Soundgarden formed in 1984 as a three-piece with Chris Cornell on drums on vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Though noisier in the beginning, the band would go on to be one of the main purveyors of a slow, sludgy, intense, punk-rooted rock that was dubbed "grunge" by the Britis ... More >>
Stay Tuned, the outfit formerly known as MainLine, is preparing to hit the road in the next few weeks, taking advantage of the $3000 Western States Arts Federation Independent Music on Tour grant Mane Rok was awarded last year. What makes this jaunt particularly noteworthy, beside the fact that loca ... More >>
Jonathan Rado and Sam France met as teenagers and formed Foxygen in 2005. After releasing a handful of EPs on its own, the band, which plays a cross breed of collage sound art and psychedelic pop that recalls "White Album"-era Beatles and Obscured by Clouds-era Pink Floyd, signed with Jagjaguwar, wh ... More >>
The Denver Roller Dolls' Mile High Club beat Baltimore's Charm City Roller Girls 268-141 today in the opening round of the 2012 "Grits and Glory" Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association Championships in Atlanta, and will next face Chicago's Windy City Rollers on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET (noon aroun ... More >>
The Denver Roller Dolls' Mile High Club destroyed the Sacred City Derby Girls 339-86 in quarterfinals and edged out tournament hosts, B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls, on their way to finals at the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's West Region playoffs over the weekend in Richmond, California. They also ... More >>
"For so long, we've been able to go to the store and get whatever cheap things we want. And now people are becoming more interested in handcrafted, regional products," says Shae Whitney, the City, O' City bartender who founded her own company, Dram Apothecary, which creates organic, handcrafted bitt ... More >>
Although the Denver Roller Dolls and Rocky Mountain Rollergirls are often billed as crosstown rivals, their traveling all-star teams hardly ever skate against each other: The last time DRD's Mile Club and RMRG's 5280 Fight Club competed directly was at the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA ... More >>
The Hive Dwellers (due Saturday, March 24, at Yellow Feather Coffee) is the latest musical project of Calvin Johnson. Since 1982, Johnson's K Records imprint has been one of the most influential underground labels not just for its ethos of an eternally youthful perspective and using creativity as th ... More >>
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has announced its upcoming North American tour dates. The act is returning to the scene of the crime, as it were, on Sunday, March 11, to the Fox Theatre in Boulder, which as you might remember, was the first place the act played in Colorado last fall. The Fox appe ... More >>
Sarah CassBrother and sister in Olympia, Washington earlier this year.This is one in a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week that salute some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene. I have watched my younger brother, Evan Kutz, build his artist's portfolio since he first ... More >>
Since 2004, Wolves in the Throne Room (due tonight, September 30, at Rhinoceropolis) has established itself as one of the most sonically innovative black metal bands going. Rather than imitate the Viking spirit and aesthetic of its Scandinavian brethren Wolves have written music rooted in the band's ... More >>
Friday, September 30, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
Break out your best black and red gear: The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' 5280 Fight Club finished in second place at this weekend's Bridgetown Brawl West Region Playoffs, advancing to the 2011 Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Championships in November, where they'll defend their 20 ... More >>
All-star teams from both of Colorado's premier roller derby leagues -- Rocky Mountain Rollergirls and the Denver Roller Dolls -- are in Portland, Oregon, this weekend for the Bridgetown Brawl Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) West Region Playoffs at Memorial Coliseum, and all of th ... More >>
Kaia Wilson (due tonight at Yellow Feather Coffee) was a teenager in the late '80s and early '90s in Oregon when she became involved in the Pacific Northwest's underground music scene. Although she played shows with many of the famous bands of the era with her band Adickdid, she first came to ... More >>
Jessica OrrMaking its second stop in Colorado in the last year, Broken Water (playing tonight at Rhinoceropolis tonight with Gem Trails and MJOLNIIRDXP) is a trio that seems born to blow minds. Based out of Olympia, Washington, the group has been playing together for a little less than three ... More >>
Kentaro MuraiLust-Cats of the Gutters in Moscow, IdahoThere is something really awesome about being able to wake up and look at a day and think, I'm probably going to be in at least two states during the course of the next 24 hours. This is the epitome of what tour feels like, when it's going well, ... More >>
Olympia, Washington native Daniel Wherrett, a/k/a DJ Dan, spun at Beta nightclub on December 11, 2010. Openers were Cognition & T-Rav and Wicked Won. Photos by Aaron Thackeray. Below are a few highlights, and here is the full slideshow: DJ Dan at Beta.
Jay Vollmar The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls are officially the best. In the final bout yesterday at the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Championships in Chicago, Denver's Rollergirls beat the Oly Rollers of Olympia, Washington, to become the 2010 national champions. The Derby News Networ ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' A-list traveling team 5280 Fight Club defeated the Charm City Rollergirls (Baltimore, MD), Gotham Girls Roller Derby (New York, NY) and the Oly Rollers (Olympia, WA) on their way to winning the Women's Flat Track Derby Association's national championships and t ... More >>
Where to get some action this weekend? Where to begin? For starters, you'll want to call in sick this morning and make it a three-day weekend: Copper Mountain opens today with its annual Lift Off party running through the weekend. Hit the slopes all day then stop by Jack's at the base for the ... More >>
Jay VollmarThe Rocky Mountain Rollergirls are on top. Going into next month's national WFTDA Championships, Denver's oldest roller derby league is currently ranked No. 1 in the country by the Derby News Network, a website dedicated to all things derby -- and the only organization to publish ... More >>
Perhaps you've heard by now about the "riot" that happened a few days ago in New York surrounding a free concert featuring Drake and Hanson. Weird that there was a riot at a concert featuring two of maybe the blandest performers ever to exist. Weirder still is that Hanson and Drake were even perform ... More >>
Sunday, May 23, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Monday, March 15, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Sunday, October 18, Rhinoceropolis, 303-641-9809.
An unlikely Hollywood hit spotlights the songs of an unlikely singer-songwriter.
Friday, December 15, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Sunday, June 4, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
The Art of Silent Film brings wordless rapture back to the silver screen.
Tuesday, November 9, Fox Theatre, 303-443-3399.
Friday, October 22, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Friday, May 14, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007
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