Guitars, you say? Oh, we've got guitars, friend. Big ones, loud ones, twangy ones, whatever your flavor, and all being played by people pushing their amps into overdrive with passion. If you feel like indulging your inner rocker this week, let's just say you will have no problem finding places of wo ... More >>
While things are slowing down a bit somewhat with summer concert announcements, the fall show season is beginning to shape up nicely with new shows from (updated) Mumford & Sons, a trio of dates with Brother Ali in October, as well as the Melvins Lite and Henry Rollins in September and an October da ... More >>
Thursday and Friday, May 26 and 27, Bluebird Theater, 303-830-8497.
It seems Dallas quartet Old 97's (playing the Bluebird Theater tonight with Sarah Jaffe) began long before the term alt-country was even a thought. But less along the gothic style associated with the genre, the Old 97's are more pop-oriented, carried by vocalist Rhett Miller's radio-friendly ... More >>
Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: The Flaming Lips have announced a co-headlining date with Primus this August at Red Rocks. Kenny Chesney is also at the Rocks in July, and Panic! at the Disco is due at the Ogden in June. Meanwhile on local radio, Air ... More >>
Iron & Wine's first studio effort in three years, Kiss Each Other Clean, released last week on Warner Brothers, debuted at number one at both Twist & Shout and Wax Trax, while coming in at number two at Albums on the Hill for the week ending January 30. The Decemberists' latest effort, The Ki ... More >>
Thursday, January 27, Boulder Theater, Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Allison V. Smith It's been close to two decades since Rhett Miller and company fired up the Old 97's in Dallas and helped pioneer the alt-country movement alongside Wilco and the Jayhawks. Since then, the quartet, which is known for its vigorous live sets, has gone on to release a string of ... More >>
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, who have released three live albums together, visit the 1STBANK Center on Thursday, December 9, to play stripped down version of Dave Matthews Band classics. Tickets ($85-$95) go on sale Saturday, October 16 at noon.
As part of The Wall's thirtieth anniversary, Roger Waters is bringing the Pink Floyd rock opera in all its epic glory to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday, November 23 with a new band and a newly-mounted state-of-the-art production. Waters has performed The Wall, which is still among the Top 5 best ... More >>
Things slowed down a bit this week with concert announcements, especially compared to the past few weeks, but we did the get the word on some noteworthy shows including Sonic Youth Friday, July 31 at the Ogden Theater, Yes and Asia at the Paramount Theatre Sunday, July 12 and a pair of Avett Brother ... More >>
This week's Beatdown deals with the whole idea of talking during shows, as it seems like a fairly frequent occurrence regardless of who's performing. I offered up a few viable theories as to why it happens and asserted that, for the most part, I sincerely don't believe that anyone truly intends to b ... More >>
3 Kings Tavern
Grazing in the bluegrass, Split Lip Rayfield keeps pickin' and grinnin'.
The Old 97s
Feb. 19-25, 1998
The Old 97's aren't country rockers. They're country punks.
Handing out the trophies for 1997's best albums.