Taylor Swift is in the midst of the best album sales week of any artist since, well, Taylor Swift the last time she released an album. 1989 is currently blowing past one million copies sold, which would be incredible even if album sales weren't completely in shambles. And today, our tumblr overlor ... More >>
There are some foods that are so vile that it defies belief that they ever got created -- let alone stuck around through always-changing markets and tastes. Necessity is the mother of invention, in some cases with shortages and substitutions, but imitation can be flattery, or just cooked up to make ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
Even though the band has been around for five years, Metz just released its self-titled debut full-length on Sub Pop this year. Even prior to that, the Toronto-based trio only released a few seven-inches. Mostly these guys have spent their time focusing on developing as a group by touring and playin ... More >>
Update 1/25/12: Low, which played in Denver at the Bluebird Theater last fall, has been added to the bill. Death Cab for Cutie is kicking off its upcoming North American tour in Denver on Tuesday, April 10, at Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The band will return to the Mile High City following its dat ... More >>
Oh, hell yeah! Mark your calendars. It's really happening. Van Halen is coming to Denver. It's confirmed, and we finally have a date. Thursday, May 24, at the Pepsi Center, Van Halen will be here with Kool and the Gang. So stoked! Almost as stoked as we are to hear the new record, A Different ... More >>
Last year, PS I Love You, from the university town of Kingston, Ontario, made some waves beyond its immediate environs with the release of a split 7-inch with Diamond Rings. The energy and spiky sound of the duo's songs are at times reminiscent of Hüsker Dü and Pavement. Singer and guitar ... More >>
Megan Cullen While this week's profile on King Khan focused primarily on his trip to jail and how he first got into garage music, it only scraped the surface of our interview with the guy. Known for some insanely great live shows both with the Shrines and BBQ Show, Khan gives almost an equal ... More >>
One Lincoln Park: Where charitable people go to die.If you work in the Golden Triangle and hear any loud screams today: Worry not. It is (probably) not one of your favorite Westwordians falling from the roof of the Fainting Goat. It is, more likely, the sound of someone who just donated $1,000 to ra ... More >>
Dull. Boring. Formulaic. Uniformly bland. Uninteresting. Calculated. Inoffensive. Forgettable. These are just a few of the adjectives that various critics from across the country have used to describe the Fray's self-titled sophomore release. As observed in this column last week, the band is clearly ... More >>
Miracle Fortress Five Roses (Secret City Records) Canada is spewing out worthy new bands a lot more frequently than it's celebrating Stanley Cup champions. (Sorry, Ottawa fans.) This Montreal combo, led by Graham Van Pelt, specializes in an especially sunny brand of psychedelia, and if the influenc ... More >>
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