou Agata's ability to meld noise with exper ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Chromeo, Lupe Fiasco, X, St. Vincent, Odd Future and more on tap this weekend

    Rocktober is living up to its name so far, especially this weekend: On Friday, Chromeo electrifies the Ogden, while Frank Turner throws down at the Marquis and Lupe Fiasco raps at the Fillmore. On Saturday, there's some agonizing decisions to make between seeing OFF!, which features Circle Jerks fro ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Melt Banana

    Saturday, October 8, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007. 

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    June 2, 2011

    Young Widows

    Friday, June 3, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

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    February 25, 2011

    Will Oldham narrating an audiobook? Here's 10 more musicians we'd like to see narrate classic books

    ​Audio books are all about finding the perfect actor with the perfect voice to read to you while you drive across the country. So, when we heard Will Oldham had taken on the narration of Rudolph Wurlitzer's Slow Fade, we started thinking about what other artists should venture into the same bu ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Shrinebuilder top seller at Wax Trax

    ​Doom metal group Shrinebuilder, which features Scott "Wino" Weinrich (St. Vitus, the Obsessed), Al Cisnersos (Om, Sleep), Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Dale Crover (Melvins), grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax with its self-titled debut for the week ending November 22. Slayer's World Painted Blood and ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Lightning Bolt grabs top spot at Wax Trax

    ​Noise rock duo Lightning Bolt grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax with Earthly Delights for the week ending November 1. Investigate Witch Cults of The Radio Age, Broadcast and the Focus Group's collaborative mini-album came in at number two while Shrinebuilder's self-titled debut came ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Steely Dan, Mark Knopfler, Rob Zombie, Puscifer shows announced

    ​It's been an insanely busy week of concert announcements that run the gamut from King Kahn & BBQ Show and Melt-Banana, Wolfmother and Ghostland Observatory to Stone Temple Pilots, Insane Clown Posse and Kevin Smith (yep, Silent Bob himself will speak). Steely Dan fans might get a bit giddy to ... More >>

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    December 10, 2007

    Japanese Awesome and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: The magic of a Melt Banana set is put into these words: "reminded me of the sound FX on that old Atari game Asteroids, hopped up on speed" and "knows how to assault their instruments without raping t ... More >>

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    December 5, 2007
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    June 28, 2007


    Friday, June 29, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.

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    June 14, 2007
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    April 13, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    May 19, 2005


    Wednesday, May 25, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    April 8, 2004

    Surgical Strike

    Mike Patton's Fantmas exits the O.R. with a visceral disc.

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    October 10, 2002

    Critic's Choice