Mercury Rev

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    August 4, 2014

    Cut Copy on Interactive Billboards, Unusual Guitars and the Summer of Love

    Cut Copy co-headlines Red Rocks with Chromeo this Tuesday, August 5. With Flume and Duke Dumont sharing the bill, the show will represent different facets of an international electronic dance music that isn't directly connected with the EDM phenomenon. Cut Copy first came to the attention of audienc ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Locusts of Egypt


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    July 24, 2012

    UMS 2012: Bad Weather California delivers an old-fashioned rock show

    See Also: People of UMS 2011 Kicked off the first day of UMS by catching Bad Weather California in a very humid 3 Kings Tavern. People were packed in pretty tight in the middle of the room and mostly on the flanks. BWC played a loose, relaxed set like the guys had a group meeting beforehand and all ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012


    Letters From Sea

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    May 6, 2012

    Rubedo at Unit E, with Achille Lauro, CougarPants and Hindershot, 5/4/12

    RUBEDO @ UNIT E | 5/4/12 See more photos in Rubedo at Unit E slide show In a show of sustained enthusiasm, Rubedo ended its set with one of its most visceral and dynamic numbers: "Give My Heart a Break." The song began with feedback created by Kyle Gray as he held his small, acoustic guitar to his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    R.E.M. calls it quits after 31 years and fifteen Colorado shows

    ​After three decades together, the guys in R.E.M. announced today in a statement on the band's website that they're throwing in the towel.

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    July 7, 2011
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    May 12, 2011

    Top ten "oldster" bands still putting out great records

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Michael Sempert of Birds & Batteries on Panorama and San Francisco

    Su-Yin MahBirds & Batteries​ San Francisco's Birds & Batteries may be essentially a pop band, but the lushness of the act's songwriting and the ability to evoke and articulate complex emotions with poetry and intensity is a rare talent these days. The group's latest album, 2010's Panorama, li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Michael Gira of Swans on the new album and his time as a bassist

    Owen SwensonSWANS​ Emerging in the milieu of the No Wave scene in the New York underground in 1982, Swans became known for the kind of music that was forbidding, terrifyingly intense in its execution and lyrically uncompromising in its depiction of the darker side of human existence. Although ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Low's Alan Sparhawk on Joy Division and radio

    Sara Kiesling​Since its inception in 1993, Low (due at the Larimer Lounge this Saturday, December 18) from Duluth, Minnesota, has created a body of work characterized by a fragile intensity. Although often lumped in under the banner of "slowcore" with a group of bands of similar sonic leanings ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Dylan Rau of Bear Hands on Burning Bush Supper Club and politics.

    ​Bear Hands first made waves in 2007 with the release of its first record Golden EP, bolstered by a nervy energy and politically pointed lyrics on songs like "Vietnam." On the Brooklyn band's latest release, Burning Bush Supper Club, Dylan Rau's incisive lyrics are very much intact, but the ba ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010


    Lapis Sophorum

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    July 17, 2009

    Mile High Music Festival Q&A: The Duke Spirit

    Steve GullickForming in London in 2003, the Duke Spirit has evolved a sound that brings together elements of garage rock, soul, the blues and swirly, noisy atmospheric rock. Rather than sounding like's trying to do too many things at once, act's music sounds rich with textures and emotional landscap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Over the weekend: Here We Go Magic at Larimer Lounge

    Tom MurphyHere We Go Magic, Vitamins and Achille Lauro Sunday, June 28, 2009 Larimer Lounge Better Than: A straightforward interpretation of a band's album. This show opened with Denver's own Vitamins. Since coming to the Mile High City from Greeley two years ago, it seems Vitamins have shed a bit o ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009

    Six Months to Live

    A Better Place
    Sparky the Dog Records

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    January 12, 2009

    Top Sellers: Twist & Shout

    Neil Young's live recording from 1968, when he was just 22, tops Twist & Shout's bestsellers list, with a strong showing from local acts Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story) and Paper Bird. Also good to see Tom Waits in the Top 10 with an album he released just over four years ago. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Rearview: The week in review (12/15/08 - 12/19/08

    This week, U2 threw its colleagues at Live Nation a curve when it unexpectedly -- well, in this economy, it shouldn't really come as too big a surprise -- set about cashing in the 1.6 million shares it received as part of a 360 deal it signed with the entertainment conglomerate. According to a repor ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Mercury Rev at the Fox Theatre

    Mercury Rev amd the Duke Spirit Sunday, December 14, 2008 Fox Theatre, Boulder Better Than: The last unbelievably great Mercury Rev show at The Fox. It probably would have been wiser to stay home on a night like this and not risk the icy streets and highways between Denver and Boulder just to see a ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Mercury Rev

    Sunday, December 14, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.

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    October 16, 2008

    Colder Than Fargo

    Gentlemen Please!

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Live Review: BDRMPPL and Pictureplane w/Josephine and the Mousepeople, Gangi and Rainbow Arabia

    Josephine and the Mousepeople BDRMPPL and Pictureplane w/Josephine and the Mousepeople, Gangi and Rainbow Arabia Thursday, October 9th, 2008 Rhinoceropolis, Globeville Better Than: A show where everyone’s from the same demographic. Pictureplane seems to bring in people from a broad spectrum of ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2008

    Ocean Bed

    Larimer Lounge

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    October 25, 2007

    The Helio Sequence

    Monday, October 29, Gothic Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

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    May 24, 2007

    Young Galaxy

    Tuesday, May 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    March 8, 2007


    After a tour with the Flaming Lips and loads of hype, the only thing this quintet is missing is confidence.

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    November 23, 2006

    Dirty on Purpose

    Wednesday, November 29, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    April 20, 2006

    West Indian Girl

    Wednesday, April 26, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7370.

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    December 29, 2005

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Awesome live bands sometimes make magic in the studio, too.

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    October 27, 2005

    Saxon Shore

    Sunday, October 30, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.

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    December 18, 2003

    Tin Men

    Tintin packs an epic, spacious sound into a modest frame.

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    October 23, 2003


    Ain't no mountain high enough for Richmond's Denali.

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    October 16, 2003

    High Snakes

    Seattle's lauded These Arms Are Snakes prepares to strike.

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    July 10, 2003

    Catch a Wave

    New York's Longwave is happy together.

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    March 14, 2002

    The Great Beyond

    San Diego's Pinback moves from science fiction to oblivion without getting lost in space.

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    October 18, 2001

    Mercury Rev

    All Is Dream (V2)

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    March 25, 1999
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    June 4, 1998

    The Final Frontier

    Denver's Space Team Electra takes its music to new places.

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    September 19, 1996

    Westword Music '96 Awards Showcase

    1 night, 5 bucks, 7 venues, 39 bands Sunday, September 22 6 P.M.-1A.M. in LoDo

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    November 8, 1995