Johnny Marr is an iconic and influential guitarist best known for his work in The Smiths, which broke up in 1987. His guitar phrases and his genius for crafting textured and tonally rich rhythmic leads has influenced countless rock guitarists of the last quarter century. After leaving The Smiths, Ma ... More >>
Thursday, October 11, Moe's Original BBQ, Englewood, 303-781-0414.
White Rabbits (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) moved from Columbia, Missouri to Brooklyn within a year of forming in 2004. The group's music had, from the beginning, an ineffably energetic spirit that could be heard by broader audiences first with its 2007 debut album, Fort Nightly. But it was ... More >>
A Raw Youth
Sasquatch became the second major summer festival to announce its lineup last night. The George, Washington (kills us every time) indie-fest is always heavy on the hipster-bait, but this year is egregious. The top of the bill looks like this: Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, W ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
After an eleven year hiatus, Sarah McLachlan has revived the Lilith Tour (originally the Lilith Fair) that she helped found in 1996. In keeping with the original female-centric tours from 1997-99, McLachlan is bringing a number of top female artists including Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert ... More >>
Pretty Lights. Photo by Aaron Thackeray As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, o ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Pissed Jeans latest effort, King of Jeans, continues to dominate the Wax Trax's top sellers list by grabbing the number one for the fourth week in a row while the Local Anesthetic and Rocky Mountain Low compilations moved up to the second and third slots respectively for the week ending September ... More >>
Pissed Jeans nabbed the top slot at Wax Trax for the third week in a row while Pictureplane's Dark Rift moved up to the second slot from the seventh spot last week. The Fine Print, Drive-By Truckers new collection of oddities and rarites, debuted at number three, Apples in Stereo's #1 Hits Explos ... More >>
Matisyahu's Light, released last week on Sony, grabbed the top spot while Boulder Acoustic Society's in store performance last week might have helped Punchline, which has some insanely cool packaging, nab the second slot for the week ending August 30. Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, Imogen Heap's Ellipse ... More >>
Pissed Jeans' King of Jeans grabbed the number one spot on Wax Trax's top seller list the second week in a row while Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, released last week on Domino, came in second for the week ending August 30. Dead Weather, Modest Mouse and Jay Reatard rounded out the top five while the Ro ... More >>
Twista continues to dominate Independent's charts and grabbed the top spot for the third week in a row while Mr. Capone-E's latest effort, Diary of a G, debuted at the second slot for the week ending August 30. Eminem's Relapse and Matisyahu's Light, released last week on Sony, nabbed the third a ... More >>
Eminem dominated Independent's charts for quite a few weeks after the release of Relapse, but Twista's Category F5 knocked Relapse down to the number two slot for the second week in a row. Fabolous and Tech N9ne continued to be strong sellers while Third Eye Blind's Ursa Major, released last week ... More >>
Third Eye Blind's fourth studio album, Ursa Major, released last week on Megaforce, topped Twist & Shout's charts for the week ending August, 23. Brendan Benson, who was releasing his own albums years before joining the Raconteurs, debuted at the number three slot with his latest effort, My O ... More >>
Since Twist and Shout hosted an autograph signing with Dave Alvin at the L2 Arts and Culture Center, it might have helped push the Chris Gaffney tribute, Man of Somebody's Dream, to the top of the store's best sellers for the week ending August 16. After Gaffney died last year, Alvin recruited Jo ... More >>
Twista's Category F5 topped the charts at Independent Records for the second week in a row while Eminem's Relapse, which has also been a strong seller, nabbed the second slot for the week ending August 16. Slaughterhouse, Behemoth and Jeremih rounded out the top five. See the full breakdown after ... More >>
Twista moved back to the number one spot and knocked Fabolous, who was the top seller last week, down to the second slot for the week ending August 9. It's Twista's third time in the first slot in the last month. Eminem and Tech N9ne, who have been top sellers for the last few months, continue to ... More >>
Modest Mouse's No One's First and You're Next, released last week on Sony, grabbed the top spot at Twist & Shout while Yim Yames (aka Jim Jones of My Morning Jacket) nabbed the second slot for the week ending August 9. Wilco's Wilco (the album), Levon Helm's Electric Dirt and Dead Weather's H ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of al ... More >>
Tuesday, July 7, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
The Flaming Lips know all about putting on a hell of a show, and the Monolith Festival gig at Red Rocks in 2007 was one most phenomenal things to happen to that venue in the last few years. Lets hope for a repeat performance when the Lips return to Red Rocks Sunday, August 23 with Explosions in the ... More >>
Welcome to another edition of Sound Bites, our economy-sized album reviews. This week, Andy Thomas weighs in on five recent national releases from Bon Iver (pictured left), Cheap Girls, Frank Turner, Papermoons and Lemuria after the jump.
In terms of music news this was a slower week in the Mile High City. The biggest items were news of Overcasters being invited to perform at South By Southwest on the heels of a particularly harrowing trip to the East Coast a few weeks ago with the Fluid, followed closely by DJ Vajra's inclusion in a ... More >>
The Mile High Music fest drew a lot of interest from local music fans in '08. This blog churned out more than 1,400 posts in 2008, about life, death, plastic surgery, and even some music. Here, in case you just joined us or are really taking stock of your year, a quick-clicking guide to the ten mos ... More >>
The Knew, Light Travels Faster, The Get Down January 12, 2008 Lion's Lair Better Than: Watching the false pageantry of another Patriots win. Popping into the Lion's Lair on Saturday night, I marveled at how much the bar has changed since I first started making my way in there with a fake ID toward ... More >>
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
The Harness Can¹t Ride Anything (Suicide Squeeze)
Tiny Cities (Caldo Verde)
Descended Like Vultures (Sub Pop)
Tuesday, May 3, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Elevators, Frappuccinos, and things that go bump in the night.
Monday, July 26, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497
The Lancer Lounge
Holopaw (Sub Pop)
From the week of November 28, 2002
Modest Mouse, the band that would be indie rock's king, navigates a major-label existence.