Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

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    October 20, 2014

    Ten Musical Projects Ikey Owens Made Great

    When Isaiah "Ikey" Owens passed away last week, the musician and producer left behind a massive legacy. Most recently the Long Beach, California native was on tour playing keyboards and piano with Jack White -- but he was also a member and founder of Free Moral Agents and was known for his role in s ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Ghosts of Glaciers on keeping humor in metal: "Metal is not meant to be completely serious"

    See Also: Ghost of Glaciers at the Mouth House, 7/20/12 Ghosts of Glaciers has played a lot more shows than most bands in the two years since forming. Because the metal group's sound isn't just rooted in that style exclusively, the trio has been able to appeal to a wider audience. The outfit's heav ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Review: Soundgarden at Red Rocks, 7/18/11

    Aaron ThackeraySoundgarden last night at Red Rocks with the Mars Volta​SOUNDGARDEN at RED ROCKS | 07/18/11With turrets of light bathing the stage in purple, the opening strains of "Searching With My Good Eye Closed" set the stage perfectly for the entrance of Soundgarden. It certainly felt lik ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Neil Young Top Seller at Wax Trax

    ​Neil Young's Dreamin' Man Live '92, which includes a complete live performance of Harvest Moon before the studio album was released, grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax this week, while Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez claimed the second slot with his latest effort, Xenophanes. Tom Waits, meanwhile ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Shrinebuilder top seller at Wax Trax

    ​Doom metal group Shrinebuilder, which features Scott "Wino" Weinrich (St. Vitus, the Obsessed), Al Cisnersos (Om, Sleep), Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and Dale Crover (Melvins), grabbed the top spot at Wax Trax with its self-titled debut for the week ending November 22. Slayer's World Painted Blood and ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Q&A w/ Isaiah Owens of Free Moral Agents

    ​Isaiah "Ikey" Owens is better know these days as the keyboardist of the Mars Volta. His versatile and creative musicianship, though, was honed in the '90s when he played with Sublime and later Long Beach Dub Allstars. Ikey first played with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala in the ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Last Night: Juliette Lewis at the Fox Theatre

    Jon Solomon​Juliette Lewis, the Ettes, American BangFox TheatreTuesday, October 6, 2009Better than: Lewis' show with the Pretenders and Cat Power this past August. I wasn't expecting much before seeing Juliette Lewis open for the Pretenders and Cat Power during a ninety-degree afternoon last Augus ... More >>

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    May 19, 2008

    Over the Weekend...Mars Volta @ the Fillmore

    Photo by Aaron Thackeray The Mars Volta Sunday, May 18, 2008 Fillmore Auditorium “How are you supposed to review what we just saw?” my wife asked as we filed out of The Fillmore last night, following another Denver visit by the best hyphenated-name duo (well, plus seven other guys) on the plan ... More >>

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    May 13, 2008
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    January 24, 2008

    The Mars Volta

    Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez created a spirited affair with The Bedlam in Goliath.

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    January 23, 2008

    Q&A With Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta

    At one point during the following interview, conducted for a profile of the Mars Volta that appears in the January 24 Westword, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the band’s vocalist, lyricist and frontman, casually mentions his “old habits” with “drug use.” After perusing the entire Q&A, readers will ... More >>

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    September 21, 2006

    The Mars Volta

    Amputechture (Universal)

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    February 16, 2006


    Tuesday, February 21, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    January 5, 2006

    For the record

    Since 2005 has hit the bricks, here's the final word on last year's finest discs.

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    August 11, 2005

    Well Red

    Red Sparowes' impressive pedigree has roots in Colorado.

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    May 26, 2005

    The Mars Volta

    Tuesday, May 31, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.

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    March 17, 2005

    Mars Volta

    Frances the Mute (Gold Standard Labs/Universal)

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    August 12, 2004

    Evolution Rock

    With the world on the brink, it's high time for Year Future.

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    February 26, 2004

    Lost at Scene

    After spearheading the post-punk revival, GoGoGo Airheart is still on its own island.