I've been obsessed with fitness ever since I can remember. Maybe it was because I grew up in the '80s, and activities for girls revolved around a pink-haired dog that pimped nail accessories and showing the world what we could do through the fine art of ribbon dancing. I took ballet, tap dance, ice- ... More >>
The Underground Music Showcase takes over a stretch of Broadway every July, filling more than twenty venues with hundreds of bands. One of the things I love about the gathering is that no band can effectively play for over 45 minutes (because how else are you going to cram hundreds of sets into one ... More >>
MUDHONEY @ UMS | 7/19/13 Mudhoney didn't spend a lot of time joking with the audience between songs at this show, but after the borderline cartoonish menace of "Judgment, Rage, Retribution and Thyme," Mark Arm said, "I feel like Colorado and Washington are sister states. There's no reason to play Pe ... More >>
"WEIRD" AL YANKOVIC @ BOULDER THEATER | SUN, 7/21/13 "Weird Al" Yankovic's zany parodies catapulted him to fame in the '80s, back when pop culture was in dire need of some deflation. He never got critical props for his oddball iconoclasm, though, and after his 1989 film, UHF tanked at the box office ... More >>
Emily Reiman Mudhoney formed around the same time as Sub Pop, the record label with which its sound became synonymous; Mark Arm and Steve Turner had recently left Green River and teamed up with former Bundle of Hiss drummer Dan Peters and ex-Melvins bassist Matt Lukin. The band crafted an exhilarat ... More >>
MELVINS @ SUMMIT MUSIC HALL | MON, 7/15/13 Since 1983, the Melvins have been perfecting their brand of influential rock, inspired in part by punk and in part by the music Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover grew up hearing as kids in the '60s and '70s. With the Melvins, the two have taken that sound to dif ... More >>
Melvins have been an influence on some of the most sonically forward-thinking rock bands and other musical experimentalists of the last three decades. Impossible to consistently pigeonhole as simply punk, or metal, or even rock, Melvins have set a high bar for integrity, both as a live band and as a ... More >>
Clear your calendar on Saturday, August 17. Whatever you've got going that day, cancel it. You don't want to miss this show; I'm telling you. The one-man soul revival known as Charles Bradley is coming to Denver, and he's going to play an intimate set at the Larimer Lounge. Be there, or you'll regre ... More >>
Coady Willis and Jared Warren formed Big Business in the wake of break ups by the Whip and Dead Low Tide. Prior to that, the two had been in a number of noteworthy -- even legendary in some circles -- Pacific Northwest bands like Karp and the Murder City Devils, groups that essentially helped to def ... More >>
Did you know that other things happened over the weekend aside from the Broncos' shocking playoff win? It's true, and our slide show page and family of blogs -- The Latest Word, Cafe Society, Backbeat Online and Show and Tell -- have the skinny. Look below for photos and info about Bassic Fridays a ... More >>
MUDHONEY @ BLUEBIRD THEATER | 1/6/12Though the mood hanging from the heads of the Bluebird Theater crowd last night was a heavy one, it was also bittersweet -- Mudhoney, the Fluid and the bands' mutual fans were gathered together to remember their friend, Fluid guitarist Ricky Kulwicki, who died in ... More >>
Sub Pop / Shawn BrackbillCatch Mudhoney tonight at the Bluebird for the Kulwicki Twins benefit with the Fluid and the Purple FluidEven in the early part of January when the concert calendar is typically just barely beginning to ramp back up after the holiday season, there's still plenty of gr ... More >>
Friday, January 6, Bluebird Theater, 1-888-929-7849.
Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, a show at the Paramount Theatre featuring Puscifer was announced, along with a Kulwicki Twins Foundation benefit at the Bluebird Theater in January being headlined by Mudhoney and The Fluid. On local radio specialty ... More >>
Tom MurphyThe Swayback and friends covering "Smells Like Teen Spirit"One of the obvious highlights of last night's exceptional Nirvana covers celebration in honor Nevermind's 20th anniversary was when Eric Halborg of The Swayback told us we knew the words to the third song the band played and invite ... More >>
Steve GullickMogwai Formed in 1995, Mogwai quickly made a name for itself with adventurous guitar work and a sound that loosened and opened up the imagination. Over the course of the next sixteen years, the Scottish band very much plotted its own course through exploring every sonic whim wit ... More >>
Michael LustigRick Kulwicki and his boysSo what is it they say -- at the end of every dark night a new day dawns? There's solace to be found in that maxim. And some bright spots are starting to emerge on an otherwise dreary week which brought shocking news of Rick Kulwicki's untimely death. ... 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?" 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 al ... More >>
Doug BeamEverything Absent or Distorted (a love story), The Knew, Jim McTurnan and the Kids That Killed the Man October 24, 2009 Bluebird Theater Just Like: Heaven This was the final moment of Everything Absent or Distorted (a love story), the last song in a too-short set that was just long enou ... More >>
Know for some insanely explosive shows, Israeli rock monsters Mononotix often move their shows into the crowd, creating sweaty pits of madness. On Where Were You When It Happened?, the band's first full-length, released this week on Drag City, guitarist Yonatan Gat says the band captured some of ... More >>
Recognize the dudes pictured above? If you do, then you're probably pretty stoked right now. That's right -- Built to Spill will be headlining this year's Showcase. Hold on. There's more... you know we always have more than one act on the mainstage, right? Well, how about some Mudhoney? (No, we're n ... More >>
Built to Spill. Here we go... Today in Backbeat Online: • Built to Spill, Mudhoney, the Fluid lead the 2009 Westword Music Showcase headliners. • Q&A with Reggie Youngblood of Black Kids. • Record Store Day preview: Flight of the Conchords take on a racist dragon. Today in Cafe Society: • ... More >>
Sub Pop's twentieth anniversary spurs this year's unlikeliest local band reunion.
Mudhoney still has a gift for the fuzz.
With Art Brut, what you see really is what you get.
Under a Billion Suns (Sub Pop)
Wednesday, October 5, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Tuesday, August 30, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-6000.
The Symptoms' frantic, fuel-injected sound is kicking into high gear.
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Since We've Become Translucent (Sub Pop)
Melding the synthetic with the traditional, Califone dials in the sound of the past. Will you accept the charges?
Seattle's Mudhoney sometimes wonders what all the fuzz was about.
Silver Scooter glides down a familiar path but sounds good doing it.
K Records founder Calvin Johnson leads Dub Narcotic Sound System down the road less traveled.
HOW LOUD IS THIS BAND? LOUD ENOUGH TO BE HEARD NATIONWIDE.