In addition to Rihanna and Queens of the Stone Age shows that we told you about yesterday, we've also got new dates from the Cult, the Moody Blues and Pinback, all of which go on sale this weekend. Keep reading to get the full rundown on those shows, and to find out what local music is being played ... More >>
Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>
Steely Dan is making its way back to Colorado for a show at Red Rocks this August, and there's a bunch of other new shows to let you know about, including Brad Paisley at Fiddler's Green, the Geto Boys at Summit Music Hall, Ride Festival and Selena Gomez. Keep reading for the full rundown on these s ... More >>
LOW @ LARIMER LOUNGE | FRI, 3/29/13 Since its inception in 1993, Low 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, like Red House Painters, Galaxie 500, Tarnation and Codeine, ... More >>
Blues Control is an experimental rock duo that got started in New York City in 2006 as a kind of side project from their New Age music project Watersports. The greater immediacy and visceral impact of Blues Control connected with audiences, and soon, the side project became the main band of Russ Wat ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! You ready to toss a few cold ones back and get a little loose? Thought so. Us, too. As always, there is ton of good music and a wide variety at that to dazzle and delight you this weekend in our fine city. If you're a completist who prefers to craft your own itinerary, we've ... More >>
Ah, yes, welcome to the weekend! And what a glorious weekend it's going to be. Have you seen the forcast? What's more, the Broncos have a bye-week this week, which means there's no reason at not to get out in the sunshine during the day and then treat yourself to some shows at night. As always, we'v ... More >>
Friday, October 19, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Hope you got good and rested this past weekend, because you're going to need to tap into your energy reserves for the insane amount shows going down this week. We have all of them listed in our concert calendar, of course, if you'd like to get the full view. Otherwise, below, we've narrowed it down ... More >>
Dinosaur Jr was the product of three guys from Massachusetts who had played in the hardcore bands Deep Wound and All White Jury. But when J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph got together, the music they produced sounded like it had all but shed that background in favor of melody, and the outfit made the ... More >>
DJ ISHE @ HOT 107'S TRICK OR BASS at GOTHIC THEATRE | FRI, 10/12/12 DJ Ishe (aka Nate Lappegaard) has been making music longer than most of his fans have been alive. Nearing his two-decade mark as a DJ, Ishe is one of the underdog producers in Denver who's helped propel the dubstep scene, and he's d ... More >>
Wymond Miles (due tonight at Twist and Shout and tomorrow night at The Gothic Theater) hails from Denver's completely unglamorous suburb directly to the east, Aurora. In the mid-'90s Miles started to become involved in the underground music scene in Denver, initially, and most notably, for his exper ... More >>
Graham TolbertThe War On DrugsThe War On Drugs (due Sunday, October 30, at the hi-dive with Purling Hiss and Carter Tanton) started to take shape when Adam Granduciel moved back to the East Coast from Oakland to settle in Philadelphia. Once there, Granduciel began to play music with various p ... More >>
Boris (due Saturday, October 15, at the Marquis Theater) has had one prolific career thus far, with seventeen albums released since its start in 1992 and multiple collaboration projects with artists like SunnO)))), Keiji Haino and Michio Kurihara of psychedelic band Ghost. Though based out of Tokyo, ... 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 >>
Tom MurphyR E A L M A G I C with dancersWith no real low points at the first night of the Gold Rush festival, one performance that stood out was that of Drew Englander during his set as R E A L M A G I C. He was like the Pied Piper of dance and he got the crowd both inside and outside of Deli ... More >>
Todd RoethTyler Jacobson can't stay away from the turntables for too long. The local DJ and tastemaker has been keeping busy since his 2009 departure from Lipgloss (a night he co-created) with his semi-regular throwback night, Mile High Soul Club. But on Saturday, August 20, at the Meadowlark ... More >>
Asobi Seksu (due tonight at the hi-dive with Grimes, Le Divorce) made a bit of a name for itself in its early days by blending together solid pop hooks with strong rhythmic dynamics and a guitar sound that recalled early Lush and the more melodic end of My Bloody Valentine. Naturally, this re ... More >>
Thursday, April 28, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Kyle SmithThe Body THE BODY With MjolniirDXP 03.07.11 | Blast-O-Mat "That seemed quiet to me. I dunno, was that loud?" Body guitarist Chip King asked us this earnestly after his band's set last night, worried that one of his bookcase-sized amps wasn't quite pulling its weight, perhaps due t ... More >>
Tom MurphyNo Age NO AGE With Hot White and Lucky Dragons 12.01.10 | Bluebird Theater Hot White was first on stage and discharged its signature shards of angular, off-kilter, eruptive sound. It looked like the trio was more comfortable playing a big stage, and yet Tiana Bernard crossed over ... More >>
Formed in 2009, Weekend started out as a trio comprised of guys from punk and hardcore bands in the Bay Area who wanted to do something with a broader sonic palette. Often compared to My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus & Mary Chain, Weekend doesn't really sound like either so much as a pop ban ... More >>
CQ took itself seriously despite its absurd premise.Movie soundtracks are a difficult beast to master. They have to take an already existing song and apply it to a new medium in a new context. This often works with varying results, and many songs are so overused in soundtracks, they've lost a ... More >>
Better Than Ezra There have been a lot of bands in the history of the universe and most of them, at one point or another, have broken up. Surprisingly, we've found the majority of them have reformed despite themselves. Another surprise is the amount of bands still playing -- Better Than Ezra, Sev ... More >>
Thursday, October 1, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Tuesday, September 22, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
Photo by Drew ReynoldsBrooklyn's the Depreciation Guild has spent the last few years fusing elements of synth pop, dream pop and experimental electronic music into an indistinguishable amalgamation of the band's wide-ranging sonic influences. In reviews and profiles of the band, much has been ... More >>
photo of Cut Copy by Tom MurphyCut Copy, with DJ Knightlife and Matt & KimSunday, March 15, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Most shows I've seen in the last 12 months.The lights lowered in the house as Matt & Kim took stage and then came back up as the pair launched into what sounded like a ... More >>
The Cut Copy profile in this week's issue contains only excerpts of our recent chat with Dan Whitford and merely scratches the surface of our exchange. Needless to say, Whitford had much much more to say about the act's sound, he and his bandmates' progression as musicians, recording the album, the ... More >>
Everything is still coming up roses these days for A Shoreline Dream. After roaring out of the gate in 2006, wisely aligning itself with Paste and Filter Magazines and Urban Outfitters, to then earning a nod in Urb's Next 100 issue last spring and collaborating with Ulrich Schnauss, the act has ma ... More >>
Photo: Tom Murphy Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk w/Yellow Elephant and Married in BerdichevSaturday, November 29th, 2008RhinoceropolisBetter Than: Seeing well-established bands in a less idealistic setting.As a relatively new, experimental band, Yellow Elephant is still working out its kinks and inco ... More >>
Swearing at Motorists holds steady on the fringe.
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