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Misfits (Band)

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Six punk bands we don't need to talk about anymore

    I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Photos: Members of the Denver DIY music scene explain their tattoos

    In a world where you can buy a Dead Kennedys T-shirt at Urban Outfitters, the "punk" label has lost some of its ability to describe anything at all. We spent the past couple of months going to the shows that still embody the genre's original spirit, the ones that now define themselves as DIY and cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Photos: Get to know the people (and tattoos) of Denver's DIY music scene

    In a world where you can buy a Dead Kennedys T-shirt at Urban Outfitters, the "punk" label has lost some of its ability to describe anything at all. We spent the past couple of months going to the shows that still embody the genre's original spirit, the ones that now define themselves as DIY and cer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    The ten best stoner metal bands

    No other musical genre (aside from reggae) has a stronger connection to the cannabis lifestyle than heavy metal, hence the term 'stoner metal.' But of course, this term describes a subgenre that can encompass different types of metal music and mean different things to different folks; whether you'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this week

    TUES | WU YEAR'S EVE at CERVANTES | 12/31/13 More than just creating a free-associative style that would be emulated ceaselessly throughout the '90s and to this very day, the Wu-Tang Clan engineered an aesthetic and model for profitability with only a spiritual guide, the GZA, a mastermind producer, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    10 things to do for $10 (7 free!) in Denver this weekend, November 1-3

    Halloween is over, but fall festivities have just begun. Today marks the start of both Denver Arts Week and the Day of the Dead, so this weekend will be packed with activity. From First Friday art openings to a comedy show full of the best local talent, there's plenty to do this weekend that will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The best concerts in Denver this weekend

    SUN | OF MONTREAL at MARQUIS THEATER | 11/3/13 Among the most popular and successful of the bands associated with the Elephant 6 collective, Of Montreal started off as a sort of indie pop band with an experimental edge. The band evolved dramatically across several records, fearlessly exploring lyric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Your Denver Halloween concert/party guide

    Happy Halloween! What are you doing tonight? Have you decided where to strut your get up yet? If not, lucky you; we've compiled a comprehensive list of everything going down tonight and this weekend. Keep reading to see what's good, and of course, feel free to let us know if we missed anything. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    The best punk shows in Denver in November

    FRI | NEGATIVE APPROACH at MARQUIS THEATER | 11/23/13 In a just world, John Brannon would be as hallowed a punk icon as anyone out of early '80s and D.C. Hardcore. As the frontman for the Detroit-based Negative Approach, Brannon was involved in making some of the most confrontational and pointed mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Naked Raygun's Jeff Pezzati on Wax Trax, and why and how the band got back together

    Someday a monograph about punk will give Naked Raygun its proper place of prominence in that history. Naked Raygun was one of the most important punk bands to emerge in Chicago in the Reagan era. Inspired in part by the diversity of sounds in that initial wave of English punk, Naked Raygun forged a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Punk Rock Karaoke invites you to sing along to Bikini Kill and Jawbreaker for a good cause

    Rebel girls and rude boys, this one's for you: tonight's Punk Rock Karaoke invites everyone to sing along with his or her favorite songs for a good cause, as the Denver Health Collective hosts a traveling repertoire of punk hits. The karaoke project makes its first stop in Denver -- which also acts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Menswear Mondays: Artist Shane O'Connor on his punk-rock fashion

    People can try on many titles or jobs until they find one that suits their taste, just like they try on different clothes to find the best fit. Spray-paint artist Shane O'Connor is the other way around with many jobs, but he has always managed to retain his punk-rock edge throughout the search. Rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Danzig at Ogden Theatre, 4/19/12

    DANZIG @ OGDEN THEATER | 4/19/12 Before Danzig came on stage, a voice that sounded like Glenn Danzig got the crowd going by informing us that Snoop Dogg was playing down the street and so was Tesla, you know, just in case seeing Danzig wasn't the most alluring option of the evening. A few minutes la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    The twelve best concerts in Denver this weekend

    LUCERO @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | THURS, 4/18/13 Outside of perhaps the Hold Steady -- which shares a proclivity for Bruce Springsteen -- nobody plays straight-up rock these days as convincingly as Lucero. Led by Ben Nichols's gravelly croak, Lucero borrows liberally from the Boss and Lynyrd Skynyrd on so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    THE DEAR HUNTER @ MARQUIS THEATER | TUES, 4/16/13 The Dear Hunter was a side project launched in 2005 while Casey Crescenzo was touring with his now-former band, the Receiving End of Sirens. He had been writing songs on his laptop and recording them in his spare time. Crescenzo eventually devoted fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The ten best metal shows in Denver this April

