While last month was quite good for jazz fans with the likes of Lee Konitz and Chris Potter, April brings plenty of great shows featuring Bill Frisell, the Monterrey Jazz Festival on tour, with Potter and some other steller players, trumpeter Dave Douglas, the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and Matt Skel ... More >>
Before I explain why last weekend's Treefort Music Fest was amazing, I have to say that I hate big/corporate/non-DIY music festivals. Most of those events are just a bloated excuse for bloggers, record-label people and other industry assholes like myself to get drunk in public for days on end, while ... More >>
SXSW is not a music festival so much as it is an experiment in excess. If Coachella is a glass of water that keeps getting bigger until it more resembles a kiddie pool, then SXSW is a flood with a neglected cup somewhere in the middle. The natural result is rampant crowds and ever more rampant lame ... More >>
Brace yourself, my aging hipster friend: If you haven't heard, your favorite band from nearly a decade ago is back together and playing shows again. While the Coachella date is the one that got everybody hyperventilating, the Postal Service's tour actually kicks off a few days earlier in Reno. After ... More >>
If you're fond of the Dave Matthews Band, you'll want to bust out your Sharpie and circle Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 on your calendar. That's when Mr. Matthews and company are slated to make their return to Colorado, or more specifically to Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, ... More >>
See Also: - Lollapalooza Sunday: The Hottest Day of All - Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about you By IAN TRAAS With every year that passes, it feels like electronic dance music gains a bigger foothold in the summer festival circuit, and the climb in popularity was especially apparent at ... More >>
See Also: - Four reasons Lollapalooza needs EDM - Enjoy these dance-move GIFs from Global Dance Festival - Ten Coachella dance-move GIFs to make you feel good about yourself This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was intense. The heat, the monsoon-like storm on Saturday, and even t ... More >>
BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>
Over the past 30 years, alternative Britpop rockers James have been one of the most underrated bands to come from Manchester. Having toured across the globe and played some of the biggest festivals in the world, frontman Tim Booth knows a thing or two about what makes a show great, which is why he l ... More >>
Last week, organizers of the upcoming SnowMont Music Festival, slated to take place on March 30 and through April 1 in Killington, Vermont, announced the cancellation of the event. This news was puzzling primarily because those same organizers are the ones responsible for Snowball Music Festival, wh ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Grab your party shoes, kids. Andrew W.K. is coming back to Denver. In honor of the ten year anniversary of I Get Wet (hands up if you can believe it's already been a decade since dude first hit the scene), Mr. Party Hard is bringing his party to the Bluebird Theater on Tuesday, March 20. Brace yours ... More >>
Fresh off a stint at this year's Lollapalooza, The Chain Gang of 1974 is steadily gaining momentum and garnering tons of attention from every corner of the web. In addition to giving Wayward Fire, the act's latest effort, a seven out of ten rating and listing it amongst its 20 Must-Hear Artis ... More >>
Get this man to Lollapalooza!Local DJ Option4 has made it to one of the top four finalist positions in this summer's Lolla Remix Throwdown, a nationwide contest that could place the producer in performing slot at this year's Lollapalooza on July 30. With just one day left snag a qualifying po ... More >>
Lollapalooza turns twenty years old this year. Can you believe it? We can't. Doesn't seem like it was two decades ago when Perry Farrell introduced America to his roving festival in 1991. The inaugural version, which made a stop at Fiddler's Green, featured Farrell's band Jane Addiction, alon ... More >>
In case you've noticed that the Mile High Music Festival hasn't announced its lineup yet for this year and you've wondered why -- first of all, congratulations on being astute, but secondly, the lineup hasn't been revealed because, well, there is no lineup this year. There is no festival. Aft ... More >>
All right, so if for some reason, you're crabby about the line-up for this year's Mile High Music Festival -- which, you know what, say what you will about DMB and Jack Johnson; love 'em or loathe 'em, you can't deny there's some serious gems on the undercard (um, hello, Weezer? Phoenix? My M ... More >>
As hopes continue to diminish for another installment of Monolith, we couldn't help but notice this post on the festival's facebook page, subsequent to the announcement this year's Lollapalooza lineup. Funny, we were thinking exactly the same thing, actually: Congratulations to all the MONOLITH ... More >>
Pennywise is one of the many bands at this year's Vans Warped TourWhile the Mile High Music Festival was announced yesterday, the Vans Warped Tour is also coming to town. Alkaline Trio, Andrew W.K., Bring Me the Horizon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Face ... More >>
With no Rothbury this year and the 1st Bank Center renovations behind them, looks like Chuck Morris and his AEG live crew have more time to devote their full attention towards the Mile High Music Festival. Given the noticeable improvements in terms of amenities from the inaugural fest in 2008 -- ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray The Pretty Lights onslaught continues. After a string of sold out dates here at home and a gig at SXSW this past weekend, Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker with Cory Eberhard, has attracted the attention of NPR. The broadcaster included the act ... More >>
Last year, Steuben's served over 2,000 burgers and sandwiches at the Mile High Music Festival, and it's signed on again for this year's fest July 18-19-- partnering with the Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation to raise money for young adults wanting to join the food-service and hosp ... More >>
While everyone here is busy regretting not being at SXSW, I'm busy looking forward to regretting not being at the other giant music-industry party that kicks off next week. That'd be the Winter Music Conference in Miami for all you non-dance music loving freaks out there. If, like me, you're just as ... More >>
Denver bands make tracks to Austin.
The mountains win again at the South Park Music Fest.
Sometimes it pays to be a D.O.R.K.
Authors bring Bookapalooza to town
Live at Bonnaroo (ATO Records)
The hills are alive with the sound of music. Ever wonder why?
Fear of a hip planet? Austin swarms with the übercool during SXSW.
The scariest thing about Ozzfest isn’t the music. It’s the price bands have to pay just to play in it.
We remember the Alamo, but South by Southwest is now a blissful blur.
The members of Pennywise carry on in the wake of tragedy.
FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, LOLLAPALOOZA IS DONE.
PROBABLY NOT--BUT LOLLAPALOOZA REMAINS THE BIGGEST GIG YET FOR CHICAGO'S JESUS LIZARD.
INCREASING NOTORIETY ISN'T GOING TO BLOW AWAY TSUNAMI.
THE BOREDOMS ARE AS ALTERNATIVE AS LOLLAPALOOZA '94 GETS.