FRI & SAT | THE LUMINEERS at RED ROCKS | 9/13-9/14 Last summer the Lumineers played Red Rocks for the first time, opening for Cake. And that was just a few months after playing the Bluebird Theater for the first time. What a difference a year makes. Thanks to the inescapable single "Ho Hey," the ban ... More >>
TENNIS @ UMS DAY PARTY | SAT, 7/20/13 Just a block off of Broadway, in a nondescript Baker-neighborhood house lived in by Tennis' sometimes drummer-sometimes bass player Patrick Meese and his wife, we saw a very different side of UMS. The party felt like it was thrown together in a pinch with a bunc ... More >>
Every year at the Westword Music Showcase, we enlist our army of Backbeat wordsmiths to host various stages. In addition to their emcee duties, we ask them to pull double duty by submitting a travelogue of their individual stage. A.H. Goldstein hosted at the Curious Theatre this past Saturday. Keep ... More >>
This weekend at the Westword Music Showcase for the first time anywhere, the Colorado Symphony will perform songs from Beck's Song Reader. But not only does this mark the world premiere of these pieces, which were arranged by Jump, Little Children's Jay Clifford, it's the first time a professional e ... More >>
While you've already got well over a hundred compelling reasons to pick up your tickets for the nineteenth annual Westword Music Showcase, here's one more: Last night, in the basement of Boettcher Concert Hall, I got a sneak peek at the highly anticipated and ground-breaking collaboration between th ... More >>
Forget everything you know about the man known as Nathaniel Rateliff. Whatever image that name conjures for you will be obsolete the next time you see him. The extraordinarily talented musician, whom we first came to know as the frontman of Born in the Flood and later came to love as one of this tow ... More >>
All right, so we've already tantalized you with the acts that are performing on the main stage this year at the Westword Music Showcase (Dada Life, Trampled by Turtles, P.O.S., Nick Waterhouse, the Mowgli's, the Colorado Symphony with Nathaniel Rateliff and Otis Taylor, Hunter Hunted and My Body Sin ... More >>
Remember Bela Karoli, the band fronted by Julie Davis? Yeah, it seems like a bazillion years since we've heard anything from that act -- and for good reason. Davis has been busy touring the globe with Nathaniel Rateliff and tending to her other groups, Fairchildren and Miss America. Now she's return ... More >>
Earlier today on Facebook, Nathaniel Rateliff casually mentioned that Born in the Flood, the band he fronted before he became all chummy with the boys in Mumford & Sons, that reunited at the Gothic back in December, is playing tomorrow night at Lost Lake. If you've ever been to Lost Lake then you kn ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! The fact that you're reading this right now means that we either all survived the end of the world, or we all misunderstood the Mayans and miscalculated the date of our supposed demise. Whatever the case, we're here, and it's the weekend -- and it's a holiday weekend at that. ... More >>
With the exception of the almighty Clutch (pictured above), the entirety of this week's enticing options are all homegrown, including the Foodchain's first headlining show at the Bluebird, with 9th Wonder behind the decks and a slate of Mile High heavyweights; OneRepublic's second annual Denver Acou ... More >>
Have some time to kill today in the old cube farm? Here's something to keep you busy all afternoon. Sounds on 29th, the local-centric CPT-12 music series, which premiered last fall and is brought to us by the folks behind the Brass Tree Sessions and Out of Order, has posted four new episodes with a ... More >>
As if we don't have enough to be thankful for already being blessed to live here in God's country, the land of eternal sunshine and medicinal mary jane, here's something else to give thanks for this week. This Thursday, Open Air 1340 AM, the freshly minted Colorado Public Radio station on the ... More >>
What does the BBC have in common with CPT12, our beloved public television station? Well, not much, now that you mention it, except for some quality programming here and there -- and now, Nathaniel Rateliff. The celebrated, homegrown songwriter, who appeared on Later with Jools Holland earlie ... More >>
Arkansas native Sarah Slaton (playing tonight at the Walnut Room with Caleb Slade, Tricia Scully, Kate Moreland and Carl Hauck) has been kicking around Denver for quite sometime now, sharing stages with locals like Kyle Simmons, Nathaniel Rateliff and Danielle Ate the Sandwich. This evening, ... More >>
Jon SolomonMumford & Sons last night at the FillmoreMUMFORD & SONS at the FILLMORE | 06.15.11"Mumford and his mates certainly did their best to show the crowd one of the greatest shows they have seen in recent memory."