    KVELERTAK @ LARIMER LOUNGE | TUES, 4/30/13 Kvelertak formed in 2007. Completely disregarding a line between metal and punk, the Stavinger, Sweden-based act brings the sonic intensity and violent and frayed dynamics of bands like Breather Resist. The band's song "Mjød" appeared in the end credits fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    New Denver shows: Rush, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Postal Service, Death, Danzig and more

    Bunch of new shows to let you know about this week, including Rush, who's coming to the Pepsi Center in August, plus new dates featuring the Postal Service, Rodrigo y Gabriela with the Colorado Symphony, Death, Danzig and Deer Tick. Keep reading for the full rundown of all those shows, including tic ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012
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    October 30, 2012

    The 25 creepiest metal album covers

    Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See also: - The 25 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    The ten best concerts this weekend: Oct. 26-28

    Welcome to the weekend, amigos! Ah, yes, we finally made it. Is it just us, or has this seemed like the longest week ever? Ah, maybe it's just the weather. Whatever the case, it's in the rearview now, and it's time to blow off some steam. Drinks are on the horizon and there's a full slate of great m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Aaron Saye of Seventh Circle Music Collective on making the transition from Blast-O-Mat

    Seventh Circle Music Collective is the new name for the former Blast-O-Mat space, which, until it closed recently, had been one of the longest running DIY spaces in Denver. Originally a host mainly to heavier and more extreme music, in the last couple of years, Blast-O-Mat also became home to numero ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2012

    The Dwarves

    Saturday, September 1, Gothic Theatre, 303-788-0984. 

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Blag Dahlia of Dwarves on kicking ass and not being old guys going through the motions

    Dwarves are one of the most notorious punk bands of all time. In a time when punk rock has become a kind of brand rather than an authentic lifestyle, Dwarves are always dependable to show what the real thing looks, feels and sounds like. With a reputation for dangerously raucous live shows often inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Japanther's Ian Vanek on the DIY scene, 'zines and the authenticity of handmade objects

    Japanther (due tomorrow night at Glob) was started by a pair of art school students who wanted a way to create art beyond the confines of a specific medium or traditional methods. The resulting New York duo has been just as involved in the art world and performance art as it has been in writing raw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Motörhead returns to Denver February 28 with Megadeth

    Timothy NorrisMotörhead in March in LA.​Stop showering now. You may be almost sleazy enough to enjoy Motörhead when the legendary NWBHM band returns to Denver in the February cold for Megadeth's Gigantour with Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. The show is slated for Tuesday, February 28, at the Fill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, December shows by Beats Antique and Pretty Lights were announced. On local radio specialty shows, Veronica, Vices I Admire, INCA and Hazel Miller all got some spins. Meanwhile, at our local record stores, new and re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Review: Misfits at Summit Music Hall, 10/9/11

    MISFITS at SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | 10/9/11There's a reason why people go to a Misfits show. It's the same reason at least half of those people spend the show in the moshpit. At this point, the number of former Misfits members could triple the roster of Arcade Fire, and the band has spent more than half ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Is Stranahan's the punk rock of whiskey? Ask the bartender...

    ​Growing up in New Jersey, I was a punk-rock kid. I started with Iggy and the Stooges, the Ramones and the Clash, and moved on to Bad Brains, Fear, the Misfits, early Bad Religion, then into NY hardcore, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, etc. As the '80s progressed, so did my punk-rock fervor. I re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    May 21 Judgement Day / The Rapture: Top songs to rock out to while awaiting the end

    ​Unless you've had your head parked squarely up your hiney for the last month or so, you've heard that May 21 is Judgement Day (aka The Rapture) -- that's this Saturday, people! It's really far too late to stockpile six months of food or build that cozy bomb shelter you and your besties have b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Danzig at the Boulder Theater, 5/3/11

    Dane Cronin DANZIG 05.03.11 | Boulder Theater The first time I went out to see Danzig over a decade ago as a teenager in the Pittsburgh, the concert was inexplicably canceled minutes before show time, and I returned to my '89 Pontiac Sunbird to find it towed. Last night in Boulder, I feared some s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    The 20 bands that inspire tattoos like no other