Nathaniel RateliffWhile there are a number of street festivals happening this summer, the first Englewood Eats & Beats might push the envelope a bit when it happens Saturday, June 25. Gothic Theatre owner Steve Schalk, who is also one of the event's organizers, says that it will have bigger s ... More >>
A.H. Goldstein NATHANIEL RATELIFF 10.21.10 | Lost Lake Lounge Nathaniel Rateliff struck a delicate musical balance in his tribute to Leonard Cohen Thursday at the Lost Lake Lounge. His two-part solo performance spanned several albums and eras from Cohen's storied musical career. Armed simpl ... More >>
Daytrotter's love affair with our fine, rectangular state continued and deepened this week. Their latest session, just posted yesterday, is a five-song set from Paper Bird. The session includes "Spit Spot," "Yellow Sun" and "Riches to Rags" from When the River Took Flight, "Pennies" from Anyt ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinNathaniel Rateliff brought a hushed intensity to his performance on Sunday UMS Travelogue, Night Four 7.24.10 | Baker District/South Broadway The heat was stifling when I showed up to watch Photo Atlas play the main stage in the Goodwill parking lot, and the crowd seemed too s ... More >>
A.H. GoldsteinThe Polkanauts at Club 404 UMS Travelogue, Night Four 7.25.10, Baker District/South Broadway The mood was more understated from the beginning. As the fourth and final day of the UMS got underway on a stifling Sunday afternoon, the sense of weariness felt almost palpable. After ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, KBCO's Local Edition, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broad ... More >>
Jon Solomon Nathaniel Rateliff â€¢ The Tallest Man on Earth 05.19.10 | Bluebird Theater "Shut up!" demanded one rather surly fellow somewhere in the balcony. In a classic case of the cure being worse than the disease, the indignant exhortation came during the opening strains of "When You' ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown, KTCL's Locals Only, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado, ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows including, Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, The Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC and is re-broadcast all over Colorado ... More >>
Fuck what you've heard. We've got the the best day parties at SXSW today. Period. Hands down. We've seen New Music Tipsheet's free list. Granted, we're a little biased, but still, personal investments aside, have you seen the line-up? XX! Superchunk! The Pains of Being Pure At Heart! Surfer ... More >>
Inspired by the legendary field recordings of Alan Lomax, James Minchin and our pal Rod Blackhurst have been traversing the country recording various musicians, including one of our personal favorite songwriters, Franky Perez, in a completely stark, unaffected environment. (Watch Perez's clip here.) ... More >>
Here what the area's local-centric specialty radio shows were spinning this week. We're currently tracking the playlists a number of different shows, including Radio 1190's Local Shakedown*, KTCL's Locals Only, 99.5 the Mountain's Homegrown Show*, the Colorado Sound, which originates at KRFC ... More >>
Y'all remember that old school jam by Timex Social Club? How do rumors get started...? It's got to be more than, what, two decades since the group recorded that song, and that ponderous sentiment remains. How do these rumors get started? A few weeks ago, there was scuttlebutt that Tickle Me Pink was ... More >>
Pictureplane gets a shout-out on Pitchfork and Nathaniel Rateliff gets written up in Billboard, while DeVotchKa kills it on Conan and Flobots throw down on Carson Daly.
Nathaniel Rateliff puts his voice in peril while other locals prove themselves worthy of national acclaim.
Nathaniel Rateliff’s singer-songwriter alter ego takes cues from a darker muse.
If This Thing Should Spill
Morning After Records
Finding more local bang for the byte.
Footloose and fancy free, South Park proved to be a gay old time.
Born in the Flood's passionate rock sets a high-water mark.
Born in the Flood