    An average Misfits fan.​Personally, it's been the "One Bad Album" rule. That's all it takes for a band's musical reputation to be asterisked forever, which makes getting a tattoo of that band, well, risky. You have to wonder how often thirty-somethings across the land hear "Nice Chi' Pep's tat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    DIY or DIE Fest at Astroland, 10/29/10

    ​ DIY OR DIE FEST Lust-Cats of the Gutters • Conjugal Visits • Gangcharger Omens • Black Acid Devil • Thee Goochi Boiz and more 10.29.10 | Astroland, Boulder Friday night's DIY or Die Fest was a first for dual venues Astroland and Drala in Boulder, but the smoothness of this Hallowee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Hail, Satan! The ten best metal songs about Hell

    1981: A vintage year for devil-worshipping heavy metal.​Of the countless contributions heavy-metal music has made to modern society -- leather pants and corpse paint not least among them -- perhaps the finest addition to this often crunchy, driving genre of music has been the focus it's put on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    PS I Love You at hi-dive, 10/17/10

    Tom MurphyVan Louvin​ PS I LOVE YOU With Van Louvin and Paean 10.17.10 | hi-dive Van Louvin opened this show. Those who have been around the Denver scene long enough would recognize its members from some of best indie pop bands of the past decade, namely Kent Phillips and Al Rich from Thank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Rockaway Tavern set to open tonight

    ​After a few months renovating the former Triangle Denver space at 2036 Broadway, former 15th Street Tavern owners Myke Martinez and Kris Sieger, and 3 Kings Tavern owner Jim Norris are set to celebrate the Rockaway Tavern's grand opening on Friday, August 13. Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spagh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Westword Music Showcase headliners: Legendary, iconic ... those are just a few words to describe the splendor that is Superchunk

    Jason Arthurs​ Superchunk never tried to be the biggest band in the land, but it did make music on its own terms and became an iconic outfit in its own right by embodying what it means to be an indie rock band. While the band didn't enjoy nearly the same level of commercial success as many of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Suburban Home announces limited pressing of Drag the River anthology

    ​Drag the River has always been about giving fans the biggest bang for their hard-earned buck. If you ever stumbled into a bar that has a Drag record in the jukebox, for instance, you've probably noticed that if you select the last track on the album, you're treated to the entire album. Genius, ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Last night: Time CD release show at hi-dive

    Time, A Clock, Damon JeVon, Agent Strange and Doctype Thursday, October 8, 2009 hi-dive Better Than: That Alex Jones documentary on Bohemian Grove.A Clock from Fort Collins kicked off Thursday's night show at the hi-dive, with his skilled sidekick, a DJ named Deadbeat, spinning jazz and R&B. T ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009
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    August 24, 2009

    Over the weekend: Nobunny at Denver Creative Co-Op Studio

    Thee Goochi Boiz​Nobunny, Thee Goochi Boiz, Lust Cats of the Gutters, Shanty Vamps, the Manxx Friday, August 21, 2009 Denver Creative Co-op Studio Better than: A persistent case of scabies I didn't get to the show Friday night in time to catch opening act The Manxx, but I certainly didn't leave t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Motorhead, Black Crowes, Butthole Surfers shows announced

    When Motorhead rocked the Fillmore Auditorium last September, Lemmy and crew had the Misfits in tow. When the band hits the venue again on Saturday, September 26 the metal legends will co-headline with Reverend Horton Heat, and Nashville Pussy gets things warmed up. The Black Crowes also return the ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009

    The Widow's Bane

    The Widow's Bane
    Self-released

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    February 19, 2009
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    November 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Live Review: Bella Morte, Torso and the Siren Project at Oriental Theater

    Photo: Tom Murphy The Siren Project Bella Morte, Torso, the Siren Project Thursday, July 17, 2008 Oriental Theater Better Than: The stuff that most of the Goths seem to be into these days. I’m not sure if they’ve upgraded the sound system or just have better sound guys or what, but last night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Q&A With Laurent Barnard of Gallows

    In the following Q&A, conducted for a February 7 Westword profile, Gallows guitarist Laurent Barnard gets visceral in his descriptions of the U.K. punk act’s life and times. Barnard, who joins Frank Carter, Steph Carter, Stuart Gili-Ross and Lee Barratt in the band, kicks off with a preview of an ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    Alkaline Trio

    Sunday, July 18, Invesco Field at Mile High, 1-866-468-7621.

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of December 12, 2002

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    December 5, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of December 5, 2002

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